Jackson County

4-H fair

90th annual Jackson County 4-H Fair

"2020: Going Back into 4-H History"

The Jackson County 4-H Fair is a collaborative community event, showcasing and promoting the achievements and talents of 4-H youth. The fair gives 4-H members the opportunity to exhibit the projects they have worked on the past year. Projects include but are not limited to hand-made items and food, speeches, live-animals, posters, displays, and more!

During the fair, 4-H'ers meet with expert judges to have their projects evaluated, discuss what they've learned, and identify future learning opportunities. The judges award ribbons to each project based on achievement level. Those who demonstrate the highest achievements are then selected to participate in 4-H at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, MO. The fair encourages 4-H members to have fun while they learn, achieve goals, and spend time with friends. The community is invited to share in the excitement!

Due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions and the health of our community in mind, the 2020 Jackson County Fair will be held virtually. Please follow the instructions below for how to enter your project into the virtual fair.

Schedule of events

All Fair Events will take place virtually on the Jackson County 4-H Facebook page.

June 18–20 Virtual 4-H Fair
June 27 Virtual Horse Show
June 28 Virtual Livestock Show

Virtual Fair – Project Entry Guidance

  1. View the Jackson County 4-H Fair Book (PDF) for rules, regulations, and exhibit guidelines. Select which of your projects you would like to enter into the fair! *Please note, there will not be speed events at the horse show this year due to the virtual format*
  2. Submit each individual project through the Jackson 4-H Fair Entry Form by June 15. You will be able to upload photos on the form. Check out these virtual 4-H Fair exhibit tips. For video entries, please follow instructions on the entry form. Fees for the livestock and horse show will be indicated on the form with payment instructions.
  3. Like and follow the Jackson County 4-H Facebook page. Project photos and videos will be posted on the Facebook page on June 18 (4-H Fair), June 27 (Horse Show), and June 28 (Livestock Show).
  4. Judges will evaluate 4-H Fair entries on June 18, horse show entries on June 27, and Livestock entries on June 28. Judges will provide feedback, select ribbons, and select projects to move on to the State Fair. The results and feedback will be provided the following day.
  5. We encourage you to like, comment, and share the fair entry posts from your personal Facebook pages. Invite your friends and family to join in on the fun too!
  6. The virtual format will be new to everyone so please be patient as we work through the kinks. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your club leader, Jessie Furgins, or Andrea Wikiera for guidance.

Virtual Fair Volunteer Sign Up

Thank you to our amazing volunteers and generous sponsors who make this experience possible for our youth!

4-H Fair Scoresheets