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4-H Youth Development

Kansas State 4-H Office
201 Umberger Hall
1612 Claflin Road
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-5981 fax

County Fair Resources


Livestock Fair Management Webinars

This series of webinars is designed for county fair board members, Extension agents, and volunteers involved in local livestock fair management and leadership.

Series #1- April 7, 2020

County Fair Board Structure & Management



Official 4-H Livestock Policies & Extension's Role at County Fairs



County Fair Insurance



Open Forum, Questions, & Night #1 Wrap-up



Series #2- April 8, 2020

Livestock Show Management & Premium Sales



Showmanship & Round Robin Structure



Open Forum, Questions, & Night #2  Wrap-up




County Fair Webinars

This 4 part series discusses a variety of topics including superintendents, ribbons, first impressions, and grievance plans. Each webinar video has PowerPoint slides (PDF) available to view.  

Webinar Videos

February 8-  Judges, Superintendents, Rules/Fairbook, Ribbons OH MY! PowerPoint Slides (pdf)



February 22-  What is the Public's First Impression of Your Fair? Topics include marketing messages, exhibits to highlight a VIBRANT 4-H program and serving the public in 4-H Concession Stands. PowerPoint Slides (pdf)



March 1-   Making the Ask! Inviting fairgoers to become a part of 4-H as a member or volunteer. PowerPoint Slides(pdf)



March 8-   Challenges or Opportunities?  Extension Board or Fair Board, who does what? Complaints or Conflicts, steps to develop a grievance plan. PowerPoint Slides (pdf)



County Fair Resources 

Each subject area has additional resources. 

Policies & Rules
4-H Project Exhibit Judging
Public Impressions at County Fairs
Concession Stands
Marketing & Promotional Efforts
Grievance Committees