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County Fair Resources

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)

Policies & Rules

K-State Research and Extension Role at Fairs & Shows (pdf)

4-H Project Exhibit Judging

The 4-H Member & The Consultative Judging Process (pdf)

Standard Scorecards for Project Exhibit Judging


Superintendents & the Consultative Judging Process (pdf)

Superintendent General Project Check List (word)

Superintendent Animal Project Check List (word)

Supt "Ask" Letter Sample (word)

Supt "Confirm" Letter Sample (word)


Creating a Positive Experience for 4H Youth at the County Fair (pdf)

Judges & The Consultative Judging Process (pdf)

Judge "Ask" Letter Sample (word)

Judge Response Postcard (word)

Judge "Confirm" Letter Sample (word)


Project Signs (11x17 pdf)

Ribbon Explanation Signs (11x17 pdf)

Parental Signs (11x17 pdf)

4-H Pledge Signs (11x17 pdf)

Livestock Stall Cards (word)

Horse Stall Cards (word)

Rabbit/Poultry Cage Cards (word)

Public Impressions at County Fairs

First Impressions Worksheet 

Concession Stands

Considerations when hiring a Food Stand Manager  April 30 Zoom information in Tip Sheet and Tuesday Letter

Cowley County Menus 

Edwards County Concession Stand Duty List 

Ellis County Concession Order Sheets 

Harvey County Rules and Procedures

Harvey County Menu

Kingman Fair Menu


Miami County Concession Stand Guide

Food Safety at the Food Stand (ppt)

Food Safety at the Food Stand Pre-Test (word)

Food Safety at the Food Stand Post-Test (word)

Marketing & Promotional Efforts

4-H Grows Here Campaign Messaging Framework (pdf)

Door Prize Info Card (pdf)


Grievance Committees

4-H County Fair Grievance Committee Template-Draft (word) 

Example Grievance Plans from Kansas