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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

June 15, 2020

Kansas State Fair Grand Drive and KJLS Entry Information

Submitted by Lexie Hayes

The entry deadlines for the state youth livestock shows are approaching. Exhibitors need to remember that a complete nomination does NOT constitute entry; it is only the first step in animals being eligible for the state fair and KJLS. Youth who only nominate, but do not official enter the show in which they would like to participate, will not be permitted to show.

Entries for the Kansas State Fair Grand Drive (4-H/FFA youth livestock show) are due July 15. Entries are being accepted now through their website. All animals must be entered directly through the state fair using the online system, which is ShoWorks. Only online entries will be accepted. Families who state nominated livestock (market animals or commercial females) this year should have their KSU Nomination # ready when they begin the entry process. All exhibitors will also need to be prepared to submit their YQCA number. Late entry forms will be accepted until July 25, with a late fee. No entries will be accepted after July 25. For more information, visit https://www.kansasstatefair.com/p/participate/grand-drive. Continuing this year, county agents and ag teachers will receive instructions from the state fair regarding how to login to the ShoWorks system and approve the entries for exhibitors from their county/school.

Entries for KJLS will be due by August 15, also using ShoWorks. However, they are separate shows, so families will need to create a new account when entering KJLS. All exhibitors must register online, using the link found on the KJLS website: https://kjls.org/. Families who state nominated livestock this year will need their KSU Nomination #. All youth need to be prepared to submit their YQCA number as well. Late entries will be accepted until August 25, but will cost double the listed original entry fee.

Families are encouraged to enter early in order to avoid missing the deadline and experiencing technical difficulties. Exhibitors also need to read the rules for each show before submitting their entries.

Questions regarding entries need to be directed to each show, as they manage their own entry processes. Grand Drive – (620)669-3623; KJLS – (316)706-9750.