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The 2020 Ford County Fair will be conducted as a 4-H/FFA Fair only this year, with modifications and restrictions enforced. It will not be open to the public and will not have an Open Class Department; no Special Contests; no Meals, Entertainment or any other public events. The focus will be on providing 4-H/FFA members the opportunity for judging their exhibits in a safe and healthy environment. Those judging events, including livestock shows, will NOT be open to the public and access to the Fairgrounds will be limited to those who need to be present for 4-H judging/livestock shows and judging. An effort will be made to capture exhibits on video and photographs so the public may view them after judging is complete. These will be made available on the Ford County Fair's Facebook page. The Livestock Premium Sale/Auction will be in an online virtual format. More details on the Sale and Fair will continue to be provided  in the upcoming days. Stay tuned!



Ford County Fair 4-H Indoor (STATIC) Exhibits

All Indoor (STATIC) Exhibits will be dropped off on Thursday morning, July 16 at the Ford County Fair Building. We plan to have exhibits dropped off between 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Families will be assigned times to drop off 4-H exhibits. Click the link below to find more information on entering 4-H Indoor (STATIC) Exhibits.

4-H Indoor (Static) Entry Information


4-H Judging Information Sheet

This information will help the judge know about your exhibit to better evaluate. This form will be in place of consultative judging. Each of your indoor (STATIC) exhibits will need one of these forms completed and attached at the time of entry/drop-off.

4-H Exhibit Questionnaire 


Fashion Review Judging Information

We will have Fashion Review for Constructed Garments and Buymanship for both Boys and Girls on Monday evening, July 13 starting at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is asked to come in their Buymanship outfit and be ready to model. If you have entered in Construction Style Review, bring your outfit to change in to after Buymanship judging is completed. We will not start before the scheduled time.

4-H Clothing & Fashion Review Judging Information

2020 Ford County Fair 4-H Livestock Shows

An abbreviated show schedule and smaller classes will be put in place in order to follow social distancing guidelines and other recommended protocol during COVID-19. All shows will be held in a spring show format. Shows will be blow and go, animals and exhibitors should come ready to show. Changing facilities and wash racks will not be available. Pens with water water will be available for swine. Animals will not be housed on the fair grounds.

Fair Livestock Show Information


2020 Ford County Fair Plant Science Information

This class represents all Crop, Floriculture and Horticulture entries. Entries will be limited to one (1) entry per class for Crops; while Floriculture and Horticulture is one (1) per variety per class.

4-H Plant Science Information



July 7, 2020



 FairEntry How-To

FairEntry Letter

Fair Entry Tip


4-H Livestock Herdsmanship

4-H Livestock Round Robin

4-H Dog Show*

4-H Rabbit Show*

4-H Booths & Banners

4-H Public Style Review**

* Rabbit and Dog Show Participants may enter a Poster, Display or Notebook.

** This is only the Public Showcase typically held during the Fair.



Thursday, July 16

A - D

7:30 - 8:30 A.M.

E - G

8:30 - 9:30 A.M.

H - L

9:30 - 10:30 A.M.

M - R

10:30 - 11:30 A.M.

S - W

11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.