It is Fair Time!

by Emily Stine, DPH, Nebraska Extension Community Environment Educator, Panhandle Research & Extension Center Nathan Rice, 4-H Extension Educator, Panhandle Research & Extension Center Gary Stone, Nebraska Extension Water & Integrated Cropping Systems Educator, Panhandle Research & Extension Center

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Photo Courtesy of The North Platte Telegraph
July 19, 2022

Lincoln, Neb. —The 2022 Nebraska Panhandle County fairs are soon approaching. When was the last time you went to the fair? When was the last time you took part and entered an item at the fair? Our county fairs are more than the outstanding 4-H and FFA exhibits and entries.

County fairs are for everyone! Residents of respective counties can enter exhibits in these general open classes:  Home Arts, Baked and Canned Goods, Photography, Poultry Eggs, Horticulture, and Floriculture. Depending on which county you reside in, other open class exhibits are available. Try it, you will like it!

How do I make a fair entry? Do an internet search for Nebraska Extension with your county’s name. The 2022 county fair information will appear, or you may have to search under the red title bar at the top of the page. You will find the 2022 county fair schedule and the fair books containing the entry guidelines for 4-H / FFA and Open Class exhibits. Or you can contact your local county Nebraska Extension office for details.

Panhandle county fair dates:


            Box Butte County                               Aug. 9 – 14

            Cheyenne County                               July 26 – 30

            Dawes County                                    July 28 – Aug. 6

            Deuel County                                      August 10 – 13

            Garden County                                   August 3 – 7

            Kimball-Banner Counties                   August 8 – 15

            Morrill County                                    July 16 – 23

            Scotts Bluff County                            July 30 – August 6

            Sheridan County                                 July 24 – 30

            Sioux County                                      July 29 – August 7


See you at the fair!

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