Pope County 4-H members should carefully review the following information if they plan to participate in the 2023 4-H showcase opportunities this fair season. The Pope County Fair is August 2-5 and 4-H events and showcases will happen prior to, during and after the county fair. Review the 4-H schedule to ensure you do not miss any important dates or important information pertinent to your exhibit plans.
The information included below replaces our traditional premium book, make sure to carefully review the rules & exhibit information. This page will be updated throughout the spring and into summer to include all information relevant to participating in our 4-H showcase this summer. Please check back as we add additional information, resources, and more.
Register for Fair in FairEntry by July 11. (Need help? Check out this page for help guides.)
General Information- All must read
2023 General Rules Information
(This document is designed to assist 4-H members, and families in understanding state and county 4-H competitive event deadlines, consequences applied to each situation/deadline, and the use of the one-time exemption to remove all consequences for a single situation/deadline).
Sign up to help with pre-fair tasks or sign up to help at the Fair with our 4-H events by signing up here
Animal Science Exhibitor Rules
Animal Science ID information
Animal Science Exhibit
Lamb Lead Narrative
70th Annual Pope County 4-H Blue Ribbon Auction will be on August 5th at 9 a.m.
Pope County 4-H Office sends out an invite and Auction Bill to all past bidders around May 1st. 4-Her's need to reach out using the information below to personally invite bidders.
Auction Rules and Information
Auction Bidder sign up for New Bidders (https://z.umn.edu/PopeAuction)
Auction Invite - 4-Her's may print to personally invite bidders to the Auction.
4-H member Blue Ribbon Auction Sign up (done at fair)
Static / General
Club Food Stand sign up forms and deadline-
Club Shift Request form- Due June 1st
Club worker sign up sheet- Due July 15th
Food stand Hours during Fair-
Friday, July 28th - 2-6 pm
Tuesday, August 1st- 11-6 pm
Wednesday, August 2nd- 10:30 am- 10 pm (grill closes at 9:30)
Thursday, August 3rd- 10:30 am-10 pm (grill closes at 9:30)
Friday, August 4th- 10:30 am- 10pm (grill closes at 9:30)
Saturday, August 5th- 10:30 am- 10pm (grill closes at 9:30)
Thank you for your continuous support to the Pope County 4-H Program!
Check out our fair supporters here.
2023 4-H Graduates!
Congratulations on all your hard work throughout the years!
Click on photos to view all.
State Fair Showcase
Pope County 4-H State Fair Rules and Eligibility
Pope County State Fair Schedule-
- Aug 14- 8am-12pm; Static Projects due to Office
- Aug 23- 7 am; State Fair Livestock Load Out
- Aug 23-27- State Fair Livestock Encampment
- Aug 29-31- State Fair Lama Encampment
- Aug 29-31- State Fair General Encampment
- Sept 8-10- State 4-H Shooting Sports & Wildlife Invitational (hosted in Alexandria) **Registration is due to the office in July (State Shoot Website)
- Sept 15-18- State 4-H Horse Show (State Horse Website)
- Sept 23-24- State 4-H Dog Show (State Dog Website)
4-H at the Minnesota State Fair Page
Minnesota State Fair Page