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4-H state fair participant resources

Resources for you to use before and during the state fair will be posted on this page as they become available. Please check back often to get the latest information.

2017 rules and premiums
(posted June 2017)

Program and lodging fees

General project quotas
(posted May 2017)

Employment opportunities



Health care

Keep up with what's happening

mn4h state fair app

We have lots of ways! Here's a how-to-stay-connected sheet.

4-H at the Minnesota State Fair app

Download our free app to your smart phone for judging results, public schedule, all Minnesota 4-H livestock show announcements and an interactive map. You can even watch our 4-H live cam 12 hours per day during the fair on your phone.

This app integrates all state fair exhibitor announcements for beef, dairy, sheep and all other 4-H projects.

2 girls with hard hats speaking into a microphone

General encampments
(exhibits in the 4-H building)

4-H exhibits are divided into four encampments (groups) by county. Schedules will be posted when available.

  • Schedule for participants by county posted May 4, 2017
  • Project judging schedules for all encampments
    Encampment 1 | Encampment 2
    Encampment 3 | Encampment 4
  • Full day by day schedule of fair activities (includes pre-fair, post fair and all twelve days)


  • Territorial Hall shuttle
  • Bailey Hall shuttle
  • Livestock dance shuttle
  • General encampment shuttle

Demonstration, Youth-in-Action and illustrated presentations

  • Encampment 1 | Encampment 2 | Encampment 3 | Encampment 4 | Lama | Livestock

Share the Fun rehearsals

  • Livestock Encampment
  • Encampment 1
  • Encampment 2
  • Encampment 3
  • Encampment 4

State Arts-In performance schedule

County Arts-In performance schedule

Chef-for-a-Day cook-off teams and schedules

Engineering Design Challenge/Rube Goldberg judging schedule

KP duty

  • Encampment 1 | Encampment 2 | Encampment 3 | Encampment 4 | All
kids lined up with goats

Unloading, parking and directions

  • Vehicle parking and unloading, bus driver instructions
  • Busing plan (with map) for drivers
  • Busing plan (with map) for van drivers - drop off only
  • Territorial Hall directions, driving and campus maps

Bus schedules

  • Territorial Hall shuttle
  • Bailey Hall shuttle
  • Livestock dance shuttle
  • General encampment shuttle


  • Program & lodging fees
  • Gate admission tickets
  • Health care
  • Chaperone information
  • 4-H food service menu - every day of the fair
  • Food service at the state fair
boy in barn stall with pig

Exhibitor information

  • Wednesday Animal Load-In process
  • 4-H Interview process for all species
  • Forage, bedding & equipment
  • Beef exhibitor info sheet (available soon)
    (For full information, see the premium book)
  • This year's livestock judges



  • Speaking up for Animal Agriculture - overview and schedule
  • Building success with Speaking Up for Animal Agriculture - tip sheet

Livestock judging contests

Stalling assignments

  • Beef
  • Dairy
  • Sheep

Livestock quota bonus trips

  • Livestock quotas general ratios, demonstrations, interchangeability, showmanship, science of animals education posted June 23, 2016
  • Distribution of unused livestock quota trips

Contact information:

For additional information, contact

Brad Rugg, or Karen Nelson, at the Extension Center for Youth Development, 1-612-624-2116.

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