Fairs, shows and clinics

Missouri Show Me Quality Assurance

All 4-H members enrolled in food animal projects (including beef, sheep, swine, dairy cattle, meat and dairy goats, rabbits and poultry) must complete the appropriate Missouri Show Me Quality Assurance (MSMQA) certification to be a 4-H member in good standing. Food animal project members showing at any 4-H fair in Missouri should be prepared to present their MSMQA card at check-in.

Youth between the ages of 8 to 13 must take MSMQA two consecutive times and one additional time when they turn 14. Young people 14 and older need to attend training and pass the tutorial once.  Once training is complete you will need to contact the Extension office to confirm your completion and to receive your SMQA number and card.

For more detailed information and a link to the online training go to: www.4h.missouri.edu/statefair/SMQA


Cedar County Youth Fair, June 20-23, 2018 

Open to youth 5-21 years of age that live in Cedar County or a member of a youth organization based in Cedar County. Forms are due June 12 to Stockton Ag Department, 1 Tiger Drive, Stockton, MO 65785.  If you have any questions about this fair contact a fairboard representative.

Cedar County Youth Fair book (PDF) Full Version
Cedar County Youth Fair book (PDF) Short Version
Program of Events (PDF)
Rules and Regulations (PDF)
Livestock (PDF)
Horsemanship (PDF)
Horse Patterns for 10 and younger (PDF)
Horse Patterns for 11 and older (PDF)
Entry Forms (PDF) Livestock and Horsemanship entry forms should be dropped off or mailed to Stockton High School Ag Dept. Non-livestock forms are mailed to the Extension Center.

NON Livestock Fair tags (PDF) – print, cut, tape or secure with string

Land O Lakes Fair, July 10-13, 2018 - with additional dates for shooting sports

Open to youth, ages 8 to 21.  Participants must be an enrolled member in good standing in 4-H or FFA in Cedar or St. Clair counties only, as of Jan. 1.  Forms will need to be sent to the Fair Board Secretary Dana Smith at 30459 E Jewel Rd, Harwood, MO 64750 and post marked by June 5.  If you have any questions about this fair please contact fair board president, David Arnold, at sarnold855@hotmail.com

2018 Land O Lakes Fair Schedule (PDF)  
2018 Cook Shack Schedule (PDF) 

2018 LOL Fair Book (PDF) no ad version - 5.7 MG Please note that there are some incorrect dates in the fair book.  We have changed these dates on the Fair Schedule and Cook Shack Schedule files above.
2018 Livestock, Showmanship, and Shooting Sports Entry Form (PDF)
2018 Non-Livestock Pre-Entry Form (PDF) due to the Extension Center
2018 Non-Livestock Entry Form (PDF) to be used the day of the fair
2018 Royalty Rules and Information (PDF)
2018 Royalty Application (PDF)

Ozark Empire Fair

Ozark Empire Fair
OEF Exhibit Building Guidelines

Missouri State Fair

Missouri State Fair
4H/FFA Premium Guide - From 4-H building guidelines to livestock rules and entries, you can find it here.
For more information about the State Fair (exhibiting, demonstrations, 4-H Wares) go to the Missouri 4-H website.

Other Fairs

2018 Sac Osage Youth Fair - Osceola, MO (PDF)
2018 Polk County Youth Fair - Bolivar, MO (PDF)
2018 Ash Grove Youth Fair (PDF)
Bates County Fair 
Dade County Youth Fair

Shows and Clinics

Fair Grove Jr. Livestock Show - May 19, 2018  Open to any youth.  Located at the Fair Grove Saddle Club.  Registration Ends 30 minutes prior to show.  No Grooming facilities.  Hog show starts at 8 a.m., followed by the Meat Goat Show at 10 a.m., and finishing with the Beef Show at 12 p.m.

Land O Lakes Jackpot Show - May 26, 2018    Show Flyer | Rules (PDF)

Morrisville Jr. Livestock Show  - May 26, 2018 Open to any youth age 5-19 located at 5305 S Main Ave, Morrisville, MO.  Registration is from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Cattle show starts at 9 a.m. and the Sheep and Goat show is at 11 a.m.  Contact Ashley Winfrey at 417-376-2215 (Morrisville High School) or 417-399-5879

Ak-Sar-Ben - Process begins in December of the year before the show.  Entries submitted thru your local Extension office.  Contact the Extension office for more information.

American Royal - Events from September thru October.  Lots of great events including, junior livestock premium auction, rodeo, horse events, BBQ contests, youth photography Contests and much, much more.   



How to join 4-H

University of Missouri Extension 4-H

Empowering young people to reach their full potential

4-H brings young people, ages 5 to 19, and adults together to learn everyday skills through hands-on learning. Working on activities from animal and plant sciences to robotics, 4-H’ers learn problem-solving skills that can make a positive impact upon our community. Through 4-H, young people learn to:

  • meet the diverse challenges of today’s world;
  • build self-confidence;
  • learn responsibility; and
  • make positive decisions.
4-H clubs

4-H clubs are open to ages 8 to 18. Clubs meet monthly for group activities and club business. Each club elects officers and has an approved adult leader who supervises club activities. Club members also enroll in projects in their areas of interest.

With projects on more than 75 topics, 4-H has something to interest every child. Here are just a few of the opportunities 4-H offers—geocaching, robotics, international exchanges, horsemanship, pets, starting a business, arts and crafts, raising animals, woodworking, photography and gardening.

Clover Kids clubs

Clover Kids introduces 5- to 7-year-olds to the 4-H experience. In Clover Kids, children learn how to get along with others, work in groups, explore their interests, while building self-confidence. Clover Kids do not enroll in projects or raise animals, and do not participate in competitive events, contests or shows.

How to join

Joining 4-H is as easy as contacting the extension center. A staff member will explain the enrollment process and membership dues. In addition to dues, some projects may require a small investment to get started, and there may be a fee for materials, trips or other activities.

Young people are welcome to join at any time. The 4-H program year runs from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31. Certain activities may have participation deadlines.


4-H Online enrollment system
Missouri 4-H Clover—A guide to 4-H projects, activities and publications. It is designed to assist volunteers, members and their families select projects and activities, and set goals.

Be a 4-H volunteer

Adult volunteers are essential to 4-H. Adult volunteers serve as club or project leaders, help with county or regional events, chair committees and organize fund raisers. You don't have to be a parent or grandparent of the 4-H member to get involved. All volunteers are screened for child abuse and neglect, as well criminal records, before they are accepted and each year thereafter. As a volunteer, University of Missouri Extension will provide you with training so you will be well-prepared and successful as an adult leader. The orientation includes information on 4-H history and the educational framework, the characteristics of age groups, character development and safety.