The Black Hawk County Fair Board invites the community to join in the fun at the Black Hawk County 4-H and FFA Fair, scheduled for July 22 – 26 at the National Cattle Congress, 257 Ansborough Avenue in Waterloo. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available on Cattle Congress grounds.
The Black Hawk County 4-H and FFA Fair highlights work of 4-H youth and FFA in the county. Exhibits and project entries include livestock and non-livestock projects from youth ages 5 years and older. A complete list of fair activities is on-line at: www.extension.iastate.edu/blackhawk/
The fair features traditional livestock shows, including beef, swine, sheep, and dairy and small animal shows, including dog agility, poultry, cavy and rabbit hopping, kid’s barn tours and hundreds of non-livestock entries in these project areas: child development, clothing, food & nutrition, home improvement, horticulture, personal development, science & engineering and visual arts. Other special fair features include:
STEM Fair (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) on Friday from 1 to 4 PM
Commodity Carnival on Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 4 PM and Friday from noon to 8 PM
Barn Tours
Quilt Judging on Friday
Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday from 10 AM to 3 PM
Food Drive, benefitting Northeast Iowa Food Bank
To learn more about 4-H or the fair, contact Diane Wolfe, County Youth Coordinator at 319-234-6811 or Bart Samuelson, BHC 4-H and FFA Fair Board President at 319-231-5380.