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Welcome to District 4-H Horse Show in Seward County

On June 18, over 130 4-H horse exhibitors from across southeast Nebraska will be coming to the Seward County Fairgrounds to complete for a chance to go to the Nebraska State 4-H Horse Show in Grand Island Nebraska, July 12-16.  Check out the District Horse Show Schedule, and come join us for at least part of the show.  The poles and barrels events will take place in the afternoon.  Guessing around 3:00 p.m. or after.

For those coming to Seward on June 18, here is a Google Map to get to the Seward County Fairgrounds.  Check-in location is highlighted on this Parking Map, but is located at the announcers stand area on the east side of the arena.

The District Horse Show in Seward will not be moved to another location prior to Thursday morning.  The arena should be in good condition on Thursday, baring anymore measurable rainfall.  The show will go on if Thursday turns out to be a rainy day.   We are going to help with parking on Thursday, with parking on the crushed rock and paved parking lots, rather than on the grass as much as possible.  Here is a Map of the Parking Areas and Fairgrounds.  The Staplehurst Livestock 4-H Club will have a fantastic food stand set up in the Ag Pavilion across the street east of the Horse Arena.  

2015 4-H Day Camp

The "Amazing Race" 4-H Day Camp focuses on the cultures and traditions of a variety of different countries through lesson, activities and games.

Scheduled for Wednesday, June 17 at the Ag Pavilion. Registrations and fee are due at the Extension Office by June 1.

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If you have questions, feel free to contact the LQA help desk at lqa@unl.edu , Lindsay Chichester at lchichester2@unl.edu , Karna Dam at kdam2@unl.edu or deb.weitzenkamp@unl.edu .

Seward County Fairbook

The 2015 Seward County Fairbook is now available online. No hard copies will be printed this year. Make sure to read the schedule for department deadlines on all entries and entertainment times and locations.

Seward County Fair Camp Site Registration

Registrations for a camping space will start to be taken on Monday, June 22 at 9:00 a.m. Registrations must be made in person and must be paid for in advance. Read all the rules carefully.

Camping Information and Contract

Registration Form

4-H & FFA Online Livestock Affidavits

Completion of the online livstock affidavit form is required for all animals being identified for the Seward County Fair, Nebraska State Fair and Ak-Sar-Ben. (Except for Dairy animals, Horses and Bucket calves.)

Online Affidavits

More information and step-by-step instructions about the online forms.

Simplified Instructions


4-H Families.....see link below on how to enroll online!

Youth may join 4-H anytime during the year, but must have enrolled by April 1 to be eligible for the 2015 Seward County Fair.

Go to ne.4honline.com  to complete enrollment for each 4-H'er.

For instructions on how to enroll, go to "Steps To Complete Online Enrollment".  Do not click on the ne.4honline.com link on the instructions, as it does not work.

Click here for more information about projects, 2015 Project Resource Central.



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