Youth Exhibitors

The Fair showcases and celebrates the achievements of Dane County's youth involved in 4-H, FFA, and other youth organizations. There were almost 4,000 youth exhibits at the 2021 Fair!

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Youth News & Information - Education Requirement Offerings -
Marketing Materials - Fair Shirt Design & Order

Phone Number for Dane County Fair Entries Dept:



2022 Fair Dates to Remember

April 16 Shooting Sports Event: .22 Rifle @ Stoughton Conservation Club
April 20 Dane County Fair Entries Open
May 1 Horse & Pony Declaration Form Due - form to come
June 2
Dane County Fair Entries Due
June 15 Youth Animal Education Forms Due
June 25 Shooting Sports Event: Shotgun (Trap & Skeet), .22 Pistol, Air Pistol @ Stoughton Conservation Club
July 16 Dog Show: Agility Judging Event
July 17 Dog Show: Showmanship, Obedience @ Alliant Energy Center
TBD Entry Non-Animal Project Check-in/Drop-off, Scheduled
July 20, 1 p.m.

Youth Animal Project ENTRY Day: 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Beef, Sheep, Swine entries must be checked in by 7 p.m.

July 21 - 24 Dane County Fair
July 21 Communication Arts Festival at the Fair :
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
July 21

Clothing, Knitting & Crocheting Revue at the Fair:
3 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

July 24

Master Showman - 9:00 a.m.
Dress-A-Critter - 11:15 a.m.
Rockstars in the Ring - 1:00 p.m.
Awards & Graduation - 2:30 p.m.

Youth Project & Animal Release

Sale Animal Release - 4:30 p.m.
Animal Display teardown - 5:30 p.m.
Project Release - 6:30 p.m.

Check the Dane County Extension 4-H Youth Development Calendar for specific project meetings and requirements.


Youth News & Information


 Exhibitor Information Resource Guide

Online Entries      

 Guide to Entries - TO COME
** Read for FairEntry System Details**


Phone number for Dane County Fair Entries:

Fair Project and Animal entries are due Thursday, June 2, 2022 by 11:59 p.m.

Youth Exhibitor Animal Code of Practice  Exhibitor/Parent-Guardian will accept Terms and Conditions with Entry submit.


Department Entry Requirements and Limits Summary

---see below Premium Book table for additional Department specific information.---

Email: with questions

Club/Chapter Forms & Information - TO COME

At Fair Information - TO COME

See Dane County Extension for more Fair Sign-up Information

Animal Housing 

The 2022 Fair will house animal entries in the New Holland Pavilions and Arena Building at the Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wis.  You will find Horses in Pavilion 1, Swine in the Arena Building and all other animal species in Pavilion 2 (Dairy, Beef, Goats, Sheep, Poultry, Rabbits & Cavies).  Pocket pets will be housed in the Mendota room of the Exhibition Hall.

Grounds & Animal Housing Map - TO COME 

Project Display Locations

The 2022 Fair display areas for Youth Project Displays will be in the Exhibition Halls. 

Flowers & House Plants will be located in Exhibition Hall.

Animal & Veterinary Science projects will be located in Exhibition Hall.

There will be other changes to the project layout.

Exhibition Hall Youth Exhibits Map - TO COME


2021 Premium Book

Reminder: Any animals with ringworm, warts, mange or scab will be removed from the Fair or exhibition premises, unless the veterinarian in charge finds they are incapable of transmitting disease.

Premium Book Change Request

Submit your request for a change for next year's Premium Book. 2021 Premium Book Change Request Form.  Download form, complete and email to by November 1.

2021 Premium Book Departments - TO BE UPDATED IN MARCH 2022

EDUCATION & FORMS Requirements Resource

Fair Rules & Regulations

Animal Health Regulations

The Youth Animal Code of Practice

1 Dairy

2 Beef

3 Swine

4 Sheep

Meat Animal Sale 

5 Dairy Goats

Master Showmanship

6 Horse & Pony

7 Poultry

8 Rabbits

Small Animal Sale

9 Dogs

10 Animal & Vet Science

11 Exotic Animals

13 Cats

14 Plant & Soil Science

15 Flowers & House Plants

16 Natural Science & Shooting Sports

17 Exploring & Cloverbuds

18 Cultural Arts

20 Photography

21 Computers

22 Woodworking

23 Electricity

24 Mechanical Projects

25 Foods & Nutrition

26 Clothing

27 Knitting & Crocheting

28 Home Furnishings

29 Family & Child Development

31 Demos & Presentations

32 Booths

33 Youth Leadership & Self Determined

34 Health, Social, Political Sciences

Camping Information

Overnight camping at the Fair

  • Camping for The Dane County Fair will be in the North Lot with additional camping on Willow Island.  North Lot camping provides 35 stalls of water and electrical hook-ups.  Willow Island provides water and electrical hook-ups. The dump station is located on the North side of the North Lot.
  • Campsite location is on first come, first serve basis. 2022 Camping for Dane County Fair will be available beginning TUESDAY afternoon, July 19, 2022.
  • Camping will be self-registration/self-payment and AEC will monitor camping permits and payments.
  • Cost is $30 per night.
  • Common Showers will be available in Pavilion 1, west end - no health restrictions are currently in place to use the showers.
  • 4-H Exhibitors and Commercial Vendors will be kept separated.
  • Questions regarding camping can be directed to the Alliant Energy Center at 608-267-3976.

Additional camping may be available at Lake Farm Campground, approximately 3 miles (east) from AEC, this campground has electricity and water hook-ups available. Please call the Dane County Parks division at 608-246-3896 for assistance and to register.

Fair Results

2021 Fair Results for Projects and Entries: Results are searchable!