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This page is a great resource for all Douglas County 4-H FAQ’s. See below!

Douglas County 4-H FAQ’s: 

  • Q: When can I join Douglas County 4-H?
  • A: Registration for each year opens October 1 and closes March 1. Click here to find more information on 4-H enrollment & program details:

Douglas County Fair & Rodeo FAQ’s:

  • Q: When is the 2021 Douglas County Fair and Rodeo?
  • A: July 31 – August 8
  • Q: When do I sign-up for 2021 Fair? And how?
  • A: Fair Registration will open June 1 and close June 16 this year. A link will be sent out to families & then posted here for you to sign-up. Late entries will not be accepted. GENERAL PROJECTS AT FAIR, sign up here: // LIVESTOCK PROJECTS AT FAIR, sign up here:
  • Q: Is participating in the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo mandatory for Douglas County 4-H members?
  • A: Nope! Participating is in the Fair is completely optional, however many 4-H members find Fair experience to greatly complement their 4-H experience!

Animal Projects at Douglas County Fair – Common Q&A’s: 

  • Q: What classes & events can I sign up for during Fair Registration if I am enrolled in an Animal Project?
  • A: Llama Shows, Dog Shows, Horse Shows, Cat Shows, Goat Shows, Rabbit Shows, Hog Shows, Poultry Shows, Beef Shows, Sheep Shows & the Junior Livestock Sale.
  • Q: What is the program called to sign up for Animal Projects at Fair?
  • A: ShoWorks”

General Projects/Shooting Sports Projects at Douglas County Fair – Common Q&A’s:

  • Q: What classes & contests can I sign up for during Fair Registration if I am enrolled in a General Project (or Shooting Sports Project)?
  • A: Rocket Fly Day Contest (must be enrolled in Rocketry Project), Fashion Revue Contest (must be enrolled in Artistic Clothing Project, Clothing Construction Project, Leathercraft Project and/or Heritage Arts Project), County Shoot Competition (must be enrolled in a Shooting Sports Project), & Exhibit Day.
  • Q: What is the program called to sign up for General Projects at Fair?
  • A: Fair Entry”
  • Q: If I am enrolled in a General Project/Shooting Sports Project and do not wish to participate in Douglas County Fair, how do I “complete” my project?
  • A: If you do not wish to have your project judged and have the potential to make it to State Fair, you can bring your General Project/Shooting Sports Project to the Extension Office by August 10, 2021 & turn it into 4-H Extension Agent, Nicole Speeding.
  • Q: If I want to participate in the Douglas County Fair, but am not able to attend Exhibit Day, what are my options?
  • A: If you want to submit your project to be judged at Douglas County Fair, with the potential to qualify for Colorado State Fair, but cannot physically attend Exhibit Day – you will need to have a friend drop off your project on Exhibit Day before 9am. This year (2021), Exhibit Day will be at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Events Center. Doors will open at 8am. Remember, a “completed project” is a completed record book + exhibit combo.