Fremont and Burt County Fair Information

Fremont 4-H Fair This Week

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to show your 4-H exhibits at what I call the “Pre-Fair”! The Fremont 4-H Fair will be held July 6-9 at Christensen Field in Fremont. Livestock as well as static exhibits will be on display. If you made a static exhibit for last year’s Burt County Fair, but didn’t get it done in time to exhibit at the Fremont Fair you are welcome to show your skills and exhibit it this year.

I always told my 4-H members if they are baking for county fair to put their four best cookies (for example) in the freezer for the Burt County Fair, then pick the four next best ones for Fremont Fair and the third best ones to save for Open Class entry. The only trick is making sure no one EATS them before any of the fairs! I’ve seen pictures of signs on food saying “Eat this and you DIE!” as 4-H members try to protect their exhibits from hungry family members.

Check out all the exhibit options by going online to:  for the Fremont 4-H Fair Book.


Fremont Fair Entry Deadlines and Information:

4-H Static Exhibits (Citizenship & Civic Education, Clover buds Exhibits, Communications & Expressive Arts, Consumer & Family Science, Environmental Education/Earth Science, Healthy Lifestyles, Personal Development & Leadership, Plant Science, Science & Technology – Home Economics) will be entered at the Fremont 4-H Fair during Entry/Check-in Day ­­­Wednesday, July 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. AND/OR Thursday, July 7 from 7:30–8:30 a.m. at the Christensen Field Multi-Purpose Building. Enter on the South side for easiest access.


4-H Animal Exhibits will be entered at the specified in the Fairbook. For check-in of the particular department/species refer to “Schedule of Events” and/or to the specific department/species information in this premium list.

Hope to see you there!


Burt County 4-H Bicycle Rodeo

The 4-H Bicycle Rodeo will be held July 12 at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Parking Lot, on Hwy 32 on the West edge of Tekamah, beginning at 6:30 p.m. All 4-H members are encouraged to participate including Clover Kids.

Participants must be signed up by NOON the day of the contest so materials are prepared for them. Helmets are always a good idea!

The contest will include a safety quiz as well as the 4 riding events…control, balance, figure 8 and slalom.

If you have any questions about this event please call the Nebraska Extension Office at 402-374-2929.




Pie Day I – July 14

The 4-H Kitchen Pie Day I will be held Thursday, July 14 in Methodist Church Basement in Tekamah. Pie making preparations will begin at 8:00 am and will run until approximately 2:00.

Everyone welcome to help and the Burt County 4-H Council will provide lunch. All volunteers and pie lovers are welcome to help – 4-H related or not! Bring your apron and favorite peeler, knife or rolling pin (well-marked please) and come join this fun group of pie makers.


4-H Rocket Launch – July 14

Attention all 4-H rocketeers…the 4-H Rocket Launch Contest will again be held at Rogers Sod Farm on Hwy 75 just south of Decatur in their wonderful wide open spaced grassy area. The contest will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 14th and if it is still light after the contest 4-H members are welcome to do any additional launches needed to complete their launch record for fair entry for the rocket.

Please call the Extension Office at 402-374-2929 by noon the day of the contest so we can plan for you.

If you’d just like to come watch you are most welcome, just bring a lawn chair or blanket and maybe bug spray! It’s a really fun contest so don’t miss out!


Come to the Burt County Fair Promotion, August 6-8

Youth ages 5-18 can receive 5 ride coupons by completing a county fair scavenger hunt!

The contest will be available Saturday and Sunday 10-10 and Monday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 pm at the Burt County Fairgrounds. Sign up and get started at the 4-H Building. Note: Youth may only participate and receive prizes in the scavenger hunt ONCE during the fair.

PLUS participants get to spin the giant 4-H Prize Wheel to win an extra prize, like trinkets, more ride tickets, 4-H Kitchen coupons or even a 4-H t-shirt!

Make plans NOW to bring your family and friends to the Burt County Fair to take part in the County Fair Scavenger Hunt and see what the Burt County Fair holds for you and your family!

This fun activity is sponsored by the Burt County 4-H Council and funded by the America’s Farmers Grow Communities Grant from Monsanto, Corporation donated to the Burt County 4-H Council by grant winner, Rosie Gregerson of Tekamah.

Mary Loftis,

Extension Associate
UNL Extension – Burt County
111 North 13th Street, Suite 6
Tekamah, NE 68061
Phone: (402) 374-2929

Fax: (402) 374-2930






About katcountryhub
I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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