In 2021, the Shelby County Junior Fair will again be using an online registration system called FairEntry to accept and approve entries for both non-livestock and livestock projects.

FairEntry Link:

Instructional Documents:

BEFORE logging in, PLEASE take the time to read the following:

  • Linked above is a guidebook on how to use the system. The guidebook follows through the process step-by-step and explains about it in great detail. PLEASE READ THIS THOROUGHLY BEFORE ENTERING. It took a lot of time to put it together and we are hoping it eliminates any unnecessary questions. If something goes awry, reference the guidebook and see if you can sort it out before contacting us.
  • On page 7 of the guidebook, you will find a table that outlines the information and documentation livestock exhibitors will want to gather prior to entering their animal records. Information needed is based on the species being entered.
  • You will need your 4-H Online email and password to log in to the system. DO NOT CREATE AN ACCOUNT.
  • Remember to enter:
    • LIVESTOCK SHOWMANSHIP classes - These are now in the system so we do not have sign ups at fair.
    • ALTERNATE ANIMALS - Instructions for alternate animals are on page 6 of the guidebook. Alternate animal refers to animals you are registering as “alternates” in the event one becomes sick or dies (see pg. 124 of the fair book). As in past years, the FAMILY TAGGING rule still applies (pg. 121 of the fair book). All animals registered will be considered family animals, but must be initially registered under an individual exhibitor’s name. If families wish to change which animal is assigned to which exhibitor at a later date, they will use the FAMILY TAGGING form (
    • CLOVERBUDS – If Cloverbuds plan to participate in Cloverbud Share Day on Thursday of fair, we would like for them to enter Class 403 in the FairEntry system.
    • MODELING and DEMONSTRATIONS – Classes 400 - 403
  • If you think in terms of project book number as opposed to class number, a document that sorts departments/classes by project number can be viewed at FairEntry Departments Sorted by 4-H Project Book Number
  • Additional species specific instructions for those who usually have spring check-ins:
    • Market goats and lambs: You will submit your NAIS premise and animal ID numbers via the system (it will prompt you to put them in) and three pictures of EACH animal (side profile, head/ear and scrapie tag)
    • Feeder calves: I’m going to recommend that families wait to enter feeder calves until the weekend of June 13, just before the entry deadline. The reason being that treatment records (new version linked here) will not be completed until that time. When entering feeder calves, information requested includes the treatment record and a picture of the calf.
    • There will be no market rabbit registration or documentation required for 2020.
    • MEAT PENS OF RABBITS AND POULTRY: If you are bringing two pens, you MUST make two separate entries (same entry twice). If you do not do this, you will only be assigned one cage for two pens of animals.
  • Finally, DO NOT HIT SUBMIT until you have put in all your entries for your family! SUBMIT means you are sending it all in and you will be unable to go back in and add or change anything until we have approved/rejected your entries.