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Coffey County Fair

The Coffey County Fair Board meets the third Wednesday of every month at the Fair Office at Kelley Park.  The meetings begin at 7:00p.m.  Please feel free to attend a monthly meeting if you have any questions or would like to provide any input. 

Fair Dates: 

July 25-29, 2018


Coffey County Fair Grounds, Kelley Park, Burlington, Kansas


"Find Your Adventure at the Coffey County Fair" (This is a safari theme submitted to the Fair Board by Blue Ribbon 4-H Club.)

Coffey County Fair Rule Book

4-H Section

2017 4H Division of Fair Book

Complete Book with Open Class

2017 Complete Fair Book

Pre-Entry Update

Letter to 4-Hers From the Coffey County Fair Board

Click Here to read the letter. 


2018 Livestock Show Results


Livestock Barn Assignments


Camp Spot Assignments

Coffey County Born

A Coffey County Born form must be completed for each animal entered in the Coffey County Fair.  The forms are due with pre-entry's.  This year, each species will have a Coffey County Born class, not just beef.  The same form should be used for each species, however, please make sure to indicate which species you are entering by circling it on the form. Click HERE or a copy of the nomination form.

Horse ID Forms- Due May 1st

Rabbit ID Forms (NEW!)- DUE to Extension MAY 1st

Beginning in 2017, all rabbit project members are required to submit a "Rabbit Identification Form" with identification for ALL rabbits that 4-Hers are planning on showing at the Coffey County Fair. The form includes exhibitor name, club name, breed, variety, tattoo number, age, and sex. This form must be completed and turned into the Extension Office by the Add/Drop project deadline of May 1st.

2018 Designated Rabbits List (Rabbits Designated by the May 1 Deadline) 

Livestock Breed Designation
All changes are due to the Extension Office IN WRITING: June 1st

All market livestock that will be shown at the Coffey County Fair must be tagged during the relative species weigh-in/tagging date in the spring.  At the time of tagging a breed should be designated.  Changes to breed information may be made in writing up until the June 1st deadline.  NO CHANGES may be made to breed designation after that date, and all animals must be pre-entered under the designated breed category on  pre-entry cards.  If your pre-entry card does not match with the breed that was designated by you by the June 1st deadline, then your pre-entry card will not be accepted by the Extension Office until it is corrected.

Club Secretary Roll Call
Due by Pre-Entry Deadline: Projected to be Friday, June 29, 2018

Pre-Entry Cards
Deadline: Projected to be Friday, June 29, 2018. 

Pre-Entry Cards are required for all livestock, small animal, poultry, dog, cat, hand pets, clothing, demonstrations, educational displays/posters and cloverbuds entries at the fair. Entry cards are available in the Coffey County Extension office beginning in May of the current 4-H year.   It is CRUCIAL that each pre-entry card is filled out in its entirety.  The pre-entry card has two, identical sides that must be filled out in a way that the information on both portions of the card match exactly the same.  It is also CRUCIAL that all cards are completed accurately and returned to the Coffey County Extension office by the designated pre-entry deadline. It is ultimately YOUR responsibility to ensure that your pre-entry cards are filled out correctly, and turned in on time.  Incomplete or late entries may not be accepted. 

Example Pre-Entry Card. Click Here

Required on pre-entry cards:

  • Entry Number (Provided in May or June Newsletter)
  • First and Last Name
  • Club Name
  • Name of Class (as shown in the Fair Book)
  • Department (will be a letter)
  • Section (will be a number)
  • Division (will be a letter, if there is a division)
  • Class Number
  • Breed (required for all livestock, rabbits, poultry)
  • Variety (required for rabbits and poultry)

4-H Club Meeting Attendance Policy

Implemented Fall, 2015

The Coffey County Extension Council, in cooperation with the Coffey County Fairboard recognize participation in a 4-H premium auction as a privlege for youth active in their Community Club, and the 4-H program.  Therefore, a 4-Her MUST attend and participate in at least 6 Community Club Meetings held from the Start of the 4-H year (October 1st) until the July County Fair pre-registration deadline as a requirement to sell a project animal or item in the 4-H Livestock Premium Auction, or any other project auction held in conjunction with the Coffey County Fair.  Verification of attendance will be determined by the respective clubs secretarial "roll call" attendance record.  A copy of the roll call is to be turned into the Extension Office no later than the designated County Fair pre-registration deadline.  The submitted secretary's attendance record shall also contain an original signature of the respective club's Community Leader on record verifying the report is accurate and correct.  4-Her's not meeting the 6 meeting attendance requirement may still exhibit at the Coffey County Fair for ribbon premium, but will not be allowed to participate in  any project auction held under the direction of the Coffey County Fair Association.  This requirement is in compliance with section J2.33 of the Kansas Department of Youth Development Policy Guide.  (Revised August 2013)

Destination Designation Card Examples



Meat Goat


Exhibitor Numbers

Livestock Weigh-IN/Tagging

Rabbit Designations- Click Here

Market Animal Tags/Breed Designation

  • Beef
    • 1st Year Bucket Calf
  • Swine
  • Meat Goat
  • Sheep

Breeding Animal Tag/Breed Designation

  • Breeding Beef
  • Breeding Goat
  • Breeding Swine
  • Breeding Sheep

Pre-Fair Activities


Friday, July 13, 2018 (in the morning)

Favorite Foods/FCS Judging

During County Club Day on February 24th in 2018

Clothing Buymanship and Clothing Construction

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Horse Show



Club Assignments

Tip Top

4-H Building Watch


Crops Building Watch

Trash Duty


Blue Ribbon

4-H Building Watch

Crops Building Watch

Trash Duty


Smilin' Thru

4-H Building Watch

Crops Building Watch

Trash Duty



4-H Building

Crops Building

Trash Duty


Stringtown Bombers

4-H Building

Crops Building

Trash Duty


Hay Busters

4-H Building

Crops Building

Trash Duty