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Updated 7/2023

4-H/Liberal Arts

Thursday through Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
Monday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.



Teela Sadowsky, Andrea Milligan, Shelly Rogers, Kelly Hodge, and Kathleen Oram

  1. Members must be enrolled in project unit. The exhibits must be articles that correspond with project unit they are enrolled in this year.

  2. All exhibits must be correctly and completely labeled before entering.

  3. Exhibitors may enter 3 (three) entries for each project enrolled in, but only one per class.

  4. Exhibits must be entered Wednesday afternoon, August 30th, 2023 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

  5. Entries must be picked up Monday afternoon, September 4th, 2023 from 3:00-4:30 p.m.

  6. Only listed exhibits will be accepted and must be either constructed or raised by the 4-H members in the 2022-2023 project year.

  7. No article can be listed for sale.

  8. Clover Kids are eligible to exhibit in the 4-H building for ribbons only.


Current 4-H Rules and Regulations 

FFA Chapter Exhibit

Advisor contact Jamee Scearce


1. Any current member on their chapter FFA roster may exhibit their projects in the Liberal Arts building in the FFA Display area. 

2. Displaying items will be for showing only, no premiums will be awarded. 

3. Use the current Missouri State Fair FFA Building and Agricultural Mechanics Rules and Classes documents to find class numbers and names. 

4. Each item should be identified with Student Name, FFA Chapter, class number, and class name. 

5. Items should be in place before Friday. 

6. All items must be picked up between 3:00 - 4:30 on Monday. 

7. All entries will be under the control of the superintendents and every possible effort will be taken to prevent damage or loss, but in no event will the Bethany Fair, Inc. be responsible for damage or loss that might occur.

Current FFA Rules and Regulations



  1. Exhibitors must comply with all general rules and regulations for exhibitors.

  2. It is the goal of the Liberal Arts Department to provide opportunities for interested individuals of all ages to participate. Some contests, however, may designate “amateur only” or “professional only”. For this purpose, professional shall be one who currently derives their supportive income from the same skills involved in the competition. Amateur shall be all others.

  3. All articles or products must be the work of the exhibitor.

  4. Articles must be completed since September 1, 2020 (within the last 3 years) and not previously shown at the Northwest Missouri State Fair.

  5. Preservation must be less than one (1) year since process date and will not be opened.

  6. Only ONE (1) entry or exhibit in each numbered class unless stated otherwise.

  7. To simplify entering, judging, and displaying, any articles entered in Liberal Arts must be described on entry blank by color, design or description. Entry tags will be completed by the exhibitor and the lower part will be used as claim checks.

  8. Exhibits will be received at the Liberal Arts building on Wednesday August 30th, between the hours of 12 noon and 6:00 pm only. Entries must be left in place until Monday, September 4th and must be picked up between 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm, as building will close at that time. Removal of exhibits from the building must have the approval of one of the superintendents. Persons taking articles without permission and/or by mistake will assume the full responsibility of expense for their return to the rightful owner. Exhibitors and/or persons will be required to check out all articles taken by them.

  9. Exhibits are judged according to merit. Judges will not be required to give an award if, in their opinion, an award is not merited. Judges will have the liberty to disqualify an exhibit for judging if, in their opinion, the exhibitor has not complied with the rules as set forth in this department or exhibit is entered in the wrong class. In all instances, the decision of the judges is final.

  10. All articles will be under the control of the Superintendent and care will be taken to prevent loss or damage, but in no event will Bethany Fair, Inc or the personnel in charge of this department be responsible for loss or damage that might occur.

  11. There are specific rules given for the special contests offered. To be eligible, exhibitors will need to follow and adhere to these rules in addition to the foregoing general rules.

  12. If there are a few entries in a class for two (2) consecutive years, that class may be eliminated and a new class may be added.

Current Liberal Arts Rules and Regulations


  1. Entry hours: 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 30th, 2023.

  2. Release of Entries: Entries must be picked up Monday, September 4th, 2022 between 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. or be forfeited.

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