Animals are exhibited in the farm progress arena by adults or children wearing white pants and a white or colored shirt, belt, and close-toed shoes. Back tags will be provide and should be displayed on the back of each exhibitor.
Open-class sheep showing is available at the Dodge County Fair for numerous breeds: Shropshire, Corriedale and Colombias, Dorset, Horned Dorset, Hampshire, Suffolk, and a class for any other breeds.
The senior citizen department is limited to exhibitors 62 years of age or older. It has four divisions: cultural arts, woodworking, knitting and crocheting, and home furnishings.
One of the most popular open-class categories is amateur photography. Entries in four different classes are judged on composition, clarity, and presentation.
Entries in this division are judged on suitability to purpose and design, evenness and perfection of stitches, neatness of blocking, and quality of seams and joinings.
Breeds include Shorthorn, Angus, Hereford, and a class for other beef breeds together. Age classifications include junior calf, senior calf, summer yearling, junior yearling, senior yearling, and cows two years and over.
Dust off your brushes, sharpen your cutting blades, and replenish your paint selection, because the open-class cultural-arts division is calling all exhibitors with an artistic flair.
Whether your like to wow your family with decorative cakes or you prefer to make your guests cry over canned salsa so good the flavor lingers for days, there’s a category for everything.
Everything from stuffed animals to counted cross stitch to centerpieces. There’s sure to be a category for your latest Internet-inspired craft project.
Fair goers can mosey under the grandstand during the fair and discover the world of Dodge County’s open-class flowers division. Spectacular exhibits range from bouquets of one variety and potted plants to artistic arrangements and themed compositions.