Classes Rules & Guidelines

  1. Each entry Pre-registration is $5. Day of show registration is $8.
  2. All animals must have been owned for at least 60 days prior to the Fair Show.
  3. Exhibitors may enter only 1 exhibit per class, with the exception of class 8 & 9 where you may show up to two exhibits (rabbits) per class.
  4. Animals and exhibitors must check in by 4 pm at the Fairgrounds show area, on their specified show date.
  5. All exhibitors must be ready to present their animal(s) and answer questions from the judge.
  6. For chickens and rabbits, we will provide 25 pens, first come first serve. If you wish to bring your own pen, it must be big enough to hold the three birds, but not so large as to take a lot of space (24”x36”x18”).

Age Divisions

The various species will be broken into age classes as follows:

  • K-5 grade
  • 6-8 grade
  • 9-12 grade
  • Open show (all ages) – Exhibitors may show in their age group and the open show if they desire.  Each is considered a separate entry.

The Washington County Fair Livestock Board reserves the right to dismiss any animals that appear to be unhealthy or pose any undue harm or risk to exhibitors, livestock, or patrons of the show, as well as, animals that do not conform to the rules of the show.

Awards

Sweepstakes – $20 (one in each class)

Reserve Sweepstakes – $15

Judges Choice – $15

Blue – $8

Red – $6

White – $4

Classes

CLASS 1: Chickens – Broilers (may enter 1 Exhibit per person)

An Exhibit is comprised of your best three meat birds. They will be placed all in the same cage. Birds must be no older than 12 weeks old for the show. Birds should all be of the same breed. They will be judged on confirmation and market quality.

CLASS 2: Chickens – Layer (may enter 1 Exhibit per person)

An Exhibit is comprised of your best three laying birds. They will be placed all in the same cage.  Birds should all be of the same breed. They will be judged on confirmation, quality and by how often they are laying.

CLASS 3: Chickens – Show Birds, Beauty Contest (may enter 1 Exhibit per person)

An Exhibit is comprised of a single bird, male or female. Birds will be judged on plumage, overall attractiveness, confirmation and health.

CLASS 4: Chickens – Pullet (may enter 1 Exhibit per person)

An Exhibit is comprised of your best three pullet birds. They will be placed all in the same cage.  Birds must all be in a pre-laying stage and should all be of the same breed. They will be judged on confirmation and quality.

CLASS 5: Goats – Meat (may enter 1 Exhibit per person)

An Exhibit is comprised of a single male or female goat over the age of 8 months old (no Billy’s allowed).  Any meat breed or multi-function breed can show. Goats will be judged on confirmation and market quality.

CLASS 6: Goats – Dairy, Wet (may enter 1 Exhibit per person)

An Exhibit is comprised of a single female goat that is currently producing milk. Any dairy breed or multi-function breed can show. Goats will be judged according to Dairy Goat standards.

CLASS 7: Goats – Dairy, Dry (may enter 1 Exhibit per person)

An Exhibit is comprised of a single female goat over the age of 8 months old and is currently dry. Any dairy breed or multi-function breed can show. Goats will be judged according to Dairy Goat standards.

CLASS 8: Goats – Pet (may enter 1 Exhibit per person)

An Exhibit is comprised of a single male or female goat of any age (no Billy’s allowed).    Any breed can show. Costumes and accessories are allowed and encouraged.  Goats will be judged according to style, personality and grooming.

CLASS 9:  Rabbit – Meat (may enter 2 Exhibits per person)

An Exhibit is comprised of a single male or female rabbit over the age of 4 months old.  Rabbits will be judged on confirmation and market quality.

CLASS 10:  Rabbit – Show Animals, Beauty Contests (may enter 2 Exhibits per person)

An Exhibit is comprised of a single male or female rabbit over the age of 4 months old.  Rabbits will be judged on confirmation, grooming and breed characteristics.

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