Exhibitors are busy getting ready for the annual Dodge County Junior Fair, August 14-18. Activities for the Junior Fair begin Saturday, August 10 with the 4-H Horse Show starting at 8:00 a.m. at the Dodge County Fairgrounds. Premium judging for this show is followed by speed and game competition.

4H and FFA Exhibits

Area youth display the many projects they've worked so hard to complete

Food and Food Preservation are judged on Monday, August 12, at 9:30 a.m. in the Youth Building at the Dodge County Fairgrounds.

Tuesday is entry day. All exhibits must be in place at the fairgrounds by 7 p.m. that day. Judging for Flowers, Houseplants, Plant Crafts and Home Grounds is in the Youth Building at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13. Check-in time for Dairy is from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Weigh-in times for animals are 9 a.m. to noon for Market Hogs, 1 to 4 p.m. for Market Beef and Lambs. All animals (unless otherwise specified) must be checked in by superintendents by 7 p.m. on Tuesday. A Dairy Fitting Contest will also be held Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. in the Farm Progress Arena. (Registration at 7:30 p.m.)

The schedule for the Farm Progress Arena for Wednesday, August 14 is: 10:30 a.m. Beef Breeding Show, followed by Dairy/Beef Feeder Calves, 12 noon the Market Beef Show and at 6 p.m. the Dog Performance Show. On Wednesday, August 14, the Market Hog Show is at 8 a.m. in the Sheep building. The Junior Breeding Sheep Show begins in the Sheep Building at 4 p.m. followed by the Market Lamb Show at 5 p.m.

In the Youth Building judging for Photography begins at 8:30 a.m. and judging for Knitting, Crocheting, Home Environment, Child Development, Clothing, and Crops begins at 9 a.m. Cake Decorating begins at 9:30 a.m. Vegetable/Fruit judging begins at 1 p.m. At 4:30 p.m. Exploring member exhibits are judged.

On Thursday, August 15 Rabbits and Small Animals judging begins at 8:30 am in the Small Animal Building. The Dairy Show judging begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Farm Progress Arena. Beef, Sheep and Swine Herdsmanship judging begins at 10 a.m.

Thursday evening at 7 p.m. the Market Animal Sale Auction is held in the Farm Progress Arena.

Judging in the Youth Building begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday for Ceramics, Clowns, Music, Drama, Leathercraft, Drawing and Painting, Celebrate Art and Art in Your Future, Youth Open Arts and Crafts, Creative Stitchery, Stencil Painting, Folk Arts, other Cultural Arts, Woodworking, Booths, Leadership, Self-determined project, Animal and Vet Science, Natural Sciences, Mechanical Sciences, and Electricity. At 4 p.m. judging for Cloverbud members will begin.

On Friday, August 16 at 9 a.m., Poultry is judged. Dairy Showmanship begins at 8:30 a.m. At 6 p.m. on Friday, Swine Showmanship begins.

On Saturday, August 17 at 9 a.m., Cats and Kittens are judged. A special judging for the younger Brothers/Sisters of fair entrants is at 10 a.m. in the Youth Building. Goats are judged at 9 a.m. in the Small Animal Building. The Small Animal Auction is at 4 p.m. in the Farm Progress Arena. Also in the Farm Progress Arena “Supreme Showmanship” will be featured at 7 p.m. for livestock showmanship winners.

On Sunday, August 18 the public is invited to view a Style Show on the WBEV/WXRO stage in Radio Park at 1 p.m. and at the WTKM Stage at 2:15 p.m. The Youth Building will be hosting the Model Horse Show at 2 pm. The Farm Progress Arena hosts the Dairy Youth Recognition Auction at 11:30 a.m., the “Little Britches” Showmanship contest at 1:30 p.m., and the Herdsmanship awards begin at 5:00 p.m.

In the Sheep Building, the Sheep Lead class will begin at 3 p.m., with “Little Shepherds” Showmanship contest to follow.

Come and join us at the Dodge County Fair! If you have any questions on the Junior Fair judging schedule please call (920) 386-3790. Select your favorite department and check the judging schedules above to see Dodge County’s youth accomplishments and activities in action.