This Sunday, the Beaver Pigeon and Bantam Club (BPBC) will be hosting a much-anticipated opportunity for local youth to showcase their poultry projects. The BPBC is inviting youth participants (19 years and younger) to participate in this one day It’s Not Fair BPBC Youth Poultry Show. With the 2020 Dodge County Fair and many other events being cancelled throughout the season, this socially distanced event will provide local youth with an opportunity to still showcase and take pride in their poultry projects this summer.

This special event is scheduled this Sunday, August 2 at 9 am inside the youth building on the Dodge County Fairgrounds.

The fairgrounds will open at 7 am, with limited one-hour registration scheduled from 7:30-8:30. Exhibitors will be asked to complete one entry form per exhibitor and one coop card for every bird. Participants should plan on bringing their own pen to complete registration paperwork.

The registration fee is only $1.50 for each bird. Checks should be made payable to: Beaver Pigeon and Bantam Club.

Poultry classes will include large fowl (American, Mediterranean, English, Asiatic, Continental and AOSB), bantam chickens (single comb clean legged, rose comb clean legged, feather legged, game, and AOCCL), ducks (heavy, medium, light and bantam), geese (heavy, medium and light), pigeon (utility, sporting and fancy), ringneck dove, guinea fowl and turkeys.

Judging will begin promptly at 9:00 am. This will be a no cooping show, so participants should make sure that their carriers have adequate space for the birds to be comfortable during the show. Birds should remain in their carrier until judging time. Multiple experienced judges will be evaluating classes simultaneously, to ensure that the event runs efficiently.

Trophies will be awarded to champion and reserve champion in each class. Trophy sponsorships are available for a $10 sponsorship fee. Sponsorship can be secured by contacting BPBC at 920-763-8030 or [email protected].

If youth are interested in participating on Sunday, please complete the interest form. This is not a registration form, but will provide organizers with an estimated number of attendees for this socially distanced event.

Participants and family members should not plan on attending if they or anyone in their household have felt ill or have fever-like symptoms. Face coverings are not required, but are encouraged.

All animal waste, bedding and trash must go home with participants, so please bring a broom and dustpan with you to clean up your area.

Additional questions and trophy sponsorship inquiries may be directed to the Beaver Pigeon and Bantam Club at 920-763-8030 or [email protected]. The local group that has been bringing poultry and pigeon fanciers together for more than sixty years is also arranging an annual fall show, to be held at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in October. To stay informed regarding this and other events at Dodge County Fairgrounds, subscribe to our event reminders and updates.

by Jamie Adcock author of and