A judging event for 4-H youth participating in the dairy project. Dairy breeds are evaluated on functionality, frame, balance, and udder characteristics.
Youth participate in Danish judging and animals are evaluated on functionality, structure, balance, and attractiveness. Judging is held in the Small Animal Building on the northwest corner of the Fairgrounds.
Youth showcase ability in dog handling and performance a result of training, obedience, and showmanship classes that take place prior to the fair.
The junior market lambs exhibit purpose is to encourage young people to produce and exhibit high-quality lambs as part of their farming program.
Youth exhibit up to 8 entries in a variety of subject areas that youth have explored throughout the year. Entries are judged and displayed in the Youth Building at the northeast corner of the Fairgrounds.
Sheep are evaluated in the Junior Livestock Building arena for; functionality, structure, balance, and attractiveness. All purebred breeding stock must be registered.
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.