Dodge County Junior Fair
- 2011-2013 Dodge County Junior Fairbook (PDF, 162 pages, 1.01 MB)
- 2013 Cat Project: Rabies and Distemper Certificates MUST be mailed to the 4-H Office and postmarked on or before August 2, 2013. If your vaccinations are good for three years, then just send in a copy. There is no Cat Entry Information Form to submit.
Frequently Asked Junior Fair Questions
- What are the dates of the Dodge County Fair?
- What shifts are open for 4-H Food Stands at county fair?
- Where can I find an electronic version of the Junior Fairbook and updates?
- What classes can I enter at the fair?
- How do I enter my projects for the fair and where is the Web site?
- Where do I find rules about the Meat Animal Sale, Junior Fair Entry and Wisconsin State Fair?
- What is a Premise ID, do I need one and how do I get one?
- What is a COOL form where do I find one?
- Where do I get information about fair contests like Little Britches, Little Shcpherds, Forage Council Poster Contest and Honey Contest?
- Can I stay overnight at the fair?
- How can I reach someone at the fairgrounds?
- What juding methods are used at county fair, and what’s the difference between them?
- August 14-18, 2013
- Dodge County Fairgrounds
- Farm Bureau 4-H Stand (Coop Building)
- Cream Puffs/Caramel Apple Slices (Coop Building)
- 4-H Promotion Booth (Youth Building)
- Fish Pond (Youth Building)
- Family Farm Adventure Tent
- 2014 Food Stand Sign-up Sheets (5 pages, PDF, 165 KB)
- Dodge County Junior Meat Animal Sale and Carcass Show Rules (starting on page 139 of Junior Fairbook)
- Dodge County Junior Fair Entry Rules (starting on page v of Junior Fairbook)
- Animal Health Exhibition Update for 2013 from Bernie O’Rourke (PDF, 3 pages, 60 KB)
- DATCP – Animal Health Rules – All WI Shows & Fairs
- COOL-Country of Origin Labeling Affidavit Form (PDF)
- Premise ID’s: What they are and how to get one (REQUIRED for most species)
- 2013 Little Britches Contest Rules & Registration Form (PDF, 1 page, 47 KB)
- 2013 Little Shepherds Contest Rules & Registration Form (PDF, 1 page, 69 KB)
- 2013 Dairy Fitting Contest (PDF, 1 page, 68.1 KB)
- 2013 Forage Council Poster Contest (PDF, 1 page, 55 KB)
- 2013 Honey Contest Information Sheet (PDF, 1 page, 65 KB)
- 2013 Fairest of the Fair Application Form (DOC, 2 pages, 50 KB)
- 2013 Fairest of the Fair Application Form (PDF, 2 pages, 211 KB)
- 2013 Record Sheet for Summer Reading Challenge (PDF, 1 page, 22 KB)
- 2013 Record Sheet for Summer Reading Challenge (DOC, 1 page, 38 KB)
- Livestock Herdsmanship Scorecard (PDF, 1 page, 137 KB)
All members having animals staying overnight MUST obtain ID wristbands at the Youth Building office (9 AM – 8 PM fair days). See pg. vi of Fair Book about YOUR responsibility.
- Fair Office Phone: 920-885-3586
- Youth Building Phone: 920-887-3597
- Danish Method: This is the traditional system whereby all exhibits of the same lot number are present simultaneously to the judge. The judge evaluates each exhibit but is permitted to give a maximum of 25% ribbons to each group (blue, red, white & pink) Exhibitors do not need to be present for this type of judging.
Danish Judging Placing Sheet
- Conference Method: All exhibits within a lot number are presented simultaneously, evaluated and awarded ribbons as in Danish judging, BUT the exhibitor or their representative must be available to present the exhibit. The judge asks questions pertaining to the exhibit and awards ribbons accordingly.
- 1-2-3-4 Method: Usually used in Open Class. There is one 1 st , one 2 nd , one 3 rd , one 4 th placing. Judge does not have to give a 1 st . Below 4 th receives no ribbons and no premiums.
- Face-to-Face Method: This type allows for more flexibility on the part of the judge and the exhibitor. Exhibitors bring all their exhibits in that department to be judged at one time and talk to the judge about the exhibits. Exhibits are not compared with other exhibits in the same lot number, but judged on their own merit. The judge may award the ribbon and premium which is appropriate without regard to Danish percentages.
- What if an exhibitor can not present for their face-to face or conference judging? Exhibitors who cannot be present for their judging must contact the department superintendent head of time . It is preferred that another exhibitor sit in for that person’s discussion with the judge; however, a leader or parent may sit in if necessary. There is no automatic penalty for exhibitors who are not present for their judging. It is up to each judge and superintendent to determine how the exhibitor’s absence will affect the placing awarded.
- General Face-to-Face Questions you may be asked…
What do you like most about your project?
What do you like least about this project?
What have you learned in this project?
What would you like to learn more about in this project?
Where did you get the idea for this exhibit?
Who helped you?
What was the easiest part of making this exhibit?
What was the most difficult or challenging part?
What would you do differently if you made another exhibit?
2013 Online Fair Entries Closed June 10th. If you have online fair entry questions, please call the UW-Extension Office at 920-386-379o.