Visit the Dodge County Junior Fair website for exhibitor information.
- Who may exhibit? See Junior Fair Entry Rules
- All Junior Fair entries are made online – ENTRY DEADLINE IS JUNE 10th
County Fair Contest Applications
- Summer Reading Challenge – coming soon deadline August 19, 2018
- Dodge County Forage Council Poster Contest – coming soon deadline August 1
- Little Flock (Poultry) Showmanship Contest deadline August 1
- Little Bunny Huddle Showmanship Contest deadline August 1
- Little Britches (Dairy) deadline August 1
- Junior Britches (Dairy) deadline August 1
- Little Shepherds Showmanship Contest (Sheep) deadline August 1
- Younger Brother or Sister Exhibit Entry deadline June 30
- Fairest of the Fair Application – coming soon
4-H Volunteer Sign-up Sheets
- Sign up to volunteer in the Farm Bureau 4-H Stand and Cream Puffs/Caramel Apple Slices (Co-op Building), the 4-H Promotion Booth and 4-H Fish Pond (Youth Building).
- Food & Fair Stand Schedules – schedules open in April (updated weekly)
Youth Building Office Phone: 920-887-3597
Rules, Regulations and Forms
- Meat Animal Sale and Carcass Show Rules
- DATCP – Animal Health Rules – All WI Shows & Fairs
- COOL-Country of Origin Labeling Affidavit Form
- Premise ID’s: What they are and how to get one (REQUIRED for most species)
- Goat ID Form (all Junior Fair Goat exhibitors must complete and turn in this form on Entry Day).
- Horse Fair Form
- POULTRY ACTIVITY RECORD FOR THE SMALL ANIMAL AUCTION
- Rabbit, Poultry, Goat, Pet Pals County Meeting Attendance Card (attendance at 2 meetings required to exhibit at the Junior Fair)
- Helpful Hints for Rabbit Exhibitors at the Fair
- Dairy Youth Recognition Auction Participant Profile
Dodge County Fair
- August 15-19, 2018
- Dodge County Junior Fair
- Dodge County Fairgrounds
- Fair Office Phone: 920-885-3586
Judging Method Descriptions
- 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 1st , one 2nd , one 3rd , one 4th placing. Judge does not have to give a 1st . Below 4th 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 ahead 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?