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The Colorado State Fair guidelines may be used as a general reference for the Phillips County Fair.

NOTE: The following requirements are specific to the Phillips County Fair.

GENERAL RULES 2017

The Colorado State Fair guidelines may be used as a general reference for the Phillips County Fair.

NOTE: The following requirements are specific to the Phillips County Fair.

Current Year shall mean 2017

  1. Exhibitors are responsible for knowing the rules of the department in which they are entering.
  2. Exhibitors need to read all entry requirements pertaining to the area and department in which they plan to exhibit.
  3. All exhibits shall be owned by the exhibitor in both Youth and Open Division.
  4. Open Division, except livestock, of the Phillips County Fair will be open. Open Livestock is open only to counties adjoining Phillips County and Phillips County residents. All entries for the Open Division Livestock must be Pre-Registered by July 17th to be eligible to show at the Phillips County Fair. EXCEPTION: BUCKET CALVES AND TINY TOT SHOWS ARE DAY OF SHOW ENTRY. On-line entries are preferred. Visit www.4hffa.com.
  5. The Youth and Showmanship Division of the Phillips County Fair will be subdivided by age of exhibitor as of Jan. 1, 2017: age 5-7 (Cloverbuds), age 8-10 (Juniors), age 11-13 (Intermediate) and 14-18 (Seniors).
  6. 4-H or FFA members exhibiting must be enrolled as a member of Phillips County 4-H or FFA. To show, 4-H members must be considered in good standing. Youth exhibitors must be present to show their animal exhibits (except for unforeseen emergencies).
  7. No person can enter articles, animals or other material for exhibition or competition except as provided by these regulations.
  8. Exhibitors will not be allowed to reserve exhibit space, stalls or pens. Superintendents will assign exhibit space, stalls/pens upon entry.  Livestock exhibit assignments will be posted by 8am, the day of fair week livestock weigh-in/ entry.  Horse stall assignments will be posted the day prior to fair week horse entry.  NO EXHIBIT MAY BE SET UP PRIOR TO SUPERINTENDENTS ASSIGNING/POSTING EXHIBIT ASSIGNMENTS.
  9. No vehicles are allowed to park within the fairgrounds proper. Vehicles brought into the fairgrounds proper for delivery or maintenance of an exhibit must be removed by 8 a.m.
  10. Youth exhibitors will be allowed to show in the Open Division classes provided different animals or exhibits are shown than have been exhibited in the Youth Division.
  11. Owners are required to furnish feed and proper care for their animals until they are released. Proper care includes, but is not limited to, cleanliness of stalls and alleys at all times.  Upon release exhibitors must leave their pens/stalls, alleys and exhibit areas in a clean and orderly manner.  This applies to all animals projects.  No straw will be allowed as bedding on the fairgrounds. No animals may be left loose, tied or unattended at any time in a show ring or rodeo arena. Clean up must be done prior to premium payout.  Superintendents must sign a clean-up confirmation slip for all livestock exhibitors.
  12. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to have the entry before the judge when the class is placed. All animals must be able to be shown in the ring. Any unruly animals will be disqualified from being exhibited.
  13. The management reserves the right to reject unworthy exhibits of any kind by refusing space, stalls, pens or admission to the grounds.
  14. 14. Any animal exhibited must be free of all diseases. The superintendent of any department has the right to call a veterinarian if disease is suspected in any animal brought to the Phillips County Fair. The decision of the fair veterinarian will be final and may not be protested.
  15. The USDA’s Scrapie Eradication Program will be enforced at the Phillips County Fair. This regulation requires sheep and goats to have scrapie identification ear tags that list their flock of origin. Animals required to have scrapie tags are:

SHEEP: All breeding sheep regardless of age and all ewes shown as market lambs.

GOATS: All breeding goats, wethers 18 months of age and older, and all does shown as market goats. Exceptions: Registered goats may use tattoos or microchips (EIDs) with Breed Registration Numbers in place of scrapie tags. Registration papers must be provided for verification. Illegible tattoos and non-readable EIDs must be replaced with a USDA Scrapie ID tag.

  1. Purchased animal should have the seller’s scrapie tag. An animal you raised should have your scrapie tag.
  2. Exhibits will be on hand and ready for public viewing on a daily basis between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
  3. Exhibits shall remain in place until released by the superintendent in charge.
  4. Official Livestock exhibit release is 9 am to noon and release of all other exhibits is 9 am to 3 pm on Sunday, July 30th.  Premium payout is Sunday, July 30th, 9 am to 3 pm at the Exhibit Building at the county fairgrounds. Premium checks will not be mailed.  Exhibitors must pick up their premium checks in the Extension Office within 60 days of the last day of County Fair.  Checks not picked up by exhibitors within 60 days of the end of County Fair are forfeited to the Fair Board.
  5. The fair management will not be responsible for exhibits which are not picked up by 10:30 a.m. the first Monday following fair. Such exhibits will be disposed of if not picked up by exhibitor.
  6. The Fairgrounds are patrolled nightly by local law enforcement during the Fair. However, the fair management assumes no responsibility for the safety of exhibits.
  7. Violation of rules will result in the forfeit of all premium money and will disqualify the exhibitor from showing at the county fair for a period of one year. Note: Protest Committee to review this rule for any changes that may be necessary. 23. Premiums paid for livestock and showmanship classes will be 1st, $6; 2nd, $5; 3rd, $4; 4th, $3; 5th, $2; 6th, $1. Poultry, rabbits and dog will receive 1st, $3; 2nd, $2; 3rd, $1. Championship classes will receive ribbons and/or other awards in place of additional cash premiums. Special premiums may be offered at the discretion of the fair management.  Premiums paid for Open Class exhibits will be 1st, $3; 2nd, $2; 3rd, $1.  Championship classes will receive ribbons and/or other awards in place of additional cash premiums except where noted.  Premium checks will not be mailed.  Exhibitors must pick up their premium checks in the Extension Office within 60 days of the last day of County Fair.  Checks not picked up by exhibitors within 60 days of the end of County Fair are forfeited to the Fair Board.

PROTEST RULES

Exhibitors or individuals have the right of protest.  The person protesting must deposit $100 protest fee and file a written statement of the alleged violation within 24 hours of the occurrence. Such notice and fee must be presented personally to Extension Office personnel at the Extension Office.  A written verification of the filing of the protest and fee must be received from Extension Office personnel when the protest is presented to them.  Once protest has been filed it will be turned over to the Fair Board.  Protest Committee shall consist of 2 Fair Board members, 2 Jr. Livestock Committee Members, 1 County Commissioner, and the Fair Board President to act as moderator.  If, upon investigation by the committee, the protest is declared valid, appropriate action will be initiated and the protest fee refunded.  If the protest is invalid, the fee will be forfeited.  Decisions of the judges are not eligible for protest.

 

4-H & FFA/ YOUTH DIVISION LIVESTOCK RULES

READ ALL GENERAL RULES, LIVESTOCK RULES, HEALTH REGULATIONS, USDA WHOLESOME MEAT ACT RULES, AND RULES FOR SPECIFIC DEPARTMENTS.

  1. Read official schedule of the fair for weigh-in and entry times.
  2. All market animals should be in show condition when weighed; excessively dirty animals will not be weighed until clean. All Market Lambs must be shorn once in 2017 and dry before they will be weighed.

3. Only bona fide members of Phillips County 4-H and FFA clubs in good standing are eligible to exhibit in the Youth Division. The 4-H leaders must verify project records for each 4-H club member. FFA exhibitors may exhibit only the animals which are part of their school project. Their project records must be verified by the FFA instructors.

4. Adults will not be permitted in the show ring during Youth Division judging.

5. Date of ownership and caring for livestock exhibited in the Youth Division shall be the day of the initial weigh-in or identification for beef, sheep, goats and swine. All market beef, sheep, goats and swine must be entered on the initial weigh-in day to show at the fair and to be eligible for rate-of-gain, carcass contest or Junior Livestock Sale. Rabbits and breeding livestock projects must have been raised/owned by the exhibitor and in continuous ownership of the exhibitor by June 1, of the current year. Poultry projects must have been raised/owned by the exhibitor and in continuous ownership of the exhibitor by June 15, of the current year.  Horse ID’s are due May 1st of every year. 

6. Market animals must be within the weight guidelines to be eligible for market classes, rate-of-gain, carcass contest and the Junior Livestock Sale. See specific departments for weight guidelines.

7. Market animals will be weighed ONE TIME ONLY within time scheduled for that species.

8. The Fairboard and Junior Livestock Sale Committee hold no liability to those animals returned to home, herd or elsewhere.

  1. Unethically fitted livestock will not be tolerated by the fair management.  Unethical practices are deemed as:
  2. Doctoring, doping, tubing or injecting show animals for body “fill-ins” or the alteration, changing, defacing or any modification of the marking of show animals and the anatomical structure of an animal, the removal, alteration, changing or purposely damaging ear tags; any type of Injection where oils, glycerin or like substances are used for body “fill-in,” external applications of such things as liniments and blistering agents that would cause an edematous condition; use of ice packs or other refrigerants to alter the quality of the finish of an animal.
  3. Icing of animals will not be allowed.
  4. No drench guns or artificial device for hydrating or feeding of animals will be allowed.  Drenching process will be allowed only by a licensed veterinarian.
  5. No animals may be decorated with any unnecessary paraphernalia during judging or sale.
  6. Changing the color of hair at any point, spot or area on the animal’s body, above the hocks, or any grooming material that allows color to be rubbed off from any animal will result in disqualification.
  7. No altering structure of hair or wool coat except for trimming and blocking will be allowed.
  8. Any entry adding an artificial tail head or tail fin, artificial poll, or adding any hair or hair-like substance will be disqualified.
  9. Any exhibitor committing any of the above-listed unethical practices, or any other practice deemed unethical by the Phillips County Fairboard or Junior Livestock Sale Committee will be subject to discipline as set forth in General Rules #22.

10. No exhibitor may win more than 2 premiums in any one class or more than 1 premium for group classes.

11. Electronic ID tags must be in all large animals except horses.

12. Electronic ear tags must be left in all animals unless there are special circumstances, and the Phillips County Extension Office has been notified.

  1. Junior Livestock exhibitors are required to show in Showmanship in at least one of the following species – beef, sheep, goats, swine, poultry, and rabbits – that they have entered in the county fair to be eligible for participation in the Junior Livestock Sale.
  2. Assistance with fitting or grooming of animals may be given by Phillips County 4-H Leaders, Phillips County FFA Instructors, other exhibiting Phillips County 4-H/FFA youth and adults that have children exhibiting at the Phillips County Fair.
  3. Premiums: See General Rules

 

LIVESTOCK HEALTH REGULATIONS

1. Interstate entries

All species must meet Colorado import regulations.

2. Colorado entries must originate from herds not under quarantine.

A. Beef cattle – no health certificate required.

B. Sheep – no health certificate required.

C. Swine – no health certificate required.

D. Goats – no health certificate required.

E. Horses – no health certificate required.

F. Dairy cattle

1. Phillips County – no health certificate required.

2. Adjoining counties – required to have an official health certificate showing cattle are from a current Grade-A dairy herd status or have been tested negative for both Brucellosis and Tuberculosis within the last 30 days and are otherwise in good health.

3. Breeding sheep and goats, 18 months and over, must have premise tags for scrapies and must be tagged or otherwise identified as to their herd of origin.

4. All junior market livestock will be subject to drug testing. Livestock will be visibly inspected by veterinarian at fairgrounds prior to Wednesday weigh-in.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

WHOLESOME MEAT ACT

The United States Department of Agriculture Wholesome Meat Act applies to the sale of market livestock sold during the Phillips County Fair as follows:

a. Animals must be in good health and carcasses free of drug or chemical residues.

b. Antibiotics and sulfonamides have required withdrawal periods which must be followed.

c. All drug label directions for use and withdrawal periods must be followed.

d. If drug or other chemical residues are found in tissue of carcasses, the entire carcass may be condemned.

If drug or other chemical residues are found in tissue of carcasses of animals sold through the Phillips County Fair 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale, consigned to the floor plan purchasers, or any other sale or consignment arranged through the fair, the Phillips County Fair will in no way be liable or responsible for condition of carcasses or sale price. The exhibitor will forfeit all rights the sale price.

Before administering antibiotics and/or sulfonamides, consult a licensed veterinarian, or follow label directions of the drug.

The Phillips County Fair Board supports the Wholesome Meat Act; any violations of the Wholesome Meat Act or of Colorado Revised Statute 18-9-207 will not be condoned or tolerated at the Phillips County Fair. All 4-H/FFA youth and their parents/guardians shall insure they understand these rules and statutes, and have signed Wholesome Meat Act form on file with the Extension Office.

 

DEPARTMENT A:  BEEF

Superintendent: Grady Groshans

Project Exhibit Rules:

1. Please read all General Rules, Livestock Rules, Livestock Health Regulations, Jr. Livestock Sale Rules and USDA Wholesome Meat Act rules.

2. Please see Official Schedule of the Fair for Weigh-in/Entry and Judging times

4. All Market Beef exhibitors must turn in brand inspection certificates issued in their own names for each animal at time of initial weigh-in.  Retinal scans are required for State Fair.

5. Market Beef Classes:

a. Market beef weighing less than 1,000 lbs. will be shown in a feeder class.  Market beef over 1500 lbs. will be shown in the    overweight class.  They will not be considered for champion and will not be allowed to go through the livestock sale.

b. Market Beef with more than an inner pair of permanent teeth will be disqualified as over-age.

c. Exhibitors are limited to 4 Market Beef entries

d. Market Beef entries will be divided into weight classes by superintendents after weigh-in and the list will be posted in the barn.

  1. The natural color of the steer/heifer cannot be altered using any artificial coloring.  However, products that match the natural color of the steer/heifer may be used in the fitting process from the knees and hocks down and on the switch only.

6. Bucket Calf Class – OPEN:

a. Classes will be designated by age of exhibitors.

b. Bucket calves should not be clipped.

c. Bucket calves should be on the bucket or bottle at fair time.

d. Bucket calves do not have to stay at the fairgrounds.

7. Premiums: See General Rules

Division Y: Youth (Phillips County 4-H and FFA Exhibitors)

Division O: Residents of Phillips and adjoining counties

Classes: Appropriate classes for age, breed and sex will be designated after preregistration entries are received.

– Showmanship Senior

– Showmanship Intermediate

– Showmanship Junior

– 4-H Bucket Calf

– Junior calf, calved since Jan. 1, 2017

– Senior calf, calved between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, 2016

– Summer yearling, calved between May 1 and Aug. 31, 2016

– Junior yearling, calved between Jan. 1 and April 30, 2016

– Senior yearling, calved between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, 2015

– Aged, calved before Sept. 1, 2015. Females must have calved or be tested pregnant.

– Cow/Calf Pair

– Champion classes

– Grand Champion classes

– Bucket calves

– Feeders, less than 1,000 lbs.

– Market heifer classes

– Market steer classes

– Breeding bull (Bulls have to be shown with nose lead)

– Champion classes

– Grand Champion classes

– Group of 3 owned by 1 exhibitor

– Club or chapter group of 5; 3 members must be represented

– Rate-of-gain

 

DEPARTMENT B:  DAIRY COWS

Superintendent: Roger Koberstein

Project Exhibit Rules:

1. Please read all General Rules, Livestock Rules, Livestock Health Regulations and USDA Wholesome Meat Act rules.

2. See Official Schedule of the Fair for Weigh-in/Entry and Judging times.

3. Entries are limited to 4 head per exhibitor.

5. Classes will be made available for any of the six main breeds of Holstein, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Jersey, Ayrshire and Milking Shorthorns.

6. Premiums: See Livestock Rules.

Division Y: Youth (Phillips County 4-H & FFA Exhibitors)

Division O: Residents of Phillips and adjoining counties

Classes: Appropriate classes for age, breed and sex will be designated after pre-registration entries are received.

– Showmanship Senior

– Showmanship Intermediate

– Showmanship Junior

– Junior calf, calved in 2017

– Senior calf, calved Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, 2016

– Junior yearling, calved March 1 to Aug. 31, 2016

– Senior yearling, calved Sept. 1, 2012, to Feb. 28, 2016

– First-calf heifer

– Young cow

– Mature cow

 

DEPARTMENT C:  GOATS

Superintendents: Del Struckmeyer -Non-Dairy and Market

Roger Koberstein – Dairy and Other Purebreds

General Project Exhibit Rules:

  1. Please read all General Rules, Livestock Rules, Livestock Health Regulations, Jr. Livestock Sale Rules and USDA Wholesome Meat Act rules.

2. Please see Official Schedule of the Fair for Weigh-in/Entry and Judging times

  1. Goats may be shown in their natural hair coat or slick-shorn (with no indication of blocking) to the skin above the knee and hock joints, excluding the tail switch.

4. All goats with horns must have horns tipped blunt, no sharper than the size of a dime. Removal of horns on grounds is NOT permitted.

5. Exhibitors will be allowed to use halters or collars in the show ring.

  1. Goats must be shown without hairdressing compounds including oils, paints, powders, artificial coloring, or other dressings.
  2. In market goat classes, the front feet of the goat must remain on the show ring floor while being shown.
  3. Premiums: See Livestock Rules.

Division Y: Youth (Phillips County 4-H and FFA Exhibitors)

Division O: Residents of Phillips and adjoining counties

Classes: Appropriate classes for age, breed and sex will be designated after pre-registration entries are received.

– Showmanship classes

– Showmanship Senior

– Showmanship Intermediate

– Showmanship Junior

Breeding Goats

– Junior kid, born May-July 2017

– Intermediate kid, born April 2017

– Senior kid, born February-March 2017

– Junior yearling, born September 2016-January 2017

– Senior yearling, born September 2015-August 2016, non-milking

– Senior yearling, born September 2015-August 2016, milking

– Does 2 years and under 3, born September 2014-August, 2015

– Does 3 years and under 5, born September 2011-August 2012

– Does 5 and over, born prior to September 2011

Market Goats

 Project Exhibit Rules:

1. Please read all General Rules, General Project Exhibit Rules for Goats; Livestock Rules, Livestock Health Regulations and USDA Wholesome Meat Act rules.

2. The Colorado State Fair requires all Market Goats going to State Fair to have an official recorded county/FFA ear tag.  Retinal scan is required.

3. Each exhibitor may show up to 4 Market Goats.

4. Market Goats must be weighed and identified with an ear tag at the Market Sheep/Goat weigh-in May. All Market Goats will automatically be entered in the rate-of-gain contest.

5. The minimum weight for Market Goats will be 55 pounds. The maximum weight will be 110 pounds.   Goats less than 55 lbs. will be shown in the feeder class and goats over 110 lbs. will be shown in the overweight class.  They will not be considered for champion and will not be allowed to go through the Junior Livestock Sale.

6. Meat goats must be 1 year of age or less and have their milk teeth in normal positions at time of check-in with superintendent. Any meat goat having lost either or both of the milk teeth will be disqualified.

7. Both wether and doe goats will be eligible for entry as Market Goats. Does may not be shown in both the Dairy Goat and the Market Goat shows in the same year.

8. Market Goats will be weighed and divided into classes, as appropriate for the number of head and weights of the goats. All goats will be weighed, classified, and divided into three weight groups.

Division Y: Youth (Phillips County 4-H and FFA Exhibitors)

Division O: Residents of Phillips and adjoining counties

Classes: Appropriate classes for age, breed and sex will be designated after pre-registration entries are received.

-Market Goat classes

Pair of market goats owned by 1 exhibitor

 – Club or chapter group of 5; 3 members must be represented

– Catch-It-Goat Live Placing

Dairy Goats

Classes: Appropriate classes for age, breed and sex will be designated after pre-registration entries are received. Classes will be made available for any of the 8 main breeds, Alpine, LaMancha, Nubian, Oberhasli, Saanen, Toggenburg, Sable and Nigerian Dwarf.

– Junior kid, born May-July 2017

– Intermediate kid, born April 2017

– Senior kid, born February-March 2017

– Junior yearling, born September 2016-January 2017

– Senior yearling, born September 2015-August 2016, non-milking

– Senior yearling, born September 2015-August 2016, milking

– Does 2 years and under 3, born September 2014-August, 2015

– Does 3 years and under 5, born September 2011-August 2014

– Does 5 and over, born prior to September 2011

Other Purebred Goats: ie Pygmy Goats

– Junior kid, born May-July 2017

– Intermediate kid, born April 2017

– Senior kid, born February-March 2017

– Junior yearling, born September 2016-January 2017

– Senior yearling, born September 2015-August 2016, non-milking

– Senior yearling, born September 2015-August 2016, milking

– Does 2 years and under 3, born September 2014-August, 2015

– Does 3 years and under 5, born September 2011-August 2014

– Does 5 and over, born prior to September 2011

 

DEPARTMENT D:  SHEEP

Superintendent: Todd Workman

 Project Exhibit Rules:

1. Please read all General Rules, Livestock Rules, Livestock Health Regulations, Jr. Livestock Sale Rules and USDA Wholesome                    Meat Act rules.

2. Please see Official Schedule of the Fair for Weigh-in/Entry and Judging Times

3. Market sheep must be weighed and identified with an ear tag at the Market Sheep/Goat weigh-in in May. All Market Sheep will                   automatically be entered in the rate-of-gain contest.

4. Jr. Market lambs must have been born in 2017, OR be carrying all milk teeth (have lamb teeth) in place.  Yearlings must have                  been born in 2016, and aged sheep born prior to Jan. 1, 2016.

5. Market lambs of all breeds will be split as evenly as possible into weight classes and judged accordingly.

6. Each exhibitor may show up to 4 market lambs.

7. Lambs under 100 pounds will be shown as feeder lambs.  Lambs over 160 lbs. will be shown in the overweight class.  They will not     be considered for champion and will not be allowed to go through the Junior Livestock Sale.

8. All yearlings and older sheep must have been shorn in current year.

9. A flock is 2 ewes and a ram owned by one exhibitor. These animals must be shown individually at the fair.

10. Breeding classes will be provided for recognized breeds that have 3 or more entries for a class.

  1. All market lambs must be shown uniformly slick shorn with   a maximum of 1/4″ wool from the knees and hocks up.  No patterns             allowed.
  2. Lambs must be shown without hairdressing compounds including oils, paints, powders, artificial coloring or other dressing, with NO belly or flank wool.
  3. During market lamb classes, the front feet of the sheep must remain on the show ring floor while being shown.
  4. The Colorado State Fair requires all Market Sheep going to State Fair to have an official recorded county/FFA ear tag. Retinal              scan is required.

 

  1. Premiums: See Livestock Rules.

Division Y: Youth (Phillips County 4-H and FFA Exhibitors)

Division O: Residents of Phillips and adjoining counties

Classes: Appropriate classes for age, breed and sex will be designated after pre-registration entries are received.

– Showmanship Senior

– Showmanship Intermediate

– Showmanship Junior

– Feeder lamb

– Market lamb

– Champion lamb classes

– Pair of market lambs owned by 1 exhibitor

– Club or chapter group of 5; 3 members must be represented

– Rate-of-gain

– Ewe lamb

– Yearling ewe

– Aged ewe

– Ram lamb

– Yearling ram

– Aged ram

– Flock

– Overall Champion Breeding Ewe

 

DEPARTMENT E:  MARKET SWINE

Superintendents: Dave Gibson

Project Exhibit Rules:

  1. Please read all General Rules, Livestock Rules, Livestock Health Regulations, Jr. Livestock Sale Rules and USDA Wholesome Meat Act rules.
  2. Please see Official Schedule of the Fair for Weigh-in/Entry and Judging times.

3.  No breeding swine will be exhibited or shown.

  1. Market swine weighing less than 230 pounds will be shown in a feeder class.  Market swine weighing over 300 pounds will be   shown in an overweight class.  They will not be considered for champion and will not be allowed to go through the livestock sale.

5. Swine exhibitors must have swine registrations on file with the Extension Office by May 4, of the current year, in order to show at the Phillips County Fair.

6. Exhibitors are limited to 4 market swine entries.

7. All market swine must be clean of all mud and dirt and their ear tags must be clean so that they are easily read before they will be   weighed.

8. Market hogs of all breeds will be split as evenly as possible into weight classes and judged accordingly.

  1. Hogs must be shown without hairdressing compounds including, oils, paints, powders, artificial coloring or other dressing to    include hoof ointments or treatment paints.
  2. The Colorado State Fair requires all Market Swine going to State Fair to have an official recorded county/FFA ear tag and ears notched.

 

10. Premiums: See General Rules.

Division Y: Youth (Phillips County 4-H and FFA Exhibitors)

Classes: Appropriate classes will be designated after pre-registration entries are received and hogs have been weighed in at the fair.

– Showmanship Senior

– Showmanship Intermediate

– Showmanship Junior

– Market hog classes

– Champion market hog classes

 

DEPARTMENT F:  POULTRY

Superintendent: Jason Donovan

Project Exhibit Rules:       

1. Please read all General Rules, Livestock Rules, Livestock Health Regulations, Jr. Livestock Sale Rules and USDA Wholesome Meat Act Rules.

  1. See the Official Schedule of the Fair for Entry and Judging times.
  2. 4-H/FFA EXHIBITORS are limited to 4 Market Chicken entries in the Market Chicken Class. (ie. 2 Broiler/Fryers and 2 Roasters OR 3 Broiler/Fryers and 1 Roaster, etc.) – sex of chickens does not matter. Chickens will be weighed in at entry time to assist in final

class determination.  There will be overweight and underweight classes, if needed.  Overweight and underweight chickens are not eligible for Grand or Reserve Grand Champion placing or the Jr. Livestock Sale. All Market Poultry must have Phillips County Provided Leg Bands. Limit of 1 entry per exhibitor, per class, in the Breeding, Show Birds, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese and Other Poultry classes.

            4-H/FFA EXHIBITORS are limited to 2 Market Turkeys in the Market Turkey Class.  All market turkeys must be bronze or white commercial meat varieties.  Age of Toms should be between 20-22 weeks and hens should be between 14-16 weeks of age.

Marketing condition and quality will be the emphasis of market turkey classes.  The judge will determine sale eligibility.  Any turkeys not deemed market ready for sale will be disqualified from the Junior Livestock Auction.

 

   OPEN EXHIBITORS are limited to 1 entry per class in Market, Breeding, Show Birds, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese and Other Poultry classes.

4. Date of ownership will be June 15, of the current year, and/or raised by exhibitor.

5. Ages of all poultry must be supplied on pre-registration form, and confirmed upon entry at fairgrounds. Substitutions in the same class will be subject to the superintendent’s discretion.

6. Poultry hatched prior to the current year will be known as cock, hen, or “old.” Those hatched in the current year will be known as cockerel, pullet, or “young.”

7. A trio will consist of one male and two females of the same age and breeding classification. Poultry shown as a trio cannot be shown as a single.

8. All poultry must be shown in their natural state.

  1. All poultry must have leg bands.

10. All entries will be presented to the judge by the exhibitor for judging of classes.

11. Various breeds will be judged together unless three or more exhibits for a specific breed class are present.

12. Where there is no competition in a class, awards will be at the discretion of the judge.

13. Meat production birds are limited to Cornish and Cornish Cross, Brahmas, Cochins, Jersey Giants, Cubalaya and Shamo. Dual purpose includes, but are not limited to Ameraucana, Araucana, Australorps, Buckeyes, Catalanas, Chanteclers, Crevecoerurs, Delawares, Dominiques, Dorkings, Faverolles, Hollands, Houdans, Javas, Jersey Giants, Le Fleche, Lamonas, Langshans, Marans, New Hampshire, Orpingtons, Plymouth Rocks, Rhode Island Reds, Rhode Island Whites, Sussex and Wayndottes, of any color or variety. Egg Production includes, but are not limited to Anconas, Andalusions, Australorps, Barnevelders, Campines, Hamburgs, Lakenvelders, Leghorns, Minorcas, Naked Neck, RedCaps, Sicilian Buttercups, Spanish, and Welsummers.  Show Birds include Bantams, Hamburgs Modern Game, Old English Game, Phoenix, Polish, Sultan, Sumatra, Yokohama and other birds not kept for egg or meat production.

14. All Poultry, except chickens, will be “young” or hatched in the current year. This includes, but is not limited to, turkeys, ducks and geese.

15. Premiums: See General Rules.

Division Y: Youth (Phillips County 4-H and FFA Exhibitors)

Division O: Residents of Phillips and adjoining counties

Classes: Appropriate classes for age, breed and sex will be designated after pre-registration entries are received.

– Showmanship Senior

– Showmanship Intermediate

– Showmanship Junior

CHICKENS

 Market Chickens:

– Pen of three (either cockerel, pullet or mixed and must be Broiler/Fryers).  Minimum weight for each chicken-3 lbs.  Maximum weight for each chicken – 6 lbs.

– Broilers/Fryers 6-8 weeks of age – Minimum weight 3 lbs./Maximum weight 6 lbs.

– Roasters – 8-12 weeks of age – Minimum weight 6 lbs.

Breeding Chickens

   Dual purpose:

Cock

Hen

Cockerel

Pullet

Old Trio

Young Trio

    Egg Production:

            Cock

Hen

Cockerel

Pullet

Old Trio

Young Trio

   Show Birds:

Cock

Hen

Cockerel

Pullet

Old Trio

Young Trio

Turkeys: market, tom, hen, pair

Geese: gander, goose, pair

Ducks: drake, hen, pair

Other Poultry: tom, hen, pair

Fun categories:  Chicken dress up (dress your chicken with a costume, take its picture and submit the picture for judging), rooster crowing, duck quacking and egg pen of 3 (must be from your own chickens)

 

                                                                         DEPARTMENT G:  RABBITS         

Superintendent: Jason Donovan

Project Exhibit Rules:

1. Please read all General Rules, Livestock Rules, Livestock Health Regulations, Jr. Livestock Sale Rules and USDA Wholesome Meat Act rules.

2. Please see Official Schedule of Fair for Entry/Judging times.

3. One entry per exhibitor per class is permitted. Rabbit Bingo rabbits may be entered in the regular classes in addition to the Rabbit Bingo Class.  The Rabbit Bingo Class is for live placing in the Rabbit Bingo competition only.

4. Date of ownership will be June 1, of the current year, and/or raised by exhibitor.

5. Age of all rabbits must be supplied on pre-registration form and confirmed upon entry at the fairgrounds. Substitutions in the same class will be subject to the superintendent’s discretion.

  1. Age classifications will be: Senior, 8 months and older; Intermediate, 6-8 months; and Juniors, under 6 months.

7. All rabbits must be shown in their natural state.

8. Various breeds will be judged together unless three or more exhibits for a specific breed class are present.

9. Where no competition exists, the judge will make placing as deemed advisable.

10. All rabbits must have a permanent legible tattoo in the left ear.

11. All rabbits will have their toenails clipped before judging.  Clippers will be provided at the fairgrounds. Any rabbits brought to the judge without clipped toenails will be disqualified.

12. Rabbit cages can be locked.  Exhibitors must supply their own locks.

13. Early release of rabbits for weather conditions will be at the discretion of the superintendent.

14. Premiums: See General Rules.

 

Division Y: Youth (Phillips County 4-H & FFA Exhibitors)

Division O: Residents of Phillips and adjoining counties

Classes: Appropriate classes for age, breed and sex will be designated after pre-registration entries are received.

– Showmanship Senior

– Showmanship Intermediate

– Showmanship Junior

Meat production or commercial: (4-H/FFA & OPEN)

– Meat Pen of 3 – Bucks, does or mixed total weight not to exceed 15 lbs.

– Junior Doe

– Junior Buck

– Intermediate Doe

– Intermediate Buck

– Senior Doe

– Senior Buck

– Doe with Litter

Breeding – (4-H/FFA & OPEN):

– Junior Doe

– Junior Buck

– Intermediate Doe

– Intermediate Buck

– Senior Doe

– Senior Buck

– Doe with Litter

Rabbit Bingo – 4-H/FFA ONLY – Determines live placing for contest

Pet Rabbit – 4-H Only

– Showmanship Senior

– Showmanship Intermediate

– Showmanship Junior

– Junior Doe

– Junior Buck

– Intermediate Doe

– Intermediate Buck

– Senior Doe

Crossbreed: (OPEN CLASS ONLY)

– Junior Doe

– Junior Buck

– Intermediate Doe

– Intermediate Buck

– Senior Doe

– Senior Buck

– Doe with Litter

 

TINY TOT RABBIT AND POULTRY SHOW: The Tiny Tot Rabbit and Poultry Show is for exhibitors age 7 and younger.  Only 1 entry per exhibitor. Tiny Tot exhibitors may show a rabbit or chicken that is entered in the Youth Show. Tiny Tot Rabbits and Poultry are subject to General Rule #14: Any animal exhibited must be free of all diseases. The superintendent of any department has the right to call a veterinarian if disease is suspected in any animal brought to the Phillips County Fair. The decision of the fair veterinarian will be final and may not be protested.  All Tiny Tot animals will be shown together in one class per specie and is a non-competitive show.  Exhibitors will receive ribbons. All Tiny Tot rabbits and poultry not being shown in the Youth Show must be removed from the barn immediately after the Tiny Tot Show.  NO CAGES WILL BE PROVIDED FOR TINY TOT RABBITS AND POULTRY.

 

LIVESTOCK SHOWMANSHIP CONTEST

Superintendents: See Beef, Dairy Cow, Goat, Sheep,

Swine, Poultry, Rabbit and Horse Departments

 

1. Livestock showmanship contests will be held during the scheduled show time for each species.

2. Ages of Showmanship exhibitors as of Jan. 1, of the current year, will be a Junior, 8-10 years old; Intermediate, 11-13 years old; Senior, 14-18 years old.

3. All Phillips County 4-H and FFA members are required to enter at least one species in the Showmanship Contest to sell in the Livestock Sale. Showmen must show their own animal.

4. The basis for judging showmanship is as follows:

A. Preparation of animals, 40%.

1. Cleanliness.

2. General appearance of animal.

B. Ability to show animal at best advantage, 60%.

1. Poise of exhibitor.

2. Alertness in following instructions.

3. Ability to control animal at all times.

5. Premiums: 1st, $6; 2nd, $5; 3rd, $4; 4th, $3; 5th, $2; 6th $1.

 

HERDSMANSHIP

Superintendents: See Beef, Dairy Cow, Market Goat, Sheep, Swine, Poultry/Rabbit and Horse Departments

 

Awards may be presented to a 4-H Club or FFA Chapter that best demonstrates outstanding ability in the art of herdsmanship. Factors to be considered in judging will be:

1. Cleanliness of animals, stalls, pens, alleys, exhibit areas.

2. Signs identifying club, chapter or individual animals and their exhibitors is encouraged. Distinctive decorations that enhance the appearance of the display are also encouraged.

3. Personal appearance and attitude of club, chapter or individual.

4. Participation in showmanship contest and all its aspects, in preparation and grooming of the animals and the showing of the animal.

5. Cooperation with superintendents, including sportsmanship.

6. Proper care of animals, including disposal of bedding and manure.

7. Neatness and cleanliness of feed and water and prompt removal of same when not in use.

8. Tack box only permitted behind animal along the promenade aisle. For this contest the superintendents will consider all stalls or pens occupied by the club, chapter or individual.

9. The herdsmanship contest will start first day of fair and end last day of fair. Displays may be inspected at any time during the time the contest is in progress.

10. Superintendents of the beef, dairy cow, goat, sheep, swine, horse, and poultry/rabbit departments will determine the recipients of the Herdsman Awards.

11. Herdsman awards will be presented during the 4-H Achievement Program and/or FFA Award Banquet.

 

JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SALE

 

1. The Junior Livestock Sale is for selling of Rabbits, Goats, Market Beef, Poultry, Swine and Sheep.

2. The Junior Livestock Sale is for 4-H and FFA members only, up to and including the age of 18 as of Jan. 1, of the current year, or the fair immediately following High School graduation.

3. Exhibitors may sell 2 head of livestock and are limited to 1 head per livestock species.

4. Deadline for sale sign up is 6:00 p.m. Friday of Fair or as otherwise announced.  Please see sale sign up commission/sheet.

5. All stock is the responsibility of the exhibitor until normal release time of the fair.

6. All market animals must be within market weights to be eligible for the sale.  Please see the respective departments.

7. Sale weights will be the weight recorded on official weigh-in at fair.

8.  The Junior Livestock Sale is a terminal sale. All animals sold through the Phillips County Junior Livestock Sale, not retained by the buyer for his own meat use, shall be sold at resale value by the Junior Livestock Sale Committee to packer/slaughter buyer only.

9. Exhibitors must show their own animals in the sale ring except for an unforeseen emergency.

  1. All sales are final, however if a champion exhibitor is selling their animal in the Jr. Livestock Sale and wants to participate in a champion of champions show, they must declare their intentions on their consignment form at sale consignment time.  A champion of champions contract must be picked up from the extension office, completed and returned by check out time on Sunday.  The exhibitor will be required to make arrangements with the owner of the animal immediately following the Jr. Livestock Sale in order to participate in the champion of champions show.  Please refer to the champion of champions rules found in the extension office for more details.
  2. No decorations on animals allowed.

12. Exhibitors will be charged 3% of the gross on all sale proceeds and all other monetary transactions on all species that are processed through the sale committee to help conduct, promote and otherwise finance the Junior Livestock Sale.

13. All market animals will be subject to packer discount, if imposed. Exhibitor will assume the discount.

14. A signed COOL affidavit must be turned in prior to the Junior Livestock Sale.

Buyers’ BBQ sponsors:

    Erik & Michelle Vieselmeyer, Vieselmeyer Seed

    Rick & Kathy Haynes, Northeast Feed

    Larry & Adele McConnell, Pioneer Seed

Sale order:  Rabbits – Goats – Beef – Poultry – Swine – Sheep

 

DEPARTMENT H: HORSES

Superintendents: Denise Smith

General Horse Rules and Requirements:

1. Please read all General Rules, Livestock Rules, Livestock Health Regulations. FFA members will follow and abide by 4-H Horse rules.

  1. Please see Official Schedule of the Fair for Entry and Judging times

3. 4-H members are responsible for knowing the specific rules of the show in which they are entered.

4. 4-H horse members must be properly enrolled as a 4-H or FFA horse project member.  Members must have passed Level I written and riding tests to show at the fair.

5. The horses a 4-H club member intends to show as project animals must be designated/identified by June 1st of the current year.

a. A horse identification certificate (available at the Extension Office and in the record book) must be on file with the Extension Office. It is recommended that multiple-project horses also have an ID certificate filed under the 4-H member’s name in case of substitutions.

b. Horse hardship substitutions at the 4-H horse show can only be a project horse identified by June 1st of the current year.

6. Registrations are due July 15th of the current year. The horse pre-registered for a class as of the registration date is the animal to be used for that class. The only exception would be illness/injury substitution authorized only by a veterinarian.

7. The Fair Board has determined horses must remain on the premises for the duration of the fair. Fair Board members are the only ones that can okay an exception to this rule.

8. Exhibitors must own, lease, or manage the horses they exhibit. Exhibitors must have access to the use of their horse at any time and must provide full care and management for a clear majority of the time, whether the horse is owned or leased.

9. Exhibitors are expected to keep a 4-H record book on their horse project, attend the required 4-H club meetings, and actively participate in the local club or chapter horse program.

10. The age of horses will be computed from a common birth date of Jan. 1 for any year of birth.

11. Stallions over 1 year of age are prohibited in 4-H.

12. When there is no competition in a class, awards will be at the discretion of the judge.

13. Awards will be determined by a point accumulation of 1st, 6 points; 2nd, 5 points; etc., with the exception of halter classes.

14. Premiums: See Livestock Rules.

Show Rules and Requirements:

1. Judging will proceed as follows: Showmanship, Halter classes, Performance classes, and Gymkhana events.

2. When on exhibit, each horse must be bridled or haltered and under control by or in the charge of the exhibitor or designated agent.

3. To be eligible for the Grand Champion All-Around Western Horse award, the same horse must be used in all the classes selected for competition for that award. Points for All-Around Western Horse Award will be accumulated in Western riding classes only. The All-Around award includes total points from Showmanship, Halter, Performance and Gymkhana. The lowest Gymkhana score will be dropped.

4. In the event of a tie for the Grand Champion All-Around Western Horse award, the score for Showmanship will be used as a tie-breaker.

5. Permission must be requested and received from show management to approach a judge. Under no circumstances may an exhibitor, parent, leader, or spectator badger, insult, or be argumentative with a judge, show secretary, ring steward, or show management. Any flagrant display of poor sportsmanship or affront to any of these by or on behalf of the exhibitor may result in exclusion of the exhibitor from competition and forfeiture of awards or expulsion from the show grounds for the person and/or exhibitor.

6. The management may, at its discretion, expel any person or persons abusing any horse on the grounds at any time and prize money will be forfeited. In any 4-H class, horses showing signs of undue stress or inhumane treatment must be penalized. Any horse exhibited in a class that has evidence of abuse, a cut or abrasion showing clear evidence of fresh blood in the mouth, nose, chin, shoulder, barrel, flank or hip area, must be considered to be ineligible to receive an award in that class.

7. Participation of temporarily or permanently handicapped exhibitors shall be decided by the show management or the judge, based upon the safety of the individual and/or other exhibitors.

8. Judge may penalize for unsoundness. The severity of penalty is at the judge’s discretion.

9. Riders who do not have their mounts under suitable control will be excused from the ring. Judges and ring officials should interpret this wording to stress safety and courtesy to all riders in the class and to consider a horse as being out of control at any time the rider is unable to manage the animal in the required class routine after a reasonable corrective action. (Judge should be aware of differences in fit of tack).

10. A contestant who is handicapped during the class by equipment failure or by the horse casting a shoe may be allowed 7 minutes to stop and make repairs. The contestant will then proceed from the point of failure and complete the class. If, in the opinion of the judge, the contestant is able to continue the class in a safe and humane manner, no penalty will be assessed. The judge and/or management of the show will make the final decisions concerning stopping and repair of equipment.

a. Horse show management should inspect for proper equipment and attire prior to entry into the ring. It is the member’s responsibility to review applicable rules for each class.

b. A judge or show manager shall have the authority to require the removal or alteration of any piece of equipment which, in his opinion, would tend to give a horse or rider an unfair advantage. Lack of required appointments or inability to alter prohibited equipment will be penalized at the discretion of the judge.

11. Riders shall not be asked to change horses in mounted classes because of difference in proper fit of tack.

12. Show management will randomly select and post or draw the order of go for the individual work-off classes such as trail, reining, jumping, western riding, etc.

4-H Horse Drug and Medication Rules:

No horse or pony may be shown in any class if it has been administered, in any manner, a forbidden substance. A forbidden substance is any stimulant, depressant, or local anesthetic which might affect the performance of a horse. (Stimulants and depressants are defined as medications which stimulate or depress the circulatory, respiratory, or central nervous systems.)

Also prohibited are any drugs, regardless of how harmless or innocuous they might be, which by their very nature might mask or screen the presence of the aforementioned prohibited drugs, or prevent or delay testing procedures. The use of these drugs is considered physical abuse and will be enforced through the general rules and requirements of rule number 2.

It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to declare (in written form) any veterinarian’s prescribed medication to show management prior to show’s start.

The full use of modern therapeutic measures, including phenylbutazone for the improvement and protection of the health of the horse, is permitted, unless the treatment may also stimulate or depress the circulatory, respiratory, or central nervous systems.

Protective Headgear Policy:

A certified equestrian helmet with safety harness fastened in place is required in over fences classes, gymkhana events, activities and practice sessions (i.e., timed events not involving livestock). It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian of the 4-H member to see that the headgear worn complies with such standards and is in good condition. The state 4-H office encourages the use of ASTM certified/SEI approved safety helmets in all equine events. Protective headgear may be used in all classes and shall not be discriminated against.

TINY TOT DIVISION:  Participants ages 7 and under.  Parent MUST accompany participants at all times.

Western Classes

Halter Classes:

  1. Showmanship Senior
  2. Showmanship Intermediate
  3. Showmanship Junior
  4. Tiny Tot Showmanship
  5. Foals after Jan. 1, 2017
  6. Mares foaled in 2016
  7. Mares foaled in 2015
  8. Mares foaled in 2014
  9. Mares foaled in 2013
  10. Aged mares
  11. Pony Mares 56” and under
  12. Champion and Reserve Champion Mare
  13. Grand Champion and Reserve Mare Overall
  14. Geldings foaled in 2016
  15. Geldings foaled in 2015
  16. Geldings foaled in 2014
  17. Geldings foaled in 2013
  18. Aged geldings
  19. Champion and Reserve Champion Gelding
  20. Pony Gelding 56” and under
  21. Grand Champion and Reserve Gelding
  22. Tiny Tot Lead Line

Overall Performance Classes:

  1. Western Horsemanship Senior
  2. Western Horsemanship Intermediate
  3. Western Horsemanship Junior
  4. Reining Senior
  5. Reining Intermediate
  6. Reining Junior
  7. Trail Senior
  8. Trail Intermediate
  9. Trail Junior

Gymkhana Events:

  1. Goat Tying Senior
  2. Goat Tying Intermediate
  3. Goat Tying Junior
  4. Poles Senior
  5. Poles Intermediate
  6. Poles Junior
  7. Keyhole Senior
  8. Keyhole Intermediate
  9. Keyhole Junior
  10. Barrels Senior
  11. Barrels Intermediate
  12. Barrels Junior
  13. Flags Senior
  14. Flags Intermediate
  15. Flags Junior

English Classes

  1. English Riding Control
  2. Hunt Seat Equitation

 

DEPARTMENT I:  SHOWMANSHIP

See Official Schedule of the Fair for date and place

1. Read rules pertaining to Livestock Showmanship Contest.

2. The Round Robin Showmanship will be for 1st place Senior and Intermediate and Junior 4-H or FFA Showmen in Beef,

Dairy Cow, Goat, Sheep, Swine, and Horse.

3. Contestants will be judged on their skills of showing all six species.

4. Points will be awarded from 1-100 on the ability of the contestants to show the animal at each station, regardless of the species they won in. 100 points will not automatically be given in the species won.

5. Contestants must use the same animal used in winning their species Showmanship class.

  1. Round Robin Showmanship is optional.  1st place winners of Showmanship must let the Round Robin Superintendent know if they are or are not going to participate by 6:00 p.m. on Fair Friday.   If the 1st place winners choose not to participate, the reserves will be notified and given the opportunity to participate. SIGNING UP FOR THE ROUND ROBIN AND FAILING TO SHOW UP FOR THE COMPETITION WILL RESULT IN A FORFEITURE OF ALL LIVESTOCK SHOW PREMIUMS AND RIBBONS.

7. Premiums: 1st, $10; 2nd, $7; 3rd, $5.

 

DEPARTMENT K:  4-H GENERAL and

FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE PROJECTS

Superintendent: Extension Office

1. Please read General Rules.

2. See Official Schedule of Fair for entry, interview judging and judging times for exhibits for General and FCS projects

  1. General and FCS 4-H exhibitors must complete interview judging.

4. Exhibitors must be enrolled in the unit of club work in which they are exhibiting.

5. Exhibitors must be at least 8 years of age and must not have reached their 19th birthday prior to Jan. 1 of the current year. Cloverbuds, ages 5-7, will receive participation ribbons.

6. Classes are offered for junior, intermediate and senior exhibitors. Age groups are determined by age as of 12:01 a.m., Jan. 1, of the current year: age 5-7 (Cloverbuds), age 8-10 (Juniors), age 11-13 (Intermediate) and 14-18 (Seniors).

7. Members’ 4-H records may be in pencil, ink or computer. Stories can be written by hand or on computer. Your choice will not affect judging unless illegible. Content is the consideration in judging.

8. Club members enrolled in two different years of work in the same project will exhibit in only the most advanced unit.

9. Projects that exceed project skill, number, or size requirements will not be considered for Champion or Reserve Champion.

10. Ribbons will be awarded on the Danish system. Exhibits that do not meet all requirements will be awarded a white ribbon.

11. A Champion and Reserve Champion in each project unit for junior, intermediate and senior divisions can be selected. In those projects that are eligible, the Champion exhibit can be sent to Colorado State Fair for judging. If the Champion exhibitor chooses not to send their project, the Reserve Champion may go.

12. In a project unit with only one entry, a Champion ribbon will be given at the discretion of the judge.

13. Premiums: See General Rules

 

NOTICE

 

CLOVERBUDS

Cloverbuds, ages 5-7, will display projects without competition. All will receive a participation ribbon as well as a premium equal to a blue ribbon.

Cloverbuds may display a project from a Cloverbud Blast and/or folder with worksheets. A display may also be from individual project books, such as Entomology, Gardening, Arts & Crafts, etc. No record books are required.

 

FOR 4-H GENERAL PROJECT EXHIBIT REQUIREMENTS PLEASE REFER TO THE 2017 COLORADO STATE FAIR 4-H EXHIBIT REQUIREMENTS PROVIDED AS A SUPPLEMENT TO THE PHILLIPS COUNTY OFFICIAL 2017 FAIR BOOK.

 

Department L – BOOTH DISPLAYS

1. Booths that will be considered for competition are 4-H Clubs or FFA Chapters. Limit of one booth per club or chapter.  Please make arrangements with the Extension Office for a time to set up your booth.

Judging Criteria for Booths:

a. Club promotes 4-H, Fair theme, or FFA.

b. Club shows varying degrees of creativity to get message across.

c. Club does a neat and clean job and cleans up after setting up display.

d. Best use of space, keeping theme in mind.

Note: Judge will use the following score sheet when judging:

Neatness and Attractiveness                              30%

Message and Promotional Value                        30%

Significance of exhibit to Club Program            20%

Completeness of Theme Development               10%

Quality of Exhibit                                           10%

 

 

Department M – VO-AG FARM MECHANICS

FFA & OPEN SHOWS

Superintendent: Jeff Plumb-Vo-Ag Teacher

*NEW   Phillips County Welders and Crafters! We’ve opened this show to include adult community member exhibits. 

To exhibit in the Open Show, you must be 18 years of age and older and a Phillips County resident.

Exhibit Rules:

1. Please read General Rules.

2. Please see Official Schedule of the Fair for Entry and Judging times.

3. Only FFA members in good standing and Phillips County residents may exhibit.

  1. Projects completed in a high school Career and Technical Education program or projects completed in a home shop in the 2016/2017 school year may be exhibited.
  2. All projects that meet the class requirements listed below may be exhibited, but only those completed by a bona fide FFA member and meet the state fair project requirements may continue on to compete at the State Fair.

Classes – YOUTH & ADULT

Appropriate classes will be set up by superintendents to try to accommodate all legitimate entries.

– Wood projects – Small     Medium    Large

– Metal projects – Small    Medium    Large

– Metal/wood combination – Small    Medium    Large

– Reconditioned projects

– Recreational projects

 

AWARDS GIVEN AT THE

4-H ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM

Livestock

Overall Fed Beef Value

Herdsman awards for Horse, Beef, Sheep, Swine, Goat, Rabbit and Poultry

 

Club Awards

Champion awards for Scrapbook, Secretary’s Book, Treasurer’s Book and Reporter’s Book

 

Note: Books need to be submitted to the Extension Office by September 15, of the current year.  Clubs may submit one of each book for the current 4-H year, September 1 – August 31st.

OPEN DIVISION

*ATTENTION: Pre On-line Entry of Exhibits is preferred (but not required). 

Visit www.phillipscofair.com to pre-enter your exhibits July 1 – 25, 2017.

All Open Exhibits must be brought to the Phillips County Event Center on Wednesday, July 26th from 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Exhibits not pre-entered on line must be entered on the computer at this time.  Exhibits will be judged on Thursday, July 27th starting at 9 a.m.

Open Class Rules:

1. Please read General Rules.

2. It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to know the rules of the department in which they are entering.

3. See Official Schedule of the Fair for entry and judging times.

4. The fair management will not be responsible or accountable for loss or damage to exhibits, but the utmost care will be used in the handling and protection of each exhibit.

5. An exhibit may be entered in one class only.

6. Judges are instructed not to award premiums unless the exhibits are deemed worthy. Where there is no competition, exhibits will be judged according to merit.

7. Decisions on awards are entirely those of the judges and shall be considered final.

8. Miscellaneous classes will allow three different items per individual that are not defined by previous classes.

9. Extra classes will be provided as needed at the discretion of superintendents.

10. Exhibit must have been made or produced by exhibitor except where noted.

11. Exhibitors entering those departments with beginning, intermediate or advanced divisions may choose the category for which they feel best suited. Exhibitors may stay in that category as long as they wish or unless they receive first place. Then they are required to advance to the next division. Those entering or reaching the advanced level are required to remain in that division each year they exhibit in that department.

Premiums paid for Open Class exhibits will be 1st $3; 2nd, $2, 3rd, $1.  Championship classes will receive ribbons and/or other awards in place of additional cash premiums except where noted. Premium checks will not be mailed.  Exhibitors must pick up their premium checks in the Extension Office within 60 days of the last day of County Fair.  Checks not picked up by exhibitors within 60 days of the end of County Fair are forfeited to the Fair Board.

 

DEPARTMENT N:  GARDEN & FIELD CROPS

Superintendent: Julie Elliott

Exhibit Rules:

1. Please read General Rules and Open Division Rules

2. See Official Schedule of the Fair for entry and judging times.

3. Exhibitors must show garden produce on paper plates, which will be provided. Exhibits may be wrapped in clear plastic wrap or in a bag.

4. Entries in this department will be limited to three entries per class per person. No entry deemed unworthy shall be awarded any ribbon or money.

5. Exhibits must meet weight or number requirements to be eligible for ribbons and premiums. Scale will be provided.

  1. At the superintendent’s discretion, classes for any regular projects represented by three or more exhibits will be established.

7. Corn bundles – Picking and silage corn entries receive 50 percent of their score on preparation and 50 percent on quality of exhibit. Preparation includes cutting the plant uniformly at the brace roots, arranging so tassels and ears come together at the same point, and having stalks tied in a bundle for easy movement. Exhibits should be washed and varieties identified.

8. Sheaf exhibits – Sheaves of small grain and grass should be 3 inches in diameter at center tie. Small grain and grass sheaves will be judged on sheaf construction, head type, and quality of straw and seed.

9. Premiums: See General Rules

Division A: Surface Crops

Classes:

  1. Beans, snap, 12 pods
  2. Broccoli, 2 heads
  3. Cabbage, 1 head
  4. Cauliflower, 1 head, 2-4 outer leaves
  5. Eggplant, 2
  6. Lettuce, head, 1 head
  7. Lettuce, leaf, 12 leaves
  8. Kale, 1 head
  9. Kohlrabi (leaves removed), 6
  10. Okra, 6 pods
  11. Peppers, sweet or bell, 3
  12. Peppers, jalapeno, 6
  13. Peppers, habaneros, 6
  14. Peppers, chili, 6
  15. Peppers, cherry, 6
  16. Peppers, other, 6
  17. Rhubarb, 6 stalks, 18-36”, red or green, leaves removed
  18. Spinach, 12 leaves
  19. Swiss chard, 6 leaves
  20. Sweet corn, shucked, 6 ears
  21. Tomatoes, cherry type, stems off, 6
  22. Tomatoes, green, stems off, 4
  23. Tomatoes, slicing/canning, stems off, 4
  24. Tomatoes, pasta, stems off, 4
  25. Largest ripe tomato

 Novelty

30a. Giant zucchini (by weight, length, diameter)

30b. Giant vegetable – other than zucchini (size by weight)

30c. Whacky Veggie – Defined by unusual shape

Herbs

  1. Dill, 3 heads
  2. Oregano, 3 stems
  3. Thyme, 3 stems
  4. Sage, 12 leaves
  5. Cilantro, 3 stems
  6. Chives, 3 stems
  7. French Tarragon, 3 stems
  8. Spearmint, 3 stems
  9. Parsley, 3 stems
  10. Rosemary, 3 stems
  11. Sweet Marjoram, 3 stems
  12. Lavender, 3 stems
  13. Peppermint, 3 stems
  14. Other, 3 stems
  15. Miscellaneous Surface Crop (must have 2 or more entries of the same crop to make a class; otherwise all will be judged together as one miscellaneous class)

Division B: Garden Fun Classes

  1. Vegetable Caricatures – Any vegetable that looks like a person or animal.
  2. Decorate a flower pot – Pots can be terra cotta or plastic. Maximum size 8″ diameter.
  3. Biggest Grasshopper-(live, in a clear container with lid-container).
  4. Prettiest Bug-(live, in a clear container with lid-container).
  5. Biggest Praying Mantis-(live, in a clear container with lid-container).

Division C: Vine Crops

  1. Cantaloupe or muskmelon (any variety), 2
  2. Cucumbers, pickling, less than 1” diameter, 12
  3. Cucumbers, slicing, 3
  4. Peas, 1/2 pound of pods
  5. Pumpkin, largest (by weight), 1
  6. Pumpkin, pie, 1
  7. Squash, summer (yellow straight or crooked neck), 2
  8. Squash, summer (zucchini or coccozelle type), 2
  9. Squash, summer (any other variety), 2
  10. Squash, large winter (any variety), 1
  11. Squash, small winter (any variety), 2
  12. Watermelon (any variety), 1
  13. Miscellaneous Vine Crop (must have 2 or more entries of the same crop to make a class; otherwise all will be judged together as one miscellaneous class)

Division D: Roots, Bulb, and Tuberous Crops

  1. Beets, red, 1” top, 6

2 Carrots, 1” top, 6

  1. Scallions, includes all green onions, bunch of 6, leave tops on
  2. Onions, any variety, 1” top, do not peel, 6
  3. Parsnips, 1” top, 6
  4. Potatoes, any red, russet, white or yellow variety, 6
  5. Sweet potatoes, 3
  6. Radishes, tied in a bunch, 1” top, 6
  7. Turnips, 1” top, 6
  8. Garlic, 2 full bulbs
  9. Miscellaneous Roots, Bulb or Tuberous Crop (must have 2 or more entries of the same crop to make a class; otherwise all will be judged together as one miscellaneous class)

Division E: Fruit

  1. Chokecherries, 12
  2. Apples, red, with stems, 3
  3. Crab apples, with stems, 3
  4. Apples, green, with stems, 3
  5. Cherries, 12
  6. Grapes, 3 bunches
  7. Peaches, 3
  8. Pears, 3
  9. Plums, with stems, 6
  10. Raspberries, 12
  11. Black Raspberries, 12
  12. Strawberries, 12
  13. Miscellaneous Fruit (must have 2 or more entries of the same crop to make a class; otherwise all will be judged together as one miscellaneous class)

Field crops

Please identify variety by name and number in all bundle, head, sheaf, ear, and gallon samples.

Division F: Bundles or stalks, tied top and bottom

  1. Pinto bean plants, cluster of 6 vines
  2. Corn, dryland, 6 stalks
  3. Corn, irrigated early hybrid, 6 stalks
  4. Corn irrigated medium hybrid, 6 stalks
  5. Corn, irrigated late hybrid, 6 stalks
  6. Corn, tallest stalk, 1 stalk
  7. Sorghum, forage, 6” diameter
  8. Sorghum, grain, 6” diameter
  9. Sunflowers, 3 stalks of oil-type, identify variety
  10. Sunflowers. 3 stalks confectionery-type, identify variety

Division G: Hay

  1. 1 small bale of alfalfa for quality hay
  2. 1 small bale of grass or grass-like hay

Division H: Heads, 2016 crop

  1. Sunflower head, 1 head

a. Sunflower, cluster of 3 heads

b. oil, 1

c. confection, 1

  1. Sorghum, hybrid forage, 10 heads

3 Sorghum, any other forage, 10 heads

  1. Sorghum, any other grain, 10 heads
  2. Sorghum, Fremont, 10 heads
  3. Sorghum, Leoti, 10 heads

Division I: Sheaves of Grain – 3” Diameter

  1. Barley, any variety
  2. Millet, Foxtail, or other hay varieties
  3. Millet, Proso, or other grain varieties
  4. Oats, any variety
  5. Wheat, tall varieties
  6. Wheat, semi-dwarf varieties,
  7. Rye
  8. Grass sheaf

Division J: Field potatoes

  1. Any variety, 6
  2. Best shaped, 1
  3. Largest, 1
  4. Ugliest, 1

Division K: Ears, 2016 crop

  1. Corn, dryland, 10 ears
  2. Corn, irrigated hybrid, 10 ears
  3. Corn, white dent, 10 ears
  4. Corn, Flint or Indian, 10 ears
  5. Popcorn, 10 ears

Division L: Seed Samples, 1 gallon

  1. Alfalfa seed
  2. Barley, any variety
  3. Beans, Pinto
  4. Beans, other varieties
  5. Clover seed, any variety
  6. Corn, any variety
  7. Millet, foxtail, White Wonder or Golden German types
  8. Millet, Proso, colored varieties
  9. Millet, Proso, white varieties
  10. Oats, any variety
  11. Rye, any variety
  12. Sorghum, Fremont or other non-hybrid grain sorghum
  13. Sorghum, hybrid forage
  14. Sorghum, Coes or other non-hybrid grain sorghum
  15. Sorghum, hybrid grain
  16. Sudan grass, any variety
  17. Grass seed, any variety
  18. Wheat, Hard Red Winter
  19. Wheat, Hard Red Spring
  20. Wheat, Soft Red Winter
  21. Wheat, Durum
  22. Wheat, Hard White
  23. Wheat, Soft White
  24. Sunflowers, any variety
  25. Misc. Grains

Division M: Sugar Beets

  1. Best-shaped sugar beet, 1
  2. Largest sugar beet by weight, 1” stem, leaves removed
  3. Sugar beets under 2 1/2 pounds, 3
  4. Sugar beets 2 1/2 pounds and over, 3
  5. Sugar beet, best type, 1
  6. Sugar beet, oddest shape, 1
  7. Ugliest sugar beet, 1

Division N: Miscellaneous

  1. Any other crop exhibit not listed (must have 2 or more entries of the same crop to make a class; otherwise all will be judged together as one miscellaneous class)

 

DEPARTMENT O:  FLORICULTURE

Superintendents: Julie, Thom and Camille Elliott

Entry Rules:

1. Please read General Rules and Open Division Rules.

  1. See the Official Schedule of the Fair for entry and judging times.

3. All flowers, except in Flower Arrangement Division, must be exhibited in suitable container.

A. Tall flowers in tall bottles or vases

B. Large dahlias in bottles or vases

4. Flower arrangements will be judged on suitability of container (vase, bowl, basket or dish), condition of flowers, arrangement of flowers, and balance and color.

5. No artificial flowers will be allowed.

6. An exhibitor may enter one item per class.

7. Providing Scientific Name increases the value of the exhibit. Provide scientific name in the description when entering your items in ShoWorks.  Preference will be given to named specimens in close decisions.

  1. All flowers must be from exhibitor’s garden

9. Premiums: See General Rules

Division A-Cut Flowers

Definitions:

Annual- A plant which completes its entire life in one year.

Biennial-A true biennial normally completes its life cycle in two years.

Perennial-A plant that lives, blooms and seeds more than two years.

Bulb-Underground leaf buds with fleshy scales or coats.

Tuber-A thickened and short underground stem having numerous eyes.

Corm-A rounded thick modified underground stem base bearing membranous or scaly leaves.

Specimen-one plant, one bloom, one spike, one spray, one stalk, etc.

Bloom – A stem terminating in a solitary flower.

Spike – erect or drooping florets attached directly to main axis or on very short pedicles.

Scape-Bare stemmed

Spray – One stem terminating in two or more buds, blooms or foliage.

Stem – Main ascending part of a plant.

Stalk – Stiff stem, branching or not with one or more blooms.

Classes:

  1. Alyssum, 3 stalks w/foliage
  2. Aster, 3 sprays w/foliage
  3. Aster, (double) 3 sprays w/foliage
  4. Baby’s Breath, 1 spray w/foliage
  5. Bachelor Buttons, 5 blooms
  6. Balloon Flower-1 stalk
  7. Bells of Ireland, 1 stalk
  8. Calendula, 3 blooms w/foliage
  9. Carnation, 3 blooms w/foliage
  10. Cockscomb, 6 stems w/foliage/crested or plume
  11. Columbine, 3 stems w/foliage
  12. Cone Flower, 3 stems w/foliage
  13. Coreopsis, 3 blooms w/foliage
  14. Cosmos, 3 stems w/foliage
  15. Dahlia, dwarf, 3 blooms (under 4”)
  16. Dahlia, large decorative, 1 bloom
  17. Dahlia, pompom or balls, 3 blooms
  18. Dahlia, 3 cactus
  19. Dahlia-Dwarf, 2-3”
  20. Daisy, 5 blooms
  21. Daylily, 3 stalks only
  22. Delphinium (perennial), 1 spray
  23. Dianthus, 3 stems w/foliage
  24. Four O’clocks, 3 stems
  25. Gaillardia, 3 blooms w/foliage
  26. Garden Glow
  27. Gladioli, 1 spike, judged on quality
  28. Gladioli, 3 spikes
  29. Gloriosa Daisy, 3 blooms w/foliage
  30. Hollyhock, 1 stem
  31. Larkspur, 1 spike
  32. Liatris, 1 stalk
  33. Lilies, large, 1 stem
  34. Lilies, small, 1 stem
  35. Marigolds, 3 stems, dwarf, (1-2”) w/foliage
  36. Marigolds, 3 stems, large (greater than 2”) w/foliage
  37. Marigolds, 3 stems, miniature, (under 1”) w/foliage
  38. Mums, 5 stems
  39. Mum, Football, 1 bloom
  40. Nasturtium, 3 blooms w/foliage
  41. Pansies, 3 blooms, same variety w/foliage
  42. Petunias, 3 blooms, double w/foliage
  43. Petunias, 3 blooms, single w/foliage
  44. Petunias, ruffled, 3 stems w/foliage
  45. Phlox. 3 stems w/foliage
  46. Rose, 1 stem w/foliage
  47. Roses, 3 stems w/foliage
  48. Rose, 1 stem Hybrid Tea
  49. Rose, 1 stem, Floribunda
  50. Rose, Miniature, individual bloom
  51. Rose, Grandiflora, spray
  52. Rudbeckia, 3 blooms
  53. Salvia, 3 spikes, same variety w/foliage
  54. Snapdragons, 3 spikes, dwarf
  55. Snapdragons, 3 spikes, large, (10” tall)
  56. Sunflower, 3 stems w/foliage
  57. Sweet Peas, 5 stalks, large, w/foliage
  58. Verbena, 3 stems w/foliage
  59. Violas, 3 blooms, same variety, w/foliage
  60. Zinnia, 3 large, (over 4”)-stem only
  61. Zinnia, 3 medium, (2-4”) w/foliage
  62. Zinnia, 3 small, (under 2”) w/foliage
  63. Three of any other blossom
  64. Smallest single blossom/diameter
  65. Widest single blossom/diameter
  66. Miscellaneous single stem or stalk

Division B: Summer Flowering Annual Bulbs

  1. Peacock Orchids
  2. Sparaxis
  3. Montbretia
  4. Miscellaneous

Division C: Container Plants (Container will be judged)

  1. Flowering Houseplant
  2. Non-Flowering Houseplant
  3. Cactus

Division D: Bouquet (Container will be judged)

  1. Cut Flowers (one kind)
  2. Cut Flowers (mixed)

Floriculture Arrangements

Theme: “A Barn Raising Good Time”

No artificial flowers or foliage may be used. Filler materials such as baby’s breath and ferns are acceptable and may be purchased.  No ribbons or accessories allowed, except where specified.  Containers must be of appropriate size for the displayed item.

 

Division A – Adult

  1.  Rustic – Fresh and dried plant material predominately in reds, oranges, and browns arranged in a Mason Jar.  Ribbon or other accessories maybe used, but should not dominate the arrangement.
  2.  Raising the Barn: A floral arrangement incorporating barn wood that helps interpret the Fair Theme.  Container is not required.  Ribbon and accessories may be used
  3. Hauling the Hay: An arrangement using straw (with or without heads), twine or other hay bale related items.  Container is not required.
  4. Barn Dance – Flowers of unlimited colors, arranged in the exhibitor’s choice of containers.  Accessories may be used but should not dominate the arrangement.
  5. Miniature Arrangement: A miniature arrangement no larger than 8″ in any direction using fresh plant materials.  Accessories may be used.

 

Division B – Youth

  1.  Rustic – Fresh and dried plant material predominately in reds, oranges, and browns arranged in a Mason Jar.  Ribbon or other accessories maybe used, but should not dominate the arrangement.
  2. Raising the Barn: A floral arrangement incorporating barn wood that helps interpret the Fair Theme.  Container is not required.  Ribbon and accessories may be used
  3. Hauling the Hay: An arrangement using straw (with or without heads), twine or other hay bale related items.  Container is not required.
  4. Barn Dance – Flowers of unlimited colors, arranged in the exhibitor’s choice of containers.  Accessories may be used but should not dominate the arrangement.
  5. Miniature Arrangement: A miniature arrangement no larger than 8″ in any direction using fresh plant materials.  Accessories may be used.

 

DEPARTMENT P: BAKED AND

PRESERVED GOODS

Superintendents – Karin Kramer & Family

NEW!  13 & Under Division for Baked and Preserved Goods – Classes for 13 & Under are the same as for Adult. 

Please note that Decorated Cakes are already classed by age.  The Commissioners Cookie Tray does not have a specific

13 & Under Division; however, 13 & Under may enter in the Commissioners Cookie Tray Contest.

*Note – Requirements for Ball Preserving Awards have changed.  Please be sure to read them before submitting your entry.

Entry Rules:

  1. Please read General Rules and Open Division Rules.
  2. See the Official Schedule of the Fair for entry and judging times.

3. Baked goods are to be exhibited on paper plates not more than one inch larger than the article being displayed. If item is brought in a glass dish, item will be judged, but owner assumes responsibility for safe return of dish. Please do NOT use a valued dish to display items.

4. An exhibitor may enter three items per class if they are different recipes, except where noted.

5. The superintendent will keep a portion of baked goods after judging. Exhibitors may elect to take the rest home after judging.

6. No cream or custard fillings may be entered since items cannot be refrigerated.

7. Premiums: See General Rules

BAKED GOODS – ADULT / 13 & UNDER CLASSES

Division A: Yeast Breads

  1. White, 1 loaf any size
  2. Whole Wheat, 1 loaf any size
  3. Whole Grain (not wheat), 1 loaf any size
  4. Dinner Rolls or Breadsticks, 4
  5. Tea Rings, 1
  6. Cinnamon Rolls, 4
  7. Sweet Rolls, 4
  8. Batter Bread, 1 loaf
  9. Miscellaneous

Division B: Sour Dough

  1. Bread, 1 loaf
  2. Biscuits, 4
  3. Miscellaneous

Division C: Quick Breads (1 loaf any size)

  1. Banana Bread
  2. Zucchini
  3. Pumpkin
  4. Miscellaneous

Division D: Coffee Cakes

  1. Any coffee cake

Division E: Muffins (4 muffins)

  1. Whole Grain
  2. Fruit or Vegetable
  3. Miscellaneous

Division F: Biscuits

  1. Any biscuit

Division G: Cakes (not iced)

  1. Angel Food
  2. Butter, 1 layer
  3. Chocolate, 1 layer
  4. Cupcakes, 4
  5. Fruit/Vegetable Batter, 1 layer
  6. Chiffon Cake
  7. White, 1 layer
  8. Pound Cake
  9. Miscellaneous

Division H: Pies

  1. Apple
  2. Cherry
  3. Peach
  4. Berry
  5. Miscellaneous

Division I: Cookies (4 cookies)

  1. Bar
  2. Brownies
  3. Chocolate Chip
  4. Ginger Snaps
  5. No-Bake
  6. Oatmeal
  7. Peanut Butter
  8. Sugar
  9. Drop
  10. Rolled
  11. Miscellaneous

Division J: Candy (4 pieces)

  1. Fudge
  2. Peanut Brittle
  3. Mints
  4. Miscellaneous

Division L: Decorated Cakes (1 entry per exhibitor)

  1. Beginning 1 – 12 years of age and under
  2. Beginning 2 – 13 years of age and older
  3. Intermediate
  4. Advanced

Division M: Commissioners’ Cookie Tray

The winning exhibit of an attractive assortment of homemade cookies to include at least 5 different varieties of cookies will be presented to the County Commissioners. Cookies may be put in decorative containers and/or arranged on a non-returnable tray. Entries may be made by individual or club. First consideration will be given to taste of cookies followed by attractiveness of container. 1 entry per exhibitor/club.  Premiums: 1st, $10; 2nd, $7; 3rd, $5

 

PRESERVED GOODS

BALL FRESH PRESERVING AWARD – ADULT

Presented by: Ball® & Kerr® Fresh Preserving Products

Newell Brands, Inc., marketers of Ball® and Kerr® Fresh Preserving Products, is proud to recognize today’s fresh preserving (canning) enthusiasts.  Awards for 1st and 2nd place will be presented to individuals whose home canned entry is selected the best in the category.

A judge will select the top two entries In Fruits, Vegetables, Pickles, and Soft Spreads.  Entries must be preserved in Ball® Jars and sealed with Ball® Lids and Bands specially designed for home canning, or preserved in Kerr™ Jars sealed with Kerr™ Lids and Bands specially designed for home came canning.  In addition, entries in the soft spread category must be prepared using Ball® Pectin: Classic, Low or No-Sugar, or Liquid. Proof of pectin purchase in the form of a receipt or product UPC must be submitted with entry.

Entries from each category honored with the First Place award will receive:

Two (2) $5 coupon for Ball® or Kerr™ Fresh Preserving Products and

One (1) Free (up to $6 value) Coupon for Ball® Pectin.

Entries from each category honored with Second Place award will receive:

One (1) five-Dollar ($5) Coupon for Ball® or Kerr™ Fresh Preserving Products and

One (1) Free (up to $6 value) Coupon for Ball® Pectin

 

BALL FRESH PRESERVING AWARD – YOUTH

Presented by: Ball® & Kerr® Fresh Preserving Products

Newell Brands, Inc., marketers of Ball® and Kerr® Fresh Preserving Products, is proud to recognize today’s fresh preserving (canning) enthusiasts.  An award for 1st place will be presented to the individual whose home canned entry is selected the best in the category.

A judge will select the top two entries In Fruits, Vegetables, Pickles, and Soft Spreads.  Entries must be preserved in Ball® Jars and sealed with Ball® Lids and Bands specially designed for home canning, or preserved in Kerr™ Jars sealed with Kerr™ Lids and Bands specially designed for home came canning.  In addition, entries in the soft spread category must be prepared using Ball® Pectin: Classic, Low or No-Sugar, or Liquid. Proof of pectin purchase in the form of a receipt or product UPC must be submitted with entry.

Entries from each category honored with the First Place award will receive:

One (1) $5 coupon for Ball® or Kerr™ Fresh Preserving Products and

One (1) Free (up to $6 value) Coupon for Ball® Pectin.

 

Entry Rules:

1. Please read General Rules and Open Home Economic Rules.

2. All vegetables, meats, fruit, fruit juices, vegetable juices, pickles must be canned in brand-name jars.

3. Jellies must have a lid and be processed in a water bath according to current Ball™ Book guidelines. No paraffin allowed.

4. Any article may be tested to the satisfaction of the judge. Jams, jellies and pickles will be opened. Items will be tasted at the judge’s         discretion.

5. No artificial coloring in products will be accepted except in specialty recipes (such as pickles) with recipe included for judge’s              review. Colored jars are not acceptable.

6. Products exhibited must have been prepared since 2016 fair by the person entering them.

7. All canned products must be processed according to Ball™ Book guidelines.

8.  Exhibitors are responsible for labeling their exhibits with a processing label. Labels must include the following information:

a. Name of product

b. Method of preparation (type syrup, type pack, any additional ingredients added) as applies to product canned

c. Method of processing (i.e., pressure canner, water bath), pounds of pressure used if food was pressure canned and minutes                         processed.

d. Date processed

9. An exhibitor may enter 3 different items per class.

10. Premiums:  See General Rules

DIVISION N: PRESERVED GOODS – ADULT / 13 & UNDER CLASSES

Classes:

  1. Canned Fruits
  2. Canned Juices
  3. Canned Vegetables
  4. Canned Tomatoes
  5. Pickles
  6. Spiced Products
  7. Relishes
  8. Butter and Jams
  9. Jellies
  10. Preserves
  11. Marmalades
  12. Salsa
  13. Miscellaneous

 

DEPARTMENT Q:  NEEDLEWORK

Superintendent: Pat Wiebers

Entry Rules:

  1. Please read General Rules and Open Division Rules
  2. See the Official Schedule of the Fair for entry and judging times.
  3. All entries must be a finished article in good condition.
  4. Machine construction will be allowed.
  5. A maximum of 3 articles may be entered in each class per individual.
  6. Premiums: See General Rules

Classes:

Division A: Sewn Articles

  1. Adult Garments
  2. Children’s Garments
  3. Home Décor
  4. Miscellaneous

Division B: Knitted Articles

  1. Afghans
  2. Doily
  3. Tablecloth
  4. Runner
  5. Hand-Knitted Garment
  6. Machine-Knitted Garment
  7. Miscellaneous

Division C: Crocheted Articles

  1. Afghans
  2. Doily
  3. Tablecloth
  4. Runner
  5. Crocheted Garment
  6. Crocheted Dolls
  7. Miscellaneous

Division D: Tatted Articles

  1. Handkerchiefs
  2. Pillow Cases (set of 2)
  3. Miscellaneous

Division E: Counted Cross Stitch

  1. Any Article

Division F: Embroidered Articles

  1. Tea Towels (set of 3)
  2. Pillow Cases (set of 2)
  3. Miscellaneous

Division G: Punch Embroidery

  1. Any Article

Division H: Needlepoint Articles

  1. Picture
  2. Pillow
  3. Miscellaneous

Division I: Swedish Weaving

  1. Any Article

Division J: Latch Hook

  1. Wall Hanging
  2. Rug
  3. Pillow

Division K: Hardanger

  1. Any Article

Division L: Quilted Clothing

  1. Any Article.

Division M: Needlework by Exhibitor Age

  1. Article made by child under 13 years old.
  2. Article made by 13- to 17-year-old.
  3. Article made by individual 65 or older.

 

 

DEPARTMENT R:  CRAFTS

Superintendent: Pat Wiebers

Entry Rules:

  1. Please read General Rules and Open Division Rules.
  2. See the Official Schedule of the Fair for entry and judging times.
  3. An exhibitor may enter three items per class.
  4. Premiums: See General Rules

Adult

Grades 4-6

Grades 7-9

Grades 10-12

65 years of age and older

                                                                                   

Divisions:         Adult    4-6        7-9       10-12    65+      

Classes

Beaded              101       501       601       701       801

Ceramics           102       502       602       702       802

Candlemaking    103       503       603       703       803

China Painting   104       504       604       704       804

Christmas

Ornaments     105       505       605       705       805

Clay/Dough

Object           106       506       606       706       806

Decoupage         107       507       607       707       807

Dolls                 108       508       608       708       808

Figurines           109       509       609       709       809

Jewelry             110       510       610       710       810

Lawn

Ornaments     111       511       611       711       811

Leathercraft       112       512       612       712       812

Macramé           113       513       613       713       813

Metal Tooling    114       514       614       714       814

Miniatures         115       515       615       715       815

Padded Articles 116       516       616       716       816

Pet Rocks          117       517       617       717       817

Plastic Canvas    118       518       618       718       818

Stenciling          119       519       619       719       819

Stuffed Animals 120       520       620       720       820

Tole Painting      121       521       621       721       821

Wall

Decorations    122       522       622       722       822

Wheat-Weaving 123       523       623       723       823

Woodworking    124       524       624       724       824

Decorate

Your Duds –    125       525       625       725       825

Rubber Stamp    126       526       626       726       826

Puppets             127       527       627       727       827

Hair Accessories128        528       628       728       828

Silk Floral

Arrangements 129       529       629       729       829

Miscellaneous    130       530       630       730       830

 

DEPARTMENT S:  QUILTING

Superintendent: Kristine Fulscher

Entry Rules:

  1. Please read General and Open Division Rules.
  2. See the Official Schedule of the Fair for entry and judging times.
  3. Two quilts per exhibitor may be entered in each class.
  4. Quilts entered this year cannot have been shown at any previous Phillips County Fair.
  5. Do not bring hangers for wall hangings.
  6. Premiums: See General Rules.
  7. Colorado Quilting Council:  First Time Competition Entry (piecing and quilting done by exhibitor)
  8. Youth Division: $25.00 Award and Ribbon
  9. Adult Division:  $25.00 Award and Ribbon

 

Classes:

  1. Hand-pieced/hand-quilted quilts
  2. Machine-pieced/hand-quilted quilts
  3. Machine-pieced/machine-quilted quilts
  4. Appliquéd quilts
  5. Embroidered quilts
  6. Baby quilts
  7. Wall hangings

a. Miniature -18”and smaller on longest side

b. Large -Over 18″ on longest side

  1. Lap- and throw-size quilts
  2. Small quilted items (i.e. pillows, table runners)
  3. Youth quilt, age up to 18
  4. Group quilts
  5. Miscellaneous (i.e. mixed techniques quilts, rag quilts, etc.)
  6. Quilted Clothing

Please see the Special Themes Section for the Creative Traditions Quilt Contest Rules.

 

DEPARTMENT T:  FINE ARTS

Superintendent: Denise Smith

Entry Rules:

The Fine Arts Department has four Divisions: Adult, Student, Care Facility Residents and Photo Fun class. Any age can enter the Photo Fun Class division.

  1. Please read General Rules and Open Division Rules
  2. See the Official Schedule of the Fair for entry and judging times.
  3. All articles must be original, not from a pattern.
  4. Only 4 entries may be exhibited per individual in this department; only two may be entered in the same class.
  5. All entries to be hanged must be in a protective sleeve. No frames allowed.
  6. Student work is not required to be matted.
  7. This department retains the right to amend these rules as may be necessary.
  8. Premiums: See General Rules

Adult

AB—Beginner—Just starting, hobby, has not sold work

AA—Advanced—Artist for several years, has won ribbons, sold

AP—Professional—Teachers, art majors, sells work often

Adult Classifications:    AB       AA       AP

Acrylic                          101       201       301

China Painting               102       202       302

Fibers & Weavings         103       203       303

Jewelry                         104       204       304

Metal Crafts                   105       205       305

Mixed Media                 106       206       306

Oil                                107       207       307

Pastel                            108       208       308

Pen & Ink                      109       209       309

Pencil                            110       210       310

Photography,

Black/White               111       211       311

Photography, Color         112       212       312

Pottery                          113       213       313

Sculpture & Carvings      114       214       314

Stained Glass                 115       215       315

Watercolor                     116       216       316

Student

Grades 4th through 6th

Grades 7th through 9th

Grades 10th through 12th

Student Classifications:             4-6        7-9        10-12

Acrylic & Tempera                     501       601       701

Chalk, Pastel & Charcoal             502       602       702

Crayon                                      503       603       703

Graphite & Colored Pencil           504       604       704

Mixed Media                             505       605       705

Oil                                            506       606       706

Photography                              507       607       707

Watercolor                                 508       608       708

Senior (Care-Facility Residents)

This division is a general classification without identifying specific mediums. No premium monies will be awarded. Participation ribbons will be awarded. Please submit work completed as a group or individual works of art completed in an assisted environment.

 

Photo Fun Classes

 

Any age can enter, may be black or white or color, captions allowed. Only one entry per class per person is allowed.

900-Country – Capture the flavor of a country setting.  (Examples:  Country store, farm, field of hay bales, barn, etc.)

901-Photojournalism (Photos that tell a story)

902-Still Life (A combination of elements/objects arranged by the photographer in a pleasing composition)

903-Fair Theme (Picture that best represents the theme of the Fair)

904-Sunrise or Sunset Photo

905-Make me Laugh (A humorous photo)

906-Mobile Phone Photo (Any theme – Photo must be taken with your mobile phone)

 

DEPARTMENT U:  KIDS’ ARTS AND CRAFT SHOW

This division is for children who are pre-kindergarten through 3rd grade.  Exhibitors may enter items that are listed in the Open Crafts and Fine Arts Categories.  A maximum of 3 combined exhibits is allowed.  Exhibits will not be judged and exhibitors will receive a rosette.

 

Rabbit Bingo Contest

Friday, July 28th – Following the Parade of Champions – Livestock Show Ring

Applicants must be 8-18 years of age by Jan. 1, 2018.  Applicants must enroll in Phillips County 4-H by January 15, 2018.

Application Deadline: Monday, July 17th, 4:30 p.m.

Applications are available at the Phillips County Extension Office.  Please contact Kindra Plumb for more information: 854-3616.

 

Catch It Goat Contest

Thursday, July 27th – Between Goat and Swine Judging

Applicants must be 8-18 years of age by Jan. 1, 2018.  Applicants must enroll in Phillips County 4-H by January 15, 2018.

Application Deadline:  Monday, July17th, 4:30 pm

Applications are available at the Phillips County Extension Office.  Please contact Kindra Plumb for more information:  854-3616.

 

SPECIAL THEMES CONTESTS

Special Contests Entering Schedule

*ATTENTION: Pre On-line Entry of Exhibits is preferred (but not required). 

Visit www.phillipscofair.com to pre-enter your exhibits July 1 – 25, 2017.

All Open Exhibits must be brought to the Phillips County Event Center on Wednesday, July 26th from 1 p.m.-6 p.m. (unless specified otherwise). Exhibits not pre-entered on line must be entered on the computer Wednesday, July 26th 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. when you bring them to the Event Center.  Exhibits will be judged on Thursday, July 27th starting at 9 a.m.

Build Your Best Lego • Use Your Bean•  Photography Contest • Decorate a Vegetable

Create-a-Book-Cover • Sweetest Baby-Toddler Contest• Extension Embroidery Contest

High Plains Heritage Quilters’ Quilt Contest

 

Homemade Salsa/Guacamole Contest – Day of Show Entries Only

Saturday, 1-1:30 p.m., In Exhibit Hall

 

Sweetest Baby-Toddler Contest – Call 854-2921

 

“A Barn Raising Good Time” Photography Contest

Al and Margi Wall are sponsoring the annual fair theme photography contest.  This year’s theme is “A Barn Raising Good Time”.  $40 for 1st; $20 for 2nd and $15 for 3rd.  Guidelines: 1) One entry per person; 2) Photo should be as shot and not digitally enhanced; 3) Photo may be entered in this contest only; 4) Photo must be in a protective sleeve.  No frames allowed.

 

Decorate a Vegetable Contest

Agenda Club is sponsoring a Decorate a Vegetable contest.  Show off your tricked out veggies!  Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.  Best of Show receives a $10.00 award.  Enter in classes for ages 8 & under; 9 to 13; and 14 & up.  1 entry per exhibitor.

Use Your Bean

Bean Raising Good Time!  Show the people at Jack’s Bean Company, LLC how the Bean is Queen and show off your Bean Art!  There are two categories: Sculpture and Other Art.  Natural materials and ink/paint may be used to complement pieces, but beans should be the primary building/designing material.  Bean portrait?  Bean coaster? Beanball?  Enter in classes for 8 & under; 9-13 and 14 & up.  Prizes will be awarded for the two categories of Sculpture and Other Art in each of the three age classes.  $7.50-1st; $5.50-2nd; $3.50 3rd.  No beans?  Jack’s Bean will make the beans available ahead of time to be picked up in the Extensions Office, 854-3616. 1 entry per exhibitor per category.

 

Build Your Best Lego Contest

Better Beef Makers 4-H Club challenges you to build, “A Barn Raising Good Time” in Legos!  Each entry will receive a ribbon and a prize on the Danish system of judging. 1 entry per exhibitor.

 

Baby Bear Hugs Sweetest Baby~Toddler Contest 2017

Baby Bear Hugs holds an annual contest showcasing the “Sweetest” children. The contest is up and running before the fair books are out in the community…but don’t let that stop you from enjoying and supporting this fun and exciting contest! Here is how it works:  We have two display boards with photos of the children.  These display boards can be found at the Holyoke Federal Credit Union and at the

Bar Lo Café in Haxtun.  When you see a display, you choose your favorite contestant and place a monetary donation in the contestant’s mason jar. Each cent donated equals one vote – so $1.00 equals 100 votes!!  The display boards will be available at the Phillips County Fair in the Event Center on July 27th, 28th, and 29th for your voting pleasure.  The contest will end on July 29th at 8 p.m.  Prizes will be awarded to the three contestants who gather the most votes.  Winners will be featured in local newspaper.  Monetary donation will be given to the Phillips County Baby Bear Hugs which serve local families. We plan to have a fun fishing pond for the kids during the fair so come on out and enjoy the Phillips County Fair!

For more information call (970) 854-2921

 

Homemade Salsa/Guacamole Contest

Get your Salsa on!  The Jolly Dozen FCE Club is sponsoring a homemade salsa/Guacamole contest.  Submit your entries after the parade on Saturday, July 29th, between 1-1:30 p.m. in the Event Center Exhibit Hall.  Categories include three levels of salsa:  1. Mild, 2. Hot and Spicy, 3. Most Unusual and a fourth category for guacamole.  Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, place in each category.  After official judging, an overall salsa and guacamole prize will be awarded from “People’s Choice.”  You may enter more than one category.  Questions, call Marianne Sullivan 854-2518 or Mary Tomky 854-4175.

 

Create-A-Book-Cover Contest

Sponsored by Chapter BM, Holyoke P.E.O. Kids dream up a book title the theme of your choice and design artwork for your book’s cover!  Entries should be 81/2 x 11 inches or smaller.  Any type of paper or art supplies may be used.  Include your own name as the author.  ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.   DIVISIONS:  Ages 1-2; Ages 3-5; K-1st grades; 2nd-3rd grades; 4th-5th grades; and 6th-8th grades.  Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each division.  For more information contact Lynn Schneider at 854-2103 or Nancy Colglazier at 854-2796.

 

Creative Traditions Quilt Contest

 

Creative Traditions is sponsoring a “Basically Batiks” Quilt Contest

You can enter a quilt of any size.   75% of the fabric must be batik fabric.  Limit of one (1) entry per exhibitor.

Gift Certificates will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place.  For more information call Julie at 970-854-3699.

 

*NEW – Dutch Oven Cook Off – Superintendent: Ben Kafka

Welcome to the Dutch Oven Cook-Off at the Phillips County Fair!

When:

  • Thursday July 26th, 2017
  • Check-in begins at 2:00 pm.
  • Cooking may begin at 2:30pm.
  • Judging will be at 6:00 pm.

Where:

  • Phillips County Fair Grounds, Holyoke Colorado
  • Arena

Rules:  

  • May be individuals or teams.
  • Participants under the age of 16 must have an adult present during the cook-off.
  • Each team may submit 1 entry in each category.
  • All food that will be judged must be prepared on site.
  • Team must use coal, and must have a protective barrier between the coals and the ground.
  • Team is responsible for all materials needed for cook-off. Examples: coal, dutch oven, food, chairs or anything you want at your cook site.
  • Cook-off committee will provide the containers required for judging.

Categories:

  • Entrée – may include a side dish if desired.
  • Dessert

Judging:

  • Judging will be blind.
  • Each entry will be submitted in a container to be furnished by the committee.
  • Each entry should be enough for 3 judges.
  • The final scores will be a combined score of all 3 judges.
  • Judges sheets will be returned after winners announced.

Criteria:

  • Appearance
  • Creativity
  • Taste
  • Degree of doneness – over/under
  • Use of Dutch Oven

Prizes:

  • 1st place Entrée
  • 2nd Place Entrée
  • 1st Place Dessert
  • 2nd Place Dessert
  • Overall Grand Prize

 

For any questions or to register please contact Ben Kafka at 970-520-3149.

Registration forms may be mailed to: Care of Ben Kafka, PO Box 484  Holyoke CO 80734

 

*NEW – Thrashers 5K Color Run

  • Pre-registration due by July 12
  • Forms can be picked up and dropped off at Snap Dragon Floral.
  • $30 with shirt -16 years and older
  • $15 with shirt – 12-15year olds
  • Race day registration:
  • $35 (no shirt) 16 years and older
  • $20 (no shirt) 12-15 year olds
  • Free: 11 and under
  • Wednesday July 26
  • Check in and shirt pickup at fairgrounds: 5:00
  • Race begins: 5:30
  • 5:00-8:00 Kids activities
  • $10 wrist band
  • 5:30-8:30 Rocky Mountain Oyster/Chicken Strip Dinner
  • Adults 16 and older $12
  • 10-15 year olds: $10
  • 9 and under free
  • *All runners receive $2 off meal
  • 5:30 Beer Garden
  • 8:30 Cornhole tournament team check-in
  • $20 / Team of 2 (must be 21 years or older)
  • 9:00 Cornhole tournament begins

For more information call Kendra Schlachter (308-249-5294)

 

 

 

PARADE

   Chairman: Julie Elliott

2017 Fair Parade Saturday, July 29th

 

PARADE THEME:  “A Barn Raising Good Time”

Grand Marshalls: Clark and Laverne Starkebaum

Parade Chairman:  Julie Elliott

 

Entry Deadline:  July 15th

Entry form in back of Fair Book or see newspaper ads for entry forms

Judging:  Saturday, July 29th

Judged Entries must be in line by 8:30 a.m.

Non-judged entries must be in line by 9 a.m.

PARADE STARTS AT 10 A.M.

1st                    2nd                   3rd

Civic Groups (including Preschool)                      $100                 $75                   $50

Youth Division Mini                                           $100                 $75                   $50

Youth Division Maxi                                           $100                 $75                   $50

Business Division                                               $100                 $75                   $50

Misc. single entry, small groups, horse division and entries that don’t fit the above categories

$75                   $50                   $25

KIDS’ DIVISION – Each child ages 6-12, who wears a costume or decorates a leg or small battery powered vehicle or wagon and rides in the parade will be awarded 50 cents.  Children under 6 years of age will not be permitted to ride tricycles or other vehicles in the parade.

Check in at Holyoke School Board room – SW corner of Jr./Sr. High on Gordon Street.

 

Fair Board Members

Pam Haynes, President

Austin Tharp, Vice President

Kayla Kafka, Treasurer

Lisa Atkins, Secretary

Doug Larson

Josh Larson

Brianna Lebsack

Shannon Schlachter

Brian Santistevan

Gale Wiebers

 

Fair Personnel

Extension Agent, Tracy Trumper

4-H Coordinator, Kindra Plumb

Extension Administrative Support, Carrie Anderson

Vo-Ag Instructors, Jeff Plumb, Haxtun & Shauna Brown, Holyoke

Maintenance & Grounds Supervisor, Dan Waln

Sheriff’s Office, Rob Urbach

Booth and Concessions Coordinator, Doug Larson

Horseshoe Pitching, Alvin Schumann

Livestock Sale Barbecue, Erik & Michelle Vieselmeyer; Rick & Kathy Haynes & Larry & Adele McConnell

 

 

2017 Phillips County Fair

“A Barn Raising Good Time”

Schedule of Events

 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Entry of General/FCS, 4-H Projects

4-H Interview Judging

Judging of 4-H Projects and Club Booths

 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

8:30 am              Enter Horses and Tiny Tot Horse Show Entries

9 a.m.                 4-H Horse Show/Gymkhana

Noon-1 pm         Lunch Break

1 pm                   Resume Horse Show/Gymkhana

1 pm-6 pm        Enter All Open Garden, Floriculture, Baked and Preserved Goods, Crafts, Needlework Fine Arts, Quilts, Special Theme Contests and Pre-K – 3rd Grade Arts and Craft Show

4 pm – 8 pm      Enter All Rabbits and Poultry

5 pm – 8 pm      Market Animal Weigh in and Entry

                        Thrashers – 5K Color Run

 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

8 am                 EXHIBITORS’ MEETING – LIVESTOCK SHOW ARENA

8:30 am             Enter Tiny Tot Rabbits & Poultry

8:45 am             Tiny Tot Rabbit & Poultry Show

9 am                 Poultry and Rabbit Show (Immediately following Tiny Tot Show)

9 am                  Judge Open Class Exhibits

1 pm                   Enter Farm Mechanics and Judging

2 pm                 Dutch Oven Cook-Off Entry Check In – Judging at 6 pm. (See Special Contests for Rules)

4 pm                   Goat and Dairy Cow Judging

Catch-It-Goat Contest (between Goat/Dairy Judging and Swine Judging)

Swine Judging 30 minutes following conclusion of Goat and Dairy Cow Judging

4 pm                 Beer Garden Open

6 pm                 Dutch Oven Cook-Off Judging

6 pm                 BARREL RACING

 

Friday, July 28, 2017

6-8 am               Breakfast: 4-H and FFA Exhibitors, Leaders and Parents (Free Breakfast sponsored by Phillips County Farm Bureau

8:30 am             Enter Bucket Calves

9 am                   Beef Judging

9 am                   Exhibit Building Open

Planet Bounce Carnival

1 pm                   Sheep judging

1 pm                   Horseshoe Pitching

3 pm                 Beer Garden

4 pm                   Parade of Champions (Show Arena) and

Press Time 4-H/FFA Livestock and 4-H General

                        Rabbit Bingo Contest Directly Following Parade of Champions

5 pm                   Barbecue (Homesteader’s Park) $6.00/plate

Entertainment by Equally Delinquent & Colby Purkeypile

6:00 pm            4-H/FFA LIVESTOCK SALE CONSIGNMENT FORMS DUE

7:00 pm            STOCKCAR RACES AND TRICK BIKES

                        Beer Garden with Live Band – Braydon Zink

 

Saturday, July 29, 2017

 

8:30 am              Parade Entries being judged in line and judged

9 am                   Parade Entries not being judged registered and in line

10 am                 Parade

10 am                 Exhibit Building Open

11 am               Orphan Grain Train Brat Feed (Biesemeier Room Event Center)

Planet Bounce Carnival

12:30 pm            Cow Patty Bingo

Noon                Beer Garden

1 pm                   Salsa Contest (Event Center)

1 pm                   Horseshoe Pitching

1 pm                 Round Robin Competition

2:30 pm             Jr. Livestock Sale

Buyer’s Barbecue following Sale in Biesemeier Room

7 pm                   Bulls Gone Wild! Bull Riding, Bull Fighting and Mutton Bustin’ AND MORE!

Beer Garden and Live Band – Braydon Zink

 

Sunday, July 30, 2017

 

9 am to Noon    Release of Livestock Exhibits

9 am to 3 pm     Release of General 4-H Projects and Open Show Exhibits

9 am to 3 pm     Premium Pay Out

 

WHAT’S NEW!

 

Dutch Oven Cook Off – Thursday – See Special Themes Contests for rules

Thrashers 5K Color Run and Meal – Wednesday – See Special Themes Contests for more information

Round Robin Show – New Date – Saturday 1 pm – Livestock Arena

Open Show Vo-Ag Farm Mechanics – Thursday – See Department M for rules

Baked and Preserved Goods – 13 & & Under Show – See Department P

Rabbit Bingo Contest – New Date – Friday after Parade of Champions – Livestock Arena

Come see our Parade of Champions!  Friday, 4 pm – Livestock Arena

 

GRAND MARSHALLS

Phillips County Fair Grand Marshalls, Clark and Laverne Starkebaum, welcome everyone to the Phillips County Fair!  Clark and Laverne are long-time residents of Haxtun who have been active in many Civic Organizations throughout the years.  Through their children, Debbie, Kari, John, Larry and Steve, their grandchildren, friends and neighbors, they have been involved with 4-H and the county fair since the 1960’s.  They look forward to another exciting, fun-filled fair and wish everyone a “Barn Raising Good Time!”

 

 

A “Barn Raising Good Time!”

The Phillips County Fair Board welcomes everyone to the “Barn Raising Good Time” at the 2017 Phillips County Fair!

The County Fair is a show window for the county and provides an opportunity for stockmen, farmers, hobbyists, artists, businessmen and youth to exhibit the products of their labor. We’re pleased to be able to offer several new contests this year and hope everyone enjoys the grandstand events, carnival, shows and entertainment. Our Round Robin Competition showcases the top Showmen in Beef, Sheep, Goat, Swine and Horse and we are pleased to be able to offer that competition on Saturday at 1 pm.

Thank you to everyone who helps put together the fair.  Your dedication and commitment to the fair is unsurpassed and greatly appreciated.  Thank you to our County Commissioners, Don Lock, Joe Kinnie and Harlan Stern, for your continued support of the county fair.

From the competition to the grandstand shows, the family events to the parade, let us remember that we are one county.  We are community members, friends and neighbors who strive to continue the excellence of Phillips County and without you, the people, the fair would not exist.

Phillips County can be proud of its people and accomplishments!  Let’s enjoy these days of fellowship, friendly competition and fun!

Sincerely,

The Phillips County Fair Board and Extension Office