I did that...we all left and went out to eat. We sat out in the parking lot and had a family reunion~my son and his family came to the show. We sat in the truck and read books, took a nap, etc. As for feedback...the judge barely held my birds long enough to look at them, shoved them back in the cage and that was that. No feedback, no discussion with other Rock breeders other than the two guys wanting to buy my birds, chicks or eggs...those guys were wanting to take them to other shows. The one fella even bragged about buying the number 5 RIR at the OH Nat'l last year, taking it to another show and beating the fella he bought it from. No integrity there.
The other Rock breeders stood along the wall~all men, mind you~and glared at me now and again, but even when I smiled, offered a hello, they were not real interested in any feedback or making friendly. I'm not hypersensitive, but I know how "outsider" feels and those vibes were there.
Again, it's not about the show, really....I just never really saw the merits in it and now that I've been there, done that, I am still unable to see the merits of it. I'm just not that fanatical about chickens, though it would seem so because I talk about them a lot here. I like an easier flock life and showing or planning for a show was a lot of stress on my time and body, with very little return on that effort. No, make that NO return. It was a huge waste of my time, in other words. I learned only that I don't ever want to do it again and, yes...I'd rather have a root canal. It's over with in a reasonable amount of time, you know it's going to hurt and be unpleasant, so you are prepared for it, and it actually gets you out of pain in the future.
As for feedback....that happens in the nest and in the jar. That's really all the feedback I require, at the bottom of the bottom of things. I'm just not what you folks call a "serious" breeder. I like to have good stock, I like them to look good and perform well, but I'm not all about the shows, the breeding, the SOP and such. Chickens are a not a huge part of my life...they are part of my food supply, first and foremost.