Hi Everybody, Just this summer I was the poultry superintendent for our county fair. I had shown there and been a member for about 15 years. I thought I would give it a spin as superintendent. BOY I SURE THOUGHT WRONG I had so many things go wrong. 1. The paper work for the show was a half hour late. 2. The judging lasted four hours on about 200 birds. Our fair is very liberal meaning if someone comes in with a crossbred bird we have to let them show it. We only had 35 kids which may seem small. We are not allowed to disqualify because it will hurt their feelings. We also have a weird setup for grouping the birds. They go by club and not breed standard. That was the reason why judging took so long because the judge had to go from one end of the barn to another just to find one bird. We have a thing called herdsmanship which is how the display looks with decorations and how well the pens are cleaned. The best one gets a plaque at the end of the week. I think this is very unnecessary because kids should not get rewarded for something they should be doing in the first place. I tried to change some of the stuff but I got some backlash saying it was fine the way it was. I would like to know from all of you what your fairs are like. PS. I have stepped down because I want to get away from 4-H for a while and live my own life. Fair was my vacation.