Ok it might be a little bit to early for this since it is next year in July LOL, but I want to plan for it next year. This year it was pretty darn sad in Open Class because there was only 6 birds and 4 of those belonged to one guy. Sad isn't it? Well my friend and I are going to take over Open Class for the 2011 Fair. I am hoping to get ATLEAST 15 people with maybe 3 birds each but waaaaaaaay more is welcome Trophies THESE ARE NOT CHEEP TROPHIES...lol Since this is Open Class and there may not be very many 4-Hers (they can show in Open Class and that would be awesome ) There will be 5 trophies for the following catagories: Champion Bantam, Champion Standard, Champion Waterfowl, Champion Turkey, and Best in Show which the 4 Champions will go head to head. Here are the trophies that will be for the Champions and Best in Show: Champion Bantam and Standard will get one like these (the dates are wrong though): Champion Water fowl and Turkey( a turkey will be on the top and I couldn't find a duck or goose ): And the Best in Show will get this: Ribbons and Rosettes I am still working with the same place that the trophies are coming from. There will be Champion and Reserve Champion rosettes (not cheep either lol) and the 1st (blue) and 2nd(red) ribbions will be the same that the Fair gets. I will get pictures of them once I know what they look like. The place is going to contact me on Monday. Catagories for the birds Standard Breeds- Cock,Hen,Cockerel,and Pullet Bantam Breeds- Cock,Hen,Cockerel, and Pullet Brooding and Raising Pair- Standard Breeds only Raising Pullets or Hens(I can't remember the names right)- 2 Pullets or 2 hens together Laying Pullet or Hen- 1 Pullet or 1 Hen Half a dozen eggs (6)- Any breed, must be presented in a carton Ducks Geese (only seen 1 goose entered there within the past 3 years ) Turkeys (I've seen maybe 5 different turkeys there in the past 3 years, 3 was entered this year only 1 new one though) Years ago I heard we did have a peacock there and guineas so anyone is welcome to bring them, I don't think they will be judged though. NPIP *Based on 2010* You must have paperwork showing that you have had your birds nested. If you haven't had them tested there will be a tester there but it will cost $5 for 3 birds (I believe). Also make sure your birds are free of lice and mites. Sponsers and Donations So far all of this money for the trophies and the rosettes is coming out of my own pocket. I would love love love! to get some donations! If any company would want a banner hung up in the poultry barn just bring it when you come with the your birds. I would love to get the BYC Banner for this but it is aways off Food and Drinks We might be having a food Pitch-In the day of the judging but not sure what day the juding will be on. It was on a Tuesday morning this year... Going to try and get it pushed back to Saturday morning because people are working during the week. List of people So far these are the people that said they might be showing at the Fair and the number of birds they might be bringing (got these from the IN Chickenstock) : 1.) 1crazychicken 2-3birds 2.) Chicken_china_mom ? birds 3.) PhoenixFeatherFarms 5-10 birds 4.) Coopcrazy 10 birds 5.) K2 Chickens 6.) lildinkem 12-24 birds 7.) Schultz 2-4 birds 8). mpurpo 10+ birds Thats all I can think of for now lol..