My daughter is showing 12 of our chickens for the first time at the Florida State Fair in just a couple weeks. I'm sitting here looking at the schedule trying to decide if I have to be there every day or not. The fair feeds and waters the chickens while they are there, I know I have to be there for showmanship and skillathon day but do we need to take the 2 hr one way drive for the judging days. They check in on the 14th so that is a trip over and back home... the 15th is just grooming box judging which we didn't enter but I figured it would be a drive over and back that day so she can shine her chickens up for the 16th when judging starts at 10a.. there is nothing else that day she is doing.. I'm not sure if I need to have my daughter standing around all day for the 16that.. at 8 she's not going to stand for too long without being totally bored. Not to mention we only get 14 tickets and she wants her dad to go every day too so I have buy an extra 7 tickets if we go every day plus gas there and back every day. This could get too expensive fast and I guess I should of thought about this before now but like I said this is our first time showing so didn't think about all these things yet. I can't stay in Tampa as we don't have a farm sitter for all the animals left behind.... so have to drive back and forth so we can care for animals in the AM and PM. Edited to fix days... there is only one day she has nothing to do there it's just judging day.