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131st

Freebor n County Fair Tuesday-Sunday, July 29-Aug. 3, 2014

www.freeborncountyfair.com E-Mail: fcfair@smig.net

Freeborn Co. Fairgrounds Albert Lea, MN


FREEBORN COUNTY FAIR Rules and Premium List of the

131st ANNUAL FAIR to be held at

COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS MEMBER OF * International Association of Fairs & Expositions * Minnesota Federation of County Fairs * Minnesota State Agricltural Society

July 29 - August 3, 2014 All Tickets Can Be Purchased On-Line thru Our Website www.freeborncountyfair.com Telephone (507) 373-6965 • Fax (507) 377-2213 • E-mail: fcfair@smig.net Under Management of Freeborn County Agricultural Society OFFICE HOURS: June 1st - July 20th, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Week Before Fair 8 am to 5 pm, Fair Week 8 am to 9 pm

GENERAL NOTICE

INDEX

Admissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Schedule of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Fair Officers and Directors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 County Commissioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Superintendents and Supervisors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 General Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 - 5 Government of Committees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9 Merriam Midway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Outside Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Concessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Our Heritage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Horse Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Dept. A - Horses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Dept. AA - Horses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 - 16 Dept. B - Horses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Draft Horse Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Dept. C - Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 - 20 Dept. D - Swine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 - 21 Dept. E - Sheep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Dept. F - Poultry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 - 23 Dept. G - FFA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23, 24, 25 Freeborn Open Class Dairy Steer & Heifer Show . . . . . . . . . . 26 Coloring Contest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Creative Arts & Foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Dept. H - Domestic Arts and Handicraft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 - 34 Dept. I - Pantry Stores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 - 37 Floral Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 - 39 Dept. J - Flowers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 - 47 Dept. K - Horticulture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 - 52 Dept. L - 4H Club Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 - 81 2012 4-H Livestock Buyers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Light Horse, Pony Show Entry Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Demolition Derby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Entry Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92-93 Memorial Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Antique Tractor Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

TICKET POLICY: The outside gate admission ticket is for admittance to the grounds and does not guarantee all advertised events will be held. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN.

Livestock exhibitors will be required to purchase livestock exhibitors tickets on entry day, but will be admitted free at the gate up until 12:00 noon on entry day Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

ADMISSION PRICES

All Concessionaires, Exhibitors and Service Personnel and FFA and 4-H must have Season Tickets and Season Auto Tickets.

General Admission, 10 Years to Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.00 Children 0-9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FREE Senior Citizens, (65 & Over) Wednesday Only . . . . . $4.00 Season Ticket (Pre-Season) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $36.00 July 27th - August 3rd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $42.00 Auto Ticket, Season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.00 Auto Ticket, Per Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.00 Livestock Exhibitor Includes Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25.00 Reserved Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $27.00 Goldstar Amusement Ride Passport Good All Week . . . . . $50.00 Goldstar Amusement Ride Armband Good One Session . $22.00 Pre-season tickets and Auto Season tickets can be purchased at all banking institutions in the county and fair office through July 26 for $36.00. July 27th - Aug. 3rd tickets are $42.00 and only available at the Fair Office and the Front Gate.

CAMPER FEE - $128.00 FOR THE WEEK

All occupants of camper must be registered in office. Each person must have a season ticket purchased in advance. Exhibitors (Open Class, 4-H, FFA) will pay $128.00 for the week. Limit 50 campers for electricity. Freeborn County Agricultural Society Memberships on sale at Fair Office for $1.00.

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Albert Lea, Minnesota www.freeborncountyfair.com


2014 DAY BY DAY FEATURES OF THE

Freeborn County Fair JUDGING SCHEDULES SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014

Wine & Beer Entries Fairlane Building . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 AM to 3:00 pm

Creative Arts & Foods (Home Activities) Entry Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Pre-Entry Day/Judging Day Entry Day - Floral Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM Creative Arts & Foods Judging (Home Activities) . . . 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM 4-H Horse Check-In Livestock Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM 4-H Lama Check-In Livestock Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM 4-H Building (General Judging) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:30 PM to 7:00 PM

SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014

TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014 ENTRY DAY

Open Dairy Show South Arena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 AM FFA Dairy follows Open Dairy Light Horse and Pony Riding Show Outdoor Arena . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 AM 4-H Judging Contest Arena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00 AM 4-H Beef Fitting Contest Sheep Barn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:30 PM 4-H Supreme Showmanship Contest Arena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:00 PM Open Horse Outdoor Arena Open Class Swine North Arena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:00 PM FFA Open Class Hogs to Follow Kiddie Farmyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2014 KID’S DAY

Floral Hall Judging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 AM Horticulture Judging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 AM 4-H Swine Check-In Swine Barn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM 4-H Sheep & Goat Check-In Indoor Arena . . . . . . . . 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM 4-H Beef & Dairy Check-In Indoor Arena . . . . . . . 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM 4-H Horse Show Outdoor Arena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:00 PM 4-H Rabbit Show Arena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 PM Kiddie Farmyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014 SENIOR CITIZEN DAY

4-H Dairy Show South Arena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 AM 4-H Beef Show North Arena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 AM 4-H Dairy Goat Show South Arena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:00 PM 4-H Market Goat Show South Arena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:00 PM Kiddie Farmyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014

MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014

THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014

FFA Market Lamb Indoor Arena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 AM Open Class Sheep Indoor Arena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 AM 4-H Swine Show North Arena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 AM Open Class Poultry Judging Poultry Barn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00 AM Open Class Market Lamb Arena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:00 PM 4-H Poultry Show Arena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:00 PM 4-H Sheep Show South Arena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:00 PM Kiddie Farmyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Draft Horse & Driving Pony Show Outdoor Arena . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 AM 4-H Livestock Auction Arena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 AM Steer and Heifer Show Indoor Arena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:00 PM Kiddie Farmyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

4-H Lama Show North Arena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 AM Pedal Pull Swine Barn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:00 PM Talent Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:00 PM 4-H Small Baby Animal Show Swine Barn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:00 PM Kiddie Farmyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 2014

LIVESTOCK RELEASE TIME: All livestock not leaving on a market truck will stay until 4:00 pm Sunday Swine must be gone by end of Open Swine Show

OTHER EXHIBITS RELEASE TIME - 5:00 PM on Sunday

Slow Tractor Race Every Day Weather Permitting

Wash Stands Sponsored by Mayo Health Systems *All 4-H Champion Animals (including swine) Will Stay thru Sunday Night

2015 Fair Dates – August 4-9, 2015

Pre-Enter in

Entries for the Freeborn County Fair for 2014 Open Class

ENTER ON-LINE You will be able to go to the Freeborn County Website, www.freeborncountryfair.com, and submit your entries on-line for the upcoming 2014 fair. It is quick, it is easy, and it is fun. Save a stamp, save on gas, and join those who now do it electronically. Watch our webpage for the date the On-Line site will open. If you have questions, just give the fair office a call.

ALL Departments

All Tickets Can Be Purchased On-Line thur Our Website freeborncountyfair.com 2


Fair Board - Front Row left to right: Paul Hansen, Mike Woitas, Norman Fredin, Gordon Toenges, Troy Thompson. Back Row left to right: Larry Irvine, Karnella Schwierjohann (office manager) & Don Nolander.

Freeborn County Commissioners

Glenn Mathiason Dist. 1

Dan Belshan Dist. 2

Jim Nelson Dist. 3

Christopher Shoff Dist. 4

Mike Lee Dist. 5

According to the laws of the State of Minnesota all County Fairs must be operated by the County Agricultural Societies. The County of Freeborn owns the land on which the Freeborn County Fair operates. They have leased the land to the Freeborn County Agricultural Society. It is the responsibility of the board of Directors of the Society to correlate any and all activities that take place on the fairgrounds. The board of Directors is composed of seven members who server for terms of three years. Directors are elected at the annual Meeting of the Society which is held in November. Any resident of Freeborn County may be a member of the society for the sum of $1.00 per year membership. Following the annual meeting elected directors meet and hold election of officers. Elected are: President, Vice President, secretary and Treasurer. These elected officers, abiding by the constitution and By-Laws of the Organization, carry out the policies and wishes of the board and coordinate the activities taking place during fair week as well as the balance of the year. The fairgrounds is being used for many different kinds of activities during the year in addition to the fair, such as: Auctions, Vehicle Storage, Dog Shows, Horse Shows, Camping, Family Reunions, Weddings, Relay for Life and various other community events. ANYONE, ANY AGE CAN EXHIBIT AT THE FREEBORN COUNTY FAIR

Season Tickets - Save $$$$$ Buy a Season Ticket before July 27

for just

36.00

$

Season Tickets Available at all Freeborn Co. Financial Institutions, Hy-Vee, Market Place Foods or Fair Office. Season Tickets can be purchased anytime during office hours or you can send a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope and Check to Freeborn County Fair, Box 128, Albert Lea, MN 56007 3

OFFICERS

Officers - Directors of the 131ST Annual Freeborn County Fair


OFFICERS

IT IS THE AIM OF THE MANAGEMENT TO HAVE A MORAL, CLEAN FAIR WHICH WILL COMMAND THE SUPPORT OF THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY.

Gordon Toenges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President Mike Woitas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice-President Larry Irvine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Treasurer Norm Fredin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Secretary Troy Thompson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director Paul Hansen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director Don Nolander . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director

GENERAL EXHIBITS

1. The Fair Board has the right to refuse any or all exhibits and entries. 2. The Board of Directors reserves the final and absolute right to interpret these rules and regulations and determine all matters, questions and differences in regard thereto or otherwise arising out of or incident to the fair. 3.  The society will take every precaution in its power for the preservation of articles and stock on exhibition, but cannot be responsible for any loss or damage that may occur in the delivery, exhibition or removal of the exhibits. 4. All concessionaires must be in place by 2:00 P.M Tuesday, July 29. Space assigned and not occupied by Wednesday noon will be considered forfeited. Applications must be made at the Secretary’s office. 5. Release of all animals after 4:00 pm, Sunday, August 3 and all other exhibits 5:00 P.M., Sunday, August 3 under penalty of forfeiture of premium. 6. When there is but one exhibitor per lot and the article or animal is not worthy, no premium will be awarded and in no instance will a premium be awarded to an inferior article or animal. 7. ALL LIVESTOCK EXHIBITORS MUST BUY AN APPROPRIATE LIVESTOCK EXHIBITOR TICKET. 8. No article will be allowed to compete for a premium unless on the grounds the first day of the fair. Exhibitors who do not present their articles by that time cannot exhibit for premiums. 9. All Livestock Exhibitors at the Freeborn County Fair must abide by the IAFE National Code of Show Ring Ethics. 10. 4-H & FFA Livestock exhibits may show in Open Class. 11. Parties will be allowed to place articles on exhibition without competing for premiums. 12. All parties entering animals must be sure that their stock is entered in the proper class, as it will be the duty of the judges to rule out any animals not answering to the entry and change or alteration will be permitted after the books are placed in the hands of committees. 13. No persons will be permitted to distribute advertising matter on the grounds except from their place of business or exhibit. The tacking or posting of any advertisement, bills, cards, etc., other than within the place occupied by exhibitors, is strictly prohibited. The distributions of hand bills, flyers, herald, etc., will not, under any circumstances, be permitted. Anyone violating this rule will be liable to a fine or expulsion from the grounds as the board may elect. 14. No exhibitor can act as one of the judges of any class in which he is a competitor or in which he is in any way interested. 15. Exhibitors must be answerable for the care of their animals as the society will not be responsible for any loss or damage that may occur in any case by reason of unruliness or other cause. No horse or pony riding on the fair grounds except for judging and crowd control.

SUPERINTENDENTS AND SUPERVISORS

Fair Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Norm Fredin, Albert Lea Horses, Ponies . . . . . . . Gary & Stephanie Richter, Glenville Steer & Heifer Show . . . . . . . . . . . . Randy Tomschin, Alden Swine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daryl Mattson, Albert Lea FFA Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pam Koenen, Alden Sheep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Todd and Robin Schmidt, Albert Lea Dairy, Dairy Beef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tracy Skaar, Hayward Poultry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Norman Bangert, Albert Lea Creative Arts & Foods . . . . . . . . . . . Joey Honsey, Emmons & Mary Ann Allison, Albert Lea Floral Hall & Horticulture . . . . . . . Dan & Sue Steele, Alden Conservation Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Al Batt, Hartland Office Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karnella Schwierjohann Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kristine Christensen, Alden Promotion & Publicity . . . . . . . . . Michael Woitas, Albert Lea Treasurers Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Larry Hopkey, Albert Lea Gates & Tickets . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sue Zimmerman, Albert Lea Regional Extension Educator . . . . . Sharon Davis, Glenville 4-H Support Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wendy Weiss, Albert Lea 4-H Program Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Megan Thorson 4-H Program Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amy Wadding Security and Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob Kindler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Freeborn County Sheriff’s Dept. Grounds Caretaker . . . . . . . .Tracey & John Ball, Albert Lea Veterinarian . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Mike Bjorklund, Clarks Grove Entertainment Square . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Merle Krause Kiddie Farmyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jane Haukoos, Alden

TOWNSHIP MAP - FAIR DISTRICTS - REGIONS 1-5

FREEBORN

HARTLAND

BATH

GENEVA

NEWRY

CARLSTON

MANCHESTER

BANCROFT

RICELAND

MOSCOW

ALDEN

PICKEREL LAKE

ALBERT LEA

HAYWARD

OAKLAND

MANSFIELD

NUNDA

FREEMAN

SHELLROCK

LONDON

Al Batt Conservation Building

MEMBERS AT LARGE - NORMAN FREDIN - MIKE WOITAS NE DISTRICT REGION 1 TROY THOMPSON

SE DISTRICT REGION 2 PAUL HANSEN

CITY OF ALBERT LEA REGION 5 LARRY IRVINE

SW DISTRICT REGION 3 GORDY TOENGES

NW DISTRICT REGION 4 DON NOLANDER

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Larry Hopkey Treasurers Office

Sue Zimmerman Gates & Tickets


31.  Firms and co-partnerships entering animals for competition must be in existence sixty days prior to the date of closing of entries and in all cases must be bona fide and affidavits of the age of the firms may be required by the management. Firms or co-partnerships entered into for show purposes will not be recognized by the association but cattle bred by a member of the firm or company shall be considered as bred by the company. Should a temporary sale or transfer of a show ever be discovered, the exhibitor and proper owner may be barred from any or all future shows. SOLICITING SUBSCRIPTION 32.  ANY PERSON STAYING OVER NIGHT ON THE FAIR GROUNDS, DURING THE FAIR, MUST HAVE A PERMIT FROM THE SECRETARY’S OFFICE. FAST DRIVING 33. Fast driving or riding within the fair grounds is strictly prohibited. The Sheriff’s Department is instructed to deal severely with any person or persons violating this rule. OBSTRUCTING ROADWAYS, PASSAGES, ETC. 34. Any person or persons obstructing any passage or roadway on the fair grounds with automobile or other vehicle, shall upon request of any officer of the Freeborn County Fair, forthwith remove same or be subject to the penalty of a misdemeanor and expulsion from the grounds. The Freeborn County Fair has a prescribed area for demonstrations. SALE OF CORPORATION OR OTHER STOCKS 35. No person, persons, firm or corporation shall sell, solicit sales of offer or otherwise dispose of stock in any concern corporation or organization of any name or character upon the fair grounds.

16. No more than two cash prizes in an individual lot or more than one cash prize in a group lot will be awarded to any one exhibitor; however, an exhibitor may enter any number of animals in each lot and ribbons will be awarded in accordance with the placings of the judge; cash prizes will be moved up in cases where an exhibitor is awarded more than two placings in an individual lot or more than one placing in a group lot. 17. Livestock must be owned by and registered in the exhibitors name from the time of making entries except senior and junior get of sire in cattle division. 18. NO FANS ALLOWED THAT ARE NOT OSHA APPROVED. 19. MISTING FANS CANNOT BE USED IN THE FAIRGROUND BUILDINGS. 20. Fans in livestock building must blow towards the west. 16 amps or less on each breaker. 1 fan per animal. Extension cords: no less than 12 gauge, maximum length of 50 feet, no multiple ends. 21. Stalls, pens and coops will be furnished free to Freeborn County 4-H Clubs & FFA Exhibitors. 22. CHUTES ALLOWED IN DESIGNATED AREAS ONLY: North lean to 4-H sheep barn, north side cattle barn, open class sheep barn. NO GROOMING IN PICNIC AREA 23.  The dates for computing the ages of animals entered; Horses shall be January 1; Beef cattle, September 1 and January 1; Dairy cattle September and March 1; Swine, September 1 and March 1. ELIGIBILITY 25.  Exhibitors must be prepared to show registration papers of purebred animals entered for exhibition. 26. If from stormy weather or other causes, the receipts will not pay the premium awarded, the premiums will be paid by an equal division of the receipts to exhibitors who have been awarded premiums after the general expenses of the fair have been paid. 27. All exhibitors will be under the control and direction of the Superintendent, but the fair will in no case be responsible for any loss or damage that may occur. Every exhibitor will be solely responsible for any loss, injury or damage done to property or occasioned by or arising from any animal or article exhibited by him and or its description given in the catalogue and shall indemnify the fair against legal or other proceedings in regard thereto. 28. Persons having claims against the society must present them to the Secretary within fifteen days after the last day of the fair. 29. No article will be allowed to complete for cash premiums that is not named and numbered in the premium list. Articles not listed may be displaced upon approval of the division superintendent. 30.  Livestock trailers must enter the fairgrounds through the NORTHEAST entrance on Richway Drive. Trailers must exit through the NORTHWEST gate back onto Richway Drive. If you need to park your trailer, you must re-enter through the NORTHEAST gate and park by the outdoor horse arena. No livestock trailers are allowed to park in the NORTHWEST parking lot. Tractor Release Time: Loading tractors only permitted before 4:00 p.m. by the Historical Society or by the Caretakers house. No trailers permitted near show site before 4:00 p.m. Sunday.

PROTEST 36. Any person or group that conducts a protest action must limit its activity to the location designated by the Fair Board. The designated location is the farthest SW corner of the fairgrounds West of the Valley Gate. No entrances or exits can be obstructed or limited in any way.

PUBLIC NOTICE TO ALL CONCERNED

1. While the greatest possible care will be executed by the management to protect patrons of the Freeborn County Fair, each individual will be held personally responsible for his or her actions and the management will not be accountable or responsible for any injury. 2.  The Freeborn County Agricultural Society management assumes no liability for loss or damage to any property to the concessionaire, exhibitor or patron, due to theft, fire, tornado, weather conditions or other causes.

WE ACCEPT

GOVERNMENT OF COMMITTEES

Sunday CHURCH SERVICE

1. No person will be permitted to interfere with the committee while performing their duties as judges. 2. All appeal cases shall be settled by the directors meeting, when all parties interested shall be notified to appear. 3. Awards shall be deemed final, unless appealed from the protect filed with the secretary before the close of the fair. 4.  The management will consider it appropriate if persons will report any mistreatment or extortion practiced by any employee of the fair or concessionaire. Minnesota State Livestock Sanitary Requirements Exhibitors must obey Rules and Regulations Governing Public Exhibition of Livestock and Poultry in Minnesota as adopted and approved by the Attorney General. For more information see your local veterinarian or superintendent.

August 3rd 10:00 am Free Admission Until 10 am 5

RULES

37. No Campaigning outside of your booth. 38. NO DOGS, PETS or SKATEBOARDS ALLOWED ON GROUNDS. 39. No alcohol on grounds outside of beer gardens. 40. No obscene apparel allowed.


Entertainment at the Grandstand July 29 - August 3, 2014

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sponsored B Alliance Pip y eline

Craig Campbell

Eric Paslay

8:30 PM

8:30 PM

Sponsored By

Senior Citizen Day

PURCHASE YOUR RESERVED TICKETS NOW FOR ALL 5 OF THESE GREAT SHOWS!!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sponsored By Godfathers

Friday, August 1, 2014

ed By Sponsor C IT

Montgomery Gentry

Thomas Rhett

8:30 PM

8:30 PM

Reserved Tickets $27.00 Can Be Purchase On-Line freeborncountyfair.com or Call 507-373-6965

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Terri Clark

8:30 PM

ed By Sponsor achinery Titan M

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - Freeborn County Fair

Demolition Derby - 4:00 pm 6


Entertainment Square Sponsored by Bayview Funeral Home Wednesday, July 30

Tuesday, July 29

Sherwin & Pam Linton and The Cotton Kings

The Mary Jane Alm Band Performing at

Performing at 12:00-1:00 pm & 3:00-4:00 pm

6:00-8:00 pm

Thursday, July 31

Wednesday, July 30

The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra

Dunnell Lenort Performing at 5:00-6:00 pm

Performing at 6:00-8:00 pm Saturday, August 2

Friday, August 1

Bad Monkey

Sandra Lee & The Velvets Performing at 6:00-8:00 pm

Performing at 6:00-8:00 pm

WEDNESDAY 12:00-1:00 Sherwin & Pam Linton and The Cotton Kings 1:00-2:00  Century Farm, Outstanding Senior Citizen & Ag Hall of Fame Awards

SATURDAY 3:00-4:00 Mariachi Del Norte 4:30-5:30 Luke Rye, Don Throlson & Friends 6:00-8:00 Bad Monkey SUNDAY 11:30-1:00 HeartsongPraise & Worship Music 1:30 Talent Contest 4:00 Battle of The Bands Winner

FRIDAY 3:00-4:15 Echo Messenger 4:30-5:30 Orville & Irene Goskeson 6:00-8:00 Sandra Lee & The Velvets

Notes Performers are Members of the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame

Local Entertainment Will Be Featured Daily

Merle Krause Entertainment Square Superintendent 507-373-3144 • Cell 279-1108

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Activities are funded in part by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Legacy fund

ENTERTAINMENT SQUARE

TUESDAY 3:00-4:15 The Goodtimes Band 4:30-5:30 Fountain Street Brass 6:00-8:00 The Mary Jane Alm Band

2:00-3:00 Alpensterne- Oldtime 3:00-4:00 Sherwin & Pam Linton and The Cotton Kings 4:00-5:00 Alpensterne 5:00-6:00 Dunnell Lenort 6:00-8:00 Just FriendsMens Gospel Chorus THURSDAY 3:00-4:15 Riptide 4:30- 5:30 The Grapevine Twist 6:00-8:00 The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra


Special Events

Tuesday, July 29 12:00 noon Swifty Racing Pigs Mach Hill 2:00 p.m. Swifty Racing Pigs Mach Hill 3:00 p.m. Goodtimes Band Entertainment Square 4:00 p.m. Swifty Racing Pigs Mach Hill 4:30 p.m. Fountain Street Brass Entertainment Square 5:00 p.m. Elephant Encounter Mach Hill 5:30 p.m. Dr Dusty's Medicine Show Frontier Village 5:30 p.m. Kids Drawing by Racing Pigs 6:00 p.m. A-Best Sew and Vacuum Creative Arts 6:00 p.m. Swifty Racing Pigs Mach Hill 6:00 p.m. The Mary Jane Alm Band Entertainment Square 7:00 p.m. Elephant Encounter 7:30 p.m. Dr Dusty's Medicine Show Frontier Village 8:00 p.m. Swifty Racing Pigs Mach Hill 8:30 p.m. Eric Paslay at the Grandstand Grandstand Wednesday, July 30 12:00 p.m. Sherwin & Pam Linton & the Cotton Kings Entertainment Square 12:00 p.m. Swifty Racing Pigs Mach Hill 1:00 p.m. Outstanding Sr. Citizen Entertainment Square 1:00 p.m. Century Farm Awards Entertainment Square 1:00 p.m. Agriculture Hall of Fame Awards Entertainment Square 1:00 p.m. Down Through the Decades - Apron Show Creative Arts 2:00 p.m. Alpensterne Entertainment Square 2:00 p.m. Swifty Racing Pigs Mach Hill 3:00 p.m. Sherwin & Pam Linton & the Cotton Kings Entertainment Square 3:30 p.m. The Charm of the Full Bib Apron- style show Creative Arts 4:00 p.m. Hypnotist, Terry DaVolt Fair Lane Building 4:00 p.m. Swifty Racing Pigs Mach Hill 4:00 p.m. Alpensterne Entertainment Square 5:00 p.m. Dunnell Lenort Entertainment Square 5:00 p.m. Elephant Encounter 5:30 p.m. Dr. Dusty's Medicine Show Frontier Village 5:30 p.m. Kids prize Drawing by Pig Races 6:00 p.m. Favorite pie,quilt, kids project/Bird Houses Creative Arts 6:00 p.m. Swifty Racing Pigs Mach Hill 6:00 p.m. Hypnotist, Terry DaVolt Fair Lane Building 6:00 p.m. Just Friends - Mens Gospel Chorus Entertainment Square 7:00 p.m. Elephant Encounter 7:30 P.M. Dr. Dusty's Medicine Show Frontier Village 8:00 P.M. Swifty Racing Pigs Mach Hill 8:30 p.m. Craig Campbell at the Grandstand Grandstand Thursday, July 31 9:00 - 11:00 Child Care Day 12:00 p.m. Swifty Racing pigs Mach Hill 1:00 p.m. Czech Area Concertina Club Entertainment Square 2:00 p.m. Swifty Racing Pigs Mach Hill 3:00 p.m. Riptide Entertainment Square 4:00 p.m. Swifty Racing pigs Mach Hill 4:00 p.m. Hypnotist, Terry DaVolt Fair Lane Building 4:30 p.m. The Grapevine Twist Entertainment Square 5:00 p.m. Elephant Encounter 5:30 p.m. Dr Dusty's Medicine Show Frontier Village 5:30 p.m. Kids Prize Drawing by Racing Pigs 6:00 p.m. Edible Bouquet /Fruit & Vegetable Contest Creative Arts Bldg 6:00 p.m. Swifty Racing pigs Mach Hill 6:00 p.m. Hypnotist, Terry DaVolt Fair Lane Building 6:00 p.m. The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra Entertainment Square 7:00 p.m. Elephant Encounter 7:30 p.m. Dr Dusty's Medicine Show Frontier Village 8:00 p.m. Swifty Racing pigs Mach Hill 8:30 p.m. Thomas Rhett at the Grandstand Grandstand

Friday, August 1 12:00 p.m. Swifty Racing Pigs Mach Hill 2:00 p.m. Hypnotist, Terry DaVolt Fair Lane Building 2:00 p.m. Swifty Racing pigs Mach Hill 3:00 p.m. Echo Messenger Entertainment Square 3:00 p.m. Elephant Encounter 3:30 p.m. Dr Dusty's Medicine Show Frontier Village 4:00 p.m. Hypnotist, Terry DaVolt Fair Lane Building 4:00 p.m. Swifty Racing pigs Mach Hill 4:30 p.m. Orville & Irene Goskeson Entertainment Square 5:00 p.m. Elephant Encounter 5:30 p.m. Dr Dusty's Medicine Show Frontier Village 5:30 p.m. Kids Prize Drawing by Racing Pigs 6:00 p.m. International Food, Bread, Linen or Paper Contest Creative Arts 6:00 p.m. Swifty Racing Pigs Machinery Hill 6:00 p.m. Hypnotist, Terry DaVolt Fair Lane Building 6:00 p.m. Sandra Lee & the Velvets Entertainment Square 7:00 p.m. Elephant Encounter 7:30 p.m. Dr Dusty's Medicine Show Frontier Village 8:00 P.M. Hypnotist, Terry DaVolt Fair Lane Building 8:00 p.m. Swifty Racing Pigs Mach HIll 8:30 p.m. Montgomery Gentry at the Grandstand Grandstand Saturday, August 2 12:00 p.m. Swifty Racing Pigs Mach Hill 12:00 p.m. Kids Prize Drawing Mach Hill 2:00 p.m.. Hypnotist, Terry DaVolt Fair Lane Bldg 2:00 p.m.. Swifty Racing Pigs Mach Hill 3:00 p.m. Elephant Encounter 3:00 p.m. Mariachi Del Norte Entertainment Square 3:00 p.m. Kids Prize Drawing Mach Hill 3:30 p.m. Dr. Dusty's Medicine Show Frontier Village 4:00 p.m. Swifty Racing Pigs Mach Hill 4:00 p.m. Hypnotist, Terry DaVolt Fair Lane Building 4:30 p.m. Luke Rye, Don Throlson & Friends Entertainment Square 5:00 p.m. Elephant Encounter 5:30 p.m. Dr. Dusty's Medicine Show Frontier Village 5:00 p.m. Kids Grand Prize Drawing at Racing Pigs 6:00 p.m. Bad Monkey Entertainment Square 6:00 p.m. Swifty Racing Pigs Fair Lane Building 6:00 p.m. Hypnotist, Terry DaVolt Fair Lane Building 7:00 p.m. Elephant Encounter 7:30 p.m. Dr. Dusty's Medicine Show Frontier Village 8:00 p.m. Hypnotist, Terry DaVolt Fair Lane Building 8:00 p.m. Swifty Racing Pigs Mach Hill 8:30 p.m. Terri Clark at the Grandstand Grandstand Sunday, August 3 10:00 a.m. Church Service Grandstand 11:30 a.m. Elephant Encounter 11:30 a.m. Heartsong Praise and Worship Music Entertainment Square 12:00 Noon Swifty Racing Pigs Mach Hill 12:00 noon Dr. Dusty's Medicine Show Frontier Village 1:00 p.m. Pedal Pull Swine Barn 1:30 p.m. Elephant Encounter 1:30 p.m. Talent Contest Entertainment Square 2:00 p.m. Dr. Dusty's Medicine Show Frontier Village 2:00 p.m. Swifty Racing Pigs Mach Hill 4:00 p.m. Battle of the Bands Winner Entertainment Square 4:00 p.m. Demolition Derby Grandstand 4:00 p.m. Swifty Racing Pigs Mach Hill 6:00 p.m. Swifty Racing Pigs Mach Hill

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1979 Death Riders Margo Smith Mickey Gilley Tommy Jennings 1980 La Garde Twins Freddy Fender New Christy Minstrels Janie Fricke 1981 Marty Robbins Alabama World Series of Thrill Helen Cornelius 1982 The Johnson’s, Sylvia Louise Mandrell and R.C., Bannon Box Car Willie 1983 Tom T. Hall, Sylvia, Clay & Sally Hart, The Lettermen 1984 Jerry Reed, Lee Greenwood, The Johnson’s, David Frizzell & Shelly West 1985 Tammy Wynette, Atlanta, Reba McEntire, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 1986 The Lettermen, Donny & Marie Osmond, Exile, Sawyer Brown 1987 Mel McDaniel, Golden Boys of the Band, Chubby Checker Bobby Rydell Fabian, Bellamy Brothers 1988 Helen Cornelius and Jim Brown Ricky Van Shelton Mickey Gilley, Restless Heart 1989 Highway 101 Mel Tillis Tanya Tucker Dessert Rose Band 1990 Charley McClain & Wayne Massey Shenandoah Garth Brooks & Lorrie Morgan Ricky Skaggs 1991 Joe Diffie, Shenandoah,

Charlies Daniels Band, Travis Tritt 1992 Trisha Yearwood Waylon Jennings Marty Stuart Tracy Lawrence 1993 Michelle Wright, McBride and The Ride, Chris Le Deaux, Don Williams 1994 Billy Dean, Faith Hill, Brother Phelps, Aaron Tippin 1995 Archer/Park & Lisa Brokop, Ken Mellons, John Berry, Neal McCoy 1996 David Lee Murphy America Roy Clark Lee Roy Parnell 1997 Coasters - Platters - Drifters, David Kersh, Oak Ridge Boys, 38 Special 1998 Chubby Checker, The Kinley’s, Oak Ridge Boys Three Dog Night 1999 Don Williams Ricky Van Shelton Little River Band BTO 2000 Joe Diffie Oak Ridge Boys The Lettermen 2001 Confederate Railroad Chad Brock Billy Ray Cyrus Fog Hat 2002 Phil Vassar Trick Pony Herman’s Hermits John Anderson 2003 Emerson Drive Tammy Cochran The Oakridge Boys Neal McCoy 2004 Trace Adkins

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Paul Revere & the Raiders Lee Greenwood, Survivor Trick Pony 2005 Darryl Worley Sara Evans Aaron Tippin Dierks Bentley Sawyer Brown 2006 Josh Gracin Miranda Lambert The Oak Ridge Boys Joe Nichols Blake Shelton 2007 Heartland Little Anthony & The Imperials Jake Owen Josh Turner SHeDAISY 2008 Oak Ridge Boys Craig Morgan The Guess Who Emmerson Drive & Ashton Shepherd Jason Aldean 2009 Keith Anderson Luke Bryan Kellie Pickler Little Big Town Travis Tritt 2010 Justin Moore Love & Theft JoDee Messina George Jones Hinder 2011 Jerrod Niemann The Beach Boys Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Bros Joe Nichols Finger Eleven 2012 Colt Ford Kip Moore Thompson Square Charley Pride Lonestar 2013 Kellie Pickler Sawyer Brown Dustin Lynch Kenny Rogers Chris Cagle

ENTERTAINMENT

Fair Entertainment History


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r e he F t e b t orn Coun a r a e t Y y Fair s ih July 29 - August 3

GoldStar Amusements www.goldstaramusements.com

Rides l l i r h T f Skill o s e Gam he Feel T ion arat Exhil

Passports - Good Every Day Arm Bands - Good for One Arm Band Session Tuesday - All Rides $1.00 Wednesday - Armband Session Thursday - Armband Session Friday - Armband Session Saturday - No Armband Sunday - Armband Session

$50.00 $22.00

Open at 5:00 5:00 pm-10:00 pm 5:00 pm-10:00 pm 1:00 pm-5:00 pm Open at Noon Noon - 5:00 pm

Check Out the New Rides & Midway for 2014

Goldstar Amusements

Pre-Fair Sale

Passports $45 Includes Admisson Armbands $17 One Session Pre-Fair Prices of Passports & Armbands Good till July 29th 10


• Blondie's Baskets - Blondie Burgers, Chili Cheese Fries, Maid Wrongs, Variety • Casa Zamora - Mexican Food • Don's Crumble Burgers - Hamburgers • Freeborn County 4-H - Wide Variety • Freeborn County Livestock Producers - Wide Variety • Freeborn County Dairy Men - Ice Cream, Floats • FFA - Sweet Corn, Drummies, Cookies • B & D Greek - Greek, Gyros • Brunos - Corn Dogs, Sno Cones, Malts, Ice Cream • Godfathers - Pizza • Hog Johns - Pork Chop on a Stick • Kathleen Heise - Pronto Pups, Footlongs • Knights of Columbus - Polish Sausage, Brats • Ludwigs - Sno Cones, Cotton Candy • Merrills Popcorn - Popcorn • Minnesota Wing King - BBQ Wings • Moegeo's - Hog Wings • Nick Taulelle - Fresh Cut Fries • Blair Nelson - Lemonade • Faye Pederson - Funnel Cakes, Chicken Strips, Cheese Sticks • Piggy Blues - Bar-B-Que Sandwiches

• Queen’s Apples - Apple Desserts • Knights of Columbus - Kettle Corn • Road Runners Concessions Philly Steak, Chicken & Veggie Pitas • Temple Concessions - Cheese Curds, Corn Dogs, Deep Fried Mushrooms, Waffle Fries • Tom Thumb Donut - Mini Donuts • Tysk Concessions - Caramel Apples, Cotton Candy • Westrum’s - Mini Donuts, Corn Dogs, Footlongs • Albert Lea Y's Men - Hot Dogs, Pop, DQ Treats • Rendezvous Rib Rack - BBQ Ribs • The Taco King - Mexican • American Legion • Auntie L's Deep Fried Oreos • BMJ D-Lites - Ice Cream Specialties • Good Face - Indian Tacos • Aunties Egg Rolls - Asian Food • Jim Lester - Hot Dogs, • Shaved Ice, Hawaiian Ice • Smokin' Bros - BBQ Sandwiches • Ardy's Tasty Meats - Sandwiches - Buffalo Burgers • Guth's Onion Rings

Child Care Day

KIDS Day

Thursday, July 31

Saturday, August 2

9:00 to 11:00 am

All Day - Programs - Prizes

Sponsored by Kwik Trip

Sponsored by WFS & Land O' Lakes

2 QUILTS will be RAFFLED Drawing Saturday, Aug. 2 at Noon at the Creative Arts Building Proceeds go to one of the Day Care's that Entered Projects Winner's can pick up quilt after 2:00 pm on Sunday

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CONCESSIONS

2014 Fair Food Concessions


Attractions at the 2014 Fair Sponsors Ag Power Central Valley Coop Albert Lea Seedhouse Ellingson Company Freeborn Co. Co-Op Freeborn Pride Builders Hog John's - Luke Nielsen Nick's Meat Sundae Vet

Swifty Swine Swimming & Racing Pig Show "Now, before we get goin', racin' these power packed porkers around the track, I wanna know, how many of you all out here right now have never been to a pig race before? I'm gonna start off by tellin' you rookies a little bit about pig racing!" If you've never been to a pig race, you're in for a real treat! Swifty and his friends don't do it for the money, what they really want is that Oreo cookie, waiting on a silver platter at the finish line! They run as fast as their little legs can take 'em, and then it's back to nap time to be ready for the next race! Swifty Swine travels all over the United States, bringing this unique form of family entertainment to their fans.

Elephant Encounter

Sponsored by Allinat Energy, Wal-Mart and Greg Jensen Auction & Real Estate

ENSEN

AUCTION & REAL ESTATE

Appearing This Year At The Fair The Elephant Encounter is an All Day Attraction In a Tropical Setting Audiences are guided through an up close and personal encounter with the world's largest land animals, in this educational and entertaining experience for the whole family. There is no place where people can see elephants like they can during the Elephant Encounter program. People are inspired as they experience the full force of each elephant's unique, individual personality. The unique program provides audiences with an education on Asian and African elephants. The program features Cora an Asian elephant, weighing around 9,000 pounds and Shannon an African elephant weighing 4,500 pounds.

APPEARING DAILY! – DON'T MISS IT! The Candle Maker The Wood Turning and the Medicine Show

Come Watch the Amazing

Budabi Brothers

Part of the Legacy Grant

With Their Juggling Acts on the Fairgrounds!

PERFORMING DAILY

The Ropemaker

WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY FRIDAY

Will be Performing

THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY 12


Terry DaVolt

Hypnotist

"Quality Entertainment That You Can Trust!"

Wed. & Thurs. 4:00 & 6:00, Fri. & Sat. 4:00, 6:00 & 8:00 In the Fairlane Building Sponsored by Wells Federal Savings, Wells Insurance Terry DaVolt’s “High Voltage” Comedy Hypnosis Show will generate loads of laughter, as the audience members become the stars of the show! Terry’s family-appropriate show will energize and hypnotize his volunteers to create hilarious skits and demonstrations using the power of our mind and imagination that will keep you laughing, amazed and cheering for more! Terry DaVolt has entertained audiences across the USA and around the world since 1983. He has won awards like Harrah’s “Entertainer of the Year”, toured with country music duo, Brooks and Dunn, and has also performed as far away as England, Japan, Canada and Singapore. Because Terry is a certified member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, you can be confident that Terry’s show is tastefully done and very professional, so get ready to laugh and be amazed as you or your friends become the “Stars of the Show!”

Yvonne Cory

“Joys an in t Apron S

at the Freeborn County Fair

Programs dedica and the acknowl who wore the w

“Joys and Tears in the Apron Strings.”

In the Creative Arts Building

Programs dedicated to art, history and the acknowledgment of those who wore the world's aprons.

Every apron has a past. Wednesday, July Every 30apron has a history.

1:00 & 3:30 - With a Style Show Storyteller, Yvonne Cory uses her extensive heirloom collection dating from 1800’s to the present to share Joys & Tears stories about their textile arts as well as historical and cultural information. “Joys & Tears in the Apron Strings,” offers six programs described in the next column. During each performance, the storyteller wears an appropriate costume and apron.

COME ENJOY THE

Freeborn County Agriculture

Czech Area Concertina Band

New at the Freeborn Co. Fair this Year The Agriculture Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

Honoring persons or businesses that have had an impact or stood out to promote in some significant way agriculture in Freeborn County. The display will be in the Heritage Barn on the fairgrounds. This being our first year we decided to make these nominations ourselves. In the future, we will ask for nominations from the county. We encourage others to send us a letter nominating a person or business and explaining why they should be considered. Guidelines and criteria will be available during the fair for 2015 nominations.

Thursday, July 31st Performing from 1:00 to 3:00 on the Entertainment Square Stage

Presentation Ceremony will be held on

Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Entertainment Square

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Every apron


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DEPARTMENT A - AA - B Gary & Steph Richter, Superintendents

12033 840th Ave., Glenville, MN H: 507-448-0127 C: 507-391-2251 ALL DEPARTMENT A & AA ENTRIES AND ENTRY FEES MUST BE ENTERED BY JULY 22, 2014 Draft Horse & Hitch Pony Judge: Terry Pierce, Oakland, IA Judging Halter Classes – Saturday, August 2 at 10 am Draft & Pony Driving Classes – Saturday, August 2 at 1 pm General Information – Draft Horse & Pony Departments All Entries and Entry Fees must be entered and paid for by 7/22 using the Livestock entry form in the back of this Fair book. An entry fee of $5.00 per Draft Horse and Driving Pony will be charged all exhibitors. All exhibitors must be pre-entered to compete in horse show. No Exceptions! Exhibitors shall procure their Back Numbers at the Announcer/ Entry Stand on Saturday morning prior to the beginning of the horse show. The date for computing ages of exhibitors shall be January 1st of the current year. Youth Drivers will refer to youth who are ages 8-17 years of age. Certificate of registry of purebreds is to be furnished to the superintendents upon request. If registry is not provided, horses will be deemed “grade” horses. A current negative Coggin’s test is required for each animal shown and the number to be provided on the entry form. Each exhibitor shall provide their own feed and bedding. Shavings are available on site for sale. Stalls will be allocated on a space available basis. No fans allowed in barns that are not OSHA approved. All stalled Draft horses and Ponies should be on the fairgrounds from Friday evening or Saturday morning to the conclusion of the Open Show on Saturday evening. All stallions must be tied with a halter and neck rope and exhibited by an adult 18 years and over. Stock must be in the show ring promptly after being called. Any person failing to enter the ring after being called three times will be disqualified from the class. If a Rain Delay is necessary, the show will be delayed until the indoor arena becomes available. All exhibitors will have their Premium checks mailed to them at the conclusion of the fair.

Class 1 – Belgians, Registered Class 2 – Clydesdales and Shires, Registered Class 3 – Percherons, Registered

Lot Number 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 7.00 1. Stallion, 4 yr or older 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 7.00 2. Stallion, 3 year old 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 7.00 3. Stallion, 2 year old 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 7.00 4. Stallion, yearling 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 7.00 5. Stallion foal Ribbons presented for: Jr. Champion Stallion-3 & under, Sr. Champion Stallion-4 & older, Grand Champion Stallion-all ages competing 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 7.00 6. Mare, 4 years or older 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 7.00 7. Filly, 3 year old 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 7.00 8. Filly, 2 year old 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 7.00 9. Filly, yearling 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 7.00 10. Filly, Foal Ribbons presented for: Jr. Champion Mare-3 & under, Sr. Champion Mare-4 & older, Grand Champion Mare-all ages competing 11. Geldings, 4 yrs & older 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 7.00 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 7.00 12. Geldings, 3 & under 13. Get of Sire-Consisting of 3 animals, either sex, the get of same Stallion. 12.00 10.00 8.00 6.00 4.00 14. Produce of Dam–Consisting of 2 animals, either sex, produce of same Mare 12.00 10.00 8.00 6.00 4.00

Class 4 – Grade Draft Horses (All Breeds competing) Lot No. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 15. Mare or Gelding 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 7.00 4 years old or older 16. Mare or Gelding 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 7.00 3 year old or under Ribbons presented for Grand and Reserve Champion for above lots.

Class No. 5 - Hitch Classes

Lots 17-19 hitched to carts, balance hitched to wagons Lot No. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 17. Men's Cart Class 60.00 55.00 50.00 45.00 40.00 18. Ladies Cart Class 60.00 55.00 50.00 45.00 40.00 19. Jr. Youth Cart Class, 13 & under 55.00 50.00 45.00 40.00 35.00 20. Sr. Youth Cart Class, 14-17 55.00 50.00 45.00 40.00 35.00 21. Team of Mares 65.00 60.00 55.00 50.00 45.00 22. Team of Geldings 65.00 60.00 55.00 50.00 45.00 23. Team Jr. Youth Driver, 13 & under 60.00 55.00 50.00 45.00 40.00 24. Team Sr. Youth Driver, 14-17 60.00 55.00 50.00 45.00 40.00 25. Mare Unicorn hitch 70.00 65.00 60.00 55.00 50.00 26. Gelding Unicorn hitch 70.00 65.00 60.00 55.00 50.00 27. Mare 4-horse hitch 90.00 80.00 75.00 70.00 65.00 28. Glelding, 4-horse hitch 90.00 80.00 75.00 70.00 65.00 29. Open 6-horse hitch 300.00 275.00 265.00 255.00 245.00 Note: Any Draft Horse exhibitor placing below 5th place will receive the following pay: Team hitch - $35, 4-horse hitches -$45, 6-horse hitches - $150.

DEPARTMENT AA DRIVING PONIES

Halter Class

Emma Pittman – Ladies Draft Cart Class – Photo Courtesy of Rowena Hartman

Class 6

– Ponies 50” and under

Lot No. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 30. Stallions, 4 yr & older 10.00 8.00 6.00 4.00 2.00 31. Stallions, 3 yr & under 10.00 8.00 6.00 4.00 2.00 Ribbons presented for Jr. Champion Stallion, 3 & under, Sr. Champion Stallion 4 & over, Grand Champion Stallion, all ages 32. Mare, 4 yr & older 10.00 8.00 6.00 4.00 2.00 33. Filly, 3 yr old & under 10.00 8.00 6.00 4.00 2.00 Ribbons presented for Jr. Champion Mare, 3 & under, Sr. Champion Mare 4 & over, Grand Champion Mare, all ages 34. Gelding, 4 yr & older 10.00 8.00 6.00 4.00 2.00 35. Gelding, 3 yr & under 10.00 8.00 6.00 4.00 2.00 Ribbons presented for Grand Champion Gelding and Reserve Champion Gelding

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HORSES

Draft – Ponies – Light

DEPARTMENT A – DRAFT HORSES


Class 7– Pony Driving Classes Lot No. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 36. Pony Cart, under 50'' 45.00 42.50 40.00 37.50 35.00 37. Jr. Youth Pony Cart Dr. 13 & Under 40.00 37.50 35.00 32.50 30.00 38. Sr. Youth Pony Cart Dr. 14-17 40.00 37.50 35.00 32.50 30.00 39. Pony Team, under 50'' 45.00 42.50 40.00 37.50 35.00 40. Pony Team Jr. Youth 13 & Under 40.00 37.50 35.00 32.50 30.00 41. Pony Team Sr. Youth 14-17 40.00 37.50 35.00 32.50 30.00 42. Pony Unicorn, under 50'' 45.00 42.50 40.00 37.50 35.00 43. 4-Pony Hitch, under 50'' 60.00 55.00 50.00 45.00 40.00 44. 6 Pony Hitch, under 50'' 150.00 100.00 75.00 60.00 50.00

Light Horse Halter Classes Class 8 – All Registered Halter Breeds Lot No. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 41. Weanlings 42. Yearlings 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 43. Two Year olds 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 44. Three Year olds 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 45. Four Yrs & older 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00

5th 6.00 6.00 6.00 6.00 6.00

All genders will show together in each lot.

Note: Any driving pony placing below 5th will receive the following pay: Team - $25, 4-Hitch - $35, 6-Hitch- $45

Class 9 – Grade Halter Lot No. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 46. 3 yrs & Under 10.00 8.00 6.00 4.00 2.00 47. 4 yrs & Older 10.00 8.00 6.00 4.00 2.00

DEPARTMENT B LIGHT HORSES

Class 10 - Riding Pony Halter Class – 46” to 56” Lot No. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 48. 3 yrs & Under 10.00 8.00 6.00 4.00 2.00 49. 4 yrs & Older 10.00 8.00 6.00 4.00 2.00

Light Horse & Riding Pony Judge: Jerry Maglin, Lakeville Judging begins with Halter – Friday, August 1 at 9 am Order of show: Halter – Showmanship – Riding - Games General Information – Light Horse & Riding Pony Depts. All Entries and Entry Fees must be paid on or before the show day by sending payment to Freeborn Co. Fair or using the secure website www.freeborncountyfair.com or paying the day of the show. You will need to fill in an entry form for each horse/pony that will be shown. Preregistration is highly recommended! You may enter the day of the show.

Class 11 – Showmanship at Halter Lot No. 1st 2nd 3rd 50. 35 Yr & Older 10.00 8.00 6.00 51. 18-34 Yrs 10.00 8.00 6.00 52. 14-17 Yrs 10.00 8.00 6.00 53. 13 Yrs & Under 10.00 8.00 6.00

An entry fee of $5.00 per horse will be charged all exhibitors. All exhibitors must be entered to compete in horse show. No Exceptions! When arriving at the fair, gate admission is charged for everyone in vehicle.

Class 12 – Light Horse Riding Classes Lot No. 1st 2nd 3rd 54. English Pleas.-All ages 10.00 8.00 6.00 55. English Equit.-All Ages 10.00 8.00 6.00 56. West. Pleas. 35 & over 10.00 8.00 6.00 57. West. Pleas. 18-34yrs 10.00 8.00 6.00 58. West. Pleas. 14-17 yrs 10.00 8.00 6.00 59. West. Pleas. 13&Under 10.00 8.00 6.00 60. Pony West. Pleasure56” & Under-13 & Under 10.00 8.00 6.00 61. Horsemanship 35 & over 10.00 8.00 6.00 62. Horsemanship 18-34yrs 10.00 8.00 6.00 63. Horsemanship 14-17 yrs 10.00 8.00 6.00 64. Horsemanship-13 & Under 10.00 8.00 6.00 65. Pony Horsemanship – 56” & under-13 yrs & under 10.00 8.00 6.00

Exhibitors shall procure their Back Numbers at the Entry Stand on Friday morning prior to the beginning of the horse show. Entries for classes will close 30 minutes prior to Halter classes beginning as well as, 30 minutes prior to Class 15-Riding classes & 30 minutes prior to Class 16-Games starting. The date for computing ages of exhibitors shall be January 1st of the current year. Certificate of registry of purebreds is to be furnished to the Superintendents upon request. If registry is not provided, horses will be deemed “grade” horses. A current negative Coggin’s test is required for each animal shown and the number to be provided on the entry form. STALLS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE DAY OF SHOW. Everyone will show from their trailers. All Light horse and Riding Pony classes will run under WSCA rules. All stallions must be tied with a halter and neck rope and exhibited by an adult 18 years and over.

Class 13 – Game Events Lot No. 1st 2nd 66. Pole Weaving, 35 & over 10.00 8.00 67. Pole Weaving, 18-34 yrs 10.00 8.00 68. Pole Weaving, 14-17 yrs 10.00 8.00 69. Pole Weaving, 13 & under 10.00 8.00 70. Keyrace, 35 & over 10.00 8.00 71. Keyrace, 18-34 yrs 10.00 8.00 72. Keyrace, 14-17 yrs 10.00 8.00 73. Keyrace ,13 & under 10.00 8.00 74. Jump Figure 8, 35 & over 10.00 8.00 75. Jump Figure 8, 18-34 yrs 10.00 8.00 76. Jump Figure 8, 14-17 yrs 10.00 8.00 77. Jump Figure 8, 13 & under 10.00 8.00 78. Barrels, 35 & over 10.00 8.00 79. Barrels, 18-34 yrs 10.00 8.00 80. Barrels, 14-17 yrs 10.00 8.00 81. Barrels, 13 & under 10.00 8.00

Stock must be in the show ring promptly after being called. Any person failing to enter the ring after being called three times will be disqualified from the class. All Freeborn County resident exhibitors should pick up their Premium checks after 5 pm Saturday evening at the Fair Office. You must present your Exhibitor Back Number to collect your Premium check. Out-of-county residents will have their Premium checks mailed to them at the conclusion of the fair.

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DEPARTMENT C CATTLE Tracy Skaar Superintendent - Dairy 19201 820th Ave., Hayward, MN 507-377-8457 Judge: Chad Kieffer

Entries Close July 21, 2014 or When Barns Are Filled Every exhibit must be pre-registered with entry fee enclosed. FFA and 4H showing in open class must be pre-registered. Livestock Exhibitor ticket $25.00 Entry Fee: $3.00 per head Entry Time: Tuesday, July 29 until 12:00 Noon Judging: Dairy, Friday, August 1 at 9:00 AM Beef, Thursday, July 31 at 3:00 PM All animals must meet the requirements of the Minnesota Livestock Sanitary Board. No health papers for Minnesota cattle are required. NO FANS ALLOWED THAT ARE NOT OSHA APPROVED. ELIGIBILITY Open to registered and grades. Grades must resemble their respective breed (no cross breeds) and sired by a registered sire. An animal owned in partnership may be entered in one partner’s name in all classes to which it is eligible, but must be shown under but one ownership throughout the classifications of the fair and the entry must barry a footnote showing the actual ownership as it appears on the herd book record. The fair will not be responsible for disease contracted during the exhibition. The dates for computing ages of dairy cattle shall be September 1 and March 1. Beef cattle, September 1 and March 1. Bulls over one year old must be secured with ring in nose.

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Class No. 1 - Mixed Dairy Breeds Class No. 2 - Holsteins Class No. 3 - Guernseys Class No. 4 - Jerseys Class No. 5 - Ayrshires Class No. 6 - Brown Swiss

Lot No. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 1. Jr. heifer calf born 15.00 12.00 9.00 8.00 7.00 6.00 3/1/14 or after and over 3 mos. 2. Winter heifer calf, 15.00 12.00 9.00 8.00 7.00 6.00 12/1/13 3. Fall heifer calf, 15.00 12.00 9.00 8.00 7.00 6.00 9/1/13 4. Summer yearling 15.00 12.00 9.00 8.00 7.00 6.00 6/1/13 5. Junior yearling heifer 15.00 12.00 9.00 8.00 7.00 6.00 3/1/13 6. Winter yearling heifer 15.00 12.00 9.00 8.00 7.00 6.00 12/1/12 7. Senior yearling heifer 15.00 12.00 9.00 8.00 7.00 6.00 9/1/12 8. Junior Champion & Reserve Ribbon Female under 2 years 9. Junior Dairy Herd 15.00 12.00 9.00 8.00 7.00 6.00 3 animals under 2 years of age all owned by the same exhibitor or family. 10. Junior 2 year old, 25.00 22.00 18.00 16.00 13.00 11.00 born 3/1/10-8/31/12 11. Senior 2 year old 25.00 22.00 18.00 16.00 13.00 11.00 born 9/1/11-2/28/12 12. Cow 3 years 25.00 22.00 18.00 16.00 13.00 11.00 born 9/1/10-8/31/11 13. Cow 4 years 25.00 22.00 18.00 16.00 13.00 11.00 born 9/1/09-8/31/10 14. Cow 5 years and 29.00 26.00 22.00 20.00 17.00 15.00 over, born before 9/1/10 15. 3 & 4 years dry 15.00 12.00 9.00 8.00 7.00 6.00 cow, born after 9/1/10 16. 5 years and over dry 15.00 12.00 9.00 8.00 7.00 6.00 cow, born before 9/1/08 17. Senior & Reserve Champion Ribbon Female 18. Grand & Reserve Champion Trophy - Champion Ribbon - Reserve Female 19. Best 3 females 12.00 9.00 7.00 5.00 4.00 all bred & owned by exhibitor/farm 20. Dairy Herd - 3 females, 12.00 9.00 7.00 5.00 4.00  2 years and older, all owned by same exhibitor or farm 21. Get of Sire 3 From Same Sire 12.00 9.00 7.00 5.00 4.00 23. Produce of dam 12.00 9.00 7.00 5.00 4.00

Class No. 7 - Hereford Beef Class No. 8 - Shorthorn Beef Class No. 9 - Aberdeen Angus Beef Class No. 10 - Charolais Class No. 11 - Limousine Class No. 12 - Simmental Class No. 13 - Chianina Class No. 14 - Galloway Class No. 15 - Other Breeds

Prize money in each class: FEMALES 1. Junior heifer calves 2. Late senior calves Early senior heifer calves

$17

$13

$10 $8 $6 AGE LIMIT - BIRTH After Jan. 1, 2013 Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, 2012 Sept. 1 - Oct. 31, 2012

4. Late summer yearlings 5. Early summer yearlings 6. April junior yearling 7. March junior yearling 8. Early junior yearling 9. Late junior yearling 10. Early senior yearling 11. Heifer calf, champion & reserve 12. Summer yearling champion & reserve 13. Junior champion & reserve 14. Senior champion & reserve 15. Grand champion & reserve

July 1 - Aug. 31, 2013 May 1 - June 30, 2013 April 1 - April 30, 2013 March 1 - March 31, 2013 Jan. 1 - Feb. 28, 2013 Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, 2013 Sept. 1 - Oct. 31, 2012 (Lots 1, 2 & 3) (Lots 4 & 5) (Lots 6, 7 & 8) (Lots 9 & 10)

BULLS 16. Junior bull calves 17. Summer bull calf 18. Late senior calves 19. Early senior calves 20. Late summer yearlings 21. Early summer yearlings 22. April junior yearlings 23. March junior yearlings 24. Early junior yearlings 25. Senior yearling 26. Summer Senior Yearling 27. Two year old 28. Bull calf champion & reserve 29. Summer bull, champion & reserve 30. Junior champion & reserve 31. Senior champion & reserve 32. Grand champion & reserve

AGE LIMIT - BIRTH After Jan. 1, 2014 After March 1, 2014 Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, 2013 Sept. 1 - Oct. 31, 2013 July 1 - Aug. 31, 2013 May 1 - June 30, 2013 April 1 - April 30, 2013 March 1 - March 31, 2013 Jan.1 - Feb. 28, 2013 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31, 2012 May 1 - Aug. 31, 2012 Jan.1 - April 30, 2012 (Lots 16, 17 & 18) (Lots 19 & 20) (Lots 21, 22 & 23) (Lots 24, 25 & 26)

GROUPS 33. Get of sire, 4 animals by one sire shown in above lots, both sexes represented. 34. Three animals by one sire, both sexes represented, shown in lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 16, 17, 18, 19 & 20. LOTS 35. Best 6 head, bred and owned or co-owned by exhibitor, exhibited in individual 36. Premier breeder 37. Premier exhibitor Prize money in each class:

$17

$13

$10

$8

CHAMPION CLASSES 38. Junior year, summer year, senior and junior 39. Two year old and senior year 40. Grand champion bull 41. Junior year, summer year, senior and junior calves 42. Two year old and senior year 43. Grand champion females

$6

$4 Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon

DEPARTMENT D SWINE DARYL MATTSON Superintendent - Swine 15182 660th Ave., Alden, MN 507-265-3482 www.darsharmat@wctatelnet Judge: Kyle Compart

GATEWAY MARKET HOG SHOW Entry Fee: $10.00 per head Entry Time: Friday, August 1, 2014 10:30 to 1:30 pm Judging: Friday, August 1, 2014 at 4:00 PM Take home all pigs. GENERAL RULES 1 The adult Market Hog Show is open to all swine producers. 2. Competition is open to all purebred or crossbred market barrows. 3. Special Class Purebreds 4. Each exhibitor may show one or two head, 4-H barrows are eligible to show.

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In each live class wt. class 1. $75.00 2. 60.00 3. 50.00 4. 40.00 5. 30.00 6. 25.00 7. 20.00 8. 15.00 9. 12.00 10. 8.00 13. Youth market hog open to 8 years and younger. 14. Grand and Reserve champions will receive a trophy. Grand champion live will be donated by the Freeborn County Pork Producers Association. Reserve Champion award donated by Albert Lea Elevator.

NO FANS ALLOWED THAT ARE NOT OSHA APPROVED There will be no charge for parking if you enter by the northwest gate.

DEPARTMENT E SHEEP

Todd and Robin Schmidt Superintendents - Sheep 21407 775th Ave., Albert Lea, MN 56007 507-377-1045 Judge: Jim Nesseth

OPEN CLASS SHEEP

Please send entries to Superintendent: Address above ENTRIES CLOSE MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014 OR WHEN BARNS ARE FILLED. NEW! Open Class Sheep Entries must reach Supt. along with Entry Fee by Mon., July 21, 2014 or you will not be guaranteed pen space. LIMITED TO 200 SHEEP. Each exhibitor will be limited to (premium payment on) a maximum exhibition of 24 head of sheep. MUST BE OWNED BY EXHIBITOR.

Livestock Tickets: $25.00 Entry fee: $1.00 per head Entry time: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 until 12:00 Noon

Judging of OPEN CLASS SHEEP Wednesday, July 30 following FFA Market Lamb Show 8:00 am Release Time: All open class sheep can be removed after 8:00 PM or after 4-H Show which ever is later, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. 2014 Freeborn County Fair Open Class Sheep Show is open to the following counties only: MINNESOTA: Freeborn, Mower, Dodge, Steele, Faribault, Waseca, Rice, LeSueur and Blue Earth IOWA: Winnebago, Worth and Mitchell

Open Class Market Lamb Show 2014 Champion - $100.00 Reserve Champion - $75.00 Third Place - $50.00 Fourth Place - $25.00 Classes will be paid back the same as the breed classes. Entry time: Tuesday, July 29, until 12:00 noon Weight in time: 1:00 PM, Tuesday, July 29 or 4-Her's can weigh in at 4-H weigh time. Must fill out open class weight sheet and pay entry fee. Judging: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 2:00 PM Entry fee: $5.00 per head $1.00 per head for Freeborn County 4-H or FFA Members Limit 2 lambs per exhibitor Release time: After the 4-H Sheep Show July 30 Must be out by 12:00 noon on July 31, 2014 GENERAL RULES 1. All entries from outside Minnesota must provide a valid health certificate from a accredited veterinarian. Minnesota entries must meet the requirements of the Minnesota Livestock Sanitary Board. Breeding Ewes and Rams must have Official Scrapie Identification Tags. (This includes market ewes) and wethers. 2. Age Requirements For All Breeds: Yearling Ram: Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2013; Fall Ram Lamb: Sept. 1, 2013-Dec. 31, 2013; Jan. Ram Lamb: Jan. 2014; Feb. Ram Lamb: Feb. 2014; March Ram 2014; Yearling Ewe: Sept. 1, 2012Aug. 31, 2013; Fall Ewe Lamb: Sept. 1, 2013-Dec. 31, 2013; Jan. Ewe Lamb: Jan. 2014; Feb. Ewe Lamb: Feb. 2014; March Ewe 2014 3. Sheep entered in Purebred Classes may not be entered in Commercial Class. Commercial ewe classes are considered "wether dams" and should be shown slick sheared. 4. Ewe Lambs shown in Market Classes are not eligible for Commercial Ewe Classes. Commercial ewe classes are considered "wether dams" and should be shown slick sheared. NO FANS ALLOWED THAT ARE NOT OSHA APPROVED Breeds Open For Competition Class 1 - Southdown Class 5 - Columbia Class 2 - Hampshire Class 6 - Cheviot Class 3 - Suffolk Class 7 - Polypay Class 4 - Dorset Class 8 - Corriedales Class 9 -Commercial Entry Lots: Lot 1 - Yearling Ram Lot 2 - Pair of Yearling Rams Lot 3 - Fall Ram Lamb Lot 4 - January Ram Lamb Lot 5 - February Ram Lamb Lot 6 - March Ram Lamb Lot 7 - Pair Ram Lambs Lot 8 - Grand Champion Ram Lot 9 - Yearling Ewe Lot 10 - Pair Yearling Ewes Lot 11 - Fall Ewe Lamb Lot 12 - January Ewe Lamb Lot 13 - February Ewe Lamb Lot 14 - March Ewe Lamb Lot 15 - Pair Ewe Lambs Lot 16 - Grand Champion Ewe Lot 17 - Flock-Ram and 3 Ewes, 1 ewe must be a lamb and all bred and owned by exhibitor Lot 18 - Get of Sire 4 animals, either sex sired by one ram, bred and owned by exhibitor PRIZE MONEY Prize money in breeding classes will be awarded on the following scale: One exhibitor in lots - only 2nd place money will be paid 3 animals or less $7, 6, 5 4 - 6 animals $9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4 7 - 9 animals $10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 10 animals or more $12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 Group Classes 1 to 3 groups showing: $5, 4, 3 4 or more $10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5 Champion ribbon will be awarded in each class. Supreme Champion Ewe - Prize money donated by: Wayne Clark Livestock Trophy sponsored by: Davis Livestock Supreme Champion Ram - Prize money donated by: Wayne Clark Livestock Trophy sponsored by: Trebs Farms Supreme Champion Sheep- - Traveling Plaque in Memory of Rodger Wambeam by Wambean Family

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5. All hogs must weigh between, 230 and 290 lbs. when weighed into the show. This weight will determine eligibility. Each entry may make only one trip to the scale. 6. All hogs will be identified at entry time. 7. All hogs will be divided into workable weight classes for the live show. 8. All market barrows must be owned at least 60 days prior to the show. 9. Each exhibitor will be responsible for driving his own entry in the ring. 10. All hogs must be taken home right after show as no market. 11. A kids class will show at 5:00 for 8 years old and younger. 12. All animals must meet the Minnesota Livestock Sanitary Board requirements. 13. The following premiums will be offered. Champion Live $200; Reserved Champion Live $100


DEPARTMENT F POULTRY

NORMAN BANGERT Superintendent 70678 154th St., Albert Lea, MN 507-852-3557 Judge: Richard Andree Judging: 10:00 AM Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Entry Fee: 50¢ per bird

ALL EXHIBITS MUST BE PRE-ENTERED BY JULY 21, 2014 GENERAL RULES 1. All chickens and turkeys over 5 months must be officially tested for typhoid and pullerum diseases and found negative within 90 days prior to the fair or originate from parent stock classified within 12 months of Fair as U.S. pullerum-typhoid clean. 2. A statement on official forms showing test results as conducted by approved testing agent or certification of origin, together identification of each bird by band number will be required. 3.  The New American Standard of Perfection will Govern the judge in all varieties recognized therein. The Club standard will be used in judging breeds and varieties not recognized by the Standard, but such birds cannot complete for special prizes. 4. Entries in all poultry classes shall consist of a single specimen. 5. Birds entered in the 4-H Dept. cannot complete in Open Class Dept. 6.  Prizes will be awarded and premiums paid on all standard breeds of chickens including hybrids ducks, geese, turkeys, and pigeons. 7. All expenses of transportation must be prepaid and all specimens entered at risk of owner. Fair will not be responsible for theft or vandalism. 8. All birds will be judged by comparison. 9. All eggs laid during the show will become property of the fair. 10. Exhibitors will not be allowed to place display cards on coop until the judging has been completed. 11. Exhibitor may exhibit any number of chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, or pigeons and no more than 2 birds per lot. 12. All entries should be in the Fair Office no later than July 21, 2014. 13. All entries to be in place by 10:00 AM on July 29, 2014. 14. All entries will be released on Sunday, August 3 at 4:00 PM 15. Standard handicap to govern where solid color varieties compete with parti-color. 16. The fair will care for feed and water the birds. 17. An entry fee of 50¢ per bird 18.  The Fair Board or Superintendent has the right to refuse any exhibit. 19. Champion Classes are to comply with APA Standard. 20. All exhibitors are responsible for three hours of building security during the fair.  he following premiums will be offered on each breed and variety T as follows: Lot 1 - Cock $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Lot 2 - Cockerel $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Lot 3 - Hen $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Lot 4 - Pullet $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 CLASSES American Class - Large Birds Only Class 1 - Plymouth Rocks - All recognized breeds. Class 2 - Dominiques - Gersey Faints. Lemones. Class 3 - Wyandottes - All recognized breeds. Class 4 - Buckeyes Class 5 - Chanteolers Class 6 - Rhode Island Red Class 7 - New Hampshires Class 8 - Mottled Java

Asiatic Class 9 - Brahmas - all breeds Class 10 - Cochin - all breeds Class 11 - Langshans English All Recognized Breeds Class 12 - Dorkings Class 13 - Redcaps Class 14 - Cornish Class 15 - Orpingtons Class 16 - Sussex Class 17 - Australorps Mediterranean All Recognized Breeds Class 18 - Leghorns Class 19 - Spanish Class 20 - Andalusians Class 21 - Anconas Class 22 - Buttercups Continental All Recognized Breeds Class 23 - Hamburgs Class 24 - Lakenvelders Class 25 - Polish Class 26 - Houdans Class 27 - Welsammer Class 28 - LaFleche Class 29 - Faverolles All Other Standard Breed All Recognized Breeds Class 30 - Modern Games Class 31 - O  ld English Games Class 32 - Phoenix Class 33 - Yokohamas Class 34 - Naked Necks Class 35- Naked Necks Red Class 36 - Naked Neck White Class 37 - Araucanas Class 38 - Amerucanas Game Bantams All Recognized Breeds Class 39 - Modern Games Class 40 - Modern Games Red Brown Class 41 - Modern Games Birchen Class 42 - O  ld English Games Single Comb Clean Legged Bantams Class 43 - Anconas Class 44 - Andalusians Class 45 - Australorps Class 46 - Campines Class 47 - Catalanas Class 48 - Delawares Class 49 - Dorkings Class 50 - Frizzles Class 51 - Hollands Class 52 - Japanese Class 53 - Javas Class 54 - Lakenvelders Class 55 - Lamonas Class 56 - Leghorns Class 57 - Naked Necks Class 58 - Naked Necks White Class 58 - Naked Necks Red Class 60 - New Hampshires Class 61 - Orpingtons Class 62 - Phoenix Class 63 - Plymouth Rocks Class 64 - S  ingle Comb Rhode Island Reds

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Class 65 - Silver Penciled Rock Class 66 - Sussex Rose Comb Clean Legged Bantams Class 67 - Anconas Class 68 - Quial Belgians Class 69 - Dominiques Class 70 - Dorkings Class 71 - Hamburgs Class 72 - Leghorns Class 73 - Minorcas Class 74 - Red Caps Class 75 - Rhode Island Reds Class 76 - Rhode Island Whites Class 77 - Rose Combs Class 78 - Sebrights Class 79 - Wyandottes Class 80 - Silver Laced Wyandottes Class 81 - Golden Laced Wyandottes All Other Clean Legs All Recognized Varieties Class 82 - Ameraucana Class 83 - Araucanas Class 84 - Buckeyes Class 85 - Chanteolers Class 86 - Cornish Class 87 - Houdans Class 88 - LaFleche Class 89 - Malays Class 90 - Polish Class 91 - Polish Black Class 92 - Polish Blue Class 93 - Shamos Class 94 - Sicilian Buttercups Class 95 - Sumatras Feather Legged Bantams All Recognized Breeds Class 96 - Mille Fleur Class 97 - Brahma Class 98 - Cochins Class 99 - Partridge Class 100 - Golden Laced Class 101 - Faverolles Class 102 - Frizzles Class 103 - Frizzles Black Class 104 - Frizzles White Class 105 - Langshans Class 106 - Silkies Class 107 - Sultans Class 108 - Giants Black Ducks - Heavy Weights Class 109 - Pekins Class 110 - Rouen Class 111 - Muscovy Ducks - Light Weights Class 112 - Runner Class 113 - Campbells Class 114 - Magpie Bantam Ducks Class 115 - Call Class 116 - East India Class 117 - Mallards Class 118 - Snowy Mallards Geese - All Recognized Breeds Heavy Class Class 119 - Toulouse Class 120 - Emdem Class 121 - African


Turkeys Class 128 - Turkeys All recognized breeds Class 129 - M  iscellaneous Poultry Class 130 - P  igeons All recognized breeds Class 131 - Utility Breeds Class 132 - Fancy Breeds Class 133 - Flying Breeds

List the above recognized breeds on entry form. Champion - Cock Champion - Hen Champion - Pullet Champion - Cockerel Champion - Duck Champion - Goose Champion - Turkey Champion - Grand Champion (over all) Champion - Pigeon Class 137 - Blue Cochin Class 138 - White Cochin Class 139 - Bircher Cochin Class 140 Buff Cochin Class 141 - Light Brown Dutch Class 142 - Dark Brahma Class 143 - Buff Brahma Class 144 - Light Brahma Class 145 - Belgian Andver

DEPARTMENT G FFA PAM KOENEN Superintendent 62702 150th St., Alden, MN 56009 507-383-5344

ALL EXHIBITS MUST BE PRE-ENTERED

Additional superintendents to include Vocational Agriculture Teachers from Albert Lea, Glenville-Emmons and Alden-Conger. Open to students in FFA in Minnesota and Iowa counties that border Freeborn County.

$4.00 $4.00 $4.00 $4.00 $4.00 $4.00 $4.00 $6.00 $4.00

1. All entries must be made upon regulation entry blanks, which may be obtained from vocational Agriculture Instructors. Separate entry blanks must be used for swine and sheep. 2. Entries close July 21 or when barns are filled. 3. Animals must be owned by and entered in the name of the feeder and exhibitor. Animals entered in the FFA purebred sheep classes must be recorded in the exhibitor’s name before the opening day of the fair. Pedigree or transfer certificate in the exhibitor’s name or in the name of a partnership, with the terms of the Partnership Agreement certified by the Vocational Agriculture Instructor, must be available on demand. 4.  All health regulations governing the open class will be in effect. 5.  Exhibitors will be awarded their premium awards from Agriculture instructors after the fair. 6. Animals shown in FFA may be shown in open class.

Class 146 - Indian Runners Class 147 - Silver Appleyard Class 148 - Cayuga Class 149 - S.C. Light Brown Leghorn Class 150 - Buff Catalona Class 151 - Bearded White Silkie Class 152 - Salmon Faverolle

CLASS 10 - MARKET HOGS 1.  Entries open to purebred, crossbred or grade pigs, barrows & gilts that were farrowed on or after February 1, 2014 and weighing between 230 - 290 pounds. All market hogs will be weighed at time of entry and divided into a workable weight class. Pigs may be owned in a bona fide partnership with parent or guardian, such ownership to be certified by a Vocational Agriculture Instructor. 2. Exhibitors will be permitted to show three entries in the individual lot and one entry in the pen lot. 3. Pigs from pens may be exhibited in the individual lot.

Freeborn Co. Fair

Bucket of Junk Contest See what you can create with a bucket of junk and enter into this years County Fair. Creations will be judged and Prizes will be given. Your creation must come from the contents of the bucket only. Buckets can be picked up after July 6th at Albert Lea Steel.

We would like to Salute the Farmers, Ag Businesses, 4-H and Future Farmers of Freeborn County Good Luck to all the Fair Participants! www.fmcs.coop

Call the Fair Office for details 507-373-6965.

2501 Main St. East, P.O. Box 611 Albert Lea, MN 56007 507-373-6421

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POULTRY / FFA

Medium Class Class 122- Sebastopol Class 123 - Pilgrim Light Class Class 124 - Chinese (China) Class 125 - Tufted Roman Class 126 - Canada Class 127 - Egyptian


Lot 1 - Individual Lot 2 - Market pen of 3 (A-Heavy, B-Light, C-Middle)

Trio of fat lambs 1 - $8; 2 - $7; 3 - $6; 4 - $5; 5 - $4; 6 - $3 Seven or More 1 - $12; 2 - $11; 3 - $10; 4 - $9; 5 - $8; 6 - $7; 7 - $6; 8 - $5; 9 - $4; 10 - $3; 11 - $2; 12 - $2; 13 - $1; 14 - $1 Individual fat lambs 1 - $6; 2 - $5; 3 - $4; 4 - $3; 5 - $2; 6 - $1 Seven or More 1 - $8; 2 - $7; 3 - $6; 4 - $5; 5 - $4; 6 - $3; 7 - $3; 8 - $3; 9 - $2; 10 - $2; 11 - $2; 12 - $1; 13 - $1; 14 - $1 Lot 5 - Grand Champion Individual - ribbon Lot 6 - Reserve Champion Individual - ribbon Lot 7 - Grand Champion Market Pen - ribbon Lot 8 - Reserve Champion Market Pen - ribbon

Lightweight, Middleweight, Light Heavyweight or Heavyweight Pens, Units, Individuals. 1 - $8; 2 - $7; 3 - $6; 4 - $5; 5 - $3; 6 - $2 1 - $12; 2 - $11; 3 - $10; 4 - $9; 5 - $8; 6 - $7; 7 - $6; 8 - $5; 9 - $4; 10 - $3; 11 - $3; 12 - $2; 13 - $2; 14 - $1; 15 - $1 Lot 4 - Grand Champion pen - ribbon Lot 5 - Reserve Champion pen - ribbon Lot 6 - Grand Champion Individual - ribbon Lot 7 - Reserve Champion Individual - ribbon FFA SHEEP - SPECIAL RULES Entry Day Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1. An entry fee of $2.00 for each animal will be charged on all out of-county exhibitors. This fee must accompany entry. 2. Only registered animals may be shown in the purebred classes. Age of animals will be reckoned from September 1st. 3. Exhibitor will be permitted to show two entries in each individual lot. Prize money will be paid on the following sliding scale. Four or less 1 - $5; 2 - $4; 3 - $2; 4 - $2 Five or more 1 - $8; 2 - $7; 3 - $6; 4 - $5; 5 - $3; 6 - $3; 8 -$2; 9 - $2; 10 - $2 Class 12 - Southdown Class 13 - Hampshire Class 14 - Suffolk Class 15 - Dorset

FFA CROPS - SPECIAL RULES ELIGIBILITY Sample must have been grown on the farm of the exhibitor in the year 2012 or 2013. NUMBER OF ENTRIES - An exhibitor may enter only one sample in a given lot but may enter as many varieties in a class as he wishes. Entry: All samples must be in the hands of the Superintendent Monday, July 28, by noon. Size of Samples: Ear corn - 5 ears; Grains - 1 Quart; Hay - 8� bale slice or equivalent; Best and Longest Ear - one ear each. Undesirable samples: Any samples which are scoured, bleached, soiled, etc., as to be objectionable for seed purposes, will be disqualified at the discretion of the judges. Sample Names: Exhibitors are required to give the variety name for the guidance of the judges and the benefit of the visitors. Judging: Judging will be done Tuesday, July 29. Judging Basis: Grains 1. Freedom from mixture of other crops and varieties 2. Freedom from week contamination, mechanical injury and disease 3. Test weight and color

Class 16 - Columbia Class 17 - Cheviot Class 18 - Polypay Class 19 - Corriedales Class 43 - Commercial

Lot 1 - Yearling Ram Lot 2 - Pair Of Yearling Rams Lot 3 - Fall Ram Lamb Lot 4 - January Ram Lamb Lot 5 - February Ram Lamb Lot 6 - Pair Ram Lambs Lot 7 - Grand Champion Lamb Lot 8 - Yearling Ewe Lot 9 - Pair Yearling Ewes Lot 10 - Fall Ewe Lamb Lot 11 - January Ewe Lamb Lot 12 - February Ewe Lamb Lot 13 - Pair Ewe Lambs Lot 14 - Grand Champion Ewe Lot 15 - Flock Ram and 3 Ewes, 1 ewe must be a lamb and all bred and owned by exhibitor Lot 16 - Get of Sire 4 animals, either sex sired by one ram, bred and owned by exhibitor FFA CLASS 20- MARKET LAMBS 1. Entries open to purebred, crossbred or grade lambs, either wether or ewes. Lambs may be owned in a bona fide partnership with parent or guardian, such ownership to be certified by a Vocational Agriculture Instructor. 2. An entry fee of $5.00 per pen or $2.00 per animal with three animals constituting a pen will be charged all out-of-county exhibitors. This fee must accompany entry. 3. Exhibitors will be permitted to show two entries in the individual lot and one entry in the pen lot. Lambs from pens may be exhibited in he individual lot. Lot 1 - Individual 1. Light Weight 2. Middle Weight 3. Heavy Weight Lot 4 - Market pen of three

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Lot 2 Bachelor Buttons, 5 stems Lot 3 Calendula, 5 stems Lot 4 Chrysanthemums, any variety, 1 spray Lot 5 Cosmos, any variety, 5 stems Lot 6 Dahlia, miniature, under 4” in diameter, 1 bloom Lot 7 Dahlia, medium, 4” - 8” in diameter, 1 bloom Lot 8 Dahlia, large, over 8” in diameter, 1 bloom Lot 9 Day Lily - 1 stem Lot 10 Hosta, Large leaf, Med. 2 leaves, Small 3 leaves Lot 11 Impatiens, 3 sprays Lot 12 Johnny-Jump-Ups, 5 stems Lot 13 Marigolds, small type, under 3” in diameter, 5 stems Lot 14 Marigold, medium type, 2”-3” in diameter, 3 stems Lot 15 Marigold, large type, over 3” in diameter, 3 stems Lot 16 Nasturtium, single or double, 5 stems Lot 17 Pansies, 5 stems Lot 18 Petunia, 1 variety, 3 sprays Lot 19 Pinks, 5 stems Lot 20 Rose, 1 bloom Lot 21 Snapdragons - 1 variety, 3 stems Lot 22 Sweet Peas, annual, 5 stems Lot 23 Zinnia, small, 1/2” - 2 1/2” in diameter, 3 stems Lot 24 Zinnia, medium, 2 1/2’ - 4 1/2” in diameter, 3 stems Lot 25 Zinnia, large, over 4 1/2” in diameter, 3 stems Lot 26 Any other small specimen, not listed above, please label, 5 stems Lot 27 Any other large specimen, not listed above, please label, 1 stem but not more than 3. Class No. 39 -Indoor Gardening Lot No. 1. Container Grown - Flowering type 2. Container Grown - Foliage type 3. Cactus plant 4. Dish Garden (an artistic arrangement of cactus or foliage plants in a shallow container that creates a miniature landscape, or tells a story or creates a mood). 5. Planter (a single container with more than one plant, in artistic arrangement, annual/blooming plants all requiring the same culture, having been planted at least three months prior to the fair.) May also be displayed outdoors. 6. Terrariums & Bottle Garden (a miniature garden inside a covered container).

CLASS 21 - CROPS - OATS Lot 1 - All Varieties CLASS 22 - CROPS - SOYBEANS Lot 1 - Public Variety Lot 2 - Private Variety CLASS 23 - CROPS - WHEAT (Hard Red Spring) Lot 1 - All Varieties CLASS 24 - CROPS - EAR CORN (5 EARS) Lot 1 - 90 to 99 day maturity Lot 2 - 100 to 104 day maturity Lot 3 - 105 to 109 day maturity Lot 4 - 110 day maturity or later CLASS 25 - CROPS - SHELLED CORN Lot 1 - 90 to 99 day maturity Lot 2 - 100 to 104 day maturity Lot 3 - 105 to 109 day maturity Lot 4 - 110 day maturity or later Lot 1 - Alfalfa

CLASS 26 - CROPS - HAY Lot 2 - Grass Lot 3 - Other Mixtures

CLASS 27 - CROPS - NOVELTY Lot 1 - Best ear of corn Lot 2 - Longest ear of corn Lot 3 - Tallest corn stalk FFA BEEF CLASSES All FFA Classes to follow Open Beef Show, Sun., August 3 NO FANS ALLOWED THAT ARE NOT OSHA APPROVED. Exhibitors must adhere to National FFA show ring ethics and code of conduct. 1 - $20; 2 - $15; 3 - $10; 4 - $7; 5 - $5; 6 - $3

HANGING CONTAINERS

CLASS 28 - BEEF HEIFER Class by Weight

Class No. 40 - Basket Container - Wall Pouches - Flowering -

STEER CLASSES Class 31 Colored Beef Steers by Weight Class 32 Dairy Beef Steers by Weight Class 33 Prospect Calf 

Lot 1 Basket Container - Wall Pouches - Flowering type - Amateur Class No. 41 - Basket Container - Wall Pouches - Foliage Type - Lot 1  Hanging Basket Container - Wall Pouches - Foliage Type - Amateur Class No. 42 - Vegetables Lot No. 1. Green Beans 2. Carrots 3. Cucumbers - Burpless 4. Onions 5. Peas 6. Pepper 7. Tomatoes

FFA DAIRY CLASSES Open to any FFA Member in designated chapters, Health and ownership regulations will follow FFA State Fair Rules. Purebred and grade to be shown in combined classes. Animals to be shown following open classes. CLASS 34 (1) HOLSTEIN CLASS 35 (2) GUERNSEY CLASS 36 (3) OTHER BREEDS

Lot No. 1. Junior Heifer Calf - March 1, 2014 and May 31, 2014 2. Winter Heifer Calf - December 1, 2013 and Feb. 28, 2014 3. Fall Heifer Calf - Sept. 1, 2013 and Nov. 30, 2014 4. Junior Yearling - March 1, 2013 and Aug. 31, 2014 5. Senior Yearling* - Sept. 1, 2012 and Feb. 28, 2013 6. Two Year Old - Sept. 2009 and Aug. 31, 2012 7. Advanced - Born before Sept. 1, 2011 8. Cow over 2 years 9. Senior Champion female - ribbon 10. Reserve Champion female - ribbon 1 - $20; 2 - $15; 3 - $10; 4 - $7; 5 - $5; 6 - $3

Enjoy Your Time at the Mower County Fair!

FFA HORTICULTURE DEPARTMENT

Must be grown by FFA member or in a school horticulture program. Premiums paid on lots in Horticulture Dept.: 1st - $3.00 2nd - $2.00 3rd - $1.00 Class No. 38 - Flower Specimens Lot 1 Aster, single or double, 1 variety, 5 stems

Paid by Citizens for Sparks 2009 7th Ave. SE, Austin, MN 55912

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FFA

Ear Corn 1. Uniform length and color 2. Ears with same number of straight rows 3. Shattered ends are discounted 4. Large or tapered ears will be discounted Hay 1. Leafiness 2. Appearance and odor 3. Estimated % protein and TDN Premium money in each lot will be: 1st - $3; 2nd - $2.00; 3rd - $1.00


Freeborn County Open Beef Show Freeborn County Fairgrounds, Albert Lea, MN

Saturday, August 2, 2014 Weigh In Time 2:00-3:00 PM • 4:00 PM Start

Note: For parking reasons we would request htat you not arrive prior to Noon on show day. THIS IS A NO FIT SHOW

Open Feeder Calf Show

Open Steer & Heifer Show Heifers Start at 4:00 PM Followed by Steers

Both Steer and Heifer Classes will be offered and shown by weight. All feeders must be born in 2014.

All steer and heifer classes will be determined by weight. Classes determined by numbers.

PRIZE LIST: OPEN FEEDER CALF SHOW

CHAMPION FEEDER HEIFER . . . . . . . $100.00 CHAMPION FEEDER STEER . . . . . . . . $100.00

PRIZE LIST: OPEN HEIFER SHOW

CHAMPION HEIFER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $300.00

Freeborn County Champion Banner by Eric & Kris Neel

Cash awarded by Ag Star & March Madness Preview Show

RESERVE HEIFER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $225.00

• Entry Fee $20.00 Per Heifer, Steer, Dairy Steer and Feeder Calf. • THIS IS A NO FIT SHOW. • Exhibitors must be 4-H or FFA members • FFA Show Animals from MN and IA Chapters are welcome • Health Papers Must Accompany Out of State Animals. • Free Parking for Exhibitors Entering Northwest Gate with paid admission.

PRIZE LIST: OPEN STEER SHOW CHAMPION STEER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $400.00 RESERVE STEER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $250.00

Class Payment Schedule 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Open Dairy Steer Show Presented by US Feeds Following Steer & Heifer Show

All Dairy Steer classes will be determined by weight. Classes determined by numbers.

PRIZE LIST: OPEN DAIRY STEER SHOW

CHAMPION STEER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $250.00 Cash awarded by US Feeds

RESERVE STEER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $150.00 Cash awarded by US Feeds

Randy Tomschin Cell 383-0839

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In eash live class wt. class $75.00 60.00 50.00 40.00 30.00 25.00 20.00 15.00 12.00 8.00


Bring Your Picture to the Creative Arts & Crafts Building for a Prize During the Fair

Name _______________________________________________________________________ Age _______________________________________ Phone ___________________________

Free Rides!

EAT LUNCH AT THE FAIR Without Paying Admission

Albert Lea Transit & the Freeborn County Fair are Sponsoring a Bus on

Wednesday, July 30, Thursday, July 31 & Friday, Aug. 1 Pick Up Times 11:00 • 11:30 • 12:00 • 12:30 at the Parking Lot Across from Wells Fargo, St. Mary's St. by Clinic, Department of Human Services & Northbridge Mall Departure Times 11:45 • 12:15 • 12:45 • 1:15 in the Fairgrounds by the 4-H Building for a Return Ride

You must sign in both ways - Have to leave on the bus - cannot stay at the Fair

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WELCOME TO THE CREATIVE ARTS & FOODS

2. All articles must have been made or finished within the past 12 months and must be the work of the exhibitor or never exhibited at Freeborn County Fair before. 3. Articles which have won a prize at a previous Freeborn County Fair are not eligible for entry. 4.  NO MORE THAN ONE ENTRY WILL BE PERMITTED

IN ANY ONE LOT BY ONE EXHIBITOR.

JOEY HONSEY

Superintendent 12804 660th Ave., Emmons MN 507-297-5535

5.  Entries WILL NOT be accepted unless there is a specified class listed. 6. Similar articles cannot be entered in more than one class by one exhibitor. 7. Should any articles be entered in the wrong lot and the error discovered before the judging, the superintendent may make proper correction in the entry. Exhibitor should always check the entry to see that items are entered in the right class. Entry clerk will not be responsible. 8. Soiled articles will not be judged. 9.  Competent judges will score each exhibit. Judges decisions are final. 10. Judges will not award ribbons on entries not worthy of placing. 11. All possible care will be taken to prevent damage or losses, but in no case will the Fair management be responsible for injury or loss. 12. Superintendent will decide division under which article is most eligible to enter.

MARY ANN ALLISON Superintendent 2612 Bayview South Knoll, Albert Lea 507-377-0366

THEME FOR THE 2014 CREATIVE ARTS & FOOD BUILDING:

"LIFE'S RHYTHM FOR THE SEASON"

Sunday, July 27 Enter Day - Monday, July 28 Judging Day

CREATIVE ARTS & CRAFTS CONTEST First and Second Place Prizes Awarded

ALL CONTESTS AT 6:00 PM

TUES: A-Best Sew & Vacuum WED: Bring a Slice of Your Favorite Pie Contest Bring Your Favorite Quilt Item for Judging Contest Kid's Project - Feed Your Birds Project THUR: Edible Bouquet Centerpiece/Fruit or Vegetable Contest Favorite Wood Project/Art-Drawing or Painting Contest FRI: A Sample of Your Favorite International Food Contest Bring a Sample of a Bead, Linen or Paper Project Contest

RETURN OF EXHIBITS

13. NO ARTICLES WILL BE RETURNED BEFORE 5:00 PM

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 2014.

14. You MUST have your entry tag stub to claim your articles. 15. All articles must be removed from the Creative Arts & Foods building before 7:00 pm. Baked goods not claimed by 7:00 pm will be destroyed and other articles will be taken to the Secretary’s office and can be called for the following week. 16. Premium money must be picked up by exhibitor at end of fair. No check will be mailed. SPECIAL PRIZES A Special Thank You from the Creative Arts & Foods Building. The following sponsors of Special Prizes are for the following classes:

Special Prizes We welcome you to exhibit in any category you are able. Your exhibits make the Freeborn County Fair. If there are any question, please contact the superintendents.

ALL EXHIBITORS ARE ASKED TO PRE-REGISTER BY JULY 21, 2014

Pre-Registration Saves Time As All of the Entry Tags will be ready when you arrive.

1. Hy-Vee, Albert Lea, MN 2. Calico Hutch, Hayward, MN 3. Albert Lea Seed House, Albert Lea, MN 4. Conger Meat Market, Albert Lea, MN 5. Addie's, Albert Lea, MN 6. Peobles Photography, Albert Lea, MN 7. Hardanger Supplies 8. A-Best Sew & Vac, Albert Lea, MN 9. Community Education Gift Certificate for Rock Climbing 10. Farmers Market

NO STANDING IN LINES IF PRE-REGISTERED There will be assistants to provide help on the day of entry, July 27, 2014. Your exhibitor tag must be presented at release time in order for you to get your exhibit and premium check BUILDING HOURS ENTRY DAY - SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (You may enter the entire time) JUDGING WILL BE MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014 Tues., July 29 10 am-10 pm Wed., July 30 9 am to 10 pm Thurs., July 31 10 am to 10 pm Fri., Aug. 1 10 am to 10 pm Sat., Aug. 2 10 am to 10 pm Sun., Aug. 3 Noon until release time RELEASE TIME 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Ribbons may not be removed until Release Time SPECIAL RULES ELIGIBILITY 1. EXHIBITS ARE TO BE BROUGHT TO THE CREATIVE

Yvonne Cory

at the Freeborn County Fair

“Joys and Tears in the Apron Strings.”

ARTS AND FOODS BUILDING FROM 10 AM TO 5 PM, SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014

CHAMPION PICTURES

Programs dedicated to art, history and the acknowledgment of those who wore the world's aprons.

Pictures of Champions ONLY

Date & Time of Pictures will be posted in Building on Entry Day

Wednesday, July 30 1:00 & 3:30 Storyteller, Yvonne Cory uses her extensive heirloom collection dating from 1800’s to the present to share Joys & Tears stories about their textile arts as well as historical and cultural information.

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Class 12 - Pillow Cases (a pair) Lot 1. Embroidered 2. Lace Trim 3. Pillow Covers (shams) 4. Textile Painting 5. Crochet 6. Cross Stitch 7. Machine Embroidery 8. Pieced Sewn 10. Other

ALL EXHIBITS MUST BE PRE-ENTERED BY JULY 21, 2014 NO MORE THAN ONE ENTRY WILL BE PERMITTED IN ANY ONE LOT BY ONE EXHIBITOR Prize Money: 1st - $3.00 2nd - $2.00; 3rd - $1.00 (Unless otherwise specified) Purple ribbon awarded by judges discretion in each class. Class 1 Daycare/Preschool/ Kindergarten Arts Projects Class 2 Skilled Builders - Any Age

(Please bring already built for judging)

Please write age on a 4x6'' card with display Lot 1. Legos 2. Lincoln Logs 3. Tinker Toys 4. Blocks 5. Kinecs 6. Other Class 3 - Musical Items Lot 1. Knitting, Crocheting, Hardanger, Needlepoint, Crossstitch 2. Stamping, Jewelry, Scrapbooking 3. Quilting 4. Nursing Home/Senior Citizens 5. Boys/Girls under 12 6. Boys/Girls 12-16 Class 4 - Doilies Lot 1. Crochet 2. Embroidered 3. Tatting 4. Machine Embroidery 5. Other Class 5 - Table Linen, Lunch Cloth or Table Cloth (Place Mats, Four) Lot 1. Knit 2. Crochet 3. Embroidered 4. Machine Embroidery 5. Applique 6. Textile Painting 7. Hardanger 8. Red Work 9. Other Class 6 - Stamping Lot 1. Paper 2. Greeting Cards (3) 3. Stationery 4. Wood 5. Holidays 6. 3-D Cards (3) 7. Other

Class 13 - Runners Lot 1. Fabric 2. Crochet 3. Embroidered 4. Quilted 5. Machine Embroidery 6. Textile Painting 7. Tatting 8. Cross Stitch 9. Other

Class 7 - Needle Point Lot 1. Picture framed 2. Sampler, motto-bell pull 3. Pillow 4. Other Class 8 - Hardanger Lot 1. Tablecloth 2. Centerpiece 3. Bookmark 4. Wall Hanging 5. Picture Framed 6. Pillows 7. Baptismal Dress 8. Doily 9. Bell Pull 10. Other

Class 14 - Towels (one) Lot 1. Embroidered 2. Textile Painted 3. Machine Embroidery 4. Other Class 15 - Pillows (Complete with filler) Lot 1. Embroidered 2. Crewel 3. Crochet 4. Knit 5. Patchwork 6. Machine Embroidery 7. Applique 8. Hooked 9. Cross-stitch 10. Other

Class 9 - Cross Stitch Lot 1. Tablecloth 2. Centerpiece 3. Placemats (four) 4. Wall Hangings 5. Picture Framed 6. Book Mark 7. Doily 8. Other Class 10 - Plastic Craft Lot 1. Christmas Decorations 2. Centerpieces 3. Novelties 4. Refrigerator Magnets 5. Wall Hangings 6. Plastic Canvas Article 7. Other Class 11 - Household Accessories

Lot 1. Potholders 2. Napkin Holders 3. Cover for small appliances 4. Miscellaneous Refrigerator Magnets 5. Miscellaneous Clock 6. Miscellaneous Wall Hangings 7. Pin Cushion 8. Recipe Box 9. Knit or Crochet Cover for any Article 10. Other

Class 16 - Afghans 1. Crochet 2. Knit 3. Woven 4. Other

Class 17 - Quilts First Time Entered 1. Pieced 2. Applique 3. Embroidered 4. Photo 5. Machine Embroidery 6. Other

Class 18 - Bedspread or Quilts Lot 1. Crochet 2. Knit 3. Embroidered 4. Machine embroidered 5. Applique 6. Pieced 7. Ensemble with pillow shams 8. Cross-stitch 9. Necktie 10. Other Class 19 - Quilts or Coverlets Amateur Lot 1. Appliqued Hand Quilted 2. Appliqued Machine Quilted 3. Appliqued - Quilted by someone else 4. Machine Appliqued Hand Quilted 5. Machine Appliqued by self 6. Machine Appliqued Quilted by someone else 7. Pieced - Hand Quilted 8. Pieced - Machine Quilted 9. Pieced - Quilted by someone else 10. Mixed Technique Hand Quilted 11. Mixed Technique Machine Quilted 12. Mixed Technique Quilted by someone else 13. Photo Quilt 14. Lap Quilt - 40"x69" Hand Quilted 15. Lap Quilt - 40"x60" Machine Quilted 16. Lap Quilt - 40"x60" Hand Tied 17. Lap Quilt - 40"x60" Quilted by someone else 18. Machine Embroidery Hand Quilted 19. Machine Embroidery Machine Quilted 20. Machine Embroidery Quilted by someone else 21. Unspeficied

Christmas Ornament Contest The Chippewa National Forest is providing the Christmas Tree For the Capitol in Washington this year. They are looking for one-of-a-kind ornament representing the tree from Minnesota. To enter this contest, ornaments should be 3 dimensional made out of metal, wood, glass or textile and highlighting one or more of the following designs: A spruce tree, a Bald Eagle, Ojibwe floral beadwork, Or Minnesota including lakes/rivers, and heritage. You can either donate your ornament to the National Forest or Pick up after the fair.

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DEPARTMENT H DOMESTIC ART & HANDICRAFT


Class 20 - Quilts or Coverlets Professional Professional is defined as one who sells their product or regularly teaches in this field. Lot numbers and premiums same as class 19. Class 21 - Juvenile Quilts or Coverlets (Quilts made for a child) Size may measure less than 60"x80" Lot numbers and premiums same as class 19. Class 22 - Miniature Quilts Finished quilt size 20'' or less with small quilt blocks. LOTS 1-12 AND 19-21 FROM CLASS 19 ONLY Class 23 - Wall Hangs 21" and up Lot numbers same as Class 19 Class 24 - Wearable Quilts Lot. No. 1. Applique - Hand Quilted 2. Applique Machine Quilted 3. Pieced - Hand Quilted 4. Pieced - Machine Quilted 5. Mixed Technique Hand Quilted 6. Mixed Technique Hand Quilted 7. Machine Embroider 8. Other Class 25 - Fleece Articles Lot 1. Blankets - Throws 2. Hats 3. Scarves 4. Mittens 5. Other Class 26 - Rugs Lot 1. Braided 2. Knit (rags or yarn) 3. Crochet (rags or yarn) 4. Hooked 5. Loomed 6. Other

Class 28 - Crochet (For Adults/Children 3-Up) Lot 1. Sweater (light weight) 2. Sweater (bulky) 3. Vest, Poncho, Shawl 4. Small wearables: slippers, socks 5. Crochet mitten, gloves, cap, scarf 6. Crochet matched set (3 pc.) 7. Other

Class 31 - Infant’s Garments (Sewn, Knit, Crochet) Lot 1. Bib 2. Knit - bonnet 3. Knit - booties & sweater 4. Crib ensemble (3 pc.) 5. Crochet bonnet 6. Crochet booties & sweaters 7. Ensemble 3 piece 8. Blanket shawl 9. Dress crochet or knit 10. Boy outfit 11. Girls outfit 12. Dress 13. Baptismal attire 14. Other infant wearables 15. Other

Class 29 - Adult Garments

Lot 1. Slacks 2. Shorts 3. Skirt 4. Goucho/pantskirt 5. Jumper 6. Nightgown or pajamas 7. Blouse or shirt without closure 8. Vest 9. Bonnet or Hat 10. Costume 11. One Piece Outfit (Jumpsuit, etc) 12. Lingerie 13. Sports/fitness garment (more than 1 pc.) 14. 2 pc. outfit (no suits) 15. Coat, unlined 16. Blazer/Jacket (unlined) 17. Sports/leisure/fitness garment (more than 1 pc.) 18. Dress 19. Coat, lined 20. Blazer, lined/Jacket, lined 21. Suits 22. Formal ensemble such as wedding & prom dress 23. Applique purchased garment 24. Other

Class 32 - Nursing Homes or Care Center (must be a resident) Lot 1. Knit doll clothes (1 article) 2. Crochet doll clothes 3. Other Doll Clothes 4. Needlework 5. Pillows embroidered 6. Pillows crochet 7. Pillows knit 8. Pillows patchwork 9. Dressed stuffed toys 10. Not dressed stuffed dolls 11. Dressed stuffed dolls 12. Holiday Decorations 13. Other Decorations 14. Embroidered pillow cases 15. Embroidered dresser scarves 16. Embroidered lunch cloth 17. Embroidered other 18. Knit afghan 19. Crochet afghan 20. Knit sweater 21. Crochet sweater 22. Other sweater 23. Other knit 24. Other crochet 25. Other articles 26. Rug braided 27. Rug hooked 28. Lap robe quilt 29. Baby quilt 30. Full size quilt 31. Mittens, gloves, scarves, caps etc. 32. Corsages, boutonniere 33. Paper craft 34. Other centerpieces 35. Decorated sweatshirt 36. Jewelry 37. Baskets 38. Beadwork

Class 30 - Children’s Garments (Wearable 3-12 yrs.) Lot 1. Coordinated pant suit 2. Slacks 3. Skirt 4. Shirt 5. Coat or ensemble 6. Nightwear 7. Slippers, headgear, mittens, etc. 8.Vest 9. Other

Class 27 - Child or Adult Knits Lot 1. Sweater (child) 2. Sweater (adult) 3. Sweater other 4. Small wearables: slippers socks 5. Small wearables: mittens, gloves, cap, scarf 6. Matched set (3 pc.) 7. Vest, poncho, shawl 8. Machine Knit Sweater 9. Machine Knit small wearable 10. Machine Knit other 11. Other DAY ENTRY ly 27 J , u Sunday g Judgin ly 28 u J , y a Mond

39. Suncatchers 40. Plastic canvas articles 41. Wreaths 42. Quilted or pieced articles 43. Woodworking clocks 44. W  oodworking bird houses 45. Woodworking toys & games 46. Woodworking Furniture 47. Woodworking other 48. Memory Books 49. Tatting 50. Decoupage Craft 51. Stamping 52. Paint by number 53. Seasonal novelties 54. Other

Class 33 - Sweatshirts Lot 1. Crochet 2. Hand Embroidered 3. Sewing Machine 4. Stencil 5. Painted 6. Womens 7. Mens 8. Child 9. Decorated 10. Other Class 34 - Senior Citizens (65 & Older) Lot 1. Knit or crochet doll clothes (1 article) 2. Doll clothes other 3. Ceramics 4. Wood carving 5. Wood turning (any article which turning is a major part) 6. Wood articles - toys & games 7. W  ood article - bird feeder 8. Wood article - furniture 9. Wood article - other 10. Decorative pillows 11. Stuffed dolls 12. Dressed stuffed doll 13. Stuffed animals 14. Dressed stuffed animal

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15. Other stuffed toys 16. Painting - free hand watercolor 17. Painting - free hand acrylic 18. Painting - free hand oil 19. Pencil Drawing 20. Embroidered pillow case 21. Embroidered dresser scarves or lunch cloth 22. Embroidered other 23. Afghan - knit 24. Afghan - crochet 25. Knit sweater 26. Crochet sweater 27. Knit other 28. Crochet other 29. Kitchen household articles 30. Bathroom household articles 31. Crochet rug 32. Rug braided 33. Rug Hooked 34. Needlepoint 35. Lap robe quilt 36. Baby quilt 37. Full size quilt 38. Aprons 39. Slippers 40. Mittens, gloves, scarves, caps, etc. 41. Hoop crafts 42. Corsages, boutonniere 43. Paper craft 44. Centerpieces 45. Decorated Sweatshirt 46. Jewelry 47. Suncatchers 48. Plastic canvas article 49. Tablecloth 50. Doily 51. Holiday Decorations 52. Other Decorations 53. Baskets 54. Beadwork 55. Metal craft 56. Wreaths 57. Quilted or pieced articles 58. Machine knitted article 59. Wall Hanging 60. Other Y ENTRY DA 27 ly Ju , ay d Sun Judging ly 28 Monday, Ju

Class 35 - Handwork Made by Boys and Girls under 12 Lot 1. Blouse or shirt 2. Skirt 3. Slacks 4. Dress 5. Robes Sleepwear 6. Homemade toy 7. Woodwork (small articles under 12”) 8. Dressed stuffed dolls 9. Counted cross stitch 10. Counted cross stitch other 11. Wood stenciling 12. Fleece Articles 13. Pillows 14. Ornaments 15. Needlepoint on plastic 16. Needlepoint on fiber 17. Metal punch 18. Crochet article 19. Knit article 20. Baskets 21. Suncatchers 22. Belts 23. Doll clothes (1 article) 24. Wreaths 25. Plaster craft (not fired) 26. Woodworking (Furniture, etc. over 12”) 27. Rug 28. Quilts 29. Mobiles 30. Kits 31. Scrap Booking 32. Handmade Jewelry 33. Cloth Stencling 34. Embroidery Towel/Bag 35. Other

Class 36 - Handwork Boys & Girls (12-16 yrs.) Lot 1. Blouse or shirt 2. Skirt lined 3. Skirt unlined 4. Slacks 5. Pant suit lined 6. Pant suit unlined 7. Dress 8. Robe 9. Sleepwear 10. Knit sweater 11. Crochet sweater 12. Knit slippers, caps, mittens, scarf, gloves 13. Crochet slippers, caps,

mittens, scarf, gloves 14. Other knit 15. Other crochet 16. Homemade toy 17. Embroider (pictures must be framed) 18. Patchwork 19. Beadwork 20. Latchhook - Needlepunch 21. Woodworking 22. Wood carving, small items, like ducks, animals, etc. 23. Coping or jigsaw work 24. Wood turning (where turning is a major part) 25. Decorative carving 26. Stuffed doll 27. Animal stuffed 28. Belts 29. Pillows 30. Ornaments 31. Counted cross stitch 32. Wood stenciling 33. Cloth stenciling 34. Needlepoint on plastic 35. Needlepoint on fiber 36. Metal punch 37. Baskets 38. Suncatchers 39. Doll clothes - 1 article 40. Wreaths 41. Plaster craft not fired 42. Rugs 43. Quilts 44. Wallhangings 45. Mobiles 46. Handmade Jewelry 47. Kits 48. Scrapbooking 49. Embroidery Towel/Bag 50. Other

Class 37 - Woodworking Lot 1. Refinished furniture 2. Refinished wooden articles 3. Furniture built from scratch 4. Rebuilt furniture 5. Lathe turning 6. Wood inlay 7. Hand Carving 8. Bird feeders 9. Doll houses 10. Caning 11. Bird houses 12. Toys 13. Clocks 14. Shelves 15. Jewelry Box 16. Lamp 17. Power Carving 18. Scroll Saw 19. Intarsia 20. Other

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To be displayed at the Freeborn Co. Fair Pick up directions and fabric from the Fair Office before July 1st and bring to the Creative Arts Building on Tuesday, July 29. Pieces will be judged and prizes will be awarded for first and second place. Each block will be unique using your imagination for design. Fabric donated by Calico Hutch.

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Class 38 - Handicraft Lot 1. Original toy 2. Yarn weaving 3. Tooled leather 4. Bell pull 5. Wheat Weaving 6. Seed or Beadwork 7. Ornaments 8. Tin Can Craft 9. Ornaments 10. Metal punch - copper 11. Metal punch - tin 12. Models & kits - car 13. Models & kits - airplane 14. Models & kits - boat 15. Models & kits - other 16. Models & kits - wall hanging 17. Models & kits - painting 18. Models & kits - pillows 19. Loom Weaving 20. Basket Weaving 21. Suncatchers 22. Wood Burning/Laser 23. Candlemaking 24. Other Class 39 - Artificial Flowers Lot 1. Centerpiece - artificial flowers 2. Holiday Centerpiece 3. Wedding centerpiece 4. Baptism centerpiece 5. Graduation centerpiece 6. Religious centerpiece 7. Centerpiece other 8. Corsage flowers 9. Corsage other 10. Other flower arrangements 11. Decorated wreaths Class 40 - Scrapbooking Lot 1. Cookbook 2. Computerized 3. Vacations 4. Family Occasions 5. Other Class 41 - Decorative Painting Lot 1. Boxes (Wood) 2. Plates and plaques 3. Trays 4. Shelves 5. Metal and Tin Items 6. Seasonal items 7. Other wood items

8. Wearable Art (all fabric) 9. Bird houses 10. Clocks 11. Toys 12. Bird Feeders 13. Boxes (Paper maiche) 14. Other Class 42 - Jewelry 18 & Older

Lot 1. Earrings 2. Rings 3. Necklaces 4. Bracelet 5. Pin 6. Head Band 7. Other

Class 47 - Dolls (Judged on clothes - sewing must be your own) Lot 1. Ceramic 2. Porcelain 3. Other

Class 48 - Animals Lot 1. Stuffed animals 2. Puppets any kind 3. Ceramic 4. Wooden 5. Other

Class 49 - Doll Clothes Lot 1. Doll clothes (at least 5 items matched knit) 2. Doll clothes (at least 5 items matched crochet) 3. Doll clothes (at least 5 items matched not knit or crochet 4. Dressed plastic doll 5. Dressed animal 6. Miniature (doll house size) 7. Miniature doll in setting (setting may be bought) 8. Other

Class 43 - Jewelry 17 & Under

Lot 1. Earrings 2. Rings 3. Necklaces 4. Bracelet 5. Pin 6. Head Band 7. Other

Class 44 - Dolls (Fictional) Lot 1. Cabbage Patch 2. Raggedy Ann & Andy 3. Strawberry Shortcake 4. Other (fictional)

Class 50 - Holiday Craft Lot 1. Trees skirt 2. Tablecloth 3. Bell pull

Class 45 - Accessories Lot 1. Purses 2. Belts 3. Tote Bags 4. Scarves 5. Other

4. Stocking 5. Pillow 6. Stained Glass 7. Wall Decoration 8. Pine cone 9. Decorated styrofoam 10. Christmas misc. (gift wrapping, cards, card holders, etc.) 11. Corsage 12. Decorated ball or bell 13. Rosemaling 14. Miniature tree 15. Ornaments 16. Other

Class 51 - Drawing Ages 12-18 Lot 1 - Ink Lot 2 - Pencil (Graphite-colored) Lot 3 - Charcoal Lot 4 - Other Class 52 - Sculptures Ages 12-18 Lot 1 - Ceramic Lot 2 - Metal Lot 3 - Found Objects Lot 4 - Other ENTR Sund Y DAY ay, Ju ly 27 Jud Mond ging ay, Ju ly 28

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Class 46 - Dolls Lot 1. Stuffed (all fabric) 2. Handkerchief doll 3. Pillow case doll 4. Mop doll 5. Yarn/other string type doll 6. Twisted paper rope doll 7. Miniature doll 8. Miniature doll in setting 9. Tomato cage 10. Corn husk doll 11. Crochet doll 12. Knit doll 13. Torn strip cloth doll 14. Other

Harness all the fun this year at the county fair. From animals to great food, the fair has something for kids of all ages. We are proud to support our local fair and its participants.

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Class 54 - Drawing Ages 6-11 Lot 1 - Ink Lot 2 - Pencil (Graphite-colored) Lot 3 - Charcoal Lot 4 - Other

Class 60 Computer Generated Articles Graphic Design Lot 1. Clothing 2. Mugs 3. Quilts 4. Other

Photography RULES 1. Prints must contain exhibitors name, address on back. 2. Print must be mounted on poster board no smaller than 5x7 and no larger than 16x20. Do not frame 3. Print not more than 3 years old 4. Computer manipulated images, please include an unaltered 4x6'' photo to the back of the exhibit

Class 55 - Sculptures Ages 6-11 Lot 1 - Ceramic Lot 2 - Metal Lot 3 - Found Objects Lot 4 - Other

Class 56 - Painting Ages 6-11 Lot 1 - Water Color Lot 2 - Oil Lot 3 - Acrylic Lot 4 - Crayon/Chalk Lot 5 - Pastels Lot 6 - Other

Class 61 - Ages 11 and under Class 62 - Ages 12-18 Class 63 - Ages 19 and older Adults Class 64 - Advanced (earns money from photography)

Class 57 - Drawing 19 and Above Lot 1 - Ink Lot 2 - Pencil (Graphite-colored) Lot 3 - Charcoal Lot 4 - Other 19

Class 58 - Sculptures and Above Lot 1 - Ceramic Lot 2 - Metal Lot 3 - Found Objects Lot 4 - Crayon/Chalk Lot 5 - Other

Class 59 - Painting 19 and Above Lot 1 - Water Color Lot 2 - Oil Lot 3 - Acrylic Lot 4 - Crayon/Chalk Lot 5 - Pastels Lot 6 - Other

Photography Black & White Lot 1. Scenics 2. People 3. Nature 4. Animals 5. Buildings 6. Computer manipulated image 7. Cell phone pictures 8. Other Color Print Lot 8. Scenics 9. People 10. Nature 11. Animals 12. Buildings 13. Computer manipulated image 14. Cell phone pictures 15. Other

Lot 15. Spring 16. Summer 17. Fall 18. Winter 19. Buildings 20. Scenery 21. Person 22. Animals 23. Children 24. Family 25. Mom and Dad 26. People (other) 27. 5 Photos - Telling a story 28. 5 Photos - This & That 29. Other Collage

Mount on no larger than 16x20 poster board.

Lot 30. Black & White 31. Color 32. Computer manipulated images 33. Other Class 65 - Ceramics (Open) Lot 1. Hand formed 2. Wheel thrown 3. Combination (wheel and hand) 4. Clay sculpture 5. Molds (fired) 6. Molds 7. Other Class 66 - Dried Plant Material Lot 1. Pictures 2. Arrangements 3. Wreaths 4. Swags 5. Other

Class 67 - Leather Lot 1. Dress 2. Jacket 3. Purse 4. Billfold 5. Mens/Womens Outfit 6. Other Class 68 - Stained Glass Lot 1. Window 2. Lamp Shade 3. Wall Decoration 4. Etching 5. Suncatcher 6. Other Class 69 - Person with Developmental Disabilities (through age 21) Lot 1. Handicraft 2. Needlework 3. Woodworking 4. Drawing 5. Painting 6. Stenciling 7. Art 8. Crafts 9. Ceramics 10. Christmas Ornament 11. Quilting 12. Latch Hook 13. Photography 14. Other

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Color Prints Snapshot Size Photos

No larger than 4x6. Mounted on no larger that 16x20 poster board Four pictures each:

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Class 53 - Painting Ages 12-18 Lot 1 - Water Color Lot 2 - Oil Lot 3 - Acrylic Lot 4 - Crayon Lot 5 - Pastels Lot 6 - Other


Class 70 - Persons with Developmental Disabilities (Over age 21) Lot 1. Handicraft 2. Needlework 3. Woodworking 4. Quilting 5. Drawing 6. Painting 7. Stenciling 8. Art 9. Crafts 10. Ceramics 11. Christmas Ornament 12. Latch-hook article 13. Quilting 14. Photography 15. Other Class 71 - Stenciling Lot 1. On Wood 2. On Paper 3. On Cloth ( no sweatshirts) 4. Other Class 72 - Your Own Writings 1. Writings must contain exhibitors name, address on Back. 2. The writings must be mounted on poster board no smaller that a 5x7, no larger than 16x20 or in a book form. Lot 1. Poems 2. Short Readings 3. Short Stories 4. Other Class 73 - Trash to Treasures/ Refurbished Entry must be made by person entering within the past year. Need to use items that would otherwise been discarded when creating your entry. May write short story not required. Lot 1. Boys and Girls under 12 2. Boys and Girls 12-16 3. Adults

4. Nursing Home/Sr. Citizen 5. Person w/Developmental Disabilities 6. Other

Class 74 - Antiques Articles must be complete and of collectible value. They will be judged on quality, beauty, condition and value. One entry per exhibitor in each lot. Our insurance does not cover antiques and collectibles. Please check your homeowners policy for coverage on exhibits. We are not responsible for damage or stolen exhibits, even though the building and grounds are patrolled at all times. There will be 6 Reserve Champion given for antiques with blue ribbon and 1 Grand Champion Ribbon taken from the 6. Lot Ceramics, Porcelain and China 1. Red Wing stoneware or pottery 2. McCoy pottery 3. Any other stoneware or pottery item 4. Vase 5. Cup and Saucer 6. Sugar and Creamer 7. 1950's or later ceramic 8. Fiesta 9. Nippon 10. Cookie Jar 11. Any other ceramic, porcleain or china item

47. Candy container 48. Character collectible before 1950 49. Character collectible 1950 and after 50. Game or game board 51. Record collection - no more than 10 52. space age collectible 53. Toy tractor, car, or other vehicle 54. Children's book collection - at least 3 55. Children's Teaset

Recreation and Leisure 34. Decoy 35. Fishing lure collection - at least 3 36. Sports memorabilia 37. Radio 38. Musical instrument 39. Holiday Collectible 40. Holiday collectible collection - at least 3 41. Memento or souvenir 42. Book collection - at least 3 43. Postcards - no more than 30 44. Any other collection - at least 3

Miscellaneous 56. Automotive item 57. Tools 58. Scientific instrument 59. Photograph collection - at least 3 60. Paperweight 61. Advertising 62. Cardboard or paper advertising 63. Bank 64. Catalog 65. Wooden Primitive 66. Cast iron, copper, or brass 67. All other items 68. Antique Boxes 69. High School Yearbooks 70. All Other Items

Childhood 45. Doll 46. Lunch box

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- HEALTHY EATING -

DEPARTMENT I PANTRY STORES

NO MORE THAN ONE ENTRY WILL BE PERMITTED IN ANY ONE LOT BY ONE EXHIBITOR

Award - Healthiest Approach Index card - Why they are the Healthyiest?

Class 7 - Cookies 3 of a kind Not frosted or decorated Must be homemade Recipe must be included Short explantation how it is made healthier Lot 1. Cookies, chocolate 2. Chocolate chip cookies 3. Cookies, pumpkin 4. Cookies, filled 5. Cookies, ginger 6. Cookies, oatmeal 7. Cookies, peanut butter 8. Cookies, pressed 9. Cookies, rolled 10. Cookies, using whole grain flour 11. Cookies, any other

Prize Money: 1st - $3.00 2nd - $2.00 3rd - $1.00; Purple Ribbons will be awarded in each class. ALL EXHIBITS MUST BE PRE-ENTERED BY JULY 21, 2014 Rules for Baked Products 1. Exhibitors please bring baked goods displayed on 6” paper plates in ziplock bags. 2. No baked products to be returned to owner unless so requested on the day of entry. General score card for yeast and quick bread, egg and butter cakes, cookies and doughnuts. 3. All made from scratch Appearance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Surface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Crumb color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Crust color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Lightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Tenderness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Texture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Moisture content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Flavor and Aroma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 4.  NO MORE THAN ONE ENTRY WILL BE PERMITTED IN

Class 8 - Baking Typical of Foreign Countries 3 of any kind or 1/4 loaf (Include Country and Recipe) Lot 1. Kolaches 2. Lefse 3. Rosettes 4. Kuchen 5. Stollen 6. Cream Puffs 7. Eclairs 8. Danish Pastry 9. Kringles 10. Other

ANY ONE LOT BY ONE EXHIBITOR. Class 1 - Breads Yeast 1/4 Loaf

Lot 1. White Bread 2. Rye 3. Raisin 4. Oatmeal 5. Batter 6. Bread Sticks (3) 7. Artisian 8. Other

Class 2 - Quick Breads 1/4 Loaf or 3 Muffins or Biscuits Lot 1. Zucchini Bread 2. Carrot 3. Pumpkin Bread 4. Date Bread 5. Ginger Bread 6. Fruit Bread 7. Corn Bread 8. Banana Bread 9. Muffins 10. Baking powder biscuits 11. Any Other Class 3 - Sweet Dough 1/4 Ring or 3 Rolls or Doughnuts No Frosting Lot 1. Coffee Ring - Fruit or nuts 2. Coffee Ring - ring 3. Cinnamon Rolls or Bread 4. Doughnuts - Raised 5. Hamburger Buns

6. Caramel Rolls 7. Any Other 8. Dinner Rolls Class 4 - Bread Machine 1/4 Loaf Lot 1. White 2. Rye 3. Other Class 5 - Cakes - No Cake Mixes - Do Not Frost Size of Piece 3x4 or 3 Cupcakes Lot 1. Angel Food 2. Banana cake 3. Bundt cake 4. Chiffon cake 5. Chocolate/Devils food 6. Jelly roll 7. Raw apple 8. Rhubarb 9. Spice cake 10. Sponge; any type 11. White cake 12. Carrot cake 13. Coffee Cake 14. Any other

Class 9 - Confections 3 Pieces

Lot 1. Caramel 2. Divinity 3. Fudge 4. Mints 5. Nut Brittle 6. Almond Bark 7. Peanut Clusters 8. Any Other

Class 10 - Bars 3 of a kind May be frosted

Lot 1. Brownies 2. Date 3. Lemon 4. Cherry 5. Raisin 6. Apple 7. Oatmeal 8. Unbaked Bar 9. Any other baked Class 11 - Cupcakes & Doughnuts (Decorated) 3 of a kind Recipe must be included Lot 1. Doughnuts decorated 2. White Cupcakes decorated 3.Chocolate Cupcakes decorated 4. Doughnuts or Cupcakes made with whole grain flour 5. Other Class 12 Boy and Girls under 16 Quantities same as adults Lot 1. Bread, white 2. Bread, non white 3. Baking powder biscuits 4. Buns or dinner rolls 5. Banana bread 6. Sweet rolls 7. Tea Ring 8. Donuts 9. Muffins 10. Coffee Cake 11. Any Other Class 13 - Miscellaneous Boys and Girls under 16 Quantities same as adult Lot 1. Small pie, one crust 2. Small pie, two crust 3. Fudge 4. Divinity 5. Caramel 6. Nut Brittle 7. Mints 8. Any other candy 9. Unfilled pie crust 10. Cake, white 11. Cake, dark 12. Bundt cake 13. Angel Food 14. Cobbler 15. Jelly roll 16. Other

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Best Wishes for A Successful Fair

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Class 6 - Decorated Cakes Decorated cakes are judged for frosting and decorations only so may be dummy cakes 1st - $4.00, 2nd - $3.00, 3rd - $2.00 Lot 1. Wedding 2. Anniversary - 50th 3. Birthday 4. Other Special Occasion Cake 5. Novelty Cake


Class 14 - Cookies Boys and Girls under 16 Quantities same as adults Lot 1. Rolled cookies 2. Drop cookies 3. Filled cookies 4. Peanut butter cookies 5. Chocolate chip cookies 6. Oatmeal cookies 7. Sugar cookies 8. Chocolate cookies 9. Snickerdoodles 10. Any Other

Class 19 - Assisted Living Exhibits/Nursing Homes Lot 1. Bars (3 each) 2. Coffee Cake (4 in. square) 3. Quick Breads (1/2 loaf - 4x5 pan) 4. Pies (no cream pies or custard, use a pot pie tin 5. Cookies (4) 6. Cakes (4” square) 7. Muffins (3) 8. Candy (3) 9. Other

Class 15 - Bars Boys and Girls under 16 Quantities same as adults Lot 1. Brownies 2. Date 3. Lemon 4. Cherry 5. Raisin 6. Apple 7. Peanut Butter 8. Chocolate 9. Unbaked bars 10. Other

Class 20 - Sugar Free Desserts Include Recipe Lot 1. Cookies (4) 2. Bars (4) 3. Cake (4” square) 4. Candy 5. Bread 6. Muffins 7. Other

Class 16 - Canning Boys & Girls under 16 Lot 1. Fruit 2. Vegetables 3. Jellies 4. Jams 5. Sweet Pickles 6. Dill Pickles 7. Relishes 8. Soups 9. Other Class 17 - Pies, 2 Crust All pies must be individual pies. Not to exceed 5 inches in diameter. Make in a pot pie container or bring piece. NO CREAM OR CUSTARD PIES Lot 1. Apple 2. Blueberry 3. Cherry 4. Mince Meat 5. Peach 6. Raisin 7. Rhubarb 8. Strawberry 9. Unfilled pie crust 10. Other Class 18 - Healthy Eating Here is an opportunity to enjoy healthier eating using a whole grain flour. Bring your recipe showing your ingredients. Lot. No. 1 - Whole Grain Bread (1/4 Loaf) Lot No. 2 - Whole Grain Muffins (4) Lot No. 3 - Healthy Snack Mix ( 1/2 cup)

Rules for Food Preservation

1. Exhibit in clear glass canning jars (1/2 pint, pint or quart) 2. Items must have been preserved within the last 12 months 3. No thickening or artificial color may be added to products. 4. Use preservation methods from the most current University of MN Extension publications. http://www.extension.umn.edu (A) All low acid products must be processed in a pressure canner. (B) Fruits, tomatoes, pickles, jams and jellies must be processed by boiling water bath. 5. Attach to jar a copy of a completed Exhibit Label. 6. Exhibits passing the appearance test may be opened and tested for final placing

Exhibit Label Product ___________________________Process Date____________ Boiling Water Bath Hot Pack__________ minutes or Raw Pack __________ minutes Pressure Canner: (Circle gauge) Dial or Weighted __________ minutes __________ PSI

Class 21 - Make it From Seasonal - Include Recipe Spring: Rhubarb. Summer: Strawberries. Fall: Applesauce/ Cranberries. Winter: Pumpkin Lot 1. Desserts 2. Bars 3. Cake 4. Crisp 5. Bread 6. Other

Dehydration: Method_______________________________________ FOLD UNDER Name_____________________________________________________ Address___________________________________________________ City___________________________ State______ Zip_____________

Class 22 - Low Fat Include Recipe

Lot 1. Bars 2. Cookies 3. Muffins 4. Bread 5. Cakes 6. Other

Class 23 - Gluten Free Foods Include Recipe Lot 1. Bars 2. Cookies 3. Muffins 4. Bread 5. Cakes 6. Snacks 7. Other SCORE CARD Appearance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Sealing Label Container Packing Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Clearness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

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Class 25 - Canned Fruit Lot 1. Apples 2. Apricots 3. Blackberries 4. Blueberries 5. Cherries 6. Grapes 7. Ground Cherries 8. Peaches 9. Pears 10. Plums 11. Raspberries, black or red 12. Rhubarb 13. Mixed fruit for salad 14. Other Class 26 - Juices Lot 1. Apple 2. Grape 3. Tomato 4. Mixed 5. Cherry 6. Vegetable 7. Other Class 27 - Canned Vegetables Lot 1. Asparagus 2. Beans, yellow or green 3. Beets 4. Carrots 5. Corn, sweet 6. Peas 7. Tomatoes, crushed or quartered 8. Tomato sauce 9. Tomatoes, whole 10. Pumpkin 11. Catsup 12. Spaghetti Sauce 13. Barbecue Sauce 14. Other

Class 28 - Jellies Lot 1. Apple 2. Cherry 3. Crabapple 4. Grape 5. Plum 6. Raspberry, black or red 7. Strawberry 8. Blackberry 9. Zucchini 10. Any combination of fruit

Class 31 - Dill Pickle Lot 1. Bean, green or yellow 2. Cucumber, green sliced or whole 3. Mixed 4. Asparagus 5. Other Class 32 - Miscellaneous Lot 1. Sauerkraut 2. Soap, homemade 3. Honey 4. Maple Syrup 5. Other

Class 29 - Jam Lot 1. Apple Butter 2. Apricot 3. Blackberry 4. Peach 5. Plum Butter 6. Raspberry, black or red 7. Strawberry 8. Rhubarb 9. Cherry 10. Ground Cherry 11. Plum Jam 12. Tomato, red or yellow 13. Any Other

Class 35 Persons with Developmental Disabilities Baking Please bring recipe Lot 1. Cookies (3) 2. Baked Bars (3) 3. Unbaked Bars (3) 4. Rolls from Frozen Bread Dough (3) 5. Cake 6. Other

Class 33- Dehydrating Lot 1. Apples 2. Watermelons 3. Bananas 4. Peaches 5. Mixed Fruit 6. Strawberries 7. Vegetables 8. Container of Home Dried Herbs 9. Other

Class 30 - Sweet Pickles Lot 1. Apples 2. Beet 3. Bread and Butter 4. Cucumber, sliced, chunks or whole 5. Cucumber, lime 6. Peach 7. Tomato, green 8. Watermelon 9. Zucchini 10. Any Other

Class 34 Make It With Butter Recipe must be included Lot 1. Bars 2. Cookies 3. Cake 4. Yeast Bread 5. Quick Bread 6. Other

ENTRY DAY Sunday, July 27 Judging Monday, July 28

Greg Jensen Broker/Auctioneer Licensed since 1973 Hobbies– Hunting, Car Racing, Watching Old Westerns

All Exhibits Must Be Pre-entered By July 21, 2014

Beau Jensen Agent/Auctioneer Licensed since 2003 Hobbies– Hunting, Fishing, Watching Car Races, Golf

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Class 24 - Relishes Lot 1. Apples 2. Corn 3. Cucumber 4. Salsa 5. Zucchini 6. Mixed 7. Other

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FLORAL HALL DANNY & SUE STEELE, SUPERINTENDENTS 18681 660TH AVE., ALDEN, MN 507-265-3230 THEME FOR THE 2014 FLOWER & HORTICULTURE SHOW "LET'S PARTY" Judges: Myra Harris, Thomas Hovde, Jacki Peters WELCOME TO FLORAL HALL ENTRY DAY - DEPARTMENT J - FLOWERS

We welcome you to exhibit in all possible divisions and classes. Entry day will be Monday, July 28, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Exhibitors may use the 30 minute parking space at the west side of the Floral Hall for unloading exhibits.

Everything in Floral Hall - Department J will be Entered on Monday, July 28, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Judging will be Tuesday, July 29, 9:00 am

ALL EXHIBITORS ARE ASKED TO PRE-REGISTER BY JULY 21, 2014 Pre-Registration Saves Time As All of the Entry Tags will be ready when you arrive. Use the Entry Blank in the back of the Fair Book. Items may be added or deleted on Entry Day NO STANDING IN LINES IF PRE-REGISTERED

RELEASE TIME WILL BE 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM., SUNDAY, AUGUST 3. PREMIUMS, SPECIAL PRIZES, RIBBONS AND EXHIBITS ARE TO BE PICKED UP BY THE EXHIBITOR (OR SOMEONE DESIGNATED) DURING THE RELEASE TIME, OR AT THE FAIR OFFICE WITHIN A FEW DAYS AFTER THE CLOSE OF THE FAIR. PLEASE BRING ID NUMBER. NO PREMIUMS OR RIBBONS WILL BE MAILED.

Mon., July 28 Tues., July 29 Wed., July 30 Thurs., July 31 Fri., Aug. 1 Sat., Aug. 2 Sun., Aug. 3

GENERAL RULES 1. All flowers competing for premiums must have been home grown by person entering. Flowers and greens in arrangements need not be grown by exhibitor, but must be home grown, also must be arranged by exhibitor. 2.  YOUTH EXHIBITORS ARE REQUIRED TO STATE THEIR AGE ON BOTH THE ENTRY SHEET AND ENTRY TAG. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL BE DISQUALIFICATION. CHECK CLASS FOR AGE REQUIREMENTS 3. In the Youth Class, parents may give verbal suggestions, but actual arrangements must be done by youth exhibitor. 4.  AN EXHIBITOR MAY MAKE SEVERAL ENTRIES IN

CLASS, BUT ONLY ONE IN EACH LOT. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL BE DISQUALIFICATION.

5. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to put all exhibits in the current class and lot. Special guidance will be given by the Assistant Superintendents. 6. A specimen cannot be entered in “Any Other” if there is a class or lot for that entry. Failure to do so will be disqualification. 7. Lots will be subdivided if there are many entries in that lot. 8. Entries having no competition will not be awarded a premium unless judged worthy. 9. Ribbons are not to be removed from exhibits until release time. 10.All possible care will be taken against loss or damage, however, all containers, figurines, etc. are entered at the exhibitors risk. The Fair Management is not responsible for any loss or damage. 11. As an education tool, it is suggested that if possible, you name your variety. If variety is unknown, state variety unknown. 12. There should be one plant per container, otherwise, enter in the Planter classes. 13. Noxious weeds, artificial flowers or foliage are not permitted in any display. 14. Exhibitors are encouraged to add fresh flowers, if necessary, to Arrangements, Mantels, Niches, or Table Artistry exhibits. 15. Exhibitors Choice - You MUST state theme on your entry tag. Failure to do so will be disqualification. 16. Any other variety or new variety, you MUST state name of variety if known or state variety unknown. Failure to do so will be disqualification. 17. The superintendents of this department reserves the right to dispose of any exhibit (flowers, plants, or foliage) during the fair that shows signs of spoilage, wilting, or damage.

CHAMPION PICTURES

Pictures of Champions only will be taken Thursday, July 31 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for the Area Media.

BUILDING HOURS Entry Day 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM 12:00 pm to Release time at 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Freeborn County Agriculture

Hall of Fame

New at the Freeborn Co. Fair this Year The Agriculture Hall of Fame Honoring persons or businesses that have had an impact or stood out to promote in some significant way agriculture in Freeborn County. The display will be in the Heritage Barn on the fairgrounds. This being our first year we decided to make these nominations ourselves. In the future, we will ask for nominations from the county. We encourage others to send us a letter nominating a person or business and explaining why they should be considered. Guidelines and criteria will be available during the fair for 2015 nominations.

Presentation Ceremony will be held on

Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Entertainment Square

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SPECIAL PRIZES A Special Thank You from the Flower Department to the following sponsors of Special Prizes for the following classes. 1. Accents 155 S. Broadway, Alden, MN (507-874-3425) Class No. 18 - Corsages & Gift Boxes Class No. 28 - Wreaths/Swags 2. Addie’s Floral and Gifts, 216 S. Broadway Ave., Albert Lea, MN (507-377-2081) Class No. 14 - Flower Arrangement - Intermediate 3. Albert Lea Seed House, 1414 West Main St., Albert Lea, MN (507-373-3161) Class No. 5 - Perennials - Adults Class No. 7 - Hosta - Adults Class No. 29 - Outdoor Containers - Adults 4. Ben’s Floral Sterling Drug 410 Bridge Ave., Albert Lea, MN (507-373-8523) Class No. 15 - Flower Arrangement - Advance Class No. 22 - Indoor Flowering Container Gardening - Adult Class No. 32 - Table Artistry - Adult 5. Garden Diva Design Studio 80920 County Road 46, Hayward, MN (507-377-2579) Class No. 8 - Hosta - Youth Class No. 30 - Outdoor Containers - Youth


6. Hill’s Gardens, 2512 West Main St., Albert Lea, MN (507-373-7253) Class No. 3 - Annuals - Adults Class No. 4 - Annuals - Youth 7. Hilltop Greenhouse, 83204 300th St., Ellendale, MN (507-889-3271) Class No. 9 - Gladiolus - Single - Adults Class No. 24 - Youth Indoor Containers Class No. 25 - Speciality Displays Youth Exhibitor, 3 through 16, with most exhibits. 8. Hy-Vee Floral Shoppe, 2708 No. Bridge Ave., Albert Lea, MN (507-373-2180) Class No. 12 - Flower Arrangement - Youth Class No. 26 - Plant Displays 9. Lane's End Art Design 163 N. Powers, Alden, MN (507-874-2668) Class No. 16 - Miniature Arrangement 10. Plaza Floral & Garden Center 951 Plaza St. W., Albert Lea, MN (507-373-2379) Class No. 13 - Flower Arrangement - Adult Beginner Class No. 33 - Mantles Class No. 34 - Niches 11. S  hades of Jade Regional Garden Club, (507-265-3346) Class No. 17 - Combination Arrangements Class No. 35 - Youth Education 12. Souba Greenhouse & Garden Center 3801 W. Highway 14, Owatonna, MN (507-451-1444) 1601 West Main St., Albert Lea, MN (507- 377-2426) Class No. 6 - Perennials - Youth Class No. 10 - Gladiolus Single - Youth 13. The Flower Market, 1619 W. Main St., Albert Lea, MN (507-373-7357) Nelson’s County Market Class No. 1 - Roses - Adults Class No. 31 - Table Artistry -Youth 14. Three Oaks Greenhouse Floral & Gifts 704 West Main, Lake Mills, IA (641-592-4468) Class No. 2 - Roses - Youth Class No. 11 - Gladiolus Three Spikes Class No. 23 - Indoor Foliage Container Gardening - Adult Class No. 27 - Hanging Container

DEPARTMENT J FLOWERS Class No. 1 - Roses - Adults

Everything in Floral Hall Department J will be En tered on Mon., July 28 , 11:00 am-7 :00 pm Judging will be Tuesday, July 29 9:00 am

A) The correct name of the rose must be specified on the entry tag or state name not known. Failure to do so will be disqualification. ONLY CORRECTLY NAMED ENTRIES WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR CHAMPION AND RESERVE CHAMPION RIBBONS. B) Roses must be grown by exhibitor. C) You may exhibit in more than one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. D) The superintendents of this dept. reserves the right to dispose of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting or damage. SCORE CARD FOR ROSES Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Substance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Stem and Foliage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $3.00 2nd - $2.00

3rd - $1.00

Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for the class. Special prize for the Class Champion

Sponsors of Special Prizes may set up a display in Floral Hall. Tables 36"x60" will be furnished on a 'First Come" basis. Please make reservations with the superintendent by July 22. Flower planted on both sides of Floral Hall entrance Hilltop Greenhouse, 83204 300th St., Ellendale, MN (507-889-3271) THRONE OF HONOR  hampion and Reserve Champion winners will be selected from C each class, if quality merits, by the judge. Champion ribbon exhibits will be displayed on the Throne of Honor, if at all possible.

Floral Horticulture Contest See What You Can Create

Use very creative objects to build your entry around - logs, chunks of metal, anything unique. Use vegetables, flowers, fruit, grain - anything that can be entered in Department J - Flowers and/or Department K - Horticulture. Unusual shaped vegetables, flowers, etc. - crooked carrots, curled cucumbers, crooked flowers, etc. They do not need to be show quality but cannot be spoiled, wilted or damaged.

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY YOUTH AWARD  innesota State Horticultural Society sponsors this award to the M Youth Exhibitor with the most number of exhibits in Department J - Youth Flowers. The recipient can receive this award only once.

The More Creative - The Better

We Salute The Freeborn County Fair Participants

Best Wishes for A Successful Fair

Creations will be Judged & Prizes will be Awarded There will be an adult class and a youth ages 6-16 class Entry Time: Monday, July 28 - 11am to 7pm. There is no pre-registering, just bring your exhibit on entry day to Floral Hall. Entries will be judged on Tues., July 29.

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FLORAL

Roses Lot 1 Rose, Hybrid tea, white, 1 specimen Lot 2 Rose, Hybrid tea, pink or pink blend, 1 specimen Lot 3 Rose, Hybrid tea, yellow or yellow blend, 1 specimen Lot 4 Rose, Hybrid tea, red or red blend, 1 specimen Lot 5 Rose, Hybrid tea, any other, 1 specimen Lot 6 Rose, Floribunda, light color, 1 spray or 3 branches Lot 7 Rose, Floribunda, dark color, 1 spray or 3 branches Lot 8 Rose, Grandiflora, light color, 1 spray or 3 branches Lot 9 Rose, Grandiflora, dark color, 1 spray or 3 branches Lot 10 Rose, Polyantha, all colors, 1 spray Lot 11 Rose, Miniature, all colors, 1 spray Lot 12 Rose, Climber, all colors, 1 stem or cluster Lot 13 Rose, Shrub, all colors, 1 stem (3-5 blooms) Lot 14 Any other rose not listed above, MUST name variety or state variety unknown. Failure to do so will be disqualification. 1 spray or 1 stem.


Class No. 2 - Roses - Youth A) Roses must be grown by exhibitor B) Exhibitors age 3 through 16 years are invited to exhibit in this class. YOU MUST INCLUDE AGE OF EXHIBITOR ON ENTRY SHEET AND ENTRY TAG. Failure to do so will be disqualification. C) You may exhibit in more than one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. D) T  he superintendents of this department reserves the right to dispose of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage. Premiums paid on following lots: 1st - $3.00 2nd - $2.00 3rd - $1.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for the class. Special prize for the Class Champion.

Lot 1 Tea Rose, 1 Bloom Lot 2 - Floribunda/Grandiflora, 1 spray or 3 branches Lot 3 - Any other rose not listed above, 1 spray or 1 stem

Guide for Specimen Display Exhibitors 1. New exhibitors are encouraged and will be given special guidance in registering and exhibiting. 2. Containers will be furnished for the Roses and Specimen exhibits. 3. Where possible, long uniform stems are best in scale. 4. Foliage, healthy and free of injury, should be left on. Remove foliage below the water line. 5. Blooms should be as uniform in size as possible and true to type. 6. Be sure to have the correct number of blooms or stems required - no more or no less. Extra flowers may be brought along in case a specimen is damaged. 7. Blooms should be near or “at peak”, never over-bloomed for best exhibit, cut off dead blossoms and seed heads. 8. All Dahlia’s and Zinnia’s should be “disbudded,” but foliage left on Dahlias - 1-2 pairs of leaves. 9. Leave “legs” (seed pots) on Cleomes. 10. Remove foliage from “Bells of Ireland.” 11. Because of the way Pansy’s and Viola’s grow, leaves do not need to be on the stems. 12. In Single Specimen displays, no ribbons, bows, greens or colored containers should be used in exhibits. 13. Watch for water or fertilizers stains on petals. 14. Definitions: Bloom - a stem with a single flower, such as Nasturtium. Branch - off shoot from main stem, such as Rose. Bud - is not a bloom and cannot be considered for any award of a bloom. Spike - length of stem or stalk, usually unbranched and elongated bloom, such as Snap Dragon. Stem - main axis of a plant; leaf and flower bearing, such as Sweet Peas Spray - terminal flowering growth of stem - could have lots of flowers, such as Chrysanthemums. Variety/Cultivar - refers to color or kind. 15. Flower that are protected by law and those considered noxious weeds will not be accepted for exhibit. 16. Help will be given as to the correct naming of specimens and to its class and lot.

SCORE CARD FOR FLOWER JUDGING Design Scale of Points Conformance to Schedule...........................................................15 Design Principles: balance, dominance contrast, rhythm, proportion & scale........................................45 Creativity & Expression...............................................................25 Superiority in all Respects..........................................................15 total 100 Horticulture Scale of Points Botanical Name of Specimen(s)....................................................5 Cultural Perfection: maturity, size, form, stem, foliage, color..................................................................................60 Condition/Grooming/Staging...................................................25 Distinction (Superior Quality)....................................................10 total 100

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Class No. 3 - Flower Specimens - Annual - Adult Class No. 4 - Flower Specimens - Annual - Youth A) Specimen flowers must be grown by exhibitor. B) Exhibitors in Class 4 Youth: Exhibitors ages 3 through 16 years are invited to exhibit in this class. YOU MUST INCLUDE AGE OF EXHIBITOR ON ENTRY SHEET AND ENTRY TAG. Failure to do so will be disqualification. C) You MUST put the variety on your entry tag or state variety unknown in the any other lots (66, 67, 68 & 69). Failure to do so will be disqualification. D) You MUST have the correct number of blooms, stems, etc., no more no less. Failure to do so will be disqualification. E) You may exhibit in more that one lot, but only on entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. F) The superintendents of this department reserves the right to dispose of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage. Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $3.00 2nd - $2.00 3rd - $1.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for each class. Special prize for each Class Champion. Lot 1 Ageratum, 3 stems Lot 2 Alyssum, 3 stems Lot 3 Aster, single or double, 1 variety, 3 blooms Lot 4 Bachelor Buttons, 5 stems Lot 5 Bacopa, 5 stems Lot 6 Balsam, 3 stems Lot 7 Bells of Ireland, 3 stems Lot 8 Calendula, 3 blooms Lot 9 Calibrachoa (Millionbelles/Superbelles) 5 stems Lot 10 Calla Lily, 3 stems Lot 11 Calliopsis, 3 stems Lot 12 Canna, 3 blooms Lot 13 Celosia, crested cox comb, 2 stems Lot 14 Celosia, plumed, 2 stems Lot 15 Cleome, annual that seeds itself, 1 stem Lot 16 Coleus, Foliage, 1 variety, 3 stems Lot 17 Coleus, Foliage, 3 variety, 1 stem of each smaur Lot 18 Cosmos, 1 variety, 3 stems Lot 19 Cosmos, red, 3 stems of smaur Lot 20 Dahlia, annual seed, 3 blooms Lot 21 Dahlia, large, over 8” in diameter, 1 bloom Lot 22 Dahlia, medium, 4”-8” in diameter, 1 bloom Lot 23 Dahlia, miniature, under 4" in diameter, 3 blooms Lot 24 Dusty Miller, 5 stems Lot 25 Gazania, 5 blooms Lot 26 Geranium (annual) 3 blooms Lot 27 Gomphrena, 5 stems Lot 28 Impatiens, single, one variety, 3 sprays Lot 29 Impatiens, double, one variety, 3 sprays Lot 30 Impatiens, New Guinea, 3 sprays Lot 31 Lisianthus, 3 stems Lot 32 Marigold, large yellow over 3” , 3 blooms Lot 33 Marigold, large orange over 3”, 3 blooms Lot 34 Marigold, medium yellow 2-3”, 3 blooms Lot 35 Marigold, medium orange 2-3”, 3 blooms Lot 36 Marigold, dwarf yellow under 2”, 5 blooms Lot 37 Marigold, dwarf orange under 2”, 5 blooms Lot 38 Marigold, dwarf by color, single under 2”, 5 blooms Lot 39 Marigold, dwarf by color, double under 2”, 5 blooms Lot 40 Marigold, any other (white, etc.) 3 blooms Lot 41 Nasturtium, single or double, 5 blooms Lot 42 Nicotiana, 5 stems Lot 43 Ornamental Grasses, 5 stems Lot 44 Osteospermum, 5 blooms Lot 45 Pansies, 3 blooms (no leaves) Lot 46 Petunia, single, 1 variety, 3 sprays Lot 47 Petunia, double, 1 variety, 3 sprays Lot 48 Petunia, miniature, 1 variety, 3 sprays Lot 49 Phlox, annual, 1 variety, 3 stems Lot 50 Salvia, (annual) blue, 3 branches Lot 51 Salvia, (annual) red, 3 branches Lot 52 Salvia, (annual) any other color, 3 branches Lot 53 Scabiosa, 5 stems Lot 54 Snapdragon, 3 spikes Lot 55 Statice, annual, any variety, 3 stems Lot 56 Strawflower, 5 stems Lot 57 Sweet Pea, 3 stems Lot 58 Torenia, 5 sprays Lot 59 Tuberous Begonia, 1 stem


Lot 60 Verbenas, 3 stems Lot 61 Vinca, 5 stems Lot 62 Viola, 5 blooms (no leaves) Lot 63 Zinnia, large, over 4 � in diameter, 1 variety, 3 stems Lot 64 Zinnia, medium, over 2"-4", 1 variety, 3 stems Lot 65 Zinnia, small, 1/2"-2", 1 variety, 5 stems Lot 66 Any other small variety specimen not listed above, MUST name variety or state variety unknown on entry tag or you will be disqualified. 5 stems Lot 67  Any other large variety specimen not listed above, MUST name variety or state variety unknown on entry tag or you will be disqualified. 3 stems Lot 68 Any small new variety for current year, MUST name variety or state variety unknown on entry tag or you will be disqualified. 5 stems Lot 69 Any large new variety for current year, MUST name variety or state variety unknown on entry tag or you will be disqualified. 3 stems.

Lot 38 Phlox (old fashioned), 3 stems Lot 39 Poppy, 5 stems Lot 40  Rudbeckia, any other variety no already listed, 3 stems Lot 41 Russian Sage, 1 stem Lot 42 Salvia (perennial) 3 branches Lot 43 Sedum, 3 stems Lot 44 Statice (name variety), 1 stem Lot 45 Sweet Peas (perennial), 5 stems Lot 46 Sweet William, 3 stems Lot 47 Veronica Speedwell, 5 spikes Lot 48 Viola, 5 stems Lot 49 Yarrow, 3 stems Lot 50 Any other small variety specimen not listed above, MUST name variety or state variety unknown on entry tag or you will be disqualified. 5 stems Lot 51 Any other large variety specimen not listed above, MUST name variety or state variety unknown on entry tag or you will be disqualified. 3 stems Lot 52 Any small new variety for current year, MUST name variety or state variety unknown on entry tag or you will be disqualified. 5 stems Lot 53 Any large new variety for current year, MUST name variety or state variety unknown on entry tag or you will be disqualified - 3 stems.

Class No. 5 - Flower Specimens - Perennials - Adult Class No. 6 - Flower Specimens - Perennials - Youth A) Specimen flowers must be grown by the exhibitor. B) E  xhibitors in Class 6 Youth: Exhibitors ages 3 through 16 years are invited to exhibit in this class. YOU MUST INCLUDE AGE OF EXHIBITOR ON ENTRY SHEET AND ENTRY TAG. Failure to do so will be disqualification. C) You MUST put the variety on your entry tag or state variety unknown in the any other lots (50, 51, 52 & 53). Failure to do so will be disqualification. D) You MUST have the correct number of blooms, stems, etc, no more or no less. Failure to do so will be disqualification. E) You may exhibit in more than one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. F) The superintendents of this department reserves the right to dispose of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage. Premiums paid on following lots: 1st - $3.00 2nd - $2.00 3rd - $1.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for each class. Special prize for each Class Champion. Lot 1 Astilbe, 2 stems Lot 2 Baby’s Breath, 1 stem Lot 3 Balloon Flower, 3 stems Lot 4 Bee Balm, 3 stems Lot 5 Black-eyed Susan, 3 stems Lot 6 Blanket Flower, 3 stems Lot 7 Butterfly Plant (Asciepios) 1 stem Lot 8 Campanula, 3 stems Lot 9 Chrysanthemum (any variety), 3 stems or 1 spray Lot 10 Coneflower (Echincea), any color, 3 stems Lot 11 Coral Bells, 5 stems Lot 12 Coreopsis, 3 stems/1 spray Lot 13 Daisy, Gloriosa, 5 stems Lot 14 Daisy, Shasta, 5 stems Lot 15 Daisy, any other and MUST be named on entry tag, 5 stems Lot 16 Delphinium, 1 spike Lot 17 Dianthus (pinks), 5 stems Lot 18 Fern, 3 leaves Lot 19 Geranium (perennial), 5 stems Lot 20 Golden Glow, 3 stems Lot 21 Hibiscus, 1 bloom Lot 22 Hollyhock, 1 spike Lot 23 Hydrangea, 1 bloom Lot 24 Joe-Pye Weed, 1 stem Lot 25 Johnny Jump-ups, 5 stems Lot 26 Liatris, 1 spike Lot 27 Lily, Asiatic, 1 stem Lot 28 Lily, Day, 1 stem Lot 29 Lily, Oriental, 1 stem Lot 30 Lily, Tiger, 1 stem Lot 31 Lily, any other, 1 stem Lot 32 Lobelia, 5 stems Lot 33 Malva, 5 stems Lot 34 Obedient Plant, 3 spikes Lot 35 Ornamental Grasses, 5 stem Lot 36 Phlox (perennial, 1 variety), 3 stems Lot 37 Phlox (perennial, assorted variety) 3 stem

Class No. 7 - Hosta - Adult Class No. 8 - Hosta - Youth A) Specimen must be grown by exhibitor. B) E  xhibitors in Class 8 Youth: Exhibitors ages 6 through 16 years are invited to exhibit in this class. YOU MUST INCLUDE AGE OF EXHIBITOR ON ENTRY SHEET AND ENTRY TAG. Failure to do so will be disqualification. C) You MUST have the correct number of leaves, no more or no less. Failure to do so will be disqualification. D) You may exhibit in more than one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. E) T  he superintendents of this department reserves the right to dispose of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage. Premiums paid on following lots: 1st - $3.00 2nd - $2.00 3rd - $1.00 Champion and Reserve Champion Ribbons for each class Special prize for each Class Champion. Lot 1 Hosta leaves, solid, large over 5" wide, 1 leaf Lot 2 Hosta leaves, solid, medium 3"-5" wide, 2 leaves same variety Lot 3 Hosta leaves, solid, small under 3" wide, 2 leaves same variety Lot 4 Hosta leaves, variegated, large over 5" wide, 1 leaf Lot 5 Hosta leaves, variegated, medium 3"-5" wide, 2 leaves same variety Lot 6 Hosta leaves, variegated, small under 3" wide, 2 leaves same variety Lot 7 Hosta leaves, edged, large over 5" wide, 1 leaf Lot 8  Hosta leaves, edged, medium 3"-5" wide, 2 leaves same variety Lot 9 Hosta leaves, edged, small under 3" wide, 2 leaves same variety

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GLADIOLUS

Class No. 9 - Gladiolus - Single Spike - Adult Class No. 10 - Gladiolus Single Spike - Youth A) The spike must be grown by the exhibitor. B) Exhibitors in Class 10 Youth: Exhibitors ages 3 through 16 years are invited to exhibit in this class. YOU MUST INCLUDED AGE OF EXHIBITOR ON ENTRY SHEET AND ENTRY TAG. Failure to do so will be disqualification. C) You may exhibit in more than one lot, but only one entry on each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. D) T  he superintendents of this department reserves the right to dispose of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage.

Rules For Exhibitors

1. Open to all exhibitors. 2. An exhibitor may make any number of entries in each class, but only one entry in each lot. 3.  Spikes from which the terminal bud or buds (the tip of the glad) have been removed will have to be disqualified. Removal of two lower florets will be permitted without disqualifications. Inferior entries will not receive ribbons. 4. All gladiolus exhibited must be owned and grown by the exhibitor. Gladiolus Exhibition Guidelines 1. Stems should be at least 10”-12” tall to fit the containers (we supply), which is 12” tall. 2. Florets must be above the container. 3. Sheath should remain on the stem, when lower floret is removed. 4. Removal of the lower two florets will be permitted without disqualification. 5. Bud shoots are not allowed. 6. Must have some greenery showing. 7. Spikes from which the terminal bud or buds have been removed will be disqualified. (Terminal = the tip of the glad spike). 8.  Points will be deducted for crooked stems, deformed florets, irregularities on the foliage or flowers and for non-uniformity between the florets. 9. There should be a gradual decrease in the size of the florets as they go up the spikes. 10. Florets should be arranged uniformly on a spike. They should not be facing downwards or to the sides. 11. The number of open and half open florets should equal 5055% of the overall length of the spike, as long as the spike is still balanced.

Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $3.00 2nd - $2.00 3rd - $1.00 Champion and Reserve Champion Ribbons for each class. Special prize for each Class Champion Lot 1 - White Lot 2 - White, Markings Lot 3 - Yellow Lot 4 - Yellow, Markings Lot 5 - Buff Lot 6 - Buff, Markings Lot 7 - Orange Lot 8 - Orange, Markings Lot 9 - Salmon Lot 10 - Salmon, Markings Lot 11 - Red Lot 12 - Red, Markings Lot 13 - Red (Dark) Lot 14 - Red (Dark), Markings Lot 15 - Pink (light)

Lot 16 - Pink (light), Markings Lot 17 - Pink (dark) Lot 18 - Pink (dark), Markings Lot 19 - Lavender Lot 20 - Lavender, Markings Lot 21 - Purple Lot 22 - Purple, Markings Lot 23 - Violet (blue) Lot 24 - Violet (blue), Markings Lot 25 - Green Lot 26 - Green, Markings Lot 27 - Smoke Lot 28 - Smoke, Markings Lot 29 - Any other color

Class No. 11 -Gladiolus - Three Spikes - Adult & Youth A)  This class is for adults and also youth exhibitors ages 3 through 16. YOUTH EXHIBITORS MUST INCLUDE AGE OF EXHIBITORS ON ENTRY SHEET AND ENTRY TAG. Failure to do so will be disqualification. B) Three spikes of same color or variety. C) The spikes must be grown by the exhibitor D) You may exhibit in more than one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. E) T  he superintendents of this department reserves the right to dispose of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage.

SCALE OF POINTS Florets: 40 Total Spike: 60 Total Color 30 Structure 40 Structure 10 Balance 20

Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $3.00 2nd - $2.00 3rd - $1.00 Champion and Reserve Champion Ribbons for each class. Special prize for the Class Champion Lot 1 - Youth, under 3 1/4" Lot 2 - Youth, 3 1/4"- 4 1/2" Lot 3 - Youth, over 4 1/2" Lot 4 - Adult, under 3 1/4" Lot 5 - Adult, 3 1/4" - 4 1/2" Lot 6 - Adult, over 4 1/2"

Everything in Floral Hall - Department J will be Entered on Monday, July 28 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Judging will be Tuesday, July 29, 9:00 am

25th Annual

Freeborn Co. Fair

BUCKET OF JUNK CONTEST

Small and Baby Animal Show

See what you can create with a bucket of junk and enter into this years County Fair!

Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 3:00 After Pedal Pull - Swine Barn Open to ALL kids in Freeborn County

Creations will be judged and Prizes will be given. Your creation must come from the contents of the bucket only. Buckets can be picked up after July 6th at Albert Lea Steel. Call the Fair Office for details 373-6965.

Kids 8 and under eligible to bring a Small/Baby Animal Sponsored by Freeborn County 4-H, Freeborn County American Dairy Association

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C) You may exhibit in more than one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. D) Flowers and greens need not be grown by exhibitor, but MUST BE HOME GROWN. E) T  he superintendents of this department reserves the right to dispose of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage. Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $5.00 2nd - $4.00 3rd - $3.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for the class. Special prize for Class Champion. Lot 1 Rockin' Around the Clock (use a clock) Lot 2 Summer Time, Fun Time (rainbow of color) Lot 3 Faded Memories (use something old) Lot 4 Here Comes Peter Cottontail Lot 5 Firecracker Red (all red) Lot 6 Exhibitors Choice (MUST state the theme)

Guide for Flower Arrangement 1. Only one entry per lot per exhibitor. Entry must be the work of the exhibitor. 2. Important to remember good design, originality, color combination, condition of flowers and greens and proper container.’ 3. All fresh and dried flowers do not need to be grown by the exhibitor, but MUST BE HOME GROWN. No commercially grown materials may be used. 4. It is recommended that oasis (a water absorbing foam material) be used for flower design. This material helps to hold the flowers stems and greens in place. 5. Arrangement accessories, i.e. figurines, candles, etc. are permissible in carrying out the theme. 6. A United State Flag should not be displayed within the arrangement in any class.  It may be placed beside it. 7. Leaf shine is not acceptable. 8. Fresh flowers in arrangements are encouraged during the fair if you desire.

Class No. 15 - Flower Arrangement - Adult Advanced A) This is a class for 6th year or more exhibitors or anyone who has received a Grand Champion ribbon in the intermediate class. (Beginners and intermediate may also exhibit in this class.) B) You MUST state your theme on your entry tag in the Exhibitors Choice class. Failure to do so will be disqualification. C) You may exhibit in more than one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. D) Flowers and greens need not be grown by exhibitor, but MUST BE HOME GROWN. E) T  he superintendents of this department reserves the right to dispose of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage. Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $5.00 2nd - $4.00 3rd - $3.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for the class. Special prize for Class Champion. Lot 1 Hook, Line and Sinker Lot 2 Floral Splendor (rainbow of color) Lot 3 Harvest Time (use grain with flowers) Lot 4 Holiday Happiness (MUST name your holiday) Lot 5 Green, Green Grass of Home (all green) Lot 6 Exhibitors Choice (MUST state the theme)

Class No. 12 - Flower Arrangement - Youth A) Exhibitors ages 6 through 16 are invited to exhibit in this class. YOU MUST INCLUDE AGE OF EXHIBITOR ON ENTRY SHEET AND ENTRY TAG. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL BE DISQUALIFICATION. B) You MUST state your theme on your entry tag in the Exhibitors Choice class. Failure to do so will be disqualification. C) You may exhibit in more than one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. D) Flowers and greens need not be grown by exhibitor, but MUST BE HOME GROWN. E) T  he superintendents of this department reserves the right to dispose of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage. Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $5.00 2nd - $4.00 3rd - $3.00 Champion and Reserve Champion Ribbons for each class. Special prize for the Class Champion

Lot 1 Lot 2 Lot 3 Lot 4 Lot 5 Lot 6

My Favorite Sesame Street Friend (use Sesame St. item) Over the Rainbow (rainbow of color) Puppy Love (use dog) A Special Holiday (MUST name your holiday) A Minnesota Twins Victory Exhibitors Choice (MUST state theme)

Class No. 16 - Miniature Arrangement A)   Exhibit will be judged on design, plant materials, container, arrangement, color and originality. B) Flowers and greens MUST BE HOME GROWN. C) ARRANGEMENT NOT OVER 6 INCHES OVER ALL. D) The superintendents of this department reserves the right to dispose of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage. Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $5.00 2nd - $4.00 3rd - $3.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for the class. Special prize for Class Champion. Lot 1 Youth 6 through 16 years of age. YOU MUST INCLUDE AGE OF EXHIBITOR ON ENTRY SHEET AND ENTRY TAG OR YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. Lot 2 Adult Exhibitor

Class No. 13 - Flower Arrangement - Adult Beginner A) A class for beginners. This is a class for 1st and 2nd year exhibitors ONLY. Records will be kept as to how many years an exhibitor has exhibited in the beginner class. If you exhibit more than two years, you will be disqualified.. B) You MUST state your theme on your entry tag in the Exhibitors Choice class. Failure to do so will be disqualification. C) You may exhibit in more than one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. D) Flowers and greens need not be grown by exhibitor, but MUST BE HOME GROWN. E) T  he superintendents of this department reserves the right to dispose of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage. Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $5.00 2nd - $4.00 3rd - $3.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for the class. Special prize for Class Champion. Lot 1 Flowers and Music Lot 2 Follow a Rainbow (rainbow of color) Lot 3 Through the Goal Posts Lot 4 Christmas Magic Lot 5 Sunny Weather (all yellow) Lot 6 Exhibitors Choice (MUST state theme) Class No. 14 - Flower Arrangement - Adult Intermediate A) You may exhibit a MAXIMUM of 3 years or if you receive a Grand Champion before that, you MUST then exhibit in the advanced class. Records will be kept on this class. (Beginners may also exhibit in this class). B) You MUST state your theme on your entry tag in the Exhibitors Choice class. Failure to do so will be disqualification.

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Class No. 17 - Combination Arrangements A)   Exhibit will be judged on design, plant materials, container, arrangement, color and originality. B) Flowers and greens MUST BE HOME GROWN. C) The superintendents of this department reserves the right to dispose of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage. Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $5.00 2nd - $4.00 3rd - $3.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for the class. Special prize for the Overall Class Champion. Lot 1 Arrangements using dried materials. May use dried seeds and/or flowers, a variety of other dried materials or both in your arrangement. Lot 2  Arrangements using flowers, fresh, dried or both. Must use garden grown fruits, vegetables or both in any type of a container to enhance your entry. Lot 3 Flowers in a colorful basket. Choose five varieties of garden flowers, fresh, dried or both. Arrange in a colorful basket of your choice. Lot 4 Basket or container of wild flowers MUST BE GROWN FROM SEED. Lot 5 Basket or container arrangement of perennials.

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Class No. 18 - Corsages and Gift Boxes - Adult and Youth A) Exhibitors in Lots 2, 4, & 6 Youth: Exhibitors ages 6 through 16 years of age invited to exhibit in the class. YOU MUST INCLUDED AGE OF EXHIBITOR ON ENTRY AND ENTRY TAG. Failure to do so

(Single Plant Grown Indoors)

will be disqualification. B)  Use fresh materials only. (Commercial materials may not be used). C) You may exhibit in more than one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification.

Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $5.00 2nd - $4.00 3rd - $3.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for the class. Special prize for Class Champion. Lot 1 Corsages - Adult Exhibitor Lot 2 Corsage - Youth Exhibitor Lot 3 Gift Box - Adult Exhibitor - You must use fresh flowers to decorate your gift box. Lot 4 Gift Box - Youth Exhibitor. You must use fresh flowers to decorate your gift box. Lot 5 Gift Box - Adult Exhibitor - You must use dried flowers to decorate your gift box. Lot 6 Gift Box - Youth Exhibitor. You must use dried flowers to decorate your gift box.

SPECIAL CLASSES Class No. 19 - Flower Exhibits

From Care Centers, Living Assistance Residences Class No. 20 - A Class for People with Developmental Disabilities A) In Lot 1-Flower Specimens, go to Class 3 & 5 (annuals & perennials). Find the flower you are entering. This will tell you how to display your entry (the number of blooms, sprays, etc.) B) Flower specimens are to be grown by the exhibitor. C) You MUST have the correct number of specimens, no more or no less. Failure to do so will be disqualification. D) You may exhibit in more than one lot, but only one exhibit in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. E) You MUST provide a drainage try and watering instructions for lots 4, 5, 6, 7. F) The superintendents of this department reserves the right to dispose 

of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage.

Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $3.00 2nd - $2.00 3rd - $1.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons awarded for the class. Lot 1 Flower specimens, (see A above) Lot 2 An arrangement of fresh garden flowers Lot 3 A bouquet of fresh garden flowers in a vase or container Lot 4 Indoor container grown plant, flowering Lot 5 Indoor container grown plant, foliage Lot 6 Cactus Lot 7 Outdoor Patio Container

Class No. 21- Garden Clubs  Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $15.00 2nd - $10.00 3rd - $5.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbon for the class. Flowers and plants used must be garden grown or native. Filler, foliage and accessories may be used. Each display must have an additional aid or theme that may be of value to the spectator. Each display should be an interpretation of the theme. Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for class. Education Impact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 points Distinction and originality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 points Cultural perfection and condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 points Design and harmony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 points Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Point Lot 1  Each Garden Club should display should follow the theme of the building. The judge will select a Champion and Reserve Champion arrangement from the Champion Garden Club Display. Champion & Reserve Champion ribbons ONLY will be awarded for these arrangements. There is NO premium for these two arrangements.

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Class No. 22 - Container Grown Plants - Flowering - Adult   (Those grown primarily for their flowers.) A) Only one plant per container, must have been grown by exhibitor, in same container at least 3 months prior to the County Fair. Plants should display healthy leaves. B) You MUST label plants name on entry tag in the any other lot or state name unknown. Failure to do so will be disqualification. C) Please include watering instructions and you MUST provide a drainage tray with your exhibit. D) You may exhibit in more than one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. E) T  he superintendents of this department reserves the right to dispose of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage. Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $3.00 2nd - $2.00 3rd - $1.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for the class. Special Prize for the Class Champion. Lot 1 African Violet Lot 2 Begonias, Tuberous Lot 3 Begonias, other than Tuberous Lot 4 Chenille (Firetails) Lot 5 Cyclamen Everything in Floral Lot 6 Fuchsia Hall - Depar tm Lot 7 Geranium be Entered on ent J will M Lot 8 Gloxinia July 28, 11:0 onday 0 am to Lot 9 Hibiscus 7:00 pm. Ju dging will Lot 10 New Guinea Impatiens be Tuesday, July 29, Lot 11 Oxalis (Shamrock) 9:00 am Lot 12 Primrose Lot 13 Rose, miniature Lot 14 Shrimp Plant Lot 15 Any other flowering container grown plant not listed (MUST state name or state variety unknown) Class No. 23 - Container Grown Plants - Foliage - Adults A) Only one plant per container, must have been grown by exhibitor, in same container at lease 3 months prior to the County Fair. Plants should display healthy leaves. B) You MUST label plants name on entry tag in the any other lot or state name unknown. Failure to do so will be disqualification. C) Please include watering instructions and you MUST provide a drainage tray with your exhibit. D) You may exhibit in more than one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. E) T  he superintendents of this department reserves the right to dispose of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage. Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $3.00 2nd - $2.00 3rd - $1.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for the class. Special Prize for the Class Champion. Lot 1 Aloe Lot 2 Arrowhead Plant (Nephthytis) Lot 3 Baby Tears (Heixine) Lot 4 Begonia, Rhizomatous (Rex, etc.) Lot 5 Bromeliads (any other not listed) Lot 6 Cactus, pots under 8� Lot 7 Cactus, pots 8" or over Lot 8 Caladium Lot 9 Chlorophytum (Spider Plant) Lot 10 Coleus Lot 11 Crossula (Jade, etc.) Lot 12 Croton Lot 13 Dieffenbachia (Dumcane) Lot 14 Draceana (Corn Plant, etc.) Lot 15 Echeveria (Hen and Chicks) Lot 16 Euphorbia (Crown of Thorns) Lot 17 Fern, any other Lot 18 Ficus - Fig (includes rubber plant, etc.) Lot 19 Gynura (Purple Passion vine) Lot 20 Hoya Lot 21 Ivy (German) Lot 22 Ivy (Cissus Thombifolia, Grape)


Lot 23 Ivy (Hederas, True Ivies) Lot 24 Ivy (Plectranthus, Swedish) Lot 25 Ivy (any other, MUST state name) Lot 26 Maranta (Prayer Plant) Lot 27 Palms Lot 28 Peace Lily Lot 29 Peperomia Lot 30 Philodendron Lot 31 Pilea (Artillery Plant, etc.) Lot 32 Polka Dot Plant (Hypoestes) Lot 33 Pothos (Epipremnum) Lot 34 Rhoeo ( Moses in the Cradle) Lot 35 Sanservaris (Snake Plant - Mother-In-Law’s Tongue) Lot 36 Schefflera Lot 37  Schlumbergera and Zygo Cactus (Christmas and Thanksgiving Cactus) Lot 38 Succulents (any other, not listed) Lot 39 Tolmiea (Piggy-Back Plant, Mother of Thousands) Lot 40 Tree Type Lot 41 Tropical Plants Lot 42 Zebrina (Wandering Jews, etc.) Lot 43  Any other foliage container grown plant not listed (MUST state name or state variety unknown)

Class No. 26 - Container Grown Plant Display A) You MUST name each plant or state variety unknown on a label. Failure to do so will be disqualification. B) Must have been grown by exhibitor, in same container at least 3 months prior to the County Fair. C) Please include watering instructions and you MUST provide a drainage tray with your exhibit. D) You may exhibit in more than one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. E) The superintendents of this department reserves the right to dispose of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage.

Class No. 24 - Indoor Container Gardening - Youth A) Exhibitors ages 6 through 16 are invited to exhibit in this class. YOU MUST INCLUDE AGE OF EXHIBITOR ON ENTRY SHEET AND ENTRY TAG. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL BE DISQUALIFICATION. B) Only one plant per container. You must own and care for your plants. Must have been grown by exhibitor, in same container at least 3 months prior to the County Fair. Plants should display healthy leaves. C) You MUST label plants with their common name on the entry tag in all lots. If name is not known, state name not know. Failure to do so will be disqualification. D) Please include watering instructions and you MUST provide a drainage tray with your exhibit. E) You may exhibit in more than one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. F) The superintendents of this department reserves the right to dispose of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage.

Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $5.00 2nd - $4.00 3rd - $3.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for the class. Special prize for the Class Champion, Lot 1  Display to include 5 of your favorite plants which must be home grown. (MUST state name or state variety unknown for each plant) Lot 2  Display to include 3 of your favorite plants which must be home grown. (MUST state name or state variety unknown for each plant) Lot 3 Select 3 of your favorite flowering container plants and display in a basket. (MUST state name or state variety unknown for each plant) Lot 4 Select 3 of your favorite foliage container plants and display in a basket. (MUST state name or state variety unknown for each plant) Lot 5  Select a combination of both foliage & flowering container plants and display in a basket. (MUST state name or state variety unknown for each plant)

Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $3.00 2nd - $2.00 3rd - $1.00 Champion and Reserve Champion Ribbons for the Class. Special prize for the Class Champion. Lot 1 Container Grown - Flowering type (MUST state name or state variety unknown) Lot 2 Container Grown - Foliage type (MUST state name or state variety unknown) Lot 3 Cactus Plant (MUST state name or state variety unknown) Class No. 25 - Specialty Gardens and Plants - Adults & Youth A) Exhibitors in Lots 6, 7, 8, 9, & 10 Youth: Exhibitors ages 6 through 16 years are invited to exhibit in this class. YOU MUST INCLUDE AGE OF EXHIBITOR ON THE ENTRY SHEET AND ENTRY TAG. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL BE DISQUALIFICATION. B) Must have been grown by exhibitor in same container at least 3 months prior to the county fair. C) Please include watering instructions and you MUST provide a drainage tray with your exhibit. D) You may exhibit in more than one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. E) T  he superintendents of this department reserves the right to dispose of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage.

Lot 1 Dish Garden - Adult Exhibitor. An artistic arrangement of plants that consist of cactus or foliage plants in a shallow container that creates a miniature landscape, tells a story, or creates a mood. Lot 2 Terrariums - Adult Exhibitor. Lot 3 Planter - Adult Exhibitor. A single container with more than one plant, that consists of annuals/blooming plants, in an artistic arrangement, all requiring the same culture, having been planted at least 3 months prior to the fair. Lot 4 Water Garden for on table top - Adult Exhibitor Lot 5 Any other unusual foliage plant in a dish or container - Adult Exhibitor. Lot 6 Dish Garden - Youth Exhibitor. See instruction in Lot 1 Lot 7 Terrariums - Youth Exhibitor. Lot 8 Planter - Youth Exhibitor. See instruction in Lot 3 Lot 9 Water Garden for on table top - Youth Exhibitor Lot 10 Any other unusual foliage plant in a dish or container - Youth Exhibitor

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HANGING CONTAINERS

OUTDOOR CONTAINERS

Class No. 27 - Basket Container & Wall Pouches Adult & Youth A) Exhibitors in Lots 4, 5, & 6 Youth: Exhibitors ages 6 through 16 are invited to exhibit in this class. YOU MUST INCLUDE AGE OF EXHIBITOR ON ENTRY SHEET AND ENTRY TAG. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL BE DISQUALIFICATION. B) Plant material must be hanging type. C) Must have been grown by exhibitor in same container at least 3 months prior to the county fair. D) Please include watering instructions and you MUST provide a drainage tray with your exhibit. E) You may exhibit in more than one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. F) The superintendents of this department reserves the right to dispose of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage.

Class No. 29 - Outdoor Container Plants - Adult Class No. 30 - Outdoor Container Plants - Youth A) Exhibitors in Class 30 Youth: Exhibitors ages 6 through 16 are invited to exhibit in this class. YOU MUST INCLUDE AGE OF EXHIBITOR ON ENTRY SHEET AND ENTRY TAG. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL BE DISQUALIFICATION. B) Must be a summer outdoor container. Flowering plants must be in bloom. C) Must have been grown by exhibitor in same container at least 3 months prior to the county fair. D) Please include watering instructions and you MUST provide a drainage tray with your exhibit. E) You may exhibit in more than one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. F) The superintendents of this department reserves the right to dispose of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage.

 Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $4.00 2nd - $3.00 3rd - $2.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for the class. Special prize for the Class Champion Lot 1 Hanging Basket Container or Wall Pouch - Flowering Type - Adult Exhibitor Lot 2 Hanging Basket Container or Wall Pouch - Foliage Type - Adult Exhibitor Lot 3 Hanging Basket Container or Wall Pouch Combination Flowering and Foliage - Adult Exhibitor Lot 4 Hanging Basket Container or Wall Pouch - Flowering Type - Youth Exhibitor Lot 5 Hanging Basket Container or Wall Pouch - Foliage Type - Youth Exhibitor Lot 6 Hanging Basket Container or Wall Pouch Combination Flowering and Foliage - Youth Exhibitor

 Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $4.00 2nd - $3.00 3rd - $2.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for the class. Special prize for the Class Champion Lot 1 Foliage plants (one variety or cultivator) Lot 2 Flowering plants (one variety or cultivator) Lot 3 Combination container plantings - flowering Lot 4 Combination container plants - foliage Lot 5 Combination container plants - flowering and foliage Lot 6 Unusual container such as logs, shoe box, etc. flowering, foliage or combination

TABLE ARTISTRY

Class No. 31 - Table Artistry - Youth A) Exhibitors ages 6 through 16 years are invited to exhibit in this class. YOU MUST INCLUDE AGE OF EXHIBITOR ON ENTRY SHEET AND ENTRY TAG. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL BE DISQUALIFICATION. B)  EXHIBITOR MUST SET-UP THEIR OWN TABLE SETTING. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL BE DISQUALIFICATION. C) Your theme MUST be on the entry tag in the Exhibitors Choice lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. D) You may exhibit in more than one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. E) Flowers and greens need not be grown by exhibitor, but MUST BE HOME GROWN. F) The superintendents of this department reserves the right to dispose of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage.

WALL HANGINGS

Class No. 28 - Wreaths/Swags All materials must be from nature. Accessory materials permitted  Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $4.00 2nd - $3.00 3rd - $2.00 Special prize for the Class Champion. Lot 1 Wreaths, using fresh natural materials Lot 2 Wreaths, using dried natural materials Lot 3 Swags, using fresh natural grown materials Lot 4 Swags, using dried natural materials

All Exhibits Must Be Pre-entered By July 21, 2014

Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $5.00 2nd - $4.00 3rd - $3.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for the class. Special prize for the Class Champion. One place setting and a centerpiece of fresh home grown garden flowers. Flowers need not be grown by the exhibitor but must be arranged by the exhibitor. Other natural plant material may be used to supplement the arrangement. If used, the tablecloth must cover the table completely, overhang 12" to 18". Include napkins, but no flatware. Please bring your own card table. Lot 1 We're Off to See the Wizard (Wizard of Oz) Lot 2 Let's Party (MUST name your theme) Lot 3 My Birthday Lot 4 Ghosts and Goblins Lot 5 A Victory Party (choose your sport) Lot 6 Exhibitors Choice (MUST state theme)

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A) EXHIBITOR MUST SET-UP THEIR OWN TABLE SETTING. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL BE DISQUALIFICATION. B) Your theme MUST be on the entry tag in the Exhibitors Choice lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. C) You may exhibit in more than one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. D) Flowers and greens need not be grown by exhibitor, but MUST BE HOME GROWN. E)  The superintendents of this department reserves the right to dispose

YOUTH EDUCATION Class No. 35 - Youth

of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage.

Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $5.00 2nd - $4.00 3rd - $3.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for the class. Special prize for the Class Champion. One place setting and a centerpiece of fresh garden flowers. Flowers need not be grown by the exhibitor, but must be arranged by the exhibitor. Other natural plant material may be used to supplement the arrangement. If used, the tablecloth must completely cover the table top and be neatly pressed, overhang 12” to 18”. Include cloth napkins but no flatware. Please bring your own card table. Lot 1 Dinner at Grandma's Lot 2 Summer Time Brunch Lot 3 Westward Ho Lot 4 Easter Blessings Lot 5 Singing the Blues (use blue) Lot 6 Exhibitors Choice (MUST state theme)

MANTLES

Class No. 33 - Mantels

DEPARTMENT K HORTICULTURE

A) EXHIBITOR MUST SET-UP THEIR OWN MANTLE. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL BE DISQUALIFICATION. B) Your theme MUST be on the entry tag in the Exhibitors Choice lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. C) You may exhibit in more than one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. D) Flowers and greens need not be grown by exhibitor, but MUST BE HOME GROWN. E) T  he superintendents of this department reserves the right to dispose

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of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage.

Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $5.00 2nd - $4.00 3rd - $3.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for the class. Special prize for the Class Champion. Mantel dimension - 34” long and 12” wide. This display should feature fresh garden flowers. Flower arrangement should be dominant part of display. Accessories which supplement the theme may be used. The exhibitor may and is encouraged to add fresh flowers if necessary during the fair. Lot 1 Down Memory Lane Lot 2 Candlelight and Lace Lot 3 Sunbeams Lot 4 Holiday Fun (MUST name your holiday) Lot 5 Take Me Out to the Ballpark Lot 6 Exhibitors Choice (MUST state theme)

ENTRY DAY - DEPARTMENT K - HORTICULTURE Judge: Jurgen Peters We welcome you to exhibit in all possible divisions and classes. Entry day will be Monday, July 28th 11:00 am-7:00 pm. Exhibitors may use the 30 minute parking space at the west side of the Floral Hall for unloading exhibits.

Everything in Floral Hall - Department K will be entered on Monday, July 28th 11:00 am-7:00 pm Judging will be Tuesday, July 29th 9:00 am

ALL EXHIBITORS ARE ASKED TO PRE-REGISTER BY JULY 21, 2014

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Pre-Registration Saves Time As All of the Entry Tags will be ready when you arrive. Use the Entry Blank in the back of this Fair Book. Exhibits may be added or deleted on Entry Day. No Standing in lines if Pre-registered.

Class No. 34 - Decorative Units in Niches A) EXHIBITOR MUST SET-UP THEIR OWN NICHE. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL BE DISQUALIFICATION. B) Your theme MUST be on the entry tag in the Exhibitors Choice lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. C) You may exhibit in more than one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. D) Flowers and greens need not be grown by exhibitor, but MUST BE HOME GROWN. E) T  he superintendents of this department reserves the right to dispose

RELEASE TIME Will be 5:00 pm-7:00 pm Sunday, August 3. Premiums, ribbons and exhibits are to be picked up by the exhibitor (or someone designated during the release time, or at the Fair Office within a few days after the close of the fair. Please bring ID number. No premiums or ribbons will be mailed.

of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage.

Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $5.00 2nd - $4.00 3rd - $3.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for the class. Special prize for the Class Champion. The APPROXIMATE area of each niche is 38"x22"x18". The floral arrangement of fresh home grown flowers (including other plant materials, fresh or dried) should occupy 2/3 of the space. PLANT MATERIALS SHOULD NOT TOUCH SIDES, BACK OR HANG OUT OF THE NICHE. Appropriate theme accessories are used to supplement this arrangement. The exhibitors are encouraged to add fresh flowers if necessary during the fair. Lot 1 Long, Long Ago

Lot 2 Lot 3 Lot 4 Lot 5 Lot 6

Welcome Bird Friends Shine on Harvest Moon Halloween Fun Over the Rainbow Exhibitors Choice (MUST state theme)

CHAMPION PICTURES Pictures of Champions only will be taken Thursday, July 31 from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm for the Area Media AWARDS The Minnesota State Horticultural Society Youth award is give to the Youth Exhibitor with the most exhibits in Department K Horticulture. The recipient can receive this award only once. Hilltop Greenhouse will give an award to the youth with the most exhibits. This can be won more than once. THRONE OF HONOR Champion and Reserve Champion winners will be selected from each class, if quality merits, by the judge. Champion ribbon exhibits will be displayed on the Throne of Honor if at all possible.

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HORTICULTURE

A) E  xhibitors in Class 35 Your: Exhibitors ages 6 through 16 are invited to exhibit in this class. You must include age of exhibitor on entry sheet and entry tag. Failure to do so will be disqualification. B) You DO NOT need to bring a garden exhibit to enter this class. C) Exhibitor MUST do their own exhibit D) You may exhibit in more that one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $5.00 2nd - $4.00 3rd - $3.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for the class. Special prize for the Class Champion. Lot 1 Garden Story - write a short story about your flower garden, include 1 picture of your garden Lot 2 Your Imagination - Using your imagination, write a short story about what your ideal flower garden would be like - what flowers you would plant and give reason for your choice Lot 3  Garden Journal - a journal of your flower garden work. Planning, planting, weeding, etc. Lot 4 Picture Board - A display of pictures of your flower garden. NO larger than 22x28. Lot 5  Garden Diagram - A poster board, NO larger than 22x28. Include a plan of your flower garden drawn to scale, include your varieties names, etc. Lot 6 Educational display showing some aspects of flower gardening (development, propagation, etc.)


GENERAL RULES 1. All exhibits competing for premiums MUST HAVE BEEN HOME GROWN by person entering. Exception is Class 18 - New Ways with Vegetables. This is the only Department K class that vegetables may be purchased. 2.  Youth exhibitors are required to state their age on both the entry sheet and entry tag. Failure to do so will be disqualification. Check class for age requirements. 3. In the Youth Class, parents may give verbal suggestions, but actual exhibit must be done by youth exhibitor. 4. An exhibitor may make several entries in class, but only one in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. 5. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to put all exhibits in the current class and lot. Special guidance will be given by the Assistant Superintendents. 6. A specimen cannot be entered in "Any Other" if there is a class or lot for that entry. Failure to do so will be disqualification., 7. Lots will be subdivided if there are many entries in that lot. 8. Entries having no competition will not be awarded a premium unless judged worthy. 9. Ribbons are not to be removed from exhibits until release time. 10. All possible care will be taken against loss or damage, however, all containers, etc. are entered at the exhibitors risk. The Fair Management is not responsible for any loss or damage. 11. As an education tool it is suggested that if possible you name your variety. If variety is unknown, state variety unknown. 12. Any other variety or new variety, you MUST state name of variety if known or state variety unknown. Failure to do so will be disqualification. 13. Plates, pans, and boxes are provided for exhibit. 14. The superintendents of this department reserves the right to dispose of any vegetable, fruit , or display during the fair that shows sign of spoilage, wilting or damage. TIPS FOR FRUIT 1. Leave stems on apples, pears and plums, but should not have leaves or foliage. 2. Currants are shown in bunches or clusters. 3. Gooseberries are shown as individual berries, ripe or green. 4. Grapes should be uniform size and colors and in clusters attached to the stem. High color indicates good quality and sugar content. Preserve as much of the natural bloom as possible. 5. Raspberries should not contain a stem or a core. 6. Strawberries are shown with caps and a short stem attached. 7. Blackberries are shown with stems on. SCORE CARD FOR FRUIT Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Points Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Points Trueness to Variety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Points Condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Points Uniformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Points Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Points A) Specimens must be grown by exhibitor. B) Class 1/Lots 1-22. This class is open to all exhibitors ages 3 and up. If youth ages 3-16 enter, you MUST put age on entry tag. There is NOT a separate class for youth and adult. C) You MUST put the variety on your entry tag or state variety unknown in the area other logs: Lots 9, 16, 17, 21 and 22. D) You MUST have the correct number of specimens, no more or no less. Failure to do so will be disqualification. E) You may exhibit in more that one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. F) The superintendents of this department reserves the right to dispose of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting or damage. Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $3.00 2nd - $2.00 3rd - $1.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for the class. Class No. 1 Lot No. 1. Early 2. Mid Season 3. Winter Apple 4. Crab Lot No. 5. Blackberries 6. Gooseberries

FRUIT

APPLES - 5 Apples

7. Raspberries 8. Strawberries 9. Any other variety of berry not listed GRAPES - 3 Bunches Lot No. Everything in 10. Beta Floral Hall Department 11. Concord J will be Ent ered on M onday July 28 12. Any green , 11:00 am-7:0 13. Any purple 0 pm Judging w ill be 14. Any red Tuesday, July 29 9:00 am 15. Any white 16. Any other variety of grape not listed PEARS - 5 Pears Lot No. 17. Any variety PLUMS - 5 Plums Lot No., 18. Blue 19,. Red 20. Yellow 21. Any other variety of plum not listed ANY OTHER - 3 Bunches, 5 Medium, 12 Small Lot No. 22. Any other fruit not listed

FIELD CROPS

Class No. 2 A) The field crop must be grown by the exhibitor B) Class 2/Lots 1-20. This class is open to all exhibitors ages 3 and up. If youth ages 3-16 enter, you MUST put age on entry tag. There is NOT a separate class for youth and adult. C) You MUST have the correct number or correct amount of your field crop, no more or no less. Failure to do so will be disqualification. D) You may exhibit in more than one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. E) Quart pans are provided for small grain exhibits and boxes provided for ear corn. F) You must have the correct size of the small bale. Approximately 10'' in thickness, the outside dimensions being the standard size of a commercial bale of hay. Failure to do so will be disqualification. G) Chopped hay and haylage must be brought in a clear 1 gallon zip-lock bag. H) Hay bales will be put in a clear bag when brought in. Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $3.00 2nd - $2.00 3rd - $1.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for the class. CORN AND GRAIN Lot No. 1. Hybrid Ear Corn, any variety or maturity - 8 ears 2. Shelled Corn, any variety or maturity - 1 quart exhibit 3. Ornamental Corn - 5 ears 4. Popcorn - 1 quart shelled 5. Best single ear of corn 6. Best 3 ears of corn 7. Tallest Corn Stalk (please have in a 5 gallon pail) 8. Oats, any variety - 1 quart exhibit 9. Wheat, any variety - 1 quart exhibit 10. Soybeans, any variety - 1 quart exhibit 11. Soybean stem with most pods 12. Best 3 soybean stems 13. Tallest soybean steam 14. Any other variety of grain - 1 quart exhibit HAY Lot No. 15. Grass 16. Grass and Legume Mixture 17. Legume 18. Chopped hay 19. Haylage 20. Any Other

BERRIES - 12 Berries

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GARDEN VEGETABLES

SCORE CARD FOR VEGETABLES AND POTATOES SHOWMANSHIP Uniformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Points Properly Trimmed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Points True to Variety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Points Properly Cleaned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Points Quality (proper stage of maturity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 points Free of disease, insects and defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 points Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Points TIPS 1. Correct number specimens required for exhibit 2. Current growing season may determine maturity of specimen 3. Do not scrub vegetables, wash or brush lightly. Potatoes may be washed if muddy. 4. Steams: Remove stems from Tomatoes, leave stems on Green Beans, 1/4” stem left on Cucumbers 1/2” to 1” on Peppers. 5. Root Crops: Beets, Carrots, Parsnips, Turnips, Rutabagas - Tops are trimmed 1-2 inches above the crown, side roots carefully trimmed off but leave the tap root on. 6. Kohlrabi - The ball should be 2-3” in diameter, with the root removed just below the ball. Trim back leaves on upper 1/3 of the ball to 4” to 6”. Remove all other leaves cutting close to the ball. 7. Onions - Have specimens mature and thoroughly cured. The neck should be small. Do not peel to give a slick appearance. Only such outer scales that are broken or discolored should be removed. Small basal roots should be left intact but trimmed to a uniform 1/2". Wipe or brush, but do not wash. Trim dried, twisted tips to a uniform length of 1-2". Do not damage dry skins. 8. Celery is shown by the plant with leaves. Avoid pithy or woody and stringy stalks. 9. Rhubarb: Stalks should be pulled from the plant, not cut, trim leaf blade about 2” above the stalk. 10. Sweet Corn: Select uniform ears, fresh, free from insect damage and disease, filled to the tip with milky, juicy, kernels. Don't remove too much husk and leave 2 banner leaves on husk. Trim brown silk 1" from tip of husk. Trim excess shank at base of ear to 1". Class No. 3 - Garden Vegetables - Adult Class No. 4 - Garden Vegetables - Youth A) Specimen must be grown by exhibitor. B) Exhibitors  in Class 4 Youth: Exhibitors ages 3 through 16 years are invited to exhibit in this class. YOU MUST INCLUDE AGE OF EXHIBITOR ON ENTRY SHEET AND ENTRY TAG. Failure to do so will be disqualification. C) You MUST put the variety on your entry tag or state variety unknown in the any other lots (65, 66 & 67). Failure to do so will be disqualification. D) You MUST have the correct number of specimens, no more or no less. Failure to do so will be disqualification. E) You may exhibit in more than one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. F) Plates are provided for exhibits. G) The superintendents of this department reserve the right to dispose of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage. Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $3.00 2nd - $2.00 3rd - $1.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for class. Lot No. 1. Beans, green, includes Bush and Pole, 10 pods 2. Beans, purple, 10 pods 3. Beans, yellow wax, 10 pods 4. Beans, shelling types, 10 pods 5. Beets, table, 3 specimens 6. Broccoli, 1 head 7. Brussel Sprouts, 10 specimens 8. Cabbage, flat head, 1 specimen 9. Cabbage, pointed head, 1 specimen 10. Cabbage, red head, 1 specimen 11. Cabbage, round head, 1 specimen 12. Cabbage, any other variety, 1 specimen 13. Cantaloupe or Muskmelon, 1 specimen 14. Carrots, list variety, 3 specimens 15. Cauliflower, 1 specimen 16. Celery, 1 bunch or plant 17. Cucumbers, burpless type, 3 specimens 18. Cucumber, pickling (under 3'') 6 specimens

19. Cucumbers, pickling (3”-6”) 3 specimens 20. Cucumbers, ripe, 3 specimens 21. Cucumbers, slicing, (over 6") 3 specimens 22. Eggplant, 1 specimen 23. Ground Cherries in husk, 10 specimens 24. Kale, 3 specimens 25. Kohlrabi, green or purple, 3 specimens 26. Leeks, with tops, 3 specimens 27. Okra, 3 specimens 28. Onions, pickling, 10 specimens 29. Onions, red, 3 specimens 30. Onions, white, 3 specimens 31. Onions, yellow, 3 specimens 32. Onions, any other variety, 10 small, 3 large specimens 33. Parsnips, 3 specimens 34. Peas, 6 pods 35. Peas, edible pods, 6 pods 36. Peppers, hot, small, 6 specimens 37. Peppers, sweet, large, 3 specimens 38. Peppers, any other variety, 6 small, 3 large specimens 39. Pumpkins, pie, 1 small specimen 40. Pumpkin, large, 1 specimen 41. Radishes, red, 6 specimens 42. Radishes, white, 6 specimens 43. Radishes, any other variety, 6 specimens 44. Rhubarb, 3 stalks 45. Rutabaga, 3 specimens 46. Shallots, 3 specimens 47. Squash, Acorn, 1 specimen 48. Squash, Buttercup, 1 specimen 49. Squash, Butternut, 1 specimen 50. Squash, Hubbard, 1 specimen 51. Squash, Summer, 1 specimen 52. Squash, Zucchini, 3 small or 1 large specimens 53. Squash, any other variety, 3 small, 1 large specimens 54. Sweet Corn, 3 ears 55. Swiss Chard, 1 plant 56. Tomato, green, 3 specimens 57. Tomato, any fancy small, 6 specimens 58. Tomato, paste as Roma, 3 specimens 59. Tomato, heirloom, 3 specimens 60. Tomato, red, 3 specimens 61. Tomato, yellow or orange, 3 specimens 62. Tomato, any other variety, 3 specimens 63. Turnips - 3 specimens 64. Watermelon, 1 specimen 65. Any other small variety vegetable not listed above, MUST name variety or state variety unknown on entry tag. Failure to do so will be disqualification. 3 specimens. 66. Any other large vegetable not listed above, MUST name variety or state variety unknown on entry tag. Failure to do so will be disqualification. 1 specimens. 67. Any other new variety vegetable not listed above, MUST name variety or state variety unknown on entry tag. Failure to do so will be disqualification. small 3 specimens, large 1 specimen

POTATOES

Class No. 5 - Adult Class No. 6 - Youth A) Specimen must be grown by exhibitor. B) Exhibitors in Class 6 Youth: Exhibitors ages 3 through 16 years are invited to exhibit in this class. YOU MUST INCLUDE AGE OF EXHIBITOR ON ENTRY SHEET AND ENTRY TAG. Failure to do so will be disqualification. C) You MUST put the variety on your entry tag or state variety unknown in the any other lots (#7). Failure to do so will be disqualification. D) You MUST have the correct number of specimens, no more or no less. Failure to do so will be disqualification. E) You may exhibit in more than one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. F) Plates are provided for exhibits. G) The superintendents of this department reserve the right to dispose of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage. Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $3.00 2nd - $2.00 3rd - $1.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for class.

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Lot No. 1. Any variety FINGERLING POTATO, 6 specimen 2. Any variety GOLD POTATO, 6 specimen 3. Any variety RED POTATO, 6 specimen 4. Any variety RUSSET POTATO, 6 specimen 5. Any variety WHITE POTATO, 6 specimen 6. Any variety SWEET POTATO, 6 specimen 7. Any variety new or colored potato not listed above, MUST name variety or state variety unknown on entry tag. Failure to do so will be disqualification. 6 specimens.

9. Any other Gourd exhibit Hard Shelled Gourds (White Blossom) Grown and dried from the previous year. Lot No. 10. Hard Shelled Gourds - 3 specimens 11. Painted or Decorated Hard Shelled Gourd - 1 specimen 12. Largest Hard Shelled Gourd - 1 specimen 13. Strangest or Funniest Hard Shelled Gourd - 1 specimen 14. Bird House made from Hard Shelled Gourd - 1 specimen 15. Any other use of a Hard Shelled Gourd - 1 specimen

LARGEST SPECIMENS

SCARECROW CONTEST

Class No. 7 - Largest Specimen - Adult Class No. 8 - Largest Specimen - Youth A) S pecimen must be grown by exhibitor. B) Exhibitors  in Class 8 Youth: Exhibitors ages 3 through 16 years are invited to exhibit in this class. YOU MUST INCLUDE AGE OF EXHIBITOR ON ENTRY SHEET AND ENTRY TAG. Failure to do so will be disqualification. C) S PECIMEN MUST STILL BE EDIBLE/USABLE. Specimen must be of good quality and true to variety. Failure to do so will be disqualification. D) You MUST put the variety on your entry tag or state variety unknown in the any other lots (15, 16). Failure to do so will be disqualification. E) You only need one specimen, no more. F) You may exhibit in more than one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. G) Plates are provided for exhibits. H) The superintendents of this department reserve the right to dispose of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage. Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $3.00 2nd - $2.00 3rd - $1.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for class. Lot No. 1. Beet 2. Cabbage 3. Carrot 4. Cucumber 5. Kohlrabi 6. Onion 7. Pepper 8. Potato 9. Pumpkin - field 10. Squash 11. Sunflower - largest head 12. Sunflower - tallest stalk with head 13. Sunflower - odd or interesting 14. Tomato 15. Any other variety large vegetable not listed above. MUST name variety or state variety unknown on entry tag. Failure to do so will be deisqualification. 16. Any other odd or interesting vegetable, MUST name variety or state variety unknown on entry tag. Failure to do so will be disqualification.

SCARECROW SCORE Creativeness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 points Originality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 points How material is utilized . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 points Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 points Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 points Class 11 - Scarecrow - Adult Class 12 - Scarecrow - Youth A) Scarecrow must be made by exhibitor. B) Exhibitors in Class 12 Youth: Exhibitors age 6 through 16 years are invited to exhibit in this class. YOU MUST INCLUDE AGE OF EXHIBITOR ON ENTRY SHEET AND ENTRY TAG. Failure to do so will be disqualification. Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $5.00 2nd - $4.00 3rd - $3.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for class.

PUMPKINS AND GOURDS

Class No. 9 - Pumpkins and Gourds - Adult Class No. 10 - Pumpkins and Gourds - Youth A) Specimen must be grown by exhibitor. B) Exhibitors  in Class 10 Youth: Exhibitors ages 3 through 16 years are invited to exhibit in this class. YOU MUST INCLUDE AGE OF EXHIBITOR ON ENTRY SHEET AND ENTRY TAG. Failure to do so will be disqualification. C) P  umpkins and gourds are to be grown this PRESENT YEAR OR THE PREVIOUS YEAR. D) You must have the correct number of specimens, no more or no less. Failure to do so will be disqualification. E) You may exhibit in more than one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. F) Plates are provided for exhibits. G) The superintendents of this department reserve the right to dispose of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage. Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $3.00 2nd - $2.00 3rd - $1.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for class. Pumpkins Lot. No. 1. Mini Pumpkins - 3 specimens 2. Painted or Decorated Mini Pumpkins - 3 specimens 3. Cutout or Decorated Larger Pumpkins such as a Jack O’ Lantern - 1 specimen 4. Any other pumpkin exhibit, 3 small specimens or 1 large specimen 5. Any painted or decorated arrangement. Small Ornamental Gourds Lot No. 6. Gourds - 3 specimens 7. Painted or Decorated Gourds - 3 specimens 8. Strangest or Funniest Gourd - 1 specimen

SPECIAL CLASS

Class No. 13 - Class for People with Developmental Disabilities Class No. 14 - Class for Cares Centers & Assisted Living Residents A) Specimen must be grown by exhibitor. B) I n each lot below it tells you how to exhibit your entry (the number of specimens, display or collection, etc.) C) You must have the correct number of specimens, no more or no less. Failure to do so will be disqualification. D) You may exhibit in more than one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. E) Plates are provided for exhibits. F) The superintendents of this department reserve the right to dispose of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage. Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $3.00 2nd - $2.00 3rd - $1.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for class. Lot. No. 1. Fruit (as in Class 1) 2. Garden Vegetables (as in Class 3) 3. Potatoes (as in Class 5) 4. Largest Specimen (as in Class 7) 5. Pumpkins & Gourds (as in Class 9) 6. Scarecrow (as in Class 11) 7. Collection of Vegetables (as in Class 16) 8. Collection or Display of Herbs (as in Class 17) 9. Patio Container Gardening (as in Class 19)

COLLECTIONS AND DISPLAYS

1. A Collection must consist of 5 or more specimens for adults or 3 or more specimens for youth. It is judged for horticultural perfection and should contain as much variety as possible. 2. A Display is a group of 5 or more specimens for adults or 3 or more specimens for youth. It is to have a well grown specimens arranged for artistic effect. Class No. 15 - Collections and Displays - Youth A) Specimen must be grown by exhibitor. B) Exhibitors in Class 15 Youth: Exhibitors ages 6 through 16 years are invited to exhibit in this class. YOU MUST INCLUDE AGE OF EXHIBITOR ON ENTRY SHEET AND ENTRY TAG. Failure to do so will be disqualification. C) You MUST have the correct number of specimens, no more or no less. Failure to do so will be disqualification. D) You may exhibit in more than one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. E) Plates are provided for exhibits. F) The superintendents of this department reserve the right to dispose of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage. Premiums paid: 1st - $5.00 2nd - $4.00 3rd - $3.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for class.

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Lot No.  1. A COLLECTION of at least 6 varieties of vegetables, 2 of each small variety and 1 large (such as cabbage). 2. Any other COLLECTION, use 3 specimens (see lots 2-6 in Class 16)  3. Any DISPLAY, use 3 specimens (see lots 7, 8 & 9 in Class 16) Class No. 16 - Collections and Displays - Adult A) Specimen must be grown by exhibitor. B) You MUST have the correct number of specimens, no more or no less. Failure to do so will be disqualification. D) You may exhibit in more than one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. D) Plates are provided for exhibits. E) The superintendents of this department reserve the right to dispose of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage. Premiums paid: 1st - $5.00 2nd - $4.00 3rd - $3.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for class. Lot No. 1. A COLLECTION of at least 10 varieties of vegetables, not less than 2 of each small variety and 1 large (such as cabbage). Do not include herbs. 2. A COLLECTION of 5 or more varieties of tomatoes, may combine regular and small sizes. Name your varieties. 3. A COLLECTION of 5 or more varieties of peppers, may combine hot and sweet. Name your varieties. 4. A COLLECTION of 5 or more green leafy vegetables. Name your varieties. 5. A COLLECTION of 5 or more varieties of home grown apples. Name your varieties. 6. A COLLECTION of 5 or more varieties of home grown fruit other than apples. Name your varieties. 7. A DISPLAY of at least 6 or more varieties of garden vegetables artistically arranged. 8. A DISPLAY of at least 5 or more varieties of home grown fruit artistically arranged 9. B  raided vegetables or vegetables on a string such as onions in a braid or dried peppers on a string at least 12-15 inches in length. Class No. 17- Collections and Displays of Herbs SCORE CARD FOR HERBS Condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 points Presentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 points Grooming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 points Difficulty of culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 points Rarity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 points Labeling selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 points Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 points A) Specimen must be grown by exhibitor. B) You MUST have the correct number of specimens, no more or no less. Failure to do so will be disqualification. C) You may exhibit in more than one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. D) Plates are provided for exhibits. E) The superintendents of this department reserve the right to dispose of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage. Premiums paid: 1st - $5.00 2nd - $4.00 3rd - $3.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for class. Lot No. 1. A Collection of 5 or more varieties of garden grown herbs that are fresh cut, bunched, tied or on a hanger or arranged on a plate (arranged as you wish). Name each variety. 2. A Display of 5 or more Herbs, arranged for artistic effect. Name each variety. 3. Fresh Dill - 3 heads 4. Parsley - 1 potted plant or 3 sprigs 5. Garlic - 3 cloves with tops left on 6. Garlic or other herb braided into a braid at least 15" long. 7. Any other Herb, 3 heads or sprigs.

E) You MUST have the correct number of specimens, no more or no less. Failure to do so will be disqualification. F) You may exhibit in more than one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. G) The superintendents of this department reserve the right to dispose of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage. Premiums paid: 1st - $5.00 2nd - $4.00 3rd - $3.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for class. Lot No. 1. Stir Fry Meal. Collection of at least 4 different vegetables used in preparing a stir fry meal. Please include recipe. 2. Salsa. Collection of 4 or more different vegetables used to make salsa. Please include the recipe. 3. Chef’s or Other Salad. Collection of 3 or more varieties of green leafy vegetables used in a salad. Please include the recipe. 4. Different or Unusual Way of Preparing one or more vegetables. Please include the recipe. 5. Any other new or interesting way with vegetables not otherwise listed. Please include recipe. 6. Use your Imagination, please include recipe. 7. Different recipes or ways of using peppers (any type).

PATIO CONTAINER GARDENING

Class No. 19 - Patio Container Gardening - Adult Class No. 20 - Patio Container Gardening - Youth A) E  xhibitors in Class 20 Youth: Exhibitors ages 6 through 16 years are invited to exhibit in this class. YOU MUST INCLUDE AGE OF EXHIBITOR ON ENTRY SHEET AND ENTRY TAG. Failure to do so will be disqualification. B) Must have been grown by exhibitor in the same container at least 3 months prior to the county fair C) Please include watering instructions and you MUST provide a drainage try with your exhibit D) You may exhibit in more than one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. E) The superintendents of this department reserve the right to dispose of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage. Premiums paid: 1st - $4.00 2nd - $3.00 3rd - $2.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for class. Lot No. 1. One vegetable grown in a container excluding tomatoes. 2. Tomatoes grown in a container 3. Two or more vegetables grown in a container 4. One or more herbs grown in a container 5. Any other 6. Most unusual or interesting container

NEWER WAYS WITH VEGETABLES

Class No. 18 - New Ways with Vegetables A) Specimen must be grown by exhibitor. B) FOR THIS CLASS ONLY Vegetables may be purchased. C) C  onsidering the nature of these lots, the emphasis being on NEW AND DIFFERENT WAYS of preparing vegetables. D) R  ecipes are to be included, written large on dark enough to be seen at a distance

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HORTICULTURE

GARDEN ARTISTRY

Class No. 21 - Garden Artistry - Adult Class No. 22 - Garden Artistry - Youth A) E  xhibitors in Class 22 Youth: Exhibitors ages 6 through 16 years are invited to exhibit in this class. YOU MUST INCLUDE AGE OF EXHIBITOR ON ENTRY SHEET AND ENTRY TAG. Failure to do so will be disqualification. B) A class using an arrangement of vegetables, fruit, or both as a centerpiece C) C  onsider originality, design, color combinations, occasion, containers, and condition of material. Accessories may be used to add to or enhance the exhibit or carry out a possible theme D) Vegetables and fruits MUST BE HOME GROWN, NOT PURCHASED E) You may exhibit in more than one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. F) In lot 4, you MUST put your theme on the entry tag. Failure to do so will be disqualification. G) T  he superintendents of this department reserve the right to dispose of any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage. Premiums paid: 1st - $5.00 2nd - $4.00 3rd - $3.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for class. Lot No. 1. Use only fruit in a centerpiece 2. Use only vegetables in a centerpiece 3. Use a combination of both fruit and vegetables in a centerpiece (Example using carrot tops or lettuce leaves or asparagus green for the greenery with fruit). 4. Consider building a centerpiece around a special theme - (may use fruit, vegetables and flowers) 5. Use varieties of the same fruit or vegetable for a centerpiece (Example varieties of peppers, tomatoes, apples, grapes) 6. Use any combination of fruit, vegetables with flowers for a centerpiece 7. Any other - use your imagination.


CHAMPIONSHIP PICTURES: PICTURES OF CHAMPIONS ONLY WILL BE TAKEN THURS., JULY 31 FROM 2 PM-4 PM FOR THE AREA MEDIA. SPECIAL PRIZES: A special thank you from the Homemade Wine & Beer Dept. to the following sponsors of Special Prizes. 1. Cheers Liquor, 1617 W. Main, Albert Lea, MN 507-379-2364 2. Collective Spirits, 1507 Blake Ave., Albert Lea, MN 507-379-2337 3. Eastside Liquor, 2314 Hendrickson Rd., Albert Lea, MN 507-377-2773 4. Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits, 2708 Bridge, Albert Lea, MN 507-377-1489 5. Liquor Depot, 606 So. Broadway, Albert Lea, MN 507-373-4678 6. Southtown Liquor, 1018 So. Broadway, Albert Lea, MN 507-373-7574 7. Three Oaks Vineyard & Rustic Winery, 72096 Philip Dr., Albert Lea, MN 507-3830-1273 8. Worth Co. Brewing Co., 826 Central Ave., Northwood, IA 641-324-9899

NEW - NEW - NEW - NEW GARDEN CRITTERS

Class No. 23 - Garden Critters - Adult Class No. 24 - Garden Critters Youth

A) Exhibitors in Class 24 Youth: Exhibitors ages 6 through 16 are invited to exhibit in this class. YOU MUST INCLUDE AGE OF EXHIBITOR ON ENTRY SHEET & ENTRY TAG. Failure to do so will be disqualification. B) A class using your imagination, using vegetables C) In lot 1, use all vegetables to make your unique critter D) In lot 2, dress your potato using whatever your imagination dreams up (fabric, candy, etc.) E) You may exhibit in more that one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. F) Vegetables must be home grown G) The superintendents of this department reserves the right to remove any exhibit that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $5.00 2nd - $4.00 3rd - $3.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for the class. Lot No. 1. A garden critter using: Adults a minimum of 5 vegetables and Youth a minimum of 3 vegetables 2. Dress a potato

Class No. 1

HOMEMADE WINE

Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $5.00 2nd - $4.00 3rd - $3.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for the class. Special Prizes for Wine: Grand Champion Wine: There will be a Grand Champion County Wine and also a Grand Champion Kit Wine. There are two prizes: A Custom Wood Product from Three Oaks Vineyard & Rustic Winery and a $100 gift certificate from Collective Spirits. It will be at the judges discretion as to which champion receives which prize. Reserve Champion Country Wine: $50 gift certificate form Collective Spirits Reserve Champion Kit Wine: $50 gift certificate from Collective Spirits Entrant with Most Points: $50 gift. cert. from Collective Spirits The following awards will be give as the judges feel entries merit: Margarita Basket and $20 gift cert. from Cheers Liquor Wine Basket and $25 gift cert. from Eastside Liquor Custom Wood Product from Three Oaks Vineyard & Rustic Winery Miscellaneous Gift Certificates from Collective Spirits WINE SPECIFICATIONS: 1. Wines may be made from any fruit, vegetable, grain, or juice commonly used in making wine. 2. Wines may be more that one year old. 3. Each entry must be bottled in a clean container with at least 750 ml capacity. Bottles must be securely corked or capped. 4. Each bottle must be labeled. The label should contain the following info: a) Type of wine and content (example: chokeberry wine, burgundy type. b) name and address of maker. c) Recipe credit, if the recipe is not original of maker. d) Wines entered into the "any other" category must designate the principle ingredient on the label. e) Date (month, year) fermentation was begun. f) Entrants are encouraged, but not required to list whether fruit, dried fruit, or juice was used in making the wine and any other info which would be useful in describing each entry. RULES & REGULATIONS FOR ENTERING: 1) A contestant MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE. 2) You may exhibit in more that one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. 3) All bottles must be labeled correctly, be at least the minimum size, and capped securely. Failure to do so will be disqualification. 4) It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to put all exhibits in the correct class or lot. 5) All wines must be homemade by an amateur. If not you will be disqualified. 6) This is a terminal show, all bottles will be emptied before display. 7) All possible care will be taken against loss or damage, however, all wine, bottles, etc. are entered at the exhibitors risk. The Fair Management is not responsible for any loss or damage. 8) No ribbons or exhibits are to be removed until release time on Sunday, SOME JUDGING CRITERIA: 1) Appropiateness of classification: does the entry belong in the category the contestant has chosen to place it in? 2) General appearance: color, clarity, lack of sediment. 3) Bouquet 4) Taste 5) Texture 6) Presentation: clean bottle, neat and readable label. 7) Judges may combine lots if they feel necessary. 8) Judges will select the prize entry in each lot, reserving the right to withhold any awards, if in their opinion, the work submitted does not merit award. The judge's decisions are final. 9) Judges cannot judge a lot in which they are entered. 10) Points will be given to each entrant for a special prize to the entrant with the most points. The more lots you enter, the more possible points you might receive for this overall prize for points Class 1 - Wine. Champion - 5 points Reserve - 4 points 1st in lot - 3 points 2nd in lot - 2 points 3rd in lot - 1 point

NEW - NEW - NEW - NEW YOUTH EDUCATION

Class No. 25 - Youth Education

A) Exhibitors in Class 25 Youth: Exhibitors ages 6 through 16 are invited to exhibit in this class. You must include age of exhibitor on entry sheet and entry tag. Failure to do so will be disqualification. B) You DO NOT need to bring a garden exhibit to enter this class. C) Exhibitor MUST do their own exhibit D) You may exhibit in more that one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $5.00 2nd - $4.00 3rd - $3.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for the class. Lot No. 1.  Garden Story - Write a short story about your vegetable garden, include 1 picture of your garden. 2. Your imagination - using your imagination, write a short story about what your ideal vegetable garden would be like what - vegetables you would plant and give the reasons for your choice. 3. Garden Journal - a journal of your vegetable garden work. Planning, planting, weeding, etc. 4. Picture Board - a display of pictures of your vegetable garden. NO larger than 22x28 5. Garden Diagram - a poster board, NO larger than 22x28. Include a plan of your vegetable garden drawn to scale, include your varieties, names, etc. 6. Educational display showing some aspects of vegetable gardening (thinning or not thinning, carrots etc.)

DEPARTMENT L HOMEMADE WINE & BEER DANNY & SUE STEELE, SUPERINTENDENTS 18681 660TH AVE., ALDEN, MN 507-265-3230

ENTRY DAY - DEPARTMENT L - HOMEMADE WINE & BEER We welcome you to exhibit in all possible divisions and classes.

All wine & beer will be entered on Sat., July 26 & judged at the Fairlane Building on the Freeborn Co. Fairgrounds 10 am-1:30 pm. All emptied & judged bottles will then be on display in Floral Hall on the Fairgrounds, Tues., July 29 thru Sun., Aug. 3. Wine and Beer Entries may be taken to Collective Spirits at 1507 Blake Ave., Albert Lea, MN 507-379-2337. They MUST be dropped off no later than Friday, July 25 Release will be 5 pm to 7 pm Sunday, Aug. 3. Premiums, special prizes, ribbons and bottles are to be picked up the exhibitor (or someone designated-must be 21 years old) during the release time. Premiums and ribbons can be picked up at the fair office within a few days after the close of the fair. The superintendents will have any special prizes. All emptied bottles not picked up by 7 pm Sunday will be disposed of. No premiums or ribbons will be mailed.

COUNTRY WINE: 1) Grape, dry red 2) Grape, sweet red 3) Grape, dry white 4) Grape, sweet white 5) Fruit, dry (including flower wine) 6) Fruit, sweet (including flower wine)

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7) Vegetable, dry (including root wine) 8) Vegetable, sweet (including root wine) 9) Wild fruit, dry 10) Wild fruit, sweet 11) Any other, dry (grain, rhubarb, honey, etc) 12) Any other, sweet (grain, rhubarb, honey, etc.

KIT WINE: 13) Grape, dry red 14) Grape, sweet red 15) Grape, dry white 16) Grape, sweet red 17) Fruit, dry (including flower wine) 18) Fruit, sweet, (including flower wine) 19) Any other (grain, rhubarb, honey etc.)


Class No. 2 Premiums paid on the following lots: 1st - $5.00 2nd - $4.00 3rd - $3.00 Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons for the class. Special Prizes for Beer: Grand Champion Beer: $100 gift cert. from Collective Spirits Reserve Champion Beer: $50 gift cert. from Collective Spirits Entrant with Most Points: $50 gift. cert. from Collective Spirits The following awards will be give as the judges feel entries merit: Beer Basket and $25 gift cert. from Eastside Liquor Beer Basket from Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits $25 Gift Certificate from Southtown Liquor Beer Basket and $25 Gift Certificate from Liquor Depot 1 Growler Fill - Worth County Brewing Co. Miscellaneous Gift Cert. - Collective Spirits BEER SPECIFICATIONS: 1) Beer may be made from malt, hops, grain, fruit/vegetable/juice or any other product commonly used in making beer. 2) Each entry must be bottled in a clean brown or green bottle with 12 oz. capacity. We prefer that they have no raised - glass brand name lettering and printed caps must be blacked out. 3) Each bottle must be labeled. The label must contain the following information: a) Type of beer and content. b) Name and address of maker. c) Date (month, year) brew was begun. 4) An Entry/Recipe form is suggested by the judges to be filled out if at all possible. The suggested form is the AHA/BJCP Entry/Recipe Form. We will have these, but they can also be found at www.bjcpl. org You can fill out ahead of time to save time at entry day. RULES & REGULATIONS FOR ENTERING: 1) A contestant MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE. 2) Each contestant needs to enter 2 bottles for each entry. One bottle for the first round and one for the Best of Show round. 3) You may exhibit in more that one lot, but only one entry in each lot. Failure to do so will be disqualification. 4) All bottles must be labeled correctly and be at least the minimum size. Failure to do so will be disqualification. 5) It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to put all exhibits in the correct class or lot. Please see categories at www.bjcp.org/2008styles/ catdex.php Beers will be grouped in appropriate general categories by the competition director at the time of judging. 6) All beers must be homebrewed by an amateur and in non-commercial facilities. If not, you will be disqualified. 7) First place winners in each lot will compete for Best of Show. 8) This is a terminal show, all bottles will be emptied before display. 9) All possible care will be taken against loss or damage, however, all beer, bottles, etc. are entered at the exhibitors risk. The Fair Management is not responsible for any loss or damage. 10) No ribbons or exhibits are to be removed until release time on Sunday, SOME JUDGING CRITERIA: 1) Appropriateness of classification: does the entry belong in the category the contestant has chosen to place it in? 2) General appearance: color, clarity, lack of sediment. 3) Taste 4) Aroma 5) Mouth Feel 6) Judges may combine lots if they feel necessary. 7) Judges will select the prize entry in each lot, reserving the right to withhold any award, if in their opinion, the work submitted does not merit award. The judge's decisions are final. 8) Judges cannot judge a lot in which they are entered 9) Points will be given to each entrant for a special prize to the entrant with the most points. The more lots you enter, the more possible points you might receive for this overall prize for points Class 2 -Beer. Champion - 5 points Reserve - 4 points 1st in lot - 3 points 2nd in lot - 2 points 3rd in lot - 1 point Lots: 1) Ale, specify pale or dark 2) Lager, specify light, dark or other 3) Pilsner 4) Porter 5) Stout 6) Wheat 7) Mixed styles, specify 8) Cider 9) Mead 10) Any Other (must name)

Amy Wadding 4-H Program Coordinator

Wendy Weiss Office Support

Megan Thorson 4-H Program Coordinator

Sharon M. Davis Regional Ext. Educator

Sue Nielsen Regional Support

EXTENSION OFFICE PHONE 507-377-5660 INDEX

Aerospace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Beef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57-58 Baby Beef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Steer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Cow/Calf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Heifer (breeding) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Heifer (market) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Showmanship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Bicycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Club Banners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Club Booths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Child Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Citizenship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Clothing and Textiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Cloverbuds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Clowning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Club Scrapbooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Community Pride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Community Pride Individual . . . . . . . . . 71 Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72-73 Consumer Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Crafts & Fine Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Scrapbooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Crop Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73-74 Clothing Challenge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58-59 Breeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Junior Herd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Performance (Genetics Index) . . . . . 59 Showmanship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Dairy Goats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59-60 Dairy Goat Showmanship . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Demonstrations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Dog Agility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61-63 Dog Obedience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Dog Rally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Dog Related Exhibit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Dog Showmanship & Dog Rally . . . . . . 63 Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Entomology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Exploring Animals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Exploring the Environment . . . . . . . . . . 74 Fishing Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74-75 Flower Gardening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Food & Nutrition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Food Preservation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Food Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Food Challenge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Forest Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75-76 Fruit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 General Livestock Contest . . . . . . . . . . . 55 General Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54-55 Exhibitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Livestock Exhibitors . . . . . . . . . . 54-55 Geology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Geospatial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Global Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Showmanship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Herdsmanship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55-56 Home Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76-77 Horse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64-65 Halter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Performance - Horsemanship . . . . . . . . 65

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Showmanship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Performance - Western Pleasure . . . . 65 Performance - English Pleasure . . . . . 65 Performance - English Equitation . . . . . 65 Miniatures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Trail Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Egg & Spoon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Gymkana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Horseless Horse Project . . . . . . . . . . 65 Walk-Trot Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Horse Related . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Indoor Gardening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Lama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65-66 Public Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Obstacle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Lama Poster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Costume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Showmanship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Lawn & Landscape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Livestock Interviews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Livestock Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Livestock Showmanship . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Livestock Trip Dates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Market Goats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Needle Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Performing Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77-78 Photography Challenge . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Plant & Soil Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Potato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Public Presentations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Poultry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Showmanship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Quilting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Rabbits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66-67 Showmanship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Rate of Gain (Market Animals) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Robotics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Sale of Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Self-Determined . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Sheep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67-68 Breeding Ewe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Market Lamb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Lamb Lead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Showmanship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Shooting Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Small Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Special Livestock Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Swine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Market Swine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Breeding Gilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Swine Pens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Showmanship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Vegetable Gardening . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79-80 Vegetable Gardening Challenge . . . . . . 80 Veterinary Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Water/Wetlands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Wildlife Biology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Youth Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

4-H INFORMATION

DEPARTMENT CLUBWORK

HOMEMADE BEER


LIVESTOCK ENTRY INFORMATION All livestock exhibits (beef, sheep, swine, dairy, rabbits, goats, lamas, horses & poultry) may be entered on Monday night, July 28 between 5-10 pm or Tuesday, July 29 and must arrive between 7 am and 11 am. Livestock trailers must enter the fairgrounds through the NORTHEAST entrance on Richway Drive (by the east horse barn). Trailers must exit through the NORTHWEST gate back onto Richway Drive. If you need to park your trailer, you must re-enter through the NORTHEAST gate and park by the outdoor horse arena. No livestock trailers are allowed to park in the NORTHWEST parking lot or by any of the buildings.

GENERAL RULES

4-H EXHIBIT RULES Each club member must pre-enter with your KEY LEADER by no later than June 23, 2014. All club members exhibit(s) must be kept in the designated 4-H area. All general exhibits in 4-H Exhibit Building, must be entered by 7:00 pm, Monday, July 28, 2014. Release time for all exhibits in the 4-H Exhibit Building will be on Sunday, August 3, 5:00-7:00 pm. All exhibits must be removed by 7:00 pm. To be eligible for State Fair, the 4-H member must have completed 6th grade. If members do not meet the age requirement of the trip, it will be given to the next ranking eligible participant. A 4-H member may take Dual 4-H Trips to the MN State Fair. A dual trip is a livestock and non-livestock trip. Contact the Extension Office for details. Exhibits are to be selected from the current year’s project work, except where specified, such as corn. Judges will award purple, blue, red, and white placing according to the worthiness of the exhibit, regardless of the number of exhibits in the class; with the exception of Youth in Action Demonstration and Cloverbuds. Clubs will be assigned special times during the day to register their exhibits. Registration will be made through a central registration table at east side of 4-H building. Classes in 4-H club work are open only to registered 4-H club members in Freeborn County. All exhibitors must see that their exhibits stay in good condition throughout the fair. The County Fair Association and/or Extension Office will not assume responsibility for loss or damage of articles. Any exhibit not pre-entered may show for a ribbon placing only, top placing is a purple ribbon. Exhibit will not be eligible for grand or reserve champion, special awards or trips.

4-H HEALTH EXHIBIT REQUIREMENTS RULES: Health certificates are required on all animals residing out of state and must be on file in the 4-H Livestock Office on or before entry day. The 4-H members will be responsible for contacting a veterinarian and having the required livestock of each 4-H exhibitor tested prior to the County Fair. All livestock will be monitored during check in for any health problems. Animals will be inspected as they are checked in. Animals from Iowa must have a health certificate. BEEF: Animals will be examined at fair for warts and ringworm. DAIRY: None needed. Animals will be examined at fair for warts and ringworm. GOATS: Official scrapies tags/tattoos are required for all male and female goats. Contact the MN Board of Animal Health for your tag/tattoo number. All goats will be examined at the fair. DOGS: Need certificate of Rabies Vaccination to include distemper, rabies and Parvo – Killed Virus accepted for 1 year and modified Live Virus is accepted for 36 months, must be current thru November 1. HORSES: Need negative coggins test. LAMA: They need to be wormed two weeks prior to show. POULTRY: All Chickens & Turkeys over 5 months of age must be officially tested for typhoid and pullorum diseases and found negative within 90 days prior to the fair or originate from parent stock classified within 12 months of fair as U.S. pullorum-typhoid clean. Turkeys must be also be negative for salmonella typhimurium, mycoplasma galliseptium and myoplasm synoviae. RABBITS: No certificate required. SHEEP: No health certificate. The sheep will be examined at the fair. All male and female lambs need to be tagged with official scrapies tag. A Premise ID is also needed. SWINE: No health certificates needed for barrows or gilts. A Premise ID is also needed.

EXHIBITS 1. Members may exhibit, demonstrate, or take part only in projects in which they are enrolled. All work on projects entered should be done by the 4-H member and completed during the current 4-H year unless otherwise noted. 2. Poster exhibits may not exceed 22” wide x 28” high. They may be smaller. 3. Education/Science Tri-Fold Exhibits for all project areas, may not exceed 12" deep x 24" wide x 36" high. (Center back 24" wide x 36" high, right and left wings each 12" wide x 36" high.) All exhibits will be evaluated by a conference with the judge. Project judging criteria: Exhibit quality............................................................25% Educational value .....................................................25% Knowledge and ability to explain...........................50% Decision of the judge is final and may not be appealed. 4. Floor Space for any exhibit should not exceed 20 square feet. If your exhibit exceeds this space limitation, contact the Extension Office. 5. All exhibits must be labeled with name, club, and county. Other appropriate information for the project (i.e., vegetable varieties) should be included. If the exhibit has multiple pieces, each part needs to be labeled and should indicate 1 of 4, 2 of 4, etc.

BEDDING: All bedding will be provided free to 4-H families through the auction dollars received back to the county. Bedding is free, but you will be assessed a $10/head fee for any animal that was put on the bedding/stalling sheet and does not come to the fair. We are trying to get as accurate count as possible for county fair, so please be as accurate as possible on the bedding/stalling sheet. Straw is paid for by individual families. ALL: NO FANS ALLOWED THAT ARE NOT OSHA APPROVED. FANS ARE TO BE BLOWING TO THE WEST SIDE OF THE BARN. NO WATERTYPE FAN COOLERS OF ANY KIND ARE ALLOWED. NO BUTT TYPE FANS. PUREBRED REGISTRATION REGULATIONS All purebred livestock must have registration papers or a copy of registration papers on file in the 4-H Livestock Office on entry day. Acceptable registration papers are as follows: 1.Registration in the member’s name. 2.Registration in the parent or guardian’s name the member’s name. 3.Registered in the parent or guardian’s name and son or sons (same for daughters). 4.Registered in the member’s family name, such as John Doe and Family. 5. Registered in partnership for two or more members of the same family, such as John and Mary Doe. 6. The Holstein-Freisian Association does not accept option no. 4. NOT Acceptable registration papers are: 7. Registered in parents name only. 8. Registered in name of business concern or organization and the member’s name. 9. Registered in a firm, farm or corporation name & the member’s name. 10. Animals that are registered and have papers must show in the purebred class and are not eligible to be shown in a grade class

LIVESTOCK THIS WAS NEW IN 2013 AND WILL CONTINUE CATTLE BARN RULES PER THE ELECTRICIAN ARE AS FOLLOWS: -16 amps or less on each breaker -1 fan per animal -Extension cords *no less than 12 gauge *maximum length of 50 feet & no multiple ends ANIMAL SCIENCE All beef, dairy, dog, goat, horse, lama, rabbit, sheep, and swine shown in 4-H livestock shows must have the required State 4-H ID system, ear tag and/or tattoo. Animals ID data must be submitted online, arrive in the Extension office, or be postmarked no later than May 15 (with the exception of Market Beef due Feb. 15).

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STATE FAIR LINE UP The top animals in the breeding and market classes will be awarded a trip to the Minnesota State Fair. Only members who have completed 6th grade and older and have all deadlines met will bring their animals to the show ring for the State Fair Line-up. State Fair trips must be accepted or declined by 5:00 pm Friday of County Fair or the trip will go to the next alternate, or Thursday by 5:00 pm for market animals. GROOMING GUIDELINES All grooming of livestock, including, clipping, trimming, washing, combing, blowing, and blocking etc. (all species) must be done by the exhibitor, member of the immediate family (parents, stepparents, legal guardians, grandparents, brothers, or sisters) or any other bona fide Minnesota 4-H member. Any exhibitor found in violation of this rule will not be eligible for any livestock awards or premiums including championships, the auction, or trips. Enforcement of this rule will be the responsibility of the 4-H Livestock Committee, the 4-H Program Coordinator(s), and the Regional Extension Educator. In the beef show, the use of artificial tail fins or the addition of any hair or hair like substance to the animal’s body, excluding false tails, will not be permitted. No artificial color can be used on 4-H exhibits that is applied above the flank of the animal. Coloring materials are acceptable to be applied to the legs and hooves of the animal. Artificial color refers to any kind of dyes or materials applied at the Freeborn County Fairgrounds or prior to the arrival at the fairgrounds. Any animal that displays artificial color cannot be named champion or be selected for a State Fair trip. All beef exhibitors must groom and fit in designated areas only. These areas are northside of Open Sheep Barn (or in open class sheep barn), Northside of Cattle barn (outside or as soon as open sheep have ALL left). inside Beef Barn. No tents set up until Wednesday night in picnic area. RELEASE TIME The release of livestock time will be Sunday after 4 pm. Any livestock taken off the fairgrounds early without release of fair vet and County Extension Office will forfeit all premiums, sale money, special awards, and trips. NOTE: 4-H Swine load out to Hormel will take place on Friday morning starting at 7:00 am. If you are taking your pigs home after fair and NOT showing in the Open show on Friday night, you can load up your pigs on Thursday night after 8:00 pm. We would like all Champion Pigs to stay till Sunday night. ELIGIBILITY All animals must be individually owned or under 4-H lease to be eligible for Grand and Reserve Championships. The animal entered at County Fair from a family affidavit denotes individual 4-Her ownership for the County Fair and future shows. However Dairy Heifers, after freshening, cannot be carried on a family affidavit. Also, Dairy Goats need to be owned and identified prior to their first freshening cannot be carried on a family affidavit. Only Breeding animals may be leased.

RULES: Members enrolled in Poultry, Rabbit, Lama, and Goats are required to participate in showmanship. Members enrolled in beef, swine, and sheep will participate in showmanship during the actual showing of their animal with an overall champion taking place at the completion of show. Those species will have a separate showmanship judge who will pick 4-Hers out to go back for overall showman champion. ANY 4-Her can still participate in the overall drive for showmanship if they would like. Dairy showmanship will take place as normal, and will be at the end of the show. Senior: 4-Her’s who have completed 9th grade and over Intermediate: 4-Her’s who have completed 6th-8th grades Junior: 4-Her’s who have completed 3rd-5th grades Novice: Goat 4-Her’s who have never shown goats before. SHOWMANSHIP (All Species) $2.00

LIVESTOCK INTERVIEWS All 4-H members that are exhibiting livestock at the County Fair must participate in a livestock interview. Interviews will be held on Wednesday, July 23 from 2:00-8:00 pm at the Fairlane Community Center on the fairgrounds. It is required to do only 1 interview no matter how many species you are bringing, you choose the specie.

GENERAL LIVESTOCK JUDGING CONTEST

Contest will be held on Friday – Indoor Area – Fairgrounds Registration: 9:30 to 10:00 am All area county 4-H teams and FFA chapters may participate. There can be more than one team per county or chapter. Anyone that is an active 4-H or FFA member may be on a team. A team will consist of four members with the three top scores counting as the total team score. There will be no registration fee, but there is an admission charge at the gate. (If registered in advance, gate passes can be mailed out.) The livestock to be judged will be determined by the contest coordinator. The livestock used for the contest will be those of the 4-H exhibitors at the fair. Classes of livestock to be judged may include: Class 1 – Market Barrows Class 2 – Market Goats Class 3 – Breeding Heifers Class 4 – Market Steers Class 5 – Breeding Ewes Class 6 – Market Lambs Individual and team trophies and ribbons will be awarded at the completion of the contest.

STATE FAIR OR STATE SHOW ELIGIBILITY

1.Trips for State Fair, State Horse Show, State Lama Show and State Dog Show will be selected from blue ribbon exhibits only (see State Dog Show Rules for exceptions). Exhibits must meet all other county requirements. 2. Members selected to represent the county at State Fair, State Horse, and State Lama must have completed sixth grade. 3. To be eligible for a livestock trip to the State Fair, 4-Hers must have completed Livestock Quality Assurance Ethics Training and Livestock Interviews. State Policy: All youth participating as a State Fair 4-H livestock exhibitor in beef, dairy, sheep, swine, poultry, rabbits, meat and dairy goat, and lama must have completed the Livestock Quality Assurance and Ethics workshop. Certification is good for three fair seasons. The level of training required is determined by the grade of the youth at the time the training takes place. 4. Along with their qualifying state fair exhibit trip(s), 4-H members may participate in activities such as Share-the-Fun, demonstrations, Arts-in, or judging teams. 5. Competitive events, deadlines, consequences, and exemption options. Every Minnesota 4-H member is eligible for a “one-time” member exemption. This exemption provides the ability (one-time in a 4-H member’s career) for the 4-H member to acknowledge they missed a 4-H deadline related to enrollment or competitive event participation and waive the consequences for the named deadline. 6. Distribution of Unused Livestock Trips: Minnesota 4-H wants to provide as many 4-H members as possible the opportunity to experience the Minnesota State Fair judging process. To ensure that as many youth as possible have the opportunity to participate in a livestock experience at the Minnesota State Fair, staff and volunteers are asked to follow the outlined process for the distribution of unused livestock quota trips.

RATE OF GAIN BEEF, SHEEP, & MARKET GOATS

Rules: To be eligible for rate of gain class the 4-Hers must have his or her animal weighed at a County ID and weigh session on a common scale. The market animals with the top rates of gain will be announced at the individual show. All market beef, sheep, and goats will be automatically entered. RATE OF GAIN (each species) $1.00

HERDSMANSHIP The purpose of 4-H Herdsmanship is to help 4-H members learn skills in making a presentable exhibit for the public as well as learn skills in courtesy, cooperation, neatness, and proper care of animals. SCORECARD Cleanliness of aisle and stall..............................................................................45 *Adequate bedding, clean and dry, with manure hauled out (25) *Animals and/or pens tied/fastened securely (5) *Feed and water pans, when present, and aisles and alleyways should be clean (15) Arrangement of exhibits .....................................................................................15

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4-H INFORMATION

LIVESTOCK SHOWMANSHIP


*Animals, tack area, supplies, and stall cards neatly kept and/or arranged. Appearance of animals .......................................................................................15 *Animals groomed properly and appear to be bed and watered appropriately (10) *Animals in place 8 am to 10 pm except when in show ring or being washed (5) Exhibitors ...............................................................................................................25 *Courtesy and conduct of exhibitors TOTAL POINTS.................................100 Again for 2014: If your herdsmanship is not kept up (example: feeding & watering your animals, cleaning out the pens, etc.) you will be subject to forfeiting your awards, trips, & auction privileges. HERDSMANSHIP: Purple-$10.00

Blue-$5.00

Home of Schweigert Products and the Twins Dog

Red-$1.00

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CLOVERBUD LIVESTOCK RULE CLARIFICATION: *Parents or a older responsible 4H’er MUST be between the 4Her and the animal at all times. The Cloverbud MUST NOT be right next to the animal. This includes showing and prepping of the animals. Any family in violation will NOT be covered under the 4-H insurance. This is a Cloverbud Statewide Policy.

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4-H Horse Show "Fun" Classes Tuesday, July 29 After completion of Horseless Horse

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Sign up on Monday, July 28 at the County Fair for these for these Fun Classes:

• Ride-a-Buck • Ribbon Race

• Walk-Trot Costume

Youth Beef Fitting & Showing Contest

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Friday, August 1 • 1:30 pm Indoor Judging Arena or Open Sheep Barn

• Open to youth 19 and younger • Team - 3 youth 19 or under (1 of which must be 12 or younger) • Register at the 4-H Livestock Office Special Awards • 1st Place Team - $30.00 • 2nd Place Team - $20.00 • 3rd Place Team - $15.00

4-H MARKET LIVESTOCK SALE

Sponsored by Freeborn County 4-H *Must have at least 3 teams signed up to have contest*

9:00 am – Saturday Indoor Judging Area – Freeborn County Fairgrounds All exhibitors wishing to place an animal in the sale will be required to register and pay the entry fees in the 4-H Livestock Office by 5:00 pm Thursday.

4-H Supreme Showmanship Contest Friday, August 1 • 3:00 pm Indoor Judging Arena or Open Sheep Barn •O  pen to any showpersons in the following species in each age division are eligible; beef, sheep, swine, dairy, dairy goats, market goats, poultry and rabbits. •J  udging will be 50% on Showmanship and 50% on knowledge in each of the species. •A  ll showpersons will compete as a group. •A  ll showpersons will show each specie. • Grand and Reserve Supreme Showperson will be selected. •A  wards will be presented. •O  nce a member has been name Supreme Showman – they cannot compete in future years, but can be a judge. • Special awards – 1st Place – Gift Certificate 2nd Place – Gift Certificate *Exhibitors must sign up by Thursday by 8:00 pm to be in the contest. *Must have at least 6 signed up to have the contest.

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OBJECTIVES AND PURPOSES To promote and encourage market livestock production by the youth of Freeborn County 4-H Clubs with a long term goal of increasing the growth of market livestock enterprises within the county. Only market beef, goat, sheep and swine shown in 4-H livestock shows must have the required State 4-H ID system, ear tag and/or tattoo. In addition, properly identified Grand & Reserve Market Poultry and Grand & Reserve Market Rabbits will be added to the sale of champions. All 4-Hers winning trips to the State Fair and those exhibiting at Ak-SarBen are eligible to take an additional trip animal through the sale. In the event the 4-Her does not participate in either the State Fair or Ak-Sar-Ben, the premium monies paid at the 4-H Livestock sale will be forfeited. 4-H members must have exhibited 2 market animals of the same species to have a trip animal go through the auction. 20% of 4Her premium is given back to the Freeborn County 4-H program for the good of the whole.


LIVESTOCK TRIP DATES

ENTRY FEES:

Market Beef - $6.00/animal Market Swine - $6.00/animal/pen Market Sheep - $6.00/animal Market Goat - $6.00/animal Grand & Reserve Poultry - $6.00 Grand & Reserve Rabbit - $6.00 This includes champion and trip animals. No white ribbon animals will be eligible for sale. All 4-Hers must be present by 8:30 am Saturday in preparation for the sale. The sale order will be posted Friday night. All animals must be in the line according to the sale catalog. Any animals out of sale order go to end of their designated specie sale.

State Fair: August 21 - August 24 Ak-Sar-Ben: September 25-27

BEEF

1. Cloverbuds 2. Baby Beef 3. Prospect Calves (Steers/Bulls/Heifers) 4. Purebred Breeding Beef Heifers/Championship 5. Commercial Breeding Beef Heifers/Championship 6. Beef Cow/Calf 7. Market Beef Heifers/Championship 8. Dairy Beef/Championship 9. Market Beef Steers/Championships (all shown by wt classes) 10. Showmanship Championships/call backs Masters Senior Intermediate Junior GENERAL RULES: *Steers with visible eruptions of two or more permanent teeth will only be eligible for a red ribbon placing. *AK-SAR-BEN exhibits must weigh a minimum of 900 lbs with a minimum rate of gain of 2.2 lbs at AK-SAR-BEN and have an accepted nose print on file and DNA sample. *All beef must be properly weighed and identified with an official Minnesota State 4-H Identification tag to be eligible for grand, reserve champion, special award, the 4-H Livestock Auction or any other shows beyond county fair.

2014 SALE ORDER Ring 1 – North End Swine Pens – Swine Individuals Ring 2 – South End Goat – Sheep – Beef

SALE OF CHAMPIONS Each 4-H member will be responsible for bringing his/her animal through the sale ring. If the 4-Her is unable to do so, a family member may represent the 4-H member with prior approval from the Extension Office. 4-Hers may consign non-sale Goats/Sheep to packer immediately following sale. Consigned animals MUST have an entry day scale weight. It is the reasonability of the 4-H member to load non-auction animals on the appropriate truck. *Sale of Champion Pictures will be taken in the order listed in the sale catalog after the conclusion of the sale of champions.

CATTLE BARN RULES PER THE ELECTRICIAN ARE AS FOLLOWS: -16 amps or less on each breaker -1 fan per animal -Extension cords *no less than 12 gauge *maximum length of 50 feet no multiple ends

Animals that don’t make minimum weights are not eligible for the sale. MARKET BEEF: Minimum weight 800 lbs/no maximum weight. Exception: Trip animals in sale will not need to meet weight requirements. MARKET GOAT: Minimum weight 40 lbs/no maximum weight. Exception: Trip animals in sale will not need to meet weight requirements. MARKET SHEEP: Minimum weight 100 lbs/no maximum weight. Exception: Trip animals in sale will not need to meet weight requirements. MARKET SWINE: Minimum weight 210 lbs/no maximum weight. SWINE PENS: Market pen will be weighed and sold as a pen in the sale. All bids will be for total premium only – not multiplied by the number of animals.

*No fans allowed that are not OSHA approved. *All fans will be side – mounted and blowing towards the West end of barn. No water type fan coolers of any kind allowed. No butt fans. *All beef exhibitors will utilize common bedding. *Sign up for tie-outs on Tuesday in Livestock Office. Please stay in your assigned tie outs all week and clean out your tie out stalls. *Cattle allowed in tie outs at 8:00 p.m.

Non Terminal Sale Information • A  ll 4-H members taking livestock through the 4-H Market Livestock Sale will have the option of taking their animal home. • 4-H members will continue to be able to sell one animal per specie exhibited, plus a trip animal if they will be exhibiting at the Minnesota State Fair or Ak-Sar-Ben and they exhibited 2 market animals of that specie at County Fair. • We will continue to provide a buyer (packer option) for Sheep, Swine, and Goats. The champion and reserve dairy market goat, meat market goat, steer, market heifer, dairy beef, swine, swine pen of three, poultry, rabbit, and sheep will be auctioned off from a special ring in the center of the judging arena following the sale of purple, blue, and red animals. These champion exhibits should be in place by 11:00 am on Saturday.

See page 82 for 2013 livestock buyers

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STEER Class/Lot: Members may show a maximum of 3 animals in this class A104001 Beef Steer DAIRY BEEF Class/Lot: Members may show a maximum of 3 animals in this class with a combination of crossbred and purebred dairy steer. Must have crossbred dairy steer to show 3. A105001 Dairy Beef (2) A105002 Dairy Beef Crossbred (cross of 2 Dairy Breeds) BABY BEEF Age Classification: Calf should be born between January 1, 2014 and May 15, 2014 and may be a bull, heifer or steer. Rules: • Members may exhibit only 1 animal. • Only members in grades 3rd through 5th are eligible to compete in this class. • This class is not eligible for the livestock auction sale or state fair. • All beef breeds will compete together. • Cannot exhibit in any other beef classes including Prospect and Spring Heifer classes or Junior Showmanship, or any yearling animal classes or other market classes. Class/Lot A-006001 – Baby Beef

4-H EXHIBITS

Thursday at 9:00 am SHOW SCHEDULE


BEEF HEIFER (BREEDING) RULES: • This class is not eligible for the livestock auction sale. • All breeds will compete in each age class. • Purebreds and commercials will show separately. • Members may exhibit a breeding heifer in each separate class. Class/Lot: A101101 – Spring Calf Purebred – Jan 1 – April 30, 2014 A101111 – Spring Calf Commercial – Jan 1 – April 30, 2014 A101001 – Fall Calf P/Bred – Sept 1, 2013 and Dec 31, 2013 A101011 – Fall Calf Commercial – Sept 1, 2013 and Dec 31, 2013 A101002 – Summer Yrlg P/Bred – May 1, 2013 and Aug. 31, 2013 A101022 – Summer Yrlg Commerical – May 1, 2013 and Aug. 31, 2013 A101003 – Jr Yrlg P/Bred – Jan. 1, 2013 and April 30, 2013 A101033 – Jr Yrlg Commerical – Jan 1, 2013 and April 30, 2013 A101004 – Sr Yrlg P/Bred – Sept. 1, 2013 and Dec. 31, 2012 A101044 – Sr Yrlg Commerical – Sept. 1, 2012 and Dec. 31, 2012 A101005 – 2 Yr Old P/Bred – March 1, 2012 and Aug. 31, 2012 A101055 – 2 Yr Old Commercial – March 1, 2012 and Aug. 31, 2012

DAIRY

Thursday at 8:00 am SHOW SCHEDULE Breeds will rotate in each class. Rotation schedule: Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, Jersey, Aryshire 1. Cloverbuds 2. Junior Calf 3. Junior Herds 4. Production Class 5. Showmanship – Senior; Intermediate; Junior 6. Championship – breeds and overall 7. State Fair Lineup CATTLE BARN RULES PER THE ELECTRICIAN ARE AS FOLLOWS: -16 amps or less on each breaker -1 fan per animal -Extension cords *no less than 12 gauge *maximum length of 50 feet no multiple ends RULES: • Members may show 1 animal per breed through the senior yearling class. Example: only 1 animal in Jr Heifer Calf class, 1 animal in Winter Calf class, and 1 animal in Fall Calf etc. •M  embers may show up to 2 two year olds and 3 advanced cows. • Members cannot exhibit an animal in the two-year old or advanced lots that was not identified and a project record started in advance of the first freshening. • Two different family members may show the same heifer (in different years, of course) prior to the first freshening. But, the first 4-Her to show the animal after her first calving will be the “exhibitor of record”. This animal may not be transferred to another family member after that, even though that family member may have shown/ID the animal as a heifer. • The Junior Calf Class is ineligible for a State Fair Trip. The Junior Calf Class is primarily for 4-Hers in 3rd grade through 5th. The calf must be born between March 1, 2014 and May 15, 2014. •P  urebred and grades will be judged together according to breeds. • All dairy breeds will be shown under the listed age classes. • All dairy exhibits will be judged on type except for the production class. • The PDCA fitting and showing score card will be the model for showmanship. • Senior yearling that have calved will compete in the 2 year old cow class (regardless of date of birth). • Dress code: White shirt and white jeans.

BEEF HEIFER (MARKET) RULES: • Heifers must have been dropped during 2013. • Only heifers shown in the market class will be eligible for the livestock sale. • May show at AK-SAR-BEN if quality merits and weigh a minimum of 850 lbs. at AK-SAR-BEN with a 2.0 rate of gain. • All heifers will be shown in one class unless numbers warrant more than one or broken down by weight. Class/Lot: Members may show a maximum of 2 animals in this class. A004002 – Market Heifer BEEF COW-CALF CLASS RULES: •  Exhibitors enrolled in the cow/calf project may enter both the cow/calf class and the prospect calf class, or the spring heifer class. The same calf may NOT be shown in both classes. • Calves in the cow/calf classes must be born after January 1 of the current year. • Bull, steer, and heifer calves are eligible for the cow/calf pair class. • Steer, bull, and heifer calves are eligible for the prospect calf class. They will be judged as prospect calves (market type). No performance data will be used. • Prospect calves are eligible for State Fair Trips. • These classes are not eligible for livestock sale.

BIRTH DATES: Junior Calf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 1, 2014 to May 15, 2014 Winter Calf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec 1, 2013 to Feb 28, 2014 Fall Calf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept 1 to Nov 30, 2013 Summer Junior Yearling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 1 to August 31, 2013 Spring Junior Yearling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 1 to May 31, 2013 Winter Senior Yearling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec 1, 2012 to Feb 28 2013 Fall Senior Yearling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept 1 to Nov 30, 2012 Junior 2 year old . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 1, to Aug 31, 2012 Senior 2 year old . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept 1, 2011 to Feb 29, 2012 Three year old cows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept 1, 2010 to Aug 31, 2011 Four year old cows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept 1, 2009 to Aug 31, 2010 Cow, five years & older . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Born before Sept 1, 2009 Dry Cow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dry cow of any age CLASS/LOT Junior Heifer Calf B100001 Holstein P/Bred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B100003 Other P/Bred B100011 Holstein Grade . . . . . . . . . B100033 Other Grade/Crossbred Winter Calf B101001 Holstein P/Bred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B101003 Other P/Bred B101011 Holstein Grade . . . . . . . . . B101033 Other Grade/Crossbred Fall Calf B102001 Holstein P/Bred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B103003 Other P/Bred B102011 Holstein Grade . . . . . . . . . B102033 Other Grade/Crossbred Summer Junior Yearling B103001 Holstein P/Bred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B102003 Other P/Bred B103011 Holstein Grade . . . . . . . . . B103033 Other Grade/Crossbred Spring Junior Yearling B104001 Holstein P/Bred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B104003 Other P/Bred B104011 Holstein Grade . . . . . . . . B104033 Other Grade/Crossbred Winter Senior Yearling B105001 Holstein P/Bred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B105003 Other P/Bred

Class/Lot A002001 – Beef Cow-Calf Registered A002002 – Beef Cow-Calf Commercial A003001 – Prospect Calf-Heifer A003002 – Prospect Calf-Steer/Bull BEEF Steer (Beef & Dairy) Baby Beef/Participation Beef Heifer (Breeding) Beef Heifer (Market) Cow/Calf Class Cloverbud Exhibitors Participation

Blue Red White $5.00 $4.00 $3.00 $5.00 $6.00 $5.00 $4.00 $5.00 $4.00 $3.00 $10.00 $8.00 $6.00 $2.00

BEEF SHOWMANSHIP

A-60-1 – Grades 9+ A-60-2 - Grades 6-8 A-60-3 - Grades 3-5 A-60-4 - Master Beef Showmanship

*All call backs for showmanship will be at end of show, any 4-Her can still come back for overall.

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B105011 Holstein Grade . . . . . . . . . B105033 Other Grade/Crossbred Fall Senior Yearling B106001 Holstein P/Bred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B106003 Other P/Bred B106011 Holstein Grade . . . . . . . . . B106033 Other Grade/Crossbred Junior Two Year Old B107001 Holstein P/Bred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B107003 Other P/Bred B107011 Holstein Grade . . . . . . . . . B107033 Other Grade/Crossbred Senior Two Year Old B108001 Holstein P/Bred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B108003 Other P/Bred B108011 Holstein Grade . . . . . . . . B108033 Other Grade/Crossbred Three Year Old Cows B109001 Holstein P/Bred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B109003 Other P/Bred B109011 Holstein Grade . . . . . . . . B109033 Other Grade/Crossbred Four Year Old Cows B110001 Holstein P/Bred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B110003 Other P/Bred B110011 Holstein Grade . . . . . . . . B110033 Other Grade/Crossbred Aged Cow B111001 Holstein P/Bred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B111003 Other P/Bred B111011 Holstein Grade . . . . . . . . . . B111033 Other Grade/Crossbred Dry Cow B112001 Holstein P/Bred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B112003 Other P/Bred B112011 Holstein Grade . . . . . . . . . . B112033 Other Grade/Crossbred

RULES: • Exhibitors need to pre-enter plus are required to complete an index class form. Forms will be sent to members. Completed forms must be on file in the 4-H Livestock Office by 12:00 pm (noon) on entry day. Class/Lot B120001 Indexing #A B120002 Indexing #B

GOAT

1. Cloverbuds 2. Showmanship Senior (9th grade and over) Intermediate (6-8th grades) Junior (3-5th grades) Novice (youth who have never shown goats before) 3. Dairy Goat Show Jr Kid Sr Kid Dry Yearlings Milkers 4. Champion Dairy Goat 5. State Fair Line up Dairy Goat MARKET GOAT SHOW SCHEDULE 1. Cloverbuds 2. Showmanship 3. Market Goat Show Dairy Market Meat Market Breeding Does 4. Champions Market Goats 5. State Fair Line Up Market Goats 6. Costume Class – all goats welcome *There will be a Junior Champion and Senior Champion animal to be named before State Fair Line up. Goat Costume Class – Fun costume class open to all goat exhibitors (Dairy Goats or Market Goats). This class will take place on Thursday immediately following the State Fair Line up for Market Goats. 4-H Members are encouraged to dress themselves and their goat in costumes. The costumes may represent a theme or any clever combination. Use your imagination and have FUN! *All animals must be fitted and completely clipped for the show – clean the ears, nose, tail, and around mouth. *Clip your dairy goat all over before showing. *Trim the feet a week before the show. RULES: • All female goats must have an official scrapies tattoo or tag. • Champions and State Fair exhibit goat tattoos will be verified. • Dress code: White shirt/white or black pants. • Members may exhibit one animal in each of the following age classes.

JUNIOR HERD RULES: •T  hree animals of same breed, regardless of age, purebred or grade. • All breeds competing. Class/Lot B007001 Junior Herd DAIRY Blue Red White Dairy $6.00 $5.00 $4.00 Junior Herd 1st $20 2nd $15 3rd $12 Dairy Production Class $6.00 $4.00 $2.00 Dairy (Genetics Index Class) $6.00 $4.00 $2.00 Cloverbud Exhibitors Participation $2.00

DAIRY SHOWMANSHIP B-60-1 Grades 9+ B-60-2 Grades 6-8 B-60-3 Grades 3-5

DAIRY PRODUCTION CLASS RULES: •R  ibbon awards will be based on value of product of the last completed lactation 305 day ME. •O  nly supervised DHIA test records are eligible for first place award at State Fair. • Exhibitors need to pre-enter, plus are required to complete a production record class form. Forms are available at the Extension Office. • Completed forms must be on file in the 4-H Livestock Office by 12:00 pm (noon) on entry day.

BIRTH DATES: Junior Doe Kid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 1 to June 30, 2014 Senior Doe Kid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 1 to March 31, 2014 Dry Yearling Doe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Born in 2013 Milking Yearling Doe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Born in 2013 Milking two-year old Doe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Born in 2012 Milking three-year old Doe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Born in 2011 Milking four-year old Doe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Born in 2010 Milking five-year old & older Doe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Born in 2009 or before Market Goat (altered male or female) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 1 – April 30, 2014 *Meat Breeding Dry Yearling (registered or grade) . . Born in 2012, never kidded Junior Meat Goat Breeding Doe (registered or grade) . . . . April 1 – May 15, 2014 Senior Meat Goat Breeding Doe (registered or grade) . . . . Jan. 1 – March 31, 2013

Class/Lot: Members may enter up to 3 animals, two-years old or older, that have completed a 305 day lactation record. B009001 Production #A B009002 Production #B B009003 Production #C

DAIRY PERFORMANCE (GENETICS INDEX CLASS) A performance class based on pedigree strength in milk production will be offered to all 4-H members showing dairy animals in the junior calf, senior calf, senior yearling, junior yearling or 2 year old classes. The predicted difference (PD), milk and fat, of the sire plus the estimated average transmitting ability (EATA), milk and fat, of the dam will be used to determine ribbon placing.

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Class/Lot: C-42-1 Junior Doe Kid C-42-2 Senior Doe Kid C-42-3 Dry Yearling Doe

4-H EXHIBITS

Thursday at 2:00 pm – Dairy Goat Thursday at 4:00 pm – Market Goat DAIRY GOAT SHOW SCHEDULE


C-42-4 Milking Yearling Doe C-42-5 Two Year Old Doe C-42-6 Milking Doe, 3 & under 5 yrs C-42-7 Milking Doe, 5 yrs or older

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RULES: • All market goats must be born between January 1st & May 15, 2014. • All market goats must be properly weighed and identified at a county weigh day. • Market Goats are completely clipped. It is optional to clip the legs from the knee in the front, the hock in the back, down to the hoof line. • All Market Goats must be disbudded. State Fair guidelines state re-growth must not to exceed 1”. • Note: For safety reasons, all market goats must be de-horned/ disbudded. Meat breeding does may have horns and they do not need to be capped or blunted. However, if an animal is deemed a safety concern at the discretion of the committee, additional safety measures may be required. • Dress Code: White shirts and blue jeans.

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Class/Lot: *Members may show 3 individual market goats (any weight), one Junior Doe Kid and one Senior Doe Kid, and one Yearling Meat Breeding Doe class. Allowed to bring a combination of 3 meat market and dairy market goats. You cannot exceed 2 of either specie. Example: 1 meat market and 2 dairy market or 2 meat market and 1 dairy market. C-20-1 Meat Market Goat C-20-2 Dairy Market Goat C-20-3 Meat Breeding Doe, Junior Class C-20-4 Meat Breeding Doe, Senior Class C-20-7 Dry Breeding Yearling, registered or grade

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GOAT MEAT MARKET SHOWMANSHIP

D-60-1 Grades 9+ D-60-2 Grades 6-8 D-60-3 Grades 3-5 D-60-4 Novice

GOATS Blue Red White Dairy $6.00 $5.00 $4.00 Market Goats $5.00 $4.00 $3.00 Stalling Decorations $20.00 $15.00 Cloverbud Exhibitors Participation $2.00

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INTERMEDIATE This course is slightly more challenging than figure 8. The following obstacles are used: • A-frame (apex at 5’-6’) • Pause table at 12” for dogs jumping 4”, 8” or 12” and at 24” for dogs jumping 16’, 20’ & 24” • (dogs in a down position for 5 consecutive seconds) • Pipe Tunnel • Closed Tunnel • Dog Walk (at an elevation of 3’) • Tire Jump • 5-6 Weave Poles The standard course time is 75 seconds. Dogs are shown with collar or leash. Dogs with a leg toward a USAA regular title, a leg toward an NCDA title, or a leg toward their AKC Open agility title are ineligible as is a handler having earned a UJHP Intermediate certificate. Members must show at this level until a round of 5 or fewer faults has been achieved in competition. Z - 1 - 5 Agility–Intermediate – Mini Z - 1 - 6 Agility–Intermediate – Open

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DOG AGILITY Dog Agility Show: Saturday, July 19 at 9:00 am Freeborn County Fairgrounds SHOW SCHEDULE

Rules: • To compete dog/handler team just have a minimum obedience score of 170 or higher in any previous year 4-H obedience competition OR must have completed 2 years of obedience training. Either 4-H classes or those of a recognized training school will be accepted. A verifiable dog show/match score may be substituted for a county, or state show score provided that score was earned by the same dog/handler team. However, simply working with your dog in the back yard is not accepted. • A verifiable dog show/match score may be substituted for a county show score provided that the score was earned by the same dog/handler team. • Dogs must be a minimum of 12 months old; large dogs must be 18 months old. • Members must attend 6 training sessions to qualify to show and for premiums and state dog show. • Dogs will be brought for the show and returned home immediately after the show.

SENIOR This course is slightly more challenging than a figure 8. The following obstacles are used: • A-frame (apex at 6’-0”) • Pause table at 12” for dogs jumping 4”, 8” or 12” and at 24”. (dogs in a down position for 5 consecutive seconds) • Pipe Tunnel • Closed Tunnel • Dog Walk (at an elevation of 3’) • Tire Jump • Long Jump • 5-6 Weave Poles This standard course time will be computed at 2 yards per second, but not exceeding 75 second. Handlers may continue in this class indefinitely. Z - 1 - 7 Agility–Senior – Mini Z - 1 - 8 Agility–Senior – Open

Class/Lot Beginner This is simple “S” shaped or horseless course. The following obstacles are used: • A-frame (apex at 4’-6”) • Pause table at 12” (dogs in down position or 5 cumulative seconds) • Pipe Tunnel • Closed Tunnel • Six Hurdles

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The standard course time is 60 seconds. All dogs will be shown on leash, wearing flat collars. A dog with a leg toward any agility title is ineligible. Members MUST show at this level until achieving a round of 5 or fewer faults in competition.

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ELEMENTARY This is simple “S” shaped or horseshow course. The following obstacles are used: * A-frame (apex at 5’-0”) * Pause table at 12” (dogs in down position for 5 cumulative seconds) * Pipe Tunnel * Closed Tunnel * Six Hurdles The standard course time is 60 seconds. All dogs will be shown off leash, wearing flat collars. A dog with a leg toward a USDA regular agility title, a leg toward an NCDA title, or a leg toward their AKC Novice agility title is ineligible, as a handle having earned a USDA Junior Handler Program (UJHP) Elementary certificate. Members must show at this level until achieving a round of 5 faults or less in completion.

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Z - 1 - 3 Agility–Elementary – Mini Z - 1 - 4 Agility–Elementary – Open

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1. Advanced 2. Senior 3. Intermediate 4. Elementary 5. Beginners 6. Jumpers


ADVANCED This course is slightly more challenging than a figure 8. The following obstacles are used: • A-frame (apex at 6’-0”) • Pause table at 12” for dogs jumping 4’, 8” or 12” and at 24” for dogs jumping 16”, 20” & 24”. (dogs in a down position for 5 consecutive seconds) • Pipe Tunnel • Closed Tunnel • Dog Walk (at an elevation of 3’) • Tire Jump • Long Jump • 5-6 Weave Poles • See-saw • 4-6 hurdles The standard course time will be computed at 2 yards per second, but not exceeding 75 second. Handlers may continue in this class indefinitely. Z - 1 - 9 Z - 1 - 10

DOG OBEDIENCE DOG SHOW: Sunday, July 20 at 1:00 pm Freeborn County Fairgrounds

Rules: * A rabies show certificate for your dog must be on file in the 4-H Officer prior to the show. * All dogs must have DHLPP shots. * Dog ID form MUST be on file in the Extension Office in order to show. * Beginner A, B & Graduate Beginner participants must have completed 10 trainings to be eligible to show. * Dogs will be brought for the show and returned home immediately after the show. Dress Code: BLUE JEANS ARE NOT ALLOWED. • Girls - Dresses, split skirts or dress pants • Boys - Dress shirt with or without tie, dress pants • Obedience - Match the color of your pants to your dog, with a contrasting shirt. • Showmanship - Showmanship attire should compliment but not blend with dog. Same attire as obedience. Girls may change from pants to dresses to skirts.

Agility–Advanced – Mini Agility–Advanced – Open

JUMPERS CLASS The course for the Jumper Class is comprised entirely of jumps and tunnels. A total of ten obstacles (jumps & tunnels) will be used. Faults obtained for this class will be ADDED on the total course time. Beginners may run course on or off leash. Elementary, Intermediate, & Seniors must be off leash. This class is not offered at the state show. Z - 1 - 11 Agility–Jumpers 1 – Mini Z - 1 - 12 Agility–Jumpers 1 – Open Z - 1 - 13 Agility–Jumpers 2 – Mini Z - 1 - 14 Agility–Jumpers 2 – Open Z - 1 - 15 Agility–Jumpers 3 – Mini Z - 1 - 16 Agility–Jumpers 3 – Open

Class/Lot BEGINNER A For 4-Hers with dogs in their first year of training. 4-Hers working with the same dog may participate in their class for only one year. Dogs with more than one year of training and those who have achieved one leg of their AKC-CD are ineligible. Z - 2 - 1 Beginner A BEGINNER B For 4-Hers or dogs with previous obedience training experience who is working with a new dog OR a dog with previous experience in an

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DOG SHOWMANSHIP DOG SHOW: Sunday, July 20 at 1:00 pm Freeborn Co. Fairgrounds Z - 3 - 1 Junior Novice Showmanship (completed 3rd-8th grade) member has never received a blue ribbon. Z - 3 - 2 Junior Open Showmanship (completed 3rd-8th grade) member has never won a blue ribbon in Junior Novice or Junior Open Showmanship. Z - 3 - 3 Senior Novice Showmanship (completed 3rd-8th grade) Member has never won a blue ribbon in Junior Novice or Junior Open Showmanship Z - 3 - 4 Senior Open Showmanship (completed 8th gradegrade 12+). Member has won a blue ribbon in Senior Novice Showmanship.

GRADUATE BEGINNER For dogs with no training beyond this level. Dogs will perform the long sit, long down, stand for examination, and recall off lead. No dogs can stay in this class more than two years or after receiving a blue ribbon at the state show level. Z - 2 - 5 Graduate Beginner NOVICE For 4-Hers and dogs with two or more years of obedience training. No dogs can stay in this class more than two years or after receiving a blue ribbon at the state show level. A dog with AKC-CD (or equivalent) is ineligible. Z - 2 - 7 Novice

Requirements: - 4-Hers shall exhibit in the classes corresponding to the level of training they and their dog have received. Additional information, class requirements, and rules/regulations can be found in the Minnesota 4-H Agility, Obedience, and Showmanship rules and guidelines (three separate publications) available on the MN 4-H dog project website (http://www. fourh.umn.edu/mndog/). - All dogs must be vaccinated according to the requirements listed on the MN 4-H Dog Project Identification Form and Vaccination Verification (DogIDA). - Beg A, B & Graduate Beginner participants must have completed 10 trainings to be eligible to show.

GRADUATE NOVICE 4-Hers and dogs who have received a blue ribbon in the novice class or those members who wish to enter due to previous training. No dog can stay in this class more than two years or after receiving a blue ribbon at the state show level. Dogs with AKC-CDX are ineligible. Z - 2 - 9 Graduate Novice PRE-OPEN 4-Hers may participate in this class until receiving a blue ribbon at the county show level. A dog with one leg of its AKC-CDX (or equivalent) is ineligible. Z - 2 - 11 Pre Open

DOG RALLY Sunday, July 20 at 1:00 pm Freeborn Co. Fairgrounds

OPEN 4-Hers may participate in this class for no more than two years or until receiving a blue ribbon at the state show level. A dog with CDX is ineligible. Z - 2 - 12 Open

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GRADUATE OPEN 4-Hers may participate in this class until receiving a blue at county level. A dog with one leg of its AKC-UD (or equivalent) is ineligible. Z - 2 - 13 Graduate Open

Rally-Pre-Novice Rally-Novice Rally-Pre-Advanced Rally-Advanced Rally-Excellent Rally-Veteran

DOG Dog Agility Dog Jumpers Dog Obedience Dog Rally

UTILITY There are no restrictions in this class. 4-Her’s may participate indefinitely. Z - 2 - 14 Utility VETERANS OBEDIENCE Dogs must be at least seven years old or older. Dogs must be trained to the Graduate Novice level. If a dog under the age of seven years has been found unfit to jump (broad jump and high jump) by this class. If entered in this Veterans Obedience Class, the participating dog will not be allowed to compete in any other obedience class other than Brace and Four Dog Team. Participation in agility will not be permitted. Showmanship participation is permitted and encouraged. The Graduate Novice score card will be used for judging. Z - 2 - 15 Veterans

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BRACE For 4-Hers with two dogs or for those who wish to “team up” and train a brace. No particular level of training is required or prohibited in this class. The graduate beginner score card is used in judging. Z - 2 - 16 Brace

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FOUR DOG TEAM For 4-Hers who wish to work together in training their dogs to perform as a unit of four. The heel on leash and figure eight will be done on lead. The stand for examination and the recall will be done off lead. Each dog will be called simultaneously. The one minute lone sit and three minute long down will be done with the handler in sight. The Graduate Beginner score card will be used in judging. Z - 2 - 18 Four Dog Team

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RULES: ALL 4-H MEMBERS MUST WEAR A HELMET! • Each 4-H member is required to own or lease (either alone or in partnership), one or more fillies, mares, geldings by May 15. This animal may be any age with the exception of stallions. • It is the responsibility of the 4-Her to provide care, feeding, grooming, training, and exercising beginning no later than May 1. • A 4-H record must be filled out on each animal and should start at the beginning of the project and be continuous. • It is recommended that all Horse project members and horseless horse (requirement from 2010) need to show progress in the Horse Achievement Book by completing at least ½ of a level by May 15 of each year. • It is recommended that all Horse project members attend at least 4 - 2 with 4-Her & Horse & 2 mandatory meetings of the training sessions or open riding nights. • Horses and ponies can be grade or registered. • For safety, only mares and geldings will be allowed to show at 4-H events. (Weaning colts will be allowed.) • A horse can be shown by one 4-H member only that earns points. • Only one halter horse can be shown in each class. • You are under 4-H rules until midnight (early Friday morning). COUNTY FAIR RULES: • All 4-H horse exhibitors must register on Monday of fair. • Back numbers will be given out on Monday of fair. • Stall assignments will be posted on Monday of fair. • All 4-H horses will be stalled by clubs. Location will be different than open class stalling assignments. A stalling request card MUST be completed and returned with pre-entry indicating the number of horses needing stall space. • All horses MUST be stalled by 5-10 pm Monday night or by 11 AM on Tuesday. • Members may show only one horse in each class. Classes will be combined if numbers are low. • Your club will be judged on herdsmanship. • Clubs can participate in Horse Stall Decoration competition. • Members will be responsible for cleaning and disinfecting their own stall quarters. • 4-Hers must also provide their own bedding (no straw). • 4-H members must follow appropriate tack requirements. Refer to the MN 4-H Horse Project Website www.mn4hhorse.com SELECTION OF STATE HORSE SHOW TRIP WINNERS: • Automatics - Overall Grand Champions 1.Showmanship Winner 2.Western Horsemanship Winner 3.English Equitation Winner 4.Top Game Winner 5. Any other State trips goes to high point rider. * The horse you won the state horse show trip on must go to the state show. You can’t substitute. * The state horse show rules will allow you to only enter those classes that you won a blue in at county fair. * In case one 4-H member wins more than one automatic trip. The second trip will be awarded on the point system. * In the case of a tie in points (other than the automatic trip allotment), the oldest 4-H member will win the trip. * Any trips over automatics that the county is eligible for will be determined on high points garnered by one 4-H member at either the game show or the pleasure show. • NOTE - the points are made on only one horse, one rider, combined.

State Horse Show: September 12-15, 2014

HORSE

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Minis – Indoor Area first following Mini- Big horses in Outdoor Arena

SHOW SCHEDULE MINIATURE 1 Showmanship 2 Trail 3 Halter 2 & under 4 Halter 3 & older Winners of each class compete for GC Mini Halter 5 Liberty 6 Hunter 7 Jumper 8 Horse Driving TRAINING 9 Horse Training-1st year 10 Horse Training-2nd year CLOVERBUDS 11 Cloverbuds HALTER 12 Quarter 2 & under 13 Quarter 3 & older Winners of each class compete for GC Quarter 14 Paint 2 & under 15 Paint 3 & older Winners of each class compete for GC Paint 16 Other Breeds/Appaloosa/Arabian 2 & under 17 Other Breeds/Appaloosa/Arabian 3 & older Winners of each class compete for GC OB/A/A 18 Grade Saddle 2 & under 19 Grade Saddle 3 & older Winners of each class compete for GC Grade 20 Ponies 2 & under 21 Ponies 3 & older Winners of each class compete for GC Ponies SHOWMANSHIP 22 Grades 9+ 23 Grades 6-8 24 Grades 3-5 Winners of 6-8 & 9+ come back for OVERALL Showmanship State Fair Trip HORSELESS HORSE 25 Horseless Horse-1st year 26 Horseless Horse-2nd year FUN CLASSES 27 Ride-a-buck 28 Costume 29 Pantyhose ENGLISH PERFORMANCE 30 English Pleasure 31 English Equitation WALK TROT 32 Walk Trot Western Horsemanship 33 Walk Trot Western Pleasure WESTERN PERFORMANCE 34 Western Horsemanship Sr. 35 Western Horsemanship Int. 36 Western Horsemanship Jr. 37 Western Pleasure Sr. 38 Western Pleasure Int. 39 Western Pleasure Jr. 40 Trail 41 Egg & Spoon Sr. 42 Egg & Spoon Int. 43 Egg & Spoon Jr. GYMKHANA 44 Walk Trot Barrels 45 Barrel Race Sr. 46 Barrel Race Int. 47 Barrel Race Jr. 48 Jumping Figure 8 Sr. 49 Jumping Figure 8 Int. 50 Jumping Figure 8 Jr. 51 Walk Trot Poles 52 Poles Sr. 53 Poles Int. 54 Poles Jr. 55 Key Race Sr. 56 Key Race Int. 57 Key Race Jr.

DRESS CODE Showmanship at Halter - either Western or English clothes are permitted but they should be appropriate to the breed of horse shown and the tack used on that horse. • Western - Must wear western boots; helmet; dress or western long sleeve shirt; dress or western pants or jeans; belt, vest, jacket or sweater optional. • English - Either hunt or saddle seat attire, but no mixing of the two. • Hunt seat - Clothing must be clean, neat and appropriate for hunter classes. Riders must wear coats, boots, breeches, and hunting caps. Clean shirt with stock and pin or ratcather and choker are preferred. The coat should be tweed of melton acceptable for hunting. Breeches should be of traditional shades of buff, gray, rust, beige, or canary, and high English boots should be worn. Black, dark blue or brown hunt caps are required. Gloves are optional but should be of a heavy wash leather or brown leather. • Saddle seat - Clothing must be neat, clean, and appropriate saddle seat attire (informal or formal). Riders shall wear a saddle suit

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Y – 12 – 12 Miniature Horse Driving 3 & Over TRAIL CLASS Class/Lot Y – 8 – 01 Trail (all ages) EGG & SPOON Class/Lot Y – 9 – 11 Senior (grades 9-12+) Y – 9 – 21 Intermediate (grades 6-8) Y – 9 – 31 Junior (grades 3-5) GYMKANA Class/Lot Y - 11 - 1 Barrel Race Senior (grades 9-12+) Y - 11 - 2 Barrel Race Intermediate (grades 6-8) Y - 11 - 3 Barrel Race Junior (grades 3-5) Y - 11-13 Walk Trot Barrels Y - 11 - 4 Pole Weaving Senior (grades 9-12+) Y - 11 - 5 Pole Weaving Intermediate (grades 6-8) Y - 11 - 6 Pole Weaving Junior (grades 3-5) Y - 11-14 Walk Trot Poles Y - 11 - 7 Key Race Senior (grades 9-12+) Y - 11 - 8 Key Race Intermediate (grades 6-8) Y - 11 - 9 Key Race Junior (grades 3-5) Y - 11 - 10 Jumping Figure 8 Senior (grades 8-12+) Y - 11 - 11 Jumping Figure 8 Intermediate (grades 6-8) Y - 11 - 12 Jumping Figure 8 Junior (grades 3-5)

HALTER Class/Lot Quarter Horse (Registered) Y - 3 - 5 2 year old and under mares and geldings Y - 3 - 6 3 year old and over mares and geldings Paint Horse (Registered) Y - 3 - 7 2 year old and under mares and geldings Y - 3 - 8 3 year old and over mares and geldings Any Other Breed (Registered) Y - 3 - 9 2 year old and under mares and geldings Y - 3 - 10 3 year old and under mares and geldings Poines (Registered and Grade) Y - 3 - 11 2 year old and under mares and geldings Y - 3 - 12 3 year old and over mares and geldings Grade Saddle Horse Y - 3 -13 2 year old and under mares and geldings Y - 3 - 14 3 year old and over mares and geldings PERFORMANCE – Western Horsemanship Class/Lot Y - 4 - 11 Senior (grades 9-12+) except ponies Y - 4 - 12 Intermediate (grades 6-8) except ponies Y - 4 - 13 Junior (grades 3-5) except ponies Y - 4 - 14 Ponies (56” and under) all ages PERFORMANCE – Western Pleasure – All Breeds Class/Lot Y – 5 – 11 Senior (grades 9-12+) except ponies Y – 5 – 12 Intermediate (grades 6-8) except ponies Y – 5 – 13 Junior (grades 3-5) except ponies Y – 5 – 14 Ponies (56” and under) all ages HORSELESS HORSE Class/Lot Y-5-1 Horseless Horse 1st Y-5-2 Horseless Horse 2nd year and above WALK-TROT CLASS - IS ONLY WALK TROT Optional class open to any age rider. Rider cannot enter any other 3 gaited Performance class, Western or English. Ribbons will be awarded, but no premiums or points will be awarded. Class/Lot Y - 0 - 32 Walk Trot Horsemanship PERFORMANCE – English Pleasure Class/Lot Y – 6 – 01 English Pleasure (all ages) PERFORMANCE – English Equitation Class/Lot Y – 7 – 01 English Equitation (all ages) MINIATURES Class/Lot SHOWMANSHIP Y – 12 – 1 Miniature Showmanship 2 & Under Y – 12 – 2 Miniature Showmanship 3 & Over TRAIL Y – 12 – 3 Miniature Trail 2 & Under Y – 12 – 4 Miniature Trail 3 & Over HUNTER Y – 12 – 5 Miniature Hunter 2 & Under Y – 12 – 6 Miniature Hunter 3 & Over JUMPER Y – 12 – 7 Miniature Jumper 2 & Under Y – 12 – 8 Miniature Jumper 3 & Over LIBERTY Y – 12 – 9 Miniature Liberty 2 & Under Y – 12 – 10 Miniature Liberty 3 & Over HORSE DRIVING Y – 12 – 11 Miniature Horse Driving 2 & Under

HORSE SHOWMANSHIP Y-00-10-11 Senior (grade 9-12+) Y-00-10-12 Intermediate (grades 6-8) Y-00-10-13 Junior (grades 3-5) Requirements: - Horse Helmet Policy : All 4-Hers participating in any 4-H sponsored mounted activity are required to wear properly fastened ASTM/SEI approved protective headgear. Helmet use is required when mounted. This policy also extends to 4-H volunteers when they are working with 4-H youth in a 4-H volunteer role during mounted activities. - Additional information is listed in the 4-H Horse Showmanship Manual (purchase at the Extension Office or view on the 4-H Horse website (www.mn4hhorse.com/). - Classes may be combined or split depending on number of entries. HORSE Blue Red White Horseless Horse $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Halter $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Performance Western $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Performance English $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Trail Class $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Egg & Spoon $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Gymkana $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Stalling Decorations 1st-$20 2nd-$15 Cloverbud Exhibitors Participation $2.00

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SHOW SCHEDULE Sunday at 9:00 a.m. 1. Cloverbuds 2. Showmanship 3. Public Relations 4. Obstacle 5. Costume Birthdates 4-H Llama projects must be born prior to January 1, 2014 Gender: No sexually intact male above 18 months is eligible for exhibition. All castrated males born prior to Jan 1, 2014 are eligible for exhibition. All females born prior to Jan 1, 2014 are eligible for exhibition. Class/Lot Public Relations - required E -4-1 Public Relations Junior (grade 3-5) E -4-2 Public Relations Intermediate (grade 6-8) E -4-3 Public Relations Senior (grade 9+)

4-H EXHIBITS

attire or conservative solid coat with matching jodhpurs, tire, derby or soft hat, and jodhpur boots. Gloves are recommended. PERFORMANCE CLASSES (equitation, horsemanship, pleasure, & trail) • Western - Must wear western boots; (helmet when mounted on horse) (western hat when on ground); dress or western longsleeved shirt; western pants or jeans and belt. Vest; jacket or sweater are optional. Chaps optional, at judges discreation. • English - Either hunt or saddle seat attire, but no mixing of the two. • Hunt seat - see above • Saddle seat - see above GAME CLASSES - Must wear western boots, helmet; dress or western long sleeve shirt; western pants or jeans and belt. Vest; jacket or sweater are optional; chaps optional.


F - 2 - 1

Obstacle – required E - 5 - 1 Obstacle Junior (grade 3-5) E - 5- 2 Obstacle Intermediate (grade 6-8) E - 5 - 3 Obstacle Senior (grade 9+) Costume – required E - 1 - 1 Costume (grades 3-13) Showmanship – required E - 2 - 1 Showmanship (grade 3-5) E - 2 - 2 Showmanship (grade 6-8) E - 2 - 3 Showmanship (grade 9+) Llama Poster (bring to Lama check-in) E - 6 - 1 Grades 3-5 E - 6 - 2 Grades 6-8 E - 6 - 3 Grades 9+ LLAMA Public Relations Obstacle Costume Cloverbud Participation Ribbon Llama Poster

DUCKS F - 3 - 1 Market pen of two males or two females F - 3 - 2 Breeding pen of one male & two females F - 3 - 3 Bantam Breeding pen of one male & two females GEESE F - 4 - 1 Market pen of two males or two females F - 4 - 2 Breeding pen of one male & two females GUINEA Note: ONLY Pearls, Whites and Lavender breeds can be shown: F - 5 – 1 Market pen of two males or two females – same breed F - 5 – 2 Breeding pen of one male & two females, same breed PIGEONS F - 6 - 1 Utility, 1 Breeding Pair F - 6 - 2 Utility, 1 Young bird Male or Female, 1 young bird, this year band F - 6 - 3 Fancy, 1 Breeding Pair F - 6 - 4 Fancy, Young bird Male or Female, 1 young bird, this year band F - 6 - 5 Flying, 1 Breeding Pair F - 6 - 6 Flying, Young bird Male or Female, 1 young bird, this year band TURKEYS - Domestic only F - 7 - 1 Market pen of two males or two females F - 7 - 2 Breeding pen of one male & two females

Blue Red White $5.00 $4.00 $3.00 $5.00 $4.00 $3.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00

LIVESTOCK DEMONSTRATIONS (Judging will be done at County Fair) K - 2 - 1 Grades 9+ - Individual K - 2 - 2 Grades 9+ - Team K - 2 - 3 Grades 6-8 - Individual K - 2 - 4 Grades 6-8 - Team K - 2 - 5 Grades 3-5 - Individual K - 2 - 6 Grades 3-5 – Team *Refer to demonstration judging information on page 81* **Livestock demos specie area that wins will receive 1 bonus trip for State Fair lineup in that species.

POULTRY SHOWMANSHIP F - 8 - 1 F - 8 - 2

Grades 9+ Grades 6-8

F-8-3

Grades 3-5

POULTRY POSTER (bring to check-in) F - 9 - 1 Grades 9+ F - 9 - 1 Grades 6-8 F - 9 - 1 Grades 3-5

POULTRY

POULTRY Blue Red White Poultry $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Cloverbud Exhibitors Participation $2.00 Poultry Poster $2.00

Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. SHOW SCHEDULE 1.  Cloverbuds 8. Dove 2. Showmanship - 9. Duck Meat Pens Senior; Intermediate; Junior 10. Duck Breeding Pens 3. Egg Production 11. Pigeons 4. Chicken Meat Pens 12. Turkey Meat Pens 5. Chicken Breeding Pens 13. Turkey Breeding Pens 6. Large 14. Geese Breeding Pens 7. Bantams 15. Trips - State Fair

RABBITS

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Rules: • Members must care and feed your own exhibit at the county fair. • Each family MUST sign up for a 3 hour security shift - sign up on Tuesday when you arrive with your poultry. • Suggested Dress Code: T-shirts or long sleeve (white if showing colored birds; colored if showing white birds), jeans, or slacks. NO shorts.

3. 4. 5.

Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. SHOW SCHEDULE Cloverbuds 6. Junior Does Showmanship 7. Intermediate Bucks Master 8. Intermediate Does Senior 9. Senior Bucks Intermediate 10. Senior Does Junior 11. Rabbits For Fun Market Single Fryers 12. Trips – State Fair Market Meat Pens 13. Championships Junior Bucks

RULES: • All breeding rabbits must be identified (tattooed) in the left ear and a record kept prior to May 15. Single fryers and meat pens (market) must be identified (tattooed) in the left ear prior to July 15. Single fryers and meat pens must be less than 70 days old and weigh 3-5 pounds. • All market fryers and meat pens are to come from does owned by the exhibitor by May 15. All fryers are to be raised and owned by the member. Members may exhibit one market meat pen. A single fryer may be from the pen of three. Separate records must be kept on each project • Judging will be based on health and vigor, uniformity of development, coat, condition and degree of fleshing. Standard recognized breed characteristics will be considered in judging breeding classes. • All breeds recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) are eligible and will be judged according to

Requirements: - Poultry exhibited must be of this year's hatch, (except advanced classes). All, except waterfowl and pigeons, must have health certificate. - Breeding classes will be judged on breed characteristics using the American Standard of Perfection as a guide. Class/Lot CHICKENS F - 1 - 1 F - 1 - 2 F - 1 - 3 F - 1 - 4 F - 1 - 5 DOVES

Purebred breeding pair

Market pen of two males or two females Breeding pen of one male & two females Bantam Breeding pen of one male & two females Egg production pen of two pullets, White egg layers Egg production pen of two pullets, Brown egg layers

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SHEEP

ARBA standards. • A  ll breeds have a junior and senior class. Large breeds have an intermediate class as well. • Was new in 2011: May exhibit 2 entries per lot/class. Not to exceed 10 rabbits per exhibitor. • All rabbits MUST be purebred and NOT crossbred, except rabbit for fun class. Suggested Dress Code: Long sleeve (because of scratching), white shirt and jeans. Requirements: - All breeds recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association are eligible. Rabbits will be judged according to ARBA standards. - Each rabbit must be permanently tattooed in the left ear for identification purposes

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Lamb Lead Cloverbuds Commerical Ewes (all grades) Purebred Ewes Champion & State Fair Lineup of Breeding Market Wethers & Market Ewes (all will be judged in evenly distributed weight classes) 7. Championships 8. State Fair Lineup 9. Showmanship Senior 9+ grades Intermediate 6-8 grades Junior 3-5 grades

RABBIT SMALL BREEDS G - 1 - 1 Senior Buck over 6 months of age G - 1 - 2 Senior Doe over 6 months of age G - 1 - 3 Junior Buck under 6 months of age G - 1 - 4 Junior Doe under 6 months of age

BREEDING EWE RULES: • Ewe Lambs born after Jan. 1, 2014 • Yearling Ewes must be born on or after Jan. 1, 2013 and must not show evidence of four permanent incisors. • All breeds compete in each lot. • Shearing is optional for ewe lambs. • All ewes must have been properly identified by May 15. • Commercial ewes require a MN State 4-H Tag. • Purebred ewes require breed associations identification. Class/Lot H - 1 - 1 Breeding Ewe Lamb Purebred H - 1 - 2 Breeding Ewe Lamb Commercial H - 1 - 3 Yearling Ewe Purebred H - 1 - 4 Yearling Ewe Commercial

RABBIT LARGE BREEDS G - 2 - 1 Senior Buck over 8 months of age G - 2 - 2 Senior Doe over 8 months of age G - 2 - 3 Intermediate Buck 6-8 months of age G - 2 - 4 Intermediate Doe 6-8 months of age G - 2 - 5 Junior Buck under 6 months of age G - 2 - 6 Junior Doe under 6 months of age **6 Class (large) rabbit breeds include New Zealand, Satin, American Giant Angora, Bevern, Californian, Champagne Dargent, Checkered Giant, American Chinchilla, Giant Chinchilla, Cinnamon, Crème Dargent, Flemish Giant, French Lop, Hotot, English Lop, Palomino and Silver Fox.** MARKET RABBIT G - 3 - 1 Single fryer, 3 to 5 pounds, not over 70 days old G - 3 - 2 Pen of three fryers, 3 to 5 pounds, not over 70 days old. RABBIT FOR FUN (Not eligible for State Fair or Champions) Any rabbit that does not meet breed standards can be entered (includes crossbreds) • May exhibit one entry in rabbits for fun. G-4-4 Rabbit For Fun (All ages)

RABBIT SHOWMANSHIP Grades 9+ Grades 6-8 Grades 3-5 Master Showmanship

RABBIT POSTER (bring to check-in) G - 4 - 1 Grades 9+ G - 4 - 2 Grades 6-8 G - 4 - 3 Grades 3-5 RABBIT Blue Red White Rabbit $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Cloverbud Exhibitors Participation $2.00 Rabbit Poster $2.00

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MARKET SHEEP Rules: • Market wethers must be castrated or banded prior to being weighed and ID’d at county weigh-ins. • Market lambs must be born on or after January 1, 2014. • It is recommended that all market lambs be shorn sometime in June and re-shorn within one week of show. • All lambs are to be weighed dry and clean without blankets or halters and must be slick shorn. • Both wether and ewe lambs are eligible for State Fair or AK-SAR-BEN. • Minimum weight for AK-SAR-BEN is 105 lbs. with no maximum weight limits. • All lambs being exhibited at AK-SAR-BEN must be DNA tested by the Extension Office. • Members may show up to 6 market lambs, a maximum of 2 can be each color – 2 black face, 2 white, 2 speckled. There will also be a white face market lamb class and a speckle face (brockle) market lamb class. • In the speckle face market lamb class, lambs must show evidence of white and black face breeding. It is recommended that the lamb has at least 35% white on the face, head, neck, and evidence of white on the legs. Final classification will be determined at weigh-in on Tuesday of Fair. There must be a minimum of three speckle face lambs to have a separate class. If this minimum is not met, lambs will be shown in the black face class. Requirements: - Recommended minimum weight for State Fair is 105 pounds; required maximum weight is 170 pounds. Market animals exceeding the maximum weight will not be eligible for State fair.

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RULES: All Sheep including breeding ewes, market ewes (any age), and market wethers need to be tagged with an official scrapie premise tag with unique serial number. These official tags can be ordered from the MN Board of Animal Health. These official tags are in addition to the MN 4-H ID Tag. No health papers are required for the County Fair or State Fair 4-H Sheep Show. 4-H families purchasing lambs will want to make sure the animals have a scrapies tag.

4 Class (small) rabbit breeds include Dutch, Florida White, Holland Lop, Jersey Wooly, Mini Lop, Mini Rex, Netherland Dwarf, Polish, Rex, American Fuzzy Lop, American Sable, Dwarf Hotot, English Angora, French Angora, Satin Angora, Belgian Hare, Britannia Petite, Standard Chinchilla, English Spot, Harlequin, Havana, Himalayan, Lilac, Rhinelander, Silver, Silver Marten, Thrianta and Tan.

G - 60 - 1 G - 60 - 2 G - 60 - 3 G - 60 - 4

Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. SHOW SCHEDULE


Class (Max of 6 – 2 max of each color) H – 2 - 1 Market Lamb - Speckle Face (2 exhibits max) H – 2 - 2 Market Lamb - Black Face (2 exhibits max) H – 2 - 3 Market Lamb - White Face (2 exhibits max)

• Awards are based on the market quality of the hogs at the time of showing. • Market barrows and gilts will be eligible to compete at State Fair. Market Gilt Division winner selected, a Market Barrow Division winner and a Purebred Market Barrow Division winner. Only these 3 pigs will come back for the Championship drive, with the 2nd place pig in that division to be considered for RC Pig. Only the Champion & Reserve Champion Overall market Pigs and the Champion Reserve Pen of 3 will be in the 4-H Livestock Auction Sale of Champions. • Once a gilt has been shown as a market animal at the County Fair, it cannot be shown as a breeding animal at the State Fair or vice versa. • Both gilts and barrows will be eligible for AK-SAR-BEN trips providing they weigh a minimum of 235 lbs and not over 285 lbs and have a DNA sample on file. • All hogs must be properly identified with universal notches in both ears and have an official MN State 4-H identification to be eligible for Champion or Reserve, or State Fair. Recommended minimum weight for State Fair is 220 pounds; maximum State Fair weight is 300. Market animals exceeding the maximum weight will not be eligible for State Fair.

SHEEP SHOWMANSHIP H - 6 - 1 Grades 9+ H - 6 - 2 Grades 6-8 H - 6 - 3 Grades 3-5 Requirements: - Recommended minimum weight for State Fair is 105 pounds; required maximum weight is 170 pounds. Market animals exceeding the maximum weight will not be eligible for State Fair. All call backs will be at end of show, any 4-Her can come back.

LAMB LEAD

Wednesday at 5:00 pm Lamb Lead interviews will be held in Livestock Office early afternoon on Wednesday (sign up sheet in Livestock Office Tues.) H - 3 - 1 Grades 9+ H - 3 - 2 Grades 6-8 H - 3 - 3 Grades 3-5

Class/Lot I - 2 - 1 Market Barrow (2 exhibits) I - 2 - 1 Market Barrow Purebred I - 3 - 1 Market Gilt (2 exhibits)

Rules: • Exhibitors must use one of their own 4-H Lambs exhibited at the 2014 Freeborn County Fair. • Exhibitor must groom and train his/her own animal. • Exhibitors need to pre-enter plus complete an information form. • Completed information forms must be on file in the 4-H Livestock Office by 12 noon on entry day (Tuesday). • Exhibitors must wear a garment made from at least 70% wool. • Any member may enter this class at the State Fair providing they have completed the sixth grade and are exhibiting a 4-H lamb at the 2014 Minnesota State fair and won a trip with their lamb at county fair. Requirements: - Lamb lead exhibitors must groom and train a sheep and must wear a garment made from at least 70% wool. Exhibitors will be judged based on project knowledge, poise, their outfit, and their lamb. - Classes may be combined depending on number of entrants

BREEDING GILTS Rules: • 4-H members may show one Breeding Gilt in each class/lot #. • Can be purebred or crossbred. • Breeding gilts can be born Jan. 1, 2014 or after. • Classes will be split according to numbers at fair by age and/or breed. Class/Lot - Registered I - 1 - 1 January Gilts I - 1 - 2 February Gilts I - 1 - 3 March Gilts Class/Lot - Commercial I - 1 - 4 January Gilts I - 1 - 5 February Gilts I - 1 - 6 March Gilts

SHEEP Blue Red White Breeding $6.00 $5.00 $4.00 Market/Lamb Lead $5.00 $4.00 $3.00 Cloverbud Exhibitors Participation $2.00

SWINE PEN OF 3 Rules: • Individuals DO NOT need to be from same litter of pigs. • Individuals may be shown from the market pen. Class/Lot I-4-1 Market Pen (3 pigs-barrows or gilts)

SWINE

Wednesday at 8:00 am SHOW SCHEDULE

SWINE Blue Red White Market/Pen $5.00 $4.00 $3.00 Cloverbud Exhibitors Participation $2.00

1. Cloverbuds 2. Breeding Gilts 3. Market Gilts (light to heavy) 4. Market Barrows Purebred 5. Market Barrows (light to heavy) 6. Market Pen of 3 7. Championships 8. State Fair Lineup 9. Showmanship Senior, Intermediate, Junior MARKET SWINE RULES: • Members may exhibit two individual market hogs (either sex - 2 barrows, 2 gilts or 1 barrow and 1 gilt). Members may exhibit a 3rd market animal provided it is a purebred barrow with registration papers. In addition 4-Hers may show a swine market pen of 3. • 4-Hers will be allowed to show 2 barrows in the Gateway Show if the 4-Her shows 2 barrows in 4-H Show. They may also exhibit their individual barrow or gilts & Pen of 3 in the FFA swine show. • Recommended farrowing dates of pigs should be after February 1, 2014.

SWINE SHOWMANSHIP I - 60 - 1 Grades 9+ I - 60 - 2 Grades 6-8 I - 60 - 3 Grades 3-5 *All call backs for showmanship will be at end of show, but any 4-Her can come back for overall.

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BEEF Champion Steer Heers Club Calf Sale R Champion Steer Heers Club Calf Sale Champion Dairy Beef US Feeds R Champion Dairy Beef US Feeds Champion Baby Beef Showperson Mark Esse Champion Heifer (Breeding) Clarks Grove-Waseca Vet Clinic R Champion Heifer (Breeding Ranch & Pet Supply Champion Market Heifer In Memory of Doc Minear RC Market Heifer Adam Suhr Construction Champion Cow-Calf Magnuson Cattle Company R Champion Cow-Calf Andersland Simmental Farm Champion Prospect Calf Thorson Farms R Champion Prospect Calf Thorson Farms ROG Champion Market Beef Ranch & Pet Supply ROG R Champion Market Beef Pestorious Angus Farm ROG Champion Dairy Beef Ranch & Pet Supply ROG R Champion Dairy Beef Jacobs Farm-Conger SHOWMANSHIP AWARDS Champion Beef-Junior Freeborn Co Cattleman’s Assn R Champion Beef-Junior Travis & Kristen Wasmoen Champion Beef-Intermediate Freeborn Co Cattleman’s Assn R Champion Beef-Intermediate Jacobsen Livestock Champion Beef-Senior Brady Gooden R Champion Beef-Senior Purina Animal Nutrition Champion Beef-Master Travis Wangen Family Champion Dairy Beef-Junior Nelson’s Dairy Beef R Champion Dairy Beef-Junior Tim Sailor Trucking Champion Dairy Beef-Intermediate Nelson’s Dairy Beef R Champion Dairy Beef-Intermediate Tim Sailor Trucking Champion Dairy Beef-Senior Nelson’s Dairy Beef R Champion Dairy Beef-Senior Tim Sailor Trucking Champion Dairy Beef-Master Geneva Appliances YOUNG BEEF PRODUCER BEEF PRODUCER AWARD

In Memory of Betty Claussen FC Cattlemens Assoc

1st YEAR BEEF EXHIBITORS

SIVAD Farms Mike and Kari Mattson Family The Little's at Treasure Ridge  Top Notch Stock Farm

DAIRY Champion Overall Top Placing 1st Year Dairy Calf Exhibitor Champion Purebred Holstein Calf Champion Brown Swiss Champion Holstein Champion Grade Holstein Champion Guernsey Champion Jersey Champion Other Breeds Champion Crossbred High Producing Cow 1st Year Dairy Exhibitors Champion Junior Herd Champion Dairy Production SHOWMANSHIP AWARDS Dairy-Junior Dairy-Intermediate Dairy Senior

Albert Lea Seed House Freeborn County Shopper Austin Vet Clinic Jacobs Farm Conger LARCREST Holsteins Dick Miller Ray Roberts Family Alchrist Farm Dave Johnson Family Clarks Grove-Waseca Vet Matt Wangen Family Dustin Jacobs Freeborn County ADA Albert Lea Seed House Freeborn County ADA Dustin Jacobs Clarks Grove-Waseca Vet Clarks Grove-Waseca Vet

DOG Champion Agility Advanced Mini Champion Agility Advanced Open Champion Agility Beginner Mini Champion Agility Beginner Open Champion Agility Elementary Mini Champion Agility Elementary Open Champion Agility Intermediate Mini Champion Agility Intermediate Open Champion Jumpers 1 Mini Champion Jumpers 2 Mini Champion Jumpers 3 Mini Champion Jumpers 1 Open Champion Jumpers 2 Open Champion Jumpers 3 Open Champion Agility Senior Mini Champion Agility Senior Open Champion Beginner A Champion Beginner B Champion Beginner Graduate Champion Brace Champion Four-Dog Team Champion Novice Champion Graduate Novice Champion Graduate Open Champion Obedience Open Champion Pre-Open Champion Junior Novice Showmanship Champion Senior Novice Showmanship Champion Junior Open Showmanship Champion Senior Open Showmanship

Clarks Grove-Waseca Vet Clarks Grove-Waseca Vet South Central Pet Care South Central Pet Care Shellrock 4-H Club-Friend of 4-H Albert Lea Tribune Kabrud Family Freeborn County Dog Committee Freeborn County Dog Committee Freeborn County Dog Committee Freeborn County Dog Committee Freeborn County Dog Committee Freeborn County Dog Committee Freeborn County Dog Committee Clarks Grove-Waseca Vet Clarks Grove-Waseca Vet Clarks Grove-Waseca Vet Hayward 4-H Club South Central Pet Care State Farm - Nancy Vanderwaerdt Innovance South Central Pet Care Freeborn County Dog Committee State Farm - Nancy Vanderwaerdt Clarks Grove-Waseca Vet State Farm - Nancy VanderWaerdt Clarks Grove-Waseca Vet Freeborn County Dog Committee Clarks Grove-Waseca Vet South Central Pet Care

GOAT Champion Market Dairy Goat Alchrist Farms Champion Market Meat Goat Milt Wayne Family Reserve Champion Dairy Market Goat Hayward 4-H Club Reserve Champion Meat Market Goat Mark Olson Family Senior Champion Dairy Goat Mrs. Sherry Panuska Champion Meat Breeding Hilltop Livestock Reserve Champion Meat Breeding Mary DeRaad Reserve Senior Champion Dairy Goat Ranch & Pet Supply Junior Champion Dairy Goat Alchrist Farm Reserve Junior Champion Dairy Goat Al Wagner Family Champion Market Doe Becker Auto Reserve Champion Market Doe Becker Auto ROG Champion Dairy Market Goat Mary DeRaad ROG Champion Market Meat Goat Hilltop Livestock ROG Reserve Champion Dairy Market Goat Milt Wayne Family ROG Reserve Champion Meat Goat Re/Max Properties-Greg Moen Showmanship Champion Dairy Goat Junior ALFC Chamber Ag Committee Showmanship Champion Dairy Goat Interm Re/Max Properities Jim/Emelie Paulson Showmanship Champion Dairy Goat Senior Riskedahl Farms Showmanship Champion Dairy Goat Novice Tracy Holland Showmanship Champion Market Goat Jr Brad & Susie Miller Family Showmanship Champion Market Goat Interm Jacobsen Livestock Showmanship Champion Market Goat Sr Steve and Cheryl Lonning Showmanship Champion Market Goat Novice Wagner Manufacturing

HORSE Champion Barrel Race Intermediate Champion Barrel Race Junior Champion Barrel Race Senior Champion Egg & Spoon Intermediate

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Richter Farms In Memory of Colby Sailor Richter Farms Richter Farms

4-H EXHIBITS

2014 Freeborn County Fair Awards Sponsorship


Champion Egg & Spoon Senior Champion Egg & Spoon Junior Champion English Equitation All Ages Champion English Pleasure All Ages Champion Halter Classes (5) Champion Horse Novice Award Champion Horseless Horse Trail Champion Horseless Horse Junior Champion Horseless Horse Intermediate Champion Horsemanship Intermediate Champion Horsemanship Junior Champion Horsemanship Ponies Champion Horsemanship Senior Champion Jumping Figure 8 Intermediate Champion Jumping Figure 8 Junior Champion Jumping Figure 8 Senior Champion Key Race Intermediate Champion Key Race Junior Champion Key Race Senior Champion Pole Weaving Intermediate Champion Pole Weaving Junior Champion Pole Weaving Senior Champion Trail Class Champion Miniature Halter Champion Miniature Trail Champion Miniature Liberty Champion Walk Trot Barrels Champion Walk Trot Pleasure Champion Walk Trot Horsemanship Champion Walk Trot Poles Champion Western Pleasure Intermediate Champion Western Pleasure Junior Champion Western Pleasure Ponies Champion Western Pleasure Senior Overall High Point Rider Showmanship Champion at Halter Interm Showmanship Champion at Halter Junior Showmanship Champion at Halter Senior Champion Horse Sportsmanship

Dick Ochs Family Richter Farms Ranch & Pet Supply Ranch & Pet Supply Sunset Saddle Club In Memory of Colby Sailor In Memory of Colby Sailor In Memory of Colby Sailor In Memory of Colby Sailor Purina Animal Nutrition Precision Septic Services Doug Kuethe Clarks Grove-Waseca Vet Purina Animal Nutrition Richter Farms In Memory of Colby Sailor Richter Farms Northstar Ranch Northstar Ranch In Memory of Jodi Wangsness Richter Farms Richter Farms Richter Farms Kay Drenth Ranch & Pet Supply Ranch & Pet Supply Ranch & Pet Supply Kari Kalstad In Memory of Keith Bakken In Memory of Keith Bakken Todd Utpadel In Memory of Dale Kluver Howard Morrison Memorial Fleet Farm Supply Tiger City Sports Todd Utpadel Randy Eggum Family Greg Jensen Country Tack In Memory of Colby Sailor Tom’s Taxidermy Studio Freeborn-Mower Coop Service Todd Utpadel

LAMA Showmanship Champion Junior Showmanship Champion Intermediate Showmanship Champion Senior Champion Public Relations Junior Champion Public Relations Intermediate Res Champion Public Relations Intermediate Champion Public Relations Senior Champion Obstacle Junior Champion Obstacle Intermediate Res Champion Obstacle Intermediate Champion Obstacle Senior Champion Costume Reserve Champion Costume

Becker Auto Becker Auto Becker Auto Conger 4-H Club Crom Trucking Crom Trucking Sharon Malakowsky Sharon Malakowsky Crom Trucking Crom Trucking Sharon Malakowsky South Central Pet Care Saxton Family

LIVESTOCK - miscellaneous Herdsmanship

Allegro Trading Company

Livestock Judging Contest-1st Place Team Livestock Judging Contest-1st Beef Team Livestock Judging Contest-1st Overall Indivi Livestock Judging Contest-1st Sheep Team

Silvercrest Charolais FC Cattlemens FC Pork Producers FC Livestock Producers

Livestock Judging Contest-1st Swine Team Livestock Judging Contest-2nd Place Team Livestock Judging Contest-3rd Place Team

FC Pork Producers Silvercrest Charolais Silvercrest Charolais

POULTRY Champion Overall Market Champion Overall Bantam Breeding Champion Large Breeding Poultry Champion Chicken Egg Production Champion Turkey Breeding Pen Champion Turkey Market Pen Champion Duck Meat Pen Champion Duck Breeding Pen Showmanship Poultry Intermediate Showmanship Champion Junior Showmanship Champion Senior

Friend of 4-H Wagner Manufacturing Rightway Roofing David Johnson Family David Johnson Family David Johnson Family Marilyne & Greg Donahue Marilyne & Greg Donahue Norm & Pat Bangert Norm & Pat Bangert Norm & Pat Banqert

RABBIT Champion Overall Market Rabbit Champion Senior Buck Champion Senior Doe Champion Junior Buck Champion Breeding Rabbit Champion Intermediate Doe Champion Junior Doe Champion Intermediate Buck Showmanship Champion Intermediate Showmanship Champion Junior Showmanship Champion Senior Showmanship Champion Master

Keven Maxa Family Deloris Schewe Keven Maxa Family Deloris Schewe Jensales Jensales The Time Shop The Time Shop Jensales Jensales Jensales Schewe & Maxa Family

SHEEP Champion Overall Lamb Champion Black Face Lamb Champion White Face Lamb Champion Speckled Face Lamb ROG Champion Market Lamb ROG Reserve Champion Market Lamb Champion Commercial Breeding Ewe Champion Lamb Lead Intermediate Champion Lamb Lead Junior Champion Lamb Lead Senior Reserve Champion Market Lamb Champion Purebred Breeding Ewe Showmanship Champion Intermediate Showmanship Champion Junior Showmanship Champion Senior 1st Year Sheep Exhibitors & Cloverbuds

Steve & Cheryl Lonning Freeman 4-H Club Clark Mittag Family Shepherds Ridge Mark Olson Family Don Grunzke Family Chris Larson Construction Greg Jensen Auctioneer Greg Jensen Auctioneer Greg Jensen Auctioneer Brian Schmidt Wambeam Hampshires & Club Lambs Larson Services TREBS Farm Albert Lea Elevator Todd & Robin Schmidt

SWINE Champion Overall Market Swine Reserve Champion Market Swine Champion Market Pen Swine Showmanship Showmanship Champion Intermediate Showmanship Champion Junior Showmanship Champion Senior SPECIAL AWARDS Master Swine Producer Young Swine Producer Award

MN Pork Board MN Pork Board Lukes Brothers Inc. FC Pork Producers Clarks Grove-Waseca Vet FC Pork Producers Purple Ribbon Pigs Viafield of Northwood FC Pork Producers FC Pork Producers

If you would like to be an award sponsor, please contact the Extension Office at 507-377-5660.

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- Members should be familiar with safety codes in 4-H curriculum. Exhibit Suggestions: - Flyable models built from kit or your own design. - Non flyable models built from kit or your own design. - Display of other equipment needed for aerospace project. - A rocket launch. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon**

State Fair Encampment (General Projects) August 29-31 Booth/Banner /Community Pride Scrapbook Participation Ribbon $20.00

CLUB BANNER

T - 1 - 1 Club Banner Two banners will be selected for State Fair exhibits. Requirement: 1. Banner must be 3' x 5' and designed to hang vertically. 2. It must be completed and equipped with a dowel (minimum size 3’ 8”) and ready to hang. 3. Banner must be of fabric (no paper) and can be one or two-sided. 4. Club name on 3 x 5 card pinned to back. (Any assembly technique can be used.) **2 Banners will be chosen for State Fair** **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon** **Participation Ribbons**

BICYCLE

P - 20 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 20 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 20 - 3 Grades 3-5 Exhibit Suggestions: - Display showing types of bikes, parts of a bike, maintenance, traffic rules, bicycling hazards, how to wear a helmet, equipment used to teach others about bike repair or first aid, etc. - Notebook or picture story of a bike rodeo or other bike event you helped with, or research on some other aspect of bicycling that was presented to a class or service club. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon**

CLUB BOOTH

CAT

T - 1 - 3 Club Booth Requirement: -the booth should depict an area of work or program of current emphasis. Rules: 8 booth spaces are available. Registration for space is on a first come, first serve basis. Booth location will be assigned by Extension Office. Please be prepared to make adjustments. Booths must be set up on Sunday, July 28 between 1 & 4 pm. Booth size vary – Width: 68”-75” Height: 4’ Depth: 43”-49” **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon** **Participation Ribbons**

P - 30 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 30 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 30 - 3 Grades 3-5 Requirements: - Be prepared to answer questions about your cat and its care. Exhibit Suggestions: - Educational exhibits may include models, diagrams or pictures. Members must have a photograph of themselves with their cat shown on a display or poster. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon**

CLUB SCRAPBOOK

CHILD & FAMILY DEVELOPMENT

T - 1 - 6 Scrapbook Requirements: 1. The Scrapbook must be 12 x 12 minimum of 6 pages depict the current 4-H Club Work. 2. One scrapbook per club. 3. One or more youth must participate in conference judging. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon** **Participation Ribbons**

COMMUNITY PRIDE

T - 1 - 2 Community Pride One exhibit will be selected for State Fair. Requirements: 1. The exhibit may include a three-sided display, video, or other visual method which visually highlights the entire project or certain parts in a manner which tells the public what positive effects the project had on the community. 2. Two club youth who participated in the project may represent the club in conference judging. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon** **Participation Ribbons** PROJECT AREA Blue Cat/Pet/Exploring Animals $3.00 Mechanical Science $3.00 Personal Growth & Development $3.00 Expressive Arts $3.00 Family & Consumer Science $3.00 Natural Science $3.00 Plant & Soil Sciences $3.00 Veterinary Sciences $3.00 CloverBudsParticipation Ribbon - $2.00**

Red $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00

White $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00

CITIZENSHIP

AEROSPACE

P - 10 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 10 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 10 - 3 Grades 3-5 Requirements: - Flyable models should be ready for flight (do not include fuel); recovery system should be in place and operative.

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P - 50 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 50 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 50 - 3 Grades 3-5 Exhibit Suggestions: - 3-Ring binder, report binder or 3-sided display reporting on community projects and/or citizenship activities which you or your club completed under your leadership. Include plans of action as well as the evaluation of each. - A written narrative and/or visual communication presentation of 8 to 10 minutes, using photos, video and/or slides, to show how you worked with others in your community to solve problems. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon**

4-H EXHIBITS

P - 40 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 40 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 40 - 3 Grades 3-5 Requirements: - Exhibitors should be prepared to discuss, in conference judging, the age and other characteristics of the child for whom the exhibit is intended and how the exhibit contributes to the child's growth, development, and well-being. - If the exhibit is designed to be interactive with children, the item is to be used with children before exhibiting and a photograph of this activity must accompany the exhibit. Signs of use will not detract from the placing of the exhibit. Exhibit Suggestions: - Toy, game, puzzle, puppets, art/craft materials, etc., made from new or recycled/throw-away material. - Babysitting kit/travel kit/rainy day kit, including at least one item made by exhibitor. - Original book, story, poem, song, play, cookbook, audio or video tape and narrative, activity book, safety manual for children, file about children and/or families. - Scrapbook, photographs, items, reports, video, etc., on family heritage with description of what was learned about self and family. - A creatively developed program and/or item used for or with a person with a special need (gifted, developmentally delayed, physically impaired, etc.). **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon** **Junior Champion Ribbon**


clothing project to take part in this challenge! • You can bring your clothing challenge to be on display at the County Fair. **Participation Ribbon**

CLOTHING & TEXTILES Judging will be on Wednesday, July 16 at Northbridge Mall P - 60 - 1 P - 60 - 2 P - 60 - 3 P - 60 - 4 P - 60 - 5 P - 60 - 6 P - 60 - 7 P - 60 - 8 P - 60 - 9 P - 60 - 10 P - 60 - 11 P - 60 - 12 P - 60 - 13 P - 60 - 14 P - 60 - 15

Grades 9+ - Clothes You Make Grades 6-8 - Clothes You Make Grades 3-5 - Clothes You Make Grades 9+ - Clothes You Buy Grades 6-8 - Clothes You Buy Grades 3-5 - Clothes You Buy Grades 9+ - Non Garment Exhibit Grades 6-8 - Non Garment Exhibit Grades 3-5 - Non Garment Exhibit Grades 9+ - Fashion Revue Clothes You Make Grades 6-8 - Fashion Revue Clothes You Make Grades 3-5 - Fashion Revue Clothes You Make Grades 9+ - Fashion Revue Clothes You Buy Grades 6-8 - Fashion Revue Clothes You Buy Grades 3-5 - Fashion Revue Clothes You Buy

Clothes or Non Garment You Make Requirements: - Each garment must include an information tag listing: pattern company name and number, fiber content of fabric and care instructions, member name and club. - Garments may have been worn before showing, but should be cleaned before exhibiting. - Items constructed should be appropriate for skill level and experience of exhibitor. Clothes or Non Garment You Make Exhibit Suggestions: - A project such as a pillow top, tote bag, chef’s apron, skirt with elastic waistband, backpack, etc., - A constructed garment made from a pattern - Creative sewing such as wearable art, costume, or use of techniques such as knitting, cross-stitch, etc, incorporated into garment. - Clothing or textiles display showing a "fact" or "why" related to clothing selection, care. - Garment mended, repaired or recycled, with color photo of original garment and explanation of steps used. Clothes or Non Garment You Buy Requirements: - The purchased garment or outfit must be accompanied by an 81/2"x 11" binder with, at minimum, the following information: a) Colored photo of member wearing the garment. Label photo with name, county, and color of complexion, hair and eyes. b) Cost of garment. Explanation of why garment was purchased and examples of ways it will be used in existing wardrobe, and include inventory of wardrobe. - Garments may have been worn before showing but should be cleaned and pressed before exhibiting. -one binder for each outfit exhibiting. Clothes or Non Garment You Buy Exhibit suggestions: - A purchased garment that fits into your wardrobe plan. - A poster showing cost comparisons, wardrobe building, accessorizing, care, etc. Fashion Revue Clothes You Make or Buy Requirements - Participants may model any clothing they have constructed, restyled or purchased as a part of their 4-H clothing project. **Champion & Reserve Clothes You Make Ribbon** **Champion & Reserve Clothes You Buy Ribbon** **Junior Champion Clothes You Make Ribbon** **Junior Champion Clothes You Buy Ribbon**

J-1-1

CLOVERBUDS

Level 1: Any one item from the following. Exploring Nature; Exploring the Plant World; Exploring Your Home or Pets – does not include dogs, rabbits, or other animals exhibited by older 4-H members. J-1-2 L  evel 2: Any two items listed here: Vegetable gardening; Indoor Gardening; Aerospace; Safety; Health; Photography or foods. J-1-3 L  evel 3: Any three items listed here: Vegetable gardening; Indoor Gardening; Aerospace; Safety; Health; Photography; Foods; Sewing/Clothing; Shop; Self-Determined; Natural Resources made at home. Refer to Cloverbud sheet you received in your packet for suggested project ideas. Requirement: - Cloverbud members have completed kindergarten or grades 1-2.

CLOWNING

See Self Determined Area for 2014

COMPUTER

P - 80 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 80 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 80 - 3 Grades 3-5 Requirements: - Computers may be used in judging, but emphasis is on documentation, screen print, and summary. 4-H'ers are responsible for providing and securing any hardware used for judging; hardware may not be left on display. - Reports and written summaries should be bound in a booklet or placed in a folder. Exhibit Suggestions: - Display showing the parts of a computer and how they work, consumer choices involved when buying a computer, how computer software can be put to use. Include statement of purpose, written plan for use, and examples of use. - Program/software developed by the 4-H member including a statement of objectives, and discussion of program. Program/software be original or adapted by the member from an existing program. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon**

CONSUMER EDUCATION P - 90 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 90 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 90 - 3 Grades 3-5 Requirements: - Exhibitor should be able to explain his/her choices and the reasons for those choices. Exhibit Suggestions: - Label comparison showing different types of labels and/or models of same included. - Consumer comparison comparing several models of the same item, showing feature, costs, etc., with best item selected and reasons why. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon**

CRAFTS, FINE ARTS & SCRAPBOOKING

CLOTHING CHALLENGE P - 60 - 16 All Grades For 2014 your challenge will be to shop for an accessory that is green. This will be judged during the Clothing Project Day on Wednesday, July 16 at the Northbridge Mall. Make sure you are enrolled in the

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- Members enrolled in Creative Arts can exhibit in both Fine Arts and Crafts. Note: All exhibitors are awarded at the state fair Blue, Red & White Ribbons, counties can elect to participation ribbons. Then evaluation panels may determine special purple recognition awards.


SMALL GRAINS & LEGUMES P - 110 - 4 Grades 9+ P - 110 - 5 Grades 6-8 P - 110 - 6 Grades 3-5 Requirements: - Crops must be grown on your farm during the previous or current growing season - Include 3 x 5 index card listing the variety. Exhibit Suggestions: - A two quart exhibit of any soybean or small grain variety, must be placed in a clear two quart jar or 2 clear one quart jars. - An educational display illustrating one of the following ideas: plant reproduction, soils, plant growth factors, plant characteristics, growing and using plants, plant growth and food production, examples of a plant disease, and the life cycle of that disease explaining causes and control. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon

DOG RELATED

P - 120 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 120 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 120 - 3 Grades 3-5 Note: Dog Show Entries can be found on the AnSci Pages Exhibit Suggestions: - Educational exhibits may include models, diagrams or pictures. - Examples: dog diseases, breeding, training, etc. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon**

ELECTRIC

P - 130 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 130 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 130 - 3 Grades 3-5 Requirements: - A wiring diagram or schematic must accompany all electric and electronic exhibits Exhibit Suggestions: - Working electrical item constructed for home, yard, or farm. - Diagram of wiring in your home/farm showing switch locations, fuse boxes, wire size, capacities, fuse sizes, total bulk wattage, appliance wattage, number of circuits, and type of wiring installation. - Electronic item built from kit, plan, or own design with an explanation of what it is and how it is used. - Display ideas: Careers in electrical field, electrical experiment (may or may not have worked), educational display used in teaching others, etc. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon**

ENGINEERING DESIGN

CROP SCIENCES

CORN P - 110 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 110 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 110 - 3 Grades 3-5 Requirements: - Crop must be grown on your farm in the previous growing season. - Include 3 x 5 index card listing the variety. Exhibit Suggestions: - A two quart exhibit of shelled corn (no ear corn), must be placed in a clear two quart jar or 2 clear one quart jars. - An educational display illustrating plant reproduction, soils, plant growth factors, plant characteristics, growing and using plants, plant growth and food production, examples of a plant disease, and the life cycle of that disease explaining causes and control. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon**

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See more www.extension.umn.edu/youth/mn4-H/projects/set for more information AQUATIC ROBOTICS P - 135 - 1* Grade 9+ P - 135 - 2* Grade 6-8 P - 135 - 3 Grade 3-5 Requirements: - Design and build their own remote-operated vehicle (ROV) - Use and adapt it to monitor water quality - Teams of a least 3 youth, or individuals may exhibit Exhibit Suggestions: - Display, binder, poster illustrating the process of doing the activity/project - Exhibit of ROV ENGINEERING DESIGN P - 135 - 4* Grade 9+ P - 135 - 5* Grade 6-8 P - 135 - 6 Grade 3-5 Requirement: - Include description of the problem/challenge being solved - Include description of the process/steps undergone to solve prob-

4-H EXHIBITS

CRAFTS P - 100 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 100 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 100 - 3 Grades 3-5 Exhibit Suggestions: - For a beginner, choose a project that teaches new techniques. For advanced, choose a project requiring masterful craftsmanship. - Basket making, tie dye, beading, ceramics, leather tooling, calligraphy, work from kits, etc. Requirement: - Each exhibit will be evaluated on its individual merit as a craft/kit. - Emphasis is on the creative process and the employment of design elements and principles. The craft/kit exhibit develops from someone else's ideas and can be exactly replicated or replicated with modifications. - All art objects must be appropriately finished. Exhibits will be disqualified if not ready for hanging, displaying, etc. (i.e. wire or hooks on paintings, bases for 3 dimensional work, etc.) **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon** **Junior Champion Ribbon** FINE ARTS P - 100 - 4 Grade 9+ P - 100 - 5 Grades 6-8 P - 100 - 6 Grades 3-5 Exhibit Suggestions: - For a beginner, choose a project that teaches new techniques. For advanced, choose a project requiring mastery. - Original work (no kits) in drawing painting, sculpture, print process, textiles, pottery, etc…. Requirement: Each exhibit will be evaluated on its individual merit as an original fine art. - Emphasis is on the creative process and the employment of design elements and principles. The fine art exhibit should show proof that it is developed from the 4-Hers own ideas and imagination. - All art objects must be appropriately finished. Exhibits will be disqualified if not ready for hanging, displaying, etc. (i.e. wire or hooks on paintings, bases for 3 dimensional work, etc.) **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon** **Junior Champion Ribbon** SCRAPBOOKING P – 100 – 8 Grade 6-8 P – 100 – 9 Grade 3-5 P – 100 – 7 Grade 9+ Exhibit Suggestions: - For a beginner, choose a project that teaches new techniques. - - For advanced, choose a project that will require masterful craftsmanship. - Each exhibit will be evaluated on its individual merit as a scrapbook. - Emphasis is on the creative process and the employment of design elements and principles. The scrapbook exhibit develops from someone else's ideas and can be exactly replicated or replicated with modifications. All scrapbooks must be appropriately finished. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon**


lem Exhibit Suggestions: -Display, binder, poster illustrating the process of doing the activity/ project -Exhibit of engineering design product -display, binder, poster, webpage exploring a related career ROBOTICS P - 135 - 7* Grade 9+ P - 135 - 8* Grade 6-8 P - 135 - 9 Grade 3-5 Note: The goal of the 4-H robotics program is for the 4-H members to explore science, technology and engineering through designing and building a functioning robot. The robot can be either programmable or remote controlled. The robot can be created by an individual or a group. Requirements: - Exhibits must be labeled with name, and county on all pieces of exhibit. Fair staff will not be responsible for lost, stolen or damaged robots or parts. - Exhibits may have a one page report explaining the function, purpose and construction of the robot. Exhibit Suggestions: - A robots, a display, diagrams of programming, booklets, etc. RUBE GOLDBERG MACHINE P - 135 - 10* Team Member (grades 3-8) Each member (regardless of age) should register in this class Rube Goldberg is an overly complex contraption designed to accomplish a simple task. The best RGMs emulate their namesake by using a variety of everyday items in a whimsical way to create a series of chain-reaction steps to accomplish a simple task. In the contest, youth not only employ physics and engineering, but humor and storytelling, to create their RGMs. This activity is a team event of at least 3 and no more than 10 members. Requirements: - Please refer to the Rube Goldberg Rule Book at HYPERLINK "http://www.4-H.umn.edu/events/engineering-design-challenge/" www.4-H.umn.edu/events/engineering-design-challenge/ for complete details. -Teams of at least 3 youth -Minimum of 10 steps -Machine must operate in 2 minutes or less - Exhibit physical size limited to 6 ft x 6 ft x 6 ft -Explain one thing/step on the machine that they use science content and skills to help solve a problem/challenge Exhibit Suggestions: -Create a blog (webpage) to show the Rube Goldberg Machine online -RG machine itself -display, binder, poster illustrating the process of the doing the activity/project The State Fair competition will consist of two phases. The first phase is a team conference judging experience held during the full day of the Encampment. This experience will last about 30 minutes. Teams will be able to explain their Rube Goldberg machine to the judge and demonstrate their machine as well. These will be scheduled throughout the day in 30 minute intervals and will be set up to avoid any other judging conflicts that team members may have. The second phase of the evaluation will consist of a showcase public event where each team will demonstrate their machine. It will occur later in the day during the full day of the Encampment. Demonstrations will occur back to back and will be facilitated by a moderator. Both events are required and all team members must be available for both phases.

ENTOMOLOGY

P - 140 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 140 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 140 - 3 Grades 3-5 Requirements: Insect Collection exhibits: A. Collections shall be contained in a glass topped case; approximately 19" x 16.5" x 3" (drawers available for purchase in varying sizes).

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Arrange so that the case may be displayed in a horizontal position. Place project label on lower right corner of glass top. Only one case per exhibitor is allowed. B. Specimens must be collected. Purchased insects are not acceptable. C. Exhibitors must be the collector of the specimens in the project. D. Specimens must be properly pinned with insect pins. Small insects may need to be placed on cardboard points. E. Specimens must be properly labeled. 1) The location, date, and collector must be included on the labels. County and state (and country, when applicable) are minimum location information that should be included. It is valuable to include nearest town or township where the specimen was collected, the type of habitat it was collected from (e.g. on elm tree; on lake shore; indoors.), and the common name of the insect. 2) All labels should be visible so they can be read. Use permanent ink marker or pencil to write labels. Labels produced by a computer printer are acceptable. Ballpoint ink or non-permanent markers are not acceptable. F. For more specific information on pinning, labeling, and other information, see Collecting and Preserving Insects, A MN 4-H Entomology Resources, www.4-H.umn.edu/projects/entomology. A. Emphasis of project must relate to an aspect of entomology. B. Project must demonstrate specific knowledge of insects. Be prepared to discuss references and sources (e.g. books, magazines, internet, interviews with an expert etc.) C. Live projects (e.g. bee or ant colony) will be accepted if the project can be self-sustaining for up to 14 days without special care. D. A written report or journal should accompany the project, introducing the subject, describing the process (materials and method), predicting an outcome, stating the results, and discussing any conclusions. Pictures, drawings, charts, tables, or other figures may be used. Exhibit Suggestions: 1. General Insect Collection: must consist of a minimum of 50 species of adult insects representing at least 8 orders. 2. Specialty insect collection can include but is not limited to a collection of a single order (e.g. Coleoptera or Lepidoptera), a collection of immature insects, a collection of insects from a particular habitat (e.g. aquatic, forest, or prairie) or a collection of economic pests of a specific crop (e.g. insects attacking corn). 3. Non-Collection Project can include but is not limited to life history displays (e.g. insect life cycle), scientific investigation (e.g. insect habitats or effects of environment factors on insects), or insects in current events. **Grand & Reserve Champion Ribbon**

EXPLORING ANIMALS

P - 150 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 150 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 150 - 3 Grades 3-5 Requirements: - This area is for 4-Hers who wish to learn more about a given species. Animal ownership is not required. - 4-Hers enrolled in Exploring Animals, Beef, Dairy, Goat, Poultry, Rabbit, Sheep or Swine may exhibit in this category. Exhibit Suggestions: - An educational exhibit to show or explain something 4-H’er made, did, learned, or may explore consumer issues, breeds or careers. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon**

EXPLORING the ENVIRONMENT P - 160 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 160 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 160 - 3 Grades 3-5 Exhibit Suggestions: - Display on environmental pollution describing the causes, effects on people and other living things, and methods to correct the situation. - Display showing features of soils such as color, structure, texture. - A display or journal of Minnesota plants, insects, animals, birds or fish. Include pictures or drawings and information on habits, foods, and


FISHING SPORTS

P - 170 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 170 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 170 - 3 Grades 3-5 Exhibit Suggestions: - Fish identification. Describe the habitat and food needs of selected Minnesota fish; develop a panel display explaining the life history of a fish; create a model or exhibit identifying the parts of a fish. - Fishing Knots. Identify how and where each knot is used; fishing equipment which is made or repaired such as lures, fishing rods and reels, ice fishing rig, or other fishing equipment; - Safety practices and techniques that are related to fishing or boating. - Examples of how water quality affects the fish eco-system. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon**

FOOD CHALLENGE

FLOWER GARDENING

P-190-10 Food Challenge all grades Your challenge for 2014 is bring in a food art piece. Be creative, make a mouse out of a pear; owl out of an eggplant….what can you come up with ?! Make sure this display fits on a plate/cookie sheet etc. The tray it comes on will be left at the fair. Make sure it has your name on it. Add your own creativity and bring it to the Freeborn County Fair. This will be a separate exhibit and will not be one of your food exhibits. Must be enrolled in the food project for this challenge. No conference judging and no State Fair trips. **Participation Ribbon**.

P - 180 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 180 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 180 - 3 Grades 3-5 Requirements: - Label each container according to kind or variety. - Live plant material will be accepted if it can be maintained in a fresh condition with ease. Exhibit Suggestions: - When exhibiting cut flowers, we suggest: 1. three stems of one variety of annual flower, or 2. one stem of a hardy perennial, or 3. one stem of summer flowering bulbs, or 4. one blossom of a tea rose, or 5. one stem of a hardy shrub rose. - Flower bouquet or arrangement on any theme. - Display of dried flowers with a card explaining the drying method. - My Flower Garden Exhibit on poster board, not to exceed 22 x 28". Include a plan of the garden drawn to scale (see Flower Gardening Bulletin, page 3), the correct variety name and pictures (or photographs) of the flowers grown. Be prepared to discuss the process from soil preparation to blooming. - Educational Exhibit showing the principles of propagation or reproduction, nutrition, culture and physiology (how a plant lives and grows). **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon** **Junior Champion Ribbon**

FOOD PRESERVATION P - 190 - 4 Grades 9+ P - 190 - 5 Grades 6-8 P - 190 - 6 Grades 3-5 Requirements: - Exhibitor must be enrolled in Food & Nutrition project. - All recipes, procedures, and times followed must be according to current USDA and/or National Center for Home Food Preservation recommendations. - Containers should be labeled with a 2” x 3” label with the following information: name, county, product, processing time and method, and date product was packed. - Jars should be heat-tempered glass canning jars. - All jars should be sealed. Leave screw bands on two piece jar lids. Jellies and jams should be covered with lids. - Use pint jars for fruit, vegetables, and fish; one-half pint jars for jams and jellies; one quart jars for pickled products. - Jellies and jams must be processed in boiling water bath according to USDA and/or University of Minnesota food preservation publications, available through the Extension Office. Note: Paraffin is not acceptable. - No artificial food coloring should be added to entries. - Dried foods may be stored in glass jars, self-sealing plastic bags or airtight plastic bags. The quantity of dried foods should be: fruits and vegetables - 1/2 cup or more of each, herbs - 1/4 cup of each in whole leaf form, 3 strips of meat (i.e. venison or beef jerky). - Preserved within the past year. Exhibit suggestions: Suggested exhibits include one (1) jar or one (1) bag of product: - Vegetables or fruits - Jams, jellies, preserves, low-sugar spreads (no frozen) - Pickled products (fermented or added acid, including pickles, sauerkraut, relishes, salsa). - Meats, poultry and/or fish. (Fish must be in pint jars.) - Dried vegetables or dried fruits. - Dried herbs. - Beef or venison jerky. - Food science experiment or educational display. **Grand & Reserve Champion Ribbon**

FOODS AND NUTRITION

P - 190 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 190 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 190 - 3 Grades 3-5 Requirements: - Exhibit may be food items and/or displays. - Exhibitors should be prepared to discuss with the judge, references and information sources, nutritional values, methods, menu, costs, etc., as appropriate to that exhibit. - The exhibit may be a poster, mobile, three-dimensional display, scrapbook, balance beam, charts, journals, pictures, slides, equipment, supplies, photographs, puppet play, skit, judging comparison, taped interview, file of ideas, research study, etc. - Pictures, food models, plaster, plastic, papier-mâché, etc., are preferable to perishable foods in an educational exhibit. Perishable foods should be used only if they add to or help explain the educational exhibit. If perishable food is a part of the exhibit, the food is to be brought just for judging. - Exhibits containing perishable foods, which will be discarded, must include a colored photograph of the food. The photograph should be taken prior to the County Fair and attached to the display. This photograph and a 3x5 note card listing nutrition information and the recipe will be

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4-H EXHIBITS

displayed at the exhibit instead of the food. Exhibit Suggestions: - One serving of a nutritious food (vegetable or fruit dish, snack, bread, dairy, etc.). Include 8½ x 11 poster showing nutritional value, recipe, and a photo of the food. - Study of nutrients needed for yourself or someone else, using the dietary guidelines and Food Guide Pyramid. - Make a food or fitness plan for yourself or someone else and show how it relates to nutritional and energy needs. (Example: an athlete on a volleyball team, a teen who doesn't have a lot of time). - Adapt a recipe(s) to show healthier ingredient choices. - Study of how physical fitness and/or food choices are related to disease (such as: cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, etc.). - Study of labels from similar food items, comparing important nutrient content like fat, fiber, and sugar. - Exhibit showing food and/or kitchen safety. - Nutrition/food science experiment. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon** **Junior Champion Ribbon**

shelter needs. - Display showing erosion control practices such as minimum tillage, terraces, contour strips, grassed waterways, field windbreaks, water control structures, etc. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon**


FOOD REVIEW

mens so they will not fall if case is set on its edge. Member must have knowledge of how specimens are identified as to rock or fossil type. Exhibit Suggestions: - Display of birthstones, a rock plate, or an egg carton collection (see geology bulletin), six silly silicates. - Rocks, minerals, or fossils from within Minnesota or on a definite theme such as metamorphism, weathering, quartz minerals, ores, or a theme of your own choosing. - Polished rock types used to make decorative items such as paperweights and jewelry; include an unpolished specimen of each rock type. - Educational exhibit showing the "science how's and why’s" dealing with the principles of geology and natural earth sciences. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon**

(Judging will be on Wednesday, July 16 at Northbridge All) (you do not need to be enrolled in foods to do this project.) P - 190 - 7 Grades 9+ P - 190 - 8 Grades 6-8 P - 190 - 9 Grads 3-5 Exhibit suggestions: - Bring photo of food, a plate of your meal with food on it, menu, & recipe to the mall for display only. Food will not be able to be left at the mall, but the picture will be placed on the plate. Bring items to clean plates. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon**

GEOSPATIAL

FOREST RESOURCES

P - 200 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 200 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 200 - 3 Grades 3-5 Requirement: - Exhibits should be mounted on cardboard or other sturdy material. Exhibit Suggestions: - Collection of leaves or needles with twigs, identified with their common name. Common name should be printed near the identified leaf/needle. - Photographic display of forest products--include the name of the product/ use to identify the photograph. - Display showing tree growth; annual ring cross-sections; make a seed collection. - Prepare a report with drawings about your favorite tree--include name of tree, drawings or pictures of tree, facts and uses of the tree, and other appropriate information. - Display showing layers of the forest; renewable versus non-renewable resources; forestry careers; leaf and twig identification; taxonomic keys; tree road maps. - Display showing forest succession; tree and forest measurements; fire's effect on the forest; how trees grow; forest types; harvesting methods; entomology of the forest; pathology of the forest. - Display showing forest products, including maple syrup production; wood products; Christmas trees or other forest resources (recreation, wildlife, etc.). - Display showing specialized woodland management, including shelterbelts/windbreaks and urban forestry. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon**

See Self Determined Area for 2014

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS P - 240 - 1 Grade 9+ P - 240 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 240 - 3 Grades 3-5 Exhibit Suggestions: - Poster or report explaining what you learned as a result of a crosscultural home stay experience. - Report or display on mission trip, school trip, pen pal, etc. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon**

HEALTH

P - 250 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 250 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 250 - 3 Grades 3-5 Exhibit Suggestions: - Report on a health issue (i.e. alcohol and chemical abuse, eating disorders, sexuality, sexually transmitted disease, pregnancy, stress, depression) of your choice. - Report on a community project that you conducted on a health issue. Include objectives, audience, timetable, program description, materials, community support and evaluation. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon**

FRUIT

HOME ENVIRONMENT

P - 210 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 210 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 210 - 3 Grades 3-5 Requirements: - Include a 3 x 5 index card listing the varieties of fruit, name and club of exhibitor. - Exhibitor should bring 6 items of one variety of fruit. - Berries: Exhibitor should bring 1 pint size container. Exhibit Suggestions: - Display showing a comparison of several varieties of the same fruit (labeled); display using a branch to illustrate proper pruning of fruit trees and explaining the process; illustrate the many uses of fruits (fresh, jams, juices, cooking, baking, salads and recipes); illustrate the use of fruits as natural dyes. - Educational display illustrating diseases (actual specimens) or insects (actual specimens) and methods of control. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon**

P - 260 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 260 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 260 - 3 Grades 3-5 Requirements: - Members exhibiting in this project should be prepared to discuss and/or have written information to show how their exhibit applies to the home, how and where it is used or displayed, and all details of how it was made or selected. They should know about the subject matter of the specific exhibit, the materials used, how and why it was done, costs involved, and alternatives considered - A photograph and report showing its place in the home environment must accompany exhibits that are items for the home. - Pictures & wall hangings that are exhibited should be finished and ready to hang. - Purchased kits may not be used. Exhibit Suggestions: - Finished or refinished wood item, or reupholstered furniture. - Repaired, restored, or remodeled item for the home. - Chart and/or plan for the care and maintenance of the inside or outside of the home including daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly jobs. - An article remade or reclaimed for the home with a link to the past, including history of use. - Description, diagrams/photos, samples and cost of a redecorating or remodeling plan showing before and after. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon**

GEOLOGY

P - 220 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 220 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 220 - 3 Grades 3-5 Requirement: - Attach specimens securely to a backboard and display in a glass-topped case of the same model as used by the entomologists (approximately 19" x 16.5" x 3"). Specimens should be approximately 2" x 2". Label each specimen using the label described on page seven of the Geology Manual. Size of label may be reduced to fit display case, if needed. Attach speci-

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Y - 20 - 1 Y - 20 - 2

HORSE RELATED Grades 6+ Grades 3-5


danger, handquilting, weaving, appliqué, latchhook, tatting, other. - Consumer Product Analysis: Comparison and evaluation of materials, supplies, or accessories used for a needle arts technique. - Historical/Cultural Study: Story, poster, or display about a needle arts heirloom from your family or local history museum. Exhibit must include information about how item should be preserved. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon** **Junior Champion Ribbon**

Requirements: - Must be enrolled in the Horse project to exhibit in this division - Exhibits may be a model, poster, scrapbook, essay, and/or article. The exhibit should show or explain something the 4‑H member has made, done, or learned in the project. - Exhibits are conference judged with the exhibitor present. - Champion exhibit goes to the State Horse Show for judging.

INDOOR GARDENING

P - 300 - 1 Grade 9+ P - 300 - 2 Grade 6-8 P - 300 - 3 Grade 3-5 Exhibit Requirements: - Exhibit can be either a performance or an exhibit that shows a member’s involvement or interest in the performing arts. - To be eligible for State Fair, the member must be able to discuss the process of selecting, planning, performing and reflection on their project work. -If the exhibit is an actual performance, the performance cannot last longer than 10 minutes. Exhibit Suggestions: - Poster or display about your involvement or interest in the performing arts. - A puppet and script made and created by member. - Create and perform a short story, show, music selection, etc., and include a write-up about it. - A journal or scrapbook (with written statements) of current performing arts experiences. - An educational display of some aspect of music, drama, or performing. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon**

LAWN & LANDSCAPE DESIGN

P - 310 - 1 P - 310 - 2 P - 310 - 3

PETS

Grades 9+ Grades 6-8 Grades 3-5

Exhibit Suggestions: - Educational display explaining pet care, health, nutritional needs, etc; exhibit must include a photograph of 4-Her with their pet. - Pet related exhibit, i.e. photo album, history of species display, animal care display. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon**

P - 280 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 280 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 280 - 3 Grades 3-5 Requirements: - Posters showing physiology of a tree are not eligible for State Fair - Evaluation will be based on design, neatness, plants used, and story told. Exhibit Suggestions: - Landscape Plan (not to exceed 22" x 28") drawn to scale with plants and major areas of yard labeled; should show changes and future plans. Photographs showing "before and after" views are desirable. - Design a project meeting for this project area (in booklet form) including what you would teach, how you would teach it, goals of your meeting, activities you would include, and visual aids you would use. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon** **Junior Champion Ribbon**

PHOTOGRAPHY

Elements of PHOTOGRAPHY P - 320 - 1 Grade 9+ P - 320 - 2 Grade 6-8 P - 320 - 3 Grade 3-5 See http://www/4-H.umn.edu/projects/photograhy for more details and explanations to photography and video exhibits. Elements of Photography Photo exhibit will focus on elements of photography-what makes a good photograph. (Minimal edition/enhancement are optional and limited to ONLY cropping, brightness/exposure, color saturation and contrast.) Equipment: Any electronic device capable of capturing a photographic image to be printed (i.e. digital or film camera, underwater camera, time lapse camera, cell phone, tablet.) Requirements: -All photos exhibited MUST have been taken/produced/enhanced by the exhibitor during the current 4-H year. -Exhibitor’s name, club, county and exhibit class and lot should be printed on the back of the exhibit. -When editing or using enhancements an unaltered 4x6” photo must be included on the back of the exhibit. -NO picture frame or glass allowed for safety. -Photos should be 4x6”, enlargements should be 5x7” or 8x10”

NEEDLE ARTS

P - 290 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 290 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 290 - 3 Grades 3-5 Requirements: - Each exhibit must include a consumer information tag, if appropriate, with the following information: pattern company name and number, techniques, fiber content, cost, and care instructions. - Participant encouraged to bring instructions/pattern - If item is framed, a wall hanging, or to be displayed on a wall, it should be finished and ready to hang. Exhibit suggestions: - Any item made by the member using the techniques of knitting, crocheting, embroidery and crewel, counted cross stitch, needlepoint, har-

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PERFORMING ARTS

P - 270 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 270 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 270 - 3 Grades 3-5 Requirements: POTTED PLANTS: - Flowering plants should be in bloom. - Foliage plants should be in vigorous condition. - Plants should be grown in the exhibited container for at least one month prior to fair. PLANTS IN HANGING CONTAINERS: - Container for the plant should not be more than 10" in depth or diameter. - Maximum total length of hanger and plant should not exceed 4' - Evaluation will include appropriateness of plant for a hanging container, condition, arrangement, hanger to container to plant relationship, and plants being well established. TERRARIUMS: - The terrarium may not exceed 24" in any dimension. - Terrarium should be planted four to six weeks ahead of exhibiting. - Members must be able to identify all plant materials in their terrariums, know why they were selected for use (quality, container and design). Exhibit Suggestions: - Two or more varieties of house plants with common and botanical name. - Terrarium or dish garden: consider terrarium material of general terrarium plant of native and woodland plants of Minnesota. - Educational exhibit showing plant propagation, plant history, forcing bulbs, life cycle of a flowering plant, etc. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon** **Junior Champion Ribbon**


and mounted on mat board or poster board, neutral colors are best (white, tan, grey or black). Do not use construction paper. Use 14x22” board for 5 or more photos. Cut a smaller board for 2 to 4 prints or panorama. Exhibit ideas: -Photo story of 3 to 7 (4x6”) photos in a photo matte or displayed on poster board to show a process (before and after). -Photo story can also include documenting, some examples might include: *Town’s history, could include photos of residences; e.g. families, elderly, government officials, veterans, teachers, service officials (fire, police, medical), volunteers, founding families history, etc. *4-H project, or another member’s 4-H project or your club’s community service -Environmental issue(s) or a community need -“A Day in the Life” of… (farm or city youth, an elementary, middle school or high school youth, etc.) -Common theme or subject of 3 to 7 photos (4x6”)(i.e. people, buildings, landscape, animals, seasons, action, nature, weather, shapes, close-ups, etc.). -Panorama -Enlargement or multiple 4x6” photos to show photographic elements you learned about and includes explain how you used your camera to take these images. Ideas include: Aperture priority, shutter speed, rule of thirds, leading lines, ISO, Etc.) -Enlargement or multiple 4x6” photos to show photographic style. Ideas include: Illustrate lighting technique, journalistic photography, portrait setup, collage, etc.

This will be a separate exhibit and will not be one of your photography exhibits. Must be enrolled in the photography project for this challenge. No conference judging and no State Fair trips. **Participation Ribbon**

PLANT & SOIL SCIENCE

P - 330 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 330 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 330 - 3 Grades 3-5 Exhibit Suggestions: - An educational display illustrating one of the following ideas: plant reproduction, soils, plant growth factors, plant characteristics, growing and using plants, plant growth and food production, examples of a plant disease, and the life cycle of that disease explaining causes and control. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon**

POTATOES P - 340 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 340 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 340 - 3 Grades 3-5 Requirement: - Twelve potatoes (this year’s crop) similar in size with variety identified on a 3 x 5 card. -Bring container for display, usually white box or crate. Exhibit Suggestions: - Educational display illustrating diseases and control, methods of mulching and reasons, causes and effects of sun scald. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon

PHOTOGRAPHY

Creative/Applied PHOTOGRAPHY P - 320 - 4 Digital - Grade 9+ P - 320 - 5 Digital - Grade 6-8 P - 320 - 6 Digital - Grade 3-5 Photos will focus on using photography to show creatively edited photos and how photography is used in everyday life. Software editing is required for this category using layering, creative coloring, or text additions, etc. Equipment: Any electronic device capable of capturing a photographic image to be printed (i.e. digital or film camera, underwater camera, time lapse camera, cell phone, tablet) Requirements: -All photos exhibited MUST have been taken/produced/enhanced by the exhibitor during the current 4-H year. -Exhibitor’s name, club, county and exhibit class and lot should be printed on the back of the exhibit. -When editing or using enhancements, an unaltered 4x6” photo must be included on the back of the exhibit. -NO picture frame or glass allowed for safety. -Enlargements should be 5x7” or 8x10”; multiple photos on project should be 4x6”. -Software suggestions include: Photoshop, Picasa, Gimp, Pickmonkey, Pixi, Fotoflexer, etc. (Non-affiliated website information can be found online) Exhibit ideas: -Enlarged photography (5x7” or 8x10”) digitally processed or software enhanced on neutral matting (white, tan, grey or black) (the unaltered 4x6” photo must be included on the back of the exhibit.) -Calendar, brochure, event poster, etc. (NO scrapbooks) -Illustrate software skills: Using multiple layer techniques, selective coloring, HDR etc. -Slideshow-compilation of photo images-use titles, voice over, background selections, to make a show, etc. For judging can show project on 14x22 poster board or computer, tablet or DVD. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon** **Junior Champion Ribbon**

QUILTING

P - 350 -1 Grades 9+ P - 350 -2 Grades 6-8 P - 350 -3 Grades 3-5 Requirement: - Each Item should include information listing: pattern book & name, fiber content of fabric & batting, and care instructions. If not hand tied by the 4-Her, state who hand/machine quilted the final project. (Note: depending on skill level of 4-Her, someone else may do the final quilting). - Item may be either machine quilted, hand quilted, or hand tied. Exhibit Suggestions: - A quilted item, any finishing technique acceptable. - Repair of an old quilt. - A display showing the history of quilting, fabrics and patterns used in quilting, or a topic of your choice. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon

ROBOTICS See Engineering Design Area for 2014

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PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE P - 320 - 7 All Grades Your challenge for 2014 is to take a picture of something with water. Add your own creativity and bring it to the Freeborn County Fair.

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SAFETY

Requirements: - Exhibit must not take up more than 20 square feet of floor space. - Attach a card to all exhibits describing construction materials, unusual joinery finishing techniques, and total cost. Exhibit Suggestions: - Article made of wood or metal - Wooden or metal article repaired, finished, or refinished. - Display on properties, uses, or processing of wood. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon** **Junior Champion Ribbon**

P - 370 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 370 - 2 Grade 6-8 P - 370 - 3 Grades 3-5 Exhibit Suggestions: - Explore a safety issue of your choice. Ideas include traffic safety, home safety, farm safety, community safety, fire prevention, and first aid kit. Include an item for display representative of project activity. - Prepare a First Aid Kit and be able to explain the reasons for the items you included. - Exhibit may be display, binder, poster, etc. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon**

SMALL ENGINES

P - 410 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 410 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 410 - 3 Grades 3-5 Exhibit Suggestions: - Small engine that has been reconditioned or repaired. - A device constructed by a member utilizing a small engine. - Display on the parts of an engine, etc. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon**

SELF-DETERMINED

P - 380 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 380 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 380 - 3 Grades 3-5 Requirement: - This Division is intended for an exhibit that doesn’t fit in any other project area. This is not a “catch-all” category but rather intentional self-directed learning. - A team may consist of not more than three (3) individuals from the same club or from up to 3 different clubs from the same county. - To be eligible for State Fair, the member(s) must be able to discuss the process of selection, planning and management of a self-determined learning experience. Exhibit Suggestions: - Poster, display, or notebook showing the process of doing the activity/project - Display of finished work - Use this project area for Geospatial exhibits and Clowning exhibits in 2014. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon**

TRACTOR P - 420 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 420 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 420 - 3 Grades 3-5 Requirements: - Check space requirements for large exhibits with staff. Large exhibits may be displayed outdoors - Fuel must be removed from exhibits for display. Exhibit suggestions: - A poster, video, display, notebook, representing your project learning. - Restored, reconditioned, rebuilt tractor. Exhibit may represent learning about tractor safety, history, use, purchasing decisions, establishing a custom business with your field or lawn tractor, or material prepared to train others. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon**

SHOOTING SPORTS/ WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

P - 430 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 430 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 430 - 3 Grades 3-5 Requirements: - Label vegetables with proper variety names. - When exhibiting large size vegetables include one sample (cabbage, squash, melon, pumpkin, cauliflower, swiss chard, etc.); medium size vegetables include 3 samples (tomatoes, onions, peppers, turnips, beets, cucumbers, kohlrabi, carrots, etc.); small size vegetables include 12 samples (snap beans, lima beans, green beans, green peas, etc.). - Do not use potatoes or cherry tomatoes in the exhibit. - To be considered for State Fair, vegetable exhibits must include six varieties. - Bring container for display, usually white box or crate. Exhibit Suggestions: - Collection of three or more different vegetables, (use the guide above). - Display showing three varieties of the same vegetable. - Educational display showing some aspect of vegetable gardening (e.g., the difference in development between thinned vs. unthinned vegetables). - A mini garden planted in a tub, pail, or large planter. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon** **Junior Champion Ribbon**

VEGETABLE GARDENING CHALLENGE

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VEGETABLE GARDENING

P - 390 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 390 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 390 - 3 Grades 3-5 Requirements: - Exhibit may not exceed 12" deep x 24" wide x 36" high, except that a gun, bow and arrow, or taxidermy item may be included in a display and will not be considered in the calculation of dimensions. - MN and 4-H regulations for handling and storing firearms must be followed. - No explosive materials are allowed. Arrows must be secured in such a manner so as to prevent their points or edges from being a hazard. Only sporting firearms and bows will be exhibited, displayed or demonstrated. Exhibit Suggestions: - Safety techniques applied to shooting activities (e.g., range commands and range safety, eye and ear protection, cleaning a firearm, dressing for safety-first aid, survival skills, etc.). - Shooting Skills (e.g., basic safety rules, basic parts and functions of each piece of equipment, care and maintenance, accessories, position, etc.). - Display illustrating key field identification features of a group of game animals (e.g., distinguishing various species of puddle ducks, differences among five look-alike species, of upland game birds, etc.). - Leadership skills learned in your shooting sports club. - History and nomenclature of trapping, hunting, and firearms. - Sportsmanship: Ethical behavior and responsibility, effects of values to wildlife of modern game laws and regulations. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon**


- This is a separate exhibit and one will NOT be one of your vegetable gardening exhibits. Must be enrolled in the Vegetable Gardening project. -No conference judging and no State Fair trips. **Participation Ribbon**

Exhibit Suggestions: - Display showing the life cycle of your favorite wild animal. - Birdhouse, birdfeeder, or homemade bird book of local birds. - An animal book of wild animals of Minnesota--describe habitat, food, and shelter needs. - A wildlife management plan--show practices related to land use and forest management for wildlife. - Basic concepts of Wildlife Management (waterfowl wingboards, birdhouse trails, game food habits, game animal habitat requirements, history of game management **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon**

VETERINARY SCIENCE P - 440 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 440 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 440 - 3 Grades 3-5 Requirements: - Exhibit may include models, diagrams, actual items and/or written articles. Exhibit Suggestions: - Diagram of your favorite animal with anatomy - Display or binder on diseases of animals, ringworm, heartworm, displaced abomasums, hip dysphasia, scours, etc. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon**

YOUTH LEADERSHIP P - 480 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 480 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 480 - 3 Grades 3-5 PURPOSE: Youth Leadership is a project area that requires the member to discover their skills and then develop those skills and share them with others. This might happen individually or with a group. GUIDELINES: Taking charge, leading a service project, and sharing the steps from beginning to end would be one example of a youth leadership project. Some ways to present your work would be (but are not limited to): three sided display boards, scrapbooks, and posters. **Champion & Reserve Ribbon**

VIDEO

P - 450 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 450 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 450 - 3 Grades 3-5 Requirements: - All video-based exhibits must be recorded at “SP� (standard speed). - All videos exhibited (whether on videotape, DVD, computer-based video, or other video format) must have been made by the exhibitor or their video production team in the current project year. The exhibitor must create at least 50 percent of the finished original material; portions from other sources must be documented. - The member's name, grade, county, club, and the exhibit class and lot should be clearly printed on the exhibit and all the other items required as part of an exhibit. - A television monitor and a 1/2 inch VHS VCR will be provided for viewing the videotapes during conference judging. If a Computer or other equipment is needed for viewing, additional arrangements need to be made in advance. - Any 4-H video exhibit which appears to contain copyrighted material will not be publicly displayed unless the exhibitor has written permission from the producer to use the material in the video. Exhibit suggestions: - A poster which illustrates how a video camera works, how a VCR works, or how to care for video equipment, illustration of computer video creation, etc. - A 3-5 minute video which shows your most creatively planned camera work. Include shots showing various techniques. - A video on a selected subject. Include a short storyboard or outline. - A video made by using a combination of computer technology and traditional camera created video. **Champion & Reserve Champion Ribbon**

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P - 460 - 1 Grades 9+ P - 460 - 2 Grades 6-8 P - 460 - 3 Grades 3-5 Exhibit Suggestions: - Display showing the five unique physical properties of water; the hydrologic or water cycle; the quantities and uses made of water by families, municipalities, industries, animals, and plants; - Display on water quality or management--pollution, conservation, water quality standards, etc. **Grand & Reserve Champion Ribbon**

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presentation play. (Self-presenting entries created with presentation software should be burned on to a DVD and entered in the “Video” class.)

DEMONSTRATIONS JUDGING Wednesday, July 16 - Northbridge Mall. A schedule of times will be sent out to participants. K - 1 - 1 K - 1 - 2 K - 1 - 3 K - 1 - 4 K - 1 - 5 K - 1 - 6

GRADES 9+ - INDIVIDUAL GRADES 9+ - TEAM GRADES 6-8 - INDIVIDUAL GRADES 6-8 - TEAM GRADES 3-5 - INDIVIDUAL GRADES 3-5 - TEAM

Special NOTE: if presentation software is utilized in either a Demonstration or an Illustrated Talk, the 4-Her is responsible for securing any equipment necessary for judging. Extension staff may be able to assist in this process, but it is the responsibility of the exhibitor to contact Extension staff WELL BEFORE the scheduled judging. The ideal situation is to deliver the presentation with a computer and LCD projector, but the use of transparencies and an overhead projector is also possible. ***** For Reference Only

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(Judging will be done at County Fair) GRADES 9+ - INDIVIDUAL GRADES 9+ - TEAM GRADES 6-8 - INDIVIDUAL GRADES 6-8 - TEAM GRADES 3-5 - INDIVIDUAL GRADES 3-5 - TEAM

PRESENTATION SOFTWARE

Special NOTE: Entries formerly entered in the Presentation Software Contest should now be directed into one of the following classes: *Demonstration (If presentation software is used to support or enhance a Demonstration) *Illustrated Talk (If presentation software is used to present information or to communicate a message in a way that involves the 4-H’er interacting with the presentation content) *Video (If presentation or other software is used to create a self-presenting visual or multi-media presentation that does not include the live interaction of the 4-H’er - something that just “plays/presents” on its own)

ILLUSTRATED PRESENTATIONS

GRADES 9+ - INDIVIDUAL GRADES 9+ - TEAM GRADES 6-8 - INDIVIDUAL GRADES 6-8 - TEAM GRADES 3-5 - INDIVIDUAL GRADES 3-5 - TEAM

YOUTH IN ACTION DEMONSTRATIONS

K - 4 - 1 GRADES 9+ - INDIVIDUAL K - 4 - 2 GRADES 9+ - TEAM K - 4 - 3 GRADES 6-8 - INDIVIDUAL K - 4 - 4 GRADES 6-8 - TEAM K - 4 - 5 GRADES 3-5 - INDIVIDUAL K - 4 - 6 GRADES 3-5 - TEAM Requirements: - Demonstration / Illustrated Presentations may be related to any project that the member is enrolled in or to any area of interest or expertise the 4-Her has. Presentations may be an individual or a two-person team. Individual presentations shall not exceed 15 minutes in length and team presentations should not exceed 25 minutes in length. - Demonstrations are an oral presentation that includes actually demonstrating the hands-on steps required to accomplish a task or process. This most often includes the use of physical objects and actual doing or showing. For example, a demonstration could involve using bedding plants, potting soil and related items to demonstrate how to plant a flower pot. At the end of the Demonstration there should be something of a "finished product". Demonstrations may also include the use of supporting visuals like posters, charts or overhead transparencies. Supporting visuals can include technology based options like presentation software (i.e. MS PowerPoint). However, the focus of the Demonstration should be on the "doing", not the supporting visuals. - Illustrated Presentations are an oral presentation that presents an idea, concept, viewpoint or experience in an educational or informative format. For example, an Illustrated Presentation could be a report on leadership lessons learned through a trip to Washington DC or an educational presentation that explores sustainable energy options. Illustrated Presentations most often consist of interaction with supporting visuals like posters, charts or overhead transparencies. Supporting visuals can include technology based options like presentation software (i.e. MS PowerPoint). Supporting visuals may include tangible items, but generally little or no activity takes place with the item. - Youth in Action presentations are interactive, continuous presentations that are approximately 45 - 50 minutes in length. Topics selected for a Youth in Action demonstration may be related to a project in which the member is enrolled or to any other area of interest or expertise the member has. Involving the audience in the process is the primary focus of Youth in Action and constitutes a major portion of the evaluation results. - Presentation Software (i.e. MS PowerPoint) may be used for both Demonstrations and Illustrated Talks. If Presentation Software is used in a Demonstration, the presentation software should supplement the Demonstration (hands on demonstrating should still be the basis of the entry). If used for an Illustrated Talk, the presentation software can be the basis for the entire talk; however the member must interact with the presentation and information - not just step to the side and let the

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If presentation software is utilized, judging will include the effective use of the software. For information on effectively using visuals in presentations and/or presentation software please see http://www. mn4h.org/programs/software_presentation

DEMONSTRATIONS


2013 4-H Livestock Sale Buyers A-Best Sewing ABG Alliance Benefit Group Abrams Drainage Service ADM Alliance Nutrition Ad Art Company Ag Power Enterprises Agri Sales & Bldg Supplies AgStar Financial Services ALAMCO Wood Products Albert Lea Electric Albert Lea Elevator Albert Lea Seed House Albert Lea Vet Clinic Alden Oil Company AL-FC Chamber of Commerce Allegro Trading Co American Bank Albert Lea Ameriprise Financial-Greg Koch Anderson Farms Arnolds of Alden Austin Vet Clinic Barb Bakken Robert Beck Bent Tree Wind Farm Bernau & Sons Boehm Family Dorsets & Club Lambs Bonnerup Funeral Services Brown Farms Car Clinic, The Cafourek & Associates Aaron/Tammy Cech David & Rae Cech Central Valley Austin Sydney Chicos Christianson Custom Baling Christian & Peterson Law Offices Church Offset Printing Clarks Grove/Waseca Vet Clinic Clifton Larson Allen Col Beau Jensen Col Greg Jensen Col O C (Orville) Johnson Col Jim Manges Conger Meat Market CPS – Mansfield Culligan Water Treatment Dahl Seed Dale Phillips - Hartland Daub Design Dave Syverson Auto Plaza Davis Farms Laurell Davis

Lynn Davis Mike Denherder Domino’s Pizza Greg & Marilyne Donahue Donna Nelson Insurance Clair Drescher Marion Drescher Edward Jones - Troy Irvine Edwards Manufacturing Dave & Mindy Eilertson Farmers Mutual Insurance Farmers National Co – Lowell Gabriel Farmers State Bank Adams Farmers State Bank -AL/Freeborn/Hartland Fleet Farm Supply Freeborn Construction Freeborn County Co-op Oil Freeborn Lumber Company Freeborn Mower Cooperative Freeborn Pride Builders Frontier Family Farms Godfathers Pizza Glen Enser Trucking Goldman Sturtz Halvorsen Don Grunzke Family Hansen Crop Insurance Paul & Karen Hansen Rick & Elaine Hansen Hanson Tire Service Hayward Co-op Grandma Annie Heideman Mike & Sherry Heideman Steve & Sue Heideman Hemmingsen’s Transfer Hill Larson Walth & Benda Hi Yield Alden/Hartland Galen & Jackie Holst ISC Financial Advisors Larry Janssen Trucking Jauert Show Cattle Odean & Janet Jerdee Jones Haugh Smith Paula & Darryl Juveland Kibble Equipment Jim Knutson Family L & D Ag Service L & D Calves Lair’s 66 Land Structures

Lou & Steph Larson Larson Contracting Chris Larson Construction Larson Services Lonning Farms Love’s Travel Stop Lukes Brothers M & S Outdoor Equip Manchester Hartland Telephone Mike & Kari Mattson Jill Mauer Mayo Clinic Health System-AL Austin Grandma & Grandpa Bernard Meincke Steve Meincke Meyer Show Cattle Midwest IT Systems Mikes Photo Booth Clark Mittag Family Gerald Mittag Morreim Drainage Morris Furniture Mrs Gerry’s Kitchen Neel Show Cattle Dyanne Neff Kevin Ward Neil Grunzke Trucking Nelson’s Market Place New Geneva Meats & Processing Next Generation Pork Nicks Meats John Nielsen Mycogen Seeds Northern Country Feeds Chicos Nowak Ag Consulting David & Bonnie Olson Imogene Opdahl Dan Otten Family Pell Hauling & Ag Lime Dan/Jean Petersen Ron Petersen Peterson Savelkoul Benda Kolker Haedt POET biorefining Glenville East Pratt Family Precision Septic Serv R & R Flooring Raleigh’s Ace Hardware Ranch & Pet Supply

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Recknor Show Cattle Allen Rohne Ins Mike Rohne Crop Ins Henry Savelkoul Scott & Chris Schlickting Todd/Robin Schmidt Dr Steven Schwartz Security Bank MN AL Shell Rock Ag Sivad Farms Grammy Lois Sola Gary/Marcia Sola Sorensen Brothers South Central Pet Care Stadheim Family State Farm Insurance -NancyVanderWaerdt State Senator Dan Sparks Steele Farms Dan Squires Wayne Strouf Sun Opta Hope TB3’s Bar & Grill TEAM Chicos Thompson Electric AL Thorson Family Farms Thorson Show Cattle Grandpa Ken Thorson Grandma Janelle Thorson Richard Thorson Titan Machinery AL Gordy Toenges Total Glass Treasure Ridge Ranch Tri-State Tax & Accounting Trophy Showcase Trumble’s Family Restaurant Mike Trytten U.S. Bank Albert Lea Ulland Brothers United Employees Credit Union Universal Contractors Vasco Bill Viergutz Village Inn Wagner Manufacturing Wanda/Mike Wangsness Wells Federal Bank AL Westrum Truck & Body Brad & Nancy Wright

Please accept our apologies if we have inadvertently missed anyone.


See Morgan’s Meat Market for all your custom Processing & Butchering Services.

Beef • Pork • Lamb • Goat

CLOTHING

State & National Award Winning Sausages

Shop from the Largest Selection and Lowest Price of Carhartt in the Area. New styles arriving daily.

SKYLINE

507-377-2426 1647 W. Main, Albert Lea, MN Skyline Plaza Mon.-Fri. 7:30-8, Sat. 8-5, Sun. 10-5

202 Ash Ave. S., New Richland, MN 507-465-3888

Produce State Bank

Come See Us at the Fair (Across from the Dairy Barn)

Offices At: 109 W Park Ave. | Hollandale, MN 56045 | 507-889-4311 220 E William St. | Albert Lea, MN 56007 | 507-373-5500 2401 Bridge Ave. | Albert Lea, MN 56007 | 507-373-8600

ALL THE LATEST 2015 MODELS!

ROYAL SPORTS

articcat.com 105 Main St. W. Clarks Grove

www.producestatebank.com MEMBER

FDIC Serving the Community Since 1926!

royalsports.us • 507-256-7596

CARRY OUT & DELIVERY COUPON

Any 2 Large Pizza’s For

$20.00

ALAMCO Wood Products has furnished materials for these unique jobs and others all over this country as well as different parts of the world. Our reputation for quality is a result of the dedication of our employees and many years experience.

One coupon per customer. Not valid with any offer. B2FOR20 Pizza Ranch, Albert Lea, MN

Edgewater Pavilion, Albert Lea

2430 No. Bridge Ave. Northbridge Mall in Albert Lea Dine In | Carry Out | Delivery | Party Rooms PHONE 507-377-2166

Albert Lea STEEL, INC

Freeborn County Fair Gateway Arch

SERVICE CENTER

•R  etail Steel Sales • Welding & Machine Shop • Welding Gas & Supplies

1126 S. Broadway, Albert Lea, MN 56007

Nebraska Power

507-373-1401

507-373-5315

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Protect Your Waters

MORREIM DRAINAGE, INC.

Prevent the transport of Zebra Mussels, Eurasian Watermilfoil and other aquatic invasive species (AIS).

Water Management Specialists

Proper fueling procedures are important to keeping oil and gas out of our waterways.

Phil Morreim • Mark Morreim

No littering anywhere.

Land Drainage • Conservation Construction Septic Systems • Road Boring • Backhoeing Consulting • Wild Life Ponds • Ditch Clean Outs

Shell Rock River Watershed District 507-377-5785 214 W. Main St., Albert Lea, MN 56007 www.shellrock.org Working Together to Improve Water Quality

507-826-3449 71610 263rd Street Fax 507-826-3482 Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007 Mark 507-383-6550

Albert Lea Public Warehouse Over 1 Million sq. feet of Space

United Employees Credit Union serves the communities of Freeborn & Mower Counties with a wide range of financial products and services.

8 Locations - Close Proximity to Interstates 35 & 90 Clean, Dry & Secure | Licensed & Bonded Food Grade Available | Inventory Control Sprinkler System & Monitored For Pest Control

JOIN US NOW! • On-Line Banking • Savings/Shares (CD’s) Certificates 430 Bridge Ave., Albert Lea, MN 507-377-1616 or 507-377-0276 • Share Draft Checking/Debit Cards Toll Free 1-877-657-8666 • IRA’s www.unitedecu.com • Loans (Vehicle, Secured & Unsecured) • Home Equity/Improve Loans & First Mortgages • Visa Credit Card

507-373-5580

www.AlbertLeaPublicWarehouse.com ALPW@wctatel.net

See us for all your LP Gas needs We do installation, leak detection, and testing.

We can help with your fertilizer and chemical needs.

We also offer variable rate fertilizer.

- Kevin Reed

Hi Yield Products Inc. 23282 620th Ave • Alden, Minnesota 56009 Bus: (507) 874-3750 Cell: (507) 383-0874 Email: kevin@hiyieldmn.com

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Providing growing opportunities for producers and consumers at locations in northern Iowa and southern Minnesota R

Toll-Free 888-324-2753 www.viafield.com

Agronomy

Energy

Feed

Grain

MORRISON WELL DRILLING CO. Serving Albert Lea/Austin and Surrounding Area Since 1948

Irrigation Wells Center Pivots | Well Repair State Licensed Minnesota & Iowa

507-863- 2455

507-383-7061

‘Cause you never know what you might run into.

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We’ve got an agent for that. Having your own agent means having a real person there to help you when you need it. So when accidents happen, you have someone you can trust to get the

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Nancy VanderWaerdt, Agent 505 Bridge Avenue Albert Lea, MN 56007 Bus: 507-377-0227 www.nancyvw.net

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David Klatt, Agent 106 S Broadway Ave Albert Lea, MN 56007 Bus: 507-373-2377 www.daveklatt.net

1615 Bridge Avenue, Albert Lea, MN 56007 Assisted Living • Memory Care Independence when you want it, assistance when you need it.

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State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, State Farm Indemnity Company, Bloomington, IL


D & S PEDAL TRACTOR PULL

SURROUNDING COUNTY FAIRS

Sunday, August 3, 2014

July 1-4 July 9-13 July 16-20 July 16-19 July 22-26 July 15-20 July 16-20 July 22-26 July 21-27 Aug. 4-10 Aug. 5-10 Aug. 5-10 Aug. 12-17 Aug. 13-17

1:00 pm

Boys and Girls Ages 4-11 Sponsored by Farm Bureau

Cannon Falls Winona County, St. Charles Dodge County, Kasson Wabasha County, Wabasha Fillmore County, Preston Rice County, Faribault Waseca County, Waseca Faribault County, Blue Earth Olmsted County, Rochester Dakota County. Farmington Goodhue County, Zumbrota Mower County, Austin Steele County, Owatonna Houston County, Caledonia

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS FOR: • • • • • • •

Farm Wiring Industrial Commercial Residential Boom Truck Emergency Service Underground Cable

Locating Service

FREE ESTIMATES www.thompsonelectricofalbertlea.com Phone 373-4279 • Fax 373-6301 Corner of West Main St. and 2nd Ave. South

Albert Lea, MN

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Freeborn Co. Agriculture

Hall of Fame

New at the Fair this Year

The Agriculture Hall of Fame Honoring persons or businesses that have had an impact or stood out to promote in some significant way agriculture in Freeborn County. The display will be in the Heritage Barn on the fairgrounds. This being our first year we decided to make these nominations ourselves. In the future, we will ask for nominations from the county. We encourage others to send us a letter nominating a person or business and explaining why they should be considered. Guidelines and criteria will be available during the fair for 2015 nominations.

Presentation Ceremony will be held Wednesday at 1:00 pm at the Entertainment Square

Free Rides!

EAT LUNCH AT THE FAIR Without Paying Admission

Albert Lea Transit & the Freeborn County Fair are Sponsoring a Bus on

Wednesday, July 30, Thursday, July 31 & Friday, Aug. 1 Pick Up Times 11:00 • 11:30 • 12:00 • 12:30 at the Parking Lot Across from Wells Fargo, St. Mary's St. by Clinic, Department of Human Services & Northbridge Mall Departure Times 11:45 • 12:15 • 12:45 • 1:15 in the Fairgrounds by the 4-H Building for a Return Ride

You must sign in both ways - Have to leave on the bus - cannot stay at the Fair

Freeborn Co. Fair

Bucket of Junk Contest See what you can create with a bucket of junk and enter into this years County Fair. Creations will be judged and Prizes will be given. Your creation must come from the contents of the bucket only. Buckets can be picked up after July 6th at Albert Lea Steel. Call the Fair Office for details 507-373-6965. 87


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The Freeborn County Fair Board Presents to You The Freeborn County Fair

Demolition Derby Officiated and Inspected by:

Masters of Disaster

Sponsored By NAPA Auto Parts Sunday, August 3, 2014 • 4:00 pm Let's Get Ready

to Smashem' Up and Crashem' Up! • PIT WILL OPEN AT NOON • Pit Pass Fee is $10.00 and DOES NOT Include the Entrance to the Fair Entry Fee of $40.00 by July 30 or $50.00 Up to the Day of the Event

This Year there will be 5 Classes of Vehicles:

80'S AND NEWER CHAIN CLASS 1st Place: $1,500 + Trophy 2nd Place: $1,000 + Trophy 3rd Place: $700 + Trophy 4th Place: $450 5th Place: $250

COMPACT CARS PAYOUT 1st Place: $600 + Trophy 2nd Place: $350 + Trophy 3rd Place: $225 + Trophy 4th Place: $125 5th Place: $75

POWER PUFF (WOMEN ONLY) PAYOUT 1st Place: $300 + Trophy 2nd Place: $200 + Trophy 3rd Place: $100 + Trophy

1st Place: 2nd Place: 3rd Place: 4th Place: 5th Place:

TRUCK PAYOUT $1,000 + Trophy $600 + Trophy $350 + Trophy $250 $150

MINI CLASS

If the entry form is received by July 25, 2013, the registration fee is $40. Entry forms that are received after July 25, the registration fee will be $50.

1st Place: 2nd Place: 3rd Place:

PAYOUT $500 + Trophy 4th Place $200 + Trophy 5th Place $100 + Trophy

$75 $50

Hardest Hitter Trophies will be given in Each Class

SPONSORS CONSIST OF: NAPA, CROELL REDI-MIX, THE TACO KING, I-35 AUTO RECYCLING, SOUTHTOWN LIQUOR, TNT USED APPLIANCES, JD AUTOBODY, TWIN LAKES WELDING, BROOKS SAFETY EQUIPMENT, WESTERN RENTALS, JENSALES/JENSPRINT

Come Enjoy a Day of Family Fun! There will be surprises flying through the air! MAY PICKUP RULES AND ENTRY FORMS AT NAPA AUTO PARTS STORE

MASTERS OF DISASTER, LLC - Paul & Heather Nielsen, 819 West Clark St., Albert Lea, MN 56007 Home 507-377-1855 between 4:00-9:00 pm • Cell 507-383-6094 between 8 am & 9 pm 89


2114 E. Main St., Albert Lea, MN

Just a few of the

OVER 2,000 PRODUCTS

we manufacture in

Albert Lea

Innovation drives performance Industrial finishing and cleaning systems and support products

almco.com

Highly-engineered products for medical, agricultural, food service and other industries

lou-rich.com

Ultra precision aluminum extrusions and manufacturing

exactmfg.com

Automated and semi-automated wall panel equipment for the construction industry

panplus.com

innovance.com

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Big Rigs Welcome up to 80 feet!

w Belle Plaine, MN 1051 Old Hwy 169 Blvd (952) 873-2224

Hollandale, MN West Hwy 251 (507) 889-4221

Owatonna, MN 3555 SW 18th St (507) 451-4054

Enjoy a Peaceful Relaxing Kamping Experience. • RV and Tent Sites • 20/30/50 Amp Service • LP Gas • One Room Kabins • Kamping Lodges • Pavilion/Meeting Room • Game Room • Outdoor Swimming Pool

We’re Your Local John Deere Dealer For

PARTS, SALES & SERVICE

Albert Lea - Austin KOA Kampground

507-373-5170 www.KOA.com

Northwood, IA 806 Central Ave.

Osage, IA 2197 Hwy 218 E

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Hollandale, MN West Hwy 251

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Owatonna, MN 3555 SW 18th St.

(507) 889-4221

(952) 873-2224

(507) 451-4054

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Nothing Runs Like a Deere

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Freeborn County Fair

ation

Non-Livestock Entry Sheet

Pre-Registr

OPEN CLASS ONLY

Pre-Registr

ation

Return by July 21, 2014 Mail Entries to: Freeborn County Fair, Box 128, Albert Lea, MN 56007 or Fax 507-377-2213 or E-Mail: fcfair@smig.net or website: freeborncountyfair.com On-Line Registration is Available at www.freeborncountyfair.com and click on forms Exhibitor’s Name__________________________________________________________________________________________ Address____________________________________ City__________________________ State______ Zip_______________ Phone______________________________________

Age____

____ Former Exhibitor ____ New Exhibitor

E-Mail Address ___________________________________________________________________________________________

EXAMPLE: Department

Class

Department H

Lot Number

Class

Lot Number

Article

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2

CENTERPIECE

Article (use premium book wording to describe)

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Return by July 21, 2014 Mail Entries to: Freeborn County Fair Box 128, Albert Lea, MN 56007 or Fax 507-377-2213 or E-Mail: fcfair@smig.net

ENTRY BLANK FOR LIVESTOCK

Freeborn County Fair, Albert Lea, Minnesota

_______ stalls _______ pens _______ Entry fee enclosed

Web Site: freeborncountyfair.com

­Dept. Class Lot Animal Name No. Ear Eartag

Assn. No.

Birth Date

Sire Name & Number

Sire Reg. & Number

E-Maill Address _________________________________________________

LIVESTOCK BLANK

Phone___________________________

Dam Name & Number

Dam Reg. & Number

Coggin Test #

____ Former Exhibitor ____ New Exhibitor

Address___________________________________________________________________________ City__________________________ State______ Zip_______________

Exhibitor’s Name_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Livestock - enter at northeast gate

As an exhibitor at the Fair, I am hereby obligated to buy an exhibitor’s pass or gate ticket. Please do not include ticket money unless a selfaddressed stamped envelope is enclosed.


2014 Freeborn County Fair Amateur Talent Contest ENTRY FORM & RULES

The Freeborn County Fair Amateur Talent Contest is open to all amateur entertainers. Contestants must reside in Freeborn County. Professionals (union musicians or those whose talent is a principle source of income) are NOT permitted to enter. Acts that have participated in the past may compete again with the exception of the First Place winner(s) in the Open Division. Former First Place winners in the Pre-Teen Division are required to compete in the Teen Division. Former First Place winners in the Teen Division must compete in the Open Division if they choose to compete again. Former Open Division winners may compete again after two years from the time they won. Contestants must submit a completed Entry Form to the Talent Contest Coordinator. Entry forms must include the following information on each person in a group: name, address, phone number, age on date of contest, birth date, county of residence, type of talent and title of selection. Incomplete entry forms will not be accepted. Entries that do not match the information submitted on the entry form exactly will be disqualified. There will be three divisions. The PRE-TEEN Division is open to contestants age 12 and under. The TEEN Division is open to contestants ages 13-18. The OPEN Division is open to contestants of any age. Accompanists, when NOT part of the act, may be any age. The contest will be held on SUNDAY, August 4th at 1:30 PM on all divisions. The contest will be held on the stage in front of Entertainment Square on the Freeborn County Fairgrounds. The contest will begin with the youngest entrant in the Pre-Teen Division and progress through to the oldest in each division. A schedule will be posted prior to the beginning of the contest at the stage area. Contestants using costumes should come ready to appear. There are no dressing rooms available other than fairground restrooms. The time limit is FOUR (4) MINUTES. Points will be deducted for contestants going over this time limit. An 88 key keyboard will be available, however contestants must provide their own accompanist. There will be no backup band. Vocalists may use recorded accompaniment, provided the tape/cd contains musical accompaniment only. ABSOLUTELY – NO BACKGROUND VOCALS WILL BE ALLOWED. A sound system will be provided and a sound technician will be on hand to assist with any special needs. Tapes should be cued up and if “self made CD – it is advisable to bring another copy. Please put your name & division on it as well. All contestants are required to use the sound system provided by the Freeborn County Fair. No setup time or warm up time will be allowed between acts. DANCERS – there will be no warm-ups or practicing in or around the stage area before the contest. Gate admission will be the responsibility of each contestant. Parking is provided on the fairgrounds. No vehicles will be given special permission to park in the Entertainment Square area. First, second and third places will be awarded in each division. The first place winner in each division will be eligible to compete in the semi-final competition at the Minnesota State Fair. The acts selected to perform at the Minnesota State Fair will be required to perform the same act or musical selection exactly as performed at the Freeborn County Fair. All contestants will be judged on quality of performance, stage presence, entertainment value and selection. Judges decisions are final and score sheets will not be released to contestants or to the public. Prize money will be awarded as follows in each division: Second Place - $60 Third Place - $50 First Place - $75 If you have any questions, please contact Merle Krause at Marshall Street Music or email lighthouseeventcenter@hotmail.com or call 507-373-3144. INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP NAME______________________________________________________________________________________________________ IF GROUP – CONTACT NAME AND PHONE___________________________________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS___________________________________________________________________________CITY____________________STATE__________________ HOME PHONE_________________________________________________WORK/CELL_________________________________________________________ DESCRIPTION OF TALENT AND TITLE OF SELECTION_________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Act will compete in one of the following: *****check ONE

( ) PRE-TEEN DIVISION (12 & UNDER) ( ) TEEN DIVISION (13-18) ( ) OPEN DIVISION (ANY AGE)

AGE & DATE OF BIRTH_________________________________________________________________________ Number of persons in act? _________________

instruments in act?___________________________________

Do you need a piano?_____________________________ Contest will be held on SUNDAY, AUGUST 4TH AT 1:30 PM. Entry forms must be received NO LATER than AUGUST 2nd. Please send to Merle Krause, 625 Marshall St., Albert Lea, MN 56007 or email to lighthouseeventcenter@hotmail.com. Call 507-373-3144 if any questions. Are you a union musician or have you ever performed the above mentioned talent as a professional on a regular employment basis? Yes____ No____ Have you ever participated in the Minnesota State Fair Amateur Talent Contest? Yes_______ No_________ If yes, were you a division winner? Yes_________ No_________ Which Division?_______________________ I acknowledge that I have read the entry rules and agree to abide by them. Signature of Contestant (s)_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ***IF GROUP, please list each entrant’s name, address, phone, age, birth date, and county of residence on bottom of entry form.

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FREEBORN COUNTY FAIR ANTIQUE TRACTOR ENTRY

ALL ANTIQUE TRACTORS MUST BE PRE-ENTERED BY JULY 21, 2014

ALL TRACTORS MUST BE 1970 & OLDER AND BE RESTORED

Name______________________________________

MUST CALL ANTIQUE TRACTOR COMMITTEE Marvin Thompson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448-3427 Monty & Todd Thoms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448-3644 Dwayne Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448-0021 Roger & Twila Larson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 507-391-1827

Address____________________________________ City________________________________________ Telephone__________________________________ Model______________________________________ Year________________________________________ Make_______________________________________ MUST BE RESTORED OR MINT CONDITION Mail To: Monty Thoms 12844 800th Ave., Glenville, MN 56036 Tractor Release Time: Loading tractors only permitted before 4:00 p.m. by the Historical Society or by the Caretakers house. No trailers permitted near show site after 4:00 p.m. Sunday.

Tractor Plaques Sponsored by Titan Machinery

KIDS Day

COME ENJOY THE

Czech Area Concertina Band Thursday, July 31st

Saturday, August 2

Performing from 1:00 to 3:00 on the Entertainment Square Stage

Sponsored by WFS & Land O' Lakes

All Day - Programs - Prizes

Child Care Day

Hall of Fame

New at the Freeborn Co. Fair this Year The Agriculture Hall of Fame Honoring persons or businesses that have had an impact or stood out to promote in some significant way agriculture in Freeborn County. The display will be in the Heritage Barn on the fairgrounds. This being our first year we decided to make these nominations ourselves. In the future, we will ask for nominations from the county. We encourage others to send us a letter nominating a person or business and explaining why they should be considered. Guidelines and criteria will be available during the fair for 2015 nominations.

Thursday, July 31 9:00 to 11:00 am

Sponsored by Kwik Trip

Presentation Ceremony will be held on

Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Entertainment Square

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ANTIQUE TRACTOR ENTRY

Freeborn County Agriculture


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FREEBORN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

Freeborn County Fairgrounds

Bridge Ave.


2014 Freeborn County Fairbook