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Adams County Fair

August 6th – 10th, 2014

The Adams County Fair is run by the Agricultural Society.  To reach the Fairground the phone number is 339-3101.

Welcome to your one stop 2013 Adams County Fair Information Page.  Information will be posted here as it becomes available so stop back and check frequently for additional updates and changes.

Fairbook Pics

Lost your copy?  Need a book?  Want a project form?

Fear not the library has you covered.  You have the option now to go to our library and check out a copy of the Adams County Open Class Fair/Junior Fair book.

Copies of project forms accompany each book.  You may also purchase additional books for a fee of $3.00 +tx.


Standard Dates:

The Adams County Fair is held the third full weekend in August.

Entry procedures:

Each 4-H family and individuals requesting fair premium books will be mailed a book in early June. If a family has not received a premium book by mid-June they should contact the UW-Extension office. Open class entries must pick up their premium books. Fair premium books can be picked up at the extension office from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, weekdays.

Each entrant is responsible for determining which items they are eligible to enter. For 4-H members, please refer to the pages “Relationship of Junior Division Departments of 4-H Projects” in the back of the premium book. Within each of the departments are classes which are based on different project levels for 4-H members and different grade groups for non 4-H members. 4-H members are to enter in the project level they have enrolled in.

As individuals are determining what they would like to enter, the rules at the beginning of the Junior Division and each department should be read so there is a clear understanding of what the projects entail. All animal exhibitors need to refer to the “Animal Health Regulations” at the beginning of the fair book to ensure that all necessary health requirements are met.

Under each class are the options for projects. Each person can enter only one item under each entry number. A person cannot compete against themselves in the judging process.

Entry Deadline:

All entry forms must be received by the Fair Secretary at the UW-Extension Office by the date indicated on the cover of the fair book. Entry blanks need to be to the UW-Extension Office at 4:30 pm on entry deadline day or postmarked before or on that date. This deadline is typically in early July.

Fair rules:

As entrants are preparing their entries for exhibition they are reminded to refer to the rules at the beginning of the junior and/or open division and each department! One example of something that is often missed by new families is the poster size. All posters are to be 14″ by 22″ unless other wise indicated. This does not apply to entries in the photography department as they are not posters. Poster board may be used for mounting but they are not posters. No question is a dumb question!

Entry Times:

Cloverbud and Exploring entries must be brought in for face to face judging on Wednesday from 2-8 pm. All animal entries except horse are to be brought in on Wednesday from 2-8 pm. Dairy can be entered on Wednesday from 2 to 8 pm. Horse, Dairy, and non-animal entries, except Cloverbuds and Exploring, will also be accepted on Thursday from 8 am to 3 pm.

Judging Schedule:

This is posted in the front of the fair book each year.

Release Times:

Please reference the fair schedule annually to confirm the release times. There is no early release of exhibits. If individuals are not able to pick up their entries, they are asked to have someone else pick them up. Claim tickets must be presented in order to pick up entries.



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