Goat showings now open to allYou don’t have to be in 4-H anymore in order to show goats at the Pierce County Fair.
You don’t have to be in 4-H anymore in order to show goats at the Pierce County Fair.
The fair now has an open class competition for goats.
Last year was the first year for the open goat show, and the turnout of goats was great, according to Fair Coordinator Ann Webb.
For those who want to get involved and enter their goats at this summer’s fair (Aug. 12-15), Webb says the process is easy.
As with every other open-class category, the rules and guidelines are found in the Pierce County Fairbook. The entry deadline is Tuesday, June 22.
The Fairbook is available at the fair office in Ellsworth, 364 N. Maple St., at many local businesses throughout Pierce County, or by going online at www.co.pierce.wi.us/fair/fair_main.html.
“The great thing about bringing your goat to the fair is meeting all the other ‘goaties’ and discussing all things goat,” Webb said. “Tell us about your homemade soaps, yogurts and cheese. It’s a great time for sharing information and meeting new people.
“Goats do not have to be registered. They may be grade, recorded grade, purebred or American.”
If you have questions about entering a goat in the open show, call the Pierce County Fair office at 273-6874, or Goat Superintendents Linda Steele at 273-4888 and Kim Sjostrom at 448-2517.