County Fair Time

It’s time for the county fair: the culmination of the year’s work with your market lamb. Undoubtedly, you’re excited, nervous, and running around like a madman doing all the last minute things. At some point, hopefully prior to putting your lambs on the trailer, your thoughts will turn to what to pack in the show box. To help with the process, I’ve created a checklist to assist. This list is by no means all-inclusive, but hopefully it will at least get your brain moving!

Grooming Supplies

  • Clippers
  • Blower
  • Shampoo
  • Brushes
  • Short Garden Hose (For the Wash Rack)
  • Grooming Stand
  • Blankets
  • Hoof Trimmers
  • Old Towels

Show Day Supplies

  • Halters
  • Show Bloom or Finishing Spray
  • Hand Sprayer

Daily Care Items

  • Feed
  • Water Buckets
  • Feed Pans
  • Fly Spray
  • Fan
  • Hay
  • Bedding

Human Care Items

  • Camp Chairs
  • Extra Clothes
  • Money
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Baby Wipes
  • Drinks and Snacks
  • Pen and Paper
  • Phone Charger

Other Items “Just in Case”

  • Extension Cord
  • Sharpie
  • Scissors
  • Zip Ties
  • Baler Twine
  • Duct Tape
  • Electrolytes
  • Safety Pins

Luckily, in most cases, you’re never far from home, so if you do forget something, you can bring it on your next trip to the fair. Remember to use fair week to make memories with your friends and fellow exhibitors. The time will fly!

Good luck putting the finishing touches on your project this year.

-Rose