Caretaking a full-time job for fair kids

Though they might sneak to midway for a ride or two during the Door County Fair’s five days, many of the exhibitors put in a full day’s work every day. Barns are busy in the morning as exhibitors feed and water their animals as well as switch out their bedding so they have a clean place to sleep. Show days mean an extra bath and pampering before they hit the ring later in the day. Meghan LaCrosse of the East Maplewood Beavers is in her last year of showing beef cattle at the fair and shows up at 7 a.m. to care for her animals. She says it is hard but rewarding work.

Fellow member Fiona Battle’s exhibiting career is in its early stages with her rabbits, ducks, turkey, and chickens. She says taking care of her animals in the small animal and poultry building is one of her favorite things to do.

Animals at the fair will be exhibited through the event’s close on Sunday.



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