From art projects in the Junior Fair building to the show ring in the livestock barn, you do not have to be very old to have a lot of success at the Door County Fair. In the livestock barns, beginners and juniors can be as young as eight years old and show animals at the fair. Evan Brey of the East Maplewood Beavers is in his third year of showing dairy cattle. He was able to capture the beginner showmanship title and a grand champion ribbon with his heifer. Brey says one of the most important things to remember is to have fun.
Avery Delwiche from Shining Stars 4-H is showing animals at the fair for the very first time, following her mom’s lead by exhibiting a trio of pigs. She named her pigs after characters from the Addams Family movie following a Halloween at home last year. She took her mom’s biggest piece of advice to heart: do not get frustrated.
4-H’s Cloverbuds program allows kids as young as Kindergarten to participate in the Door County Fair by exhibiting art projects and other items. You have the opportunity to see the hard work of some of the county’s youngest residents before the Door County Fair closes on Sunday.