Sheep shows at the Greene County Fair


Greene County News Report

GREENE COUNTY – The Greene County Fair has several contests in the Sheep Department this year. On Sunday, Aug. 2 is the Lamb Cook-Off and Lead-in Class once again. For the lamb cook off, contestants prepare a recipe using American Lamb as the main ingredient. The categories for entries are: Celebrity, Adult (19 and older) and Junior (18 and under). Spectators get a chance to sample each of the recipes while the judges determine the winners.

The Lead-in classes are decorated classes are for ages 8 and younger. Both the lamb and the contestant are wearing wool in this class. Non-Decorated lead-in allows contestants to select an outfit made of at least 70 percent wool and lead a lamb around the ring. The non-decorated classes are divided into age groups. A non-wool Costume class is for ages 2-10. Both the lamb and the exhibitor are in costumes. You are welcome to borrow a lamb to show. Entries for these are due in the fair office by Wednesday, July 22.

This year will have an Adult Sheep Showmanship Class and a Pee-Wee Showmanship Class. Showmanship classes will be held on Tuesday, August 4. The adult class is open to anyone beyond 4-H age. The Pee-Wee class is for kids from 4- 8 years old. Adult and Pee-Wee Showmanship sign-up is open until one hour prior to the show. See the Greene County Fair Book for further information.

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