Over 4,000 exhibits are entered in the McLeod County fair each year. there are a variety of different departments, classes and lots that define how and where a exhibit should be entered.
How to Enter:
- Look through the Premium Book to see what types of projects are eligible. The Premium Book is the guide to entering animals or items in the fair, deadlines, rules and premiums paid (yes, you could make money!)
- In the Premium Book, select your desired department (ex. Department 4: Dairy). Within each department, you will find different classes. Within each class, select the specific lot that matches the description of your project(s).
- Entries should be recorded on either a paper entry form and submitted to the fair office, or entered online.
- Entries need to be brought to the fair on Entry Day (Tuesday, the day prior to the start of the fair). See the premium book for a list of entry times. Entries must be taken and entered into each respective department that they belong.
- At the entry table, there are volunteers ready to assist you in finding your entry tags. They will guide you through the procedures for their department.
- To be considered for judging, all exhibits must be entered within the specified entry times. All exhibits will remain on display at the fair. Non-livestock exhibits are judged privately, and placings will be complete with awards posted on Wednesday, opening day of the fair. For livestock, judging is a public event that takes place at a specific time during the fair.
- Exhibits are released at 8:00 pm on Sunday. If your item placed, you will be receiving a premium check. Checks can be collected in the fair office on Sunday evening.