For kids of all ages! If you’ve never been to a Skillathon, it’s easy and it’s fun: It’s a walk-thru of individual stations, where your knowledge of sheep and sheep production will be tested - lambing problems, docking, feeds, anatomy and a whole lot more. What happens if you don’t know an answer? Don’t worry – first of all, this is a learning experience. If you’re stumped, you get help, which is the great thing about this activity. No one fails at a Skillathon!
The goal of the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival youth programs is to provide educational experiences that are high quality and that will give youth exposure to and prepare them for future competition. We encourage 4-H, FFA and other youth groups and individuals preparing for district, regional or national contests to attend and participate in any of the Youth Sweepstakes events. Points will be awarded to Sweepstakes contestants based on participation and placing within each event. Refer to Youth Sweepstakes page for complete details. *Note: Ages 7 and under are not eligible for Sweepstakes awards.
For those participants that wish to compete on a points scale for Skillathon awards, we will offer scoring sheets, with age categories listed below. Age categories (except for 7 and under) correspond with the Youth Sweepstakes program.
7 and Under*
Beginner: 8 – 10
Junior: 11 – 13
Intermediate: 14 – 17
Senior: 18 – 21
Youth Sweepstakes is sponsored by the
Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative through the generous support of
our auction bidders.