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September 10-12, 2021

Open & Junior Fleece Shows & Sales

Fleece Shows & Sales

WEST EXHIBIT BUILDING     A Youth Sweepstakes Event!

JUDGE


Open & Junior Shows
Letty Klein – Kalamazoo, MI

CHECK-IN


Friday – 3:00 – 8:00 pm
Saturday – 7:00 – 9:00 am

JUDGING


Saturday – 9:30 am – Open - Junior

SALES


Saturday – 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Silent Auction
Sunday – 8:30 - 3:00 Private Treaty

RELEASE TIME


(See below)

PREMIUMS


Each Class: 1st $15 2nd $12 3rd $10 4th - $7
Champion Open Fleece – Each Division $25 and Rosette
Reserve Champion Open Fleece – Each Division $20 and Rosette
Best of Show – Traveling Trophy

Champion Open & Junior Show Fleeces compete for
Best of Show Award
$15 Cash Award given to highest placing Junior Fleece

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

Best of Show
The Dancing Lamb
Holin Kennen

Reserve Best of Show
Hidden Valley Farm & Woolen Mill
Carol & Paul Wagner

Champion
White Handspinning Fleece
Open Show – Division II
Illinois Wool & Fiber Mill
Jane Zeien

Champion Junior Show Fleece
Illinois Wool & Fiber Mill
Jane Zeien

Champion
Crossbred Handspinning Fleece
Ewetopia
Kathryn Ashley Wright & Lisa Ashley

Champion
Commercial Market Class Fleece
Ewetopia
Kathryn Ashley Wright & Lisa Ashley

YOUTH SWEEPSTAKES


Junior fleece show exhibitors are automatically entered in and eligible for Youth Sweepstakes awards. (Please refer to Youth Sweepstakes page for details.)

FLEECE SHOW COORDINATORS


Entry Questions: Leah Dickson 608 566-3504
dicksonleah7@gmail.com
Holin Kennen 608 882-0267
toholin@gmail.com
1. Who May Enter: The Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival Fleece Show is open to all exhibitors, who may enter a fleece in competition only, OR enter in competition and either or both the Private Treaty or Silent Auction sales. Junior exhibitors may enter in either the Junior or Open shows, but not both. Fleeces offered for sale must be entered in competition. A fleece may be entered in one class only. Fleeces not offered for sale will be released following judging on Saturday.
2. Entry Fee: $6 per fleece. Payable at entry, non-refundable. Print off the entry form and bring to the West Exhibit Building at the Festival on Friday or Saturday. (See check-in times above)

DO NOT MAIL ENTRIES!


3. Entries must be pre-weighed.
4. Entry Limit: No more than 8 fleeces entered per exhibitor or exhibitor family/farm (same address).
5. Fleeces must be owned by exhibitor or exhibitor’s family and from current year wool crop with no more than 12 months growth. All fleeces entered into competition should be well skirted, unless entered into the Commercial Class, in which case manure tags and larger organic/vegetable material should be removed, at a minimum. Judging will be based in part on the suitability of the fleece for handspinning, unless entered in the Commercial Class. Any exhibitor needing information about skirting a fleece for entry into the handspinning class or for sale, please contact Holin Kennen at toholin@gmail.com.
6. Junior Exhibitors: Must be 21 or under as of January 1, of the current year.
7. Responsibilities of the Judge: The Judge reserves the right to move fleeces into appropriate classes if so determined; disqualify fleeces; make awards to quality fleeces only; and/or combine or close classes in the case of insufficient numbers.
8. Silent Auction* – Private Treaty Sales
Sales and purchases of all fleeces entered in the Open and Junior Fleece Shows will be handled through the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, LLC. Prices for Private Treaty Sale fleeces will be set by the individual exhibitor by time of entry and the price will be indicated on the entry tag. Exhibitors may not reduce the sale price of any sale fleece until 1:00 p.m. Sunday. Sales commission on all Open and Junior Show fleeces will be 15% of gross sales. Fleeces offered for sale must be entered in competition. * Fleeces remaining unsold following the Silent Auction will be sold at the Private Treaty Sale unless picked up by the close of the Silent Auction on Saturday evening or other arrangements made with Fleece Show staff. Exhibitors and Buyers: Reconciliation of fleece sale accounts may take up to six weeks due to the volume of festival accounts processed. Thank you!
Payment for ALL Silent Auction or Private Treaty sales of fleeces will be made to the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, commission deducted as noted above and settlement made to consignors at a later date. The Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, LLC assumes no responsibility for lost, damaged, stolen, mislabeled or erroneously sold fleeces. Fleeces not removed from the exhibit area by 3:30 p.m. Sunday become property of the Festival. Any fleeces not offered for sale will be released Saturday upon completion of judging. All sale fleeces released at 3:00 Sunday.
9. Sponsorships: Sponsors for a class or division are always welcome! For additional information, please contact Fleece Show Coordinator.

OPEN SHOW CLASSES



Division I. Commercial Market Class
(White or Natural Colored – NO covered fleeces)
Commercial classes to be judged on suitability for the commercial market.
Classes: 1. Fine 2. Medium 3. Coarse

Division II. White Handspinning Fleeces
(Covered or uncovered)
Division II classes to be judged on suitability of wool for handspinning.
Classes: 1. Fine 2. Medium 3. Coarse 4. Longwool 5. Double-coated

Division III. Natural Colored Fleeces
(Covered or uncovered)
Division III classes to be judged on suitability of wool for handspinning.
Classes: 1. Fine 2. Medium 3. Coarse 4. Longwool 5. Double-coated

Division IV. Crossbred Handspinning
(Covered or uncovered)
Division IV classes to be judged on suitability of wool for handspinning.
Classes: 1. Fine 2. Medium 3. Coarse 4. Longwool 5. Double-coated

JUNIOR SHOW CLASSES


Division I – Commercial Market Class
Division II – White Handspinning Fleeces
Division III – Natural Colored Fleeces
NEW! Division IV – Crossbred Handspinning

HOW TO ENTER


Print out and complete entry form and bring to the fleece show building at check in.

Download Fillable Entry Form

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