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September 10-12, 2021

Junior/Open Sheep Show

Age Base Dates

Yearling – Born Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2019
Fall Lamb – Born Sept. 1, 2019 through Dec. 31, 2019


September 4th, 2020


Zane Bone, Texas


Friday – 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Saturday – 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Sunday - 7:30 am – 9:00 am


Wool Breeds Friday September 11th– 1:00 pm
Meat Breeds Saturday September 12th – 10:00 am
Market Lamb Show Sunday September 13th – 10:00 am
Gates will open daily at 6:00 am





·  Click on the ENTER NOW button . (A new tab will open at Showorks. All registrations/payments are handled by ShoWorks.)
·  Once at ShoWorks, you will need to CREATE AN ACCOUNT (user name and password) - even if you entered or registered in previous years.

·  SHEEP SHOW ENTRIES: Find the type of entry/order you wish to place. Under DEPARTMENT, select SHEEP SHOWS, then under DIVISION, select SHEEP SHOW.

·  ORDER - Once you have an entry in your shopping cart, you can save your progress and return at a later time. Returning users can sign in with user name and password. 
·  PAYMENT - No saved registrations can be guaranteed unless payment is made. Payment must be made by credit card at the end of the registration process through our secure online system.
·  When you are finished registering, you’ll receive an email confirmation. PRINT YOUR ORDER in case your email confirmation does not go through.
If you forget to print your order, or entered an incorrect email address, ShoWorks stores your order in your profile. You may reprint it at anytime.



Enter Online: $15 per head. If you have difficulty making an entry, contact the Festival office at 608 743-9080 (eve. after 5:00). Entry deadline September 4,2020.
Late Entries:  No day of show entries, with the exception of the market lamb jackpot show.
Penning:There will be no penning available, all sheep will show out of their trailer.  Please bring a generator as power will be limited.
Ownership:All breeding animals must be entered and exhibited under the registered name appearing on the records of the respective breed association as of September 4 of the current year.
Arrival: Only exhibitors and immediate family are allowed on the grounds for the show.  The event is not open to the public.  A google document will be sent prior to the show for exhibitors to list potential attendees.  Attendees will also be required to submit a COVID release form at arrival.
Check-in: All original registration certificates must be in order and presented at check-in. Non-registered, wether-type sheep must check in with a written record of birth dates and USDA scrapie tags. All sheep will have their official identification recorded. ALL SHEEP MUST BE CHECKED IN BY DEADLINE OF RESPECIVE SHOW
Health Certificates:NOTE: Sheep originating from outside Wisconsin must be accompanied by a currently valid certificate of veterinary inspection for interstate movement, to be submitted at check-in. Superintendents will collect and hold health certificates until release at which time a copy will be returned to exhibitors. No sheep showing any symptoms of contagious or infectious disease will be permitted to be unloaded, shown or exhibited. All sheep entries must comply with USDA scrapie regulations and programs and must be identified with official, individual scrapie identification.
Parking:Show staff will assist with parking. Please be sure to clean up around your trailer before you leave the grounds.  Garbage bags will be available as needed.
Departure:All sheep are allowed to leave upon conclusion of their breed show.
Camping: All camping must be arranged with Jefferson Fair Park.
Masks:  Wisconsin is under a mandatory mask mandate. All attendees must bring a mask and be prepared to wear it.
Questions?  Superintendent Alan Thorson, 920 344-1235 (text preferred) or


Class Numbers – Junior Breeding

  1. Yearling Ram
  2. Fall Ram
  3. January Ram
  4. February Ram
  5. March 1 & Later Ram
  6. Yearling Ewe
  7. Fall Ewe
  8. January Ewe
  9. February Ewe
  10. March 1 & Later Ewe

Age Base Dates
Yearling – Born Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2019
Fall Lamb – Born Sept. 1, 2019 through Dec. 31, 2019

Note: Open show and Junior show will show in the same class, they will not be separate shows as in previous years.  However, we will attempt to recognize the Champion and Reserve Junior sheep in each breed.

Entries are open to all registered breeds and wether-type sheep. Rams and ewes entered in wether-type breeding classes are not required to be registered and must list “wether-type” as the breed on the Sheep Entry Form. Order of show based on breeds entered. Sheep may not be shown in more than one breed in any given show.

Junior Showmanship
Junior showmanship will follow the selection of the supreme champion on Friday and Saturday and will be at the start of the market lamb show.  Sign-up sheets will be available at check in.
Beginner: 8 and under
Junior: 9-11
Intermediate: 12-15
Senior: 16 and over

Show Awards
Awards and Premiums will be based on number of head entered

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