Our “big fair” of our 4-H year is actually a very small fair. Technically, it is a 2 day fair in the small town of Alto, WI. For those of us who show animals, it is longer than a 2 day fair. We set up the animal tent on Monday, bring all projects to the fair on Tuesday, go through all the judging on Wednesday, spend Thursday at the fair before taking everything home at night and return on Friday to clean up. Counting all animal, non-animal and showmanship entries this year, my family had 61 entries at the fair.
Tuesday was the day to get the animals ready for showing. Our day was spent bathing 6 pigs, 2 dogs and 17 chickens. Thankfully, we had help from 2 cousins from Iowa and 3 friends who came to help.