County Fair

Qualifying for the Fond du Lac County Fair

The Fond du Lac County Fair is an opportunity for dairy project members to showcase their dairy project animals. In order to show Jr. Dairy at the Fond du Lac County Fair, youth must meet the following requirements:

  • Have completed 3rd grade through 1 year past high school graduation
  • Enrolled in a Fond du Lac County 4-H Club, FFA Chapter, Boy or Girl Scouts, Boys and Girls Club, or any other youth organization not to include athletic teams or music groups
  • Attend a minimum of one fitting/showmanship workshop

For more information regarding the county fair, please contact dairy superintendent Sarah Loehr at or Randy Hopp at 920.296.8992.


Herdsmanship & Barn Assignments

Barn herdsmanship awards are given each year for 4-H/FFA Dairy exhibits. The top three awards for small and large dairy clubs are sponsored by Fond du Lac County Agri-Business Council. Individual judges (not clubs) solicited by the Fond du Lac County Dairy Project Committee judge dairy herdsmanship. A Dairy Herdmanship Scorecard is available for your planning purposes.

Herdsmanship judging will take place during specific hours of the day to avoid conflicts with showing:

  • Wednesday    1 pm to 9 pm
  • Thursday        5 pm to 9 pm
  • Friday             1 pm to 9 pm
  • Saturday         9 am to 9 pm
  • Sunday           9 am to 1 pm

For planning purposes, county fair barn assignments will be available after July 5.

Dairy Youth Auction

The Dairy Youth Auction was developed to recognize the dairy youth of Fond du Lac County who excel and achieve top honors during the Fond du Lac County Fair. A dairy basket will be sold representing the Intermediate (2 and 3 year old cows) and the Senior (cows 4 years and older) with the lowest linear score. Youth may sell in both the Dairy Youth Auction and the Market Livestock Sale; however, they can only sell one basket in the Dairy Youth Auction. The basket sale will be distributed: 50% exhibitor, 20% State Fair Fund, 20% scholarship fund, and 10% milk house fund. (updated 2023).

Entry forms for Intermediate and Senior Quality Milk Awards are available at

For more information regarding the Dairy Youth Auction, please contact chairpersons Evan Schrauth at 920.979.4127 or Matthew Kramer at 920.838.0201.