Event rules can be found here.
Our entry form is now available here!
As we receive and finalize more information, we will share it with you! The purpose of this website it to relay information and create transparency about this show.
Based on the survey, we noticed a trend in some frequently asked questions. Hopefully this section helps clear those up. If not, contact us with any further questions!
WhAt is the schedule of events?
Find this below - posted on June 10th. Similar to other shows many of us have attended, we will show multiple days.
We were in contact with several locations in early June. The Clay County Fairgrounds were the first to get back to us with the best set in stone guidelines and a contract. CCF is also financially a great option and has been very flexible to work within answering all questions we have had.
Why such a short-notice event?
What precautions you are considering?
Precautions including wearing masks while showing, less than 10 people in the show ring at once and no bleachers are all guidelines set by the Clay County Fairgrounds in extension to the Iowa Department of Agriculture guidelines
See our event rules for specifics, but we will be offering the following divisions: market lamb, wether sire/dam, bred and owned slickshorn, owned slickshorn, bred and owned fitted, owned fitted.
Specific classes include: yearling, fall, January, February and March
What classes will be offered?
When will entries be due?
All sheep entered before June 28, 2020 will be $15 per head. All sheep entered after June 28, 2020 will be $30 per head.
We ask that you bring your entry fee with to check-in at the event.
Per our check-in options in our rules, attendees are given two options:
Option 1: Check-in Thursday evening and leave Sunday following the ram show. Penning will be given preference to exhibitors choosing this option
Option 2: Check-in between 6:oo and 8:00 am the day your animals show and leave the fairgrounds the same day. Any leftover penning will be available to exhibitors choosing this option.
Is there penning available in the barn?
Sheep can begin entering the fairgrounds
Setup -- all volunteers are welcome. Please contact us in advance if you'd like to help.
Public Speaking Contest
Contact us to do this contest via video conferencing
All exhibitors choosing "Check-in Option 1" (see below) must be checked in by this time
Check-in and weigh-in
Market Lamb, Wether Sire and Wether Dam Show
30 minutes following show
30 minutes following judging Contest
Fitting clinic and contest
Supreme Ewe Selection
30 minutes following showmanship
Supreme Ram Selection
All be off the fairgrounds with pens cleaned into the alleys
Per our rules:
Check-in Option 1: Check-in Thursday and remain in the barn until the completion of the show Sunday. Penning in the barn (Livestock Pavillion) will be given preference to exhibitors choosing this option. If preferred, exhibitors choosing this option can also choose to stall in their trailer(s).
Check-in Option 2: Check-in the day the exhibitor and sheep show between 6:00 and 8:00 am and leave at the completion of showing for the day. A holding area will be available to exhibitors choosing this option and penning may be available to exhibitors. Stalling from trailers is preferred.
/ Sponsorship & Support
As any event needs funding to operate properly, this event is no different. We thank those that are already sponsoring the 2020 Junior Suffolk Show.
Anyone interested in donating their time or money to help make this event even more successful, please contact us at:
$20 per night with electricity, $12 per night without electricity.
Exhibitors need to map in the Northwest corner of the fairgrounds
We are collecting this information through our entry form and collecting payment at check-in at the event.