Grounds Address: 17725 State Highway 131, Gays Mills, WI 54631
Mailing Address: Crawford County Fair, 225 North Beaumont Road, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
General Contact Information: Phone 608-412-4748 | Email

Exhibitors in:

2017 Crawford County Fair Theme "Fair Fever—Catch the Fun!” [ COVER CONTEST FORM ]
ANIMAL ID CHECK-IN/VET CHECK FORMS [ Form ] [ Editable form-must download to edit ]

ALL dog and small animal, food & cake, horse and shooting sports project exhibitors will need to complete this form. These will be displayed at the fair and are required in order to receive a premium. This process is replacing the posters that were done in the past.

Younger Youth Opportunity Shows

                            - Porky Pig Swine Show
                            - Farmer Bud Show
                            - Hippity Hop Show

Animal Health Fair Rules

Information for Exhibitors


Mark your calendar for SATURDAY, August 11 at 7:00 am until projects are done! ALL exhibitors are encouraged to come and assist with getting the fair ready to SHINE!  Wear old clothing and bring tools with you to assist with fair clean up.  Some helpful tools to bring with you are brush trimmers, brooms and dust pans, shovels, rakes, drill, screw drivers, hammers, buckets, rags and other basic tools you feel we may use. 
Animal Departments such as but not limited to: Petting zoo, Dairy, Swine, Sheep, Goats, Horses, Poultry, Rabbits, Cavies, Dogs, Small Animals, and Domesticated Exotic Animals.
If you’re a new exhibitor in any animal department you must complete the CONSUMER PROTECTION TRAINING this MANDATORY MEETING scheduled for Saturday, August 11th morning.  

Entry Tag Correction Form


Adding an item
Go to
Under Exhibitor
            Click on Online Entries
This will take you to Blue Ribbon (you will need to use the username, email and password as the before)
            Logon to Blue Ribbon Using:
Once signed into Blue Ribbon
            Click on Entries
                        Find the department you want to add items in
            Click on Class
                        Find what you want to add
                        Hit the ADD button on the left side of description of project
Once you have Added the Items
            Click on Review Entries (top of the page)
            Verify your Pending Entries
If everything you have added is correct
            Click Items/Checkout
            Click the yellow highlighted area
            Click Submit
You will receive a confirmation page please print or save!
If you need to delete an item you must submit a Correction Form which can be found under Exhibitor Information, Fair Entry Correction Form at

The Style Revue
The Style Revue at the fair will be on Sunday, August 26th at 12:00 p.m.  
Additional information contact, Amy Mitchell at 608-326-0223.
You will need to bring your item(s) with you (wear them) for the style revue.

2018 Crawford County Fair Exhibitor Information

May 11                       Fairbook available online
June 1                         Online registration opens
June 22                       Online registration closes at 8pm
July 6                          Late registration closes at 4:30 pm
August 11                   Fair Clean-up Day
                                     Superintendent Meeting 
                                     Mandatory Meeting—ALL NEW ANIMAL Exhibitors 
August 22-26           Crawford County Fair
                                   Theme: “Fair Fever—Catch the Fun!”

Before Checkout, review your entries to make sure all items you plan on exhibiting are listed.
Pending Entries - You can select items, log out of your account and return later to review to modify/change and/or add new items.
Once you’ve checked out, those entries cannot be modified or removed. However, until 9 PM, June 22, at no additional cost, you are still able to add new items to your account.
The Entry Tag Correction form is ONLY for entry tag errors NOT for items an exhibitor forgot to enter.  “Forgotten” items need to be added through this online entry process.
Entries submitted after the June 22 deadline are late entries and the $15 late fee, per exhibitor, will apply. Deadline for late entries is Friday, July 6th. 
If there’s a Blue Ribbon online program error, contact Amanda at or go to and click on Contact Us to provide details. (The latter option is the BEST way so your email does not go into junk e-mail.)


Judging Schedule

SATURDAY, August 19
10:00 a.m.               Horses (Horse Arena)
Thursday, August 24
9:00 a.m.                 Antiques, Flowers / Home Grounds, Plants / Foods and Nutrition, and Photography (Buildings 3 & 4)
10:00 a.m.               Poultry (Building 12)
1:00 p.m.                 Indoor Exhibits (Buildings 3 & 4)
1:30 pm                   Rabbits (Building 12)              
5:00 p.m.                 Porky Pig Pork Producer’s Show (Building 13)
5:30 pm                   Swine (Building 13)
Friday, August 25
9:00 a.m.                 Sheep followed by Goats (Building 13)
11:30 am                 Beef (Building 13)
3:30 p.m.                 Small Animals followed by Dogs (Building 9)
Saturday, August 26
8:30 am                   Dairy (Building 10)
12:30 pm                 Farmer Bud Holstein Association Show (Building 10)               


Pre-Fair and Post-Fair Events
Judging for all pre-fair and post-fair events will be held prior to August 23 or after August 27.  In accordance with Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapter ATCP 160, projects must be represented at the Crawford County Fair for exhibitors to receive premiums.

JUNIOR Shooting Sports Contest
June 11, 6:00 p.m. at the Crawford County Fairgrounds
(See Department 16 for details.)

Junior Foods/Clothing/Cake Review
July 25, 2017, 6:00 p.m. at Century Hall, Wauzeka
(See Department 25 & 26 for details.)

Junior and Open Horse Show
August 19, 2017 10:00 a.m. at the Crawford County Fairgrounds

(See Departments 6 and 106 for details.)



  • How To Enter
    1. Read all rules, regulations, department descriptions and items carefully, even if you are a returning exhibitor.  Changes have been made.
    2. Read the Code of Conduct found on page 4/5 of the premium book. When you submit your online entry, you are acknowledging you have read and understand the Liability Agreement, Code of Conduct, and Rules and Regulations and agree to abide by all items contained within the agreements.
    3. Each exhibitor 9 years of age and above will receive a complimentary wristband to gain them free admission to the Crawford County Fair.
    4. Only online entries are accepted. Online entry will open on Thursday, June 1.  Online entries are due on or before 9:00PM Friday, June 22.  ANY ENTRY SUBMITTED AFTER 9:00PM JUNE 22 WILL HAVE A LATE FEE OF $15.00 ADDED TO THE ENTRY FEE – no exceptions.  If you do not have computer access, please contact the Fair Office to make arrangements to use a computer or visit your local library. ALL LATE ENTRY TAGS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22 AT THE FAIR.
    5. Entry tags will be available:
  • Saturday, August 11 at the Fairgrounds
  • Monday, August 13 to Friday, August 17 at the Crawford County UW-Extension Office
  • Tuesday, August 21 and Wednesday, August 22 at the Fairgrounds
    1. Entry tag corrections will be accepted from Monday, August 13 to Friday, August 17 at 4:30 pm at UW-Extension Office and will be available for pick up at the fairgrounds office Wednesday, August 22No entry tags will be corrected at the fair.  See for entry tag correction form.  Entry Tag Correction form is ONLY for tag corrections, NOT for forgotten items; those items need to be entered through the online entry process.
  1. Junior division competition is open to all members in good standing of a Crawford County 4-H, FFA, FFA-HERO, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts or other supervised youth group.  Youth in grades K-2 enter only in Department 17J.   All other Junior Division youth must be in grade 3 or up, and less than 20 years of age.  Ages and grades are as of January 1 of this year.
  2. No exhibitor may enter in both the Junior and Open Division in the same department.
  3. All exhibitors who plan to stay overnight at the Crawford County fairgrounds must complete an Overnight Registration Form.  All exhibitors, siblings and parents must have an admission wristband.
  4. Campers are encouraged to utilize the Stump Dodger Campground adjacent to the fairgrounds.  Camping is only allowed for exhibitors and superintendents.  Campers and tents must be registered with the Fair Office.  NO campers will be allowed in the parking area.  All tents/campers will receive a number which must be displayed at all times.  Campers without numbers will be fined $20 per night.  Please be courteous to neighbors when using generators or other equipment while camping.  COST IS $20 FOR FOUR NIGHTS.
  5. Premiums paid will be determined by the maximum placing’s by state aide and as determined by the judges.  No entry can be entered twice into the fair in any category in any department.  If entered multiple times both items will be disqualified. NO EXCEPTIONS! 
  6. Only one entry may be exhibited under each item number.  All exhibits must be prepared during the current year.
  7. The premiums awarded by the Fair will be indicated as follows:
    1. 1st Premium – Blue Ribbon, 2nd Premium – Red Ribbon, 3rd Premium – White Ribbon, 4th Ribbon – Pink Ribbon, Grand Champion- Royal Purple Ribbon, Reserve Grand Champion – Royal Pink Ribbon, Best in Class – Red & Black Rosette, Merit – Orange Ribbon.  Trophy Award to Grand Champion and Plaque Award to Reserve Champion/Best in Department/Showmanship Classes.
  8. Exhibitors receiving sticker ribbons are able to come to fair office on Sunday at 3:30 pm to receive a ribbon for their sticker ribbon. Additional recycling of ribbons are encourage yearly if you wish not to keep them. 
  9. If there is one entry in a class, the premium awarded shall be determined by the judge.
  10. No exhibit can be entered in more than one class or awarded more than one premium.
  11. The Fair Board will take every precaution for the safekeeping of all exhibits after arrival, but will not be responsible for loss or damage that may occur.  Exhibitors shall give personal attention to their exhibits and attend to their removal when released.
  12. The Crawford County Fair Board will not allow any animals, two months or younger, to be given away or sold at the fair.
  13. EXHIBITS WILL NOT BE RELEASED UNTIL SUNDAY AT 4:00 P.M. ON THE LAST DAY OF THE FAIR.  Exhibitors who remove any exhibits prior to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday will forfeit all premiums.  See ATCP Chapter 160.03, article 4.
  14. Exhibits must be picked up by 5:00 p.m. on the last day of the fair.  Items left at the fairgrounds will be kept at the Extension Office for no more than 2 weeks.  After that, all items will be disposed.
  15. No soliciting at the Crawford County Fair without Fair Board permission.  This includes flyers posted or distributed at the fairgrounds.
  16. Entry fees to be paid when exhibitor packet is picked up. 
  17. All corrections for entry errors need to be submitted by the Friday, before the week of the Fair.  Visit and Exhibitor Section to CORRECTION FORM
  18. ALL NEW ANIMAL exhibitors MUST attend Consumer Protection Training in order to exhibit at the 2018 Crawford County Fair. This training is ONLY FOR NEW ANIMAL EXHIBITORS WHO HAVEN’T TAKEN TRAINING. 
  19. Award recipients will be listed in local newspapers and on Crawford County Fair web-site no later than October 1, 2018.
  20. Premium checks will first be available at Crawford County 4-H Awards Night; after this date, checks will be available for pick-up at the UW-Extension Office. NO PREMIUM CHECKS WILL BE MAILEDby Crawford County Fair or UW-Extension.  If you would like your premium check mailed, mail or drop off a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Crawford County Fair (225 N. Beaumont Rd. Suite 240; Prairie du Chien, WI 53821). Include a list of whose checks need to be included.
  21. Premium summary may be obtained with a fee of $10.00 per exhibitor.



By submitting an online entry form, Junior exhibitors acknowledge that they have read and understood the Code of Conduct and the Liability Agreement as stated. 
1.  Participation in the Crawford County Fair is open to anyone.
2. All exhibitors with entries in the Junior Division, and their parents, agree to abide by the rules and regulations governing entries, exhibits, judging, payment of premiums and general rules of the Crawford County Fair.  
3.  All Junior Exhibitors, and their parents, are expected to behave in a manner in accordance with the code of ethics relative to their recognized youth organization, i.e., 4-H, FFA, etc.
4.  All exhibitors will be expected to:

  1. Show respect for the rights of others and be courteous at all times.
  2. Respect the property of others.
  3. Demonstrate sportsmanship in the show ring, contests, and meetings.
  4. Be honest and not take unfair advantage of others.
  5. Not possess or consume any alcoholic beverages or any other non-prescription drugs during the Crawford County Fair.

5.  Any visitor violating the above rules (as determined by Fair Superintendents, 4-H Adult Leader Executive Board members, Fair Board members, judges, UW-Extension staff, or law enforcement officials) will be subject to any one or all of the following consequences:

  1. Notification of parents.
  2. Removal of individual and any or all of his/her exhibits from the present year’s Junior Fair.
  1. The individual may be required to appear before the Crawford County Fair Board to explain his or her actions.
  2. Revocation of privilege to enter exhibits in future Crawford County Fairs.

Crawford County Fair is not liable for injuries sustained by an exhibitor.  The Crawford County Fair will take reasonable precautions to protect the safety of the exhibits sent to the Fair, but owners themselves take the risk of exhibiting them and should any exhibitor/exhibit or portion thereof be injured, damaged, lost or stolen, Crawford County personnel will give assistance toward recovery of the same, but will not be liable or make any payment for the value thereof.
Neither the county of Crawford, Crawford County Fair, or its employees or agents shall be liable for any loss to an exhibitor occasioned by fire, accident, condition of structure, or damage caused by weather to any exhibit, article, equipment or commercial exhibit left in the building or on the grounds after the close of the Fair.
Exhibitors or owners of animals and/or machinery, while stationary or in motion, and any other exhibits need to be properly handled protecting the public from coming in contact therewith at all times while on the fairgrounds. And every such exhibitor or owner shall indemnify the County of Crawford, Crawford County Fair Board, and its agents and employees, from and against claims and demands, costs, charges and expenses which it or they might incur, suffer or be put to by reason of failure to take the precaution above referred to or failure to comply with Crawford County Fair rules, policies or directives.
Liability insurance to comply with indemnity provisions is required.  Presentation of an entry form shall be deemed acceptance of this provision.

Crawford County Fair Livestock Rules and Regulations
Those participating in the Crawford County Fair may request reasonable accommodations for disabilities by contacting the Crawford County Extension Office at:
608-326-0223 or 225 N. Beaumont Rd., Prairie du Chien, WI  53821


  1. In livestock classes, Junior exhibitors MUST show their own entries unless there is a family or medical emergency.  In that case, the superintendent must be notified and another Junior exhibitor may show those entries.
  2. * Animals must be fed and watered and their pens/stalls cleaned by 10:00 a.m. each day, if not the exhibitor will be notified by superintendents and not be able to sell the following year. 
  3. To exhibit animals at the Crawford County Fair, youth must have been in at least 3rd grade during the school year just completed.  This policy, adopted on March 10, 2004, applies to the Crawford County Fair’s Junior Division and Open Division.
  4. Exhibitors entering registered livestock will be required to furnish a certificate of registration.
  5. The Crawford County Fair Board will not allow any animals, two months or younger, to be given away or sold at the fair.
  6. Livestock (dairy, beef, sheep and swine) exhibitors will not receive entry tags.  Be sure you are entered in the correct classes before the show!
  7. Animals turned away at the gate by the vet will be marked with a paint stick so the superintendents know not to admit animal.
  8. No Open Division animal may be entered in the name of any person other than the bonafide owner or owners, and should any prove to be otherwise entered, premiums awarded them will be forfeited.  There are no ownership requirements for Junior Divisions.
  9. Open Division exhibitors will be allowed two entries under each item of individual animal.  Only two animals may be entered and placed in the show ring.  Junior Division exhibitors will be allowed two entries under each item of individual animal.  Only one animal may be entered and placed in the show ring.
  10. An animal exhibited in Open division cannot be shown in Junior Division by another exhibitor.
  11. ALL ANIMAL exhibitors must complete the CONSUMER PROTECTION TRAINING.  If you are a NEW animal exhibitor for 2018 fair, you will need to attend the training in order to exhibit animals at the fair.
  12. Refer to Wisconsin County, District & State Fairs Animal Health Rules and Regulation is located on web-site ( 
  13. Exhibitors must fill out and present an Identification Form for all livestock (beef, sheep, goats and swine) brought to the Crawford County Fair (form can be located on web-site). 

This form must be filled out and presented upon entry into the Crawford County Fairgrounds before animals are allowed onto grounds—Exhibitor numbers will not be issued until these forms are turned in!  NO EXCEPTIONS!

  1. ALL animals must be checked during VET CHECK TIMES and have correct paperwork completed at check-in.

Exhibit Drop-off Times
Exhibits will be accepted at the following times, no exceptions.
Check with Department Superintendents to see where exhibits should be placed on entry day.


Tuesday, August 21—10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Indoor entries:

Wednesday, August 22 -- 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Poultry and Rabbits:

Wednesday, August 22 – 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Exotic animals:

Wednesday, August 22 – 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Beef, Swine, Sheep, Goats:

Wednesday, August 22 – 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. or
Thursday, August 23 – 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Thursday, August 23 – 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Horses, Cats, Dogs, and SmALL NEW ANIMALs:
Brought and taken home the day of judging.

In case of EXTREME WEATHER, livestock check-in times may change.  Please listen to WQPC for any updates.