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The entry deadline has passed for this contest.

General Information

Chairpersons: Linda & Fred Schauwecker
Judge: To Be Announced

Entry Form Due Date: September 15, 2014

Yarn Show Entry Form Due Date: September 27, 2014

Rules and Regulations

  1. ENTRY FEE IS $3.00 PER ANIMAL - Maximum sheep per weekend is 300 head. Entries will be received on a first come, first served basis. Entries without an entry fee will not be accepted.
  2. Management will use care and diligence for safety and health of animals. Neither the Society nor the Committee shall be liable for any loss, injury or damage which may occur. Entries are accepted on these conditions only.
  3. All animals, except market lambs, must be registered in the name of the exhibitors, and papers must be available for the Committee. All animals must have been owned by exhibitors 30 DAYS BEFORE SHOW.
  4. No pending registrations will be accepted; all animals must be EAR TAGGED OR TATTOOED. The sheep committee has the right to temporarily mark any animals that have no identification.
  5. Animals will be inspected upon arrival for contagious diseases and parasites. Any animal found unhealthy will be removed from the FAIRGROUNDS immediately. All Exhibitors MUST HAVE HEALTH PAPERS. Registration papers will be checked upon arrival.
  6. All animals MUST SHOW SIGNS OF HAVING BEEN FITTED, and market lambs MUST BE SHORN CLEAN.
  7. Age of animals will be figured as of September 1, Spring Lambs as of January 1.
  8. Market lambs may be ewes, rams, or wethers and may not be shown in any other class. Market lambs will be weighed Saturday morning before show time at 8:00 a.m.
  9. Exhibitors are limited to TWO entries in each class.
  10. All animals in group class must have been shown in individual classes. Group classes are limited to one entry per breed, per exhibitor.
  11. Sheep should arrive AFTER 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, and BEFORE 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 3rd, 2014.
  12. No sheep are to leave BEFORE 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, 2014.
  13. No more than two breeds are to be exhibited by one exhibitor.
  14. Initial bedding will be supplied. Hay, grain and additional bedding will be available for sale on the grounds.
  15. Exhibitors must inform themselves as to when their BREED OF SHEEP are judged. Sheep must be in the ring promptly on call. A failure to comply with this order renders exhibitor liable to be ruled out of competition.
  16. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES allowed in the Sheep Barn.
  17. No unsupervised minors in the barn after closing.
  18. Proper dress required in show ring at all times.
  19. Youth are required to wear solid color pants (in good repair) and white shirts in the show ring for Fitting & Showmanship.
  20. Exhibitors are requested to display their Farm Signs.
  21. THE SHOW COMMITTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ADD, DELETE OR COMBINE CLASSES AT THEIR DISCRETION.

ENTRIES DUE SEPTEMBER 15TH

Order Of Judging

Show Committee reserves the right to change the show order.

Friday Evening, October 3, at 6:00 P.M.
V - Obstacle Course

Saturday, October 4, at 10:00 A.M.
W - Fitting & Showmanship (Seniors - No Halters In Show Ring)
A - Market Lambs
D - Cheviots
(Break For Lunch)
U - Costume/Lead Line
(1 Hour After Lunch Break)
G - Cotswolds
H - Dorsets
I - Hampshires
N - Suffolks

Sunday, October 5, at 10:00 A.M.
B - Blacks
J - Montadales
L - Shropshires
M - Southdowns
O - Tunis
T - Any Other Breed - Meat
TW - Any Other Breed - Wool

Total Show Will Be Limited To 300 Head.

The Fair Reserves The Right To Return Entries.

All Entries Accepted On A First Come, First Served Basis.

Open To All. Out Of State Entries Are Welcome.

Fitting & Showmanship Classes

Novice - 1st year in Youth Club Work and under 14 years old

Junior - 2nd year, up to 14 years old

Senior - 14 years old up to 19 years old as of January 1st

Open to all Youth & 4-H Sheep Club Members

Open Classes

1. Yearling Rams
2. Fall Ram Lambs
3. Spring Ram Lambs
4. Pair of Ram Lambs
CHAMPION RAM - ROSETTE
5. Yearling Ewes
6. Pair of Yearling Ewes
7. Fall Ewe Lambs
8. Spring Ewe Lambs
9. Pair of Ewe Lambs
CHAMPION EWE - ROSETTE
BREED GRAND CHAMPION - ROSETTE & TROPHY
10. Farm Flock - 1 Ram, 2 Yearling Ewes, 2 Ewe Lambs
11. Breeder's Flock - 1 Ram, 2 Yearling Ewes, 2 Ewe Lambs Bred and Owned by One Exhibitor
12. Get of Sire - 4 Animals, Any Age or Sex Sired by One Ram and Owned by One Exhibitor
13. Pen of Three Lambs - Bred and Owned by One Exhibitor
14. Pair of Lambs (1 Ram, 1 Ewe) Bred and Owned by Exhibitor
15. Best Three Head - Bred and Owned by Exhibitor

PAPERS MUST BE PRESENTED IN THE RING FOR ALL BRED AND OWNED CLASSES

A1. Market Lamb (may enter up to three market lambs)
A2. Pen of Three Market Lambs
CHAMPION MARKET LAMB - ROSETTE & BAG OF GRAIN

W1. Novice Fitting and Showmanship
W2. Junior Fitting and Showmanship
W3. Senior Fitting and Showmanship

U1. Youth Novice Costume/Lead Line Class
U2. Youth Junior Costume/Lead Line Class
U3. Youth Senior Costume/Lead Line Class
Entrants must wear something made of wool.
ROSETTE & TROPHY

U4. Adult Costume/Lead Line Class
Entrants must wear something made of wool.
ROSETTE & TROPHY

V1. Youth Novice Obstacle Course
V2. Youth Junior Obstacle Course
V3. Youth Senior Obstacle Course
ROSETTE & TROPHY

V4. Adult Obstacle Course
ROSETTE & TROPHY

Premium Awards

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Breed Classes 20 18 16 14 12 11 10 10 10 10
Group Classes 20 18 16 14 12 10 10
Youth Classes 18 16 14 12 11 10 10 10 10 10
Costume/Lead Line & Obstacle Classes 18 16 14 12 11 10 10 10 10 10

Spinning Bee

Wednesday, October 8th

Judge: TBA

SP1. ADULT NOVICE - Will be judged on uniformity of yarn.

SP2. ADULT INTERMEDIATE - Will be judged on uniformity of the yarn.

SP3. ADULT ADVANCE - Will be judged on uniformity, texture and creativity of yarn spun.

YOUTH CLASS - Same As Above

SPY1. YOUTH NOVICE - Will be judged on uniformity of yarn.

SPY2. YOUTH INTERMEDIATE - Will be judged on uniformity of the yarn.

SPY3. YOUTH ADVANCE - Will be judged on uniformity, texture and creativity of yarn spun.

SP4. DROP SPINDLE - Will be judged on uniformity of yarn. QUANTITY SPUN (within reason) IS NOT IMPORTANT. Plying is at the discretion of the spinner.

SP5. DROP SPINDLE, LONGEST SPUN - Take 10 minutes to spin as much as you can and then unravel your spindle. The spinner who walks the farthest away from the judge is the winner! You can enter another category along with this one.

SPY4. YOUTH DROP SPINDLE - Will be judged on uniformity of yarn. QUANTITY SPUN (within reason) IS NOT IMPORTANT. Plying is at the discretion of the spinner.

SPY5. YOUTH DROP SPINDLE, LONGEST SPUN - Take 10 minutes to spin as much as you can and then unravel your spindle. The spinner who walks the farthest away from the judge is the winner! You can enter another category along with this one.


Bring your own wheel, empty spools and chairs (There will be chairs available)

Wool fiber will be provided.

This is open to all spinners.

Come on out for a night of fun!

Premium Awards

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
20 18 16 14 12 10 10

Yarn Show

Chairperson: Linda Schauwecker

Rules & Regulations

  1. Entries: All entries should be submitted Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 between 4:00pm and 9:00pm in the Sheep Barn. All entries can be picked up Tuesday, October 13, 2014 between 4:00pm and 6:00pm.
  2. The committee reserves the right to combine or create classes. The judges' decision is final.
  3. All yarns must be hand spun 100% wool fiber, unless otherwise noted. Yarns and Challenge Competitions are limited to one entry per class.

Yarn Classes

Y1. One 2oz. skein - Single or 2 Ply - 100% Wool

Y2. One 2oz. skein - 3 ply or Navajo Ply - 100% Wool

Y3. One 2oz. skein - Single or 2 Ply - any natural fiber

Y4. One 2oz. skein - Single or 2 Ply - Novelty

Y5. One 2oz. skein - Any Fiber - novice spinner

Challenge Competitions

Y6. Challenge Competition: Hats
Made from any handspun wool, any design - knitted, woven, crocheted or felted.

2015 Competition: Socks

Awards

Best Handspun Yarn in Show - Trophy & Rosette

Official Rules

Topsfield Fair General Rules & Information

Topsfield Fair General Livestock Rules & Information

Commonwealth of Massachusetts 2014 Fairs Animal Health Rules

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