As August rolled around again so did the Addison County Fair and Field Days. Everyone gathered to look at animals and crafts, to eat food, and to ride rides. As a 4-H member, I brought projects I’ve been working on throughout the last year to display in the fair’s 4-H Hall and Home & Garden Hall Aug. 7-12. My project animals, sheep, were on display at the sheep tent.
We participated in a 4-H & Other Youth Sheep Show competition judged by David Holck on Aug. 10, and an Open Sheep Show competition Aug. 11 judged by Keith Mason. A blocking & fitting contest was held Saturday morning, giving us one hour to fit out an untouched sheep as if we would be showing it. Later that afternoon there was a Wool Lead-line competition. 4-H members and other youths, along with parents, dressed in wool garments they had made or purchased and competed against each other.