Wayne County Fair Open Class

2023 Fair Book

There will just be 2 different judging categories- 

Wayne County Residents and Out of County

with different age divisions in each of these categories.

Highlights of Open Class Show:

If possible, please pick up tags from the Wayne County Extension Office between July 1 and July 21. 

After that you may just get them at check in.

Entry Fees:

There is no entry fee for Wayne County residents.

Out of County Open Class- 5 tags for $5.00 and then $.50 each additional needed tag. 

Premiums will be paid in Wayne County Open class and Out of County open class as printed in the premium book.

Limit 1 entry per person per class. 

New for 2023:

It is highly recommended that entries are completed online through the FairEntry system.

Below is a letter explaining the change for the process along with step by step instructions.

If you need assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out for help. Call Dan at 641-414-1240.

Open Class Letter

Step by Step Instructions

Check In Time:

Tuesday, July 25th- 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wayne County Fair Event Center

**All exhibits must be brought in and in place during this time**


Wednesday, July 26th- 9:00 AM

The exhibit area will be closed down during judging.

Age Divisions:

1. 5 years of age & Under– Pee-Wee

2. 6 years of age through 17 years of age– Junior

3. 18 years of age and up– Adult

4. Professional (Anyone Receiving Pay for Work Done)

- Division 6B– Photography Only

Age will be determined on the day of exhibit entry.

Release Time:

Sunday, July 30th- 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Division & Class Highlights:


Farm Crops, Corn, Grain & Seed, Forages, Honey, Fruits & Vegetables, Novelty Items, & Garden Displays


Potted Plants, Arrangements of Cut Flowers, Cut Flowers, Artificial Arrangements, & Dried Flowers

Please refer to:

4-H 462- Harvesting & Preparing Vegetables for Exhibit &

4-H 464 Guidelines for Preparing Cut Flowers for Exhibit


4-H 462- Vegetables 4-H 464- Flowers

Textiles, Hobbies, Crafts & Quilts-

Quilts, Crochet Work, Embroidery, Cross Stitch, Latch Hook, Needlepoint, Needle Punch, Plastic Canvas, Knitting, Rugs, Sewing, Fleece, Crafts, Woodcrafts, Ceramic, Pottery, Plaster, Painting, Recycled, Candles/Wax, and Beading

Photography & Arts-

Art, Pictures, Paper Art, & Photography


Baked Products, Yeast Bread & Rolls, Quick Breads, Cake, Cookies, Candy, Pie, Canned Fruits, Vegetables & Meat, Preserves, Jams, Butters, Jelly, Pickles & Spiced Goods, & Sauces

Open Class Gadget Show-

Any sort of homemade creation