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.
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.
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.
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