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Exhibiting & Contests for the 2021 Florence County Fair
Frequently Asked Questions
The Florence County Fair serves as a showcase to highlight the many and varied talents of Florence County residents. One of the ways to do this is by making entries that can be put on display at the Florence County Fair.  

We have our traditional exhibits as well as those Special Exhibit Contests.  For 2021, we are condensing what exhibits and special exhibit contests we are holding this year.  Due to the uncertainty of our times right now and the unknowns with regards to the COVID Pandemic, we are limiting our exhibits and contests at the fair this year.  This decision was not taken lightly, but the decision had to be made this spring when there were a lot of unknown situations we had to deal with.

This page will be broken into two parts:
Part 1:  Traditional Exhibits, which can only be entered by Florence County Residents ages 5 and older
Part 2:  Special Exhibit Contests, which can be entered by anyone regardless of age and of place of residence

Click on the file provided by each of the contests to get a printable version of the contest rules and regulations.
Question:  What are exhibits?
Answer:  Exhibits are items that have been created, made, crafted, and/or grown by the person entering them in the fair.

Question:  Who can enter items in the fair?
Answer:  Anyone, but there are some limitations:  
  • Florence County Youth under the age of five can only enter items in 17a (found below in Part 1 of this webpage) and the special exhibit contests (Part 2 of this webpage).

  • Florence County Youth ages 5-6 can only enter items in 17b-17h (found below in Part 1 of this webpage) and the special exhibit contests (Part 2 of this webpage).

  • Florence County Youth ages 7-17 can enter items in youth class departments 14-34 (found below in Part 1 of this webpage) and the special exhibit contests (Part 2 of this webpage).

  • Florence County Adults ages 18 & older can enter items in open class departments 114-128 (found below in Part 1 of this webpage) and the special exhibit contests (Part 2 of this webpage).

  • Non-Residents of Florence of any age can enter items in the special contests (Part 2 of this webpage).

Question: Why should I enter items into the fair?
Answer: Entering your items into the fair gives you the chance to display your hard work and talents. 

Question: Can you really earn money for your fair exhibits?
Answer: Yes. Exhibits winning ribbons also receive a premium. A premium is a monetary prize that is associated with the ribbon won. The premium amounts are listed under each department in the book.

Question: Is there a deadline for registration?
Answer: Yes, please see the information below on “How to Register Exhibits”

Question: Do you still have more questions?  
Answer: Contact Jessica at 906-282-9153 and leave a message or email the 
florencecountyfair@hotmail.com
Part 1 - Traditional Exhibits under the age of 5
1.)All State of Wisconsin and Florence County Fair rules apply. In addition the following rules will also be enforced for the Early Childhood Exhibits only:

2.)Open to children under 5, who are not yet old enough to exhibit in any other categories in the Florence County Fair.

3.)All work should be done by the child.  

4.)All drawings should be done on regular size paper 8 1/2” x 11” 

5.)Only one entry per lot (one of each type of entry) can be submitted.

6.)No premiums will be paid out. Judging will be done with Danish placing, and ribbons will be awarded.

Click below for a printable version of the traditional exhibit contest entries that Florence County Children under the age of 5 can enter in the fair.
Part 1 - Traditional Exhibits ages 5 to 6
1.)All State of Wisconsin and Florence County Fair rules apply. 

2.)Open to members enrolled in Cloverbuds, and those students in grades K-2 (ages 5-6) who participate in similar projects.  

3.)Judging will be done with Danish placing.  

4.)All work should be done by the member but may be assisted by parent or leader.  

5.)Poster size is to be 14” by 22”.  

6.)Only one entry per lot (one of each type of entry) can be submitted.

7.)Premiums will be awarded at $1.50 per exhibit

Click below for a printable version of the traditional exhibit contest entries that Florence County Children ages 5 to 6 can enter in the fair.
Part 1 - Traditional Exhibits ages 7 to 18
  • All Florence County youth, may enter exhibits in the fair. Youth class is defined as:
  • Children under the age of 5, can only enter exhibits listed in Department 17a.  
  • Children ages 5-6 may only enter exhibits listed in Department 17 Classes B through H.  
  • Any child having completed first grade, through grade 12, may enter the rest of the exhibits listed as Youth Class: Departments 1-16 and 18-34.
  • Registration is FREE.  If you have questions, you can call the fair at 906-282-9153
  • Pre-Registration is until August 11. Please note: It is easier and quicker for you to preregister all of the items you think you might be bringing and then cancel those items that weren’t ready when you drop off your items. 
  • Those pre-registered will have their entry tags printed and waiting for them when they come to drop off their exhibits.  
  • Pre-registered exhibitors may still add or remove items from their registration form when they bring their items to the fair.
  • Entries will be accepted after August 11, but it is requested that after August 11, you email your entries or bring your entry form with you to the fair on August 25. All items must be registered by August 25. 
  • NEW FOR 2021: You must schedule a time to drop off your items on August 25. Due to current social distancing guidelines, only 2-3 exhibitors will be allowed in the building to drop off items at one time. You will need to sign-up for a drop-off time between noon and 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25. If you preregister, you can indicate your time preference on the form. If you do not preregister, you will need to call or e-mail to setup an appointment to drop off your items.
  • Mail to: Jessica Klumpp, Executive Director; P.O. Box 704; Florence, WI  54121
  • E-mail to: florencecountyfair@hotmail.com


Each of the Departments below are broken into classes, and each class has many items that you can enter.  Click on the printable file below each department to download and view/print the department.



Soil Sciences: Department 14:  Class A: Garden Crops; Class B: Potatoes; Class C: Apples; Class D: Garden Project; Class E: Herbs; Class F: Plums and Fruit; Class G: Soil Sciences Displays












Flowers & Houseplants: Department 15:  Class A: Flowers; Class B: Bouquets & Arrangements; Class C: House Plants; Class D: Display on Flowers and Houseplants












Natural Resource Sciences: Department 16:  Class A: Bee Keeping; Class B: Birds; Class C: Camping & Backpacking; Class D: Fish; Class E: Flowers; Class F: Geology; Class G: Insects; Class H: Maple Syrup; Class I: Recycling; Class J: Shooting Sports; Class K: Trees & Shrubs; Class L: Weather; Class M: Wildlife; Class N: Other Outdoor Projects












Cultural Arts: Department 18:  Class A: Clay & Ceramics; Class B: Drawing & Painting; Class C: Fiber Art; Class D: Leatherwork; Class E: Music, Drama & Dance; Class F: Textiles; Class G: Wood, Paper & Natural Material; Class H: Miscellaneous












Photography:  Department 20:  Class A: Beginning Photographer (1-2 Years Experience); Class B: Intermediate Photographer (3-4 Years Experience); Class C: Advanced Photographer (5+ years Experience); Class D: Photo Enlargements (Open to beginning, intermediate & advanced photographers); Class E: Photography Projects (Open to beginning, intermediate & advanced photographers)












Foods & Nutrition: Department 25:  Class A: Beginning Baker(1-2 years experience); Class B: Intermediate Baker (3-4 years experience); Class C: Advanced Baker (5+ years experience); Class D: Food Preservation; Class E: Educational/Informational Food Projects; Class F: Decorated Bakery












Home Environment: Department 28:  Class A: Beginning (1-2 years experience in project); Class B: Intermediate (3-4 years experience in project); Class C: Advanced (5+ years experience in project)












​Family Living: Department 29:  Class A: Family Living
Part 1 - Open Class ages 18 & older
  • All resident Florence County over the age of 18 may enter this category.  
  • Registration is FREE.  If you have questions, you can call the fair at 906-282-9153
  • Pre-Registration is until August 11.  
  • Those pre-registered will have their entry tags printed and waiting for them when they come to drop off their exhibits.  
  • Pre-registered exhibitors may still add or remove items from their registration form when they bring their items to the fair.
  • Please note: It is easier and quicker for you to preregister all of the items you think you might be bringing and then cancel those items that weren’t ready when you drop off your items. 
  • Entries will be accepted after August 11, but it is requested that after August 11, you email your entries or bring your entry form with you to the fair on August 25. All items must be registered by August 25. 
  • NEW FOR 2021: You must schedule a time to drop off your items on August 25. Due to current social distancing guidelines, only 2-3 exhibitors will be allowed in the building to drop off items at one time. You will need to sign-up for a drop-off time between noon and 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25. If you preregister, you can indicate your time preference on the form. If you do not preregister, you will need to call or e-mail to setup an appointment to drop off your items.
  • Mail to: Jessica Klumpp, Executive Director; P.O. Box 704; Florence, WI  54121
  • E-mail to: florencecountyfair@hotmail.com

​Each of the departments below are broken into classes, and each class has many items that you can enter. Click on the file below each department to download/view the printable version of each department.



Fruits & Vegetables: Department 114:  Class A: Field Crops; Class B: Garden Crops; Class C: Potatoes; Class D: Apples; Class E: Plums and Other Fruit; Class F: Herbs, Fresh











Flowers & House Plants: Department 115: Class A: Cut Flowers; Class B: Bouquets & Arrangements; Class C: House Plants











Natural Sciences: Department 116: Class A: Maple Syrup; Class B: Bees & Honey; Class C: Recycling











Cultural Arts: Department 118: Class A: Needlework; Class B: Paper Crafts; Class C: Textile Crafts; Class D: Ceramics; Class E: Other Crafts; Class F: Studio Art; Class G: Woven Articles











​Photography: Department 120:  Class A: Color Photography Amateur; Class B: Color Photography Professional; Class C: Black and White Photography Amateur; Class D: Black and White Photography Professional; Class E: Collection of 4 Photos Amateur; Class F: Collection of 4 Photos Professional; Class G: Scrapbooks; Class H: Explosion of Color; Class I: Color Wheel











Foods & Nutrition: Department 125:  Class A: Cakes; Class B: Cake Mix Magic; Class C: Candies; Class D: Cookies; Class E: Decorated Bakery; Class F: Doughnuts; Class G: Gluten Free Baking; Class H: Pies; Class I: Quick Breads; Class J: Yeast Breads; Class K: Condiments; Class L: Dehydrated Foods; Class M: Pickles; Class N: Preserved Fruits; Class O: Preserved Vegetables











Clothing: Department 126: ​Class A: Teen/Adult Garments; Class B: Infant/Children's Garments; Class C: Novelty/Accessory











Knitting & Crocheting: Department 127: Class A: Crocheted Articles; Class B: Knitted Articles











Home Furnishings: Department 128:  Class A: Window Coverings; Class B: Table Coverings; Class C: Rugs; Class D: Quilts; Class E: Bedding Items (Not Quilted); Class F: Hand Embroidered Home Furnishings; Class G: Holiday Decorations; Class H: Other Decorative Home Furnishings
Part 2 - Special Exhibit Contests
For 2021, we are only able to offer a couple Special Exhibit Contests:  the Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest and the Coloring Contest.  The rest of the contests will be postponed until 2022.  These two Special Exhibit Contests are open to Florence County Residents as well as those outside of Florence County. These are different than traditional exhibits entered in the fair. 

1. These contests are open to residents inside and outside of Florence County. There are no charges for entering these contests. No preregistration is 

2. Only one entry per exhibitor per category. The item must be the sole and original work of the exhibitor. Each exhibitor may enter one of each of the coloring contests. 

3. Only entries that have not been previously entered into this contest will be permitted. 

4. Decisions are the sole responsibility of the judge and are final. Items should be made with a good clean wholesome nature—no vulgar or suggestive 

5. Registration is FREE.  If you have questions, you can call the fair at 906-282-9153.

6. Pre-Registration is until August 11. Those pre-registered will have their entry tags printed and waiting for them when they come to drop off their exhibits. 

7.Pre-registered exhibitors may still add or remove items from their registration form when they bring their items to the fair.

8. Please note: It is easier and quicker for you to preregister all of the items you think you might be bringing and then cancel those items that weren’t ready when you drop off your items. 

9. Entries will be accepted after August 11, but it is requested that after August 11, you email your entries or bring your entry form with you to the fair on August 25. All items must be registered by August 25. 

10. NEW FOR 2021: You must schedule a time to drop off your items on August 25. Due to current social distancing guidelines, only 2-3 exhibitors will be allowed in the building to drop off items at one time. You will need to sign-up for a drop-off time between noon and 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25. If you preregister, you can indicate your time preference on the form. If you do not preregister, you will need to call or e-mail to setup an appointment to drop off your items.

Prizes & Age Groups:
Coloring Contest prizes will be awarded for each contest with 6 age groups based on the age group/skill level as follows: 
Age Group E.......... 4 years & younger ................. 1st—$2.00; 2nd—$1.50; 3rd—$1.00 
Age Group C ......... 5-6 years old ......................... 1st—$3.00; 2nd—$1.50; 3rd—$1.00 
Age Group X.......... 7-8 years old ......................... 1st—$5.00; 2nd—$2.50; 3rd—$1.00 
Age Group Y.......... 9-12 years old ....................... 1st—$6.00; 2nd—$3.00; 3rd—$1.50 
Age Group Z .......... 13-17 years old ..................... 1st—$8.00; 2nd—$4.00; 3rd—$2.00 
Age Group O ......... 18 years & older.................... 1st—$10.00; 2nd—$5.00; 3rd—$2.50 

Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest prizes will be awarded for each contest with 2 age groups based on the age group/skill level as follows: 
Youth ............. Ages 17 & under .... 1st—$15.00; 2nd—$10.00; 3rd—$5.00 
Adults ............ 18 years & older .... 1st—$25.00; 2nd—$15.00; 3rd—$10.00 






Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest Rules & Regulations
♦ Pie must include at least 60% apples in the filling

♦ It does not need to be a “traditional” two crusted apple pie and it can have a variety of fillings 

♦ The entire pie must be submitted for judging in a disposable pie pan 

♦ Creativity is essential to a varied competition

♦ Refrigeration is not available at the Fair, so no refrigerated entries will be accepted. 

♦ No materials will be returned to you after the judging process. Please submit your entry in a disposable container. All items submitted will be sold after they are judged out of Lydia’s Fair Kitchen to help cover the cost of the prize money. 

♦ A recipe must be submitted with the entry on an 8 1/2” by 11” sheet of paper with the entrants name, address and phone number on the backside of all 







Coloring Contest Rules and Regulations

The 2021 Coloring Contest looks a little different this year.  Instead of a regular coloring page, we have some mosaic coloring pages for you!  What does that mean?  There are four separate coloring contest pages that each person can enter.  Crayon, colored pencil, marker and/or paints may be used.

Each page is divided into squares and has a color number key.  You get to choose a color for each number you use.  Then, you color the boxes based on the colors you have chosen for each number.  The fun part is that it will be a mystery for you to color until you are finished with the picture.

That does mean that we may end up with some items colored using colors they might not normally be, but that's part of the fun as well!  We are making mosaic art projects with these pictures, and they will be on display at the fair for everyone to see the "art of agriculture."

The two entries are available below.  The first one "2021 Mosaic Coloring Contest Entry #1 - Food" is the easier of the two; however, each exhibitor (regardless of age) can enter one of each of the pages as an exhibit.  Click below to download and print each mosaic coloring page:

How to Enter Exhibits
Registration is FREE.  

If you have questions, you can call the fair at 906-282-9153

Pre-Registration is until August 11. Please note: It is easier and quicker for you to preregister all of the items you think you might be bringing and then cancel those items that weren’t ready when you drop off your items. 

Those pre-registered will have their entry tags printed and waiting for them when they come to drop off their exhibits.  

Pre-registered exhibitors may still add or remove items from their registration form when they bring their items to the fair.

Entries will be accepted after August 11, but it is requested that after August 11, you email your entries or bring your entry form with you to the fair on August 25. All items must be registered by August 25. 

NEW FOR 2021: You must schedule a time to drop off your items on August 25. Due to current social distancing guidelines, only 2-3 exhibitors will be allowed in the building to drop off items at one time. You will need to sign-up for a drop-off time between noon and 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25. If you preregister, you can indicate your time preference on the form. If you do not preregister, you will need to call or e-mail to setup an appointment to drop off your items.

Mail to: Jessica Klumpp, Executive Director
P.O. Box 704
Florence, WI  54121

E-mail to: florencecountyfair@hotmail.com

Exhibits cannot be released before 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.  Exhibits may be picked up between 4 and 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 29.  You will be able to sign-up for a pick-up time when you drop off your exhibits.  If this day and time does not work for picking up exhibits, please let us know when you bring your exhibits on Wednesday.

There is a registration form below. You may make copies or write on a blank sheet of paper. The same entry form can be used for kids (youth class), adults (open class) and special contest entries. Each individual must have their own form.
Entry Form & Local Regulations
If you plan to enter any exhibits into the Florence County Fair, you will need to print a copy of this Exhibitor Entry Form. If you are unsure how to complete this form, you can give us a call or bring it with you on entry day.

All exhibits must be brought to the fairgrounds between noon and 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25, 2021.  Due to current social distancing guidelines, only 2-3 exhibitors will be allowed into the exhibit building at a time to drop off their exhibits.  You will be asked to set an appointment time to bring your exhibits.  Please note, the time slots will be filled on a first come first serve basis, so you may be contacted to switch time slots if your preferred time slot is already taken.  

If you are preregistering, you can select a time using the bottom of the form.

If you are not preregistering, you still need to set an appointment time.  You can set an appointment by calling the fair office at 906-282-9153 or by emailing florencecountyfair@hotmail.com


Click below to download a printable version of the 2021 Exhibitor Entry Form:
Date last updated:  08/01/2021