Florence County Fair - Florence, WI
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August 23-24-25, 2019
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Florence County Fair - Exhibiting 101 - Traditional Exhibits
Have you ever thought about this?
Picture yourself the last time you were at the fair. You enter the exhibit building and you see the displays of the art, photographs, baked goods, flowers, fruits and vegetables, woodworking, school projects, and much more.  

Did you think to yourself that you made something that you would have liked to enter?

Did you think that your friend makes amazing baked goods and maybe thought he/she should enter?

Did you see a picture and think you really had a great photo you would have liked to share?

But what’s stopping that from happening?

Is it because you don’t know where to find information or how to enter it?

This Florence County Fair Book will hopefully help you do just that.

In fact, most people have items that are ready to enter into the fair and just don’t realize that there is an opportunity just waiting for them.

Let’s start with some Frequently Asked Questions:

Question:What is this newspaper I am reading?
Answer:This is the Florence County Fair Book.

Question:What does that mean?
Answer:In this Fair Book you will find information on what is happening at the fair, but you will mostly find information on entering exhibits and contests at the fair: who can enter, what they can enter, when the entries have to be in, etc.

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) and the special contests (on the "Special Exhibit Contests" page of this website).

  • Florence County Youth ages 5-6 can only enter items in 17b-17h (found below) and the special contests  (on the "Special Exhibit Contests" page of this website).

  • Florence County Youth ages 7-17 can enter items in youth class departments 1-34 (found below) and the special contests (on the "Special Exhibit Contests" page of this website).

  • Florence County Adults ages 18 & older can enter items in open class departments 101-128 (found below) and the special contests (on the "Special Exhibit Contests" page of this website).

  • Non-Residents of Florence can enter items in the special contests (on the "Special Exhibit Contests" page of this website).

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 to the right 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





How to Register Exhibits
  • Registration is FREE.

  • Pre-Registration is until August 10.  

  • 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.

  • Anyone pre-registered for their fair exhibits will receive a coupon for a free treat from Lydia’s fair kitchen. 

  • Entries will be accepted after August 10, but it is requested that after August 10, you email your entries or bring your entry form with you to the fair on August 22. All items must be registered by August 22.

  • There is one exception. Special Contest entries (found on the "Special Exhibit Contests" page of this website) may be registered and brought to the fair on Wednesday, August 22 between 3-7 p.m. or on Thursday, August 23 between 9 a.m. and noon.

  • 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.



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Exhibitor 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.

This entry form is used for youth, open and horse show exhibitors who will be entering fair book exhibits for judging in the fair. The early registration deadline is August 11. Late registration is $5 per person and is due by August 24--it can be brought directly to the fairgrounds with exhibits on this day from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.






All exhibits and exhibitors are subject the the Florence County Fair Local Regulations. Please click the document to the right to review these regulations.

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All State of Wisconsin and Florence County Fair rules apply. Both sets of rules are located on above. In addition the following rules will also be enforced for the Early Childhood Exhibits only:
  • Open to children under 5, who are not yet old enough to exhibit in any other categories in the Florence County Fair.

  • Judging will be done with Danish placing, and ribbons will be awarded.

  • All work should be done by the child.  

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

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

  • No premiums will be paid out. Exhibitors will receive a coupon for a treat from Lydia’s Fair Kitchen
Kids under the age of 5 - Early Childhood Exhibitors
All State of Wisconsin and Florence County Fair rules apply. Both sets of rules are located on above. In addition the following rules will also be enforced for the Cloverbud Exhibits only:

  • ​Open to members enrolled in Cloverbuds, and those students in grades K-2 (ages 5-6) who participate in similar projects.  
  • Judging will be done with Danish placing.  

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

  • Poster size is to be 14” by 22”.  

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

  • Premiums will be awarded at $1.50 per exhibit

Kids ages 5-6 - Cloverbud Exhibitors
Printable Fair Book Information:
Kids ages 7-17 - Youth Class Exhibitors
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 below.  

  • Children ages 5-6 may only enter exhibits listed in Department 17 Classes B through H below.  

  • 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.  

  • Pre-Registration is until August 10.  

  • 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.

  • Anyone pre-registered for their fair exhibits will receive a coupon for a free treat from Lydia’s fair kitchen. 

  • Entries will be accepted after August 10, but it is requested that after August 10, you email your entries or bring your entry form with you to the fair on August 22. All items must be registered by August 22.

  • You may only enter one of each item into the fair each year.  For example, you may only enter one 8x10 Florence County Landscape photo this year.  However, you are able to enter other photos in different categories.

  • If you are unsure how to register your exhibits, you can contact us at 906-282-2153 or by email at florencecountyfair@hotmail.com.  You can also bring your entry form with you and your exhibits on entry day (August 22), and we will help you complete it.

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

E-mail to:  florencecountyfair@hotmail.com


Poultry:  Department 7
Class A:  Eggs
Class B:  American Type Chicken
Class C:  Mediterranean Type Chicken
Class D:  Crossbred Egg Type Chicken
Class E:  Crossbred Meat Type Chicken
Class F:  Asiatic Type Chicken
Class G:  English Type Chicken
Class H:  Clean Legged Bantam
Class I:  Feather Legged Bantam
Class J:  Ducks
Class K:  Geese
Class L:  Turkeys
Class M:  Market Poultry
Rabbits:  Department 8
Class A:  Fur
Class B:  Meat
Class C:  Wool 
Class D:  Dwarf
Class E:  Lops
Class F:  Any other Fancy
Class G:  Pet Rabbit
Class H:  Meat
Class I:  Showmanship
Animal & Veterinary Science:  Department 10
​Class A:  Animal & Veterinary Science
Class B:  Domesticated Rodents
Class C:  Domesticated Avian
Exotic Domestic Animals:  Department 11
​Class A:  Exotic Domestic Animals
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)
Computers:  Department 21
​Class A:  Information
Class B:  Created Using Computer Software
Woodworking:  Department 22
Class A:  Beginning Woodworker (1-2 years experience)
Class B:  Intermediate Woodworker (3-4 years experience)
Class C:  Advanced Woodworker (5+ years experience)

Electricity:  Department 23
Class A:  Beginning Electricity (1-2 years experience)
Class B:  Intermediate Electricity (3-4 years experience)
Class C:  Advanced Electricity (5+ years experience)

Mechanical Projects:  Department 24
Class A:  Aerospace
Class B:  Automotive
Class C:  Bicycle
Class D:  Geospatial
Class E:  Handyman
Class F:  Scale Models
Class G:  Small Engines
Class H:  Snowmobiles
Class I:  Tractors

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

Clothing Construction:  Department 26
Class A:  Beginning Sewing (1-2 years experience)
Class B:  Intermediate Sewing (3-4 years experience)
Class C:  Advanced Sewing (5+ years experience)
Class D:  Clothing Decisions (not limited to minimum years of experience)


Knitting & Crocheting:  Department 27
Class A:  Beginning Knitting(1-2 years experience knitting)
Class B:  Intermediate Knitting (3-4 years experience knitting)
Class C:  Advanced Knitting (5+ years experience knitting)
Class D:  Beginning Crocheting (1-2 years experience crocheting)
Class E:  Intermediate Crocheting (3-4 years experience crocheting)
Class F:  Advanced Crocheting (5+ years experience crocheting)

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
Demonstrations & Presentations:  Department 31
Class A:  Individual Public Speaking
Class B:  Team Speaking
Class C:  Written Presenations
Youth Club Booths, Banners & Scrapbooks:  Department 32
Class A:  Youth Club Displays
Health & Social Sciences:  Department 34
Class A:  Health & Social Exhibits
Adults ages 18 & older:  Open Class Exhibitors
All resident Florence County over the age of 18 may enter this category. Registration is FREE.  Pre-Registration is until August 10. 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.Anyone pre-registered for their fair exhibits will receive a coupon for a free treat from Lydia’s fair kitchen. Entries will be accepted after August 10, but it is requested that after August 10, you email your entries or bring your entry form with you to the fair on August 22. All items must be registered by August 22.
  • All resident Florence County over the age of 18 may enter this category. 

  • Registration is FREE.  

  • Pre-Registration is until August 10. 

  • 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.

  • Anyone pre-registered for their fair exhibits will receive a coupon for a free treat from Lydia’s fair kitchen. 

  • Entries will be accepted after August 10, but it is requested that after August 10, you email your entries or bring your entry form with you to the fair on August 22. 

  • All items must be registered by August 22.
  • You may only enter one of each item into the fair each year.  For example, you may only enter one 8x10 Florence County Landscape photo this year.  However, you are able to enter other photos in different categories.

  • If you are unsure how to register your exhibits, you can contact us at 906-282-2153 or by email at florencecountyfair@hotmail.com.  You can also bring your entry form with you and your exhibits on entry day (August 22), and we will help you complete it.


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

E-mail to:  florencecountyfair@hotmail.com
Poultry:  Department 107
Class A:  Eggs
Class B:  American Type Chicken
Class C:  Mediterranean Type Chicken
Class D:  Crossbred Egg Type Chicken
Class E:  Crossbred Meat Type Chicken
Class F:  Asiatic Type Chicken
Class G:  English Type Chicken
Class H:  Clean Legged Bantam
Class I:  Feather Legged Bantam
Class J:  Ducks
Class K:  Geese
Class L:  Turkeys
Class M:  Market Poultry
Rabbits:  Department 108
Class A:  Fur
Class B:  Meat
Class C:  Wool
Class D:  Dwarf
Class E:  Lop
Class F:  Any other Fancy
Class G:  Meat

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
Woodworking:  Department 122
Class A:  Small Items
Class B:  Large Items
Class C:  Wood Burning & Carving Items
Class D:  Refinishing
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