Located in the 4H barn, adjacent to the Cattle Tent
Welcome to the Poultry competition at the Champlain Valley Fair. One of the longest running competitions on the Fair grounds. Come visit us see the hundreds of different birds on display. Everything from Chickens and Ducks to Turkey and more. And more varieties of each than you can imagine!
Exhibition of Domestic Fowl
Best in Class
|Best Bantam Cock in entire show||$5|
|Best Bantam Hen in entire show||$5|
|Best Bantam Cockerel in entire show||$5|
|Best Bantam Pullet in entire show||$5|
|Best Cock in entire show||$5|
|Best Hen in entire show||$5|
|Best Cockerel in entire show||$5|
|Best Pullet in entire show||$5|
|Best Trio in entire show Young and Old||$5|
|Champion Bird of entire show||$5|
Competition Information for Sale & Show Birds
New this year
Rules and Regulations for Show Birds
- Entries will close August 20th – fees included. Exhibits must be in position before 12:00 pm on Friday, August 24th.
- All specimens shall be exhibited in their natural condition, with the exception of Games and Game Bantams. Any violations of this rule shall exclude the specimens from competing and cause the withholding of all premiums awarded the owners of such birds.
- No names will be allowed on coops, or distinctive marks, nor decoration or anything not provided by the Exposition until after the premiums have been awarded.
- Any class not provided for in the American Standard of Perfection will be judged by the standard adopted by the club of the respective breed, provided there is a club for that breed; if none, it will be judged by comparison.
- There must be competition in classes where specials are offered, or special will not be awarded.
- No one will be allowed in the aisle where the judges are judging except the management and the employees of the Exposition.
- Entry fee in single show bird classes will be $3.00; trio, $9.00. Large birds (Geese, Turkeys, Peafowl and Swan) entry fee will be $3.00 each; trio $9.00. This includes care, coop and feed.
- All Badges, Ribbons and Score Cards remain the property of the Exposition and must not be taken from the cages until the close of the show, when they will be returned with the birds to their owners.
- Exhibitors whose entry fees amount to $15.00 or more shall be issued two admission tickets at the cashier’s office or treasurer’s office after having been authorized by the department head.
- All prize amounts will be issued as a voucher for redemption as cash at our cashier’s office. Vouchers are not valid after Labor Day.
- Contact the management, arrangements may be made to exhibit any other specimens not listed.
- Old and young trios compete separately. State on entry forms if trios are old or young so that in cooping they will be properly classified.
- There must be two entries in all classes of Poultry and Water Fowl, or first prize honors will be given and second prize money paid.
- All Pit Games compete as one variety.
- One entry will fill the class on all varieties of Turkeys.
Gross premiums will be reported on a 1099 and reported to the IRS as per federal regulations.
All Poultry including Ducks and Geese must be entered either as single birds (cock, hen, cockerel, pullet) or as a trio consisting of one male and two females. Turkeys must be entered as single birds.
A “Display” consists of the largest variety exhibited in each class. Prizes for display: First prize, $7.00; Second prize, $5.00.
The prizes on exhibition pens on all varieties of poultry: First prize, $5.00; Second prize, $3.00; Third prize, $2.00.
- Old and young will not compete against each other.
A trio consists of two females and one male in each breed. Prizes will be: First prize, $10.00; Second prize, $5.00; Third prize, $3.00
Rules and Regulations for Sale Birds
- Entries will close August 20th- fees included. Exhibits must be in position before 12:00 pm on Friday, August 24th.
- All specimens shall be exhibited in their natural condition, with the exception of Games and Game Bantams.
- No specimens shall be allowed in the exhibit except those which have been duly entered in the books of the Exposition and the entry fee charges paid, unless by permission of the Superintendent.
- The Exposition will be pleased to undertake the sale of birds for Exhibitors. There will be a charge of 15% on total amount collected on sales, 25% if no container provided. Selling price or any statement relative to these specimens should be addressed to the Superintendent in writing. Exhibitors must furnish containers to deliver birds sold. If containers are not furnished, the charge will be 25%.
- Entry fee in single sale bird classes will be $1.00; trio, $3.00. Large birds (Geese, Turkeys, Peafowl and Swan) entry fee will be $2.00 each; trio $6.00. This includes care, coop and feed. Exhibitors can pick birds up to take home Monday, September 3rd.
- Exhibitors whose entry fees amount to $10.00 or more shall be issued two admission tickets at the cashier’s office or treasurer’s office after having been authorized by the department head.
- Gross sales will be reported on a 1099 and reported to the IRS as per federal regulations.