DIRECTOR: Tricia Foster, 233-2821 Pam Gevry, 373-8069

A wonderful place for children of all ages, 9 days to 99 years. See young animals of the barnyard, as well as some unique animals. Cages, pens, food, bedding and care for the animals is provided by barnyard staff.

We want to thank Paris Farmers Union for donating all of the feed for the Children’s Barnyard this year.

If you have an animal or bird you think might be of interest, please contact Pam before August 1st.

All animals eligible for the rabies vaccine MUST have their RABIES immunization at least 30 days before the fair and shots must be current. All out of state equine must have a negative coggin test.

Poultry must be state pullorum-typhoid tested(Which will be done at the fairgrounds upon arrival by the state veterinarian). Sheep and goats must have scrapie tags or be microchipped. All other livestock must have a state approved 840 or metal ID tag which can be acquired thru the state.

Please Note: copies of negative coggin and pullorum-typhoid test results and current rabies shots need to be on file at the barn during the fair.

Any animal which, in the judgment of the Field Days veterinarian OR the Barnyard Director shows any sign of illness, disease or poor general fitness, will be refused for exhibit. In addition, if an animal becomes ill during the fair the owner will be called and asked to come and take the animal home.

Animals must be in place by 8:00 p.m. on Monday and remain on display until 9:00 p.m. Saturday.

Each Exhibitor will have the ability to purchase a week pass for $15.

No animals will be available for sale during the Fair.


The Children’s Barnyard will have a competition for educational displays again this year. This is a great opportunity for both kids and adults to show off and educate the public about their animals, there are a couple of options of how to do this. Displays may be attended or unattended. The purpose for attended displays is to allow the exhibitors to share with the public their experiences with their animal and to answer any questions about their exhibit. Exhibitors must stay with their animal in the Children’s Barnyard area during their attended times..

Exhibits will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Clean & neat appearance of handler & overall health of animal
  2. Educational content/informational posters
  3. Interaction with the public
  4. Knowledge of animal
  5. Interest in animal & exhibit

Entries may be entered in the following:

1.Children’s Division (under 8): must be attended ½ hour or more each day. 2.Youth Division (ages 9-13): must be attended 1 hour or more each day. 3.Young Adult (ages 14-17): must be attended 1 hour or more each day. 4.Adult Division (over 18): must be attended 2 hours or more each day. 5.Group Division(Under 18) must be attended 2 hours or more a day by a group of at least one adult and 2 children.


Unattended Displays

Place Child Youth Yng Adult Adult Group
1st $20 $20 $25 $25 $25
2nd $15 $15 $22 $22 $22
3rd $13 $13 $20 $20 $20
4th $10 $10 $18 $18 $18

Attended Displays

Place Child Youth Yng Adult Adult Group
1st $30 $50 $80 $100 $100
2nd $20 $40 $70 $90 $75
3rd $18 $30 $60 $80 $50
4th $15 $20 $50 $70 $25
5th $10 $10 $40 $60 $20

Prizes will be awarded solely at the discretion of the judges. Displays that are not attended the required time each day will not receive full Premium money. Exhibits must be in place by 8:00 p.m. Monday and remain in place until 9:00 p.m. on Saturday. Please register early, as space will be allotted as entries come in according to the needs of each exhibit. Late exhibits will not be judged!


DIRECTOR: Tricia Foster, 233-2821

SUPERINTENDENT: Pam Gevry, 373-8069

Various free youth activities will be held in the tent by the Childrens Barnyard every day (see schedule for times). Some examples of games are face painting, try your luck games, bubble making and many more! No entry fee or presign up is necessary.