O'Brien County's Bell-Times-Courier -

Auction Changes Revised


The county fair is not only an excellent time for kids to gain experiences it can also be a great for to earn a little income from the effort of those experiences. One of the most common ways to earn money from showing livestock at the fair is by selling the livestock at the auction, a capstone fair event. That tradition will continue.

This year 4H entrants at the O’Brien County Fair in events other than traditionally auctioned livestock have an option to earn a little money for their effort, too. They can sell their ribbon. The purpose of the ribbon auction is to help static exhibitors or those exhibitors who have animals that are not normally sold at the livestock auction (horse, dairy, rabbits or poultry) earn some money by selling the ribbons their project was awarded.

If exhibitors have a project that can sell in beef, swine, sheep or goat that exhibitor is not eligible to participate in the ribbon auction (even if you choose not to participate in the livestock auction).

The livestock auction will remain unchanged for beef, swine, sheep and goat exhibits. For all other 4H exhibits: horticulture, photography, crafts and more, you may choose to auction your ribbon!

Bidders for exhibits are needed. Join us Thursday morning.

Writer’s note: In the O’Brien County Fair special section published last week, the brief story about the ribbon auction was incorrect. I sincerely apologize for any misunderstanding.


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