The Poultry Show gives fairgoers a rare opportunity to see exhibits of more than 100 different breeds, including heritage breeds.

For the second consecutive year, the Bayfield Fair will feature a Poultry Show on Saturday, Aug 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Lions Display Building behind the Bayfield Arena. Exhibitors from throughout Huron County and beyond will be participating in this unique show.

Fairgoers will be given a rare opportunity to see exhibits of more than 100 different breeds of Large Fowl, Bantams, Waterfowl, Turkeys, Pigeons, and Rabbits. The show will include many heritage breeds such as Rhode Island Reds, Leghorns, and Cochins to name a few.

There is also a Junior section, open to exhibitors 16 years of age and under. Several first-time Junior exhibitors went home last year with quite an impressive array of prize ribbons. Organizers of the Poultry Show are looking forward to some friendly competition among Junior exhibitors this year.

Exhibitors are reminded to carefully read the Poultry Show Rules and Regulations for entering. All poultry exhibits must be in cages and in place in the Lions Display Building before 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, Aug 19. The judging begins at 9:30 a.m.

In the past, poultry shows were more common at agricultural fairs in Ontario, but there are fewer shows now. The Bayfield Fair and Clinton Spring Fair are now the only fairs in Huron County that feature a poultry show. The Bayfield Fair Poultry Show is a tribute to Barry Cleave and Cliff Pepper who originally started the poultry shows about 40 years ago in Bayfield and in other locations throughout Huron County.

All fairgoers are encouraged to visit the Poultry Show and view the interesting breeds that will be on exhibit. It’s sure to be a hit with breeders and everyone attending the Fair, both young and old.

Join in the fun – visit the Poultry Show!

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