May 6th, 2017 --
Grants Pass, OR
Sponsored by "Valley Dairy Goat Association"
Judges: Ring one: Sam Whiteside Ring two: Paula Reisdorff Ring three: Will Pearson
Sanctioned breeds: Alpines, Lamanchas, Nigerian Dwarf, Nubians, Oberhasli and AOP ( Toggenburg, Saanen and Sable)
Fees: There is a $7.50 pen fee per pen and it is $5 per buck, per ring. Entries MUST be postmarked by April 22nd or late fees WILL apply!!
**LATE FEES** Any entry form not POSTMARKED on or before April 22nd will have to pay $8 ($3 late fee) per goat, per ring. DAY OF SHOW ENTRIES will cost $10 ($5 late fee) per goat, per ring.
Location: This show will be at Josephine County fairgrounds in Grants Pass, Oregon on Saturday, May 6th, 2016. *Please note the directions below as to which gate to come in!!! Pens will be available on May 5th at 4pm. We will have people staying in the barn at night to watch over your goats if you come in on Friday. You are welcome to throw a cot down and sleep in the barn that night if you like. If you want to camp on Friday night please contact Yvonne Roberts for more information (541-479-3159 firstname.lastname@example.org) you may not be able to camp at the fairgrounds, it depends on the space. For those of you checking in Friday let us know ahead of time, if possible, we will again have a meal for you during check in on Friday and like to have an # estimate. The meal is free of charge, donations appreciated. Also, we are taking donations to pay for the night guards for Friday night as we do pay them.
Raffle: We hope to have a doeling of each breed again at our raffle, plus some other nice items. We already have 2 doelings donated. If you would like to donate a doeling or another large item please let us know and we'll list it on our website and have a sign and jar ready when you get there. Of course any raffle items will be greatly appreciated! Just bring them to the show with you! To see things already donated you can go here. We will be adding items as they are donated. Don't forget your raffle money! There will be lots of great things plus, hopefully, a doeling of each breed! We really need the raffle money for this show's expenses.
Check in times: Check in times for the show are 4pm-10pm on May 5th and 6am-8am on May 6th. The show will start at 9am.
Parking: You will be shown where to park after you check in. We have our own parking area!
Bedding: We are allowed to have straw bedding. NO SHAVINGS! You will have to rake out your pens before you leave though. We'll try to supply rakes and wheelbarrows. We will charge $2 per pen to clean your pen after the show if you prefer not to clean your own pen. You can pay on your entry, at check in or at the raffle table during or after the show if you would like to pay to us clean your pen instead of doing it yourself. A 4-H group is doing it this year for $2 per pen.
Show whites: Show whites are recommended, but not required.
ALL BUCKS IN THE BARN MUST BE SHOWN. All bucks in the barn must show in at least one ring, the pens are for the buck show, not kids for sale or that need to be taken care of. Any goat brought that is not entered in the show AND shown MUST stay in their trailers or vehicle (which we do NOT recommend doing). For sale signs are allowed, but please remove them when you leave. NO DOES ALLOWED IN THE BARN, except the raffle doelings.
Your assistance needed: We again need your assistance in a few areas. One thing is we always request fellow exhibitors to help others who need handlers, we invite people to come and help with that and we have always had handlers for everyone that needs help getting their bucks in the ring, we do our best! If you or people with you can help handle for fellow exhibitors please let the secretaries or ring stewards know. If you KNOW you will need handlers please let us know at check in so we can try to set people up to help you during the show. We also need everyone to rake the hay and straw out of their own pens. If you do not want to take the time to clean your pens you can pay $2 per pen and we pay a 4H group to clean the pens for us. Just pay that on your entry form. Thank you to all of you who have helped at past shows, we feel that our shows have gone very smoothly thanks to all of the exhibitors chipping in as they have in the past and we hope this will continue.
NOTES: This is an ADGA sanctioned show and ADGA rules govern this show. Junior and seniors are not separately sanctioned. ALL bucks must be dehorned/disbudded, this is according to ADGA rules. For a buck to receive a full CH "leg" he MUST have at least one papered offspring before the day of the show. These kids from the buck being shown must already be papered, not just have the application into ADGA. "This show/event is part of the Washington State Goat Breeders Association's annual events."
If you have any questions please contact:
Directions to fairgrounds: For those exhibitors coming on I-5: Take I-5 to the south Grants Pass, Oregon, exit (#55). Drive towards/through town for 2.5 miles. Turn right on Ringette rd. at the light where the Mega Bucks show sign will be (BEFORE the front fairgrounds exit!!! DO NOT GO INTO THE FRONT OR REAR ENTRANCE OF THE FAIRGROUNDS. BE SURE TO FOLLOW DIRECTIONS AND SIGNS!!) Go a short distance and turn left at the gate with our sign. This is the extension office parking lot. You will go through this parking lot into the fairgrounds and follow signs to the check in area. Please follow the signs to get through the parking areas to the barn where the show is. We will have signs out for you, just watch for them!
Those exhibitors coming up on HWY 199 from NW California/SW Oregon: Come into Grants Pass and go to the first light PAST the main fairgrounds entrance (DO NOT GO INTO THE FRONT OR REAR ENTRANCE OF THE FAIRGROUNDS. BE SURE TO FOLLOW DIRECTIONS AND SIGNS!!) Turn left at the light on Ringette rd. Go a short distance and turn left at the gate with our sign. This is the extension office parking lot. You will go through this parking lot into the fairgrounds and follow signs to the check in area. Please follow the signs to get through the parking areas to the barn where the show is. We will have signs out for you, just watch for them!
The order of showing is subject to change
Ring #1 Sam Whiteside - Order - B, A, D, L, N, AOP
Ring # 2 Paula Reisdorff - Order - L, N, AOP, B, A, D
Ring #3 Will Pearson - Order - AOP, B, A, D, L, N,
Age groups #
1. Junior kid: 3/06/17-5/6/17
2. Intermediate kid: 1/06/17-3/05/17
3. Senior kid: 5/06/16-1/05/17
4. 1yr under 2 yrs 5/06/15-5/05/16
5. 2 yrs under 3 yrs 5/06/14-5/05/15
6. 3 yrs and under 4 yrs 5/06/13-5/05/14
7. 4 yrs and under 5 yrs 5/06/12-5/05/13
and older 5/05/12 and older
Best in show
Send entry forms to:
Valley Dairy goat association ( or VDGA)
P. O. Box 809
Merlin, Oregon 97532