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Dairy Goats

The 2020 State Fair livestock competitions have been canceled, and it has been determined that an alternative or virtual event is not feasible. Check back in the winter and spring for updated information about the 2021 fair. To get the latest State Fair competition news in your inbox, join our email list.

2020 Dairy Goats

  • Dairy Goats Premium Book Section (PDF)
  • Dairy Goats Entry Form (PDF)

Registration 2020

Registration closes at 4:30 p.m. on the dates below, or earlier if barn capacity is reached.

  • Opens: Monday, June 29
  • Mail-in Entry Deadline: Monday, Aug. 10
  • Online Entry Deadline: Monday, Aug. 10

Register Online

Entry Lists:

  • Alpine, Toggenburg, Recorded Grade
  • Nubian, Saanen, LaMancha
  • Oberhasli, Nigerian Dwarf

Fees

Entry: $4 per animal

Judge List:

  • Alpine: Kirt Schnipke, Hamler, Ohio
  • LaMancha: Kirt Schnipke, Hamler, Ohio
  • Nigerian Dwarf: Kirt Schnipke, Hamler, Ohio
  • Nubian: Kirt Schnipke, Hamler, Ohio
  • Oberhasli: Kirt Schnipke, Hamler, Ohio
  • Recorded Grades: Kirt Schnipke, Hamler, Ohio
  • Saanen: Kirt Schnipke, Hamler, Ohio
  • Toggenburg: Kirt Schnipke, Hamler, Ohio

Divisions are listed alphabetically, not in show order.

Arrival & Departure Window

Arrival: Friday, Sept. 4, 4 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Departure Window: Monday, Sept. 2, 1-5 p.m.

SCHEDULE (subject to change)

Friday, Sept. 4 • Sheep Barn

  • 4 p.m. – Nigerian Dwarf Juniors
    Nigerian Dwarf
  • 7 p.m. – Toggenburg Juniors
    Toggenburg
  • 8:15 p.m. – Oberhasli Juniors 
    Oberhasli

Saturday, Sept. 5 • Sheep Barn

  • 8 a.m. – Oberhasli Seniors and Groups 
    Oberhasli
  • 9:30 a.m. – Saanens Juniors, Seniors and Groups
    Saanen
  • 1 p.m. – Nubians Juniors, Seniors and Groups
    Nubian
  • 3:30 p.m. – Nigerian Dwarf Seniors and Groups
    Nigerian Dwarf
  • 5 p.m. –  LaManchas Juniors, Seniors and Groups
    La Mancha

Sunday, Sept. 6 • Sheep Barn

  • 8 a.m. – Toggenburg Seniors and Groups
    Toggenburg
  • 9:30 a.m. – Alpine Juniors, Seniors and Groups
    Alpine
  • 2:30 p.m. – Recorded Grades Juniors, Seniors and Groups
    Recorded Grades
  • 5:15 p.m. – Best in Show
    Goat Best of Show

Results

Questions or concerns?

For further information, please contact competition@mnstatefair.org or 651-288-4417.