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OPEN CLASS
Department III - Open Class
Division N - Open Class Baled Hay and Crops

​Paul Thomsen - Superintendent, (360)349-6067

RULES

  1. Hay entered must have been produced on a farm owned or operated by the exhibitor in Thurston County.
  2. All entries will be placed on display in a special Hay Booth for the duration of the Fair.
  3. Bales tested over 20% moisture will be disqualified.
  4. All entries must be entered by 9pm the night before the first day of fair.
  5. Bales will be entered under the following classes:
    • CLASS 1 - Grass Legume Hay - This hay shall contain a mixture at least 10% grass and 10% legume.
    • CLASS 2 - Legume Hay - This hay shall contain not more than 10% grass, and shall consist only of alfalfa, lotuses and clovers or mixtures thereof.
    • CLASS 3 - Grass Hay - This hay shall contain not more than 10% legumes.
    • CLASS 4 - Any other hay not listed.
    • CLASS 5 - Grasses (up to five different varieties) to be exhibited in sheaves a minimum of three inches in diameter.
    • CLASS 6 - Legumes (up to five different varieties) to be exhibited in sheaves a minimum of three inches in diameter.
    • CLASS 7 - Grains (up to five different varieties) to be exhibited in sheaves a minimum of three inches in diameter.
    • CLASS 8 - Any others not listed.

A "Grand Champion" bale will be selected from one of the Classes with a special award given.
A "Grand Champion" from each Class of crops shall be named if quality merits. Premiums will be awarded in each Class as follows:

  • 1st    65 points
  • 2nd  30 points
  • 3rd  15 points