With the DuPage County fair just around the corner, exhibitors willing to show off their live stock are bringing in their animals from across the county. The exhibitors are competing to win ribbons and the chance to sell their livestock to bidders.
As the fair shows gets closer, the pressure grows. When they enter the ring, the exhibitors walk around the arena with their animal and position them so the judges can critique the creatures on their appearance and build.
Haas, an Elburn resident who used to be a fair director, says his favorite part of the exhibitions is watching the kids take what he calls an average animal and showing it well in the ring.
“These kids grow with a great sense of work ethic, and they understand what responsibility is,” Haas said. “They understand how helping others helps them.”
Read more about how the animals get prepped for the Judging at The Daily Herald.