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Rockstars in the Ring

Rockstars in the Ring Show

Sunday, July 23

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Show - Pavilion 2, Showring B)

Join us for the 2nd Annual Rockstars in the Ring. This livestock show is for youth with an intellectual disability. Up to 10 participants will have the opportunity to experience showing a pig, rabbit, or sheep with two youth exhibitor mentors at this year's Fair. Scroll down for more information. To apply to be a Participant or Mentor click the links to the right to complete the online form or the PDF form for mail/email.


Participants - Youth with an intellectual disability between the ages of 8-19 years of age. Each participant will be paired with two youth exhibitor mentors and a pig, rabbit, or sheep.

Mentors - 2023 Dane County Fair registered youth exhibitors able to mentor a youth participant with an intellectual disability between the ages of 8-19 years of age. Two mentors will be paired with each participant and pig, rabbit, or sheep. The pig/rabbit/sheep must be a registered exhibit project at the 2023 Dane County Fair.


9:45 AM Arrival at Arena Building

10:00 AM Mentors, Pigs/Rabbits/Sheep, and Participants Meet and Greet (Arena Building)

10:15 AM Mentor youth

11:15 AM Break to watch and enjoy our Dress-A-Critter show & the Fair (New Holland Pavilion #2 Showring B)

12:00 PM Break for Pizza Party Lunch with Mentors (New Holland Pavilion #1 Mezzanine)

1:00 PM Rockstars in the Ring & Group picture - All participants and mentors (New Holland Pavilion #2 Showring B)

WHERE: Alliant Energy Center – 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI

The show ring, located in the New Holland Pavilion #2 – Showring B, is surrounded by a fence to contain the pigs and keep them near the emcee/judge. The sheep will be led by a halter within the showring with the mentor. The emcee/judge will assess how the mentors, participants, and pig/sheep work together as a cohesive unit. There are bleachers surrounding the show ring for spectators to view. For those participants showing rabbits with their mentors, there will be a table inside the fenced in area to show their rabbit.

COST: No cost to participate, however must be pre-registered by June 15th and limited to the first 10 registered Participants (no max number for Mentors). All Participants will receive admission to the Dane County Fair plus one companion, a Rockstars in the Ring T-Shirt, lunch, and a ribbon award. Mentors will receive lunch and a T-shirt as well.

Closed toe shoes, long pants, and Rockstars in the Ring T-shirt provided upon arrival at the Fair.


QUESTIONS: Please contact Jamie Morris at 608-620-4693 or email

Rockstars in the Ring Sponsors

Grand Champion Sponsors

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