Rabbit show moves to pavilion lawn

The rabbit show moved to the lawn at the Stone Pavilion this year. (Photo by Pat Blair)

To maintain social distancing, the rabbit show at the Sheridan County Fair was moved to the lawn of the Stone Pavilion this year.

Rabbit Superintendent Vicki Benedict said there were about 40 animals in this year’s show, which was a little lower than in years past.

But in spite of the lower numbers, she said there was a good group of children and youth participating in the show, which was held Sunday morning.

The judge takes a closer look at some of this year’s entries. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Benedict said in order to hold the show in the traditional venue of the Eaton’s Barn, under COVID-19 restrictions, no more than 50 people could be admitted. She said that meant people would have to be counted as they came in and out.

Instead, she said, the decision was made to have the show outdoors. That allowed an unlimited number of people to attend, and spectators were asked to maintain social distancing in their seating.

Benedict said tables for exhibitors were moved with the shade during the event to keep the rabbits as cool as possible.

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