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Grand Prizes

During the awards presentation on Tuesday we will have a drawing for three awards: 1) Registered Holstein heifer calf, co-sponsored by the Colorado Holstein Association 2) Large pair of clippers; and 3) Small pair of clippers. Winners will be chosen from the youth registered in Extravaganza who have participated in Extravaganza activities. Individuals cannot win the same prize more than once.


Each registered participant will receive one ticket for each animal they bring to Extravaganza, and one ticket for each activity that they participate in. Qualifying activities are: Quiz Bowl, Showmanship, Photo Contest, Slogan Contest, and Dairy Judging Contest.

The person winning the heifer takes immediate possession and is responsible for her transportation from Extravaganza. Further, they agree to exhibit the heifer at the 2018 Extravaganza.

Event Information

Hoof Trimming

Hoof trimming will be offered by a professional hoof trimmer on Sunday between the hours of 12-4 p.m. You must sign up for hoof trimming services on your registration form! The fee is $10/animal and payment must be made with your registration.

Quiz Bowl

Teams will be randomly formed. Each member of the team must participate in answering questions. Questions will cover all areas of the dairy industry and will vary in difficulty. Contest format will be announced at the start of the event.

Slogan Contest

“Got Milk?” has been a successful slogan for the dairy industry. What idea for a slogan do you have? Submit your slogan that promotes milk or other milk products by 8:00 p.m. on Monday.  Winner announced on Tuesday.  One entry per contestant.

Photo Contest

Bring an original 8” X 10” photo of anything dairy...your favorite calf, eating ice cream - you name it! One unframed picture of anything dairy per participant.  Two winners will be chosen, one by a judge and one by popular vote.  Please also provide a digital copy of your photo to Keith Maxey at

Selfie Cow Photo Contest

Take a selfie of yourself with your cow and email it to Keith Maxey at  One photo per participant please.  We will print the selfie photos.  Winners will be decided by popular votes.

Premier Dairy Exhibitor

Awards will be given to the top three Junior (8-11 years), Intermediate (12-14 years), and Seniors (15+ years) participants.  Judging based on the showmanship placing; stall and animal cleanliness; stall display; and number of animals exhibited.  Scoring will be done over the course of the three days of Extravaganza.

Showmanship Contest

Showmanship classes are divided based on the number of years of showing experience (do not count years under 8-years-old). Each division may be further divided based on number of entries. Please indicate on the registration form the number of years you have been showing: 1st year,
2nd  – 3rd year, or 4th year & over. New – An adult showmanship class, limited to 15 people, has been added. If interested, sign up at check-in.

Rookie of the Year

This award will be presented to a first year exhibitor, regardless of age, who achieved the highest point total in the Premier Dairy Exhibitor contest.

Clyde & Shirley Hardesty Sportsmanship Award

An award will be presented to an outstanding individual who has demonstrated strong sportsmanship in and outside of the show ring, enthusiasm for their project, and willingness to help others. Nominations encouraged! Selection will be done by committee.

Grand Prizes

2016 Grand Prize Winner


2016 Grand prize winners:

                                                                        Keith Maxey, Jade Lungwitz (small clippers),                                                                        
            Skylar Reading (large clippers), Rachel Mesbergen (heifer)
with Tamie Goss & Elaine Wailes (sponsor)

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