The Dairy industry thrives at the Shippensburg Community Fair, where dozens of exhibitors and their dairy cattle gather each year for the many region-renowned shows and competitions held in the Dairy Show Barn.  Open to both open (non-youth) exhibitors and junior (4-H/FFA) members, these events highlight the true importance of agriculture and showcase the dedicated individuals in the industry!

Dairy Shows

Each year, the Fair hosts the following special dairy shows and breeds:

Special Shows & Contests

  • District II Jersey Show
    Held Tuesday night at 6:00 PM

  • Holstein Show
    Held Friday night at 6:00 PM

  • Youth Dairy Judging Contest

  • Showing & Fitting Contests

Dairy Cattle Breeds Judged

  • Ayrshire

  • Brown Swiss

  • Guernsey

  • Holstein

  • Jersey

  • Milking Shorthorn

Register Your Dairy Cattle

Interested in participating in a competition with your animals? It's easy! First, read our tips on becoming an exhibitor.  Then, read our Fair Catalog to determine what classes your animals fit in. Finally, contact Dairy Chairman, John Ocker at 717 532-4534 to obtain entry forms and instructions.

Please note that dairy cattle entries also require the submission of several other forms, such as the Vet-Client-Patient Relationship Form.


Dairy Cattle entry deadline:  July 3, 2019
Scratch Deadline:  July 17, 2019


Dairy Exhibitor Schedule

Sunday, July 21, 2019

8:00 AM

Ayrshire, Guernsey, Jersey, and Milking Shorthorns may begin to arrive

12:00 PM

Ayrshire, Guernsey, Jersey, and Milking Shorthorns must be in their assigned stalls

Monday, July 22, 2019

7:00 PM

Ayrshire, Guernsey, Jersey, and Milking Shorthorn Youth Fitting and Showing Contest - Dairy Show Barn

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

10:00 AM

Judging of Ayrshires, Guernseys and Milking Shorthorns - Dairy Show Barn

6:00 PM

District II Jersey Show - Dairy Show Barn

Ayrshires, Guernseys, Jerseys & Milking Shorthorns released after show

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

12:00 AM

Ayrshires, Guernseys, Jerseys and Milking Shorthorns must be off Fairgrounds

1:00 AM

Holstein exhibitors permitted to start bedding preparation

8 AM - 12 PM

Arrival of Brown Swiss & Holstein cattle

7:00 PM

Youth Dairy Judging Contest - Dairy Show Barn

Thursday, July 25, 2019

7:00 PM

Brown Swiss & Holstein Youth Fitting and Showing Contest - Dairy Show Barn

Friday, July 26, 2019

5:30 PM

Brown Swiss Show - Dairy Show Barn

6:30 PM

Holstein Show - Dairy Show Barn

Brown Swiss & Holsteins released after show

Saturday, July 27, 2019

10:00 AM

Brown Swiss & Holsteins must be off Fairgrounds

Schedule is subject to change without notice