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
     
  • South Central Champion 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.

Fill Out an Entry Form

Entry Forms →

 

Dairy Exhibitor Schedule

Sunday, July 24, 2016

8:00 AM

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

12:00 PM

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

Monday, July 25, 2016

7:00 PM

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

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

10:00 AM

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

6:00 PM

District II Jersey Show - Dairy Show Barn

Ayrshires, Brown Swiss, Guernseys, Jerseys & Milking Shorthorns released after show

12:00 AM

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

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

8 AM - 2 PM

Arrival of Holstein cattle

7:00 PM

Youth Dairy Judging Contest - Dairy Show Barn

Thursday, July 28, 2016

7:00 PM

Holstein Youth Showing and Fitting Contest - Dairy Show Barn

Friday, July 29, 2016

6:00 PM

South Central Championship Holstein Show - Dairy Show Barn

Holsteins released after show

Saturday, July 30, 2016

8:00 AM

Holsteins must be off Fairgrounds

Schedule is subject to change without notice