Each year, dozens of 4-H and FFA members around the region show off their skills by entering the many livestock shows that take place during Fair Week. Available to open (non-youth) exhibitors as well, these shows are designed to teach the importance of showmanship and friendly competition, while providing exhibitors an opportunity to show off their animals!

Livestock Shows

Our Livestock division judges hundreds of animal breeds and classes in the following areas:

Market Animals

  • Steer (Feeder Calves & Market Steer)
  • Sheep
  • Swine
  • Goats

Breeding Animals

  • Beef
  • Sheep
  • Goats (Meat Breeding & Dairy Goats)
  • Poultry
  • Rabbits
  • Alpacas

Register Your Livestock

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, enter them using the correct entry form!

Rabbit entries also require the submission the Vet-Client-Patient Relationship Form.  This form can be downloaded from the Entry Forms page.

 

Livestock Entry Deadline:  June 1, 2018

 

Livestock Exhibitor Schedule

Sunday, July 22, 2018

8:00 AM

Breeding livestock may begin arriving at the Fairgrounds. All breeding animals must be checked before unloading.

11:00 AM

Breeding Beef, Goats, Sheep, Swine, Poultry, Rabbits & Alpacas must be on the fairgrounds

12:00 PM

Mandatory Exhibitor's Meeting - Livestock Show Ring

5:00 PM

Stockman's Contest - Livestock Show Ring

Monday, July 23, 2018

9:00 AM

Open & Junior Breeding Goat Show (Dairy Show followed by Meat Breeding) - Livestock Show Ring

2:00 PM

Open Rabbit Show followed by the Rabbit Skillathon - Livestock Show Ring

7:00 PM

Poultry Show

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

9:00 AM

Open & Junior Breeding Beef Show - Livestock Show Ring

2:00 PM

Open & Junior Breeding Sheep Show - Livestock Show Ring

5:00 PM

Alpaca Show - Livestock Show Ring

9:00 PM

Release of Breeding Animals*, including Rabbits, Poultry & Alpacas

11:00 PM

Arrival of market exhibitor equipment and supplies

* Exhibitors removing their animals before 9:00 PM will forfeit all premiums earned for those animals.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

8:00 AM

Market Livestock may begin arriving at the Fairgrounds.  All market animals must be checked before unloading.

All Market Animals (excluding swine) will be weighed upon arrival before penning animals

8:00 AM

11:00 AM

All Market Livestock must be on the Fairgrounds

12:00 PM

Mandatory Exhibitor's Meeting - Livestock Show Ring

12:30 PM

Rabbit (Meat Pen Champ & Res Champ) & Market Hog pictures and weigh-in

1:30 PM

Market Sheep, Market Goat and Market Beef pictures taken

Thursday, July 26, 2018

8:30 AM

Open & Junior Market Beef Show - Feeder Calves and Market Steer Show - Livestock Show Ring

1:00 PM

Open & Junior Market Lamb Show - Livestock Show Ring
Followed by Open & Junior Market Goat Show

Friday, July 27, 2018

8:30 AM

Open & Junior Market Swine Show - Livestock Show Ring

5:00 PM

Supreme Livestock Showman Contest - Livestock Show Ring

9:00 PM

Release of all non-sale market animals - over and underweight, and Franklin County animals

Saturday, July 28, 2018

1:00 PM

Shippensburg Community Fair Junior Livestock Sale - Livestock Show Ring
Sale Order:  Sheep, Steers, Feeder Calves, Swine, Goat and Rabbit Meat Pens

Schedule is subject to change without notice