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 Exhibitor Schedule

Sunday, July 24, 2016

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

2:00 PM

Poultry Show - Livestock Show Ring

5:00 PM

Stockman's Contest - Livestock Show Ring

Monday, July 25, 2016

9:00 AM

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

2:00 PM

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

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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 Market Animals*, including Rabbits, Poultry & Alpacas

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

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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

Market Hog pictures and weigh-in

1:30 PM

Market Sheep, Market Goat and Market Beef pictures taken

Thursday, July 28, 2016

8:30 AM

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

5:00 PM

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

Friday, July 29, 2016

8:30 AM

Open & Junior Market Swine Show - Livestock Show Ring

5:00 PM

Supreme Livestock Showman Contest - Livestock Show Ring

Saturday, July 30, 2016

8:00 AM

Release of all non-sale Market Animals - must be off fairgrounds by 10:00 AM

1:00 PM

Shippensburg Community Fair Junior Livestock Sale - Sale Order:  Feeder Calves, Swine, Goat, Sheep & Steers - Livestock Show Ring

Schedule is subject to change without notice