Livestock Show Final Update
*Subject to Change
All requirements and policies must be followed! If this will be an issue, the virtual only exhibition is an option to receive judge’s feedback on your project. All entries for the in-person show must have met the July 1 Fair Entry deadline. Virtual entries will be judged the week following in-person shows.
-All families, volunteers and staff members are to self-check for symptoms and take their temperature each day before coming to the fairgrounds. If you, or someone in your family is feeling unwell or has an elevated temperature, please for the safety of all involved, stay home. The CDC has a self-check tool, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html (on this page click the button for self-check symptoms)
-Only the back gate off Johnson Drive will be open to enter. No access from the main Route 41 entrance.
-Volunteers will be assisting with parking. Those showing off their trailers will need access to areas closer to the show and in shade. If you are using stalls please park trailers further away. Any stalls or trailer areas must be completely cleaned prior to leaving.
-A check-in table will be set up to sign in for each show near the arena or barn area.
-Entrance to livestock barns and show arenas will be limited to the 4-Her’s showing and two adult family members per a 4-H family, identified with a wristband that you will get at check-in. Immediate family OF THE SAME HOUSEHOLD are allowed at trailers and must maintain social distancing. Volunteers on the Livestock Advisory may bring another adult to assist their children.
-Face coverings are REQUIRED in areas where social distancing cannot be maintained. This includes the Livestock Show Arena, the entire Swine Barn, bathrooms, and other areas as deemed necessary when 6 ft social distancing is limited. Youth should practice with their animals while wearing face coverings. It is important animals are used to the concept. Face coverings will be available at check-in for those who do not have one.
-Please check weigh-in times for beef, dairy steers, and goats. Sheep and swine will use a declared weight online form prior to check-in.
-Steps should be taken at home to make sure animals are as show ready as possible upon arrival. Wash rack time and space will be limited. 4-Her’s will have a 10-minute time limit per an animal.
-Shows and the 4-H areas are not open to the public.
-Each show will be broadcast live on YouTube and recorded for later viewing. Links will be made available on the Purdue Extension-Vigo County website and Vigo County 4-H Facebook page.
-Class breaks/sizes may be adjusted to allow for more distancing.
-Breed registration papers should be brought to the show and available upon request from a volunteer.
-All bleachers will be removed if possible. Those that cannot be removed will have 6ft distancing marked with tape. Plan to bring your own chairs to distance.
- Show programs will be available virtually. Hard copies will only be made for show personnel and posting.
-No food or drinks will be provided, plan to bring your own cooler.
-Sanitation schedules will be in place for equipment, common areas, and bathrooms.
Indiana 4-H has opened up a free option to complete your YQCA training in 2020 for Vigo County only exhibitors. 4-Hers will need to complete the four Online Animal Ethics Modules at https://extension.purdue.edu/4h/Pages/Online-Animal-Ethics-Program.aspx and complete a Qualtrics at https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2aAOaEAK0BEGoRv to receive accreditation by July 10. YQCA or the Animal Ethics Modules are required for all 4-Her’s exhibiting cattle, goats, poultry, rabbits, sheep, or swine at the Vigo County Fair, Mini 4-H exempt. State Fair Exhibition still requires the YQCA course.
Species Specific Information
Show to begin at 6pm on Tuesday, July 14, no arrival before 4pm. Each 4-Her will exhibit only 1 animal, alpacas and llamas will show together. There will be an option between a competition and exhibition/clinic class for both showmanship and obstacle. The Mini 4-H and costume classes will only be offered virtually. Stalling will be available in the goat and sheep barn.
Show to begin at 5pm on Thursday, July 16, no arrival before 3pm (unless participating in Beef Show). All heifers will be exhibited virtually. Steers will be weighed from 4:00-4:30pm. Showmanship will be offered at the conclusion of the dairy steer show. Limited stalling will be available in the cattle barn and goat barn.
Breeding Heifer show to begin at 10am on Thursday, July 16, no arrival before 6am. Weigh-in for steers and commercial heifers will be from 8:00 to 8:30am all beef cattle should be brought to this area for check-in. There will be a 30-minute break in-between the breeding and market show. Limited stalling will be available in the cattle barn, freestanding fans will be allowed. Fans and chutes can be dropped off Wednesday after 5pm at your own risk (no security on grounds). Showmanship will be offered at the conclusion of the show. Fitting will be permitted as long as all social distancing is maintained and animal welfare is closely monitored. No outside fitters will be allowed, limited to your two family members. The judge will not lower placing due to ability to fit.
Dairy Goat show to begin at 8am on Wednesday, July 15 and the Meat Goat show to begin at 10am or later pending the conclusion of the dairy show. Dairy wether weigh-in will be from 6:30-7:30am. Meat goat weigh in will be at 9:00-9:30am. Limited stalling will be available in the goat and sheep barns. Showmanship will be offered at the beginning of each show. Fitting will be permitted as long as all social distancing is maintained and animal welfare is closely monitored. No outside fitters will be allowed, limited to your two family members. The judge will not lower placing due to ability to fit. No pairs classes will be shown. Mini 4-H showmanship will only be offered virtually.
Horse & Pony
The Horse & Pony show will follow a similar schedule as past years, but will begin at 8am on Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12. In addition to the two adult family members, if a horse is leased the owner is allowed to attend. Trailers must be parked at least 12 ft apart for distancing.
Show to begin at 10 am on Monday, July 13, no arrival before 6am. Poultry volunteers will set-up cages in the cattle barn on Sunday. Entries will be limited to 12 chickens and 4 other poultry for a 16-bird maximum. Mini 4-Hers can exhibit 2 birds. Families will add birds to cages one at a time.
Show to begin at 5pm on Friday, July 17, with check-in from 3:00-4:30pm in the Livestock arena. 4-Her’s will bring rabbits in cages and distance throughout the livestock barns. Entries will be limited to 5 rabbits plus 1 meat pen,1 single fryer and, a Breeders Class. Mini 4-Her’s are allowed to show one rabbit.
Show to begin at 5pm on Monday, July 13, no arrival prior to 3pm. Declared weights will be submitted on an electronic form from Tuesday, July 7 by end of day Thursday, July 9. The costume and Mini 4-H show will only be offered virtually. Pair classes will be shown. Born & Raised will be offered with one entry in each ram, lamb, and ewe class. Showmanship will be offered at the conclusion of the show. Sheering will not be permitted at fairgrounds. Show day fitting will be permitted as long as all social distancing is maintained and animal welfare is closely monitored. No outside fitters will be allowed, limited to your two family members. The judge will not lower placing due to ability to fit. Limited stalling will be available in the sheep and goat barn.
Declared weights will be submitted on an electronic form https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9spJtpWuIXYWzZj from Thursday, July 9 by end of day Sunday, July 12. Club t-shirts will be available for pickup Sunday from 10am to noon in the swine barn. A show bill will be emailed Monday prior to the show, any changes are to be submitted by 6pm Monday. Some classes may be combined. The show will begin at 8am on Tuesday, July 14 with breeding gilts. Swine can arrive at any time they choose after 6am, you are responsible for being ready for your class. Back tags are to be picked up near the announcer’s area. Grand Champion classes will be shown at the end of each category, no Grand Drive. Any breaks in the show will be up to the judge. Born and Raised classes will not be offered. Showmanship will be offered at the conclusion of the show. Limited stalling will be available in the swine barn, no tack pens allowed.
Congratulations to Our Livestock 4-H 10-Year & Senior Members!
Cassidy Bonar, Rylee Bull, Ethan Branam, Emma Chambers, Michaela Cox, Hunter Daley, Maddie Daley, Masie Davis, Kacie Dudley, Katie Dudley, Harlie Dycus, Baylee Fidler, Katlyn Fulk, Bailey Halloran, Payton Halloran, Gabbi Harlow, Katelynn Hastings, Lexea Hendricks, Tyler Kane, Madalynn Kerr, Hailee Lynn, Michaela Marion, Ross Mason, Savannah McCoy, Tommy McGuire, Kennah Padgett, Gracee Peters, Claire Pfister, Jasper Rees, Nathaniel Ritchey, Ryan Shaw, Renee Sivertson, Zoie Sollars, Khara Totten
4-H Youth Development