Temperatures are finally tolerable, so it does feel a little fall like now. Time keeps marching on and we are one month closer to the 47th annual Wharton County Youth Fair! March 17 & 18 for the Cook-Off and the Fair kicks off March 23 and wraps up April 1 with Sale Day. Mark your calendars.
The Livestock & Poultry Exhibitor and the Creative Arts Rulebooks are available on line. Visit our web site www.whartoncountyyouthfair.org to download your copy.
In case you missed it, there are a few changes in the livestock rulebook this year, most notably that certain species will be subject to DNA testing. Tail hairs will be pulled on commercial heifers, steers, lambs, goat and pigs at tag-in. The hair follicles will be placed in an envelope and sealed. The exhibitor, parent, AST or 4H leader and the technician pulling the hair will all sign off on the envelope. The envelopes will be stored with a third-party entity. See Rule #3 in the general rules for further details. This is a lot of new information to take in, so please feel free to call (677-3350) or email (email@example.com) the Fair office with any questions!
Online registration link for Livestock/Poultry is live. Click here to access the site. Online payments will be accepted! Don’t forget exhibitors will still need to print off a copy, acquire all necessary signatures and bring to tag-in along with the entry fee (unless paid online).
Monday, October 17 - Jr. Fair Board meeting
7 p.m. - Director's Room
Saturday, October 22– Pen of Three tag-in (Wharton Livestock Auction Barn)
8 to 10 a.m. - $30 entry fee for first 3 head; an additional $30 for 4 or 5
Saturday, October 29 - Dairy Merit Heifer Validation (fairgrounds)
8 to 9 a.m. - $30 entry fee
Tuesday, November 15 – Lamb & Goat tag-in
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Fairgrounds - $30 entry fee/animal
Wednesday, November 30 – Roaster Ordering Deadline
$30 entry fee, plus $2.40/bird
We still have several exhibitor’s sale checks we are holding for not turning in thank you notes or whose parents have an outstanding balance. If you have not received your sale check, please call the office and find out the status
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