Amount available this department

(includes Classes H, N, and P)


Youth Exhibits - Rules

      1. All classes in the Departments H, N and P are open to any boy or  girl in surrounding counties which do not have a Youth Fair, who are between the ages of 8 and 18 as of January 1, the year of the fair.

      2. Any youth living outside of the county, but belonging to an organized club or group or attending school within Union or Johnson County may enter exhibits at the Union County Fair.

      3. Each exhibitor will assume all risk for his exhibit.

      4. All junior entries other than livestock will be entered Saturday, August 21, 2004, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Junior  Livestock other than horses and ponies will be registered Monday, August 23, 2004, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and in place by Monday, 5:00 p.m. All Junior Livestock Exhibitors AND A PARENT are to attend a meeting Monday at 7:00 p.m. in the show arena.

      The Junior and 4-H Horse and Pony Show will be Saturday, August 21, 2004, beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the Horse Arena area. Therefore, all horses and ponies may register prior to the show.

      5. $2.00 Fee Per Entry - NO REFUNDS (N & P).

      6. Each exhibitor must present a completed exhibitor's entry blank at the time of entry of the exhibits.

      7. There must be an entry tag for each entry. This tag will be secured at the point of registration at the time the exhibits are brought in. An exhibitor may enter a class only once unless otherwise stated.

      8. Any youth that exhibits at the fair will receive a pass free of charge upon proof of exhibit. This pass is to be good for all days of the fair. This pass will be an arm band.

      9. No exhibit may be removed without presenting a claim check to the division superintendent.

      10. Youths may not stay at the fairgrounds overnight without parental and/or adult permission and supervision.

      11. Division superintendents will act as supervisors of exhibits in all classes.

      12. Decisions of the judges will be final in all classes.


      14. Health certificates for animals to be exhibited must be in the exhibitors possession as animals are unloaded. *Note health requirements in front of this book.

      15. Exhibitors must house their animals in the place designated by the division superintendent in charge. Failure to do so will be considered a disqualification. For safety purposes all aisles should be clear and free of equipment and supplies.

      One Stall per exhibitor or family may be allotted for a tack area.

      No blocking chutes allowed inside the barn.

      16. All animals shown at the Union County Junior Fair must have water and feed at all times and "Must be cared for and exhibited by exhibitor'' or premium money will be withheld.

      17. Manure must be placed in designated areas.

      18. The same animal may not be exhibited in more than one class, except in group classes or showmanship.

      19. The beef breeding classes have been divided into two categories, standard and exotic. The following are listed for references and are representatives of the categories, but not intended to exclude those not listed:



Angus, Beefmaster, Herford, Santa

Gertrudis, Shorthorn, etc.



Crossbred*, Charolais, Limousin,

Simmental, etc.

      *When one or both parents are of exotic classification.


      21. Registration papers or proof of breeding on purebred animals should be available for superintendent's inspection.

      22. No male breeding animals born before March 1, 2003, may be exhibited in the Junior Department.

      22. Championship ribbons may be awarded in classes at the discretion of the judges.

      24. LIVESTOCK AUCTION RULES must be adhered to and are listed separately.

      25. Youth exhibiting livestock that stay overnight for the safety of their livestock will sleep in the livestock barn. The number and identity of individuals staying will be at the discretion of the division superintendent. Barn must be quiet after 11:00 p.m.

      26. No dogs are permitted in the livestock exhibit buildings.

      27. All steers will be divided into classes as equal in size as possible (steers under 900 pounds will show in Feeder Steer class).

      28. All market hogs will be divided into classes of equal size as possible.

      29. All market lambs will be divided into classes of equal size as possible.

      30. Each exhibitor may exhibit two entries in each class in the H division.

      31. Only dairy crosses of two dairy breeds or straight dairy breeds may show in the dairy class.

      32. Weigh-in will be at 5:00 p.m. Monday. Everyone will weigh in together and that weight will be final.

      33. Animals not presented in the show ring at the time for the call for show will forfeit their right to show. The division superintendents will interpret and enforce these rules.



Superintendent- Paul Rich


      1. Animals must be in the possession and care of the exhibitor at least by June 1.

      2. No breeding animals will be auctioned.

      3. Animals will sell in following order: grand champion, and remaining animals will be sold in order as drawn by lots. The exhibitor will draw lots as they pick up entry materials Monday, August 21, 2004.

      4. All sales are final, unless refused by the seller while still in the sale ring at the time of sales.

      5. Sale weights of animals will be announced before bidding begins.

      6. All checks for livestock will be made to Union County Fair. Payment must be made before superintendent can release animals.  Sale checks will be distributed after 9:00 a.m. Friday.

      7. The Auction Superintendent releases auctioned animals.

      8. Exhibitor must exhibit own livestock in sale ring.

      9. A deduction of 3 percent of the sale price to be used for sale expense.

      10. Animals not making minimum weight standards of  900 pounds for steers, 210 pounds for market swine and 90 pounds for market lambs will not sell at auction on Thursday.

      11. Cash all checks as soon as possible after the fair.

      12. Each exhibitor can sell one animal.



      All entries must be made with the secretary before 5 p.m. Monday, August 23, the second day of the fair, except entries in races, which must be made before 11 a.m. (72 hour box). Entry fee may be paid in cash or by check.



      The superintendent of classes shall have a judge for each class, who will award premiums in the class to which he is assigned, unless otherwise  specified by the executive committee.

      The superintendent of classes shall have supervision of all the animals or articles on exhibition in their respective classes and the judge of each class shall affix the proper ribbon when the awards are made, to wit: Blue for first premium; red for second premium; and white for third premium. The superintendent shall have charge of all the books of their classes and when the awards are made and duly signed and certified by the judge of each class, shall return the same to the secretary promptly.

      No one shall be allowed to act as judge in the class or ring in which he exhibits. Only superintendent and judges are allowed during judging.

      Judges will not award premiums when the articles are unworthy, though there be no competition, and only award premiums regularly entered in their respective classes and marked in judge's book as being disqualified.

      When the judge has made his award in the ring he shall report to the marshal, who shall proclaim the name of the owner. The superintendent shall report a complete list of awards to the secretary.

      The superintendent will receive the books for each class from the secretary at 9 a.m., on the second day of the fair, and when the awards are finished return the same to the secretary.