Requirements for exhibiting a market steer, lamb or hog at the La Crosse Interstate Fair

posted Oct 19, 2008, 10:18 PM by Deb K   [ updated Feb 1, 2009, 7:44 PM by Marie Baumer ]

1) Exhibitor must be enrolled (by April 1st) in a La Crosse County 4-H, FFA, FHA Scouting program or other recognized youth organization under adult leadership. This organization must have an education program approved by the Ag Society.

2) Exhibitor must carry the designated livestock project within that organization to be eligible to show and sell at the La Crosse Interstate Fair.

3) Exhibitor must attend at least 2 educational sessions (see Educational Requirements below)

4) In order for the animal to sell, it must be weighed and identified at the designated county or state fair weigh in dates. The animal must also be eligible to show - in order for it to sell.

(*for beef & sheep State Fair weigh-ins you will be required to submit the completed paperwork (weights and 2 identification numbers) to the La Crosse County 4-H Extension Office within 2 weeks of weigh-in date)

5) The exhibitor is required to participate in showmanship of the species that is to be sold.

6) Exhibitor must follow all rules and regulations outlined in the La Crosse Interstate Fair Exhibitor Guide & Premium List (published each spring)

7) If an exhibitor does not own the livestock they will be exhibiting - it will be necessary to complete Managerial forms for sheep, beef and swine to exhibit at the Wisconsin State Fair. La Crosse Interstate Fair requires a managerial form for Beef only. There is a limit on the # of managerial animals that can be shown.