August 1-8, 2020






Livestock Schedule


Wednesday, Aug. 5

9:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.

Market Hog Weigh-In


Thursday, Aug. 6

8:00 a.m.

Market Hog Showmanship

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

 Market Lamb and Steer Weigh-In

1:00 p.m.

 Market Lamb Showmanship

4:00 p.m.

Market Steer Showmanship


Friday, Aug. 7

Market Conformation Judging

8:00 a.m.


11:00 a.m.


1:00 p.m.



Saturday, Aug. 8

11:00 a.m.

Buyer Appreciation Lunch

12:00 p.m.

Livestock Sale (open to the public)





1.       Premium money will be given out with the ribbons for hog, lamb, beef & horse divisions.  Poultry & Rabbits premiums can be picked up at the premium booth at the fair or at the Treasurer’s office up to 30 days after the fair.


2.       All livestock should be ready for judging 2 hours before department class judging starts.  No unsound animal will be awarded a premium. Where there is no competition, the judge will make the award he/she thinks the entry merits. Special classes may be listed if entries require.


3.       The decision of the judges will be final in all classes.


4.       All entries are subject to the control of department supervisor, except care and feeding.  Feed must be furnished by exhibitors also, own feed troughs, water pails, etc. Pens must be kept neat and clean and litter piled up.  Department supervisors will assign pens, if needed.  The use of muzzles will not be allowed during the fair. Exhibitors responsible to feed and water their animal(s) from the time the animal arrives until the end of the sale.


5.       No parking will be allowed in livestock area.  You will be allowed to unload or load animals and then will be asked to move vehicles from the livestock shed areas.


6.      Animals must be brought to the show ring promptly at the call of the judges.  Owners of animals must be with the animals at the time of judging and sale (unless excused by show committee).


7.       This show is a county enterprise, not conducted for profit.  All exhibitors and patrons must agree that the management will not be held responsible for accident, injury, illness or loss of animals or property during show and en route to the fair.


8.       Exhibits are open only to Summit County residents, unless otherwise stated in department rules.


9.      Two premiums only will be paid to any exhibitor in a class.


10.   All animals must remain at the fairgrounds until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 10th (unless instructed otherwise).  Exhibitors removing animals before this time will forfeit prize money.


11.    Any sick, (active lamb fungus) unsound, unmanageable or animal determined by management to be unfit will not be allowed to enter and must be removed from fairgrounds.


12.   Any act of discourtesy or disobedience (i.e. verbal abuse) to a judge or show official on the part of an exhibitor or family member will result in the exhibitor and their market animal being disqualified from the fair and not allowed to sell their market animal through the County Fair Jr. Livestock sale.                       






1.       All exhibitors showing market animals must turn in an entry form by July 26, 2019 declaring which two tagged animals they are going to show, along with one alternate, into the Extension Office.  


2.       Official weigh-in of all market animals will be as follows: 

    1. Wednesday, August 7th @ 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Market Hogs
    2. Thursday, August 8th @ 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - Market Lambs & Steers


Steers must be unloaded on the north end of the beef shed next to the rodeo arena NO EXCEPTIONS


3.       A mandatory meeting will be held to discuss the rules and regulations as well as answer exhibitor’s questions. The mandatory meetings will be held in the barns of each species, just prior to the weigh-ins.


a.       Swine Meeting, Aug 7th @ 8:45 AM in the hog barn       


b.      Sheep Meeting, Aug 8th @ 9:30 AM in the sheep barn


c.       Beef Meeting, Aug 8th @ 9:30 AM in the beef barn


4.       Jr. Livestock sale will be held Saturday, August 10, at 12:00 PM at the LIVESTOCK SALE BARN.


5.       All Jr. Market Division entries are open to currently enrolled Summit County FFA and 4-H members ONLY.


6.      All entries for market animals must be signed by the Exhibitor & Parent and are due into the Summit County Extension Office by July 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.


7.       All Jr. Market exhibitors may enter and weigh in two market animals (ONLY) - any combination.


8.       All animals that are being raised to show in the Summit County Fair must be fed and cared for by the exhibitor and must be housed within the boundaries of Summit County (this includes all Summit County school districts boundaries) during the county fair ownership requirement period.  All animals to be entered into the county fair must be owned by the exhibitor as follows:


                                  a) Steers – 120 days prior to the county fair weigh in date


                                  b) Hogs – 90 days prior to the county fair weigh in date


                                  c) Lambs – 60 days prior to the county fair weigh in date


(Any exceptions to the above must be approved by the livestock committee prior to ownership deadline.)


8.       Weight limit for market animals will be as follows:


                                   a) Steers – 1100 lbs. – 1600 lbs.


                                   b) Hogs – 230 lbs. – 320 lbs.


                                   c) Lambs – 105 lbs. – 160 lbs.


All animals under or over the above weight ranges will be sifted. Animals actual weight will be used as the sale weight during the County Fair livestock sale.


9.      Market animals will only be weighed once. Scales designated for each species department will be the ones used for the official weigh-in of that specific department. The order, in which animals are weighed, will be under the direction of the department chairs.


10.   Up-to Date and completed record book required to turn in after the fair to the 4-H office or FFA advisor to pick up sales check.


11.    The sales committee will encourage buyers to come to the sale to purchase the animals and exhibitors will be asked to help contact potential buyers.


12.   Exhibitors will only be allowed to sell one (1) blue ribbon animal.  Exhibitors must decide which animal they are going to sale within 3o minutes following judging, unless exhibitor has both a Grand & Reserve Champion animal combination, and then they will be allowed to sell two animals.


13.    Only Blue Ribbon Animals will be allowed to sell at the fair. Sale order will be as follows Hogs, Steers and Lambs.


14.   The top 15 hogs, 20 lambs & 5 steers will be recognized as star class animals.


15.   Exhibitors will be required to submit a $30.00 entry fee along with their livestock entry form. Exhibitors can get sponsors to pay for their entry fee by selling entry fee tickets.


16.   Show management reserves the final and absolute right to interpret all matters arising out of or connected with the show or sales. (Questions or problems must go to department chairperson. Department chairperson will then present question/problems to junior livestock committee)


17.    A sales fee of up to 5% will be charged for all market animals going through the Junior Livestock Sale. Specific percentages will be determined by sales committee following the fair.


18.   Those Jr. Exhibitors showing market animals who make the sale must decide which animal to sell and indicate 30 minutes after the species show to the designated committee member.  After this time the committee will make the decision which animal will sell and the exhibitor will not be allowed to make any changes. Note: GRAND AND RESERVE CHAMPION ANIMALS MUST SELL.


19.   All showing of market animals at the show/sale must be done by owner unless excused by the management for reasons that are deemed sufficient.  Failure to comply will result in the animal being sifted and /or prize money withheld.  Any market animal which has gone through the Summit County Fair Sale should not be shown at any show following the county fair as a market animal.


20.   All exhibitors must wear an official FFA jacket or 4-H emblem, solid plain white shirt with collar and sleeves that buttons down the front and black or dark blue denim jeans during the showing and selling of their animals. Only current dues paying FFA members should wear FFA Attire. NO HATS or scarfs can be worn during the showing and selling of their animals.  $50.00 will be deducted from an exhibitor’s sales check, who fail to abide by dress standards.


21.   In order for market animals to be eligible for entry into the Summit County Fair they must have been pre-weighed and tagged by the ownership deadline dates by an official member of the Jr. Livestock committee.


22.   Any unlawful use of drugs on market animals will be subject to the animal being sifted and will not be able to compete at the Summit County Fair.  Also, any animal carcass found with any drug residue will be condemned and exhibitor will forfeit all monies received through the Jr. Livestock Show and Sale.  Summit County Fair will not be held liable for monies lost. Any excessive abuse to a market animal will be subject to possible disqualification. All Grand and Reserve Champion Market animals may be subject to blood/urine tests to determine use of illegal drugs.


23.   All fitting of animals should be done by the exhibitor; however, if someone assists the exhibitor in the fitting/trimming process the exhibitor must be present during this time. If the exhibitor is not present during the fitting process, $50.00 will be deducted from the exhibitor’s sales check. Hog trimming must be done prior to animals coming to the county fair.


24.   Any complaint regarding the junior livestock show must be made in writing accompanied by $50.00 in cash immediately following the incidence and given to a show committee official.  Money will be refunded only if the show committee acts in favor of the complaint.


25.   All animals boosted and turned back during the livestock sale become the property of the successful floor bidder/buyer. If the committee is the successful floor bidder they will be sold at market price plus $100.00, unless other arrangements are determined by sale committee. Individuals interested in flooring the market animals must turn in a sealed bid to Arlin Ovard by 9:00 a.m., Saturday, August 10th.  Arlin Ovard and species department chairs will determine who the successful bidders are.


26.   Exhibitors must declare county residency at the time of species tag/weighing deadline and cannot show any market animals at another county fair (state & region shows are exempt) outside of Summit County during that current year.  If, prior to the Summit County Fair, an exhibitor is found to have shown and sold a market animal at another county fair, they will be deemed ineligible to enter the Summit County Fair.  If it is found they have shown and sold a market animal at another county fair after they have sold an animal at they Summit County Fair they will forfeit any monies above floor price of their animal.


27.    Exhibitors must be in the third grade, but not less than 8 years of age as of October 1st, 2019 (4-H Year).  Exhibitors can only show through the same season as their High School graduation and not be older than 19 years of age.


28.   After the sale Individual/Business add-ons will be accepted; however, all after the sale add-ons will be pooled together and given to all exhibitors or specific species exhibitors in the sale.  Money disbursement will be at the discretion of the sales committee.


29.   Only Summit Co. 4-H and FFA livestock exhibitors entered into the county fair can participate in the species showmanship contest for which they have animals entered in.


30.   All ear tags (except small metal tags) other than official county fair/state stock show ear tags and USDA scrapie tags must be removed prior to county fair weigh in.     


31.    No fitting of animals under or near the show barn during livestock judging.


32.   Exhibitors wishing to feed out animals following the sale shall make arrangements with the buyer. The sales committee will not be held liable for any loss of animal during the feeding period. This arrangement is strictly between the exhibitor and the buyer.


33.    Market Livestock exhibitors must be currently enrolled in either the Summit County 4-H or FFA programs and attending school in Summit County by March 30, 2019 or reside permanently in Summit County (this includes all Summit County school districts boundaries) from March 30, 2019 until the Summit County Fair.


34.   Red Ribbon animals cannot be loaded until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 9, 2019.


35.   Lambs must be tight shorn (wool no longer than 1/4 inch) above the front knee and rear hock before they cross the scale at weigh-in. All blankets must be removed prior to lambs being weighed.


36.   Lamb tail dock will not be checked, however lambs showing signs of prolapse any time during the fair prior to the sale may be sifted from the county fair. The livestock committee will make that determination.


37.    Individuals planning on taking sale animals after the junior livestock sale must notify livestock department chairperson prior to taking animal(s).


38.   NO FEED will be allowed to be stored in livestock buildings except in designated areas during the county fair.


39.   NO RESERVING OF  LAMB AND HOG PENS before the county fair. Lambs and Hogs must be in pens to reserve space. Steer pens may be reserved without an animal present without penalty.


40.   LIVESTOCK OWNER OR DESIGNEE MUST BE PRESENT during the county fair market animal weigh-in.


41.   For safety of fair patrons, any animal determined unmanageable will be sifted from the county fair show and exhibitor/owner will be asked to remove the animal from the fairgrounds.


42.   All animals will only be pre-tagged for the Summit County Fair and eligible state sponsored livestock shows, animals will not be allowed to be tagged for another county fair by another exhibitor.


43.   Any exhibitor/family member found to break any of the Summit County Fair Junior Livestock Program rules contained in the county fair book/newsletters before, during or after the county fair will forfeit up to all awards, sale monies and will not be eligible to enter the county fair for a minimum of at least one year (committee members may add additional years) following the rule infraction.  The junior livestock committee will determine the severity of the penalty on a case by case situation.


44.   All exhibitors will be required to sign up and help with the set up or clean up (specific dates will be determined by the livestock committee) during the fair week.  
 **List of times are as follows:
Setup - Monday, August 5th, 8:00 AM
Show Ring Setup - Wednesday, August 7th, 1:00PM
Sale Ring Setup - Friday, August 9th, 5 PM (following livestock judging)
Clean Up - Sunday, August 12th, 8:00 AM.                                                                                
Exhibitors who do not sign up and help will have $50.00 deducted from their sale check. 


45.   Exhibitors are responsible to maintain the cleanliness of their animal's pens from weigh in, until loaded on the trailer for slaughter or taken home. this includes but is not limited to keeping clean; bedding, water, troughs, animal and fitting areas. If deemed untidy by the committee the exhibitor will be deducted a minimum of $50.00 from their sale check.