Considering entering a competition at the Fair this year? The Ohio State Fair would like to invite you to enter one of our many livestock competitions:

  • For those with access to livestock, the Fair offers many different showing opportunities for any breed or species including horses, dairy cattle, llamas, rabbits, sheep, swine, beef and dairy and boer goats.
  • You don’t need to own an animal to compete in a livestock competition. Join a judging team or compete as an individual for your county for general livestock, horse or dairy cattle judging and learn what qualities an animal needs to come out on top.
  • Don’t live on or near a farm? The Ohio State Fair also offers a dog show. Train your pup to compete as an assistance dog, in the canine freestyle competition, the drill team and more.

Important Deadlines for Entry

June 20

Livestock Competition Deadline for Beef, Boer Goats, Cheese, Dairy Cattle, Dairy Goats, Llamas, Rabbits, Sheep, Swine & Judging Teams

July 1

Deadline to Enter the Open Horse Show and Jr. Fair Dog Show

July 13

Deadline to Enter the Junior Horse Show

Visit the webpage for more information about each competition, including rules and regulations.

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