General Livestock Rules and Guidelines apply to each species. Please read General Rules and Regulations carefully along with the rules for each show.
Thursday August 22nd, 2019
4-H and FFA Junior Market Goat Show
Thursday at 5:30 PM
Friday August 23rd, 2019
4-H and FFA Junior Market Lamb Show
Friday at 5:30 PM
Saturday August 24th, 2019
4-H and FFA Junior Beef Show
Saturday 2:00 pm
4-H and FFA Poultry Show and Auction
Saturday Starting at 6:30 pm
In April of 2019, FFA and 4-H members began their poultry projects specifically to participate in the Chattooga County Agricultural Fair. The 2019 Chattooga County Poultry Project is showcasing two different breeds again this year, the Speckled Sussex and the hardy New Hampshire Red. Each of these breeds are noted for excellent brown egg production and dual-purpose use. Each student received 8 three day old chicks to raise, was required to keep records, and attend a workshop on how to select their best three for judging. The student’s selected birds will be judged on August 24th, at 5:00 pm. Pens of three hens will be auctioned off at 7:00 pm with all of the proceeds going to the student. Cages will be provided for you to take your chickens home in. Please arrive by 6:30 PM to receive a bid number. Having a livestock project promotes responsibility, self motivation, responsible record keeping and agricultural education. Please come support our 4-H and FFA students of Chattooga County by purchasing their chickens!
A special thank you to Mr. Yarbrough’s 8th grade Chattooga County’s FFA Basic Ag Class students who built cages for the buyers to take their chickens home in.
Poultry Judging - 5:00 PM with awards announced at 6:30 PM
Auction at 7:00 PM
Be aware that the poultry show and auction is on a new day this year. The show and auction will be held on SATURDAY
Sunday, August 25th, 2019
4-H and FFA Junior Dairy Show
Sunday 2:00 pm
Market Hog Preview Show
Chattooga County FFA and 4-H students will be showing their Market Hogs at the fair in conjunction with the Young Farmer’s Fifth Annual Chattooga Youth Pig Project. Students receive hogs in June and raise them for a final show and auction which will be held in October. This is an excellent opportunity for the public to have a preview of the hogs that will be auctioned.
Fourteen hogs were auctioned on November 5, 2018 at the Chattooga County Agricultural Center. This youth event was supported and coordinated by the Chattooga County Young Farmer’s Association to give local youth a taste of raising and showing livestock. Buyers were able to watch the show, purchase their hog, choose and have it delivered to a processor straight from the show. With generous support of local sponsors, over $900 in cash and prizes was available to the competitors. Hogs sold at the auction averaged $426.50 each with the total amount at the auction generating $5971.00 which the students kept.
The 2019 Chattooga County Agricultural Fair is pleased to give the public a sneak peek at the hogs that will be available for the October 2019 auction open to the public. The Market Hog Show will begin at 6:00 pm on Sunday, August 25th. There will be showmanship divisions followed with weight classes to determine the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion at the fair. The final show that will be followed with the auction is scheduled for October, 2019 at the Chattooga County Agricultural Center.