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Ford County Fair 4-H Livestock Shows

An abbreviated show schedule and smaller classes will be put in place in order to follow social distancing guidelines and other recommended protocol during COVID-19. All shows will be held in a spring show format. Shows will be blow and go, animals and exhibitors should come ready to show. Pens with water will be available for swine. Water and electricity will be available. Animals will not be housed on the fair grounds.


In order to practice safe social distancing, only the 4-Her exhibiting and one family member will be allowed in the barns prior to the show. Those in attendance should be limited to immediate family only. Every effort will be made to follow CDC guidelines.


Please help us to keep each other and our community safe. Please do not come to the show if you or someone in your family is feeling ill or has been asked to quarantine due to COVID-19. Face coverings are strongly encouraged. Social distancing should be practiced. Please be courteous and respectful.


If you are not comfortable bringing your animals in to the show, please call Andrea at the Extension Office and we can discuss arrangements. These changes are being made to keep our 4-H families and the community safe.


Additional Livestock Show Information

SWINE SHOW - Friday, July 17

Weigh-in will begin at 7:00 a.m. and the show will start at 8:30 a.m. Swine will be housed in the barn according to family groups.


SHEEP SHOW - Friday, July 17

Weigh-in will be from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. and will start at 6:30 p.m. Accommodations can be made to pen animals on Friday if you will be bringing in Swine, Sheep and/or Goats in one trip. Visit with Andrea for those arrangements. There will be separate in and out gates. Only one person in the barn to help 4-Her to aid in practicing social distancing.


GOATS SHOW - Friday, July 17

Weigh-in will be 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Show will take place ½ hour after the conclusion of the sheep show.


BEEF SHOW - Saturday, July 18

Weigh-in will be 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Show will take place at 6:30 p.m. Show order will be Bucket Calves, Showmanship, Breeding and Market.


HORSE SHOW - Sunday July 19

The Fair Horse Show will be moved to Sunday morning, July 19, beginning at 9:00 a.m. A mandatory Horse Vet Check begins at 7:30 a.m. This move is being made to accommodate the re-scheduled Dodge City High School graduation. The show will operate with an abbreviated schedule. We will try to get patterns to participants on Thursday, July 16. Trail classes and flag race will not be held. 


Be watching your e-mail and the Ford County 4-H Facebook page for updates as they are finalized.

Livestock Schedule

All schedules are subject to change/modification due to  COVID-19 protocols at the time of the Fair!



Friday, July 17

Weigh-in -- 7:00 a.m.

(Updated 7-6-2020)

Show -- 8:30 a.m.

(Updated 7-6-2020)



Friday, July 17

Weigh-in -- 5:00 p.m.

Show -- 6:30 p.m.



Weigh-in -- 5:00 p.m.

Show -- ½ hour Sheep Show



Weigh-in -- 5:00 p.m.

Show -- 6:30 p.m.



Horse Vet Check -- 7:30 a.m.

Show -- 9:00 a.m.