PLEASE TAKE TIME TO READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION. IMPORTANT DETAILS REGARDING THE ENTRY PROCESS, INFORMATION NEEDED TO COMPLETE THE ENTRY PROCESS, AND DETAILS FOR SEVERAL DIVISIONS ARE NOTED BELOW.

Welcome to the 2021 State Fair of Virginia Youth Livestock Shows. This year's shows will be held October 1st - 3rd at the Meadow Event Park in Doswell, VA, with all livestock due on site by 7:00 pm, Thursday, September 30th. You can view the full schedule here.

Please make sure you review all the RULES prior to entering the system. There are a number of new rules for 2021 and you are responsible for reading and complying with both the General Rules of the State Fair of VA AND the rules specific to the Youth Livestock Shows.

Entry Fees: Entry fees for 2021 are $15.00/class with the exception of Costume/Leadline Classes which are $5.00/class.

Checks for the full amount of your final invoice should be made payable to: Virginia 4-H Foundation and mailed to:

Katherine Carter

175 W. Campus Drive

380 Litton Reaves

Blacksburg, VA 24061

There are no entry fees for showmanship, skillathon (exhibitors), premier exhibitor, or promotional displays.

Please make sure that you have the following information on hand prior to beginning the entry process.

NOMINATED ANIMALS:

State Fair Nomination Tag Numbers and Information will be required for:

  1. Market Steers, Market Heifers, and Commercial/Crossbred Heifers
  2. All Market Hogs and Commercial Breeding Gilts - if you have more animals nominated than you are allowed to enter, you will be allowed to switch out animals at the State Fair, provided they are on record as properly nominated animals for that same exhibitor.
For Market Goats, Commercial Does, Market Lambs, and Commercial Ewes you will provide the number of head for each division that you want to enter. Specific animal identification will be collected during weigh-in/check-in at the SFVA, but only animals previously and correctly nominated are eligible to be shown.

REGISTERED, PUREBRED ANIMALS:

Registration numbers, tattoo information, and animals REGISTERED name or ID will be required for all Registered Heifers, Registered Breeding Does, Registered Ewes, Registered Market Hogs, and Registered Breeding Gilts.

***You will be required to upload a copy of the Registration Certificate for each Registered Animal you enter***

SHOWMANSHIP and SKILLATHON: Every exhibitor will be entered in the appropriate Showmanship Class and Skillathon Division for each species in which they have animals entered. While neither of these is mandatory, they are required for consideration in the Premier Exhibitor competition. You will NOT find a Showmanship, Skillathon, or Premier Exhibitor Division in the entry process - EXHIBITORS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED BY DATE OF BIRTH, AND CAN SCRATCH BY THE DESIGNATED TIMES IF THEY CHOOSE NOT TO PARTICIPATE.

The system will automatically pull the YQCA Certificate Number for every exhibitor that registered for and completed a YQCA training through 4HOnline. Any exhibitor that attends a YQCA Training after the entry deadline or does not have a YQCA Certificate Number will be contacted for that information.Failure to provide any of the requested information will result in your entry being rejected and returned for completion.

Questions regarding the entry process should be directed to Katherine Carter at 540-231-2257 or carterke@vt.edu

***Credit Card payment is not available for the 2021 State Fair of Virginia. You must mail a check for entry payment and entries will not be considered final until payment is received. Failure to provide payment for your entries will result in your entries being deemed invalid and you will not receive credentials or be allowed to show at the 2021 State Fair of VA.

IMPORTANT LOG-IN INFORMATION: ALL 4-H youth must use the GREEN "Sign-In with 4HOnline" button to access the entry system. Please check with your local 4-H Agent to make sure you/your child are enrolled and approved in the 4HOnline system prior to beginning the entry process. You will need your 4HOnline log-in credentials - if you do not know which email you used or are not familiar with 4HOnline, please contact your local 4-H Agent or Extension Office PRIOR to beginning this process. All youth entering as an FFA member will use the open Email/Password boxes and BLUE "Sign-In" button to access the entry system. Failure to follow these directions will result in your entries being rejected and the need to resubmit.

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