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State Fair of Virginia Youth Livestock Shows

LocationThe Meadow Event Park - Doswell, VA
Contact: Katherine Carter- (540) 231-2257  Scott Greiner- (540)231-9159
Schedule: coming soon

Additional information: State Fair of Virginia official web site

Please pay close attention to multiple steps/dates:   

Step #1 Nomination:       

Part 1 - Order DNA envelopes (and EID tags if you need them)       

  • June 29 - DNA Envelope/Tag Order System opens
  • July 1 & 2 - DNA Envelope/Tag in person pickup at Independence Day Shootout
  • July 14 & 15 - DNA Envelope/Tag in person pickup at Mayhem at the Meadow
  • July 21 - Last day to request DNA Envelope/Tags if you want them mailed to you
  • July 22- DNA Envelope/Tag in person pickup at Augusta County Jackpot
  • July 24-  Last date we will mail DNA envelope/Tag order not picked up in person 

Part 2 - Nominate your animals     

  • June 29 - Nomination Portal opens
  • July 31 - Nomination Portal closes – information must be uploaded by 5:00 PM
  • July 31- Nomination forms and DNA samples must be postmarked by this date

Step #2 Registration: (All Registered Breeding Animals, Registered Market Beef and Registered Market Hogs ONLY)       

  • August 1 - Animals must be registered in the name of the exhibitor - Date of Issue by respective Breed Association, NOT Date of Sale

Step #3 Entry:  *ALL animals must be entered in the Entry System

  • July 10 Entry System opens
  • August 21 Entry System closes at 5:00PM

***For full details and links please click on the tabs below:

  • 2024 State Fair Beef Rules
  • 2024 State Fair Meat Goat Rules
  • 2024 State Fair Sheep Rules
  • 2024 State Fair Swine Rules

Cattle Nomination Video

Swine Nomination Video

Lamb and Goat Nomination Video

  • Coming Soon!
  • Coming Soon!


Katherine Carter
Extension Youth Animal Science Specialist
(540) 231-2257

Scott Greiner
Extension Animal Science Specialist
(540) 231-9159


Hunter Liles
Extension Youth Animal Science Associate
(540) 231-6345



Virginia 4-H Livestock Programs Endowment

The Virginia 4-H Foundation is spearheading the advancement of the Virginia 4-H Youth Livestock Programs Endowment. 4-H livestock programming is funded through a combination of private gifts, endowment income, gifts in kind, and participant fees.

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