Fair dates

Events are open to 4-H and FFA members showing livestock, unless otherwise noted. Open fair means it is open to any 4-H or FFA member, who is a member in good standing. Closed Fair means it is open to only that County's 4-H & FFA members. See links below for additional information. This page will be updated when information becomes available.

Attention 4-H livestock project members of beef, dairy, goats, poultry, rabbits, sheep and swine!

You must have the certification of the Missouri Show Me Quality Assurance (MSMQA) if you plan on showing at most fairs in the state of Missouri, as well as the Missouri State Fair. You can do it online at http://www.agebb.missouri.edu/smqa/, or check with your local MU Extension office to see if they are offering an Missouri Show Me Quality Assurance program for your county.

September 2016

Sept. 8 - Nov. 22, 2016, American Ro

Sept. 8 - Nov. 22, 2016, American Royal, American Royal Complex, 1701 American Royal Court, Kansas City, MO. For more information, contact http://www.americanroyal.com/. 816-221-9800.

November 2016

Sept. 8 - Nov. 22, 2016, American Royal, American Royal Complex, 1701 American Royal Court, Kansas City, MO. For more information, contact http://www.americanroyal.com/. 816-221-9800.

January 2017

Jan. 7-22, 2017,  National Western Stock Show, National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver Co. For more information contact National Western Stock Show,  330-297-1166 or http://www.nationalwestern.com.

Jan 13 - Feb 4, 2017, Forth Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, 3400 Burnett-Tandy Drive, Forth Worth, TX.  For more information contact Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, 816-877-2400 or http://www.fwssrcom/

June 2017 

June 15-17, 2017, Gilman City Fair, Gilman City Fair Grounds, Gilman City, MO. All livestock shows are open to all 4-H & FFA members age 21 and under on the day of the show.  Registration fees per head, Goats $4, Cattle, $6, Sheep, $4, Hogs $4, all per head; and Rabbits $1 per Class  For more information contact Dan Chalfnat, Gilman City FFA, 660-876-5221.

Thursday, June 15, 2107

  • Sheep Registration, closes at 4:30 pm
  • Sheep Weighing starts at 4:30 pm
  • Sheep Show, 6 pm
  • Goat show immediately following sheep show
  • Goat Registration closes at 4:30 pm
  • Goat weighing starts at 4:30 pm

Friday, June 16, 2017

  • Hog Registration closes at 4:30 pm
  • Weighing of market hogs and crossbred gilts starts at 4:30 pm
  • Hog Show, 6 pm

Saturday, June 17, 2017

  • Rabbit Registration closes at 8:30 am
  • Rabbit Show, 9:30 am
  • Cattle Registration closes at 3:30 pm
  • Cattle Show 5 pm (NEW TIME)
  • Pet & Bicycle Parade sponsored by Gilman City Rebekka Lodge, 4 pm

July 2017

  July 10-11, 2017, Gentry County Fair, Gentry County Fair Grounds, Albany, MO.  For more information contact Gentry County Extension, 660-726-5610.  

     Classes not listed in each species will be added at the discretion of the Superintendent. 

     No Intact males are shown.

     Grand Champion for each species, Male and Female will be awarded $100

     Reserve Champion for each species, Male and Female will be awarded $50.

     Gentry County Cattlemen will sponsor each species Showmanship classes.

     Gentry County 4-H council will sponsor a Lunch Stand for each day.

Monday, July 10, 2017

  • Beef check-in and weighing of Market Steers, 5 pm
  • Beef Show, 6 pm
  • Swine check-in and weighing of Market Barrows & Crossbred gilts, 5-6 pm
  • Swine Show, will start 30 minutes after the Beef Show

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

  • Sheep & Goats Check-in and weigh in, 7:30-8:30 am
  • Sheep Show, 9 am
  • Goat Show will be 30 minutes after Sheep Show

August 2017

August 10-20, 2017, Missouri State Fair, Missouri State Fair Grounds, Sedalia, MO.  For more information contact Missouri State Fair at 660-530-5600 or 800-422-FAIR (3247) or mostatefair@mda.mo.gov.

October 2017

October 31, 2017-Nov. 1-16, 2017, North American International Livestock Exposition, 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY. For more information, contact  http://www.livestockexpo.org

November 2017

October 31, 2017-Nov. 1-16, 2017, North American International Livestock Exposition, 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY. For more information, contact  http://www.livestockexpo.org