LaRue County Fair livestock entries are generally open to the world, but must meet several requirements including exhibition health requirements with a health certificate and ownership by certain date. Some livestock show classes require an entry fee, some do not.
Livestock exhibition actually begins Friday, July 22 with the walking horse show. Saturday is the saddlebred horse show. Other horse shows are a youth academy and open fun show, miniature horse show and mule show on July 27, 29 and 30 respectively.
The LaRue County Boer goat show is 5 p.m. Monday, July 25. There are 40 classes for the breeding stock goat show. They include percentage doe classes as well as full blood doe and buck classes. There is also an open youth market goat show.
The dairy show will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 29. There will be heifer and cow classes of all five dairy breeds: Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Jersey and Holstein.
The sheep show will be 5 p.m. Friday, July 29. The open breeding show is for the following breeds: Dorset, Hampshire, Southdown, Suffolk, Crossbreds, hair Sheep, and other breeds. There is also an open market lamb show.
The beef show will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 30. Classes will be available for heifers and young bulls in the following breeds: Angus, Hereford, Limousin, Shorthorn, Santa Gertrudis, Simmental and other breeds.
All livestock shows have divisions or shows for our youth, 4-H and FFA members.
So whether you are an exhibitor or just like to observe good examples of agriculture, come out and enjoy these and other activities at the fair.
A special thanks to all the volunteer superintendents and helpers, and show sponsors, who make the county fair a success.