Livestock Show Schedule

The primary purpose of the Fair is to provide a place to display livestock, agriculture, crafts and the like in a safe, family-oriented environment. The Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair is a special annual event of very limited duration, with a specific objective of providing thousands of attendees an educational and entertainment experience, serving a main audience of family and youth, in a safe, family-oriented environment.

**PURCHASE OR ACCEPTANCE OF A TICKET, PASS, OR RIDE ARMBAND AND ENTRY INTO THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA & LEE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS CONSTITUTES YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF ALL RULES, SAFETY GUIDELINES, PROHIBITED ITEMS, ANY EXPOSURES RELATED TO A FAIR, INCLUDING UNEVEN GROUNDS AND SURFACES, ANIMALS, RIDE ACTIVITIES, AND INCLUDING COMMUNICABLE DISEASES AS POSTED ON SWFLCFAIR.COM**

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 LIVESTOCK GENERAL RULES & SHOW INFORMATION 

The Board of Directors of the Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair welcomes our exhibitors who make the Fair what it is – a great place for youth and agribusiness to show and compete.  Your participation also provides educational opportunities for the general public to learn more about agriculture and where our food comes from.     Rules and Regulations are applicable to all Livestock Exhibitors.  The Fair Association is proud of our Exhibitors, as well as the Livestock Committee and their commitment to making the Livestock Program the best it can be. 

 All Registrations must be made electronically through ShoWorks at the blue link below.  Payment is due   at the time of registration.  Please read the registration instructions on the opening page of ShoWorks. 

 By registering for the Fair, Exhibitor agrees to abide by the Terms, Conditions, Rules, and Policies, including CDC Guidelines, as routinely updated, of and for the Southwest Florida and Lee County Fai.   Please print the General Rules and specific Class/Show Rules for your entry and follow them accordingly.  

All questions regarding the Livestock Program should be directed to the respective Barn Chairperson listed below by emailing the Livestock Department at:    livestockquestions@leeciviccenter.com   

Livestock Barn Chairs/Leaders:

Beef: Robert Edwards & Randy Dull

Goats: Stacy Johns & Jacie Johns

Horse: Jenny McPherson & Katie Patten

Small Animals: Ashley Tillman

Steer: Nancy Lee

Swine: Michael Johns, Cody Haskett & Waylon Strout

2023 Livestock Animal Barn Rotations
Note: ALL Barns are closed to the public daily from 4pm – 6pm for feeding.
Also closed during certain shows.

Beef: Check-in Thursday, February 23, 2023
Check-out Monday, February 27, 2023
Goat: Check-in Thursday, February 23, 2023
Check-out Monday, February 27, 2023
Performance Horses: Check-in Thursday, February 23, 2023
Check-out Monday, February 27, 2023
Feathers: Check-in Thursday, February 23, 2023
Check-out Monday, February 27, 2023

Swine: Check-in Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Check-out Sunday, March 5, 2023
Fur: Check-in Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Check-out Sunday, March 5, 2023
Speed Horses: Check-in Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Check-out Sunday, March 5, 2023
Steer: Check-in Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Check-out Sunday, March 5, 2023

2023 Livestock Show Schedule

Note: ALL Barns are closed to the public daily from 4pm – 6pm for feeding.
Also closed during certain shows

 

Thursday, February 23, 2023

6pm – Goat Agility Show (4-H/FFA) – Show Ring 

Friday, February 24, 2023

  • 6pm – Feathers Fun Costume Contest – Small Animal Barn 
  • 6pm – Goat Costume Contest (4-H/FFA) – Show Ring 

Saturday, February 25, 2023

  • 9am – 1pm – Feathers Judging – Small Animal Barn – closed to exhibitors and the public 
  • 11am – Performance Horse Show – Horse Arena 
  • 1pm – Feathers Showmanship – Small Animal Barn 
  • 2pm – Goat Showmanship (4-H/FFA) – Show Ring 
  • 6pm – Beef Breeding Show and Showmanship – Show Ring 

Sunday, February 26, 2023

  • 11:30am – Goat Show & Awards (4-H/FFA) – Show Ring 
  • 1pm – Feathers Fun Grooming Contest
  • 3pm – Youth BBQ Cook-Off – Yancey Pavilion
  • 6pm – Youth Whip Cracking Competition – Horse Arena

Monday, February 27, 2023

  • No Livestock Shows  – animal change out

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

  • No Livestock Shows
  • 6pm – Youth Tractor Driving Contest – Horse Arena
  • 6pm – Paint a Pony and Youth Painting Activities – Horse Barn Area
  • 7pm – Fur Closed Judging – Small Animal Barn – closed to exhibitors and the public

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

  • 4pm – Fur Showmanship – Small Animal Barn
  • 6pm – Swine Show and Showmanship – Show Ring 

Thursday, March 2, 2023

  • 4pm – Fur Fun Show – Agility – Small Animal Barn 
  • 6pm – Steer Show and Showmanship – Show Ring 
  • 7pm – Horse Costume Contest – Horse Arena 

Friday, March 3, 2023

  • 5pm – Steer Grooming Show – Show Ring 
  • 6pm – Cloverbud and PeeWee Awards – Small Animal Barn 
  • 6:30pm – Horse Speed Show – Horse Arena 
  • 7pm – Small Animal Auction – Small Animal Barn 

Saturday, March 4, 2023

  • 1pm – Fur Fun Costume Contest – Small Animal Barn 
  • 2pm – Market Animal Auction – Show Ring – All Buyers must be registered
  • 6pm – Horse Fun Show – Horse Arena 

Sunday, March 5, 2023

  • No Livestock Shows   – Barns vacated and cleaned

Click the book to download the rules and show information    

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Exhibitor Packets for 2023

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Project Record Books

Please Note:  Regarding Record Books – 4-H Project books will not be collected during the Fair, however, 4-H Exhibitors must work closely with their 4-H Club Leaders to ensure they are following the rules of 4-H to remain in ‘Good Standing’.  Lee County 4-H will work with 4-H Club Leaders on the Project Record Book/Curriculum process for Exhibitors during the Fair.    Please direct any questions related to the submittal of Record Books for the Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair to your respective 4-H Club Leader. 


Please direct any questions to your 4-H Leader. 

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DURING THE FAIR ALL LIVESTOCK EXHIBITORS ARE TO PARK IN THE LIVESTOCK PARKING  LOT BY ENTERING THROUGH GATE # 4  OFF OF OLD BAYSHORE ROAD, AND MUST SHOW YOUR ID BADGE. THE  PARKING PASS ALLOWS PARKING ONLY. 

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SERVICE ANIMALS ONLY ARE WELCOME

PLEASE LEAVE PETS AT HOME

Pets are not permitted on the Fairgrounds.
Do not leave them in your vehicle.

Emotional Support animals are not allowed on the Fairgrounds.
ONLY SERVICE animals as defined by the Americans with Disability Act are allowed on our facilities.