Jefferson City Jaycees' Cole County Fair

What Is the Real Purpose of Youth Livestock Projects? (PDF)

2017 Fair


2017 Fair Survey

Fair Committees Survey



Entries & PAYMENT due:
June 30, 2017 at 4:30pm!


NEW:  All Cole County 4-H and FFA exhibitors are REQUIRED to attend a work day (or coordinate with a Fair Superintendent) to be eligible for payment from fair.

Report to the 4-H Food Stand for work assignments and to sign in. Work Days are scheduled as follows:

  • July 8 - 8am to Noon
  • July 15 - 8am to Noon
  • July 22 - 8am to Noon
  • July 29 - 8am to Noon
  • Aug 6 - 11am to 1pm

Important: Cole County 4-H/FFA Fair FAQ's  


Opportunity to have a booth at the fair and showcase your products and/or services.  
Informational Document
Sign-up for Booth Time Slot


Thank You to the 2016 Buyers
Potential 2017 Sellers (available July 20, 2017)

*A free Acrobat-compatible PDF Reader is required to view PDF documents.


How to use the website:
* Scroll to the event on the schedule
* Click the link to the show/event

* Read the rules for your show/event
* Links to other pertinent documents can be found within the show rules
* Link to the online entry system can be found within the show rules


Missouri Department of Agriculture Animal Health Requirements for Exhibition (PDF)
General Animal Rules (PDF)


FRIDAY, June 23

  9:00am   Royalty Candidate Interviews, Cole County Extension Center
       Sign-up for Interview Time

Important: Queen and King applications will be accepted until July 7


  6:00pm   Royalty Candidates in Place
  7:00pm   Royalty Stage Interview and Coronation, Eugene High School 


4-H Shooting Sports Match (Archery Events)
          (Taos Countryside Park)
General Shooting Sports Match Rules
       General Archery Rules
       Sign-up for Time Slot
       Shooting Sports Authorization Form
  8:30am   3-D Archery Registration
  9:00am   3-D Archery Event
 10:30am   Modified American 600 Registration (approximate time) 
 11:00am   Modified American 600 Event

Fashion Revue & Fashion Fun Contest
        (Cole County Extension Office)
  1:00pm   Judging (scheduled)
                   Sign-up for Interview Time

  2:45pm   Fashion Fun Contest check-in
  3:00pm   Style Show

SUNDAY, July 16

12:00pm   Check-in for Horse Show
  1:00pm   Horse Show – Updated Location: Kempker Arena, 15103 Hwy 17, Eugene, MO (Youth Only)
                            Horse Show Bill Only
Horse Show Patterns


Cole County 4-H Shooting Sports Match
        (United Sportsmen’s Club)
        Check-in at Archery Pavillion 30 minutes prior to each event
        General Shooting Sports Match Rules

        Sign-up for Time Slot
        General Archery Rules
        Shooting Sports Authorization Form
  7:00am   Archery-NFAA
  7:30am   BB, Air Rifle, Smallbore Rifle
  9:30am   Air Pistol
  9:00am   Shotgun

  9:30am   Smallbore Pistol
  8:00am   Muzzleloading
  2:00pm   Awards Ceremony (Archery Pavilion) – 
                   Approx. time


  8:00am   Conference Judges Meeting (Exhibit Building)
  9:00am   Exhibit Building (not open prior to 9:00am)
                    Items Entered
(until 11:00am)
                    * 4-H & FFA Exhibits
                    * 4-H & FFA Specialty Cake Contest
                    * 4-H & FFA Bacon Show (Scorecard)
Open Photography Show
 Open Ham Show (Scorecard)
                    * Absentee Judging Form

SUNDAY, July 30

  1:45pm  Check-in for Public Speaking Contest
  2:00pm  Public Speaking Contest 
(Youth Only) 
                    (Cole County Extension Office)

MONDAY, July 31

 10:00am   Market Beef, Breeding Beef in Place
 11:00am   Market Beef Weigh-In
  2:00pm   Breeding Beef Check-in
  4:30pm   Market Rabbits & Poultry in Place/Weigh-in
  5:30pm   Market Rabbit & Market Poultry Shows
(Youth Only)
  6:30pm   Market Beef Show (Youth Only) – 
Following Market Rabbit & Poultry Shows

TUESDAY, August 1

  7:00am   Bucket Calves, Market Hogs, Goats & Sheep in Place
  8:00am   Market Hog Weigh-in – Goats immediately following
  8:00am   Bucket Calf Check-in

  9:30am   Bucket Calf Show (Youth Only) 
  9:45am   Breeding Beef Show (Youth and Open) (approximate time)
  5:00pm   Market Goat Show (Youth Only)
  5:30pm   Market Lamb Show (Youth Only)
  6:00pm   Market Hog Show (Youth Only)


  9:30am   Livestock Judging Contest Check-in
10:00am   Livestock Judging Contest/Clinic
  6:00pm   Market Livestock Auction & Rules
                       Buyer Contact Form
                       Additional Buyer Add-ons form (PDF)
                       Potential 2017 Sellers

                       2017 Sale Bill

THURSDAY, August 3

  8:00am   Breeding Swine in place
  8:30am   Clover Kids Small Animals, Dogs, 
                    Pee Wee Animals, Breeding Goats, Breeding 
                    Sheep in Place
  9:00am    Making Memories at the Fair, AgriLand
  9:00am    Clover Kids Small Animal Show
  9:30am    Fun Dog Show
(Open) (approximate time)
10:00am    Pee Wee Livestock Show (Youth Only) (approximate time) 
11:00am    Breeding Goat Show (Youth & Open)
                    followed by Breeding Sheep Show (Youth & Open)
  6:00pm    Breeding Swine Show (Youth and Open)

FRIDAY, August 4

  7:00am   Ham & Bacon Auction/Breakfast
                        (Farm Bureau - 701 S. Country Club Drive)
                        Buyer Contact Form
                        Additional Buyer Add-ons form (PDF)
Potential 2017 Sellers
                        Ham & Bacon Auction/Breakfast Sale Bill (PDF)
  4:30pm   Breeding Poultry & Rabbits in Place
5:00pm   Breeding Rabbit Show (Youth Only)
  6:00pm   Breeding Poultry Show (Youth Only)

SATURDAY, August 5

Dog Show (New location: Fairgrounds, middle barn)
  5:00pm  Check-In
  5:30pm  Dog Show
(Youth & Adult)

SUNDAY, August 6

 11:00am   Building Exhibits Released (until 1:00pm)


Online Fair Entry system

Photo Authorization

Surrounding County Fairs

Misouri State Fair (August 10-20)

Audrain County (July 14-18)
Belle Fair (July 19-22)
Boone County (15-23)
Callaway County (July 5-8)
Cooper County (July 19-22)
Gasconade County (July 26-29)

Miller County (July 4-8)
Moniteau County (August 7-12)
Morgan County (July 12-15)

Osage County (July 13-15)

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