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Monday, August 6

4 p.m.   Bring in Livestock

4 p.m. to 7 p.m. *NEW* All building exhibits registered  - if you are bringing animals in at this time and need to arrange another registration time, let Stephanie know.

Tuesday, August 7

7 a.m.   All large (goats/sheep/hogs/steers) Market Animals in place

8/8:30 a.m.  Weigh In and Ultra Sound Begin

In this order: Hogs, Steers, Lambs, Goats

Show classes will be posted when completed

Noon to 7 p.m. Small Animals check in

7 p.m.    All small animals in place

Wednesday, August 8

8 a.m.  All non market animals in place

           -  Goats, Heifers, Bucket Calves

8 a.m.  4-H / FFA, Open Class Shows begin

 In this order: Hog, Lamb, Goat

       - Senior, Junior and Rookie Showmanship for each species will be done at the end of each show.

10 a.m.  Small Animal Judging begins - Members do not need to be present for Judging

4 p.m. Small Animal Showmanship 

4—7 p.m. 4-H office hours at the fairgrounds                                       


Thursday, August 9

8 a.m.   4-H / FFA Market Steer Show

           4-H / FFA Heifer Show

8-12 months

13-15 months

16-18 months

19 months and over

Open Class Heifer Show

                  4-H / FFA Beef Showmanship

Senior, Junior, Rookie

       4-H Bucket Calf Show      

       Open Class Bucket Calf Show    

***Schedule subject to change per weather conditions.***

       5 p.m. Buyers Dinner - Lion’s Den         

             - Provided by  Jolly’s Custom Cuts and 4-H Council

                 - 4-H members are encouraged to mingle with potential  buyers and assist in serving however needed.

      6:30 p.m. 4-H & FFA Livestock Sale (in this order)

                - Goats, Lambs, Beef, Swine, Poultry, Rabbits,   Smoked Meats

Saturday, August 11

10 p.m. Building exhibits may be picked up—checks available Saturday evening 7-9 pm.  If not picked up Saturday will be August 21 at Lion’s club meeting

Monday, August 13  

6:00 pm  Fairground CLEAN UP!

Premiums and sale checks pick up handed out after clean up

Livestock Guidelines

Have questions about the Washington County 4-H/FFA livestock guidelines? View the guidelines in PDF format.

Livestock Guidelines (PDF)

Washington County Clubs

  • Caledonia County Kids 4-H Club meets at 2 p.m.. on the third Sunday of every month at the Belgrade Lion's Club in Belgrade. Club leader: Becky Yount
  • Latty Route Go-Getters 4-H Club Club leader: Erin Phares
  • Potosi Patriots 4-H Club meets at 2 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of every month at the County Library in Potosi. Club leaders: Vicki Murdick, 573-436-4035
  • Potosi Wranglers 4-H Club Club leader: Lindsay Murphy.
  • Fourche Valley Ranchers 4-H Club Club leader: Tiffany Crump, 573-210-0000
  • Potosi Ropers 4-H Club Club leaders: Patty Allen, 573-210-1969 or 573-366-4926.
  • Washington County Explorers 4-H Club Club leaders: Stacy Beck
  • Brazil Creek 4-H Club Club Leader: Justin Blanton



How to join 4-H

University of Missouri Extension 4-H

Empowering young people to reach their full potential

4-H brings young people, ages 5 to 19, and adults together to learn everyday skills through hands-on learning. Working on activities from animal and plant sciences to robotics, 4-H’ers learn problem-solving skills that can make a positive impact upon our community. Through 4-H, young people learn to:

  • meet the diverse challenges of today’s world;
  • build self-confidence;
  • learn responsibility; and
  • make positive decisions.
4-H clubs

4-H clubs are open to ages 8 to 18. Clubs meet monthly for group activities and club business. Each club elects officers and has an approved adult leader who supervises club activities. Club members also enroll in projects in their areas of interest.

With projects on more than 75 topics, 4-H has something to interest every child. Here are just a few of the opportunities 4-H offers—geocaching, robotics, international exchanges, horsemanship, pets, starting a business, arts and crafts, raising animals, woodworking, photography and gardening.

Clover Kids clubs

Clover Kids introduces 5- to 7-year-olds to the 4-H experience. In Clover Kids, children learn how to get along with others, work in groups, explore their interests, while building self-confidence. Clover Kids do not enroll in projects or raise animals, and do not participate in competitive events, contests or shows.

How to join

Joining 4-H is as easy as contacting the extension center. A staff member will explain the enrollment process and membership dues. In addition to dues, some projects may require a small investment to get started, and there may be a fee for materials, trips or other activities.

Young people are welcome to join at any time. The 4-H program year runs from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31. Certain activities may have participation deadlines.


4-H Online enrollment system
Missouri 4-H Clover—A guide to 4-H projects, activities and publications. It is designed to assist volunteers, members and their families select projects and activities, and set goals.

Be a 4-H volunteer

Adult volunteers are essential to 4-H. Adult volunteers serve as club or project leaders, help with county or regional events, chair committees and organize fund raisers. You don't have to be a parent or grandparent of the 4-H member to get involved. All volunteers are screened for child abuse and neglect, as well criminal records, before they are accepted and each year thereafter. As a volunteer, University of Missouri Extension will provide you with training so you will be well-prepared and successful as an adult leader. The orientation includes information on 4-H history and the educational framework, the characteristics of age groups, character development and safety.