2020-2021 Howard County Fair Changes

General Rules:

  • Each exhibitor must be present when their animal is being weighed in prior to the fair.
  • All species will show by breed if at least 5 of a breed are declared, by State Fair standards, at species weigh-in.
  • All animals are required to stay in the barn until after the sale, even if they are not in the sale.
  • Exhibitors may sell one of each species up to a total of 2 including 1 ham or bacon.


  • Market hogs must meet a minimum rate-of-gain of 1 pound per day in order to be eligible for any champion classes as well as the premium sale.
  • Effective 2021, hogs must be born between Dec. 1, 2020 and Feb. 15, 2021.


  • Only one meat item may sell, whether in the silent auction or premium sale. If a meat item sells in the silent auction, that counts as 1 of the two items an exhibitor is allowed to sell.
  • The silent auction will run from 3:00-6:30 pm, prior to the premium sale. NO floor will be set.

Small Animal:

  • Champion eggs will sell.
  • Champion small animals will stay from Thursday noon till end of sale, just like the other species.