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2024 RULES & ENTRY FORMS Now Available

Entry Forms, Rules & Important Dates


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Skill-a-thon March 2, 2024

The Skill-A-Thon is MANDATORY for all Large Livestock exhibitors (Swine, Steer & Heifers). If you are showing both swine & beef, you are required to attend and participate in BOTH skill-a-thons. There is a $100.00 fine for any exhibitor that does not attend the appropriate skill-a-thon.

Skill-a-thon location: Ag Center Auditorium

Times by age division are as follows:

10:00 am - Junior Swine Exhibitors

10:45 am - Junior Beef Exhibitors

11:30 am - Intermediate Beef Exhibitors

12:30 pm - Intermediate Swine Exhibitors

1:30 pm - Senior Swine Exhibitors

2:15pm- Senior Beef Exhibitors

times are tentative subject to change depending on # of exhibitors and age divisions

2024 Topic: Animal Nutrition . Please read the Skill-a-thon Information sheet in the front of your Fair issued Record Book for full details

Large Livestock Exhibitor Mandatory Meetings

If you are an exhibitor of a swine, steer or beef heifer at the Putnam County Fair you must attend one of these meetings, to be eligible to show your animal at the fair.

Mandatory meeting location: Fairgrounds Expo Hall (subject to change per local, state or federal mandates).

** If you cannot attend the meeting for your designated age group, you MUST contact Heather Pogue (386-329-0318) and she will discuss options and the possibility of attending another meeting**

*Ages below are as of Sept. 1, 2023

JUNIOR MEETING - ages 8-10, Mon., Jan. 15, 2024 @ 6 pm

INTERMEDIATE MEETING - ages 11-13, Tue., Jan. 23, 2024 @ 6 pm

SENIOR MEETING - ages 14 and over, Thu., Feb. 1, 2024 @ 6 pm

All Cattle and Swine Must be treated for LICE 10 days prior to Fair Arrival Date!

Cattle Exhibitor Meeting

Saturday, Mar. 23, 2024 @ 7 pm, (weigh-in day) Fairgrounds Arena

Swine Exhibitor Meeting

Monday, Mar. 25, 2024 @ 7 pm, Fairgrounds Arena

Livestock Awards Banquet & Volunteer Appreciation

Monday, June 3, 2024 @ 6pm
Join us for a catered dinner while we recognize our volunteers and present the Livestock Awards for Herdsman, Skill-A-Thon, Record Books and Overall Heifer, Swine & Projects and entries will collect their Sale Checks.
Volunteers will receive an invitation in the mail.

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