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2025 RULES & Entry Forms coming in-check below

Livestock Awards Banquet & Volunteer Appreciation

Monday, June 2 , 2025 @ 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.

Entry Forms, Rules & Important Dates


What is the Herdsman Award?

The Herdsman awards are given to exhibitors with the purpose of encouraging exhibitors to present more attractive displays.
While at the fair exhibits are judged daily by the Livestock committee.
The Herdsman awards are presented at the annual Livestock Banquet the first Monday in June.

details listed in the Rules for Heifers, Steer & Swine

Livestock Check-in Map

Printable Check-In Map

Other Shows & Contests


Skill-a-thon March 1, 2025

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

2025 Topic: REPRODUCTIVE MANAGEMENT . Please read the Skill-a-thon Information sheet in the front of your Fair issued Record Book for full details


located on the fairgrounds in the Expo Hall at 6pm

JUNIOR(8-10 as of 9/1/24) Meeting
Monday January 27th

INTERMEDIATE (11-13 as of 9/1/24) Meeting
Tuesday February 11th

SENIOR(14-18 as of 9/1/24) Meeting
Thursday February 20th

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, 2024

JUNIOR MEETING - ages 8-10, Mon., Jan. 27, 2025@ 6 pm

INTERMEDIATE MEETING - ages 11-13, Tue., Feb 11, 2025 @ 6 pm

SENIOR MEETING - ages 14 and over, Thu., Feb. 20, 2025 @ 6 pm

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

Cattle Exhibitor Meeting

Saturday, Mar. 22, 2025 @ 6 pm, (weigh-in day) Fairgrounds Arena

Swine Exhibitor Meeting

Monday, Mar. 24, 2025 @ 7 pm, Fairgrounds Arena

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