“It is a great start for the summer and to prepare the youngsters for other shows,” Preston said. “A lot of families say it is their favorite show because their kids get to meet other kids from other counties.”
The Junior Livestock Show will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday with a chicken barbecue for the public and show exhibitors. The cost for the dinner is $10 per person. An ice cream social, also free to participants and the general public, will be held at 7:30 p.m.
On Monday, July 8 at 9:30 a.m., judging begins for animals and showmanship classes, which test the handler’s ability to present their fit and well-groomed animals in the way that best shows off their conformation. At 5 p.m. the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health will lead a discussion on tractor safety. Prizes will be awarded at 6 p.m. for the best posters displayed in the visitor tent in the 24th annual Farm Safety for Kidz Poster Contest.
On Tuesday, July 9, judging will begin at 9 a.m. At 2:30 p.m., the grand champions in the dairy, beef, dairy goat, sheep and swine divisions will join the winners of the F. Ambrose Clark Livestock Trophy, The Farmers’ Museum Cup and The Farmers’ Museum Dairy Goat Cup in a Parade of Champions.
On Monday and Tuesday, summer camps and area youth groups are invited to take a tour of the showground and participate in a take-home craft with the education staff. Reservations are requested.
Call 547-1461 for more information.