The Livestock Department has several volunteer committees that are an integral part of our Fairtime operation. The committees are always looking for new members. Following is a brief synopsis of the committees; a more detailed description is available by clicking on the committee title.
Fundraising committee supporting the Youth Livestock Auction & Scholarship Program
In addition to acting as liaisons to International Guests during our “open” shows; this committee offers a wide variety of opportunities for involvement with something for everyone.
Focusing specifically on our Ag Awareness Day Event (Tuesday, October 5, 2010), this committee provides manpower to assist in a variety of areas to ensure smooth transitioning of 4-H/FFA and FCCLA youth participants from across the state.
This group provides assistance in all areas of our “youth” livestock shows, offering a wide range of opportunity for involvement.
The 2010 Ag Awareness Day event is rapidly approaching! As in the past, invitation letters will be sent to all 4-H, FFA and FCCLA chapters across the state coinciding with the opening of school. Ticket orders must be placed online prior to our September 15 deadline. Maximum ticket order allocation is 20% over the 2009 paid membership per Club/Chapter furnished to us by the State Office for each organization.
Activities for the day will begin at 8:00 AM with our annual food drive where the “Youth of Texas Give Back”. Be sure your group participates in the new and improved AgriQuest Competition (scavenger hunt encompassing the grounds) where you can discover how Agriculture is ingrained in our every day lives in its different forms. The Awards presentation for both the Food Drive and AgriQuest Competition will be held at noon on the Chevy Main State to accommodate those of you on tight bus schedules.
Please click on the links provided at the top of this page to review the Agenda and Order Your Tickets. If you have additional questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We certainly encourage you to come, spend the whole day and experience the “Super Sized Fun” being offered by the 124th State Fair of Texas ® .
Each year, the auction division of the livestock department receives inquiries from exhibitors who are showing market animals and have hopes of making the auction sale. Frequently, the questions are oriented more towards the livestock show or scholarship program. With that in mind, we have listed a few of the frequently asked questions we receive and we have provided links to the location where the answers are located.
We hope you will find this information helpful, but please feel free to contact us if you have additional questions.
Market Show Rules and Regulations – once you click on this link, scroll down to “Youth Shows/Youth Market Shows” and select your species. This will open the section displaying the dates, rules, and classes you want to view.
Auction Caps / Species – including how many animals/species we anticipate making the sale. (Please realize that actual sale numbers/species are determined on the percent arrivals and may fluctuate somewhat.
Current Auction Results / Buyers – 2009 SALE INFORMATION IS ONLINE providing you with buyer information for your thank you note. Please send your thank you (addressed to them) to: Buyer Name, c/o State Fair of Texas, Livestock Office, PO Box 150009, Dallas, TX 75315. Note: If you have multiple buyers listed or add on contributors, it is imperative that you send a thank you for each buyer and contributor!
For an overview of the scholarship program, click here.
Thank you for your interest in the Livestock Show at the State Fair of Texas. Many of the important links for exhibitors are being updated at this time. Any pieces of information that are current will be made available immediately. If you find any broken links on our site, then we are currently working on those pages and will updating as soon as possible. If you have any questions as to the accuracy of the content, please call the livestock office.
Fair dates for 2010 will be September 24 – October 17.
Market Week will be September 27 – October 1.
The State Fair of Texas is more than just a livestock show; it’s about educating and promoting the story of agriculture. In Texas, agriculture is steeped in rich culture and affluent in heritage. The importance of agriculture can be seen where the food and fiber of our country comes.
Looking for something FUN and EDUCATIONAL to do at the State Fair? Stop by and visit our Displays, Tours and Shows to participate and learn more about Agriculture at the Fair.