SENIOR FAIR BOARD: Curt Bechtel - Chairman




Saturday, July 21 from 6:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Vet will be on gate duty from 6:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

All animals are to be in their pen by 3:00 p.m.


Saturday, July 21, 3:30 p.m., Swine Arena


Saturday, July 21, Dairy Barn

·         All entries will be checked at their pens.  Exhibitors should be by their pens with proper and completed papers. 

Showmanship & Show

Monday, July 23, 9:00 a.m., Multi-Purpose Building

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·         The showmanship contest for all dairy exhibitors will be held Monday at 9:00 a.m. with the show immediately following.

·         You can show up to 6 animals in the show.  Only one entry per class.

·         Dairy animals must be in possession of the exhibitor by May 1 and cared for until release time at the fair.

·         Junior Champions of all the breeds will show for Supreme Junior Champion after the last breed Junior Champion show.

·         Senior Champions of all the breeds will show for Supreme Senior Champion after the last breed Senior Champion Show.

·         See General Junior Fair Information. 


Showman of Showmen Competition

Wednesday, July 25, 5:00 p.m., Multi-Purpose Building


Sale - Dairy Product

Thursday, July 26, 9:30 a.m. – Sale of Champions, Multipurpose Building

·         Supreme Senior Champion Dairy Cow will represent the species in the Sale of Champions.  The Supreme Junior Champion will represent               the species in the event a Supreme Senior Champion is not shown.

·         Exhibitor of the Supreme Senior Champion Dairy cow will receive 15% of the proceeds from the Dairy Product Sale.  If the Supreme Junior               Champion represents the species, then the exhibitor of the Junior Champion will receive the 15% proceeds from the Dairy Product Sale.

·         The remaining money will be divided equally between all dairy exhibitors (including the Supreme Senior/or Junior Champion Dairy Cow)               who do not otherwise participate in the sale.

·         The Knox County Dairy Service Unit will determine the actual product/products that will be sold.

·         Participants in the Dairy Product Sale must be present during the sale and have their picture taken with the buyer(s) to receive their sale proceeds. 

·         See Junior Fair Sales Information.

Release Times

Monday, July 23, 2:00 p.m. (Cows in Milk Excluding the Supreme Champion)

Thursday, July 26, 7:30 p.m. (Dry Cows, Dairy Calves and Heifers and the Supreme Champion)


Knox County Junior Fair Entry Information


Class Description Age Definition

Junior Heifer Calf - Born on or after March 1, 2018  

Intermediate Heifer Calf - Born December 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018  

Senior Heifer Calf - Born September 1, 2017 through November 30, 2017

Summer Yearling Heifer - Born June 1, 2017 through August 31, 2017

Junior Yearling Heifer - Born March 1, 2017 through May 31, 2017

Winter Yearling Heifer - Born December 1, 2016 through February 28, 2017

Senior Yearling Heifer - Born September 1, 2016 through November 30, 2016

Junior Two-Year Old Cow - Born March 1, 2016 through August 31, 2016

Senior Two-Year Old Cow - Born September 1, 2015 through February 28, 2016

Junior Three-Year Old Cow - Born March 1, 2015 through August 31, 2015

Senior Three-Year Old Cow - Born September 1, 2015 through February 28, 2014

Four-Year Old Cow - Born September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2014

Five – Year Old Cow - Born before September 2014 through August 31, 2013 

Aged Cow - Born before September 1, 2013 

Dry Cow - Indicate age on Registration Form


Dairy Breeds Code Abbreviations:

Ayrshire - AY

Brown Swiss - BS

Guernsey - GU

Holstein - HO

Jersey – JE

Other - OT

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