Jr Livestock Show 2016

The Farmers' Museum Junior Livestock Show


CANCELLED: The Farmers' Museum Junior Livestock Show

  • Sunday, July 12, 2020, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Monday, July 13, 2020, 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

73rd Annual Show  

Since 1947, The Farmers’ Museum has collaborated with the Cooperative Extension’s 4-H program to produce the Junior Livestock Show, which is the second largest youth competition in New York State.

The Junior Livestock Show begins Sunday evening, July 12, at 5 p.m. with a chicken barbecue for the public and show exhibitors. The cost for the barbecue dinner is $10 per person.  At 7:30 p.m., an ice cream social is open to participants and the general public – free of charge.

On Monday, July 13 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 5:00 p.m. the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health leads a discussion on safe spaces on the farm. Prizes are awarded at 6:00 p.m. for the best posters displayed in the visitor tent in the Farm Safety for Kidz Poster Contest.

On Tuesday, July 14, judging begins at 9:00 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.

Admission to the show is free and the public is welcome to attend. For more information about the Junior Livestock Show, contact Meg at 607.547.1452. 

Exhibitor booklets were sent to all youth enrolled in a livestock project.  If you have not received your booklet by now, contact the 4-H office.  

Otsego County Entries are due June 1.
Contact Teresa Adell
123 Lake St
Cooperstown, NY 13326
607-547-2536 x225

Schoharie County Entries are due May 29
Contact Catherine Roberts
173 S Grand St, Suite 1
Cobleskill, NY 12043
518-234-4303 x113


Admission to the show is free and the public is welcome to attend.


Iroquois Farm Showgrounds
1659 County Highway 33
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Last updated June 25, 2020