The Farmers' Museum 76th Junior Livestock Show

  • Sunday, July 7, 2024, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Monday, July 8, 2024, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday, July 9, 2024, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Junior Livestock Show, a summer tradition in Central New York, will take place in person this year.  

Please note 4-H members ages 8 - 19 are eligible to participate.

More than 160 youth handlers and 450 animals from a nine-county region will be included in this year’s modified shows. The event truly is a celebration of youth in agriculture as it tests the skills of youth handlers ages eight to eighteen who present animals (dairy cows, beef, swine, dairy goats, meat goats, and sheep of various breeds) that they own, care for, and have prepared for competition.

Since 1947, The Farmers’ Museum has collaborated with the Cooperative Extension’s 4-H program to produce the show. It is conducted in cooperation with Cornell Cooperative Extension County 4-H educators and clubs throughout Central New York. On-site services are provided by the Leatherstocking Corporation. 

The show is sponsored in part by Chobani.

HOW TO ENTER THE SHOW May 15 through June 17

Online entry, class list, show book, NYCAMH poster contest, and CHOBANI scholarship information:

If you would like a printed show book and forms, contact Teresa Adell at


Iroquois Farm Showgrounds
1659 County Highway 33
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Last updated June 5, 2024