Livestock Exhibitor Information & Schedule

2022 Theme – Barn in the USA

Click on the following links for more information:

– Worknights, Fair Week Details & FAQs

-Check-In Instructions 2022

– YVFR Fair Schedule 2022

– Livestock Exhibitor Guide

Costume Contest Guidelines 2022

NEW!! This year we will host a costume contest for our exhibitors and their animals to participate in!
When: Wednesday, August 10th (Time TBD for the late afternoon/evening)
 Exhibitor MUST wear close-toed shoes
 Costume may be on the exhibitor, animal, or both.
 Nothing harmful to the animal may be used. Anything deemed unsafe will be excused from the contest
 Awards given for the “Most Creative” and “Most Humorous” in each species with an overall winner chosen in each category
 Sign-Ups will take place at fair

Poultry Exhibitors: Unfortunately, due to the Avian Influenza outbreak and recommendation from the state veterinarian, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the poultry show this year. NO poultry will be allowed on the fairgrounds. Under these circumstances, your entry fees will be refunded, and your name will remain on the list to receive add-ons. Refund checks will be available in the livestock office during work nights and fair.

RV parking will take place on Monday, August 9th from 5-8pm. Please enter through the South Gate by the armory and ball fields.
Please see the last page in the exhibitor guide for all RV regulations.

2022 YVFR Livestock Eligibility

In order to be eligible to show at the 2022 YVFR show, an exhibitor MUST:

  • Have a permanent address within a Yakima County school district, those parts of Benton County including Prosser School District, Paterson School District, or Kiona Benton School District, and those parts of eastern Klickitat County including the Bickleton School District.
  • Be between the ages of 8-19 as of October 1, 2021
    • If age 5-7 as of October 1, 2021: may only exhibit small animals (rabbits, poultry, cavies)
  • Pay applicable entry fees at time of registration

2022 YVFR Livestock & Poultry Regulations:

  1. All animals must be registered online for the show (see pictures below for specific species dates).
  2. Each exhibitor is allowed a maximum of 2 market animals, regardless of species.
  3. Due to the lack of open space, there may be a limit on the number of breeding stock.
  4. Entry fees must be paid when registering, and are $12.00 per animal in Beef, Sheep, Swine, Dairy, & Goat. $5.00 per entry of Rabbits, Poultry, and Pocket Pets.
  5. Exhibitors must be performing regular care and management for the following minimal period of time:
    1. Market Beef: 150 days
    2. Dairy (except Dairy Heifer Replacement): 90 days
    3. Dairy Heifer Replacement: 60 days
    4. Goat/Sheep/Swine: 60 days
    5. Rabbit/Poultry/Cavies: 30 days
    6. Market Rabbits: 14 days
    7. Breeding Stock must be owned by exhibitor or immediate family member
  6. Market stock sold at previous market stock sales will not be accepted for entry and violators of this rule will be barred from this show
  7. Each exhibitor MUST fit and show one representative animal from EACH species they have entered in the show

Species specific rules are included in the Exhibitor’s Guide linked below.

Questions? Email and we will get back to you soon!


hibitors- Please click on the image below for the full livestock exhibitor guide.  Scroll down to see details about work nights, set up and weigh-in.