Outdoor Classes

  • Beef

    Any questions about this Department should be directed to the chairman
    with the Contact Us Form: Attention Beef Dept.

    Department Guidelines:

    1.  Animals shown in Beef Department must be registered in the name of the exhibitor or have a written consent form.
    2. Exhibitors must follow these and all guidelines in General Regulations.
    3. Provisions will be made for light and heavy classes if the number of entries warrants division.
    4. Provisions will be made for showing breeding animals.
    5. Exhibitor ages for Fitting & Showmanship classes (as of January 1 of current year):  Junior 10 years old and under, Intermediate 11 through 13 years, Senior 14 through 21 years. 

    Section A: Showmanship
    (Please pre- register for appropriate age group for showmanship classes)

    Classes:        
    Novice JR  INT SR  
    04601 04701 04801 04901 Showmanship

    Note:  Weight classes will be determined after weigh-in for each breed of Market Steers

    Section B:  Registered Market Steers
    Angus, Hereford, Shorthorn, Simmental, Other
    (Registration papers from the Breed Association must be available for review)
    Class:
    04502  Market Steer

    Section C:  Crossbred Market Steers
    Class:
    04503  Market Steer

    Section D: Beef Heifers
    Beef Heifers are shown by breed: Angus, Hereford, Shorthorn, Simmental, Other
    (Registration papers from the Breed Association must be available for review.)

    Classes:  
    04504 Junior calf born 1/1 of current year or after
    04505 Late senior calf born between 11/1 and 12/31 of previous year
    04506 Early senior calf born between 9/1 and 10/31 previous year
    04507 Late summer yearling born between 7/1 and  8/31 of previous year
    04508 Early summer yearling born between 5/1 and 6/30 previous year
    04509 April junior yearling born between 4/1 and 4/30 previous year
    04510 March junior yearling born between 3/1 and 3/31 previous year
    04511 January yearling born between 1/1 and 2/28 previous year
    04512 Cow with natural calf at side, calf born after 1/1 current year

    Section F:  Commercial Beef Heifers

    Class:
    04513  Classes will be divided by weight

    Section G:  Bull Calves

    Class:
    04514  Bull Calf (calved after May 1 current year)

  • Dairy Goats

    Any questions about this Department should be directed to the chairman
    with the 
    Contact Us Form: Attention Dairy Goat Department

    Department Guidelines:

    1. Animals shown in this department must be registered in the name of the exhibitor or have a written consent/leasing form.
    2. Exhibitors may enter two animals per class for Sections B & C. 
    3. Exhibitors must follow these and all guidelines in General Regulations.
    4. Exhibitor ages for Fitting & Showmanship classes (as of January 1 of current year):  Junior 10 years old and under, Intermediate 11 through 13 years, Senior 14 through 21 years. 

    Section A: Fitting and Showmanship
    (Please pre- register for appropriate age group for fitting & showmanship classes)

    Classes:        
    Novice JR  INT SR Class
    3601 3701 3801 3901 Fitting & Showing

    Section B:  Kids and Dry Yearlings

    Classes:  
    3502 Junior Kid – Born  between April 1 and June 1 of current year
    3503 Senior Kid – Born between Jan 1 and Mar 31 of current year
    3504 Dry Yearling – Born between Jan 1 and Dec. 31 of previous year

    Section C:  Goats in Milk

    Classes:  
    3505 Milking Yearling, Born between Jan 1 and Dec 31 of previous year
    3506 Doe in Milk, 2 years old
    3507 Doe in Milk, 3 years old
    3508 Doe in Milk, 4 and 5 years old
    3509 Doe in Milk, over 5 years old
  • Dairy Heifers & Cows

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    Any questions about this Department should be directed to the chairman
    with the 
    Contact us Form: Attention Dairy Heifer & Cow Dept.

     

    Department Guidelines:

    1.  Refer to Outdoor Department Regulation # 2 regarding animal ownership.  Consent forms must be sent in with entry forms.
    2. Exhibitors are required to provide animals for spectator classes
    3. Exhibitors must follow these and all guidelines in General Regulations.
    4. Exhibitor ages for Fitting & Showmanship classes (as of January 1 of current year):  Junior 10 years old and under, Intermediate 11 through 13 years, Senior 14 through 21 years.
    5. Proper dress for exhibitors is white slacks or skirt and white shirt. Proper dress will be considered in showmanship.

    Section A: Fitting and Showmanship
    (Please pre- register for appropriate age group for fitting & showmanship classes)

    Classes:      
    JR  INT SR
    1701 1801 1901 Fitting
    1702 1802 1902 Showmanship
    1601 - - First Year Showmanship regardless of age
    01002     Spectator Showman ship under 21 years old
    01003     Spectator Showmanship 21 years old and older

     

    Section B: Breed Classes
    Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, Jersey, Lineback, Milking Shorthorn

    Classes:

    01501  Heifer, Spring Calf, Born March 1, 2017 through April 30, 2017
    01502  Heifer, Winter Calf, Born December 1, 2016 through February 28, 2017
    01503  Heifer, Fall Calf, Born September 1, 2016 through November 30, 2016
    01504  Heifer, Summer Yearling, Born June 1, 2016 through August 31, 2016
    01505  Heifer, Spring Yearling, Born March 1, 2016 through April 30, 2016
    01506  Heifer, Winter Yearling, Born December 1, 2015 through February 28, 2016
    01507  Heifer, Fall Yearling, Born September 1, 2015 through November 30, 2015
    01508  Cow, Junior 2 Year old, Born March 1, 2015 through August 31, 2015
    01509  Cow, Senior 2 Year old, Born September 1, 2014 through February 29, 2015
    01510  Cow, 3 Year old, Born September 1, 2013 through August 31, 2014
    01511  Cow, 4 Year old and older, Born before September 1, 2013
    01512  Cow, Dry (any age)
    01513  Dam & Daughter (any age)

     

  • Dairy Steers

    Any questions about this Department should be directed to the chairman
    with the 
    Contact Us Form: Attention Dairy Steer Dept.

    Department Guidelines: 

    1. Animals shown in the Dairy Steer Department must be registered in the name of the exhibitor or have a valid lease agreement.
    2. Exhibitors must follow these and all guidelines in General Regulations.
    3. Exhibitor ages for Fitting & Showmanship classes (as of January 1 of current year):  Junior 10 years old and under, Intermediate 11 through 13 years, Senior 14 through 21 years. 

    Section A: Fitting and Showmanship
    (Please pre- register for appropriate age group for fitting & showmanship classes)

    Classes:      
    JR INT SR Class
    2701 2801 2901 Fitting
    2702 2802 2902 Showmanship
    2601 - - First Year Showmanship regardless of age


    Section B:
    Market Dairy Steers
    Class:
    02001 Classes will be broken down at the show.

  • Meat Goats

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    Any questions about this Department should be directed to the chairman
    with the Contact Us Form: Attention Meat Goat Dept.

    Department Guidelines:
    1. Animals shown in Meat Goat Department must be registered in the name of the exhibitor or have a written consent form.
    2. Exhibitors must follow these and all guidelines in General Regulations.
    3. Exhibitor ages for Showmanship classes (as of January 1 of current year):  Junior 10 years old and under, Intermediate 11 through 13 years, Senior 14 through 21 years.
    4. Meat Goats will be shown in two divisions, Registered and Commercial. 

    Section A:
      Showmanship
    (Please pre- register for appropriate age group for fitting & showmanship classes)

    Classes:
    10601 Novice
    10701 JR
    10801 INT
    10901 SR

    Section B:
      Registered Breeding Goats
       
    10502 *Jr. Doe Kid - Born on or after March 1 of current year
    10503 *Inter. Doe Kid – Born Between Jan 1  & Feb 28 of current year
    10504 *Winter Doe Kid – Born between Nov 1 &  Dec 31 of previous year
    10505 *Fall Doe Kid – Born between Sept 1 & Oct 31 of previous year
    10506 *Senior Yearling Doe (not kidded) – Born between Sept 1, 2015 & Dec 31, 2015
    10507 *Junior Yearling Doe (not kidded) – Born between Jan 1, 2016 & Aug 31, 2016
    10508 *Yearling Doe (kidded) – Born between Sept 1, 2015 & Aug 31, 2016
    10509 *Doe 2 years of age – Born between 9/1/14 & 8/31/15
    10510 *Doe 3 years of age – Born between 9/1/13 & 8/31/14
    10511 *Doe 4 years of age & older – Born on or before 8/31/13
    10512 *Dam and Daughter- each shown individually in a previous class.
    10513 *Twins to each other- born on or after 9/1/16, each shown individually in an age class.
    10514 *Yearling Buck - Born between Sept 1, 2015 & August 31, 2016
    10515 *Buck Kid – Born on or after Sept 1, 2016

    Section C:
      Commercial Breeding Goats
       
    10602 *Jr. Doe Kid - Born on or after March 1 of current year
    10603 *Inter. Doe Kid – Born Between Jan 1  & Feb 28 of current year
    10604 *Winter Doe Kid – Born between Nov 1 &  Dec 31 of previous year
    10605 *Fall Doe Kid – Born between Sept 1 & Oct 31 of previous year
    10606 *Senior Yearling Doe (not kidded) – Born between Sept 1, 2015 & Dec. 31, 2015
    10607 *Junior Yearling Doe (not kidded) – Born between Jan 1, 2016 & Aug 31, 2016
    10608 *Yearling Doe (kidded) – Born between Sept 1, 2015 & Aug 31, 2016
    10609 *Doe 2 years of age – Born between 9/1/14 & 8/31/15
    10610 *Doe 3 years of age – Born between 9/1/13 & 8/31/14
    10611 *Doe 4 years of age & older – Born on or before 8/31/13
    10612 *Dam and Daughter - each shown individually in a previous class.
    10613 *Twins to each other - born on or after 9/1/16, each shown individually in an age class.
    10614 *Yearling Buck - Born between Sept 1, 2015 & August 31, 2016
    10615 *Buck Kid – Born on or after Sept 1, 2016



    Section D:
      Market Goats
       
    10702 Lightweights 35 – 50 lbs.
    10703 Heavyweights 51 – 100 lbs.
    10704 Pair of Market Goats
  • Pet Show

    Any questions about this Department should be directed to the chairman
    with the Contact Us Form: Attention Pet Dept.

    Department Guidelines:

    1. There is NO pre-registration for this event.
    2. The Pet Show will be held Friday evening, on the grounds of the Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture.  A special show ring will be in place for the show.
    3. The show will begin at 6:30pm
    4. This is a NON-Premium show so there are no monetary premiums associated with this show.  Only Rosettes will be awarded the winners in each of the categories. 
    5. The judge reserves the right to add or delete categories based on the entries present at the show.

    Bring your pets and compete in this fun activity!

    Categories for showing:

    • Best Dressed
    • Most Original
    • Prettiest
    • Best Performance
    • Friendliest
    • Best Handled
    • Most Conspicuous
    • Largest
    • Best Behaved
    • Smallest
  • Poultry

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    Any questions about this Department should be directed to the chairman
    with the Contact Us Form: Attention Poultry Department

    Download Breed Code List to the Right

    Department Guidelines:

    1. Animals shown in the Poultry Department must be registered in the name of the exhibitor.
    2. Exhibitors must follow these and all guidelines in General and Outdoor Rules and Regulations.
    3. All poultry exhibitors must comply with regulations set forth by the Maryland Department of Agriculture. Specific requirements for poultry are outlined in the following document. All birds must be identified. Premises number is required on the entry form and must be identified upon arrival to the Fair. Self-certification should be made available upon arrival.
    4. Poultry flock must be registered with the National Animal Identification system. The Premises Identification number is required.
    5. All poultry exhibitors must complete Self Certification of Poultry health form prior to loading birds and shall present it upon request to designated fair agent.
    6. All poultry, regardless of age, must be tested as required by the MD Department of Agriculture. See health regulations for livestock exhibited in Maryland. All exhibitors must show proof of negative testing at the time the birds are entered.
    7. Exhibitors may enter one (1) bird per class unless noted in class guidelines. Each bird should be entered separately on the entry form. The maximum number of entries per department is seven (7).
    8. Exhibitors are NOT allowed to substitute birds on the day of the show, they must show what was preregistered.
    9. Minimum age for entry is five months.
    10. Birds in Purebred and Crossbred Classes will be judged according to breed characteristics, e.g. feathers, coloring, combs, etc.
    11. Exhibitors must provide cages for their birds for the show. Each bird entered must be stored in a separate cage.
    12. Poultry are to be kept in their pens at all times except during judging, for the safety of the General Public, exhibitors, and all birds.

    Section 1: Chickens
    The breed of the chicken should be specified on the registration form. See Breed List for all breed codes. All Breeds are varieties that are officially recognized by the American Poultry Association, Inc.

    Classes:  
    09501 Pullet (female bird hatched after Dec. 31 of previous year)
    09502 Laying Hen (female bird hatched before Jan. 1 of current year)
    09503 Cockerel (male bird hatched after Dec. 31 of previous year)
    09504 Cock (male bird hatched before Jan 1 of current year)

    Section 2: Other Fowl
    Limit one entry per class except where noted. The breed of each bird should be noted on the registration form. See Breed List for all breed codes.

    Classes:  
    09505 Pigeons
    09506 Meat Birds (pen of 2)
    09507 Ducks
    09508 Geese
    09509 Turkey
    09510 Quail





  • Rabbit and Cavy

     Any questions about this Department should be directed to the chairman
    with the Contact Us Form: Attention Rabbit and Cavy Dept.

    Department Guidelines:

    1. Animals shown in Rabbit and Cavy Department must be registered in the name of the exhibitor.
    2. Exhibitors must follow these and all guidelines in General Regulations.
    3. All animals must have a readable tattoo in their left ear at time of entry.
    4. We request that all entrants provide their own carriers, food containers, food, and water containers.  Department chairman have the right to deny premiums to those who fail to comply.
    5. There will be no changes or substitutions unless in the same breed, class, sex, age, and variety.  Only ONE change per exhibitor.
    6. Rabbits and Cavies will be judged Saturday morning beginning at 10:00am. Everyone is invited to watch.
    7. Any animal showing signs of illness or disease will be refused entry.  The decision of the department chairman will be final.
    8. Pet Class will be judged according to the condition of fur, general health, overall balance, and appearance.  Hutch stains, broken teeth, and animal’s ability to pose may be considered to break ties.
    9. Do NOT fill in coop column on the entry blank.
    10. Rabbits and Cavies will be awarded class ribbons 1st through 6th places.  Premiums of $4.00 per entry up to 7 entries per exhibitor.  More entries may be shown, but no premiums will be paid. 

    Section A:  Rabbits

    Classes:  
    7501 Breed Class – any breed accepted by A.R.B.A., if breed is not purebred, enter in Pet class.
    7502 Meat Pen. (3 of any sex, not over 5 lbs. per rabbits, not over 10 weeks old.  
    7503 Pet Class
    7504 Fun Class- Jumping

    Section B:  Cavies

    Class:  
    7505 Breed Class – if there are not enough cavies entered in separate breeds,
    they will be judged together.
  • Sheep

    Any questions about this Department should be directed to the chairman
    with the Contact Us Form: Attention Sheep Department

    Department Guidelines:

    1.  Animals shown in the Sheep Department must be registered in the name of the exhibitor or have a written consent form.
    2. Exhibitors must follow these and all guidelines in General Regulations.
    3. All animals must be identified by ear tag or tattoo, registration papers will be checked.
    4. Exhibitors will be limited to no more than two entries per class in the breed classes.
    5. Ewes exhibited in a market class may not be exhibited in a breed class.
    6. No Sheep will be permitted in the ring unless properly cleaned and blocked.
    7. Substitutions:  Exhibitors are permitted to make one substitution, one animal for another of the same breed in the same class meeting all other show criteria.
    8. Exhibitor ages for Showmanship classes (as of January 1 of current year):  Junior 10 years old and under, Intermediate 11 through 13 years, Senior 14 through 21 years. 

    Section A: Fitting and Showing
    (Please pre- register for appropriate age group for showmanship classes)

    Classes:
           
    Novice JR  INT SR  
    5601 5701 5801 5901 Fitting and Showing – Wool Sheep

     

    Wool Sheep

    Section B:  Wool Sheep – Natural Colored Wool Show

    Classes:  
    5502 Yearling ram – ram under 2 years
    5503 Ram lamb
    5504 Pair of ram lambs
    5505 Aged ewe – ewe over 2 years
    5506 Yearling ewe – ewe under 2 years
    5507 Pair of yearling ewes
    5508 Ewe lamb
    5509 Pair of ewe lambs

    Section C:  Wool Sheep – White Wool Show

    Classes:  
    5510 Yearling ram – ram under 2 years of age
    5511 Ram lamb
    5512 Pair of ram lambs
    5513 Aged ewe – ewe over 2 years
    5514 Yearling ewe – ewe under 2 years
    5515 Pair of yearling ewes
    5516 Ewe Lamb
    5517 Pair of ewe lambs

    Section D:  Wool Show Group Classes

    Class:  
    5518 Young purebred flock, to consist of 1 ram, yearling or lamb, 1 ewe, aged or
      yearling – 1 ewe lamb – white or natural colored, all owned by one exhibitor.

     

    Market Lambs & Breeding Sheep

    Section E:  Showmanship
    (Please pre- register for appropriate age group for showmanship classes)

    Classes:        
    Novice JR  INT SR  
    5619 5719 5819 5919 Showmanship – market lambs and Breeding Sheep

    Section F:  Breeding Sheep

    Classes:  
    5520 Yearling Ram, over 1 year of age but not over 2 years of age
    5521 Fall Ram, Born Sept. 1 to Dec. 31 of previous year
    5522 Spring Ram, born after January 1 of current year
    5523 Pair of Rams, either Fall or Spring
    5524 Yearling Ewe, over 1 year of age but not over 2 years of age
    5525 Pair of Yearling Ewes, over 1 year of age but not over two years of age
    5526 Fall Ewe, born Sept. 1 to Dec. 31 of previous year
    5527 Spring Ewe, born after January 1 of current year
    5528 Pair of Ewe Lambs, either Fall or Spring
    5529 Breeders Young Flock, Ram (any age), Yearling Ewe, Ewe (Spring or Fall) – total of three animals shown
    5530 Best Bred and Owned breeding animal.

    Section G:  Market Lamb 

    Classes:  
    5531 Market Lamb
    5532 Pair of Market Lambs
    5533 Best Bred and Owned Market Lamb
  • Swine

    Any questions about this Department should be directed to the chairman
    with the 
    Contact Us Form: Attention Swine Dept.

    Department Guidelines:

    1. Animals shown in the Swine Department must be registered in the name of the exhibitor or have a written consent form.
    2. Exhibitors must follow these and all guidelines in General Regulations.
    3. Maximum of three (3) market hogs can be shown per exhibitor and not more than two (2) of the three (3) can be shown in the same weight class.  Market hogs will be divided into extra light, light, medium, and heavy weight classes.
    4. Exhibitors will be limited to no more than two entries per class in the breed classes.
    5. Gilts exhibited in a market class may not be exhibited in a breed class.
    6. Exhibitor ages for Showmanship classes (as of January 1 of current year):  Junior 10 years old and under, Intermediate 11 through 13 years, Senior 14 through 21 years. 

    Section A: Showmanship
    (Please pre- register for appropriate age group for showmanship classes)

    Classes:      
    JR INT SR  
    06701 06801 06901 Showmenship

    Section B:  Market Swine
    Berkshire, Chester White, Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace, Poland China, Spotted, Yorkshire, Other Breeds, Crossbred
    Classes:
    06502  Market Hogs, shown in weight classes by breed
    06503  Pair of Market Hogs
    06504  Feeder Pig – 1 pig 40-80 lbs, males must be castrated and healed

    Section C:  Breeding Swine
    Berkshire, Chester White, Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace, Poland China, Spotted, Yorkshire, Other Breeds, Crossbred
    Classes:
    06505  Pure Bred Gilt
    06506  Pure Crossbred Gilt