1. Outdoor Entries:  must be at Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture no later than 8 am Saturday, August 3, 2019.
  1. Exhibitors must be the owners of the animals they enter or have written consent from the owner to exhibit the animal.  This consent form must be included with the entries.
  1. Each animal must be shown by the registered exhibitor unless the Department Chairman permits some other arrangement.
  1. Health Requirements for Dairy, Dairy Steers, Beef, Sheep, Swine, Dairy Goats, Meat Goats, Poultry, Rabbits, and Cavies:  All of the animals shown at the Hereford Jr. Farm Fair are subject to the approval by the Maryland State Livestock Sanitary Service and must follow the regulations listed on the following website:


Changes for 2019 involving the MDA Fair and Show Requirements. 


All cattle and swine must have an RFID ear tag for official identification.

Livestock petting zoos will be allowed with proper CVI and self-certification documents.


IN-STATE AI TESTING: Maryland poultry will require 15 birds or up to 15 birds in the flock if fewer than 15 birds within 21 days prior to the exhibition.

OUT OF STATE AI TESTING: Out of state poultry will require 30 birds or up to 30 birds in the flock within 21 days prior to the exhibition.


           - Animal Health Fair Show Policy
           - RFID Identification Requirements for Exhibition Cattle and Swine (pdf) <-- MANDATORY AGAIN THIS YEAR
           - RFID Tags for MD Exhibition Livestock - Fact Sheet (pdf)

Livestock exhibitors are required to bring approved Maryland show/interstate health certificate with animals.

  1. Exhibits are limited to one exhibit in any one class unless specified by the department.  Premiums for outdoor entries are limited to 7 entries per department. 
  1. In the event that an exhibitor leaves with their animals before the designated time, they will lose all premiums for any animal shown along with any indoor entries belonging to the exhibitor.  No entries may be removed before 4:00 pm on the day of the fair. Outdoor Premiums are to be picked up from the department chairman.
  1. Entries for outdoor departments for 2019 must be received by Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Entries forms must be submitted electronically through the website. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

Hereford Junior Farm Fair Outdoor Regulations

Competent Judges will be selected and their decisions will be final.

PREMIUMS: Due to proposed Maryland budgetary constraints that are beyond the control of the Hereford Junior Farm Fair, the Board reserves the right to reduce the premium monies. 

All reasonable precautions will be taken for the safety of people while on the Fairground’s property but the Fair Board and Association will not be responsible for injury to any person. Every animal and article upon the grounds will be under the control of the Fair Board and Association, and while every precaution will be taken for the safekeeping of same, the Association will not be responsible for any damage or accident which may occur. Each exhibitor will be solely responsible for any loss, injury or damage done arising from any animal exhibited by him/her. Any individual, spectator or patron handling animals without the consent of the owner is liable for all damage or injury done to themselves or animals

No animals will be permitted on the fairgrounds except those entered in the HEREFORD JUNIOR FARM FAIR

Exhibitors of animals must furnish their own food, bedding, and water containers. Animals should be kept in their pens or designated areas at all times except for show time or walking to the wash racks. Animals should never be walked or ridden in other areas of the barns or Fairgrounds. This is for the safety of both the General Public and the Animal.

SHOW ATTIRE: The following prescribed show attire is required for all exhibitors in Fitting and Showmanship, Breed classes, and Market classes:  No farm names or other identification shall appear on show uniforms.

Livestock Exhibitors (beef cattle, sheep, meat goats, and swine) are required to wear the following uniform for all classes:  Male -Khaki or green trousers. White shirt with collar, tucked in. Green or black neck piece optional, but encouraged. Approved neckpieces include: necktie, bow tie, bolo tie or a tied bandana. Jewelry does not qualify as a neckpiece-no exceptions Female- Khaki or green slacks or skirt (not above the knees); white shirt with a collar (no tight fit), tucked in.· Green or black neck piece optional, but encouraged. Approved neckpieces include: necktie, bow tie, bolo tie or a tied bandana. Jewelry does not qualify as a neckpiece, no exceptions. b. Dairy cattle and dairy goat exhibitors are required to wear the following uniform for all classes:  Male- white trousers, white shirt with a collar, tucked in. Green or Black neck piece optional, but encouraged.· Approved neckpieces include: necktie, bow tie, bolo tie or a tied bandana. Jewelry does not qualify as a neckpiece, no exceptions.  Female-white slacks or skirt (not above the knee), white shirt (no tight fit) tucked in. Green or black neck piece optional, but encouraged. Approved neckpieces include: neck tie, bow tie, bolo tie or a tied bandana. Jewelry does not qualify as a neckpiece, no exceptions. EXHIBITORS NOT ADHERING TO THE SHOW ATTIRE requirements will be excused from the show ring and forfeit their premiums.

EXHIBITORS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR REMOVING ALL ITEMS AND LEAVING THEIR AREAS CLEAN ON SATURDAY BY 5 PM. ANY EXHIBIT REMAINING ON THE FAIRGROUNDS PAST 5 PM., SATURDAY, WILL BE DISPOSED OF! All stall and pen areas must be cleaned and approved by Department Superintendents before release. All bedding is to be removed to the proper disposal area. Premium monies will be withheld if stall and pens areas are not cleaned and approved. Except where stated in a Department’s rules, exhibitors will forfeit all Premium Money, Ribbons and Trophies; on all of their projects exhibited if they remove any one or all of their Indoor Exhibit(s) or Animal Exhibit(s) BEFORE designated release times stated in the Fair Schedule. NO EXCEPTION WILL BE MADE FOR AN EARLIER RELEASE.

  All Dairy Exhibitors shall strive to modify their milking schedule to prevent undue stress and hardship to their dairy animals on the day of the show. If any dairy animal is deemed to be under stress or hardship, due to an over-full udder, the Show Superintendent has the right to require the Exhibitor to do either a partial or full milk-out at any time or remove the animal from the show. Remember that the health and well-being of the animals are of the utmost importance and supersedes any and all other considerations.

At the discretion of the Outdoor Chair, The Chair may require an under 9 exhibitor to have an older person lead and handle their animal. The under-9 exhibitor will still walk beside and stand next to their animal, but will not have direct control of the animal. This is for the general safety of the animal and all those present

No exhibitor shall discriminate against anyone due to; race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression.

The Fair management reserves the right to amend or add to these rules and regulations as the judge may determine

All exhibitors agree to be bound by the rules and regulations of the Hereford Junior Farm Fair.

THE DECISION OF THE JUDGES SHALL BE FINAL IN ALL CLASSES. Any person wishing to protest must do so in writing within twelve hours after the awards are made.

All livestock trailers must be parked in designated parking areas

Anyone not abiding by these rules and regulations or exhibiting improper behavior will be removed from the Fairgrounds and exhibitor will forfeit premiums.