P.O. Box 707, 601 Fairgrounds Road
Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050
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Barn Superintendent: Corey Prosser

Senior Fair Board: T. Carpenter

Junior Fair Board: Brayden Burke and Luke McKee

Arrival Time-Saturday July 23, 2016

Vet will be on gate duty from 6:00a.m. Until 3:00p.m.

Swine need to be in their assigned pens by 3:00 p.m.

Barn Meeting-Saturday July 23, 2016 3:30p.m.

Weigh In-Saturday July 23, 2016 following Market Goat Weigh-In, Swine Arena


Sunday, July 24, 2016, 6:00p.m. Swine Barn/Arena


Monday, July 25, 2016, 6:00p.m. Swine Barn/Arena


Wednesday, July 27, 2016 5:00p.m. Multipurpose Building


Thursday, March 28, 2016

9:30a.m.- Sale of champions, Multipurpose building. This will be the OVERALL Grand and Reserve Champion from the swine species.

12:00 Noon (Approx.)- Market Hogs, Market Goats- Swine Arena

Release Times for Animals Not Going Through the Sale

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 7:00a.m. (Market Hogs going to United Producers)

Friday, July 29, 2016 6:30 a.m. (Market Hogs going to a processing facility or United Producers)


Go To General Junior Fair Information for:

  1. Quality Assurance Rules
  2. Drug Use Notification Form Guidelines
  3. Check-In and Release Times of animals and projects
  4. Showman or Showmen Competition Rules
  5. Premiums to be paid and paying schedule


  1. Oil may not be used for fitting
  2. See 2016 Season/Ohio Livestock Tampering Rules
  3. Slick clipping is prohibited of market hogs except on the ears and tails. Shaving is permitted however hair must be at least ½ inch in length on body.
  4. See Knox County Livestock Fitting and Grooming Regulations.
  5. Show Trunks

A. Show trunks may not be placed on the pen frames: they must rest on the planks between the mounting brackets and should not have the potential for tipping into the pen. Acceptable trunk size is 24X24X44 inches

B. All trunks not meeting these requirements must be placed in empty pens or under the bleachers.

BARN MEETING- Saturday July 23, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. in the Swine Arena

WEIGH-IN- Saturday July 23, 2016 following Market Goat Weigh In

  1. Weigh Limits: 220 to 290 pounds
  2. Hogs will be weighed on a one-pound break.
  3. All weights are final at the time of weigh-in. No re-weigh of animals will be permitted.
  4. Hogs will be classed according to weight.
  5. All market hogs exhibited must go for processing. It is a “Terminal Show.” Exhibitors not taking their market hogs through the sale ring must notify the Junior Coordinator of which of the following three choices they have made at the time of weigh-in.

A. Market Hog to United Producers (exhibitor must be a pen to fill out dock slip)

B. Market Hog to a processing facility (exhibitor must fill out form at weigh-in) (confirmation must be given to the processor)

C. Market Hog staying for Open Show (exhibitor must be at pen)

6. Exhibitors of under/overweight hogs MUST be present at their pens during load out on Wednesday at 7:00 a.m.

SWINE SHOWMANSHIP- Sunday July 24, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

  1. See General Junior Fair Information

SWINE SHOW- Monday July 25, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

  1. You may tag up to three (3) market hogs. You can only show one (1) market hog.
  2. Market hogs must be in possession by May 1, 2016 and cared for until release time at the fair.
  3. Males must be castrated (no viable testicular tissue) by the May tagging.
  4. Any breed or cross is eligible.

JUNIOR FAIR SALE- Thursday July 28, 2016

  1. Sale of Champions- 9:30 a.m. (This will be the Overall Grand and Reserve) in the Market Hog Species.
  2. Order of Sale 12:00 Noon (Approx.) –Market Hogs, Market Goats
  3. See Junior Sales Information


Commodity Group Sponsored Events

Knox County Pork Council

Market Hog Awards

  1. The Knox County Pork Council will sponsor awards for all exhibitors

A. Market Hog

2. Commodity Group Sponsored Events

A. Swine Carcass Contest

  1. All exhibitors will be entered in the contest
  1. Born, Bred and Raised-Presentation during Market Hog Show
  1. The exhibitor or immediate family member (mom, dad, brother, or sister) must have ownership of sow no less than 114 prior to the birth of the piglet.
  2. There will be one class to recognize Born, Bred and Raised Market Hogs. Over and underweight hogs are not able to participate.
  3. Rules of the junior fair tagging and possession apply to this class
  4. Entries will be available during junior fair entries in June
  5. Awards to be determined by the Knox County Pork Council