Junior Livestock

Entry Questions

Questions regarding entering can be emailed to: entryoffice@wistatefair.com or call 414.266.7000 (main line) or 414.266.7052 (Entry Office from April 15 – August 16) Fax Number (Prior to Fair): 414.266.7057

Our mailing address is:
Wisconsin State Fair
Entry/Agriculture Department
640 S 84th St
West Allis WI 53214

Volunteer Adult Contact Information

Junior show exhibitors MUST declare a Volunteer Adult Contact at time of entry. Options include either A) Group or B) Individual. Details and VAC application available here.

Approved Volunteer Adult Contacts


For 2020: All Wisconsin State Fair DNA identification requirements for Beef, Sheep and Swine (market and non-registered breeding stock) must be submitted by May 21st to Wisconsin State Fair (DNA Hair). To read more click here

Online sales of 840 ear tags or DNA hair kits from Wisconsin State Fair will close May 15 at 5 pm. Only walk up orders (paid with a credit card) will be accepted from May 18th – 21st. Wisconsin State Fair office hours for walk up orders are Monday – Friday: 8 am to 4:30 pm in the Administrative Office located in the basement of the Tommy G. Thompson Youth Center (640 S 84th St, West Allis WI 53214).


Wisconsin State Fair is pleased to announce continuation of the national certification program “Youth for the Quality Care of Animals” (YQCA). Completion of the program will be required for all youth who exhibit animal projects (beef, dairy, goats, poultry, rabbits, sheep and swine) at the 2020 Wisconsin State Fair Junior Shows. For more information go to yqca.org


Animal Shows Age Requirements: Participation in the Wisconsin State Fair Junior animal shows (beef, sheep, swine, dairy, goats, poultry and rabbits) is open to any boy or girl 12-19 years of age as of January 1st of the current year. Youth must be an active/participating member in good standing of a bona fide, adult-supervised Wisconsin animal-based youth organization by March 1st of the current year.

For 2020 the following youth organizations are approved for exhibitors showing in Junior shows:
Wisconsin 4-H
Wisconsin FFA
Wisconsin Junior Angus Association
Wisconsin Junior Ayrshire Association
Wisconsin Junior Brown Swiss Association
Wisconsin Junior Guernsey Association
Wisconsin Junior Hereford Association
Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association
Wisconsin Junior Jersey Association
Wisconsin Junior Southdown Association
Wisconsin Show Pig Association
Wisconsin Rabbit Breeders Association

Junior exhibitors will submit all entry information and fees directly to State Fair online. Questions regarding entering Wisconsin State Fair can be emailed to: entryoffice@wistatefair.com or call 414.266.7000.


Exhibitors will be able to pay for the Youth Center fees with their online entries. 

Youth Center Rules and Regulations (All Youth staying in the Youth Center must read)
Youth Center Health Certificate (Youth) Junior Exhibitors can upload the Health Certificate with online entries. Any certificates not submitted with entries must be faxed to 414.266.7057 (Attention Agriculture Department) by July 1st.


MAP to Gates 9 and 5
Junior Rules and Regulations (ALL JUNIOR EXHIBITORS MUST READ)
2020 Junior Judges (Available July 3)
Pre-Fair Feed and Bedding Order Form (Available in July)
Non-State Fair Animal Show Waiver
Fitting Rule Waiver Form
Youth Center Menu (Subject to Change)
Judge Nomination Form
What’s New in the Junior Shows 2020

Youth Organization Membership: Wisconsin Youth Organizations interested in offering members an opportunity to participate in the 2020 Wisconsin State Fair Junior livestock shows must submit an application to Wisconsin State Fair for approval by January 15, 2020.

Entry Information