of the Wirt County Fair is to promote interest in agriculture,
homemaking and community life.
be accepted only from Wirt County residents, students of
Wirt County Schools or members from Wirt County organizations with the
exception of open livestock divisions.
Livestock exhibits must
be entered between 4:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday and are not to
be removed before the closing day. Prize money will be forfeited
by failing to follow this rule. Market animals will be removed starting Saturday morning of the fair.
assumes no responsibility in case of loss or damage to exhibit and upon
this condition only are entries received.
In order to
enter an exhibit into the fair, the exhibitor must have an exhibitor's
number from the fair office.
case of no competition in a class, the right is reserved to award a
second or third place, if the exhibit is not worthy of a higher placing.
No cash awards
outside of those listed. Ribbons only, and only one set of ribbons,
given per class.
Exhibitors may only enter two market exhibits to be shown and sold. Additional animals may be shown in the open class.
exhibitor is defined as any youth who is a member of a Wirt
County 4-H Club, a member of the Wirt County chapter of the Future
Farmers of America, and/or other groups recognized by the Wirt County
must comply with health regulations of the West Virginia Department of
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animals must be in good health, well groomed and worthy of exhibiting.
The fair committee reserves the right to reject any entry not meeting
fair association will furnish housing space. The exhibitor must furnish
feed, hay, feed boxes and water buckets. Straw for bedding will be
available on the fair grounds for a nominal fee.
exhibitor will be required to keep their stall and space in clean
condition by removing filth and litter, or may hire someone to do so.
Prize money will be forfeited and a $50.00 fee assessed per animal if
the stall is not cleaned after the animal is removed at the close of
must be owned by exhibitors by November 1; market swine by
May 1; market sheep by May 1; and all other livestock by June 1.
Nonresidents of Wirt County may enter only open division of Livestock with an entry fee of $3.00 per head exhibited and must purchase a Season Pass. All residents of Wirt County will be charged $3.00 per head for breeding animals exhibited.
livestock from Wirt County to be entered must be preregistered at the
Wirt County Extension Office (Phone 304-275-3101) by June 1. A 4% per
animal and for pen of 3 market rabbits sold fee will be deducted from
the selling price.
entries must be controlled by exhibitors to the point that
they will not endanger other exhibitors. The Livestock and Barn
Committee reserve the right to
reject livestock entries which cannot be handled by the exhibitor. All
cattle must have double ties in barn.
are vaccinated for shipping fever before traveling to the fair.
A limit of one
(1) baby beef steer per exhibitor.
livestock exhibitors will only be permitted to sell two (2)
will be divided into weight classes. Steers will be assigned to these
weight divisions by a special committee after the cattle have been
weighed in. All baby beef entered must weigh a minimum of 900 pounds.
The make up of this committee would include a representative of the
Vocational Agricultural Department, WVU Cooperative Extension Service
and a representative from the Wirt County Fair Association.
hogs must weigh at least 200 pounds to be exhibited in show and
sold at sale. Any market swine weighing over 200 pounds is eligible for
Grand Champion and Reserve Champion. Market hogs weighing over 300
pounds will be given the options of not selling the hog or of selling
at the 300 pound weight.
will be grouped into weight classes by a fair committee at
the time they are weighed. The make up of this committee would include
a representative of the Vocational Agricultural Department, WVU
Cooperative Extension Service and a representative from the Wirt County
and feeder steers must weigh a minimum of 300 pounds.
lamb weight will be 100 lbs.
competition in the livestock Showmanship, the animals must be owned and
be shown by the exhibitor.
rabbits to be sold at the livestock sale must be a
project/enterprise of a 4-H or FFA member.
than three months old will be sold at the end of the
livestock sale in a pen of three with each rabbit weighing 3-6 pounds,
if exhibited in the market class. Rabbits sold will be 4-H or FFA
member's, enrolled in a rabbit project.
Only one pen
of three (3) market rabbits may be sold per exhibitor.
Exhibitors will be expected to groom their own animal. No professional groomers will be allowed to help. Exhibitors may have the assistance of a parent or another family member (if parent is not available) to help control the animal, but washing and grooming should be done by the exhibitor,
one-dollar ($1.00) per head of beef, five cents (.05) per pound of
sheep and forty cents (.40) per hundred dollars of hog sold will be
charged to each exhibitor that participates in the livestock
sale. These fees go to the
check off programs for the Beef, Sheep and Pork Boards.