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4-H Open All Breeds Cattle/Lamb/Goat Costume Show

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Cattle/Lamb/Goat Costume Rules and Regulations

Youth under the age of 19 as of January 1, 2023, are eligible to participate.

  • Ages 14 -18 will be considered Senior exhibitors.
  • Ages 11-13 will be considered Intermediate exhibitors.
  • Ages 8-10 will be considered Junior exhibitors.
  • Ages 5-7 will show in noncompetitive classes only.
  • Youth under the age of 5 are not eligible to participate.

If an exhibitor is participating in the costume show they will need to adhere to the check-in time for steers, heifers, and lambs, this includes goats.

All sheep and goats must comply with USDA and N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Scrapie Eradication Program guidelines. Sheep and goats without scrapie tag or registration paper with corresponding tattoo information at the time of check-in will not be allowed. Scrapie Flock ID numbers must be presented at the time of check-in. Call 1-866-USDATAG or 919-855-7707 for more information. Veterinary Division staff will be onsite to inspect your animal. Show Superintendent or Judge may refuse to allow animals to enter or show that appear sick or show signs of infection.

If an exhibitor has more than one animal (cow, lamb, or goat) in the fair they may pick one animal to use in the Costume Show.


  • Best “County Fair” Costume
  • Most Elaborate Costume
  • Funniest Costume
  • Best Character Impersonation
  • Best In Show

Online Cattle/Lamb/Goat Costume Entry

via the Showman App


Kendra Fortner, Extension Agent
(828) 488-3848