Market Steers and Dairy Cows to be entered in the 2021 Washington Town & Country Fair will be tagged on Saturday, February 13, 2021, from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. A snow date of February 20, 2021 has been set if weather does not permit tagging to take place on February 13. If necessary, postponement due to weather will be announced on the Fair's website and Facebook page. Information will also be provided to KLPW and The Missourian. The tagging will be held at the Livestock Pavilion at the Washington City Park Fairgrounds. Exhibitors will be allowed to tag two market steers or dairy cows, but may only enter one. Market steer weight at fair time must be 1,000 to 1,450 lbs.
THE EXHIBITOR MUST BE PRESENT AT THE TAGGING. All exhibitors, regardless of age, MUST BE accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Relatives or friends will not be allowed to tag the animal for an exhibitor.
All Junior Exhibitors must be a member in good standing of a 4-H Club or FFA Chapter, and they must be enrolled in the project they are exhibiting. Market class Junior Exhibitors must be from Franklin or an adjoining county. Complete rules for the Junior Livestock Exhibitors will be e-mailed to exhibitors and available at washmofair.com the week of Feb. 8.
COVID-19 Procedures: Attendees must remain in their vehicle until otherwise directed by a Fair Representative. All Attendees will be required to wear masks.
Our system is now prepared to accept online entries for livestock! Click the "Register Exhibits" button at the top left, or use the shortcuts at the bottom of this post.
New Exhibitors: You will be asked to create an account to register. You will need a separate account for each exhibitor.
Returning Exhibitors: You will need to select the "I have previously registered this year" option. If you remember your password, you will enter it. If not, click the button to have your password sent to you, or call the office to get your password.
Please note - you need to register all of your items at once! If you sign in later to register more livestock or home ec entries, the system may overwrite your original entries! If you choose to add Home Ec entries later, please submit a paper form.
Fair Admission: Ticket purchases will not be made through the same system as the livestock registration. Visit e-tix to purchase season tickets. Our Queen Contestants will be providing promo codes at the end of the month for a discount on tickets, so if you don't already have yours, keep an eye out for that! Exhibitors will use the same style ticket as other fairgoers and are encouraged to get a daily re-entry wristband.
Parking Passes/Needed Items: You will receive your packet when you bring your animal to the fairgrounds. Exhibitors bringing animals after the first day can pick up packets Tuesday evening, 6-10 p.m. After that, packets will be available at the South Traffic Gate during fair hours.
Livestock Show Schedule is available at www.washmofair.com/livestock
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Here are the questions answered most frequently at the Chamber Office - we thought it would be a good idea to send the answers to everyone to save people some time and/or frustration.
Market Steers and Dairy Cows to be entered in the 2019 Washington Town & Country Fair will be tagged on Saturday, February 16, 2019, from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. A snow date of February 23, 2019 has been set if weather does not permit tagging to take place on February 16. If necessary, cancellation due to weather will be announced on the our website and Facebook page. Information will also be provided to KLPW and The Missourian. The tagging will be held at the Livestock Pavilion at the Washington City Park Fairgrounds. Exhibitors will be allowed to tag two market steers or dairy cows, but may only enter one. Market steer weight at fair time must be 1,000 to 1,450 lbs.
More info available in Exhibitor E-mail.
Applications are now available for the Washington Town & Country Fair Livestock Scholarship. At least 2 - $500.00 college scholarships will be awarded. These scholarships are funded 100% by the exhibitors themselves from a 1% deduction in all Blue Ribbon Auction checks. Applications are available at the Chamber of Commerce office or on our website.
Applicants must be seniors in high school and must have exhibited livestock of any species, market or breeding, at the Washington Town & Country Fair at some time before their senior year. Applicants must also be residents of Franklin or an adjoining county.
Applications must be returned to the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce – 323 W Main Street, Washington MO 63090, or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Sunday, March 31, 2019.