Plan to exhibit a livestock animal at the 2018 State Fair of Texas? The sections below contain useful information about showing your exhibit at the State Fair. Be sure to bookmark this page and visit it often as updates are made regularly.
Exhibitor Handbook – Presented by Purple Circle
The livestock Exhibitor Handbook includes all contest and show rules for the 2018 State Fair.
Online Entry Portal How-To
Have questions about our brand new online entry portal? Want to know more about online parent registration? Watch our how-to video here to answer all your questions!
Entry Application and Worksheets
Check back soon for information on applying online and access to livestock worksheets.
Directions and Unloading
Exhibiting livestock at the State Fair? Use the following maps and unloading directions to make the drop-off process easy.
All Animals and Trailers
- Exit 49B (Dolphin Rd.) off I-30
- Enter Gate 15 the entire 24-day run of the State Fair
Livestock Exhibitor Parking
- Livestock exhibitor parking lot located on Bank Street (access from Haskell Ave.).
- Vehicle passes valid for vehicle only.
- Admission pass required for each person.
Host Hotel Information
The Sheraton Suites Market Center Dallas is serving as the official host hotel for all State Fair of Texas livestock exhibitors. For exclusive rate specials, directions and more information, click on the appropriate date range below by October 22, 2018.
Wave 1: September 24, 2018 – September 30, 2018
Wave 2: October 1, 2018 – October 8, 2018
Wave 3: October 9, 2018 – October 21, 2018
Texas State Validation Information
Have questions about the animal validation process like: Does every animal need validation? Can multiple animals be validated? What if a validation deadline is missed? These questions and more are answered in our Texas State Validation Information video.
Other Youth Agricultural Competitions
Public Speaking Contest
Job Interview Contest
Skillathon Study Guides and Resources
- Youth Market Shows
- Youth Heifers
- Youth Breeding Shows
- Pan American Cattle
- Other Pan American Shows
|Youth Market Steers||Dan Hoge||Cambridge, IL|
|Youth Prospect Steers||Nick Fitzsimmons||Perry, OK|
|Youth Market Barrows||Brian Arnold||Otterbein, IN|
|Youth Market Lambs||Brian Reilly||Shullsburg, WI|
|Youth Market Goats||Brandon Morgan||Blanchard, OK|
|Youth Market Broilers||Keith Scott||Floresville, TX|
|Angus||Scott Werning||Emery, SD|
|ARB||Brady Ragland||Cibolo, TX|
|Beefmaster||Brady Ragland||Cibolo, TX|
|Brangus||Brady Ragland||Cibolo, TX|
|Brahman||Quest Newberry||College Station, TX|
|Charolais||Scott Werning||Emery, SD|
|Chianina||Scott Werning||Emery, SD|
|Hereford||Scott Werning||Emery, SD|
|Maine Anjou||Scott Werning||Emery, SD|
|Limousin||Scott Werning||Emery, SD|
|ORB||Scott Werning||Emery, SD|
|Polled Hereford||Scott Werning||Emery, SD|
|Red Angus||Scott Werning||Emery, SD|
|Junior Red Angus - Bred & Owned/Showmanship||Chance Farmer||Ennis, TX|
|Red Brangus||Brady Ragland||Cibolo, TX|
|Santa Gertrudis||Brady Ragland||Cibolo, TX|
|Shorthorn||Scott Werning||Emery, SD|
|Simbrah||Brady Ragland||Cibolo, TX|
|Simmental||Brady Ragland||Cibolo, TX|
|Dairy Cattle||Brian Schilling||Boggstown, IN|
|Purebred Breeding Gilts||Clint Halfman||Vancourt, TX|
|Breeding Sheep||Vince McGolden||Fairview, OK|
|Angoras||Todd Swift||Johnson City, TX|
|Colored Angoras||Todd Swift||Johnson City, TX|
|Boer Goats||Todd Swift||Johnson City, TX|
|Dairy Goats||Melinda Butler||Gainsville, TX|
|Breeding Rabbits||Ashley Garza||Copley, OH|
|Breeding Rabbits||Jennifer Milburn||Madera, CA|
|Angus||Kyle Conley||Sulphur, OK|
|Beefmaster||Wes Hudson||Harrison, AR|
|Brangus||Victor Guerra||Linn, TX|
|Brahman||Judd Cullers||Hungerford, TX|
|Hereford||Chance Farmer||Ennis, TX|
|Longhorn||Marcus Arnold||Winterset, IA|
|Miniature Hereford||Chance Farmer||Ennis, TX|
|Pre-Junior Miniature Hereford||Kyle Conley||Sulphur, OK|
|Miniature Zebu||Willie Weis||Stacyville, IA|
|Polled Hereford||Chance Farmer||Ennis, TX|
|Red Angus||Kyle Conley||Sulphur, OK|
|Red Brangus||Victor Guerra||Linn, TX|
|Santa Gertrudis||Victor Guerra||Linn, TX|
|Shorthorn||Kyle Conley||Sulphur, OK|
|Simbrah||Wes Hudson||Harrison, AR|
|Simmental||Wes Hudson||Harrison, AR|
|Dairy Cattle||Brian Schilling||Boggstown, IN|
|Purebred Breeding Gilts||Randell Von Krosigk||Sioux Falls, SD|
|Crossbred Gilts||Clint Halfmann||Vancourt, TX|
|Angora Goats||Joe Teel||Stillwater, OK|
|Colored Angora Goats||Joe Teel||Stillwater, OK|
|Boer Goats||Joe Teel||Stillwater, OK|
|Wether Does||Todd Swift||Johnson City, TX|
|Dairy Goats||Daniel Considine||Scandia, MN|
|Pygmy Goats||Denise Fraser||La Mesa, CA|
|Southwest Classic Pygmy Goats||Tammi Josephson||Cottonwood, CA|
|Llamas||Tricia Schneeberger||Lansing, MI|
|Breeding Rabbits||Jeff Hardin||Spencer, NC|
|Poultry||Jim Sallee||Pine Grove, CA|
|Poultry||Monty Fitzgerald||Bridgeport, TX|
Results from State Fair livestock shows, contests, and Youth Livestock Auction will be posted as soon as they become available.
Contact the State Fair Livestock Department at 214-421-8723.