70th Annual Junior Livestock Show
Sunday, July 9 – Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Location: Iroquois Farm Showgrounds, 1659 County Highway 33, Cooperstown


Good old summer fun makes the Junior Livestock Show a true celebration of youth in agriculture. More than 300 youth from ages 8 to 18 present the dairy cows, beef, sheep, goats, and swine they own, care for, and have prepared for this competition. If you have never been to this grand event, with youth from nine counties, please visit and cheer these kids on! 

Admission to the show is free and the public is welcome to attend.

Since 1947, The Farmers’ Museum has collaborated with the Cooperative Extension’s 4-H program to produce the show, which is the second largest youth competition in New York State.


2016 Schedule

Sunday 5:00 pm: Chicken barbecue for the public and show exhibitors. Complete dinner from Miller's Bar-B-Q for $10. Chicken a la carte $5.
7:30 pm: Ice cream social for participants and the general public—free of charge. (Sponsored by Stewart's Shops.)
9:30 am: Judging begins for animals and showmanship classes, which test the handler’s ability to present their fit and well-groomed animals in the way that best shows off their conformation.
  5:00 pm: Discussion on Safe Play Areas led by New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health.
  6:00 pm: Prizes awarded for the Farmsafe for Kids Poster/Slogan Contest.
Tuesday 9:00 am: Judging continues.
  2:30 pm: Parade of Champions: Grand champions in the dairy, beef, dairy goat, sheep, and swine divisions and the winners of the F. Ambrose Clark Livestock Trophy, The Farmers’ Museum Cup, and The Farmers’ Museum Dairy Goat Cup.

On Monday and Tuesday, summer camps and area youth groups are invited to take a tour of the showground and participate in a take-home craft. Reservations for groups are requested, please call (607) 547-1461.

For more information about the Junior Livestock Show, contact Meg at (607) 547-1452.