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Junior Livestock Show

July 11, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until July 11, 2023

75th Annual Junior Livestock Show
July 9-11, 2023
Iroquois Farm Showgrounds • 1659 County Highway 33 (just outside of Cooperstown – get directions)
Free and open to the public

The Junior Livestock Show, a summer tradition in Central New York with more than 200 youth handlers and 600 animals from a nine-county region in this year’s modified shows. Celebrating its 75th season, the event is a salute to youth in agriculture as it tests the skills of young handlers ages eight to eighteen who present animals (dairy cows, beef, swine, dairy goats, meat goats, and sheep of various breeds) that they own, care for, and have prepared for competition.

Since 1947, The Farmers’ Museum has collaborated with the Cooperative Extension’s 4-H program to produce the show. It is conducted in cooperation with Cornell Cooperative Extension County 4-H educators and clubs throughout Central New York.

On-site services are provided by the Leatherstocking Corporation. The show is sponsored in part by Chobani & Stewart’s Shops.


2023 Schedule:

Sunday, July 9
5:00 PM: Kickoff the Junior Livestock Show with a barbecue. Dinners include a half chicken, coleslaw, roll, chips, and lemonade: $15.00 each. Open to the public.
7:30 PM: Ice Cream Social celebrating JLS Alumni and the event’s 75th anniversary with cake and ice cream. Open to the public.

Monday, July 10
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM: View Dairy Cattle, Beef, Sheep and Dairy Goat Shows. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, July 11
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM: View Dairy Cattle, Swine, Dairy Goat and Meat Goat shows. Free and open to the public.


July 11, 2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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