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Livestock Show

Date: Sept 21 - Sept 30, 2018

Presented by Mattress Firm

A fair favorite and centuries old tradition! Over 1,900 animals from East Texas and beyond come together to compete in the ten-day event.



Mattress Firm
Title Sponsor
Austin Bank
Southside Bank
Citizen's National Bank -Henderson
North Tyler Veterinary Clinic
Threlkeld Farms
Stanger Surveying
Boone & Boone
Rozell Sprayer Mfg.
Roxi Pinkerton
Lone Star Milk Producers

Junior Shows

Friday, September 21
Pasture and Wildlife Plant ID Contest
Junior Beef Heifer Show

Saturday, September 22
Junior Beef Heifer Show
JBBA Fall Classic

Sunday, September 23
Junior Swine Show
Junior Steer Show

Tuesday, September 25
Junior Rabbit Show

Saturday, September 29
Junior Lamb Show
Junior Dairy Show
Junior Meat Goat Show


Open Shows

Tuesday, September 25
Open ABBA Red & Gray Brahman Show

Wednesday, September 26
Open Miniature Zebu Show

Thursday, September 27
Open Beefalo Show
Open Boer Goat Show **Show cancelled**

Saturday, September 29
TLBA Haltered Texas Longhorn Show
Open Hereford Show
Open Limousin Show
TLBA Penned Texas Longhorn Show

Sunday, September 30
TLBA Youth Texas Longhorn Show


Entry Deadline

All entry deadlines have passed.

(Junior Show) After registering please send a copy of the receipt along with the Junior Participation Form signed by the exhibitor, parent/guardian and the club leader to the fair office. All payments must be received by September 13th.

Jr. Breeding Heifers are not required to be Validated and it is a blow and go show.


Health Certificates

All Out-of-State animals are required to have a certificate of Veterinary Inspection executed by a licensed Veterinarian.
All In-State cattle (excluding steers) are required to have a certificate of Veterinary Inspection. Certificates will be checked prior to entering the East Texas State Fair Grounds.
Youth Market GoatsNO health papers required.
Boer Goats - All breeding goats must have a scrapie identification ear tag except registered goats with a registration tattoo and accompanied by registration papers listing the scrapie premise ID number.
SheepNO health papers required.
Swine NO health papers required.
SteersNO health papers required.

Texas Animal Health Commissions has asked that we take up a set of health papers. Please bring a second copied set of health papers. They will be taken up at the gate and given to the Texas Animal Health Commission.

All Animals will be subject to the Current Health requirements of the Texas Animal Health Commission and the East Texas State Fair.


Fair Passes

Each Junior Show exhibitor will receive a pass with their paid entry. Purchasing additional passes is only needed if entering during Fair hours. If additional passes are needed, they can be purchased at registration time and will be in the exhibitors packet upon pickup. Passes will be picked up at pavilion or livestock office during check in.

Open Show exhibitor see the PDF listed above for information on number of passes issued and parking.


**NEW** Trailer Parking

New: Trailer parking has been relocated to The Park of East Texas grounds. (Future location of East Texas State Fair).

Address: 540 Patton Ln. Tyler, TX 75702
(See details in map below)



New: In order to control traffic flow, all traffic coming to pick up animals must report to the staging area at the trailer parking lot in order to get in line to pickup animals at the fairgrounds. You will be given a token at the staging area which you must have to enter the fairgrounds.

If you park your trailer anywhere other than the trailer parking lot, you still must report to the trailer parking lot staging area to get in line to pickup your animals.

You cannot pick up animals at the fairgrounds without a token from the staging area.

The staging area is located at the trailer parking lot.
Address: 540 Patton Ln. Tyler, TX 75702




Stay at the preferred hotel of the East Texas State Fair - get a special discounted rate.

All fair visitors are offered an exclusive group rate of $79.99/night when you call and ask for the East Texas State Fair rate.

Best Western Plus, Southpark Inn & Suites of Tyler
120 W Rieck Road Tyler, Texas 75703

Call and book today!

Free Wi-Fi & hot breakfast, outdoor pool, micro/fridge, and 42-inch HD TVs in all rooms.
The Official Hotel of the East Texas State Fair
The Official Hotel of the East Texas State Fair 
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