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Livestock Show

Date: Sept 23 - Oct 02, 2022

Entry Deadline

All entries in the East Texas State Fair Junior Shows (FFA and 4-H programs) must be completed online and mailed in by the CEA/AST. After registering please send a copy of the receipt along with the Livestock Exhibitor Participation Form signed by the exhibitor, parent/guardian and the club leader to the fair office. All payments must be received by September 14th.

All Open Show entries must be completed online and need to keep a copy of the receipt for record of payment. Nothing is to be mailed in to the Fair office.

The On-Time Entry Deadline, for all entries, is Wednesday, August 31, 2022. To be considered On-Time, entry must be made online using ShoWorks by the end of the day on August 31. Late Entries will be accepted on ShoWorks between Thursday, September 1 and Friday, September 3.

Junior Show entries will NOT be accepted after September 3.

FYI: Junior show animals are NOT required to be Validated.
Junior Heifer Show is a Blow and Go Show.
Junior Heifers that show on Friday will be released on Friday.

2022 Livestock Show Information

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Livestock trailer entrance route

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Due to construction of Harvey Convention Center livestock entry has been relocated to Lyons St. through the Christus Mother Frances Stadium parking lot. Please see map of new entry route. Second picture shows directions starting from Loop 323 to Bellwood Rd. and turn left on Lyons St. enter the first entrance of the stadium parking lot and proceed to the marked traffic lane.

2022 Livestock Schedule

Junior Shows

Friday, September 23
Pasture and Wildlife Plant ID Contest
Junior Heifer Show
(These breeds made in 2019) Angus, Red Angus, Hereford, Polled Hereford, Shorthorn, Gray Brahman, Red Brahman, Santa Gertrudis and Simbrah

Saturday, September 24
Junior Heifer Show
(These breeds made in 2019) Charolais, Chianina, Limousin, Maine-Anjou, Simmental, ORB, Beefmaster, Brangus and ARB
JBBA Fall Classic
Junior Lamb Show

Sunday, September 25
Junior Steer Show
Junior Goat Show

Monday, September 26
Junior Rabbit Show

Saturday, October 1
Junior Dairy Show

Open Shows

Tuesday, September 27
Open ABBA Red & Gray Brahman Show
Miniature Zebu Youth Club Show

Wednesday, September 28
Miniature Zebu Club Show
Open Miniature Zebu Show

Thursday, September 29
Open Boer Goat Show

Saturday, October 1
TLBA Youth Texas Longhorn Show
Open Hereford Show
Open Pre Junior and Junior Miniature Hereford Show
TLBA Haltered Texas Longhorn Show

Sunday,October 2
TLBA Mini Texas Longhorn Show
Open Miniature Hereford Show
Junior Swine Show


Texas Farm Credit
Livestock Show Title Sponsor
Cricket Wireless
Austin Bank
Southside Bank
Glo-Flame Butane Inc.
Boone & Boone Construction
Threlkeld Farms
Stanger Surveying
Texas Bank and Trust
North Tyler Veterinary Clinic
Rozell Sprayer Mfg.
Southwest Dairy
Boot Barn
Lone Star Milk Producers

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. 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 Livestock Catalog listed above for information on number of passes issued and parking.

Trailer Parking

Trailer parking will be at The Park of East Texas grounds. (Future location of East Texas State Fair).

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


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 $84.00/night when you call and ask for the East Texas State Fair rate.

Sleep Inn & Suites Tyler South
5555 S. Donnybrook Ave.
Tyler, TX 75703

Call and book today!

Free Wi-Fi & hot breakfast, outdoor pool, micro/fridge, and 42-inch HD TVs in all rooms.


Livestock exhibitor RV parking is not available on the fairgrounds. Here are a few RV parks nearby:
# 1 RV Park 903-597-6966
3 miles away on Hwy 31

Hidden Lakes RV Park 903-593-5079
6 miles away on NNW Loop 323
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