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Hiland Dairy Foods

Livestock Show

Date: Sept 22 - Oct 01, 2023

Entry Deadline

Entries will begin online starting July 17th. Deadline for on time entries is Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023. Late deadline is Friday, Sept. 1 through Sunday, Sept. 3.
Junior entries must be made by the ag teacher or county agents. Junior entry paperwork should be postmarked by
Sept. 9.

Open show exhibitors will register and pay online themselves.

Passes will be picked up when you check in your animals.

FYI: Junior show animals are NOT required to be Validated.
Junior Heifer Show is a Blow and Go Show.
Cable halters and pronged chains are prohibited.
Junior Heifers that show on Friday will be released on Friday.
NO Commercial heifers will be shown.
No Commercial Open Boer Goats will be shown.
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2023 Livestock Schedule

Junior Shows

Friday, September 22
Pasture and Wildlife Plant ID Contest
Junior Heifer Show
(These breeds made in 2022) Angus, Red Angus, Hereford, Polled Hereford, Shorthorn, Gray Brahman, Red Brahman, Santa Gertrudis and Simbrah

Saturday, September 23
Junior Heifer Show
(These breeds made in 2022) Charolais, Chianina, Limousin, Maine-Anjou, Simmental, ORB, Beefmaster, Brangus and ARB
JBBA Fall Classic
Junior Lamb Show

Sunday, September 24
Junior Steer Show
Junior Goat Show

Monday, September 25
Junior Rabbit Show

Saturday, September 30
Junior Dairy Show

Open Shows

Tuesday, September 26
Open ABBA Red & Gray Brahman Show
Miniature Zebu Youth Club Show

Wednesday, September 27
Miniature Zebu Club Show
Open Miniature Zebu Show

Thursday, September 28
Open Boer Goat Show

Saturday, September 30
TLBA Youth Texas Longhorn Show
Open Hereford Show
Open Pre Junior and Junior Miniature Hereford Show
TLBA Haltered Texas Longhorn Show

Sunday, October 1
Open Miniature Hereford Show
Junior Swine 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. If additional passes are needed, (please see catalog for gate times) 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.

Livestock trailer entrance route

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Due to construction of W. T. Brookshire 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.


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


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


Texas Farm Credit
Livestock Show Title Sponsor
Cricket Wireless
Tractor Supply
Austin Bank
Southside Bank
Glo-Flame Butane Inc.
Boone & Boone Construction
Threlkeld Farms
Stanger Surveying
Texas Bank and Trust
Cadence Bank
Ben Fitzgerald Real Estate
Rozell Sprayer Mfg.
Southwest Dairy
Lone Star Milk Producers
A time-honored tradition of the East Texas State Fair! Over 2,000 head of livestock will be exhibited during the ten day event. Entries come from all over the United States to participate in East Texas' greatest livestock exhibition.

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