Junior Fair Exhibitor Information

Registration Information

Welcome to the Hardin County Fair! We’re so glad that you’re here! We’re all in for a great week full of contests, food, and great friends and memories.


Animals are welcome to move in at any time on Monday. You can read the Market Animal Weight Requirements here.

  • Hogs 11:00
  • Lambs 12:30
  • Goats 4:00-5:00
  • Market Beef (Feeders 1st) 4:00-5:00
  • Dairy Feeders 5:00-6:00
  • Rabbits, Broilers and Turkeys 5:30-6:30
  • Dairy Steers 6:00-6:30

Exhibitor Wristbands and Numbers

Junior fair exhibitors must obtain their wristband to be admitted to the fair during the week. They can be obtained in the Junior Fair Board Office located in the Machinery Building. (Please enter from machinery building side) Exhibitor back numbers can also be picked up from this location if applicable. Wristbands are void once removed.

Livestock Sale Information

The Junior Fair Livestock Sale gives exhibitors the opportunity to be rewarded for their year of hard work and dedication to their projects. The sale begins promptly at 9:00am and will be in the following order:

  • Dairy Steers
  • Rabbits
  • Hogs
  • Broilers
  • Turkeys
  • Dairy Beef Feeders
  • Milk
  • Lambs
  • Goats
  • Beef Steers
  • Beef Feeders

Guidance for Quarantined Exhibitors

Any individual or household, whether exhibitor or otherwise, who have been issued a quarantine order related to a positive COVID-19 test, from the Kenton-Hardin Health Department or any other authorized health authority, are not permitted to attend the Hardin County Fair.  This includes any quarantine order issued as a direct result of a positive COVID-19 test to an individual, or any quarantine order issued as a result of contract tracing caused by a separate individual testing positive for COVID-19 (e.g. someone determined to be close proximity to an individual testing positive for COVID-19, but who neither themselves been tested nor have a confirmed test result for COVID-19).  

Any exhibitor who has been issued a quarantine order, as described in the paragraph above, who has a livestock animal(s) registered for a livestock show may have their animal(s) shown by another junior fair exhibitor.

Any exhibitor meeting the criteria above, who is showing another exhibitor’s animal(s) because of an issued quarantine order, may also participate in the livestock sale in their place.

Any exhibitor who does not meet the criteria above may not participate in the livestock show. Their animal will not be allowed on the grounds at any time. The exhibitor is responsible for the marketing of the animal. The exhibitor will be allowed to sell in the Premium Sale – without being present – so long as the exhibitor’s parent(s) or legal guardian authorizes the Hardin County Fair Board to announce, at the time of the Premium Sale, that the exhibitor was unable to participate in the applicable livestock show because of uncontrollable circumstances related to an order issued by KHHD. A form must be completed by the exhibitor’s parent(s) or legal guardian, and that form will be maintained at the Hardin County Fair office. Exhibitors and families can request this authorization form by emailing [email protected]

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