Livestock Shows & Sales

Albemarle/Charlottesville 4-H members can compete in 4-H and open shows, both in and out of county.

What's the difference? 

4-H Show
 A 4-H show follows guidelines as set by the National 4-H Council, is properly authorized and chartered, is covered under insurance as a 4-H event, and is recognized by the IRS as a tax exempt 4-H event. These shows are typically open only to enrolled 4-H and/or FFA members and are the only shows that are authorized to use the 4-H name and emblem.

Open Show
Open shows are free to set their own rules without any oversight, so participants do not have to be 4-H members. The organization hosting the open show should have their own insurance and may be tax exempt if the organization (such as a county fair) is a 501c(3). These events are not authorized to use the 4-H name and emblem in their advertising or marketing. Clubs and individuals who attend these shows are allowed to use the 4-H name and logo to identify themselves as 4-H members.  

Local Shows & Sales In Which Our Members Participate
Grace Church Farm Tour 4-H Livestock Show (2018 Rules)--June 9, 2018, Grace Church Farm Tour
Orange County Fair 4-H Livestock Show and Sale--June 20-23, 2018, Fairgrounds Road, Orange
Albemarle County Fair Open Livestock Show and Sale (Rules)--July 26-28, 2018, James Monroe's Highland
Fluvanna County Fair 4-H Livestock Show and Sale (2018 Rules)-- August 16-18, 2018,  Pleasant Grove Park

Frequently Asked Questions for Buyers 

Leave a Reply

Calendar of Events

Indicia Statement

Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Interim Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Karrin Temple, Albemarle/Charlottesville office at (434) 872-4580/TDD* during business hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event.
*TDD number is (800) 828-1120.