2017 Harvest Festival Schedule of Events

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All Events October 25-28 at the Longview Fairgrounds, Longview, Texas
Unless otherwise noted
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OCTOBER 1, 2017
Deadline for Entries to be submitted online by County Agent/FFA Advisor as a group. See TO ENTER for online entry system information. Group’s entry forms, cart total sheet, and check for entries are due in office by 5 pm or postmarked by October 2, 2017.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017
7:00-8:00 a.m.- Rabbit scales open to exhibitors
8:30 a.m.- Rabbit weigh-in/check-in/Show…release of non-sale rabbits following the Show
(One day show…No rabbit cages available)
2:00-8:00 p.m.- Weighing & Sifting Market Swine as they are unloaded
4:00 to 8:00 p.m.- Check in of all livestock entries (except Prospect Steers, Heifers, and Poultry) at Fairgrounds. Check in of Ag Mechanic entries and All Home Economic entries at the Maude Cobb Activity Center
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.- Lamb and Goat weigh-in
8:00 p.m.- All entries in place

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017
7:30 a.m.- Roaster/Broiler sift & check-in
(No poultry cages available. Poultry will go directly from the show ring to the truck)
9:00 a.m.- Market Swine Judging
Market Steer weights due to Beef Superintendent and Early Heifer Check in
Poultry Show…Roaster show followed by Broiler show
10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Home Economics Judging
12:00 p.m.- Ag Mechanics Judging
2:00 p.m. – Public Viewing of Home Economics Divisions.
Release of non-sale swine following completion of sale order selection and pictures
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – All Home Economics entries (no edible food items will be returned) can be checked out and picked up
8:00 p.m.- Gates closed Thursday and will remain closed until after the Cattle Show

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017
8:00 a.m.- Lamb Judging, followed by Meat Goat Judging
All sale lambs/goats will be moved to swine barn after sale order and pictures
2:00 p.m.- Market Steer Judging in the Cattle Show Arena
Non sale animals should be removed from fairgrounds after the steer show

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017
Open Heifer Show-Steer Show Jackpot, open to everyone, enter online at http://harv.fairmanager.com/ or enter morning of the show.
6:30 a.m. until 7:30 a.m. Prospect Steer and Heifer Check In
Release of any remaining animals (except sale animals) only after the Cattle Show concludes
8:00 a.m. Heifer Jackpot Show begins, Steer Jackpot Show begins immediately following the heifer show.
Heifer Show:
First – Eighth place… ribbons
Breed grands/reserves… rosettes
Division grands/reserves…..Trophy Buckles
Supreme grand champion….Leather Director’s Chair
Supreme reserve champion….Banner
Prospect Steer Show:
First – Eighth place…ribbons
Division grands/reserves….rosettes
Grand Prospect Steer…Trophy Buckle/$250
Reserve Prospect Steer…Trophy Buckle/$125

5:00 p.m. Buyers Dinner and exhibition of Champions at the Maude Cobb Convention Center
6:00 p.m. Sale and exhibition of Champions at the Maude Cobb Convention Center

Ag Mechanics entries must be picked up by the conclusion of the premium auction on Saturday, October 28, 2017

DON’T FORGET TO ATTEND
THE HARVEST FESTIVAL BUYERS DINNER AND SALE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017
MAUDE COBB ACTIVITY CENTER
BUYERS DINNER – 5:00 P.M.
SALE – 6:00 P.M.

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