Bucket Calf Show

Bucket Calf Show

Sunday, July 28th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. - NORTH OVAL SHOW RING

Entry Form Due: Friday, July 12th

Picture of girl with calfThe Bucket Calf Show is a favorite event for many of our guests and exhibitors at the Weld County Fair. Established in 1987, the Bucket Calf Show gives youth ages 4-8 (as of December 31st, 2018) an opportunity to bring an animal into the ring to be shown. Exhibitors have the option to dress up along with their calf for fun, but it is not required. All calves must go through animal health inspection when entering Island Grove Park. Animal health inspection will begin at 8:00 a.m. and participants are advised to plan accordingly.

Download Bucket Calf Release & Entry Form

Bucket Calf Show Rules:
1. The Bucket Calf project will be open to all youth ages four (4) to eight (8) years of age as of December 31st, 2018.
2. Calves must be born after May 1st, 2019.
3. Exhibitor will be allowed to show only one calf.
4. Bucket Calf judging will be on the child's ability to handle the calf. All calves must be halter broke.
5. All Bucket Calves will be assigned to a specific area in the barn by superintendents and must be in place in the north oval grass area near the show ring by 9:30 a.m. on the day of the show. Calves will be released immediately following the contest.
6. All calves must be on the bucket or bottle at Fair time (NO nurse cows).
7. Calves may be of any breed or sex.
8. Weld County Fair General Livestock rules relevant to stalls, care of livestock, and health are to be followed. All calves must go through Animal Health Inspection when entering Island Grove Park.
9. Participants will receive ribbons only. No premiums will be paid out.