Live Animals

The fair is alive with animals of all shapes and sizes. You’re sure to enjoy watching the best of the best walk off with cash prizes and blue ribbons in the Show Ring. Check out the competition ring or meander through the barns to view other fine two- and four-legged animals. A partial listing follows.

Dairy Cattle Show

Sponsored by Carolina-Eastern Vail, Inc.

From Ayrshires to Milking Shorthorns, from Guernseys to Brown Swiss, the region’s dairy cattle draw admiring glances.

Beef Cattle Show

Sponsored by Dells’ Plumbing Heating & A/C Inc.

From Angus to Herefords, from Shorthorn to Simmental, the region’s best beef cattle vie to win the championship.


Sponsored by Agway of Chatham-Claverack-Millerton-Gt Barrington

Two dozen breeds, from the better known Shetland and Merino to the more exotic Tunis and Ramboullet, fill the sheep pens.


Sponsored by Agway of Chatham-Claverack-Millerton-Gt Barrington

Open to more than 140 varieties, the poultry exhibit offers 15 sections of some very exotic looking birds: American, Mediterranean, Asiatic, English, French, Dutch, Game Bantams, Ornamental Bantams, Guineas, Ducks, Geese, Pigeons, and more.