Fair Starts In: 2022-08-03 08:00:00 GMT-05:00

4-H & Livestock


For more information contact Elizabeth Adams at 304-991-2172



Prizes varies (see individual departments)



  1. The objective of the Wirt County Fair is to promote interest in agriculture, homemaking and community life.

  2. Junior exhibits will be accepted from only Wirt County 4-H (WVU Extension) members and Wirt County FFA members, who meet the requirements set forth by their respective organizations; and/or other groups recognized by the Wirt County Fair Association.

  3. Livestock exhibits must be entered between 4:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday and are not to be removed before the closing day. Prize money will be forfeited by failing to follow this rule. Market animals will be removed starting Saturday morning of the fair.

  4. Wirt County 4-H (WVU Extension), Wirt County FFA, Wirt County Youth Livestock Association, and Wirt County Fair Association assumes no responsibility in case of loss or damage to exhibit and upon this condition only are entries received.

  5. Any stock arriving sick or becoming sick while at the fair will be moved to a safe place and given the best possible care. However, the Wirt County 4-H (WVU Extension), Wirt County FFA, Wirt County Youth Livestock Association and/or the Wirt County Fair Association assumes no responsibility of illness or loss of exhibit.

  6. In order to enter an exhibit into the fair, the exhibitor must have an exhibitor’s number from the fair office.

  7. In case of no competition in a class, the right is reserved to award a second or third place, if the exhibit is not worthy of a higher placing.

  8. No cash awards outside of those listed. Ribbons only, and only one set of ribbons, given per class.

  9. 9. Exhibitors may only enter two market exhibits to be shown and sold. Additional animals may be shown in the open class (if space permits with prior notice).

  10. All animals must comply with health regulations of the West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA). 

  11. All animals must be in good health, well groomed and worthy of exhibiting. The livestock committee reserves the right to reject any entry not meeting these conditions.

  12. All animals must be dehorned.

  13. The Wirt County Fair Association will furnish housing space. The exhibitor must furnish feed, hay, feed pans and water buckets. Sawdust will be provided.

  14. The exhibitor will be required to keep their stall and space in clean condition by removing filth and litter or may hire someone to do so. Prize money will be forfeited, and a $250.00 fee assessed per animal if the stall is not cleaned after the animal is removed at the close of the fair. Stalls will be checked at 5 p.m. on Monday after the fair.

  15. Non-residents and residents of Wirt County may only enter the open divisions of livestock with an entry fee of $3.00 per head exhibited (if space permits with prior notice).

  16. The Wirt County Fair Association will be deducting a fee of 4% per animal and a set fee for a pen of 3 market rabbits from the total sale of the animal.

  17. Grand champion and reserve champion animals in each class must sell.

  18. Livestock entries must be controlled by exhibitors to the point that they will not endanger the general public, other exhibitors, the animal, or the exhibitor. The Wirt County Youth Livestock Association, The Wirt County Fair Association, and/or Barn Manager reserve the right to reject livestock entries which cannot be handled by the exhibitor. All cattle must have double ties in barn.

  19. Livestock exhibitors will only be permitted to sell two (2) market animals. Additional animals can be brought and shown (if space permits with prior notice) in open division only.

  20. For competition in the livestock showmanship, the animals must be owned and be shown by the exhibitor. In the event of safety for the animal, exhibitor, other exhibitors, and general public; this will be at the discretion of the committee.

  21. Showmanship is required to sell your animal. If you do not compete in showmanship, you will not be permitted to sell your animal.

  22. Exhibitors are expected to be present and involved with all aspects of caring for their animal(s) at all times.

  23. (Beef, Sheep, and Pork) The following deductions are required by each species respective National Check-Off programs: one-dollar ($1.00) per head of beef, five cents (.05) per pound of sheep and forty cents (.40) per hundred dollars of hog sold will be charged to each exhibitor that participates in the livestock sale.