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Swine - Department G

Rules & Regulations, Etc.

The Boone County Fair Barrow Show is a NON-terminal show.

Open Show exhibitors will be allowed to take animals home or send to market only. The Fair Board will have trucks available and will supervise loading for barrows going to slaughter.


Mailed entries must be postmarked before Midnight, Saturday, July 15th.

Entries can be made in person and will be taken in the Administration Bldg. on the fairgrounds which will be open on Saturday July 22nd, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday July 23rd, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. only. 

Entry fee $5.00 per entry PEN RENT $2.00 PER HEAD (2 pigs per pen)

Only Bag Shavings allowed for bedding! No washing pigs during Judging. We need the pens for holding pens during the show.


NO TACK PENS ALLOWED. All tack must be above pens.

**Premise ID is REQUIRED for exhibition at all 2023 County, State, 4-H and FFA fairs in Illinois and must appear on the entry form** For more information and to obtain a Premise ID go to or call 1-866-299-9256.

Administration Fee $5.00 Per Dept., includes 4-H exhibitors, no fee for junior dept. if entered in open show.

No animal with evidence of arthritis will be allowed to show. An official certification of weight of each barrow shown must be secured from the official weighmaster before show. The first weight is the final weight. INDIVIDUAL BARROWS MUST WEIGH BETWEEN 230 AND 290 POUNDS. ALL CLASSES MUST HAVE AT LEAST FIVE ENTRIES OR THEY WILL BE COMBINED WITH ANOTHER CLASS. LIMIT OF TWO PREMIUMS PER EXHIBITOR PER CLASS. THERE WILL BE A MAXIMUM OF FIVE CLASSES IN THE PUREBRED AND A MAXIMUM OF SIX CLASSES IN THE CROSSBREEDS.

All livestock exhibitor’s trucks, trailers and vehicles must be parked outside the gates. Swine Market and Trucking Designation Forms must be completed and returned to Rob Goeddeke by 8 PM Wednesday, August 9th.


All swine exhibitors will need to obtain the appropriate certification: Adults: valid Adult PQA certification, Youth (ages 8-18) as of Sept. 1, 2022: Youth Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) certification or valid Youth PQA, Youth 7 years and under will fall under a parent/guardian’s Adult PQA.

The Illinois Dept. of Agriculture strictly forbids the use of Paylean or the generic form Ractopamine in show hogs. The BCFA abides by this rule and any animal testing postiive for Paylean or Ractopamine will be the sole responsibility of the exhibitor and punishment could include the exhibitor suspension of show privilege at subsequent Boone County Fair Swine shows.

BCFA reserves the right to test any animal being exhibited for the presence of illegal or banned drugs or banned substances.  Failure of any testing procedures will result in the exhibitor forfeiting premiums, and the exhibitor will be suspended 1 year & 1 day for 1st Offense and permanently banned for 2nd Offense. BCFA will cover cost of testing.

Important Information

MIKE and SHARON CHARLESWORTH (815-494-1898),

SCOTT NEWPORT (815-754-4678), Superintendents

TOM MCKENNA, BUTCH PETERS, Assistant Superintendents

WEIGH-IN TUESDAY will start with Open & Jr. Show weigh-in at 3pm.  4-H with start weigh-in at 4 p.m.


PLEASE READ RULE 33 From the Notice to Exhibitors BEFORE MAKING ENTRIES.

To be judged Friday, 8:30 a.m., August 11th.

Exhibitor passes and vehicle stickers will NOT be mailed. They can be picked up at the Administration Bldg.

​Premiums Offered – $10,983.00

Do Not Make Entries For Champions.

Only Bag Shavings allowed for bedding!

Premium checks will be HELD until PENS ARE CLEANED. When they are cleaned then checks will be available in the Swine Barn on Sunday August 13th from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.

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Swine Costume Contest
Saturday August 12th
Prizes will be awarded for: Most Creative, Most Humorous, Best Craftsmanship & Best Team!

Entry Form

Step 1: Download Application Form file below

Step 2: Save File, Enter Data and Save File. 

Step 3: Print File

Step 4: Mail to address on Form with Checks payable to: Boone County Fair Association 

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