Get Directions

Call Grandstand

Call Main Office

Livestock

To Educate & Have Fun

The Livestock Department near gate 5 on Avenue “F” is ready to welcome you to the 163rd edition of the Bloomsburg Fair. We are excited to continue sharing with you mutton busting (kids riding sheep, like featured at rodeos) in our Sunset Ice Cream Livestock Outdoor Ring. Daily mutton busting signups for the children will take place at the outdoor ring. We have numerous educating and entertaining demonstrations for you in this ring by 4-H kids and their animals, pigs and people program, miniature donkeys, Clydesdales, Percheron Hitch and Scottish Highlander Cattle, among other invited guests. You will not want to miss our 4-H horse and pony drill team perform daily in the large livestock arena, sponsored by Vance’s Apple dumplings. Penn Cheese, our fair sponsor, made cheese from our milk collected in our milking parlor from last years fair. We are educating about milk products and giving the opportunity to purchase cheese made from our fairs milk.

Don’t miss our designated kids area where farmer bloom, our fair’s mascot, will be stationed among other fun things for kids to do and learn about livestock & agriculture. In this kids area we have a cow with imitation components for the kids to milk, a scavenger hunt, peddle tractor course. The ever popular corn box is new this year and ready for the Hundreds of Kids that play in this daily. There will be plenty to see and do, while learning about raising animals and farming.

We have very competitive livestock shows throughout fair week for Dairy Cattle, Sheep, Dairy Goats, Market Goats, Swine & Breeding Beef. The 4-H kids get to show off there Dairy Cattle, market lambs, steers, goats and swine during the 4-H shows. There will be a sale of the 4-H market animals in the small arena on Friday night at 6:00. This sale gives 4-H members a chance to make money for college or start a business. 4-H club members will be offering to have your picture taken with a calf, lamb, donkey, horse or goat.

Agility Dogs will perform throughout the week, please see the livestock schedule for days and times.

We are very excited about our very successful Horse Pulling contest and have received more sponsorships to be put towards the premiums. Also a fan favorite is the Mini Horse Pull which is held Saturday morning at 9:30am. The pony pulling on Saturday afternoon is always a well attended event.

The news media is invited to attend the 32nd anniversary Hoe-down to be held in the Large Arena on Wednesday evening at 7pm. The following companies are proud to be sponsors of this event held for the livestock exhibitors and their families:

  • Hatfield Quality Meats
  • Sunset Ice Cream
  • Stroehmann & Maier’s Bakeries, Inc.
  • Middleswarth Potato Chips
  • Giant Food Stores, Inc.
  • Catawissa Bottling Co.
  • Dairy Farmers of America
  • R.U. Troutman & Son, Distributors of Middleswarth Potato Chips
  • The Bloomsburg Fair

Jim Vance’s Apple Dumplings on Avenue “E”, in combination with the Bloomsburg Fair, is once again sponsoring the Horse & Pony Drill Team for your daily entertainment.

We are glad that Yoder Way Builders have sponsored a red and white domed pole barn for the Livestock Area you can see this great hoop barn from Rt. 11.

Have fun, learn and make many family memories at our fair!

Jeff B. Giger
Supt. of Livestock

Livestock Events 2018

An Educational and Entertaining Week of Events

Friday Scottish Highlander Cattle & Miniature Donkeys 6:00pm Sunset Ice Cream Outdoor Ring
4-H Horse & Pony Drill Team 8:00 – 9:00 pm Large Arena
Saturday 4-H Vocational Horse Show 9:00am Large Arena
Scottish Highlander Cattle, Miniature Donkeys & Clydesdales 10:00am Sunset Ice Cream Outdoor Ring
Fleece to Shawl Competition 1:00 – 3:30pm Small Arena
Shawl Judging (Auction to follow) 3:30 – 4:15pm Small Arena
Hitch Percherons & Clydesdales (After 4-H Horse Show) 4:00pm Large Arena
Shawl Auction 4:15pm Small Arena
Sunday Hitch Percherons & Clydesdales 1:00pm Tractor Parade
4-H Horse & Pony Drill Team 4:00pm Large Arena
Miniature Donkeys, Scottish Highlander Cattle, Clydesdales & Team Percherons 5:30pm Large Arena
Monday Judging 4-H Swine 8:00am Small Arena
FFA Skil-A-Thon Judging Team 9:00am Large Arena
Judging 4-H Beef 1:00pm Large Arena
Judging 4-H Rabbit 2:00 – 4:00pm Small Arena
Judging 4-H Dairy Beef 2:15pm Large Arena
Judging 4-H & Open Breeding Beef 3:15pm Large Arena
Scottish Highlander Cattle & Miniature Donkeys 6:00pm Large Arena
Percherons & Clydesdales 6:30pm Large Arena
4-H Poster Contest 7:00pm Meet in Livestock office, Contest in Small Arena
4-H Horse & Pony Drill Team 7:00 – 8:00pm Large Arena
Tuesday Judging 4-H Market Lambs 8:00am Small Arena
Judging Color Breed Cattle 9:00am Large Arena
Judging 4-H Sheep 12:00pm Small Arena
Judging 4-H Market Goats 2:00pm Small Arena
Judging 4-H Breeding Market Goats 4:30pm Small Arena
Miniature Donkeys & Scottish Highlander Cattle 5:00pm Large Arena
Hitch Team Percherons & Clydesdales 5:30pm Large Arena
4-H Horse & Pony Drill Team 6:00pm Large Arena
Agility Dogs 7:30pm Large Arena
Wednesday Judging Holstein & Red & White Cattle 9:00am Large Arena
Judging Dairy Goats 9:00am Small Arena
Scottish Highlander Cattle & Miniature Donkeys 10:00am Sunset Icecream Outdoor Ring
Miniature Donkeys, Scottish Highlander, Clydesdales 6:00pm Sunset Icecream Outdoor Ring
Livestock Banquet (Livestock Exhibitors Only) 7:00pm Large Arena
Thursday Judging 4-H Dairy Cattle 9:00am Large Arena
Judging Open Sheep 9:00am Small Arena
Judging Supreme Champ Dairy Cow from Open Show After 4-H Dairy Show Large Arena
Judging Breeding Market Goats 2:00pm Small Arena
Agility Dogs 5:00 – 6:00pm Large Arena
4-H Horse & Pony Drill Team 6:00 – 7:00pm Large Arena
Hitch Percherons, Clydesdales, Scottish Highlander Cattle & Miniature Donkeys 7:00 – 7:30pm Large Arena
Livestock Fun Night 7:30pm Large Arena
Cow Chip Bingo 8:30pm Large Arena
Friday Clydesdales & Percherons – $5.00 (Includes all Horse Shows) 9:30am Large Arena
Scottish Highlander Cattle & Miniature Donkeys 9:30am Large Arena
Lightweight Horse Pulling 10:00am Large Arena
Heavyweight Horse Pulling 1:00pm Large Arena
4-H Horse & Pony Drill Team 4:00-5:00pm Large Arena
4-H & FFA Livestock Sale 6:00pm Small Arena
Hitch Percherons, Clydesdales, Miniature Donkeys & Scottish Highlander Cattle 7:00pm Large Arena
Saturday Hitch Percherons & Clydesdales 9:15am Large Arena
Scottish Highlander Cattle & Miniature Donkeys 9:15am Large Arena
Mini Horse Pulling 9:30am Large Arena
Light & Heavyweight Pony Pulling 1:00pm Large Arena
4-H & FFA Supreme Showman Contest 1:00pm Small Arena
4-H Horse & Pony Drill Team 4:30pm – 5:30pm Large Arena

Daily Demonstrations in Livestock Area

Saturday through Saturday

  • Percherons 4-Horse Hitch owned by Jesse Fisk, Bloomsburg, PA
  • Scottish Highlander Cattle owned by Ben & Rhonda Trapani, Lewisburg, PA
  • Clydesdales owned by Luke & Rachel Vastine, Millville, PA
  • Miniature Donkeys, owned by Jerry & Julie Beishline, Stillwater, PA
  • Livestock Kids Area: Pedal tractors, corn box, Farmer Bloom mascot, mutton busting & 4-H demos in Sunset Ice Cream Outdoor Ring, scavenger hunt & milking an imitation cow

Sunset Ice Cream Livestock Outdoor Ring – 2018

(subject to change)

Mutton Busting sign-ups for children (50 lbs and under) (every day except Tues. or Thur.)

Friday 6 pm – Scottish Highlander Cattle & Miniature Donkeys
Saturday 10 am – Miniature Donkeys, Scottish Highlander Cattle, & Clydesdales
11 am – Pigs and People program by Paul Yoachim
12 pm – Mutton Busting / Open for livestock exhibitor volunteers
1 pm – Open for livestock exhibitor volunteers
2 pm – PA Equine Council Horse Presentation
3 pm – Pigs and People program by Paul Yoachim
4 pm – CART (County Animal Response Team)
5 pm – Mutton Busting / Open for livestock volunteers
6 pm – 4-H Horse Presentation
7 pm – Miniature Donkeys & Scottish Highlander Cattle
Sunday 10 am – Miniature Donkeys & Scottish Highlander Cattle
11 am – Pigs and People program by Paul Yoachim
12 pm – Mutton Busting / Horse Clicker Training by Taylor Hayes
1 pm – 4-H Horse Presentation
2 pm – Pa Equine Council Horse Presentation
3 pm – Pigs and People program by Paul Yoachim
4 pm – Open for livestock exhibitor volunteers
5 pm – Mutton Busting / Open for livestock exhibitor volunteers
6 pm – 4-H Horse Presentation
7 pm – Sheep & Horse Showmanship by Machaella Knelly
Monday 10 am – Miniature Donkeys & Scottish Highlander Cattle
11 am – Pigs and People program by Paul Yoachim
12 pm – Dog Agility
1 pm – 4-H Horse Presentation
2 pm – Mutton Busting / Pa Equine Council Horse Presentation
3 pm – Pigs and People program by Paul Yoachim
4 pm – Horse Clicker Training by Taylor Hayes
5 pm – 4-H Horse Presentation
6 pm – Mutton Busting / Open for livestock exhibitor volunteers
7 pm – Sheep & Horse Showmanship by Machaella Knelly
Tuesday 10 am – Scottish Highlander Cattle & Miniature Donkeys
11 am – Pigs and People program by Paul Yoachim
12 pm – Horse Clicker Training by Taylor Hayes
1 pm – 4-H Horse Presentation
2 pm – Pa Equine Council Horse Presentation
3 pm – Pigs and People program by Paul Yoachim
4 pm – 4-H Horse Presentation
5 pm – Sheep & Horse Showmanship by Machaella Knelly
6 pm – Open for livestock exhibitor volunteers
7 pm – Open for livestock exhibitor volunteers
Wednesday 10 am – Scottish Highlander Cattle & Miniature Donkeys
11 am – Pigs and People program by Paul Yoachim
12 pm – Dog Agility
1 pm – 4-H Horse Presentation
2 pm – Mutton Busting / Pa Equine Council Horse Presentation
3 pm – Pigs and People program by Paul Yoachim
4 pm – Mutton Busting / Horse Clicker Training by Taylor Hayes
5 pm – 4-H Horse Presentation
6 pm – Miniature Donkeys, Scottish Highlander Cattle & Clydesdales
Thursday 10 am – Scottish Highlander Cattle & Miniature Donkeys
11 am – Pigs and People program by Paul Yoachim
12 pm – CART (County Animal Response Team) / Horse Clicker Training by Taylor Hayes
1 pm – 4-H Horse Presentation
2 pm – Pa Equine Council Horse Presentation
3 pm – Pigs and People program by Paul Yoachim
4 pm – Sheep & Horse Showmanship by Machaella Knelly
5 pm – 4-H Horse Presentation
6 pm – Open for livestock exhibitor volunteers
7 pm – Open for livestock exhibitor volunteers
Friday 10 am – FFA Literacy Day Presentation
11 am – Pigs and People program by Paul Yoachim
12 pm – Scottish Highlander Cattle & Miniature Donkeys
1 pm – Mutton Busting / 4-H Horse Presentation
2 pm – Pa Equine Council Horse Presentation
3 pm – Pigs and People program by Paul Yoachim
4 pm – Open for livestock exhibitor volunteers
5 pm – Mutton Busting / Open for livestock exhibitor volunteers
6 pm – 4-H Horse Presentation
7 pm – Horse Clicker Training by Taylor Hayes
Saturday 10 am – Sheep & Horse Showmanship by Machaella Knelly
11 am – Horse Clicker Training by Taylor Hayes
12 pm – Pigs and People program by Paul Yoachim
1 pm – Mutton Busting / 4-H Horse Presentation
2 pm – Pa Equine Council Horse Presentation
3 pm – Pigs and People program by Paul Yoachim
4 pm – Mutton Busting / Open for livestock exhibitor volunteers
5 pm – 4-H Rabbit Jumping Demonstration
6 pm – 4-H Horse Presentation
7 pm – Scottish Highlander Cattle & Miniature Donkeys