Livestock Interior


Livestock and other animals are at the roots of the Delaware State Fair’s history! Get involved by exhibiting your animals! Entries can only be made online via the Delaware State Fair’s website beginning 9:00 AM April 1, 2019 thru 11:59 PM June 1, 2019. Feeder Calves must be weighed and tagged for the 2019 Fair!


  • Online IRS Form W-9: When adding your first entry to your new exhibitor account, you will be prompted to complete and sign an online version of an IRS Form W-9. The completion and submission of the W-9 is mandatory for all livestock exhibitors. Unless you complete the online IRS Form W-9 you will not be able to make your first entry. We are gathering this information so that the IRS reporting requirements for premiums and auction earnings can be met. Additionally, this information will allow us to aggregate your premium and auction earnings and report this number to you in early January so you can use it when preparing your tax return.
    • If you are creating an exhibitor account that identifies joint individual owners (i.e. Jill and John Smith), please decide in advance whose information and social security number will be included on the IRS Form W-9.
    • If the exhibitor account is being set up in a farm, business, school or club name, you will need to submit your farm, business, school or club E.I.N. (employer identification number) which normally begins with 51-.
    • Please make sure that the name and social security number/employer identification number (E.I.N.) supplied on the W-9 matches the exhibitor registered on the exhibitor account.
  • YQCA Mandatory Training for All MARKET Exhibitors: All junior market animal exhibitors MUST complete a Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) training class prior to June 12, 2019, the last training session before the 2019 Fair.
    • This mandatory training requirement shall apply to all those exhibiting market animals. The training session is not limited to only market animal exhibitors and all exhibitors are encouraged to consider completing this course.
    • If you are a junior market animal exhibitor and have not attended an YQCA class on or before June 12, 2019, you will not be permitted to bring your animal on the grounds.
    • Information about the class can be found on the following PDF: 2019 Quality Assurance Certification Requirement for Delaware State Fair Market Animal Exhibitors form.
  • It is the responsibility of each exhibitor to read all General Animal Exhibitor Rules. These rules can be found in the exhibitor’s handbook.
  • ALL MARKET ANIMALS AND FEEDER CALVES MUST HAVE A DSF ISSUED EAR TAG. Please contact the fair office at (302)398-3269 if you have any questions. Steers and calves cannot be weighed in Georgetown.

Parade of Livestock Champions
For 2019 we are bringing back the “Parade of Livestock Champions” to celebrate our Centennial year! The event will be held in the Quillen Arena on Friday, July 26 starting at 6:00 PM. All Grand and Reserve Exhibitors are eligible to walk in the parade, however if you would like to walk with your animal, you will need to secure permission from your Superintendent. Once approved, you and your animal will be eligible to walk side by side. Participants must be in show attire and will walk with their respective departments. If you have any questions, please contact your Department Superintendent.

Livestock Extravaganza
All 1st and 2nd place market animals in the beef cattle, market goat, sheep, and swine departments will participate in the Livestock Extravaganza which will be held Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the Kent Building. Grand Champion and Reserve Champion in each species will be determined at that time.

Junior Livestock Auction
The Junior Livestock Auction will be held Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 6:30 PM in the Kent Building.
2018 – Junior Livestock Auction Rules & Regulations

Important Dates & Information

2019 – General Animal Exhibitor Rules

2018 – Livestock Judges

2019 – Fair Camping Application

2019 – Tagging Dates

2019 – YQCA Certification

2019 – General policies for Delaware State Fair Exhibitors

2019 – Dairy Cattle Show Ring Ethics

How to Make an Entry

2018 – How To Make An Entry

2018 – How To Make An Entry Slideshow

Exhibitors with Disabilities Accommodations Policy

2019 – Exhibitors with Disabilities Accommodations Policy


2019 – Exhibitor’s Right of Appeal

2019 – Exhibitor’s Right of Appeal Form