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How to Make an Entry

2019 – How to Make an Entry


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.

It is the responsibility of each exhibitor to read all General Animal Exhibitor Rules. These rules can be found in the exhibitor’s handbook. Swine exhibitors must be at least five (5) years of age as of January 1st of the current Fair year (2019).

YQCA Mandatory Training for All MARKET Exhibitors: All junior market animal exhibitors MUST complete a Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) training certification, unless they have an existing Youth Pork Quality Assurance (YPQA) certification that is still valid through July 2019. The YQCA training certification course can be done either in person or online, but must be completed prior to the start of the 2019 Delaware State Fair (July 18, 2019).

  • This mandatory training requirement shall apply to all those exhibiting market animals. The training certification 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 or completed the online YQCA course or currently have an existing YPQA valid certification by the start of the 2019 Delaware State Fair (July 18, 2019), you will not be permitted to show your animal and will be asked to remove your animal from the grounds.
  • More detailed information about the YQCA requirement and how to fulfill it for each specific age bracket can be found on the following pdf: 2019 Quality Assurance Certification Requirement for Delaware State Fair Market Animal Exhibitors.

Mandatory Barn Meeting Saturday, July 20 at 8:00 AM – Kent Building

Animals may arrive on Thursday, July 18 starting at 8:00 AM and must be in place by 8:00 AM, Saturday, July 20.

Please note the following weigh-in / tagging dates and minimum weight requirements.

  • On May 4, 2019 (Newark-Cook’s Farm 9:00 AM -11:00 AM) – Minimum weight is 75 lbs.
  • On May 4, 2019 (Georgetown 9:00 AM -11:00 AM) – Minimum weight is 75 lbs.
  • On May 11, 2019 (Fairgrounds 8:00 AM -11:00 AM) – Minimum weight is 80 lbs.
  • On May 17, 2019 (Fairgrounds-Livestock Show 5:00 PM -8:00 PM) – Minimum weight is 85 lbs (No tagging on Saturday)
  • On May 21, 2019 (Fairgrounds 5:00 PM-8:00 PM) – Minimum weight is 85 lbs.

2019 – Swine Premium Book