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AgFest Going Virtual For 2020 Show, Sale

The San Joaquin Junior Show and Auction Council, a 501c3 nonprofit organization formed in 2014, will host the 2020 Virtual San Joaquin AgFest Junior Show and Auction (AgFest). The mission of the Council is to provide a place for the youth of San Joaquin County to show and display agriculture projects.

AgFest Show and Auction has been transformed into a virtual show and auction because of the challenges presented by COVID-19. This year the exhibitors will submit photographs and videos of their livestock, ag mechanic, wood, floral and horticultural projects. Industry qualified judges will review all of the virtual entries and place the classes. Awards will be given to the outstanding exhibits just as if it were a live show. June 12 and 13, 2020, is the online auction where buyers can bid on all of the market animals participating in the show. The livestock will then be slaughtered, cut and wrapped just like a typical AgFest auction.

The exhibitors can enter their projects through Monday, May 11, 2020.

June 1 through 5, 2020 the exhibitors will submit their videos and photographs of their entries.

June 6 through 9, 2020 judges will evaluate and place entries.

June 12 through 14, 2020 the livestock will sell during an online auction.

Planned for late summer, exhibitors will attend a barbecue awards and scholarship dinner to recognize the outstanding exhibits.

Details are still being fine-tuned for this new virtual show and auction. For up to date information, visit the AgFest website,