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AgFest Junior Show, Auction Next Week
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Boots, belts, Blue Jackets, and green hats will converge as San Joaquin County Junior Exhibitors take on AgFest.

From Tuesday, June 16 through Saturday, June 20, nearly 900 youth exhibitors will descend upon the San Joaquin Fairgrounds for four days of competition, culminating with the Livestock and Vocational sale on Saturday, June 20. Multiple Escalon area youths will be taking part in the AgFest again this year.

Visitors to AgFest can expect multiple show rings going daily while some highlights of the week include Farm to Fork, the not to be missed costume contest on Thursday evening, and Closing Awards Ceremonies and Master Showmanship on Friday night.

“Sold” “Sold” “Sold” are the words that will be ringing loud and clear on Saturday.

“It used to be a big deal to buy a champion animal, there are only eight Supreme Champions,” commented Junior Show and Auction Secretary Jeff Wagner. “We want to bring that back.”

With so much concern on natural products and treatment, buying a project from the livestock sale at AgFest, means you are purchasing an animal that was custom fed and humanely raised.

“We encourage buyers to come down and ask the exhibitors how their project was fed and cared for, you can’t do that in a grocery store,” Wagner added.

Livestock is not the only thing you will find at AgFest, as this year AgFest has brought back the Vocational projects as a silent auction between the two livestock sale rings.

New buyers are welcome at the auction. Registration can be done ahead of time, or day of the sale beginning at 7:30 a.m. For convenience all major credit cards are accepted. For more information on the auction email or call Ian Sunbury (209) 915-9001.

For all the details on AgFest, the daily schedule, Sponsor forms, Farm to Fork tickets, and auction information visit the AgFest website at