Imagine a cow dressed as cotton candy led by a kid dressed as a box of popcorn, or how about a pig and a girl dressed as Beauty and the Beast? These are just a few of the many costumes that will be parading around during the livestock costume contest on Thursday, June 14 at the San Joaquin AgFest.
Local 4-H and FFA exhibitors, with their large and small animals – rabbits, chickens, cows, pigs, sheep and goats – will dress up to compete for bragging rights.
The event is scheduled for Thursday, June 14 at 5 p.m. in the pig ring and then the sheep ring at the San Joaquin Fairgrounds in Stockton. Thursday also features the Livestock Judging at 1:30 p.m. and an Exhibitor Ice Cream Social at 4 p.m.
The San Joaquin AgFest Junior Livestock Show and Auction continues through Saturday, June 16 at the fairgrounds. All San Joaquin County 4-H and FFA members with projects in the beef, swine, sheep, goats, dairy, rabbits, poultry, turkeys, cavy and dog areas are competing this week at the show and auction. Members who have vocational projects such as welding, wood, plants and vegetables are also exhibiting their projects during the show.
Scheduled at the AgFest on Friday, June 15 will be the Dairy Pee Wee Showmanship at 9 a.m.; Clover Showmanship 10 a.m.; Small Animal Master Showmanship 1 p.m.; Large Animal Master Showmanship 3 p.m.; Awards 5 p.m.; Sponsor/Auction BBQ 6 p.m.; Replacement Heifer Auction 7 p.m.
On Saturday, June 16 the Livestock Auction is scheduled for 9 a.m.; with the Mechanic and Wood Project Auction at noon.
The San Joaquin AgFest is an independent event put on by an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to promotion and support of the region’s 4-H and FFA members.