Part Two of the Laurens County 4-H Youth Livestock Show is all set for this weekend at the Exchange Club building in Laurens.
The 2021 event, which began with the Dog and Rabbit Shows this past weekend at Squealing on the Square, returns after a one-year hiatus brought on by COVID-19 restrictions.
“We have about 65 exhibitors that are registered right now, so it’ll be a good turnout,” said County 4-H Youth Development Agent Kendall Winn. “We’ve had great participation and a good amount of sponsors. We’re just excited to be back.”
The Youth Livestock Show invites 4-H and Future Farmers of America members from across the Carolinas and Georgia to participate in the event.
So far, this year’s exhibitors are from all over South Carolina, Winn said.
“They get show experience, and they are able to show off what they’ve been able to do with their project animals,” she said. “It’s rewarding for them to get in front of judges, get awards and know their hard work paid off.”
The Beef Show is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, but there’s more to the event than cattle and other livestock.
An art show and a poster show are scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday featuring the artwork of 4-H members. Awards will be given in several different categories.
This past weekend’s Dog and Rabbit shows featured 19 exhibitors and gave them a chance to work in front of an audience broadened by Squealing on the Square.
“I think there was more exposure and it gave people a chance to see them and decide that maybe they would like to be a part of 4-H,” Winn said.
Admission this weekend is free for all shows.
Here is a schedule for this weekend’s 4-H Youth Livestock Show:
Art Show, 5 p.m.
Poster Show, 5 p.m.
Beef Show, 5:30 p.m.
Dairy Show, 9 a.m.
Market Lamb Show, 11 a.m.
Meat Goat Show, 1 p.m.