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Bourbon County Fair Sheep Show

Tuesday, June 27th, 2023

Bourbon County Fair Grounds -

30 Legion Road, Paris, KY 40361

Chairmen: Todd Yazell & Christy Thompson


Breeding: Starts at 5:00 pm. All breeding animals need to be on the fairgrounds by 4:00 pm.

Market Lamb Weigh-in: 4:00 pm - Market Lamb Showmanship: 6:00 pm or at the end of the Breeding Show with Market Lamb show following showmanship. All market animals need to be on the fairgrounds by 5:00 pm.


-Health requirements refer to insert.

-All animals must be on fairgrounds by 5:00 pm.

-Anyone in 4-H and FFA, and others are eligible for open classes.

-There will be no more than two entries per person per class

-Showmanship entries must show in one other class. Open to all youth.

-All 4-H, FFA, and Novice market lamb entries must be nominated in the exhibitor's name and identified by the -Kentucky Uniform Identification Program. See 4-H agent or FFA advisor for details.

-All lambs must be shown by the exhibitor (owner) unless the exhibitor is incapacitated (deprived of strength or ability; physically impaired) or had more than one entry in a class, then he or she may have another 4-H or FFA youth exhibit his or her animal.

-Market lamb exhibitors will be limited to six lambs. Novice exhibitors will be limited to two lambs.

-KUIP lambs can be shown in either breeding or market lamb classes or both.

-Exhibitors are expected to remove any livestock bedding that is brought into the fairgrounds.

-Anyone entering grounds will pay admission.


Showmanship Premiums: $25, $15, $12

Age Classes: (Age as of January 1 of current year)

Novice: under 9

Clover: 9 to 11

Junior: 12 to 13

Intermediate: 14 to 16

Senior: 17 and above

Market Lamb Classes:

Premiums: $20, $15, $10, $5, $5

-Novice Market Lambs will be shown by weight.

-Youth market lambs will be shown by breed and weight. Lambs will be split into classes of 20 lambs or less at the discretion of the show committee.

-The show committee will confirm the breed of lamb. There must be five lambs in a breed to have a breed show. If five head cannot be met, lambs will be placed in either WFX or BFX classes. The decision of the show chairman and/or judge is final. Anyone failing to abide by these rules will forfeit all premium money and awards.

-Breed order for the market lamb show will be determined the night of the show.

-An award will be presented to Bourbon County Youth Exhibitor Overall Grand Champion and Reserve Champion Market Lamb sponsored by Pleasure Pointe Farm

Breeding Show:

Premiums: $20, $15, $10, $5, $5

Breed Order: Dorset, Hampshire, Southdown, Suffolk, AOB, BFX, WFX

Breed Classes:

Ewe Lamb

Pair of Ewe Lambs

Ewe one year old and under two

Pair of yearling ewes

Ram Lamb

Pair of Ram Lambs

Ram, one year old and under two

A banner will be presented to Supreme Champion Ewe and Ram 

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