2023 Chatham County 4-H Livestock Show – Sat., Sept. 9th

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Children showing goats in an arena.

FREE, FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Food By H&V will be on-site for lunch that day.

Heifer Show – 9:30 a.m. start

Sheep Show – 1:30 p.m. start

Sponsored by:

Chatham County 4-H

4-H Logo

United Way of Chatham County

United Way

Farm Bureau Chatham County

Farm Bureau Chatham

Quality Equipment

Quality Equipment

The Chatham County Livestock Show will be held Saturday, September 9th, 2023, at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center located at 1192 US Hwy 64W Business, Pittsboro, NC 27312. The show is open to all youth that have not reached their 19th birthday prior to January 1, 2023. All youth under the age of 8 (including Cloverbuds aged 5-7 and Pee Wees under the age of 5) will NOT be judged under competition, but will exhibit non-competitively and receive a participation ribbon. Exhibitors will automatically be entered into their showmanship classes.

Exhibitors are limited to 2 sheep (wether or ewe) and/or 2 beef heifers and 1 steer. The animals must be under the exhibitor’s care.  If an exhibitor has more than one animal in the same class, another exhibitor or person can show the additional animal after notifying show officials.

All Cloverbuds will show non-competitively. If another showman who does not already have 2 animals in a species would like to show a Cloverbud Showman’s animal in type classes, please list the animal on the registration forms of the showman. This change will not be accepted the day of the show.

Show officials reserve the right to arrange classes as needed.

All animals must have an official health certificate signed by an accredited veterinarian or approved state or federally employed veterinarian. All lambs must have a USDA Scrapie tag in place. Those animals that do not have a tag will have to leave the show grounds. 

The registration deadline is August 9, 2023 for non-circuit youth.   The registration deadline is 5:00 p.m. on July 14, 2023. Late registrations will not be accepted.

2023 Youth Livestock Registration Form – CHATHAM


Animals with a low body condition score or showing signs of sickness will not be accepted!

  1. Lambs can be ewe or wether (no rams) weighing at least 75 lbs. All lambs must have baby teeth in place at the time of the show.
  2. Lambs must be sheared and clean.
  3. Lamb classes will be divided by weight.
  4. Once set, all lambs must have four feet on the floor of the show ring. Lifting feet off the ground for an extended period of time will not be tolerated.


  1. Heifers must be born between September 1, 2021 and April 30, 2023. Heifers MUST BE HALTER BROKEN.  Unruly animals, which potentially endanger the safety of exhibitors and/or officials, will be asked to leave the ring.


  1. Heifers will be divided into classes according to birth date. This will be done at the discretion of the show officials. All breeds will be shown in one class according to the date of birth.


  1. Showmanship classes will be based solely on showmanship, not fitting.

All rules subject to change as per show official’s discretion. All decisions will be final.

There will be drinks and snacks available for sale on the showgrounds. Please bring lead ropes to tie animals. Limited wash facilities and electrical hookups are available for use, so it is recommended that you wash and dry animals at home. Toilet facilities and a handwashing station will be available on-site. 


GPS address for the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center (CCACC):  1192 US Hwy 64W Business, Pittsboro, NC 27312. The showgrounds can be found on the northwest side of the property. Directions to the CCACC