August 28, 2023Validation Request Forms Due
September 29, 2023State Fair Entries Due
October 26 - November 12, 2023State Fair of Louisiana
November 19, 2023Evangeline Beef Classic
January 20, 2024 (tentative)
Evangeline Parish Livestock Show and Sale
January 30 - February 3, 2024Southwest District Livestock Show
February 10 - 17, 2024LSU Livestock State Show

Exhibitor and Parent Responsibility

It is the responsibility of the exhibitor and parent to understand and follow the State Fair of Louisiana and the LSU Livestock Show rules. If there are any questions on the understanding of the rules please call the 4-H Office at 337-363-5646 to speak to Mrs. Kim Deville, 4-H Agent, and she will happy to assist you. If you are new to the livestock program, she will meet with you to review rules and guidelines. The State Fair of Louisiana Catalog can be obtained by clicking here. If you would like a copy pf the LSU AgCenter Livestock Catalog, click here.

Hardship Statement

District and/or State Show Manager must be notified within seven days after validation hardship. After Contacting show manager, hardship forms must be immediately filed with supporting material and stating hardship. These hardships will be evaluated on a case by case basis by parish agent, district show manager, and state show manager. Only cases where it is determined to have been unavoidable will the exhibitor be allowed to validate. This decision will be final and not subject to appeal.

Educational Award Trip

Louisville, Kentucky and Memphis, Tennessee

Selection for the Livestock Educational Award Trip to Louisville, KY for sheep and trip to Memphis, TN for beef will be done at the state fair.

Information on exhibitor and animal eligibility, registration papers requirements, specific requirements for species, dates, selection process, and any additional information is located on the livestock show website. Go to and click on livestock; go to livestock show; then scroll to Livestock Award Trips for the needed information.

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