General Entry Rules & Regulations: Livestock

All livestock entry sheets must be received or postmarked by August 15, 2019. Please make sure for each animal listed that an eartag number and birth date are also listed. Be sure to indicate the number of pens/stalls requested for your animals. Make special pen/stall requests as clear as possible! (Example: Special request for a stall for a cow and calf.)

Livestock exhibitors must attach a copy of the Health Certificate for Show form when submitting entry.

Health and registration papers must be made available for inspection by authorized Fair personnel at the time of entry into the Fair and at any other time deemed necessary by the Fair.

For 2019 the Prince George's County Fair will be having one-day livestock shows. Animals will not be expected to spend the night at the Fair.

Swine for both Open Class and 4-H will be accepted on Friday, September 6, 2019. The swine show will begin at 600pm. (It is requested that the animals arrive one hour prior to the show, if possible.)

All exhibitors must check in at the Registration Table in their area. Health and Registration papers must be presented to authorized Fair personnel and the State Veterinarian at time of check-in for inspection. No animals may be moved into stalls/pens until the check-in process is complete. All market animals will be weighed at check-in.

All animals must remain in assigned pens except during show preparation and when in competition.

The Fair will NOT furnish bedding for livestock. Sand will be in hog pens and shavings in poultry pens.

No exhibitor or parent may take more than two premiums in any class.

Entries in the division are open to anyone in the 5 Southern Maryland counties.

Breed classes will be determined by number of entries per class.

Market animals (cattle, sheep, swine) may not be shown as breeding stock. A maximum of 3 market goats, 3 market sheep and 3 market swine may be entered by an exhibitor.

Grand Champion and Best in Show will be awarded only if there is competition.

Registration Papers will be checked in Sheep and Dairy Departments.

Registration Papers will be checked on Breeding Animals.

Note: All sections in this division are open to persons limited by physical handicap or mental capacity.


Rules & Regulations for Swine

Swine (In addition to the general requirements) :   All swine must be individually identified by eartag, notch, or tattoo registration number.


All swine six (6) months of age and over, except barrows, must meet one of the following requirements:
1. Originate directly from a validated Brucellosis-free herd, or
2. Have a negative brucellosis test within thirty (30) days prior to date of entry.


Leptospirosis immunization is recommended. Consult your veterinarian.


All swine must meet one of the following requirements:
1. Originate directly from a Pseudorabies Qualified Negative Herd or from a Pseudorabies Monitored Herd (Include herd certification number on form), or 2. Have a negative Pseudorabies test within thirty (30) days of the date of entry. 

Section 764: Open Class Swine, All Breeds


Class Open Class Swine 1st 2nd 3th 4th 5th 6th
    $20 $15 $12 $10 $8 $7
76401 Boar, 3-6 months
76402 Boar, 7-12 months
76403 Gilt, 3-6 months
76404 Sow, 7-12 months
76405 Sow and Litter (show in pen)
76406 Breeder-Feeder Litter-Boar,Gilt,Borrow owned by exhibitor and farrowed after Feb 1 of current year.
76420 Indvidual Market Hog* (classes to be divided by weight taken Wednesday, September 9, between 2:00PM and 8:00PM)
76421 Pen of Two Market Hogs
76430 Best of Show, Male
76431 Best of Show, Female

* A maximum of 3 market hogs may be entered.
Market Hogs: Exhibitor must have been the owner of the animal(s) for 60 days prior to Fair.

Class Open Class Swine Awarded
76440 Champion Boar Rosette
76441 Reserve Champion Boar Rosette
76442 Champion Female Rosette
76443 Reserve Champion Female Rosette
76444 Champion Market Hog Trophy, Rosette
76445 Reserve Champion Market Hog Rosette
76446 Champion Pen of Two Market Hogs Rosette
76447 Reserve Champion Pen of Two Market Hogs Rosette