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Aug. 25 – Labor Day, Sept. 5, 2022

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Cattle

The following information has not been updated for 2022. Please check back in the spring and summer for updates. If you’d like to receive State Fair news, sign up for our email list.

From the Moo Booth to the Cattle Barn to the Coliseum and everywhere in between, beef and dairy cattle can be found all 12 days of the fair. Make sure you stop by the historic Cattle Barn.

2021 Cattle Barn Hours

  • Thursday, Aug. 26: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 27: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 28: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 29: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Note early closing time for Livestock Arrival & Departure.
  • Monday, Aug. 30: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 31: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 1: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 2: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Note early closing time for Livestock Arrival & Departure.
  • Friday, Sept. 3: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 4: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 5: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 6: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Note early closing time for Livestock Departure.

The 4-H Cattle show takes place the first four days of the fair, open class moves in the middle four days, and FFA takes over the last four days.

Want to learn about cattle and the importance of their place in agriculture? Don’t miss a trip to the Moo Booth in the Cattle Barn. Guests can find cows being milked, learn how to hand milk a cow, participate in a butter sculpting contest and so much more. Finally, check out the best of the best cattle as they are judged under the bright lights of the Coliseum. Be sure to check out the daily schedule for hours of where and when to find our a-moos-ing friends.

Some breeds you might see:

Beef Cattle

  • Angus
  • Charolais
  • Hereford
  • Limousin
  • Percentage Simmental
  • Red Angus
  • Shorthorn
  • Shorthorn Plus
  • Simmental

Dairy Cattle

  • Ayrshire
  • Brown Swiss
  • Guernsey
  • Holstein
  • Jersey
  • Milking Shorthorn
  • Red & White