Department 4: Sheep

Event Day and Date
JudgingFriday, August 18 at 2:00 pm in the Cattle Arena
Deadline for all entriesAugust 1
Drop OffAll animals enter fairgrounds on Sunday, August 13.
4-H entries between 7:00 am and 11:00 am.
Breeding Sheep between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm
Contact Name Phone Email
SuperintendentRobert Supancik570-533-1066[email protected]
Assistant SuperintendentMark Kowalewski570-905-7098[email protected]

Department Rules

Exhibitors must adhere to the General Rules for the Harford Fair listed here.

Exhibitors must adhere to the IAFE Code of Ethics which can be found here.

1. To enter: go to and follow the link to enter online or use the Sheep Entry Blank below. Please include the entry fee of $2.00 per animal. The Open Sheep Show will be held in the Cattle Arena.
2. Any animal of unthrifty nature, unsuitable condition, or which cannot be satisfactorily handled under show conditions,
must be removed from the fairgrounds.
3. Exhibitors must have all animals entered for competition on the fairgrounds on Sunday, August 14, 2022, between 7:00 AM and Noon for 4-H entries and between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM for Breeding Sheep. Animals may leave the fairgrounds after 10:00 PM on Saturday, August 20, 2022.
4. Group Class Descriptions - Class 10 - Breeder's Young Flock: one ram lamb and two ewe lambs. All bred and owned by exhibitor.  Class 11 - Pen of Lambs: two ram lambs and two ewe lambs. Class 12 - Get of Sire: four breeding animals, any age, and both sexes must be represented. All animals bred by one Sire. All animals need not be owned by one exhibitor. Class 13 - Flock: one ram (under two years), two ewes (one year and under two years), and two ewes (under one year).

5. All animals in group classes must be under two years of age and entered in individual classes.
6. If an exhibitor is unable to tend his animals during the fair, he must inform a superintendent IN WRITING of the name of the person responsible in his absence. Failure to do so will result in the forfeit of all or part of the premium and can result in the removal of the exhibit from the fair.
7. Harassment of the judge or other official is cause for disqualification.
8. Registration papers must be available upon request during the fair.
9. Crossbred ewes may show under Breed classification 1P - Production Class. If you have a market lamb that is an ewe, you may enter her as a production ewe or a market lamb in the open show, NOT both.
10. Tack pens are not guaranteed. They will be assigned by the number of sheep you enter or space available.

11. All sheep and goats, stalled on the wash rack side of the barn or the back corner, must have their pen cleaned by 10:00am on Sunday morning.


Department 4 - Sheep - 2023 Health Rules

Requirements for Pennsylvania Sheep Entering the Fairgrounds:

1) All animals must be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) issued after May 1, 2023. The CVI must remain on the Fairgrounds with the exhibitor and be available for inspection at any time.
2) All animals must be free of infectious, contagious, or parasitic diseases and a statement of this is required on the CVI (the statement is preprinted on the CVI).
3) Certification by owner and accredited veterinarian is required stating that the identified animal (s) has not been exposed to Scrapie.
4) All animals must have individual official USDA scrapie identification. Approved ID includes: An official USDA scrapie ear tag available from the USDA at 1-866-873-2824 (order early, processing and delivery may take several weeks); or, A USDA-approved custom scrapie ear tag; or,
A USDA-approved scrapie tattoo with individual animal ID (tattoo); or, An ISO-compliant 15-digit ear tag (including RFID).
5) All animals over three (3) months of age (except market sheep) must have a current (within 180 days of show) rabies vaccination and show proof of vaccination with: 1) a valid rabies certificate (or copy of); or 2) the rabies vaccination information must be included on the CVI.

Requirements for Out of State Sheep Entering the Fairgrounds (in addition to the above listed requirements):

  1.  All animals must be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) issued ) issued within 30 days of fair. If an animal comes from a state in which Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) has been identified, or a bordering state, the CVI shall include a statement verifying that the animal (s) has been examined and found to free from VS and during the past 90 days, this animal (s) has neither been exposed to VS nor located within 10 miles of a site where VS has been diagnosed.