The bright lights of the Ferris wheel, a taste of those delicious, boiled peanuts, the sound of the auctioneer, and that familiar fresh sawdust smell. Those are some of my favorite things about the Osceola County Fair! So, grab some of those boiled peanuts and come to the Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show arena to cheer on and support the Osceola County 4-H and FFA members! The 4-H and FFA members work hard all year raising a market steer, hog, lamb, or goat to place at the top of their class at the fair to yield the best carcass for the consumer market. By supporting these hard-working exhibitors, you can purchase a great meat product that you can follow from farm to table. The money 4-H and FFA members earn from selling their market animals is used for various purposes, such as college, to buy a new car, or to put money away to help purchase their future market animals. If you are interested in supporting your local 4-H and FFA members but are not interested in purchasing a market animal for meat consumption you can leave a donation the night of the sale.

If you would like to come to the fair to show your support or if you are interested in becoming a buyer, the dates for the 2024 market animal shows and sales are listed below.

Market Animal Show & Sale Dates:

*All shows and sales are held at Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show arena*

February 8, 2024

  • Market Goat Show 4:00 pm
  • Market Hog Show 7:00pm

February 10, 2024

  • Market Goat Sale 4:00 pm
  • Market Hog Sale (after goat sale)

February 15, 2024

  • Market Steer Show 6:30 pm

February 16, 2024

  • Market Lamb Show 6:30 pm

February 17, 2024

  • Market Lamb Sale 4:00pm
  • Market Steer Sale (following lamb sale auction)

If you are interested in becoming a 4-H member or for additional information or questions about the market animal program, you can contact UF/ IFAS Extension Osceola County. If you are interested in becoming a buyer at the sale, please contact Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show or visit their website

by Brittany Justesen

Source: UF/IFAS Pest Alert

Note: All images and contents are the property of UF/IFAS.

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