Livestock & Agriculture
AGRICULTURAL DEMONSTRATIONS & AWARD-WINNING LIVESTOCK SHOWING!
Our award wining fair welcomes many four-legged friends for Labor Day Weekend. The Springfield Fair strongly supports local 4-H, backyard farmers, commercial farmers, livestock and traditional agricultural enthusiast! We invite you to view and participate in our annual fair, we traditionally hold horse shows and traditional livestock exhibition for the categories of Rabbits & Goats.
Our livestock exhibition area is kept clean and tidy and it is a great place to pet or learn about the variety of animals that live on Maine farms.
DID YOU KNOW?
The State of Maine has 8,173 operating farms and together they farm more than 1.35 million acres!
Eggs and milk are the leading livestock products in the state, followed by meat chickens. Maine potatoes are the state’s largest crop, but Maine produces more wild blueberries than any other state!
Livestock is the heart and center of our country fair and we are proud to showcase award winning animals.
The Livestock exhibition barns are a great place to learn about Maine farming and the traditions of our agricultural heritage. This is a great educational opportunity for our young ones and those looking to learn more about home farming for themselves. Our facilities are clean and we encourage our exhibitionist to follow the highest standard of care for their livestock when bringing their animals to the fair. Hand washing stations are made available for your use.
Thinking about bringing your animal to the fair but have a few questions before? Go ahead and contact us HERE and we will look forward to seeing you at the fair!
Registration: 8:00am Saturday, September 5th; Show begins at 9:00am
Superintendent Chis Zanardi - (207) 745-7598
176 Puddledock Road, Corinth, ME 04427
Judge: Sandy Welsh
*NEWLY ADDED STAKES CLASS* $10 entry fee
Approved helmets must be worn by all riders 17 and under.
Proof of insurance and negative Coggins required.
Entrants in class 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 must not enter class requiring canter.
Educational Open Show - Begins at 9:00 a.m.
1. Halter Western Horse – Open
2. English Horse in Hand – Open
3. Miniature Horse in Hand
4. Showmanship 6-8
5. Showmanship 13-17
6. Showmanship 18 and Over
7. English Equitation 6-8
8. English Equitation 13-17
9. English Equitation 18 and Over
10. English Pleasure 6-8
11. English Pleasure 13-17
12. English Pleasure 18 and Over
13. *NEW* English Pleasure Stakes – Open
14. Equitation Over Fences – Crossrails – Open (may not enter #’s 15 & 16)
15. Jumping 2’ – Open
16. Jumping 2’ 6” – Open
17. Walk/Trot Equitation – 12 and Under
18. Walk/Trot Pleasure – 13 and Over
19. Lead Line – 5 and Under
20. Walk/Trot Equitation – 12 and Under
21. Walk Trot Pleasure – 13 and Over
22. Western Equitation 6-8
23. Western Equitation 13-17
24. Western Equitation 18 and Over
25. Western Pleasure 6-8
26. Western Pleasure 13-17
27. Western Pleasure 18 and Over
28. *NEW* Western Pleasure Stakes – Open
29. Open Pleasure Driving – open to all equine, including DRAFT HORSES
30. Open Driving Obstacle Course – open to all equine, including DRAFT HORSES
31. Trail Class 12 and Under
32. Trail Class 13 and Over
33. Costume Class – Open
34. Egg and Spoon (Additional $1 Fee at horse show arena gate, Winner takes all)
35. Barrels – Open
36. Poles – Open
$4.00 per class or $30.00 for the day – same horse & rider
Stakes classes will pay out entry money ($10);
1st Place = 50%
2nd Place = 30%
3rd Place = 20%
*Questions may be asked of the entrants, at the judge’s discretion.
*Proof of insurance must be provided by riders.
This show is an opportunity to learn about showing, sportsmanship and horses. Please join us, feel welcome to ask questions, participate and have fun! The Trail Class may be shown in the pulling ring.
"Enjoy area skill and talent as they demonstrate their abilities in our horse show!"
-- The Springfield Fair
"The Livestock Exhibition barns are packed with a wide variety of animals for you to meet!"
-- The Springfield Fair
Registration: 3pm Friday, September 4th through 9am Saturday, September 5th
Superintendent Larry Hawkes - (207) 699-8257
P.O. Box 437, Lincoln, ME 04457
Rabbit & Goat Showing
General Animal Exhibition
Entries are limited to space available on a first-come, first-served basis. If any exhibitor must cancel, he or she must notify the livestock superintendent as early as possible. Due to lack of space, stalls and pens must not be used for sleeping quarters or storage. Only animals which are officially entered may be housed on the grounds. In order to be eligible for “show” premiums, animals must be stalled at the Fairgrounds and exhibited for the Fair’s duration. No stalling charges will be deducted from the premiums.
All stock will be on exhibition from 8 a.m.– 7 p.m. on Saturday. The exhibitor and one assistant will be allowed in on the days that they exhibit. Free admission for anyone doing an agricultural demonstration with their own animal. To reserve stall space, contact superintendent.
A prize of $15.00 will be awarded for the birth of any animal by one on exhibit during the fair (excluding rabbits, ducks, chicks and other poultry).
Livestock Entry Information:
Entries can be made the day of the exhibition or sent by
mail prior to August 29th.
Mail entry information to:
Livestock Superintendent Larry Hawkes,
P.O. Box 437,
Lincoln, Maine 04457.
• All animals must be registered under the owner’s name.
• Be sure to read general rules and regulations, health sections and time table.
• The livestock superintendent reserves the right to accept or reject any entry made, and also reserves the right to interpret any statement or rule made in this book.
Livestock Department Timetable:
3:00pm, Sept. 4th Livestock will be allowed entry to the grounds.
Pens will be assigned on a first-come, first served basis.
9:00am, Sept 5th All entries must be on the grounds.
9:00am, Sept 5th Livestock exhibit judging.
7:00pm, Sept 5th Livestock may leave the fairgrounds.
Rules and Regulations
1. Entries close at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
2. Exhibitors are limited to available space.
3. Judging of entries will start at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday.
4. The judges reserve the right to accept or reject any entries.
5. All entries must meet the health requirements for exhibition of the State of Maine.
6. All decisions of the judges are final.
7. Feed, bedding and care is to be provided by the owners, which includes “cleaning out.”
8. Dogs and cats, although they are an important part of the farm, will be excluded from this competition.
9. See general rules for related information.
10. All animals eligible for “show” premiums must be boarded at the Fair or an allowable local barn and on display for the Fair’s duration.
11. Bedding is available.
All animals must be part of Maine Association of Livestock Exhibitors. See below PDF form.