The 2021 Wagoner County Junior Livestock Show has been rescheduled and competition will now take place Feb. 25-27 at the Wagoner County Fairgrounds in Coweta.
The show was originally slated for Feb. 18-20, but the decision was made to delay it a week due to winter weather, according to the WCJLS Board of Directors.
“For the protection of our kids, spectators, our loyal supporters and our livestock, the WCJLS Board of Directors has made the decision to postpone the show one week due to the inclement weather,” directors wrote via Facebook.
“We want to apologize for any inconvenience this may cause folks, but we weighed the pros and cons and felt this was the best decision for all involved. We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2021 WCJLS and hopefully when we all get together for the livestock show, we will have good road conditions and above freezing temperatures.”
The WCJLS allows youth and teens from Coweta and Porter 4-H and FFA to showcase their prize projects in the show arena in an effort to win top honors.
“We are looking forward to the students having the opportunity to exhibit their animals and showcase their hard work throughout the year with their livestock project,” said Jentri Guinn, WCJLS board secretary. “With so many cancellations and things that have happened this past year due to COVID-19, we’re just looking forward to having some normalcy for the kids.”
Events begin Thursday, Feb. 25 with the Lamb and Goat Show at 5 p.m. Weigh-ins for market lamb, market goat and doe goat entries will take place from 1-3 p.m. The show is sponsored by Wall’s Pole Barns in Keys.
The Market Hog Show will take place Friday, Feb. 26 at 5 p.m. Weigh-ins for market swine will take place from 1-3 p.m. The show is sponsored by Todd Show Feeds in Porter.
The Cattle Show will begin Saturday, Feb. 27 at 9 a.m. Cattle must be checked in from 7-8 a.m. The show is sponsored by Under the Sea in Tulsa.
The top animals in the lamb, goat, swine and cattle shows will participate in the Premium Auction Sale, which will also take place Saturday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.
A buyer’s dinner catered by Luke’s BBQ of Coweta will be held prior to the auction at 5:30 p.m., with all potential auction buyers invited to attend. Plates are free for buyers and $5 each for guests.
Proceeds from the Premium Auction Sale and dinner will help support the junior exhibitors as they compete during the show season.
Guests will be required to wear masks while inside the barn at all times, per an approved COVID-19 safety plan from the Wagoner County Health Department.
Coweta and Porter 4-H and FFA program supporters are invited and encouraged to attend any and all livestock show events.
The Wagoner County Fairgrounds are located at 30058 E. 147th St. S. in Coweta.