Please feel free to visit us in the main office with any questions to make your week easier!
Q: Do I need to sign a liability waiver?
A: No. By entering the fairgrounds at either gate, you will pass the unavoidably visible liability release signage stating that by entering the fairgrounds, you assume all risk and release the Arkansas Youth Expo from any and all liability. AYE is a voluntary event. By entering for AYE, all exhibitors were required to physically type “YES” to agree that they would follow all rules and regulations listed in the AYE rulebook. (Drug Testing, Alcohol, Age and affiliation requirements, etc.)
Q: Where do I pick up my packet/weight cards/back tags?
A: Your exhibitor “back tags” can be picked up at the AYE show office on the east side of the sheep and goat barns! This is the only item you will need for checking in your animals to show.
Q: Do I need to classify my animal before check in to show?
A: Below you will find a list of what breeds need to classify or have their papers checked BEFORE checking in. Failure to attend classification will result in disqualification.
CLASSIFY: ALL BREED BARROWS AND LIGHT CROSS BARROWS / ALL LIGHT CROSS GILTS
DO NOT CLASSIFY: DARK CROSS BARROWS / ALL PUREBRED GILTS AND DARK CROSS GILTS
PAPER CHECK: ALL PUREBRED GILTS
WHEN AND WHERE: Swine classification and paper check will be Monday, October 2nd starting at 9am. Superintendents will walk through the barn to classify hogs and gilt paper check will be in the swine arena.
CLASSIFY: ALL BREED MARKET WETHER LAMBS AND WHITE FACE CROSS MAKRET WETHER LAMBS / WHITE FACE CROSS AND NATURAL EWES
DO NOT CLASSIFY: BLACK FACE CROSS MARKET WETHER LAMBS / ALL PUREBRED EWES AND BLACK FACE CROSS EWES
PAPER CHECK: ALL PUREBRED EWES
WHEN AND WHERE: Sheep classification and paper check will be Monday, October 2nd starting at 10am in the Show-Rite Sheep arena. Breeds will be called up in show order.
CLASSIFY: NO CLASSIFICATION
DO NOT CLASSIFY: MARKET WETHER GOATS / WETHER DAM DOES (SLICK) AND BREEDING DOES (HAIRED)
PAPER CHECK: NO PAPER CHECK
WHEN AND WHERE: N/A
CLASSIFY: AT THE DISCRETION OF THE CATTLE SUPERINTENDENTS DURING THE STEER SHOW AND COMMERCIAL HEIFER SHOW
DO NOT CLASSIFY: REGISTERED HEIFERS
PAPER CHECK: ALL REGISTERED HEIFERS
WHEN AND WHERE: Breeding heifer check in will be Monday, October 2nd starting at 10am in the Purina Beef arena. Breeding Heifers do not have to scan the QR codes to check in.
Q: How do I turn in my weights for my animal?
A: For every animal EXCEPT Registered Breeding Heifers, follow these instructions!
1. Pick up your back tags in the main show office.
2. When you are ready to turn in your weight (market barrows, cross gilts, market wether goats, breeding does, market wether lambs, commercial ewes, market steers or commercial heifers) OR your birthdate (purebred gilts and purebred ewes) grab your back tag for that animal.
3. Look at the division and the validation number or registration number to make sure you have the right card. Scan the QR code on THAT CARD with your phone.
4. Fill out the information on the online form and click submit.
5. Screenshot the finish page for your records and you have completed checking in that animal!
A: For Registered Breeding Heifers: ATTEND BREEDING HEIFER CHECK IN ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 2nD AT 10AM IN THE PURINA BEEF ARENA.
Q: When can I bring tack or Ag Mechanics projects?
A: Tack trailers and Ag Mechanics projects can begin arriving after 8am on Saturday, September 30th. NO LIVESTOCK.
Q: When can I bring livestock?
A: Livestock can arrive anytime after 7am on Sunday, October 2nd until 5:00pm on October 1st. ALL LIVESTOCK MUST BE IN PLACE BY 5:00pm
Q: Where can I park?
A: VIP AND RV PASS HOLDERS ARE THE ONLY VEHICLES ALLOWED INSIDE THE GATES. HANDICAPPED VEHICLES WITH A HANG TAG OR PERMANENT LICENSE PLATE WILL BE ADMITTED AS WELL. ALL OTHER VEHICLES WILL BE PARKED OUTSIDE THE MAIN GATES AND THE WALK THROUGH GATES WILL BE OPEN.
You may drive in tack/feed between 5am and 8am. At 8:01am, if you don’t have a pass, I’m calling a tow truck! Haha… but really.
Q: When do I have to be out of the fairgrounds?
A: All livestock, RVs, and tack MUST be out of the fairgrounds by 11:59pm on Thursday, October 5th.