The Northeast Washington Fair, and many other fairs around the state/nation, have been canceled this year due to the Covid – 19 pandemic. As a result we have decided to host a one-day “Cattleman’s COVID Classic Invitational Livestock Show” for the beef kids who were planning on showing/selling at the 2020 N.E.W. Fair. We wanted to try and do something for these kids to give them some type of “normalcy” and show them as a community WE CARE about them and their future. This will be an OPEN show not affiliated in anyway with the 4-H or FFA programs. The show will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at the Arden Old Timer’s Arena.
These kids have put SO much time, effort and money into their projects this year – partly because that’s just what they do, but more importantly this year because their social interaction with their peers were cut short by schools being closed since mid-April. These kids have turned to spending most of their “free time” (which they have a lot of these days) with their animals! We feel they deserve at least one day of showing and presenting their hard work with their peers (in an outdoor safe distanced environment).
We have spent the past month or so trying to come up with something that can help fill the void of not having a fair this year, since there is no 4-H or FFA gatherings allowed due to Washington State restrictions on size of gatherings because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
So, we cordially invite your showman to the Cattleman’s COVID Classic Invitational Livestock Show, Where Becoming a Champion is Contagious! This is an OPEN show – meaning there is NO correlation or connection to 4-H or FFA
Registration Forms for the Livestock show need to be filled out COMPLETELY, signed and returned to Jenna Barker by July 17th, 2020. The Fat sale will be the following weekend at the: N.E.W. Fairgrounds
o When: Saturday August 22, 2020
- Check-in / Weigh-in from 7am-9am am
- Sale Starts at 1 pm (show attire and animal cleanliness are HIGHLY encouraged!)
o Where: N.E.W. Fairgrounds between the Swine barn and Beef Barn (normal area)
o Who: ANYONE who was planning on selling at the 2020 N.E.W Fair – Beef, Sheep, Swine, Goats, etc.
o More information: Please contact the SCCA President Scott Nielsen for further information 509-675-2608
If you are a kid who was planning on showing/selling at the 2020 N.E.W. Fair and have a market animal you would like to sell in this year’s sale, please let your Barn Superintendent know or Register with the Stevens County Cattlemen. Info can be found @ Stevenscountycattlemen.com