We are celebrating our 75th fair year in 2023~Please join us!   Inviting all past Fairest of the Fair winners to attend the Fairest of the Fair on Saturday, August 12th 2023 at 8:00.

Open Breeding Sheep Show

Department 1
Division 2
Saturday, August 19, 2023
August 1, 2023


  1. All pairs and flocks must be entered by putting in the appropriate lot number. No pairs or flocks will be entered at the show!
  2. The REGISTERED NAME and REGISTRATION NUMBER as it appears on the registration papers must be entered. NO PET NAMES, Ex: SALLY!
  3. If you have not received registration papers, enter pending. YOU MUST HAVE REGISTRATION PAPERS THE DAY OF THE SHOW. Papers will be checked!
  4. For leased sheep, all registration papers should be transferred in the exhibitor’s name or an appropriately executed lease agreement be presented to include the lessor, lessee, and witness signatures as well as all registration information. Registration papers must accompany agreement.
  5. If you have read the instructions, Register Entries Online Here.


Rules & Information

  • All premium checks must be cashed within 30 days.
  • Tennessee Exhibitors must have a (90 day) and Out of State Exhibitors must have a (30 day) Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and meet the requirements of the Scrapie Program and the Cocke County Fair.
  • All animals to be shown must be checked in by 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 19, 2023 and will be released at 9:00 pm. Animals may also be checked Friday, August 18, 2023 from 2-5 pm.
  • Competition is open to anyone.
  • Online entries ONLY will be accepted. NO mail in entries.
  • All animals in the show must be purebred and registered in the exhibitor’s name, or transferred to the exhibitor by August 1, 2023. Registration or transfer certificates, properly executed, must be presented to the show chairman upon arrival.
  • Exhibitors are allowed to enter NO more than two (2) animals per lot.
  • Exhibitors must comply with Tennessee Department of Agriculture Rules and the Cocke County Fair General Rules.
  • If only one entry in a class, exhibitor will receive 2nd place premium money.
  • Ribbons will be given for places 1st thru 10th.
  • Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champions will receive Rosette Ribbons.
  • Breed Show will be provided for any breed with ten (10) or more head an three (3) exhibitors. Breeds with less than ten (10) head and three (3) exhibitors will show in All Other Breeds, Class One (1) or at the discretion of the show chairman.
  • Entry must be made by August 1, 2023. NO late entries will be accepted.
  • Entry fee: $2.00/head.
  • Each exhibitor must purchase a $5.00 livestock pass. Up to four (4) additional passes may be purchased for $5.00 each. One (1) vehicle and trailer only will be admitted and MUST park in designated area.
  • Feed and bedding must be furnished by the exhibitor and animals kept in assigned pens.
  • Decisions of the Show chairman and Judges will be final.
  • Supreme Ram and Ewe will be selected from the Breed Show ONLY (classes 1-12) at the conclusion of the show.

Class 1- Wool and Woolies Revue


1st-$10     2nd-$8     3rd-$6     4th-$4     5th-$2

Judging starts at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, August 19, 2023.

  1. Peewee (have not entered the 4th grade as of January 1, 2023)
  2. Junior (4th-6th grades as of January 1, 2023)
  3. Junior High (7th-8th grades as of January 1, 2023)
  4. Senior (9th-12th grades as of January 1, 2023)

Class 2- Breeding Showmanship


1st-$10     2nd-$8     3rd-$6     4th-$4     5th-$2    

Judging starts at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 19, 2023.

Exhibitors must use an animal entered in the name of the Exhibitor.

  1. Junior (4th-6th grades as of January 1, 2023)
  2. Junior High (7th-8th grades as of January 1, 2023)
  3. Senior (9th-12th grades as of January 1, 2023)



1st-$18     2nd-$16     3rd-$14     4th-$12     5th-$10     6th-$8

Judging starts at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, August 19, 2023.

Class 3-All Other Breeds

Class 4-Horned Dorset

Class 5- Dorset Advantage

Class 6-Polled Dorset

Class 7 – Hampshire

Class 8 -Katahdin

Class 9- Natural Color

Class 10 – Oxford

Class 11- Shropshire

Class 12- Southdown

Class 13- Suffolk

Class 14- Tunis

 Lots and Date of birth:

  1. Senior Ram Lamb                      9/1/22 -12/31/22
  2. Early Junior Ram Lamb              1/1/23 – 2/14/23
  3. Late Junior Ram Lamb               2/15/23- or later
  4. Pair of Ram Lambs
  5. Grand Champion Ram- (Ribbon only from lots1, 2 and 3)
  6. Reserve Grand Champion Ram- (Ribbon only from Lot 1,2 & 3)
  7. Senior Yearling Ewe                    9/1/21 – 2/14/22
  8. Junior Yearling Ewe                     2/15/22 – 8/31/22
  9. Pair of Yearling Ewes
  10. Senior Ewe Lamb                          9/1/22-12/31/22
  11. Early Junior Ewe Lamb                 1/1/23 -1/31/23
  12. Intermediate Junior Ewe Lamb    2/1/23 -2/ 29/23
  13. Late Junior Ewe Lamb                   3/1/23 -or later
  14. Pair of Ewe Lambs
  15. Grand Champion Ewe -Ribbon only from lots: 7,8,10,11,12 &13
  16. Reserve Grand Champion Ewe – Ribbon only from lots: 7,8,10,11,12 &13
  17. Flock= 2 Yearling ewes; 2 ewe lambs, 1ram