The final day of the Osceola County Fair will feature a traditional event that’s been a show staple for over two decades.
The Children’s Pet Show will be held Sunday, Feb. 23 at 2:00 p.m.
Competition is open to all children of Osceola County residents, ages 4-12 (parents/guardians must show proof of Osceola residency).
On-line registration is open at Osceolacountyfair.com. The sign-in table opens at 1:30 p.m. at the rabbit exhibit at the KVLS building on the 23rd, and the event begins at 2 p.m.
Pets will be judged in categories of Best Cat, Dog, Livestock Pet (the smaller ones like pigs and goats, not horses or donkeys), Ugliest Pet, Most Unusual Pet, Best Performing and Best Costumed. The Best in Show will be decided from the First Place winners in those seven categories and will receive a trophy; ribbons will be awarded for 1st through 6th place animals in each category.
The show is open to the public; 4-H or FFA membership is not required. Two adults will be admitted to the Fair for free when accompanied by a child and animal entered in the show.
Proof of vaccination for domestic animals or health certificate for livestock animals will be needed at the show; animals can’t be shown without them. Animals must be controlled by a suitable collar, led and shown by a child capable of keeping the animal under control.
Each entrant may show a maximum of two animals, and one animal in each category. Each animal can be shown in no more than two categories.
For more information contact Pet Show Chairperson Ashley Avant at firstname.lastname@example.org.