Among the highlights of the Walker County Fair are the youth project sales or auctions. In addition to the Thursday night Premium Sale, in which the 15 top placing entries in each livestock event are auctioned off, the Freezer & Non-Livestock Premium Sale is held on the last Saturday of the fair. Each youth participant in the fair is allowed to sell only one project, regardless of the number of events entered. Most of the participants use fair proceeds to purchase project animals, feed, and supplies or to build facilities for next year's fair. When they reach their senior year, the hard-working youngsters will have reached the end of their eligibility to show at the fair and for most, they are off to college or trade school. Nearly all of the fair participants use the funds they've earned through the years of fair participation, along with other savings and financial assistance, to support their postsecondary educational efforts.
Premium Junior Livestock Sale
Thursday, April 1 at 7:00 pm at Walker County Fairgrounds, Main Building
Sale order: All Grand Champions, followed by Reserve Champions, followed by 3rd - 15th, rotating across species by placement.(Ex: 3rd place: Steers, Barrows, Lambs, Rabbits, Commercial Heifers, Goats, and Turkeys then 4th places of each, then 5th place... etc.)
- Commercial Heifers and Rabbits are sold as a pen of 3 head, one price.
- Turkey and rabbit exhibitors are responsible for processing their animal(s) for the buyer, unless buyer prefers live delivery.
While the Fair and youth participants are indeed fortunate to have many local businesses, business owners and individuals attend the sales to purchase the various livestock and other auction items, many wishful supporters simply may not have the financial ability to make such a purchase outright. But here is the good news. For those still wanting to support these future citizens and leaders, there are a number of buyers groups organized for that purpose.
Monetary Add-ons are donations that will be accepted for any youth sale item offered in an approved sale at WCF. These may be made through the WCFA in person, online, or at the WCF rental office; by 5:00 pm Saturday, April 3, 2021.
Live & Streaming Auction Options
A live auction format will be in the WCFA main building for both sales – in person bidders/buyer’s groups register on-site. Covid precautions such as face coverings and social distancing are encouraged.
Live Stream Online Option available for both sales – Go to elkharthorseauctions.com to apply for a bidder number if planning to bid/buy online.Please apply by March 30, 2021.
- All proceeds will be collected/made payable to WCFA – credit cards accepted
- Pay in person or by calling the WCFA office @ 936-291-8763
- Silent Auction of animals donated back to WCFA will begin at 5 pm in the main building.
A list of processors will be available at each sale. Buyer’s information will be emailed to exhibitors following the sale. Each exhibitor will be responsible for contacting their buyer to determine disposition of their projects by Tuesday, April 6, 2021.