February 25 to March 5, 2022 Leave a legacy, live the tradition.
February 25 to March 5, 2022 Leave a legacy, live the tradition.


Show / Contest Coordinator

Linda Graham, 352-445-4552

More about the Chicken Show Contest

Young people who wish to exhibit their poultry projects at the Southeastern Youth Fair must document the progress of their chickens and describe what they learned by keeping their record book. The judge looks for birds with proper body conformation, sexual maturity, and healthy plumage condition and skin color. The completed record book, detailing the work done on this project must be turned in with the birds in order for the exhibitor Chicken to compete in this show.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my child eligible? Any student older than 8 years of age and up, who attends the mandatory meeting and pays entry fee may enter this contest. Student must be a member of a 4H club or FFA chapter, and live in Marion County or attend a Marion County school.
Students age 5-7 can also enter in the “Watch Me Grow” category.

How much does it cost? $3 per head ($15 maximum)



  • It is recommended that all entering the barn wear mask and distance themselves for safety purposes. 
  • We are limiting the number of people in the barn to 25 people at a time.   
  • The barn hours will be from 9 am to 5 pm Monday thru Friday. 
  • Saturday and Sunday hours will be posted based on the number of exhibitors that will be doing showmanship, it is possible we will open the barn sooner. The hours for Saturday and Sunday will be posted at check-in on Thursday. 
  • During the chicken judging, we will be blocking off the isle that the judge will be working on to protect the judge and giving the proper distance for safety.

Thanks for your Support!

2021 Winners

Chicken Show Grand Champion – Grace Trafford – Black Cochin, Ocklawaha Lil Bits 4H

Best In Show

  • Standard – Sofia Hislop – Maran – West Port HS FFA
  • Commercial – Justin Parker – Plymouth Rock- Colt Country 4H
  • Water Fowl – Cheyenne Johnson – Pekin – Hands-on 4H


  • Junior – Abigail Kimball – Stillwaters 4H
  • Intermediate – Jeffrey Wililams – Colt Country 4H
  • Senior – Roberto Zubieta – North Marion HS FFA

Record Book

  • Junior – Caylee Draper- Hands-on 4H
  • Intermediate – Breanna Lopez – Stars & Stripes 4H
  • Senior – Makayla Candreva – Lucky Learners 4H


  • Junior – Grace Trafford – Ocklawaha Lil Bits 4H
  • Intermediate – Jeremiah Caswell – Happy Homeschoolers 4H
  • Senior – Jacqueline Lemanski – Hands-on 4H

Poster Contest

  • Junior – Caylee Draper- Hands-on 4H
  • Intermediate – Breanna Lopez – Stars & Stripes 4H
  • Senior – Jasmine Lopez – Stars & Stripes 4H

Herdsman Award – Roberto Zubieta- North Marion HS FFA

High Point – Jacqueline Lemanski – Hands-on 4H

Scholarships / Special Awards

Poster Contest Winner

Herdsman Award

High Point Award

Thank You Chicken Show Sponsors

  • Dr Petsche
  • Karob Instruments, Inc.
  • BAI Electronics System Distribution
  • Tailored Car Care, Inc.
  • Healthy You New Beginnings Child Care & Learning Center
  • Conimar Group, LLC
  • Tru Hone Corp.
  • Seminole Feed
  • Harrison’s Landing (Michael & Linda Graham)
  • Ocala Breeders Feed and Supply
  • Dr Rozanski
  • Southeastern Livestock Pavilion
  • Mid Florida RBA
  • Foot & Ankle Center of Ocala

Sponsorship Opportunities

You Can Help

SEYF is a non-profit, and is reliant on help from the community in the form of donations of money, services and time.  Click below to get involved and help us help the youth of Marion County.