February 23 to March 4, 2023 Let the Good Times Grow!
February 23 to March 4, 2023 Let the Good Times Grow!


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)

2024 Winners

Chicken Show Grand Champion – Brielyn Sims – Rhode Island Red – Ft King Middle FFA

Best In Show

  • Standard – Reilly Heaton – Dunnellon 4H
  • Commercial – Peyton Williams – Colt Country 4H
  • Water Fowl – Olivia Walker – Southern Roots 4H


  • Junior – Charlotte Grilliot – Southern Roots 4H
  • Intermediate – Grace Trafford – Ocklawaha Lil Bits 4H
  • Senior – Erica Estrada – Dunnellon High FFA 

Record Book

  • Junior – Theron Trias – Dunnellon 4H
  • Intermediate – Madisyn McCazzio – Lucky Learners 4H
  • Senior – Breanna Lopez – Stars & Stripes 4H 


  • Junior – Brylee Hunter – Ft. McCoy 4-Leaf 4H
  • Intermediate – Kamdyn Howard – North Marion Middle FFA
  • Senior – Erica Estrada – Dunnellon High FFA 

Poster Contest

  • Junior – Brooks Young – Lucky Learners 4H
  • Intermediate – Kamdyn Howard – North Marion Middle FFA
  • Senior – Jeremiah Caswell – Happy Homeschoolers 4H

Herdsman Award –Jeremiah Caswell – Happy Homeschoolers 4H

High Point – Grace Trafford – Ocklawaha Lil Bits 4H


Click Here to Review your Entries


  • Chicken Breed ID Contest:
    • Exhibitors will look at birds and should be able to identify them. 
    • Study the chicken breed chart above.
    • Study the APA (Amerpoultryassn.com).
    • Study comb types:
    • You will have to write the following down:
      Type of comb  – you can study the comb types on APA website or on our site

Scholarships / Special Awards

Poster Contest Winner

Herdsman Award

High Point Award

Thank You Chicken Show Sponsors

Mid-Florida Rabbit Breeder’s Association
Patriot Homes
Dr. Petsche
Zubieta Farms
Tailored Car Care, Inc
Incredible Touch Cleaning
Cullison Wright
Central Air Conditioning
Dr. Rozanski
Foot & Ankle Center of Ocala
Tru Hone Corp
Bai Electronics System Distribution
Conimar Group, LLC
Healthy You
Harrison’s Landing (Michael & Linda Graham)
Karob Instruments
Seminole Feed
Southeastern Livestock Pavilion
Tractor Supply

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.