Major Shows – Livestock and Contest

23-24 Major Show Livestock Updates

Handouts regarding notable changes and updates from all 2023-2024 Major Shows are combined in the link above. Use this information to mark your calendars, book hotel rooms, and note rule changes. Please remember Williamson County 4-H will have entry form deadlines in advance of the deadlines listed in the packet. Our Major Show entry day is set for November 1st and Fall show deadlines are listed below.



MAJOR SHOW – Livestock & Contest Entry Day: NOVEMBER 1, 2023

The office will be open from 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

PDF copies of youth entry forms and links to the show’s website are attached for your convenience. All completed forms and payment must be turned into the CEO no later than 7:00 pm on November 1, 2023. Checks or exact change will be accepted; NO CREDIT CARDS!  Checks need to be payable to: Stock Show Coalition. Please know your child’s birthdate, social security number, and Quality Counts number when turning in entry forms.  Incomplete forms will not be accepted.

**NEW THIS YEAR: A $5.00 processing fee will be applied PER family for entries.**

**ANY entry forms received after Friday, November 3, 2023 will incur a $50.00 LATE processing fee per business day.**

Completing Major Show Entry Forms

CLUB/CHAPTER: Williamson County 4-H

Please do NOT put your personal club. The shows recognize us as a county!

2024 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo – January 12 – February 3, 2024

2024 San Angelo Livestock Show – February 1 – 18, 2024

2024 San Antonio Livestock Show – February 8 – 25, 2024

2024 Houston Livestock Show – February 27 – March 17, 2024

2024 Rodeo Austin Livestock Show – March 8 – 23, 2024

2024 Texas’ Elite Showcase – February 8 – 11, 2024


State Fair of Texas & Heart O’ Texas Fair Entry Forms – due AUGUST 15, 2023

Youth livestock entries must include a current Quality Counts number. For exhibitors entering 3rd, 6th, or 9th grade this year, you must take the course. The Quality Counts system is down for maintenance now, but is expected to reopen on August 1st, 2023. To begin a new course enrollment, visit

Exact cash or checks made payable to the Stock Show Coalition. Entry forms will not be accepted without payment.

State Fair of Texas Entry Process:

  • Fill out paper entry form enter information into online parent portal, and bring form to the Extension Office with payment by August 15th, 2023.
  •  Visit (after August 1st) to login or create your SFT Parent Portal account. Upon completion of submitting your entries they are directed to your county agent’s queue. All exhibitors must electronically complete and sign: 1. Release of liability and indemnity agreement AND 2. W9 that includes a social security number.
  •  The schedule, premium book, and additional entry forms can be found below or at

Heart O’ Texas Entry Process: 


State Fair of Texas – entries due August 15, 2023

*You must enter online through the entry portal AND turn in your entry worksheet with payment to the CEO*

Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo– entries due August 15, 2023

*You must turn in your entry form and release/W9 form with payment to the CEO*


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