HARRISBURG, Pa. — Equestrians, stockmen, livestock youth and barbecue masters can be part of the East Coast’s largest livestock show by registering online or by mail, Agriculture Secretary George Greig said this week.
The 2014 Keystone International Livestock Exposition will be Sept. 27-Oct. 5 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg.
“KILE is the place to see the region’s best stock, educate children and adults alike, and enjoy delicious barbecue,” Greig said. “Most of all, the competitions play an important role in improving the animal agriculture industry.”
New this year are a Boer goat show on Saturday, Sept. 27, and a Dorper breed division in the sheep show. Horse pulling returns for its second year — lightweights on Friday, Oct. 3, heavyweights on the second Saturday, Oct. 4.
Beef, goat, sheep and swine entries are due by Sunday, Aug. 31. Draft horse and horse pull entries are due by Friday, Sept. 5. Open horse show entries close three classes prior to the running of the class, but registration is encouraged ahead of the show.
Register online at www.keystoneinternational.state.pa.us or mail entry forms to the Keystone International Livestock Exposition, Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, 2300 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg, PA 17110.
Entries for the 4-H and FFA Tony Dobrosky Memorial Stockman’s Contest for 4-H and FFA members are due by Sept. 12. The deadline for the Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest is Sept. 26.
Entries for the Keystone Classic BBQ State Championship are due by Aug. 31.
For more information and a complete schedule, visit www.keystoneinternational.state.pa.us.