Hillsborough County Harvest Classic USBGA Open Boer Goat Show
by April Ohnstad
(Plant City, FL USA)
I am excited to announce the Hillsborough County Harvest Classic USBGA Boer Goat Show & Pen sale. The show will be held at the Hillsborough County Fair Grounds, October 10, 2010 in Dover, FL. Since this is a USBGA show, papers from ABGA, I'nt BGA, & CBGA are welcome!
The postmark deadline for entry is October 1, 2010. The entry fee is $15. We are offering a 20% discount to entries postmarked by September 23, 2010 ($12). Entries postmarked after October 1, are $20 and day of the show are $25. If you're not sure who you're going to enter, but you know how many, just send in the form with your entry fees to keep from paying the higher fees. We can sort out who is entered up to the day of the show. Pens are available to rent at this show $5 each and guaranteed if reserved by 9/23. The pens are the same ones used by the FL state fair for those who are familiar.
Since the pen sale was so successful at the Sunshine State Classic's Spring Show, we've decided to add it to this show. The same rules apply, if any show exhibitors have goats to sell, bring them with you. Not all of your goats have to be entered in the
show, but at least one must be entered in order for you to participate in the pen sale. The selling fee is $12.00 and the same deadlines apply. The selling fee will be waived for any goats that are entered in the show. This is not an auction. You are responsible for dealing directly with prospective buyers and any proceeds are yours to keep. Only registered goats will be allowed in the sale and they must be tattooed. If you don't have them registered, an application to register will be accepted.
We are also producing a show catalog and prices range from $10 to $140. The only deadline for advertisement within the catalog is September 23, 2010. This is an oppertunity for you to reach hundreds of potential customers. Ads are selling quickly, so don't forget to place your ad.
A few additional things:
-Lunch and refreshments will be available for purchase.
-Seating may be limited, so I recommend bringing your own chairs.
-A local photographer has been retained to catalog the event. Pictures will be available for purchase after the event.
Your entry packet containing rules, classes, entry form, advertising opportunity, and directions can be downloaded from our website.
This is going to be a great show!
Bumpy Oaks Boers