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9/17/2020 (Permalink)

Why should you be a Buyer at the Delaware County Junior Fair Sales?

By bidding and buying at the sales, you are helping to support the positive activities of the youth of the Delaware County community. By having projects that are sold at the sales, youth learn time management, responsibility, and how to provide a quality food product for consumers. Participation in the sales also supports Delaware County's agricultural economy, both present and future.

As a buyer, you are generating exposure for your business or organization through the display of your logo during the sale, signage in the barns during the fair, and in the thank you ads.

Do I need to take an animal or project home?

No, the Delaware County Junior Fair Sales are premium bid sales. Your bid/purchase is the premium the exhibitor receives over the stated market price. However, if you want the meat from the animal you can purchase it by paying market price and processing.

What will it cost me to have the winning bid?

Of course, the grand champion and reserve champions animals usually sell for more but the typical animals ranged from $400 to $1,100 for goats, $350 to $2,000 for rabbits, $300 to $1,500 for poultry, $1,500 to $5,325 for steers, $400 to $2,300 for Feeders, $550 to $2,200 for pigs, and $500 to $2,300 for lambs in 2017. But it is hoped that prices increase each year.

What about the baked goods?

They are also premium bids. However, you do receive the item at no additional charge. Baked Goods ranged between $450 and $1,000 in 2017. They, like the grand champion and reserve champion animals, include a picture of the buyer and exhibitor that will be used for publicity purposes.

How do I become a buyer?

Send your name, address, email address, and phone number to or call 740-833- 2034. In early September, you will receive a Bidders' packet. It will include passes for the fair along with other sale information. It will also include information about the complimentary Bidders' Dinner held prior to the sales starting at 5:00 pm. These dinners include samples of the products that will be auctioned off that evening.

What are the dates for this year's Sales?

The sales are on Tuesday, September 17 and Wednesday, September 18 starting at 6:30 pm. The order of the sale will be Beef, Baked Goods, Goats, Dairy, Rabbits and Poultry. Wednesday is Pig then Lamb.

What if I want to support the sales but I can't attend or I don't have financial resources to purchase an animal?

Consider joining the Delaware County Junior Fair Buyers Club. It is a pool of dollars from individuals, organizations, and businesses that believe in the importance of the sales. An application is available on this website.

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