Frequently Asked Questions


Who can exhibit?

To be eligible to participate in the Ohio Youth Livestock Expo, an exhibitor must be a current member in good standing of either Ohio 4-H or Ohio FFA, ages 8 years old and in third grade, or 9 years old regardless of grade, as of January 1. Eligibility ends December 31 the year youth turns 19.


Are spectators allowed?

General spectators should plan to watch the show via our live streaming partner Walton Webcasting.


Will we need to wear masks or follow other protocol?

Exhibitors and families should plan to have a mask for each individual. Specific health guidelines will be provided directly to exhibitors via email.


Will the shows be streamed online?

Yes! Check out Walton Webcasting.


Are exhibitors required to have completed Quality Assurance?

Exhibitors must have completed Quality Assurance in one of the following forms:

    1. Ohio Youth Quality Assurance (county or state)
    2. Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA)
    3. Beef Quality Assurance (current year, face to face)
    4. Pork Quality Assurance (current year, face to face)


Will there be any market or sale opportunity?

No sales will be available for cattle, sheep, goats, or barrows. There is an online auction available for purebred and crossbred gilts. See the swine department rules for more information.


Why only beef, sheep, swine, and boer goats?

When the Ohio State Fair was cancelled in May, a group of parents and volunteers rallied together to form a committee that could host some shows for junior exhibitors. While the committee supports exhibitors of all species and projects, it determined that it had the capacity to host shows for beef, sheep, swine, and boer goats. 


Will there be vendors for food and show supplies?



Will there be any additional contests?
No skillathons, judging contests, or additional contests will be offered at OYLE. If junior exhibitors are looking for a skillathon, check out OSU Extension’s virtual skillathons.  

OYLE will NOT require exhibitors to participate in a skillathon; however, we encourage all exhibitors to complete their species’ skillathon. Click here for more details available from OSU Extension.