Morrisons Cove Dairy Show Next Week
New Goat Fun Show Featured on Friday
July 27, 2023
The Morrisons Cove Dairy Show will run July 31 through Aug. 4 this year. This is the 72nd anniversary of the dairy show.
There are 169 animals entered this year, which is slightly more than last year.
The committee encourages community members to enter exhibits in other departments (vegetables, farm crops, needlework, floral, etc.) until noon on Monday, July 31. Baked goods can be entered until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1. Call Central High School (814) 473-5328 for a premium catalog.
Exhibitors are encouraged to carefully review the rules of special contests in the premium booklet. Call Central High School at (814) 473-5328 for a premium catalog.
The show will be offering four state-sponsored baking contests. These include a Blue Ribbon Apple Pie contest, an angel food cake contest, a homemade chocolate cake contest, and a PA-Preferred cookies/brownies/bars contest for juniors. Winners of these competitions will be eligible to compete in the 2023 PA Farm Show.
All type shows start at 9 a.m., with the exception of Friday’s goat show at 9:30.
On Monday, July 31, cattle and other exhibits must be in by noon. The junior showmanship contest will be held at 7 p.m. It will be judged by Justin Kaufman of Berlin, Pa.
Tuesday, Aug. 1, baked goods entries will be accepted until 10 a.m. At 9 a.m., the Blair/Bedford 4-H/FFA Junior Dairy Show will be judged by Madison Fisher of Frostburg, MD. There will be a milk drinking contest at 7 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., the youth dairy judging contest will take place.
The Open Colored Breeds Show will start Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 9 a.m. This will be judged by Michael Creek of Hagerstown, MD.
Wednesday evening, the Pie and Ice Cream Festival, which is open to the public, will take place at 7. This will be followed by musical entertainment provided by Route 869.
Thursday, Aug. 2, will begin with the Open Red/White and Holstein Shows, judged by Creek.
At approximately noon, there will be the selection of the supreme and reserve supreme animals.
Friday, Aug. 4, the new “Party ‘Til the Goats Come Home Fun Show” will begin at 9:30 a.m. Contact Rita Biddle at [email protected] for details.
The Blair County Kids for Kids 4-H Goat Club is hosting this Fun Show in conjunction with the Morrisons Cove Dairy Show. It is open to any 4-H or FFA member in Blair, Bedford, Cambria, and Huntingdon counties. The show will run until 3 p.m. at the Morrison Cove Memorial Park. Showmanship, fitting, fun contests, prizes and pee-wee show are planned as well as a costume contest (please bring your own costume)! Dairy Promotion Trailer will be on site for lunch.
Cost is $10 for each member and goat pair. Please complete the bottom portion of an entry form and return with a check to Kids for Kids Goat Club by July 15 to receive a free t-shirt with your entry. Late entries will be accepted until the morning of the show.
Arrival and check-in from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Plan to show off the trailer or provide your own pen or tie-ups. Any bedding must be removed at the close of the show.