Special Contests


Poultry Panel Displays

This is a chance, especially for those who had Poultry exhibits that were cancelled, to illustrate their knowledge of poultry husbandry. Exhibits should have emphasis on the biosecurity measures taken to keep flocks healthy from poultry-related diseases such as Virulent Newcastle disease to educate the public. Premiums awarded to 1st through 3rd place. No entry fees or pre-registration required. Click below to review contest rules and details.


Livestock Knowledge Bowl

How much do you know about livestock? Find out by joining this team challenge! Eight teams of four participants each will battle it out, answering questions about all types of livestock shown at AgFest. Examples of past questions include: Name the four stomachs of a ruminant animal? What do you call a castrated rooster? How many needle teeth are piglets born with?

Junior Division Age 9 -13
Senior Division Age 14-18

Teams can be made of members from any club and for the Senior Division 4-H and FFA members can join together for a team. If you would like to participate, get your team together and email Marlene Hokanson at mhokanson63@outlook.com  or text  209-814-7032. You will need the name of the designated Team Captain, the names of the three other team members and the Division you will be entering. A study guide will be emailed to the Captain in advance of AgFest for you and your team to prepare.


Hay Bucking Contest

This is a test of your strength and speed as you are timed in your ability to move a stack of hay bales across a distance.

Sign-ups available during AgFest.


Supreme Champion Drive

Large Market Animals – Beef, Sheep. Goats, Swine

Watch the species champions from 4-H and FFA compete for overall champion!

Will begin approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the FFA Market Swine Show


Livestock Judging Contest – Hosted by San Joaquin Delta College

Test your ability to judge different species of livestock against a standard. Participates will be asked to place a group of animals and provide their reasons for the placing.

Sign-ups available during AgFest.


Costume Contest

One of the highlights of AgFest! Dress up to compete for bragging rights. Show off your creativity by dressing up with your animal. Open to all AgFest exhibitors!

Sign-ups available during AgFest.

Note – There is a separate costume event for Clovers..See the “Special Events” page for details.


Floral Design Challenge

This live competition is a fun way to try your hand at floral design. All flowers, materials and tools will be provided.  Participants will have 45 minutes to create an original design in the style of their choice. Judging based on creativity, incorporating elements of design, proper use of tools and safety.  


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