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ALL MARKET ANIMALS AND FEEDER CALVES MUST HAVE A CURRENT YEAR DSF ISSUED EAR TAG. Rate of gain contests are back this year after a two-year absence! Check out the Tagging Dates below. Please contact the fair office at (302)398-3269 if you have any questions.
Saturday May 6, 2023 - Newark, Cook’s Farm - 8AM – 11AM
Saturday May 13, 2023 - Fairgrounds - 8AM – 11AM
Tuesday May 23, 2023 - Fairgrounds - 5PM – 8PM
YQCA MANDATORY TRAINING FOR All MARKET EXHIBITORS
All junior market animal exhibitors MUST complete a Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) training certification class (online or in-person), unless they have an existing Youth Pork Quality Assurance (YPQA) certification that is valid through July 29, 2023. The YQCA training certification course can be done either in person or online, but must be completed to enter a market animal in the 2023 Delaware State Fair. Exhibitors will be asked upon entry to provide their YQCA certification before moving forward with their entries.
This mandatory training requirement shall apply to all those exhibiting market animals. The training certification is not limited to only market animal exhibitors and all exhibitors are encouraged to consider completing this course.
If you are a junior market animal exhibitor and have not attended or completed the online YQCA course nor currently have an existing YPQA valid certification by the entry deadline (June 1, 2023), you will not be permitted to show your market animal(s).
ONLINE IRS FORM W-9
When adding your first entry to your new exhibitor account, you will be prompted to complete and sign an online version of an IRS Form W-9. The completion and submission of the W-9 is mandatory for all livestock exhibitors. Unless you complete the online IRS Form W-9 you will not be able to make your first entry. We are gathering this information so that the IRS reporting requirements for premiums and auction earnings can be met. Additionally, this information will allow us to aggregate your premium and auction earnings and report this number to you in early January so you can use it when preparing your tax return.
If you are creating an exhibitor account that identifies joint individual owners (i.e. Jill and John Smith), please decide in advance whose information and social security number will be included on the IRS Form W-9.
If the exhibitor account is being set up in a farm, business, school or club name, you will need to submit your farm, business, school or club E.I.N. (employer identification number) which normally begins with 51-.
Please make sure that the name and social security number/employer identification number (E.I.N.) supplied on the W-9 matches the exhibitor registered on the exhibitor account.