Llano County 4-H and FFA youths are set to show off their skills and the fruits of their labor Jan. 6-9 at the 2021 Llano County Junior Livestock Show and Art, Craft, and Food Show. Livestock and other projects take center stage Wednesday through Saturday at the John L. Kuykendall Event Center and Arena, 2200 RR 152 in Llano.
Admission is free for spectators.
Visitors will be expected to follow COVID-19 health and safety guidelines with hand sanitizing and face coverings highly encouraged.
The event begins Wednesday, Jan. 6, with the Art, Craft, & Food Show. Public viewing is 8-9 a.m. Purchases can be made 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
The livestock portion of the show begins Thursday, Jan. 7, with turkeys at 9 a.m. followed immediately by cockerels and pullets.
At noon, rabbits and lambs share the spotlight. Meat goats follow right after the lamb show.
In between the Thursday events, the 4-H is serving a barbecue lunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the event center. Meals are handed out in to-go and drive-through lines and cost $10 each. The entire community is invited.
On Friday, Jan. 8, the hog show get things going bright and early at 8 a.m. Gilts follow immediately afterward. The cattle show begins at 1 p.m.
On Saturday, Jan. 9, at 6 p.m., the community is invited to show their support for the youths’ hard work during the premium sale. “Buyers” help young contenders by bidding on projects. Kids will keep their livestock in a premium sale, but the bidding gives them financial assistance toward future projects or shows.
For more about the livestock show, go to llano.agrilife.org or call the Llano County AgriLife Extension Service at 325-247-4849 or 325-247-5159.