Animal Delivery | Crawford County Fair - Meadville, PA

Animal Health Requirements and Recommendations

All exhibitors must provide a copy of health papers to Department Chairmen at the time of check-in.

Failure to follow the requirements for exhibition included in this Fair catalog may result in loss of Commonwealth funding, and animal testing and quarantine of animals at the exhibition by the Department.

Delivery of Animals to the Fair

All animals must enter the fairgrounds through Gate 3, except horses which must enter through Gate 2, unless permission is granted by the Fair Veterinarian.

All beef animals are to be checked in on Saturday, unless exhibitors are showing at another Fair, in which case special permission will be granted to arrive at another time.

Dairy Cattle and Goats unload at the Youth Show Arena as directed by the inspectors. Cattle are to get a visual inspection as they come off the trucks. Do not unload until directed.

Beef cattle, swine, sheep and goats unload at their designated buildings.

Horses will unload and be inspected at the trailer before permitted to go to their stall.

Rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese, poultry, pigeons unload at their specific buildings in other areas of the fairgrounds.

Check-in times are as follows, no exceptions without prior arrangements.

Saddle and Draft Horses:

Friday: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Sunday – Draft Horses: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Dairy Cattle:

Saturday: 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

NOTE: 4-H Dairy Cattle must be in place by 6:00 pm Sunday 

Beef Cattle:

Saturday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm


Saturday – 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. & 7:00-10:00 p.m.


Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday: 12:00 Noon to 5:00 pm


Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

All Other Species:

Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm unless noted otherwise in Department Rules

Important: All Health Papers must be checked before unloading.

If you must arrive at other than above listed times, you must make pre-arrangements with the approval of your respective Department Head prior to the start of the Fair.

Do Not Unload Animals Prior to Visual Inspection.

Check-in includes visual inspection of the animal(s) and the certificate of veterinary inspection, and/or blood test forms.

Dr. Nicole Drummond is the official Fair Veterinarian, hired by the Crawford County Fair Board. Her decision to remove an animal from the grounds due to contagious disease or failure to provide necessary health charts/reports as set forth by the Crawford County Fair is final.

Dr. Drummond is responsible for supervising the checking in of animals onto the Fairgrounds and has the final word on removal of animals from the grounds for health reasons. If any veterinarian, including the Fair Veterinarian, is needed for any other medical reason, you as the exhibitor, are responsible for all treatment costs incurred.

Please refer to the Respective Departments for Health Rules and Regulations governing each specific department.