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Check out these Frequently Asked Questions, or feel free to call the fair office at (208)765-4969 to start getting involved.

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*Disclaimer: These rules are subject to change by the YSSS Committee.

YQCA-Quality Assurance Training

All YSSS exhibitors will be required to complete the quality assurance training through YQCA (Youth for the Quality Care of Animals) prior to entry Monday, August 19.
Visit to register and complete the training online.
*You must consent to data sharing for your certification to be verified.
Check out this video if you need help or have questions.

Vet Q&A

Exhibitors, parents/guardians, leaders, superintendents, and program representatives will have the opportunity to meet the official fair veterinarian and ask questions on May 22 at 6:00 PM in Building 3 on the Kootenai County Fairgrounds.

Vet Talk and Q&A | May 22, 2024 6:00 PM
(following the YQCA training)
For those unable to attend the vet talk, you will be able to join by zoom using the link below. Please keep in mind:
-Please keep questions related to veterinary care and processes (please review the YSSS Rules or contact the fair office with other inquiries).
-Zoom attendees will be muted and may include their questions in the chat box for consideration.
-The video option is only available for the vet talk, NOT the YQCA training.

Health Concerns

If you have health concerns about your exhibiting animal, please fill out this form and the vet can review your circumstance for guidance. Include your name, contact information, brief description and appropriate photos to aid in the vet's consideration. (For best results, please include a full body photo as well as a photo centralized around the area of concern.)
This submission is simply for the vet's guidance on what you might be able to do in certain situations concerning your animal's health. Any response is not a confirmation of approval nor denial from exhibiting at the fair. If you have an emergency, please contact your local veterinarian for immediate assistance.


Barn Manager - Mike McLean 208-661-7518
Building 16
Goats are required to have a Scrapies ID tag
Goat Superintendents
Elisa Teal 208-699-2002
Hannah Booth
Amy Greene

Building 22
Cattle Brand Inspection Documents
State Brand Office 208-884-7070

Cattle Superintendents
Ed Mael 208-755-7406
Patty Muhlhauser 208-625-0623
Robert Burnside 208-217-8311

Building 25
Sheep are required to have a Scrapies ID tag
Sheep Superintendent
Sean Booth 208-818-5985
Andrew Brinkley 509-342-9840
Nickole Eiter

Market Hog Classification
Swine Superintendents
Sean Booth 208-818-5985
Chad Booth 208-818-4207

Buildings 11&12
Poultry Superintendent
Kelly Routt 208-719-6444

Kelly Routt 208-719-6444
Leigh Willis 707-334-5522

Weigh-in Dates

YQCA Training/Vet Session

Entry Checklist

YSSS Committee

Mike McLean - President
Sean Booth - Vice President
Shannon Spraker - Secretary/Treasurer
Andrew Brinkley
Robert Burnside
Ed Mael
Patty Muhlhauser
Kelly Routt
Elisa Teal
Madison Sotin - 4-H Representative
FFA Representative
Elise Burton - Fair Board Representative (Non-Voting)

For questions please contact the president at 208-661-7518


You can also find updates on the YSSS Facebook page

2/20/2024 - Update
An in-person YQCA training has been scheduled for May 22, 2024 at 5 PM in Building 3, followed by an opportunity to visit with the official fair veterinarian. For the vet's guidance about health concerns, please submit your contact info and animal photos through the website form.

2/19/2024 - Update
Welcome Andrew and Robert to the committee! Superintendents for 2024 have been updated.

1/25/2024 - Update

Documents updated for 2024!
* Schedule of events for the Youth Stock Show and Sale
*Class list for Department 26-Youth Stock Show

1/15/2024 - Update
Documents updated for 2024!
What changed:
*Rules and Regulations: any changes are highlighted.
*The Animal Affidavit does NOT require a notary this year.
*Exhibitor Selling Agreement: changes are highlighted.
**NEW: All Independent Exhibitors must complete and submit the Independent Exhibitor Report for each entry by 4 PM Wednesday, September 4, 2024.

12/18/2023 - Update

Applications available for YSSS Committee members and Species Superintendents, due January 14, 2024.

11/22/2023 - Update

Weigh-in Dates have been set for the 2024 Youth Stock Show and Sale. Cattle: April 7 | Swine: May 18 | Lamb & Goats: June 9

12/23/2022 - Update

Applications for the 2022/2023 North Idaho State Fair Youth Stock Show & Sale Committee have closed. If you are interested in learning more ways to support, please email


The North Idaho State Fair, University of Idaho Kootenai/Shoshone County 4-H and Kootenai County FFA are excited to announce the new North Idaho Youth Stock Show and Sale set to kick off at the 2023 North Idaho State Fair!

Everything you know and love about livestock exhibits and marketing at the North Idaho State Fair will be the same, except adding a new option for independent youth livestock exhibitors to show and sell their animals. We can't wait to tell you more in the coming months. Make sure to keep an eye on social media and the North Idaho State Fair website for the 2023 schedule and full rules.

Would you like to help? We’re seeking adults who are passionate about livestock and positive youth education (with skills that might be beneficial in planning and conducting shows and the annual sale) to consider applying for the North Idaho State Fair Youth Stock Show & Sale Committee. Applications can be found below and are due by November 16th, 2022 at 5 PM.

Thank you for the continued support for our Community!
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