The Orange County Livestock Show Association will host a livestock show and auction on Saturday, Oct. 30. The auction will benefit the Future Farmers of America and 4H Orange County youth.

The event will take place at the Mauriceville Fairgrounds on Cohenour Road and Hwy 62 N. at 7 p.m.

“These students are involved in either FFA within their schools or a member of a 4H Chapter in Orange County,” said Sabrina Gray publicity chair of the event. “They will be showing their animals in hopes of placing their projects in the sale auction.”

For the past 18 years this volunteer association has hosted the event. This will be the first time it is held in the fall of the year.

“We have planned activities and invited other groups to join us this Halloween weekend to make this show a great family outing filled with wholesome fun and games.,” Gray said.

The organization is asking area business and individuals to be buyers for these animals at the live auction. Funds support agriculture and leaders for tomorrow. Buyers will be treated to a world class Bar B Que dinner hosted by the Go Texas Bar B Que teams and the OCLSA.

“The purpose of the Orange County Live Stock Show Association shall be to provide and encourage leadership in the youth of Orange County through FFA and 4H Clubs as well as other organizations,” Gray said.

“The goal of the OCLSA is to build an ole fashion County Fair in conjunction with the livestock show. Simple contests such as baking, canning, Best Vegetable from Garden, flower arranging and others are what we would like to bring to this fall festival. Even a sack race, pie eating contest would round out this event with a lot of fun. Come out and help us grow this Fall Festival and Livestock Show. We invite other clubs or groups to come out and see what we are about and may be you would like to participate next year.”


Hog Show judging begins Saturday October 30th 8:00 a.m. followed by the lamb and Goats Shows
Art Contest Judging begins at 10:00
Rabbit and Chicken Shows begin at 12:00 noon
Bar B Que Judging begins at 12:00 noon
Dog Show begins at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibits on display all day
Buyers Dinner 5:00- 6:30 pm
Sale Auction 7:00 pm

Other events by groups involved:

The Go Texan Committee members will be hosting an International Bar B Que Cook Off beginning Friday night, Oct 29 and judging Saturday October 30th at 12:00. The Go Texan Committee invite teams to compete for the titles and kitty. This event contributes to their scholarship efforts for Orange County 2011 High School Seniors. Contact: Go Texas Committee Chairman Mr. Glenn Hughes 409-882-1424 to get your team signed up. Their will also be a Horse Shoe Throwing and Washer Tossing contests.

The Orange County 4H will also be hosting a Dog Show featuring dogs in halloween costume, talent and photography on Saturday October 30th at 1:00pm at the Mauriceville Fairgrounds covered pavilion. The event is open to all youth ages 5-18 and Adults 19 years +

Costume and Talent:
Show off your dog’s best outfit; costumes will be judged according to originality, theme, learning experience, creativity, and tasteful costume
Classes are open to purebred and non-purebred dogs. Come out and show your dog’s best picture
All entry’s are due to 4H office by Tuesday October 26th
Entry Fee are $5.00 for Kids Adults $10.00 Photo Contest $5.00

Art Contest:
Contestants will come from students in local school district. Judging will be done by the Stark Museum of Art

Agricultural Awareness Exhibits:
Texas Parks and Wildlife Alligator Exhibit and Demonstration
Soil Erosion Display by Natural Resource Conservation Service
Stephen F. Austin University Aninmal Science Display
Future Farmers of America Display by Little Cypress Mauriceville FFA Chapter

For more information contact the Orange County 4H office at 882-7010
or email “”