The Orange County Livestock Show Association will host a livestock show and auction, Oct. 10-11 at the Barn on the Mauriceville Fairgrounds, located at Cohenour Rd. and Hwy. 62.

The students participating are involved in either FFA within their schools, or a member of a 4H chapter in Orange County. They will be showing their animals in hopes of placing their projects in the sale auction that evening scheduled for 7:00 pm Saturday Oct. 19.   

Area business and individuals are invited to be buyers for these animals at the live auction to be held at 7:00 pm on Saturday night. Your generous participation supports agriculture and leaders for tomorrow. Buyers will be treated to a world class Bar B Que dinner hosted by the Go Texan BBQ teams and the OCLSA.

Other events include:

Go Texan BBQ Cook-Off

The Go Texan Committee members will be hosting an International BBQ Cook Off beginning Friday night, and judging Saturday Oct. 11 at noon. They invite teams to compete for the titles and kitty. This event contributes to their scholarship efforts for Orange County high school seniors. Contact Go Texas Committee Chairman Glenn Hughes at 882-1424 to get your team signed up.

Art Contest:

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

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.

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.