Monday, March 28, 2022

2022 Smithville Livestock Show Dates & Expense Sheet Reminders



Hey all!  

We wanted to share a couple of reminders for our Smithville Show Exhibitors, since we are about 3.5 weeks away from the show!  There are a few dates and a couple of tasks that will need to be completed.

As a reminder, the rulebook is available for download HERE. Exhibitors and family members are responsible for knowing the rules that apply to their projects.  Remember that 4-H members are representing our program at all times while at the show and should be following the Texas 4-H Code of Conduct while present at shows.

Please also note that the rulebook outlines a fine of $100 per violation for not participating in the setup and cleanup events.  If you have a conflict, please get with your species superintendent(s) and your Ag Teacher(s)/County Agent ahead of time to discuss everything.

Please see the rest of the information below and let us know if you have any questions!


  • Sunday, April 10, 2022 - 2:00 PM Mandatory Set-up Day at the Riverbend Park Pavilion (Project Expense Sheets also due at this time)
  • Saturday, April 23, 2022 - Show Day!
  • Sunday, April 24, 2022 - 2:00 PM Mandatory Clean-up Day at Riverbend Park Pavilion
  • Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - Exhibitor Thank You Notes should be received by the Show Committee


  • All exhibitors must turn in a project expense sheet for EACH of their projects they will be showing 
    • These sheets need to be turned in to either your 4-H Agent (Mellanie Mickelson) or your Ag Teacher (Brad Bass or Rebecca Walla)
    • These are due on or before the Stock Show Set Up day, Sunday, April 10, 2022.  
  • A fillable PDF version is available for download at
  •  For our new members, some items that you might include on this sheet are:
    • Cost of your animal project (what you paid for it)
    • Feed purchases (what type of feed, name, etc.)
    • Supplement purchases (what type of supplement, name, etc.)
    • New equipment purchases (water buckets, feeders, halters, lead ropes, pig whips, fencing, housing, brushes, cleaning & hair products, bedding, etc.)
    • Medical Expenses (Veterinary visits, medications, hoof trimming, vaccinations, treatments, etc.)
    • Show related expenses (health certificates from veterinarian, show entry fees, hotel expenses, fuel expenses, etc.)
    • Cost of 4-H/FFA membership dues
    • Income may potentially come from sponsored or donated items, participation in other shows such as jackpots or the Elgin Livestock Show, or the sale of equipment or projects
  • If you have questions or need help with this item, please let Mellanie know as soon as possible.


  • Other opportunities can be found on the County Calendar – registration information should be included for each post.
  • Other Contest related opportunities can be found on the Judging Card Calendar – to sign up for these opportunities, please contact Mellanie at or at 512-581-7186

That's all for now!  Have a great week and let us know if you have any questions!


Mellanie L. Mickelson

Bastrop County Extension Agent – 4-H & Youth Development
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services

P.O. Box 650 | 901 Pecan Street | Bastrop, TX 78602
p: (512) 581-7186 | c: (512) 522-9174 | f: (512) 581-7187

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