HAMBURG, NEW YORK – The 7th Annual Empire State Beef Classic will be held at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg, New York on April 12-14, 2019.  The show is open to exhibitors of all ages and gives individuals experience prior to showing at their local county and/or state fair. This year’s show will feature a breeding heifer show at 8a and showmanship classes at 2p on Saturday, April 13th. The market heifer and steer show will be on Sunday, April 14th at 8a. The judge for the Junior Showmanship Competition, the Open Heifer Show and Open Market Animal Show will be Taylor Frank of El Dorado, KS.

In 2018, the three day show featured 200 exhibitors representing the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Michigan and Wisconsin as well as international entries from Canada. $7000 in premiums and prizes were awarded.

Late entries will be accepted up until 8p on Saturday, April 13th. For more information or entry forms please visit and click on “Livestock/Equine Events.” Inquires can also be made by phone at (716) 649-3900 ext. 6480.

The show is presented by the Erie County Agricultural Society with support from WW Livestock Systems, Kent Feeds, Campbell Land & Cattle, & Eder Mulch. Since its founding in 1819, the mission of the Erie County Agricultural Society has been to preserve and enhance, by educational endeavors, the agricultural and historical legacy of New York State.