Bastrop Area Livestock Show (BALS)

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Bastrop Area Livestock Show!

Bastrop Area Livestock Show & Fair Association

Livestock Show Information

Bastrop Area Livestock Show & Fair Association
About Us


Contact Us

Bastrop Area Livestock Show & Fair Association
P.O. Box 283
Bastrop, Texas 78602

  • Physical Address:

Bastrop Area Livestock Show Barn (Ken Estepp Barn)
801 American Legion Drive
Bastrop, Texas 78602
(Behind the Bastrop American Legion off of Loop 150)

Officers, Superintendants, & Advisors
  • 2022-2023 OFFICERS:
    • President: Rachel Bauer
    • President Elect: Natalie Roman
    • Secretary: Judy Ellis
    • Treasurer: Phyllis Mathison
  • 2022-2023 SUPERINTENDENTS:
    • Show Superintendent: Larry Hendrix
    • Beef Cattle: Allen Stewart (512-413-8512) | Les Hudson (512-762-8321)
    • Goat: Jo Lynn Howard (512) 995-9631 | Judy Ellis (512-575-0452)
    • Lamb: Bobby Bauer (512-332-6266) | Herbert Bartsch (512-332-6870)
    • Poultry: Barbara Lang (512-321-5832) | Rachel Bauer (512-468-7593)
    • Rabbit: Jason Platt (512-434-9525) | Wayne Masur (512-988-0977)
    • Swine: Natalie Roman (512-308-7907) | Vince Roman (512-988-0161)
  • 2022-2023 ADVISORS:
    • Rachel Hamby, Bastrop FFA
    • Jacob Kessler, Bastrop FFA
    • Madeleine Musick, Bastrop FFA
    • Chad Goertz, Cedar Creek FFA
    • Ciera Goode,  Cedar Creek FFA
    • Mellanie Mickelson, CEA 4-H & Youth Development
    • Dakota Kempken, CEA Agriculture & Natural Resources

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Livestock Show & Contest Information
Important Dates & Show Schedule
Rules & Forms

Please note that the health & safety of our exhibitors and their families is of our upmost concern.  This means that there may be some adjustments to the event schedule at the discretion of the Show Board.  Thank you for your patience and understanding!

2023 Show Updates:

  • Livestock Project Entries:
    • All entry forms are required to have the parent/guardian signatures, exhibitor SSN, and exhibitor Quality Counts Number at the time of entry – Superintendents will no longer accept entry forms without these items
    • Exhibitors and a parent or legal guardian must be present at validation day or exhibitor will not be allowed to validate or show animal in show
    • In the case of exhibitor participating in a UIL, college entrance exam, FFA or 4-H event, a parent or designated representative must be present to pay entry fees and turn in COMPLETED entry forms
    • Official state validation tags for major livestock shows will serve as validation tag number – if an animal is State Validated, it does not need to be physically present at the time of validation and entry for this show
    • All non-state validated breeding gilts being entered in the show MUST be physically brought to the BALSFA validation event, have its ear notches recorded, and be ear tagged.
    • Lost validation tags must be reported immediately to a County Extension Agent or Agricultural Science Teacher.
  • Invitational Contest Entries:
    • The following contests are open to all youth in the county: Youth Western Art Show, Baking & Food Prep, Floral Design, & Public Speaking Contests
    • Please see rules for full eligibility requirements
    • Entry Forms & payment due at the February entry/validation event on February 02, 2023
  • Ag Mechanics Project Entries:
    • Are required to be submitted with payment in-person only (no longer accepting postmarked entries)
    • Mandatory meeting for all Ag Mechanics Project team members at 6:30 PM at the BALSFA Barn immediately following entry collection on February 02, 2023.
    • A brief description of the projects is now required on the entry form

Show Documents & Downloads:



    • Ag Mechanics Judging Rubric
    • Plant Show Judging Rubric
Auction Information
  • Auction Slots: There are 55 sale slots, 50 of which will be divided among the livestock species
  • Preparing for the Auction (PDF)
  • Thank You Note Guide (PDF)
  • NOTE: All 4-H Exhibitor Thank You Notes due to AST/CEA by 12:00 Noon on Monday, April 17, 2023

State Validation & Broiler Order Information
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