Best in the West: 2010

The Best In The West Miniature Hereford Show
2010 Oregon State Fair

By: Region 8 Roving Reporter
You will never know how much fun you can have while exhibiting your cattle until you come to The Best In The West Miniature Hereford Show at the Oregon State Fair. All those who have participated in the Oregon State Fair know that it is an experience not to miss. With acres of barns, hundreds of animals, delicious food, and concerts during its two-week duration, thousands of State Fair enthusiasts visit the OSF.

The Miniature Hereford Show at the Oregon State Fair is one of the oldest continuously running Miniature show in the United States, second only to the National Western Stock Show. This year will mark the eleventh anniversary of Miniature Herefords at the OSF as well as the third year of MHBA sponsorship. “We strive to provide a family-oriented show in a relaxed atmosphere with lots of friendly, helpful people,” says Cynthia DuVal of Silverton, Oregon.

The Best In The West Show is excellent for Miniature Hereford breeders of all sizes and show expertise. Each year, there are 26 open show classes including Get-Of-Sire, Produce-Of-Dam, and Best 4 Head. Following the Open Show, the Third Annual Junior Showmanship competition, which consists of four divisions (Peewee, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior), will take place. Additionally, the results of the second annual raffle will be announced at the Farewell Potluck on Move-Out Day.

Following is a more detailed schedule:
Entry Forms Due: August 1, 2010
Move In: Monday, August 30, 2010 by 5:00 PM
Weigh/Measure: Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Open Show: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 3:00 PM
Junior Showmanship: To Follow Open Show
Evening Dinner and Awards: TBA
Farewell Potluck: Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 12:00 PM
Release: Thursday, September 2, 2010

Come and try the wonderful, exciting, family-oriented Best In The West Miniature Hereford Show—you are guaranteed to love it and keep coming back year after year. For more information regarding the Miniature Hereford Show at the Oregon State Fair, including lodging and Junior Showmanship Entry Forms, please contact the Western Oregon OSF Show Coordinator, Cynthia DuVal, at, or the Central Oregon OSF Show Coordinator, Erin Eldridge, at

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