Event & Registration Information
FILL YOUR FREEZER WITH LOCAL, PREMIUM PORK!
ACTIVITIES FOR EVERYONE!
7:00 pm | Open / Youth Jackpot
Buckles and Awards for Open and Youth
Registration Fees - Open: $35 | Youth: $25
Exhibitions: $10 Unlimited Per Person
10:00 am | Event Begins!
Pee Wee Barrel Racing
Grease the Pig
11:00 am | Swine Show
2:30 - 3:45 pm | Buyer Social
3:00 pm | Awards
4:00 pm | Live Auction Sale
All exhibitors must register for the Panhandle Youth Expo swine show to be eligible for the sale!
The inaugural Merry Porkmas festival hosted by the Jackson County Youth Livestock and Equine Association, Inc., celebrates the hard work of local youth with their swine projects with an end of year show and sale.
In addition to buying high-quality, local pork for their freezers, participants can enjoy the popular Merry Market, a car show, pee wee rodeo, pork cook off and more! There is something for the entire family at this one-of-a-kind event.
Don't miss the opportunity to purchase local, premium pork for your freezer this December!
11:00 am | Judging
3:00 pm | Awards
Antique - Pre-1949
Classic 50s - 1950-1959
Classic 60s - 1960-1969
Classic 70s - 1970-1979
Custom or Modified Rods - Pre-1948
Custom or Modified Rods - 1949-Present
Motorcycles - All Years
Under Construction - All Years
Sports Cars - 1973- Present
Muscle Cars - All Years through 1973
Pickup - All Years
4x4 Jeeps, Broncos, SUV, etc. - All Years
Compact Import/Domestic - Open Classes
Best of Show
Become a Merry Porkmas Sponsor!
THE PORKMAS MISSION
For us, it all starts with a swine show. For years, the Jackson County Fair and events like it across the Wiregrass were this area's legacy events for local youth to show off and sell their swine projects for the year. With few to no local sales available for years, our local, hard-working youth are missing the sales opportunity to take their experience from purely educational to entrepreneurial.
Local youth can start businesses, pay for college, and learn valuable life skills through the sale of their livestock projects. We believe that this experience is worth saving in our community, and celebrating! Wouldn't you agree?
THE PORKMAS OPPORTUNITY
Several local partners have banded together to support this cause and event. We ask you to consider partnering with us. Merry Porkmas is a one-of-a-kind event that supports kids in Florida, Alabama, and Georgia, and brings families and the community together. This year we are featuring the following:
Youth Swine Show and Live Auction Sale to directly benefit tristate area youth
Merry Market's local food and craft vendor market to support the Chipola FFA Federation
Open Art Show to benefit the Marianna K-8 Art Department and local artists of all ages
as well as a BBQ Pork Cookoff, Car Show, Open Barrel Races, a Pee Wee Rodeo, Antique Tractor Parade, Live Music,
and so much more!
Terri Hardin and the Jackson County Youth Livestock & Equine Association Board
2023 Merry Porkmas Sponsor Opportunity Kit