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     Some fairs and organizations that have selected these fair pens are  the State Fair of Texas, Texas A&M University, State Fair of Louisiana,  IBGA, ABGA (Boer Goat Associations) used these pens at the Nationals,  etc. Also county fairs in various states across the nation.


Show/Fair pens, panels and gates made from galvanized steel.  We have  other options also such as they can be manufactured from raw steel  and hot dip galvanized or powder coated.  Show/Fair pens can be  manufactured in 18 gauge, 16 gauge or even 14 gauge.  We offer a variety of custom options and sizes not listed.  If you don't see the option  you are looking for listed, call or e-mail us for a quote


      Vertical bar Fair Pens: great for keeping the livestock from standing on pens, and for keeping them from climbing on pens.  A heavy duty horizontal bar can also be added to hang feeders on. These would be the choice  for pigs as well to help prevent them from lifting up on the fair panels. 16  gauge and 14 gauge strengths are available ...  we don't recommend anything lighter than 16 gauge for hogs. 
      Horizontal bar Fair Pens: are also an attractive option making them popular for fairs.  They are great from a feeding standpoint as the hookover feeders can be hung on the bars.  This style of fair pen was made for the ABGA Nationals.  

     Wire Panel Fair Pens with 4"X4" wire openings or panels with 2"x4" wire openings: 
hese have been popular for sheep and goats.  These also are great for hanging feeders on and the 2"X4" wire openings are more difficult for the livestock to climb on as well as the children. The 2"X4" wire panels are a heavier panel though and aren't as common for fairs as some feel that  added strength isn't as necessary for show/fair use.
     Mixing panel styles - some fairs use a vertical front pen and the wire panel
sides and backs. 


Vertical and horizontal panels typically come in two heights for fairs:

39 inches tall to the top of the panel.
4 foot tall
at the top of the panel.
Taller sizes available for the vertical and horizontal bars.

Wire panels come in
38" and 50" heights, or even 5' and 6'.


36", 4', 5', 6', 7', 8' and 10'

Bowgates and back panels:

These can range in size from 36" to 4', 5', 6' etc. wide.  Some fairs purchase 4' bowgates instead of a 5' bowgate and then if they would like a larger pen ... they add the length to the side.  Benefits for this include being able to fit more 4’ pens than 5’ pens in a show barn.  For example, down the length of a 100’  barn, 25 of the 4’ wide show pens can fit versus just 20 of the 5’ wide show pens.  
Side panels:

These can be built in many different lengths, more typically 5', 6', 7' and 8'.

Fair Pen Latches

These pens can come with 3 different types of latch styles.

 * Chain Latch
 * Vertical Slider Latch
 * Horizontal Slider/Bolt Latch

The most popular latch has been the vertical slider latch.

Latch styles pictured below.

Chain Latch

Vertical Latch

Horizontal Latch

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