Fair Pens, Show Pens and Arenas
Fair Pen Catalog
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.
pens, panels and gates made from
steel. We have
other options also such as they can be manufactured from
dip galvanized or powder coated.
Show/Fair pens can be
gauge, 16 gauge or even 14 gauge.
We offer a variety of custom options and sizes
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
and for keeping them from climbing on pens. A heavy duty
bar can also be added to hang feeders on. These would be the
for pigs as well to help prevent them from lifting up on the fair
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
fairs. They are great from a feeding standpoint as the hookover
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:
have been popular for sheep and goats. These also are great for
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
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
sides and backs.
Vertical and horizontal panels typically come in two heights for fairs:
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
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
pens than 5’ pens in a show barn. For example, down the length of a
barn, 25 of the 4’ wide show pens can fit versus just 20 of the 5’
wide show pens.
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
popular latch has been the vertical slider latch.
Latch styles pictured below.