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Pearl River Classic Poultry Show

The sixth annual Pearl River Classic Show will be held at the Columbia Expo Center on January 25-26, 2020. Come out and be a part of the biggest sanctioned chicken show in Mississippi!  Our intentions are to keep this show a yearly event that will bring in breeders and enthusiasts from all over the country. Mississippi's poultry industry is the largest agriculture enterprise within our state, but we want people to see that there is more to Mississippi’s poultry than chicken houses and chicken house chickens. On this site, you will find all the information required to plan your day along with entry forms if you wish to enter. Show Coordinators are Scott McDonald, Julie McDonald, Shaun Williamson, and Elizabeth Williamson. We look forward to meeting you and continuing this adventure with your support! If you need any further details, please contact us. 

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Best of Show winners don't just happen. It takes well-bred stock and a patient breeder to rise to the challenge. That's what the Pearl River Classic is all about!

Poultry shows are held where enthusiasts exhibit their birds which are judged on certain observable characteristic traits as specified by their breed standards. There are approximately 79 breeds and 200 varieties. The breed descriptions are listed in one of two books: "The Standard of Perfection: American Poultry Association" and "The Bantam Standard – American Bantam Association." The birds are judged on how closely they follow the standard of perfection for that breed. Judges score birds using a detailed point system that compares various physical traits on each bird. The closer a bird approaches the standard, the more points they will score and the better their chances of placing.  In a sanctioned poultry show, the exhibitor gets the opportunity to win points. With these points the exhibitor will build his/her name and their breed up.   

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Looking for even more?

We have been very lucky to have Columbia Expo Center as our show building. With this building we have many places for those who travel with a camper to plug in. If you don't have a camper Columbia also has a couple of hotels. Magnolia Inn and Suites is a very close hotel that we recommend the most.  If you are interested in being a vendor at our show please contact Elizabeth. Let us give you a great deal on a space.

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Show Calendar

01/24/2020

Check-In

12pm - 9pm

Columbia Expo Center

Event Details

01/24/2020

Check-In

Check-In starts at 12pm, and we will keep the building open till 8pm. This will give those who travel long distances, a chance to prep their birds the night before the show. Also, letting them find their cages and have a restful nights sleep. Vendor booths can also come and set up on this day. The building is locked for the night and no one will be allowed in; until Saturday morning, when we arrive again.

12pm - 9pm

Columbia Expo Center

1/24/2020

APA Board Meeting

5pm - 8pm

Columbia Expo Center

1/24/2020

APA Board Meeting

5pm - 8pm

Columbia Expo Center

1/25/2020

Show Day

6am - 6pm

Columbia Expo Center

Event Details

1/25/2020

Show Day

Check-In starts at 6am and will continue until 8am. All birds must be in their cages and ready for judging at 8:30am. The doors will also be open for the public to come in and start shopping with our vendors. Don't worry about breakfast. Breakfast will be for sale on site. This will also go for lunch and snacks. 

6am - 6pm

Columbia Expo Center

1/25/2020

General APA & Honoree Meeting

2pm Approximately

Columbia Expo Center - Front Room

1/25/2020

General APA & Honoree Meeting

2pm Approximately

Columbia Expo Center - Front Room

1/26/2020

Final Day of Juding

6am - 1pm

Columbia Expo Center

Event Details

1/26/2020

Final Day of Juding

Doors will open at 6am. Judges will finish up. Awards are presented.

6am - 1pm

Columbia Expo Center

Contact Us

Mark your calendar now!

We have free parking, and anyone who visits the show enters the building for free.

Family friendly event for all ages. 

Pearl River Classic

150 Industrial Park Rd, Columbia, Mississippi 39429, United States

Send Mail: 546 Conerly Road; Columbia, MS 39429 (601) 218-0171 Elizabeth (601) 441-4386 Julie

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