"For FFA (Future Farmers of America), 4-H - it's the roundup," Bard said. "This is where they win awards for programs they've worked all year on."
In Wednesday's Youth Dairy, Meat and Market Goat Show, competitors showed their goats in a variety of categories.
Levi Truax, Amy Bard and Dillon Gordon were the Grand Champions in the Market, Meat and Dairy Goat categories, respectively. They each went on to compete in the Supreme category, which means "best goat on the fairgrounds," Pat Bard said.
Dairy goats are bred to produce milk, meat goats are bred to produce meat and market goats are those ready to go to market, Bard said.
Amy Bard, 14, won the Supreme category. She said she felt great about winning because it meant that "(my goat's) not that old."
Amy's goat is 6 or 7 years old and she has been showing her for about five years. Amy also won Reserve Grand Champion in the Showmanship category.
Keri Schriever, 17, showed three goats in the Meat category and one goat in the Market category. She won Reserve Grand Champion for one of her meat goats.
"I feel proud of them. I think they did a good job," said Keri, who also is the FFA state chaplain.
Along with goat, sheep, horse, cow and rabbit shows, eight other buildings on the fairgrounds displayed items such as arts and crafts, fruits and vegetables, plants, home furnishings and antique cars that also were judged.
The fair also has completely new rides, courtesy of Mid Valley Amusements of Middleburg, Pa., and for a fee of $7, those visiting the fair have access to all of the exhibits, entertainment and rides. For $5, visitors can see the exhibits and entertainment, but not ride the rides.
"Your admission price pays for the rides to be here," Malot said.
"It's all volunteers who want to keep the fair going," he added. "It's a part of our culture, our heritage."
If you go
What: 87th annual Fulton County Fair
When: Continues through Sunday
Where: Fulton County Fairgrounds, McConnellsburg, Pa.