Southern Maryland Invitational Livestock Expo, Inc.
June 23, 24 and 25, 2023

2023 Registration is now Closed!
Emails will be sent shortly with any entry issues.
Since we did not have any dairy cows entered, we moved the Breeding Meat Goats to Saturday. Fitting and Showing will still be on Sunday. The updated schedule is posted under Rules & Regs.

Our online entry system is now closed.
All entries, including PeeWee & Novice Showmanship, must be registered online.
Online Entry System

***SMILE will host a tack raffle again this year***
Anyone 21 years or under may purchase raffle tickets
Must be present to win or have made pre-arrangements for pick-up.
Online Entry Assistance:

Detailed Online Instructions
(1) For families with more than one exhibitor, please use the Quick Group log-in option.

(2) When registering an exhibitor, you will be prompted to select a T-Shirt size for the exhibitor and enter the number of dinner tickets. YOU MUST reselect the quantity of both again in Step 3 in order to officially submit payment (complete the request).
The Southern Maryland Invitational Livestock Expo, Inc. (SMILE Inc.) was established in 2007 as a tax exempt public body operating to provide an educational, fun and nurturing environment for area youth to showcase their skills and talents, foster camaraderie and enhance their knowledge and appreciation of Southern Maryland's rich agricultural heritage, and provide outreach to the community in order to inform and increase awareness of the vibrant and diverse possibilities of farming and agricultural enterprises in Southern Maryland. SMILE operates primarily within the area consisting of Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince Georges and St. Mary’s counties, and other counties by invitation. The Southern Maryland Invitational Livestock Expo's policy is that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital or parental status or disability.

Animal owners ages 8-21 years are invited to participate in the sixteenth annual Southern Maryland Livestock Expo (SMILE) at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds on June 23-25, 2023. The three-day livestock competition for regional youth includes classes for the traditional livestock breeds of sheep, beef, dairy cow, swine, goats. This year we will continue to host cavies and rabbit shows, dependent upon the number of entries received. The annual SMILE Expo celebrates the showmanship talents of young people with an interest in raising livestock and provides a forum for Southern Maryland youth to improve their showmanship knowledge and skills and empowers them for success in competitive shows around the state and beyond. “The best thing about SMILE is the relaxed and friendly atmosphere”, said Jay Farrell Director of SMILE; “Yes, it’s a competition and the kids work hard, but after the day’s work is done we all get together for an informal dinner, team games and other fun educational activities that focus on shared interests and building new friendships”.

Admission is free to the general public to watch the livestock competitions and visit the animal barns, various agricultural themed displays and vendors. A total of 95 youth and 246 animals participated in the 2022 show. Youth development games and fellowship events are an important element of both show days.
SMILE is sponsored by the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC), the St. Mary’s County Fair Board, Maryland Soybean Board, farm bureaus and local businesses, and is organized by SMILE committee members and the collaborative efforts of dedicated volunteers.

For registration forms, rules, breed class requirements and daily time-table visit: or call Craig Sewell at SMADC on 301-274-1922. Registration for all livestock classes is due by June 10th. Breed registration and veterinary certificates are required.

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