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Champion of Champions


The Florida State Fair offers a unique youth program called Champion Animals and Champion Youth.

Through this program, the fair offers the youth exhibitors the opportunity to show their prize winning animals as well as the option of participating in numerous educational activities. The exhibitors not only earn animal premiums, but by participating in the educational activities, they can earn additional achievement premiums.

On the final day of the fair, the top 32 Senior Champion Youth Exhibitors compete to be the “Best of the Best” in the final round robin competition. This is a prestigious event that honors the youth as well as the support of donors, LIKE YOU!


The money from your donation goes directly to the youth exhibitors in the form of achievement premiums, by helping to make their 4-H or FFA animal project profitable.


Your support of this program will benefit over 1000 young people from across the state. As one of the exhibitors stated in her thank you letter, “Because of your generosity and the help of other sponsors, I will never forget my time at the Florida State Fair. I hope one day I make a difference in someone’s life the way you made a difference in mine.”

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Premium Sponsor – $15,000 and above
Approx. 480 lbs. of beef (cut and wrapped)
50 Fair admission tickets
4 tickets to Fair Concerts
4 Woman of the Year Luncheon Tickets
4 Governor’s Luncheon Tickets
4 Champion of Champion Dinner Tickets
4 Ten foot banners

Best of Show Sponsor – $10,000
Approx. 240 lbs. of beef (cut and wrapped)
35 Fair admission tickets
2 Woman of the Year Luncheon Tickets
2 Governor’s Luncheon Tickets
4 Champion of Champion Dinner Tickets
3 Ten foot banners

Best of Show Sponsor – $5,000
Approx. 240 lbs. of beef (cut and wrapped)
25 Fair admission tickets
4 Champion of Champion Dinner Tickets
2 Ten foot banners

Blue Ribbon Sponsor – $2,500
Approx. 130 lbs. of beef (front quarter, cut and wrapped)
15 Fair admission tickets
2 Champion of Champion  Tickets
1 Ten foot banner

Red Ribbon Sponsor – $1,000
5 Fair admission tickets
2 Champion of Champion Tickets
1 Ten foot banner

Honorable Mention Sponsor – $250 – $999
2 Fair admission tickets
2 Champion of Champion Tickets
1 Five foot banner

*Beef can be for your own personal use, donated to a charity, or returned to the Achievement Premium Fund.

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1ST Place – $1500 Cash Award

2nd Place Champion of Champions
Madison Dvorak from Lakeland

3rd Place Champion of Champions
Jessica Bierds from Bradenton

4th Place Champion of Champions
Emily Jennings from Dade City

5th Place Champion of Champions
Shelby Sumner from Okeechobee

6th Place Champion of Champions
Sage Dawson from Deland

Complete Winners List (pdf)

2018 Champion of Champions Sponsors

A Special Thanks to Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for continuing support of this program.

Presenting Sponsor
Mosaic Company

Premier Sponsors
Debbie & Doyle Carlton III
Publix Super Markets, Inc.
The New York Yankees Tampa Foundation
Florida Cattlemen’s Foundation, Inc.
Fla. Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services – Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried
Florida Farm Bureau Federation
Florida Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company

Best of Show Sponsors
Roman Three Ranch – Doyle Carlton III & Family
Woodberry Carlton Foundation (in memory of Mildred W. & Doyle E. Carlton Jr.)
Tama County Pork Producers

Champion Sponsors
The Matred Carlton Olliff Foundation
Jenny Steinbrenner Swindal

Blue Ribbon Sponsors
Holland & Knight LLP
Thomas Financial
TECO an Emera Co.
Wade Shows
Linda Syfrett
Animal Specialities
Stella Thayer
Olin Mott Tire Stores
Crystal Springs Preserve
C&B Cattle
Charlie Lykes Family

Red Ribbon Sponsors
Carlton & Carlton
Lightsey Cattle Co.
Super Dog
Lykes Bros. Inc.
King Enterprises
Two Rivers Ranch
MacKinnon Family Foundation
Florida Cattlemen’s Association
Florida Mineral Salt & Agricultural Products
Mid State Machine & Fabricating Corp.
Tammy Long

Honorable Mention
Ferman Motor Car Co.
Florida Thoroughbred Farm Managers
J. Thomas Touchton
Charles Bruno
Lacy Brown Specialty Ad. LLC
Florida Alpaca & Llama Assocation
Jeff Clyne