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2020 Online Sale Info

2020 Sale Order: Steer, Goat, Hog, Lamb

We are still having a live in-person sale!


However, to accommodate those that wish to bid from home or their business, we will have an online sale occurring at the same time that follows the in-person sale.  A camera will be placed in the auction block so you will be able to see the exhibitor and animal that is currently in the block.  Sale orders and animal info will be posted fair week after the completion of the shows.  If you purchase online the night of the sale and wish to take an animal home or to slaughter/processing, please let us know where you will be sending the animal.  Payment will not be accepted online, you must pay via check or credit card to the Rockingham County Fair (540-434-0005). 

If you plan on bidding online, please pre-register as a buyer through the Allied Auctioneers red button below!

The online sale will take place through:

Online Buyer Updates & FAQ's


-Please register your business name under First Name.  The site will not let you leave the last name field blank when you register a company under the first name field.  Please put your actual name in the last name field.

-If you wish to bid for multiple businesses, you must register EACH business separately.  You will only be able to purchase an animal with ONE bidder account at a time.  Multiple online registered bidder numbers cannot be combined to purchase a single animal.  Only ONE buyer name will be announced.  If you wish to bid with several bidder numbers, please come to bid in-person at the fairgrounds!

-Animals are sold BY THE POUND.  However, you will see all sale prices online as hundredweights.  Example:  You hear the auctioneer selling a hog for $2.25/lb.  On your screen, it will show up as $225.  You are NOT purchasing that animal for that amount.  In reality, it means the price is $2.25/lb.


In Person Price $2.25/lb..................Online Price You Will View $225

In Person Price $6.75/lb..................Online Price You Will View $675

In Person Price $12.50/lb................Online Price You Will View $1,250



-Sale starts at 1:00PM

-Sale order is Steers, Goats, Hogs, Lambs

-ALL ANIMALS ARE ASSUMED GOING TO THE FLOOR unless you email with your slaughter/processing reservations.

-YOU MUST have already made a pre-appointment with a slaughter/processing facility.  We will verify your reservations to our records to ensure you are on the correct slaughter/processing facility list.  If you are not, you will have to take the animal home or sell back to the floor.  All local facilities are booked until April 2021 if you do not already have an appointment reserved with them.

-The online auction is real time and the auctioneers receive the online bid less than a one second delay.  You do not have to bid 5 minutes in advance, you can bid real time with the sale.

-Please make checks payable to Rockingham County Fair Association.



  • Do I have to register in separate places to bid online vs in-person?

    • Yes, If you want to bid in-person, please register under the Buyers tab.  If you want to register to bid ONLINE, please register at

    • When registering online, please put the Business name under the first name slot.  That way your business name will be announced during the sale vs your personal name.  The last name slot can not be left blank so please put your actual name in this slot.

  • How will I know that I was the winning bid for the animal I was bidding on through the online auction?

    • You will 1) Hear your name announced through the live feed as the buyer, 2) You will receive an email notification.

      • You will also receive an invoice of your bill.

  • If I am bidding online and want to take that animal home or for slaughter/processing, what do I need to do?

    • You must have already made a pre-appointment with a slaughter/processing facility if you wish to take an animal to a facility that night.

    • All animals will be assumed going to the FLOOR.  If you wish to take an animal home/slaughter, please email with your buyer name, phone number, and the facility/hauler info that you have already made arrangements for.  We will be calling you the night of the sale to confirm your wishes if you want to take the animal home or to slaughter/processing.

  • Can I pay online the night of the sale?

    • No, you will need to get with Rockingham County Fair the following week to process your payment.

  • Do I have to come to the fair the night of the sale to pay my bill?

    • No, you will receive an invoice through the email address you provided.  Please send a check made out to: Rockingham County Fair Association and mail to the Rockingham County Fairgrounds at 4808 S Valley Pike, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

  • Will the online auction be in order of the sale order?

    • Yes, the animals/exhibitors will be in order of the sale orders.  This year, the sale order is: Steer, Goat, Hog, Lamb.

  • Where can I find Sale Orders for the Steers, Goats, Hogs, and Lambs?

  • Will the online sale keep up with the live sale?

    • Yes, there is only a 1 second delay.  Our Auctioneers know to confirm/ask for any more bids before closing on that animal.

  • I want to bid with multiple bidder numbers, how do I do that?

    • You will need to open multiple tabs on your computer and be logged in to each account that you have registered on separate tabs.  Only one bidder name can purchase an animal and only one bidder name will be announced if you purchase online.

  • I am new buyer and don’t understand the bidding process.  Where can I find more information?


If you have any additional questions or still need some help, please email Josh Puffenbarger at or call Josh at 540-421-5007. 

You can also reach out to Rosemary Life at

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