Entries for the 2022 Smith County Fair Ham, Bacon, and Jowl Show will be received between 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at the Ag Center on Saturday, July 2nd.



Rules and Regulations:

  1. Open to all Tennessee residents of any age.
  2. Hams must be entered and exhibited in the name of the owner.
  3.  Exhibitor limited to one entry per class.
  4. All entries must be sound.
  5. All exhibits will be hung for display.
  6. Hams will remain on display until Sunday, July 7, and must be picked up between 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.
  7. Ham Premiums will be: $20 for 1st place, $15 for 2nd place and $10 for 3rd place
  8. Bacon and Jowl Premiums: $15 for 1st, $10 for 2nd, and $5 for 3rd.
  9. Best of Show for Largest Ham – $20
  10. Best of Show Overall – $20

Judging Criteria: Maximum 100 Points

Conformation (20 Pts) – General Shape

Workmanship (10 Pts.) – Neatness and attractiveness of of trim

Meatiness (20 Pts.) – Lean to fat ratio

Color (20 Pts.) – Desirability and uniformity of color

Aroma (30 Pts.) – Desirability of aroma

Class I:

Home style country hams under 20 lbs.
Class II:
Home style country hams over 20 lbs.
Largest Ham (Rosette)
Class III:
Bacon (sugar cured)
Class IV:
Bacon (salt cured)
Class V:
Best of Show Overall (Rosette)

For more information, contact Superintendent Nicholus Bussell (615)735-7756 or contact the Extension Office (615)735-2900.


The Ham, Bacon, and Jowl show is sponsored by Roofix, Inc.