Blackout Jackpot 8

Blackout 8

Blackout returns in 2022!

Official Merchandise

Order your new Blackout 8 Hoodie and Cap!

It's Back!

The most electrifying show of the year!

PRE-Entries to the Blackout Jackpot 8 and Green & Gold ARE NOW OPEN!

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Blackout Jackpot 8 will be held March 18-20, 2022 at The Ranch in Loveland, Colorado!

It will be held with the Green & Gold Showdown as a two ring steer and heifer show. Dan and Mark Hoge will be judging the Heifers and Dave Duello will be sorting the Steers and Market Heifers! 

Our show is open to the world! Plus, there are no exhibitor age restrictions! Breeding Heifers need registration papers or they show in the Commercial Division. Papers do not need to be in the exhibitor's name. Steers and Market Heifers will be weighed. You will call your own Steer Breeds. 

Blackout 8 will be held with the Green & Gold Showdown. There will be two rings; Green & Gold Ring and the Blackout 8 Ring. Entries will go live online in early 2022. When you enter it includes entry for both shows! You must exhibit in both rings. In addition to our Heifer, Steer and Market Heifer Shows, there will also be Showmanship, Full Livestock Judging Contest, Stall Bid-Off and more to be announced. 

The Showtimes Blackout 8 Internship application is open January 1-23, 2022 with interns being announced in late January.

Official Show Merchandise is now available on The Showtimes Store at!

The Showtimes is the official Show Photographer of Blackout 8 and the Green & Gold Showdown! We will also be joined by Darla Aegerter and her team! 

The Blackout 8 Stall Bid-Off will be held in March 2022 on Show Cattle Connection! Money raised will go towards scholarships at the show! More details will be announced soon!

PAYOUTS + AWARDS - Grand Champion Heifer $1,000 / Reserve Champion Heifer $750 / 3rd Overall Heifer $500 / 4th Overall Heifer $250 / 5th Overall Heifer $150. The Grand Champion Heifer will be awarded a Special Award and belt Buckle! The Top 5 Heifers will receive Blackout Banners, Showtimes Banners and Large Checks! 

Grand Champion Market Heifer $1,000 / Reserve Champion Market Heifer $500 / 3rd Overall Market Heifer $250. The Grand Champion Market Heifer will be awarded a Special Award and Belt Buckle! The Top 3 Market Heifers will receive Blackout Banners, Showtimes Banners and Large Checks!

Grand Champion Steer $1,000 / Reserve Champion Steer $750 / 3rd Overall Steer $500 / 4th Overall Steer $250 / 5th Overall Steer $150. The Grand Champion Steer will be awarded a Special Award and Belt Buckle. The Top 5 Steers will receive Blackout Banners, Showtimes Banners and Large Checks. 

In addition to our Custom Blackout 8 Banners, The Showtimes Black Banners will also be awarded!

HEIFER SHOW ORDER + BREEDS - Angus, AOB, Charolais, Composite Charolais, Chianina, Horned Hereford, Polled Hereford, Limousin, Maine-Anjou, MaineTainer, Maine Angus, Miniature Hereford, Red Angus, Shorthorn, ShorthornPlus, Simmental, % Simmental and Commercial.

MARKET HEIFER SHOW - Market Heifers will be a crossbred show, shown by weight. It will be it's own show. They will not show against the steers. 

STEER SHOW ORDER + BREEDS - Angus, Charolais, Chianina, Hereford, Limousin, Maine-Anjou, MaineTainer, Miniature Hereford, Shorthorn, ShorthornPlus, Simmental and Crossbred.

Stay tuned for more exciting announcements! 


HISTORY - The Blackout Jackpot was created by The Showtimes Magazine back in 2012 as a Steer Jackpot! In 2014 Blackout returned as a Steer and Heifer Jackpot that was held in conjunction with the Green & Gold Showdown. It would be held in consecutive years from 2014 - 2019 ending with the Blackout 7. Through the first seven shows, Blackout awarded well over $100,000 in cash and prizes, awarded 43 Scholarships totaling $26,750 and have 29 states represented! Four different photographers have been used including Big Star, Legacy Livestock Imaging, Cindy and The Showtimes! Past judges include Bob May, Joel Judge, Amanda Schnoor, Brad Winegardner, Matt Leo, Brandon Callis, Jim Williams, Josh Elder, Randy Daniel, Mark & Deb Core, Mark Hoge, Nate Tice, Tim Schaeffer, Travis Otterstad and Baylor Bonham! There were also 3 livestock judging contests totaling over 560 livestock judgers. Each show had nearly 400 cattle per year! 3 Blackout Champion Steers have gone on to win the American Royal in Kansas City, Missouri! 1 Blackout Champion Steer went on to win the Colorado State Fair!

The Showtimes announced the return of Blackout in May of 2022! We are excited to host Blackout 8 along side Kyndal Reitzenstein and the CSU Livestock Judging Team in 2022!

Please check back later this year for the schedule of the Blackout 8 and Green & Gold Showdown!


Steer Judge

The Showtimes welcomes Dan and Mark Hoge as our Heifer Judges and Dave Duello as our Steer Judge!

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Dan and Mark Hoge

Heifer Judges

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Dave Duello

Steer Judge

FILL OUT Our Blackout 8 Internship APPLICATION HERE!

Don't miss this awesome opportunity to help put on the most electrifying show of the year!

Must submit this form by February 1, 2022 and mail to The Showtimes, Inc. 14510 Brighton, Rd., Brighton, Colorado 80601 or email to [email protected] with the subject INTERNSHIP. Interns will be announced in early February. Interns will receive 3 night hotel at the Embassy Suites next to the show at The Ranch in Loveland, Colorado. Internship includes working with The Showtimes Magazine staff and Blackout 8 staff March 17-20, 2022! The internship will begin Thursday, March 17th at 9:00am and conclude Sunday, March 20th following the steer show champion drive (evening). Also included is a Blackout 8 Hoodie, Cap, Sticker, Badge and Lanyard as well as a few meals. Interns must provide their own travel to and from the show. This is a non-paid internship. There is no promise of employment. This internship is for educational purposes. By signing below, you agree to our confidentiality policy and accept the Liability Release. If you are applying to receive college internship credit, we would be glad to sign any paperwork for your school.

Embassy Suites
4705 Clydesdale Pkwy
Loveland, CO 805389
$130/Per Night
Room Block Code: STM
(Reserve by February 20, 2022)

6445 Crossroads Boulevard
Windsor, CO 80550
$99/Per Night
Room Block Code: Blackout Jackpot
(Reserve by February 15, 2022)

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Official show merchandise is now available! Shop now!

The Showtimes is the Official Show Photographer of Blackout 8!

We will be working with Darla Aegerter and her crew taking photos! Check back after the show to purchase photos!

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