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Junior Livestock and Ag Mechanics Exhibitors

Commonly asked Questions

 

Livestock entry dates and deadlines are listed below:

Livestock Entries

Mandatory Entry Deadlines

Below are the 2020 entry deadlines for Market Animals, Junior Horse Exhibitors, all other Livestock, and Ag Mechanics Auction.

  • At their June 9 meeting, the Fair Board voted to cancel the Nevada County Fair. The press release with the information is here. We understand that this cancellation brings many questions, particularly from our livestock exhibitors. We are committed to our livestock and ag mechanics exhibitors and are working with the Nevada County Livestock Producers to host an online auction.  Listed below are the entry deadlines for Market Animals and the Ag Mechanics Auction, as well as answers to questions we’ve received.
    • Will there be an online Junior Livestock and Ag Mechanics Auction? 
      Yes. The Fair Board voted unanimously to hold an online livestock and ag mechanics auction. The Fair team is working closely with Livestock Producers and other community organizations to successfully produce an online auction. Additionally, the Fairgrounds is reviewing options for a possibility of an online show for livestock exhibitors. We will send additional information.   
       
    • Do I have to complete entry forms to participate in the online auction?
      Yes. To participate in the online auction, you must complete all the steps required, including completing your YQCA certification, completing the online entry process in ShoWorks, completing the Code of Practice and Contact form, and paying the market animal entry fees.  The published entry deadlines still apply.
       
    • If I entered in the Junior Horse division, will I receive a refund? 
      Yes. We can either issue you a refund or you can donate the fees to the Fairgrounds to help support additional costs for the 2020 online auction. Please let us know which you would prefer by responding to this email or by calling Kristin at the Fairgrounds Office at 273-6217. 
       
    • If I entered Beef Showmanship, will I receive a refund? 
      Yes. We can either issue you a refund or you can donate the fees to the Fairgrounds to help support additional costs for the 2020 online auction. Please let us know which you would prefer by responding to this email or by calling Kristin at the Fairgrounds Office at 273-6217. 
       
    • If I entered Market Beef and don’t want to participate in the online auction, can I get a refund? 
      Yes. Please contact the Fairgrounds Office at (530) 273-6217 for details.
  • Entries must be completed online.
  • In addition to local rules, all exhibitors must adhere to the state rules
  • For livestock questions, contact or call (530) 273-6217.

Rabbit Meat Pens

  • Entries open: May 27
  • Entries close: July 10
  • All entries must be completed online. The entry process requires two separate steps – first complete and pay for entries using the online “ShoWorks” entry system and then complete the Code of Practice and Contact Form, which includes fields for uploading animal photo(s) and bill(s) of sale.
  • All steps must be completed in order for the entry to be valid.
  • ShoWorks online entry
  • Rabbit Meat Pen Entry Guidelines
  • Code of Practice and Contact Form
  • Rules and details available here.

All Other Livestock

  • Entries open: June 10 (changed from June 1)
  • Deadline: July 10
  • No Poultry Show this year (press release)
  • Code of Practice and Contact Form
  • Rules and details available beginning June 1 in the Competition Handbook, online, and at the Fair Office.

Market Goat, Lambs and Swine, and Ag Mechanics Auction

Market Beef and Junior Horse

Livestock Changes for the 2020 Fair

  • No poultry show this year (press release)
  • Market and breeding animal late entries will be accepted no later than 5 p.m. on the Friday immediately following the published entry deadline. A late fee of $50 per animal will be added to the entry fee. The applicable ownership rules, as detailed in the State Rules for California Fairs, still apply and must be verified by Fairgrounds staff for all late entries.
  • Late entries for Pee Wee, Novice, Junior and Senior Showmanship classes will be accepted up until 3 pm on the Tuesday of the week of the Fair. A late fee of $25 will be added to the entry fee and must be paid at the time the class is added. Late showmanship entries will not be accepted after this deadline.
  • Ag Mechanics late entries will be accepted no later than 5 pm on the Friday immediately following the published entry deadline. A late fee of $50 will be added to the entry fee.
  • Still exhibit late entries will be accepted no later than 5 pm on the Friday immediately following the published entry deadline. A late fee of $10 per item will be charged. Late entries will not be considered after this deadline.
  • For junior horse, junior livestock and open livestock exhibitors, there is a mandatory fee of $2 per exhibitor for liability insurance.
  • For junior horse exhibitors, there is a mandatory drug fee of $8 per horse.