The Nevada County Fair’s mandatory registration deadline for all market beef is 4:00 pm, Friday, April 7th. The mandatory registration deadline of all other large market animals including Turkeys is 4:00 pm, Friday, June 9th.
Junior beef exhibitors may register their market animals at the Fairground’s Administration Office, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm, beginning March 20th. The absolute deadline for market beef registration is 4:00 pm, Friday, April 7th. Goat, lamb, hog and turkey exhibitors may register their market animals beginning May 22nd. The absolute deadline for market goat, sheep, swine and turkey registration is 4:00 pm, Friday, June 9th.
All FFA, 4-H, Grange and Independent exhibitors are required to register their market animals for the Fair on the dates specified above by completing an entry form and paying the entry fees. Entry forms and detailed instructions are available at the 4-H Office, through FFA Advisors, the Fair Administration Office, and here.
To exhibit a large market animal at the 2017 Nevada County Fair, exhibitors must be 9 years old or in the 4th grade by January 1, 2017 and must be a Nevada County Junior. A Nevada County Junior exhibitor is defined as:
- An exhibitor whose legal residence is within the boundaries of the Nevada County Fair and who attends a school within Nevada County, or
- An exhibitor who lives outside Nevada County, attends a school in Nevada County and is a member of the FFA, Nevada County 4-H or Nevada County Grange, or
- An exhibitor who is a Nevada County resident enrolled and attending college and is a member of the FFA, Nevada County 4-H or Nevada County Grange.
Although an exhibitor may enter only one large market animal in the Fair, each exhibitor will be allowed to register a maximum of 2 animals per species, not to exceed 4 animals in total. The Fair appreciates that exhibitors often choose to raise more than one market animal, giving them the option of bringing their finest quality animal to the Fair to sell through the Junior Livestock Auction, which is scheduled during the Fair on Sunday, August 13th. A family may choose to register a second animal of the same species to be shared by their children in the event that one of their children needs to bring a back-up animal.
The 2017 Nevada County Fair is scheduled for August 9th through 13th. For information on market animal registration or becoming involved in the Junior Livestock Auction as a buyer or volunteer, call the Fair at 273-6217.