For goats, sheep and swine being raised as market animals for the 2014 Nevada County Fair, the Fair’s mandatory registration deadline has been set for Friday, June 6th at 4:00 pm. The mandatory registration deadline of market eggs, broiler and rabbit meat pens and market turkeys is 4:00 pm, Tuesday, July 1st.
Deadline: June 6 at 4 pm (more details)
Mandatory Sheep Swine & Goat Registration Instructions, 2014
Swine Ear Notching Diagram, 2014
Exhibitor Code Of Ethics
Junior goat, lamb and hog exhibitors may register their market animals at the Fair’s Administration Office, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm, beginning May 19th. The Fair Administration Office will have extended hours on Tuesday, June 3rd, from 8am to 7pm to accept entries. The absolute deadline for market goat, sheep and swine registration is 4:00 pm, Friday, June 6th.
All exhibitors are required to complete an entry form, submit a photograph of themselves with their market animal and provide a Bill of Sale to Fair officials; the exhibitor should request the Bill of Sale from the person who sold them their market animal, or if an exhibitor bred their own animal, they must present a letter so stating. Entry forms and additional instructions are available at the 4-H Office, through FFA Advisors and at the Fair Administration Office.
An exhibitor can bring in their own entry forms, required documents and entry fees or it can be done by the club leader/chapter advisor for the group. Individual parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, etc., cannot bring in someone else’s paperwork. It either has to be done as an individual exhibitor in person or as a group by the signing leader and/or advisor.
To exhibit a large market animal at the 2014 Nevada County Fair, exhibitors must be 9 years old or in the 4th grade by January 1, 2014 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 10th. A family may choose to register a second animal to be shared by their children in the event that one of their children needs to bring a back-up animal.
The 2014 “Simply Fun” Nevada County Fair is scheduled for August 6th through 10th. 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.