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Poultry and Small Master Showmanship - Cancelled

All Poultry Shows have been cancelled for the 2020 Chowchilla-Madera County Fair, including Small Master Showmanship. CDFA has notified all Fairs that the California State Veterinarian issued a letter recommending all poultry exhibitions be canceled that include birds from high risk counties as a result of the Newcastle disease VND. This is a highly contagious respiratory virus in poultry. If you have any questions regarding the Newcastle virus, please contact the Sick Bird Hotline at: 866-922-2473.

NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR LIVESTOCK EXHIBITORS

ENTRY DEADLINE

April 10, 2020

WHAT'S NEW IN LIVESTOCK

NEW THIS YEAR:

2020 Chowchilla Fair Livestock Auction Check Release Policy: There will be one auction check issued that will include the proceeds from the sale and any bumps received. There will be no resale checks issued.Checks will be mailed beginning 45 days after the end of the Fair, on July 01, 2020. Checks will not be mailed until the buyer has paid in full. Checks will be mailed to the address listed when registering on Blue Ribbon.

All checks must be cashed within six (6) months of the issue date. If a reissue is required, there will be a $50.00 fee per check deducted. All reissue requests must be made in writing and must include the exhibitor’s name, as much information regarding the check as possible (check number, amount, etc.) and signed by the exhibitor and parent/guardian if under the age of 18.

The Fair Board of Directors encourages exhibitors to send Thank You notes to all buyers and bump bid supporters.

Entry Requirements: Exhibitors are required to submit the following no later than March 12, 2020:

Hogs: (2) pictures, one must be a head shot that clearly shows Universal ear notches and the second is a side view of the animal. Both pictures must include the exhibitor.

Goats and Sheep: (2) pictures, one head shot showing the scrapie ear tag that can clearly be read and the second is a side view of the animal. Both pictures must include the exhibitor.

If pictures, ear notches or tags do not match the animal being weighed, the exhibitor will not be allowed to show.

The exhibitor can submit pictures for each (up to 3) animals but they will only be allowed to enter one (1) market animal per specie at the Fair. No refund(s) will be given on entry fees.

The Bill of sales must also be submitted along with the pictures showing ownership 60 days prior to May 11th.

Ear Tags: Ear tags will be tagged by Fair Staff during the weigh-in on Monday, May 11th. No exceptions.

YQCA Ethics Training

This MUST be COMPLETED by the entry deadline of April 10th!!

**MANDATORY**

4-H Clubs / FFA Chapters / Independent Exhibitors Still Exhibit Competition

This is a mandatory entry for every 4-H, FFA Chapter, and Independent Exhibitor Any Club/Chapter/Independent Exhibitor who fails to enter the competition and deliver a finished project will be fined $100.00. The fine is to be paid by the conclusion of the 2020 Chowchilla-Madera County Fair. Any fines not paid by the conclusion of the fair will result in that Club/Chapter/Independent Exhibitors ineligibility to participate in the 2021 Fair. NO EXCEPTIONS

YQCA IN PERSON TRAININGS:

March 3rd Chowchilla High School - Multipurpose Room 6:00 pm

March 3rd Liberty High School - Madera Ranchos 6:00 pm

March 12 Golden Valley High School - Merced 5:30 pm

March 17 Madera Fairgrounds - Van Alen Hall 5:30 pm

March 19 Buhach High School - Atwater 5:30 pm

Showmanship

Please make sure before checking out for your entries that you have entered your exhibitor in the appropriate showmanship classes for whatever species they are showing.

** If you forgot to add showmanship when you checked out, log back into your account and add showmanship under the appropriate exhibitor and go through the check-out process again

Are my Entries Complete?

If the system does NOT ask for your credit card information for check-out and provide you with a receipt you have NOT properly entered the show. Log back into the system and complete the check-out.

Sheep/Goats

Scrapie Tag ID- Please list the ENTIRE scrapie tag including the letters

Entry Comment-Breed of sheep BREEDING ONLY

National ID- Scrapie Tag BREEDING ONLY

Market Steers

Tattoo/Ear Notch- Fair issued Ear Tag Number

**Beef animals entering the market steer/heifer class must have attended the pre-weigh in January 18th. **

Rabbits

Tattoo/Ear Notch- Animals tattoo; If entering a meat pen please put all tattoos and separate with a comma.

Entry Comment - Breed of rabbit

Custom Field 1- Variety/Color

*** These are custom fields specific to rabbits only the system does not have pre-made fields so please use the above fields accordingly to make the show run smoother

Entry Information

  • Horse Entries: Close Friday March 15, 2020.
  • All Other Entries: Close April 10, 2020.
  • We strongly encourage exhibitors to submit their entries prior to this date. If you are mailing fees, fees must be postmarked by the closing date.
  • Late Showmanship entries (other than Horse Show) will be accepted until Monday April 27th online only, for a $25.00 fee.
  • No late entries will be accepted.
  • Entry Fees are NON REFUNDABLE.
  • Remember to enter Showmanship. It is your responsibility!
  • Be sure to read the exhibitor handbook in regards to all rules and information pertaining to the 2020 Chowchilla-Madera County Fair.


PASSES

Livestock Exhibitors will have the opportunity to purchase an admission wristband for $12 for the run of the Fair. Wristbands must be purchased online at the time entries are submitted. If a wristband is not paid for with entries, exhibitor will be required to pay regular price. Wristbands must be picked-up by the exhibitor Monday, May 11th or Tuesday, May 12th at the Livestock Office between 3pm - 8pm. Wristbands will be placed on the exhibitor by a Fair Staff Member and must be worn through the run of Fair. Wristbands are good for general admission only. A separate admission ticket will be required for Grandstand Events.

Livestock Exhibitor Wristband $12.00
Parent/Leader/Advisor Wristband $20.00
Livestock Parking Pass $50.00
Dry Camp RV Space $100.00
Livestock Exhibitor Unlimited Ride Wristband $30.00

LIVESTOCK EXHIBITOR CARNIVAL SPECIAL

Wold Amusements is offering a four day carnival wristband for livestock exhibitors. For $30.00 livestock exhibitors can pre-purchase a carnival wristband that will be good from 3pm Thursday May 14th, thru 10pm Sunday May 17th, 2020. The special is limited to one per livestock exhibitor. Offer expires April 10th, 2020. Must be paid by check or cash.
FOR LIVESTOCK EXHIBITORS ONLY

CHECK RELEASE POLICY

The 2020 Chowchilla Fair Livestock Auction Check Release Policy: There will be one auction check issued that will include the proceeds from the sale and any bumps received. There will be no resale checks issued.Checks will be mailed beginning 45 days after the end of the Fair, on July 01, 2020. Checks will not be mailed until the buyer has paid in full. Checks will be mailed to the address listed when registering on Blue Ribbon.

All checks must be cashed within six (6) months of the issue date. If a reissue is required, there will be a $50.00 fee per check deducted. All reissue requests must be made in writing and must include the exhibitor’s name, as much information regarding the check as possible (check number, amount, etc.) and signed by the exhibitor and parent/guardian if under the age of 18.

The Fair Board of Directors encourages exhibitors to send Thank You notes to all buyers and bump bid supporters.

Livestock RV Requests Forms

Trailer/Camper: Dry camp sites will be $100 for the week of fair. Dry camp sites are across the street from the fairgrounds at the school farm. Camp sites will be assigned as a first come first serve bases. All spaces must be pre-paid before arrival. Trailers may arrive on Sunday, May 10th between 9:00 am –5:00 pm and Monday, May 11th between 8:00 am - Noon. You must make arrangements to place your trailer during the stated time frame, no exceptions. Sites will be assigned as you pull in, so if you want to camp with other people you must arrive together. Campsites are limited and fill up quickly so be sure to pay for you site early. Person under age 18 must be supervised by an adult at all times.


2020 Livestock Judges

Beef –

Dairy Cattle –

Dairy Goat –

Horse –

Horse Trail –

Meat Goat –

Poultry Breeding & Showmanship –

Poultry Market & Showmanship –

Rabbit Breeding & Market–

Rabbit Showmanship –

Sheep –

Swine –

Master Showmanship

Beef –

Dairy Cattle –

Dairy Goat –

Horse –

Meat Goat –

Sheep –

Swine –


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