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My Irritating County Fair

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ChirpChickens, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. ChirpChickens

    ChirpChickens Songster

    Dec 31, 2013
    So, we started raising chickens a couple years ago and have never showed any type of animal in our local county fair. so i don't really even know how it works... well, we have been living in amador county for over a year and i really want to enter some birds but its physically imposable! ever since I've moved here I've been looking into it and checking their website and there is absolutely NOTHING! i swear it's just made up of a secret club or something :/ there is no info, no rules, sign up sheets. they don't even mention poultry or rabbits. barely mention pigs and other livestock but come on! this is ridiculous [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2014

  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    Have you picked up a telephone and called someone about it? I’d start with your county extension agent, in the phone book under county government or online.
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Amador Co. fair office 209 - 245 - 6921.
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    Amador County 4-H Website: http://ucanr.edu/sites/AC4H/
    Contact Us

    Vera M. Allen
    Title: 4-H Youth Development Program Representative
    Specialty: 4-H Youth Development
    12200-B Airport Road
    Jackson, CA 95642
    Phone: 209-223-6484
    Fax: 888-764-9669
    Email: [email protected]

    It wasn't that hard. [​IMG]
  5. shannondee12

    shannondee12 Songster

    Mar 8, 2013
    Left Hand, WV
    Our county fair only shows pigs, sheep, goats and cows but my 12 year old decided she wanted to show her ducks and chickens. It was just a matter of contacting the local extension office and getting the ball rolling. We have attended a few meetings and it's looking good for adding poultry to our 2015 fair.
  6. abserbean

    abserbean Songster

    Mar 29, 2013
    I would second contacting the extension office or your local 4H, they should have all the info you would need. Good luck!
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    My county fair is basically set up for only 4-Hers or FFA to be in the fair, I don't think there are any "outside" entries. Yours may be the same, so they assume everyone gets their info via their group leader.

  8. oldrooster

    oldrooster One Crazy Nut

    donrae, my mother comes from an area where the county and 4-h clubs had seperate fairs, fair grounds and dates. in the area I grew up in it was a combined 4h and county fair all ran thru the extention agent and unless you speciffically asked the right person you would never know that in the livestock areas you had both you would assume it was all 4h, but what would be more of the crafty, cooking and art type of entries are in seperate buildings. So you must ask the extention office to verify if it is the same in your area.
  9. ChirpChickens

    ChirpChickens Songster

    Dec 31, 2013
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  10. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

    Mar 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Most likely you'll have to join a 4-H club first before you can enter a 4-H show. It differs from state to state and county to county, but some of them also have requirements about how long you need to be a member before entering (Not sure if you are 4-H aged or have children that are) 4-Hers are generally anywhere from very young (I wouldn't start them younger than 5 years old) to a freshmen in college (19 years old).

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