Placer County Fair & Events Center
800 All America City Blvd., Roseville, CA 95678
Phone: 916-786-2023
Fax: 916-786-2139
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Exhibitor Handbook     Fair Update Letter     Upcoming Meetings and Weigh-Ins     Thank You to our Generous 2013 Junior Livestock Supporters
Exhibitor HandbookTop of Page
Click Here for the 2014 Exhibitor Handbook and Rules

Enter online beginning April 15th, 2014.

Enter online and either pay online or send in a payment to the Fair office.
Come into the office or call us if you have any questions or trouble with your online entry. 916-786-2023

Fair Update LetterTop of Page
March 7, 2014

Dear 4-H Leaders,
FFA Advisors and Independent parents, the following contains information and
changes regarding both Placer County Fair and Gold Country Fair that will be helpful to know as you
plan for the fairs and also at fair time.

PLACER COUNTY FAIR June 19 -22, 2014 "Summer Beach Party"
Entry closing date: Friday, May 23rd

GOLD COUNTRY FAIR September 4-7, 2014 " Family, Food & Fun" (tentative theme)
Entry closing date: Tuesday, August 5th

Weigh In dates:
Placer County Fair:
Sheep & Goats - Saturday, April 12th 7-11 am
* See change regarding Swine weigh in below

Gold Country Fair:
Beef - Saturday, April 5th 8-11 am
Sheep & Goats - Saturday, June 28th 7-11 am
* See change regarding Swine weigh in below

Quality Assurance /Ethics Training dates for 2014:
Thursday, April 10th- 6:30 pm @ Gold Country Fairgrounds- Tahoe Building
Thursday, June 12th- 6:30 pm @ Gold Country Fairgrounds- Tahoe Building
Thursday, July 10th- 6:30 pm @ Gold Country Fairgrounds- Tahoe Building

Top pay weight for market goats will remain at the (decreased) top pay weight of 110 pounds as designated by Superior Farms in 2013.

NEW - Market hog weights have changed as mandated by Yosemite Meats.
Minimum weight 215; Maximum weight 270. Hogs weighing over 270 will be disqualified.

Due to the increased concern and to alleviate the spread of PEDV, porcine virus, the following changes will be implemented. Market hogs will NOT be pre-weighed or pre-tagged for Placer County Fair. Direction and recommendations from CDFA and the State Veterinarian, will determine changes in feeder and breeding classes at both fairs and pre-weigh at Gold Country Fair. We will keep everyone updated.

Fairs have been directed by California Dept. of Food and Agriculture to cut water usage by 40%. The direction includes no washing of animals at the Fair. Please be prepared to assist us in making such changes by washing your animals once prior to showing, limiting your use of grooming
materials that necessitate washing after the show and also using animal blankets. The exception here is swine, as we realize hogs must go to the wash rack to stay cool and healthy. Our hope is that this mandate is lifted prior to show season.

The following rules will be strictly enforced for both fairs:

Please be aware that Gold Country Fair Jr. Livestock Rule #36, stating market steers MUST be under control at all times will be strictly enforced.

Jr. Livestock Rule #25, GROOMING AND CARE OF ANIMALS - Jr. exhibitors are expected to groom and care for their own animal(s) when at the Fair, or the animal(s) and exhibitor may be subject to disqualification and loss of premiums. Parents, 4-H Leaders and FFA Advisors, Jr. Grange Advisors, Sr.
Herdsmen and any other adults are prohibited from grooming junior livestock. Failure to comply with this rule may cause forfeit of premiums and exhibit privileges and market animals may not sell.

Gold Country Fair Rule #24 will be changed to read - "Early morning feeding of animal(s) and cleaning of pens may be done by parents. ONLY to enable exhibitors to attend school" This allows parents to feed and also clean pens Thursday and Friday mornings during Gold Country fair only.

Gold Country Fair Showmanship class order will change to begin with Novice Showmanship and allow winning exhibitors to advance one level. Placer County Fair will remain the same, beginning with Senior

All Futurity Divisions at Gold Country Fair will be replaced with a Skill-a-Thon and Judging Competition. This change will allow exhibitors further education in all species.

NEW - Placer County Fair exhibitors selling animals will not be paid until their buyer has paid in full. Checks will be available beginning mid July.

We would like to thank all exhibitors for their participation in the 2013 Community Service workdays. Your efforts made an amazing difference, and many have great ideas for new projects.

Gold Country Fair Community Service workdays:
Sunday, April 13 8:00 am - Noon
Sunday, May 4 8:00 am - Noon
Saturday, June 28 7:30 am - 11:30 am
Sunday, July 13 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, August 2 7:00 am - 11:00 am

Please feel free to contact:

Carrie Wimer, Placer County Fair (916) 786-2023 x 104
or Laurie Johnson, Gold Country Fair (530) 823-4530 with any questions.
Upcoming Meetings and Weigh-InsTop of Page

Ring of Honor Donations, click here.

2014 JLA Premium book, Livestock Entry Forms, and Trailer Space Applications coming soon.

Note to PLACER COUNTY LIVESTOCK EXHIBITORS: Just in case your leaders and/or advisers haven't told you yet, there has been a couple of changes to the Placer County Fair livestock rules that we would like to make you aware of...

In an attempt to fill the barns:

  • Every exhibitor can now pre weigh an unlimited number of market animals. The first 3 animals weighed in per exhibitor will get free tags; any animal weighed in after the third will be charged a $5 tag fee for each.
  • A total of 3 market animals (of the unlimited number of animals pre weighed in) may be entered at the fair, instead of 2 like in the past.
  • These new changes are ONLY for Placer County Fair.
  • These same rules apply to every species.
  • PLACER COUNTY FAIR Swine, Sheep, Goats: April 12th at 7:00am

Nothing will change with the number of animals an exhibitor is allowed to sell during the Junior Livestock Auction. Exhibitors will only be able to sell one market animal unless two or more of their animals receives an reserve champion or higher award from the judge.

Please help spread the word.

Thank You to our Generous 2013 Junior Livestock SupportersTop of Page
12 Gage Ranch
Fish Club Lambs
Mike Schutte Livestock
Toby & Richard Riolo
Agriculture Animal Supplies
Gary & Sandy McCoig
Mike Zaslove
Tom & Jody Berg
All About Seniors
Gene & Miranda Walker
Miller Farms
Tom & June Wirbelauer
Ambit Energy
Genoa Livestock
Mobile Vet Surgeon
Tom & Peggi Kares
Angela Button
Gerry Esker
Molebash Family
Tomasi Plumbing
Apparatus Testing & Engineering
Ghiradelli Farms
Monica DeLaRosa
Triple T Ranch
Armistead Family
Ghiradelli Associates
Moore Pediatric Dentistry
Utterback Ranch
ARtland Construction
Grijalva Care Home
Nancy & Fred Hare
Walker Telecomm, Inc.
Babette Dornbush
H&L Towing & Recovery
Nathan & Ann Baker
Walter & Robyn Fickewirth
Bachman Ranch
Hebard Insurance Agency
Neighborly Pest Management Inc.
Water Works Engineers
Barsdale Tractor
Helen Williams
Nichole Farley
Wayne & Barbara Vineyard
Becky A Childers, DVM
Henry Sinclair
Noah & Nancy MacKenroth
Whittle Ranch
Becky Nicholas
Hernandez Family
Norma Vite
Wiber Smith III
Ben Furrer Dairy
Interstate 80 Forklift
Nugget Market
William Webster
Ben Richardson- Realtor
Jackie & Chris Davis
Paradigm Management Consulting
Yakety Kak Wireless
Bill & Christie Freymond
JDS Electric
Pat & Camille Leonhardt

Bill & Martha Bullard
Jeff & Helen Santos
Pat & Stephanie Maul

Bill McAnally Racing
Jennifer Bachman
Pat McCartney

Napa Auto Parts
Jerry Fields Industrial Door Co.
Placer County Fair Directors and Mgnt.

Bob Fish Trucking
Jim Bachman
Penner Family

Bonnie & Rhynie Hollitz
Jim Freymond
Placer County Farm Bureau

Bookeeping Etc.
Joanne Hurst
Placer Farm Supply

Brad & Gayle Spears
Joe & Misty Whittle
Raley's Superstores-Bel Air

Brian & Lisa Sauer
Joe Medeiros
Ranch 6T1

Buzz & Sherry Stryker
John & Bev Ireland
Ranch Services

Cassandra Walker
John Foerstel Trucking
Redneck Donkey Ranch

Cathy Fisher
John Wilson Ranch
Reimers Family

Celebrations Party Rental
Juanita Parisi
Ribbons Galore, Inc.

Century 21 Select Lincoln
Katy Smotherman
Richard Duarte

Chris Bradburn
KCB Productions
Riolo Freddie & Assoc. CPA's

Chuck & Lois Barsdale
Keith & Christine Medeiros

Chuck Gladwill Ranch
Ken Campbell
Rocklin Family Dental Group

Cirby Ridge Animal Hospital
Kim Hitchcock
Rocky Gray

Citrus Heights Saw & Lawn Mower
L & G Enterprises
Roseman Wagner Wealth Management

Claudia Aldridge
Landry's Custom Meats
Roseville Meats

Cody Evans- Far West Construction
Larry Edmondson
Ruiz Family

Consulo Insurance Agency
Laura Brown
Russ Croco

Corey Narges
Leann Dudley
Russ Utterback

Craig & Rita DeNatly
Lee Bastien
Sam & Carlie Lake

Craig & Shelley Jorgensen
Les Schwab- Roseville
Sanchez Dorsets

Custom Grading Inc.
Les Schwab- Auburn Blvd.
Sandy Davis

D.J. Blohm Trucking Inc.
Les Schwab- Antelope
Scheiber Ranch

David Chaddock Auctioneer
Levi & Susie Brown
Scott Bacon

Dean Cherry
LFS Construction
Scott Peters

Debbie Ewing
Louise DeLoah
Sheridan Garage

DeLaRosa Land Surveys
Mardell Bacon
Sierra Garden & Landscape

DeLoach Family
Marie Thatcher
Sierra Hay & Feed

DKS Electric
Mark & Beth Wright
Sierra Pacific Industries

Don DeLaRosa
Martin Ranch
Sign Effects, Inc.

Don Derobertis
McDonald's- Auburn
Simply Portraits

Dorothy Diekmann
Mel's Welding
Sinclair Concrete

Duarte Family Vineyards
Mertens Insurance
Superior Livestock Supply

Echo Valley
Mike & Brenda Edwards
Teri Furrer, Realtor

Elks Lodge #2248
Mike & Kim Cagle
Thermalands Sportsmen's Club

Family Farm Supply
Mike Schmidt
Tiffany Butler

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Placer County Fair & Events Center