Small Animals

Experience the talent, dedication, and passion of participants in the Small Animals competition at the California State Fair, as they showcase their skills and bond with their beloved small animal companions in the delightful Small Animal competition. Get ready to be captivated by the charming display of small animal excellence that will leave you amazed and inspired.

The Small Animals competition recognizes the hard work that members of the Future Farmers of America (FFA), 4H, and Grange, and adults put into their projects. Small Animals competitions include Open and Junior Rabbits, Open and Junior Cavy, Open & Junior Poultry, and Small Animal Showmanship.

How to Enter

Competition Dates

Dates Information
TBA Entries Open Registration online
Wednesday, June 19 Outstanding exhibitor applications due
Monday, June 24 Detailed Receipt with all required signatures due
Friday, June 28 County Fair Best of Show Master Showmanship entries due
Wednesday, July 3 YQCA Deadline
Tuesday, July 16 Junior Market Show
Wednesday, July 17 Junior Rabbits and Junior Cavies Show
Thursday, July 18 Junior Poultry Show
Friday, July 19 State Fair & County Fair Master Showmanship
Friday, July 19 Dog Show
Saturday, July 20 Open Rabbit, Cavy & Poultry Show
Tuesday, July 23 Final Champion Challenge Interview

Divisions & Classes

For a full list of divisions and classes, please see the guide.

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