Livestock Show

Closing Dates

  • Market Steer entries will close when the entry limit is reached or on April 24th, 2019
  • Market Sheep, goat, and hog entries will close when the entry limit is reached or on June 25th, 2019
  • Market turkey, chickens, and rabbit entries will close when the entry limit is reached or on July 23rd, 2019
  • Breeding animal entries will close on July 23rd, 2019

YQCA Certification

YQCA Certification is new for 2019. These are required for every exhibitor regardless of affiliation. There is a link on the "LIVESTOCK" page to complete. The fair office needs a copy of the certification page. Pages are due July 23rd, same date that the signature pages are due. Please email to or mail/bring into the fair office. There is a link on the livestock page you can use to complete your YQCA certification. If you have previously completed your YQCA certification send in your completed certification.

In order to participate in a youth livestock program (excluding horse, cavies & dogs) at any California Fair, all exhibitors 9 years of age and older must obtain annual certification in the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) program or a comparable fair run program approved by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Fairs and Expositions Branch. Those not certified are not eligible to participate at a California Fair.

Carcass Contest

Youth from all over the county prepare for months in advance to exhibit animals at the Butte County Fair. We feel this is one of our most rewarding attractions during fair week. Youth can enter breeding and market of either species: Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Sheep, Hogs, Meat Goats, Dairy Goats, Rabbits or Poultry during the week of August 22nd-25th in hopes to be named Grand Champion of their respected species. Our 4-H and FFA exhibitors pride themselves on animal welfare, providing the best life for their animal as well as the greatest end product for the consumer. Not only are the animals evaluated but the exhibitors compete in a division where their personal showmanship skills are tested.

Junior Livestock Auction

Buyer Registration Form Buyers List

On Saturday, August 24 at 10am the Junior Livestock Auction is held in the McClanahan Pavilion. This is open to everyone! To register as a Buyer, forms are now available in the main office and on sale day morning starting at 8am. This is a terminal sale, but Buyers are given the option to either process or resale the animal they've purchased. Resale prices will be available the week of the fair. Buyers are crucial for the success of the Junior Livestock Auction. With the support of Buyers, all of the exhibitors hard work pays off if they can make enough money after its all said and done. For most exhibitors, the money earned from selling their market animal is saved into a college fund or to help support them with their next project. Please take the time to come support our youth by purchasing or bump-bidding their animal at this years sale!

Buyer’s Breakfast – Saturday, August 24th

Enjoy a delicious and hearty breakfast on Saturday, August 24th from 7:30 am to 9:30 am in Jake’s Country Sports Bar. Bring in your Buyer’s number to enjoy the breakfast. Sponsored by Andy Atkinson.