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Small Livestock

(smôl līv’stok’): Small animals raised for food or other products or kept for use, especially farm animals such as rabbits and poultry.


Welcome to the Small Livestock Department, this is the place to find all the cute lovable pets that you always wanted but could not have, as well as some very strange-looking ones that you would not want to own, but are still fascinating anyway.  We are a department that is open to everyone who resides in the USA.  You may see entries from Idaho right next to an entry from the Santa Rosa Valley, all competing for the same first-place ribbon.  If it has fur, feathers, or something in between, you can enter it here.  Our staff has a combined 70 years of experience with these types of animals, so we can answer your questions or at least point you in the direction of someone who can.  Entering is easy and fun, what’s even better, we take care of your entry while it is here so you don’t have to and you can enjoy the Fair.  We are looking forward to seeing your entry and you at the 2018Ventura County fair.  Also, don’t forget we have some really great contests for anyone from 5 years to ? (we don’t ask).  See ya at the Fair!!

On your next trip to the Ventura County Fair, make sure to stop by and visit our barns. We offer not only rabbits, cavies, and pygmy goats but also rooster crowing, hen cackling, and costume contests that are not to be missed.

We look forward to seeing you in Small Livestock where there is always something interesting and educational.

Entry Dates

Youth Market Meat Pens 
Rabbits, Roasters & Turkeys
Friday, June 3

Build a Chicken Contest
Entry deadline –July 1

Photo Contest 
Entry Deadline –July 1

Cavies, Poultry, Rabbits, Youth Pygmy Goats, Mini Pigs
Bunny Hopping and Agility & Club Display Contest 
Champion of Champions & Youth Costume Contests

Friday, July 1

Cavy Show
August 3-7

Youth Pygmy Goat Show
August 3-7

Rabbit Show
August 3-7

Chicken Show
August 3-14

Rabbit Judging and Showmanship 
Saturday, August 6, 10:00 AM 
(Showmanship immediately following judging) 

Pygmy Goat Showmanship and Judging 
Sunday, August 7, 2022 – 11:00 AM
(Clark Pavilion) 

Rabbit, Cavy & Pygmy Goat Costume Contests
Sunday, August 7, 2:00 PM 

Market Rabbit Judging and Showmanship 
Monday, August 8, 5:00 PM 

Mini Pig Show
August 8-14

Market Poultry and Market Turkey Judging and Showmanship
Tuesday, August 9, 4:00 PM

Mini Pig Trick Contest
Wednesday, August 10, 2:00 PM

Mini Pig Costume Contest
Saturday, August 13, 2:00 PM 

Rooster Crowing & Hen Cackling Contests
Sunday, August 14, 1:00 PM 


Marley Laffoon

The Small Livestock Department is presented by Gold Coast Toyota Dealers


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