Agriculture Competition Brochure

Welcome to the 2022
Marin County Fair!

So Happy Together!

Competition Categories

Online Competition Coordinators

  • Coordinator: Drew Patterson, San Rafael
  • Coordinator: Libby Garrison, Santa Rosa
  • Assistant Coordinator: Christina Sturken, Belmont

Sheep Dog Trials

Coordinators: Redwood Empire Sheep Dog Association

Judge: Donna Beebe, Oroville

Timeline & Rules

Open to all California Residents. 

Local and State Rules and Redwood Empire Sheep Dog Association Rules Shall Govern this Event.

Entry Forms Due Friday, June 24th, 5:00 p.m.

Enter online at marin.fairwire.com.

A 2022 Registration Fee of $2 per person will apply.

Entry Fee $2 per person will apply.

Check in and Handlers’ Meeting Sunday, July 3rd, 11:30am, Barnyard Arena.

Trials Sunday, July 3rd, Noon to 4:00 p.m, Barnyard Arena

Entry Limit Two dogs per owner.  A maximum of 30 dogs may be entered.

Note: A third dog may be entered if the maximum number of dogs has not been reached by June 3, but only two dogs per owner are eligible for cash awards.

Entry Fee $25 per dog (plus the registration fee, see above).

Division 550: Sheep Dog Trials

Class

Sheep Dog Trials. Include dog’s name on entry form.

Awards

American System of Judging — Cash Awards & Rosettes Offered
Award Type
First Place $150 & Ribbon
Second Place $100 & Ribbon
Third Place $75 & Ribbon
Fourth Place $50 & Ribbon
Fifth Place $25 & Ribbon
Best of Show Trophy & Rosette

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Educational Posters/Tri-Folds

Coordinator: Lenore Ryan, Sebastopol

Timeline & Rules

Entry Forms Due on or before end-of-day Friday, June 24th.

Enter online at marin.fairwire.com.

A 2022 Registration Fee of $2 per person will apply.

Entry Fee $2 per person will apply.

Entry Limit two posters per exhibitor.

Awards Monday, July 4, 4 p.m., Fur & Feathers Tent

Exhibits Received Thursday, June 30, 9 – 10 a.m., Fur & Feathers Tent.

Awards Ceremony Monday, July 4, 4 p.m., Fur & Feathers Tent

Exhibits Released Monday, July 4, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Fur & Feathers Tent.

  1. Topics: Entries are to relate to any of the following: Poultry, Waterfowl, Pigeons, Gamebirds, Rabbits, Cavies, Pocket Pets, Dog Care & Training, Pygmy Goats, Large Animals, Home Arts, Citizenship, etc.
  2. Size: Maximum size: 2 feet by 3 feet poster or a tri-fold science fair display board. 
    Note:  You may enter your presentation day tri-fold poster/display.
  3. Judging: Entries will be judged on educational value, design, and neatness.
  4. Exhibit Release: Entries must be picked up in person, or any other person must have a claim ticket or signed letter of authorization from the exhibitor.
  5. For Further Information:  Contact us by email.

Awards

Danish System of Judging — Awards Offered per Class
Award Type
First Place $10 & Ribbon
Second Place $5 & Ribbon
Third Place Ribbon
Best of Show — Junior & Senior $20 Each & Rosette Ribbon

Division 599: Educational Posters / Tri-Fold Displays

Entry Fee $2 per entry.

Class

  1. Educational Posters by Junior Exhibitors 5 through 12 years.
  2. Educational Posters by Senior Exhibitors 13 years and over.
  3. Tri-Fold Educational Displays by Junior Exhibitors 5 through 12 years.
  4. Tri-Fold Educational Displays by Senior Exhibitors 13 years and over.

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Poultry

Fur & Feathers Coordinator: Lenore Ryan, Sebastopol

Poultry Coordinator: Tony Ryan

Timeline & Rules

Entry Forms Due on or before end-of-day Friday, June 24th.

Enter online at marin.fairwire.com.

A 2022 Registration Fee of $2 per person will apply.

Entry Fee $4.50 per Bird or Dozen Eggs — Entry Fee includes feed, water & care.
No Entry Fee for Showmanship or the Poultry Judging Contest, but include these classes on entry form.

Wristband Fee $15 per exhibitor — includes five-day Fair admission (include wristband fee on your entry form).

Entry Limit two entries per exhibitor per class.

Poultry Arrival & Inspection Thursday, June 30th, 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.,
Avenue of the Flags.
Before entering fairgrounds all birds will be inspected.

Mandatory Meeting for Exhibitors and Parents Thursday, June 30th 10:00 a.m., Fur & Feathers Tent
Wristbands will be distributed at meeting.

Breed Judging Thursday, June 30th, 11:00 a.m. Fur & Feathers Tent.

Showmanship Thursday, June 30th, Following Breed Judging.

Judging Contest Saturday, July 3rd, 1:00 p.m., Fur & Feathers Tent.

Awards Ceremony Monday, July 4th, 4:00 p.m., Fur & Feathers Tent.

Cage Cleaning Monday, July 4th, 5:00 p.m., Fur & Feathers Tent.

Entries Released Monday, July 4th, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m, Fur & Feathers Tent
Poultry must be removed by 7:00 p.m.

  1. Eligibility: Open to Marin, Sonoma, & Napa County junior residents. Juniors from additional counties will be eligible if there is space (coops) available.
  2. Rules: Definitions, show rules and judging procedures as prescribed in the American Standard of Perfection, copyrighted by the American Poultry Association Inc., shall apply to all district and county fair poultry shows except in such instances where they are in conflict with the rules and regulations prescribed by the Division of Fairs and Expositions of the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
  3. Entry Forms & Fees: Enter online at marin.fairwire.com
  4. Identification: Leg bands must be listed on Entry Form.  Any changes in leg band numbers must be made two weeks prior to the Fair. Leg band numbers must match exactly the numbers on the entry form submitted by the exhibitor.
  5. Credentials:
    1. Fur and Feather (Poultry & Rabbit) exhibitors that are exhibiting for the duration of the five-day Fair will be charged a $15 fee for a wristband.  The wristband will be their five-day admission credential.  If you do not bring your animal, you will forfeit your wristband (no refunds). No wristbands will be given or sold to non-exhibitors.  Exhibitors participating in one day shows will not be eligible for the purchase of wristbands. 
    2. A replacement fee of $20 will be charged for lost or detached wristbands.
    3. Parents and volunteers assisting in the Fur and Feather Tent will be issued complimentary admission/parking credentials based on the number of days they are volunteering.
    4. If any exhibitor or parent gives their credential or wristband to any other person, all privileges will be revoked, and cash awards may be withheld.  This rule will be strictly enforced.
  6. Disqualification: A judge or fair management may remove a bird from competition if it appears fatigued or out of condition.
  7. Ownership & Minimum Age: Entrants must have owned their animals 30 days prior to closing date of Fair entries.  Birds must be at least four months old.
  8. Feeding: Feed and water dishes will be provided. Birds will be fed and watered for you.
  9. Liability: Fair Management is not to be held responsible for birds if illness or death occurs.
  10. Mandatory Meeting: All exhibitors and their parents are required to attend a meeting in the Fur and Feathers Tent on Wednesday, July 3rd at 10:00am. Wristbands and credentials will be distributed at this time.
  11. Cage Cleaning: Exhibitors are required to clean their cages on Monday, July 4th, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Cages must be clean before birds are released.
  12. Exhibit Reclaim: Entries must be picked up in person, or any other person must have a signed letter or authorization from the exhibitor.
  13. Poultry Area is Air Conditioned.

Large Fowl Divisions

Entry Fee $4.50 per entry.

  • 600 — American (Jersey Giants, New Hampshires, Plymouth Rocks, Rhode Islands, Wyandottes, etc.).
  • 601 — Asiatic (Brahmas, Cochins, Langshans).
  • 602 — Continental (Hamburgs, Belgians, Polish, French, etc.).
  • 603 — English (Australorps, Orpingtons, Red Caps, etc.).
  • 604 — Mediterranean (Anconas, Buttercups, Leghorns, Minorcas, Spanish, Blue Andalusians, etc.).
  • 605 — All Other Breeds (Large Fowl) (Games - Modern & Old English, Orientals, etc.).
  • 606 — Mixed Breeds or Non-Standard Breeds (Large Fowl).

Class

(Classes listed below are for Divisions 600 through 606.)

  1. Cock, Over one year;
  2. Cockerel, 4 to 12 months;
  3. Hen, Over one year;
  4. Pullet, 4 to 12 months.

Bantam Divisions

Entry Fee $4.50 per entry.

  • 607 — Modern Game
  • 608 — Old English Game
  • 609 — Single Comb Clean Legged (Other than Game)
  • 610 — Rose Comb Clean Legged
  • 611 — All Other Combs, Clean Legged
  • 612 — Feather Legged
  • 613 — Mixed Breeds (Bantams)

Class

(Classes listed below are for Divisions 607 through 613.)

  1. Cock, over one year;
  2. Cockerel, 4 to 12 months ;
  3. Hen, over one year;
  4. Pullet, 4 to 12 months.

Doves, Gamebirds, Pigeons, & Quail Divisions

Entry Fee $4.50 per entry.

  • 614 — Pigeons (All Recognized Breeds)

Class

(For Division 614.)

  1. Young Pair, male and Female;
  2. Old Pair, male and Female;
  3. Young Hen, current year’s hatch;
  4. Old Hen, prior year’s hatch ;
  5. Young Cock, current year’s hatch;
  6. Old Cock, prior year’s hatch.
  • 615 — Doves
  • 616 — Gamebirds
  • 617 — Quail

Class

(For Divisions 615 – 617.)

  1. Breeding Pairs (2 birds only);
  2. Singles, Male (1 bird);
  3. Singles, Female (1 bird).

Turkey Divisions

Entry Fee $4.50 per entry.

  • 618 — Bronze
  • 619 — White
  • 620 — Any other Recognized Breed

Class

(Classes listed below are for Divisions 618 through 620.)

  1. Old Tom (1 year & up);
  2. Old Hen (1 year & up);
  3. Young Tom (under 1 year);
  4. Young Hen (under 1 year).

Waterfowl: Ducks Divisions

Entry Fee $4.50 per entry.

  • 621 — Ducks, Bantam Breeds (Black East Indies, Call, Mallard)
  • 622 — Ducks, Light Weight Breeds (Campbell, Magpie, Runner)
  • 623 — Ducks, Medium Weight Breeds (Buff, Cayuga, Crested, Swedish)
  • 624 — Ducks, Heavy Weight Breeds (Alysbury, Muscovy, Pekin, Rouen)
  • 625 — Ducks, Non-Standard Breeds

Class

(Classes listed below are for Divisions 621 through 625.)

  1. Old Drake, over 1 year;
  2. Old Duck, over 1 year;
  3. Young Drake, under 1 year;
  4. Young Duck, under 1 year.

Waterfowl: Geese Divisions

Entry Fee $4.50 per entry.

  • 626 — Geese, Light Weight Breeds (Chinese, Canadian, Egyptian, etc.)
  • 627 — Geese, Medium Weight Breeds (Buff, Pilgrim, Saddleback Pomeranian, Sebastopol)
  • 628 — Geese, Heavy Weight Breeds (African, Emden, Toulouse)
  • 629 — Geese, Non-Standard Breeds

Class

(Classes listed below are for Divisions 626 through 629.)

  1. Old Gander, over 1 year;
  2. Old Goose, over 1 year;
  3. Young Gander, under 1 year;
  4. Young Goose, under 1 year.

Awards

American System of Judging — Awards offered per Class (Divisions 600 – 629)
Award Type
First Place $10 & Ribbon
Second Place $5 & Ribbon
Third Place Ribbon
Best of Each Division $5 & Rosette
Best of Large Fowl Rosette
Best of Bantam Fowl Rosette
Reserve Best of Show Trophy
Best Overall Waterfowl Trophy
Outstanding Poultry Exhibitor $50 & Trophy

Outstanding Exhibitor — Poultry

Based on Placings in Breed Classes, Poultry Judging, & Showmanship.

Points Breakdown
Award Points Earned
1st Place 5
2nd Place 4
3rd Place 3
Best Variety 3
Best of Breed (Division) 4
Best of Show 10
Reserve Best of Show 8

Eggs

Entry Fee $4.50 per entry.

Score Card for Judging Eggs
Category Value
Size 25%
Interior Quality — Size of Air Cell 25%
Interior Quality — Opaqueness 25%
Condition of Shell 8%
Uniformity of Size and Shape 5%
Shell Texture 5%
Uniformity of Color 4%
Shape 3%
Total Score 100%

Rules

  1. Entry shall consist of one dozen (12) eggs in a carton.
  2. Entry limit — two entries per exhibitor per class.
  3. All eggs become the property of the Fair.
  4. Eggs will be judged on interior and exterior quality.
  5. The judge reserves the right to break more than one egg in order to properly judge the exhibit.

Class

  1. White, medium;
  2. White, large;
  3. White, extra large;
  4. Brown, medium;
  5. Brown, large;
  6. Brown, extra large;
  7. Tinted, medium;
  8. Tinted, large;
  9. Tinted, extra large;
  10. Bantam Eggs;
  11. Duck Eggs;
  12. Goose Eggs;
  13. Quail Eggs.

Awards

American System of Judging — Awards Offered per Class
Award Type
First Place $10 & Ribbon
Second Place $5 & Ribbon
Third Place Ribbon
Best of Show — Eggs Trophy

Poultry Showmanship

Entry Fee None.

Rules

  1. Please include showmanship on your entry form.
  2. Exhibitor must have their showmanship bird entered in a breed class in order to compete in Poultry Showmanship.

Class

Age as of January 1st, 2022.

  1. Novice Showmanship: a Novice is someone who has never competed in a poultry showmanship contest before, regardless of age.
  2. Primary Showmanship: (5 – 8 Years).
  3. Junior Showmanship: (9 – 12 Years).
  4. Senior Showmanship: (13 years and above).

Awards

American System of Judging — Awards Offered per Class
Award Type
First – Third Place Ribbons Awarded at the Discretion of the Judges (no cash awards for showmanship)
Poultry Showmanship Winners (Each Level) Trophy

Youth placing First and Second in Junior and Senior Showmanship are invited to compete in Round Robin Showmanship, Sunday, July 3rd.

California State Fair County Fair Best of Show Junior Poultry Competition: this special competition is open to exhibitors winning a Best of Show Award in a Junior Poultry Competition at their County, District, or Citrus Fair. Competitions offered in Large Poultry, Bantam Poultry, Geese, Ducks, and Turkeys.

Division 632 — Poulty Judging Contest

Entry Fee None. Include "judging contest" on entry form.

The Poultry Judging Contest will take place on Saturday, July 6th, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Exhibitors will judge whole carcasses, pieces of carcasses, whole eggs, and eggs out of shell. You do not need to have a bird on exhibit to enter this contest.

Class

  1. Junior Individuals, 12 Years and under
  2. Senior Individuals, 13 Years and over

Awards

American System of Judging — Awards Offered per Class
Award Type
First Place $10 & Ribbon
Second Place $5 & Ribbon
Third Place Ribbon
Junior Poultry Judging Contest Winner Rosette
Senior Poultry Judging Contest Winner Rosette

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Rabbits

Fur & Feathers Coordinator: Lenore Ryan, Sebastopol

Rabbit Coordinator: Karen Corda, Novato

Timeline & Rules

Entry Forms Due on or before end-of-day Friday, June 24th.

Enter online at marin.fairwire.com.

A 2022 Registration Fee of $2 per person will apply.

Entry Fee $4.50 per Rabbit, $7.00 per Meat Pen — Entry Fee includes feed, water & care.
No Entry Fee for Showmanship or Fur, but include these classes on entry form.

Wristband Fee $15 per exhibitor — includes five-day Fair admission (include wristband fee on your entry form).

Entry Limit three rabbits per class per division.
Not to exceed 12 animals and 2 Meat Pens.

Arrival Time Thursday, June 30th, 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.,
Fur & Feathers Tent.

Mandatory Meeting for Exhibitors and Parents Thursday, June 30th 10:00 a.m., Fur & Feathers Tent
Wristbands will be distributed at meeting.

Breed Judging Thursday, June 30th, following showmanship judging.

Showmanship Thursday, June 30th, 11:00 a.m.
Workshop followed by Novice, Primary, Junior, & Senior.

Awards Ceremony Monday, July 4th, 4:00 p.m., Fur & Feathers Tent.

Cage Cleaning Monday, July 4th, 5:00 p.m., Fur & Feathers Tent.

Departure Time Monday, July 4th, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Rabbits must be removed by 7:00 p.m.

  1. Eligibility: Open to Marin, Sonoma, & Napa County junior residents.
  2. Rules: Definition and judging procedures as prescribed in the latest edition of the Guide Book & the Standard of the American Rabbit Breeders Association, Inc. shall apply to all District & County Fair rabbit shows, provided they do not conflict with any of the rules & regulations prescribed by the Division of Fairs & Expositions of the Department of Food & Agriculture.
  3. Entry Forms & Fees: Enter online at org.
  4. Credentials:          
    1. Fur and Feather (Poultry & Rabbit) exhibitors that are exhibiting for the duration of the five-day Fair will be charged a $15 fee for a wristband. The wristband will be their five-day admission credential. If you do not bring your animal, you will forfeit your wristband (no refunds). No wristbands will be given or sold to non-exhibitors.  Exhibitors participating only in one-day shows will not be eligible for the purchase of wristbands. 
    2. A replacement fee of $20 will be charged for lost or detached wristbands.
    3. Parents & Volunteers assisting in the Fur and Feather Tent will be issued complimentary admission/parking credentials based on the number of days they are volunteering.
    4. If any exhibitor or parent gives their credential or wristband to any other person, all privileges will be revoked, and cash awards may be withheld. This rule will be strictly enforced.
  5. Disqualification: A judge or fair management may remove a rabbit from competition if it appears to be fatigued or out of condition.
  6. Identification: All animals must be identified by permanent tattoo number conforming with the number listed on entry form.  Duplications of numbers are not allowed.  Substitutions must be made two weeks prior to the Fair.  If you need assistance in tattooing, please email fairsupport@marinfair.org.  No tattooing will be permitted on the fairgrounds.
  7. Ownership: Entrants must have owned their animals 30 days prior to closing date of Fair entries.
  8. Feeding: Feed and water dishes will be supplied. Rabbits will be fed for you.  If you wish to feed your own rabbits, they should be fed before the Fair opens.
  9. Liability: Fair Management is not responsible for rabbit illness or death.
  10. Cage Cleaning: Exhibitors are required to clean their cages on Monday, July 7th, beginning at 5 pm. Cages must be clean before rabbits are released. 
  11. Exhibit Reclaim: Entries must be picked up in person, or any other person must have a signed letter or authorization from the exhibitor.
  12. Rabbit Area is Air Conditioned.

Outstanding Exhibitor — Rabbits

Based on Placings in Breed Classes, Fur, & Showmanship.

Points breakdown
Award Points Earned
1st Place 5
2nd Place 4
3rd Place 3
Best of Breed (Division) 4
Best Fur 4
Best of Show 10
Reserve Best of Show 8

Heavyweight Breed Divisions

Entry Fee $4.50 per entry.

  • 700 — American
  • 701 — Californian
  • 702 — Champagne D’Argent
  • 703 — New Zealand
  • 704 — All Other Heavyweight Breeds

Class

(Classes for Divisions 700 thru 704.)

  1. Senior Buck, 8 months of age & over;
  2. Senior Doe, 8 months of age & over;
  3. Intermediate Buck, 6 months of age & under 8 months;
  4. Intermediate Doe, 6 months of age & under 8 months;
  5. Junior Buck, under 6 months of age;
  6. Junior Doe, under 6 months of age.

Lightweight Breed Divisions

Entry Fee $4.50 per entry.

  • 705 — Dutch
  • 706 — Florida White
  • 707 — Himalayan
  • 708 — Holland Lop
  • 709 — Jersey Wooley
  • 710 — Lionhead: recognized varieties
  • 711 — Lionhead: unrecognized varieties (not eligible for Best of Breed)
  • 712 — Mini Lop
  • 713 — Mini Rex
  • 714 — Netherland Dwarf
  • 715 — Polish
  • 716 — All Other Light Weight Breeds

Class

(Classes for Divisions 705 thru 716.)

  1. Senior Buck, 6 months of age & over;
  2. Senior Doe, 6 months of age & over;
  3. Junior Buck, under 6 months of age ;
  4. Junior Doe, under 6 months of age.

Division 717: Mixed Breeds

Entry Fee $4.50 per entry.

Class

  1. Bucks;
  2. Does.

Division 718: Neutered Animals

Entry Fee $4.50 per entry.

NOTE: Neutered rabbits are not eligible for Best of Show or Best Reserve trophies.

Class

  1. Neutered Bucks;
  2. Neutered Does

Division 719: Fur Animals

Entry Fee None.

Class

  1. Normal, White;
  2. Lionhead;
  3. Satin;
  4. Normal, Colored;
  5. Rex;
  6. Wool.

Awards

American System of Judging — Awards Offered per Class (awards through Divisions 700 &ndsh; 719)
Award Type
First Place $10 & Ribbon
Second Place $5 & Ribbon
Third Place Ribbon
Best of Division $10 & Rosette
Best of Rabbit Show $50 & Rosette
Best Reserve Rabbit of Show $25 & Rosette
Outstanding Rabbit Exhibitor $50 & Trophy

Division 720: Meat Pens

Entry Fee $7.00 per entry.

Entry Limit Two Meat Pens per Exhibitor.

Class

  1. Meat Pen — A trio of three rabbits, same breed, 3.5 (minimum) to 5.5 pounds (maximum) each, under 70 days of age.
Scorecard For Judging Meat Pens
Category Value
Meat Type 40%
Condition of Flesh
30%
Uniformity in Body & Weight 20%
Fur 10%
Total Score 100%

Awards

American System of Judging — Awards Offered per Class
Award Type
First Place $40 & Ribbon
Second Place $20 & Ribbon
Third Place Ribbon
Best of Show Meat Pen Rosette

Division 721: Rabbit Showmanship

Entry Fee None.

NOTE: Rabbits used for showmanship must be exhibited June 30th through July 4th.
Showmanship entries will be accepted July 4th. Age as of January 1st, 2022.

Class

  1. Novice Showmanship: someone who has never competed in a rabbit showmanship contest before, regardless of age.
  2. Primary Showmanship: 5 – 8 Years of age (Danish Judging System).
  3. Junior Showmanship: 9 – 12 Years of age.
  4. Senior Showmanship: 13 years of age and older.
American System of Judging — Awards Offered per Class
Award Type
First – Third Place Ribbons Awarded at the Discretion of the Judges (no cash awards for showmanship)
Novice, Primary, Junior, and Senior Shomanship Winners Trophy

Youth placing First and Second in Junior and Senior Showmanship are invited to compete in Round Robin Showmanship, Sunday, July 3rd.

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Guinea Pigs (Cavies)

Fur & Feathers Coordinator: Lenore Ryan, Sebastopol.

Cavy Coordinator: To be announced at the Fair.

Timeline & Rules

Entry Forms Due On or before end-of-day Friday, June 24th

Enter online at marin.fairwire.com.

A 2022 Registration Fee of $2 per person will apply.

Entry Fee $4.50 per Guinea Pig.
No entry fee for Showmanship, but include "showmanship" on entry form.
Entry fee includes Fair admmission. Refer to rule #5.

Entry Limit None.

Arrival Time Thursday, June 30th, 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Fur & Feathers Tent, Barnyard. One Day Show Only.

Mandatory Meeting for Exhibitors and Parents Thursday, June 30th, 10:00 a.m., Fur & Feathers Tent.

Breed Judging Thursday, June 30th, 11:00 a.m.

Showmanship Thursday, June 30th, following breed judging.
Workshop followed by Novice, Primary, Junior, & Senior.

Awards Ceremony Thursday, June 30th, 3:00 p.m.

Departure Time Thursday, June 30th, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Guinea pigs must be removed by 6:00 p.m.

  1. Eligibility: Open to California junior residents 5 through 18 years of age.
  2. Cages: This is a one-day carry-in cage show. All carrying cages must have waterproof bottoms.
  3. Rules: Definition and judging procedures as prescribed in the latest edition of the Guide Book and the Standard of the American Rabbit Breeders Association, Inc. shall apply to all District and County Fair cavy shows, provided they do not conflict with any of the rules and regulations prescribed by the Division of Fairs and Expositions of the Department of Food and Agriculture.
  4. Entry Forms: Enter online at marinfair.org.
  5. Credentials: Each exhibitor will receive one admission credential and one combined admission/parking credential. Limit of one parking credential per family. You will also receive a map showing directions to the Fairgrounds.
  6. Disqualification: A judge or fair management may remove a cavy from competition if it appears to be fatigued or out of condition.
  7. Identification: All animals must be identified by permanent ear marking or ear tag conforming with the entry form on arrival at the show. Any duplication of ear tattoo by one exhibitor in the same division must be eliminated and the change recorded on the judging sheet before judging. No tattooing is permitted on the fairgrounds. For further information or assistance with ear tags or tattooing please email fairsupport@marincounty.org.
  8. Ownership: Entrants must have owned their animals 30 days prior to closing date of Fair entries.
  9. Liability: Fair Management is not responsible for cavies if illness or death occurs.
  10. Exhibit Reclaim: Entries must be picked up in person, or any other person must have a signed letter or authorization from the exhibitor.
  11. Guinea Pig Area is Air Conditioned.

Division 800: Guinea Pigs (Cavies)

List Breed & Variety on Entry Form — Abyssinian, American, Coronet, Peruvian, Silkie, Teddy, Teddy, Texels, White Crested, etc.

Division will be divided according to number of entries.

Class

  1. Senior Boar — Over 32 ounces.
  2. Senior Sow — Over 32 ounces.
  3. Intermediate Boar — 22 ounces & up to & including 32 ounces, up to six months of age.
  4. Intermediate Sow — 22 ounces & up to & including 32 ounces, up to six months of age.
  5. Junior Boar — Min weight of 12 ounces & max weight of 22 ounces, up to 4 months old.
  6. Junior Sow — Min weight of 12 ounces & max weight of 22 ounces, up to 4 months old.

Awards

American System of Judging — Awards Offered per Class
Award Type
First Place $10 & Ribbon
Second Place $5 & Ribbon
Third Place Ribbon
Best Overall Guinea Pig (Cavy) $35 & Trophy
Best Reserve Guinea Pig (Cavy) $25 & Trophy

Division 801: Guinea Pig (Cavy) Showmanship

Showmanship entries will also be accepted on day of show Wednesday, July 3rd. Exhibitor must have animal entered in at least one of the Classes 1 – 6 in order to compete in Showmanship. Please contact Show Coordinator in the Fur & Feather Tent.

Class

Age as of January 1st, 2019.

  1. Novice: a novice is someone who has never competed in a Guinea Pig
    (Cavy) Showmanship contest before regardless of age.
  2. Primary: 5 through 8 years of age.
  3. Junior: 9 through 12 years of age.
  4. Senior: 13 years of age and over.

Awards

Danish System of Judging — Awards Offered per Showmanship Class
Award Type
First Through Third Place Awarded at the Discretion of the Judges
Novice, Primary, Junior, & Senior Showmanship Winners Trophies

Youth placing 1st and 2nd in Junior and Senior Showmanship are invited to compete in Round Robin Showmanship, Sunday, July 3rd.

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Pocket Pets

Fur & Feathers Coordinator: Lenore Ryan, Sebastopol.

Pocket Pet Coordinator: To be announced at the Fair.

Timeline & Rules

Entry Forms Due On or before end-of-day Friday, June 24th

Enter online at marin.fairwire.com.

A 2022 Registration Fee of $2 per person will apply.

Entry Fee $5.00 per Animal.
Entry fee includes Fair admission credential for the exhibitor.

Entry Limit Six (6) animals per exhibitor.

Arrival Time Thursday, June 30th, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Fur & Feathers Tent, Barnyard. One Day Show Only.

Mandatory Meeting for Exhibitors and Parents Thursday, June 30th, 10:00 a.m., Fur & Feathers Tent.

Judging Thursday, June 30th, 3:00 p.m., Fur & Feathers Tent.

Awards Thursday, June 30th, 3:00 p.m., Fur & Feathers Tent.

Departure Time Thursday, June 30th, 3:00 p.m.
Pocket pets must be removed by 5:00 p.m.

  1. Eligibility: Open all California junior residents, 5 through 18 years of age.
  2. Cages: Exhibitors must bring their animals in their own cages. One animal per cage. Cage must have solid bottom.
  3. Feeding: Food and water must be provided in the cage for the animals.
  4. Entry Forms: Enter online at marin.fairwire.com.
  5. Credentials: Each exhibitor will receive one admission credential and one fair combined admission/parking credential. Limit of one parking credential per family. You will also receive a map showing directions to the Fairgrounds.
  6. Ownership: Entrants must have owned their animal 30 days prior to closing date of Fair entries.
  7. Judging: Judging will start at 11:00am on Thursday, June 30th.
  8. Disqualification: A Judge or Fair Management may remove a Pocket Pet from competition if it appears to be fatigued or out of condition.
  9. Liability: Fair Management is not to be held responsible for pets if illness or death occurs.
  10. Exhibit Reclaim: Entries must be picked up by exhibitor, or any other person must have a signed letter of authorization from the exhibitor.
  11. Pocket Pet Area is Air Conditioned.

Division 820: Pocket Pets

Class

  1. Bird
  2. Frog or Toad
  3. Hamster
  4. Hermit Crab
  5. Lizard
  6. Mouse
  7. Rat
  8. Snake
  9. Tarantula
  10. Turtle or Tortoise
  11. Any other Pocket Pet (Please no fish)

Awards

Danish System of Judging — Awards Offered per Class
Award Type
First through Third Place Ribbons awarded at the discretion of the Judges
Best Overall Pocket Pet Trophy
Best Reserve Pet Trophy
Best Hamster Rosette
Best Mouse Rosette
Best Rat Rosette
Best Turtle Rosette
Best Any Other Pocket Pet Rosette

Additional prizes may be awarded for Best Costume:

  • Biggest
  • Fuzziest
  • Funniest
  • Longest Tail
  • Most Spots
  • Most Unusual Fur
  • Prettiest
  • Smallest
  • Most Beautiful Shell

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Dog Care & Training

Coordinator: Lenore Ryan, Sebastopol.

Timeline & Rules

Entry Forms Due On or before end-of-day Friday, June 24th

Enter online at marin.fairwire.com.

A 2022 Registration Fee of $2 per person will apply.

Entry Fee $10.00 per Exhibitor.
One entry fee includes all classes entered by one exhibitor.

Entry Limit You may enter all divisions.

Location Small Arena.

Arrival Time Friday, July 1st, 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Judging Friday, July 1st.
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. — Showmanship.
12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. — Obstacle Course.
1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. — Costume Contest followed by Parade.

Awards Presented after each Division.

Departure Time Friday, July 1st, immediately after Show.

  1. Eligibility: Open to all California juniors (4-H and non-4-H) 5 through 19 years of age. The dog, mixed breed or purebred, must be owned by the exhibitor or their immediate family and been in a dog training program.
  2. Rules:
    1. Dog must have been obedience trained and fitted for showmanship by immediate family members.
    2. Bitches in season will not be permitted to compete.
    3. Uncontrolled or aggressive dogs will not be allowed to compete.
    4. All dogs must be on leash at all times, unless in an off-leash class.
    5. A dog may be shown by more than one family member, but each family member showing the dog must pay the $10 entry fee.
    6. Dogs must remain in the arena during show.
  3. Credentials: Each exhibitor will receive one admission credential and one combined admission/parking credential. (One parking credential per family.) You will also receive a map showing directions to the Fairgrounds.
  4. Entry Forms & Fees: Enter online at marin.fairwire.com.

Division 841: Obstacle Course

Note: Obstacle Course - To consist of 17 stations; some rally, some agility, some obedience — all fun. On leash, one dog at a time. Start with 100 points and deductions made for dog errors. Dog & handler with shortest time and fewest deductions wins. After entries are received a list of the specific stations will be sent to each exhibitor.

Class

  1. Primary Obstacle Course, 5 through 8 years of age;
  2. Junior Obstacle Course, 9 through 12 years of age;
  3. Senior Obstacle Course, 13 years of age and older.

Division 842: Dog Showmanship

Scorecard for Dog Showmanship
Type Point Percentage
Handling: Smooth and alert handling of dog 70%
Grooming and Fitting Dog — Eyes, ears, teeth, nails, condition of coat 25%
Appearance of Handler 5%
Total 100%

Class

  1. Primary Showmanship, 5 through 8 years of age;
  2. Junior Showmanship, 9 through 12 years of age;
  3. Senior Showmanship, 13 years of age and older.

Division 843: Costume Parade

Note: You may enter the Costume Parade on the day of show. Dress up your dog in any costume. You may wear a costume yourself.

Class

  1. Costume Parade.

Awards

American System of Judging — Awards Offered per Class
Award Type
First Place $10 & Ribbon
Second Place $5 & Ribbon
Third Place Ribbon
Primary Showmanship Trophy
Junior Showmanship Trophy
Senior Showmanship Trophy
Best Overall Handler $50 & Trophy
Obstacle Course Winner Trophy
Costume Parade Winner Trophy
Best Overall Handler — The Sutton Award* $50 & Trophy

*Based on Placings in Obstacle Course, Costume Parade, Hide & Seek, & Showmanship.

Points Breakdown
Award Points Earned
First Place 5
Second Place 4
Third Place 3
Costume Parade Theme Winner 10

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Small Animal Round Robin Showmanship

Fur & Feathers Coordinator: Lenore Ryan, Sebastopol.

Rules

  1. Eligibility: The top two Showmanship (1st and 2nd Place) Winners in the Junior and Senior Divisions of the Poultry, Rabbit, Cavy, Pygmy Goat, and Dog Departments are eligible to compete in Round Robin Showmanship.
  2. Credentials: All participants will receive one fair admission credential and one combined fair admission/parking credential for Sunday, July 3rd.
  3. Workshop: There will be a Round Robin Training Workshop on Sunday, July 3rd at 10:30 a.m. Please check-in by 10:00 a.m. All participants must be present at the Workshop at 10:30 a.m to participate. There is no entry fee for the Workshop.
  4. Time & Location: Small Animal Round Robin Showmanship will take place on Sunday, July 3rd in the Small Arena in the Barnyard beginning with check-in at 10:00 a.m.; Workshops 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.; Juniors at 11:30 a.m. followed by Seniors at 12:30 p.m.
  5. Note: Exhibitors will be required to show Rabbits, Guinea Pigs (Cavies), Poultry, Pygmy Goats, and Dogs.
  6. Awards: The Round Robin awards will be presented on Monday, July 4th at 4:00 p.m. in the Fur & Feathers Tent.

Division 880: Small Animal Round Robin

Entry Fee None.

Class

  1. Junior Small Animal Round Robin Showmanship
  2. Senior Small Animal Round Robin Showmanship

Awards

American System of Judging — Awards Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges
Award Type
First Place Trophy
Second Place Rosette Ribbon
Third Place Rosette Ribbon

Dairy Cattle

Coordinator: TBD

Judge: TBD

Timeline & Rules

Online Entries Due Thursday, June 30th – Monday, July 4th.

Enter online at marin.fairwire.com.

Please enter early. Space is limited. When area is full, no more entries will be accepted.

Entry Fee $3.50 Per Class, including Groups. Fees due with Entry Forms.

A 2022 Registration Fee of $2 per person will apply.

Entry Limit 12 animals per exhibitor.

Arrival Time Thursday, June 30th, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Judging Time Thursday, June 30th, 11:00 a.m. Beginning with FFA Showmanship, followed by 4-H & Independent Showmanship, youngest exhibitors to oldest, followed by calf classes to cow classes, alternating breeds.

Departure Time Thursday, June 30th, approximately 4:00 p.m.

  1. Open to 4-H, FFA, and Independent junior exhibitors 8 years through 19 years of age from Sonoma and Marin Counties. Age as of January 1, 2019, except for special juniors who must be eight years of age as of July 5, 2019.
  2. Registered and grade animals may be entered.
  3. Exhibitors must be bona fide owners of all entries 30 days prior to the Fair.
  4. Copies of registration papers may be sent with entry, or they may be checked the morning of the show.
  5. Classes may be combined, if there are less than 3 entries per class.
  6. The American System of Judging will be used in all classes.
  7. 4-H and FFA members must wear official uniforms in the ring for both showmanship and breed classes. Independent juniors must wear ankle length white pants and a white blouse or shirt.
  8. No cattle with active signs of hairy foot wart or any communicable disease may be entered in the show. Upon arrival cattle will be checked by a veterinarian.
  9. Bedding (straw), will be provided by Fair.
    Exhibitors must clean their stalls before departure.
  10. Junior exhibitors are expected to groom and care for their animal(s) when at the fair. They shall refrain from accepting active assistance from adults and non-exhibiting youth unless the junior exhibitor is actively engaged, and the assistance is only for instruction. Professional groomers are not allowed to actively assist exhibitors.

Divisions

  • 920 — Registered Holsteins
  • 921 — Registered Jerseys
  • 922 — Registered All Other Breeds
  • 923 — Grade Animals: All Breeds

*Note: 1st & 2nd place winners in each class will be brought back to compete for champions.

Awards

American System of Judging — Awards Offered per Class
Award Type
First Place $50
Second Place $30
Third Place $20

Class

Class Type Description/Award
1Junior Heifer CalfDec 2021 through Feb 2022
2Senior Heifer Calf Sept 2021 through Nov 2021
3Summer Heifer Calf June 2021 through Aug 2021
4Junior Yearling Heifer Mar 2018 through May 2021
5Winter Yearling Heifer Dec 2020 through Feb 2021
6Senior Yearling Heifer Sept 2020 through Nov 2020
7Junior Champion (one per division)$20 & Rosette
8Reserve Junior Champion (one per division)$15 & Rosette
9Junior Two Year Olds (Unfreshened)Mar 2020 through Aug 2020
10Junior Two Year Old Cows (In Milk)Mar 2020 through Aug 2020
11Junior Two Year Old Best Udder$5
12Senior Two Year Old Cows Sept 2019 through Feb 2020
13Senior Two Year Old Best Udder$5
14Three Year Old Cows Sept 2018 through Aug 2019
15Three Year Old Best Udder$5
16Four Year Old CowsSept 2017 through Aug 2018
17Four Year Old Best Udder$5
18Aged CowsPrior to Sept 2017
19Aged Cows Best Udder$5
20Three Years Old & Over, DryPrior to July 2019
21Senior Champion (one per division)$20 & Rosette
22Reserve Senior Champion (one per division)$15 & Rosette
23Grand Champion (one per division)$30 & Banner
24Reserve Grand Champion (one per division)$20 & Banner

Ribbons will be awarded for Highest Placing Animal Bred by Exhibitor in Each Class.

Groups: All animals owned by one exhibitor, entered as individuals and from the same division. All groups must be shown.

Class Type Description
25Dairy Herd Three milk cows that have freshened.
26Get of Sire Three animals, get of one sire. Each exhibitor is limited to one entry by the same bull. Sire to be identified by registration number on entry form.
27Produce of Dam To consist of 2 animals, any age, the product of one cow. The dam must be identified by registration number on entry form.
28Daughter and Dam To consist of two animals, a dam and her daughter of any age. The daughter and dam must be named.
29Registered Pair of FemalesOne entry per exhibitor per breed.
30Grade Pair of FemalesOne entry per exhibitor per breed.

Saralee Marin McClelland Kunde Memorial Award for Outstanding Dairy Exhibitor
(Based on placing in class, championships, & showmanship)

$250 Cash Award & Banner

Division 294: Special Awards

Class Type Description
31Supreme Champion (Registered)$50 & Banner
32Reserve Supreme Champion (Registered)$30 & Banner
33Supreme Junior Champion (Registered)$30 & Banner
34Reserve Junior Supreme Champion (Registered)$20 & Banner
35Supreme Champion bred by Exhibitor$25 & Banner
36Best Senior Showman$50 & Banner

Overall Supreme Champion Award

$500 Cash Award & Banner

Division 925: Dairy Club — Chapter Group

Awards

American System of Judging — Awards Offered per Class
Award Type
First Place $50
Second Place $30
Third Place $20

Class

Class Type Description
37Club-Chapter GroupFive registered and/or grade animals, all from one 4-H club or FFA chapter, all entered as individuals, no more than two animals owned by one exhibitor. Limit — Two entries per club or chapter. Use a separate entry form and please enter in advance.

Division 926: Dairy Showmanship

  • No entry fee, but please include showmanship on your entry form.
  • No cash awards for showmanship. Rosettes 1st through 5th place.

*See Rule #1 for age requirements.

Class

Class Description
38FFA Dairy Showmanship
394-H and Independent Dairy Showmanship, Exhibitors 8 and 9 years old
404-H and Independent Dairy Showmanship, Exhibitors 10 years old
414-H and Independent Dairy Showmanship, Exhibitors 11 and 12 years old
424-H and Independent Dairy Showmanship, Exhibitors 13 and 14 years old
434-H and Independent Dairy Showmanship, Exhibitors 15 years and older

Best Senior Showman

$50 Cash Award

Classic Beef Show

Coordinator: TBD

Judge: TBD

Timeline & Rules

Eligibility Open to all California Juniors.

Online Entries Due On or before end-of day Wednesday, Jun 1st.

Enter online at marin.fairwire.com.

Please enter early. Space is limited. When area is full, no more entries will be accepted.

Entry Fee $25 Per Head — Steers and Commercial Heifers.
$5 per Head — Breeding Classes.
No entry fee for Showmanship or Class 4 (County Bred).
Entry Fees must accompany Entry Forms.

A 2022 Registration Fee of $2 per person will apply.

Entry Limit Two (2) Steers — no limit for Breeding Animals and Commercial Heifers.

Arrival Time Friday, July 1st, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Judging Time Friday, July 1st, 7:00 a.m. &ndash 9 a.m.

Departure Time Friday, July 1st, approximately 5:00 p.m.

  1. Open to junior exhibitors 5 through 19 years of age. Age as of June 30th, 2022.
  2. Exhibitors must be bonafide owner of entries as of March 15th, 2022.
  3. No weight limit.
  4. All breeds will be shown together. Steer and Commercial Heifer classes will be broken by coordinator after close of entries.
  5. First and second place winners in the Steer and Commercial Heifer classes will come back for the Champion and Reserve Champion drive.
  6. Champions and Reserve Champions will receive a rosette and cash award.
  7. Exhibitors must wear western attire. No tank tops or shorts.
  8. Top five steers and top five commercial heifers will earn prize money per the following scale:
    • 1st Place: 30% of entry money
    • 2nd Place: 25% of entry money
    • 3rd Place: 20% of entry money
    • 4th Place: 15% of entry money
    • 5th Place: 10% of entry money
  9. Straw bedding will be provided by the Fair.
  10. Exhibitors must clean their stalls before departure

Division 940: Open Junior Beef Classic — Steers

Class

*Ribbons to 5th Place — Refer to Rule #8 for Cash Awards. The top five steers (Entry Fee $25) will receive prize money.

ClassTypeAward
1Junior Open Steers*No Weight Limit
2Champion Steer$20 — Banner
3Reserve Champion Steer$10 — Rosette
4Marin, Sonoma, — Napa County Bred Steers*
(Must also enter Class 1)
No Weight Limit
5Champion County Bred Steer$20 — Banner
6Reserve Champion County bred Steer$10 — Rosette

* Classes Will be Broken After Close of Entries.

Division 941: Open Junior Breeding Beef Classic

Registered Purebred Breeding Animals (Entry Fee $5 per animal).

Awards

American System of Judging — Awards Offered per Class
Award Type
First Place $50
Second Place $30
Third Place $20

Class

ClassTypeDesciption/Award
7Bull CalvesSeptember 2021 through February 2022
8Yearling BullsMarch 2020 through August 2021
9Champion Bull$20 — Banner
10Reserve Champion Bull$10 — Rosette
11Junior Heifer CalvesOn or after January 2022
12Senior Heifer CalvesSeptember 2021 through December 2021
13Summer Yearling HeifersMay 2021 through August 2021
14Junior Yearling HeifersJanuary 2021 through April 2021
15Senior Yearling HeifersMarch 2020 through December 2020
16Champion Heifer$20 — Banner
17Reserve Champion Heifer$10 — Rosette
18Get of SireThree animals, get of same bull
19Pair of BullsTwo bulls, any age
20Pair of FemalesTwo Females, Any age

Division 942: Open Junior Commercial Heifer Classic

Class

*Ribbons to 5th Place — Refer to Rule #8 for Cash Awards. The top five steers (Entry Fee $25) will receive prize money. Unregistered or Grade Animals.

ClassTypeDescription/Award
21Junior Open Commercial Heifers*not older than March 2020
22Champion Commercial Heifer$20 — Banner
23Reserve Champion Commercial Heifer$10 — Rosette

* Classes Will be Broken After Close of Entries.

Division 943: Classic Beef Showmanship

• No entry fee, but please include showmanship on your entry form.
Rosettes to 5th place — Cash Awards for Championship Class.

Awards

American System of Judging — Awards Offered per Class
Award Type
First Place $50
Second Place $30
Third Place $20

Class

* See Rule #1 for age requirements.

ClassDescription/Award
24Pee Wee Showmanship, Exhibitors 5 through 8
25Junior Showmanship, Exhibitors 9 through 11
26Intermediate Showmanship, Exhibitors 12 through 13
27Senior Showmanship, Exhibitors 14 and over
28Overall Showmanship Championship — Open to all ages — First and Second Place winners in each age class will qualify for this class.
29Champion Showman — Banner

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