1. All Large Animal (Beef, Swine, Sheep, Meat Goat, Dairy Goat, and Horse) Exhibitors will be required to pay a $5 Large Animal Insurance Fee per family.  A family is a group consisting of parents or guardians and children living together in a household.

  2. No Refunds

  3. All Fair-time exhibits must be in place by Wednesday, May 18, 2022, no later than 2:00 p.m. (Market Poultry must be in place Tuesday May 11, by 5 p.m.)

  4. All classes, unless otherwise specified, are open to residents of CALAVERAS County only for the 2022 Fair.

  5. Entry Forms must be completed and turned into the Fair Office by April 2, 2022, no later than 5:00 p.m. Drop box available.

  6. Late entries will be accepted until April 30, 2022, at 10 a.m. Entry forms must be accompanied by a $100 late fee per class and must physically be in the Fair Office by April 30 at 10:00 a.m. No incomplete entries or forms will be accepted. No exceptions.

  7. Entry forms must have the signature of the exhibitor, parent/guardian (if exhibitor is a minor), and the community or project leader/advisor. Be sure to print name of leader on form.

  8. By signing the entry form, exhibitors, parent and leaders have read and are agreeing to abide by all local and state rules.

  9. Cash premium awards will be given for large animal breeding projects, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. $10, $8, and $6, respectively.

  10. Management reserves the right to cancel entries, cash awards, and request the removal of exhibits from the grounds when exhibitors are disorderly, endangering or disturbing the public or other exhibitors.

  11. Non-Market ready animals are not sale eligible.

  12. The management reserves the right to limit entries to two exhibits per class if deemed necessary.

  13. All reasonable care will be taken to prevent loss or damage to exhibits, but in no event will the Calaveras County Fair be held responsible for any injury or loss which may occur.

  14. Independent Junior Exhibitors must not have been in a junior organization with that project within 60 days (150 days for market beef project or 120 days for horse project) to be eligible to participate as an independent junior. 

  15. Independent Exhibitors must file a form of intent by the appropriate ownership dates.

  16. Non-Adherence to the rules: Any person found guilty of misrepresentation or not abiding by the rules in this book may be disqualified and denied the privilege of showing at the fair and the following year or years

  17. The management shall reserve the right to vacate, declare ineligible for competition, and/or order the removal of any entry which is not in the best interest of the fair, is unsightly, unhealthy, injured, lame, unsound, endangers public safety, or has been entered in violation of these rules and regulations

  18. Vehicles on the grounds or parked in unauthorized areas will be towed at the owner’s expense.

  19. Vehicle passes admit only the vehicle.  Each occupant must have a ticket or wristband to be allowed onto the Fairgrounds.

  20. Consumption by minors of any alcoholic beverages at any time while on the Fairgrounds is prohibited.  It is the responsibility of the parents and chaperones of record to inform minors in their charge of this policy and to assist security, law enforcement and fair management in its enforcement.  Violations of this policy will cause disqualification of exhibits and/or prosecution of the minors and adults.

  21. The use or possession of illegal substances of any kind, by anyone, is prohibited on the Fairgrounds.  Violators of this policy are also subject to disqualification of exhibits and/or prosecution.

  22. Exhibitors will not use abusive, questionable, or unethical techniques in the construction, preparation, presentation or handling of their exhibits.  Exhibitors will not resort to fraudulent, deceptive or illegal practices when preparing exhibits.

  23. All project leaders and or independent exhibitor parents must attend the best practices seminar.

  24. Exhibitors must provide bedding. 

  25. All animals must be fed and watered by 9 a.m. daily.  No wheelbarrows permitted in the barns after 9 a.m. until the conclusion of all shows (Thursday through Sunday)

  26. No Automatic Waters Permitted. Automatic waters defined as being directly connected to the Fair watering system.