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MODIFIED FAIR

DRIVE‐THRU, VIRTUAL, GRADING SHOWS
& AUCTIONS

COVID-19 has changed the way we can showcase our community and come together this year. Which is making us think outside the box to showcase our community in a positive light, during these challenging times.

CEO Rizzardo and the Board of Director’s collaborate with the Tulare County Health Department on public health and safety, State and CDC guidelines for COVID-19 we are moving forward with a Drive-Thru and Virtual Fair.

What is a Modified Fair? –

STILL EXHIBITS

  • All still exhibits and contest are free to enter this year and will be judged as normal. You simply need to enter your exhibits online before the August 21st deadline and drop them off to the fairgrounds to be judged on the entry receiving day as stated in the exhibitor handbook.
  • When you enter you are asked to upload a photo of your entry. Instructions on how to upload a photo have been posted to the website to help you through the process. If you need help uploading the photo the fair staff will take the photo for you and upload the photo when it arrives.
  • Once the exhibits are received and judged they will be displayed either on our Online Virtual Slide Show or throughout the grounds under large tents for our Drive-Thru Fair. Items that are displayed in our Drive- Thru Fair will be under 24-hour security provided by the fair.
  • Here are a few items that will ONLY be displayed in our Online Virtual Fair Slideshow- quilts, floriculture and baked goods.

MARKET ANIMALS & REPLACEMENT HEIFERS ‐ LIVESTOCK

  • As we move forward more information will be posted to the website as to whether or not we will be having multiday grading shows and live auctions for junior exhibitors for all species that sell through the Dairy Replacement Heifer Auction and Junior Livestock Auction or virtual online auctions. This decision will not be made until much closer to fair and takes both County and State approval.
  • What you need to do right now is get your livestock entries in prior to the entry deadline which is August 21st.
  • By September 14th you will need to have a photo of you and your animal uploaded with every livestock entry.
  • Why the need for photos? We are moving forward with grading shows and live multiday auctions, but we are also giving buyers the option to bid online and if we need to go virtual at the last minute we need to be prepared to do so.
  • Right now we are working closely with both the Tulare County Health Department and State to try to come up with the best way to showcase your projects safely, but you will not see a schedule of how this is going to happen until we get closer to fair as Tulare County is still on the watch list and we need to continue to work through some hurdles to make this all come together for all of you.

VIRTUAL BREEDING SHOW‐ LIVESTOCK

  • TCF will be offering VIRTUAL breeding show options for all species and all those exhibitors that want to participate.
  • You will need to have your entries in by August 21st and after you are entered you will receive an email, that email will have an exhibitor number. Please print that exhibitor number and make sure to have it in your photo and 60 second video which will need to be uploaded to your breed entry by September 14th. So all breed shows can be judged virtually. The winners of the Breed shows will be showcased in the TCF Virtual Breeding slideshow.
  • Dairy Replacement Projects to be Sold in 2021- You can enter your heifer in the virtual breeding show to qualify for the 2021 fair. REGARDLESS if you don’t wish to participate in the virtual show you must at a minimum enter your heifer and upload a picture and your contract to be eligible to participate in the 2021 TCF. This project does not qualify to be part of our livestock grading show as it does not qualify to be sold in the 2020 auction. Only those animals that are to be sold in the 2020 auction qualify for the grading shows. We are doing our best to get these animals qualified for the 2021 fair and auction. The Dairy Heifer Replacement Committee will also perform a live inspection of all heifers that are entered later in the spring of 2021 a date TBD and announced later.

There are many divisions in all departments you can enter this year and the book has been broken into several departments for easy reading! Take this opportunity to show Tulare County that COVID-19 has not taken away our love of community and the continued pride we have in our culture. Take this opportunity to toot your horn Tulare County!

Enter today Tulare County! Show us what you’ve got!