Chowchilla Fair May 14-19

By Eden Hussey / Coarsegold 4-h Club ReporterMay 9, 2013 

Chowchilla Fair is coming from May 14-19. This fair has rides, animals, great food, and shows and for 4-H and FFA children. We get to show what we raised, grew, or created.

The fair is not just livestock. It is also art, photography, cooking, ag mechanics, gardening and so much more.

Children who raised animals will do showmanship in front of a judge with our animals like poultry, swine, sheep, goat, dog, rabbit, or beef. If the animal is a meat animal, we also get to sell our animal at the auction at the end of the fair.

Art, jams, baked foods, gardens, plants, ag mechanic projects are displayed in different buildings and I like to walk through each one and see my stuff on the wall and what my friends made too.

4-H children work hard all year long and the fair is where we get to show off what we have done. We feed our animals and train them to be the best they can be and when we sell them, we hope to get our feed money back and also have some money left over to start our next project.

The livestock auction will be held Saturday, May 18. People come to the auction and bid to buy a whole animal or just donate to support the cause. FFA children appreciate all the help and support from Mountain Area and Valley businesses.

If you are interested in supporting us, please come to the auction on May 18 or you can call the Chowchilla Fair Office at (559) 665-3728. You can tell them who you want to support, which animal you want to support, and how much you would like to donate.

All animals bought will be processed and ready for your freezer by a meat store or you can choose to donate it back to the community. Thank you to all the businesses and special people who come and support children like me. I really love my animals and I couldn't keep raising chickens and sheep without you.

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