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Livestock Auction checks will be available September 19th 2023 for pick-up in the Madera Fair Office, 1850 W. Cleveland Ave. during office hours 8am-4:30pm. Parents/Guradians of an exhibitor OR the exhibitor may pick-up checks. Exhibitor may provide written consent for a non parent/guardian to pick-up on their behalf.
BUMP BIDS checks are available the 5th of each month. A list including the buyer and bump bidders will be provided with the initial auction check.
If you believe you have an unclaimed check from 2022 or prior, please call our office to confirm, we will prepare a re-issued check

Junior Livestock Auction - Welcome Buyers

The Junior Livestock Auction is a wonderful way to support the future of livestock and agriculture. We welcome you to attend and support, Saturday, September 9th at 12:00pm in the Stoetzl Pavilion at Madera District Fair. Please take a look at our Buyer Brochure on how to participate as a buyer and for general details. Buyer Check-In opens at aproximately 10:30am with an luncheon at 11am for Buyers onlly. We'd be happy to answer any inquiries you might have or even drop a brochure and invite in the mail if you give our office a call. 559-674-8511

VIEW the 2023 Sale Catalog below to add BUMP BIDS! We have bump bid cards in office and would be happy to take your bump bids at the counter.

REQUIRED information for bump bid:
  • BUYER (you) NAME
  • LOT Number, found in sale catalog below
  • Price per lb. OR flat amount
  • BUYER phone number
  • BUYER mailing address
Mail a check made payable to Madera District Fair to the address:
Madera Distrcit Fair
1850 W. Cleveland Ave.
Madera, CA. 93637


We are Introducing a NEW Livestock Award Sponsorship approach this year. Seize the opportunity to become a Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum Sponsor for one or multiple species that you wish to support. Additionally, there are a limited number of buckle sponsorships available.

Over the years, we have had individual sponsors listed for each award given to livestock exhibitors. With the growth of our shows, this has become a monumental task to manage. In addition, it creates a bit of last-minute stress if there are any divisions split, added, or removed after entries are completed. Also, the costs of ribbons, banners, and physical awards fluctuate each year and tend to go up at a higher rate than the award sponsorship revenue! The fair strives to obtain quality awards and a variety of awards for our exhibitors; this new program will make it easier for us to do this while giving you as the sponsor appropriate recognition! We also want you to be rest assured that sponsors will still receive a thank you from exhibitors. We have a couple of special plans in store to make that happen!

As a sponsor, your name or company will be prominently displayed in the livestock area and announced during shows and awards ceremonies. Your recognition will also extend to next year's handbook. If you would like to make a sponsorship in memorial of someone, that information can also be included in your sponsorship form, and will be displayed with your or your company's name. Join us in supporting exhibitors' projects and acknowledging their dedication at the Madera District Fair Junior Livestock Show!


BRONZE: $100
SILVER: $250
GOLD: $500
*email us if you would like to contribute an alternate amount to our general award pool!



  • May 8 - Intent to Show Form due for Market Beef.
  • June 30 - Intent to Show Form due for Market Sheep, Swine, Goat, Poultry and Rabbit *Extended to July 12th at 11:59pm, see note above.
  • July TBD - Tags will be distributed to leaders.
  • Aug 1 - RV Camping Permits ($125) available in the Madera Fair office
  • Aug 4 - Entries due for ALL large and small market animals
  • Aug 22 – Entries due for all other livestock department projects. (Breeding, Horse, Poultry and Rabbit)
  • Aug 26 - Gymkhana Events and Horse Show
  • Sept. 19 - Auction Checks available in office
  • Oct 5 - First round of Bump Bid Checks
  • Nov 6 - Second round of Bump Bid Checks


2023 Market Animal Registration Intent to Show

All Market Animal entries must submit an intent to show form for the 2023 Junior Livestock Show and Auction at Madera District Fair. The form will require photos of the animal including: a head shot with ear tag, full right side of body, full left side of body, rear of animal and one image of exhibitor with animal for a total of (5) images, along with a copy of a Bill of Sale or Brand Inspection. There will be no pre-weigh events, tags will be released following Intent to Show deadlines, see dates below.

*REVISION 7/6/2023 Madera Fair has re-opened the INTENT TO SHOW to accommodate potential technical issues livestock market exhibitors may have experienced. The date to submit an Intent to Show and Sell for the 2023 Junior Livestock Show and Auction has been extended thru July 12th 2023 at 11:59pm. The Bill of Sale and/or Brand Inspection must show purchase and/or ownership by June 30th 2023 according to the 2023 Madera Fair Exhibitor Handbook.

LINK: 2023 Market Animal Intent to Show and Sell


In order to participate in a youth livestock program (excluding horse, cavies & dogs) at any California Fair, all exhibitors 9 years of age and older must obtain annual certification in the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) program or a comparable fair run program approved by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Fairs and Expositions Branch. Those not certified through a youth education certification program on the issues of animal welfare, food safety and character education are not eligible to participate at a California Fair. Madera Fair has opted to require Mini Member exhibitors younger than 9 to take the YQCA training as well.


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