California Open Livestock

Goats standing in a pen

The California State Fair Open Livestock Show includes Beef Cattle, Sheep, Boer Goats, Dairy Cattle, Dairy Goats, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Pygmy Goats, Angora Goats, Longhorn Cattle, Llamas, and Alpaca competitions.

How to Enter

Check the guide for full instructions on how to enter.

2021 Open Livestock Competition Guide Coming Soon

2019 Open Livestock Competition Guide

Step by Step Online Instructions for Entry Form

Jay Carlson

Ag Programs Manager

(916) 263-3149

Competition Dates

The 2020 CA State Fair & Food Festival has been cancelled, including our events and competitions, due to safety concerns regarding COVID-19.

We are planning to make the 2021 CA State Fair & Food Festival the best one yet and we hope that you’ll enter next year’s competition! The 2021 competition dates will be announced later. Please check back soon.

2021 Dates
TBA Entries Open
TBA Entries Close online at 11:59 pm & entry fees must be paid

Divisions & Classes

For a full list of divisions and classes, please see the guide.