Hey bidder, bidder, get ready for one of the best livestock auctions Stanislaus County has to offer.
Local bidders will have the chance to take home some of the finest livestock in the Central Valley at the Stanislaus County Fair’s 42nd Annual Replacement Heifer Sale on Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, and the 45th Annual Junior Livestock Auction on Saturday, Aug. 8. The fairgrounds is located at 900 N. Broadway in Turlock.
Buyers may pre-register for the sale and auction at the Fair’s Exhibit Office, in Costco Commercial Exhibits Building E-2, until 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7.
“These 4-H and FFA exhibitors spend much time and attention on each animal and many of them use the money raised at the Heifer Sale and Junior Livestock Auction as a generous contribution to a first car or college fund,” said Pennie Rorex, spokesperson for the Stanislaus County Fair. “I think bidders would be hard-pressed to find animals that are better fed and better cared for than those exhibited at the Stanislaus County Fair.”
Buyers are invited to the 42nd Annual Replacement Heifer Sale on Friday, Aug. 7, immediately following the Dairy Awards Assembly which begins at 7 p.m. in the Thurman Pavilion, sponsored by Westamerica Bank.
See the county’s finest rabbits, poultry, market steer, swine, sheep and goats at the 45th Annual Junior Livestock Auction, Saturday, Aug. 8 following the Livestock Awards Assembly in the Thurman Pavilion sponsored by Westamerica Bank. The assembly begins at 8 a.m.
Catalogs for the 2009 Replacement Heifer Sale are available now through Aug. 7 in the Fair’s Livestock Office. The Livestock Office is located on the fairgrounds, near the Soderquist Road entrance. The catalogs are sponsored by Yosemite Farm Credit.
Catalogs for the Junior Livestock Auction will be available on the morning of the auction and will be distributed during bidder registration and check-in.
With over 1,800 4-H and FFA animals entered in the 2009 Stanislaus County Fair, this year’s sale and auction are sure to produce an impressive roster of livestock.
The 2009 Stanislaus County Fair opens Friday, July 31 for a 10-day run. Discounted Fair admission tickets, unlimited ride wristbands and FoodMaxx Arena motorsports tickets are now on sale. The discount price deadline is Thursday, July 30 at 7 p.m. Visit the Fair’s website for detailed ticket sale information at www.stancofair.com.
Also, try out the Fair’s new free Park ‘n Ride program. Guests using the shuttles will reduce carbon emissions and spend less time in fair time traffic, not to mention saving time remembering where they parked. Now, fair patrons can park free at California State University Stanislaus or at Pitman High School and ride free to and from the Stanislaus County Fair’s historical Arch Gate entrance. This completely free shuttle service will run nightly during the 10 days of fair from 4:30 until 11 p.m. with shuttles departing every 15 minutes.
New to the 2009 Fair will be the Rainforest Adventure, presented by Sky Trek Aviation. This 8,000 square foot lush rainforest exhibit will be filled with reptiles, birds and mammals.
To receive future Fair concert announcements by text message, text the word “FAIR” to 47645. Fair enthusiasts can also follow how the 2009 Fair is developing at twitter.com/stancofair. In addition, become a fan of the Fair at facebook.com by searching for ‘Stanislaus County Fair.’ Fair news and event listings are also available at myspace.com/stancofair. Detailed information about the 2009 Stanislaus County Fair is on the Fair’s website at www.stancofair.com.
The Stanislaus County Fair is now in its 98th year celebrating Stanislaus County’s rich agricultural heritage. The theme of this year’s Fair, “Renewable Fun,” encourages both adults and children to appreciate the blending of tradition with innovation in order to preserve our environment while enjoying its abundance.
The mission of the Stanislaus County Fair is to provide a family and community oriented experience promoting agriculture, entertainment and technology. For more information about the Stanislaus County Fair log onto its website at www.stancofair.com.