FAIRS & SHOWS

The following fairs and livestock shows – organized by state where hosted – have announced that they will accept YQCA certification for the quality assurance requirement. This list is updated regularly, but always check directly with the fair or show for up-to-date information. Click here to access the public verification tool to verify youth for certification.

SEARCH BY STATE

STATE
SHOW
YQCA
DETAILS
Arizona
Arizona National Livestock Show
Yes
Beginning with the 2019 show, the Arizona National Livestock Show is requiring all junior livestock exhibitors to have completed a quality assurance training. We will accept YQCA or a state approved training (e.g. Texas validation).
Arizona
All county and state fair youth exhibitors
Yes
Will continue to accept Arizona Youth Livestock Quality Assurance certifications completed before January 1, 2018 until all currently valid certificates expire. Starting January 1, 2018, only YQCA certifications (online or instructor-led) will be offered.
California
Charles Craig Classic
Yes
The California Department of Food & Agriculture is requiring all youth livestock exhibitors showing at Fairs throughout California in 2019, to have completed the applicable YQCA (Youth Quality Assurance) program training. In order to show at the 2019 Fair, each livestock exhibitor is required to have completed an approved YQCA training course, and must be able to provide proof of completion upon request by any member of the Fair staff, or any representative from California Department of Food & Agriculture.
California
San Diego County Fair
Yes
All exhibitors must have a valid YQCA certification in order to exhibit.
California
Ventura County Fair
Yes
All exhibitors must have a valid YQCA certification in order to exhibit.
California
24A-DAA, The Kings Fair
Yes
YQCA is required.
California
Alameda County Fair
Yes
Accepting YQCA beginning with 2018 show season.
California
Amador County Fair
Yes
Only YQCA certifications will be accepted and exhibitors must be able to provide proof of completion.
California
Antelope Valley Fair and Alfalfa Festival
Yes
YQCA is required, beginning with the 2019 show season.
California
California State Fair
Yes
Will continue to accept valid California State Fair Quality Assurance and Ethics training certifications taken before December 31, 2016 for the 2017 and 2018 California State Fair. Starting in 2019, only YQCA certifications will be accepted.
California
Del Norte County Fair (Crescent City)
Yes
YQCA is required, beginning with the 2019 show season.
California
Desert Empire Fair
Yes
Requires YQCA beginning with the 2019 show season.
California
El Dorado County Fair
Yes
Starting in 2019, only YQCA certification will be accepted.
California
Humboldt County Fair
Yes
Requires YQCA at the beginning of the 2019 show season.
California
Kern County Fair
Yes
The California Department of Food & Agriculture is requiring all youth livestock exhibitors showing at Fairs throughout California in 2019, to have completed the applicable YQCA (Youth Quality Assurance) program training. In order to show at the 2019 Fair, each livestock exhibitor is required to have completed an approved YQCA training course, and must be able to provide proof of completion upon request by any member of the Fair staff, or any representative from California Department of Food & Agriculture.
California
Mendocino County Fair and Apple Show
Yes
The California Department of Food & Agriculture is requiring all youth livestock exhibitors showing at Fairs throughout California in 2019, to have completed the applicable YQCA (Youth Quality Assurance) program training. In order to show at the 2019 Fair, each livestock exhibitor is required to have completed an approved YQCA training course, and must be able to provide proof of completion upon request by any member of the Fair staff, or any representative from California Department of Food & Agriculture.
California
Napa Town and Country Fair
Yes
Requires YQCA at the beginning of the 2019 show season.
California
Orange County Fair
Yes
As of January 1, 2019, YQCA certification (online or instructor-let) will be required for all beef cattle, market goats, market sheep, swine, turkeys, broilers and market rabbit exhibitors.
California
Redwood Acres Fair
Yes
Requires YQCA at the beginning of the 2019 show season.
California
Redwood County Fair/12th DAA
Yes
The California Department of Food & Agriculture is requiring all youth livestock exhibitors showing at Fairs throughout California in 2019, to have completed the applicable YQCA (Youth Quality Assurance) program training. In order to show at the 2019 Fair, each livestock exhibitor is required to have completed an approved YQCA training course, and must be able to provide proof of completion upon request by any member of the Fair staff, or any representative from California Department of Food & Agriculture.
California
Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival
Yes
The California Department of Food & Agriculture is requiring all youth livestock exhibitors showing at Fairs throughout California in 2019, to have completed the applicable YQCA (Youth Quality Assurance) program training. In order to show at the 2019 Fair, each livestock exhibitor is required to have completed an approved YQCA training course, and must be able to provide proof of completion upon request by any member of the Fair staff, or any representative from California Department of Food & Agriculture.
California
San Bernardino County Fair
Yes
The California Department of Food & Agriculture is requiring all youth livestock exhibitors showing at Fairs throughout California in 2019, to have completed the applicable YQCA (Youth Quality Assurance) program training. In order to show at the 2019 Fair, each livestock exhibitor is required to have completed an approved YQCA training course, and must be able to provide proof of completion upon request by any member of the Fair staff, or any representative from California Department of Food & Agriculture.
California
Santa Barbara County Fair
Yes
Will continue to accept California State Fair Livestock Quality Assurance certification until all currently valid certificates expire. After that, only YQCA certifications will be accepted.
California
Southern California Fair
Yes
The California Department of Food & Agriculture is requiring all youth livestock exhibitors showing at Fairs throughout California in 2019, to have completed the applicable YQCA (Youth Quality Assurance) program training. In order to show at the 2019 Fair, each livestock exhibitor is required to have completed an approved YQCA training course, and must be able to provide proof of completion upon request by any member of the Fair staff, or any representative from California Department of Food & Agriculture.
California
Yuba-Sutter Fair
Yes
The California Department of Food & Agriculture is requiring all youth livestock exhibitors showing at Fairs throughout California in 2019, to have completed the applicable YQCA (Youth Quality Assurance) program training. In order to show at the 2019 Fair, each livestock exhibitor is required to have completed an approved YQCA training course, and must be able to provide proof of completion upon request by any member of the Fair staff, or any representative from California Department of Food & Agriculture.
Colorado
National Western Stock Show
Yes
Starting with 2018 show.
Illinois
McLean, Livingston and Woodford Counties
Yes
McLean, Livingston and Woodford Counties will be requiring YQCA at their 4-H Show beginning of the 2020 show season.
Indiana
Indiana Fair exhibitors (4-H); all State Fair 4-H exhibitors
Yes
YQCA certification is required for all 4-H Members exhibiting beef cattle, dairy cattle, dairy goats, meat goats, sheep, swine, poultry, and rabbits at county-level fairs and/or State Fair.
Iowa
Dickinson County Fair; Spirit Lake, Iowa
Yes
All exhibitors must have a valid YQCA certification in order to exhibit.
Iowa
All county fair and State Fair Exhibitors
Yes
YQCA is required for all county fair exhibitors (both 4-H and FFA), as well as all State Fair FFA and 4-H exhibitors.
Iowa
National Pork Expo
Yes
Will continue to accept Youth PQA certifications until all currently valid certification expire. After that, only YQCA certifications will be accepted.
Iowa
All county fair exhibitors (both 4-H and FFA); all State Fair 4-H exhibitors
Yes
Will continue to accept FSQA test-out certifications until all currently valid certificates expire. After that, only YQCA certifications will be accepted.
Michigan
Missaukee Agricultural Youth Show
Yes
We will accept online or instructor led certification of current year to meet fair requirements.
Nebraska
All county and state fair exhibitors (4-H and FFA)
Yes
Will continue to accept Nebraska Livestock Quality Assurance certification until all currently valid certificates expire. After that, only YQCA certifications will be accepted.
North Dakota
All county and state fair 4-H exhibitors
Yes
Will continue to accept Nebraska Livestock Quality Assurance certification until all currently valid certificates expire. After that, only YQCA certifications will be accepted.
South Dakota
All county and state fair 4-H exhibitors
Yes
Starting with the 2018-2019 4-H year, YQCA certification is required for all beef cattle, dairy cattle, dairy goats, meat goats, sheep, swine, poultry, and rabbits at county-level fairs and/or State Fair.
Tennessee
Henry County Fair Junior Livestock Show
Yes
YQCA is required.