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.

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 Mid State Fair
Yes
May 26, 2022
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
Lake County Fair
Yes
June 23, 2022
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
OC 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, market rabbit exhibitors and all breeding animals shown by junior exhibitors.
California
Placer County Fair
Yes
May 10, 2022
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.
Louisiana
LSU AgCenter 4-H and FFA Spring Livestock Show
Yes
Beginning in the 2023 show, all exhibitors must have a valid YQCA certification number to exhibit.
Michigan
Branch County Fair
Yes
All exhibitors must have a valid YQCA certification in order to exhibit.
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.
New Mexico
New Mexico State Fair
Yes
April 21, 2022
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 and exhibitors
Yes
All exhibitors must have a valid YQCA certification or qualifying Youth Livestock Literacy Event in order to exhibit.
Tennessee
Henry County Fair Junior Livestock Show
Yes
YQCA is required.