January 28, 2019
The Mother Lode Fair has received notification from the State Veterinarian regarding poultry shows at 2019 California fairs. Due to a continuing outbreak of Virulent Newcastle Disease in the state, all fairs with opening dates prior to July 1 have been advised to cancel their poultry shows. We have made the decision to cancel the 2019 Mother Lode Fair Poultry Show as well.
Even though the Mother Lode Fair opens after the deadline, our concern is for Public Safety as well as the health of our local commercial poultry flocks. We have made this decision early enough to hopefully allow our poultry exhibitors to join another project of interest; exhibitors are encouraged to contact their 4-H Leaders or FFA Advisors for assistance.
The Fair is restructuring our Small Livestock Displays into species-specific classes and are in the process of organizing an Avian Bowl to allow our poultry exhibitors to participate at Fair.
On behalf of the Mother Lode Fair Board of Directors, I thank you in advance for your understanding.