Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Santa Maria poultry show

 Santa Ynez 4-H is reviving the Santa Maria Poultry Show! It will be held at the Santa Barbara County Fair, September 15, 9 am at the SB County Fairgrounds. Good for you, Santa Ynez 4-H, for bringing this show back. 

It will be a single open and single youth show.

To show birds, send entries to Diana Anderson, 219 E. Maple Ave., Lompoc, CA 93436, before the deadline of September 3. Entry fee is $3 per bird. Make checks payable to Santa Barbara County Fair.

Bring something fun for the raffle, which will raise money for the club to buy new coops for the fairgrounds. I'll send books!

They have planned some fun events for kids: a photo contest, posters, other crafts and costumes. I always love chickens dressed in costumes. One 4-H made it a serious competition, considering fabrics used and the difficulty of making the outfit. It's just plain fun. 

Larry Stallings, president of Central Coast Feather Fanciers and expert poultry judge, will judge both open and youth events, as well as Showmanship. I'm eager to see these young people demonstrate their passion for poultry.

CCFF will hold a Fall Sale the week before the show, September 8, at Templeton Feed & Grain, 9 am - noon or when all the birds are sold. This fall event is a great way to get excellent birds from top breeders in our area. If you are looking to add to your flock, get started with chickens or learn about breeds that you haven't seen before, don't miss it!

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