See you at the 2020 Fair
July 25 - August 1
8am to 11pm
  • P.O. Box 707, 601 Fairgrounds Road
  • Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050
  • 740-397-0484

Jr Fair Rabbits

Last Update: 12 June 2017

Superintendent: Jerry Lamb

Senior Fair Board: Scott Moody

Junior Fair Board: Shelby Erlandson, Emma Lucas, Rebecca McCarty, and Clayton Noggle

Arrival Time & Check-In

Saturday, July 22 from 6:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Vet will be on gate duty from 6:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. All animals are to be in their pen by 3:00 p.m.


Barn Meeting

Saturday, July 22, 3:30 p.m., Swine Arena

Market Fryer Weigh-In

Saturday, July 22, 4:00 p.m., Multi-Purpose Building


Sunday, July 23, 12:00 Noon, Small Animal Arena


Wednesday, July 26, 9:00 a.m., Small Animal Arena

Showman of Showmen Competition

Wednesday, July 26, 5:00 p.m., Multi-Purpose Building

Sale – Market Fryers

See 2017 Junior Fair Sales

Release Time for Animals Not Going Through the Sale

Friday, July 28, 10:00 p.m.

Rules and Regulations

Go to General Junior Fair Information for:

  1. Quality Assurance Rules.
  2. Drug Use Notification Form Guidelines.
  3. Check-In and Release Times of animals and projects.
  4. Showman of Showmen Competition Rules.
  5. Premiums to be paid and paying schedule.

Fitting and Grooming

  1. No locks on rabbit pens. Plastic wire tires are permissible.
  2. See 2017 Season/Ohio Livestock Tampering Rules
  3. See Knox County Fitting and Grooming Regulations.
  4. Show trunks are limited to the size of 32x20x16 inches. This is approximately the size of a 28 gallon plastic container.

Barn Meeting – Saturday, July 22 at 3:30 p.m. in the Swine Arena

Breeding Rabbit Check-In – Saturday, July 22, 6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  1. Exhibitors are responsible for making sure their projects are checked in with the rabbit barn supervisor by 3:00 p.m.
  2. All rabbits must have valid tattoo by the time entries are made in June to be able to show.
  3. No rabbits with litters are permitted.  

Market Fryer Weigh-In – Saturday, July 22, 4:00 p.m.

  1. Fryers – minimum weight for a pen is 9.0 pounds up to a maximum weight of 15.0 pounds. Fryers will be weighed as a pen.  
  2. All weights are final at time of weigh-in. No re-weigh of animals will be permitted.

Rabbit Show – Sunday, July 23, 12 Noon

  1. Breeding Rabbits – can show up to 4 animals. Only one entry per class.  
  2. Breeding rabbits must be in possession of the exhibitor by May 1 and cared for until the release time at the fair.
  3. Breeding rabbits will be shown by breed, age and sex (gender).
  4. The best two bucks (Junior and Senior) will show against the best two does (Junior & Senior) in each of the breeds to determine Grand and Reserve Champions.
  5. Market Fryers – can show one pen of three fryers.  
  6. Exhibitor must have the fryers in possession by tattooing on June 25. The fryers should be born after May 15. At the time of show they need to be 70 days old or younger.

Rabbit Showmanship – Wednesday, July 26, 9:00 a.m.

  1. Exhibitors may use a breeding rabbit or a market fryer in showmanship.
  2. See General Junior Fair Information.

Junior Fair Sale – Thursday, July 27

Delivery of fryers for processing will be handled by Junior Fair Sales Committee.

See 2017 Junior Fair Sales Section


See General Junior Fair Livestock Information.

Knox County Junior Fair Entry Information

Breeding Rabbits Breed Name & Abbreviation

Age Description

J – Junior (under 6 months old)

S – Senior (over 6 months old)

Gender Description

D – Doe (female)

B – Buck (male)

AFL – American Fuzzy Lop      J or S                D or B

MF – Mini Rex                         J or S                D or B

JW – Jersey Wooly                   J or S                D or B

NZ – New Zealand                   J or S                D or B

CAL – Californian                   J or S                D or B

DU – Dutch                              J or S                D or B

ND – Netherland Dwarf            J or S               D or B

SAT – Satin                              J or S                D or B

ML – Mini Lop                         J or S               D or B

RE – Rex                                  J or S                D or B

HL – Holland Lop                    J or S                D or B

FW – Florida White                  J or S                D or B

OT – Other (indicate breed)       J or S               D or B