About the Rabbit Project
Designed to help members gain knowledge and skills in managing and caring for rabbits. Members will learn to select quality rabbits, feed balanced rations, and maintain feeding, production and breeding records.
What to Expect at the 2017 Boulder County Fair
Fair Rabbit Check-In Process
Rabbit check-in is on Monday, July 31st starting at 4:00 p.m. Rabbits will be checked in until 7:00 p.m.
Market Rabbits will be weighed from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Exhibitors will bring their rabbits over to be weighed at this time by the CSU Extension Agent.
PARKING: Enter the Fairgrounds from Nelson or Boston and park in the paved lot near the Exhibit Building (West side). You may park near the building long enough to unload your rabbits/equipment – then you need to park in the lot spaces.
VET CHECK: A fair veterinarian will check every rabbit while waiting for cage assignments – so check-in takes time – please get in line and be patient (thank you!)
CHECK-IN/RECORDS CHECK: A fair assistant superintendent or rabbit leader will check your rabbit record book for the animals you are checking in and that it is up-to-date.
PUT IN CAGE: After passing vet check, records check and receiving your cage placings, you can precede into the Rabbit area of the Exhibit Building. There will be cages set up for all the rabbits we are expecting. Your will receive a chunk of cages based on the number of cages your indicated on your Fair entries.
Once you find your cages, place your rabbits in them. Then take the cages you brought your rabbits to Fair in – out of the building and back to your vehicle.
SET-UP CAGE: Next, set up food/water in each cage.
JUDGING: Judging will be on Wednesday, August 2nd and 3rd. See Fair premium book for details.
REMINDER: No rabbits may leave the rabbit area of the Exhibit Building for any reason during the Fair, they can come out of their cages if you want to show them to the public, but no rabbit is allowed outside the rabbit area of the Exhibit Building.
CLEANING CAGES: – used shaving may ONLY be dumped in designated trash cans/dumpster – it may looked locked, but it is not. Shavings may not be put in the trash receptacles in the Exhibit Building.
FURTHER INFORMATION: Finally – as always – any questions – please ask – Bonnie.
This only covers the first few days. The rest of Fair we will be posting information in the judging are of Exhibit Building – so please check there for daily information.
Rabbit Tattoo Day & Market Rabbit Nominations for County Fair
9 am – noon,Fairgrounds, Barn A
> Cost is 1 dollar per rabbit – A 1 dollar donation for the program is also requested
Market Rabbit Nominations
All market rabbits must attend to receive their official BCF tattoo and nominate for County and/or State Fair Market Show and Sale. Only rabbits officially nominated are eligible to participate in the market show and sale at County and/or State Fair.
There are NO make-up dates for Market Animal Nominations for County Fair. Plan to have another family bring your animals if you are not available.
Breeding or Pet Rabbits
For the security and safety, all animals are required to have permanent identification in place to participate in the Boulder County Fair. Permanent Identification may be a tattoo, tag, ear notches, pictures of animals with unique identifiable markings, etc. Tattoos are an ideal permanent Identification for rabbits and can be received on Rabbit Tattoo Day.
If you have breeding or pet rabbits only and are unable to make this date, contact Bonnie Smith, 303-665-5440.