The exhibition of livestock has long been a part of the Merced County Fair tradition and a real sense of pride in the community! By participating in these events 4-H, FFA and Independent students not only have the opportunity to showcase and sell their animal projects, they also learn responsibility and gain agribusiness experience. Livestock events take place all week long in the Dairy Ring, Glacier Ring, Les McCabe Arena presented by American Ag Credit and the Hilmar Cheese Barn.
To relive other moments from the Merced County Fair, readers can check out our coverage of the opening ceremonies that included a groundbreaking of a new shade structure, races at the Merced Speedway that packed the grandstands, the jr. livestock auctions and showmanship competitions that brought 4-H and FFA’s best and brightest together, the special needs Friends Helping Friends Day on Friday, the S.T.E.M activities that UC Merced’s Mobile Maker Space brought to this year’s fair, or the live music performance of Canaan Smith. Those interested in seeing the sights of the Merced County Fair again can check out our photo gallery post covering the attractions, rodeo, and more from this year’s fair.