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4-H Open All Breeds Poultry and Rabbit Costume Display

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Rules and Regulations

Youth under the age of 19 as of January 1, 2022 are eligible to participate.

  • Youth ages 14 and older will be considered Senior exhibitors.
  • Youth ages 8-13 will be considered Junior exhibitors.
  • Youth ages 5-7 will show in noncompetitive classes only.
  • Youth under the age of 5 are not eligible to participate.

All poultry and rabbits will be cared for and fed by the exhibitor.

The fair will furnish cages and cups for food and water.

If an exhibitor is participating in the costume display they will need to adhere to the check-in time for poultry and rabbits.

If an exhibitor has more than one animal (chicken or rabbit) in the fair they may pick one animal to use in the Costume Show.

Exhibitors will use the cage area that they are assigned for their animal as the space they are given to decorate for the costume exhibit. Items used for decoration may be placed inside and/or on the cage or on the animal as long as it is safe for the animal.

All poultry and rabbits must be entered in the name of the bona fide owner who must have owned the birds for at least 30 days prior to deadline.

All poultry and rabbits are entered at the risk of the owner and the Swain County Fair will not be responsible for any loss or damage but will exercise all possible vigilance in the care of the birds. No one will be allowed to handle animals on display except the owners and officials of the show.

Decision of the judge will be final.


  • Best “County Fair” Display/Costume
  • Most Elaborate Display/Costume
  • Funniest Display/Costume
  • Best Character Impression Display/Costume Best In Show Display/Costume

Show Details:


Kendra Fortner, Extension Agent
(828) 488-3848