Per state rules, in order to participate in a youth livestock program (excluding horse, cavies & dogs) at any California Fair, all exhibitors 9 years of age and older must obtain annual certification in the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) program or a comparable fair run program approved by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Fairs and Expositions Branch. Those not certified are not eligible to participate at a California Fair.
The California Mid-Winter Fair has adopted the YQCA program to meet this requirement. You can take the YQCA program at anytime, but it must be completed prior to the entry deadline . As part of the online entry process you must upload a copy of the YQCA certificate you receive upon completion of the program.