Finding a Buyer

The best way for you to ensure a positive outcome at the auction is to get the word out that you have an animal you will plan to sell at the Santa Clara County Fairs’ Junior Livestock Auction.  Often you may have a family member or friend who has committed to buying your animal.  If so, your off to a great start!  You may also talk to people who have never bought an animal at a junior livestock auction but are interested in the idea.  If that is the case be sure to take the time to explain the process to them. The best way to do that is educate yourself about the process so you can confidently talk with them and answer their questions.  Feel free to navigate through this website to learn more about the auction process and share the website link with your potential buyers.

Your conversation should include things like:


Fair Poster Contest

Poster Due By May 15, 2024

In celebration of the 80th year of the Santa Clara County Fair, we’re thrilled to announce a unique opportunity for young artists to create a commemorative fair poster. The Santa Clara County Fair has a rich history, dating back to its establishment in 1941.

In this competition, we are looking for young artists to channel their creative talents to illustrate how the Silicon Valley has evolved over the years, transitioning ‘From the Fields’ to the transformation of a tech-based landscape ‘The Future’. Let your artistic vision capture the essence of this journey as we celebrate the 2024 Santa Clara County Fair.

Please note that we only accept hand-drawn illustrations for this competition. Works created with any form of artificial intelligence assistance, whether partial or total, will not be considered. Let your imagination and skill shine through your traditional artistic expression. Good luck!