2021Livestock Auction

Photos: Goats are the GOAT at the Santa Clara County Fair

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Santa Clara County Fair is focusing on livestock exhibitions under the “Ag-Venture!” banner. Competitive exhibits including photography, quilts and art projects are on display in Fiesta Hall, and Little Hands on the Farm returns for children. A heritage exhibit displays historical objects related to the fair.

Contestants lined up under a white tent to have their goats judged during the Market Goat Show, where ribbons and championship belt buckles were handed out by judge Sue Hobby.

The Livestock Auction will be a hybrid event on the last day of the fair, Aug. 7, when animals will be auctioned live at the fairgrounds and live-streamed. The fair is free and open to the public.

Donnella Wood, center left, 14, with her goat named Quartz, and Joseph Mayer, center right, 14, with his goat named Red wait to enter the arena for judging in the Market Goat Show at the Santa Clara County Fair at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose, Calif., on Thursday, August 5, 2021.

Carrie Oxford, 17, holds her goat named Crescendo during judging for judge Sue Hobby in the Market Goat Show.

Alexia Huber, 17, walks with her goat named Hades during judging.

Contestants hold their goats during the Market Goat Show.

Anna La Barbera, 19, holds her goat named Echo during judging.

Yahir Munoz, 17, holds his championship buckle from the Market Goat Show at the Santa Clara County Fair.

Written by: santaclarafair@gmail.com

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