Stafford County Agricultural Competitions!

ARBA Sanctioned 
Rabbit Show

Designed to allow youth to demonstrate showmanship, and display their hard work throughout the year, we hope that the winners of the different competitions will continue to the Virginia State Fair competitions later in September.

Mr. Daniel Stoll, Superintendent
Ms. Erin Green, Secretary 

Judge: Jennifer Poprawski

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2013 Official Schedule for Saturday Sept. 14

06:00 a.m. - 08:30 a.m.

All Rabbits in Place: 
0900 a.m.

Judging: 10:00 a.m.

Release: 5:00 p.m.


Age Divisions:

Pee Wee: 5-7

Junior: 8 - 10

Intermediate: 11 - 13

Senior: 14 & older


A .pdf version of these rules can be downloaded HERE

As the intent of the Stafford County Hartwood Days Festival is to send winners to the State Fair, All VA State Fair General Rules, Livestock Rules, Open Poultry Rules and the Show Ring Code of Ethics apply to this department. When special rules of the Youth Poultry Department conflict, the Youth Department rules will prevail. By submitting an entry form, you agree to read and abide by these and all State Fair rules that apply.

1. This show is sanctioned by the American Rabbit Breeders Association and will be governed by and run
under their latest Official Rules. Rules will be binding on all exhibitors whether or not a member of the
association. Specialty club sanctions available by request no later than July 15th 2013 and must be
accompanied by a $10 deposit, which will be refunded if there are more than 10 rabbits entered.

2. Entries will NOT BE limited. There will be no limit of rabbits per exhibitor. No meat pens in this show. Show will be all open classes, not separate youth classes.

3. The show superintendant WILL remove any animal showing signs of illness. There will be no exceptions.

4. Entry fees must accompany each entry. Fees must be paid online:

  • Entry Fees:
    Single Rabbit Class.......................................$4.00
    Fur Class (must be in regular class) ...............$2.00
  • Change Fee: charge per change on entry........$2.00
  • Specialty club sanctions...............................$(cost of sanction)
    • No refunds will be provided for scratched entries.

" No refunds will be provided for scratched entries.

5. All rabbits must be checked in and out by the Show Superintendent. Changes allowed for same breed, class, color, or group and for weight class changes, junior to 6/8 to seniors. There will be a charge per change on entry. Late Specials will be posted in the Show Room.

6. All rabbits must be permanently earmarked. Rabbits with unclear or illegible earmarks will not be accepted.

7. Owners are responsible for seeing that rabbits get to the judging table. If there are any problems, see the superintendent or Secretary prior to judging. Rabbits not brought to table by owners will not be judged. Assistance might be available if requested.

8. No rabbits to be sold during judging. Rabbits in show cannot be sold until after judging. No "For Sale"
signs can be posted, although business cards and flyers are allowed. Rabbits cannot be removed from
cages or delivered to new owners until dismissal.

9. There will be no changes to the show paperwork at the judges table without the consent of the show
secretary. ARBA will be notified of exhibitors caught tampering with the show paperwork. That entry will be

10. Breeds with less than ten rabbits will not be sanctioned next year unless sponsored.

11. No animal other than rabbits or animals assisting the handicapped are permitted in the showroom.

12. The Festival & Fair is not responsible for any loss due to fire, theft, flood, etc. All reasonable precautions will
be taken to safeguard exhibitors and their animals.

13. Wooled breeds are to be groomed outside the show tent.

14. Substitutions made on the day of show must be ear number changes only.

15. Children are the responsibility of their parents – no screaming, shouting, or running is allowed in the
showroom. Failure to control a child’s behavior may be the basis for disqualification of an exhibitor’s entire
entry and forfeiture of all fees paid. Any property damaged incurred will be the parents’ responsibility.

16. The Stafford County Hartwood Days Festival & Agricultural Fair, Stafford County Agricultural Competitions
officials reserve the right to add, cancel or substitute judges as necessary.

17. BIS and Reserve in Show will be chosen from all BOB winners in that show. It is the owner’s responsibility
to bring the BOB rabbits to the BIS judging table in a timely manner.

18. This is a carrier cage show. All carriers are required to have leak proof pans.

19. Rabbits entered in fur classes must also be shown in regular breed classes.

20. There is limited space in the showroom area. Chairs and grooming tables that you bring with you will only be allowed outside of the tent if space is available. Please stack your cages at least two high indoors to accommodate other exhibitors.


22. The filing of an entry indicates acceptance of these rules.

23. Release time! Release time! Rabbits may be checked out after picking up show report at the secretary’s table for safety reasons and to keep presentations intact for the guests viewing the exhibits. BIS, RBIS, BOB winners will not be released until 5pm all others may be checked out after picking up show report at the secretary’s table for safety reasons and to keep champion presentations intact for the guests viewing the exhibits. Vehicles will be allowed on the grounds after 6 p.m. for pickup.

Eric Stewart, P. O. Box 5667, Bloomington, Il 61702
Dues: Adult $20, $50/3 yrs; Youth $12, $30/3 yrs; H/W $30, $75/3 yrs;
- 2012 ARBA Convention and Annual Meeting, OCT 27-31, Wichita, Kansas -
The Festival reserves the right to refuse entries from exhibitors placing an entry from all locations within 150 miles which has had a confirmed outbreak of RCV/RHD/VHD within the past 60 days of the entry deadline.

Download .pdf with rules, or Register HERE:

As this is the first year for this part of the Festival, we appreciate your patience, and welcome your suggestions.

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