Lamb, Swine & Goat Livestock Show
February 21-23, 2014
The 25th annual Orange Blossom Klassic is headed to the Porterville Fairgrounds February 21st – 23rd. Over 450 head of sheep, hogs, and goats will load in Friday. The actual show will begin at 9:00 AM each day Saturday & Sunday starting with Peewee showmanship.
The Orange Blossom Klassic is a jackpot show for market sheep, goats and hogs. The Orange Blossom Klassic, OBK, has morphed from the Lamb Slam; a lamb only show then Kids R Us; a market goat show was added to the present day OBK showcasing goats, sheep, and hogs being shown by well seasoned and beginning exhibitors from throughout the state of California and Nevada. Exhibitors ages 5-19 are eligible to compete for prize money, buckles, ribbons, feed, and various awards. FFA or 4-H affiliation is not required.
The Orange Blossom Klassic is a sub-committee of the Fair and another project of the Porterville Jr. Fair Board, a group of (17) 4-H & FFA member’s age’s 14-19. The show allows the Jr. Fair Board the experience of running all aspects of a Jr. Livestock show with the assistance from the adult committee members.
The OBK partners with the California Jr. Livestock Association (CJLA) to give exhibitors an opportunity to accumulate points for that organizations year end prizes should they wish to become a CJLA member.
Orange Blossom Klassic has become a tradition for thousands of families. The public is welcome and there is not an admission fee. Entry to the show is on the north side of the Fairgrounds. Enter at Road 224 (on the east side of the grounds) and follow the livestock signs.