January 16-18, 2015
The 26th annual Sierra Winter Classic Beef Show is headed to the Porterville Fairgrounds.
In 1989 a small group of Cattle Breeders, 4-H Leaders and Parents got together and wanted to provide an opportunity for young Beef Exhibitors to showcase their projects before their final show of the season, from that the Annual Sierra Winter Classic Steer & Heifer show was born. The show is now host to over 300 head of cattle, 200 exhibitors and their family members from throughout the State of California and beyond. The show is held every year over the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Observance weekend.
The Sierra Winter Classic is a project of the Porterville Jr. Fair Board, a group of (14) 4-H & FFA member’s age’s 14-19. The show allows the Jr. Fair Board the experience of running a Jr. Livestock show with the assistance from the adult committee members.
Exhibitors compete for prizes and premium money. Prizes consist of Buckles & Jackets for the Champion Heifer and Champion Prospect & Progress Steers, Jackets for Showmanship winners, Framed Photos for Breed Champions and multiple class prizes. The show would not be the success that it is if not for the generous donations from Feed Company Vendors, Local Business, Cattle Breeders and Individuals.
The Sierra Winter Classic partners with the California Jr. Livestock Association to give our exhibitors an opportunity to accumulate points for that organizations year end prizes should they wish to become a CJLA member.
Sierra Winter Classic has touched thousands of lives while providing a great family weekend for young cattle enthusiasts. 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 signs.