Rabbit Competition


Departments "R01" and "RY1"


Superintendent: Kimberly Lackey


Open to the world for all listed breeds officially recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association.


Fees are $3 per rabbit.

Indicate on your entry form which feed your rabbit(s) should be fed: (PU=Purina); (BL=Blue Seal); (RO=Rowe). Or exhibitors may provide their own feed.


Please click here to review our Animal Health Regulations


Show Dates

Open Rabbit Show: Thursday, October 12 at 9 a.m.

Youth Rabbit Show: Friday, October 13 at 9 a.m.


Shows will be conducted in the following order: (1) Meat pens, (2) Buck Classes - starting with breed having the largest number of entries, (3) Doe Classes - starting with breed having the largest number of entries, (4) Best of Breed & Best Opposite Sex, (5) Best in Show & Best Reserve and (6) Fur Classes


Youth Exhibitors: Entries will automatically be entered in the Youth Show unless you specify Open Show. Open Class is Department "R01" and Youth Class is Department "RY1".


Online Entry Deadline: September 15, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

Paper Entry Deadline: Must be postmarked by 5 p.m. or hand delivered by 4 p.m. on September 15, 2017.


Registration is now CLOSED.

At the end of your online registration, don't forget to click 'SUBMIT'. If not, your entry/entries will not be received.


Registration is now CLOSED.


Entries may be mailed to:

N.C. State Fair Entry Office

1010 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699

Entries may be hand delivered to:

N.C. State Fair Entry Office

1025 Blue Ridge Road

Raleigh, NC 27607


Please note that entries mailed to 1025 Blue Ridge Rd. will NOT be delivered to the fairgrounds. This is NOT a deliverable USPS address.


Check out our Rabbit Photo Contest, Rabbit Hopping Contest, and Youth Rabbit Quiz Competition. There is no entry fee for these competitions. For more information, see Competition Rules.


Exhibits will be released on October 23, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and NOT BEFORE. If an animal is removed before this date and time, the exhibitor will lose all premiums and awards from the show.



Lot number category descriptions appearing online are abbreviated due to space limitations. Refer to the online premium book for a complete description of all lot number categories in each department before registering online. Click here for a copy of the rabbit abbreviations used on the online registration site.


Exhibitors who choose not to disclose their full Social Security Number at the time of registration (paper entry forms or online), even if they have submitted an entry in the past, forfeit any and all premium monies they may be entitled to.


For more information, contact the N.C. State Fair Entry Department at (919) 839-4515.