The 26th annual Orange Blossom Klassic is headed to the Porterville Fairgrounds February 26-27, 2022. Over 450 head of sheep, hogs, and goats will load in Friday. This is a double points show and the actual show will begin at 9:30 AM each day Saturday & Sunday starting with showmanship competition. To avoid late fees get entries in the mail and officially postmarked by the USPS or enter online no later than February 16, 2022. Late entries will be accepted through February 25, 2022.
The Orange Blossom Klassic is a CYLA sanctioned 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 4-21 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 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 Youth Livestock Association (CYLA) to give exhibitors an opportunity to accumulate points for that organizations year end prizes should they wish to become a CYLA member. OBK will adhere to 2022 CYLA rules.
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. A limited number of camping sites with electricity is available.