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Cal Poly’s Western Bonanza Junior Livestock Show- San Luis Obispo, CA

Paso Robles Event Center 2198 Riverside Ave, Paso Robles

What began as a senior project in 1985, primarily as a beef show, has evolved into a five-ring show that is “The Best in the West”. In addition to being a completely student run show, Cal Poly’s Western Bonanza is one of the most competitive jackpot shows in the Western United States.
We appreciate the continued support of our donors that are truly the reason Western Bonanza is called “The Best in the West”.

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Entries for Western Bonanza 2019:
Late entries start on February 4th, with a $20 fee per entry
Entries CLOSE February 12th at 8:00 AM
The entry process open for the 2019 Western Bonanza Jr. Livestock Show taking place on February 15th-17th, 2019. Below is the link to our online entries process powered by our Fair Management Software ShoWorks.
We will NOT be accepting mail-in entries. All entries must be submitted online.
Should you have any troubles with the entry process, contact the Western Bonanza Office at (805) 756-2180 or email

The Best in the West Livestock Auction
Western Bonanza is proud to announce the second annual Best in the West Livestock Auction featuring pigs, sheep, and goats from around California.

The auction will take place on Friday, February 15th with the preview starting at 5:30 PM and the sale beginning at 7:00 PM. Those who wish to purchase an animal must be pre-registered as a buyer.

Exhibitors who purchase an animal will be given free entry into Western Bonanza Show A and a reduced entry fee into Show B. The Western Bonanza Futurity Show, for animals purchased in the 2019 Western Bonanza Sale take place following showmanship on Saturday, February 16 for Show A.