Each year, approximately 800 rabbits are shown by their exhibitors at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Our Open Rabbit Shows are sanctioned by the American Rabbit Breeders Association and the Wisconsin State Rabbit Breeders Association.

Read on below to learn more about rabbit terminology, where you can find them at the Fair, and the type of competitions they are shown in during their stay.

Rabbits at the Wisconsin State Fair

Quick Rabbit Facts:

Key Rabbit Terminology

  • Buck: a male rabbit
  • Doe: a female rabbit
  • Kit: a young rabbit
  • Colony or Nest: refers to a group of rabbits

Common Breeds Shown at State Fair

  • Flemish Giant, Mini Lop (shown in photo above), Mini Rex, Netherland Dwarf, New Zealand, Polish

Where Can Rabbits Be Found?:

Rabbits are shown by their exhibitors at the Fair between Thursday, August 1 – Tuesday, August 6.

Rabbits will stay in the Poultry & Rabbit Palace as follows:

Aug. 1-2 Rabbits
(Aug. 2 closes @ 3 pm)
Aug. 3-4 Rabbits
(Aug. 4 closes @ 4 pm)
Aug. 5-6 Rabbit Hopping
(Aug. 6 closes @ 6 pm)

The Poultry & Rabbit Palace is open daily from 9 am – 9 pm except where noted in the table above.

Rabbit Event Descriptions:

All rabbit shows are held in the Poultry & Rabbit Palace Show Space.

Stop by the Poultry & Rabbit Palace to see these events:

  • Showmanship: the exhibitor is evaluated on their knowledge of and their ability to handle and maneuver their animal
  • Rabbit Hopping (shown in photo above): rabbits complete a variety of obstacle courses such as straight course, crooked course, team relay, agility, long jump and high jump