Essex County Rabbit and Cavy Breeders

Midnight Madness 2021 is Canceled but Topsfield is ON

Although New England and the country in general is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to cancel Midnight Madness.

Midnight Madness takes significant planning and resources. We need to book judges in advance and be prepared to purchase plane tickets in advance (or pay a high price for them later!). We would have had to start this planning several months ago when it wasn't clear how open the country would be and whether or not we would be able to have the type of large gathering that Midnight Madness is.

Unfortunately, this means that we will again be canceling Midnight Madness for 2021. Hopefully, we'll be back at it in 2022!

Good News though. The Topsfield Fair is planning on having a full Fair this year, and we are planning our annual Fair Show. More details to Follow

What is the ECRCBA?

The Essex County Rabbit and Cavy Breeders Association (ECRCBA) is an association of Breeders of Rabbit and Guinea Pigs (A Cavy is a Guinea Pig!).

We manage the Rabbit Barn at the Topsfield Fairgrounds, providing a display of many breeds of Rabbits during the Topsfield Fair. We also have Rabbits for sales during the fair.

As a Club Chartered by the American Rabbit Breeders Association, we operate three Rabbit Shows during the Year. One in May (a double show). Our "Midnight Madness" show in August and a show that coincides with the Topsfield Fair.

We have meetings once a month, on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30pm. From May through October these meetings take place at the Rabbit Barn at the Topsfield Fairgrounds. The rest of the year the meetings are held at the Bee Building on the grounds.

A Cavy is a Guinea Pig!

The ECRCBA operates the "Rabbit and Cavy" Barn at the Topsfield Fairgrounds. During the Fair (early October) the Barn is open to the public as part of the Topsfield Fair. One of the questions we are frequently asked during the fair is "What is a Cavy." Well, a Cavy is a Guinea Pig. This is based on its scientific name of "Cavia Porcellus." In the up coming months we will start publishing useful information on both Rabbit and Cavy care. You can also find a significant amount of information on the Internet. One particularly good resource for Cavy care information is available at Guinea Lynx. Enjoy.

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