How To Enter The FairHAVE YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO ENTER AN ITEM OR PROJECT IN THE ANNUAL FAIR?
Here is a step-by-step guide to do just that!
STEP 1: Obtain an Exhibitor Handbook and Entry Form
The handbook and entry form are located on the fair’s website ( click here ) or you may pick them up in Klamath Falls at Big R, Grange Coop and the Extension Office and at the Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair Office.
STEP 2: Review the Exhibitor Handbook
Read through the state and local rules. There is a table of contents that breaks down the handbook so it is easier to determine between Junior (17 and under) and Adult/Senior (18 and over) Divisions and locate the department and classes that are available for you to enter. The Junior Division is open to any youth, you do not have to be a 4-H member.
STEP 3: Complete the Entry Form
The entry form needs to be fully completed. Enter all information such as name, physical and mailing address, etc. Enter the Division and Class numbers for the items that you wish to enter (these are located in the Exhibitor’s Handbook). Fill in a description of the items. Be sure to sign the entry form. If you have any questions or are confused on how to complete the entry form, we are more than happy to help you complete the form. Just call or bring your entry form into the office. Many first time exhibitors find entering the fair to be confusing, so don’t be afraid to ask for help!
STEP 4: Turn in the Entry Form to the Fair Office
Entry forms are due in the fair office no later than 5:00 PM or post marked by August 17th
STEP 5: Deliver the Exhibit Entered
You bring your item to the fairgrounds on the dates and times specified in the Exhibitor’s Handbook. There will be signage to determine which building to go to. For still exhibits you will be given a claim tag upon delivery. The item will then stay on the grounds until the fair is officially over (Sunday at 8:00 P.M.).
STEP 6: Visit the Fair
Come to the fair and view your item being displayed. See if you received a ribbon and tell all your friends! See the
department information on the specific time of judging.
STEP 7: Pick up your Item and Awards (if applicable)
Between 8:00 P.M. and 9:00 P.M. on the Sunday of the fair and the following Monday from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., you are able to pick up your item that was entered. For still exhibits, be sure to bring your claim tag to turn in. You will go to the department that your item was displayed to pick it up. If you received a ribbon on your item be sure to check with the department supervisor or building clerks to receive your award and/or premium check.
What can you enter?
Here is just a partial list of ideas…
Drawings, Paintings, Clay Art, Wood Work, Bead Work, Poetry, Ceramics, Collections, Homemade Dolls, Scrap Books,
Murals, Leather work, Legos, Sewing, Gift Baskets, Quilts, Cooking, Home Grown Vegetables, Flowers and Photos!
* For more information on how to enter or receive a Exhibitor Handbook, call the fair office at 530-667-5312.