Enter an Exhibit in the Fair

Exhibitor Entry forms for the 2017 Nevada County Fair will begin being accepted on June 1. Market Animal & Livestock Entries–See below for registration information.

Two methods to Enter Exhibits:

  1. Enter Online–Use our online entry system* to register and enter entries.
  2. View the Competition Handbook (below) and print the entry forms to mail or walk-in to the Fair Office.  

2017 Competition Handbook

Competition Handbook: Everything you need to know to enter exhibits at the Fair.

2017 Competition Handbook (large file)
Includes Receiving and Judging dates, see page 12.
Includes Still Exhibits entry form, see last page.

Information for Fairgoers: Everything you need to know to attend the Fair.

Information for Fairgoers, 2017 (large file)

Both are available at the Fair Office and at various locations around town.

Entry Deadlines and Fees:

Livestock entries close July 21 at 4 pm (except earlier as noted)

Still exhibit entries close July 21 at 4pm

Still Exhibit Entry Form

There is no entry fee for online entries and paper entries for general Adult and Youth still exhibits.

There are entry fees for some Livestock and some Special Adult contests and exhibits. Please see the Competition Handbook for specific categories and associated entry fees.

4-H Still Exhibits: If you’re a Nevada County 4-H member, we have some still exhibit classes just for you. Agriculture, arts and crafts, baked foods, clothing, confections, needlework, preserved foods, and textiles.

4-H Still Exhibit Entry Form

*Exhibits NOT Available Online: Market Animals and Ag Mechanics Auction. To participate in any of these exhibits, please download the appropriate forms (see forms below) and return them to the Nevada County Fair Office by the specified entry deadline for that department. Forms are also available at the Fair Office.


Mandatory Registration of Market Animals and Livestock

Below are the registration deadlines for the Nevada County Fair’s mandatory registration for Market Animals and other livestock.

Market Beef
Registration Closed.

Market Goat, Lambs, Swine and Turkeys
Registration Closed.

Junior Livestock, Non-Market
Registration opens: June 1
Deadline: July 7 at 4 pm

Junior Livestock, Non Market (beef, dairy, goat, sheep, swine)
Junior Livestock Non-Market Entry Form

Youth Boer Goat Show
The 2017 Nevada County Fair Youth Boer Goat Show will be held on Wednesday, August 9, in the goat ring.  This year’s judge will be Pat Ariaz.  If you’d like to enter, please complete the Junior Livestock Non-Market Entry Form.

Ag Mechanics, Ag Mechanics Auction, Market Eggs, Broiler and Rabbit Meat Pens
Registration opens: June 1
Deadline: July 7, 4:00 pm
Rules and details available in the Competition Handbook, available online and at the Fair Office. 

Ag Mechanics & AG Mechanics Entry Form
AG Mechanics Entry Form

Market Eggs, Broiler and Rabbit Entry Form
Small Animal Market Entry Form

All Other Livestock
Entry forms due by: Friday, July 7 at 4 pm
No extensions will be made.
Rules and details available in the Competition Handbook, available online and at the Fair Office. 

Open Livestock Entry Form (beef, dairy, goat, sheep)
Open Livestock Entry Form

Small Animal Non-Market Entry Form (dog, pygmy goat, poultry, rabbit)
Small Animal Non-Market Entry Form


Ready, Set, Action – Best Exhibit Videos

When you’re creating your exhibits to enter in the Fair, why not grab your phone and create a fun video? You could win tickets to the Fair! The video can feature anything from a fun exhibit moment to the creative process to the finished product. It’s up to you! Video rules can be found below:

Best Exhibit Video Rules


If you have any questions about your entries, please contact the Fair Office by email at moc.r1498164220iafyt1498164220nuoca1498164220daven1498164220@ofni1498164220 or by calling our office at (530) 273-6217.