Fun Fact: 

1,047 pieces of produce, of all sizes and shapes, were entered in the Agriculture Department at the 2016 Washington State Fair. Learn more

Competitive Exhibit Entry Information

Washington's got talent!

Have a talent you want to show off? Each year the Washington State Fair offers the chance to show off your creativity in a variety of competitive exhibits from baking, wine making, photography, art and more! You can win the bragging rights and cash prizes by entering your masterpiece in one of our many competitive departments.

To learn more about how to enter, download the Premium Book below in your category of interest. Premium Books are only available online. Due to the large size of these books, feel free to print only those pages pertaining to your interest.

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**NOTE: Fair entry information may be subject to change after their original posting. Please check back periodically for updates.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact the Competitive Exhibits office at (253) 841-5074 or To receive e-mail notification of Premium Book availability, click here and select "Exhibit Entries" as your interest category.

Washington State Fair Departmental Exhibitors Rules and Regulations

2019 Fair Administration Office Hours

Regular Schedule:  8:00 am – 4:30 pm
(Open Mon.– Fri., closed Sat.– Sun.)

August 29 – September 24:  8:00 am – 8:00 pm
(Office Closed Tuesdays and Wed., Sept 4)

Monday, September 25, return to Regular Schedule.

2019 Washington State Fair

The Washington State Fair (Aug. 30 - Sept. 22, 2019, closed Tuesdays and Sept. 4) has open-class competition in the following categories.

Online entry registration will open April 22. Premium books for the categories below contain complete entry information. Premium books may be subject to change after their original posting. Please check back periodically and refresh your browser for most current information.
Agriculture & Horticulture Hobby Hall
Ag/Hort - Honey Hobby Hall - Northwest Woodworkers
Amateur Wine, Beer and Specialty Beverages Home Arts - Foods
Cattle, Beef Home Arts - Textiles
Cattle, Dairy Pigeons
Fine Art Show  Poultry
Floral Rabbits & Cavies - Open Class
Goats, Boer Rabbits - Youth Class
Goats, Dairy Sheep & Fiber
Goats, Pygmy



If you have registered previously and do not remember your Password, PLEASE call the Competitive Exhibits office for assistance: (253) 841-5074

The Washington State Fair also hosts competitions for the following youth organizations' shows.

  • WA State 4-H Fair -
    email: or
  • WA State FFA Exhibition -
  • WA Jr. Poultry Exposition -
    For entry information click: Washington Junior Poultry Exposition Premium Book
  • Camp Fire USA -
    Camp Fire exhibit has moved to Spring Fair.
    Please see the 2020 SPRING FAIR information section on this page in January.

2019 Washington State Fair Photo Salon

The Washington State Fair Photo Salon holds two photography exhibitions annually. 

Entry information for: 
Northwest International Exhibition of Photography

Entry information for: 
Washington State Photographers Exhibition

Click here for: ONLINE ENTRY REGISTRATION - Photo Salon ONLY 


Results from the 2018 Washington State Fair Photo Salon:

2019 Jr./Sr. High School Art Show

Online Entry Registration for the Jr/Sr High School Art Show and Korum Family Arts Scholarship will be open Tuesday, March 12 until 10pm Thursday, May 30.

Click here to download Jr/Sr High School Art Show ENTRY INFORMATION, which includes links to Korum Family Arts Scholarship information and application form.

Click here for: ONLINE ENTRY REGISTRATION - Jr/Sr High Art ONLY 

If you have registered previously and do not remember your Password, PLEASE call the Competitive Exhibits office for assistance: (253) 841-5074

Please visit the show during the Washington State Fair, Aug. 30 - Sept. 22, 2019 (closed Tuesdays & Sept. 4)


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