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.

2017 Washington State Fair

Washington State Fair online entry registration will be open in May 2017. For entry details, please select your area of interest from the links below to download the premium book for that category. If the premium book is not available, you may not be able to register yet.

The Washington State Fair (Sept. 1-24, 2017, closed Tuesdays and Sept. 6) has open-class competition in the following categories.

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 Making 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


When you are ready to register, click here for ONLINE ENTRY 
If have registered previously and do not remember your Password, PLEASE call the Competitive Exhibits office for assistance: (253) 841-5074

In 2017 the FLORAL and AGRICULTURE/HORTICULTURE Departments (including Honey, Amateur Beer & Wine and Grange displays) will be housed in Barn J.

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

Download 2017 Entry Information:

2017 Jr./Sr. High School Art Show

Entries for the 2017 Jr/Sr High School Art Show and Korum Family Arts Scholarship are now closed. 

Click here for: Jr/Sr High School Art Show entry information

Click here for: Korum Family Art Scholarship information

Check back next February for 2018 entry information.

Please visit the show during the Washington State Fair, Sept. 1-24, 2017 (closed Tuesdays & Sept. 6)

2017 Washington State Fair Photo Salon

The Washington State Fair Photo Salon holds two photography exhibitions annually. Entry information for entering the Fair's 2017 photo exhibitions is available here:

Northwest International Exhibition of Photography (NWIEP) Washington State Photographers

Entries for 2017 are CLOSED.


Results from the 2017 Washington State Fair Photo Salon:

2018 Spring Fair

Washington State Spring Fair Dates: April 19 - 22, 2018

Creative Kids Department

Creative Kids entry information will be available in January. Please check back for 2018 CREATIVE KIDS Premium List

Entries will open February 14 for 2018 Creative Kids Department.

The Washington State Spring Fair also hosts competitions for the following organizations' shows:

Northwest Junior Livestock Show

Click here for 2018 NWJLS Steer Pre-Entry Information and Form

Washington Junior Poultry Exposition - Spring Show

Please check back for 2018 Spring Fair Washington Junior Poultry Exposition entry information


Cascade Pygmy Goat Association - Spring Fair Show

Click here CPGA Spring Fair Show for show information


Pacific Northwest Dexter Club - Spring Fair Show

Click here Dexter Cattle Show information (via Facebook)

Email: emeraldparkdexters@gmail

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


August 14 - 27
Monday - Friday: 10am - 4:30pm

After August 27 (Closed Tuesdays & 9/6)
August 28: 9am - 6pm
August 29: 9am - 7pm
August 30 & 31: 9am - 8pm
September 1, 2, & 3: 8am - 6pm
September 4 - 24: 8am - 4:30pm

*Subject to change


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