Fun Fact: 

1,459 pieces of produce of all sizes and shapes were entered in the Agriculture Department at the 2015 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 Jr./Sr. High School Art Show

Please download the 2017 entry information for Jr/Sr High School Art Show and Korum Family Arts Scholarship at the links below: 

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

Click here for: Korum Family Art Scholarship information

Online Entry Registration will open be open March 1 through June 1.


Please visit the show during the Washington State Fair, Sept. 1-24, 2017 (closed Tuesdays & 9/6)

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

Click here for: ONLINE ENTRY REGISTRATION - Photo Salon ONLY 

NEW option for submitting PROJECTED DIGITAL IMAGE entries to NWIEP:
AFTER completing your online entry registration, you may either burn images to CD and mail as outlined in the prospectus OR you may upload PROJECTED DIGITAL IMAGE entries ONLY via our Dropbox File RequestEntries for Print Divisions must be mailed.

Each uploaded image must correspond with a completed online entry registration. Uploaded images must comply with all rules as outlined in the prospectus, including file naming, image size, resolution, etc.

Results from the 2016 Washington State Fair Photo Salon:

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.

Please note: Departments will be brought online on varying dates throughout May. Please check back if the department you wish to participate in is not currently available for entry.

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

Premium Books for each department will be posted online as they become available.
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Agriculture & Horticulture Hobby Hall
Ag/Hort - Honey Home Arts - Foods
Amateur Wine & Beer Making Home Arts - Textiles
Cattle, Beef Pigeons
Cattle, Dairy Poultry
Fine Art Show  Rabbits & Cavies - Open Class
Floral Rabbits - Youth Class
Goats, Boer Sheep & Fiber
Goats, Dairy Northwest Woodworkers Exhibition
Goats, Pygmy


When you are ready to register, click here for ONLINE ENTRY

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 2016 Entry Information:

2017 Spring Fair

Washington State Spring Fair Dates: April 20 - 23, 2017

Creative Kids Department

For Creative Kids Department entry information click here: 2017 CREATIVE KIDS Premium List

Entries are currently closed for 2017 Creative Kids Department. 

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

Northwest Junior Livestock Show

Click here for 2017 NWJLS Premium Book

PLEASE NOTE: Cowboy Breakfast will be in Agriplex, a new location for 2017. Park by and enter through the Purple Gate.

Washington Junior Poultry Exposition - Spring Show

Click here for 2017 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


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