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County fairs welcome entries for agriculture, exhibits

Jul 1st, 2019 | Category: Features

See 4H, FFA, and Open Class division information online

by Grow Northwest

Animals, crafts, flowers, vegetables, baking, canning, quilting, collections, fiber arts, needlework, legos, and more! Are you thinking about entering a division in a local fair this year? All ages are welcome to enter. The fair sees many entries from local youth involved in 4-H and FFA, and all youth and adults can participate in the open classes. No group membership is required for open classes. This is a great opportunity to share knowledge and skills! Each county fair has different rules and regulations, and all are posted online for interested exhibitors. Here’s a look at when the fairs are happening and online information for entries.

Judging produce entries at the San Juan County Fair. Courtesy photo

Judging produce entries at the San Juan County Fair. COURTESY PHOTO

The Whidbey Island Fair will be July 18-21 with games, rides, and music as well as local food selections, agricultural information and fun, and exhibits. Specific entries for the arts will be accepted on Saturday, July 6 from noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday, July 14 from 1-7 p.m. The deadline for animals and fleece will be Wednesday, July 10 at 9 a.m. All animal classes, including  fleece, must be pre-registered online by July 10. All perishable divisions will be registered Tuesday, July 16. For complete information, see

The Stanwood-Camano Community Fair runs Aug. 2-4, honoring the community’s past, present and future. Participants enjoy exhibits, entertainment and carnival. Anyone interested in exhibiting can see the rules at If a youth is entering livestock, a livestock entry form must be completed and mailed before July 20 (for sheep, alpaca/llama, swine, fiber goats, dairy goats, pygmy goats, dairy, and beef), before July 25 (for small animals and dogs), and before July 30 (for horse show). Bring produce, flowers and baked goods Wednesday night so they will be fresh for the judging. Produce and flowers can be refreshed as needed. Entries must have been completed since the last Fair. For full schedule and tickets, see

The Skagit County Fair will be Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 7-10, including food, live music, rides and a car show, as well as farm animals, tractor show and more. Meet local and community organizations at booths, see the exhibits, and learn about local agriculture. All entry information is available at All 4H and FFA exhibitors must register online at All animals must be registered with Skagit County Fair by the second Friday in July. All exhibits must be on the fairgrounds on the proper entry day for judging. Some open class indoor exhibit departments would like exhibitors to register when entries are brought to the fair. Call (360) 336-9414 or visit

The Northwest Washington Fair will be Aug. 12-17, featuring a live music line-up, agriculture, contests, rides, collections, food and so much more. All entries must be done online. All division information is posted at There are open classes, as well as FFA, and 4H. All animal entries received after the deadline of July 25 will be charged a late fee of $25 per head, payable upon entry. For a complete schedule, see For specific entry questions, email

The San Juan County Fair will be Aug. 14-17 and celebrates local agriculture and community with a load of family-friendly fun. The registration deadline for open class horse, livestock, poultry and rabbit is Aug. 1. The fair entry day is Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. All entries must be entered in person. For more details about the fair see, or call the Parks & Fair Administration Office at 360-378-4310.

The Evergreen State Fair will be Aug. 22 to Sept. 2, offering live music, carnival, animal exhibits, contests, lumberjack shows, rodeo, and more. All entries can be made online for 4-H, FFA, Open Class, and the Evergreen Youth Livestock Show. For a complete rundown of divisions and rules, see

The Washington State Fair will be Aug. 30 to Sept. 22. To participate in competitive entries or open class divisions, see For more information, see For specific questions, contact the Competitive Exhibits office at (253) 841-5074 or


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