Held prior to opening on Kid's Day.
Kid's 4-12 years old running the race enter the Fair free! Pre-Registration (preferred) at Fair Office Mon-Fri 9am-4pm. Family members must purchase Fair Entry Ticket. Flyer and Entry Form.
Funnel Cake Eating Contest
Daily in the Clifton & Warren Kid's Corral
Free to enter with Fair Admission. Pre-entry not required. Speed contest. Come hungry! Check Schedule.
Kids' Big Wheel Races
Daily near the Organ Room Lawn
Free to enter with Fair admission. Pre-entry not required. Everyone gets a ribbon for participating.
Live Concert! Featuring local high school and younger bands. Whether you would like to showcase your band, gain exposure or practice in front of a live audience, sign up today to perform at the El Dorado County Fair! To sign up or ask questions, please contact the Fair office at 530-621-5860. Flyer & Waiver
Friday at 6:30 pm
Sponsored by Doug Veerkamp. Young cowboys and girls riding sheep for fame and glory! Winner receives a buckle! Limited to 36 Busters. $40 entry includes T-shirt and one adult admission into the Fair. Must reserve spot prior to the fair. Contestants must arrive by 6pm. Entry Form and Waiver
Humpz & Hornz Bull Riding
Friday at 8pm
Bulls, Cowboys, and Clowns - Watch from the grandstands!
El Dorado Idol CompetitionSaturday and Sunday
Preliminary Competition: Saturday at 3:30 pm, Budweiser Stage.
Finals: Sunday at 7:45 pm, Wells Fargo Stage. Contestants must pre-register by June 15 by calling the Fair Office at 530.621.5860 and completing a Liability Release.
Hometown Track Challenge
Saturday at 6:00pm
Racers compete against their age group, stopping at three stations to complete a stunt.
Six divisions: Ages 6-8, 9-12, 13-18, 19-30, 31-55, 56-70. All participants must bring and wear their own helmets and bring their quad or side-by-side ATV (two-seater including gators). Entry Form (Check-in at 5:30pm)
Hay Bucking Contest
Saturday at 6:00 pm
Sponsored by Clifton and Warren
Scored on speed-and quality of the load for the older groups. Watch the little ones figure out a technique of their own to get the hay into the truck with the help of a partner the same size... Lots of fun to watch/participate! Free to enter with Fair admission. Two people per team. Register at the Equestrian Arena. Trophies to winning teams Youth • Women's • Co-ed • Men's.
Father Child look-a-like Contest
Father's Day at 1:30 pm
Sign Up 1:25 pm near the Budweiser Stage .
Categories for all Dads! Father/Son • Father/Daughter • Multi-generations.
John M. Studebaker Wheelbarrow Races
Father's Day at 5:00pm
Championship Race – Open to Men & Women 18 years and older. Women’s Race – Open to Women 18 years and older. Old Timer's Race – Open to Men & Women 55 and over. High School Team Challenge – 2 person High School Teams. Teen Races – (Ages 13-17) Boys and Girls run separate races. Youth Races – (Ages 10-12) Boys and Girls run separate races. Rules & Entry Form
Plein Air Painting
Prizes: 1st Place - $100 • 2nd Place - $75 • 3rd Place – $25. Cash prizes will only be paid if there are 5 exhibitors or more. Adults age 18+. Pre-registration required, due May 25 with free admission, same day signup June 17 – must pay admission. Entry fee is $10. Exhibitors will have an entry ticket at will call (Blue Gate) on day of contest. More information and Registration Form
Running of the Short Legs DOG RACE & COSTUME PARADE
Thursday and Saturday
Costume Parade 3:30 | Races 4:00
Sponsored by Cool Feed and Ranch Supply Pre-registration and waiver are required. Entry form
Decorated Stroller Parade
Ribbons awarded for Best Fair Theme, Best Other Theme, Most Creative and Funniest. Flyer and Registration Form
For more information, please contact the Fair Office at 530-621-5860.