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El Dorado County Fair Contests

More 2015 contests coming soon.
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Funnel Cake Eating Contests

Sponsored by Teichert
Daily in the Kid's Corral
- Check the schedule.
Free to enter with Fair admission Pre-entry not required.
Speed contest. Come hungry.


Kid's Big Wheel Races

(for kids 4-7 years old)
Big Wheels donated by Gold Country Ace Hardware and Hobbies
Daily on the Plaza near the Organ Room Lawn
- Check the schedule.
Free to enter with Fair admission. Pre-entry not required.
Winner receives a tee-shirt. Everyone gets a ribbon for participating.


Plein Air Painting

Friday, June 19, 2015.
Adults age 18 or over. Pre-registration is required, June 17 deadline in person or postmarked. by June 12. Entry fee is $10.
All pre-registered exhibitors will have a ticket at will call (Blue Gate) on day of contest.
Limit: One entry per exhibitor.
More information and Registration Form - PDF

What is Plein Air Painting you ask? Plein Air translates to “open air. This term is used to describe paintings that have been created outdoors, rather than in the studio. Photo references are not used. Come to the Fair and capture the fun and excitement of fair time on your canvas!
Check-in at the Fine Arts Department located in the Organ Room between Noon and 2:00 PM, on Friday June 19.
Artwork to be completed & turned in at the Organ Room by 6:00 pm that day for judging.
Awards presentation 7:00 pm. Artwork will be on display until 8:00 pm
Prizes: 1st Place - $100 • 2nd Place - $75 • 3rd Place – $25
Cash prizes will only be paid if there are 5 exhibitors or more.
For questions call (530) 621-5860.


Teen Jam

Friday, June 19, 2015 Noon to 2:30 pm
Poster - PDF
Rules - PDF
Waiver - PDF
Teen Jam is a 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 2015 El Dorado County Fair! If you would like to sign up or have any questions, please contact the Fair office at 530-621-5860.


Mutton Bustin'

Sponsored by Doug Veerkamp
Friday, June 19, 2015 Location: Grandstands

Mutton Bustin' will begin at 6:30 pm
Entry Form and Liability Waiver - PDF
Young cowboys and girls riding sheep for fame and glory!
A fun Rodeo event for the whole family.

Winner receives a buckle! Limited to 36 Busters.
18 slots will be reserved for El Dorado County residents.
$40 entry includes T-shirt and one adult admission into the Fair.
Must reserve spot prior to the fair. Contestants must arrive by 6pm.
For questions call (530) 621-5860.


Humpz & Hornz Bull Riding

Friday, June 19, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Location: Grandstands
Bulls, Cowboys, and Clowns - watch from the grandstands.


El Dorado Idol Competition

Preliminary Competition: Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 3:30 pm
Finals: Sunday, June 21 at 7:30 pm
Location: Budweiser Stage
Contestants must pre-register by June 17
by calling the Fair Office at 530.621.5860 and completing a Liability Release.
Liability Release PDF
Minor Consent and Name Release authorization form PDF

Judging Criteria:
Vocal Talent
Stage Presence
Entertainment Appeal


Hay Bucking Contest

Sponsored by Clifton and Warren
Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Hay Bucking Contests by age group in the Equestrian Arena.
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... or watch adults who sometimes beat another team by a fraction of a second.
Lots of fun to watch and or participate!

Free to enter with Fair admission
Two per team
Register at the Equestrian Arena.
Trophies to winning teams
• Youth Teams • Women's Teams • Co-ed Teams • Men's Teams


John M. Studebaker
International Wheelbarrow Races

Rules & Entry Form
Sunday, June 21, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Check-in from 4:00 to 4:15 pm

Championship Race
Open to Men & Women 18 years and older.
Entry fee - $50 (Before June 1, 2015) • $75 (After June 1, 2015).
1st Place: $1000
A minimum of 50 lbs. of ore must be carried in the large wheelbarrow over course “C”.

Women’s Race
Open to Women 18 years and older.
Entry fee $50 (Before June 1, 2015) • $75 (After June 1, 2015)
1st Place: $1000
A minimum of 30 lbs. of ore must be carried in the large wheelbarrow over course “B”.

Old Timer's Race
Open to Men & Women 55 and over.
Entry fee - $40.
1st Place: $200
A minimum of 40 lbs. of ore must be carried in the large wheelbarrow over course "B".

High School Team Challenge
2 person High School Teams (Football, Baseball, Wrestling, Snowboarding, Key Clubs)
Entry fee - None
1st Place: $70
Which team in the county has what it takes to be the best High School team around?
A minimum of 50lbs. of ore must be carried in the large wheelbarrow over course “C”.

Teen Races
(Ages 13-17) Boys and Girls run separate races.
Entry fee - None
Boys - A minimum of 20 lbs. of ore must be carried in the large wheelbarrow
over course “B”.
Girls - A minimum of 15 lbs. of ore must be carried in the small wheelbarrow
over course “A”.

Youth Races
(Ages 10-12) Boys and Girls run separate races.
Entry fee - None
A minimum of 10 lbs. of ore must be carried in the small wheelbarrow over course “A”.


Thank you to our Partners

Doug Veerkamp
Doug Veerkamp Engineering

Nickolson

Clifton & Warren

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Teichert El Dorado County Office of Education
El Dorado County
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