Contests

Fun Run

1K Fun Run/Walk Thursday

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 Contest

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.

Big Wheel Race

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.

Teen Jam

Teen Jam Friday, Noon-3:00

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

Mutton Busting

Mutton Bustin' 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

Bull Fest

Humpz & Hornz Bull Riding Friday at 8pm

Bulls, Cowboys, and Clowns - Watch from the grandstands!

El Do Idol

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 Atvs

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

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 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.

Wheelbarrow race

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

Plein Air Painting Friday

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

Running of the Short Legs DOG RACE & COSTUME PARADE Thursday and Saturday
Costume Parade 3:30 | Races 4:00
Henningsen Pavilion

Sponsored by Cool Feed and Ranch Supply
Pre-registration and waiver are required.
Entry form

Decorated Stroller

Decorated Stroller Parade Thursday

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.