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
El Dorado County Pageant
Thursday at 6:00pm Budweiser Community Stage
TBD Areas of competition: Personal Interview, Fair Wear, Formal Wear, On Stage Question
Age divisions: Jr. Miss: ages 12-15, Teen: ages 16-19, Miss: ages 20-25 | Entry form or contact Alora Martin at 530-677-6911
Running of the Short Legs DOG RACE & COSTUME PARADE
Thursday and Saturday Costume Parade 3:30 | Races 4:00
Pre-registration and waiver are required. Entry form
For more information, please contact the Fair Office at 530-621-5860.