Contests

Fun Run

1K Fun Run/Walk Thursday

Held prior to opening on Kids Day.
Kids 4-12 years old running the race enter the Fair free! Pre-Registration (preferred) at Fair Office Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm. Family members must purchase Fair Entry Ticket. Flyer and Entry Form. Check-in begins at 9:30 am in the Plaza by the Placerville Drive Gate.

Funnel Cake Contest

Funnel Cake Eating Contest Daily at 2:00pm
in the Clifton & Warren Kids' Corral

Free to enter with Fair Admission. Pre-entry not required. Speed contest. Adult and Children's age groups. Come hungry!

Big Wheel Race

Kids Big Wheel Races Daily at 6:00pm
near the Organ Room Lawn

Free to enter with Fair admission (4-7 years old). Pre-entry not required. Everyone gets a ribbon for participating. Be on time to get your place in the competition.

Open Mic

Open Mic Friday, Noon-3:00

Live Concert! Featuring local amateur musicians. 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.
Entry Form

Mutton Busting

Mutton Bustin' Friday at 6:30pm

Sponsored by Doug Veerkamp. Young cowboys and girls riding sheep for fame and glory! Winner receives a buckle! Limited to 36 Busters. $45 entry includes T-shirt and one adult admission into the Fair. Must reserve spot prior to the Fair. Contestants must arrive by 6:00pm. Entry Form & Waiver

Bull Fest

Humpz & Hornz Bull Riding Friday at 8:00pm

Bulls, Cowboys, and Clowns - Watch from the grandstands! Free to attend with fair addmission.

El Do Idol

El Dorado Idol CompetitionSaturday and Sunday

Preliminary Competition: Saturday at 4:30pm, Budweiser Community Stage. Finals: Sunday at 7:15pm, Wells Fargo Stage. Contestants must pre-register by June 13 by calling the Fair Office at 530.621.5860 and completing a Liability Release

Rubicon Jeep Jamboree Challenge

Rubicon Jeep Jamboree Challenge Sunday at 2:00pm

Rubicon Trail Foundation's Rock Race and Trailer Skills Challenge. Advance registration required.
Enter Online
Flyer

Hay Bucking

Hay Bucking Contest Saturday at 6:00pm

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 3:00pm

Sign Up at 2:55pm near the Budweiser Community Stage. Categories for all Dads! Father/Son • Father/Daughter • Multi-generations

Wheelbarrow race

John M. Studebaker Wheelbarrow Races Saturday at 7:00pm

Calling all men, women, boys & girls – enter the 2019 Kiwanis’ John M. Studebaker Wheelbarrow Races today!
Enter Online! Watch from the grandstands! Free to attend with fair addmission.

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 24 with free admission, same day signup June 15 – must pay admission. Entry fee is $10. Check-in between 12:00-2:00pm, completed by 6:00pm. Exhibitors will have an entry ticket at will call (Armory Road Gate) on day of contest. More information and Entry Form

Miss El Dorado

El Dorado County Pageant Thursday at 5:30pm
Budweiser Community Stage

Areas of competition: formal wear, casual wear (fair wear), on-stage question & panel interview
Age divisions: Jr. Miss: ages 12-15, Teen: ages 16-19, Miss: ages 20-29 | For more information e-mail or call/text: 530.306.1199 | Flyer

Running of the Short Legs

Running of the Short Legs DOG RACE & COSTUME PARADE Thursday and Saturday
Costume Parade 3:00
Race to follow
Henningsen Pavilion

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

Bike Rodeo

Bike Rodeo Sunday
10am to noon
in the Plaza

Free for kids of all ages! BIKE SKILL GAMES: Rock dodge, slow bike race and obstacle courses
SAFETY TIPS: Bike inspection & helmet fittings.
Bring your bikes, trikes, skates, scooters and helmets. For more info email Officer Rob Smith.
Flyer and Waiver

For more information, please contact the Fair Office at 530-621-5860.