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El Dorado County Fair Contests

Ranch Horse Show | Ranch Sorting | Championship Horse Show
Plein Air Painting | Teen Jam | El Dorado Idol Competition
Mutton Bustin' | Humpz & Hornz Bull Riding | Fun Run
Big Wheel Races | Funnel Cake Eating Contests | Wheelbarrow Races
Hay Bucking Contest | Father Child Look-A-Like Contests
Miss El Dorado Pageant

Kid’s Day – 1K Fun Walk/Run

Run with EDC School Superintendent!
Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 9:30 am

Entry Form and Liability Waiver - PDF
Open to kids 4–12 years old with parent signed application
Check In begins at 9:30am in the Plaza by Green Gate
Run start time 10:30am. Younger runners will start first.
1K Fun Walk/Run is FREE.
All entrants will receive a Participation Ribbon and a small Medal.
Lanyards sponsored by California Highway Patrol.
Walking and wheelchairs are okay on the course.


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 13, 2014. Pre-registration by June 11.
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 2pm on Friday, June 13, 2014

Artwork to be completed & turned in at the Organ Room by 6:00 pm
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.
$10 entry includes entrance to the Fair.
For questions call (530) 621-5860.


Teen Jam

Friday, June 13, 2014 Noon to 3:00 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 2014 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 13, 2014 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.
$35 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 13, 2014 at 8:00 pm
Location: Grandstands
Bulls, Cowboys, and Clowns - watch from the grandstands.


El Dorado County Fair Ranch Horse Show

Saturday, June 14, 2014
Early entry closes May 30, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
EDCF Ranch Horse Show will be held during the El Dorado County Fair
Divisions: Youth • Novice-Limited • Amateur • Open
GSRVHA Classes: Ranch Riding • Ranch Trail • Ranch Cutting
Working Ranch Horse • Ranch Conformation
Flyer, Entry Form and Liability Waiver - PDF


El Dorado Idol Competition

Preliminary Competition: Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 3:30 pm
Finals: Sunday, June 15 at 7:30 pm
Location: Budweiser Stage
Contestants must pre-register by June 11
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 14, 2014 at 7:30 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
Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Championship Race
Open to Men & Women 18 years and older.
Entry fee - $50 if postmarked on or before 6/1/14, $75 after.
1st - $1000 and Name of Historic Trophy & Certificate • 2nd - $300 + Certificate
• 3rd - $ 200+ Certificate • 4th - $ 100+ Certificate
Contestants should have a sponsor.
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 $40 if postmarked on or before 6/1/14, $50 after
1st - $500 + Certificate • 2nd - $200 + Certificate • 3rd - $ 100.00 + Certificate
Contestants should have a sponsor
A minimum of 30 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
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”.
1st - $200 + Certificate • 2nd - $50 + Certificate • 3rd - Award + Certificate

Teen Races
(Ages 13-17) Boys and Girls run separate races.
Entry fee - None
1st - Award + Certificate • 2nd - Award + Certificate • 3rd - Award + Certificate.
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
1st - Award + Certificate • 2nd - Award + Certificate • 3rd - Award + Certificate.
A minimum of 10 lbs. of ore must be carried in the small wheelbarrow over course “A”.

Old Timer's Race
Open to Men & Women 55 and over.
Entry fee - $40.
1st - Award + Certificate • 2nd - Award + Certificate • 3rd - Award + Certificate.
A minimum of 40 lbs. of ore must be carried in the large wheelbarrow over course “B”.


Ranch Sorting

Sunday, June 15, 2014
National Championships Sanctioned Ranch Sorting
at the El Dorado County Fair Indoor Arena
Books Open: 8:00am Start: 9:00am
Flyer, Entry Form and Liability Waiver - PDF


Father Child Look-A-Like Contests

Sponsored by Teichert
Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm on the Main Stage

Free to enter with Fair admission
Pre-entry not required.
Come to the Main Stage 15 minutes before the contest to sign-up!
Categories: Father/Son, Father/Daughter & Multi-generations.
Lots of great raffle prizes. Get entries by participating.

Miss Teen El Dorado Pageant

Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 6:00 pm on the Main Stage
Free to attend with Fair admission.
Young ladies ages 12-25 will compete on stage in areas of formal wear, Fair wear and on stage questions! More information.

Championship Horse Show

Sunday, July 20- Not held during the El Dorado County Fair
Adult & Youth
Pre-entries Close: Wednesday, July 16, 2014@ 3:00 pm
(Post entries will be allowed with $5 additional fee per class)
CSHA Region III Approved – APHA PAC Approved 
Horse Show Manager:  Anne Frost
High Point Buckles (Youth & Open) will be awarded following Sunday’s show
High Point Award for ‘Gaited’ Division will be awarded following Saturday’s show
NCWHA Member’s class High Point Show approved!
Flyer, Entry Form and Liability Waiver - PDF



El Dorado County 4-H Program | Ponderosa High School FFA

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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In 1879, In order to encourage county residents to participate in the State Fair, the railroad offered to transport livestock entries from El Dorado to Sacramento for free, and people at half price.