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2015 El Dorado County Fair Contests

1K Fun Run | Funnel Cake Eating Contest | Kids' Big Wheel Races
Plein Air Painting | Teen Jam | Mutton Bustin' | Humpz and Hornz Bullfest
El Dorado Idol | Father's Day Look-A-Like Contest | Hay Bucking
Three 'Man' Sorting | Hometown Track Challenge
John M. Studebaker Wheelbarrow Races

Daily Food Entries 2015

Senior Daily Baking 2015

Daily Food Entries

Daily Specials Contest & Senior "Baking Contest"

Daily Specials Contest
Thursday | Bacon Wrapped Appetizers
Friday | Bacon Dessert
Saturday | Bacon Candy
Sunday | Bacon Cinnamon Rolls/Danish

Senior "Baking Contest" | Thursday Only
1. Cake (1/2)
2. Something baked with Bacon
3. Pie (whole)

Received: 3:00 pm | Home Arts Building
Judged: 4:00 | Home Arts Building
Released: Immediately following judging

fun run

and day of registration
at Green Gate
June 18, 9:30am
Flyer/Registration Form

1K Fun Run/Walk

Run with Superintendent Jeremy M. Meyers
June 18th - Held prior to opening of Kid's Day

Kid's 4-12 years old running the race free to enter the Fair!
Pre-Registration (preferred) at Fair Office
Mon-Fri 9am - 4pm
Family members must purchase Fair Entry Ticket.

Funnel Cake Contest

Funnel Cake Eating Contest

Sponsored by Teichert | Daily in the Clifton & Warren Kid's Corral - Check Schedule
Daily in Kid's Corral

Free to enter with Fair admission
Pre-entry not required
Speed contest. Come hungry!

big wheels race

Kids' Big Wheel Races

Big Wheels donated by Gold Country Ace Hardware and Hobbies - For kids 4-7 years old
Daily on the Plaza near the Organ Room Lawn

Free to enter with Fair admission. Pre-entry not required.
Winner receives a tee-shirt. Everyone gets a ribbon for participating. Check the schedule for times.

plein air painter

Adults age 18+.
Pre-registration required, June 17 deadline in person or postmarked by June 12. Entry fee is $10.
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

Plein Air Painting

Friday June 19
Check-in at the Fine Arts Department
in the Organ Room between Noon and 2:00 pm

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

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!

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

Rules & Waiver

Teen Jam

Friday, June 19 Noon to 3:00 pm
Live Concert!
F eaturing 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

Entry Form and Liability Waiver - PDF

Must reserve spot prior to the fair. Contestants must arrive by 6pm. For questions call (530) 621-5860.

Mutton Bustin'

Sponsored by Doug Veerkamp
Friday, June 19, 6:30 pm
Location: Grandstands

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.


Humpz & Hornz Bull Riding

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


Contestants must
pre-register by June 17
by calling the Fair Office at 530.621.5860 and completing a Liability Release.

Judging Criteria:
Vocal Talent
Stage Presence
Entertainment Appeal

Flyer/Entry Form
idol 2015 mock up

El Dorado Idol Competition

Preliminary Competition:
Saturday, June 20 at 3:30 pm
Budweiser Stage
Finals: Sunday, June 21 at 7:45 pm,
Wells Fargo Stage

  • Contestants must reside within El Dorado County
  • Only solo vocalists may enter. Duets, trios, bands are not eligible
  • Contestants may sing A cappella or to professionally recorded tracks, which contestant will supply on a CD. Lead vocals on the track must be removed.
  • Accompaniment by any form of live musical instrument is not allowed
  • Contestants must perform at the preliminary contest in order to be eligible for the final competition.
  • Minors under the age of 18 as of the day of the preliminary contest must have a signed Consent and Name Release authorization form signed and on file with Fair office prior to preliminary.
  • Three finalists shall be chosen to perform at the final competition

father son

Sign Up 1:25 pm
Contest Starts 1:30 pm

Father Child look-a-like Contest

Father's Day
Sunday, June 21, 1:30 pm
Budweiser Stage

Categories for all Dads!
Father/Son • Father/Daughter • Multi-generations

hay bucking kids

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

Hay Bucking Contest

Sponsored by Clifton and Warren
Saturday, June 20 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/participate!


More Info. Call Wendy 209.769.7065
Flyer/Entry Form

Three 'Man' Big Pen Sorting

Sunday, June 21
Books Open 10:00 am
Sorting Starts 11:00 am

Two Classes |Awards in Both Classes
Three Man Team Pick Your Partner | $40 per rider | Payback 50% | Enter 3 times, must change 1 partner, 2 full goes, pays on average
2.) 3 Man Team All Draw | $40 per rider | Payback 50% | Enter 3 times, 2 full goes, pays on average

Free Fair Entry for participants in truck with trailer. Parking attendant will direct trailers to parking area.

track challenge 1

track challenge 1

Flyer/Entry Form

Home Town Track Challenge

Saturday, June 20
4:30 pm Tots on Trikes (ages 3-5)
6:00 pm  Revving their engines and going for the gold, the motorized divisions
Sponsored by Placerville Polaris, a family event with challenges for participants. Racers compete against their age group, stopping at four stations to complete a stunt, such as a ball toss, corn hole.

Six divisions: 4:30 Tots on Trikes: Age 3-5 riding tricycles generously donated by Gold Country Ace Hardware. Then at 6:00 pm, the motorized vehicles begin with ages 6-8, 9-12, 13-18, 19-65 and 66-105. All participants must bring and wear their own helmets, (bicycle helmets okay for tricycle racers). Motorized entrants bring their quad or side-by-side ATV (two-seater including gators).

Winners will be chosen based on the accuracy of their stunts and the fastest time to complete the track. Extra points will be awarded for those in 'Hog' costumes.

wheelbarrow race

Rules & Entry Form
Sunday, June 21 at
5:00 pm

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

John M. Studebaker
International Wheelbarrow Races

Sunday, June 21 at 5:00 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


Clifton & Warren

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Teichert El Dorado County Office of Education
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