Entry Guide

El Dorado County Fair
June 13 - 16, 2019

Back by popular demand - Enter using PayPal!

First, download the forms you need from the "Exhibits" tab below.
Open them in Acrobat Reader, fill them out, then save the completed file. (Do not fill them out online, your information will not be saved.)
Once you've completed and saved your forms, go to the tab below marked "Pay with PayPal"
NOTE: There is a $2.00 convenience charge per transaction. If you have multiple entry forms, we suggest that you include all entries in one transaction at PayPal, then attach all forms in one email.
Once you have completed the transaction, please email your completed form(s) to the Fair office at entry@eldoradocountyfair.org, so we can connect your entries with your payment. Include your full name in the body of the email to assist connecting your payment with your form(s).

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the Fair at 530-621-5860 or e-mail the Fair Office.

Entry Forms can be found below the Entry Guide Sections

Entry Guide in full (refresh browser for updated version, 1/15/19)
Arts (including fine art and plein air)
Crafts (formerly handicrafts)
Computer and Electronics (including programming, graphic design and websites)
Fiber and Sewing (formerly clothing and textiles)
Flowers and Plants (formerly floriculture)
Food Items
Fruits and Veggies (formerly horticulture)
Literary Arts
Minerals and Mining
Technology and Industrial
Homebrew Competition
Commercial Microbrew Competition
Homemade Wine Competition

Junior Entry Form
4-H/Jr. Grange/FFA/Industrial Ed. Entry Form
Adult Entry Form
Homemade Wine Entry Form
Homebrew and Microbrew Info.
Wine Label Entry Form

Entry Forms can be found below the Entry Guide Sections

Entry Guide in full (refresh browser for updated version, 1/15/19)
All Goats
Youth Horse Show
Llama & Alpaca
Poultry and Eggs
Rabbits and Cavies
All Sheep
Livestock Judging

Market Animal Ear Tag Form
Adult Code of Conduct Form
Livestock Parent RV and Camping: Due April 1st
Cattle Entry Form
Cattle: AES Local Bred Entry Form & Affidavit
Dog Project Entry Form
Youth Horse Show Entry Form
Goats: Dairy Goats Entry Form | Nigerian Non-Market Entry Form | Market Goats Entry Form | Pack Goats Entry Form | Pygmy Goats Entry Form
Llama and Alpaca Entry Form
Poultry Entry Form
Eggs Entry Form
Rabbits Entry Form | Cavies Entry Form
Sheep: Breeding Sheep Entry Form | Market Sheep Entry Form
Swine Entry Form

Lease Agreement Form: Horse, Llama/Alpaca

Helpful Information
4-H Guidelines for Social Media
How to Market your Animal – Video by Britta Fletcher

All market animal exhibitors must attend the Quality Assurance Certificate Course meeting on January 29 at 6:00 pm in the Mark D. Forni Building or have attended last year to receive your annual Quality Assurance Certificate. If you missed these meetings you may take the course online, then email OR mail the certificate to: El Dorado County Fair Office, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA 95667

2018 Buyer Information

Entry Fee


2018 Special Sponsored Awards - more information on a specific award can be found in the Entry Guide (2019 sponsorships TBD)

Computer Awards

Website Design, Graphic Design and Programming
Cash awards sponsored by Front Street Media

Fiber and Sewing

People's Choice “Favorite Wool”
$25 sponsored by Hangtown Fibers Guild

Best Knitted or Crocheted Item
$25 Gift Certificate sponsored by Lofty Lou’s

Best of Division 112–114
Gift Certificates sponsored by Kelsey’s Needle Krafts

El Dorado Disposal sponsored these $25 Awards:
Best Fair Theme Award Needle Arts
Best Fair Theme Award Adult Quilts

Golden Threads sponsored these $25 Youth and Teen Quilt Awards:
Ages 8 years and younger
Ages 9 –13
Ages 14–17

Gold Bug Quilters, Inc., sponsored these awards:
Best of Show $50
Best Appliqué Quilt $25
Best Hand Quilted Quilt $25
Best Machine Quilted Quilt $25

Best Use of Color Quilt
$25 sponsored by High Sierra Quilters

Flowers and Plants

Flower Table Settings Silk and Fresh
Cash Awards sponsored by Placerville Flowers on Main

Gift Certificates sponsored by El Dorado Nursery
Sweepstakes $25, $15, $10 Adult & Youth

Food Items

Ned Heaney Fiery Fare Award
A one-year subscription to Chili Pepper Magazine sponsored by Doug Noble
and cash awards sponsored by David Becker

Master Food Preservers sponsored these $25 Awards:
Paul Pecota Memorial Salsa Award
Gloria Herbert Mustard Award
Ginger Brooks Memorial Jam Award
Jane Stanley Memorial Dessert Sauce Award
Carol Czyewski Memorial Pickle Relish Award
Bernie & Evelyn Ritscher Pickle Award
Pauline Keehn Memorial Pickled Asparagus Award

El Dorado County Grape Growers Association sponsored these $25 Awards:
El Dorado County Grape Growers Wine Jelly Award
Canned Grape Product Award

Apple Hill Growers Association Apple Butter Award
$25 sponsored by Apple Hill Growers Association

Better than Gold Bar-be-que Sauce Award
$25 sponsored by All Star Que

Jelly Award
$25 sponsored by All Star Gymnastics

El Dorado Disposal sponsored these $25 Awards:
Fair Theme Basket
Ugliest Decorated Cake
Jody’s Catch All Best of Show

Teen Canned Food Best of Show
$25 sponsored by Marshall Grange #451 Garden Valley

Youth Canned Food Best of Show
$25 sponsored by Frosty Firs Christmas Tree Farm of Apple Hill

4-H Baking & Sweets
Best of Show in each Division $15 cash award
sponsored by Southside Topnotch 4-H Baking Project

Baking & Sweets Sweepstakes Award
sponsored by Frank Vilt’s Cakes

Fruits and Veggies

El Dorado Farm Trails sponsored these awards:
$20.00 Judge's Choice Home Gardener Div 300-311
$20.00 Judges Choice Communal & Home Gardeners Div 177-179
$15.00 Judge's Choice Teen Youth Fruits & Vegs Div 27-30
$20.00 Monstrosities

Deciduous Fruits Cash Awards
sponsored by Fausel Ranch

$10 Judge’s Choice Awards – three divisions
sponsored by Gold Country Herb Society

Literarty Arts

Poetry & Posters Cash Awards sponsored by The Bookery

Minerals and Mining

Cash Awards sponsored by Eureka Gem & Minerals


People’s Choice Photography Award $25 sponsored by El Dorado Camera Club

Celebrating California State Park's. Winner's will receive: A special Parks Rosette, Fair & Parks lapel pin, and a one-day pass to any California State Park. Division 408 and 409.


AES Cattleman’s Association sponsored these awards:
Champion - County Bred Market $500
Reserve Champion - County Bred Market $250
3rd Place - County Bred Market $150
4th Place - County Bred Market $100

Amador, El Dorado and Sacramento Cattlewomen sponsored these awards:
1st Place - Ultrasound Carcass Test $500
2nd Place - Ultrasound Carcass Test $275
3rd Place - Ultrasound Carcass Test $125
4th Place - Ultrasound Carcass Test $100


Novice Showmanship buckle sponsored by 4B Livestock
Intermediate Showmanship buckle sponsored by CW Livestock
Senior Showmanship buckle sponsored by Gist Silversmiths

Youth Horse Show

Buckles (All Around High Point FFA, 4-H, Independent)
Sponsored by Gist Silversmiths

Teri Marie Lowrey Memorial Award plaque sponsored by Carter/Kelly Construction


Cash Awards offered per class sponsored by Inzerillo Family Farms