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Yavapai County Fair Happenings: Plan Your Exhibit Now

13 January 2019  

It’s a new year, with new opportunities. One of those opportunities you may have never considered is entering something in the local County Fair. 

According to Rosie Darby, the Yavapai County Fair General Manager, if you have a hobby, there is almost certainly a category for it at the Yavapai County Fair. If there’s not a specific category for your item, Darby says there’s always the "other" category!

Listen in as Darby sits down with Lynne LaMaster and San Martin Rodriguez to explain the Yavapai County Fair exhibits and how everyone can participate. 

Q. How much does it cost to enter something in the fair? 
A.That depends on the category. Some items have no fees. Others range from $1-$17. Getting your entry in on time will give you the lowest entry price. 

Q. Are there prizes for winning a category?
A. Yes. Some prizes are simply ribbons, but some items receive cash prizes, too. 

Q. Do you have to live in Yavapai County to enter an item to exhibit?
A. Yes. 

Here are some of the general categories, but be aware that there are many sub-categories not listed here. You can see last year’s book (this year’s will come out later this spring) for the full list. 

For example, in the Agriculture/Horticulture category, there is a sub-category for apples, with 3 different divisions and 16 different classes of apples. So, there is probably not much need to worry about fitting in.

  • Non-Animal
  • Photography
  • Agriculture/Horticulture
  • Junior Agricultural Educational
  • Floriculture
  • Collections
  • Creative Arts/Craftsmanship
  • Homemaking
  • Home Brew
  • Photography
  • School Art/Educational Exhibits
  • Livestock Entry Form
  • Alpaca
  • Beef/Dairy Cattle
  • Horse Show
  • Poultry
  • Rabbit/Cavy
  • Sheep/Goat/Swine
  • Specialty Livestock

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Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Founder of the eNewsAZ Network of websites. She will be leaving for new adventures on May 15, 2020.