Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions - Open Class Departments

Who can enter exhibits?
Residents of Nez Perce, Lewis, Latah, Idaho, Clearwater, Asotin and Whitman Counties.
What does it cost to enter?
There is no charge to enter.
How do I enter?
You can enter your items online and skip having to order labels or fill out entry tags. You'll use a series of drop-down menus to enter your items and your tags will be available (fully filled out for you!) at the time of entry delivery. The link, along with step by step instructions is here. Online entries will be available until midnight on the Friday before the Fair.

Or: You will fill out an entry tag, the use of labels is preferred, when you bring your exhibit in on Entry Day at the fairgrounds. You may order FREE labels from the fair office or here prior to delivery.
Where to I get an Entry Tag?

Entry Tags are available at the fair office, Monday through Friday 8 AM-4:30 PM (Closed Noon-1 PM). Entry tags are also available in the departments you enter in on entry day.

Entry Tag Instructions

Don’t forget to order FREE name & phone number labels from the fair office for your entry tags or use address labels.

Entry Tag Label Order Form

When do I bring my entry? And where do I take it?
Entry days for non-perishable items are Friday before Fair Week from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Saturday before Fair Week from 8:00 AM to Noon. Entry Day for perishable items (foods, fruits, vegetables, flowers) is Tuesday of Fair Week from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Your entry is to be taken to the department that you are entering in. Entry times are strictly enforced and late entries will not be accepted.
How do I determine what age division to enter?
Check the department page in the Exhibitor's Handbook you wish to enter in. Not all age divisions are offered in all departments. Enter the appropriate division according to what your age will be on September 1 of Fair year.
Can I enter exhibits in more than one department?
Absolutely! There are more than twenty departments to choose from. Read the Exhibitor's Handbook carefully for the information needed on your Entry Tag: Age Division, Department Letter and Class Number.
I've sold things in the past. Do I enter as a "Professional?"
“Professional” refers to anyone who derives or has derived the major source of their income from selling goods or services, or teaching a skill closely related to the subject matter of any class in the department and should enter in the "Professional" division only.
When can I see if I have won anything?
When you come to the Fair!
Can I win anything?
Yes, First Place (Blue) is $3.00, Second Place (Red) is $2.00, and Third Place (White) is $1.00. Check different departments for sponsored awards.
How and when is my entry judged? Can I watch?
The Nez Perce County Fair uses the Danish System of Judging. Judging starts Wednesday morning, and goes through the day. Judging is closed to the public.
When and where do I pick up my winnings?
All open class premium money may be picked up at the Fair Office between 2:00-8:00 PM on Fair Saturday, or 10:00 AM-5:00 PM on Fair Sunday, and the week following the fair. No checks will be mailed. All monies not picked up by October 13 of the current Fair year, will be donated back to the Fairgrounds.
When can I pick up my entry?
Sunday, 3:30 PM in the department entered, If desired, sticker awards can be exchanged for silk ribbons at this time. Pick up time is at 3:30 PM so departments can prepare exhibits for disbursement which allows paid fair patrons to experience fair in its entirety. Exhibits removed prior to designated pick up time will forfeit any premium monies due to them. No exceptions.

Exhibits not picked up by 5:00 PM on Sunday will be held at the Fair office until mid-October.

Fair Dates to Remember



FRIDAY, September 13, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
SATURDAY, September 14, 2024
8:00 AM - NOON

(Flowers, Fruits, Vegetables, Foods)

Tuesday, September 17, 2024

3:00 PM - 8:00 PM


THURSDAY, September 19, 2024
10:00 AM


2023 Exhibitor's Handbook

(PDF Version - 14 MB file size)



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