Frequently Asked Questions



September 19-22, 2019


Fair Dates to Remember


TUESDAY, September 17
12:00 noon to 8:00 PM


WEDNESDAY, September 18
8:00 AM until the judging is completed
(closed to the public)


THURSDAY, September 19
10:00 AM

2018 Exhibitor Handbook

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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?
Do I have to pre-register my entry?
No. You will fill out an entry tag, the use of labels is preferred, when you bring your exhibit in on Entry Day to the fairgrounds. Order FREE labels from the fair office prior.
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 day is on Tuesday of Fair Week, from noon until 8:00 p.m. only. 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 a dozen 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.
Can I win anything?
Yes, First Place (Blue) is $3.00, Second Place (Red) is $2.00, and Third Place (White) is $1.00, plus there are several awards given, some with cash or gifts donated by local merchants. Check the departments for the different awards that are offered in Open Class Competitive Exhibits.
How and when is my entry judged? Can I watch?
The Nez Perce County Fair uses the Danish System of Judging. Judging is done on Wednesday morning, through the day. Judging is closed to the public.
When can I see if I have won anything?
When you come to the Fair!
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 p.m on Fair Saturday, or 10:00 a.m-5:00 p.m. on Fair Sunday, and the week following the fair. No checks will be mailed. All monies not picked up by October 31 of the current Fair year, will be donated back to the Fairgrounds. To pick up premium money $20.00 or over you must show a valid I.D. such as a driver's license.
When can I pick up my entry?
Sunday, 3:30 p.m. in the department entered, Sticker awards can be exchanged for silk ribbons at this time, if desired. Pick up time is at 3:30 p.m. 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. Must pick up exhibit AFTER 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Exhibits not picked up on Sunday will be held at the Fair office for a reasonable amount of time and then disposed of without notice.



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