Enter the Fair

Enter the Fair

For complete information, including Contest Rules, Division and Class Numbers, Entry Timeline, and Awards, please click on the adult or junior departments listed below. Please read the rules specific to each contest before entering.

For PDF downloads of entry forms, and information on judging systems, local rules, delivery/check-in dates, entry fees and category specific information, please click below.

If you have any questions about entering the 2016 Marin County Fair please contact us at: 415-473-7048 or exhibits@marincounty.org.

To enter in person or via mail

To enter online (Note – a $2 Online Convenience Fee will be charged)

General Information

Delivery Dates
Judging System
Entry Fees
Entry Form Livestock Entry Form Fur & Feathers Entry Form Horse Show Entry Form

2016 What a Ride! Special Fair Contest

Decorated Aprons Merry-Go-Round
Decorated Parasols Selfies!
Decorated Hats & Caps Time Capsules
Fair Memories Treasure Chests
For the Birds! What a Ride!
Frame Up!  

Arts & Crafts

Art Chairs (Adult & Junior) Gourd Art (Junior)
Arts & Crafts, Hobbies (Adult) Healthy Message Posters (Junior)
Arts & Crafts, Hobbies (Junior) Interlocking Blocks (Legos, etc. - Junior)
Art on the Spot (Family) Origami (Adult)
Cartoon Art (Adult & Junior) Origami (Junior)
Clothing & Textiles (Adult) Plein Air (Adult, live fair contest)
Clothing & Textiles (Junior) Student Art Portfolios
Creative Writing (Adult) Tangle Art (Zentangle - Adult)
Creative Writing (Junior) Tangle Art (Zentangle- Junior)
Film & Video Festival (Adult) Trash to Treasure (Adult)
Fine Art & Craft (Adult) Trash to Treasure (Junior)
Girl Scouts Arts & Crafts (Junior) Videos (Junior)
Gourd Art (Adult)  


Adult Juried Show Junior Photography
Adult Snapshots MCFairQuickPics (Junior)
Capturing Fair Memories (Adult)  

Food & Beverage

Amateur Homebrewing Honey
Amateur Winemaking Preserved Foods (Adult)
Baked & Decorated Foods & Confections (Adult) Preserved Foods (Junior)
Baked & Decorated Foods & Confections (Junior)  

Special Culinary Contests (held during the fair)

Bread Pudding (Adult) Perfect Poultry (Adult)
California Cheesecakes (Adult & Junior) Raising the Bar (Adult & Junior)
Classic Cake Championship (Adult) Recetas Latinas (Adult & Junior)
Clover Country Cuisine (Adult & Junior) Say Cheese! (Adult)
Comfort Food (Adult) Sensational Salads (Adult)
GMO Free! (Adult & Junior) Strawberry Delight (Adult)
Healthy Choices (Adult & Junior) The Greatest Pies in the USA! (Adult)
Kickin' Kebobs! (Adult) This Little Piggy – Pork Cook-Off (Adult)
My Perfect Potato Salad (Adult)

Floriculture & Horticulture

Backyard Compost (Adult & Junior) Floriculture (Junior)
Floral Arts (Adult Amateur) Horticulture (Adult)
Floral Arts (Junior) Horticulture (Junior) 
Floral Arts (Adult Professional) Professional Gardens (Adult)
Floriculture (Adult)

Performing Arts Competitions

Baby Derby Marin Star Search - Junior Piano
Baby Stroller Decorating Contest & Parade Marin Star Search - Junior Song, Dance, Drama, Instrumental
Dancing Stars (Adult) Play Fair 1K Fun Run (Junior)
Fiddle (Adult & Junior) Public Speaking (Junior)
Hip Hop & Break Dancing (Adult & Junior) Singing Stars (Adult & Family)

Livestock, Fur & Feathers

Classic Beef Show (Junior) Market Swine (Junior)
Dairy Day Cattle (Junior) Pocket Pets (Junior)
Dog Care & Training (Junior) Poultry (Junior)
Dairy Goats (Junior) Pygmy Goats (Junior)
Educational Posters/Tri-Folds (Junior) Rabbits (Junior)
Guinea Pigs (Junior) Round Robin Showmanship (Junior)
Horse Show (Open) Sheep Dog Trials (Open)

If you have questions or would like to request a form, please call or email Charlie Barboni, Exhibits Supervisor, at (415) 473-7048.