*NEW FOR 2018*
All entries must be registered online. This will be required for all exhibits and exhibitors that are entered into the fair. If you don’t have access to a computer, then the library is your best option. There will also be a computer available for use at the fair office during normal business hours.
- Who can enter exhibits? Anyone can enter an exhibit in the Fair. Check the
department listings for details specific to that department.
- What does it cost to enter? Some departments require entry fees. Please see individual departments for requirements.
- Can I enter exhibits in more than
Yes. Just be
sure to check the department listings for information on the number of
items that can be entered in a particular department, class and lot.
- How far in advance do I need to
enter an exhibit?
We begin taking
on-lines entries by June 1st. Deadlines will vary among departments so be
sure to check the information for the department/s you are interested in
entering. Some 4H entries are due in July and livestock entries are due by
July 25th to avoid late fees.
- What types of prizes or awards can
award premiums which will be paid by check no later than September 30. All
checks will be mailed so be sure to provide your correct mailing address
when entering. Not all entries will receive a monetary premium, but most
will receive ribbons.
- How are exhibits judged? Judging is done by experienced
judges who are qualified in their particular field. Criteria will depend
on the department in which you are entered, but basically will include
appearance, workmanship, quality, etc.
- Who do I call if I have questions?
Most departments include the
Superintendents name and contact information. They will be happy to answer
your questions. You may also call the Fair office at 360.354.4111.
- When do I bring my exhibit in? Entry days and times for each
department are listed with the department information. Be sure to check
carefully as these are the only times entries will be accepted.
- Who do I contact if I would like
to volunteer to help in a department prior to or during the Fair?
If you will call the Fair office,
we would be happy to match you with one of the areas needing assistance.
PARKING: FREE PARKING is available fair week in
downtown Lynden by using the free fair shuttle that runs from
designated parking lots to the fairgrounds every 12 minutes. Hours: 10 a.m. to
11 p.m. Northwest Washington Fair makes no warranty as to parking availability or cost.
PETS: Pets are not allowed on the fairgrounds. The only exceptions are
service animals and 4-H show entries. All dogs must be on a leash. Fair
management must approve animals on the fairgrounds for commercial, sports or
wildlife displays. All clean-up is the responsibility of the owner.
SOLICITATIONS: The Northwest Washington Fairgrounds is private property.
Begging or soliciting is STRICTLY prohibited. No roving vendor or soliciting
act from a profit, nonprofit, religious, or other organization, or on its behalf,
shall be permitted on the fairgrounds. All solicitations for either
contributions or sale must be made from within the confines of a booth or
display area that has been leased from the Northwest Washington Fair. No person
shall be permitted to distribute advertising matter, handbills, flyers, tokens,
or other matter upon the fairgrounds except from their leased exhibit booth or
display space. Anyone violating this rule is subject to removal from the
Rights to Attend the Northwest Washington Fair