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First Time Exhibitor FAQs

To place a on-line entry:

For 4H and FFA

Beef, Dairy, Sheep, Goats, Horses, Llama/Alpaca, and Swine http://nwwafair4h.fairwire.com/

All other entries: http://nwwafair.fairwire.com/ This includes all other 4H and FFA departments.

All 4H and FFA exhibitor will need to register on both pages if they are also entering in Open class Beef, Dairy or Horses. They will need to enter their names exactly the same. No exhibitor will be allowed 2 exhibitor numbers.

*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 one department? 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 I win? Most departments 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. 360.354.4111


· 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 fairgrounds.

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