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First Time Exhibitor FAQs

Contact the fair office with any questions; we're happy to help you with your first entry!


Who can enter exhibits?

What does it cost to enter?

Can I enter exhibits in more than one department?

How far in advance do I need to enter an exhibit?

What types of prizes or awards can I win?

How are exhibits judged?

Who do I call if I have questions?

When do I bring my exhibit in?

Who do I contact if I would like to volunteer to help in a department prior to or during the Fair?

To place an 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.

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.


· 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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Contact the fair office with any questions; we're happy to help you with your first entry!

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