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2024 New York State Fair Competitions

» Competition details coming soon!

 

  • Enter Open Competitions online here - coming soon!

  • Enter Youth/4-H competitions online here - coming soon!

  • See competition rules further down on this page – Additional entry links located next to rule books per department

 

Welcome to the Great New York State Fair 57In New York State, our competitive spirit is a big part of who we are – and few places is it more evident than at the New York State Fair. Each year, thousands of participants cater to their competitive side by entering in competitions spanning a full range of categories including culinary, fine arts, photography, livestock and more. From delicious desserts, champion cattle or historic antique tractors, the Fair hosts competitions for nearly every interest and age group. Whether it’s a premium cash prize, a coveted blue ribbon, or just good old-fashioned bragging rights at stake, we wish you the best of luck!

  • You can only enter a competition online by clicking the "Enter Online" link from those competitions below.
  • All entries must be received online before 12:00 midnight on the specified competition deadline date.
  • All materials and dates are subject to change.
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by email at nysfairentrydepartment@agriculture.ny.gov or you can call 315.728.4426.

 

Page Last Updated: February 22, 2024 | 9:45am


 

Agricultural - Farm Products

Commercial Conventional and Organic Fruit, Vegetable & Honey Products

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Commercial Conventional and Organic Fruit, Vegetable, Honey Products Rules & Classes - August 2, 2024 -

Conventional Forage & Grain

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Conventional Forage and Grain Rules & Classes - August 2, 2024 -

Agricultural - Horse Shows

Draft Horse Show

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Animal Health Requirements & Guidelines - - -
Arrival & Departure Schedule - - -
Livestock Arrival Routes & Release Zones Maps - - -
Draft Horse Show Prize List - August 18, 2024 -

Horse Pulling Championships

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Animal Health Requirements & Guidelines - - -
Arrival & Departure Schedule - - -
Livestock Arrival Routes & Release Zones Maps - - -
Horse Pulling Championships Prize List - August 25, 2024 -

NBHA Barrel Race Show

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Animal Health Requirements & Guidelines - - -
Arrival & Departure Schedule - - -
Livestock Arrival Routes & Release Zones Maps - - -
NBHA Barrel Spectacular Information - August 13, 2024 -
No online entries for this competition

Agricultural - Livestock

Beef Cattle

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Animal Health Requirements & Guidelines - - -
Arrival & Departure Schedule - - -
Livestock Arrival Routes & Release Zones Maps - - -
Beef Cattle Rules, Regulations & Classes - August 2, 2024 -
Note that there will be no late Beef Cattle entries for 2024

Dairy Cattle

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Animal Health Requirements & Guidelines - - -
Arrival & Departure Schedule - - -
Livestock Arrival Routes & Release Zones Maps - - -
Dairy Cattle Information, Rules, Regulations & Classes - August 7, 2024 -
Note that there will be no late Dairy Cattle entries for 2024

Dairy Goats

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Animal Health Requirements & Guidelines - - -
Arrival & Departure Schedule - - -
Livestock Arrival Routes & Release Zones Maps - - -
Dairy Goat Rules, Regulations & Classes - July 19, 2024 -

Llamas

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Animal Health Requirements & Guidelines - - -
Arrival & Departure Schedule - - -
Livestock Arrival Routes & Release Zones Maps - - -
Llama Rules & Classes - July 29, 2024 -

Meat Goats

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Animal Health Requirements & Guidelines - - -
Arrival & Departure Schedule - - -
Livestock Arrival Routes & Release Zones Maps - - -
Meat Goats Rules, Regulations & Classes - August 2, 2024 -

Sheep

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Animal Health Requirements & Guidelines - - -
Arrival & Departure Schedule - - -
Livestock Arrival Routes & Release Zones Maps - - -
Sheep Rules, Regulations & Classes - August 2, 2024 -

Swine

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Animal Health Requirements & Guidelines - - -
Arrival & Departure Schedule - - -
Livestock Arrival Routes & Release Zones Maps - - -
Swine Rules, Regulations & Classes - August 2, 2024 -

Wool

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Wool Rules & Classes - August 2, 2024 -
Fleece to Shawl Rules & Classes - July 19, 2024 -

Agricultural Education FFA

Agricultural Education FFA

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FFA State Fair Rules & Entry Information - - -
FFA State Fair CDE Schedule - - -
FFA State Fair Participation Form - - -
FFA State Fair Agricultural Education Voucher - - -

Antique Tractors

Antique Tractors

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Antique Tractor Rules & Regulations - August 2, 2024 -

Art & Home Center

Arts & Crafts

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Art & Home Center General Rules and Regulations - - -
Art & Home Center Exhibitor Calendar - - -
Arts & Crafts Rules and Classes - July 31, 2024 -
Arts & Crafts Quilt Display Example - - -

Arts & Crafts - County Fairs

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County Fair Competition Information - - -
County Fair Exhibitor Information Sheet - August 20, 2024 -

Bucket of Junk

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Art & Home Center General Rules and Regulations - - -
Art & Home Center Exhibitor Calendar - - -
Bucket of Junk Rules, Regulations & Classes - July 31, 2024 -
Note that this competition is limited to 15 entries. Materials for this competition must be picked up from 9am-3pm on Aug. 1-3 at the Art & Home Center office at the State Fairgrounds.

Culinary

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Art & Home Center General Rules and Regulations - - -
Culinary Rules & Classes - August 2, 2024 -
Culinary Recipe Template Form - - -

Fine Arts

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Art & Home Center General Rules and Regulations - - -
Art & Home Center Exhibitor Calendar - - -
Fine Arts Rules & Classes - July 31, 2024 -
Fine Arts Display Example Download - -

Photography

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Art & Home Center General Rules and Regulations - - -
Art & Home Center Exhibitor Calendar - - -
Photography Rules & Classes - July 31, 2024 -
Photography Consent Form Download - -
Photography Display Example Download - -

Poetry

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Art & Home Center General Rules and Regulations - - -
Art & Home Center Exhibitor Calendar - - -
Poetry Rules & Classes - July 31, 2024 -

Dairy Products

Dairy Products

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Dairy Products (Ice Cream entries) Information, Rules, Regulations & Classes - June 28, 2024 -
Dairy Products (Cheese & Culture entries) Information, Rules, Regulations & Classes - July 12, 2024 -

Flower Show

Artistic Design

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Information - - -
Artistic Design Rules, Regulations & Classes - August 21, 2024 -

CNY Gladiolus Society Show

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Regulations - - -
CNY Gladiolus Society Show Rules & Classes - August 2, 2024 -

Container Grown Plants

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Regulations - - -
Container Grown Plants Rules & Classes - August 2, 2024 -

Dahlias

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Regulations - - -
Dahlias Rules & Classes - August 2, 2024 -

Garden Flowers

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Regulations - - -
Garden Flowers Rules & Classes - August 2, 2024 -

Garden Fruits & Vegetables

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Information - - -
Garden Fruits & Vegetables Rules & Classes - August 2, 2024 -

Gladiolus Show

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Regulations - - -
Gladiolus Show Rules & Classes - August 2, 2024 -

Hosta Cut Leaf Show

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Regulations - - -
Hosta Cut Leaf Show Rules & Classes - August 2, 2024 -

Rose Show

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Regulations - - -
Rose Show Rules & Classes - August 2, 2024 -

Trees & Shrubs and Ornamental Grasses & Grass-Like Plants Show

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Regulations - - -
Trees & Shrubs and Ornamental Grasses & Grass-Like Plants Show Rules, Regulations & Classes - August 2, 2024 -

Iroquois Indian Village

Iroquois Indian Village

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Iroquois Indian Village Rules, Regulations & Classes - August 20, 2024 -
Entry applications available through the Six Nations Agricultural Society. For more info contact Suzanne Holton at 716.542.2264.

Poultry, Pigeons, Rabbits & Cavies

Cavies

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Cavies Catalog - Rules & Regulations - - -
Cavies Classes - July 29, 2024 -

Pigeons

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Pigeons Rules, Regulations & Classes - August 5, 2024 -

Poultry

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Poultry Rules, Regulations & Classes - August 5, 2024 -

Rabbits

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Rabbits Catalog - Rules & Regulations - - -
Rabbits Classes - July 28, 2024 -

Talent Showcase

Talent Showcase

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Talent Showcase Information & Rules - August 21, 2024 -
To enter the Talent Showcase, an individual must first compete and be one of the top 5 winners in a County Fair Mini or Maxi Talent Show. You may compete at any County Fair if the county you reside in does not have a competition, you must however, be a resident of New York State. An individual cannot compete in more than one county fair. It is at the discretion of each county fair whether or not to accept individuals that reside in another county. The deadline for entering is August 23. Upon winning, and if you are eligible, the County Fair Talent Show Chairperson will forward the appropriate paperwork to the New York State Fair. If you need information on finding the Talent Show in your county, please refer to this website - www.nyfairs.org/fairs_by_date.htm

Youth Building Exhibits

Youth Building Exhibits

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Youth Building General Information & Rules - - -
Youth Department Schedule - - -
To Request a Youth Dormitory Form or Youth Dormitory Exception Form, please email Adam Davis at adamdavis@cornell.edu

Youth Livestock

NYS 4-H Beef Cattle

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Youth Beef Cattle Premium Book - August 2, 2024 -
Youth Animal Science Schedule - - -
Arrival & Departure Schedule - - -
Livestock Arrival & Release Zone Maps - - -

NYS 4-H Dairy Cattle

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Youth Dairy Cattle Premium Book - August 2, 2024 -
Youth Animal Science Schedule - - -
Youth Dairy Cattle Judging Schedule - - -
Youth Dairy Challenge Pre-Entry Form - - -
Youth Dairy Cattle Judging Pre-Entry Form - - -
Youth Dairy Cattle Exhibitor Letter & Entry Information - - -
Arrival & Departure Schedule - - -
Livestock Arrival & Release Zone Maps - - -

NYS 4-H Dog Show

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NYS 4-H Dog Show Premium Book - August 2, 2024 -
Youth Animal Science Schedule - - -

NYS 4-H Goats

Form/File Deadline Enter Online
Youth Goat Premium Book - August 2, 2024 -
Youth Goat Entry Form - August 2, 2024 -
Youth Goat Exhibitor Letter - - -
Youth Animal Science Schedule - - -
Arrival & Departure Schedule - - -
Livestock Arrival & Release Zone Maps - - -

NYS 4-H Horse Show

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Youth Horse Premium Book - August 2, 2024 -
Youth Animal Science Schedule - - -
NYS 4-H Horse Program Equine Show Rule Book - - -
NYS 4-H Horse Program Educational Events Rule Book - - -
Arrival & Departure Schedule - - -
Horse Show Arrival & Release Zone Maps - - -

NYS 4-H Livestock

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NYS 4-H Livestock Skillathon - August 2, 2024 -
NYS 4-H Livestock Judging Contest - August 2, 2024 -
Youth Animal Science Schedule - - -

NYS 4-H Poultry

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NYS 4-H Poultry Premium Book - August 2, 2024 -
Youth Animal Science Schedule - - -

NYS 4-H Poultry Science

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NYS 4-H Poultry Science Premium Book - August 2, 2024 -
Youth Animal Science Schedule - - -

NYS 4-H Rabbit & Cavy

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Youth Rabbit & Cavy Premium Book - August 2, 2024 -
Youth Animal Science Schedule - - -

NYS 4-H Sheep

Form/File Deadline Enter Online
Youth Sheep Premium Book - August 2, 2024 -
Youth Animal Science Schedule - - -
Arrival & Departure Schedule - - -
Livestock Arrival & Release Zone Maps - - -

NYS 4-H Swine

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Youth Swine Premium Book - August 2, 2024 -
Youth Animal Science Schedule - - -
Arrival & Departure Schedule - - -
Livestock Arrival & Release Zone Maps - - -