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2022 New York State Fair Competitions

Page Last Updated: June 28, 2022 | 2:20pm


In 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 for those competitions from the list 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 315.728.4383.

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⇒  Click here for 2021 State Fair Competition results  ⇐

 


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35th Annual NYS Fair Rooster Crowing Contest Jamboree

Rooster Crowing Contest

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Poultry Building General Information - - -
Poultry Rules, Regulations & Classes - - -

Agricultural - Farm Products

Amateur Wine

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Amateur Wine Rules & Regulations Download June 3, 2022 Closed
Additional Amateur Wine Competition drop-off locations will be announced as they become available.

Commercial Conventional and Organic Fruit, Vegetables, Maple & Honey

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Commercial Conventional and Organic Fruit, Vegetables, Maple & Honey General Rules & Regulations - - -
Commercial Conventional and Organic Fruit, Vegetables, Maple & Honey Rules & Classes - - -

Conventional & Organic Forage and Grain

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Conventional & Organic Forage and Grain General Rules, Regulations & Classes Download August 1, 2022 Enter Online

Agricultural - Livestock

Beef Cattle

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Animal Health Requirements - - -
Livestock Exhibitor Rules & Regulations - - -
Arrival & Departure Schedule - - -
Livestock Arrival Routes & Release Zones Maps - - -
Beef Cattle Information, Rules & Regulations Download - -
Beef Cattle Classes Download August 5, 2022 Enter Online
Note that there will be no late Beef Cattle entries for 2022.

Dairy Cattle

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Animal Health Requirements - - -
Livestock Exhibitor Rules & Regulations - - -
Arrival & Depature Schedule - - -
Livestock Arrival Routes & Release Zones Maps - - -
Dairy Cattle Information, Rules, Regulations & Classes Download August 5, 2022 Enter Online
Note that there will be no late Dairy Cattle entries for 2022.

Dairy Goats

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Animal Health Requirements - - -
Livestock Exhibitor Rules & Regulations - - -
Arrival & Depature Schedule - - -
Livestock Arrival Routes & Release Zones Maps - - -
Dairy Goat Rules, Regulations & Classes Download July 19, 2022 Enter Online

Llamas

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Animal Health Requirements - - -
Livestock Exhibitor Rules & Regulations - - -
Arrival & Depature Schedule - - -
Livestock Arrival Routes & Release Zones Maps - - -
Llama Rules & Classes Download July 30, 2022 Enter Online

Meat Goats

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Animal Health Requirements - - -
Livestock Exhibitor Rules & Regulations - - -
Arrival & Depature Schedule - - -
Livestock Arrival Routes & Release Zones Maps - - -
Meat Goats Rules, Regulations & Classes Download July 15, 2022 Enter Online

Sheep

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Animal Health Requirements - - -
Livestock Exhibitor Rules & Regulations - - -
Arrival & Depature Schedule - - -
Livestock Arrival Routes & Release Zones Maps - - -
Sheep Rules & Regulations - - -
Sheep Classes - - -

Swine

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Animal Health Requirements - - -
Livestock Exhibitor Rules & Regulations - - -
Arrival & Depature Schedule - - -
Livestock Arrival Routes & Release Zones Maps - - -
Swine Rules, Regulations & Classes Download July 29, 2022 Enter Online

Wool

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Wool Rules & Classes - - -
Fleece to Shawl Rules & Classes - - -

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 General Information, Rules & Regulations Download July 29, 2022 Enter Online

Art & Home Center

Arts & Crafts

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Art & Home Center General Rules and Regulations - - -
Arts & Crafts Rules and Classes Download August 3, 2022 Enter Online

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 Download August 3, 2022 Enter Online
Note that this competition is limited to 15 entries. Materials for this competition must be picked up from 9am-3pm on Aug. 4-6 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 Download August 1, 2022 Enter Online

Fine Arts

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Art & Home Center General Rules and Regulations Download - -
Art & Home Center Exhibitor Calendar Download - -
Fine Arts Rules & Classes Download August 3, 2022 Enter Online
Fine Arts Display Example Download - -

Photography

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Art & Home Center General Rules and Regulations Download - -
Art & Home Center Exhibitor Calendar Download - -
Photography Rules & Classes Download August 3, 2022 Enter Online
Photography Consent Form Download - -
Photography Display Example Download - -

Poetry

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Art & Home Center General Rules and Regulations - - -
Poetry Rules & Classes - - -

Dairy Products

Dairy Products

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Dairy Products Information, Rules, Regulations & Classes Download July 23, 2022 Enter Online

Flower Show

Artistic Design

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Information - - -
Artistic Design Rules, Regulations & Classes Download August 20, 2022 Enter Online

CNY Gladiolus Show

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Information - - -
CNY Gladiolus Show Rules & Classes Download July 22, 2022 Enter Online

Container Grown Plants

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Information - - -
Container Grown Plants Rules & Classes - - -

Dahlias

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Information - - -
Dahlias Rules & Classes Download July 20, 2022 Enter Online

Garden Flowers

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Information - - -
Garden Flowers Rules & Classes - - -

Garden Fruits & Vegetables

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Information - - -
Garden Fruits & Vegetables Rules & Classes - - -

Gladiolus

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Information - - -
Gladiolus Rules & Classes Download July 22, 2022 Enter Online

Hostas

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Information - - -
Hostas Rules & Classes Download July 21, 2022 Enter Online

Junior Horticulture

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Information - - -
Junior Horticulture Rules & Classes - - -

Rose

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Information - - -
Rose Show Rules & Classes Download July 31, 2022 Enter Online

Iroquois Indian Village

Iroquois Indian Village

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Iroquois Indian Village Rules, Regulations & Classes - - -
Entry applications available through the Iroquois Confederacy, for more info contact Suzanne Holton at 716.542.2264.

Poultry, Pigeons, Rabbits & Cavies

Cavies

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Poultry Building General Information - - -
Cavies Catalog Download - -
Cavies Classes Download August 1, 2022 Enter Online

Pigeons

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Poultry Building General Information - - -
Pigeons Rules, Regulations & Classes Download July 18, 2022 Enter Online

Poultry

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Poultry Building General Information - - -
Poultry Rules, Regulations & Classes - - -

Rabbits

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Poultry Building General Information - - -
Rabbit Catalog Download - -
Rabbit Classes Download July 27, 2022 Enter Online

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

Youth Beef Cattle

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Youth Livestock General Information, Rules & Regulations - - -
Youth Beef Cattle Rules & Classes - - -
Youth Department Schedule - - -
Arrival & Depature Schedule - - -
Livestock Arrival & Release Zone Maps - - -
Youth Beef Cattle Entry Form - - -

Youth Dairy & Meat Goats

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Youth Livestock General Information, Rules & Regulations - - -
Youth Goats Rules & Classes - - -
Youth Department Schedule - - -
Arrival & Depature Schedule - - -
Livestock Arrival & Release Zone Maps - - -
Youth Goats Exhibitor Letter - - -
Youth Goats Entry Form - - -

Youth Dairy Cattle

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Youth Livestock General Information, Rules & Regulations - - -
Youth Dairy Cattle Rules & Classes - - -
Youth Department Schedule - - -
Arrival & Depature Schedule - - -
Livestock Arrival & Release Zone Maps - - -
Youth Dairy Cattle Exhibitor Letter - - -
Youth Dairy Cattle Exhibitor Code of Conduct Form - - -
Youth Dairy Cattle Judging Pre-Entry Form - - -
Youth Dairy Challenge Pre-Entry Form - - -
Youth Dairy Cattle Entry Form - - -

Youth Dog Show

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Youth Livestock General Information, Rules & Regulations - - -
Youth Dog Show Rules & Classes - - -
Youth Department Schedule - - -
Youth Dog Show Exhibitor Letter - - -
Youth Dog Show Steward Form - - -
Youth Dog Show Dress Code & Score Sheets - - -
Youth Dog Show Entry Form - - -
Youth Dog Show RV Form - - -
There are no online entries for Youth Dog Photo/Video Contests & Young Poets Writing Challenge.

Youth Horse Show

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Youth Livestock General Information, Rules & Regulations - - -
Youth Horse Rules, Regulations & Classes - - -
Youth Department Schedule - - -
Horse Show Arrival & Release Zone Maps - - -
Youth Horse Show Youth Guide - - -
Youth Horse Show Educator Letter - - -
Youth Horse Show Entry Form - - -
Youth Horse Show RV Form - - -

Youth Livestock

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Youth Livestock Skillathon - - -
Youth Livestock Judging Contest - - -

Youth Poultry

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Youth Livestock General Information, Rules & Regulations - - -
Youth Poultry Rules & Classes - - -
Youth Department Schedule - - -
Youth Poultry Avian Bowl Contest Entry Form - - -
Youth Chicken BBQ Contest Guide - - -
Youth Egg Preparation Demonstration Contest Application - - -
Youth Turkey BBQ Contest Guide - - -
Youth Poultry Science Entry Form - - -
Youth Poultry Entry Form - - -

Youth Rabbit & Cavy

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Youth Livestock General Information, Rules & Regulations - - -
Youth Rabbit and Cavy Rules & Classes - - -
Youth Department Schedule - - -
Youth Rabbit & Cavy Exhibitor Letter - - -
Youth Rabbit & Cavy Day of Show Entry Form - - -
Youth Rabbit & Cavy Entry Form - - -

Youth Sheep

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Youth Livestock General Information, Rules & Regulations - - -
Youth Sheep Rules & Classes - - -
Youth Department Schedule - - -
Arrival & Depature Schedule - - -
Livestock Arrival & Release Zone Maps - - -
Youth Sheep Entry Form - - -

Youth Swine

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Youth Livestock General Information, Rules & Regulations - - -
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Youth Department Schedule - - -
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Youth Swine Entry Form - - -
Empire Swine Youth Scholarship Contest - - -