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2019 New York State Fair Competitions

Page Last Updated: July 16 | 12:35pm

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 Fair. Each year, thousands of participants cater to their competitive side by entering in competitions spanning a full range of categories including arts and crafts, cooking, cattle, agriculture and more. From plus-sized produce to blue-ribbon rabbits to antique tractors, the Fair hosts competitions for nearly every interest and age group. Whether it’s a cash prize, blue ribbon or good old-fashioned bragging rights at stake, we wish you the best of luck!

  • Locate and download the files and entry forms for the competition you wish to enter from the list below. Once completed, you can mail them in or drop them off by the deadline stated to the Entry Department office at the State Fairgrounds, located across from gate 4.
  • You may also enter a competition online by clicking the "Enter Online" link for those competitions that are eligible from the list below. Any competition without a link is not available for online entry.
  • Contact the Entry Department at 315.487.7711 ext. 1337 if you have any questions.

 

All entries must be received either in person at the Entry Department office at the State Fairgrounds by 4:30pm or online before 12:00 midnight on the specified competition deadline date. All materials and dates are subject to change.

 

Click here for 2019 State Fair Competition results

 


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Agricultural - Farm Products

Amateur Wine

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Amateur Wine Rules & Regulations | updated April 9 Download - -
Amateur Wine Classes | updated May 9 Download - -
Amateur Wine Entry Form Download June 7, 2019 Closed

Christmas Trees

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Christmas Trees General Rules & Regulations Download - -
Christmas Trees Rules & Classes | updated May 8 Download - -
Christmas Trees Entry Form Download August 5, 2019 Enter Online

Commercial Conventional and Organic Fruit, Vegetables, Maple & Honey

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Commercial Conventional and Organic Fruit, Vegetables, Maple & Honey General Rules & Regulations Download - -
Commercial Conventional and Organic Fruit, Vegetables, Maple & Honey Rules & Classes Download - -
Commercial Conventional and Organic Fruit, Vegetables, Maple & Honey Entry Form Download July 26, 2019 Enter Online

Conventional & Organic Forage and Grain

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Conventional & Organic Forage and Grain General Rules & Regulations Download - -
Conventional & Organic Forage and Grain Rules & Classes Download - -
Conventional & Organic Forage and Grain Entry Form Download July 26, 2019 Enter Online

Agricultural - Livestock

Beef Cattle

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Animal Health Requirements Download - -
Livestock Exhibitor Rules & Regulations Download - -
Arrival & Depature Schedule Download - -
Livestock Arrival Routes & Release Zones Maps Download - -
Beef Cattle Information, Rules & Regulations Download - -
Beef Cattle Classes Download - -
Beef Cattle Entry Form Download July 22, 2019 Closed
Beef Cattle RV Form Download - -

Dairy Cattle

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Animal Health Requirements Download - -
Livestock Exhibitor Rules & Regulations Download - -
Arrival & Depature Schedule Download - -
Livestock Arrival Routes & Release Zones Maps Download - -
Dairy Cattle Information, Rules, Regulations & Classes Download - -
Dairy Cattle Entry Form Download August 9, 2019 Enter Online
Dairy Cattle RV Form Download - -
Dairy Cattle late entries accepted with additional charge: August 10–16, 2019.

Dairy Goats

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Animal Health Requirements Download - -
Livestock Exhibitor Rules & Regulations Download - -
Arrival & Depature Schedule Download - -
Livestock Arrival Routes & Release Zones Maps Download - -
Dairy Goat Rules, Regulations & Classes Download - -
Dairy Goat Entry Form Download July 19, 2019 Closed

Llamas

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Livestock Exhibitor Rules & Regulations Download - -
Arrival & Depature Schedule Download - -
Livestock Arrival Routes & Release Zones Maps Download - -
Llama Rules & Classes Download - -
Llama Entry Form Download July 19, 2019 Closed
Llama Feed & Bedding Form Download - -

Meat Goats

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Animal Health Requirements Download - -
Livestock Exhibitor Rules & Regulations Download - -
Arrival & Depature Schedule Download - -
Livestock Arrival Routes & Release Zones Maps Download - -
Meat Goats Rules, Regulations & Classes Download - -
Meat Goats Entry Form Download July 19, 2019 Closed

Sheep

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Animal Health Requirements Download - -
Livestock Exhibitor Rules & Regulations Download - -
Arrival & Depature Schedule Download - -
Livestock Arrival Routes & Release Zones Maps Download - -
Sheep Rules & Regulations Download - -
Sheep Classes Download - -
Sheep Entry Form Download July 22, 2019 Closed

Swine

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Animal Health Requirements Download - -
Livestock Exhibitor Rules & Regulations Download - -
Arrival & Depature Schedule Download - -
Livestock Arrival Routes & Release Zones Maps Download - -
Swine Rules & Regulations Download - -
Swine Classes Download - -
Swine Entry Form Download July 15, 2019 Closed

Wool

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Wool Entry Form Download July 22, 2019 Closed
Fleece to Shawl Entry Form Download July 22, 2019 Closed

Agricultural Education FFA

Agricultural Education FFA

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

Antique Tractors

Antique Tractors

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Antique Tractor General Information & Rules Download - -
Antique Tractor Entry Form Download July 19, 2019 Closed

Art & Home Center

Arts & Crafts

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Arts & Crafts Rules & Classes Download - -
Arts & Crafts Entry Form Download July 1, 2019 Closed

Bucket of Junk

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Bucket of Junk Rules & Regulations Download - -
Bucket of Junk Entry Form Download July 1, 2019 -
Due to the limited number of positions for this competition, there are NO ONLINE ENTRIES.

Culinary

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Art & Home Center General Rules Download - -
Culinary Rules, Regulations & Classes | updated June 5 Download - -
Culinary Entry Form Download July 1, 2019 Closed

Fine Arts

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Art & Home Center General Rules Download - -
Fine Arts Rules, Regulations & Classes Download - -
Fine Arts Display Example Download - -
Fine Arts Entry Form Download July 1, 2019 Closed

Photography

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Photography Rules & Classes Download - -
Photography Display Example Download - -
Photography Entry Form Download July 1, 2019 Closed

Poetry

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Art & Home Center General Rules Download - -
Poetry Rules & Classes Download - -
Poetry Entry Form Download July 1, 2019 Closed

Senior Citizens

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Art & Home Center General Rules Download - -
Senior Citizens Rules, Regulations & Classes Download - -
Senior Citizens Entry Form Download July 1, 2019 Closed

Dairy Products

Dairy Products

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Dairy Products Information, Rules, Regulations & Classes Download - -
Dairy Products Entry Form Download July 19, 2019 Closed

Flower Show

Artistic Design

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Information Download - -
Artistic Design Rules, Regulations & Classes Download - -
Artistic Design Entry Form Download July 24, 2019 -
There are no online entries for the Artistic Design competition.

CNY Gladiolus Show

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Information Download - -
CNY Gladiolus Show Rules & Classes Download - -
CNY Gladiolus Show Entry Form Download July 24, 2019 Enter Online

Container Grown Plants

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Information Download - -
Container Grown Plants Rules & Classes Download - -
Container Grown Plants Entry Form Download July 24, 2019 Enter Online

Dahlias

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Information Download - -
Dahlias Rules & Classes Download - -
Dahlias Entry Form Download July 24, 2019 Enter Online

Garden Flowers

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Information Download - -
Garden Flowers Rules & Classes Download - -
Garden Flowers Entry Form Download July 24, 2019 Enter Online

Garden Fruits & Vegetables

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Information Download - -
Garden Fruits & Vegetables Rules & Classes Download - -
Garden Fruits & Vegetables Entry Form Download July 24, 2019 Enter Online

Gladiolus

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Information Download - -
Gladiolus Rules & Classes Download - -
Gladiolus Entry Form Download July 24, 2019 Enter Online

Hostas

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Hostas Rules & Classes Download - -
Hostas Entry Form Download July 24, 2019 Enter Online

Junior Horticulture

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Information Download - -
Junior Horticulture Rules & Classes Download - -
Junior Horticulture Entry Form Download July 24, 2019 Enter Online

Rose

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Information Download - -
Rose Rules & Classes Download - -
Rose Entry Form Download July 24, 2019 Enter Online

Horse Show

Horse Show

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Complete NYS Fair Prize List - - -
Horse Show General Exhibitor Rules, Regulations & Information Download - -
Horse Show RV & Auto Parking Application Download - -
Horse Show Arrival & Departure Schedule Download - -
Horse Show Arrival & Release Zone Maps Download - -
Block Stabling Request Download - -
Feed & Bedding Order Form Download - -
Horse Show Dates by Breed or Discipline Download - -
Horse Show Section 1 Time Schedule Download - -
Horse Show Section 2 Time Schedule - - -
Dressage Classes Download - -
AMHR Miniature Classes Download - -
AQHA Classes Download - -
AQHA State Fair Patterns - - -
Palomino Classes & Schedule Download - -
PHBA State Fair Patterns - - -
Arabian & Half-Arabian Classes Download - -
Draft Horse Halter Classes & Schedule Download - -
Draft Horse Performance Classes Download - -
Draft Horse Pony Classes Download - -
Horse Pull Information Download - -
Hunter-Jumper Classes & Schedule Download - -
Light Breeds & Miscellaneous Classes Section 2 Download - -
Section 1 Miscellaneous Divisions Download - -
NBHA Barrel Spectacular - - -
WPCSA Classes & Waiver - - -
Yellow Entry Form - Section 1 (USEF) Download - -
White Entry Form - Section 1 (Non-USEF) Download - -
Dressage Entry Form Download - -
Blue Entry Form - Draft Horse & Pony Download - -
Green Entry Form - Section 2 Download - -

Iroquois Indian Village

Iroquois Indian Village

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Iroquois Indian Village Rules, Regulations & Classes Download August 21, 2019 -
Entry applications available through the Iroquois Confederacy, for more info contact Suzanne Holton at 716.542.2264. There are no online entries for the Iroquois Indian Village competition.

Poultry, Pigeons, Rabbits & Cavies

Cavies

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Poultry Building General Information Download - -
Cavies Rules, Regulations & Classes Download - -
Cavies Entry Form Download July 17, 2019 Closed

Pigeons

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Pigeons Rules, Regulations & Classes Download - -
Pigeons Entry Form Download July 17, 2019 Closed

Poultry

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Poultry Building General Information Download - -
Poultry Rules, Regulations & Classes Download - -
Poultry Entry Form Download July 17, 2019 Closed

Rabbits

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Poultry Building General Information Download - -
Rabbit Rules, Regulations & Classes Download - -
Rabbit Entry Form Download July 17, 2019 Closed

Talent Showcase

Talent Showcase

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Talent Showcase Information & Rules Download - -
To enter the Talent Showcase, an individual must first compete and be one of the top 25 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 can not 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 five (5) days after the final competition of the County Fair that you participate in. 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, you may contact the State Fair Entry Department at 315.487.7711 x1337.

Youth Building Exhibits

Youth Building Exhibits

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Youth Building General Information & Rules Download - -
Youth Department Schedule Download - -
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 Download - -
Youth Beef Cattle Rules & Classes Download - -
Youth Department Schedule Download - -
Arrival & Depature Schedule Download - -
Livestock Arrival & Release Zone Maps Download - -
Youth Beef Cattle Entry Form Download August 12, 2019 Enter Online

Youth Dairy & Meat Goats

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Youth Livestock General Information, Rules & Regulations Download - -
Youth Goats Rules & Classes Download - -
Youth Department Schedule Download - -
Arrival & Depature Schedule Download - -
Livestock Arrival & Release Zone Maps Download - -
Youth Goats Exhibitor Letter Download - -
Youth Goats Entry Form Download August 12, 2019 Enter Online

Youth Dairy Cattle

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Youth Livestock General Information, Rules & Regulations Download - -
Youth Dairy Cattle Rules & Classes Download - -
Youth Department Schedule Download - -
Arrival & Depature Schedule Download - -
Livestock Arrival & Release Zone Maps Download - -
Youth Dairy Cattle Exhibitor Letter Download - -
Youth Dairy Cattle Exhibitor Code of Conduct Form Download - -
Youth Dairy Cattle Judging Pre-Entry Form Download August 14, 2019 -
Youth Dairy Challenge Pre-Entry Form Download August 14, 2019 -
Youth Dairy Cattle Entry Form Download August 12, 2019 Enter Online

Youth Dog Show

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Youth Livestock General Information, Rules & Regulations Download - -
Youth Dog Show Rules & Classes Download - -
Youth Department Schedule Download - -
Youth Dog Show Exhibitor Letter Download - -
Youth Dog Show Steward Form Download - -
Youth Dog Show Dress Code & Score Sheets Download - -
Youth Dog Photo Contest Download July 14, 2019 -
Youth Dog Video Contest Download July 14, 2019 -
Youth Dog Show Young Poets Writing Challenge Download July 14, 2019 -
Youth Dog Show Entry Form Download July 31, 2019 Enter Online
Youth Dog Show RV Form Download - -
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 Download - -
Youth Horse Rules, Regulations & Classes Download - -
Youth Department Schedule Download - -
Horse Show Arrival & Release Zone Maps Download - -
Youth Horse Show Youth Guide Download - -
Youth Horse Show Educator Letter Download - -
Youth Horse Show Entry Form Download August 12, 2019 Enter Online
Youth Horse Show RV Form Download - -

Youth Livestock

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Youth Livestock Skillathon Download August 12, 2019 -
Youth Livestock Judging Contest Download August 12, 2019 -

Youth Poultry

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Youth Livestock General Information, Rules & Regulations Download - -
Youth Poultry Rules & Classes Download - -
Youth Department Schedule Download - -
Youth Poultry Avian Bowl Contest Entry Form Download August 12, 2019 -
Youth Chicken BBQ Contest Guide Download August 12, 2019 -
Youth Egg Preparation Demonstration Contest Application Download August 12, 2019 -
Youth Turkey BBQ Contest Guide Download August 12, 2019 -
Youth Poultry Science Entry Form Download August 12, 2019 -
Youth Poultry Entry Form Download August 12, 2019 Enter Online

Youth Rabbit & Cavy

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Youth Livestock General Information, Rules & Regulations Download - -
Youth Rabbit and Cavy Rules & Classes Download - -
Youth Department Schedule Download - -
Youth Rabbit & Cavy Exhibitor Letter Download - -
Youth Rabbit & Cavy Day of Show Entry Form Download - -
Youth Rabbit & Cavy Entry Form Download August 12, 2019 Enter Online

Youth Sheep

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Youth Livestock General Information, Rules & Regulations Download - -
Youth Sheep Rules & Classes Download - -
Youth Department Schedule Download - -
Arrival & Depature Schedule Download - -
Livestock Arrival & Release Zone Maps Download - -
Youth Sheep Entry Form Download August 12, 2019 Enter Online

Youth Swine

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Youth Livestock General Information, Rules & Regulations Download - -
Youth Swine Rules & Classes Download - -
Youth Department Schedule Download - -
Arrival & Depature Schedule Download - -
Livestock Arrival & Release Zone Maps Download - -
Youth Swine Entry Form Download August 12, 2019 Enter Online
Empire Swine Youth Scholarship Contest Download - -