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2020 New York State Fair Competitions

Page Last Updated: March 6 | 11:30am

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 315.728.4365 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 information about the New York State Fair Drone Film Festival - coming soon!
  • Click here for information about the Taste NY Food Truck Competition - coming soon!

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 - - -
Amateur Wine Classes | updated May 9 - - -
Amateur Wine Entry Form - June 4, 2020 -

Christmas Trees

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Christmas Trees General Rules & Regulations - - -
Christmas Trees Rules & Classes | updated May 8 - - -
Christmas Trees Entry Form - - -

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 - - -
Commercial Conventional and Organic Fruit, Vegetables, Maple & Honey Entry Form - - -

Conventional & Organic Forage and Grain

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Conventional & Organic Forage and Grain General Rules & Regulations - - -
Conventional & Organic Forage and Grain Rules & Classes - - -
Conventional & Organic Forage and Grain Entry Form - - -

Agricultural - Livestock

Beef Cattle

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Animal Health Requirements - - -
Livestock Exhibitor Rules & Regulations - - -
Arrival & Depature Schedule - - -
Livestock Arrival Routes & Release Zones Maps - - -
Beef Cattle Information, Rules & Regulations - - -
Beef Cattle Classes - - -
Beef Cattle Entry Form - August 3, 2020 -
Beef Cattle RV Form - - -
Beef Cattle entries accepted from July 28 - August 3 will incur an additional late charge

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 - - -
Dairy Cattle Entry Form - August 20, 2020 -
Dairy Cattle RV Form - - -
Dairy Cattle entries accepted from August 8 - August 20 will incur an additional late charge

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 - - -
Dairy Goat Entry Form - July 17, 2020 -

Llamas

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Animal Health Requirements - - -
Livestock Exhibitor Rules & Regulations - - -
Arrival & Depature Schedule - - -
Livestock Arrival Routes & Release Zones Maps - - -
Llama Rules & Classes - - -
Llama Entry Form - July 27, 2020 -
Llama Feed & Bedding Form - - -

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 - - -
Meat Goats Entry Form - - -

Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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Animal Health Requirements - - -
Livestock Exhibitor Rules & Regulations - - -
Arrival & Depature Schedule - - -
Livestock Arrival Routes & Release Zones Maps - - -
Nigerian Dwarf Goat Rules, Regulations & Classes - - -
Nigerian Dwarf Goat Entry Form - July 10, 2020 -

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 - - -
Sheep Entry Form - - -

Swine

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Animal Health Requirements - - -
Livestock Exhibitor Rules & Regulations - - -
Arrival & Depature Schedule - - -
Livestock Arrival Routes & Release Zones Maps - - -
Swine Rules & Regulations - - -
Swine Classes - - -
Swine Entry Form - July 13, 2020 -

Wool

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Wool Rules & Classes - - -
Wool Entry Form - July 22, 2020 -
Fleece to Shawl Entry Form - July 22, 2020 -

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 - - -
Antique Tractor Entry Form - July 13, 2020 -

Art & Home Center

Arts & Crafts

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Art & Home Center General Rules - - -
Arts & Crafts Rules & Classes - - -
Arts & Crafts Entry Form - June 24, 2020 -

Bucket of Junk

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Art & Home Center General Rules - - -
Bucket of Junk Rules & Regulations - - -
Bucket of Junk Entry Form - June 24, 2020 -
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 - - -
Culinary Rules, Regulations & Classes | updated June 5 - - -
Culinary Entry Form - June 24, 2020 -

Fine Arts

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Art & Home Center General Rules - - -
Fine Arts Rules, Regulations & Classes - - -
Fine Arts Display Example - - -
Fine Arts Entry Form - June 24, 2020 -

Photography

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Art & Home Center General Rules - - -
Photography Rules & Classes - - -
Photography Display Example - - -
Photography Entry Form - June 24, 2020 -

Poetry

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Art & Home Center General Rules - - -
Poetry Rules & Classes - - -
Poetry Entry Form - June 24, 2020 -

Senior Citizens

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Art & Home Center General Rules - - -
Senior Citizens Rules, Regulations & Classes - - -
Senior Citizens Entry Form - June 24, 2020 -

Dairy Products

Dairy Products

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Dairy Products Information, Rules, Regulations & Classes - - -
Dairy Products Entry Form - July 17, 2020 -

Flower Show

Artistic Design

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Information - - -
Artistic Design Rules, Regulations & Classes - - -
Artistic Design Entry Form - August 20, 2020 -
There are no online entries for the Artistic Design competition.

CNY Gladiolus Show

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Information - - -
CNY Gladiolus Show Rules & Classes - - -
CNY Gladiolus Show Entry Form - July 22, 2020 -

Container Grown Plants

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Information - - -
Container Grown Plants Rules & Classes - - -
Container Grown Plants Entry Form - July 22, 2020 -

Dahlias

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Information - - -
Dahlias Rules & Classes - - -
Dahlias Entry Form - July 22, 2020 -

Garden Flowers

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Information - - -
Garden Flowers Rules & Classes - - -
Garden Flowers Entry Form - July 22, 2020 -

Garden Fruits & Vegetables

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Information - - -
Garden Fruits & Vegetables Rules & Classes - - -
Garden Fruits & Vegetables Entry Form - July 22, 2020 -

Gladiolus

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Information - - -
Gladiolus Rules & Classes - - -
Gladiolus Entry Form - July 22, 2020 -

Hostas

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Information - - -
Hostas Rules & Classes - - -
Hostas Entry Form - July 22, 2020 -

Junior Horticulture

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Information - - -
Junior Horticulture Rules & Classes - - -
Junior Horticulture Entry Form - July 22, 2020 -

Rose

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Flower Show General Exhibitor Rules & Information - - -
Rose Rules & Classes - - -
Rose Entry Form - July 22, 2020 -

Horse Show

Horse Show

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

Iroquois Indian Village

Iroquois Indian Village

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Iroquois Indian Village Rules, Regulations & Classes - August 20, 2020 -
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 - - -
Cavies Rules, Regulations & Classes - - -
Cavies Entry Form - - -

Pigeons

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Poultry Building General Information - - -
Pigeons Rules, Regulations & Classes - - -
Pigeons Entry Form - - -

Poultry

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

Rabbits

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Poultry Building General Information - - -
Rabbit Rules, Regulations & Classes - - -
Rabbit Entry Form - - -

Talent Showcase

Talent Showcase

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Talent Showcase Information & Rules - - -
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 315.728.4365.

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 Download - -

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 Download - -
Youth Goats Entry Form Download - -

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 Download - -
Youth Dairy Cattle Exhibitor Code of Conduct Form Download - -
Youth Dairy Cattle Judging Pre-Entry Form Download - -
Youth Dairy Challenge Pre-Entry Form Download - -
Youth Dairy Cattle Entry Form Download - -

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 Download - -
Youth Dog Show Steward Form Download - -
Youth Dog Show Dress Code & Score Sheets Download - -
Youth Dog Photo Contest Download - -
Youth Dog Video Contest Download - -
Youth Dog Show Young Poets Writing Challenge Download - -
Youth Dog Show Entry Form Download - -
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 Download - -
Youth Horse Show Educator Letter Download - -
Youth Horse Show Entry Form Download - -
Youth Horse Show RV Form - - -

Youth Livestock

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

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 Download - -
Youth Chicken BBQ Contest Guide Download - -
Youth Egg Preparation Demonstration Contest Application Download - -
Youth Turkey BBQ Contest Guide Download - -
Youth Poultry Science Entry Form Download - -
Youth Poultry Entry Form Download - -

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 Download - -
Youth Rabbit & Cavy Day of Show Entry Form Download - -
Youth Rabbit & Cavy Entry Form Download - -

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 Download - -

Youth Swine

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