It’s Easy and Fun to Enter!
Want to participate in the Stark County Fair? Showcase your talents and turn your hobbies and special interests into a winner.
Who Can Enter?
Stark County residents are eligible to enter and many categories are open to out-of-county residents. There are categories for adults, youth, men only and special divisions. For Junior Fair 4-H entries, please check online at StarkCountyJrFair4H.com or contact the Junior Fair Office for more information.
What is the Cost to Enter?
To enter items for judging, you must purchase a Fair Membership, Exhibitor Pass, Junior Exhibitor Pass or an Express Exhibitor Pass. For online entries, you can pay with PayPal or a credit card. With a paper entry, you can pay by check, cash or credit card at the Fair Office.
$25 – Fair Membership Adult
Members must be a resident of Stark County and 18 years or older as of January 1. Unlimited entries. Members are eligible to vote for Fair Board Directors. Includes daily gate admission and car parking on Fair grounds. No farm or group names please. Update: Signature is required for pick-up from the fair office. Memberships can only be purchased by the individual named on pass. Memberships CAN NOT be purchased for other family members or friends. (This requirement follows the ODA guidelines found in the REDBOOK. )
$25 – Exhibitor Pass
For out-of-county residents or for those 17 years old and under as of January 1. Unlimited entries. Includes daily gate admission and car parking on Fair grounds.
$6 – Youth Exhibitor Pass
Special exhibitor pass price for participants 17 years old and under as of January 1. Unlimited entries in the Grange Building and Art Hall categories only. Includes daily gate admission and car parking on Fair grounds. Update: This has changed from the Jr Exhibitor Pass. All youth who submit entries into the Art Hall & Grange must purchase a Youth Exhibitor Pass even if they are participating in the Junior Fair/ 4-H.
What Do You Win?
Entries are judged by panels of volunteer judges. Premiums and rosette ribbons are awarded to winners. A premium is the amount of money received as a result of placing in the upper tier of judging. 2024 Fair Premiums under $150 can be picked up after Friday (August 30) during the Fair. Checks will be written for premium totals greater than $150 and mailed within 30 days after the close of the Fair. It is the recipients’ responsibility to check their premium totals before 6PM the last day of the Fair (September 2).
There are hundreds of categories for entering at the Fair. Categories include everything from photography to quilts to antiques and fine art. There are categories for ponies, cattle, goats, sheep, swine, poultry, rabbits and cavy. And there are the pies, cakes, vegetables, flowers, canned goods, homemade wine, beer and everything in between!
Information about all of the various entry categories is in the Online Entry and in the Fairbook. Entry deadlines, premiums, department rules, delivery dates and times and judging schedules are included.
Every entry will always consist of four things: Department, Division, Class and Description. For example, an applique quilt will be in Department 10, Art Hall – Division 1, Quilting – Class 1, Applique – Description.
How to Enter?
It’s easy! You can enter and pay online. Or you can download and print the entry form and mail to the Fair Office or come to the Fair Office and enter in person. The paper entry form is also in the Fairbook and available at the Fair Office.
For questions about Fair Entries please send an email to Office@StarkCountyFair.com and write “Fair Entry Question” in the subject line.
2024 Fairbook is being prepared. You will be able to view it online or pick up your copy at the office. (One book per household, please.)
Entries for 2023 have closed. Thank you for a great year!