2015 Exhibitor's Handbooks Are Online

Here you will find links to the handbook and to all entry forms. Printed copies are available at the Fairgrounds Office.


Attention Exhibitors! 2015 Exhibitor's Handbooks Are Online

Exhibitor's HandbooksNew this year...

The 2015 Merced County Fair Exhibitor’s Handbook has been divided into two booklets – Livestock Departments and a separate handbook for Junior & Senior Still Exhibits. Each book has been redesigned to be more user friendly.

Both versions of the handbook, including entry forms, are available online here, in PDF format. Entry forms can be downloaded, filled out and mailed or dropped off at the fairgrounds office, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Merced.

Submit your entries online...

Exhibitors can choose to submit entries online by clicking on this link to set up an account, complete entry forms and submit them. There wll be a $2 fee per exhibitor to set up an account. However, many entry fees were eliminated last year in many still exhibit categories, from home arts to photography.

Pick up Handbooks at the Fair Office...

Copies of both the LIVESTOCK and STILL EXHIBITS handbooks, including entry forms, are available at the fair office, but to be “greener” and save money, the fair didn’t print a lot of the handbooks. Fair staff is available to provide help completing entry forms. Office hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Most entry forms are due May 7th...

Most entry forms are due in advance, on or before May 7th, so plan ahead to enter your Fair exhibit. See exceptions and rules in the handbooks.

Links to individual entry forms and also to a group of all 5 entry forms are provided below. Print a form at 100% size, fill out required information, follow the instructions and submit your completed form to enter an exhibit in the Merced County Fair by mailing or dropping it off at the fairgrounds office, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Merced.

All 5 Exhibitor Entry Forms
Adult Entry Form
Junior Entry Form

Important... the following 3 forms have 2 parts. You MUST complete the "Release & Waiver" page along with the entry form!

Livestock Entry Form
Horse Entry Form
Small Animal Entry Form: Rabbits, Avian or Dogs

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New categories and more...

View our Handbook announcement press release to see what's new and more.

2015 Livestock Judging Schedule

QUICK VIEW of the official 2015 livestock Judging Schedule (from the Exhibitor's Handbook)

Livestock Exhibitor Camping During the Fair:
Reservations Will Be Taken April 1 Until May 9

Here's our online 2015 Camper Registration Form and rules.This is for junior exhibitors staying on the fairgrounds during fair week. Exhibitors must live outside a 15 mile radius of the fairgrounds to qualify for RV space. View and print the online form and return the completed form to the Fair Office between 4/1/15 to 5/9/15. Phone 209-722-1507 for more information.

Enter the special "Day of" Cooking Contests and you get FREE admission to the Fair...

No advance entry forms, simply enter that day and get free admission with your entry!

View this summary of all the "Day Of" contests and also check the Still Exhibits Handbook for complete rules).

Buy Fair Tickets Online5 Best Days of Summer...

• General admission ticket $7 each (anyone 6 years or older)

• Unlimited Carnival Ride Wrist Wrap purchased during the fair $30 (good any one day of the fair)

FREE admission for children 5 and under every day at the Fair!

FREE admission for seniors, 65 years and better, on Mercy Medical Center Seniors Day, Wednesday, June 10 (that's opening day at the Fair).

FREE admission for children 12 years and younger, on EECU Kids' Day, Thursday, June 11.

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