2015 Exhibitor's Handbook Coming Soon

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


2015 Handbooks coming soon – Please check back!

2014 Exhibitor's Handbooks are online

Exhibitor's HandbooksNew this year...

The 2014 Merced County Fair Exhibitor’s Handbook has been divided into two booklets – ADULT departments for those 20 years and older and JUNIOR exhibitors for entrants 19 years and under. Each book has been redesigned to be more user friendly and with fewer pages.

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.

New... Submit your entries online...

For the first time, exhibitors can submit their entries online. Click on this link to set up an account, complete your entry forms and submit them. There is a $2 fee per exhibitor to set up an account. However, this year entry fees have been eliminated in many still exhibit categories, from home arts to photography.

Pick up Handbooks at the Fair Office...

Copies of both the ADULT and JUNIOR exhibitor 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 8th...

Most entry forms are due in advance, on or before May 8th, so plan ahead to enter your Fair exhibit. See exceptions and rules in the ADULT and JUNIOR 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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2014 Livestock Judging Schedule

QUICK VIEW of the official 2014 livestock Judging Schedule (from the Exhibitor's Handbook)


New... Sell your entry during the fair!

Also new this year, exhibitors have the opportunity to sell their art, including the “Farm Junk” sculptures and other exhibits at the fair. When exhibitors bring their entries to the fair, they let the entry clerk know they are interested in selling their items and set the price. All exhibit sales will be handled through the fair’s administration office. Sales tax will be charged on each sale and a commission of 25% of the purchase price will be collected by the fair.

There’s also a new rule regarding cash premiums. Those exhibitors who earn a total of $10 or less in premiums will be paid in cash during fairtime and up to two days after the fair. Any premiums not picked up by Tuesday, June 17 will be forfeited.

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 to the Fair with your entry!

Check back closer to fair time for details. No advance entry forms, simply enter that day and get free admission with your entry!

5 Best Days of Summer...

Merced County Fair is June 10-14, 2015: Advance discounts begin in May when fair admission tickets will be sold thru June 9th for $5 each or $20 for a "5-Pack." After June 9 general admission will be $7 each. Children 5 and under get FREE admission.


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