General Rules and Regulations



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2019 Exhibitor Handbook

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General Rules and Regulations - Open Class Exhibits

The Nez Perce County Fair Board has endeavored to provide a wholesome, affordable, family-oriented entertainment and education in an agricultural environment within clean and safe surroundings for our community.

Open Class Entry Time (Other than livestock): Noon to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday of Fair Week.
(No charge for entering exhibits)


  • All exhibits for competition be grown, raised or crafted in Nez Perce County or adjacent counties: Lewis, Latah, Idaho, Clearwater, Asotin and Whitman.
  • All exhibits must be entered, (Fair Tuesday, noon to 8:00 p.m.) and released (Fair Sunday, after 3:30 p.m.), in the appropriate department. Late entries will not be accepted.
  • Entry Tags can be picked up prior to entry day in the pavilion counter outside the fair office. Pavilion hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Entry tag instructions
  • Free Entry Tag Labels Can be ordered from the fair office PRIOR to entry day by calling (208-743-3302), stopping by or online, each entry tag needs two (2) labels. Use of labels are highly recommended as entry tag will not be entered if not legible and any premium due forfeited. Can use address labels too.
  • Allotment of space and management of each department will be in the hands of the Superintendent.
  • Management reserves the right to limit entries to facilities available and to limit the number of entries of an exhibitor.


  • Anyone attending the Nez Perce County Fair either as an exhibitor, relative, spectator, superintendent, volunteer, judge or Fair official must conduct themselves in a manner that demonstrates the utmost respect for all other Fair attendees. They are to follow all rules and regulations outline in the Fair book and by judges, superintendents and Fair officials.
  • Alcohol is not allowed in any area with in the Nez Perce County Fairgrounds, including all Buildings, Parking Lots, RV Camping Areas, etc. Anyone found with alcohol in their possession will be asked to leave and/or lose privileges.
  • NO SMOKING in any area where signs are posted. See designated smoking areas on the Fairgrounds map below.
  • No trailers, campers, motor homes, may be occupied by juveniles unless accompanied by an adult.


  • Management reserves the right to reject any exhibit offered if it is deemed objectionable in any way, or requires excessive space.
  • All exhibits are under the control and direction of the Fair Board, Fair Staff and Superintendents while on exhibition.
  • Fair Board will provide attendants and 24 hour security (Monday through Sunday of Fair Week ) to take all possible precautions for the protection of all articles on exhibit, but will not be responsible for loss, damage or injury to any kind of property.
  • NO GLASS - Wall Hangings made all or part of glass will NOT be accepted.


  • The Modified Danish System of Judging, will be used in all open class departments.
  • All exhibits entered for judging must be entered in the name of the producer or owner.
  • A judge may disqualify any exhibit not of show quality.


  • All exhibits are judged for initial quality and ribbons are awarded as follows: 1st - Blue ($3.00) is the best followed by 2nd - Red ($2.00) and then 3rd - White ($1.00). Participation ribbon may be awarded to any exhibit not receiving a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place ribbon, but will not receive a cash award.
  • Premium will be paid out in front of the pavilion next to fair office as follows: ( Premium over $20 must have I.D.) Saturday of Fair Week 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. / Sunday of Fair Week 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Premium can also be picked up at the Fair office Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CLOSED NOON TO 1:00 p.m.) NO CHECKS WILL BE MAILED. All premium money not picked up by October 31 of the current Fair year will be donated back to the fairgrounds.
  • Special Award Gifts are sponsored by local businesses and individuals therefore gifts will be different in each department for different awards. AWARDS MAY VARY FROM BOOK LISTING.
  • Any exhibitor who violates any of the fair rules is subject to forfeit all premiums.

Grounds Map

1. Exhibit Building - ATM
2. Rabbit and Poultry Barn
3. Beef Show and Sale Barn
3a. Hog Section
4. Sheep and Goat Show Barn
5. Barn Annex
6. Petting Zoo
7. Blue Gate - ATM
8. 4-H Dining Canopies

9. East Stage Outdoors #1
10. Outdoor Restroom
11. Orange Gate
12. RV Dump Station
13. Yellow Gate
14. Red Gate
15. West Stage Outdoors #2
16. Green Gate
17. Horse Arena
A. Concession Area
B. Exhibit Areas
C. Carnival Area
D. 4-H Overnight Parking
E. Public Parking
F. 14th Street Exit Gate
G. Burrell Gate
H. Additional Fair Parking
I. Information Booth



1229 Burrell Avenue
Lewiston, ID 83501



Mike Orton


Jan Alldredge

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Monday - Friday
8:00 AM‑5:00 PM
(Closed for lunch
12:00 noon‑1:00 PM)

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