Entry Deadlines

To ensure inclusion in the 2014 competitive classes, entry forms and fees must have been submitted prior to the deadlines listed below. Check back in the spring for deadlines for the 2015 competitions. 

June 14 (no late entries accepted)

  • Fine Art (Deliver artwork and entry form/fee to the south side of the Varied Industries Building on the Fairgrounds, submit artwork digitally via email (entry form/fee must be mailed) or submit artwork and entry form/fee by mail.)

June 14 & 15 (no late entries accepted)

  • Photography (Deliver photos and entry form/fee to the south side of the Varied Industries Building on the Fairgrounds or submit artwork and entry form/fee by mail. Mailed entries must be postmarked May 19 - June 7.)

July 1 (late entries accepted until July 8 with payment of a late fee)

  • Ag. & Hort. - Farm Crops* 
  • Ag. & Hort. - Fruit Crops*
  • Ag. & Hort. - Vegetable Crops*
  • Angora Goat 
  • Beef Cattle 
  • Boer Goat 
  • Commercial Wine*
  • Creative Arts & Crafts* 
  • Dairy Cattle 
  • Dairy Goat 
  • Doll Houses & Miniature Rooms* 
  • Fabric & Threads* 
  • Floriculture 
  • Food*
  • Heritage*
  • Horse
  • Llama 
  • Oenology - Amateur Wine & Beer Making 
  • Sheep 
  • Swine
  • Wood Projects

July 1 (no late entries accepted)

  • 4-H (Enter through County Extension Office; Iowa 4-H members only.)
  • FFA (Enter through FFA Ag Instructor; Iowa FFA members only.)

July 14 (no late entries accepted)

  • Ag Mechanics & Technology*
  • Cowgirl Queen*
  • Pigeon 
  • Poultry 
  • Rabbit 
  • Sheep Shearing (Entries accepted up until the contest with $10 late fee.)
  • Stock Dog Trials
  • Wool Show

July 31 (no late entries accepted)

  • Dog

August 1 (no late entries accepted)

  • Apiary - Beekeeping

* Must be a resident of Iowa to enter.

Questions? Contact the Competitive Events Department at 515-262-3111 ext. 207.