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Exhibitor Handbook

BRING BACK the timeless tradtion of fair entries! Lots of smiles, BLUE RIBBONS, Best of Shows and cash awards await you, your friends and family. TAKE US BACK to homemade goodness and get to work on your 2024 entries! We look forward to seeing you in the halls and on the grounds September 5-8th 2024.


Light Up the Hall! 

Take me back to blue ribbons!

Madera District Fair is a place to compete and display every September and your exhibit entries are part of the FAIR TRADITION. Let's LIGHT UP THE NIGHTS with cupcakes, paintings, your garden treasures through floriculture or Grandma's jelly recipe and more! Enter your Livestock, the driving reason for Madera District Fair's inception.

Updates to exhibiting!

In order to give a few more options as well as more time for folks to get their entries in, we have moved the ENTRY CLOSING DATE(S) back. AND we will allow the actual exhibit hall items to be brought in WITH your entry form. Save a trip! We have also moved the RECEIVING DATE(S) back, with two days to pick from.
Here's a list of the new things:
    • TWO entry closing dates.
    • NEW hours for closing times.
    • You can bring your exhibit hall items (baked goods excluded) on entry closing dates WITH your forms!
    • TWO final receiving dates.
    • NEW hours for final receiving times.
    • Did we mention NO ENTRY FEES when you enter still and floriculure contests online by August 1st?!


The 2023 Exhibitor Handbook is full of exciting contests including the NEW Beard and Mustache Contest, the Great American Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest returns, Livestock and FUN Featured Contests in LIVESTOCK! You’ll find classic competitions and a great section with special FEATURED CONTESTS at the beginning of the Exhibit Hall section. Here’s a quick breakdown:

Exhibit Hall Section Includes:
  • Featured Contests
  • Adult Contests – 19 yrs. and older
  • Youth Contests – 18 yrs. and younger
  • AG Mechanics
Floriculture (Gardening) Section Includes:
  • Adult Contests - 19 yrs. and older
  • Youth Contests - 18 yrs. and younger
Livestock Section
  • Junior Livestock Contests
  • NEW Featuired Livestock Contests; "Lipstick on a Pig", Adult Showmanship and Master Showmanship

Take some time to browse the handbook by either downloading the Exhibitors Handbook Sections from the links below or see the bottom of the page for a list of local stores who also distribute our Exhibitor Handbooks. You can download, print, complete and return entry forms to office by August 22nd. *Livestock MARKET Entries are due August 4th, 2023.

Local Distribution Sites


Madera District Fair Office
4-H Office
Evans Feed
Valley Feed
Madera Chamber of Commerce
Madera County Library
Madera Ranchos Library
Madera County Farm Bureau
Madera Arts Council
TECO Hardware


Evans Feed
Chowchilla Chamber of Commerce
Chowchilla Library
Chowchilla Fair

Coarsegold & Oakhurst

Mountain Feed & Nursery, Coarsegold
Madera Co. Visitor Center, Oakhurst
Bryant's Ace Hardware, Oakhurst
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