1. Competition at the Utah State Fair is governed by Utah State
Fair Corporation general rules and regulations as well as the special rules in
2. Exhibitors shall complete online entry forms through a link
provided on utahstatefair.com. Online entries are strongly encouraged as it
helps streamline check ins and allows fair management to properly prepare for
the fair. Exhibitors can also complete an entry form provided by Fair
Administration when entering exhibit items in the Fair. Entry forms may be
photocopied, but not reproduced in any other manner. The exhibitor shall pay an
entry charge as published (see Competitive Arts Entry Information). Payment of entry
charge must accompany entry form. No refunds will be made on entry charges.
3. Submittance of entry form by the exhibitor constitutes a
contract between the Utah State Fair Corporation and the exhibitor. It
indicates the exhibitor's acceptance of Fair rules and his/her eligibility for
prize awards as offered by the Utah State Fair Corporation.
4. Entry form and applicable charges must be submitted by dates
listed for each department.
5. When sufficient entries are received in any department to
fill the space available, no further entries will be accepted. To insure entry,
it is essential that it be made well in advance of the closing date.
6. When an exhibitor in Creative Arts, Textile Arts, Culinary
Arts, Floriculture, Fine Arts and Photography enters exhibits at the Fair, an
entry tag shall be placed on the exhibits and the claim checks shall be furnished
to the exhibitor. At the close of the Fair, on published release dates, the
claim check shall be presented to the Fair by the exhibitor for reclaiming the
item. Items entered in the horticulture, agriculture departments and
perishables in Culinary Arts shall become property of the Utah State Fair and
will not be returned to the exhibitor unless prior approval has been made in
writing with the department supervisor.
7. A protest against judging, exhibitor handbook rules,
exhibition of displays, damage to an exhibit or a disagreement with Fair
personnel, shall be made in writing to Fair Management, stating the exact
reason for the complaint. The Executive Director, his/her designee and/or the
Board of Directors shall consider and act on the complaint.
8. Upon request, exhibitors may view the official entry and
judge's forms in the Administration office one month after the conclusion of
the Fair but prior to December 31st of that year.
9. Every exhibit must remain intact until 10:00 p.m., Sunday,
September 17, 2023, unless otherwise specified.
10. Unless otherwise provided, articles can be entered only by
the owner or producer. Any attempt to perpetrate a fraud by misrepresentation
will bar the specimen from competing for any premium.
11. Department supervisors may remove from the grounds any
exhibit that is falsely entered or which may be deemed unsuitable or
12. Any article eligible to enter, not enumerated in the
department listing, will be entered in its appropriate class by the department
supervisor or judge.
13. If it is necessary for an exhibitor to send an exhibit
freight or express, it must be sent prepaid to the Fair Administration Office.
14. Anyone requesting new categories or classes for inclusion in
the exhibitor handbook shall submit, in writing, a request to Fair Management
by January 1st. Final action on the request shall be taken by the Executive
Director, his/her designee and/or the Board.