The heart and soul of any county fair is the participation of the residents of the county. From agriculture, floriculture, and home arts to photography and fine arts, there is a category for your interest or hobby. A blue ribbon, a shiny trophy - these are what motivate our participants to enter the San Benito County Fair year after year. That motivation allows you to see the best our county has to offer.

Whether your interest is in obtaining the perfect recipe for a rich chocolate cake or stopping to smell the sweet fragrance of a single rose, the Fair is sure to have an exhibit that will tickle your fancy. The fine work done by the residents of the community, especially in quilt making, is a pleasure to see. Don't miss viewing their exhibits. San Benito County has more than its share of talented artists and the display of fine arts is always a pleasure to see.

Walk-in Entries will be accepted August 1 - 26, 2016, Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:30pm at the Bolado Park Main Office
and August 29 - September 9, 2016, Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm at the Bolado Park Entry Office.
Walk-in Entries will be accepted until 6:00pm on Friday, September 9, 2016 at the Bolado Park Entry Office.
Mailed entries will be accepted if USPS postmarked on or before September 9, 2016.
Metered mail will not be accepted unless received by September 9, 2016.
Online entries will be accepted until midnight Friday, September 9, 2016. The Entry Office will answer Online Entry questions until Midnight.

Poultry, 4-H Still, FFA Still and all Livestock Departments will only accept enteries using the ONLINE SYSTEM.
Rabbits will not accept entries using the ONLINE SYSTEM.

Online Entry is easier to use this year.
The number of steps required to submit entries online have been scaled down and now exhibitors can enter as an individual or as a group. With the new "Group" entries feature, just one login can be created to enter mutiple exhibitors. It may be a family or a 4H club, FFA or school group.
Another great new feature of Blue Ribbon Online Entries is its responsive web design. This allows the exhibitor or login person to access the site and enter on any kind or size of input device. Devices may include a computer, tablet or smartphone. The pages automatically adjust to the screen size of the device.

Click here for instructions and access to ONLINE ENTRY
(Showmanship now Online for Goats,Sheep,Swine & Beef)

2016 State Rules For California Fairs

2016 Exhibitor Handbook - everything you should read before entering online (SHOWMANSHIP now online)
Junior & Adult Entry Form - for all departments without their own entry form.

2016 Horse Show Department pages of the Exhibitor Handbook
Cutting Horse Show Entry Form
Stock Horse Show Entry Form
Ranch Rodeo Entry Form
4-H/FFA Light Horse Show Entry Form
Open Horse Show Entry Form
Junior Rodeo Entry Form

2016 Rabbit Department pages of the Exhibitor Handbook
Rabbit Entry Form

Livestock Certificate of Animal Medication - to be turned in at Weigh-In

Add On Auction Form - if you can't be at the Auction but still want to donate

Special attention should be given to the filling out of entry forms. Be sure that your name, address and city are clear on each form filed. Date of Birth and Age are required on most entry forms due to age requirements in most departments. Whenever signatures are necessary, be sure they are supplied. Check your department, division and class numbers carefully with the Exhibitor Handbook before listing them on the entry form. Wrong department, division or class numbers appearing on entry forms can lead to disqualification if not corrected in time.

Separate entry forms must be used for each separate department. Only list entries with the same department number on the same entry form. When in doubt, do not hesitate to check with the Fair Entry office, (831) 628-3421, to make sure that your entry is correct.

August 4, 2016 33rd District Agricultural Association
Entry Office Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday, August 29 - October 21
Telephone: (831) 628-3421 Fax: (831) 628-3551
Street Address: 9000 Airline Hwy., Tres Pinos, CA 95075
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 780, Tres Pinos, CA 95075
Entry Office E-mail: Fair Entry Office