What You Need to Know to Compete

Competing in the Fair?

Ready to enter in the Elko County Fair? Here’s where you can get entered or keep up with the latest information available regarding schedules, draws, deadlines, etc. Keep in mind that there are separate sections for the Stock Horse Show (Stockhorse, Team competitions), Racing, Home Arts and everything else there is to do at the Fair.  Please see below the different sections with entry forms, draws, results and so much more…..




Sagebrush Cutters : cancelled 2022

Youth Branding August 27, 2022

John Henry Roderick Memorial Drawpot Branding August 28, 2022

Elko County Fair Stockhorse Show is September 1 thru 5, 2022    New schedule

8:00 a.m. Herdwork for Snaffle Bit, Hackamore & Two Rein
Non-Pro Snaffle Bit (Non-Pro & Senior Cowhorse
will run after completion of the Snaffle,
hackamore and two rein classes)
Open Snaffle Bit
Non-Pro Hackamore
Nevada Hackamore
Two Reined
Non-Pro Cowhorse
Senior Rider Cowhorse Class (60+)
8:00 a.m. Ranch Horse Class
Approx. 1-2 p.m. Women’s Branding Eliminations
Approx. 4:00 p.m. Open Branding Eliminations
Infield open for parking after last race, must be out by
12 a.m. (Enter from Golf Course Road only).
8:00 a.m. Nevada Cattle Working
Women’s Class
Approx. 5:00 p.m. Co-Ed Branding Eliminations
Western Dance
8:00 a.m. Champion Nevada Cowhorse
1:00 p.m. Finals Women’s Branding (3 Team)
Finals Branding Open & Co-Ed Branding (6 Teams)
Finals Youth Branding (3 Teams Each Age Division)
Senior Branding Contest
Approx. 5:30 p.m. Team Roping Entries Behind Fair Office 1 – 5 p.m.
Western Dance
8:00 a.m. Junior Riders 13-16
Approx. 10:30 a.m. (Reined work first for both youth classes;
cow work to follow)
Young Buckaroos 8 & Under
Junior Riders 9-12
Pres. of Outstanding Stock Horse & Non-Pro Award


   AUGUST 26, 27  & SEPTEMBER 2,3,4,5, 2022


We will begin paying out premiums as early as possible, in order to provide you with pocket money as you go to the Fair. Be sure to check back in to the Home Arts department on Saturday to pick up your winnings.

Also be sure to read the Home Arts rules and schedule, as well as the rules for each department you enter.

2022 Home Arts Premium Book

Once you know what you’d like to enter, you can visit the main Home Arts Building, either Wednesday, August 31st 5pm to 7pm, or Thursday, September 1st 8 AM – 5:30 PM. Please keep in mind that NO entries will be accepted after 6 PM on Thursday. All entries need to be turned in before this time in order to be accepted.

Whether you’ve entered online or may want to do it in person the way we’ve always done it, bring your entries to the Goicoechea Home Arts Building during check-in hours. We’ll get you your exhibit tags and make sure your entries get where they’re supposed to go. We’ll close the doors at 6 PM sharp and will start the judging process at that time. Doors will re-open at 1 PM Friday, and you’ll be able to see how your work stacks up against that of other Nevada residents.

Please remember that entering the Home Arts competitions costs $7 per exhibitor, per 10 items. That means you can enter 10 exhibits for the same price that you can enter one! If you have more than 10 items it will be another $5 per additional 10 items.

Also be sure to read the Home Arts rules and schedule, as well as the rules for each department you enter. The schedule can be found below and in the 2022 Home Arts Premium Book along with the rules for each department.

Elko County Fair Premium List

Home Arts Departments

Plant Products – Ranch, Range, & Town


Canned Products

Crocheting, Knitting & Yarn Crafts

Fine Arts

Flower Show


Hobbies & Creative Crafts

Indian Crafts



Home Arts Schedule

Home Arts Exhibitor Schedule

August 1st through September 1st

WEDNESDAY, August 31st 

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Exhibit Check-in, Goicoechea Home Arts building

THURSDAY, September 1st  

8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Exhibit check-in continues

5:30 PM Check-in CLOSES

Home Arts judging begins

FRIDAY, September 2nd

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Home Arts Exhibits open to the public

SATURDAY September 3rd

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Home Arts Exhibits open to the public

SUNDAY, September 4th

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Home Arts exhibits open to the public

MONDAY, September 5th

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Premium payouts open

Home Arts exhibits open to the public

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM      Home Arts exhibits may be picked up by exhibitor

All Home Arts exhibits must be removed by this time.  All Home Arts premium money MUST be collected by this time or it will be forfeited to the Fair.  No exceptions.