What You Need to Know to Compete

Competing in the Fair?

Already entered in the Elko County Fair? Here’s where you can 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, Nevada Stallion Stakes, Team competitions and NRCHA/NRCCHA approved classes), racing, Home Arts and everything else there is to do at the Fair.

Haven’t entered yet?


How to enter


Sagebrush Cutters

Please text or email entries to JJ at 775-397-2769 or The show starts at 8:00 am on August 28.

Nevada Stallion Stakes & Elko County NRCHA Show 2020 dates: August 28, 29, & 30

2020 Stallion Stakes Results – TBA

2020 Schedule of Events – TBA



2020 Nomination Stallions:

TBA, Please check back later.

Elko County Fair Stock Horse Contest Information

Contest Dates September 3rd – 7th

2020 Elko County Fair Stock Horse Contest Results – TBA

2020 ECF Stock Horse Results – TBA





Stock Horse Entry Form – COMING SOON
Branding Contest Entry Form(PDF)



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.


2020 Premium Book (PDF)


Browse the 2020 Premium Book and once you know what you’d like to enter, you can visit the main Home Arts Building, either Wednesday, September 2nd 5-7 PM, or Thursday, September 3rd 8 AM – 6 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 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 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




Find out more about each department in our 2020 Premium Book.

2020 Premium Book (PDF)

Home Arts Schedule

August 10th through September 2nd

WEDNESDAY, September 2nd

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Exhibit Check-in, Goicoechea Home Arts building

THURSDAY, September 3rd  

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Exhibit check-in continues

6:00 PM Check-in CLOSES

Home Arts judging begins

FRIDAY, September 4th 

8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Home Arts judging continues

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Home Arts Exhibits open to the public

SATURDAY September 5th 

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Home Arts Exhibits open to the public

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Premium Payouts Open

SUNDAY, September 6th

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Home Arts exhibits open to the public

Premium payouts open

MONDAY, September 7th

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Home Arts exhibits open to the public

Premium payouts open

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Home Arts exhibits may be picked up by exhibitor

6:00 PM 

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.