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 : TBD

Youth Branding TBD

Drawpot Branding TBD

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

2021 Elko Co Fair stockhorse event Results

Elko County Fair Stock Horse Contest Information


   AUGUST dates to be determined SEPTEMBER 2,3,4,5, 2022


2021 RACE NOMINATION FORM These are the forms for the Elko Races and information on the Western States Futurity

2021 Racing Condition book

race stall reservation form

2021 Race Nomination Reports

2021 RACE nominations reports as of 8-11-21


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.

Premium Book – Final 2021 (002)UPDATED 8-30-21

Once you know what you’d like to enter, you can visit the main Home Arts Building, either Wednesday, September 1st 5-7 PM, or Thursday, September 2nd 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 2021 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 2nd

WEDNESDAY, September 1st

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Exhibit Check-in, Goicoechea Home Arts building

THURSDAY, September 2nd  

8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Exhibit check-in continues

5:30 PM Check-in CLOSES

Home Arts judging begins

FRIDAY, September 3rd

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Home Arts Exhibits open to the public

SATURDAY September 4th 

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Home Arts Exhibits open to the public

SUNDAY, September 5th

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Home Arts exhibits open to the public

MONDAY, September 6th

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.