State Fair

All documents, forms, and entry forms can be found below.  

Dates for this year’s State Fair: Friday, August 25th  – September 4th 

See schedule for more details on FFA events

SIGNED EXHIBITOR CONSENT FORM MUST BE PRESENTED UPON ARRIVAL TO STATE FAIR FOR EACH EXHIBITOR.  

Preparation for the Fair:

  • Review the premium books carefully to familiarize yourself with the details. Students need to be very aware of these regulations, including rules regarding animal welfare and showmanship ethics.
  • Please make sure students have read and have in their possession a copy of the Livestock Show Ring Code of Ethics and any necessary livestock ownership documentation.
  • Use the premium book to familiarize your students, their parents, your superintendent, and others with the FFA activities at the State Fair.
  • There are additions and modifications to division and class offerings. Due to changes in instructors, we have rearranged some assignments. You will find an updated assignment list enclosed for your review.

Deadlines:

  • All forms required for state fair exhibits and events are due in the State FFA Office no later than August 1st.  This is a hard deadline, late entries will NOT be excepted.  
    • Entry Form Exceptions: Crops, Nursery, Wool, and Ag Mechanics projects do need to be listedon the Form SF-1 submitted by August 1st. Members with those projects should have name and address and write crops in the description.  When they check in their exhibits on Thursday, August 24th, they should bring a copy of Form SF-1, with their actual entries listed on the form. 

State Fair entry forms should be sent by from the chapter adivisor by EMAIL ONLY to: Lee Letsch at lee@oregonffa.com

Passes:

  • Admission and parking permits will be provided only to agriculture instructors; official chaperones; livestock, poultry and rabbit exhibitors; and participants in FFA contests held at the fair.
  • Bracelets will be given out between 1:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on August 24th  
  • Exhibitors have first priority on passes. 
  • Official FFA chaperons will also receive passes. Your chaperons must be designated on the enclosed chaperone form and sent in by August 1st.  Passes will be granted to FFA members and division superintendents first, followed by chaperones. Chaperones are responsible for all members in the chapter, not just their own children.  They should be prepared to serve in that capacity.

Camping:

  • General State Fair Rules and Camping information can be found here.  

Scheduling:

  • Schedule of Activities: Familiarize your participants with the schedule and the importance of arriving ahead of schedule for their events. Please check both FFA and Open Show schedules to avoid conflicts. Contact superintendents of both shows if a conflict arises.
  • Exhibitor Meetings: Attendance is required at exhibitor meetings for all livestock exhibitors.  The first exhibitor meeting will be held Friday morning in sheep showring.  Any other meetings will be announced as necessary.

Membership:

  • The FFA Division of the Oregon State Fair has been organized and planned for participation by active FFA members. Each SF-1 entry form that is received in the State FFA Office will be checked for current membership. If dues have not been paid for any individuals entering, those individuals must pay membership dues before they are eligible to participate in the State Fair. 

Livestock Exhibits:

Advisors: Please review the following information with your livestock exhibitors before they fill out entry forms:

  • Members will register by breed division for registered or grade animals.
  • If a crossbreed, an entry must be shown in the commercial class.
  • A scanned copy of animal’s registration papers must be emailed by August 15.  If the animal is not registered in the exhibitors name, a copy of the SAE agreement must be attached.  
  • If the registration form is not submitted by the deadline then they will moved into the commercial class. 
  • Registered and grade animals will be shown together unless there are enough entries to divide into registered and grade classes.
  • If registering by "other breed", please indicate what breed.

Exhibit Release Information:

Release Times:

  • All Livestock Exhibits will be released Tuesday, August 29thstarting at 2:00 p.m. with a staggered release for chapters based on distance.  A release schedule will be posted on the barn office.  
  • Livestock exhibits must be out of the barns no later than 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 29th.  If you need to hold your animal(s) over for the open show you must make arrangements.  Please let state staff know by 8am on Saturday, if you need to hold over.