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The 2020 Marin County Fair Wants Your Entries!

Marin County Fair entries

Note: As of the date of publishing the 2020 Marin County Fair is still scheduled to take place from July 1–5 this summer. We'll update this article if the situation changes.

Although the Marin County Fair doesn't take place until this summer, now is the time to start thinking about your entries for the fair's many competitions. The deadline for entry for most competitions is on or before Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 5 pm. Get the kids to work on their creative entries for the fair while we're staying at home!

Children ages 5–18 can enter any number of Junior Division competitions, including arts and crafts, hobbies, cartoon art, performing arts, photography, and creative writing, not to mention traditional preserved food, horticulture, and floral categories. Do you have a prize-winning cow, goat, or chicken in the backyard? Kids can enter all sorts of livestock in the fair. Don't have a farm animal? Don't worry—kids can also enter their furry friends in the Guinea Pig, Rabbit, or Pocket Pet (mice, rats, hamsters, turtles, and other critters) competitions.

Special competitions relate to this year's theme, "Over the Moon" and include crescent moon decorating, lanterns from outer space, moonscapes, and STEAM projects, to name a few.

There's bound to be something for everyone in the family to enter. My kids always love entering something in the fair, and it's thrilling to see what kind of ribbon you've won when you finally find your exhibit on display.

Marin County Fair entries

Entry fees for junior competitions are either free or $2. All paper applications this year will incur a $2 processing fee; save $1 by entering online!

This year the Marin County Fair takes place July 3–7 at the Marin County Fairgrounds near the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael. Visit for more information and to download an exhibitor's guide, applications, and entry forms for your fair entries.