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February 16-25, 2024

Junior Exhibits



Laura Jones

Contact: Patricia Wallace
(760) 807-1824 pawscout@yahoo.com

Fair Office

(760) 863-8247


Each Division

1st Place

2nd Place

Best of Show

$75 & Rosette

People's Choice Award

$60 & Rosette

Sweepstakes Award

Trophy & Rosette
Based on Total Premium Dollars Earned by Chapter, Club or Group

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Entry Fee

$15 per entry

Entry Receiving Day

Thursday, February 8
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The Exhibits Building
Park at Gate 1 off of HWY 111

Judging Date

Saturday, February 10
10:00 a.m.


Monday, February 26
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The Exhibits Building
Park at Gate 4 on Arabia Street

Special Rules & Guidelines

  1. All general, local, and state rules apply to this department.
  2. Open to all Riverside County Junior Organizations, School Classes, and Youth Groups: FFA, FHA, 4-H, etc.; Independent Jr. Exhibitor – Ages 5 - 18 (not graduated from 12th grade).
  3. Each entry in these divisions shall have been made or produced by the exhibitor.
  4. All entries must remain in place for the duration of the Fair. No early pick-up.
  5. Fair reserves the right to display or mount entries as it deems appropriate, which may entail the use of nails, screws, staples, or other devices.
  6. No teachers/students may be present during judging.
  7. Judges reserve the right to accept, reject, or re-classify any exhibit if such an action is, in its judgment, in the best interest of the Riverside County Fair. The decision of the judges is final.
  8. All possible care will be taken with entries; however, the Fair Management, Jr. Exhibits Supervisor, or workers will assume no responsibility for loss or damage of any kind.
  9. The Riverside Country Fair will not be liable for any exhibits not picked up on dates and times specified for pick-up. All artwork not picked up by Monday, February 26 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm in the Exhibits Building #2, will be donated to local charities.

Junior Agriculture Mechanics

  1. No entry may be shown for more than one (1) calendar year.
  2. Although the exhibits need not be owned by the exhibitor, all must be the products of their instruction in Agricultural Mechanics.
  3. The student exhibitor must have been at least the major contributor to the building or repairing of the exhibit.
  4. An article may not be entered in more than one (1) class and each exhibitor may not enter more than one (1) article from the same pattern.
  5. Display cards must be filled out and attached to each exhibit in this department correctly labeling the exhibit, and giving a brief summary describing the student exhibitor’s project. Ex. Tailgate BBQ, Horse Halter, CD Holder, etc.
  6. Exhibitor may provide photo of entry construction and use for judging purposes only.
  7. Open to students regularly enrolled in a high school that is following the California State for Vocational Agriculture.

Poster Art (FFA/4H Specific)

  1. Posters must be mounted on poster board.
  2. Smallest dimension 8 inch either direction; largest dimension 36 inch either direction, including matte.
  3. Art work any larger; mounted on cork board, wood, glass or posters in frames will NOT be accepted.

Scorecards for Judging Industrial Education

  • Design: Sustainability of materials, proportion, balance, & detail
  • Craftsmanship: Accuracy in assembly, execution of processes
  • Surface: neatness, cleanliness, artistic effects, special finishes, or techniques
  • Scope: Utility, practicality, operational--how well does it function



Farm Equipment (small project)

Basic material cost less than $25


  1. Welding and Forging – Examples: beehive tools, branding iron, chipping hammer, cold chisels and punches, docking irons, gate hinges, hay hooks, latches, poultry catchers, steel post drivers, stools, welding rod holder, and any other item.
  2. Woodworking – Examples: farm gate (small), hog panel, blocking table, nail box, rabbit nest box, show stick, small grain feeder, nursery flat, mineral supply unit, spotting board, first aid record cabinet, or any other item.
  3. Other Small Projects - Not listed



Basic material cost $25-$100


  1. Welding – Examples: wheelbarrow, truck bumper, fireplace set, welding truck, clothesline pole, drill press vice, cooler, garden cultivator, hand truck, harrow A frame, barbecue, engine stand, and any other item.
  2. Woodworking – Examples: farm gate (small), beehive, trellis, show box, block table, cold frame, creep feeder (small), hay feeder, individual calf pen, ladder, lawn chair, patio table and benches, panel device, pig brooder, sawhorse, truck divider panel, work bench (small), or any other item.
  3. Other Medium Projects - Not listed



Basic material cost over $100


  1. Any Material – Examples: A-frame (large), calf pen and shed, large creep feeder, large farm gate, large or complex grain feeder, loading chute, large hay feeder, wheelbarrow, small power tools, complex pick-up bumper, stock truck rack (pick-up size), ladder (orchard type), rabbit hutches (2 or more units), complex new harrow, large or complex show box, complex poultry brooder, complex watering trough, large work bench, feed or egg carts, or any other item.




  1. Any Item – Examples: hammers, axes, sledges


Recycled Metal Art


  1. Any Item - Utilizing recycled metal


Poster Art (FFA/4-H Specific)


  1. General
  2. Leadership
  3. Civic/Government


Carefully review this guide as it contains all of the applicable information regarding the exact rules and deadlines for this specific category, ensuring you are entering the correct classes in advance. When you submit your entry online you are agreeing that you understand the rules and regulations.


All entries must be made online through ShoWorks. If you plan to make changes to your entries or need to leave ShoWorks at any time - SAVE YOUR CART before exiting out. Once you select PAY NOW your entry will be submitted and you will not be able to make changes to your cart online. Those needing assistance with online entries can visit the Main Office Wednesday, January 24, 2024 to Friday, January 26, 2024 10:00am - 5:00pm and Saturday, January 27 9:00am - 3:00pm. The Main Office is located in the Shalimar building at Gate 4 on Arabia Street.


Online credit card payments are the only method to enter your exhibit and are due upon entry. Cash or check payments will not be accepted.



Any entry or payment submitted past this deadline will not be accepted.

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