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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

3rd Place

Honorable Mention

Sweepstakes Award

$25 & Ribbon
All High School age students who enter in five (5) or more divisions (Divisions 330-356) and place in all divisions qualify for sweepstakes award. Winner will be determined by highest point total.

1st Place
5 points

2nd Place
3 points

3rd Place
1 point

Entry Fee

$1 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.

Pick Up Date

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 Jr. Building #2, will be donated to local charities.

Creative Writing

  1. Entry must be the original composition and creation of the Exhibitor.
  2. Entries must be submitted on white 8.5 inch x 11 inch paper mounted on black matte board, not to exceed 9 x 12 inches.
  3. The Fair reserves the right to reproduce an entry for use in publication and promotional materials, or other purposes appropriate to the Fair Operation. Credits will be given to exhibitor.
  4. Entries must be based on current Fair Theme: A DAY AT THE FAIR
  5. Entries must be covered. i.e.: laminated

Scorecards for Judging Creative Writing

  • Use of Verse: 50%
  • Use of Theme: 40%
  • Presentaion: 10%



Elementary School

Grades K through 5


  1. Limerick – Humorous Verse - Five (5) lines
  2. Poem – Not to exceed 100 words
  3. Story – One (1) typed page - Not to exceed 300 words


Middle School

Grades 6 through 8


  1. Limerick – Humorous Verse - Five (5) lines
  2. Poem – Not to exceed 100 words
  3. Story – One (1) typed page - Not to exceed 300 words


High School

Grades 9 through 12


  1. Limerick – Humorous Verse - Five (5) lines
  2. Poem – Not to exceed 100 words
  3. Story – One (1) typed page - Not to exceed 300 words


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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