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Community Activities/ Contests

Pageants, Contests, Cook-offs, Still Exhibits and Much More! 


Still Exhibits


  • Open to Youth & Adult Divisions

  • More than 100 divisions to choose from!

  • Free for youth, $5 per entry for adults

  • Cash prizes for adult winners

  • Register by May 31

The Still Exhibits at the fair is a way for members of the community to showcase their talents and compete for prizes with the opportunity to be named Best of Show in each of the individual categories. Enter your own creation online through the ShoWorks portal and explore all the categories you can enter below.

Visit the Still Exhibits Hall at the fair to see the talents of our community on full display!

Explore the Categories!
Adult - ages 19+
Youth - ages 18 and under

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Beer & Wine

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Fine Arts and Crafts

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Preserved Foods

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Special Education

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Clothing and Textiles

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Baked Foods

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School Projects


Scholarship Pageant

This year, the Placer County Scholarship Pageants, produced by Up Pageantry, on Thursday night inside Johnson Hall at the Fair. 


Who will be crowned and receive thousands of dollars in gifts, prizes, and scholarships? Join the Up Pageantry family, and it could be YOU! Or, come watch and find out!

Competition categories include:

Jr. Miss  8-10
Jr. Teen 11-13.
Teens 14-17
Miss 18-25

Pageant Orientation:

Tues April 30th 5:30pm in Johnson Hall

Get on the mailing list now, and don't miss our specials!


Community Stage

Showcasing local talent Saturday and Sunday during the hours of the fair

Friday the 21st
Comedy Night at the Fair!

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Saturday the 22nd

Bach to Rock
Elevation Dance.
River City Ukele Orchesta
Precision Dance Center
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Sunday the 23rd

Studio 65 Dance Company
School of Rock
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Rib Cook-Off 

2024 Rib Cook Off

The 4th Annual Placer County Fair Rib Cook-Off!

Join us at the 4th Annual Placer County Fair Rib Cook-Off on Sunday, June 23. People's Choice Voting starts at 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM. Stay around for the award ceremony at 4:00 pm and see if your favorite rib wins!

This wild and delicious event will feature teams competing for the Judges' Choice and People's Choice trophies. Attendees will enjoy a fun, Fair atmosphere including all kinds of beverages, music, carnival, Family Fun Zone, livestock, and so many vendors and entertainers! 

We're on the hunt for talented competitors, but space is limited, so sign up now to secure your spot in this sizzling showdown!

For more information, contact us at 916.701.8181 or email

Tickets will be online presale only.

Limited to 2 tickets per person. 

We look forward to seeing you at the Placer County Fair Rib Cook-Off on Sunday, June 23

Sponsored by:

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Mosaic art

Mosaic Contest

RULES: These rules are designed to ensure stability and safety during the event. 

  • Sign up before May 31, 2024

  • Size 13" Diameter 

  • Stone, glass or tile round mosaics accepted

  • Each Mosaic must include a theme from the listed categories

  • Entries must be received on 6/13/24, between              12:00 - 5:00 PM. Drop off completed entries to the backloading area of Jones Hall (near the parking lot) at 700 Event Center Drive, Roseville

CATEGORIES: You may choose to enter more than one category; however, you are limited to three entries. Prizes will be given in each category, and the grand prize winner will receive $250.00!


  • Community

  • Flowers

  • Farm Animals

  • Carnival Rides

  • Fair Food

  • Placer Grown

Sign up and choose your category by May 31, 2024!

The entries will be displayed during the fair and voted on by fairgoers via a QR Code survey. Winners will be announced on the last day of the fair. Good luck!

Please note that the Mosiac you submit will not be returned to you, but will be enjoyed by future fair-goers. We appreciate your support in providing fun experiences for our community.

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Scavenger Hunt

How to Play

  1. Look for the Scavenger Hunt logo at each of the 15 checkpoints around the Fair using the provided hints. You can visit them in any order.

  2. When you find the checkpoint, record the codeword on the scavenger hunt form, noting the BOLD letters.

  3. Once all checkpoints are found, submit the form for a chance to win prizes!

You can fill out the scavenger hunt form on this page or get a printout at the Information Booth. Submit completed printout forms at the Information Booth or use the online form below.


Win Prizes!

Submit your completed form to be entered into a drawing to win one of the following prizes:

  • Free Lincoln Potters Tickets

  • Free Quarry Park Adventures Passes

  • Free Monster Truck show at the Speedway

Winners will be announced via email the week following the Fair.

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