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Don't let the word 'competitions' intimidate you. The Northern Wisconsin State Fair offers a variety of family-focused and fun contests to Junior and Open competitive exhibitions. We look forward to having your projects on display at this year's Fair.

If you have any questions, or need assistance in registering, please contact Cindy Boggess, Junior & Open Fair Manager, at or 715.723.2861 ext.105 or Dawn Totzke, Entry Department Manager at

This page will be updated throughout the year.
NWSF Exhibit Registration will open after April 15, 2023.

Differences between the Competition Categories

Junior Division Exhibits
All exhibitors in the Junior Division must reside in or be members of a recognized youth organization consisting of two or more families, located in Chippewa County under adult leadership, have an educational program appropriate to the department(s) entered, and approved by the NWSF Fair Board.

Open Division Exhibits
As a regional fair, open division exhibitors can reside in any county or be of any age.

School Exhibits
School Exhibits are open to Chippewa County Public and Private Schools and Homeschool Groups. Entries are completed by students and are registered and submitted by school staff. Because exhibitors in the school exhibits are not required to pay an entry fee, school exhibitors will not receive a Fair season admission pass.

Lego Pre-Build Contest
Primarily focused on a family-friendly event, this contest is open to anyone. A theme will be presented later-Spring and registration is completed at entry drop-off.

NWSF Fairest of the Fair
The Northern Wisconsin State Fair Fairest of the Fair and Attendant serve as the official ambassadors of the Fair at events including area events, parades, and the Wisconsin State Fair. The application and interview process happens annually each Fall.

Appreciation is shared with the many volunteers who lead and support the Northern Wisconsin State Fair. Please reach out to Cindy Boggess at 715.723.2861 ext. 105 if you have any questions and she will be able to assist you.
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