Exhibitor Camping

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  1. Who is eligible for livestock exhibitor camping? Individuals who are registered for exhibiting livestock at the State Fair.  One campsite per household and/or mailing address is allowed.
  2. How do I register for livestock exhibitor camping? Submit a camping form via fax along with payment beginning May 1.
  3. When will the form be available? Starting at 9 am, May 1.
  4. Where will the form be available? A download application option will appear at the top of this web page at 9 am, May 1.
  5. How can I pay? Credit card – Mastercard, Visa and Discover accepted
  6. Am I guaranteed a camping spot in the livestock campground(s) if I submit a form?  Not necessarily. Camping spots are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis and do typically fill fast.
  7. What are the livestock camping locations that I can choose from when I submit the camping form? There are six options to choose on the form – Inner, Outer, Sheep, Beef, Beef Dry and Disabled
  8. What are the prices for those locations? Inner, Outer, Sheep and Disabled are $30 per night; Beef and Beef Dry are $22 per night.
  9. If I don’t get a spot what happens? A State Fair staff member will reach out to you via the email you list on the form regarding your options.
  10. How do you choose who gets a spot? Spots are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis using the time stamp on the fax machine.
  11. If I had a spot last year am I guaranteed a spot this year? No – spaces in the livestock camping area are not reserved from year to year.
  12. How many livestock exhibitor camping spots are there? There are 564 livestock exhibitor camping spots available between the various camping areas.
  13. Are all the spots full service? The inner, outer, and sheep camping areas offer full service (water, sewer, electric) hook-ups.  The beef campground offers water and electric only.


View campground locations

Absolutely no coolers with alcoholic beverages will be allowed within the inner gates of the fairgrounds.


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