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September 2nd – September 5th, 2021

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The Tri-County Fair will be a full Celebration and we look forward to welcoming all in 2021.

Labor Day Weekend, the fair rolls into the small town of Bishop, CA. Butler Amusements has been providing the Carnival Midway for the Tri-County Fair for over 15 years. They provide a wide variety of major, family and kid-friendly rides, fun Midway games and a clean and professional presentation for our guests. Come out and enjoy the thrills and fun of the midway at the Tri-County Fair!


The Tri-County Fair Board of Directors welcomes each of you to “Celebrate the Bounty of our Counties”. The Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair is guaranteed to be the BEST FOUR DAYS OF SUMMER. It’s a time to showcase and celebrate the talents and achievements of our local communities. Entering projects in the Fair Exhibits Competition allows you the opportunity to showcase your efforts and creative talents. We encourage all talents and all ages to enter one project this year!

New this year is the Tri-County Fair Parade and Cattle Drive!  We’re kicking off Saturday with a small-town parade led by longhorn cattle down Main Street. Saturday is also local vendor day where we will showcase not only the regular fair vendors, but local vendors too.  Please come out and support them!

We’ve increased the quality of our Grandstand Entertainment  with Midget Warrior Wrestling (Thursday), Legendary Wynonna Judd (Friday), Open Rodeo (Saturday) and The Destruction Derby (Sunday).  You don’t want to miss it! >> Get Tickets before the events sell out!

Plus, our strolling entertainment will have something for everyone!  We have magicians, clowns, jugglers, stilt walkers, puppets, wood carvers, etc.

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Girls showing the pie contest sign

The Berry Pie Contest and Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest will be held in the grass area between the Charles Brown Building and the Floriculture Building.

Photo by Gayla Wolfe

ENTRY FORM DEADLINE: SUNDAY, August 22, 2021 at 5:00pm

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Welcome Back Tri-County Fair Exhibitors!
We have missed you!

A county fair wouldn’t be complete without the competition pies, cookies, quilts, paintings and giant pumpkins. Every year at the Tri-County Fair, the community’s gardeners, bakers and artisans of all ages and types come together to share their talents with more than twenty five thousand Fairgoers.

Enter into a competition to win a coveted blue ribbon or visit one of the Tri-County Fair’s competitive galleries and witness the spirit of competition that is alive and thriving. Dust off grandma’s recipes and get ready for the Tri-County Fair!

Please bring completed entry forms to the Exhibit Office August 16 to August 22

2021 Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest and Berry Pie Contest
2021 Beer and Wine Competition is back!!
BBQ Contest
New Classes in Photography
New Classes in Preserved Food & Liqueur
Pumpkin Carving Contest

Peoples’ Choice Award ribbons will be up on Sunday Morning, 9/5/21 Please make sure you vote!

If you have any questions, call the Exhibit Office (760) 873-3588

Sunday, August 29th
Clothing & Textiles (Adult & Junior)
Photography (Adult & Junior)
4-H (Except Food and Agriculture)
Fine Art (Junior) School Projects
Handicrafts (Adult & Junior)
Computer Projects (Adult & Junior)
All Special Exhibit Categories

Monday, August 30th
Fine Art (Adult)
Wednesday, September 1st
Baked Foods (Adult, Junior & 4-H)
Preserved Foods (Adult, Junior & 4-H)
Floriculture – Potted Plants, Dry, Silk (Adult & Junior)

Thursday, September 2nd
Agriculture (Adult, Junior & 4-H)
Floriculture – Fresh Items (Adult & Junior)
6:00 PM Pie Contest – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Saturday, September 5th – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
3:00 pm Cookie Contest – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
6:00 pm Trifecta at the Tri-County Fair BBQ Contest


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Come join us Sunday night, September 5th at 7:00 for one of the most popular events at the fair!! Listen to the engines rev, smell the smoke, hear the crowd cheer, feel the excitement as the various divisions and heats enter the arena and fight ’til the last vehicle is running.

Destruction Derby Rules and Entry Form (PDF)

More Destruction Derby Info
tri county derby parade

Photo by Gayla Wolfe


September 4th, 2021

BBQ Contest – Will be in a new location – watch for the signs!

IT’S THE TRIFECTA THIS YEAR!!! PORK BUTT, CHICKEN THIGH AND BEEF RIBS!!! Entrants have a choice to BBQ using a gas BBQ, a wood BBQ, a pellet BBQ or a charcoal BBQ. Entrants are required to provide their choice of BBQ, utensils and seasonings. The Tri-County Fair will provide the meat, area to cook and a prep table. Entrants will be provided with pork butt, rack of beef ribs and six thighs. Entrants will have the opportunity to season or place in marinade their meat in the Charles Brown kitchen on Friday, September 4th between 4-8pm in preparation for the contest on Saturday, September 4th. Also, on Friday entrants are welcome to set up your BBQ area. The meat will be stored at the fairgrounds overnight. Check in time is on Saturday, September 4th from 6am to noon in the Charles Brown kitchen. Judging will be at 6pm. Entries will be judged by a panel of judges, then made available to the public for sampling. Entrants will receive 1 one-day pass for admission when your entry form is submitted. Entrants will receive one pork butt, 6 chicken thighs and 1 rack of beef ribs.
Sponsored by High Country Lumber

tri county bbq contest

Photo by Gayla Wolfe

Photos by Terrance Vestel