How to Enter

$50.00 per entry. Entry deadline: Friday, February 15

One sample per entry

  • Determine the product(s) you wish to enter

  • Note entry deadline and entry fee

  • Determine Division and Categories

  • Complete the entire entry form and mail in or utilize the online entry

  • Deliver or ship items (download shipping label) to arrive either Wednesday, February 20 or Thursday, February 21between 9am and 4pm. Friday, February 22 deliveries are by appointment only. See competition rules for additional information on shipping and delivery.

If you have any questions or require additional information please contact:

Amy Pond-Cirelli
Phone: 909-865-4043
Fax: 909-629-2067

Information: This commercial competition is organized and run by Fairplex. Please download the PDF for more information.


Dairy Categories

Dairy Categories

Mailing Label


Awards Offered

Gold Medal 98 – 100pts: An outstanding product of superior character
Silver Medal 95 – 97pts: A very good product with special qualities
Bronze Medal 92 – 94pts: A well made product

Medals & Rules

Competition Rules

1. All samples must meet the standards of the California State Food and Agriculture Code and are subject to testing at the discretion of the Fair management and/or judges.

2. One sample must be submitted when in consumer size packages. One empty container of each product is encouraged to be submitted when available for display purposes. (If empty container is unavailable, please send additional sample for display.)

3. Samples for judging: Samples for judging must be delivered to the Dairy Products Department located in Avalon on the Fairgrounds. Enter Gate 1 off McKinley Ave. deliveries must be made on Wednesday, February 28 and Thursday, March 1, 2018 between 9am – 4pm. Samples may also be delivered on March 2 by appointment only. Shipments must be prepaid and packed in a proper container with an adequate amount of proper refrigerant (dry ice for ice cream and ice or “blue ice” for all others) to insure samples are received at the proper temperature. Warning: Don’t short this! Damaged or warm samples will not be judged.

4. If you are entering more than 10 samples, please call (909) 865-4043 for an appointment time slot to deliver your samples.

5. Copies of official results will be mailed to all dairies. Results will not be given by telephone, but can be found on this website no later than March 31, 2018.

6. Closed judging begins on Saturday, March 3, 2018.