Online entry tutorial

Before you begin the online entry process, please be sure you know the division and category number(s) you plan to enter. 

1. Click “enter online” on the appropriate page, or use the following links to start your online entry in a new window beginning in April 2016:

Any department not listed above does not currently support online entries. 

2. Using the navigation menu on the top, click the circle labeled “1” that says “register.”

3. You will be asked to type your first and last name. Please select the circle that says “I am a new exhibitor.” Each Fair year, you will be a new exhibitor and will require a new password. Even if you entered in a previous year, you should check “I am a new exhibitor.” Only if you have already entered in the current year should you select the button that says “I have previously registered.”  

4. Click “continue” and proceed by entering your mailing address, email contact information, etc. Be sure to select a password and remember your passwordPlease note that once you have checked out and paid, you will not be able to obtain a refund. 

5. Review your contact information for accuracy. Once you have confirmed that the information is accurate, hit “continue.”

6.  A summary of your information will appear. Please double-check and review your contact information for accuracy. Once you have confirmed that the information is accurate, hit “continue.”

7.  After hitting “continue,” you are now redirected to the “entries” page labeled “2” at the top of your browser. You may notice that the registration section at the top, marked “1” is now completed with a green check mark.

7. You will be asked to indicate the department and division you are entering. If you do not recall the department and division, please open a new window of your web browser and refer to the appropriate information packet or book.

8. After you have selected the correct department and division, you will be provided a list of all of the available classes. Please check the button to the left of each class you plan to enter.

9. Your entry will automatically be saved in your cart and a message will appear at the top of the screen showing how many entries have been added. If you would like to add more entries, select the appropriate department and division (to add an entry in your existing department and division, click “add a similar entry.” If you would like to enter in a different department, click “add a different entry.”) If you have added all entries and are ready to check out, please hit “continue.”

10. Your entry will automatically be saved in your cart. However, you will be redirected to Step 2 – Entries to add more entries to your cart. If you would like to add more entries, select the appropriate department and division (to add an entry in your existing department and division, click “add a similar entry.” If you would like to enter in a different department, click “add a different entry.”) If you have added all entries and are ready to check out, please hit “continue.”

11. Review your cart for accuracy, noting that the appropriate classes appear in the “description” column. Hit “check out” to continue checking out. (Note: if you are not yet ready to check out, please be sure to hit the button that says “Save this cart for later.” The buttons at the top of the page will now show that you are in “Step 3 – Review.” 

12. Select your payment method on the payment page. The buttons at the top of the page will now show that you are in “Step 4 – Pay.” 

13. Once you have selected your credit card type, a page will appear with additional required information (billing address, account number, etc.). Complete this information and continue checking out by hitting “continue.”

14. Review your payment information for accuracy and finish your order. Please call the entry department at 614-644-4052 if you have any questions.


Troubleshooting 

I am having a hard time viewing the website or the online entry forms. What do I do?

Update your web browser to the most recent version. This website is best viewed in Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

My password from last year isn’t working. What do I do? 

You will need to register as a new exhibitor even if you entered last year. Each Fair year, you will be a new exhibitor and will be required to enter a password (you can use the same one from last year if you choose). Even if you entered in a previous year, you should check “I am a new exhibitor.” Only if you have already entered in the current year should you select the button that says “I have previously registered.”

How do I enter my farm name?

For livestock categories, please enter your farm name under the “team” category on the contact information page.

Where do I find my division or class number? 

You can find the division and class number in the  appropriate information packet or book for each type of entry. To locate this information, please click “Competitions” at the top of this page and navigate to the appropriate department.

I can’t find the class or division I want to enter in the appropriate book or information packet.

If you are having difficulty finding a class or division in one of the PDF documents, hold down the CONTROL (“CTRL” on a PC) or ⌘ (“COMMAND” on a Mac) key, then press the letter “F” key. This will pull up a search function, so that you can type in the word you would like to locate within the document quickly and easily. If you are still having problems, please call the entry department at 614-644-4052.

I don’t know where to click.

If your mouse changes to a pointer finger when you hover over a topic throughout the website, it is an active link. Clicking on a link will open the appropriate page.