With over 12,000 entries every year, the Durham Fair takes great pride in the variety of exhibits and quality of work that are displayed throughout our livestock barns and exhibit halls. Whether it's the thrill of competition, the prize money or winning that desired blue ribbon or Best in Show rosette, every exhibitor has his or her own special reason for participating.
We thank all of our exhibitors, past and present, for sharing the results of their efforts and talents. We encourage everyone, especially those who have never exhibited, to give it a try this year!
Take a stroll through our three large livestock barns and you'll come face to face with the best premium animals around. Beef cattle, dairy cattle, goats, llamas, poultry, rabbits, sheep and swine - we have it all! Check our daily schedules to find out times for Showmanship competitions, Battle of the Barns, Every Animal has a Story and the always popular Animal Costume Parade.
PERSONAL SKILLS / PLANT SCIENCE
Whether your passion is in the personal skills areas of art, baking, canning, crafts & collections, needlework and photography or it is plant science such as Christmas trees, flowers, fruits, giant pumpkin or horticulture, there is no shortage of categories to peak a fairgoers interest. These exhibit areas truly exemplify the variety of products that are so beautifully displayed in the exhibit halls of the Durham Fair.
One of our largest exhibit departments can be found in the Youth area. From individual entries to entire school class entries, there is nothing but smiles all around when these youngsters come in to find their special entry has won a ribbon at the Durham Fair! And we can only bet that our littlest exhibitors grow into our exhibitors in the big buildings as they get older.