July 1, 2020

Chris Pickering, CEO
Northwest Washington Fair
(925) 872-4199

NW Washington Virtual Fair offering ribbons, premiums

Remember the feeling of pride after winning a ribbon at the Fair? The feeling that your hard work in raising animals, making quilts or baking pies had been recognized for excellence?

Despite the postponement of this summer’s Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Fair is encouraging widespread participation among all ages with a virtual competitive exhibits event. Divisions are listed in the 2020 Premium Book online at the fair’s website,, and entries are open July 1-25.

Virtual Entries

“We're excited to offer a vast array of competitive exhibit divisions as part of the virtual fair,” said Chris Pickering, CEO of the Northwest Washington Fair. “We’ve waived all entry fees and Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery has graciously sponsored premiums for the winners.” Results will be announced August 17-22, the previously scheduled dates for the Fair, and include recognition across the Fair’s website and social media.

Pickering also gave thanks to the superintendents who are volunteering their time to make the virtual fair possible.

“We’re all striving to fulfill the Fair’s mission through these unprecedented times,” Pickering said. “We will continue to provide education regarding agriculture - past, present and future; experiences with positive competition; and enjoyment of wholesome entertainment, social interactions and lasting memories. We look forward to bringing everyone together in celebration just as soon as it is safe to do so.”

More unique Northwest Washington Fair events in 2020 will be announced later, he added.

MEDIA NOTE: Please direct your questions to Chris Pickering, CEO, Northwest Washington Fair, (925) 872-4199. 

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