TETON COUNTY FAIR
- FAIR BOOK
- HORSE SHOW
- TEAM SORTING
- TEAM BRANDING
- EXHIBIT HALL
- BIG TOP TENT
- FIGURE 8s
- 2023 SPONSORS
Join us at the 67th Annual Teton County Fair, our community’s signature agricultural and western heritage event.
The Teton County Fair spans nine days, features entertaining events, shows, and programming, and draws competitors and spectators from all demographics. It’s our goal to produce an exceptional and memorable experience for all who join us.
We’re bringing back the favorites, including the Horse Show competitions, Frazier Shows carnival, 4-H livestock shows and sale, All Aboard Train, Freckle Farm Petting Zoo, the Blue Ribbon Exhibit Hall, Fair Rodeo, and Figure 8 Races. We’re excited to announce a new Wednesday night event this year, Extreme Medieval Jousting! The Fair Concert will move to Thursday night in the Rodeo Arena.
We’re also adding laser tag on the tennis courts, which is free and fun for all ages.
In addition to the Lion’s Club Breakfast and Beer Garden, the Big Top Tent will feature new stage programming and strolling entertainment. Enjoy a variety of live music, participate in a jackpot cornhole tournament, partake in the nationally-recognized pie eating contest, enter your newborn in the diaper derby, and bring your wiener dog to the races.
The Blue Ribbon Exhibit Hall will now be located in the new Fairgrounds Community Building behind the Fair Office. All department “Best of Show” winners will be awarded a trophy belt buckle this year.
On behalf of the Teton County Fair Board, I’d like to thank all of our sponsors for their generous support and look forward to seeing everyone at the Fair!
– Zach Vosika Teton County Fair Board Chair
Teton County Fair will not be held responsible for the loss of any article or animal exhibited at the Fair, either during the progress of the Fair or while en route to or from the Fair. Nor will Teton County Fair be held responsible for the safekeeping or safe return of any exhibit to its owner, although due care and caution will be exercised to prevent all loss or damage. Teton County Fair management welcomes and appreciates any reports witnessed of mistreatment or extortion by any service provider or concessionaire during the progress of the Fair. Please file any complaints with the Fair Office immediately.
Parking passes will be sold at the Fair Office or at the parking stations on either end of Snow King Avenue throughout Fair Week (Wed–Sun). $35 per day and $50 for the week. Parking is extremely limited on the Fairgrounds during Fair and is not guaranteed, even with the purchase of a parking pass. There will be no fairgoer parking on the Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 29th, as all lots will be reserved and designated for Fair Rodeo contestants and horse trailers. Fairgoers are encouraged to park off site and walk or bike. A designated bike corral will be available for bike parking.
Health & Safety
Trash receptacles, recycling bins, restrooms, extra port-o-pots, and hand washing stations will be available throughout the Fairgrounds. There’s no shortage of cute critters at the Teton County Fair but the animals can unintentionally make you sick. It’s very important to wash your hands after touching any animal and before eating or drinking anything. Please consider these helpful tips to ensure a healthy Fair:
- Adult supervision of children is required at all times.
- Mouth-to-mouth contact between animals and humans is prohibited.
- Wash hands immediately after touching any animals and before eating or drinking anything.
- Food and drinks are prohibited from any areas that are designated for livestock.
- Do not feed any animals any food, unless it is provided by the concessionaire i.e. petting zoo.
- Wash your hands well and often.
There is one ATM on the Fairgrounds, located inside the Carnival. We recommend you bring cash with you. Credit/debit cards accepted at various locations.
Horse Show Philosophy
The purpose of the Teton County Fair Horse Show is to provide an opportunity for all equine enthusiasts to come and compete in these unique Fair events. The show will provide a fun and safe learning environment that supports healthy competition and sportsmanship amongst all ages of competitors. Sportsmanship and fun are the key emphasis in all Fair events.
How to Enter
By mail: Teton County Fair Office, P.O. Box 3075, Jackson, WY 83001
In person: Teton County Fair Office, 305 W. Snow King Ave., Jackson, WY
Team Sorting entry is by phone only: Call (307) 733-5289
Team Branding entry is by phone only: Call (307) 733-5289
Entry Fees & Deadlines
Most events are less expensive to enter online.
All entries open on June 1. No refunds on entry fees.
ENGLISH & WESTERN DRESSAGE
Enter/pay online: $15 per class
Enter/pay at Fair Office: $18 per class
Entries close Thursday, July 20, 5:00 p.m.
Jackpotted events; entry fees specific to each event.
Entries close Friday, July 21, 5:00 p.m.
Jackpotted events; entry fees specific to each event.
Entries close Sunday, July 23, 5:00 p.m.
NON-PRO WESTERN PERFORMANCE & TRAIL
Enter/pay online: $7 per class Enter/pay at Fair Office: $10 per class
Entries close Thursday, July 27, 5:00 p.m.
JACKPOT TRAIL CLASS
$35 per person
Teton County Fair (TCF) Horse Show rules are based on American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), and the Western Dressage Association of America (WDAA). These events have their own rules, which are outlined in the event’s respective information or available through a source provided. The AQHA rulebook is available online at www.aqha.com, the USEF rulebook is available online at www.usef.org, and the WDAA rulebook is available at www.usef.org. It is the sole responsibility of each competitor to read and understand these rules. During the horse shows, any contest or complaint is at the discretion of the TCF Horse Show Committee.
Competitor age is determined as of January 1st, 2023.
- All horses must be sound in showable condition.
- The TCF Horse Show Committee reserves the right to cancel or combine any class, as well as split classes into smaller groups if safety becomes an issue, to best serve the interest of the show.
- Four (4) or more competitors must participate in a class for a buckle to be awarded.
- There are three (3) calls per class; late entry into a class will not be permitted.
- The same horse MAY NOT be ridden again by the same person or by a different person in the same type of class. This rule does not apply to Team Sorting & Team Branding.
- Horses must be shown by the competitor whose name the horse is entered by upon entry, otherwise the entry will be disqualified.
- Competitors must maintain control of their animals at all times and must conduct themselves in a manner which ensures the safety of others. Otherwise, the competitor may be excused or disqualified.
- Unauthorized coaching from the sidelines may result in disqualification of a competitor and will be at the judge’s discretion.
- Any competitor who uses disrespectful or vulgar language, abuses a judge, an official, a committee member, or an animal will be disqualified.
- Competitors who have overindulged in alcohol while competing will be excused immediately.
- Competitors must wear their assigned number for all horse show events in which they are entered. If the number is not clearly visible, the competitor may be disqualified.
- Competitors must enter the ring through the correct gate. If the wrong gate is used, the competitor may be disqualified.
- All western classes require western attire to be worn by the competitor, and a western saddle and bridle worn on the horse.
- Horses over the age of five (5) must be ridden one-handed with a curb bit; gags or hackamores are not permitted. Horses five (5) and under may be ridden two-handed with a bosal or snaffle bit.
- Any infraction of these rules may result in disqualification.
- At the discretion of a TCF Horse Show Committee member, or a judge, any competitor observed abusing any animal will be excused and disqualified immediately.
Exhibit Hall Registration
Online Exhibits accepted June 1 - July 23
- Register online at https://teton.fairwire.com/
- Fair Office staff are available to help you register online.
- There is no cost to enter online.
In-person or mail-in entries accepted June 1 - July 21
- Come to the Fair Office located at
305 W. Snow King Ave in Jackson, WY
- Mail your entry form to:
Teton County Fair
PO Box 3075, Jackson, WY 83001
- There is no cost to enter in-person or by mail.
Day-of exhibits will be accepted under the following conditions:
- Day-of exhibits are eligible for display only.
- Exhibits will not receive a tag.
- Exhibits are not eligible for judging.
- Exhibits are not eligible to win ribbons or buckles. or to be paid premiums.
Exhibits: Drop Off
Tuesday, July 25, 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
- NEW Fairgrounds Community Building, accessed from N. Karns Ave.
- Exhibits for all departments
- Exhibitors will be responsible for attaching tags (Fair Office will provide) to their own exhibits
Exhibits: Pick Up
Monday, July 31, 2 - 7 p.m.
- NEW Fairgrounds Community Building, accessed from N. Karns Ave.
- Premiums will be forfeited if exhibits are not picked up on the specified date and time.
- Best of Show: $25 + Trophy Belt Buckle
- Division Champion: $10
- Blue Ribbon: $4
General Submission Informtion
- Anyone interested in entering exhibits is welcome to participate.
- Adult classes are for ages 18 and over as of January 1, 2023.
- Teen classes are for ages 13–17 as of January 1, 2023.
- Junior classes are for ages 7–12 as of January 1, 2023.
- Beginner classes are for ages 1–6 as of January 1, 2023.
- Exhibitors may enter up to two (2) items in each class.
- Exhibits must be made, grown, or created by the exhibitor entering them and have not been entered in a previous fair.
- Exhibits may be entered in “any other” only if there is not an existing class in which that exhibit should be entered.
- Ribbons are awarded using the Danish System, meaning that exhibits will be judged against standards and not against other exhibits in the class.
- A ‘Best of Show’ rosette and belt buckle will be awarded to the best exhibit in each department, as determined by the judge. A ‘Division Champion’ rosette will be awarded to the best exhibit in each division, as determined by the judge. Blue and red ribbons may be awarded to all other exhibits in each class. Red ribbons are not eligible for premiums.
- It is the judge’s discretion as to whether or not an exhibit is worthy of a ribbon.
- The Teton County Fair Board reserves the right to interpret these rules and guidelines to arbitrarily settle and determine all matters, questions, and differences.
- Any protests about an exhibit may be submitted in writing, to the Teton County Fair Board (PO Box 3075 Jackson, WY 83001) by Friday August 4th, 2023. A $25 cash protest fee must accompany the letter. If the Teton County Fair Board makes a decision on the protest in their favor, the Fair Board will retain the $25 protest fee. If judgment is awarded in favor of the exhibitor, the $25 will be returned. Teton County Fair Board decisions are final.
- Teton County Fair Board will take all reasonable precautions for the safekeeping of exhibits but WILL NOT be responsible for any loss or damage that may occur.
- Teton County Fair Board WILL NOT be responsible to store or keep any exhibits that are not picked up after Fair.
- Changes to the class list from year to year are at the Teton County Fair Board’s discretion. Classes may be eliminated if exhibits are not received for two (2) or more consecutive years in a particular class.
Big Top Tent & More!
Free & fun For All - Thursday through Sunday
Keep an eye out for strolling entertainment and more happening Thursday through Sunday around the Fairgrounds.
Enjoy the All Aboard Electric Train, Freckle Farm Petting Zoo, Laser Tag on the tennis courts, Photo Booth in the
Exhibit Hall, Jest in Time, Marcus the Magician, and Pattycakes the Clown. Good fun for the whole family!
All Aboard Electric Train
THURS - SUN OF FAIR WEEK FROM NOON TO 6 PM
Catch a ride around the Fair on the All Aboard Electric Train! The train is fun for kids and gives parents a chance to relax and enjoy the breeze. Just flag down the conductor when you are ready for a fun journey around the fairgrounds.
Freckle Farm Petting Zoo
THURS - SUN OF FAIR WEEK FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM
Goat breeds include Nigerian dwarfs, pigmy, boar and Nubian. We also have Barbados sheep, piglets, chickens and sucks. The petting zoo has relocated to the southeast corner of the Fairgrounds on the grass by the tennis courts. See Fairgrounds Map on Welcome page.
THURS - SUN OF FAIR WEEK FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM
Laser tag is a non-impact, non-contact sport, making it suitable for children and adults. Participants use infrared-emitting light guns to tag designated targets. Located on the south tennis court. See Fairgrounds Map on Welcome page.
THURS - SUN OF FAIR WEEK FROM 11 AM TO 6 PM
Wrangle your friends and family together and head over to the Blue Ribbon Exhibit Hall for photo booth fun! See Fairgrounds Map on Welcome page.
Jest in Time
THURS - SUN OF FAIR WEEK
You won't want to miss this duo strolling on stilts or big wheel bikes around the grounds throughout Fair Week!
Marcus the Magician
THURS - SUN OF FAIR WEEK, DAILY SHOW AT 4 PM
Catch Marcus the Magician and his magic show on the Big Top Tent stage daily or find him strolling around the grounds throughout the day.
Pattycakes the Clown
THURS - SUN OF FAIR WEEK, DAILY SHOW AT 1 PM
Catch Pattycakes' show on the Big Top Tent stage daily or find him strolling the fairgrounds throughout the day.
Country Music Singer Morgan Wade to Headline the Teton County Fair Concert
The Teton County Fair Board is excited to announce the artists that will be featured at the 2023 Teton County Fair Concert, sponsored by Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Real Estate, set for Thursday, July 27 in the Rodeo Arena.
Gates open at 6:00 p.m. with opening act featuring Kat Hasty taking the stage at 7:00 p.m. Country and Western singer and songwriter Corb Lund will take the stage before headliner cross-genre singer and songwriter Morgan Wade.
Wade, who grew up in Virginia, says she started writing music to speak her truth, save her own life, and throw a rope to others struggling with the weight of the world. She hit the country music scene in 2018 with the self-release of Puppets with My Heart. On tour for Puppets with My Heart, Nashville-based entertainment company Thirty Tiger signed Wade to a record deal and in 2021, released her second album, Reckless. The single Wilder Days, from Reckless, peaked at number 36 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and was number 29 on the Country Airplay chart. Wade is described by Slant Magazine as “a blend of pop and country without subjugating either, all while covering a wide swath of stylistic ground.”
Opening act Kat Hasty has been singing and writing music before she knew how to put words on paper. Growing up in west Texas, her upbringing pours through her songwriting in tales of desert highways and the hustle and bustle of oil towns. Hasty made her musical debut with her two-part EP Drowning in Dreams, which is described as real, raw, and unapologetic. Following Hasty is Corb Lund, who grew up on his family’s farm and ranches in Canada and has been writing music and performing since 1989. His current album, Songs My Friends Wrote was released in 2022 by Warner Music.
Local, limited pre-sale tickets will go on sale Wednesday, June 1 for $30 per-person. Tickets will be available for purchase in-person only at the Teton County Fair Office, located at 305 W. Snow King Avenue. Any one individual may purchase up to 10 tickets. All remaining tickets will be available for purchase online beginning July 1.
Fair Rodeo Rules and Regulations
Any contestant, no matter their city or state of residence, is welcome to enter the Teton County Fair Rodeo.
The long-go (slack) will be the qualifier for the shootout. Rough Stock events, Ribbon Roping and the Hide Race will run only in the shootout. Payouts will occur after the long-go (70% of the pot including entry fees and added money) per the posted payout scale. The shootout will payout (30% of the pot including entry fees and added money) but the winner takes all, excluding all rough stock events and barrel racing. At the shootout, all contestants will start with a clean slate and there will be no averages calculated for both rounds. For all timed events, the top five contestants and teams from the long-go (slack) will move on to the shootout.
Teton County resident entries will be accepted through the Fair Office by calling (307) 733-5289 on Monday July 17th between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. All other entries will be accepted through the Fair Office by calling (307) 733-5289 on Tuesday, July 18th, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
All contestants must pay their entry fees in full on Monday, July 24th, by 5:00 p.m. If entry fees are not paid by this deadline, contestants will not be in the draw. No refunds will be issued for entry fees, unless there is an emergency or a veterinary note is provided.
Draw results will be posted in the Teton County Fair Office and online by noon on Wednesday, July 26th.
Role of Rodeo Royalty
The Teton County Fair & Rodeo Royalty are representatives of Teton County, ambassadors for the Teton County Fair & Rodeo, and spokeswomen for keeping our western heritage alive. Throughout the year the The Teton County Fair & Rodeo Royalty are required to attend many events and rodeos in Jackson and the surrounding area. The Teton County Fair & Rodeo Royalty believe in promoting, and modeling the western lifestyle, high morals and values, and a role model for all as they exemplify the western-type American girl.
This program offers young women opportunities to participate in not only rodeo appearances, but the community through service/events. There is opportunity to participate in horsemanship clinics, as well as public speaking clinics. This program will help young women build life skills that you can’t get anywhere else.
2023 Teton County Fair & Rodeo Royalty Court
Congratulations 2023 Royalty!
Teton County Fair and Rodeo Royalty are local youth who wish to further promote the sport of rodeo, western heritage, and culture. They represent our country and work hard to promote these values during their reign and travels.
Margaret Dornan Bailey Cook
THANK YOU TO OUR 2023 TETON COUNTY FAIR SPONSORS!!!