The Butte County Fair book and online entries are up and active at Butte County Fair.org. Find Stills Exhibits and select from: Farm and Garden, Floriculture, Clothing, Textiles & Quilts, Food Preservation, Baking and Confections, Photography, Fine Arts, Crafts. There are also youth departments of 4-H, FFA and Open Youth. These youth departments have all of the same divisions as the adult departments plus places for group participation. Check the book online for closing dates for every department. Once the department is closed you cannot enter. The Fair is August 23rd to the 26th. Most departments close the first or second week of August. There are entry fees and paid premiums for first to third place in most divisions.

There are new areas of competition this year in the Butte County Fair. There is a entirely new youth department in Open youth Robotics. There are divisions for junk robots; models, mock-ups and prototypes. There are also divisions for designed robots: models, mock-ups and prototypes. Models do not move but mock-ups and prototypes have movement of some type. There is also a division for brush-bots. These recycled toothbrush patterns and kits can be found through Google online. There will be a competition race as well as brush-bot exhibits. You can find all of the rules for these new fun youth activities in the Fair Book online in Open Youth.