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The Foundation for the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo is pleased to announce our annual Decorated Theme Contest for the year 2023! This year will be a decorated statue of a boy or girl dreaming of the country and wearing blue jeans. Please include the following information on an identification paper and tape it to the bottom of the base. Thank you.

Name _______________________

Age _____ Division ____________

(Junior 5-10 Intermediate 11-17 Senior 18+)




The wooden statues will be ready for pick-up at the Bank of Idaho location anytime on April 24 until they are all taken. The bank‘s hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. They are available on a first come, first served basis.

Statues must be decorated on both sides. Each entry must promote the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo with the dates (August 9-12) and the theme (“Blue Jeans and Country Dreams”) by placing this information somewhere visible on the statue. In the forehead is space provided to make a picture of a country dream. You must bring your statue to the Jones Bldg. on August 7 or 8 between 10:00 and 2:00. Judging will be on August 9th at 9:00 am.

The statues will be used later at a dinner so you can pick up your statue on Monday, November 20 at the Bank of Idaho. That address is 1820 Yakima Valley Highway Suite B, Sunnyside, WA. First, second, and third place winners will be posted on August 9 at 6:00 in the Jones Bldg. Three prize winners in each division will be awarded:

               1st Place $150.00

               2nd Place $100.00

               3rd Place $75.00

One more thing—if you are looking to earn more money, an opportunity is available. If you complete your statue by June 30, 2023, you will receive $30.00! These will be placed in local businesses for advertisement of the fair. Please bring them to the Bank of Idaho location from 10:00 to 2:00. Again, please remember to tape the identification paper on the bottom of the statue. Thank you for your interest and good luck!


Questions? Call Jake at 509 840-3230

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