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Lights Competition

Do you have what it takes to take home the Trophy?

The Anoka County Fairgrounds is hosting a holiday decorating contest during the month of December. A member(s) of the fair board will judge each space and pick out their favorite ones. The top 5 will be placed on the Anoka County Fair website. The top 5 entries will be placed on the Anoka County Fair Facebook page (@anokacountyfair) for voting by the community. Voting will begin on Friday, Dec. 9th, and run until 8pm Sunday, Dec. 11th.

Rules & Regulations

Decorations for the contest must be available and lit up on December 9th - 11th for judging. Decorations will be required to stay up until Dec 27th. For the drive through Holiday In Lights. Contestants can start setting up for the The Lights Competition Nov 4th.

The contest is for exterior decorations only

Judging criteria will include:

  • Unique design and creative use of lights and decorations
  • Storyline or theme
  • Display and placement of decorations, animated objects, etc.
  • Overall presentation
  • The decorations must be in your designated space
Deadline to be included in the contest is November 1st, by 5 p.m.
Set up for this can start anytime after Nov 1st.

Be creative, be festive, have fun!

Once all applications are received, your location will be included in the map.

Deadline to register is November 1, by 5 p.m.


Grand Prize - Gift Card and THE TRAVELING TROPHY.


*The Fair is not responsible for any decorations stolen or damaged*


ENTER The Lights Competition!

Hover over the space you would like to decorate at Holiday in Lights Competition. This is a great team building exercise for your company, or a fun activity for your family.

Sponsors / entrees for The Lights Competition at Holiday In Lights:
Basic Entry - $100
  • The location of your choice to decorate for The Lights Competition.
  • Logo will be featured on our website for the month of December.
  • Company name will be included in the event map.
Premium Sponsorship - $500
  • The location of your choice to decorate for The Lights Competition.
  • Logo will be on the digital billboard at the fairgrounds.
  • Logo will be featured on our website for the month of December.
  • Company name will be included in the event map.
  • Opportunity to hang a banner on the fence the month of December.
Partnership Sponsorship - $1,000 +
  • The location of your choice to decorate for The Lights Competition.
  • Logo will be on the digital billboard at the fairgrounds.
  • Logo will be featured on our website for the month of December.
  • Company name will be included in the event map.
  • Opportunity to hang a banner on the fence the month of December.
  • Included in all advertising print, digital, and radio.
  • Three sponsorship shout outs on social media (20K reach)

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Lights Competition - Barn/Horse Stalls (east side) #1
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Lights Competition - Barn/Horse Stalls (east side) #2
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Lights Competition - Livestock Building (east side)
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Lights Competition - 4H Building (east side)
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Lights Competition - Barn/Horse Stalls
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Lights Competition - Exhibit Building (east side)
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Lights Competition - Grass Space #1
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Lights Competition - Band Shell Area
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Lights Competition - Pavilion
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Lights Competition - Grass Space #2
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Lights Competition - Grass Space - Middle
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Lights Competition - Outside of Church
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Lights Competition - Outside of House
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Lights Competition - Sawmill
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Lights Competition - Grass Space #4
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Lights Competition - North Gate Building (east side)
$
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