Day of Fair

Judging Day/Time

Thursday March 15, 2018  1:30-6PM
High school students enter the exhibit hall at 1:25 PM
Middle school students enter the exhibit hall at 1:55 PM
Public Viewing 5 PM – 6 PM.

Notice Regarding Fair Attendance:

(1). Students must be present at the board to be judged.  If on a restroom break, students should leave a conspicuous note at their board with an estimated time of return.  For team projects, at least one of the authors must be present before judging will be allowed.

(2). Students represent their school to the public during viewing time 5-6PM. Students are expected to stay until 6PM when judging is over and fair ends. If they must leave before 6, students must be signed out by their parent or legal guardian. Boards removed before 6 may be disqualified.

School classroom teachers (not parents/mentors/sponsors) may sign up to be aisle supervisors during the judging period 1:30-6PM by contacting the fair manager.


San Jose McEnery Convention Center, South Hall (blue & white tent)

What to bring to the Fair

  • Name Badge from check-in day
  • Bottled Water (no water fountains are available inside the South Hall)
  • Snack (no food is available inside the South Hall)
  • A book, an iPad, etc. to occupy your mind during the slow times.

2017-what-to-expect   guide is available for students.     2017- WhoWhatWhereWhen