General information – A group of local taxidermists gather each year to host a taxidermy show and competition at the Utah County Fair. This allows taxidermists to display their work & artistic talents to the public.  The competition portion allows taxidermists to have their work judged by some of the most highly skilled and accomplished taxidermists in this field. Competing and mingling with other taxidermists is far and away one of the best ways to increase your skills.  More information on how judging works can be found below. It is expected that all work be done by the competitor his/herself unless entered in the Team Entry category.


Please pre-register if possible by clicking the following link and  FILL OUT  THIS FORM

More information regarding judges & awards is available below


Cost - $10 per entry ($15 per entry after Aug 5th)

Pre-registration will be accepted up until August 5th. Please take a moment to click the link and fill out the pre-registration form.  You can edit your registration in the future if you need to, so don't hesitate to get on the list early.


Fair information & registration

Check in will be open from 5:30 – 9:30 pm August 12th

Take down will be 7:00 – 9:00 am August 18th

Please contact Troy Peterson if you need special arrangements for setup or take down times.


Judges choice Best of show will receive a large plaque & $150 Visa card


Most Artistic will receive an acrylic “Most Artistic” award & $50 Visa card


Best fish entry will receive $100 Visa card, sponsored by LEI Engineers & Surveyors, determined by highest scoring fish entry reproduction or skin mount (Scott Humble has won some major awards with his fish.  Bring your work and learn from the master)


Best turkey entry will receive $100 Visa card, sponsored by LEI Engineers & Surveyors, determined by the highest scoring turkey entry (Jeff Nelson is hands down one of the best turkey taxidermists there is.  Don’t miss this chance to learn from one of the best.)


People’s Choice will receive a Plaque & gift certificate to Tru-Fitt, Sponsored by Tru-Fitt Life forms

Chosen by public votes Wednesday through Saturday ending @noon on the 17th.


Best All Around Taxidermist will receive a plaque & $100 Visa card, sponsored by the Utah County Fair & determined by highest combined score in four categories (Game head, Bird, Fish/reptile, Life-size mammal)


Best team entry will receive $100 Visa card, sponsored by the Utah County Fair & determined by the highest scoring entry in the “Team Entry” category


Taxidermists choice Best of show will receive $50 Visa card, sponsored by the Utah County Fair.  Each taxidermist that enters the competition will have one vote.  Voting will be done during the setup time on August 12th.


Best Original Art will receive $50 Visa card, determined by judges.


Best Base/Habitat will receive $75 Visa card, sponsored by LEI Engineers & Surveyors, chosen by judging group chosen by the Fair committee.


Best of Plaques will be awarded for Best of Categories in Professional & Masters along with a Best of Novice & Best of Youth.

Ribbons will be awarded to every entry depending on the score earned, multiple 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each division

All awards above will be selected before any ribbons or names have been placed on the entries to keep things unbiased as possible, with exception of people’s choice obviously.


Please contact me with any questions you might have at




Scott Humble

2015 World Champion Best Recreation

2015 Best All Around Taxidermist at the World Show

Scott has earned many major awards over the years and always competes at the top level.


Jeff Nelson

Known for producing some of the finest bird taxidermy anywhere Jeff has won many Best of Show awards.

Creating taxidermy artwork the way Scott and Jeff do is something most taxidermists spend a lifetime trying to accomplish.  Don’t miss this chance to have these Master Taxidermists share techniques and advice that is sure to improve your skills.




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