General Livestock Rules and Regulations

  1. An exhibitor who violates any of the following rules will forfeit all privileges and premiums and be subject to such penalty as the Fair Board may direct.
  2. All exhibits will be under the control and direction of the Fair Board, but the Fair Board will, in no case, be responsible for any consequential or other loss, injury or damage done to, or occasioned by, or arising from any animal or article exhibited by the exhibitor, and for its description as given in the catalog, and shall indemnify the Fair against all legal or other proceedings in regard thereto.
  3. The Fair Board will put forth every effort to protect all exhibits, and a watchman will be provided by the Fair Board where and when deemed necessary for the best interest of the exhibitors. All exhibitors of livestock, (cattle, horse, sheep, swine, poultry, rabbits, goats and other livestock), will be responsible for the care and feeding of the animals.
  4. All exhibitors must fill out and sign an entry blank.
  5. Prize ribbons and other awards should be displayed during the Fair.
  6. No persons having entered an exhibit for competition will be allowed to make a substitution of animals or otherwise change the entry after five days prior to the opening of the Fair, except as noted in Rule 7.
  7. Exhibits that have been erroneously entered may, at the discretion of the Department Chairperson, be transferred to their proper classes prior to the judging.
  8. Exhibit cards filled in with appropriate information must be displayed for each animal.
  9. No gambling, immoral exhibitions, intoxicated persons, or any intoxicating beverages or drugs will be allowed on the Fairgrounds.
  10. Smoking in the barns is forbidden and will be rigidly enforced.
  11. The Fair Board reserves the right to amend or add to these rules and regulations as its judgment may determine.
  12. NO PARKING in Fire Lanes or vehicles WILL be towed away at owner’s expense.
  13. No animals allowed on the grounds other than those being exhibited or for demonstration purposes.
  14. All animals for exhibition, must be in their place with all rubbish and waste cleared away by 6:00 p.m. on Monday of the Fair week (4-H Animals must be in place earlier) and entered in the name of the real owner, to remain on the grounds to the close of the Fair. Animals cannot be removed before 8:00 PM Saturday.
  15. Exhibitors of livestock are requested to decorate their quarters as tastefully as possible, and must keep that part of the building occupied by them neat and attractive in appearance.
  16. Hay, grain, and bedding are to be furnished by the exhibitor. The care of animals and their quarters are the exhibitor’s responsibility.
  17. No persons other than those holding animals being exhibited will be allowed in the show ring during the time of judging, except the judges and officially accredited ring superintendents.
  18. Any false representation, interference or ungentlemanly conduct on the part of the exhibitor will be dealt with by the Fair Board according to the equities of the case.
  19. All protests must be in writing, must state plainly the case of complaint or appeal, and be delivered to the management within six hours after the occasion for such protest.
  20. No appeal of, or appeal from any award based on a statement that the judge overlooked an animal or article will be considered by the Fair Board.
  21. The Fair Board will appoint a veterinarian and assistants as may be necessary.
  22. Upon recommendation of a veterinarian, any animal not in good health may be sent home at any time during the week.
  23. See the beginning of each department for entry fees.
  24. Livestock exhibitors are encouraged to bring feed and supplies at times when admission gates are not busy. Livestock Department persons can purchase three (3) exhibitor passes per farm family to permit entrance to Gate 3 for livestock. Your cooperation will be appreciated.
  25. When on exhibition in the ring, each animal must be under halter and under control of owner or owner’s representative.
  26. When on exhibition in the ring, Junior people showing, the Fair should have people available for assistance.