FULTON COUNTY FAIR GENERAL RULES

 

 ANIMAL EXHIBITORS:  BE SURE TO READ THE ANIMAL GROOMING REGULATIONS!


Seasonal Passes - $30 or With Rides - $40.00 will be sold until Monday, August 15, at 8:00 p.m.

Fulton County Fair’s website: www.fultoncountypafair.com

1.  All exhibitors agree to be bound by the rules and regulations of the Fulton County Fair Association.

2.  The fair management reserves the right to amend or add to these rules and regulations as its judgment may determine.

3.  Reasonable care will be taken to protect all exhibits on display from all injury and damage but the fair is not, in any way, to be held responsible for accident loss damage by water, fire, theft, or otherwise, whatever may be the cause or extent of the damage or loss.

4.  Entries will be made according to classification.

5.  Premiums, as listed, may be given for meritorious exhibits. In cases where there is no competition, judges may give an award such as they deem the exhibit is worthy to receive. Same rule applies where there are fewer entries in any class than the number of premiums offered. The judges may, at their discretion, award a ribbon or rosette. The fair reserves the right to determine how many entries it will accept from an exhibitor in the same class or, in the case of livestock, the same breed, and poultry, the same species. PREMIUM CHECKS MUST BE CASHED WITHIN 90 DAYS, 
THE DECISION OF THE JUDGES SHALL BE FINAL IN ALL CASES except where mistakes, fraud, misrepresentation, or collusion, not discovered at the time of award. In such cases, the superintendent, manager, or secretary of fair or show, or such referee as they may appoint, may make the decision. The case may be appealed to the Fair Management or Show Commission from whose decision there can be no appeal. It is suggested that each fair have a committee of three board members designed prior to fair time for this. NO JUDGING ON THE DANISH SYSTEM.             
All protests regarding the judging must be made in writing and must plainly state the cause of the complaint or appeal. Such protests must be filed at the fair office within 24 hours of the occurrence.

6.  It shall be the responsibility of the exhibitor to properly name the article or breed of livestock they are entering. Any item entered improperly will be disqualified to receive a prize but the judges will mark the correct name on the entry tag for the benefit of the owner so the same mistake in entering need not be made the second time.

7.  All entries must be grown, produced, or made since the last fair.

8.  Superintendents of departments reserve the right of refusing to accept any entry.  Furthermore, the superintendents reserve the right to bar from competition animals, vegetables, flowers, poultry products, and manufactured articles of decidedly inferior quality and those not processing sufficient merit to warrant recognition.

9.  The Fair Management may, at any time, order the removal of any exhibit or part of exhibit in bad condition and any article unfit to show may be excluded. Food products cannot be treated with any substance or chemical that causes them to become poisonous and unfit to be used for consumption.

9a. No exhibit may be removed at any time before the close of the fair except by consent of the management.

10. Open class winners may turn in placement stickers at fair office for ribbons. Where award ribbons are stolen or destroyed, the exhibitor may receive a duplicate at the close of the fair or show which shall be supplied by the fair free of charge.

11. During the judging, buildings, except livestock arenas, are to be closed to everyone except fair officials, judges, Pennsylvania Fair fund officials, and necessary attendants. No exhibitor nor their agent shall communicate with the judge during the time of determining the awards except to answer questions proposed by the judges. Any exhibitor interfering with the judge while making awards shall forfeit any premium to which they would otherwise be entitled.

12. All livestock offered for premiums must have been the property of the owners thirty (30) days or longer. (Livestock entered under a name other than the owner’s shall be disqualified for premiums.)

12a. ALL LIVESTOCK ENTRIES ARE DUE JULY 15 – Dairy, Beef, Swine, Sheep, Rabbits, and Goats.

13. The market animals will be weighed on the same set of scales under a qualified weightmaster at the discretion of the fair.

14. Should any animal awarded a prize be disqualified, the animals gaining the lower prizes shall move into the next higher position if, in the opinion of the judges, the animals are worthy of such prizes.

15. Over fitting of livestock will be discriminated against. Any artificial means used to change the form, shape, condition or appearance of an animal will disqualify it from competition. ALL ANIMALS FOR COMPETITION WILL BE WASHED AND CLEANED ONLY FOR SHOW. (PLEASE READ THE FULTON COUNTY FAIR ANIMAL GROOMING REGULATION.)

16. All steers must be naturally polled or dehorned to a safe condition as determined by the show committee.

17. When on exhibition in the ring, each animal must be under halter and in the charge of the owner or employee. The fair will have stand-by attendants available during the youth judging or showing.

18. Joint ownership is considered to be as one owner in accordance with registration papers.

19. Fair will accept exhibits on Saturday, August 13, from 9 to 5 p.m. Sunday, August 14, from 1 to 5 p.m., except baked good items.  Only baked good items will be accepted on Monday, August 15, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. All exhibits must remain on display until 10 p.m., Saturday, August 20.

19a. If you are entering more than 25 items in your name and/or other names, you must do it on Saturday from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

NOTE: All exhibitors will be required to show claim tickets in order to remove exhibits from the buildings. EXHIBITORS: May pick up their exhibits after 10 pm on closing Saturday or the following Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00. Anything left after 3:00 p.m. on Sunday will be handled at the discretion of the Fairboard.

19b. All livestock listed for competition must be on the grounds no later than 5:00 p.m., Sunday, August 14.  All animals shall remain on the premises until 10:00 p.m., Saturday, August 20, unless released by the Superintendent.      

19c. Check-in times for Department 10, Section A23, A4, and A5 will be Saturday, August 13, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 14, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Sunday, August 14, official weigh in will begin at 6:00 p.m

20. Initial bedding will be supplied by the association; additional bedding will be available at the prevailing rate. Exhibitor will furnish their own grain and roughage.

21. No exhibitor may enter more than one entry per class except where noted under livestock classes.

21a. Exhibitor must choose whether they are showing under Section A4 or Section B-17/B-18.

22.  Animals CANNOT be cross entered in Dept. #10 & #11.

 

                                                     Fulton County Fair Pass Policy

ALL ENTRANTS TO THE FULTON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS MUST HAVE A FAIR ID BADGE OR CURRENT WRIST BAND ON AND PROMINENTLY DISPLAYED AT ALL TIMES.

 

FAIR WEEK ADMISSION PASSES INCLUDE:

 

VEHICLE PASS: Available on a limited basis for purchase for $40.00. Vehicle Passes are limited to availability and space. (Display in windshield on rearview mirror, admits vehicle only) All occupants must display a Fair ID Badge current wristband for entry. Vehicle Passes will be distributed by the Organizational Representative and may not be available to all persons. Possession of a Vehicle Pass does not guarantee a parking space. Parking is on a first come first serve basis and is restricted to the area(s) served by your organization. Otherwise the pass will entitle you to deliver feed and supplies on to the fairgrounds. In the absence of available parking you will be permitted to park in the designated parking areas outside of the fence.

 

Fairgrounds entry is via the vehicle pass gate (Upper Gate) within the prescribed times only.

Vehicle Pass does not provide admission to any occupant. Vehicle pass does not allow access to any rides. Any vehicle not displaying a valid Vehicle Pass may be removed at the discretion of the Fairboard at owner’s expense.

 

WEEKLY PASS: This pass does not allow access to any rides. A Weekly Pass will be sold prior to the opening of the fair at a cost of $30.00 each. They will be sold until 8:00PM on Monday. Livestock exhibitors receive one weekly pass. A livestock exhibitor receives one (1) additional weekly pass for every (6) animals {excluding rabbits} they exhibit at the fair.

 

SEASON PASS WITH RIDES: This is the MEGA PASS and it allows unlimited access and rides all week long. The cost is $40.00. Exhibitors may upgrade for $20.00.

 

WRIST BANDS: Daily wrist bands sold as follows;

RIDES - Solid Color $9.00 includes all rides, exhibits, and grandstand events.

NON-RIDES: Striped Color $6.00 includes all exhibits and grandstand events – NO RIDES.

 

COMMERCIAL VENDORS: Will receive two (2) weekly passes or an equal number of one day passes issued from the office.

 

CONCESSION STANDS: Will receive Three (3) weekly passes or an equal number of one day passes issued from the office. The Fair reserves the right to adjust the number of passes issued to resident concession stands. They must be exchanged for wristbands at the gate - NO RIDES.

 

Fulton County Fair issued passes or ID Cards are for gate admission only, passes do not include rides. Pass holders wishing to ride the amusements must pay general admission to obtain a ride armband. Exhibitors may identify themselves as such at the fair office and they may purchase a daily amusement ride armband for Four ($4) Dollars.

 

PITT PASS POLICY: The Fulton County Fair Reserves the right to bar anyone at anytime from the Pitt. NO REFUNDS. Pitt passes allow Pitt Access and access to the grounds plus rides. Cost to enter Pitt is $15.00 per Pass regardless of the event. Passes may be purchased at the Pitt Gate only and are subject to signing a release form and meeting the Age & Exhibitor requirements for that event.

 

LIFETIME PASS POLICY: Those persons displaying a lifetime pass at one of the general admission gates may obtain a free admission (no ride) wrist band. Gate Crew will keep a tally of such passes.

 

CAMPER GATE ADMISSION: Admission through the camper gate will be walk through only. Entrant must display a current wristband or valid Fair ID Badge. No admissions will be sold at this gate. This is a Walk Through Gate ONLY. No vehicles except handicap are permitted by the attendant.

 

THE FAIR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REVOKE ANY PASS OR ANY ADMISSION AT ANY TIME DURING THE FAIR.

 

Livestock buyers will be admitted to the Fairgrounds via the Buyer’s Gate adjacent to the 4H/FFA livestock buildings. Parking will be available as space and circumstance dictate. Overflow parking will be provided in the parking area adjacent the Horse Ring.

 

DAMAGED PASSES MAY BE RETURNED TO THE FAIR OFFICE FOR VERIFICATION AND REPLACEMENT AT A COST OF $1.00. REPLACEMENT IS SUBJECT TO APPROVAL OF THE FAIRBOARD.

EXHIBITOR CAMPER RATES: Improved Camper Site w/water and 30 amp electric - $75.00 per week; Basic Camper Site with 10 amp electric - $35.00 per week and Primitive Camper Site w/no electric - $10.00 per week.

PARKING POLICY: Parking has become increasingly limited at the Fulton County Fair. Inside the fence is on a limited basis and only with benefit of a vehicle pass (see above). Vehicles not displaying a vehicle pass will be subject to removal at the discretion of the Fairboard at owner’s expense.

 

It is requested that all visitors and participants, if possible, use the designated parking areas outside of the fence either above the Upper Gate as directed by the Fire Police or in the camper Area below the Dairy barns and the Pits.

 

Parking will be prohibited in the Pit Area unless you are a part of the event and possess a valid Pit Pass. Camper parking is outside the Camper gate as directed. NO campers or Vehicles are to be parked within 10 feet of the fence outside in the camper area.

 

Reserved Handicap Parking for persons displaying an appropriate Handicap Parking Permit or license plate only.

 

ANIMAL GROOMING REGULATIONS

Printed below are the State Grooming Regulations and the Fulton County Fair Grooming Regulations. The Fulton County Fair will be using and enforcing the Fulton County Fair regulations at this year’s fair.

 

USE CAUTION WHEN FITTING YOUR ANIMALS

 

Fitting Guidelines:

1.  Fitting participation is open to all exhibitors and persons. Exhibitors MUST be present for the fitting of her/her animal.

2.  All fitting must be performed in the upper livestock barn. No fitting is permitted outside the upper barn/fenced area.

3.  NO INJECTIONS

4.  Be sure to use only grooming products that are approved for use on meat animals and/or are approved for human consumption when fitting your animals for show. Unapproved products may contain ingredients that result in unacceptable residues in the meat.

5.  Any non-nutritional product administered internally or used externally to alter the conformation of an animal for exhibition is prohibited. No illegal/unapproved steroids, growth stimulants and no tubing. The exhibition of animals displaying false hair/hemp will not be allowed.

6.  Any of the above infractions will deem the animal disqualified for exhibition and animal(s) will go to the buyback program. Any questions please see your superintendents.

**Important!** If upon slaughter, treatment with drugs, biologics, or any chemical form fitting products, is the cause of condemnation of a carcass, the loss of the carcass and any other damages will be borne by the exhibitor.

**The Fair Board and Show and Sale Committee have the final say in all fitting matters. Please see livestock handbook for additional rules.

 HEALTH RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR LIVESTOCK

     An “Animal Owner or Caretaker’s Verification of Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship” form must be presented upon arrival at all shows and fairs in Pennsylvania, including out-of-state entries.   

 

     All animals admitted to the fair shall be identified by a unique and permanent ear tag, tattoo, brand or records of unique physical attributes. Animals known to be infected with or exposed to any contagious, infectious or external parasitic disease, and animals restricted by quarantine may not be assembled for show purposes.

     All animals admitted to fair must comply with applicable state (7 PA Code) or federal (9 CFR) rules. All cloven-hoof animals, not subject to 7 PA Code or 9 CFR, including members of the deer and camilid families, shall have been born in Pennsylvania or resided in Pennsylvania for at least six (6) months.

     Animals presented for exhibition will be subject to inspection by show officials and will be rejected if evidence of infectious, contagious or parasitic disease is apparent or if health certification or identification documentation is not acceptable. ALL HEALTH PAPERS MUST BE CHECKED BEFORE UNLOADING.

     The base date for computing health rules will be the opening day of the show. Animals will not be admitted without the necessary health papers. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection must be available at all times as additional inspections of Certificate of Veterinary Inspection will be made.

     All show animals should be held in isolation for at least 30 days after return to the herd or origin.

 

 HEALTH RULES FOR CATTLE

     An “Animal Owner or Caretaker’s Verification of Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship” form must be presented upon arrival at all shows and fairs in Pennsylvania, including out of state entries.   

     All animals must have an official ear tag or official legible breed registration tattoo.

 

1   No cattle showing evidence of contagious or infectious, or external parasitic disease (Examples; active ringworm, warts, lice, and mange) or under quarantine for any disease shall be allowed entrance to the show.

2.  All animals must be accompanied by an approved Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and bear unique permanent identification. No animals will be admitted to show at the Fulton County Fair without the necessary health papers.

3.  Interstate animals exhibited at Pennsylvania shows or fairs must meet the Pennsylvania requirements and must be accompanied by an interstate health certificate to be eligible for entry and must be tuberculosis and brucelloisis tested after March 1, 2016.

4.  All cattle must be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection, signed by an accredited veterinarian, that includes a statement that the animals(s) identified have been immunized against IBR, P13 and BVD.

Animals that have never been vaccinated against BVD or have not been vaccinated against BVD during the previous 12 months, must receive one dose of modified live virus vaccine given at least 15 days, and not more than 180 days before the show, or two doses of killed vaccine, two to four weeks apart, with the last dose given at least 15 days and not more than 180 days before the show. IMPORTANT! The date of the last live virus vaccination, or the dates of the last two killed virus vaccinations, must be recorded on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. Hyper immune serum may not be used as a substitute for the above vaccination requirement. No animals will be admitted to the ‘fair unless these requirements have been met.

Animals that have been vaccinated against BVD within the previous 12 months must receive at least a single injection of modified live virus or killed vaccine given not less than 15 days and not more than 180 days before the show.

Hyperimmune serum may not be used as a substitute for the above vaccination requirement. No animals will be admitted unless these requirements have been met.

5.  No tuberculosis test is required for Pennsylvania animals.

6.  No brucellosis test is required for Pennsylvania animals.

7.  All animals must have an official ear tag or tattoo. If the check-in clerk cannot read the tattoo, the exhibitor is responsible for retattooing the animal before the check-in deadline. All show animals should be held in isolation for at least 30 days after returning to the herd of origin.

 8.  A current rabies vaccination administered by a licensed veterinarian is required for animals three months of age and older (market cattle are exempt from this vaccination requirement). All vaccine label directions must be followed, and all rabies vaccinated cattle must be accompanied by a rabies vaccination certificate or the vaccination information must be included on the CVI. If a rabies vaccination certificate is provided, the certificate must contain legible name and contact information of the veterinarian who administered the vaccine and the veterinarian’s signature. A copy of the rabies vaccination certificate is acceptable.


 HEALTH RULES FOR HORSES EXHIBITED IN BARN DURING FAIR WEEK
 
                An “Animal Owner or Caretaker’s Verification of Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship” form must be presented upon arrival at all shows and fairs in Pennsylvania, including out of state entries.   

 

1. No equine showing clinical signs of contagious, infectious or parasitic disease will be admitted to any show or other fair event.

2. All horses and other equidae must be official ELISA or AGID (Coggins) test negative within 12 months of the show or fair opening (Official Coggins test by USDA approved laboratory). The negative test report must accompany the horse. The health certificate must accurately identify the animal and must include the Coggins test date and results.

3.  CURRENT NEGATIVE COGGINS REQURIED AND PROOF OF RABIES VACCINATION by a veterinarian or a statement is to be signed indicating that horses entered have received rabies vaccine.

4.  A Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) issued within the 30 days prior to the opening date of the exhibition is required.  Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) test results and date of the test must be included on the CVI.      

Horses and other equidae assembled for exhibition, competition, or sale should be immunized to prevent contagious respiratory disease not less than 15 days before the show. Exhibitors are advised to consult their veterinarian regarding proper conditioning and vaccination of their animals at least 30 days prior to the event.



 HEALTH RULES FOR GOATS

An “Animal Owner or Caretaker’s Verification of Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship” form must be presented upon arrival at all shows and fairs in Pennsylvania, including out of state entries.       

All animals must have an official ear tag or official legible breed registration tattoo.

1.  No goats showing clinical signs of contagious or infectious disease, including active ring worm, warts, lice and mange, will be admitted to any show.

2.  Official Certificate of Veterinary Inspection – An accredited veterinarian shall sign the statement of health on the AAI-11 test report the he examined the animal(s) within 30 days of issuance of the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. All animals must be accompanied by an Official Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. Animals must be individually identified on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.

3.  Interstate animals exhibited at Pennsylvania shows or fairs must meet Pennsylvania requirements, and must be accompanied by an Interstate Health Certificate to be eligible for entry.

4.  Tuberculosis test not required. No test required for Brucellosis.

5.  All goats must have USDA/APHIS ear tag.

6.  Individual official animal identification is required. Official ID includes: A scrapie eartag, an ISO-compliant RFID tag, or a scrapie tattoo. Goats with an official scrapie tattoo must also have a unique individual animal ID tattoo to meet the scrapie ID requirement; or goats having a breed registration tattoo and accompanied by a registration certificate are exempt from the scrapie ID requirement if the tattoo is legible and a registration certificate (copy acceptable) or a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection which lists the tattoo and registry accompanies the animal at all times during transport from the premises of birth.



 HEALTH RULES FOR SHEEP

An “Animal Owner or Caretaker’s Verification of Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship” form must be presented upon arrival at all shows and fairs in Pennsylvania, including out-of-state entries.       

1.  No sheep showing clinical signs of contagious, infectious or external parasitic disease including foot rot and sore mouth will be admitted to show at the Fulton County Fair.

2.  All sheep presented for exhibition must be individually identified by an ear tag or tattoo and this identification must be listed on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. Purebred animals must be identified by registry name and number, corresponding to the ear tag or tattoo number. Grade animals must be identified by farm-flock number, corresponding to the ear tag or tattoo number.

3.  The flock of origin, including sheep consigned to a show shall be examined by an accredited veterinarian. The veterinarian must prepare the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and must state on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection that they examined the whole flock and found no evidence of contagious, infectious, transmittable, or external parasitic disease and no known exposure thereto, and are not subject to any quarantine restriction. The date of the examination must also appear on the health certificate issued by an accredited veterinarian indicating that the entire flock was examined for health within 30 days.

4.  IMPORTANT RULE – Certification by the owner and an accredited veterinarian that the identified animal(s) is (are not) known to have been exposed to scrapie.

5.  Dipping – Not required of Sheep entries from officially recognized Scabies free areas; all other Sheep must be dipped in an officially permitted solution within 10 days of the opening date of the show.

6.  Shipping Fever Complex – It is recommended that all Sheep, except those consigned to immediate slaughter, be properly immunized before shipment to show.

7.  IMPORTANT RULE – all sheep must bear an official U.S.D.A./A.P.H.I.S. ear tag (scrapie ear tag) to be exhibited at the show. Sheep from flocks on the voluntary scrapie program must bear the official ear tag, tattoo, or electronic ear implant.

8.  A current rabies vaccination administered by a licensed veterinarian is required for animals three months of age and older (market sheep are exempt from this vaccination requirement). All vaccine label directions must be followed, and all rabies vaccinated sheep must be accompanied by a rabies vaccination certificate or the vaccination information must be included on the CVI. If a rabies vaccination certificate is provided, the certificate must contain legible name and contact information of the veterinarian who administered the vaccine and the veterinarian’s signature. A copy of the rabies vaccination certificate is acceptable.



  HEALTH RULES FOR SWINE

     An “Animal Owner or Caretaker’s Verification of Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship” form must be presented upon arrival at all shows and fairs in Pennsylvania, including out-of-state entries.  It must state that the animals show no sign of contagious or infectious diseases. The certificate must be issued within 30 days of the opening date of the fair and list all animals.            

 

1.  All swine exhibitors are responsible for the following Health Requirements:

          - No swine showing sign of contagious or infectious disease will be admitted to show.

2. An Official Certificate of Veterinary Inspection showing the animal meets the above health requirements must be provided to the Fair check-in committee upon arrival at the Fulton County Fairgrounds.

3.  Individual animal ID is required. ID options include the following: A form of official ID (herd tattoo in combination with an ear notch, or state issued metal ear tag; or an ISO-compliant Radio Frequency Identification tag), or a plastic stamped ear tag.

 

 HEALTH RULES FOR RABBITS

      An “Animal Owner or Caretaker’s Verification of Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship” form must be presented upon arrival at all shows and fairs in Pennsylvania, including out-of-state entries.   

 

1.  All rabbits are to be judged according to the latest standard of perfection of the American Rabbit Breeders Association.

2.  All rabbits must have a permanent earmark.

3.  Each exhibitor must sign a statement as to the rabbit being free from known health disorders. Upon arrival or anytime signs of health disorders appear, animal will be dismissed. No rabbits showing signs of contagious or infectious diseases will be admitted to the show.

4.  One rabbit entry per class.

5.  Exhibitor will supply his or her own pen, feed and bedding.

6.  Purebred only – 1 Rabbit entry per class per breed for each exhibitor.

7.  Fair Livestock Superintendent will have the final judgment in resolving any dispute.

8.  Meat Pen consists of 3 rabbits that are less than 10 weeks old and weigh between 3 and 5 pounds.

9.  Meat pen can be taken from doe and litter, but the 3 rabbits used for meat pen must be indicted, weighed, and marked prior to the show.

10. Young doe and young buck can be pulled from the litter but can only be showed by the exhibitor of the litter.

 

GUIDELINES FOR THE CARE OF ALL ANIMALS

1.  It is the responsibility of each exhibitor to care for animals in a manner that is responsible and ethical. Following are some guidelines for the treatment of animals exhibited at the fair.

     a. Restraining Animals

 i. Animals should be tied or penned in a manner that will not hurt the animal or restrict its breathing in any way.

 ii. Animals should be tied so that all four feet are firmly on the ground and they have enough room to stand comfortably and lie down.

 iii. Animals should be tied so that they are not able to injure animals near them.

 iv. Animals unaccustomed to each other should not be penned together.

b. Handling – Any type of rough handling which could harm the animal is prohibited. The use of whips, canes, and show sticks should be restricted to showing only and then be used only to guide the animals, not punish them. Remember, animals will respond quicker and better to quiet, gentle handling, than loud, rough handling.

c. Bedding – All animals should have bedding that is dry and clean. Pens should be cleaned regularly to keep the animals clean and comfortable. If non-traditional bedding such as carpeting is used, it should be regularly cleaned (at least twice daily) to keep the pen free from manure. The Livestock Superintendent has final authority over all bedding choices.

d. Feeding & Water – Animals should be well fed and have access to clean water regularly. Realizing that many market animals must have restricted amounts of feed to maintain the proper weight, animals must be fed adequate amounts of feed to meet the animal’s basic requirements. Animals not allowed reasonable access to feed and water will be disqualified from the show.

e. Transportation – Animals should be transported in a way that is both safe and considerate of the animal’s well-being.

f. Blanket/Sweat Collars – Any type of material such as blankets or sweat collars should be large enough to permit normal body functions such as breathing, eating, drinking or lying down

g. Health – It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to provide proper health care for their animals through routine inspection and consultation with health care professionals. The improper or illegal use of drugs or antibiotics is prohibited. If medication is indicated, be sure to follow the label directions and allow more than the stated withdrawal time.

 

SUPREME CHAMPION SHOWPERSON DRIVE RULES:

For exhibitors to be eligible for the Supreme Champion Showperson drive they must be the grand champion showperson from of the following seven species:  steers, swine, market sheep, market goat, rabbits, dairy, and equine during the current fair year. If a showperson holds more than one champion showperson title for a species the next champion showperson in line will have the opportunity to participate in the Supreme Champion Showperson contest (i.e reserve champion).  All showmanship champions will show each species which will consist of seven classes, one of each species. The judge(s) will score each class and at the conclusion of all seven classes the judge(s) will announce the Supreme and Reserve Supreme Champion Showperson.

  •  Judges may be local considering this is not a major competition for the fair.  The selected judges will have experience judging all the species in the portion of the showmanship competition that they have responsibility for.

  •  No reasons will be given on specific classes or individuals at any time during this event but overall comments on the competition to the group as a whole will be offered at the end.

  •  Questions asked of the showpersons will not be concerned out of line…. Be ready!!!!

SUPREME CHAMPION SHOWPERSON RULES:

The competition will be held Friday evening immediately following the barn yard Olympics in the Jr. Livestock Show Pavilion/barn.

1. Each competitor must have received the grand champion showperson of a species.

•  The Grand champion showperson of each of the following species:  swine, lamb, goat, equine, rabbit, dairy, and steer are eligible to participate.

•  The only exception is if the Supreme Champion Showperson from last year came from that species then at that point a replacement will be offered the opportunity to participate.

•  Additional exhibitors potential to show will be made known as fair week plays out and all the eligible species competitions are held. The additional exhibitiors will be determined by a person winning multiple specie competitions and the reserve showperson from those species will then have an opportunity to participate.

2. Animals that will be shown will be picked by the Supreme Showperson Committee as to which they feel will be calmest and/or cooperative in the show ring.

•  ALL Grand Champion Showperson’s animals of each species will automatically be used, (or the person’s animal that will be representing that species) this will be the animal that was shown during the current fair.

•  If the exhibitor does not allow use of their animal they will not be permited to compete.

•  This includes the Supreme Showperson from the previous year.

•  Throughout the week during the shows, the committee will watch and pick out exhibitor’s animals that show potential to cooperate and be calm in the ring considering some of the exhibitors may be showing a particular species for the first time.

3. Exhibitors will choose animals as the luck of the draw.  Ear tag numbers or names of animals will be used as identification.  Exhibitors will draw their animal immediately before the start of the competition so that exhibitors cannot practice before hand.

4. Exhibitors cannot show their own animal.  If they draw their own animal there will be a redraw.

5. Judges will be scoring the individual’s based on their showmanship ability and not on the presentation of the animal.

•  The judge will solely base their judging on showmanship and not fitting of the animal. Clipping, fitting, …etc, will not be held for or against you.

6. Scoring:

•  The scoring will be done on a skill basis. Each exhibitor has the possibility of scoring a 10 in each class, this is the highest score possible per class. Generally the best showperson will stand out and would be scored 10, then if there are 3 that are close, they will be scored lower.  For instance a 3, 4, and 5. This is to keep a marked difference between showpersons and help eliminate ties.

7. Animals being used in the supreme drive must be show ready.

•  We are hoping that the owners of the animals that have been selected will give a helping hand and have their animal ready to enter the ring. Make sure it is clean and presentable.  Fitting of these animals is not considered in the competition.

8. All showmanship rules regarding attire, cleanliness, and sportsmanship apply.

•  Refer to the fair book rules for showmanship. 

•  FFA official dress is NOT required!!!

9. The showperson who receives the Supreme title will not be able to receive that title in consecutive years.

•  You can win more than one year but there must be a year in between obtaining the title.

10. SPORTMANSHIP is a MUST!!!!!

•  Poor sportsmanship will not be tolerated!

•  Any poor sportsmanship that is viewed in the ring from a judge or staff member during the event will be cause for automatic disqualification and review of their conduct by the show committee may lead to additional consequences.  Any prizes that were to be received (i.e. species show buckets) will not be awarded to that exhibitor.