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ENTRANTS: 2015 Premium Book --- entry information and instructions.

EXHIBIT INFORMATION
Rules and Regulations
  1. Competition is open to all individuals in Chatham and surrounding counties.
  2. Exhibits may be entered on the following dates and times: Tuesday, September 8 and Wednesday, September 9 from 9am-6pm. No non-perishable exhibit will be accepted after 6pm Wednesday, September 9. Perishables must be entered Thursday, September `10, 8-9:30am. All baked goods become the property of the Fair and will be auctioned off Friday, September 11. Proceeds will go to the Fair Association.
  3. Every reasonable effort will be made by officers of the Fair Association and those in charge of the premises to protect items on exhibit from loss or damage. However, the Association will not be responsible should loss or damage occur.
  4. Articles, exhibits, awards and ribbons can be removed from the main building after 5pm on Sunday, September 13, or Monday or Tuesday, September 14-15, 9am-6pm. Livestock and poultry may be removed through the rear gate beginning Sunday September 13 from 4-7pm - the rear gate will be opened at 9am on Monday, September 14 and remain open all day for livestock and poultry removal. All animals must be removed from the fairgrounds by 6pm on Monday
  5. The Fair Association will not be responsible for animals not removed by 6pm on Monday, or articles or exhibits that remain after 6pm on Tuesday, September 15
Entries
  1. Every exhibit must be entered in a department, class, or category chosen by the exhibitor. No exhibitor may enter more than one item of the same variety in any class. Based on the number of entries, categories may be subdivided.
  2. The right is reserved to reject any entry; no unworthy exhibit will be awarded a premium.
  3. Canned goods must be in standard canning jars. No mayonnaise or pickle jars accepted.
  4. Classes 1-7 have an adult and youth category. There is no separate category for Children Only. All persons in these categories will compete against others in their age groups (adults against adults, youth category participants against youth ages 9-19). Children ages 5-8 will not participate in competition. Ages 5-8 are considered Child (C). Ages 9-19 are considered Youth (Y). All entrants ages 5-19 will have a green participation ribbon placed on the item at check in.
  5. Premiums will be awarded on merit. Ribbons will only be awarded to the best entries in each category. Example: If there are 10 plates of potatoes, only the top 3 will be awarded ribbons. The following colors are being used to designate awards:
    • First Place: Blue Ribbon
    • Second Place: Red Ribbon
    • Honorable Mention (HM): Purple Ribbon (no premium)
  6. If there is only one article (no competition) in a class, it can be eligible for a ribbon if it is of acceptable quality, at the discretion of the judges.
  7. All exhibits to be judged (except booths) must go through the office to be registered and tagged before being placed on exhibit. Exhibits not tagged will not be judged.
  8. Judging will take place Thursday, September 10th, beginning promptly at 11:00 a.m., for all exhibits. Only judges and assistants will be allowed in the exhibit areas during the judging.
  9. Click here for a PDF version of a general entry form, and click here for a PDF entry form for livestock and poultry. Note: By order of the NC Department of Agriculture no poultry may be on public display from August 15, 2015 through January 15, 2016 due to an outbreak of avian flu in the Midwest.
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Exhibits will be held in the following departments:
Click on a Department for details

 

Department 1:  Farm, Field and Forage Crops

 

Department 2:  Horticulture Products

 

Department 3:  Flowers and Plants

 

Department 4:  Livestock and Poultry

 

Department 5:  Food Preservation

 

Department 6:  Breads, Cakes, Cookies, Candies and Pies

 

Department 7:  Clothing, Arts, Crafts

 

Department 8:  Other Exhibits (i.e. Club Booths)

 

Department 9:  4-H Science and Technology

 

The Biggest Pumpkin, Biggest Watermelon and Ice Cream Churn-off Contests!!




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