PREMIUM FAIR BOOK
145th EXHIBITOR’S HANDBOOK

The Fair Association tries to ensure that the premium book is correct, but will not be responsible for printing errors or omissions.

 

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(Dept E-P)

GENERAL INFORMATION

LIVESTOCK

HORSE AND PONY PULLING CONTEST

HORSE SHOW

DEPT A – DRAFT HORSES

DEPT D – CHRISTMAS TREE EXHIBITS

DEPT D1 – GRAINS & GRASSES

DEPT E – BREAD, PASTRY AND CANDIES

DEPT F – MAPLE PRODUCTS AND HONEY

DEPT G – CANNED GOODS

DEPT H – FRUIT, VEGETABLES

 

GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

PLEASE NOTE: Book being computerized prohibits late entries. If you have a questionable entry, ENTER IT. Entries can be deleted but not added after the deadline. Late entries must be refused and returned. This will be enforced without exception.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  • Intending exhibitors and all others are particularly requested to read carefully the following rules and regulations governing the exhibition, which will in all cases be strictly enforced.
  • The exhibition will be open to the public on Thursday at 9:00 AM and will continue to open each day through Monday from 7AM to 10 PM. Commercial Halls will open daily from 9 AM to 10 PM. Arts & Crafts Hall will be open daily from 9 AM to 9 PM.
  • An exhibitor’s ticket costing $20.00 must be purchased in order to make an entry or entries in department A-Horses, B-Cattle, C-Swine, Working Cattle/Oxen. Only exhibits requiring daily care are eligible for exhibitor tickets.
  • The entrance fees to be paid by an exhibitor are specifically stated at the beginning of each department classification. Entry fees must be paid at the time of making entries.
  • CATTLE WILL REMAIN ON GROUNDS UNTIL 6 PM ON MONDAY.
  • Entry forms in B, C, and D may be mailed to Barbara Peaslee Smith, 304 Pleasant Valley Road, Lancaster, NH 03584
  • Vegetables, fruit and articles on exhibit in the Arts & Crafts Hall are required to be left on exhibition until 5:00 PM Monday. (No autos allowed on Midway. Exhibitors must use walk-in gates) ALL EXHIBITS MUST BE REMOVED BY 4:00 PM TUESDAY. THE FAIR ASSOCIATION ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR EXHIBITS AFTER THIS TIME.
  • IF EXHIBITS ARE TAKEN BEFORE 5:00 PM ON MONDAY, ALL RIBBONS AND ANY PRIZE MONEY AWARDED WILL BE FORFEITED.
  • While the management will take every possible precaution under the circumstances to secure the safety of exhibits, the owners themselves must take risk of exhibit, and should any exhibit or animal be injured, damaged, lost or stolen, the Association is not to be held responsible therefore. The Fair Association will not be responsible for any damage to vehicles on grounds or in parking lots.
  • The Fair Association tries to ensure that the premium book is correct, but will not be responsible for printing errors or omissions.
  • Persons over 70 years and/or handicapped persons may enter their own work in Departments E through O, and will be judged separately. Be sure to enter your exhibits in the correct classes. Such exhibits will compete for awards of the same monetary value but only with other exhibits in the over 70 or handicapped categories. Please state age and type of handicap on entry blank.
  • Young people under 18 years of age who enter their own work in Departments E through O will be judged separately. 4-H Club members exhibiting in 4-H Hall cannot duplicate entries in the Arts & Crafts Hall. Be sure to enter your articles in the correct section and class. Please state age on entry blank.
  • Professionals are those exhibitors who receive payment for type of exhibit entered. Anyone who charges a fee or gives instructions for a fee is considered a professional. These exhibits use letter “P” on entry form.
  • Exhibitors’ Classes include:
    Youth—age 4-8
    Student —age 9-17
    Open— 18-69
    Senior—70 and over
    Handicap—all legally recognized handicapped persons

ENTRY REGULATIONS
EXHIBITORS PLEASE NOTE:
ENTRIES IN DEPT. E—P CLOSE ON AUGUST 24th – NO EXCEPTIONS.
ALL OTHER DEPARTMENTS CLOSE AUGUST 10TH.

  • We must have time to make our entries and arrange for stable and exhibition space. All livestock entries must state number of animals to be housed.
  • Entries will be accepted Sunday, August 28th from 12 noon – 6 PM and Monday August 29th from 9AM—8PM
  • No article will be accepted as an exhibit unless there is a Class specified for said article. If you wish to sell your entry, please tell the supervisor and notify them the price you are asking. These articles may not be removed during the fair or prizes and premiums will be forfeited.
  • Forms in Dept. E F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O and P are to be mailed to Mrs. Sandra Yunghans, 58 Garland Road, Lancaster, NH 03584. E-mail lfairartscrafts@gmail.com or ONLINE ENTRY.
  • Entries must in all instances be made in the name of bona fide owner, and unless this rule is observed no premium will be awarded or if awarded be withheld.
  • Entries of purebred stock will be checked for authenticated certificate of their pedigree to satisfy the officers of the society.
  • Age of stock is to be given as near as possible by exhibitors in years and months, together with his or her name and residence, and judges will recognize this rule.
  • Entrance fees when required must be paid at time of making entries.
  • The directors reserve the right to reject any entries.

JUDGING

  • All judging will commence at 8:00 AM Wednesday and will continue until completed. Exhibitors will therefore govern themselves accordingly and will not communicate with the judges. All livestock will be judged in a ring prepared for that purpose. Exhibitors must have stock ready at time stated above.
  • For convenience of judges, all stock, vegetables and fruit must be arranged in form so that each class will be together.
  • Competing stock and articles must be arranged as directed by the person in charge promptly at the hour for examination, and owners who do not conform to this regulation will not be entitled to premium money.
  • No person will be allowed to act as judge who is in any way interested in the entries to be judged.
  • Judges are expected to act with the most rigid impartiality in the execution of their duties.
  • All prizes, ribbons or cards which have been affixed by the judges must be displayed during the Fair. Any infraction of this rule will cause the forfeiture of any premium awarded.
  • ANY EXHIBITOR CON- VERSING OR OTHERWISE INTERFERING WITH THE JUDGES WHILE ON DUTY WILL FORFEIT ANY RIGHT HE OR SHE MAY HAVE TO A PRIZE, AND IT SHALL BE THE DUTY OF THE JUDGES TO REPORT TO THE CLERK OF THE FAIR OR IN THE BOOKS OF ANY INFRINGEMENT OF THIS RULE.
  • Ribbons, representing premiums and specifying names of fair, will be attached to prize exhibits in horses and cattle classes, by the judges, at time of examination. Cards will be affixed to other prize exhibits.
  • In all cases, the award will be according to merit at the discretion of the judges.
  • Any article or animal entered in wrong class by the exhibitor forfeits all right to premium.
  • No premiums will be awarded unless the article is meritorious.
  • Any exhibitor lodging a protest must make it in writing, and deliver it to the President or Clerk of the Fair, within three hours of the cause of the protest. The cause of the complaint must be stated plainly and must be accompanied by a deposit of five dollars, which sum will be forfeited to the Fair Association, if the protest is not sustained. A Committee on Protests shall be designated by the President of the Association and the decision of this committee shall be final.
  • Upon discovery of any fraud, deception, dishonest practice or misrepresentation in regard to any exhibit which may have influenced or may have been intended to influence the decision of the judges, the executive committee has the power to withhold the payment of the prize awarded.
  • All premium checks will be mailed no later than two weeks after the fair. Any discrepancies in premium monies must be brought to the attention of the Superintendent of that show area no later than October 5th. Once the check has been cashed the premium for that show is final.
  • Judging for Arts and Crafts Hall will commence on Tuesday