Rules and Regulations

 

Interpretations, Amendments and Violations

 

 

  1. The Polk County Agricultural Fair Association management reserves the final and absolute right to interpret these rules and regulations and arbitrarily settle and determine all matters, questions, and differences in regard thereto, otherwise arising out of, connected with or incidental to the fair.

  2. The management reserves the right to amend or add to these rules as it in its judgment may deem advisable.

  3. Any person who violates any of the following or special rules will forfeit all privileges and premiums and be subject to such penalty as the governing board may order.
            3a. Second premium will be paid only where there is competition.

  4. ALL ENTRIES, INCLUDING CATTLE, SWINE, SHEEP AND GOATS, MUST BE ENTERED WITH THE SECRETARY NO LATER THAN 7:00 P.M. WEDNESDAY, JULY 10. AND THEY MUST BE “IN-STALL” by 9:00 A.M. THURSDAY, JULY 11. WEIGH-IN 9:30 A.M. (Swine, Sheep, Meat Goats)

  5. Entries will be accepted from Polk County and neighboring counties, except 4-H Club and school exhibits, providing these same counties reciprocate in admitting Polk County exhibitors to the fair.

  6. Entries for premiums in the individual lots of grain, field seed, fruits, or forage shall not be permitted to appear as parts of collections.

  7. No article to be removed from fair grounds until 8:00 p.m. last day of fair or premiums will be surrendered.

  8. All articles submitted for exhibition must be the property of the exhibitor, must be made, manufactured or raised during the past twelve months by the exhibitor, not-withstanding livestock.

  9. Livestock must be the actual property or have a qualified lease signed and accepted by the exhibitor. The age of the animal is the actual qualified age of the animal. A certificate of registration is required from parties entering purebred or bull blood stock.

  10. Purebred animals under 1 year of age will not be required to show certificate of registry but the exhibitor of such animal shall be required to give a certified statement that both sire and dam of such animals are properly registered purebreds.

  11. All money prizes will be paid by check of the association and mailed to the exhibitor as soon as possible after the close of the fair. Checks must be cashed within 10 days after they are received by exhibitors.

  12. The fair management will use diligence to ensure the safety of livestock or articles entered for exhibition, after their arrival and placement, but under no circumstances will it be responsible for any loss, injury, or damage done or occasioned by or arising from, any animal or article of exhibition, and the exhibitor shall indemnify the fair and management thereof, against all legal or other proceedings in regard thereto.

  13. No person will be permitted to tack or post any advertising material, cards, poster, flyers, etc., or to sell or give subscription for magazines and papers, except within their place of business.

  14. Any interference by exhibitors to influence or dictate the decision of the judges will be sufficient cause to exclude his or her entry from competition, and should be reported to the secretary, through the superintendent of the division.

  15. The Fair Board reserves the right to premium listing.

  16. No prizes will be paid on exhibits not in the premium listing.

  17. License to solicit orders for and deliver articles of food, tobacco, soft drinks or other articles of merchandise; to restaurants, refreshment stands, or exhibits upon the fair grounds must be obtained from the secretary.

  18. Exhibitor's must keep their stock, stalls and pens in good and neat condition, and open for inspections from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  19. Exhibitors of livestock must inform themselves when their stock will be judged. Stock must be in the show ring promptly after being called and any exhibitor failing to comply with this order will be ruled out of competition.

  20. Sires, dams and groups entered as such must be owned by the individual or firms exhibiting them, but the progeny of animals may be shown simply as proof of their breeding qualities without such ownership.

  21. 4H or FFA members may show their respective animals in the Open Class Livestock show provided there is competition.

 

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