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Arts & Crafts Rules and Regulations

Arts & Crafts


  1. All articles entered for exhibit must be the work of the persons exhibiting and must have been made/grown/produced/drawn etc. during the past year (except quilts). Quilts must have been completed during the past year.
  2. Exhibitors are limited to one entry in any one class.
  3. General rules for entry and removal of exhibits will apply to all departments.
  4. Exhibitors will not be allowed to place their own exhibits on display. The department superintendent will handle this in a manner impartial to all.
  5. It is the policy of the Fair Association to encourage high quality products. Therefore; where exhibits are not deemed worthy, the judges will refuse to award premiums whether there is competition or not.


  • Competition is open to all interested parties.
    • 4-H Club members will be allowed to make exhibits in open classes.
    • All exhibitors are required to deliver their items on Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 3 PM to 8 PM.
    • Exhibitors are to remove items entered for judging on Sunday, September 1, 2019, from 2 PM to 4 PM.
    • No person or organization will be paid for an exhibit taken down before the stated hour.
  • All entries in all departments must be the work of the exhibitor.
    • Farm crops, vegetables, flowers, etc. must have been grown and prepared under the personal supervision of the exhibitor.
    • All entries must have been made, grown, produced, drawn etc. during the past year (except quilts). Quilts must have been completed during the past year.
    • No professionals will be allowed into competition in a department which is associated with their profession, except in Department A.
      • A professional is a person who makes items for sale or who teaches others for profit.
    • Exhibitors will report to the superintendent of each department who will assign space.
    • The superintendent will present the items to the judges and make the proper entry of prize winners.
  • No exhibit will receive more than one monetary prize.
    • No awards will be made on any except creditable exhibits in all departments.
    • The Association will secure the best judges obtainable and they will be experts in their line.
    • Decisions of the judges are final.
    • The Association reserves the right to withhold prizes if fraud, deception or interference with the judges is attempted.
    • Awards for entries will be designated as follows: first place – blue ribbon; second place – red ribbon; third place – white ribbon.
    • Judging will begin on Friday, August 23, 2019 as close to 9 AM as possible at the discretion of the Superintendent.
    • Ribbons will be placed by the judges at the time of judging in each department.
  • The Association assumes no responsibility for damage or loss to exhibits from any cause whatsoever.
    • The Association will provide sufficient security from Thursday, August 22, 2019 starting at 8 PM through Sunday, September  1, 2019 until 4 PM.