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Jr. Fair General Regulations – Jefferson County Fair

Jr. Fair General Regulations

(Chairman: Dick Rine. Junior Fair Committee Members are: Debbie Hukill, Rick Shell, Tom Valuska, Ray Hilderbrand, Bob Bailey, and Jeff Wood, Jr., Bonnie Randolph, Gail Rine)

  1. To tag exhibit and be eligible to participate in any Jr. Fair activity, a youth must be a 4-H Member, FFA Member, an Independent, or belong to a youth organization/group in Jefferson County. Youth must be age 8-19 as of January 1st of the current year.
  2. All exhibitors who will be showing market animals must attend (with parent if 1st year project) one session on Quality Assurance given by The Ohio State University Extension Office. Failure to attend one of these meetings will result in a letter of reprimand from the Jefferson County Agricultural Society. The reprimand will include loss of privilege to show and sell the animal at the current fair. Drug forms are due 10:00 am – 2:00 pm on Monday, week of fair. If forms are not turned in, exhibitors will be instructed to take animals home and will not be permitted to show or sell their animals.
  3. No entry fees will be charged for any Junior Fair exhibitions.
  4. All Junior Fair entries must be sent to Jefferson Co. Agricultural Society, Box 2315, Wintersville, OH, 43953 on or before July 10.
  5. All livestock exhibitors must be placed by 12:00 noon on Monday. Weigh-in starts at 10:00 am Monday. Still Project Exhibit Hall will be open for exhibit set-up from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday and 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm on Sunday. All booths must be completed and still projects in place by 11:00 am on Monday before fair.
  6. During the fair, the exhibit hall will be open from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm daily or otherwise posted.
  7. Junior Fair exhibits will be released as follows: Junior Fair Market Animals – After sale; Non-Market Livestock – Sunday 4:00 pm, All booth exhibits Sunday 5:00 pm. Exhibits removed before this release time shall forfeit all awards, unless written approval is officially given by the Junior Fair Committee of the Sr. Fair Board.
  8. Every effort will be made to protect exhibits from loss or injury. However, neither the management of the Jefferson County Fair nor the Department of the Junior Fair will be responsible for loss or injuries involving exhibits.
  9. If sufficient money is not allocated for the full amount of the premiums, all junior fair premiums will be paid on a pro-rata share.
  10. All exhibitors (ages 8-19 years old) exhibiting in the Junior Fair division will receive a fair wristband and all cloverbuds participating will receive a wristband.
  11. In order to protest a class of the Junior Fair, the following guidelines and procedures will be followed: a. The protest must be submitted in writing to a Senior Fair Board member in charge of the Junior Fair within 24 hours of action being protested. b. The written protest must be accompanied by a $50 deposit before any further action is taken. If protester is correct, the $50 deposit will be returned. If protester is ruled incorrect, the $50 deposit becomes property of the Jefferson County Agricultural Society. c. Decisions on protests will be decided by a majority of Senior Fair Board members in charge of the Junior Fair
  12. Junior Fair participants and parents will follow code of conduct (see pg. 14) or will be dismissed from the fair and forfeit all premiums.
  13. All Junior Fair exhibitors who have won an award are to write and sign the “Thank You” provided with the trophy and returned in a stamped envelope to the Junior Fair office before the last day of the fair. Stamps will be available for purchase at the Junior Fair Office. Completed and stamped Thank You cards can be left in the mail basket at the Junior Fair Office.
  14. Director/Chairperson of Sr. Fairboard Dept. is in charge of corresponding Jr. Fair show. Example: Such as all communication with Judges, directions to ringmen and Jr. Fair personnel.
  15. Animals that destroy a stall/pen – the owner will be responsible for all costs to repair.
  16. All animals must remain in their designated livestock areas. No animals permitted in camping areas, midway, office & display Buildings area, or the Lake area at any time from the Tuesday before Fair until the Tuesday after Fair.
  17. Barn Prep (including painting) done by Jr. Fair participants must be finished by Friday, August 5.
  18. Admission to the hog barn will be by wristband only for weigh-in, show day and the livestock sale. Each hog exhibitor will receive one wristband for themselves. Two additional wristbands will be given to each family.
  19. Admission to the small animal barn will be by wristband only for check-in and show day. Each exhibitor will receive one wristband for themselves and one additional wristband.
  20. No aerosol cans are to be left in the open in hog barn or can will be confiscated.
  21. Goat barn – pens will be utilized for goats only, no tack, feed, equipment, or personal items will be permitted in goat pens. No exceptions. Failure to comply will result in forfeiture of premiums.
  22. No identifying tags or marks on animals or exhibitors will be permitted in any Jr. Fair Classes. This means no farm tags, special show harnesses or marked show shirts are allowed. Exhibitor will be directed to remove the advertisement. Failure to comply will result in expulsion from all Jr. livestock shows and sale.