1. All exhibitors agree to be bound by the rules and regulations of the Warren County Fair.
2. The Fair Management reserves the right to amend or add to these rules and regulations
as its judgment may determine.
3. During fair week reasonable care will be taken to protect all exhibits on display from all
injury and damage, but the Fair is not, in any way, to be held responsible for accidents, loss
or damage by water, fire, theft, or otherwise, whatever may be the cause or extent of the
damage or loss. Exhibits not removed during the stipulated removal time allotted by the
Fair are the responsibility of the owner; the Fair cannot assure the well being of the exhibits.
4. Entries will be made according to classifications as listed in Official Premium Book.
Application for entry must be signed.
5. Premiums, as listed, may be given for meritorious exhibits. In cases where there is no
competition, judges may give an award such as they deem the exhibit is worthy to receive.
Same rules apply where there are fewer entries in any class than the number of premiums
offered. The judges may, at their discretion, award a prize or prizes of such grade as the
The fair reserves the right to determine how many entries they will accept from any exhibitor
in the same class, or in the case of livestock, the same breed, and poultry, the same
The decision of the judges shall be final in all cases except where mistakes, fraud misrepresentation
or collusion, not discovered at the time of award, is proved. All protests regarding
judging must be made in writing, and must plainly state the cause of the complaint
or appeal. Such protest must be filed at the Fair Office within 24 hours of the occurrence.
The case may be appealed to the Fair's Executive Board from whose decision there can be
6. It shall be the responsibility of the exhibitor to make known the proper name of the article
or breed of livestock he is entering. any item entered improperly will be disqualified
to receive a prize, but the judges will mark the correct name on the entry tag for the benefit
of the owner so the same mistake in entering need not be made the second time.
7. All entries must be grown, produced or made in the county since the last fair. (Except
where the fair accepts exhibits from other counties or states.)
8. Superintendents of a department reserve the right of refusing to accept any entry. Furthermore,
the superintendents reserve the right to bar from competition animals, vegetables,
flowers, poultry, products and manufactured articles of decidedly inferior quality and
those not possessing sufficient merit to warrant recognition.
9. Chairpersons of a department reserve the right to disqualify and remove from area
any exhibitor whose behavior is disruptive to exhibiting and judging of entrees. Such person
may be barred from future fair exhibiting.
10.The Fair Board of Directors may, at any time, order the removal of any exhibit or part
of exhibit in poor condition and any article unfit to show may be excluded. No ribbon, trophies,
awards, or exhibits may be removed at any time before the close of the fair. No
trucks may enter the barn area prior to release time. Failure to comply will result in the forfeiture
11. During the judging, buildings, except livestock arenas, are to be closed to everyone,
except fair officials, judges, and necessary attendants. No exhibitor or his agent shall communicate
with the judge during time of determining the awards, except to answer questions
proposed by the judges. Any exhibitor interfering with the judges while making
awards shall forfeit any premium to which he would otherwise be entitled.
12. All livestock for premium must be the property of the owner thirty (30) days or longer.
13. No person shall be allowed in the ring while stock is being judged, except judge, superintendents
and necessary attendants.
14. Should any animal awarded a prize be disqualified, the animals gaining the lower prize
shall move into the next higher position if, in the opinion of the judges, the animals are
worthy of such prizes.
15. Overfitting of cattle will be discriminated against. Any artificial means used to change
the form or shape of any animal will disqualify it from competition.
16. When on exhibition in the ring, each animal must be under halter, except oxen, and in
charge of owner or employee.
17. Joint ownership considered to be as one owner in accordance with registration paper.
18. Any junior exhibitor may be required to prove ability to reproduce entry, in any department,
in the presence of a qualified person. All ages as of January 1st.
19. Any equine may be subject to a blood test.
20. Champion awards or trophies will be awarded only if there is competition within the
breed, division or event.