RULES (about Passes) PLEASE READ
1. Exhibitors WILL NOT receive passes year since exhibits will be picked up only on Sunday, September 24 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.
2. Livestock Exhibitors will be furnished one (1) Pass for person looking after and feeding livestock. Trucks or cars will be entered at Barn Gate for purposes of unloading feed only. As soon as feed is unloaded, vehicles must be parked behind barn and not left in driveways. This pass admits ONE PERSON ONLY.
These rules are necessary and all profits from our Fair go to improve the grounds and for charitable purposes. We hope all people will cooperate and observe the above rules.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
1. Competition is open to all Davidson County. The fair will open Monday afternoon at 4:00 pm, September 18.
2. Every reasonable effort will be made by members of the Fair Association and those in charge of the grounds to protect property on exhibition from loss or damage, but the Association will not hold itself responsible should loss or damage occur.
3. NO ARTICLES ON EXHIBIT CAN BE REMOVED TEMPORARILY OR PERMANENTLY UNTIL SUNDAY AFTERNOON, SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 between 2:00 and 4:00 P.M., EXCEPT LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY.
4. Premiums will be paid between 2:00 and 4:00 P.M. on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Horse & Beef premiums will be available Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Walter Fulp’s office, 218 West Center St. Lexington; phone: 336.249.7531. Premium money forfeited after October 26, 2017 (See inside of back cover for more details).
5. ALL ENTRIES AND EXHIBITS, EXCEPT LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY, TO BE PLACED ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2017 BETWEEN 2:00 P.M. AND 5:00 P.M. (NOTE TIME)
6. The same article or animal cannot compete for the premium of two or more premium numbers of the department in which it is exhibited, except 4-H - F.F.A. livestock and shall not be awarded more than one premium under the same number unless stated by the catalogue.
The Fair management reserves the final and absolute right to interpret these rules and regulations and to settle and determine all matters, questions and differences in regard there to or otherwise arising out of them.
JUDGING (EXHIBIT HALL ENTRIES)
1. Judging will be on Monday, September 18, by competent judges. No exhibitors will be allowed to accompany judges while exhibits are being judged.
2. Each department will be under special charge of its Director and only items listed in the Davidson County Fair Premium Book will be allowed to be entered for competition.
3. No entry will receive a prize unless it merits a prize.
4. Products or exhibits, except in livestock department, that were exhibited at any previous Davidson County Fair will not be accepted.
County fairs use one of two or a combination of the two judging systems.
See category to determine which judging system will be used in each department.
American System - Exhibits in this system are compared against a standard of perfection, as well as against the other entries in the class. All exhibits in a particular class are looked at and ranked with only one selected for first place, second place, third place, etc. If there are no high-quality exhibits, at the judge’s discretion, exhibits may be placed in the appropriate position, even if it is second or third place. Judging will be influenced by the quality, condition, defects and uniformity of the exhibit.
Danish System - In this system, all exhibitors receive a ribbon. All exhibits are grouped according to quality, and there may be multiple entries that get the same ranking and ribbon. Quality may vary from excellent to fair, and ribbon categories may be blue, red, white, yellow, and/or green. In this system of judging, exhibits are not in competition with or compared to each other.
Always remember that Judges are looking for the following:
o Quality – Color, marketability, maturity
o Condition – Freshness, cleanliness, presentation, appearance.
o Defects – Free From: damage, disease, other injury, insect damage etc.
o Uniformity – Size, shape, color, maturity (multiple item entries (2 or more) uniformity of size, shape and color are key to doing well)