ENTRY PROCESS BEFORE THE FAIR:
Any individual or group that has something to be placed in competition must use the appropriate EXHIBITOR material. They are grouped by OPEN, 4-H/FFA and YOUTH, and include such things as livestock, flowers, art, clothing, vegetables, home products, etc.
How do I enter a competitive exhibit at the Fair?
Print an ENTRY FORM, and complete the top portion with your personal information.
Find and review the GENERAL EXHIBITOR INFORMATION (Important Exhibitor Information, Order Of Exhibition And Rules And Regulations, Some Advice To Exhibitors, and Announcements).
Find and review additional information if entering LIVESTOCK (Livestock General Rules, Code of Show Ring Ethics, Health Rules For Livestock [An Animal Owner or Caretaker‘s Verification of Veterinary Consultation Relationship statement for the animals being exhibited that is included on the exhibitor registration form must be signed [rabbits exhibitors only]; also, attach health papers (CVI) where applicable]). Review 4-H/FFA (4-H & FFA Eligibilty, 4-H & FFA Livestock Sale), etc. where applicable.
Select a department and section/division/breed (if present) that pertains to what you want to enter and proceed. Review any rules that apply, and locate a class/description that corresponds. Transfer all information requested to the Entry Form. Repeat for each fair entry. NOTE: Enter all exhibits on the same form. Use additional form(s) as necessary.
Calculate a Total Entry Fee based on your fair entries [ENTRY FEE TABLE] and transfer to the Entry Form.
Send the Entry Form, along with any fee, to the address listed on the Entry Form. Entry Form deadline(s) listed on form.
Bring your entries to the fair on the applicable dates and times in September as indicated by the ENTRY PROCESS AT THE FAIR (below).
If you need to contact us with questions, etc., email email@example.com.
ENTRY PROCESS AT THE FAIR:
Check-in times for livestock [animals can not be unloaded until checked in]:
- Saturday, Sept. 14 — 1PM-5PM [all livestock except dairy cattle]
- Sunday & Monday, Sept. 15 & 16 — noon-6PM [dairy cattle]
- Market Animal Weigh-in –
- Sunday, Sept. 15 at 2:30PM.
- Judging of livestock –
- Sunday, Sept. 15 at 4PM – rabbits. Youth show (begin with showmanship) followed by open show.
- Monday, Sept. 16 at 3:30PM – dairy goats (boer & fainting [includes showmanship]), breeding sheep; 5:30PM – market lambs and market goats.
- Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7PM – dairy cattle beginning with Sr. showing, followed by the breed of dairy cattle beginning in alphabetical order.
- Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 4:30PM – beef cattle, dairy steers, and market swine.
- Thursday, Sept. 19 at 3:30PM – dairy goats (all breeds except boer & fainting).
RELEASE OF ANIMALS:
All animals, except sale animals and milk cows, must stay until 4PM on Saturday, Sept. 21. Sale animals are released after the sale, milk cows are released at midnight on sale day.
Each livestock exhibitor will be issued 1 Livestock Exhibitor pass with 2 additional Livestock Exhibitor passes per family and 2 Parking passes per family. Additional passes can be purchased at the Entries Office at the cost of $5 per Livestock Exhibitor pass and $10 per Parking pass. These passes are weekly.
CERTIFICATES OF VETERINARY INSPECTION:
Certificates of Veterinary Inspection are required for all livestock except rabbits; however, they must pass a health inspection as they enter the fairgrounds. Certificates of Veterinary Inspection must be executed on official PA Dept. of Agriculture, Certificates of Veterinary Inspection forms (AAI-13) provided by the department. Veterinary practice generated “Health Certificates” are NOT acceptable.
Certificates of Veterinary Inspection must be marked “Exhibition” in block 1.
See Health Rules for appropriate species.
All livestock at the Fair NOT in exhibition must provide proper documentation to Fair Officials and conform to PA Health Regulations for County Fairs.
updated for 2019 Fair