Rules for Non-Livestock
General Information and Rules
Exhibitor tickets must be purchased at the time entries are made. If not purchased, exhibitor will have to pay a gate fee on Sunday to come in and pick up your check and your entries, otherwise the building will be opened by the secretary on Monday, August 16th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ONLY.
NO EXHIBITOR TICKETS WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL ITEMS TO BE EXHIBITED ARE BROUGHT TO FAIRGROUNDS.
In Non-Livestock Classes each exhibitor shall be limited to one exhibitor’s ticket. Exhibitor tickets include 4-H passes.
Entries must be made with only one exhibitor and one department for each entry blank. If more blanks are needed please use a plain sheet of paper to make entries. Entries must have a social security number which is required by State.
Separate Dept. M–Textiles, M1–Paintings & Drawings, M2– Ceramics, M3–Amateur Photography, M4–Woodworking. Entries made with more than one exhibitor or more than one department per entry blank may be refused by the secretary.
All premium checks MUST be picked up on Sunday, August 15th. No checks will be mailed out.
Be sure and sign your premium statement. No checks will be issued without your signature on the premium statement.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Superintendents of classes, under direction of the Officers of the Fair and awarding committee will take charge and arrange all animals and articles entered for exhibit, and will assist Judges and attach ribbons designating awards, namely first, blue ribbon; second, red rib bon. They will personally and in writing report awards to the Secretary.
The Secretary's books will be open to receive mailed entries at any time, but mailed entries must be postmarked before midnight, Saturday, July 17th. Send entries to Susan Banks, P.O. Box 97, Belvidere, IL 61008 except where specified. If you have any questions you may call her at 815-871-1060.
For those wishing to make entries in person, the entries will be taken in the Administration Bldg. on the fairgrounds and will be open on Saturday, July 24th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and also Sunday, July 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Association will not be liable for losses or damages beyond a reasonable care, neither will it be liable for accidents.
In case an animal or article is worthy to compete and there is no competition, first premium will be awarded on such worthy animal or article. No premium will be awarded or paid for any animal or article unworthy of competition, at the discretion of the Judge of awards of the department.
Exhibitors are not permitted to combine or confederate to take premiums.
Where only one exhibit is entered in a class, the exhibit shall be declared first place and be paid the first place premium.
Entry fees will be found listed at the top of each classification. No article or animal upon which entry is not paid in advance will be permitted to
enter into competition.
No person aside from the Secretary is authorized to change, abrogate or interpret these rules and regulations, and if such is done, the management reserves the right to set aside such, and to decide any arguments or differences that may arise.
Every precaution will be taken for the safeguarding of animals and articles placed on exhibit, but the Association will not be responsible
Neither the Association nor any of its officers or agents shall be liable for injury to any person or property having license or privilege to exhibit on the grounds, or to occupy any space thereon.
Neither this Association nor any of its officers or agents shall be liable for any damage, loss or injury to any person or property caused by the neglect or willful act of any person or their representative employees having license or privilege to exhibit or occupy space on said grounds, and all said licenses shall indemnify said Association, its officers and agents against any expense or liability.
No premiums paid on Exhibits not listed on Premium List.
The decision of the judges will be final and no appeal will be considered. Exhibitors may be barred from competition for trying to influence or finding fault with the judges decision.
Any exhibitor attempting to interfere with the judges during their judging will be promptly excluded from competition.
During judging if items are not satisfactory no premiums or ribbons will be given for premium number.
Board reserves the right to limit the number of entries or reject any entries.
A trophy will be awarded for the largest number of points to an individual, based on ribbons awarded in Dept. J, K, M - Textiles, N, 0 & P. Blue ribbons, 5 points, red ribbon, 3 points; white ribbon, 2 points; pink ribbon, 1 point. In case of a tie the trophy will be award to the largest number of blue ribbons. Trophy awarded only 2 years in succession to the same exhibitor. In Dept. L - Flowers, a trophy will be awarded for BEST OF SHOW in Arrangement Classes.
Important dates and times for Non-Livestock/Home Economics exhibitors and building!**
Entry blanks from Premium Book MUST be used.
Mailed entries MUST be postmarked before midnight July 17th.
Entries are taken in person at the administration bldg. on Saturday, July 24th from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 25th from 9 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Bring entries to non-livestock building at the fair grounds on Sunday, August 8th between 1:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. or Monday, August 9th between 1:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Judging - All day Tuesday, August 10th. The building will be closed all day!
Non-livestock Building hours: Starting - Wednesday August 11th: 10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Premium Check Pickup: Sunday, August 15th at 1:00 p.m.
Checks located in departments where your entry was exhibited.
Check Dept L for proper dates.