DEPARTMENT ‘J’ RABBITS & FOWL
SUPERINTENDENT: DEAN FISH firstname.lastname@example.org
PROCEDURES FOR ENTERING EXHIBITS
Entry forms are available online by clicking on the ‘ENTRY FORMS’ link or at the fairgrounds office. Entry forms will also be available on Wednesday, September 13 in Pioneer Hall. We encourage you to submit your entry forms early, or you may submit them when you bring your entries to Pioneer Hall or to one of our new entry collecting sites in Rio Rico and Nogales.
Use a separate entry form for each department in which you choose to enter. For example, if you are entering a jar of jam, fill out an entry form for Department D “Culinary Arts”. If you are also entering a photograph, you would fill out a separate form for Department G “Photography”.
GENERAL RULES & REGULATIONS
1. Competition is limited to Santa Cruz County and the area lying geographically and historically adjacent.
2. Every entry shall be entered in the name of the producer or the owner or his/her agent.
3. Entry tags will be furnished for each animal or article exhibited. These will be properly filled out and attached to the exhibit.
4. All exhibits and entries shall be under the complete control of the Fair Management Board and cannot be removed from the grounds before 4:00pm September 17, 2017, or by appointment.
5. Judges will award ribbons according to merit. Except where noted, the Santa Cruz County Fair utilizes the Danish system of judging. In this system, the judge does not judge one entry comparing it to another. The evaluation is made against a standard. Blue ribbons will be given to those entries which most nearly meet the highest standards established for the particular class. Red ribbons will be given to those entries which rank ‘very good’ in relation to the standards. White ribbons will be given to those entries that rank ‘acceptable’ or ‘satisfactory’.
In addition, the judge may present awards to those entries which merit recognition, i.e. Best of Show, Hon-orable Mention, and Special Award.
6. Ribbons will be awarded according to judging records. NO EXCEPTIONS.
7. THE FAIR MANAGEMENT BOARD WILL TAKE EVERY PRECAUTION TO INSURE CARE AND PROTECTION OF EXHIBITS, BUT WILL ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSSES OR DAMAGE TO ANY EXHIBIT OR PERSON.
8. All exhibits must be prepared to conform to the special regulations of the department in which exhibited. Any EXHIBIT found offensive in any way will not be displayed or judged.
9. In the event of a dispute, the decision of the Fair Management Board will be final.
10. Commercial organizations and others exhibiting articles not for competition must make arrangements for available space (call 520-455-5553).
11. Exhibitors will be responsible for transportation of exhibits to and from the Fair or to or from designated pick-up points in Nogales and Rio Rico.
12. All classes except Fine Arts have Children’s, Junior, Developmentally Disabled, and Visually Im-paired Categories that will be identified in the sub-class column on the entry form (unless otherwise noted in department). Children “CH”: age 6-13: Junior “JR”: age 14-18: Developmentally Disabled “DD”: Visually Impaired “VI”. Age must be on entry form. Exhibitor must stay in age group and cannot exhibit in any other section.
13. Articles previously entered in the Santa Cruz County Fair or any other county fair may be entered & marked for display only but are not eligible for competition.
14. Fair Management is not responsible for any awards offered by private individuals or businesses.
15. The Fair Management Board has the right to reject any exhibit.
16. Animals showing disease or infestation (open or 4-H/FFA) will not be allowed to exhibit. Animals that are deemed uncontrollable or a safety hazard must be removed from the grounds upon owner/exhibitor receiving notice.
SPECIAL RULES—READ CAREFULLY
1. Wire cages will be provided, please call to reserve.
2. Birds exhibited in a trio or pen may not be judged as individuals.
3. Classes will be provided for all varieties of large and Bantam chickens, turkeys, and guineas which are recognized in the Standard of Perfection.
4. No more than four (4) per lot.
5. Animals will not be released until 4:00 P.M. Sunday.
DIVISION 001 – POULTRY
001 - Cock, Male Bird (hatched before 1/1/of current year)
002 - Hen, Female Bird (hatched before 1/1/of current year)
003 - Cockerel, Male Bird (hatched after 1/1/of current year)
004 - Pullet, Female Bird (hatched after 1/1/of current year)
005 - Old Trio, One Male & Two Females (hatched before 1/1/of current year) 006 - Young Trio, One Male & Two Females (hatched after 1/1/of current year)
007 - Pen of Three Females, to be judged on maturity of body type, growth, maturity and egg
laying characteristics (hatched before 1/1/of current year)
008 - Pen of Three Fryers, 9 to 12 weeks
009 - Pen of Three Roasters, 16 to 20 weeks
DIVISION 002 - TURKEYS, BANTAMS, GUINEAS
DIVISION 003 - DUCKS & GEESE
010 - Hen
011 - Drake
012 - Ducks, pair
013 - Goose
014 - Gander
015 - Geese, pair
DIVISION 004 - RARE & EXOTIC Peafowl, Pheasant, Quail, Etc.
DIVISION 005 - PIGEONS - Any Standard Breed
016 - Male, old
017 - Female, old
018 - Male, young
019 - Female, young
DIVISION 6 - RABBITS Class Description
020 - Buck, over 6 months
021 - Buck, under 6 months
022 - Doe and litter
023 - Doe, over 6 months
024 - Doe, under 6 months