DEPARTMENT ‘K’ LIVESTOCK
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 enter-ing a jar of jam, fill out an entry form for Department D “Culinary Arts”. If you are also entering a photo-graph, 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, Honorable 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. Pre-registration of livestock is necessary to ensure pen space. Call for entry form and please mail as directed. Post entries accepted as space allows.
2. All livestock must be owned by exhibitor. Exhibitor must bring identifying sign to place on pen after cattle are judged, for exhibit purposes.
3. The fair management board will provide pens and water, and will not in any case be held responsible for any loss or damage that may occur to livestock exhibited.
4. Exhibitor may exhibit two (2) pens in each class,
5. Livestock will be released at 4:00pm, Sunday, September 18.
DIVISION 001— CATTLE
001 - Feeder Steer Calves (Pen of three (3) - One Alternate allowed)
002 - Weaner Heifers—6 –12 months (Pen of three (3) - One alternate allowed)
003 - Replacement Heifers—18—24 months (Pen of three (3) One alternate allowed.
004 - Breeding Stock Heifers—Will be judged by Breed if quantity permits.
005 - Cow and Calf Pair - any Breed
006 - Alpacas
DIVISION 003— SHEEP
007 - Ram, 1 year or older
008 - Ram Lamb
009 - Pair of Ram Lambs
010 - Ewe, one year or older
011 - Ewe Lamb
012 - Pair of Ewe Lambs
Groups and Pairs:
013 - Young Flock: 1 ram Lamb, 2 Ewe Lambs, bred by exhibitor
014 - Get of Sire: Four animals, any age, get of one sire, all bred and owned by exhibitor.
015 - Flock: One Yearling or Lamb Ram, two Yearling Ewes, two Ewe Lambs, owned by exhibitor.
016 - Best Pair: either sex or age, owned by exhibitor.
Any other types of livestock: (colored wool sheep, angora sheep, meat goats, llamas, ratites, etc.) are more than welcome to exhibit to promote breeds and help make a better fair.