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GENERAL RULES (ALL EXHIBITORS)

All animal project (horse, dairy, beef, sheep, swine, goat, rabbit and poultry) members in Pennsylvania are required to complete certification training, in accordance with Penn State’s Quality Assurance/Ethics Training standards.

1. All exhibitors agree to be bound by the rules and regulations of the Lebanon Area Fair. The Fair Management reserves the right to amend or add to these rules and regulations as its judgment may determine. 2. All exhibits are entered by sending the appropriate entry form(s) and fees to the Lebanon Area Fair, 80 Rocherty Road, Lebanon, PA 17042, or by bringing them to the Fair Office during business hours. Entries can also be completed online at www.LebanonAreaFair.com. Entry fees are to be paid by cash, check, or money order made payable to LEBANON AREA FAIR. No refund of entry fees due to exhibitor’s error will be made. All animal exhibits require additional entry forms available at Fair Office.

ENTRY FORMS ARE TO BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, JULY 9 BY 4:30 P.M. LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED MONDAY, JULY 10 FOR AN ADDITIONAL $20 PLUS THE ENTRY FEE PER ENTRY. No additional entries will be accepted the first day of the Fair.

3. All entries must have been grown, produced, or made since the last Fair by the person whose name appears on the tag as exhibitor. Any exhibitor may be required to prove ability to reproduce entry in any department in the presence of a qualified person. 4. By the first Friday in July, 4-H Club organizational leaders and FFA advisors are asked to furnish to the Fair Office a list of members who meet the minimum requirement of their club or chapter to exhibit at the Fair. In order to enter 4-H or FFA classes, exhibitors must be enrolled in that project in a Lebanon County 4-H Club or enrolled in a Lebanon County FFA Chapter. The only case in which an exhibit produced during the course of a project taken in a non-Lebanon County 4-H Club is permitted to enter, is when a Lebanon County resident travels to a neighboring county to take a project that is not offered in any Lebanon County 4-H Club. Cloverbud participants are not considered traditional 4-Hers, and thus, for purposes of the Fair may enter Department 11—Youth OR Open classes. They may NOT enter Department 10, 4-H Classes, except for the Cloverbud show & tell class of the 4–H presentation contest, and the Cloverbud classes at the 4-H Horse Show. 5. The Fair Chairperson and Department Chairperson reserve the right to bar from competition or from display animals, vegetables, flowers, poultry, products and manufactured articles of decidedly inferior quality, those not possessing sufficient merit to warrant recognition, or exhibits otherwise deemed unfit for display. 6. All 4-H and FFA Market Steers, Lambs, Goats, Hogs, and Dairy Beef must be owned and entered by one Jr. exhibitor at the predetermined dates set for each species. All identification papers must be on file in the Lebanon County Extension Office by May 31 of the current year. Non-animal exhibits must be grown, produced, or made by the exhibitor since last Fair. 7. All livestock for shows and sales must meet the minimum health rules and regulations of the Lebanon Area Fair. (Printed in Fair catalog.) 8. The Fair Chairperson and Department Chairperson have the right to immediately remove from the Fairgrounds any exhibit that does not meet the health standards. 9. All exhibits in the Exhibition Building must be in place by 9:00 a.m. sharp the first Saturday of the Fair week. No exceptions will be made. For all other exhibits, see department rules for times. All indoor exhibits must remain in place un-til 7:30 a.m. the second Saturday of Fair. Any person removing an exhibit before release time without Fair Chairperson’s approval will forfeit all premiums and/or be barred from next year’s Fair. 10. Each exhibitor shall be responsible to give proper class, variety, and name of the exhibit to the committee in charge upon entering exhibits in any department. No additional classes shall be added during the Fair. 11. Any exhibit in one class may not be entered in any other class, unless otherwise specified; nor may an exhibitor enter more than one exhibit in any class or subdivision of, except where specified, or receive more than one premium in any class and/or subdivision of a class, except where specified. 12. Exhibitors are responsible for the care, feeding, watering, and bedding of their own livestock, poultry, and rabbits and are responsible for plainly identifying their animal(s) with the card supplied by the Fair. They are responsible to have their stock ready for judging at the announced time. Stock shall be identified by number only during judging. No ribbons or ornaments may accompany an animal until judging is completed in a respective class. The wearing of clothing providing the farm name is prohibited in show ring. 13. Exhibitors are expected to display animals as directed by the Fair Chairperson and Department Chairperson to accept assignment of stall space AND TO KEEP ANIMALS AND OCCUPIED SPACE IN AN ATTRACTIVE CONDITION FOR THE ENTIRE WEEK. Exhibitors who fail to comply with this rule will be asked to leave the Fair and will forfeit premiums for that particular exhibit. 14. Exhibitors shall be judged on the dates and times as indicated in the program. Judges for the various departments shall be selected with input from 4-H clubs, FFA leaders, and department chairs. 15. During the judging, buildings-except livestock arenas-are to be closed to everyone except Fair officials, judges, Pennsylvania Fair Fund officials, and necessary attendants. Department Chairpersons may enter exhibits in their own departments, but neither they nor any other exhibitor may communicate with the judges during the time of determining the awards, except to answer questions proposed by the judges. Any exhibitor interfering with the judges while making awards shall forfeit any premium to which he would otherwise be entitled. 16. The decision of the judges will in all cases be final. 17. No dogs are allowed on grounds except assistance dogs and dogs that are part of an exhibit. 18. Any person wishing to protest the decision of any judge must deposit a non-refundable $20 with the Secretary of the Fair before any protest may be entered. Such protests must be in writing and submitted within 24 hours after the close of the contest in question. 19. Premiums will be paid by check sent through the mail after August 15. All checks must be cashed by December 15. 20. The Lebanon Area Fair will take every precaution in its power for the safe preservation of stock and articles after their arrival on the grounds. However, it will not be responsible for accidents or losses that may occur. 21. ANY PERSONS DETECTED PURLOINING OR INJURING THE EXHIBITS WILL BE DEALT WITH ACCORDING TO THE LAW. 22. No gambling will be permitted at the Fair except licensed Bingo and sanctioned raffles. 23. Those caregivers under the age of 18 who wish to stay overnight must have a form signed by a parent or guardian and submitted to the Fair Office. ALL Individuals staying overnight must sign in with the Fair Office each night by 10:30 p.m. and pick up a wrist band. Wristbands may be checked. If exhibitor is not a wearing proper wrist band, they will be escorted off the grounds. 24. All 4-H/FFA exhibits must result from bona fide projects on which he or she has maintained a record, or carried a project in the area of participation. A minimum of 30 day ownership is required for all animal projects. 25. Youth are responsible for showing their own animals. The ONLY exception being that the owner cannot attend the show. Any exception shall be approved by the Department Chairperson. The animal then may be shown by another member in good standing with a Lebanon County 4-H or FFA Chapter. 4-H and FFA members qualify for the fitting and showmanship contest provided the animal has been carried as a project and is owned by the exhibitor. 26. 4-H/FFA exhibits will be awarded a ribbon based on the Danish system with noted exceptions; but all premiums will be based on the American system. 27. Premiums, as listed, may be given for meritorious exhibits. In cases where there is no competition, judges may give an award such as they deem the exhibit is worthy to receive. Same rule applies where there are fewer entries in any class than the number of premiums offered. The judges may, at their discretion, award a ribbon or rosette. 28. All animals entered in the breeding classes must be recorded or accepted for registry in the recognized books for their respective breeds. Exhibitors must have registration and transfer certificates available for inspection by management at all times until the judging of the breed is completed. Only original breed registration papers will be accepted when checking entries. No photocopies will be accepted. 29. NO paints or dyes. Any exhibitor found to be using coloring agents will forfeit any ribbons and premiums and will not be permitted to show at the Lebanon Area Fair for one year. IMPORTANT: If upon slaughter, treatment with drugs, biologics, or any chemical from fitting products is the cause of the condemnation of a carcass, the loss of the carcass and any other damages will be borne by the exhibitor. 30. Any Beef, Sheep, Goat, Hog, Dairy, Poultry, Rabbit or Dairy Beef discrepancies or rule violations will be decided by Fair Chairpersons, department chairpersons, or designee. 31. Dress Code: Appropriate attire should be worn when exhibiting livestock. Examples of inappropriate attire include, but are not limited to: Shorts, Hats, Bare feet, Midriff Shirts, Sandals, Halter Tops, Open toe shoes, Extremely tight or extremely baggy jeans. **Individual clubs may set additional requirements
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