General Rules for Entries 1. All exhibitors must be Michigan residents, and item entered subject to approval of fair management. 2. All exhibitors must be non-professional A. Amateur(a person who does not sell for profit on a part time or full time basis and whose exhibit represents a recreational hobby. B. A professional is a person engaged in activity for a monetary profit of more than $2,000.00 annually as a result of his or her craft and/or cooking skill. 3. Adult open class is 21 years of age as of January 1, of the current year. 4. Youth is 6 years of age through 20 as of January 1, of the current year. 5. All entries must be made by, and the work of the exhibitor and shown in his / her name, and can only be exhibited one time and not exhibited again in future P.I. County Fairs. 6. You may bring in any item(s) for display purposes only, please specify if it is not to be judged. 7. Entry tags must be attached to all entries. Tags will be available at check in on Wednesday July 22, from 4pm to 8 pm. 8. Premiums will only be paid on the articles listed, and according to the signed judge’s sheets not necessarily according to the ribbon on the entry. (Ribbons can become misplaced) 9 Every article on the grounds will be under the control of the P.I. County Fair Association and every precaution will be taken for the safe keeping, but the association will not be responsible or any damages or losses that may occur, and the condition entries are received. 10. All fees must accompany entries, and only one entry per class. 11. Fees are youth .25, adults .50, large animals are .50. 12. Judging will be Thursday after entries are received on Wednesday. Building will be closed until judging is completed. 13. Departure time is Saturday starting @ 5 pm. Bring you exhibitor stub with you. 14. An entry fee will not be refunded if the entry is cancelled or not exhibited. 15. All animals are to arrive on Wednesday July 22, from 4pm to 8 pm. 16. Livestock trailers should be parked in designated areas, and horse stalls are on a first come first serve basis. 17. Each livestock exhibitor must provide all feed and bedding for their animal(s) and keep quarters cleaned. 18. Exhibitor tags must be attached to cages/pens in order to be judged and receive premiums. All exhibitors must have animals properly I.D. Fowls with leg bands, sheep with ear tags, goats with ear tags or tattoos, cows with tags, and movement permits, pigs with tags, tattoos, or notched, rabbits with tattoo. 19. Exhibitors may be asked to remove their animal (s) from the fairgrounds if it is unruly, sick, or disturbing other animals. 20. No intact male animals will be allowed on the fairgrounds, unless previous arrangements have been made, with the fair management, and proper restraints have been in place, to accept the animal. 21. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to comply with the state of Michigan, including the current bovine tuberculosis requirements, pullarum testing, coggins testing and movement permits of animals. Please bring a copy of the records with you to leave with the fair management (they will not be returned) 22. No premiums will be paid for exhibits or animals (s) removed before release time on Sunday at 6 pm. Exhibitors are responsible for pick up and cleaned up of all exhibits, and approved by the barn superintendent or your premium check will be forfeited. 23. No dogs or other leashed animals are allowed on fair ground, only Seeing Eye dogs, and handicap working dogs. 24. P.I. County Fair Association shall reserve the right to drug test any or all livestock entered in the fair, if deemed necessary by the fair management. The expense for the drug testing shall go to the person (s) owning the animal (s) If the test results show proof of the improper use of drugs. If a protest is lodged and the drug testing shall be required, the expense for the drug test shall go to the person(s) lodging the protest if the results do not show proof of improper use of drugs. 25. While every precaution will be taken to safeguard all exhibits, it is distinctly understood that is no case shall the Presque Isle County Fair, its management, officers, agents be held responsible for loss of injury of any character to person or articles while participating in or exhibited at the fair. 26. Any exhibit improperly entered will not be judged. 27. Only one item may be entered in a class. An exhibitor may not show the same item in both youth and open classes, and the exhibitor may only show the item one time at our fair. 28. All pie entries will sign a waiver that ¾ of their pie will be sold at our pie & ice cream social, Pies may be brought in on Thursday morning, before 9:30 am. 29. The Danish System of awarding premiums will be used for all youth a (blue), B (red), C (white), ratings given each exhibit in each class. 30. Because payment of premiums is dependent upon a percentage of State Matching Money, the Board of Directors reserves the right to pro-rate premiums listed should available funds fall short of the amount required to allow full payment of premiums. 31. Any exhibitor may file a complaint regarding: conflict of interest of a judge, disqualification of an exhibit or exhibitor group or leader or superintendent behavior, eligibility of the exhibit. A protest must be made in writing and filed with the management within 10 days after the fair. The Michigan Department of Agriculture shall have 45 days after receipt of the complaint to investigate the issue.
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