We encourage you to participate in the Homecraft section of the fair and encourage your children to get involved in the school section as well. Peruse the categories and see where you fit in. Whether it be in the needlecraft/ quiliting section, or by testing your culinary skills in the kitchen, baked goods or bottled goods. Or do you have a green thumb, and want to display your beautiful flowers or your garden fresh vegetables or search the attic to see what hidden antique treasures you can find. There is no end to how you can get involved.
Homecraft plays an integral role in the success of our fair, so we hope that you will stop by the arena on Saturday and see the exhibits that our community members have so proudly displayed:
COMING SOON: THE 2017 FAIR BOOK AND ENTRY FORM
- Plants & Flowers
- Culinary Arts
- Bottled Goods
- New Country Pro – Maple Syrup, Honey & Eggs
- Garden Vegetables
- Agriculture & Livestock
- Grain, Hay & Seed
- School Section
- Senior Citizens
- Special Needs
Homecraft Division Rules
1. NOTE THIS YEAR – There will be NO Exhibitor’s fee in any class this year. EVERY EXHIBITOR will pay admission at the gates.
2 All entries must be arranged for judging Thursday, September 15th, between 7:00 – 9:00 PM, and between 8:00 -11:30 AM, Friday, September 16th. Hall will be closed at 11:30 AM. Judging commences at 12:30 PM Exhibitors are responsible for their entries being placed in the right class prior to judging.
3 ALL EXHIBITS MUST BE THE WORK OF THE EXHIBITOR. THE SAME EXHIBIT MAY BE SHOWN ONLY TWICE BEFORE BEING DISQUALIFIED.
4 Exhibitors are allowed only one entry in each section.
5 Men and women exhibitors are welcome in all classes.
6 All soiled, defaced or old work will not be judged or displayed. If entries are not worthy of a prize, no prize will be given. The judge’s decision will be final.
7 No exhibits may be removed from the hall until 5:00 PM on Saturday, September 17, 2016.
8 THE DIRECTORS OR SOCIETY WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR GOODS BROKEN OR LOST, but will render every possible assistance toward recovery.
9 New Exhibitor is anyone who has not shown in 2014 or 2015. MARK YOUR TAG “NEW EXHIBITOR” ON THE FRONT.
10 Please note special rules of each class.
11 “Homecraft Award” will be awarded to the Exhibitor accumulating the highest number of points in the following sections of the Homecraft Division: Plants & Flowers, Culinary Arts, Bottled Goods, Needlecraft, Handcrafts, Photography and Art. The Exhibitor must have won a prize in at least two different classes. Points accumulated in Seniors, Juniors, Special Needs, Antiques and Vegetables do not count toward the trophy.
12 PLACING IN SPECIALS DOES NOT COUNT IN THE POINT SYSTEM. Point system used to decide winners will be: First – 3 points; second – 2 points; and third – 1 point.
13 An Organization or Society may exhibit by obtaining an Exhibitor Number, filling in the Entry Form and signing the Hold Harmless Agreement.
14 For more information, entry tickets or an entry form please go to the local library.
15 EXHIBITORS WINNING ANY SPECIALS ARE TO PICK THE PRIZE UP FROM THE CONVENOR, ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th FROM 5:00 -6:00 PM, or from the Fair Office on Sunday, September 18th from 10am-1pm.
16 Should it be necessary, the Beeton & District Agricultural Society reserves the right to substitute a prize for another of approximately the same value. Any inquiries regarding sponsor prizes should be directed to the President.
Agriculture & Livestock Division Rules
1 There will be no exhibitor’s fee in any class, but exhibitors will pay admission at the gates.
2 15% of the prize money won in the Livestock section will be retained by the Society.
3 In case of bad weather, or any unforeseen circumstances, the Society only binds itself to pay as much pro rata of prize money as is consistent with the receipts.
4 No prize money will be paid by the Treasurer until the Directors meet after the Fair.
5 Persons not drawing their prize money by the 2nd day of December 2016 will forfeit the same to the Society.
6 Exhibits may be placed in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. or on Friday, September 16, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. No late entries will be accepted. Judging commences at 12:30 p.m. All exhibits must be the work of the exhibitor.
7 All hall exhibits must remain until 5:00 p.m. Saturday, September 17, 2016.
8 All livestock must be on the grounds and in their proper place before 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2016. They must remain on the grounds until 5:00 p.m. or prize money will be forfeited.
9 All livestock exhibitors must present a Certificate of Liability Insurance for at least $1,000,000 coverage.
10 All exhibits must be owned by the exhibitor. All grain, hay, seeds, vegetables, etc. must be grown by the exhibitor.
11 No person shall be awarded more than one prize for any animal or kind of article, grains, vegetables, roots or produce, whether exhibited in the same class or not, except in cases of pens or herds and extra prizes.
12 No person shall be entitled to exhibit the same animal for any more than one prize in any section or class except in pens, herds and extra prizes.
13 No article or animal entered for competition shall necessarily entitle the owner to a premium unless deemed worthy of a prize by judges and so awarded.
14 Bulls must be properly secured by ring in the nose or otherwise to prevent accidents, or they will not be allowed on the grounds.
15 Suitable pens will be provided for sheep.
16 No person or persons will be allowed to interfere with the judges, while in charge of their duties, by conversation or otherwise.
17 No person will be allowed to act as a judge in any class in which he is an exhibitor.
18 Any person changing or removing entry tickets from goods or exhibition, or in any way attempting to defraud any exhibition, shall be subject to a fine from $1.00 to $100.00 or ten days imprisonment on conviction thereof.
19 Any exhibitor who may feel aggrieved from any cause, other than the decision of the judge, can protest against the same at any time within ten days by giving the protest in writing to the secretary (and a deposit of $10.00 which will be forfeited if protest is not proven), whose duty it will be to lay the same before the Directors at their first meeting. Any member of the Board of Directors may protest against anything he/she sees wrong.