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GENERAL RULES & REGULATIONS

  1. The Clarke County Ruritan Club reserves to its Fair Committee the final and absolute right to interpret these rules and regulations, and settle and determine all questions, matters and differences in regard thereto.
  2. The Fair also reserves the right to change and amend the regulations should the management deem such changes necessary.
  3. Every reasonable effort will be made by the management to protect the property on exhibit, but in no case will with Fair management be held responsible should loss or damage of property or injury to person occur.
  4. All property of every character, whether entered for exhibition, displayed for sale, or for any other purpose will be taken on the grounds or in the buildings and kept entirely at the risk of the owner, who assumes responsibility for any loss, damage, theft, injury or accident that may occur while such property is on the grounds or in the buildings. Persons, firms, corporations, unwilling to enter their property for exhibit or display on these conditions are requested not to enter it in the Clarke County Fair.
  5. All 4-H and FFA exhibits shall be part of a bonafide project or enterprise.
  6. Homemaking. fine arts and photography exhibits will be accepted from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday and 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday.  Agriculture and horticulture exhibits will be accepted on Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Floral exhibits will be accepted on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon and from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
  7. Chickens and turkeys will be accepted between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Sunday (this being the only time they can be tested for pullorum typhoid). All other poultry department entries will be accepted until cages are full or 5:00 p.m. Sunday, whichever comes first.
  8. Rabbits will be accepted on Sunday between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  9. All beef, goat, sheep, swine, and dairy entries must be in by 12:00 p.m. Sunday.
  10. Unless being moved to another fair, livestock exhibitors need to refer to their departmental rules about the removal of livestock.
  11. Before exhibitor in barn areas leaves the area at the conclusion of the fair, they must clean the area.
  12. Transportation will be provided on Monday for those animals which buyers wish to have taken to the livestock market.
  13. No vendors are to be in the block building unless the proceeds benefit 4-H or Extension activities.
  14. The deputies are responsible for patrolling the back field. Ruritan members and the deputies are responsible for the open show participants who must acquire an arm band from the 4-H chaperones to stay overnight. The 4-H and FFA chaperones are responsible for the 4-H and FFA exhibitors who stay inside the barn area after the carnival shuts down each evening. If you are an exhibitor, you may stay overnight if your parent(s) sign you in with the 4-H or FFA chaperones at the camper. The arm band the chaperones provide must be worn for you to stay on the grounds.
  15. The Clarke County Fair is open to our adjoining counties: Loudoun, Fauquier, Warren and Frederick in Virginia and Jefferson in West Virginia. For specific exhibit and participation requirements, please see the rules and regulation for the individual department or contest/event.
  16. All matters not covered by these rules and regulations will be passed on and settled by the Fair Committee and/or Departmental Committees.
  17. Any adult who assists with any livestock pre-show administering of any non FDA compound that may cause a qualitative or quantitative change in the characteristics of the animal on foot or in carcass will be banned immediately and indefinitely from the Clarke County Fair fairgrounds.
  18. The management of the Clarke County Fair and its sponsoring organization reserves the right to bar/ban youth and adult exhibitors and non-exhibitors from participation in the events and activities associated with the current Clarke County Fair and any subsequent Clarke County Fairs if the youth or adults are found in violation of established fair rules and regulations.
  19. No blankets or possessions will be allowed to hold seating for events.
  20. No pets allowed on the fairgrounds. Only pets for competition or parades are allowed and should be removed to their housing after competition is completed. Excludes seeing eye dogs, etc.
  21. No generators allowed in or around the barn areas.

 

 

4-H/FFA Livestock

NEW FOR 2017: ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR 4-H/FFA LIVESTOCK EXHIBITORS

REGISTER HERE

All 4-H and FFA exhibitors must have their contact information, livestock being shown, and housing of livestock details entered by March 15, 2017.  If there are any changes after March entry, we ask the exhibitor to contact ccrflivestock@gmail.com so changes can be approved and corrected online.


Congratulations to the 2016 Pageant Winners

2016 Miss Clarke County Fair Winner

Helena St. Claire

1st Runner Up: Hannah Mae Bryson

2nd Runner Up: Zoe Viza

2016 Junior Miss Clarke County Fair Winner

Mikayla St. Claire

1st Runner Up: Belle Reid

2nd Runner Up: Kellieanne Bryson

2016 Pre-Teen Miss Clarke County Fair Winner

Lily Carlisle

1st Runner Up: Emily Vincent

2nd Runner Up: Shyann Palmer

2016 Little Miss Clarke County Fair Winner

Layla Crim

1st Runner Up:  Caylee Peacock

2nd Runner Up:  Erica Stull