1. All exhibitors agree to be bound by the rules and regulations of the Albion Area Fair. All participants must have a booster button Tues. - Sat.2. The fair management reserves the right to amend or add to these rules and regulations as its judgment may determine.3. Reasonable care will be taken to protect all exhibits, exhibitors and spectators from all injury and damage, but the Fair is not, in any way, to be held responsible for negligence on the part of spectators and exhibitors. Accidents, loss or damage of exhibits by water, fire, theft, or otherwise, whatever may be the cause or extent of the damage or loss, will not be the Fair’s responsibility.4. Entries will be made according to classification. Entries must be pre-registered by Sept. 1 (see pgs in fairbook 164-165).5. 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 prize or prizes of such grade as the exhibit deserves. The Fair reserves the right to determine how many entries they will accept from any exhibitor in the same class or, in case of livestock, the same breed. The decision of the judges shall be final in all cases except where mistakes, fraud, misrepresentation or collusion, not discovered at the time of the award, is proved. In such cases, the Superintendent, Manager or Secretary of the fair show, or such referee as he may appoint, may make the decision with his approval. The case may be appealed to the Fair Management of Show Commission from whose decision there can be no appeal.6. It shall be the responsibility of the exhibitor to make known the proper name of the article or breed of livestock he is entering. Any item entered improperly will be disqualified to receive a prize but the judges will make the correct name on the entry tag for the benefit of the owner so that the same mistake in entering need not be made for the second time.7. All entries must be grown or produced by the exhibitor since the last fair by the person whose name appears on the entry tag.8. Superintendents of a Department reserve the right to refuse acceptance of any entry. Furthermore, the superintendents reserve the right to bar from competition animals, vegetables, flowers, and manufactured articles of decidedly inferior quality and those not possessing sufficient merit to warrant recognition.9. The Fair Management may, at any time, order the removal of any exhibit or part of exhibit in bad condition and any article unfit to show may be excluded. No exhibit may be removed before 9 p.m. Saturday except by consent of the management.10. Exhibits not picked up by 10 p.m. Saturday will be disposed of at the discretion of the Superintendent.11. Every exhibit accepted for premiums MUST BE GIVEN AN ENTRY TAG, which must be plainly marked, showing THE NAME OF THE EXHIBIT. In the case of livestock, the breed name must be given on cards large enough that the breed name is readily identified by the viewers or, if the livestock is grouped together according to breeds, one large sign to designate the group will be satisfactory. However, the award ribbons must be placed on the stall or pen of the individual winners for the duration of the Fair or show. Failure to comply with this regulation WILL RESULT IN FORFEITURE OF PREMIUMS. It will be the duty of the Fair or Show officials to see that this regulation is complied with. Where award ribbons are stolen or destroyed, the exhibitor may receive a duplicate at the close of the Fair or show, which shall be supplied by the Fair free of charge. No claims for premiums or other awards will be honored after December 31, 2018.12. During the judging, buildings, except livestock arenas, are to be closed to everyone except fair officials, judges, and necessary attendants. No exhibitor or his agent shall communicate with the judge during 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.13. All livestock offered for premiums must be the property of the owners thirty (30) days or longer.14. No person shall be allowed in the ring while stock is being judged, except judges, Superintendents and necessary attendants.15. Should any animal awarded a prize be disqualified, the animals gaining the lower prizes shall move into the next higher position if, in the opinion of the judges, the animals are worthy of such prizes.16. Overfilling the cattle will be discriminated against. Any artificial means used to change the form or shape of an animal will disqualify it from competition.17. When on exhibition in the ring, each animal must be under halter and the owner or employee must have full control of animal.18. Joint ownership considered to be as one owner in accordance with registration papers.19. Department 16 has been omitted as compared to the State Premium Book guideline.20. All campers and trailers must be parked in areas designated by the fair management and must pay a nominal fee.21. No intoxicating beverages or drugs permitted on the grounds.22. No unauthorized persons allowed on the fair grounds after 11 p.m. any day of the fair.23. All persons staying overnight in any fair building must possess a valid “Night Pass.” It is the responsibility of the superintendent issuing a night pass to insure that the names of all persons possessing a night pass are entered each day on the master list maintained in the fair office.24. Each animal must be judged outside of stall or pen area. No premiums paid unless the exhibit is judged.25. No ticket drawings will be held or announced in the fair office at any time.26. Unsportsmanlike conduct is grounds for disqualification at the discretion of official in charge.27. Any misuse of parking passes will result in loss of parking privileges.28. Concessionaires are encouraged to schedule deliveries before noon.29. No dogs or any other animal not being exhibited on the fair grounds is permitted on fairgrounds at any time. A public entity shall not ask about the nature or extent of a person’s disability, but may make two inquiries to determine whether an animal qualified as a service animal. May ask if animal is required because of disability and what work or task the animal has been trained to perform. The service animal must have four legs.30. The fair management reserves the right to remove any person(s) engaged in any type of unacceptable behavior. “Unacceptable” is purely at the discretion of the fair management. No refunds will be given to person(s) removed.31. In accordance with Pennsylvania Crimes Code: No person shall give or offer to give away any live animal except fish as a prize in any game or contest.32. No pets, drones, selfie sticks, sky lanterns, hoverboards, bicycles, skateboards or roller blades permitted on the fair grounds.33. Any illegally parked vehicles will be towed at owner’s expense. All Parking Passes must remain clearly visible in the vehicle window at all times.34. The following areas are non-smoking: Grandstand area during events, all buildings and barns.35. No paging except for medical emergencies.36. All pullers will draw numbers for positions except kiddies tractor pull.37. No selling any items on fair grounds unless you are a paid vendor.38. Exhibitors, campers, and concessionaries must register motorized vehicles. Registration hours are 9 to 11 a.m. daily at the fair office. Tags will be issued when the driver of vehicle shows the following information: A. Driver’s license, B. Proof of Insurance, C. Registration fee of $25. Electricians and Fair Board Members do not need to register their motorized vehicle. Motorized vehicles are to be used in the exhibit areas only. Operation hours will be between 5 to 10 a.m. and again after fair closing.39. No cooking and no open flames of any type in the large tents. No campfires on the fairgrounds.Note: Not all exhibits will be on display after 9 p.m. Saturday as entrants begin clearing barns and buildings.40. It shall not rain.
MISSION STATEMENTThe mission of the Albion Area Fair Inc. is to promote the growth and improvement of agriculture farming, educate and provide related career information for teacher training and agriculture, and to allow exhibitors to compete for prize money, ribbons, or merely to enjoy the competition.
The mission of the Albion Area Fair Inc. isto promote the growth and improvement of agriculture farming,educate and provide related career information for teacher trainingand agriculture, and to allow exhibitors to compete for prize money,ribbons, or merely to enjoy the competition.