All entry fees paid out in prize money
Passes for attendants to livestock
Passes will be given out by the Secretary when entry fees are paid according to the amount of entry fees paid to the Society.
– Cattle –
One to Five Animals ……….. Two Passes
Six and Over Animals …….. Three Passes
– Swine and Sheep –
Over Ten Animals ……… Three Passes
Rules and Regulations
Exhibitors are required to read the following rules carefully and send in their entries as soon as possible. Be sure that all entry fees are sent with entries.
Admission to the Grounds
The price of admission for adults will be $8.00 for each day and children 12 and under FREE.
Weekend Passes can be obtained from the office or the gate, and entitles holder to admission of the grounds for the duration of the fair.
Cost of Weekend Pass: $20.00
No Dogs allowed on the grounds.
The membership fee is $8.00 (Adult, 13 years and over). All exhibitors to purchase Membership Cards. Each Exhibitor to receive a Pass.
Judging to commence at 9:00 a.m.
First Day of Fair – Aug 31st
Poultry & Sheep – August 31st
Beef Cattle & Hogs – Sep 1st
Dairy Cattle – Sep 2nd
Only one bedding of straw will be supplied by Society.
It is desired that all entries be made on pre-printed forms, which may be obtained free of charge from the secretary or downloaded HERE. These forms, accompanied by all necessary fees, and to be filled out, including the indemnity release signed by the Exhibitor, and delivered to the Secretary by the appropriate date.
Poultry Entry Forms are due August 14th
(Poultry classes are 36 to 46 & Junior class J89)
All Other Entry Forms are due August 27th
(the Saturday before the fair)
No email entries will be accepted. Entries and indemnity releases may be faxed to the secretary. Faxed entries will be accepted until 8:00 p.m. on the day they are due.
All fees must be paid before entry ticket will be issued!
All animals in the livestock classes must be the property of the exhibitor at the time of making the entry, except the draft pony hitch (each must own a team). Entry to be made in one exhibitor’s name only.
All livestock exhibitors must provide proof of liability insurance.
Judges are particularly requested, in all cases, not to award premiums to any article or animal not worthy of a prize.
All horses and cattle must be tied up and other stock placed in position as directed by the committee in charge.
Cattle, sheep and hogs are not to be removed from barns before 4:00 p.m. on the last day. Poultry, rabbits, ducks, geese, and pigeons are not to be removed before 5:00 p.m. on the last day. Exhibitors not adhering to the above rules will forfeit their winnings.
Livestock must be paraded before the Judges for examination. No interference with the Judges will be allowed during the examination.
All articles in halls to be exhibited, must be in position by 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
No article to be removed from exhibition hall, craft building & Scout Hall before 5:00 p.m. on the last day!
The decision of the judge will be final. Appeals will not be considered. Exhibitors interfering with the judging will forfeit their winnings.
All exhibits must be picked up by their rightful owner unless otherwise arranged through the office. Persons picking up other exhibitors articles must sign for, and accept responsibility for these articles.
Extract from By-Laws
Any member exhibiting an article not his bonafide property shall forfeit all prizes awarded at the Fair, and shall be prohibited from exhibiting for a period of two years. All Agricultural and Horticultural produce exhibited within the year in which the exhibition is held, except clover seed, soybeans and corn, and all manufactured articles must be manufactured by the exhibitor within the same period, and any exhibitor who shall be known to exhibit any article or product manufacture that is not his own production or manufacture, shall forfeit all prizes that he may be awarded at the Fair, and shall be precluded from exhibiting for a period of two years.
No prizes awarded to articles not mentioned in the Prize List.
In case there is a shortage of gate receipts, the Directors have decided to pay a percentage of the Prize Money instead of the full amount.
Note: No person shall be allowed to enter for exhibition more than two entries in any section of a class in the Exhibition Hall, unless otherwise stated; or more than two entries in cattle, sheep, poultry and hogs. – This rule does not apply to horses. – Any entry under A.O.V. (any other variety) must be correctly named.
Any soiled, defaced or old work will not be judged.
Though the Board of Directors will take every reasonable precaution to ensure the safety of articles sent for exhibition, they wish it distinctly understood that the owners themselves must take the risk of exhibiting them and should any exhibits be accidentally injured, lost or stolen, the Directors will give all assistance in their power toward the recovery of the same, but will not make payment for the value thereof.
To collect your merchandise prizes for specials, please take the certificate you receive from the Harrow Fair (they are mailed with prize money cheques) to the business that sponsored the special.
For specials we have indicated which sections they pertain to.
Any information collected by the Colchester South and Harrow Agricultural Society regarding members, exhibitors, commercial exhibitors, sponsors, directors and any other persons related directly to the business of the Colchester South and Harrow Agricultural Society and the Harrow Fair, will be solely used for the purposes of promotion of the Colchester South and Harrow Agricultural Society and the Harrow Fair, and for the maintenance of their files and data base. Any member exhibitor, commercial exhibitor, sponsor or director realizes that when they agree to take part in the Colchester South and Harrow Agricultural Society and the Harrow Fair, that the names may be published for these reasons only. None of this information whatsoever will be sold or transferred to any outside party for any reason.