General Rules for Participation 2018-05-16T15:07:19+00:00

General Rules for Participation

The Greene County Agricultural Fair, Inc. will not be responsible to any person (individual, corporation or association) for any loss by fire, theft, damage or by personal injury through the negligence of any person(s), exhibit(s), or exhibition(s). The Directors of the Greene County Agricultural Fair, Inc. reserve the right to declare the Fair off and withdraw the premiums offered should unforeseen circumstances occur which would make it advisable to do so. All premiums offered and contracts made are with that distinct understanding. Premium payments are based on availability of funds The Fair Directors reserve the final and absolute right to interpret these Rules and Regulations. By entering, the exhibitor agrees to abide by each rule printed in this catalog or obtained from the fair. All entries must have a complete address. CHECKS MUST BE CASHED WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE CLOSE OF THE FAIR OR BE DECLARED NULL AND VOID. No premiums will be paid without social security numbers. Every PROTEST made concerning premium(s), class(es), judge(s), rent(s) or admission(s) shall be made in writing, addressed to PROTEST COMMITTEE, P.O. BOX 3, CARROLLTON, IL 62016, setting forth the grounds upon which the PROTEST is based and accompanied by a fee. The PROTEST must be signed by person of legal age. No PROTEST may be made after the class(es) or event(s) have begun. ALL ANIMALS MUST COMPLY WITH THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LIVESTOCK HEALTH REQUIREMENTS, LIVESTOCK EXHIBITION RULES AND DEPARTMENT RULES PRINTED IN THIS CATALOG. Each CONCESSIONAIRE must confine himself to the space assigned and must abide by the terms of his CONTRACT. Distribution of handbills or advertising matter, and/or selling, except from the Concessionaire’s Space, is prohibited. The posting of advertising on any building or post will NOT BE PERMITTED, unless Advertising Space has been rented. All livestock and Art Hall entries are confidential. NO ONE to review entries except the person who originally made them until entries are officially closed. GENERAL POLICE SUPERVISION will be on grounds. All Directors and police are sworn as CONSERVATORS OF THE PEACE, and it shall be their duty to arrest any person(s) creating a disturbance or violating any Rules and Regulations of the Fair or the Laws of the State of Illinois ADVERTISING – Outdoor, Hub rail, Fair book, Livestock Arenas … Call (217) 942-3094

Grandstand

BOOTH SPACE UNDER GRANDSTAND
Rental………………..$30.00
Certificate of Insurance required. Call (217) 942-3094 for more information.
OUTSIDE SPACE RENTAL ……………………………………………………… Call (217) 942-3094

GATE ADMISSIONS
8:00 a.m. Saturday, June 16 through 9:00 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018
Adult Season Ticket ………………………………………………………………………………………..$15.00
Exhibitor or Helper Ticket ………………………………………………………………………………….$15.00
Membership Ticket…………………………………………………………………………………………..$10.00
Adult Single Admission Ticket
Sat., June 16 & Wed., June 20…………………………………………………………………………….$2.00
Mon., June 18, Tues., June 19, Thurs., June 21, Fri., June 22……………………………….$4.00
SATURDAY, JUNE 26………………………………………………………………………………………..$5.00
(All persons twelve (12) years of age or older – admitted as adults. Children under twelve (12) years of age – admitted FREE)
Pit Passes ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..$20.00

GRANDSTAND GENERAL ADMISSIONS
Saturday, June 16, MUD BOGS…..………………………………………………………………………..$6.00
Monday, June 19, PAGEANT
General Admission…………………………………………………………………………………………….$6.00
Reserved Seating………………………………………………………………………………………………$12.00
Tuesday, June 20, HARNESS RACES …………………………………………………………………….$6.00
Wednesday, June 21, RODEO
General Admission…………………………….…………………………………………………………………..$5.00
Reserved Seating…………………………………………………………………………………………………..$10.00
Thursday, June 21, TRACTOR/TRUCK PULL …………………………………………………………….$8.00
Friday, June 22, DEMO DERBY……………………………………………………………………………..$10.00
Saturday, June 23, MUD DRAGS…..………………………………………………………………………..$6.00

Children under 12 admitted free!

PIT PASSES REQUIRED FOR ALL INFIELD DURING MOTORIZED EVENTS.

Illinois Department of Agriculture Bureau of Animal Health
State Fairgrounds – P. O. Box 19281 • Springfield, Illinois 62794-9281 Phone (217)782-4944

LIVESTOCK EXHIBITION RULES

(There is a minimum age of eight years to be able to show in Livestock shows.)

Each exhibitor must purchase an Exhibitor’s Ticket at or before the time of making entries. For each twenty dollars ($20) paid in stall or pen rent, one (1) Helper’s Ticket may be purchased (limit two (2) per exhibitor).

DEADLINE FOR ALL LIVESTOCK ENTRIES is Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. at the Secretary’s Office. No Refunds or Changes on entries after Wednesday, June 11th, 2014. ENTRY BLANKS may be obtained from the SECRETARY’S OFFICE or taken from the last pages in this catalog. Entries may be made by mail to: GREENE COUNTY AGRICULTURAL FAIR, INC., P.O. BOX 3, CARROLLTON, IL 62016, or in person at the SECRETARY’S OFFICE on the Fairgrounds. The Entry Forms must be accompanied by stall or pen rent and Exhibitor’s (and Helper’s) Ticket(s) fees. Please state NUMBER and BREED of stock so sufficient stalls or pens may be provided. ENTRY FEE must be paid at the time of entry on all livestock.

EXHIBITORS MUST HAVE REGISTRATIONS AND HEALTH PAPERS WITH THEM FOR INSPECTION (not required on Steers, Barrows or Sheep, but the animals must be from purebred sires and dams, and not crossbred. This does not preclude the showing of Crossbred Classes). Beef and Swine exhibitors must present HEALTH CERTIFICATES for inspection by the FAIR VETERINARIAN at 8:30 a.m. one day before showing.

All Purebred Classes of Animals listed in our Fair Book shall have Registration Papers and Reg. Numbers for entry forms. Land of Lincoln, 4-H, or FFA identification for market animals may be substituted for Registration Papers and Reg. Numbers.

ENTRIES MAY NOT BE MADE OR ALTERED IN THE SHOW RING. NO EXHIBITOR MAY ENTER OR SHOW MORE THAN TWO (2) ENTRIES UNDER ANY PREMIUM NUMBER. All entries must be in the name of the owner and the property of the exhibitor more than thirty (30) days prior to the FAIR. Parties contracting for Stalls or Pens and not occupying them shall forfeit the fees paid, and if any exhibitor has made any false statement with regard to any animal exhibited, or if any exhibitor interferes with the judge in the performance of his duty, he shall be disqualified from further competition and shall lose any premium(s) already awarded and any stall or pen rent paid.

Expert judges will be secured and all awards will be made by the single judging system. No judge shall be permitted to exhibit in any Department in which he judges. No Trailer, camper, tent or other accommodations may be hooked up to any barn. Designated areas have been provided for these. Check at the SECRETARY’S OFFICE for a TRAILER/CAMPER SPACE PERMIT. NO VEHICLE MAY BE PARKED WITHIN FIFTY (50) FEET OF ANY BARN (FIRE REGULATION).

2018 EXHIBITION LIVESTOCK HEALTH REQUIREMENTS COUNTY FAIRS

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Exhibitors are requested to familiarize themselves with all rules applicable to their exhibits.
  2. All out-of-state animals shall require an entry permit. Permits are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling (217)782-4944.
  3.  All animals. except as noted, shall be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) which shows that the animal meets all health requirements for the State of Illinois. CVI’s shall be made available to Bureau of Animal Health Personnel on request. CVI means a legible record made on an official form of the state of origin which has been issued, signed and dated by an accredited veterinarian and which shows the name and address of the animal’s owner or exhibitor and the results of all required tests or vaccinations. A CVI shall list only one animal identification per line; shall be presented in the form in which it was initially issued; and shall not be corrected, changed or altered in any manner.
  4. All animals shall be officially identified. The animal(s) official identification shall be recorded on the CV I.
  5. If animals are from tuberculosis accredited, brucellosis certified, pseudorabies qualified, or brucellosis validated herds, the identifying herd number(s) along with the date of the last herd test(s) shall appear on the CVI.
  6. CVI for out-of-state livestock shall be void thirty (30) days after issuance.
  7. CVI for Illinois-origin livestock shall be void ninety (90) days after issuance.
  8. All livestock shall be subject to examination upon entry to any Illinois Fair or exhibition. Any animal showing evidence of infectious, contagious or communicable diseases shall be immediately withdrawn and held in quarantine at the owner’s risk and expense until properly treated and recovered, or until the animal is released to return to the owner’s premise. Any livestock infected with scabies, mange, active lesions or ringworm, sore mouth, or multiple warts which are easily visible without close examination shall not be permitted to exhibit and are subject to quarantine or removal from the fairgrounds. Sheep and goats with caseous lymphadenitis as evidenced by draining abscesses shall not be exhibited and are subject to immediate quarantine or removal from the fairgrounds.
  9. Illinois Department of Agriculture personnel or designee may collect blood, tissue, milk or urine samples from any animal being exhibited and/or raced at any Illinois Fair to test for the presence of illegal drugs. New examination techniques, such as ultrasound, may also be used at anytime while the animals are on the grounds of any Illinois Fair or exhibit. The Illinois Department of Agriculture or designee may collect urine, blood, tissue or other test samples from exhibition animals at the time of slaughter.
  10. All exhibitors of animals at any Illinois Fair or exhibition shall comply with the provisions of the Illinois Humane Care for Animals Act. If violations are observed, the animal(s) will be excused from exhibition and ordered removed from the grounds with all awards being forfeited. Any practice of deviation from normal, accepted care, including physical, medical or mechanical application, other than on the prescription of a licensed veterinarian, will constitute a violation of show rules and is subject to the above provisions.
  11. Any Illinois cattle, bison, cervidae or goats being exhibited in non-accredited free states must be isolated from the remainder of the herd/flock upon return to Illinois and retested for tuberculosis 60-120 days post-entry.

CATTLE

IDENTIFICATION

Individual identification of each animal shall be either a fully healed and legible tattoo, official metal ear tag, registration number (can only be used if the tattoo is recorded on the registration certificate or for breeds where pictures are acceptable), or individual brands, if brand is recorded on the registration certificate.

ILLINOIS CATTLE

  • Brucellosis: llinois is a Bovine Brucellosis Class-Free State. Brucellosis testing is not required for Illinois cattle.
  • Tuberculosis: Illinois is an Accredited Tuberculosis-Free State. Tuberculin test is not required for Illinois cattle.

Please note: Illinois calves under 6 months of age and Illinois steers are not required to have a Certifcate of Veterinary Inspection.

OUT-OF-STATE CATTLE

Permit

  1. All out-of-state cattle are to be accompanied by an entry permit.
  2. Permits are avilable 24 hours a day, seven day a week by calling (217)782-4944.

Brucellosis:

  1. Female cattle six (6) months of age and older and bulls eighteen (18) months of age and older shall be negative to an official test for brucellosis within thirty (30) days prior to entry, unless exempt by one (1) of the following:
    1. Originate directly from a certified brucellosis-free herd.
    2. Official vaccinates of dairy breeds under twenty (20) months of age or official vaccinates of beef breeds under twenty-four(24) months of age.
    3. Animal originated from a “Class Free” state (if entire state is so classified)
    4. Steers and spayed heifers are not required to be tested for brucellosis.
  2. The negative brucellosis test shall be conducted at a state or federal laboratory within 30 days prior to exhibition.

Tuberculosis:

  1. Accredited Tuberculosis Free States
    1. No tuberculin test required. All cattle, including steers, originating from an Accredited Tuberculosis Free State, may enter Illinois for exhibition when accompanied by a CVI issued by an accredited veterinarian within 30 days.
  2. Non-Accredited Tuberculosis Free States (Not TB Free)
    1. Cattle must originate from a herd where a complete herd test was conducted within the past year.
    2. The individual animals entering Illinois must be negative to additional tuberculin test conducted within
      30 days prior to exhibition.
    3. Cattle that enter Illinois for exhibition and remain in Illinois (animal does not return to the state of origin
      within 30 days) must be isolated and retested for TB 60-120 days from the last official TB test date.

SWINE

ILLINOIS SWINE

IDENTIFICATION

  1. Swine shall be identitied by an official ear tag, tattoo or recognized breed ear notch.
  2. Ear notch identification is acceptable for barrows, crossbred gilts and breeding swine.

Brucellosis: 1. Brucellosis is not required for Illinois swine.

Pseudorabies:
All exhibition swine are required to be tested for pseudorabies as described below.

  1. Swine of all ages shall be negative to an official test for pseudorabies conducted within 90 days prior to exhibition; or swine shall originate immediately and directly from a qualified pseudorabies negative herd.
  2. Barrows and females in market classes must meet the same requirements as breeding swine.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Swine consigned to terminal market classes must meet the same test requirements as exhibition swine if these classes are held in conjuction with “exhibits not intended for slaughter”.
  2. When terminal classes are held on a day when no other livestock are present, these animals are exempt from all test requirements and do not need a CVI. All swine terminal classes must be identified by a site tattoo prior to movement to slaughter.
  3. Swine from pseudorabies quarantined herds are not allowed to exhibit regardless of whether or not the show is terminal or non terminal.
  4. The Illinois and DuQuoin State Fairs are not classified as terminal shows.

OUT-OF-STATE SWINE

PERMIT

  1. All out-of-state swine are to be accompanied by an entry permit.
  2. Permits are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling (217)782-4944.

IDENTIFICATION

  1. Individually identified by an official ear tag, tattoo or recognized breed ear notch.
  2. Ear notch identification is not acceptable for crossbred animals.

Brucellosis:

  1. Breeding swine 4 months of age and older shall be negative to an official test for brucellosis within 30 days prior to exhibition unless exempt by one (1) of the following:
    1. Originate immediately and directly from a brucellosis-free herd.
    2. Originate directly from a validated brucellosis-free state.
  2. Swine brucellosis tests for exhibition shall be conducted at a state or federal laboratory.

Pseudorabies:
All exhibition swine are required to be tested for pseudorabies as described below.

  1. Swine shall be negative to an official test for pseudorabies conducted within the past thirty (30) days prior to entry or originate immediately and directly from a qualified pseudorabies negative herd.
  2. Barrows and females in market classes must meet the same requirements as breeding swine.
  3. The Illinois and DuQuoin State Fairs are not classified as terminal shows.

SHEEP AND GOATS

IDENTIFICATION

Individual identification of each animal shall be by an ear tattoo, official metal or plastic tag. A micro chip ID is acceptable if the owner provides the reader. Ear tattoos may be used when a registration certificate, listing the tattoo number, accompanies the animal. When using ear tags, the tag must indicate the premises ID and state of origin. The tag number must be assigned by a state or APHIS representative and recorded in the Scrapie Record Database. Ears should be used for tattooing when possible. If there is no space in the ear, the flank or tail fold may be used.

MARKET LAMBS

All wethers must be slick shown (show ring ready) before weigh-in so that show lamb fungus can be identified.

ILLINOIS SHEEP AND GOATS

  1. Sheep from a flock with a laboratory diagnosis of scrapie are not permitted to exhibit unless they have been in the Voluntary Scrapie Flock Certification Program for at least three (3) years.
  2. For any animal born after 1/1/2002, the CVI must include the flock of birth and the flock or origin, if different.

OUT-OF-STATE SHEEP AND GOATS

  1. All out-of-state sheep and goats are to be accompanied by an entry permit. Permits are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling (217)782-4944.
  2. Sheep and goats originating from a flock that has previously been classified as either an infected or source flock can be exhibited in Illinois upon the completion of an approved flock plan.
  3. For any animal born after 1/1/2002, the CVI must include the flock of birth and the flock or origin, if different.

GOATS

Tuberculosis – Goats from areas or states that are not Accredited Boving Tuberculosis Gree, must be accompanied by a CVI indicating that the goats originated from a herd where a complete negative herd test has been conducted within the past twelve (12) months and the individual animals are negative to a tuberculin test conducted within thirty (30) days prior t entry. For any animal born after 1/1 2002, the CVI must included the flock of birth and the flock of origin, if different.

HORSES, PONIES, MULES AND OTHER EQUIDAE

ILLINOIS EQUINE

  1. All horses and other equidae, twelve (12) months of age and older attending an advertised equine event, shall be accompanied by a negative test for equine infectious anemia (EIA) conducted within the last twelve (12) months. A copy of this test shall accompany the animal.
  2. AGID (Coggins) or ELISA tests are accepted.
  3. An advertised equine event means a show, rodeo, sale, auction, exhibition, trail ride, or horse fair that is posted or media promoted.
  4. A CVI is not required for Illinois equine.

OUT-OF-STATE EQUINE

  1. All out-of-state equine are to be accompanied by an entry permit. Permits are available 24 hours a day, esven days a week by calling (217)782-4944.
  2. All horses and other equidae entering Illinois that are twelve (12) months of age or older, shall be accompanied by a negative test for equine infectious anemia (EIA) conducted within the last twelve (12) months. A copy of this test shall accompany the animal.
  3. AGID (Coggins) or ELISA tests are accepted.
  4. All horses and other equidae shall be accompanied by a CVI issued within thirty (30) days prior to entry.