Instructions for making entries at the annual Somerset County Fair
* All premiums subject to continuation of state funding.
Any person wishing to make an entry, should fill out the entry blank
which is provided with this premium sheet or make out a sheet giving the
information called for on this blank regardless of whether the article
or articles are delivered personally to the fair or sent to the
secretary. To have this information in legible form readily available
will eliminate much needless waiting and facilitate the work of the
Entry day is the first Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is a
$4 entry fee for all livestock.
All livestock entry forms must be in the secretary’s office on or before
July 15th. Any livestock entry form not received on or before this
date may be refused by the Somerset County Fair livestock committee.
This show is open to all residents of Somerset County and others in
Pennsylvania at the discretion of the livestock committee.
Entries may be sent to the Secretary of the Somerset County Fair Inc.,
P.O. Box 55, Meyersdale, Pa. 15552, accompanied by an entry form
properly filled out. Any costs entailed in the delivery of such articles
are to be borne by the exhibitor.
The Fair will use all care to ensure the safety of animals or articles
sent for exhibition after arrival but will not be responsible for any
damage or loss that may occur.
EXHIBITORS ARE RESPECTFULLY REQUESTED TO FORWARD TO THE SECRETARY,
MEYERSDALE, PA., AT LEAST ONE WEEK BEFORE THE OPENING DAY, A LIST OF
THEIR ENTRIES, GIVING THE DEPARTMENT, CLASS NUMBER AND NAME OF EACH
ANIMAL OR ARTICLE FOR EXHIBITION.
While it is the desire of the Fair to pay all premiums in full as
promptly as possible after the fair, yet should any contingency arise
such as unfavorable weather whereby the receipts of the Fair are
insufficient to do so, then the right is reserved to prorate in all
exhibition classes after deducting expenses the money for premiums and
the amount so paid will discharge the obligations of the Fair for the
Any exhibitor, parent, sibling and/or guardian of an exhibitor and/or
any other similarly situated person who removes any show animal prior to
7 p.m. on the last Saturday of the County Fair without prior written
approval from the barn superintendent for the type of animal so removed
will cause the exhibitor who owns and/or shows said animal to forfeit
any and all premiums awarded for all animals shown by the exhibitor at
that year’s County Fair and said exhibitor shall also be suspended from
participation at the next year’s County Fair.
Exhibit hall entries to be picked up the last Saturday between 7 and 9
p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to Noon.
Exhibit pick up passes will be good only on the last Saturday after 7
See General Recommendations for Livestock release.
County entries will be entered first. Out-of-county entries will be taken on standby basis.
The Fair will not be responsible for any articles not removed between
7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Saturday, the closing day of the fair.
No articles will be accepted and judged for premiums unless listed in a
category in the premium book.
All premium checks must be cashed within 60 days.
1. All exhibitors agree to be bound by the rules and regulations of the
Somerset County Fair.
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 on display from
all injury and damage, but the fair is not, in any way, to be held
responsible for accidents, loss or damage by water, fire, theft, or
other wise, whatever may be the cause or extent of the damage or loss.
4. Entries will be made according to classification.
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 an exhibitor in the same class, or in the case of livestock,
the same breed.
6. The decision of the judges shall be final in all cases except where
mistakes, fraud, misrepresentation, or collusion, not discovered at the
time of award, is proven. In such cases, the superintendent, manager, or
secretary of the fair or show, or such referee as he may appoint, may
make the decision with his approval. The case may be appealed to the
Fair Management or Show Commission from whose decision there can be no
7. 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 mark the correct name on the entry tag for the benefit
of the owner so the same mistake in entering need not be made the second
8. All entries must be grown, produced or made in the county since the
last fair (except where the fair accepts exhibits from other counties or
9. Superintendents of a department reserve the right of refusing to
accept any entry. Furthermore, the superintendents reserve the right to
bar from competition animals, vegetables, flowers, poultry, products,
and manufactured articles of decidedly inferior quality and those not
possessing sufficient merit to warrant recognition.
10. 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. Food products cannot be polluted with any
substance or chemical that causes them to become poisonous and unfit to
be used as food. The fair should notify the Pennsylvania Fair fund in
such cases and may void any premiums that might have been awarded. No
exhibit may be removed at any time before the close of the fair except
by consent of the management.
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 shown 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 winners must be placed on
the stall of the pen of the individual winners for the duration of the
fair or show and, in the case of poultry entry tags showing species must
be plainly exhibited on each coop and winning stickers must appear on
such entry tags showing winners.
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 fair or
show which shall be supplied by the fair, free of charge.
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 or persons interfering with the
judges while making awards shall forfeit any premiums 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.
Disqualification will include immediate removal of animal from
fairgrounds and forfeiture of all premiums and awards.
16. Overfitting of cattle, sheep, hogs and goats, will be discriminated
against. Any artificial means used to change the form or shape of an
animal will disqualify it from competition. No mechanical or injectable
alterations made to animals. No muzzles on lambs or goats.
17. When on exhibition in the ring, each animal must be under halter and
in charge of owner or employee.
18. Joint ownership considered to be as one owner in accordance with
19. Livestock may be judged on the Danish System for ribbon awards only,
but not for reimbursable premiums.
20. See new scrapie rules for sheep and goats.
In keeping with the policies of other county fairs, all Exhibits
will be limited to Somerset County
** County entries will be entered first. Out-of-county entries will be taken on standby basis.
221 Beck Road
Somerset, Pa. 15501
576 Sportsmen Road
Somerset, Pa., 15501
1. ALL campers must check in with camp director immediately upon
arrival. Camp fee must be paid at this time.
2. An adult must sign to register each camper. This person will be
responsible for camper occupants and visitors.
3. No underage drinking will be permitted. Violators will be turned over
4. Late night noises must be controlled.
5. Pets must be kept under control.
6. Violation of these rules can cause immediate eviction off the
7. No vehicles will be admitted into the campground area without a valid
campground pass. Two will be issued to each paid campsite.
8. Additional rules will be handed out at time of registration.
9. No Bicycles will be allowed in the campground or the fair
Absolutely no holes dug in the campground and no discharges.
COUNTY FAIR LIVESTOCK PASS POLICIES
Each livestock exhibitor will receive one pass regardless of how many
animals he/she is exhibiting.
Each exhibitor family will receive one vehicle-driver pass which will be
designated for use at the Barn Gate.
ESTABLISHED BY DAIRY, BEEF, SHEEP, SWINE, GOAT REPRESENTATIVES AND FAIR
BEEF, SHEEP, SWINE, GOATS
All premiums subject to continuation of state funding
Ages are as of January 1st.
Weigh-ins for Swine and Steers – Saturday 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Weigh-in for Goats – Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Weigh-ins for Lambs – Saturday 10 a.m. to noon.
Open and Junior Beef breeding classes will start at 10 a.m. Monday
* Cross scale only one time for official weight.
* Animals will be tied or penned in spaces marked by the respective
* All underweight animals will be sent home.
* All weights determined each year by the Jr. Livestock Show Committee
for market steers.
* Judging of market steers will start at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday of Fair
* Jr. Livestock Show Committee will provide Showmanship Judge.
are not to be used for any type of Showmanship classes.
* Housing: Open & Jr. Market – New Barn.
* Open & Jr. Beef Breeding Classes will start at 10:00 a.m. on Monday.
* Somerset County Beef Producers and ErRer Hill Farm will obtain and
share cost of open beef show judge.
* No electrical appliances on wash rack.
* All weights determined each year by Jr. Livestock Show Committee for
* Judging of Market Lambs will start at 2:00 p.m. on Monday of Fair
* Judging of breeding sheep will start at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday of Fair
* All weights determined each year by Jr. Livestock Show committee for
* Judging of market swine will start at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday of Fair
* No electrical appliances on wash rack.
* Judging of Dairy Cattle will start at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday of Fair
* Judging of Market Goats will be held at 5 p.m. the first Saturday.
* Judging of Dairy Goats will be at 9:00 a.m. Sunday of Fair Week.
Breeding Meat Goats will be at 9:30 a.m.Thursday of Fair Week.
For safety reasons spectators are asked to remain outside of livestock
barns when animals are being brought out on sale day.
SOMERSET COUNTY FAIR ANIMAL ENTRY AND RELEASE SCHEDULES
* Entry and Weigh-in day for Beef, Sheep, Swine, Goats
The first Saturday of fair week - 9 a.m. to noon
Weigh-in for Goats - 8 to 10 a.m., Lambs - 10 a.m. to noon.
* Entry Day for Horses
The first Saturday - 9 a.m. to noon
* Entry Day for Rabbits and Poultry
The first Saturday - 9 a.m. to noon
* Entry Day for Dairy Monday - 9 a.m. to noon
All health and registration papers to be presented at time of entry.
Release day for Livestock is the last Saturday.
10 a.m. Dairy cows only
Sale animals 1 hour after sale is completed.
All other livestock after 7 p.m.
Any exhibitor, parent, guardian etc. that removes an animal without
permission of the respective superintendent will forfeit premium and/or
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