TIM ROSS & MANDY SANCIC An Army of Volunteers - THANK YOU!!
Without saying, 2020 has been a very challenging year for all of us. We feel blessed that we are even permitted to stage this yearly event that so many of you embrace as your own.
With that being said it is understandable that the rules and regulations have undergone extreme changes for 2020. It is our intent that many of the changes are for 2020 only. We ask that you, like us, understand, tolerate and move forward with patience, understanding and kindness. The reason we ALL do this is for fun and love of the fair. Please, let’s dig deep in our hearts and work to keep it that way!
Tim, Mandy and ALL our volunteers
2020 Department Rules and Guidelines:
There are extensive changes in 2020. Please read, understand and proceed accordingly.
l Entries are open to Stark County residents only
l Entries for 2020 Fair close at 5:00pm on Saturday, August 8, 2020. Entry must be in possession of Fair Office by that time.
l All rules defined in this document apply to ALL DIVISIONS in the ART HALL. Some Divisions will have additional rules pertaining to that Division only!
l Art Hall questions should be directed to -
Include your name, phone number and question with your email. You will receive a call back
l 27 Divisions for entry will remain, but number of Classes offered will be reduced. We apologize and hope this is a single occurrence.
l Entrants with Membership Tickets ($25) will be limited to ten (10) Department 10 entries in 2020.
l Entrants with Express Exhibitor Tickets ($18) will be limited to five (5) Department 10 entries as always
l Junior Exhibitor - $5 (Stark County Residents - 17 and under). Department 10 entries are limited to 10 items in 2020.
l 4-H/ Junior Fair Exhibitors - Any Youth Exhibitor that has a wristband is not required to pay an additional fee! 4-H and Junior Fair participants wishing to enter Open Class in the Art Hall or Grange are required to fill out an Open Class entry form listing their entries. Fill in the name, age, address, township or city and zip code. At the top of the form please write down your Club’s name and Adviser. The Fair Office will assign a Junior Exhibitor number for your Art Hall and Grange entries. Entry tickets will be filed for pick-up by your name. Also limited to 10 entries
l Entry tickets will be available in the Art Hall the days of take-in.
l All entries must remain in place until specified pick-up dates and times.
l No entry will be released without Entry Claim Check or Membership/Exhibitor Ticket.
l All entries must be made in the name of the owner, product of exhibitor’s skill and handicraft since 2019 Fair, unless specified by Division Rule.
l No exhibitor may make more than one (1) entry per Class.
l Division rules must be followed or entry will not be judged.
l Decision of the judges will be final!
l One entry per Class does not constitute First Place or Best of Show.
l Judging is based on the merit and quality of the entry for competition. If a judge deems no entries (multiple) in a particular Class are worthy of placement, that is the decision of the judge and is acceptable. Judges are directed to note why their decision was as such.
l For your benefit, we reserve the right to sub-divide ANY of the Classes if too full. Sub-divided Classes will be judged as such and premiums will be paid as such.
l All entries must be clean and in compliance with Division rules for display.
l The Fair will use reasonable care, but will, under NO circumstances, be responsible for any loss or breakage which occurs.
l Judging will not be open to the public
NEW DAYS / NEW GUIDELINES
PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND
2020 Entry Delivery and Pick-Up
Please note extensive changes to this schedule.
Sorry, we can not vary from assigned dates and times
PRE FAIR - DELIVERY OF ITEM FOR ENTRY:
Please bring your entry list copy with you
Monday, August 17 - Last Names A - L only - 12p - 4p
Tuesday, August 18 - Last Names M - Z only - 12p - 4p
Wednesday, August 19 - Last Names A - L only 4p - 8p
Thursday, August 20 - Last Names M - Z only 4p - 8p
Exhibitors must remain outside of building. A number will be given to you and you will be called when your turn arrives.
l Upon entering the building a volunteer will accompany you to each collection point for your entries. You will unpack and place the items as instructed. Our volunteers will not handle your entry.
l Your entry will be checked off on a Fair copy of your entry and will be entered later into the Judges log of entries.
DURING FAIR - PREMIUM MONEY
l IMPORTANT!!!! The 2020 Fair will be six (6) days only! Premium money MUST BE PICKED Up before close of Fair on Sunday.
l Premium money will be available beginning Wednesday, September 2.
POST FAIR - PICK-UP OF ENTRIES
l There will be NO pick-up of entries on Monday, September 7, Labor Day
l Tuesday, September 8 - 1p - 7p
Wednesday, September 9 - 1p - 7p (If needed)
l Exhibitors must remain outside of building. Numbers will be issued. You will be called when your turn arrives.
l A volunteer will take you to your items for packing and removal. You must have your claim checks or your membership ticket for removal.
l Items remaining after September 9 will remain in the Fair Office for 30 days. If unclaimed they will be disposed of
With All this said - “Let’s Enjoy the Fair!!!