Support your Picton Fair by exhibiting in as many

Classes and Sections as possible

 

Entries:
1. Exhibitors of Horses and Beef Cattle, Pigeons, Pets & Poultry is open to all Prince Edward County and Non-County
residents.
2. In some classes, exhibitors are specifically restricted to “amateur only”
3. Entries in Sewing, Knitting, Crochet, Spinning, Weaving classes must attach a sampleof the fabric/fibre to the entry tag.
4. An entry fee is required for all adults 18 years and older to enter exhibits. Exhibitors are to secure an exhibitor’s
number, entry form and tags from the Society’s Secretary or as otherwise advertised. The entry fee must be prepaid
to secure an exhibitor’s number. Entry Fee – $6.00
5. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to complete the entry form and tags. Tags are to be signed by the exhibitor.
6. Unless otherwise noted, exhibitors are restricted to one entry per class.
7. Entries must be those of the exhibitor and not been previously entered, with the exception of the Poultry Class,
Cat, Horse, Cattle and Dog Shows.
8. Entries are to be of the size, quantity and/or features as described in their class to qualify for prize selection. Unless otherwise noted, entries are to be registered with the Secretary no later than 9 p.m. on the Thursday immediately prior to the Fair. Note: Except cattle and horses.

Placing Entries/Exhibits Shows:
1. Cattle to be on the grounds no later than 10 a.m. on the day of showing
2. Entries in the Dog “Mutt” Shows to be at the event location no later than 11:45 a.m.
3. Entries for the Horse Show shall arrive on the premises as necessary for the scheduled programming. There will be
no waiting or changes to accommodate late arrivals.

Exhibits:
1. Entries are to be submitted on Thursday preceding the Fair between 2 and 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
2. All exhibits are to remain until 5 p.m. on Sunday and picked up no later than 7 p.m. Early removal will result in forfeit of any winnings.
3. Entry forms are to be presented for entitlement to exhibit.
4. Placement and removal of exhibits will be completed by Society personnel or under the direction of Society personnel.

NOTE: Most departments will hand out specials when Exhibitors pick up their entry. (If you have a special, please ask about your special before you leave.)

Winnings:
1. Judges decisions are final. No prize will be awarded to an entry deemed to be unworthy.
2. At the discretion of the judges, third prize may be awarded to more than one entry in any Class, when there are a large number of entries in the Class or an exhibit warrants recognition.
3. The Exhibitor is to submit a totalled copy of the Entry Form denoting winnings to the Society’s Secretary within 10 days of the close of the Fair. Mailing address is: P. O. Box 6224, Picton, Ontario K0K 2T0
or Fax 613-476-6752 or email to: pictonfair@eastlink.ca.
4. PLEASE NOTE:
The Treasurer will no longer retain a membership from your winnings.
5. Cheques for prize money and slips will be mailed out by October 31 of current year, and we ask that you please
cash your cheque by December 31 of current year. All gift certificates from merchants for merchandise to be collected
by December 31 of current year.
6. Should for any reason, receipts fall short of expenses and prize in full, the Society reserves the right to uniformly decrease the prizes in order to reduce any such shortfall. The Directors feel that this is a fair and equitable means to distribute and loss and not leave the whole sum as a debt on the Society.

The Society takes reasonable precautions for the security and protection of entries.

The Society shall not be liable in any manner for damage, theft, injury, loss or any other claim.
The Society wishes to recognize contribution from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Rural Affairs for support received for agricultural exhibiting.

 

2017 DAIRY CATTLE SHOW
To All Dairy Cattle Exhibitors:
The Dairy Cattle association supplies their own armbands.
As in previous years, when you arrive at the gate the day of the show, the driver of the vehicle and one (1) handler will be admitted, free of charge. All other passengers in the vehicle must pay the gate rate. Also, would the driver and handler, please place the arm band on his/her arm in order to prevent delays at the gate.
Parking on the grounds – Free. Also free in the new parking lot behind the cattle barn on McFarland Court.
The Prince Edward Agricultural Society annual membershipfee of $6.00 will be deducted from exhibitor’s prize  money.
FAIR DATES: SEPTEMBER 8, 9, 10, 2017
Please Note: If you wish, you can email entry to us pictonfair@hotmail.com
Check out our New Website @ www.pictonfair.org all forms are also available on the website.
Dairy Cattle –
Chairperson, Jean McCornock – 613-476-4196
Thanks for your co-operation

 

Code of Ethics for Dairy Cattle Exhibitors

Part 1 – All Dairy Cattle Exhibitors
The following practices or procedures are considered unacceptable and defined as being unethical in the show ring of registered dairy cattle.
1. Misrepresenting the age of the animal for the class in which it is shown.
2. Balancing the udder by any means other than by leaving naturally produced milk in any or all quarters.
3. Treating or massaging any part of the animal’s body, particularly the udder, internally or externally with
an irritant, counter-irritant or other substances to temporarily improve conformation or produce unnatural
animation.
4. Minimizing the effects of crampness or lameness by feeding or injecting drugs.
5. Surgery of any kind performed to change the natural contour or appearance of the animal’s body, hide or hair.
Not included is the removal or warts, teats and horns, clipping and dressing of hair and trimming of hooves.
6. Insertion of foreign materials under the skin.
7. Criticizing or interfering with the judge, show management or other exhibitors while in the show ring or other
conduct detrimental to the breed or show.
Part 2 – Dairy Cattle Exhibitors Only
1. The provisions of this part apply to entries of a breed regulated by a breed association which has adopted this part. 2. No exhibitor and no agent, employee or other person acting on behalf of an exhibitor, shall have in his or her possession or control: any hypodermic syringe, needle or other devise, swabs, cloths, or other material, or any medicine preparations or substance, whether in liquid or any other form.
3. All entries and the personal property of all exhibitors, their servants and agents and persons acting on behalf of exhibitors, are subject to inspection at all times by inspectors authorized by the General Manager.
All such persons shall cooperate with the inspectors and shall provide all such information in connection with such inspections and shall provide, if so required, samples of urine and blood suitable for analysis.
Exhibitors shall also remove any udder supports, blankets or other objects limiting the ability of the inspector to undertake a thorough inspection. In particular, the inspector shall be informed in advance, of the nature of any medicine, treatment or substance administered to any entry and the reason therefore.
Inspections under this paragraph may be carried out at any time while the animal is at the show and else where in the period ending 30 days after the termination of the show between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
4. Any inspector may at any time require the delivery to him of any hypodermic syringe, needle or other device, swab, cloths or other material, or sample of any medicine, preparations or substance whether in liquid or other form, in the possession or control of the exhibitor, his servants, agents or person acting on behalf of the exhibitor for the purpose of laboratory analysis.
5. (a) Subject to the provisions of sub paragraph (b), the following entries are disqualified and shall not participate
further in the show in which the entry is disqualified.                                                                                                                  1. Any animals determined by an inspector (who is also a veterinarian) to have any udder manifesting any of the following: localized swelling, oedema, erythema, sensitivity, reddening, firmness, warmth or exoiliation of the skin but excluding general oedema associated with parturition or mastitis or a sore in the area where the large blood vessels enter the udder.                                                                                                                                                                       2. Any animal entered by an exhibitor who (or whose servants, agents, or persons acting on behalf of the exhibitor)
fails to co-operate in the inspection provided under paragraphs 3 and 4.
5. (b) The inspector’s determination pursuant to subparagraph 5(a) is subject to an appeal by the exhibitor to the appeal committee appointed by the show for the purpose. Any such appeal must be made by notice in writing delivered to the management within 1 hour of notification of the inspector’s determination.

 

 

OFFICE HOURS DURING THE 2017 FAIR

The Secretary’s Office will be open at the Prince Edward Curling Club as follows:

Aug. 28 – Sept. 1, 2017 Mon. to Fri. 9:00am to 4:00pm

Sept. 2 – Sept. 4, 2017 Sat. to Mon. Closed for Labour Day weekend

Sept. 5 & 6, 2017 Tues. & Wed. 9:00am to 4:00pm

Sept. 7 – 9, 2017 Thurs. to Sat. 8:00am to 10:00pm

Sept. 10, 2017 Sunday 8:00am to 7:00pm

Please Note: Friday, Sept 8 Buildings open at noon Close at 10:00 pm

Saturday, Sept 9 Buildings open at 10:00 am Close at 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, Sept 10 Buildings open at 10:00 am Fair closes at 5:00 p.m.

Society’s Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6224,
Picton, ON K0K 2T0
Office: 613-476-6154
Email: pictonfair@hotmail.com Website: www.pictonfair.org