2017 Perth Fair

Fri Sept 1st - Mon Sept 4th
172nd Anniversary

2016 Rules Governing the Perth Fair

These rules will be readily enforced. Please read them carefully.

  1. An annual subscription of $10.00 membership will be retained from all awards for the following year. As well, in classes where an advance entry fee was not collected, 15% will be deducted from prize money in general classes, 20% in cattle & in steer classes, 20% in goats. There is no entry fee for juniors in Poultry, Homecrafts or the Junior Department Classes 801 & 802.
  2. All entries must be on printed forms which are in the prize list, unless otherwise specified by the fair office. If you require further space photocopies of entry form or a blank sheet with all required information is allowed. The forms are to be filled in and signed by the exhibitor, with full mailing address plus entry fees where required.
  3. Entry forms in all Classes should be in the office no later then August 19, 2016 unless otherwise stated. They may be mailed, emailed or faxed or dropped off.
  4. Post entries may be accepted by the Committee in charge of show. They will not be accepted by office staff after August 19, 2016. A late entry charge may be added.
  5. On the entry of each article in general classes a tag will be furnished for the exhibitor specifying the class, section and a description of the section. The tag must remain attached to the article during the exhibition.
  6. In livestock classes, the entry in every instance must be made in the name of the BONAFIDE OWNER.
  7. In all other classes, entries must be made in the name of the producers or manufacturers only and by such producers they in person or their agents duly authorized. Any person making entries as an agent for more than one producer or manufacturer must pay a subscription of $5.00 for each of such parties. If any person will enter an article for exhibition as produced or manufactured by himself, when it has not really been so, he will forfeit any premium which may be awarded to the article, and may be excluded from exhibiting in the future. The Directors may, before the payment of any premium award, require the exhibitors to file with the treasurer, a statutory declaration that he or she is the actual manufacturer or producer of the article exhibited, and if grain or seeds, that they were grown this year.
  8. No person will be allowed to enter for competition more than one specimen of any variety, in any one section of a class. (This rule does not apply to animals).
  9. When “Variety Named” is called for, Exhibitor is requested to print the name of the variety on the entry form.
  10. No person shall act as Judge in any class in which he or she is an exhibitor. Unauthorized persons are not allowed in the building while judging is taking place. No unauthorized person will be allowed on the track, or any judging ring while the show is in progress.
  11. After judging, all animals exhibited must remain on display until 4:30 p.m. of the day they are exhibited. All exhibits must be left in the building until 4:00 p.m. of the closing day of the Fair. If removed earlier, the exhibitor forfeits all prize money earned.
  12. No person will be allowed to interfere with the judges, while in the discharge of their duty. Exhibitors so interfering will forfeit their right to any premiums to which they may otherwise be entitled.
  13. The Judge will be empowered to withhold any prize where, in his or her opinion, the exhibit is not of sufficient merit.
  14. The Directors reserve the right to retain a percentage of all premiums or awards payable, sufficient to safeguard the Society from any loss.
  15. Prize money will not be paid until at least 14 days after the exhibition, to give the Directors time to settle any dispute which may arise and finally sanction payments of awards.
  16. While the Directors will take every possible precaution under the circumstance to ensure the safety of articles sent to the Exhibition, they wish it be distinctly understood that the owners themselves must take the risk of exhibiting them and that should an article be accidentally injured, lost or stolen, the Directors will give all the assistance in their power toward the recovery of the same but will not make any payment for the value thereof.
  17. No prize will be paid unless entry appears on the entry sheet, specials included.
  18. Protests must be made in writing within 48 hours of the Fair closing and must give definitely and concisely the ground of the protest. The Directors will decide in all cases and their decision will be final. Any party making protest must deposit $25.00 with the secretary, as a guarantee of good faith which will only be refunded to him or her upon proving his or her protest.
  19. Any person fraudulently obtaining prizes in any way from the Society will forfeit all prizes awarded them at the exhibition.
  20. Any person or Exhibitor who will interfere with the Judges or Directors while performing their duties or use contemptuous or abusive language to any of the Directors or Judges in consequence of any award made to him, her or them, will forfeit his or her rights to any premiums to which he or she would be entitled. They may be prohibited from the exhibition for one year or more. This also applies to damage of Society property.
  21. All show animals are expected to parade whenever so ordered by the Directors. Failure to comply could result in forfeiture of prize money.
  22. All exhibitors of livestock must furnish proof of current liability coverage with their entries. Without such proof having been received in advance by the secretary’s office or show secretary, entries cannot be brought onto the fairgrounds.
  23. All prize money cheques must be cashed before January 31, 2017.
  24. The Directors may prohibit and prevent a theatrical, circus or acrobatic performance, exhibitions or shows and may also regulate or prevent huckstering or trafficking in fruits, goods, wares or merchandise on the grounds or within three hundred yards thereof on the days of an exhibition and any person who after notice of such rules and regulations, violates any provision thereof, will be liable to the penalties provided in the Act.
  25. The Directors will insist that the foregoing rules be strictly carried out and reserve the right to interpret said rules.

IN ADDITION TO THESE RULES, PLEASE SEE RULES ABOVE EACH CLASS.