GENERAL RULES



  • All exhibitors agree to be bound by the rules and regulations of the Middletown Grange Fair. Each exhibitor is required to have a unique, computer generated, exhibitor number. QR Coded Entry Tags are required for each exhibited item and must be obtained from the Grange Fair Entry Center, Building 3A, BEFORE any item is submitted for entry in any department. We have a new computer system this year.  OLD TAGS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  Exhibitors are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to enter online at www.middletowngrangefair.org. Online entries can be made until Midnight, Friday, August 11, 2017.  After that, entry tags can be obtained at the Fair Entry Office.  Exhibits are accepted on Monday ONLY.
  • The fair management reserves the right to amend or add to these rules and regulations as its judgment may determine.
  • Reasonable care will be taken to protect all exhibits on display from 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 otherwise, whatever may be the cause or extent of the damage or loss. Any person detected tampering with the exhibits will be dealt with according to the law.
  • Entries will be made according to classification, determined by the exhibitor.
  • Listed premiums are given for meritorious exhibits. Ribbons are awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places, unless otherwise designated. In cases where there is not competition, judges may give an award such as they deem the exhibit is worthy to receive. The same rule applies when 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 will be accepted from an exhibitor in the same class or in the case of livestock, the same breed.
  • The decision of the judges shall be final in all cases except where mistakes, fraud, misrepresentation, or collusion, not discovered at the time of the award, is proved. The Chairman of the Fair, or such referee as he may appoint, may make the decision.
  • 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 time.

  • All entries will be grown, produced, or made ENTIRELY by the exhibitor.

  • Chairmen of departments reserve the right of refusing to accept any entry. Furthermore, the Chairmen reserve the right to bar from competition animals, vegetables, flowers, products, and manufactured articles of decidedly inferior quality and those not possessing sufficient merit to warrant recognition.

  • PLEASE NOTE: Entry tags will NOT be printed after 7:45 on Monday. This will allow our Department chairman time to accept entries BEFORE the 8:00 P.M. Deadline.

  • Entries must NOT BE REMOVED before 4:00 P.M. Sunday, the last day of the Fair, in order to participate in the payment of premiums or awards.

  • Award checks should be picked up in the Grange Fair Entry Center, Building 3A, on Sunday, the last day of the Fair, between 4:00 and 6:00 P.M. You may also drop off a self-addressed stamped #10 envelope (4” X 9 1/2”) during the Fair and your check will be mailed to you. Checks will not be mailed unless a SASE envelope has been provided or previous arrangements have been made.
  • Premium award checks must be cashed within 90 days from date of check.

  • Only items (CLASSES) listed in this catalog will be accepted and judged.

  • If proper conduct is NOT displayed by exhibitor’s, they will be asked to leave and will be disqualified from further showing.
  • If you wish to donate your award check back to the Grange, PLEASE endorse the check and deposit it at the Fair Entry Center, Building 3A. WE THANK YOU!!!

  • FAIR Premium Checks NOT claimed after 90 days, from the close of the fair, will revert back to, and become the property of the Grange and will be used to help fund next year’s Fair.
  • Items not picked up Sunday are typically discarded after a ‘reasonable’ time, UNLESS PRIOR arrangements have been made.

2017 EXHIBIT  ENTRY  PROCEDURE



Each person entering an exhibit in the Middletown Grange Fair MUST have an Exhibitor’s Identification Number and a computer generated tag for every item they are entering in the Fair. These tags are required PRIOR to submitting your items at the Department Buildings.  Exhibit Classes are listed under the DEPARTMENT tab. Please note thatALL YOUTH CLASSES ARE LISTED UNDER DEPARTMENT 11.  We are continuing with our new system this year.  Entries should be made by clicking on the "ONLINE ENTRY" button below. The system will walk you through the process.   You will be selecting your specific classes for each item during the entry process instead of at the Department building on Monday.  This should make dropping off your entries much quicker!  Online entries can be made until Friday, August 11, at midnight.   Make sure to register each person individually. All Entry Fees will be paid at the Fair Office upon pickup of your entry tags. Your Online Entry Registration will NOT show your Entry Fee (It will show $0.00 owed). By entering online, you will avoid long lines at the Fair Office as well as earn our sincere appreciation!  After entering online, just bring your receipt to the Fair Office and you can pick up your tags and pay your Entry Fee.  Please DO NOT register for items you don't plan to bring!  Changes/additions in your entries can be made on Monday when you bring your items to the Fair.  If you can’t pre-enter online, entry tags can be obtained at the Fair Entry Office.

                               FAIR ENTRY REGISTRATION OFFICE HOURS:

Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13                   11:00AM – 3:00PM   - Tag pick-up and Register ONLY
Monday, August 14                                                          10:00AM – 7:45PM

 
Entries are accepted for check-in at the Departments on MONDAY ONLY between 10:00AM and 8:00PM

   (Except Dept. 22 - Nursing Homes and 32 - Wine.  Those entries must be brought in on Sunday)


1.            All Classes are OPEN to the Public.
2.            Exhibitors do NOT have to be Grange Members.
3.            Only ONE Entry per Class, per PERSON will be accepted.
4.            Items PREVIOUSLY entered will NOT be accepted.
5.            All Entries must be checked IN & OUT by Fair Department personnel.

ENTRY FEES:
                              1-10 entries/$2
                              11-20 entries/$3
                              21-30 entries/$4  etc.

               Please note that your online Registration receipt will not show your Entry Fee!
 
If you have any questions or problems, please email Debbie Gregory at: middletowngrangefair@icloud.com

If you can't register online, you can use the following form and bring it to the Fair Office or mail it to:

Debbie Gregory
1321 Wrightstown Rd.
Newtown, PA 18940

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69th Middletown Grange Fair