FOUR TOWN FAIR

LIVESTOCK CONTESTS


PET & DAIRY GOAT GENERAL RULES

1.   PLEASE READ the Connecticut Fairs Livestock and Show Regulations - 2016 (located below).
2.   Exhibitors must own or lease exhibited animal. All animals must be properly registered and in place by 8:00 pm Friday and must be removed from fairground after 6:00 pm Sunday. Animals may be brought in Thursday evening between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Lease papers and health papers to be kept on fair grounds until the end of the fair and pens have been inspected by fair superintendent.
3.   Bucks must be weathered.
4.   Exhibitors must provide own hay, feed and equipment. Bedding and water is available.
5.   Age of animal will be figured as of date of show.
6.   Age of exhibitor is as of January 1st this year.
7.   Ribbons and their premiums will be awarded by the judge according to the merit of the animal and/or exhibitor. Judges decision is final. Premiums awarded on 1st to 6th place basis only.
8.   Entries must be received no later than 1 week before the fair. Pens will be assigned on a first come first serve basis and when the barn is full, no more entries will be accepted.
9.   Exhibitors are responsible for cleaning their pens at end of fair or premiums will be forfeited.
10.   All exhibitors are expected to show good sportsmanship throughout the fair. Anyone who does not comply with this will be asked to remove themselves and their animals from the fairgrounds and will forfeit their premiums, and will not be accepted at the fair the following year.
11.   Discount exhibitors tickets ($10.00) may be purchased from the Fair Secretary at the time of entry and entitles holder admission to the fair for all four days. Children 12 years and under are FREE.


Connecticut Fair Livestock & Show Regulations - 2016

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:
1.  Health certificates signed by an accredited veterinarian and other required testing will be valid for the entire 2016 show season.
2.  All animals and poultry entered at fairs and shows must be in good health and in proper physical condition and will be examined at the exhibition by the barn superintendent. Evidence of poor condition or infectious or contagious disease or failure to produce the necessary documents for health certificaion, vaccination or testing will result in ejection. The Connecticut Department of Agriculture Livestock Inspector's decision is final.
3.  Health charts and proof of vaccination where applicable are the responsibility of the exhibitor.
4.  Each barn superintendent will collect and hold the Health Certificates from each exhibitor. Animals not in compliance with the state regulations for shows and fairs will not be allowed. A complete list, containing the name of the exhibitor, address, animal ID (ear tag, tattoo, leg band), breed and age of each animal, and the total head count will be made available to the State Livestock Inspector and forwarded to the Connecticut Dept. of Agriculture, Bureau of Regulation & Inspection by the fair superintendent. All animals and poultry present on the grounds should be identified on this list. Any animal that is rejected should be noted as such with a brief statement of reason. Rejected animals or poultry should be removed from the grounds as soon as possible. Any concerns about the health of any animal or bird should be reported to the State Livestock Inspector or the Fair Veterinarian immediately.
5.  Isolate all exhibited animals and poultry upon their return to the farm from other animals and poultry for 3-4 weeks to reduce the risk of disease exposure and transmission. Call your local veterinarian if your animals or poultry become sick to help you with diagnosis and treatment.
6.  Contact the Bureau of Regulation and Inspection at (860) 713-2504 if you have any questions.