FOUR TOWN FAIR

LIVESTOCK CONTESTS


POULTRY GENERAL RULES

1.   PLEASE READ the Connecticut Fairs Livestock and Show Regulations - 2016 (located below).
2.   No sick bird or animal will be accepted.
3.   All poultry shall adhere to the state of Connecticut’s rules and regulations. All exhibition cages at poultry shows and fairs must be cleaned and disinfected after each show.
4.   Water and feed will be supplied by the Fair. Any birds requiring special feed shall be supplied by the exhibitor and feeding arrangements shall be made with the superintendent in charge.
5.   Poultry and Pet Stock can be brought in Wednesday or Thursday from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Judging at 9:00 am Friday.
6.   Poultry will be judged by the principles set forth in the Standard of Perfection of the American Poultry Association in all recognized varieties.
7.   All birds must be owned by the exhibitor, and must be a recognized breed of poultry or waterfowl.
8.   All exhibits brought in are at the sole risk of the exhibitor.
9.   Exhibits must not be removed before 7:00 pm Sunday.
10.   All exhibits must be removed on Sunday evening no later than 8:30 pm.
11.   Exhibitors must forward a list of their exhibits to the Fair Secretary no later than September 1st. Entries received after the deadline will only be accepted if the superintendent feels there is space available.
12.   A maximum of 45 birds may be shown by one exhibitor, and/or their family in the Open-Poultry Class. A maximum of 10 birds may be shown by one exhibitor in the Youth Poultry Class.
13.   Exhibitors must fill out all spaces which apply to the entry on the proper entry form. All entry forms must be legible. Failure to comply could result in rejection of entry. Please print.
14.   Entries must be on a "Poultry Entry Form." All forms must be filled out properly. No exceptions.
15.   Failure to comply with any or all of the above rules and regulations may result in forfeiture of premium monies and/or expulsion from the fair grounds.


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.