FOUR TOWN FAIR

LIVESTOCK CONTESTS


RABBIT GENERAL RULES

1.   PLEASE READ the Connecticut Fairs Livestock and Show Regulations - 2016 (located below).
2.   No sick animal will be accepted.
3.   All entries must be the property of the exhibitor.
4.   Entries must be that of a recognized breed by the standards set forth by the A.R.B.A.
5.   Judging will be done A.R.B.A. (the rabbit against the standard, except doe with litter)
6.   The fair will feed, water, and furnish coops. The exhibitor must supply crockery type or weighted plastic water and feed dishes for each entry. No water bottles, double dishes, tin cans, etc. will we accepted. Failure to comply will result in rejection of entry.
7.   The superintendent has the right to accept or reject part or all of an entry.
8.   Exhibitors must forward a list of their entries to the Fair Secretary no later than the Saturday before the Fair. Entries received after the deadline will only be accepted if the superintendent feels there is space available.
9.   A maximum of ten entries per exhibitor and or family.
10.   Entries may be brought in on Wednesday or Thursday from 1:00 - 9:00 pm. Judging will be on Friday at 9:00 am.
11.   Exhibitors wishing to sell their stock may post for sale signs only after judging is complete and exhibitors must be available to make any transactions. Due to the recent Rabies epidemic, all entries must remain in their cages for the duration of the Fair. No entry shall leave the Fair until 7:00 pm Sunday.
12.   All exhibitors must fill out all spaces which apply to the entry on the proper form. All entry forms must be legible. Failure to comply could result in rejection of entry. Please print.
13.   All exhibits must be removed on Sunday evening by 8:30 pm.
14.   All exhibits brought in are at the sole risk of the exhibitor.
15.   Entries must be on a "Rabbit Entry Form." All forms must be filled out properly. No exceptions.
16.   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 fairgrounds.


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.