FOUR TOWN FAIR

LIVESTOCK CONTESTS


SHEEP GENERAL RULES

  1. PLEASE READ the Connecticut Fairs Livestock and Show Regulations - (located below).
  2. Exhibitors must provide feed, feeder, and water buckets. Also any equipment or stands.
  3. Age of animal will be as of date of fair. Age of exhibitor shall be as of January 1 this year.
  4. All animals must be in place by Friday, by 7:00 pm. Animals may be penned on Thursday from 12:00 Noon - 7:00 pm.
  5. No animals may be removed before 7:00 pm Sunday.
  6. Lease papers and health papers to be kept on fair grounds while animal is there.
  7. Advance registration is required and must be received no later than SEPTEMBER 1. Pens will be assigned on first-come basis until barn is full. There will be no trailering of animals on day of show.
  8. Exhibitor MUST enter showmanship class to participate in breed classes.
  9. 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.
  10. All pens must be clean along with supply areas before leaving the fair. Failure to clean areas will mean forfeiture of premiums.
  11. Registration ear tags and certificates shall agree on all registration papers and veterinarian certificates.
  12. Discount exhibitors tickets ($10.00) may be purchased from the secretary at the time of entry and entitles holder admission to the fair for all four days. Children 12 years and under are FREE.
  13. Entries are limited to two single classes and one pairs classes.

Connecticut Fair Livestock & Show Regulations -

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Health certificates signed by an accredited veterinarian and other required testing will be valid for the entire current year's 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.