Exhibits

Exhibit Procedures and Rules

FAIR ENTRY REGISTRATION OFFICE HOURS:


Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9 11:00AM – 3:00PM - Tag pick-up and Register ONLY

Monday, August 10 10:00AM – 7:45PM


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

(Except Dept. 22 - Senior Care Communities and 32 - Wine. Those entries must be brought in on Sunday)


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


  • All entries must be registered online, by mail, or at the Fair office. Please note: Entry tags will not be printed after 7:45 PM.
  • Monday evening to allow our Departments to accept the entries before the 8:00 PM deadline.
  • All entry fees will be paid on Monday at the Fair Entry Office when picking up and confirming your Entry Tags.
  • Please do not enter items online you do not intend to bring. This causes more work and expense for the Fair. If you're not sure, you can add items on Monday when you bring your entries. Any changes, additions or deletions can be done on Monday at the Fair Office.
  • All Open Classes are open to the public, no age limits.
  • All Youth Classes are open to youth age 0-18 years old
  • Exhibitors do not have to be Grange members.
  • Only ONE entry per Class allowed unless approved by the Entry Chairperson (usually just Livestock). Only items listed in the Premium Book will be accepted for judging.
  • Items previously entered will not be judged.
  • Entries will be made according to the Class determined by the exhibitor. The Department Chairmen and Judge have the right to move an item to another Class if deemed appropriate.
  • Reasonable care will be taken to protect all exhibits on display from injury or damage but the fair is not, in any way, to be held responsible for accidents, loss, theft or damage. Any person tampering with exhibits will be dealt with according to the law.
  • All exhibitors agree to be bound by the rules and regulations of the Middletown Grange Fair. The fair management reserves the right to amend or add to these rules and regulations.
  • Listed premiums are given for meritorious exhibits. Ribbons may be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, unless otherwise designated. In cases where there is limited competition, judges may give an award such as they deem the exhibit worthy to receive. The decision of the judges shall be final except where fraud or poor sportsmanship has been proved. The Chairman of the Fair, or his/her designate, may make the decision.
  • All entries will be grown, produced, or made entirely by the exhibitor.
  • Chairmen of departments reserve the right of refusing to accept any entry. This includes the right to bar from competition any animal, vegetable, flowers, products and manufactured articles deemed not worthy of recognition.
  • Entries must NOT BE REMOVED before 4:00 PM Sunday, the last day of the Fair, in order to participate in the payment of premiums and awards.
  • Award checks should be picked up on Sunday, the last day of the Fair, between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Any checks not picked up will be considered a donation to the Middletown Grange Fair. You may also drop off a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) in the Fair office or Information Booth during the Fair and your check will be mailed to you.
  • Award checks must be cashed within 90 days from the date of the check.
  • Items not picked up on Sunday are typically discarded after a reasonable time, unless prior arrangements have been made with the Entry Department Chairman. 
  • You will not have to pay for parking after 3:30 on Sunday if you are picking up your items.
  • Winners names and town may be posted of social media.
  • If proper conduct is not displayed by an exhibitor, they will be asked to leave and may be disqualified from further showing.

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