These rules are included for general knowledge and may not be fully up to date. Please check the Prize Book for official rules and regulations.

Event specific rules may exist in addition to the ones specified below. Please check with the Prize Book for official rules and regulations for specific events.

GENERAL RULES & REGULATIONS

  1. PRIZE COMPETITIONS OPEN TO ANYONE PAYING ENTRY FEES AND MEETING RULES
  2. SPECIFIED FEES TO ACCOMPANY COMPLETED ENTRY FORMS, POSTMARKED ON OR BEFORE ENTRY DEADLINE OF AUGUST 25, 2017, TO CATHY SHANE AT 25476 KEEFE LANDING ROAD, BURNS LAKE V0J 1E4 (250-694-3500). EXHIBITOR PASSES TO BE PURCHASED AT TIME OF EXHIBIT ENTRY.  LIVESTOCK TO KAREN SIRFALK AT 22276 FORESTDALE CANYON ROAD, BURNS LAKES V0J 1E1 (250-696-3379, KSIRFALK@TELUS.NET). SMALL ANIMAL TO NAIDA HAZELTON 13804 TCHESINKUT EAST ROAD, BURNS LAKE V0J 2E0 (250-251-5415, NAIDAHAZELTON@GMAIL.COM). EXHIBIT HALL AND LIVESTOCK ENTRY FORMS CAN ALSO BE DROPPED OFF AT THE BURNS LAKE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
  3. EXHIBITS LEFT AT OWNER’S RISK. THE FAIR ASSOCIATION IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR EXHIBITS; HOWEVER, REASONABLE CARE IS EXERCISED (I.E. CLAIM CHECKS).
  4. THE FAIR ASSOCIATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE INCORRECTLY ENTERED ARTICLES.
  5. THE JUDGES DECISION IS FINAL.
  6. EXHIBITORS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURIES WHILE EXHIBITING.
  7. A “FOR SALE” SIGN MAY BE PUT ON ANY ARTICLE AFTER JUDGING IS COMPLETED AND PRIZES AWARDED.
  8. AN EXHIBIT WILL NOT BE IDENTIFIED ANY OTHER WAY THAN THE OFFICIAL ENTRY TAG.
  9. AN ITEM NOT ENUMERATED IN THE PRIZE BOOKLET MAY BE ENTERED “FOR EXHIBIT ONLY”.
  10. ALL EXHIBITS MUST BE MADE OR GROWN BY THE EXHIBITOR AND NOT PREVIOUSLY ENTERED FOR COMPETITION IN THE FAIR WITH THE EXCEPTION OF DIVISIONS I, II, III AND X.
  11. ALL ENTRIES ARE TO BE ENTERED ON THE OFFICIAL ENTRY FORMS. SHOULD THE FORM NOT BE LONG ENOUGH FOR ALL YOUR ENTRIES, ADDITIONAL PLAIN SHEETS MAY BE USED TO LIST THE REST OF YOUR ENTRIES.
  12. LIVESTOCK AND HOUSEPLANTS MUST BE ENTERED IN THE NAME OF THE OWNER. LIVESTOCK IS TO HAVE BEEN IN THE OWNER’S POSSESSION FOR A MINIMUM OF ONE MONTH, PLANTS FOR THREE MONTHS.
  13. (A) ALL EXHIBITS ARE TO BE IN THE EXHIBIT HALL AND READY FOR DISPLAY AT THE EAGLE CREEK FAIRGROUNDS BETWEEN 8:30AM-11:30AM ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2017. JUDGING WILL COMMENCE AT 1:00PM SHARP.
    (B) ALL LIVESTOCK EXHIBITS ARE TO BE ON THE GROUNDS BY 8:00AM SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2017. FRIDAY ARRIVALS ARE ENCOURAGED – NO LATER THAN 9:00PM. JUDGING WILL COMMENCE AT 9:00AM SHARP.
  14. (A) NO EXHIBITS ARE TO BE REMOVED FROM THE EXHIBIT HALL PRIOR TO 3:00PM SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2017.
    (B) NO LIVESTOCK IS TO BE REMOVED FROM THE GROUNDS WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION FROM THE LIVESTOCK CHAIRPERSON/DESIGNATE PRIOR TO 3:00PM SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2017.
  15. ADULT EXHIBITOR WEEKEND PASS FEE MAY BE INCLUDED WITH ENTRY FEE (SEE ENTRY FORM).
  16. EXHIBITS ARE TO CONFORM TO THE DESCRIPTION IN THE PRIZE BOOK (I.E. NUMBERS, QUANTITY, ETC). FLOWERS, VEGETABLES, AND PLANTS ARE TO INCLUDE THE VARIETY NAME OR IDENTIFICATION, SUCH AS EARLY OR LATE OR THE ENTRY WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
  17. ONE ENTRY PERSON CLASS, PER EXHIBITOR (I.E. INDIVIDUAL OR FARM) WITH THE EXCEPTION OF LIVESTOCK OR “ANY OTHER” CATEGORIES OR QUILTING OR MULTIPLE FLOWER CLASSES ARE ALLOWED AS LONG AS THEY DO NOT DUPLICATE ONE ANOTHER AND ARE NOT LISTED IN THE PRIZE BOOK. (SEE QUILTING SECTION FOR NEW RULE). THERE SHALL BE NO MORE THAN ONE FIRST, ONE SECOND AND ONE THIRD RIBBON GIVEN PER CLASS.
  18. BASIS FOR AWARDING SPECIAL PRIZES:
    POINTS ARE: 3 FOR FIRST, 2 FOR SECOND AND 1 FOR THIRD.
    EXCEPTIONS ARE LIVESTOCK, 4-H AND INDIVIDUAL SPECIALS.
  19. PLEASE SEND ALL ENTRY FORMS AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE AND BEFORE THE DEADLINE OF AUGUST 25, 2017.
  20. EXHIBITORS MUST HAVE CLAIM CHECKS TO COLLECT THEIR EXHIBITS. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO PICK UP YOUR EXHIBITS THEN PLEASE ARRANGE FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO PICK IT UP FOR YOU.

HIGH POINT WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN THE LAKES DISTRICT NEWS.

HINTS FOR EXHIBITORS

  • FIRST AND FOREMOST BE A GOOD EXHIBITOR BY BEING A GOOD SPORTSMAN: BE ON TIME WITH YOUR EXHIBITS. LATE OPENINGS ARE VIEWED AS A MANAGEMENT PROBLEM WHEN IN FACT IT MAY RELATE TO LATE EXHIBITS.
  • FOLLOW THE SCHEDULE EXPLICITLY. IF RULES OR SCHEDULES ARE NOT CLEAR, OBTAIN CLARIFICATION BEFORE, NOT AFTER, JUDGING.
  • DO NOT BLAME THE SHOW COMMITTEE IF THEY FAIL TO BRING TO YOUR ATTENTION THAT YOU HAVE ENTERED INCORRECTLY. THIS IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
  • LABEL ENTRIES WITH THE CORRECT VARIETY NAME, OR IDENTIFICATION SUCH AS EARLY OR LATE, EVEN IF THE SCHEDULE DOESN’T REQUEST IT. THIS ADDS TO THE EDUCATIONAL VALUE OF THE FAIR.
  • COMPETENT PEOPLE FAMILIAR WITH THAT DIVISION WILL DO THE JUDGING. IF THROUGH SOME FAULT OF THE SHOW COMMITTEE AN ENTRY IS LEFT, MISSED OR DISQUALIFIED THROUGH ERROR, THE EXHIBITOR IS ENTITLED TO A REFUND OF THE ENTRY FEE.