General Rules

2022 General Rules and Regulations

The Berkeley County Youth Fair Association reserves to its Executive Board the final and absolute right to interpret these rules and regulations and arbitrate, settle, and determine all matters in regard to and to add or amend them as they may deem advisable.

  1. Shirt and shoes are required to be worn at all times.
  1. ADA compliant service animals are welcome.  Therapy, Emotional Support animals and all other pets are not allowed on the fairgrounds.
  2. Absolutely no alcohol, illegal drugs, weapons or firearms allowed on fairground premises.
  3. Barn areas close at 11:00 pm daily. Everyone must be out of the barns no later than 11:30 pm except for those persons designated by the Livestock Chairpersons. No Trespassing goes into effect at 11:30 p.m. until 5:00 a.m.
  4. No unauthorized soliciting.
  5. Smoking is permitted only in designated areas.  No smoking in any building, barn, picnic pavilion, grandstand and amphitheater.
  6. All persons and containers are subject to search.
  7. No vehicles are to be left over night.  They will be towed at owner’s expense.
  8. Executive Fair Board reserves the right to have any attendee removed from the fairgrounds without liability during the fair for cause (including but not limited to threatening behavior, intoxication, or unsportsmanlike conduct).

2022 Youth Exhibitor Rules and Regulations

The Berkeley County Youth Fair Association reserves to its Executive Board the final and absolute right to interpret these rules and regulations and arbitrate, settle, and determine all matters in regard to and to add or amend them as they may deem advisable.

  1. Participation is limited to youth who are active members and members in good standing of either a Berkeley County Boy Scout Troop, Berkeley County FFA Chapter, Berkeley County 4-H Club, Berkeley County FCCLA Chapter, Berkeley County Girl Scout Troop, Berkeley County Boy’s and Girl’s Club, or other organized Berkeley County Youth Groups represented on the Youth Fair Board.
  2. All indoor exhibits and livestock exhibits must be pre-registered on-line by June 15, 2022. Market animals must adhere to the check in dates.  Entries to be registered on-line at www.berkeleycountyyouthfair.org.  No exceptions.
  3. Each exhibitor must report to the central registration area where each exhibitor will be assigned a fair exhibitor number and wristband.  Exhibitors will then report to their designated department area to register exhibits.
  4. Upon registration, all exhibitors will receive an exhibitor wristband.  Exhibitor’s wristbands must be worn in order for an exhibitor to enter the fairgrounds without paying the admission fee.  If an exhibitor does not have his/her wristband on their arm, the exhibitor will need to pay the admission fee.
  5. An exhibitor must have his/her wristband on in order to show any livestock at the Berkeley County Youth Fair.  Wristband is required to enter the show ring.
  6. Barn parking permits will be given to exhibitors that exhibit beef, dairy, swine, sheep, goats and horses.
    • Barn parking permit must be displayed in the vehicle front window at all times
    • Only one parking permit per family will be assigned
    • Vehicle must park only in the designated barn parking area
    • Barn parking permits are NOT admission to the fair
    • Any misuse of the barn parking permit will result in the permit being revoked for the rest of the fair week.
  7. An exhibitor may only have one entry in each class.
  8. Space for and location of all exhibits (including livestock) will be assigned by the officials in charge.
  9. In the event that funds are not adequate to pay cash awards, the money will be prorated and a lesser amount awarded.
  10. The Youth Fair Association will not be responsible for loss or damage to exhibits.
  11. All indoor exhibits must be registered and properly labeled before placing exhibit inside exhibit hall. NO EXCEPTIONS. Registration will be in the picnic pavilion
  12. All indoor exhibits will be received on Saturday, July 30, 2022 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm at the Picnic Pavilion. All indoor exhibits must be in place and ready for judging by 1:00 pm on Saturday, July 30, 2022.
  13. All livestock exhibits (with exception of rabbits and poultry) will be received on Saturday, July 30, 2022 from 6:00 am until 10:00 am. Rabbits and poultry will be received from 9:00 am until 11:00 am on Saturday, July 30, 2022.
  14. The Danish System of Judging will be used and ribbons will be awarded.
  15. The judges’ decisions are final.
  16. Indoor exhibits may be removed Friday, August 5, 2022 between 8 am and 10 am Non-market livestock exhibits may be removed Friday, August 5, 2022 between 6 am and 9 am. All exhibits must be picked up by designated times or exhibitor will not exhibit at the 2023 fair.
  17. All exhibitors are to adhere to designated release times.  If any exhibit is removed prior to designated release time without prior approval, exhibitor will forfeit their eligibility to exhibit at the 2023 fair
  18. Exhibitors will be responsible for keeping exhibit areas clean and presentable at all times. Division chairs will be responsible for coordinating clean up efforts with exhibitors prior, during and after the fair.
  19. Exhibitors that receive awards (monetary or non-monetary awards) during the 2022 fair, must turn in an award sponsor thank you note with addressed and stamped envelope to fair office by 9:00 am on Friday, August 5, 2022 in order to receive awards (monetary and non-monetary).  Exhibitor will not receive awards (monetary and non-monetary) until award sponsor thank you note is turned into BCYF fair office.
  20. Any grievance which cannot be settled by a Livestock Chairperson, the Livestock Committee, Department Chair, or the Executive Committee, can be brought before the entire Fair Board at a scheduled Fair Board meeting.
  21. Executive Fair Board reserves the right to have any exhibitor and their exhibits (indoor or outdoor) removed from the fairgrounds without liability during the fair for cause (including but not limited to threatening behavior, intoxication, or unsportsmanlike conduct). Acceptance of this rule is a condition of entry.
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