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General Rules
 
1. Every exhibitor, concessionaire, employee, or any other person having business on the grounds is obligated to abide by these and any other rules that may be formulated by the Fair Association through its authorized officials and the Fair Association reserves for itself the sole and absolute right to construe its own rules and regulations, and arbitrarily determine and settle all matters and differences in regard there to.
 
2. All exhibits must be in place and ready for inspection by Monday night prior to the Fair, except fresh flower arrangements, cut flowers, and baked goods. The buildings will be open from 7:45 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday to receive these items.
 
3. Buildings are open and available to committees and exhibitors several days before the Fair opens until 5:00 p.m. Department Heads will be available to accept exhibits on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
 
4. Persons entering articles for exhibit are required to remain with the exhibit until it is properly recorded.
 
5. Exhibitors must make themselves acquainted with the prize list and regulations and be certain in what sections, class and departments their entries belong.
 
6. Exhibitors are limited to one entry per class, except livestock. There an animal can compete as as individual and in the herd class.
 
7. Name of the owner will not be permitted on any exhibit until the judging has been done. The names of the winners will be attached to the exhibits after the judging has been done.
 
8. No department superintendent or employee shall give information as to the ownership of any exhibit until the judging has been done.
 
9. No exhibitor shall talk to the judges or call their attention to his exhibit preceeding or during the judging. If he does so and it is brought to the attention of the management, he shall forfeit to the Association any prize that he may have been awarded.
 
10. Except in livestock, no article or item may be exhibited in competition if that article or item has been previously exhibited at the South Central Fair.
 
11. Articles exhibited must be the work of the person in whose name they are entered and must have been made or completed during the current year.
 
12. No exhibits, except livestock, may be removed from the Fairgrounds until after the week of the fair. There will be someone on the grounds to release exhibits on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Exhibits must be removed by Monday afternoon or be forfeited.
 
13. The Association assumes no responsibility in case of loss or damage to stock or other exhibits from any cause, and upon these conditions only are entries accepted.
 
14. Exhibitors must show their exhibits whenever, and in such manner as required by the executive officer in charge of the department.
 
15. The right is reserved to withhold the prizes awarded in every case in which it shall appear to the association that regulations have not been complied with, or that fraud or deception has been attempted, or where the article or animal is not worthy. Any infraction of these rules incurs the fortfeiture of all prizes awarded to the exhibitor, and such further penalty as the Executive Committee may impose.
 
16. If there be any question as to the regularity of any entry or the right of any article or animal to compete in a class, the judge shall report the same to the General Manager whose decision shall be final and binding on all parties.
 
17. Any livestock exhibitor refusing to comply with the instruction of the Superintendent or judge or refusing to give any information required, may be ordered from the ring and stock excluded from exhibition.
 
18. Judges in several departments, when requested, must give reasons for their decision embracing the valuable and desirable qualities of the animals or articles to which premiums are awarded. Reports of awards are to be made to the director in charge as early as possible after the judging.
 
19. Premiums will be paid out as soon after the fair as the list can be audited. They are usually given out when exhibits are called for on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
 
20. The management reserves the right to curtail the amount of premium offered in every department in case of bad weather or other unavoidable circumstances.
 
21. Judges are especially instructed not to award premiums to any animal or article because of its presence, it must be individually worthy. It is not the policy of the Association to encourage in different production of any kind or to distribute premiums equally among exhibitors and no premium shall be awarded to any animals or articles that do not possess high intrinsic merit.
 
22. All exhibits will be judged on Tuesday including livestock.
 
23. All foods must be canned in standard, clean, and tempered glass jars. Jelly may be in gay jars, but this is not a required. No mayonnaise jars may be used.
 
24. Buildings will be closed during judging. No one will be allowed inside during judging.