The management of the Saline County Fair and Agricultural Society reserves the final and absolute right to interpret these rules and regulations and to arbitrarily settle and determine all matters, questions and differences in regard here to or otherwise arising out of or connected with or incidental to this Fair. Except 4-H exhibits are as the Extension Educators interpret the rules governing those entries.
Errors, additions, and omissions are apt to happen, correction may be necessary, but in no way is intended to mislead any participant.
Rules can be amended by a unanimous vote of the Board of Directors present.
Open Class exhibits may be from any Nebraska resident (See age limits on livestock entries below), with entry limits as outlined in junior rules unless specified differently. Special awards referring to Best of Saline County will be limited to entries from Saline County residents.
Cloverbud 4-H members may show in open class livestock classes only if enrolled in 4-H, identification was completed on age appropriate animals by June 15, and entered for the fair by the early entry date. All other open class exhibitors must be 8 and older to participate in the livestock show arena. Four-H age guidelines permit youth 5-7 years old to show animals less than 6 months of age and under an approximate weight of 350 pounds. Safety concerns are cited for not showing animals beyond these guidelines. (Most feeder calves, all breeding heifers and market beef and horses will not fit in these ranges.)
Exhibitor must demonstrate an ability to control the animal, upon second escape the animal will be eliminated from competition.
All entries should be made with the proper authorities by the time or date stated in this supplement. Livestock entries are due as stated in their respective areas in this supplement. All other open class entries close at 8 p.m. Tuesday of Fair Week.
Superintendents reserve the right to reject any entries. Premiums will be forwarded to exhibitors in a timely manner, (some will be available at closing of the fair). All premiums not called for before October 31 will be forfeited to the association. All entries will be released on Sunday at noon.
The management will use diligence to insure the safety of articles or livestock after their arrival, but in no way will they be held responsible for any loss or damage that may occur, nor will any officer or employee of the Fair be permitted to negotiate insurance or to make any guarantee whatsoever regarding the same. Property owners desiring insurance against fire or other protection must make their own arrangement. The Saline County Ag. Society and Extension Office are not responsible for disease or animal loss that may be incurred from participation in the Saline County Fair.
Protests shall be filed with the Agricultural Society Secretary within 24 hours of said infraction. A required $20 deposit will be returned if sustained or forfeited if the protest is not sustained. The protest shall be filed in writing and notification of outcome will be given in written form. An informal protest hearing will be held with the accused offender, the protester, and the acting Superintendent each allowed to make a verbal statement.
At the earliest opportunity to gather, the Protest Committee comprised of the Agricultural Society President, Ag. Society Vice President (or ranking officer not related to said infraction), 4-H Council President, a Saline County Extension Educator, and one of the County FFA Advisors will meet and the protest will be resolved. The committee will meet no later than Monday immediately following the Fair. Decisions of the Protest Committee are final.
Judges are requested to read carefully the general and special rules under which this fair is managed, prior to entering upon their duties and to especially note and mark those rules bearing on the classes to be adjudicated by them. Ignorance of the rules on the part of any judge is inexcusable. Judges must not award prizes to an unworthy exhibit. It is the intention of the management that no premium or distinction of any kind shall be given to any animal or article that is not deserving. This rule must be adhered to whether there is competition or not.
Judges shall report to the superintendent any exhibit or exhibitors who in any way, whether in person or by agent or servants, interfere with doing their work or shows any disrespect to them.
In case that three judges are needed in making an award, the decision of the two (majority) shall be conclusive. The decision of the judge is final; there are no video replays.
CLAIM FOR INJURY
No claims for injury to any person or property shall be asserted, nor suit instituted or maintained, against the Saline County Agricultural Society, its officers, or their agents, representatives, servants or employees having license or privilege to exhibit on the fairgrounds or occupy space thereon.
If any damage, loss or injury to persons or property shall be approximately caused by reason of neglect or willful act of any person, firm or corporation or their agent, representatives, servants, or employees having license or privilege to exhibit on said fairgrounds, or occupy space thereon, the Saline County Ag. Society shall in no manner be responsible therefore, and in case it is subjected to any expense or liability, all persons causing same or liable therefore, shall indemnify the Saline County Agricultural Society.
All automobiles will be required to park in the place designated by those in charge of parking. The fair management assumes no obligation and no liability for any theft or damage that may occur.
All livestock trailers are to be parked north of the dirt road on the north side of the beef barn.
Off-road vehicles are illegal to be used at the fairgrounds as they are not a licensed vehicle for public property. No off-road vehicles shall be used unless authorized by the Agricultural Society in writing.
The Saline County Agricultural Society Inc. is not responsible for any damages or injuries incurred from or to off-road motorized vehicles, their drivers, passengers or owners.
BUILDINGS & GROUNDS
Parties desiring to erect buildings for exhibits or concessions must submit plans and specifications to the board of managers and receive approval before such building can be erected. Booths and lots for exhibitors showing machinery, appliances, etc. will not be reserved unless application is accompanied by the required fee.
All applications for booths and lots should be sent directly to the Secretary of the fair. In the event the applicant fails to show, payment will be forfeited to the Saline County Agricultural Society unless applicant notifies the secretary of the fair of their intentions not to show five days in advance of the opening date of the fair. Tear down is done after noon on Sunday.
No space may be reassigned or sublet without the written permission of the secretary of the fair.
The Saline County Fair management reserves the right to move an exhibitor or concessionaire to a different location, should it prove necessary because of previous commitments or for the best interest of the fair.
The Saline County Agricultural Society will in no way be held responsible for any debts acquired by an exhibitor or concessionaire.
All superintendents are required to furnish the secretary with reports of receipts and expenditures of their departments.
No soliciting or begging of any nature whatsoever will be permitted on the grounds.
The use and/or possession of alcohol in any form (beer, wine, hard liquor, etc.) or other MOOD ALTERING SUBSTANCES (not under physician's prescription) in Saline County Fair buildings during the fair by program participants is prohibited. Infraction of the rules may result in dismissal from the event, the withholding of premiums, or other disciplinary action as decided by the Saline County Ag Society.
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Saline County Agricultural Society Inc.
Board of Directors:
Kent Musil, Western - President
Warren Vyhnalek, Dorchester - Vice President
Kathy Tachovsky, Western - Secretary
Jamie Girmus, Friend - Treasurer
Other Board Members:
Rick Brakhage, Tobias
Bob Lorenz, Crete
Theresa Vernon, Crete
B.J. Fictum, Wilber
Bob Hier, Crete
Fair Office Phone: 402-826-5106