Welcome to the New Holland Farmers Fair - Oct 4-7, 2023

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The New Holland Farmer's Fair invites you to enter your exhibits for display during fair week. See the fair's Premium Book for information and a complete list of exhibits.

Rules and Regulations Governing All Exhibits

1. All exhibitors agree to be bound by the Rules and Regulations of the New Holland Fair Association.

2.All persons making entries of exhibits should acquaint themselves with the Premium List and Regulations. Follow closely the classes listed. Premiums will not be awarded which are not classified. Exhibits not on the premium list will not be accepted.

3. These exhibits are open to anyone in Lancaster or surrounding counties.

4. Every exhibitor must get an entry number before entering an exhibit in any department. (See how to secure an exhibitor’s number.)

5. It shall be the responsibility of the exhibitor to make known the proper name of the article or breed of livestock he is entering. Any item entered improperly will be disqualified to receive a prize; the judges will mark the correct name on the entry tag for the benefit of the owner so that the same mistake in entering will not be made the second time.

6. Chairpersons of the department reserve the right of refusing to accept any entry. Furthermore, the chairpersons reserve the right to bar from competition animals and products of decidedly inferior quality and those not possessing sufficient merit to warrant recognition. Chairpersons may also limit the number of entries per exhibitor.

7. No discriminating marking shall be placed on any article to be exhibited.

8. Reasonable care will be taken to protect all exhibits on display from injury and damage, but the Fair is not in any way to be held responsible for accidents, loss or damage by water, fire, theft or otherwise, whatever may be the cause or extent of the damage or loss.

9. All entries must be grown, produced or made since the last fair by the exhibitor, with the exception of wine categories, please refer to the wine rules. Articles that have been previously judged are not eligible to compete.

10. Premiums, as listed, will be given for meritorious exhibits. In cases where there is no competition, judges may give an award as they deem the exhibit is worthy to receive. This same rule applies where there are less entries in the class than the number of premiums offered.

11. An exhibitor shall not receive more than one premium on any particular class except in some livestock classes.

12. The Fair management may, at any time, order the removal of any exhibit or part of an exhibit in bad condition or sick. Likewise, any article deemed unfit to show may be excluded.

13. During the judging, buildings, except livestock arenas, are to be closed to everyone except Fair officials, judges, Pennsylvania Fair Fund officials and necessary attendants. No exhibitor or his agent shall communicate with the judge during the determining of awards except to answer questions proposed by the judge. Any exhibitor interfering with the judge while making awards shall forfeit any premium to which he would otherwise be entitled.

14. No exhibit may be removed at any time before the close of the Fair, with the exception of Market Livestock, which will be permitted to be removed no earlier than Friday evening following the sale.

15. All exhibitors are responsible for the removal of their articles on Saturday, September 30, 2023, between the hours of 8 and 10 p.m., except for the exhibits on Fulton Street in the tents (group exhibits, hay, grains, etc.*) All exhibits not removed by 10 p.m. Saturday will become the property of the Fair unless other arrangements have previously been
made. The Fair Association will positively not be responsible for the return of items displayed. *These exhibits must be picked up between 8 a.m. and noon Saturday morning.

16. All Livestock entered for premiums must have been the property of the exhibitor for sixty (60) days or longer. (Livestock entered under a name other than the owner’s shall be disqualified for premiums).

17. Market animals must be weighed on the same set of scales under a qualified weighmaster at the discretion of the Fair.

18. Should any animal awarded a prize be disqualified, the animal gaining the lower prizes shall move into the next higher position, if in the opinion of the judges, the animals are worthy of such prizes.

19. Each exhibitor must furnish their own straw, feed and trough and also must see that the animals are properly cared for.

20. If, in the opinion of the Director, an exhibitor conducts him/herself in a manner unbecoming a 4-H or FFA member, or violates any of the rules governing the show, all premiums won will be forfeited and other penalties imposed as they deem appropriate.

21. When on exhibition in the ring, each animal must be under halter and each exhibitor must be present and have charge of his/her animal.

22. The Fair will have stand-by attendants available during the youth judging or showing to help if there is trouble with the animals.

23. The Fair Management reserves the right to amend or add to these Rules and Regulations as deemed necessary.

How to Secure Exhibitor’s Number

Exhibitor’s numbers will be issued on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 from 2 to 8 p.m. only at the New Holland Farmers Fair Building.

Where Exhibits Will Be Received
2 p.m. to 8 p.m. On Tuesday, October 3, 2023

New Holland Farmers Fair Building at Franklin Street and Roberts Avenue: Canned or Dried Products, Butters, Jams & Jellies, Fruits, Edible Nuts, Vegetables, Honey, Wine, Models, Recycled Crafts, Baked Goods, Needlecraft, Art and Photography
Livestock Tent (New Holland Sales Stables) on Fulton Street: Hay, Tobacco, Grain & Seed Crops, Group Exhibits
Warehouse 100 on West Franklin Street (across from New Holland Famers Fair Bulding): Floral Exhibits