Custer County Fair

July 12th~ 21st, 2019 Westcliffe, CO

CODE OF CONDUCT
Custer County 4-H, FFA, and Open Fair
Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedure


Prior to exhibiting, the Extension Office must have the following forms on file for all participants: Code of Conduct. In addition, we must have proof of MQA Certifications, and Animal Care and Housing forms for all applicable participants.

I. Purpose and Application:
A. The 4-H and FFA Code of Conduct is intended to foster a safe environment that is conductive to optimal learning and growth. Toward that end youth participants are expected to behave in a way that respects the rights and property of others and that will not disrupt or interfere with the 4-H or FFA program goals.
B. This 4-H and FFA Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedure is a condition of participation in the Custer County Fair.
II. Behaviors Prohibited at the County Fair
A. It is expected that the exhibitor is the primary caretaker of the animal.
B. Possession, selling, and/or use of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, and illegal drugs OR being present where individuals are using alcohol, tobacco products and/or any illegal substances.
C. Abuse (physical and/or verbal) and harassment
D. Any kind of public display of affection.
E. Possession of weapons or firearms (except while participating in a Shooting Sports Event)
F. Behavior that violates state or local laws
G. Damage to property of others
H. Theft, misuse or abuse of public or personal property
I. Conduct that jeopardizes the safety of self or others
J. Conduct that disrupts or interferes with the 4-H or FFA programming
K. Tampering with ribbons or state fair qualifier stickers by anyone except for official fair staff.
L. Inappropriate dress- Clothing should meet the standards expected in public schools Colorado. The following Colorado State 4-H dress code has been developed to prevent participants from becoming offended or uncomfortable during any 4-H events or activities. If you choose to dress inappropriately, you will be asked to change. Planning ahead and packing appropriately, will save yourself the inconvenience of changing your attire during the 4-H event or activity and ensure that you contribute to a pleasant 4-H atmosphere. Please be advised that the following dress code will be enforced for all individuals attending 4-H events and activities, including chaperones. 1. Clothing: All clothing shall be neat, clean, acceptable in repair and appearance, and shall be worn within the bounds of decency and good taste as appropriate for 4-H events and activities. 2. Articles of clothing which display profanity, products, or slogans which promote tobacco, alcohol, drugs, sex or are in any other way distracting, are prohibited. 3. Excessively baggy or tight clothing which advertises gang symbols or affiliation is prohibited. 4. Items of clothing which expose bare midriffs, bare chests, undergarments, or that are transparent (see-through) are prohibited. Tank tops with straps wider than one inch are permitted. Please be advised that spaghetti straps, shirts which expose a bare back, halter tops, and tube tops are prohibited. 5. Shorts must be mid-thigh length. No cut-off shorts or shorts-shorts allowed. 7. Hats need to be removed for meetings, workshops, meals, and other times when asked to remove them. 8. Shoes must be worn at all times deemed appropriate.
M. Anti-Cyberbullying Policy: Cyberbullying may be defined as: the use of electronic communication, particularly mobile phones and the internet, to bully a person, typically by sending or posting messages of an intimidating or threatening nature: children and adults may be reluctant to admit to being the victims of cyberbullying. It can take a number of different forms: threats and intimidation, harassment or ‘cyber-stalking’ (e.g. repeatedly sending unwanted texts or instant messages), sexting (e.g. sending and receiving sexually explicit messages, primarily between mobile phones) vilification/defamation, exclusion/peer rejection, impersonation, unauthorized publication of private information/images and ‘trolling’ (abusing the internet to provoke or offend others online). It can be an extension of face-to-face bullying, with technology providing the bully with another route to harass their target.
As a 4-H member, participant, leader, parent, and/or volunteer, I agree to abstain from any activity or behavior that may be defined as cyberbullying in regards to activities of the Custer County Fair, 4-H and FFA. I have reviewed this document and I understand that it is my duty to report such behavior to the Fair Board and/or Extension Office as Custer County 4-H/FFA and Extension have a zero-tolerance policy for such behavior. Consequences for violating any part of this policy may include, but are not limited to: removal from participation in current 4-H events at my own expense, sanctions on participating in any future 4-H events, forfeiture of financial support for the event(s), removal from any office or position held, etc. It is the responsibility of all program participants to reinforce this policy, appropriately intervene when necessary to enforce the rules, and to report any violations.
III. Fair Board, 4-H Leaders, FFA Advisor and Advisory board members, Superintendents, County or State Extension personnel may impose discipline pursuant to Part IV below in cases of misconduct by current, former, or prospective 4-H participants if, in the judgement of the personnel, the misconduct poses a potential risk to the 4-H or FFA program. This includes risks to the safety or well-being of others and risks to the effective functioning or integrity of 4-H and FFA.
IV. Disciplinary Procedures
A. Discipline may be imposed by any 4-H, FFA, Fair Board, or Extension staff who has oversight responsibility at the Custer County Fair.
B. Unless immediate action is required, the following procedures must take place before there can be any finding or conclusion of guilt:
1. The accused participant shall be told the charge (which of the prohibited behaviors listed above) he or she is accused of violating, and
2. The accused participant is told what factual evidence supports the charge, and
3. The accused participant is given a chance to tell his/her side of the story.
C. The 4-H or FFA staff person/s must be satisfied that the participant, more likely than not, engaged in the prohibited behavior before imposing a sanction

D. Sanctions may include some or all of the following:
1. Verbal warning
2. Notification to parents
3. Immediate removal from the fair
4. Being placed on a behavior contract
5. Referral to local law enforcement and/or juvenile court
6. Program suspension and/or
7. Expulsion from the fair
8. Other sanctions appropriate to the circumstances, as determined by the Fair Board, 4-H staff, FFA personnel.
E. Protest and Appeals
1. A “protest” may be used by anyone to review rules, policies and judging procedures. All protests shall be considered by the Superintendent or the entity responsible (i.e. the Fair Board), as appropriate.
2. The protest must be in writing, on a Protest Form obtained from the Fair Board Office and accompanied by a fee of $50 in cash or certified check. The protest shall plainly state the cause of the protest and shall be delivered to the Fair Office no later than 24 hours after the occurrence of the alleged incident. Judging will not be interrupted by a protest.
3. In the event the protestor is not satisfied by the protest resolution, the protestor may appeal the protest resolution to the Fair Board Executive Panel.
4. The appeal must be in writing, on an Appeal Form obtained from the Fair Office and accompanied by a fee of $100 in cash or certified check. The appeal shall plainly state the matter being appealed and shall be delivered to the Fair Office no later than 8(eight) hours after the protest resolution was announced. The decision of the Fair Board Executive Panel is final.
5. Compliance with this protest and appeal process is mandatory prior to seeking review in any other forum. The fee(s) imposed above shall be refunded if the matter is resolved in favor of the person bringing the protest or appeal.
F. Immediate action situations:
1. 4-H, FFA, or Extension staff may take immediate action to remove a participant from the fairgrounds and other action as needed, where there is an emergency or significant risk of continuing misconduct. In those cases, the immediate action is temporary discipline and 4-H, FFA, or Extension staff must arrange for the procedures in parts B,C,D, and E above as soon as possible but in no event longer than seven days from the temporary discipline.

By participating in the Custer County Fair as
a participant, volunteer, or spectator you agree to the Code of Conduct.


CUSTER COUNTY FAIR BOARD
Diane Rose - President
Lynetta Gillmore - Vice President
Cheryl Laramore– Treasurer/Sale Committee
Kate Johnson– Secretary
Kristen Foster
Marlissa Gonzalez
Audrey Gluschke
George Koons
Brianna Evert
Sue Roberson-Sale Committee
Ileen Squire- Sale Committee
Cindi Flower- Sale Committee
Trent Stafford - Sale Committee
Guinevere Nelson-4-H Extension Agent
Kyle Evans - FFA Advisor
Lindsey Gillmore- Jr. Rep.


CUSTER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Tom Flower, Bill Canda, Jay Printz


CUSTER COUNTY EXTENSION STAFF
Diana Cox-Singer - 4-H Office Manager
Guinevere Nelson- 4-H Extension Agent


CUSTER COUNTY FFA ORGANIZATION
Kyle Evans - FFA Advisor


OFFICIAL FAIR VETERINARIAN
Dr. Julie Sperry
The Cliffs Veterinary Clinic


2019 SUPERINTENDENTS
4-H and Open Divisions – Brianna Evert
FFA Youth Mechanics – Kyle Evans
Beef – Sara Shields
Swine – Duane Foster
Sheep & Goats – Kristen Foster
Horse –Rhonda Livengood
Small Animal and Dog – Sue Roberson
Livestock Master Showmanship – Lynetta Gillmore


2018 Livestock Buyers:
4 Rivers Equipment
7 Diamonds Ranch
Argon Properties
Beach Redi-Mix
Big View
Tad Goodbour
Bob Beltramo
C Bar C Welding
Cliff Lanes
Clint Seiling
Colorado Quarry
Columbine Ranch
D&K Supply
Farm Credit of Southern Colorado, FLCA
First State Bank of Colorado
Hayden Outdoors
Hobby Trucking
Jen Russ Photography
Kenneth & Beverly Goertz
Kirkland Construction
Lindner Chevrolet
Mullett Roofing and Gutter
Norup Gas
Oakley Construction, Ltd.
Bennion DeVille Homes
Pura Vida Veterinary Services, LLC
Ranchers Roost
Rusk Ranches
Rusler Implement
Salty Pine
Samuelson Ranch, LLC
Sangre De Cristo Electric Association, Inc.
Seifert Enterprices
Seifert Ranch & Equipment
Shirley Lloyd
Stafford Brothers Ranch
Texas Creek Ranch
Tom & Sandra Caster
Town and Country Auto
Trails End Ranch
Westcliffe Home & Ranch
Friends of the Valley


Livestock Sale Supporters:
Don & Linda Camper
Humann Veterinary Services
Warren Dozier D.V.M./Dozier Cattle CO
Salty Pine
Elevation Meat Market
Seiling Enterprises


Auctioneer: Alan Woolsey - Woolsey Auction CO
Ringmen: Roger Squire, Jake Shy & Jerry Livengood
Office: Shantell Squire, Sarah Shields & Cheryl Laramore
Photographer: Brianna Evert, Mountain Shot Photography



CONSUMER SCIENCE & GENERAL PROJECTS RULES AND REGULATIONS


1. 4-H /FFA members eligibility: Exhibitors in the
Divisions of this department must be bona fide
members of Colorado 4-H & FFA whose project work
(must be 4-H/FFA members’ own work and sources
must be sited, plagiarism will not be tolerated and will be subject to disqualification). In
addition, exhibitors must be at least eight years of
age and must not have reached their 19th birthday
as of December 31 of the current enrollment year
and must satisfy other eligibility requirements (if
specified) for a class, to compete in that class. The
exhibit may not be shown in another county fair.
2. 4-H/FFA members must wear appropriate clothing while exhibiting their projects according to 4-H Dress Code.
3. JUDGES DECISION IS FINAL! The American system will be used on the 4-H and Open Division. (All classes shown in the Exhibit Building)
4. Judged interviews are required for all Consumer Science and General projects.
5. 4-H projects that qualify to go to the State Fair will be
determined by the judge. These projects will be
awarded State Fair Quality Stickers.
7. Exhibits, record books and ribbons must remain on the grounds until 2:00 PM, Sunday, July 21, 2019.
Exceptions: Any exhibit, record book or ribbon may be
released at the discretion of the Superintendent.
8. 4-H e-records may be completed by pencil, ink or
computer. The choice will not affect judging.
9. All exhibits must have the name, address and county of the exhibitor on a 4-H or FFA display card.
10. If projects are divided by Juniors and Seniors age
groups, the ages are Juniors 8-13 and Seniors 14-18. If
projects are divided by Juniors, Intermediates and
Seniors age groups, the ages are Juniors 8-10,
Intermediates 11-13 and Seniors 14-18.
11. Associate member 4-H projects will be judged separate from all other exhibits in all classes in all divisions.
12. No project will be exhibited in an unsafe manner or with unsafe equipment.
13. Fairgrounds clean-up will be held immediately before the Fair Saturday, July 13th (Mandatory) and on Monday, July 22, 2018. It is expected that the grounds will be kept as clean as possible during the Fair.
14. All consumer science youth will be REQUIRED to attend to the indoor project building during the fair. The sign- up list will be available at the interviews. It is strongly suggested that parents also attend, especially for the junior 4-H members.
15. Each participant was given a CO State Fair Syllabus with all rules, regulations, and project requirements. These can also be found online colorado4h.org.



PREMIUMS
All 4-H Consumer Science, General and Non-Sale animal projects are eligible for premiums.


Blue or 1st place premiums - $8.00
Red or 2nd place premiums - $5.00
White or 3rd place premiums - $4.00
Yellow or 4th place premiums - $3.00


4-H CONSUMER SCIENCE DIVISION
Check in: July 15th, 2019 9:00am- Begin 4-H, FFA indoor project judges’ interviews- arrive 15 minutes before scheduled interview time and bring project to check in


Judging: Monday, July 15, 2019, 9:00 AM
Superintendent: Brianna Evert


GENERAL RULES
1. Judged interviews are required. Please wear your “Sunday best” for your interviews with the judges.
2. 4-H /FFA members eligibility: Exhibitors in the divisions of this department must be bona fide members of Colorado 4-H & FFA whose project work (must be 4-
H/FFA members’ own work and sources must be
sited, plagiarism will not be tolerated). In addition,
exhibitors must be at least eight years of age and must
not have reached their 19th birthday as of December 31
of the current enrollment year and must satisfy other
eligibility requirements (if specified) for a class,
to compete in that class. The exhibit may not be shown
in another county fair.


4-H & FFA LIVESTOCK AND SMALL ANIMAL DIVISION


GENERAL RULES
1. 4-H /FFA members eligibility: Exhibitors in the divisions of this department must be bona fide members of Colorado 4-H & FFA whose project work (must be 4-
H/FFA members’ own work and sources must be
sited, plagiarism will not be tolerated). In addition,
exhibitors must be at least eight years of age and must
not have reached their 19th birthday as of December 31
of the current enrollment year and must satisfy other
eligibility requirements (if specified) for a class,
to compete in that class. The exhibit may not be shown
in another county fair.
2. 4-H & FFA members must wear appropriate clothing
while exhibiting their projects and during the sale. (Long
sleeve shirts/blouses, nice jeans or trousers and closed
toe shoes. No sandals, etc.) No Hats. No gum or tobacco.
3. JUDGES DECISION IS FINAL! The American system
will be used on 4-H and FFA Livestock classes for
presenting ribbons.
4. A mandatory cleanup will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 8 a.m. until the cleanup is complete. Excused absences will have make-up work determined by the fair board. Failure to make this cleanup and an unexcused absence will result in forfeiture of twenty percent of the Exhibitor’s proceeds from the sale of their animal. The twenty percent will go into the capital improvements fund.
5. All Large Animal Livestock Exhibitors must check with the Superintendent or designee before leaving the fairgrounds after cleaning their area. The area must be cleaned by Wednesday at 5pm. The superintendent or designee will check all stall areas at this time. Exhibitors failing clean their area by this time will forfeit twenty percent of their proceeds from the sale of their animal. The twenty percent will go into the capital improvements fund.
6. A mandatory meeting for all market livestock exhibitors will be held immediately after weigh-in on Wednesday, July 17, 2019.
7. The Fair Board reserves the right to declare the 2019
Custer County Swine Show an ALL HARVEST SHOW if
there is a confirmed case of PEDV in the county.
8. The Barns will close at 10 p.m. with only exhibitors and family members allowed in the buildings to check on
the exhibitor’s animal.
9. Every animal must be a 4-H or FFA project and must be shown by its owner or another qualified Custer County 4-H or FFA member. Superintendents have the
authority to deal with hardship cases.
10. All animals must remain on the fairgrounds until released by the superintendents.
11. Breeding records will not be required for any of the
breeding classes.
12. All beef, sheep, swine and goat exhibitors should
provide the majority of the care of the animal beginning
with the Official Weigh-in and to continue through the
duration of the Fair. Horse and small animal exhibitors
should provide the majority of the care of the animal
beginning May 1.
13. After weigh-in and/or placement of animals at the Fair, the member must do the major grooming and showing of the animal with minimum assistance from parents, leaders or any other outside help.
14. Each exhibitor is responsible for cleaning up their own stall area and must be checked out by a Superintendent or the project leader at the end of the Fair. No straw or hay is allowed for bedding.
15. Space priority in the livestock and small animal barns will be given to 4-H and FFA members.
16. To be eligible to exhibit market animals, all 4-H and FFA members are required to attend an annual Meat Quality Assurance class.
17. To be eligible to sell market animals, all exhibitors and parents are required to sign and turn in to the Fair Office, a copy of the Wholesome Meat Act Disclosure.
18. Showmanship is a required class for all 4-H and FFA
market livestock, horse and small animal exhibitors.
a. The Champion in the Senior and Junior age
divisions of all market livestock & horse projects will
compete in the Master Showmanship Contest.
19. A first and last call will be given for all small animals and livestock to be entered in the show ring.
20. All market animals weighed in must show in appropriate classes. This includes animals that do not meet the minimum weight requirements (feeder animals). Exhibitors of feeder animals, at the discretion of the superintendent, will have the option of having the animal released to go home following the feeder class show.
21. Classes will be divided at the discretion of the
Superintendents.
22. Animals shown in breeding classes cannot be shown in the market classes.
23. All market livestock must be weighed at the time
scheduled. This weight will be used as the sale weight. The official scale is the scale at the fairgrounds. Which is calibrated yearly.
24. Re-weigh policy: re-weigh for animals that either weigh under the minimum or over the maximum weight(s) for the species will be allowed under the following guidelines –
A. The animal will be removed from the scale.
B. Animal will not be allowed to leave the immediate
area of the scale.
C. Scale will be re-zeroed.
D. Animal will be immediately re-weighed.
E. The second weight recorded will become the official
weight.
25. All market beef, sheep, and goats must be in appropriate rate of gain contest.
26. The tag number initially assigned to an animal must
remain with that animal throughout the entire fair.
27. All unmanageable livestock will be immediately removed from the fairgrounds.
28. All exhibits are to display good health. Any animal
showing evidence of poor health that renders the animal
unfit for human consumption may be excused from the
grounds immediately following a decision from the
review committee. The review committee shall consist of the animal superintendent, a member of the Fair Board, the
Extension Agent or FFA Advisor, and a licensed
veterinarian.
29. Each market livestock animal will be checked by a
licensed veterinarian during the fair and again prior to
the sale to determine if the animal is slaughter ready on
the day of the sale.
30. If a market livestock animal is barred from the sale, the exhibitor may sell a qualified alternate enrolled project if they have one (must meet weight requirements).
31. Clarification of contest points scoring system (excludes Horse) – all contest points are earned in the same method – Using a 10-point scoring system. 1st place receives 10 points, 2nd place receives 9 points, 3rd place receives 8 points and so forth down the line to 1 point. The number of exhibitors doesn’t change the point
scores. If only two exhibitors are showing, the first
gets 10 points and the second place earns nine.
Fifteen exhibitors means that 11-15th places
receive zero points.
32. No unethical practices will be allowed:
a. Doctoring, doping or injections for body “fill in”
b. Use of ice packs or other refrigerants to alter the
quality of the finish of an animal.
c. No altering of color or structure of hair or wool, except
for trimming and blocking.
d. Only acceptable product on swine is WATER!
e. All market animals may be subject to random drug testing.
33. ALL LIVESTOCK EXHIBITS NOT BEING SOLD NEED TO BE REMOVED FROM THE FAIR GROUNDS BEFORE 9:00 A.M. ON SUNDAY.
34. Trailer parking will be in the South East corner of the fair grounds to allow for more parking closer to the buildings.


“OPEN” LIVESTOCK AND SMALL ANIMALS
1. A person eligible to participate in the Open Livestock
and Small Animal classes will be:
A. Youth ages 5-18 and
(1) Parent or legal guardian must be present and resident of Custer County.
2. Youth must pre-enter a minimum of 1 hour prior to the appropriate show.
3. Due to safety concerns - no bats, sticks, whips, canes or other devices will be allowed in the open pig show.
4. Open class large animals brought to the Custer County Fair expressly for the open shows will not have stalls. They will be brought in the day of the show and be taken back home after showing.
5. Open classes will follow the 4-H and FFA shows for that same animal class.
6. Small animal open entries will be allowed to remain on the grounds for the duration of the fair if desired by the owner and if there are enough pens, giving priority to 4-H/FFA participants. The Fair Board declines any liability for these animals.


SMALL ANIMALS


DOGS
Check in: Thursday, July 18, 2019
In place: Thursday, July 18, 2019
Judging: Thursday, July 18, 2019, 8:30 AM
Superintendent: Sue Roberson


Project exhibit rules:
1. Member must be enrolled in the 4-H Dog Project. Dogs must have been a part of the project since April 1, 2019 or earlier.
2. The member must own his project dog individually or in partnership with parent or guardian for duration of the
project.
3. All exhibitors are encouraged to enter the Dog
Showmanship Class in addition to the appropriate
Obedience Class.
4. The progress the dog has made determines the
Obedience Class it should be entered in. The
member’s years in 4-H or FFA have no bearing on
which class to enter his dog, except sub-novice which is
open only to first-year dog project members.
5. Showmanship - Junior, Intermediate and Senior Novice classes are open to first year members.
6. No bitch in heat will be allowed to compete in any dog
class. A veterinarian’s decision will be final.
7. Proof of approved effective vaccination for rabies must be available for inspection on show date.
8. All exercises will be judged following the latest A.K.C.
obedience guidelines whenever possible. Registry o
the dog with A.K.C. is not required. It should be noted
that this is not an A.K.C. show, rather a 4-H show run by
4-H regulations.


Obedience Classes:
1. Puppy
2. Beginner Novice
3. Novice
4. Graduate Novice
5. Advanced
6. Veterans


Showmanship classes:


1. Junior Novice Showmanship (8-10 yr. of age)
2. Junior Open Showmanship (8-10 yr. of age)
3. Intermediate Novice Showmanship (11-13 yr. of age)
4. Intermediate Open Showmanship (11-13 yr. of age)
5. Senior Novice Showmanship (14-18 yr. of age)
6. Senior Open Showmanship (14-18 yr. of age)
7. Senior Advanced Showmanship (14-18 yr. of age)
8. Top Showman (Intermediate or Senior age previous
Grand or Reserve Grand Champion Winner at Colorado
State Fair)


Rally classes:


1. Rally Novice A
2. Rally Novice B
3. Rally Advanced A
4. Rally Advanced B
5. Rally Excellent A
6. Rally Excellent B
7. Rally Advanced/Excellent A
8. Rally Advanced/Excellent B


Awards:


1. Ribbons (American System) will be awarded to each
exhibitor in the Sub-Novice Obedience class through the
Graduate Obedience class on the following basis:
A. Blue: 170 or more points earned, provided each
class exercise received 50 percent or more of the
maximum point value of that exercise.
B. Red: 140 to 169 points or those who earned more
but did not qualify for a blue ribbon.
C. White: 139 or fewer points earned.
2. Placement ribbons (1 through 6) will be awarded to each
exhibitor in the Showmanship classes in addition to the
Danish ribbons:
A. Blue: 90 or more points earned.
B. Red: 80 to 89 points earned.
C. White: 79 points and under.
3. Rally awards:
A. Blue: 70 or more points.
B. Red: 40 to 69 points.
C. White: 39 and under points.
4. Hi-point Junior, Intermediate & Senior Champion
Obedience
Hi-point Junior, Intermediate & Senior Reserve
Champion Obedience
5. Hi-point Junior, Intermediate & Senior Champion
Showmanship
Hi-point Junior, Intermediate & Senior Reserve
Champion Showmanship


POULTRY
Includes chicken, waterfowl (ducks & geese), turkeys, and pigeons
Check in: Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 3:00 PM
Judging: Thursday, July 18, 2019, 10:30 AM
Superintendent: Sue Roberson


Classes:
1. Senior Showmanship
2. Junior Showmanship
3. Other Classes will be determined by entries.


RABBITS
Check in: Tuesday July 16th, 3:00 PM
In place: Thursday, July 18, 2019
Judging: Thursday, July 18, 2019, 10:30 AM
Superintendent: Sue Roberson


Classes:
1. Senior Showmanship
2. Junior Showmanship
3. Junior Doe - under 6 months of age
4. Junior Buck - under 6 months of age
5. Intermediate Doe - 6 months and under 12 months
6. Intermediate Buck - 6 months and under 12 months
7. Senior Doe - over 12 months of age
8. Senior Buck - over 12 months of age
9. Meat Pen – Exhibitor must own doe and buck prior to May 1st, 2018 to breed them to get 3 offspring that are 10 weeks old and weight between 2 to 5lbs. If any offspring is over or underweight the entire pen is disqualified from competition and will not sale. All ARBA rules will apply.


4-H & FFA LIVESTOCK


BEEF
Check in: Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 8:30 AM-4:00 PM
In place: Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 4:00 PM
Judging: Friday, July 19, 2019, 1:00 PM
Superintendent: Sara Shields


Classes:
1. Market Beef
a. Market Steer
b. Market Heifer
c. Grass Fed Heifer or Steer
d. Jackpot “Pen of 3” Steer Class
2. Breeding Beef
3. Senior Showmanship (14-18 years of age)
4. Intermediate Showmanship (11-13 Years of age)
5. Junior Showmanship (8-10 years of age)


Market Beef
Project exhibit rules:
1. Classes will be broken by weights at the discretion of the superintendents.
2. No breed competition will exist.
3. All market steers and heifers must be weighed and
officially tattooed or tagged at official weigh in of current year.
4. Steers and heifers will weigh a minimum of 1,000 lbs. in order to sell.
5. No feed pans or waterers may be left in the pens or
stalls.
6. A market heifer class has been added to the market beef show. A veterinarian must perform a pregnancy check no earlier than 30 days prior to the county fair to confirm she is “open” and not pregnant. The maximum age remains at 20 months at fair time.
7. All market beef projects have a maximum age limit of 20 months at fair time (excludes Grass Fed Beef). A dental check will be performed to verify ages.
8. Grass fed beef class has a maximum age limit of 29
months at fair time. Grass fed beef shall be defined as
beef whose only food source is grass or forage (milk
prior to weaning): grass, forbs, browse or grain crops in
their vegetative or pre-grain state.
9. Champion and Reserve Champion grass fed beef or
market heifers will compete for overall Grand Champion
and Reserve Grand Champion Market Beef with other Market Beef Class Champions.


Showmanship
All Showmanship classes will be held immediately after the Market classes.


GOATS
Check in: Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 8:30 AM-4:00 PM
In Place: Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 4:00 PM
Judging: Friday, July 19, 2019, 9:00 AM
Superintendent: Kristen Foster


1. All goats – market, dairy and breeding projects must be tagged or tattooed.
2. Scrapie tags are required on all intact goats.
3. Wethers must be castrated before the FIRST weigh in.
4. Bracing will be allowed for showing market goats, feet must remain on the ground. Rule will be enforced by Superintendent. Exhibitor will have one warning and after will be asked to leave the show ring.
5. Dairy white apparel will be optional for exhibitors to wear in show.


Showmanship Rules
1. Exhibitor must show their own animal.
2. The judge will consider appearance of the animal,
showmanship quality of exhibitor and the exhibitor’s
appearance, courtesy and knowledge.


Showmanship Divisions:
Senior (14 -18 years of age)
Intermediate (11-13 years of age)
Junior (8-10 years of age)


Classes:
Dairy Goats:
1. Junior Kid, born May - June, 2019
2. Intermediate Kid, born April 2019
3. Senior Kid, born March 2019
4. Junior Yearling, born September 2017 to January 2019
5. Senior Yearling (non-milker), born September 2016 to
August 2017
6. Does 1 year & under 2 (milking), born September 2016 to August 2017
7. Does 2 years & under 3, born September 2015 to
August 2016
8. Does 3 years & under 5, born September 2013 to
August 2015
9. Does 5 years & over, born prior to September 2013


Awards:
Champion & Reserve Champion Jr. Doe
Champion & Reserve Champion Sr. Doe
Grand Champion & Reserve Grand Champion Doe


Breeding Goats:
Classes will be set by the Superintendent.



Market Goats:
1. Classes will be broken by weights at the discretion of the Superintendent.
2. Must weigh a minimum of 55 lbs.
3. All market goats must be officially tagged and weighed
at the official weigh-in of the current year.
4. All market goats weights must increase at least 5
pounds from the beginning weigh-in weight to the end
weight established at county fair.
5. Market goats exhibitors will participate in the Rate of
Gain contest and Showmanship classes including
Master Showmanship.
6. Bracing will be allowed for showing market goats, feet must remain on the ground. Rule will be enforced by Superintendent. Exhibitor will have one warning and after will be asked to leave the show ring.
5. Dairy white apparel will be optional 7. Wethers and does may be shown.
8. Horns must be blunt tipped prior to county fair weigh in.
9. Must be shorn to no more than 1/4 inch.
10. Must still have milk teeth.


HORSE
Written test: Friday, July 12, 2019, 6:00PM Check In: Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Judging: Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 9:00 AM
Superintendent: Rhonda Livengood


Project exhibit rules:
1. Proof of ownership, lease or manager status must be
shown for all horses by May 1, 2019.
2. The member must have complete access to the horse at any time and must provide full care and management a majority of the time, whether the horse is owned or non-owned.
3. The 4-H Horse Certificate must be turned in to the
Extension Office or 4-H Leader by May 1st of each year.
4. Base dates for computing the age of horses shall be
January 1st.
5. Stallions are prohibited in all classes.
6. Only exhibitors entering the State Fair must take the horse test. There will be separate tests for Junior, Intermediate and Senior age exhibitors.
7. All contestants must participate in the Custer County
Fair Horse Showmanship Class.
8. The member must keep a 4-H record book on the horse, attend the required 4-H club meetings and actively participate in the local club program.
9. No horse may be shown in the same class by more than one contestant.
10. Rules for all classes will be from the Colorado 4-H Rule Book.
10. All Gymkhana contestants must wear riding ASTM/SEI approved helmets with harness.
11. Unsafe horse or participants may be excused from their class for everyone’s safety.
12. Disqualification/no time will be awarded no points earned in that contest.
13. Novice qualification is defined as a first-year competitor.
14. Point system has been changed to a weighted system.
Scoring will be based on the number of competitors in
Each class. For example, if there are 5 participants in a
class, first place will receive 5 points, second place will
earn 4 points, etc.


Showmanship classes:
1. Senior Showmanship
2. Junior Showmanship
3. Novice Showmanship


Western classes:
1. Horsemanship – Novice, Junior & Senior Divisions
2. Western Pleasure – Novice, Junior & Senior Divisions
3. Western Riding – Novice, Junior & Senior Divisions
4. Trail – Novice, Junior & Senior Divisions


English classes:
1. Hunt seat equitation – Novice, Junior & Senior Divisions
2. Riding for control – Novice, Junior & Senior Divisions
3. Hunter under saddle – Novice, Junior & Senior Divisions


Gymkhana Classes:
1. Barrels
2. Flags
3. Poles
4. 75 Up and Back
Possible Just for Fun Events as time allows: Rescue, Egg &
Spoon Race, Dress Race, Musical Mounting, Boot Race,
Break Your Gate and Keyhole.


Awards:
1. Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion awards
will be given to Junior and Senior Divisions for Western,
English and Gymkhana classes. Showmanship and
written test scores will be included in this score. In the
event of a tie, the score from the written test will be
used. If a tie still exists, the showmanship placing will be
used. In the event of a continued tie, two awards will be
given.
2. High Point Awards will be presented to the Senior and
Junior exhibitors with the highest accumulation of points
combined in Western, English and Gymkhana.


SHEEP
Check in: Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 8:30 AM-4:00 PM
In Place: Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 4:00 PM
Judging: Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:30 AM
Superintendent: Kristen Foster




Project exhibit rules:
1. Classes will be broken by weight at the discretion of the Superintendent.
2. Lambs must weigh a minimum of 105 lbs.
3. All market lambs must be officially tagged and weighed at the official weigh-in of the current year.
4. All market lambs must be rough shorn at the last official weigh-in of the current year.
5. No blankets, covers or halters will be left on the animals for the weigh-in.
6. No breeding records will be required for breeding sheep projects.
7. Feet must remain on the ground while bracing.
Superintendent will enforce this rule. Exhibitor
will have one warning and after will be asked to
leave the show ring.


Classes:
1. Senior Showmanship (14 – 18 years of age)
2. Intermediate Showmanship (11-13 years of age)
3. Junior Showmanship (8-10 years of age)
4. Market Sheep
5. Breeding Sheep


SWINE
Check in: Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 8:30 AM-4:00 PM
In place: Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 4:00 PM
Judging: Thursday, July 19, 2019, 5:00 PM
Superintendent: Duane Foster


Project exhibit rules:
1. Classes will be broken by weights at the discretion of the Superintendent(s).
2. Hogs must weigh a minimum of 220 lbs. and a maximum of 290 lbs.
3. All market swine will be tagged and weighed at the
ending official weigh-in for the current year.
4. No feed pans may be left in the pens or stalls.
5. Self-waterers will be allowed to remain in the pig pens if made from PVC pipe and pig nipple. (Maximum size is
8" diameter x 48" high)


Classes:
1. Senior Showmanship (14 – 18 years of age)
2. Intermediate Showmanship (11-13 years of age)
3. Junior Showmanship (8-10 years of age)
4. Market Swine
5. Breeding Swine


WEIGH-IN
Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


General rules:
1. All market livestock must be weighed on Wednesday,
July 17, 2019 beginning at 8:30 AM and ending at 4:00
PM at the livestock barn.
2. Re-weigh policy: re-weighs for animals that weigh either under the minimum or over the maximum weight(s) for the market classes will be allowed to re-weigh under the following guidelines:
A. The animal will be removed from the scale
B. Animal will not be allowed to leave the immediate
area of the scale
C. Scale will be re-zeroed
D. Animal will be immediately re-weighed
E. The second weight recorded will become the official
Weight.
The scale at the fair grounds is the official scale for the Custer County Fair.


SHOWMANSHIP
General rules:
1. Showmanship is a required class for all 4-H and FFA
livestock exhibitors.
2. Showmanship classes will be held immediately prior to the judging in each animal class.
3. Showmanship Classes in beef, horse, sheep, swine and goats will be divided into Senior and Junior age
divisions.
4. Contestants must show their own animals in this contest and trade with other contestants at the direction of the judge.
5. Contestants will be judged on their skill as showmen and on the appearance their animals make before the judge. The breed or individual conformation of the animals shown will not be considered. The judge will consider the following items as the basis for awards in this contest:
A. Fitting of the animal for the show
B. Presentation of the animal in the show ring
C. Appearance of the showman
D. Sportsmanlike behavior of the showman
E. A grooming score will be determined and used in the
Master Showmanship Contest
6. Awards will be the following:
A. Champion Junior Showman from each animal class
B Champion Intermediate Showman from each animal class
C. Champion Senior Showman from each animal class


MASTER SHOWMANSHIP CONTEST
Judging: Friday, July 19, 2019
immediately after Beef Show
Superintendent: Lynetta Gillmore


General rules:
1. The Champion Senior and Junior Showmen from the
Horse, Beef, Swine, Sheep and Goat shows will
compete in the Master Showmanship Contest.
2. Master Showmanship participants must compete in the first animal class they qualify in. If the Champion
Showman of an animal class is unable to compete, the
next highest qualifier may compete in their place. In the
event there is not a Showman for an animal class, the
animal class will be dropped from the competition.
3. Contestants must show their own animals in this contest and trade with other contestants at the direction of the judge.
4. Contestants will be judged on their skill as showmen and on the appearance their animals make before the judge. The breed or individual conformation of the animals shown will not be considered. The judge will consider the following items as the basis for awards in this contest:
A. Fitting of the animal for the show
B. Presentation of the animal in the show ring
C. Appearance of the showmen
D. Sportsmanlike behavior of the showmen
5. A grooming score will be determined during the initial
animal class showmanship contest. This score will be
used as a tie breaker, if needed.
6. Awards will be the following:
A. Grand Champion Junior Showman
B. Reserve Grand Champion Junior Showman
C. Grand Champion Intermediate Showman
D. Reserve Grand Champion Intermediate Showman
E. Grand Champion Senior Showman
F. Reserve Grand Champion Senior Showman


MARKET LIVESTOCK SALE
Sale: Sunday, July 21, 2019, 12:00 PM


ALL LIVESTOCK EXHIBITS NOT BEING SOLD NEED TO BE REMOVED FROM THE FAIR GROUNDS BEFORE 9:00 A.M. ON SUNDAY.
General rules:
1. Market livestock sale rules will be reviewed on an annual basis with changes made as needed.
2. Exhibitors will be limited to selling only two animals of
different animal classes (i.e.: 1 beef & 1 lamb; 1 beef & 1
swine; 1 lamb & 1 swine) and one meat pen of rabbits at
the Market Livestock Sale. Exception: if the Grand
Champion and Reserve Grand Champion of any animal
class are owned by the same exhibitor, all the
Champions will sell.
3. All Grand and Reserve Grand Champions will sell.
4. Market goats will be allowed to sell provided:
a. Market goat (wethers or does) must weigh a
minimum of 55 lbs. and must be milk-tooth goats.
5. The sale order will be determined by class placing,
rotating from light weight to heavy weight. Exception:
Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion will
sell first. Beef sale order will be determined by the judge.
6. The sale weight will be the weight established at the
weigh-in.
7. In order to sell Market beef animals, each exhibitor must present a bill of sale to the brand inspector prior to the sale.
8. Market swine must weigh a minimum of 220 lbs. and a
maximum of 290 lbs.
9. Market sheep must weigh a minimum of 105 lbs. and no maximum.
10. Market beef must weigh a minimum of 1,000 lbs. and no maximum.
11. All exhibitors must notify the Fair Office of the animals they will sell. Deadline for this notification will be one hour after the conclusion of the appropriate show.
Failure to comply results in the lightest weight animal
being sold.
12. Marketing: Open competitive marketing will prevail.
Animals are sold to the highest bidder.
ONCE THE ANIMAL IS SOLD IN THE RING ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
13. Market animals do not have to be sold, however, if sold, the project is terminated. Project is terminated is defined as the animal may not be exhibited in any other show or competition.
14. Animals cannot be withdrawn from the sale after they
have entered the sale ring.
15. A sale commission fee of 3% for all market animals sold will be charged by the Market Livestock Sale
Committee. This fee will be used to promote the
livestock sale and for buyers’ gifts for the next year.
16. Arrangements for the payment, trucking, slaughter and processing of private sale animals must be taken care of by the exhibitor.
17. Only bona-fide 4-H age youth (no associate member 4-H youth) and FFA youth are eligible to sell at the Market Livestock Sale.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
WHOLESOME MEAT ACT
The United States Department of Agriculture Wholesome Meat Act applies to the sale of market livestock sold during the Custer County Fair as follows:
1. Animals must be in good health and carcasses
free of drug or chemical residues.
2. Antibiotics and sulfonamides have required withdrawal periods.
3. Drug label directions for use and withdrawal periods.
4. If drug or other chemical residues are found in the tissue of carcasses, the entire carcass may be condemned. If drug or other chemical residues are found in the tissue of carcasses of animals sold through sales connected with the Custer County Fair, said show will in no way be liable or responsible for the condition of carcass or sale price of animal. Exhibitor forfeits all rights to the sale price. Before administering antibiotics and/or sulfonamides, consult a licensed and practicing veterinarian, or label directions of the drug.
AWARDS
1. Ribbons and State Fair Quality stickers are to remain
with the project until the end of the Fair.
2. It is the judge’s responsibility to determine the merits of all classes. NO PLACES ARE PRE-DETERMINED
simply because of size of class. Champion and Blue
awards will not be given, if in the opinion of the judge,
the exhibit does not merit the award.
3. Awards will be given to all Grand Champion and
Reserve Grand Champions from each division at the
Achievement Awards Program.
4. Associate 4-H members (under age 8) will not be judged competitively. They will be recognized for their
participation by receiving participation ribbons.
Experience sharing is encouraged. Associate 4-H
members will be able to exhibit at the County Fair and
other events, but not at State Fair.
5. The San Isabel Ranch provides a traveling trophy to the Grand Champion Market Steer.
6. The Fremont/Custer County Farm Bureau donates the
Junior and Senior Grand Champion Master Showmanship trophies.
7. Harold Vickerman Memorial Award sponsored by Custer County Stockgrowers Association
8. Minnie Brune Honorary Sewing Award traveling trophy to the Grand Champion Clothing exhibitor
9. Outstanding Horseman Award
10. Market Species Written Test Awards
11. Livestock Record Book Awards sponsored by Farm
Credit



OPEN DIVISION
(Adult and Youth)
Check in: Monday, July 15, 2019, 7:00 AM
In place: Monday, July 15, 2019, 8:00 AM
Judging: Monday, July 15, 2019, 9:00 AM



* Check in will be held outside the white project building on the southwest side of the fair/ rodeo grounds (weather permitting) Please come to the table with your entry. For faster check-in you may print, fill out, and bring the entry card on the last page of this document. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to ensure your entry is entered in the correct class. If you have any questions, please ask at check in.*


GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
1. The Custer County Fair Management will use all care possible to insure the safety of the entries.
However, under NO circumstances will they be responsible for loss, injury, or damage done to, occasioned by, or arising from any article on exhibition.


2. All articles must be deemed to be suitable for exhibition or can be denied entry by the Superintendents or Judges. All exhibits must have been completed since August 1, 2018. (Except quilts - Aug. 2017.) Articles that have been previously entered in the Custer County Fair are ineligible.
3. Exhibit must be the product of the exhibitor/group named on entry.
4. Entry must be made by exhibitor. Exhibitor can reside in a county other that Custer, but entry can only be entered in one county fair in the state, this is excluding the Colorado State Fair.
5. For all Open classes the American system of judging will be used. Placings will go from 1st to 6th in each division and be judged competitively against other exhibitors in that same division.
6. Only exhibits in the 1st and 2nd placings are eligible for grand and reserve champion for the division.
7. Classes may be sub-divided or combined as determined by the number of entries entered and at the discretion of the judges and/or the superintendents.
8. An entry entered in the wrong class may be disqualified.
9. No marijuana or marijuana products may be used in any entry.
10. Entries are limited to 3 entries per class per exhibitor. Extra items and items not fitting in listed classes will not be accepted or displayed.
11. All protests must be made in writing and presented to the Superintendent of each department within 24 hours after the incident or judging. Protest forms are available from the Judge or the Superintendents. Protests must accompany a $50 fee, made payable to the Custer County Fair Board. Protests will be handled by the individual department's Superintendent and the Fair Board. Protests may be appealed to the Fair Board for a final decision. The Fair Board will review them at an officially called meeting. If the protest is upheld, the $50 fee will be returned.
12. Entering County Fair does not qualify or disqualify you from Colorado State Fair Open Class. County Fair classes are not necessarily descriptive of, or included as, classes for entry at State Fair. You do not have to enter county fair to go to state fair and the same item can be entered in both contests independently.
13. Entry of items constitutes an agreement with this policy.
14. Exhibitors are able to sell their items entered in the fair if they choose. Purchasers may pay cash or make checks payable to the exhibitor in turn the exhibitor will give a 25% commission to the Custer County Fair Board for their Capital Improvement fund. Please notify us when you check in your entry if you plan on selling your item and include a card with price and your contact information that can be attached to your entry.


PANTRY DEPARTMENT 100
Rules for Classes 100: Baked Goods (ie, cookies, bars, brownies, cake, candies, fruit pies, yeast bread, etc)
1. Each exhibitor is allowed three entries per class of food products. Entries prepared from conventional methods except where designated. Must be made from scratch (no mixes).
2. Place on paper plate inside a plastic bag. Cool before wrapping.
3. Exhibitors may take home the major portion of baked products immediately after judging. A portion will remain for display.
4. A 3” x 5” recipe card must accompany entry.
5. Due to food safety concerns, foods requiring refrigeration (i.e. cream cheese fillings, custards) will not be accepted.
Rules for Classes 101: Decorated Baked Goods (ie, decorated cakes, layer cakes, sheet cakes, decorated cookies/cupcakes)
1. Each exhibitor is allowed three entries per class of food products.
2. All entries will be judged on precision of decorations and neatness.
3. Entries will not be cut for judging. Cake forms may be used.
4. A 3 x 5 recipe card must accompany entry.
5. Due to food safety concerns, foods requiring refrigeration (i.e. cream cheese fillings, custards) will not be accepted.


Rules for Classes 102: Canned Goods (ie, jellies, jams, fruit butters, preserves, canned fruit, canned vegetable, pickles, relishes, salsa)
1. Each exhibitor is allowed three entries per class of food products.
2. All preservation standards are based on Colorado State University Extension, University of Georgia Extension and University of Utah fact sheets and opinions of food science specialists. Fact sheets are available at www.ext.colostate.edu, http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/, http://extension.usu.edu/
3. Any canned good that is not properly sealed and labeled will not be accepted for entry. All canned goods must have labels stating: name of product; method of pack where applicable (hot pack or raw pack); method of processing (water bath or pressure canner); altitude and process time; pounds of pressure where applicable; date canned and recipe source. Pickles must be labeled with vinegar/water solution ratio.
4. All canned products shall be packed in clean, clear, standard brand name jars, sealed with new clean seals, processed since August 1, 2017. Label sizes should be no more than 1½ x 2½ for pints and half-pints; 2½ x 3½ for quart jars. Labeling of jars should occur at home. To assist judging, include recipe and recipe source on a 3”x5” recipe card.
5. All soft spreads must be water bath processed. Soft spreads and pickles will be opened and tasted at the judge’s discretion.
6. Canned fruit and vegetables will not be opened.


NEEDLE ARTS DEPARTMENT 200
Rules for Classes
Up to three entries per class per exhibitor. Any items of a set will be entered as one exhibit (example: pillow cases, clothing, etc.)
1. Garments or articles must be worthy of entry. Used, worn or soiled items will not be entered. All exhibits must have been completed since August 1, 2017. (Except quilts - Aug. 2016.) Articles that have been previously entered in the Custer County Fair are ineligible.
2. All items with three layers will constitute a quilt and will only be entered in quilt division classes.
3. Quilts may be made by an individual or a group of two or more. If made by a group, all exhibitors’ names must be listed on entry form.


201 Knit and Crochet Division (ie, crocheted afghan/garment/accessory, knit afghan/garment/accessory


202 Quilt Division (ie, tied quilt, machine quilt, hand quilt, machine embroidered, hand embroidered, wall hanging, quilt with machine/hand applique, etc)


203 Sewing Division (ie teen or adult garment, child garment, costume, household item, etc)


204 Embroidery Division (ie, counted cross stitch, hand embroidery, machine embroidery, plastic canvas, etc)



HERITAGE ARTS DEPARTMENT 300
Rules for Classes
1. Three entries per class per exhibitor. All items of a set will be entered as one exhibit.
2. All entries must be worthy of entry. Used, worn or soiled items will not be entered. All exhibits must have been completed since August 1, 2018. Articles that have been previously entered in the Custer County Fair are ineligible.
3. Classes may be sub-divided or combined as determined by the number of entries entered and at the discretion of the judges and/or the superintendents.


301 Paper Arts Division (ie, greeting card, scrapbook, quilling, etc)



WOODWORKING DEPARTMENT 400
Rules for Class 401: Woodworking
1. Two entries per class per exhibitor. Any items of a set will be entered as one exhibit (example: bookends, candlestick sets).
2. Articles must be worthy of entry. Obviously used, worn or soiled items will not be entered. All exhibits must have been completed since August 1, 2017.


401 Woodworking Division (ie furniture, wood products, wooden art, turning/lathe work, log to finished product, etc)


JEWELRY DEPARTMENT 500


Rules for Class 501: Jewelry
1. Up to three entries per class per exhibitor. Any items of a set will be entered as one exhibit (example: earrings).
2. Articles must be worthy of entry. Obviously used, worn or soiled items will not be entered. All exhibits must have been completed since August 1, 2017.
3. Exhibits must be entered “display ready”, ie: necklace display bust, earring tree, bracelet bar, ring stand, earring stand, etc.


Jewelry Division classes are as follows: (stringing beads, bead weaving, wire wrapping, metal work, etc)


PHOTOGRAPHY & FINE ART DEPARTMENT 600


Rules for Classes 600-625: Photography & Fine Art
1. Entries are limited to three prints/paintings per class and 10 prints total per person.
2. Photos carrying identifying marks, copyrights or watermarks will be refused.
3. All photos/paintings must be the original work of the exhibitor.
4. Judging will be based on technical quality, composition, originality and relevance to the category.
5. The Superintendent reserves the right to refuse any photograph deemed unsuitable for competition, and all photographs will be displayed at the discretion of the management of the Fair. Entries that do not meet requirements will not be accepted or displayed. Photos depicting nudity, violence, drug use, or other inappropriate content will not be accepted.
6. No photo/painting over 24” x 36” will be accepted.
7. Classes may be sub-divided or combined as determined by the number of entries entered and at the discretion of the judges and/or the superintendents.


601 Photography: People Division (ie baby, single person multiple people, candid, Heroes of Custer County, etc)


602 Photography: Scenic Division (ie landscape, skyscape, weather, etc)


603 Photography: Nature Division (ie plants, flowers, animals, wildlife, insects, birds, etc)


604 Fine Art Division (ie acrylic, oil, watercolor, chalk pastel, oil pastel, graphite pencil, colored pencil, etc)



FLORICULTURE DEPARTMENT 700



1. Each exhibitor is allowed three entries per class.
2. Identify variety of all flowers on entry card.
3. Any entry left after 5pm on release day will be disposed of. Prior to release day, any item that starts to mold will be disposed of by a Superintendent or Judge.
4. The exhibitor need not grow flowers that will be used in arrangements. All accessories are used at the exhibitor’s risk. Silk, dried, or fresh flowers may be used to create all flower arrangements.


701 Artistic Arrangements Division (ie mason jar, fairyland, autumn harvest, Colorado natives, etc)


702 Potted Plants (ie cactus garden, foliage garden, fern garden, fairy garden, etc)


703 Cut Flowers (ie single blooms, double blooms, multiple blooms, etc)



HORTICULTURE DEPARTMENT 800


Rules for Classes
1. Each exhibitor is allowed three entries per class.
2. Identify variety of all crops on entry card.
3. Exhibits will be placed and shown on white paper plates. They may be wrapped in plastic.
4. Any entry left after 9 a.m. on release day will be disposed of. Prior to release day, any item that starts to mold will be disposed of by a Superintendent or Judge.
5. Only home grown produce raised by the exhibitor will be allowed to be exhibited.
6. Display Tips: Uniformity is a key in displaying more than one of any item. Do not deform fruits or vegetables by cutting off parts. Display consumer sized items, not too large or not too small, and free of damage, insects, and disease. Guidelines for judging many of the varieties are listed at the end of this document.
7. Two or more entries of the same crop are required to make a class; otherwise those items will be judged together as one miscellaneous class.


801 Vegetable Division (ie beans, broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant, lettuce, kale, peppers, tomatoes, etc)


802 Herb Division (ie dill, oregano, thyme, sage, chives, mint, parsley, lavender, etc)


803 Vine Crops Division (ie, cantaloupe, cucumbers, peas, pumpkin, squash, watermelon, etc)


804 Roots, Bulb, and Tuberous Crops Division (ie carrots, scallions, onions, potatoes, turnips, garlic, etc)


805 Fruit Division (ie chokecherries, apples, cherries, grapes, peaches, pears, plums, raspberries, strawberries, etc)


CERAMICS DEPARTMENT 900


Rules for Classes 900-914: Ceramics


1. Three entries per class per exhibitor. All items of a set will be entered as one exhibit.
2. All entries must be worthy of entry. Used, worn or soiled items will not be entered. All exhibits must have been completed since August 1, 2017. Articles that have been previously entered in the Custer County Fair are ineligible.
3. Classes may be sub-divided or combined as determined by the number of entries entered and at the discretion of the judges and/or the superintendents.


Ceramics Division (ie glazed, stains, non-fired, chalks, etc)


MISC. DEPARTMENT 1000


Rules for Classes 1000- Misc.
We are still trying to better serve our community. If you have a handmade item, antique, or any other miscellaneous entry that you think would be a good fit for our fair we would love to see it!!


1. Three entries per class per exhibitor. All items of a set will be entered as one exhibit.
2. All entries must be worthy of entry. Used, worn or soiled items will not be entered. Articles that have been previously entered in the Custer County Fair are ineligible.
3. Classes may be sub-divided or combined as determined by the number of entries entered and at the discretion of the judges and/or the superintendents.


Misc Division classes are as follows:
1000. Any miscellaneous entry