1.  Competition at the Ledyard Fair is open to all; unless otherwise stated. Exhibitors are not limited to Ledyard residents.
2.  Entry fees are charged only when noted under the rules of specific event or competition.
3. Entry times vary for events and shows. Please check specific event or show for information and times.
4.  For awards see specific events, exhibits, and competitions. Not all entries will receive awards.
5.   Children’s Hobbies & Collections and Clothing & Handiwork will be accepted between 4–7 pm on Thursday.  Adult Hobby Show will be accepted between 4-6 pm on Thursday. For information on awards for Children’s Hobby & Collection Show see page 36, Adult Hobby Show see pages 22 & 23, Clothing & Handiwork Exhibit see pages 37-39.
6. Sweepstakes Awards shall consist of a Ribbon and cash award. The following exhibits make up the sweepstakes:
Sweepstakes divisions are open to Adults (over 18), Intermediates (ages 12-17), and Juniors (ages 5-11).  To qualify for Sweepstakes, an exhibitor must have a minimum of 2 entries in any one of the following four exhibits: Baking, Canning, Fruits & Vegetables or Flowers.  Participants must earn at least one blue ribbon in each exhibit. The number of blue ribbons earned by an exhibitor will determine the Sweepstakes placing in each age group for each exhibit. In the case of a tie, the number of red ribbons will determine the winning places.  Exhibitors can qualify for Sweepstakes in all four areas by submitting a minimum of two entries in each area!


         Adult (Over 18)                                         Intermediate (12-17)                           Junior (5-11)
1 – Blue Rosette plus $25.00                  1 – Blue Rosette plus $20.00          1 – Blue Rosette plus $15.00
2 – Red Rosette plus $20.00                   2 – Red Rosette plus $15.00            2 – Red Rosette plus $10.00
3 – White Rosette plus $15.00               3 – White Rosette plus $10.00       3 – White Rosette plus $5.00

7.    In order to qualify for outstanding competitor, contestants must enter at least three of the sweepstakes exhibits and have a minimum of 2 entries in each exhibit.

Adult (over 18) – Plaque plus $50.00
Intermediate (12 to 17) – Plaque plus $35.00
Junior (5 to 11) – Trophy plus $20.00
(Must exhibit in three or more sweepstakes departments)
Awards will be determined by a point system.
Blue – 3 points •  Red – 2 points  • White – 1 point

8.  BEST IN SHOW – A Rosette and  $25.00 will be awarded for:• Children’s Hobby & Collection Show • Adult Hobby Show • Clothing And Handiwork • Baking • Canning • Flowers • Fruits And Vegetables * Poultry/Fowl  Show• Rabbit/Guinea Pig Show.

9.All exhibits will be given a claim ticket for each entry and the ticket must be presented when entries are claimed.
10. Exhibits must be removed from the fairgrounds between 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, unless otherwise noted under the rules of the event. Exhibits on the grounds after 6:30 p.m. on Sunday will be sold for the benefit of the Fair, disposed of, or donated unless previous arrangements are made. No vehicles used to pick up exhibits will be allowed on fairgrounds prior to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.
11.  The committee will not be responsible for any accidents that may occur on the grounds and will exercise the greatest care to insure the safety of exhibits, but will not be responsible for loss or damage which may occur.
12.  Commercial exhibits will be accommodated on the grounds if arrangements are made with the Commercial VP (RICH KENT 860-464-9405) in advance.
13.  Admission fees, according to the posted schedule, will be charged to all persons entering the grounds. Admission of competing animals and their handlers will be arranged by the chairperson(s) of the respective events.
14.  Any situations not covered by these rules shall be left to the discretion of the Ledyard Fair, Inc.
15.  All competitors and contestants will compete at their own risk.
16.  No non-entered animals are allowed on the fairgrounds except handicap assistance animals.
17.  Ledyard Fair, Inc. reserves the right to make all final decisions that are not covered in the above rules and regulations.
18.  Admission – see separate Admission Policy. Contact Ledyard Fair @ 860-884-5447