Jefferson County Fair
Welcome to the Jefferson County Fair!
The longest continuously operating fair in the USA!
2022 ENTRY RULES & IMPORTANT INFORMATION
FOR ALL EXHIBITORS
**FAIR ENTRY SUBMISSION BY MAIL IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED THIS YEAR***
ENTRY OFFICE HOURS
Office hours will be limited this year. We ask that entries and fees be sent BY MAIL to the entry office at the address below, with respect for the entry deadlines set forth in the 2022 COMPETITIVE EVENTS SCHEDULE (coming soon)
PRE - FAIR OFFICE HOURS 2022
Exhibitors entering the Jefferson County Fair for judging purposes must complete an entry form to include the following information:
Exhibitor’s name and address, telephone number, required signature
Age of exhibitor, if under 18 years of age
Description of Article, I.E. animal or artwork
Entry Fee, Checks made payable to Jefferson County Agricultural Society
Multiple items being entered may be placed on one entry sheet. Indicate the entry fee in the proper column of the entry form. (Entry fees appear at the beginning of each department). All entry fees must accompany your entry, or it will NOT be accepted.
Completed entry forms and checks (payable to Jefferson County Agricultural Society) are to be mailed to:
Jefferson County Fair
PO Box 8003
Watertown, NY 13601
Please note: There will be no Baking Contest, Spelling Bee or Talent Competition this year.
The Jefferson County Agricultural Society reserves the right to restrict any person from entering in any or all competitive categories on the recommendation of a Department Superintendent when such person fails to live up to the standards and rules for exhibitors or for unprofessional conduct. The decision to restrict a person may be made by the Executive Committee or by the Board of Directors upon recommendation of a Department Superintendent.
Limited camping for exhibitors of livestock is available. Camping requests can be found online here.
Livestock exhibitors may reserve a camper/trailer area on a first come-first served basis (based on receipt of entry form). All campers will be set in the YMCA parking lot with full 30amp hookups (including water, power and sewer) A $40 fee will be assessed for these spots.
The only exceptions to the placement of the camper in the YMCA lot is for exhibitors with children under 5 or with special needs. Please indicate your request for this space by a separate letter included with your entry form. No refrigerators or air conditioning will be allowed in this area. A $35 fee will be assessed for electricity.
Questions regarding entries may be referred to the Fair Office at 315-782-8612 during posted fair office hours. Once an entry has been made it may not be withdrawn; however, additions or substitutions may be made via a CHANGE FORM available from the department superintendents at the beginning of fair week.
Each exhibitor will be assigned an entry number and entry tags will be available for pick up from department superintendents upon your arrival at each department. Please examine your entry tags for correctness at the time they are received.
No stock or article on exhibition may be removed until 6:30 PM Sunday, July 18, 2021 unless otherwise stated in a department. Any violation of this policy will automatically forfeit premium money.
All premium checks will be mailed to exhibitors following the fair, to the post office address provided by the exhibitor. Any exhibitor not receiving his/her check by August 1st should at once advise the Entry Clerk. Notice of errors or claims of shortage in payment of the premiums must be made to the Entry Clerk on or before September 1st following the Fair. After that date the Society reserves the right to decline to make corrections or adjust errors.
The Jefferson County Agricultural Society and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County are not responsible for errors, omissions, or unpaid premiums after September 15. No exceptions.
No Pets Allowed in Buildings or on Grounds