BECOME AN EXHIBITOR
The Bedford County Fair invites you to be a part of what makes our annual event so important - the exhibitors! There are many different categories that you can enter, including classes in dairy cattle, livestock, home products, equines, and more!
The Premium Book is designed for those who want to be a part of what the our Fair is truly all about -- the exhibitors who share their hobbies and wares with the community! The Premium Book will guide you in how to register your animals or entries in the appropriate departments and classes at the Fair. It will answer questions on what to do, deadlines and special rules. Get involved and share the best of what our community has to offer!
UNDERSTANDING THE PREMIUM BOOK
To become an exhibitor at our Fair, please read over the Exhibitor's Premium Book. The Premium Book is your guide to participating in the fair, and lists all the rules, guidelines, categories, specific deadlines and prize monies associated with your entries.
The Premium Book is broken down by Departments, Sections and Class numbers.
•DEPARTMENTS are the overall category in which your entry fits, for example, "Dairy" or "Photography".
•SECTIONS are sub-categories that further narrow your entry, such as "Holstein" or "Canned Products".
•CLASSES relate specifically to your entry's description, like "3 years old" or "Red Beets". Sometimes the class number also has a subcategories of "A, B, etc."
When entering a show or competition at our Fair, you are typically required to list the Department - Section - Class number on your entry form. These are the numbers used by both Fair officials and other exhibitors. Exhibits that are in a particular class are judged against each other.
1. READ THE RULES!
Be sure to thoroughly read all the general and special rules for the category or class that apply to the exhibits you are entering. These rules can be found in under exhibitors and under each department. Completing an entry form signifies your acceptance of all the rules for your department, class and the Fair in general.
2. DETERMINE WHICH CLASS TO ENTER
Determine which class you would like to enter. Take a look at the Premium Book for a list of all available classes. Make sure you read the list carefully and choose the class that best fits your item or animal.
3. VERIFY YOUR ELIGIBILITY
Make sure you are eligible to enter the classes you have chosen. Use this list as a guide:
•All classes under Department 10 are limited to 4-H and FFA exhibitors only.
•All classes under Department 11 are limited to youth under the age of 19.
•Be sure to read any guidelines that accompany each class or section to make sure your exhibit(s) are eligible for show.
4. COMPLETE ALL PRELIMINARY REQUIREMENTS
Some sections and categories, such as Livestock and Dairy Cattle, require that you complete preliminary forms such as the "Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship Form". Forms can be downloaded from our Entry Forms page, and must be submitted along with your entry form for your exhibit to be included in the show.
5. FILL OUT AN ENTRY FORM - COMPLETELY AND CORRECTLY!
All entry forms can be downloaded from our Entry Forms page. Be sure to complete the entry form as completely and correctly as possible. If you have questions about your entry form, please contact the Fair office or Department superintendent. If your entry form is not completed correctly, it may not be accepted.
When your entry form is complete, mail, fax or email it to the Fair office. Keep a copy for your records. BE AWARE OF ENTRY DEADLINES!
Bedford County Fair
P.O. Box 244
Bedford, PA 15522
Fax - 814-623-0692
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org