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Policies & Regulations

General Rules

1. All exhibitors and concessionaires agree to be bound by the rules and regulations of the Bedford County Fair. The Fair Management reserves the right to reject or remove any item from the fairgrounds that may cause or be considered a hazard.
2. Entries will be made according to classification. The Fair Management reserves the right to interpret, amend or add to these rules and regulations as its judgment may determine.
3. All exhibits must be the property of exhibitors at the time of entry. Any entry not deemed worthy will not be placed or the judge may give an award such as they deem the exhibit is worthy to receive.
4. Decision of the judges will be final.
5. Every effort will be made to protect all exhibits on display from all injury and damage, but the association is not, in any way, to be held responsible for accidents, loss or damage by water, fire, theft, any financial losses or otherwise whatever the cause or extent of the damage or loss. Any insurance desired on an entry must be carried by the exhibitor.
6. Appropriate ribbons will be awarded in the various classes and cash prizes as stated in the premium book, unless in case of natural disaster or in case of reduced State funding premiums may be prorated according to monies available.
7. No advertising circulars or posters, with the exception of those in paid commercial space, will be allowed on the fairground.
8. No person can act as judge in any class in which he or she may be an exhibitor, an agent of an exhibitor, or in any way interested in the results of the award.
9. No canned or glass bottled beverages may be sold on the fairgrounds. Persons under influence of alcohol or drugs will be expelled from the grounds.
10. No demonstrations, picketing or weapons of any kind will be permitted on the fairground property.
11. No Smoking in any building.
12. Due to State Funding, premium checks may not be available until after the Fair. Please watch newspaper for instructions for picking up your check.
1. No premium check will be re-issued after 6 months from the close of the Fair.
2. Premium checks can be picked up at Jordan Hall and Livestock Office after 8 pm on Friday. NO checks are mailed! If you wish to have your premium check mailed, please provide a stamped self-address envelope. Give this envelope to the Junior Livestock office personnel, or Jordan Hall personnel.
13. Exhibits not picked up by August 31st will be donated to a charity.
14. The use of four wheelers, golf carts, side by sides, bicycles, etc., other than by Fair officials is prohibited; except for special circumstances approved by the management at the main office. Approved vehicles must be registered at Fair Office, pay the registration fee and provide proof of insurance.
15. The videotaping of events during the Fair for commercial resale is prohibited; except for special circumstances approved by the fair management.
16. It is the responsibility of parents or legal guardians to monitor or arrange for the supervision of their children under the age of 18 at all times during the Fair.
17. Due to liability and safety concerns, dogs and other pets are not allowed on the Fairgrounds. This includes camping areas! The exceptions are guide animals or special circumstances approved by the Fair management.

Golf Cart & ATV Fairground Rules

Campers must pay a $25.00 charge, assume all liability and provide us with a Certificate of Insurance from your insurance company for any motorized golf carts, 4-wheelers, or ATVs brought into the fairgrounds. All must be operated at a safe speed not to exceed 10 mph and may not leave immediate camping areas. Sticker will be issued upon payment and must be displayed on the vehicle.
Must provide Certificate of Insurance with Bedford County Fair listed as additional insured. This is NOT a copy of your automobile insurance. Please reach out to your insurance company to request a copy.
All drivers must have a registered driver’s license. No one under 16 permitted to operate golf cart, 4-wheeler or ATV on fairground property.
All drivers must be seated when operating a golf cart, 4-wheeler or ATV. No horseplay or misuse will be tolerated.
You must yield to pedestrians and operation hours will be from dawn to dusk.
Violating of any rules will result in immediate loss of privileges and possible eviction from fairgrounds.
I assume full responsibility for use of golf cart, 4-wheeler, and/or ATV on the fairground and release the Bedford County Agricultural Society, DBA Bedford County Fair, from any liability due to negligence, accidents, property damages or injuries resulting from operation of golf cart, 4-wheeler and/or ATV on fairgrounds property. You agree to reimburse the fair for any damages caused while operating a golf cart, 4-wheeler or ATV.


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Photos: The Bedford County Fair reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at any event during the Bedford County Fair or an event sponsored by the Fair, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. The Bedford County Fair may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by the Bedford County Fair including but not limited to: brochures, video promotions, social media, books, newspapers, magazines, television, website, etc. Every effort will be taken to make persons aware that their photo has been taken and may be used as outlined above. Any person desiring NOT to have their photo taken or distributed must contact the Fair office in writing of his/her intentions and include a photograph for identification purposes only.

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