Rules & Regulations
The theme for this year’s fair …. Embrace our Agriculture Heritage
GENERAL RULES & REGULATIONS
All exhibitors must purchase a $ 3.00 membership to the Dawson Creek Exhibition Association
Exception to Rule #1: 4-H exhibitors and Junior exhibitors unless entering Adult Classes
All prize money must be picked up from the Fair office by 8:00 PM on Sunday, August 13, 2017
NO PRIZE MONEY will be mailed out
All exhibits must stay on display until 5:00 pm on Sunday, August 13, 2017
In the absence of competition in any class or if entries exhibited are of inferior quality, the Judges will award only such prizes as they deem the exhibit merits.
All entries except Livestock must be the creation, or the product of the effort and work of the exhibitor, and must have been completed within the previous 12 months, unless otherwise stated.
Should any question arise not provided for in the Rules & Regulations, the decision of the Board of Directors is final.
Protests must be made in writing stating the grounds for the protest and accompanied by a deposit of $50.00, which will not be refunded if the protest is deemed frivolous by the Protest Committee. No protest should be entertained regarding the merit of an animal or an article exhibited. The decision of the Judge or Judges on the point is final.
All exhibitors please take note of the RESPONSIBILITY CLAUSE when exhibiting entries in all Sections.
Division entries may be done online or faxed but must be accompanied by a Visa or M/C number.
The Dawson Creek Exhibition Association and the Livestock Committee will not be responsible for any loss, personal injury or damage to livestock exhibited or for any article of any kind or nature that may be lost or destroyed or in any way damaged. Each exhibitor will be responsible for any injury that may be occasioned to any person or any animal or damage to any property while on the grounds by any livestock owned or exhibited by persons and shall indemnify the management against all legally established claims or damages of any kind or nature that may grow out of any injury occasioned by any livestock owned and exhibited by persons.
POSITION STATEMENT ON ANIMAL RIGHTS & ANIMAL WELFARE
The Dawson Creek Exhibition Association produces and manages the Annual Dawson Creek Exhibition and Stampede in the City of Dawson Creek. Our volunteer driven event is a celebration of our Country Heritage and Western Tradition and has become one of the largest community based events in Northern B.C.
The Dawson Creek Exhibition Association supports responsible and humane use of animals and believes that all animals utilized in entertainment, industry and sport should be afforded proper care, treatment and management. We also believe that all rodeo events, and rodeo animal welfare practices in sanctioned and approved Pro Rodeo’s, Chuckwagon’s and Agriculture Fair events should be observed and viewed only on an animal by animal basis, not by the event(s) animals are in.
The Dawson Creek Exhibition Association does not support animal rights philosophies that call for the end of all use and interaction with animals. Animal rights in its purest form, focuses on whether humans have the right to view and use animals as partners or resources.
NO DOGS ON THE FAIR GROUNDS OTHER THAN SEEING EYE DOGS ON A LEASH
NO COOLERS OR BACKPACKS – ANY PATRON MAY BE SEARCHED BY SECURITY IF SECURITY FEELS IT IS NECESSARY FOR SAFETY ON THE GROUNDS
Due to the high volume of traffic and spectators coming into the Fair Grounds for the Chuckwagon Races, “Dash for Cash” Sunday, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and the moving out of spectators following the Chuckwagon Races, the following schedule will be in effect:
PICKING UP OF EXHIBITS
Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
from 9:00 p.m. to Midnight
The following livestock can be removed:
Out of town exhibitors ONLY for NON LIVE Exhibits
Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 6:30 p.m.to 7:30 p.m.
From 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Local exhibitors for NON LIVE Exhibits and/or Live animal exhibits
Monday, August 14, 2017 the grounds will be open at 8:00 a.m.
EXHIBITOR – PARKING/TRAFFIC REGULATIONS
All areas, with the exception of the designated camping spaces, are considered Loading/Unloading zones. Livestock exhibitors are permitted to park in these areas while loading/unloading animals and equipment ONLY. Maximum duration of parking in these areas is 20 minutes and must be prior to 9:30 AM and after 10:00 PM during the fair. Any vehicle parked in the loading/unloading areas ( adjacent to barns etc.) after 9:30 AM and prior to 10:00 PM will be towed at the owner’s expense. This rule is for the safety of the public, exhibitors and animals, and exhibitors who violate this rule may be disqualified or barred from entering subsequent years as deemed appropriate by the Directors.
Permission to park campers and motor homes will only be granted to livestock exhibitors who have paid their membership and entry fees. There is no charge for camping for exhibitors. Camping is ONLY in designated areas: along the light horse show ring and north side of the cattle barn. THESE VEHICLES MUST HAVE A VALID “CAMPING PASS” THAT MUST BE OBTAINED AT THE FAIR OFFICE IN ADVANCE AND WILL BE CHECKED DAILY. Stock trailers may be parked for the duration of the Fair in the designated section northwest of the Auction Market. Stock trailers must be unhooked from vehicle.
NO PARKING WILL BE PERMITTED ON THE FAIRGROUNDS.
TRAFFIC: UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL VEHICLES (EXCEPT AMBULANCES, FIRE OR POLICE ) BE PERMITTED TO MOVE WITHIN THE FAIRGROUNDS BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 9:00 AM AND 10:00 PM Thursday, Friday,Saturday (AUGUST 10, 11 & 12) AND BETWEEN THE HOURS of 9:00 AM AND 5:00 PM SUNDAY (AUGUST 13th). — Light Horse Exhibitors — please see exceptions under “Light Horse” Division
Office opens at fairgrounds, July 10th at 9:00 am.