12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Party with COLORS da CLOWN – free face painting
1:45 p.m. 4-H Round Robin Showmanship
3:00 p.m. 4-H Trophy Award Presentation in Livestock Arena
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Release all exhibits and pay premium checks
Exhibits must be picked up between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. July 27. Exhibitors must make arrangements to have items picked up if they are unable to be at the Fairgrounds during this time. There is one Check Release area this year. Both 4-H and Open Class Exhibitors will come to the same Check Release area to pick up their Premium Checks. Checks will not be issued until 4:00 p.m.
FAIR BOARD OFFICERS
President Calvin Marak
Vice President Gregg Kresha
Secretary Janet Neujahr
Treasurer Jim Marak
FAIR BOARD MEMBERS
Rod Gaedeke Silver Creek
Joe Kresha Osceola
Bob Blase Polk
Jim Marak Stromsburg
Walden Jones Osceola
Gregg Kresha Osceola
Jon Tonniges Osceola
Eric Lindsley Osceola
Calvin Marak Osceola
Dale Hanson Stromsburg
RULES AND REGULATIONS
The Board of Directors of the Polk County Agricultural Society reserves the final and absolute right to interpret these rules and regulations and arbitrarily settle and determine all matter, questions and differences in regard thereto or otherwise arising out of, connected with or incident to the fair.
The official veterinary for the livestock program of the fair will be Dr. Jennifer Boruch who will answer all health and disease questions that arise.
The Board of Directors reserves the right to refuse admission and reject any person or persons whom they deem undesirable during the fair.
Articles that have won premiums in previous years will not be awarded premiums again.
All protests must be filed in writing during the fair with the secretary with a deposit of $5.00 as a guarantee of good faith, and will be acted upon at the first regular meeting of the board.
Any privilege or concession obtained under false representation will be revoked by the management and any and all moneys paid for same will be forfeited to the Society.
Items will be entered and removed according to the fair schedule.
Pens and stalls must be cleaned each day and end of fair or no awards will be awarded.
Judging of all open class and 4-H exhibits will be as stated in the schedule. NO spectators allowed in buildings when judging is going on. Exhibits will be open to the public to view on the beginning day of the fair, July 24th. NO participant will be allowed to view exhibits prior to July 24th, 2014.
All county fair exhibits will be opened at 10:00 a.m. and close at 9:00 p.m.
Premiums will be paid at the time designated in the schedule.
All Polk County residents are eligible to participate as well as any out of county resident who has a 4-H family member enrolled in the Polk County 4-H program of the current year.
All open class to be ribbon grouped.
All additions and/or corrections to the Polk County Fair Book will be published in the Polk County Family 4-H Newsletter, or, in the case of changes to the Open Class Exhibits, in the Polk County News, and on the Polk County Extension website at http://polk.unl.edu.
1. All possible diligence and care will be used to prevent loss or injury to articles and animals on exhibition but it is hereby expressly stipulated that the management of the fair will in no way be responsible should loss or injury occur.
2. The name and address of the exhibitor should be securely attached to each 4-H and open class exhibit. Careful packing in bringing the exhibit and calling for it are the best safeguards of exhibits.
3. All articles and livestock entered in a 4-H class will be divided up into groups according to merit. Purple ribbon will denote superior, a blue ribbon will denote an excellent exhibit, a red ribbon will denote a good exhibit, and a white ribbon will denote an exhibit of not such high quality. Articles not worthy of exhibiting will not be placed. In lots where grand and reserve champion are selected, the two winners will be selected from the top two purple ribbon winners of each class in that lot. Blue ribbon placings or below are not eligible for trophy in that class. The purpose of a trophy is to recognize superior quality or participation in a particular class of exhibitors. In such an event that no exhibitor is awarded a purple ribbon, no trophy will be awarded, as pertaining to the ruling determined by the Polk County 4-H Council.
4. The Fair Board reserves the right to pay only a certain percentage or pro-rate their premiums awarded on all lots in case necessary funds to pay in full are not available.
5. The office is headquarters for announcements and other information. Exhibitors should contact adult superintendents for advice or information not covered in these regulations.
6. Any calves which are so wild that they create a hazard will be taken off the fairgrounds. A committee made up of a Fair Board member, a 4-H Council representative, the Beef Superintendent, and the Extension Assistant will determine if a calf is a hazard.
ELIGIBILITY TO SHOW
To be eligible to exhibit, the 4-H club member must be between age 8 and 18 years before January 1st of the current calendar year and enrolled before April 1nd in a Polk County 4-H Club or enrolled as a family member. The 4-H Club and/or family member must be registered at the Polk County Extension Office by April 1, 2015.
Premium money will be paid the last day of County Fair. All premiums must be picked up during the time specified.
HOW AND WHEN TO MAKE ENTRIES
4-H Club leaders & all Open Class exhibitors should pick up entry tags at the Extension Office. Each 4-H club member will make entries with the assistance of their 4-H club leader. Exhibitors, both 4-H and Open Class will furnish completed entry tags with their exhibits on entry day of the fair unless they are called in at an earlier date.
Entries for pre-fair activities will be due as designated by the superintendent of that activity. Entries will be judged on Wednesday, July 22nd at set times before the beginning of the Polk County Fair. Exhibitors may bring static exhibit entries to the area to be judged at the time stated. If interview judging is required for a 4-H’er, this will be done on Wednesday, July 22nd at the time designated by the Polk County Extension Office prior to this day. No static exhibit will be available for public viewing until 10:00 a.m. on Thursday July 23, 2015.
The Premier 4-H Science Award recognizes 4-H youth static exhibits incorporating or demonstrating concepts from any of the areas of 4-H Science (science, technology, engineering, or applied math). Exhibits will be judged in their project area in addition to being judged for the Premier 4-H Science Award. A short answer worksheet must be submitted with the project to further explain an exhibit. Please check departments in Fair Book to see which areas can be considered for the Premier 4-H Science Award. These will be recognized in the department areas as qualified and if selected, also be entered as a Premier 4-H Science Award consideration at the Nebraska State Fair.
Citizenship and Civic Education CITIZENSHIP The purpose of these citizenship projects is to foster civic responsibility and action within the diverse areas of citizenship including community service, service learning, government, and policy making. All entries must have a statement explaining the purpose of the exhibit and how the exhibit will be used. All exhibitors are encouraged to show evidence of their personal field experiences, study or observations that relate to their exhibit. This helps the judges understand what the 4-H-er did and learned in the process that led to the exhibit. The Premier 4-H Science Award is available in this area.