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ENTER AND WIN! There's over $40,000 cash available in prize money for your handiwork.  You may enter your exhibit on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 1 PM to 5 PM and/or Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 1 PM to 6 PM.  Entries must be completed after September 30, 2016.  There's only one entry per person per category to be eligible for judging.  Pre-entering your exhibit will save time. DOWNLOAD THE 2017 PRE-ENTRY FORM HERE.

In the Youth and Adult Division, the categories are: Art, Photography, Decorative Art, Crafts, Needlework, Sewing, Canning, Cakes, Candies, Breads, Pies, Dried Foods, Decorative Plants and Flowers, Herbs, Field Crops, Horticulture, Sheep, Poultry, Rabbits, Pigs, and Cows.

For the Senior Citizens Division (age 65 and up): Seniors may enter the same categories as the Adult Division.

In the Youth Contest, the categories are: Little Miss Pageant, Miss Chowan County Regional Fair Pageant, Coloring Contest and Scavenger Hunt.

Email any questions to: info@chowanfair.com

To pre-enter your exhibit by mail, please DOWNLOAD THE 2017 PRE-ENTRY FORM HERE, print, fill out completely, and mail to the address on the form.



  1. The management of the Chowan County Fair reserves the right to rule on all questions not covered by these rules.

  2. Disregard of any rule or misrepresentation by exhibitor or concessionaire forfeits all premiums, rights and privileges, without recourse.

  3. The management will use diligence to ensure the safety of livestock and articles entered for exhibition or display after their arrival on the grounds, but under no circumstances will it be responsible for loss, injury or damage by fire, lightning, wind or any other agency to such livestock or article on exhibition or display.

  4. Exhibitors must place all exhibits under the direction of the Director in charge, and in no case can they be removed until the close of the Fair.

  5. Drunkenness, quarreling or the use of profane or obscene language will not be allowed on the grounds. No laser lights allowed on the fair grounds.

  6. NO ARTICLE OR ANIMAL WILL BE ENTITLED TO SPACE UNTIL PROPER ENTRY HAS BEEN MADE. After an article or animal has been entered for a premium, it cannot be removed until Sunday, October 1, without permission from the manager or the Director in charge of the department; and if any person removes an article without such permission, he forfeits all claims to premiums, even if the same have been awarded. No person can make more than one entry in the same entry number.

  7. The Chowan County Fair Association reserves the right to adjust the Premium List downward in case the gate receipts are not sufficient to meet the prizes as stated hereon.

  8. Premiums will be awarded when exhibits are picked up on Sunday, October 1st between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For all winners not present on Sunday, October 1st, premiums will be mailed. Checks will be void after 120 days.


  1. Competition in all departments for prizes is open.

  2. Entries will be received on Saturday, September 23rd from 1 - 5 p.m. and 1 - 6 p.m. Sunday, September 24th.

  3. If records are altered and do not conform with the entries on file, payment of premiums will be withheld.

  4. The right is reserved to reject any entry offered.

  5. Misrepresentation as to breeding, age and irregularity in showing will be exposed, and any premiums won by such exhibitors will be withheld.

  6. All livestock on exhibition must be cared for by exhibitor. All stalls and pens will be well bedded before the Fair, free of charge. Thereafter exhibitors will be required to furnish their own bedding.


  1. The same article cannot compete for more than one (1) premium except sweepstakes, or when otherwise stated.

  2. SPECIAL NOTICE. All exhibits must be in place and fully installed by 6 p.m. Sunday, September 24th, 2017. (Judging starts Mon., September 25th at 9 a.m.)

  3. Entries having no competition will be judged on individual merits.

  4. Livestock and poultry may be taken out by 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 30, before the gates open.

  5. All individual exhibit booths may be removed after 11:00 p.m. Saturday, September 30. Any booth remaining after 1:00 p.m. Sunday, October 1, will be removed and the Fair Association will not be responsible for missing or damaged articles.

  6. All other articles may be checked out on Sunday, October 1st, from 11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. The fair will not be responsible for any exhibit left after 3:00 p.m., Sunday, October 1st.


  1. Judges are especially instructed not to award premiums to any animal or article because of its presence. It must be individually worthy.  It is not the policy of the Chowan County Regional Fair to encourage indifferent production of any kind, or to distribute premiums equally among exhibitors, and no premiums should be awarded to any animal or article that does not possess high intrinsic merit, and is not worthy of a premium.

  2. Judges will award premiums on single exhibits based on individual merit.

  3. All decisions of the Judges are final. All complaints concerning prizes and awards must be made in writing to Fair Manager no later than Thursday, September 28, 2016.

  4. All judges will have authority to disqualify articles entered under wrong classes.



Exhibition Division Links

Div. 1 - Age 8 & Under

Div. 2 - Art

Div. 3 - Photography

Div. 4 - Crafts

Div. 5 - Needlework

Div. 6 - Sewing

Div. 7 - Canning

Div. 8 - Cakes, Candies, Breads, & Pies

Div. 9 - Dried Foods

Div. 10 - Decorative Plants & Flowers

Div. 11 - Potted Herbs

Div. 12 - Field Crops

Div. 13 - Poultry Eggs & Rabbits

Div. 14, 15 & 16 - Sheep, Pigs & Large Animals

Div. 17 - Horticulture

Div. 18 - Youth Contests

Div. 19 - Life Skills


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