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
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
For the Senior Citizens Division (age 65 and up):
Seniors may enter the same categories as the Adult
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:
To pre-enter your
exhibit by mail, please
2017 PRE-ENTRY FORM HERE, print, fill out completely,
and mail to the address on the form.
ENTRIES EXHIBITS AND AWARDS
The management of the Chowan County Fair reserves the
right to rule on all questions not covered by these
Disregard of any rule or misrepresentation by exhibitor
or concessionaire forfeits all premiums, rights and
privileges, without recourse.
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.
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
Drunkenness, quarreling or the use of profane or obscene
language will not be allowed on the grounds. No laser
lights allowed on the
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.
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
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.
Competition in all departments for prizes is open.
Entries will be received on Saturday, September 23rd
from 1 - 5 p.m. and 1 - 6 p.m. Sunday, September 24th.
If records are altered and do not conform with the
entries on file, payment of premiums will be withheld.
The right is reserved to reject any entry offered.
Misrepresentation as to breeding, age and irregularity
in showing will be exposed, and any premiums won by such
exhibitors will be
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
The same article cannot compete for more than one (1)
premium except sweepstakes, or when otherwise stated.
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.)
Entries having no competition will be judged on
Livestock and poultry may be taken out by 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 30, before the gates open.
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
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.
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
Judges will award premiums on single exhibits based on
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.
All judges will have authority to disqualify articles
entered under wrong classes.
DOWNLOAD A PRINTABLE COPY OF THE 2017 RULES GOVERNING
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