York County Agricultural Association

Fair Rules:
No Pets Allowed only Service Animals will be allowed on the fairgrounds during the fair.

NO motorcycles or ATV's are permitted on the fairgrounds.

State of Maine laws pertaining to selling of liquor, beer and wine and pertaining to gambling

                 and games of chance shall be strictly enforced.

No vehicles are allowed in the infield after 9:00 AM during the fair.

No children under 10 years of age should be left on the fairgrounds unattended.





 Trailer and Camper Rules and Fees:
Campers should not be on the grounds before Wednesday, August 25th .

No Jacuzzi Tubs are allowed.

All overnight camping must be in the designated area unless otherwise instructed by Fair Officials.

All campers and trailers will enter through Gate #3. Water and Electricity will be furnished except in Emergency situations.

Parking attendants will show you where to park your campers and trailers.

Beef and Dairy exhibitors will be assigned camper space, by the cattle superintendents, according to the number of cattle exhibited.

Campers must be self contained or they will not be allowed to camp on the grounds.

Unpaid camper fees for exhibitors will be deducted from premiums. For further info call Richard Burke at: (207) 457-1185



Trailer and Camper Fees:

Fair Livestock Exhibitors and Concessionaries - $35.00
All others (including those entering parade) - $60.00
$15.00 additional if  Air conditioning and heat is desired
$25.00 for camping without electricity or water
(These fees do not include passes)




Exhibitor Information:
(Exhibition Buildings are open Thursday-Saturday from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M.
Sunday from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.)
All Beef and Dairy Herds, Sheep and all 4-H Livestock, including 4-H  Llamas and Goats must be on the grounds by 8:30 A.M. Thursday and remain until 5:00 PM Sunday.

Open Beef and Dairy shows will be open to residents of York County Maine. The 4-H Dairy Show will be open to residents of York and Cumberland Counties.

Entries of Handicraft, Art & Flowers will be received on Tuesday from 9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., and on Wednesday from 9:00 A.M. to Noon.

The 4-H Hall Exhibits must be in the building by 7:00 P.M. Tuesday.

Entries of Fruits and Vegetables, and Farm Displays will be received on Tuesday from 9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. and on Wednesday from 9:00 A.M. to Noon.

Grange Agricultural and Domestic Exhibits must be in place by 8:00 P.M. Tuesday. Judging will begin at 9:00 A.M. on Wednesday.

ALL livestock entries, including pulling and show animals, should be sent to the superintendent of the department you are entering by August 1, with your certificate of $300,000.00 liability insurance.

ALL 4-H Livestock entries should be sent to the extensions office at 21 Bradeen St. Suite 302, Springvale, Maine 04083, by June 30th.And to the superintendent of the open show you are entering in by August 1, with your certificate of $300,000.00 liability insurance. Late entries will be received only by permission of the person in charge, but no entries can be received after the judging of that class starts.

All Exhibits must be in place and in full display until 5:00 P.M., Sunday, unless special permission of the Superintendent of that Department is granted.

The Association will not be responsible for any exhibits not claimed by 7:00 P.M., Sunday. Premium List Rules:

If entries are received in excess of the accommodations available, the management reserves the right to reject entries at its discretion.

All exhibits must be entered in the name of the owner

Exhibits will be accepted from residents of York County only, except otherwise provided in Premium Book.

Horses exhibited and each herd of cattle exhibited must be represented in the parade on track unless special permission is granted, otherwise, the premiums will be withheld.

Dairy products, fruits, vegetables and domestic articles must have been made or raised by the exhibitors thereof.

Exhibitors will have the right to sell their exhibits, but same must not be removed during the Fair. Violation of this rule will be sufficient grounds for withholding all premiums awarded.

No premiums will be awarded unless the article is meritorious.

Objective exhibits of any kind will not be allowed on the grounds.

Although the Society takes special precautions for the safety of all exhibits after they are placed on exhibition, it will not be responsible for any loss or damage that may occur either to or by them.

The law against liquor selling and gambling will be strictly enforced.

The management does not anticipate that it will necessary to prorate or defer the premiums, but if on account of weather, failure to receive State Aid, or other causes beyond its control there not being sufficient available funds, the association reserves the right to do so.

The association will not be responsible for any typographical errors. Premium lists and other information can be obtained through the Secretary:Lista C. Staples178 Nason Road Shapleigh, Maine 04076 (207)636-2026

Exhibitor and Camper Information