Entry Book

How to Enter an Item or Animal and Other Questions

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HOW TO ENTER ANIMALS IN THE FAIR
 
1. Select the Open Class Entry Form in the back of the book.  A new entry form must be used for each department you enter.  There are forms available online at www.medina-fair.com or you can get extras at the fair office.
2. Locate the Department that corresponds with what you wish to enter in this Entry Book (dairy, sheep, etc.).
3. Fill in name, address, phone number, etc.
       A. Department—List the dept. title and number for the animal you are entering.
       B. Section—Locate the section that applies to your entry.  Each dept. has several sections.
       C. Class—This is the specific class you will be entering your animal.  Classes are numbered and located under each department’s section.
       D. Description—This should be the actual class as listed in the book
       E. Entry Fee—This is calculated by taking 10% of the first place premium in a class and multiplying it by the number of entries.
5. Total the number of animals and the number of pens needed.
6. Total the number of stalls needed so the directors can plan pens and stalls for exhibitors.
7. Sign and return with payment to the Fair Office no later than July 20, 2018.
      
You must select either $30 membership (seven admissions into the fair, must be a county resident and 18 years of age or older), $30 Season Pass (seven admissions into the fair) or $12 mini pass (two admissions into the fair).  This is an additional cost to enter animals.
 
Most of the animal departments pass out any premium money the last day of fair in the corresponding department barn.  Please check with the department chair to confirm this.
 
HOW TO ENTER ITEMS OTHER THAN ANIMALS IN THE FAIR
 
1. Select the Open Class Entry Form in the back of the book.  A new entry form must be used for each department you enter.  There are forms available online at www.medina-fair.com or you can get extras at the fair office.
2. Locate the Department that corresponds with what you wish to enter in this Entry Book (sewing, crafts, etc.)
3. READ ALL RULES AND DROP-OFF TIMES.
4. Select the Open Class Entry Form in the back of the book.
5. Fill in name, address, phone number, etc.
       A. Department—List the dept. title and number for the item you are entering.
       B. Section—Locate the section that applies to your entry. Each dept. has several sections.
       C. Class—This is the specific class you will be entering your item.  Classes are numbered and located un- der each department’s section.
       D. Description—This should be the actual class as listed in the book.
5. Sign and return with payment to the Fair Office no later than July 20, 2018.
 
You must select either $30 membership (seven admissions into the fair, must be a county resident and 18 years of age or older), $30 Season Pass (seven admissions into the fair) or $12 mini pass (two admissions into the fair). This is your entry fee for entering multiple still exhibit items into the fair.
There is no per class entry fee.
 
All still exhibit premium checks (unless you have also entered animals) may be picked up at building #14 (red office in middle of fairgrounds) the last day of fair between 8 P.M. and 9:45 P.M.
 
 
ALL ENTRY FORMS AND PAYMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN JULY 20.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN PASSES?  $30 Membership pass has 7 gate admissions and entitles the person to vote and hold office in the Agricultural Society. It can only be purchased by a Medina County resident who is 18 or older. The $30 Season Pass also has 7 gate admissions and can be purchased by anyone. The $12 mini pass has two gate admissions and can only be purchased by an exhibitor.  The deadline for buying memberships is Sunday before the fair at 4:00 PM. The deadline for purchasing season passes is Monday of Fair Week at 9:00 P.M.
 
WHEN DO I DROP OFF MY ENTRIES?  Look at the drop off times for each department you are entering.  These times are located at the beginning of each department.  Before taking any still exhibit (non-animal) items to a building, you must pick up the tags for your entries in the Secretary’s Office.
 
DO I HAVE TO PURCHASE A PASS IF I AM ENTERING MY JR. FAIR ANIMAL IN THE OPEN SHOW?  Yes, in most cases. If there is an exception to this rule it will be stated in the department rules.
 
DO MY CHILDREN NEED TO PURCHASE A PASS TO ENTER STILL EXHIBITS?  Make sure to read the departmental rules. There are some exceptions to this rule if a child is 11 years and under.
 
WHY DO I HAVE TO SUPPLY MY SSN?  In the event you receive in excess of $600 in premiums, we must issue you a 1090 tax form and report to the IRS.