Fair Entries

Open Class is for everyone! Need not be a Cass County resident to enter.

Ribbons & cash premiums awarded to top two places in every lot.

 

Pre-register by June 20th, or Register in person:

                          Tuesday, June 21 from 5-7pm

                         Wednesday, June 22 from 1-4pm

                         Thursday June 23 from 7-9am

Prizes awarded by the following age categories:

• Child (8 and under) • Pre Teen (9-12) • Teen (13-17) • Adult (18+)

 Registration will be $2 per entry for livestock.  1 Entry per Lot. 

$1 each for Non-Livestock exhibits. 1 Entry per Lot.

All winners in each division and class will receive a premium award

and a ribbon as noted in the Premium Book description and listing.

 

Download a fair registration form here and return to: Cass County Ag. Assn., PO Box 428, Pine River, MN 56474   prior to June 20.

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Classes and Lot information is in Premium Book

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GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

  1. Competition for premiums is open to residents and non-residents of Cass County. Except in 4-H Club Department, only 4-H’ers entered for Cass County may exhibit in 4-H.

  2. NO EXHIBIT MAY BE REMOVED PRIOR TO 4PM, SUNDAY, JUNE 26, OR ALL PREMIUMS AND AWARDS WILL BE FORFEITED.

  3. Exhibitors will be required to keep their exhibits open for view from 11am to 9 pm. All exhibits will be released at 4pm the last day of the fair. All exhibits or concessions must keep the grounds around their exhibit or concession free from garbage, litter and refuse, for a distance of at least 10 feet fronting their exhibit or concession.

  4. Cass County Agricultural Association (CCAA) will not assume any responsibility for disease, sickness, injury, loss or damage to exhibits contracted during the fair.

  5. No person will be permitted to distribute advertising matter on the grounds, except from their place of business or exhibit. The tacking or posting of any advertisements, or distribution of bills, cards, flyers, etc., except within the space occupied by the exhibitor is prohibited. Anyone violating this rule will be liable to fine and expulsion from the grounds as the Board of Directors may elect.

  6. The management will not be responsible for typographical errors in this book, but should any occur, same will be interpreted by the Board of Directors.

  7. The Board of Directors reserves the final and absolute right to interpret these rules and regulations and determine all matters, questions and differences in regard thereto or otherwise arising out of or incident to the fair.

  8. Any persons knowingly violating any of the rules of this Society will thereby forfeit all rights to any premiums that may be awarded to them and possible forfeiture of future exhibits.

  9. Make sure that at release of exhibits that all items belong to rightful owner(s). Abuse of ownership will be prosecuted by CCAA to the full extent of the law and refusal of future exhibition for violator(s) at Cass County Fair.

  10. Collection must be neatly arranged and fully labeled. A duplication of varieties in any collection shall bar the collection from prize money.  Standard varieties will be given the preference.

  11. All awards shall be made by comparison of the individual merits of the entries. Premiums will not be awarded on articles or animals of inferior merit, regardless of the number in competition for a premium. The judges may award no premium, second, or first premiums, as merit may warrant stating the reason in writing when requested.

 

ENTRY PROCESS

ALL ENTRIES IN ALL OPEN CLASSES MUST BE REGISTERED either by mail prior to the fair, or in-person during registration hours for the 2022 Cass County Fair. Use the entry blank provided Online and on the back page of the Cass County Fair Exhibitor Book. Send the completed entry blank to:  

Cass County Ag Asso, PO Box 428, Pine River, MN 56474.

The CCAA reserves the right to limit the number of entries if space is unavailable. The management will endeavor to arrange for space for all exhibitors. However, if present accommodations are exhausted the management reserves the right to close entries at anytime.

 

OPEN CLASS NON LIVESTOCK EXHIBITORS:

  1. All non-livestock exhibits, except flowers, may be entered Tuesday, June 21, 5-7 p.m., Wednesday June, 22nd, 1-6pm and Thursday June 23, 7-9am. Flowers & Horticulture will be accepted Thursday, June 23, 7-9am. Exhibitors may enter one entry per lot.

  2. $1 per lot Entry Fee. Entry fee also includes membership to Cass County Ag Asso.

  3. NO EXHIBIT MAY BE REMOVED PRIOR TO 4PM, SUNDAY, JUNE 26 OR ALL PREMIUMS AND AWARDS WILL BE FORFEITED.

  4. Articles must be entered in the name of the bona fide owner.

  5. No person shall enter an article that has heretofore been exhibited and a premium paid thereon in the same lot except in certain designated classes.

  6. ALL ARTICLES EXHIBITED MUST BE THE PROPERTY OF THE EXHIBITOR AND EXCEPT IN DESIGNATED CLASSES MUST BE MADE, MANUFACTURED, OR RAISED DURING THE PAST 12 MONTHS BY THE EXHIBITOR.

  7. In no event will the Fair Management or the Department be responsible for any loss or damage to exhibits

 

OPEN CLASS LIVESTOCK EXHIBITS:

  1. Livestock exhibits must be stalled by 9am Thursday, June 23. Registration available online until June 20

  2. $2 per lot entry fee. Entry fee also includes membership to Cass County Ag Asso.

  3. No article shall compete for more that one premium, except livestock which may be included in Get of Sire, Produce of Dam or Herd. This rule does not bar sweepstake or special award competition.

  4. All livestock classes in open class are open to registered and grade animals and must remain on in the barns until livestock is released on Sunday. Animals exhibited in 4H cannot be entered in Open Class.

  5. In all cases which call for registered stock, all animals must be accompanied by a certificate of registry, presented upon request.

  6. Exhibitors must obey the Board of Animal Health Livestock Health Requirements for Public Exhibition rules and regulations.

Horticulture Entry Suggestions 

To assist the gardener in selecting and preparing the vegetables for exhibit, the following suggestions are made. Uniform size, shape, color, free of insects, disease and mechanical damage. 

 

Beets, Carrots, Parsnips, Turnips, Rutabagas- Root crops should be uniform and not pithy or coarse in texture.  Tops trimmed off 1-1/4 inches above crown.  Side roots trimmed off inches above crown. Side roots trimmed off but not the tap root.  Clean by brushing. 

Broccoli- Heads should be dark or purplish green and compact. Avoid yellow flowers in head. Stems cut about 5 inches from top of head. 

Cabbage-Stems cut about ½ inch below the head. Remove blemished or broken leaves. Leave 1 or 2 wrapper leaves. 

Cauliflower- Head should be white, purple, yellow, compact and free of small leaves and ricy texture. Stems cut so as to leave 4 to 6 leaves. Outer leaves trimmed to 1-2 inches above the white head. Use soft bristled brushed to remove dirt. 

Cucumbers- Pickling or Slicing. Pickling should be 3-5 inches long.  Specimens should be same stage of maturity and uniform in size, shape and color.   

Kohlrabi- Roots removed just below the ball. Remove all but the upper 4-6 leaves. Select specimens that are uniform, medium size and not hard or woody. Skin should be easily punctured by thumbnail.  They should be clean but not washed. 

Storage Onions – Have specimens uniform. The neck should be small. Do not peel to give slick appearance.  Only such outer scales that are broken or discolored should be removed. Small basal roots should be left intact by trimmed to a uniform length of ½ inch. Wipe or brush but do not wash. 

Green Onions- Peeled roots, trimmed tops, cut uniform 6-8”. 

Potatoes – should be uniform in size, shape and color. Avoid specimens with defects or disease. Carefully brush to clean. 

Rhubarb – Select specimens that are straight, uniform and unblemished. Stalks should be ulled from plant, not cut. Trim the leaf blade to about one inch above the stalk. 

Snap Beans and Snap Peas – Harvest before constrictions appear between seeds, when seeds are about half grown. Pods should be wiped clean but not washed. Leave stems attached. 

Summer squash or zucchini- Select specimens that are uniform in size, shape and color. Leave about 1-2 inches of stem and wipe fruits clean. 

Winter Squash and Pumpkins- Fruits should be uniform in size, shape and color and free of defects.  Leave stems attached to the fruits. 

All Greens- Select plant that are fresh crisp and have bright green leaves. Trim diseased and broken leaves on the outside until the color is uniform. 

Tomatoes- Select fruits uniform in size and color. Fruit should be free of cracks or blemishes. 

Herbs- Should display with roots and flower free. Minimum of 4 in a bunch if keeping roots displayed in water.