2017 Chowan County Regional Fair — Educational Exhibits

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The 2017 Chowan County Regional Fair is almost here! This year’s fair dates are September 26th – 30th. The theme is “Country Nights & Fair Lights”. The Fair Board extends to you the opportunity to construct an educational booth using this theme. This is an excellent time to educate and better acquaint the public with your organization!

Please find the Rules and Regulations for Educational Booths listed below. If there are any questions, please contact Beth Stanley Jackson at 252.482.6585 or beth_stanley@ncsu.edu. Upon reading the Rules and Regulations, any organization wishing to participate must submit a request form by September 15, 2017.

2017 C.C.R.F. Request to setup an Educational Exhibit

2017 Rules & Regulations for Educational Booths at the Chowan County Regional Fair

  • Educational Booth spaces are open to the following organizations and groups in Northeastern North Carolina:
    • 4-H Clubs/County Programs and all other youth organizations
    • FFA, FHA, and other high school or college vocational displays
    • Elementary, Middle, and High Schools located in the region
    • Community, Civic, or Volunteer Groups (examples: Extension Homemakers, Ruritan Clubs, Extension Master Gardeners)
    • Other Non-Profit and Service Organizations
  • If there are questions about your group’s eligibility, please contact Beth Stanley Jackson at beth_stanley@ncsu.edu
  • All Educational Booths must portray the theme of the fair and include the name of the sponsoring school or organization somewhere in the booth.  Booths MUST have an educational message and not promote an organization.
  • Booth setup will take place September 19—22 from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm each day.  All booths must be in place by 8:00 pm on Friday, September 22.
  • Booth tear-down and removal of all materials and trash must be completed on Sunday, October 1 from 8:00 am–3:00 pm.  The Chowan County Regional Fair Board will take down booths not removed by this time.  Unclaimed items are not the responsibility or liability of the Chowan County Regional Fair Board, the NC Cooperative Extension Service, or the Educational Booth Chairman.

  • Booths are table top exhibits with three sides constructed of plywood.  Dimensions are 6 feet wide X 3 feet deep X 4 feet high.
  • Educational Booths shall not be manned; hand distribution of literature is not permitted and the selling of raffle tickets or other items is not allowed. Appropriate literature may be placed in your booth for pick-up.
  • Displays may be fastened to the booth by ¼ inch staples or double sided mounting tape (masking, duct, or double-sided tape will NOT hold all week). No large staples, nails, or screws are permitted.
  • The exhibitor must provide all tools, supplies, step ladders, or other equipment needed to construct the booth.
  • The booth back and floor must be completely covered with paper or fabric and have an attractive, finished look.
  • No decorations or skirting is to be placed in the area from the tabletop to the floor. The fair will cover that space once all booths are setup.
  • Each Educational Exhibit must remain intact and in place for the duration of the fair.
  • All tape, staples, other fasteners, etc. must be removed from the partitions and back wall. Non-removal of these items may forfeit premium earnings and/or future participation.
  • Educational booths should avoid specific political issues or partisan issues. The fair should not be used as a political platform. Promoting, advertising, or endorsement of candidates is not allowed.
  • Religious organizations will be assigned end caps of booth rows (comparable to a bulletin board; no tables allowed) on a rotating basis depending on interest and limited to not more than four per year. These displays will not be judged. Those wishing to have a full booth should contact the Commercial Booth Chair.

Division 20: Educational Exhibits:

Best in Show in Educational Exhibits:
A trophy will be awarded to the Educational Exhibit with the highest combined total points.

Please note categories are subject to change based on participation.

1-A: YOUTH BOOTH EXHIBITS

Participation in these educational exhibits is open to youth organizations, schools, and vocational education clubs and groups which enhance the quality of life for Northeastern North Carolina. Exhibits must be educational and not solely promote the organization, school, or club. All Youth Exhibits that follow the guidelines for participation will receive $50 for reimbursement of supplies.

4-H Clubs/County Programs and all other youth organizations

First $100        Second $75                Third $50

FFA, FHA, and other high school or college vocational displays

First $100        Second $75                Third $50

Elementary, Middle, and High Schools located in the region
(Includes Public, Private, and Homeschool)

First $100        Second $75                Third $50

1-B: ADULT COMMUNITY AND CIVIC ORGANIZATION (NON-PROFIT) BOOTH EXHIBITS

Participation in these educational exhibits is open to adult community, civic, and non-profit organizations, which enhance the quality of life for Northeastern North Carolina. Exhibits must be educational and not solely promote the organization. All adult community, civic, and non-profit organizations that follow the guidelines for participation will receive $50 for reimbursement of supplies.

Community, Civic, or Volunteer Groups (examples: Extension Homemakers, Ruritan Clubs, Extension Master Gardeners)

First $100        Second $75                Third $50

Other Non-Profit and Service Organizations

First $100        Second $75                Third $50

 

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Photo of Beth Stanley Jackson Beth Stanley Jackson Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (252) 482-6585 (Office) beth_stanley@ncsu.eduChowan County, North Carolina
Updated on Aug 29, 2017
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