A Tradition since 1924...
95th Annual Charles County Fair                            September 13-16, 2018                                              La Plata, Maryland
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Related Forms •• Certification of Veterinary Inspection and the Self Certification forms • Notification Form MDA Animal Health Rejection Policy Animal Health Regional Map
A copy of state health papers must accompany all pre-entered livestock entry forms. This is mandatory by the state of Maryland Department of Agriculture. This includes all livestock that is exhibited at the Charles County Fair. All livestock entries must be received by TBD. 1.  All livestock must be on the Fairgrounds by 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 13th, 2017.   2.  Any animals arriving prior to Wednesday must be approved by the livestock superintendents.   3. All animals must be clean and presentable for the entire fair.   4. No animal will be removed from the Fairgrounds until 6:00 pm Sunday, September 17th, 2017.   5. Open class Beef Cattle, Swine, and Dairy Goats will be judged on Saturday, September 16th. Open class Sheep will be judged on Sunday, September 17th. The 4-H Goat Show will be Thursday, September 14th at 6:00 p.m.   6. No exhibitors in any class can win more than (2) two monies in individual classes. However, no more than one money in group classes. More than two exhibits may be entered and shown. (Exceptions are stated in department rules.)   7. Participants must comply with the Rules and Regulations listed for each department, division and class.   8. Animal Health Regulations for Livestock: Cattle, sheep, swine and goats are subject to inspection for general health upon arrival at the Fairgrounds. Animals originating in herds or flocks where any infections or transmittable diseases are not eligible for show. Exhibitors must have an approved "Certification of Veterinary Inspection" from your veterinarian. These forms explain the regulations in detail. The form must be completed and signed by a veterinarian and forwarded to the Animal Health Section, Maryland Department of Agriculture for approval at least 15 days prior to the show. The approved copy must accompany animals to the show and be presented to the MDA Animal Health Personnel prior to unloading.   All youth leaders working with junior exhibitors are under an affirmative responsibility to do more than avoid improper conduct or questionable acts. Their moral values must be so certain and positive that those younger and more pliable will be influenced by their fine example. Owners, exhibitors, fitters, trainers and absolutely responsible persons who violate the code of ethics will forfeit premiums, awards and auction proceeds and shall be prohibited from future exhibition in accordance with the rules adopted by the respective fairs and livestock shows. Exhibitors who violate this code of ethics demean the integrity of all livestock exhibitors and should be prohibited from competition at all livestock shows in the United States and Canada.
Special Note IAFE (INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FAIRS AND EXPOSITIONS) NATIONAL CODE OF SHOW RING ETHICS Exhibitors of animals at livestock shows shall at all times deport themselves with honesty and good sportsmanship. Their conduct in this competitive environment shall always reflect the highest standards of honor and dignity to promote the advancement of agricultural education. This code applies to junior as well as open class exhibitors who compete in structured classes of competition. This code applies to all livestock offered in any event at a livestock show. In addition to the "IAFE National Code of Show Ring Ethics," fairs and livestock shows may have rules and regulation which they impose on the local, county, state, provincial and national levels.
General Livestock Rules and Regulations