How to Become an
Mountain Fair has thousands of exhibitors each year and we
hope that you will enter your own projects this year!
Classes range from animals, to flowers, fruits, and
vegetables, arts and crafts and needlework. There are
classes for just about every kind of craft - sewing,
needlework, painting, pottery, photography and much more!
of Fair exhibits is available until about July 18, or on-site
registration on dates and times stated in the
Section or the individual departments in
the Premium Book. An exhibitor can do both
pre-registration and on-site registration if necessary.
Pre-registration is not mandatory but is encouraged.
There will be a $2.00 exhibitor fee for those not
pre-registering but this fee will be waived if the entries are
received by July 18.
How to enter
indoor exhibits (non-animal):
general entries registration form can be
printed from our
Premium Book page on our web site at
www.southmountainfair.com or the form can be found in our
printed Premium Book. A separate form must be used
for each exhibitor. The form itself need not be used
though. What's important is what's on the form, not
the form itself. The information may be written or
typed on a plain piece of paper as long as all of the
information that is requested on the form is included.
The information may also be typed into an email message and
sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
An exhibitor may send in as many different
pre-registration forms as necessary prior to the deadline.
Once we receive
your entries they will be entered into the computer and the
entry tags will be printed and sent to you in the mail.
These entry tags should be attached to your exhibits when you
bring them to the Fair. You will not need to register
with us at the Fair since you pre-registered and you will not
need to pay the $2.00 registration fee. On Sunday from
2-4 p.m., or Monday from 4-8 p.m. you may take your exhibits
directly to the department where they will be judged and
can be done in phases if necessary. So, if you send a
registration form in May and then in July you decide that you
want to enter something else you just need to send or email
another registration form for the new exhibits.
If you decide
not to pre-register or if you missed the deadline, you can
still register your exhibits on-site on Sunday and Monday
before the start of the Fair. Refer to the
Section or to the individual departments for
exhibit registration and entry dates and times.
The dates, times
and rules may vary in the different departments so please take
a few minutes to look over the general rules and those for the
department that you will be entering to make sure that your
exhibits are properly prepared for display.
exhibits in the Fair you consent to having pictures taken of
the exhibits and used for advertising purposes on the Fair web
site and in other advertising venues.
exhibits must be picked up on Sunday after the Fair from 2-4
p.m. No exhibits may be removed on Saturday at the close
of the Fair. No ribbons will be mailed and any unclaimed
ribbons will be recycled next year. If you would like to
recycle your ribbons you may give them to the department
chairperson or a Fair representative. Premium checks
should also be available to be picked up at this time. Any premium checks not taken during the exhibit pickup will be
mailed by October 31. Any exhibit not picked up on
Sunday will be available in the Fair office on the second
Monday of September from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Any exhibits not taken at this
time will be discarded.
animals check the department on the Premium
Book web page for the rules and entry forms. There
are different forms for each specie. All animals must
remain on display until 10 p.m. on Saturday, the last day of
the Fair. Any animals removed before 10 p.m. on Saturday
will have all premiums forfeited.