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The 52nd Annual Covington County Fair


October 13th - October 19th, 2014
"Have Fun at the Covington County Fair"

The Kiwanis Covington County Fair is sponsored by the Kiwanis Covington County Fair Association Inc. and co-sponsored by the Agriculture Center Board/Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries.

 

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Registration & Pick-up Schedule
Schedule of Events
Commercial Booth Information
Non-Commercial Booth Information
Entering an Exhibit Information
Fair Committees
View Fair Registration Forms

(talent, exhibit, pageant)

 


Registration and Pick-up Schedule

2014 Schedule:
Friday, October 10th
Registration of Exhibits/Booth Set-up 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 11th
Registration of Exhibits/Booth Set-up 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 12th
Registration of Exhibits/Booth Set-up 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Monday, October 20th
Exhibit Pick-up, Booth take down & prize money distributed 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 21st
Exhibit Pick-up, Booth take down & prize money distributed 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Fair Hours:
Monday, Oct. 13, 5:30 pm -10 pm
Tuesday, Oct. 14, Handicap only 10 am -12 pm
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 5:30 pm -10 pm
Wednesday, Oct.15, 5:30 pm -10 pm
Thursday, Oct. 16, 5:30 pm -10 pm
Friday, Oct. 17, 5 pm - 10 pm
Saturday, Oct. 18, 3 pm - 10 pm
Sunday, Oct. 19, pm - 6 pm

  Admission at Gate: Advance:
Age 13 and older $6 $5
Ages 6 - 12 $4 $3
Under 6 years old, FREE admission

See below "Schedule of Events" for special admissions

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Schedule of Events for the 2014 Covington County Fair:

Monday, October 6:
Fair Set-up: 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Friday, October 10:
Registration of exhibits / booth set-up: 8 a.m - 6 p.m.

Saturday, October 11:
Registration of exhibits / booth set-up: 8 a.m - 6 p.m.

Sunday, October 12:
Registration of exhibits / booth set-up: 8 a.m - 6 p.m.

Monday, October 13:
Judging of booths and exhibits: 8 a.m - 5 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting: 5:20 p.m.
Fair open 5:30 p.m. Gates open until 10:00 p.m.
Merchants' Night - Unlimited ride armband is reduced from $20 to $18 with receipt documenting any purchase on that day from a Covington County merchant.
Entertainment:
6:30 p.m.:
Little Miss Covington County Fair (Ages 6 - 8)
7:30 p.m.: 4-H Rabbit Show in the Arena
Exhibit building closes: 10 p.m.

Tuesday, October 14:
10 am-12:00 pm (MIDWAY ONLY) Free Admission for persons with disabilities only.
Fair open 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
FAMILY NIGHT - reduced admission / $5 Adults & $3 Children
Unlimited ride armband for $15.
Entertainment:
6:30 p.m. Youth Search for Talent (grades 7th - 12th)
Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places.
7:30 p.m.:
4-H Chicken Show in the Arena
8:00 p.m.: Andalusia High School Choral Group
Exhibit building closes: 10 p.m.

Wednesday, October 15:
Fair open 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT-
Active and reserve military receive free admission with valid I.D.
Entertainment:
6:30 p.m.:
Tiny Miss Covington County Fair (Ages 4 & 5)
Exhibit building closes: 10 p.m.

Thursday, October 16:
Fair open 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
SENIOR CITIZEN NIGHT - Reduced admission - 65 and higher
Entertainment:
6:30 p.m.: Childrens Search for Talent (K-6th grades)
7:30 p.m.:4-H Sheep / Goat Show in the Arena
Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places.
Exhibit building closes: 10 p.m.

Friday, October 17:
Fair open 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Entertainment:
7:00 p.m.:
LBWCC Ensemble
Exhibit building closes: 10 p.m.

Saturday, October 18:
Fair open 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Entertainment:
4:00 p.m.:
4-H Ranch Trail Class in the Arena
8:00 p.m.:
4-H Costume Contest in the Arena
Exhibit building closes: 10 p.m.

Sunday, October 19:
Fair open 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Unlimited rides for $15
Fair closes: 6 p.m.

Monday, October 20:
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Exhibit pick-up / booth removal / prize money distributed

Tuesday, October 21:
1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Exhibit pick-up / booth removal / prize money distributed

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Commercial Booth Information:

The Kiwanis Covington County Fair is coming to town October 13th 19th at the Fair Grounds located on the South Bypass Hwy 55, Andalusia, AL. Commercial booth spaces are located within the Commercial Exhibits Building, with electricity and tables available and arranged so that fair attendees will pass your booth twice. Additional space is available in the Covington Arena and outside space between the Arena and Kiwanis Building fenced-in area. In addition to the space in the exhibit building, additional space is available in the arena for larger booths. Booths are for exhibiting merchandise, wares or promotional materials. Exhibitors are expected to adhere to the specifics contained in the Commercial Booth Contract. Please note: all passes for entry by exhibitors will be issued through the front gate.

In addition to the space in the Exhibit Building, additional space is available in the Arena for larger booths. Booths are available 8’ X 12’, cost is $165.00, and each additional 12’ booth will be $165.00. Covington County Arena space is available for $1.00/square foot.

Booths are for exhibiting merchandise, wares or promotional materials. Exhibitors are expected to adhere to the specifics contained in the Commercial Booth contract.

Each booth is allowed two workers per shift. The shifts are as follows: Monday – Thursday 5:30 – 7:30pm & 7:30 – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday 3:00 – 7:30pm & 7:30 – 10:00pm and on Sunday 1:00 – 3:30pm & 3:30 – 6:00pm

This is a very popular event and space fills up quickly. Exhibitors should have their contract for reserved booth space no later than September 30th . Booths will be available for setup starting on Friday, October 10th.

Contact Tunde Caraway at 334-427-3461 to reserve commercial booth space or for any additional information.

Contacts:
   334-427-3461    Tunde Caraway, Commercial Booths

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Non-Commercial Booth Information:

The Kiwanis Covington County Fair association provides free booths to any organization, schools, or clubs listed in Divisions 13 through 21. Guidelines are that all exhibits must be non-commercial in nature, cannot sell food or merchandise, in no way solicit donations or promote a for-profit venture. These booths are unattended (except for Kiwanis' presence) during the fair days.

The booths are 12' x 8' in size with back and side curtains furnished. Your booth will be labeled with your name and class.

You may set up your exhibit on Friday, October 10th, 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Saturday, October 11th, 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.; & Sunday October 12th, 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. You must remove your exhibit on Monday, October 20th or Tuesday, October 21st, 1 p.m. until 6 p.m.

If you would like a free booth, complete the APPLICATION and return it to Covington County Bank, Attn: Melissa Gantt, P.O. Box 518, Andalusia, Al 36420. All completed applications must be in by Monday, October 6th. You can contact Melisssa at 334-427-3984.

Contacts:
   334-427-3984    Melissa Gantt

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Entering an Exhibit in the fair

2014 Fair Rules:

1. Exhibitors will be held responsible for the cleanliness of their booth. All booths must be in readiness before 5:30 p.m. each day during the Fair, or within 30 minutes of Fair opening on days the Fair opens early. In case of failure on the part of the exhibitor to keep their space clean and orderly, the Fair Association may use such means, as they deem advisable, to enforce this rule.

2. Decorations, signs, cabinets, etc., and the arrangement of the exhibits must conform to the wishes of the Association and the local and state fire laws. Side walls of the booths shall not exceed 4 feet in height at the center aisle and then shall not exceed the height of a 45-degree angle from the center aisle to the rear of the booth.

3. Every article on exhibit shall be under control of the Association and while every reasonable precaution will be taken for the safeguarding the same, neither the Association or its officers or guards will be responsible for any loss or damage or injury that may occur to the exhibit or the exhibitor.

4. The use of gongs, loudspeakers, bells and other noisy instruments for the purpose of attracting attention will not be tolerated.

5. The distribution of hand bills and other advertising matter is strictly prohibited and no tacking or posting of advertising, bills, cards, etc., will be permitted on any of the buildings or elsewhere. Exhibitors may advertise at and distribute from their space of exhibit only and must stay within their booth space to sell and promote their product. OPERATING THE CENTER AISLE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. No political data can be distributed without the consent of the Fair Association.

6. Advertising matter and samples of articles on exhibition only may be given to the public from the exhibit space without special authorization from the Fair Association. The right is reserved to restrict or discontinue this privilege whenever it is carried to excess or becomes an annoyance to visitors in the judgment of the Association. Exhibitors displaying materials deemed offensive, or displaying those in the opinion of the Association, not appropriate for the family atmosphere of the Fair, will be asked to remove them. If the items are not removed immediately, the Exhibitor will be asked to leave and is subject to forfeit their Exhibitor’s fee.

7. The cooking, selling or giving away of prepared food products is prohibited unless approved by the Association.

8. Drapes or other booth decorations must be flameproof and hanging and must clear the floor. All fire regulations of the state must be complied with and all electrical wiring must conform to national electrical code safety rules.

9. Each exhibitor that requires worker(s) on duty in their booths will be allowed up to two passes per shift. Shifts shall be Monday – Thursday 5:30 – 7:30pm & 7:30 – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday 3:00 – 7:30pm & 7:30 – 10:00pm and on Sunday 1:00 – 3:30pm & 3:30 – 6:00pm. No exceptions without Fair Chairman approval prior to fair dates. These passes are for workers only!

10. Booths are available 8’ X 12’, cost is $165.00, and each additional 12’ booth will be $165.00. Covington County Arena space is available for $1.00/square foot.

A completed REGISTRATION FORM helps speed up registration. You can enter any type of individual exhibit on the same form, including flowers and livestock.

Have the form completed and present it to the registration committee when entering exhibits.

By entering exhibits, exhibitor agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the Kiwanis Covington County Fair.

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2014 Fair Committees

President, Catalog, Special Entertainment: Wayne Bennett, 488-3166

Vice-President, Concessions: Rex Jones, 388-0929 or 462-2495

Secretary / Livestock: Woody Clark

Treasurer: Debbie Marcum, 427-3374

Directors:

Bob Bush, Chair-Arts/Crafts Exhibits, 582-2255

Hunter Grimes, Chair-Publicity, 222-3123

Dwight Mikel, Chair-Commercial Booths, 504-2312

Keith Stephens, Chair-Registration, 427-3373

Harry Hinson, Chair-Set-Up & Take-Down, 222-4250

Other Committee Chairpersons Appointed by President:

Talent Contest: Heather Murphy/Ted Watson
Non Commercial Booths: Melissa Gantt
Corporate Sponsors: Casey Thompson
Concessions Co-chair: Kiel Odom
Corporate Ticket Sales: Ed Short
Judges for Arts/Crafts and Food items, etc..: Helen Johnson
Ticket Sales: Dee Catrett
Parking/Key Club Liaison: Joe Armstrong
Liaisons from Garden Club: Barbara Bryant and Betty Johnson
Beauty Pageants: Kaci Perry and Amanda Wise

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