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MCF24 -- Exhibitor’s Guide (4.3.24)

2024 MARIN COUNTY FAIR

COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS GUIDE BOOK


2024 MARIN COUNTY FAIR

TABLE OF CONTENTS


LOCAL AND STATE RULES

2

CONTACT THE FAIR INFORMATION

5

COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS CALENDAR

6

MARIN COUNTY FAIR CLASS PROJECTS

8

DEPARTMENTS

  • Fine Art & Fine Craft

9

  • Fine Photography

16

  • Film Festival

20

  • Plein Air (Adult)

24

  • Special Fair Contests

28

  • Art Chairs

34

  • Clothing & Textiles (Adult)

39

  • Creative Writing (Adult)

56

  • Arts & Crafts (Junior)

60

  • Creative Writing (Junior)

75

  • Horse Show

79

  • Sheep Dog Trials

86

  • Poultry Education (Junior)

89

  • Rabbits (Junior)

95

  • Guinea Pigs (Junior)

104

  • Pocket Pets (Junior)

110

  • Small Animal Round Robin (Junior)

115

Local & State Rules

COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS


JUDGING SYSTEMS

The Marin County Fair uses two systems of judging – American and Danish. Please see Guidebook pages of specific departments or divisions to determine which system is used for your area of interest.

AMERICAN SYSTEM OF JUDGING:

In the American System of Judging, each exhibit is judged not only on its own merit, but in comparison to other exhibits using score cards prepared by the State Division of Fairs and Expositions, and Fair Management. This system is used throughout all the divisions of the Fair, unless otherwise indicated, for awards and ribbons.

DANISH SYSTEM OF JUDGING:

In the Danish System of Judging, each exhibit is judged based upon established standards of quality per the Danish System Scorecard. Each exhibit is judged according to how well it meets that standard, rather than how it compares with other exhibits. This system is used throughout the Junior Department, unless otherwise indicated, for awards and ribbons.


QUALITY

SCORE

RIBBON

1st GROUP

SUPERIOR

92% - 100%

BLUE

2nd GROUP

GOOD

84% - 91%

RED

3rd GROUP

AVERAGE

70% - 83%

WHITE

Honorable Mentions will be given at the discretion of the judges.


Listed below are some points of interest that influence judges using the score cards as their guidelines:

  • Appearance

  • Condition of Work

  • Color Harmony

  • Plant Quality

  • Execution of the Work

  • Suitability of Materials

  • Flavor, Texture (Foods)

  • Accuracy of Design Reproduction


Rules, regulations, and registration on the following pages.


Though registration is now predominantly completed online via the Marin County Fair website, for select divisions and classes, hardcopy registration (entry forms) may be completed.

ONLINE ENTRY

Online registration OPENS on April 17, 2024.

How to enter:

  1. Go to marinfair.org

  2. Click on Competitive Exhibits and follow instructions for entering online.

  3. Please carefully enter all information – checking accuracy of spelling, exhibitor information, division numbers, class numbers and any required descriptions.

  4. There is a small fee for entering online; see marinfair.org for details.

  5. All exhibitors entering online agree to abide by all Local and State Rules.

  6. All entries must have been completed by the exhibitor within two years prior to the first day of the Fair.

  7. Exhibitors may enter only one exhibit in a Class, unless otherwise indicated.

  8. Exhibits entered in previous Marin County Fairs are not eligible EXCEPT when specifically noted. (Example: Potted plants may be entered more than one year.)

  9. Submission of entries, including entries submitted online, implies acceptance of all conditions as stated in State and Local Rules.


LOCAL RULES & REGULATIONS

Governing all division - Adult, Junior, and Family

EXHIBITOR ELIGIBILITY

  1. Please refer to each department for eligibility. Junior departments are open to all junior residents of Marin and Sonoma Counties, five through eighteen years of age, except where noted. Open to members of Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, and other youth organizations, along with individuals not affiliated with an organization.

  2. Junior Exhibitors may be allowed to enter exhibits in the Adult Departments ONLY when a class for the exhibit is not offered in the Junior Department (refer to State Rules).

LABELING

Please check the division entered for proper labeling instructions.

DELIVERY

PLEASE READ THE DELIVERY DATES CAREFULLY as Department delivery dates vary. Entries delivered late will not be accepted.

REGISTRATION - COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS ENTRY

TAGS

Fair management will provide and install identifying exhibitor tags when exhibits are delivered. Names are revealed after judging. Any additional signs, courtesy or educational, must be approved by Fair Management.

JUDGING RULES

  1. The Fair will pay cash awards only on those classes specified in the Exhibitors’ Guide, and only the Judging Sheet will be the basis for the cash award payments. Ribbons and exhibitor tags have no value as to payment.

  2. All divisions and/or classes will be judged under the American System and/or Danish System as stated in the Exhibitors’ Guide.

LIABILITY

Although reasonable efforts will be undertaken to safeguard exhibitors’ property against loss, damage or theft, the County of Marin, the Marin County Fair and/or its contractors will not be responsible for any loss, damage or theft of exhibitors’ property brought on the premises during the period of the Marin County Fair. Every precaution will be taken in the handling and exhibiting of work; however, the Exhibits must be picked up on Release Day. Exhibits not claimed five days after Release Day will be donated or discarded.

GENERAL

Fair Management has the authority to clarify this guidebook for the proper conduct of the Fair, and exhibitors must in all cases conform. Accepted works shall NOT BE REMOVED from the show prior to release dates as stated in these rules. Work must remain as installed.

CANCELLATION

The Management reserves the right to cancel entries and cash and special awards and request the removal of exhibits from the Fairgrounds where exhibitors are disorderly or endangering or disturbing the public and other exhibitors.

EXHIBIT RELEASE DATES

Entries must be collected in person by the Exhibitor, or an individual with a signed letter of authorization from the Exhibitor. Accepted exhibits shall NOT BE REMOVED from the show prior to release dates as stated in this Guidebook. Works must remain as installed. Entries will not be released without claim check.


STATE RULES & REGULATIONS

Governing all division - Adult, Junior, and Family

For a complete listing of California State Rules regarding Exhibits and Livestock, please visit the California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) website:

CONTACTING COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS


MARIN COUNTY FAIR | FAIR OFFICE

10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903

WEBSITE

www.marinfair.org

COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS EMAIL

fairexhibits@marincounty.org

REGULAR OFFICE HOURS

Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm

FAIR OFFICE HOURS

July 3 (Wednesday) to July 7 (Sunday): 8:00am to 8:00pm

MARIN COUNTY FAIR HOURS

July 3 (Wednesday) to July 7 (Sunday): 11:00am to 11:00pm

June 2024 | Competitive Exhibits


SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY


Friday, May 31st at 11:59pm

- Entry Form Deadline for:

FILM FESTIVAL

June 3 11:59pm - Entry Form Deadline for: Clothing

& Textiles

4

5

6

7

2:00pm-6:00pm -

Dropoff: Clothing & Textiles (Adult)

8

10:00am-5:00pm -

Dropoff: Clothing & Textiles (Adult),

9

11:59pm - Entry Form Deadline for: Fine Arts & Crafts (Adult),

Fine Photography (Adult) Arts & Crafts (Junior), Art Chairs, Poetry,

Special Theme Competitions

10

10:00am-4:00pm -

Judging: Quilts

11

10:00am-4:00pm -

Judging: All other Clothing & Textiles

12

13

14

2:00pm-6:00pm -

Dropoff:

Fine Arts & Crafts (Adult),

Fine Photography (Adult)

15

10:00am-5:00pm -

Dropoff:

Fine Arts & Crafts (Adult),

Fine Photography (Adult)

16

10:00am-4:00pm Judging: Fine Arts & Crafts (Adult), Fine Photography (Adult) 11:59pm - Entry Form Deadline for:

Arts & Crafts (Junior), Art Chairs, Creative Writing, Special Theme Competitions

17

12:00pm-7:00pm -

Pick-up: Non-selected Fine Arts & Crafts, Fine Photography

18

19

20

21

22

10:00am-5:00pm -

Dropoff: Arts & Crafts (Junior),

Art Chairs, Creative Writing,

Special Theme Competitions

23

10:00am-4:00pm Judging: Arts & Crafts (Junior),

Art Chairs, Creative Writing, Special Theme Competitions

24

25

26

27

28

29

July 2024 | Competitive Exhibits

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

30

11:59pm - Entry Form Submission

1

2

9:00am-6:00pm

- Load-In: Barnyard Demo Animals

3

MARIN COUNTY FAIR

(Day 1)


8:00am - Coop-In: Rabbits 8:00am-10:00am - Dropoff: Poultry Education Snapshots 10:00am - Mandatory Meeting: Rabbits

10:00am - Check-In: Plein Air (Fair Office) 10:30am - Plein Air Competition Begins 11:30am - Showmanship: Rabbits

1:00pm - Judging: Rabbits 5:00pm - Judging and Awards: Plein Air (Showcase Theater)

4

MARIN COUNTY FAIR

(Day 2) - 4th of July

8:00am - Coop-In: Guinea Pigs & Pocket Pets 10:00am - Mandatory Meeting: Guinea Pigs & Pocket Pets

11:30am - Showmanship & Judging: Guinea Pigs 12:30pm - Pocket Pets Competition

4:30pm - Cage Cleaning & Coop-Out: Guinea Pigs & Pocket Pets

5

MARIN COUNTY

FAIR

6

MARIN COUNTY FAIR

(Day 4)

Deadline for: All

Barnyard, Horse Show, Plein Air, Sheepdog Trials


(Day 3) - Pride Day

10:00am -

Mandatory Meeting: Poultry Education Showmanship 11:30am -

Showmanship: Poultry Education 1:00pm - Judging: Poultry Education Snapshots

8:00am - Load-In: Horse Show

9:00am - Check-In: Horse Show (Main Arena) 9:30am - Horse Show Competition

3:30pm - Check In: Small Animal Round Robin 4:00pm - Small Animal Round Robin Workshop 5:00pm - Small Animal Round Robin

7

MARIN COUNTY FAIR (Day 5) -

Latin Heritage Day

8

ENTRY PICK UP & LOAD OUT 10:00am-7:00pm

9

10

11

12

13

12:00pm - Redwood Empire Sheepdog Association Trials 4:00pm - Awards: Fur & Feathers Area 5:00pm - Coop-Out: Fur & Feathers Tent

CLOTHING & TEXTILES PICK UP

1:00pm-7:00pm






 

FERIA DEL CONDADO DE MARIN


MARIN COUNTY FAIR CLASS PROJECTS!

Class Projects are our Favorite Fair Displays!

Enter your classes individual work as a collaborative project to enrich their enjoyment of the Fair.

NO FEE TO ENTER!

 

This year's theme, "Make A Splash" celebrates one of ourmost precious resources, WATER, from the splash of the ocean waves to water conservation during drought times, to the journey water takes from the top of Mt.

Tam to our kitchen faucets.

Your class project can be a collaborative poster or 3D model, whatever inspires you and your students.

To Enter: Email fairlead@marincounty.gov with your Name, Grade and School


Prizes:

1st Place $100 2nd Place $75 3rd Place $50


All class projects will be prominently displayed in the Exhibit Hall during the Fair, July 3rd-7th

Drop Off is June 1st-21st anytime between 8am-5pm M-F at the Marin County Fair Office, 10 Avenue of the Flags


We can't wait to see what you create!

 

Fine Art & Fine Craft

COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS


 


MARIN COUNTY FAIR | FAIR OFFICE

10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903

WEBSITE

www.marinfair.org

EMAIL

fairexhibits@marincounty.org

REGULAR OFFICE HOURS

Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm

FAIR OFFICE HOURS

July 3 (Wednesday) to July 7 (Sunday): 8:00am to 8:00pm

MARIN COUNTY FAIR HOURS

July 3 (Wednesday) to July 7 (Sunday): 11:00am to 11:00pm


COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS STAFF


FINE ART & FINE CRAFT (ADULT)


COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS MANAGER

Drew Patterson

ONLINE SUBMISSIONS COORDINATOR

Carole Sanders

DEPARTMENT MANAGER

Libby Garrison


COMPETITION CALENDAR


Please refer to the Competitive Exhibits Calendar on www.marinfair.org for all dates and times.


FAIR CONTACT INFORMATION


Local and State Rules govern this competition.

  1. ELIGIBILITY - Open to all living California artists ages 19 and older.

    1. Works of art previously shown at the Marin County Fair are not eligible.

    2. All Entries must be the original design & current work of the artist and created within the last two (2) years.

    3. Entry forms must be submitted by the artist or with the consent of the artist.

      ENTRY INFORMATION

  2. ENTRY FEES - $15.00 per Entry

    1. Fees are NON-refundable.

    2. Admission ticket not included.

  3. ENTRY LIMIT - 3 Works per Artist.

    1. The same image may not be entered in more than one class or division.

  4. TITLE LIMIT - The title of the piece is limited to 40-characters (including spaces).

  5. IDENTIFICATION - Entries MUST BE CLEARLY MARKED with Title, Exhibitor Name, Division/Class# on the back of the entry.

  6. ENTRY REMOVAL - Accepted works (including sold works) shall not be removed from exhibition until the Fair closes.

  7. ENTRY RELEASE - Entries must be picked up on release day. Entries will only be released by presenting your claim check, personal identification, or a signed letter of authorization from the exhibitor.

    ENTRY SUBMISSION PRESENTATION*

    *Due to excessive entries in some classes, there may be high competition for selection and awards.

  8. Wall-hung works may not exceed 5’ in height or be of excessive weight.

  9. Two-dimensional Works must be framed with screw eyes or D-ring hangers with braided wire. NO clip frames or table frames. Canvas wraps and prints on metal or glass may be unframed, but the Fair is not liable for damages.

  10. Paintings must be dry. If wet paint is detected at delivery, the entry will be disqualified.

  11. Diptychs and Triptychs must be a contiguous scene. Jurors have the option of selecting 1 or more parts of a diptych or triptych for the Fair.

  12. If a 3-dimensional Work has multiple parts, jurors have the option to select 1 or more pieces for the Fair.

    DISPLAY

  13. Installation of all items is completed by a professional team whose decisions are final. No alterations or changes (e.g. location, lighting, etc.) may be made by the exhibitor or any staff member at any time.

    SALES

  14. Indicate sale price or not for sale (N.F.S.) during Registration. The Fair will retain a 25% commission. Sales will be handled through the Fair Office. Artists will be paid by check approximately six weeks following the Fair. Please note: Sales Price may not be changed after Registration is submitted. Under

    DEPARTMENT RULES & REGULATIONS

$600 you will receive a check (minus the 25% commission). Over $600 total (across all sold art) you must register as a vendor with the County.


PUBLICITY

  1. The Marin County Fair reserves the right to photograph any work in the exhibition for educational, catalog, website, or publicity purposes.

    LIABILITY

  2. The County of Marin, Marin County Fair, and/or its contractors will not be responsible for loss or damage which may occur from any cause. Any entries received damaged will not be juried.

  3. Work held more than 5-days after Release Date is Fair property and may be sold/donated to offset storage costs.


SCORECARD


IMPACT

Effect on the viewer-storytelling quality. Catches the eye, holds the attention.

35%


COMPOSITION

Arrangement of elements – Contains all necessary elements. Contains few or no distracting or unnecessary elements. All elements are arranged to tell the story and lead the eye into the picture.


35%

TECHNICAL QUALITY

Artwork is clear & sharp & shows details in areas where appropriate.

20%

WORKMANSHIP

Artwork is mounted neatly and securely, as required.

10%

TOTAL:

100%


CLASSES (Submission Categories)

TWO DIMENSIONAL (2D Specific Classes)

  1. Painting, Acrylic | Wall works measuring 5’ maximum in any direction, including framing.

  2. Painting, Oil | Wall works measuring 5’ maximum in any direction, including framing.

  3. Aqua Media | Such as Watercolor, Tempera, Gouache, Brushed Ink, Casein, Various Aqua Media, etc. Wall mounted works measuring 5’ maximum in any direction, including framing.

  4. Drawing – Graphics | Such as Pen, Charcoal, Ink, Pencil, Scratchboard, Cartoon Cells, Animation Art, Architectural-Botanical-Scientific Illustration, etc. Wall works measuring 5’ maximum in any direction, including framing.

  5. Printmaking | Such as Relief (Woodcut, Wood Engraving, Linocut, Metalcut); Intaglio (Engraving, Etching, Mezzotint, Aquatint); Planographic (Lithography, Monotyping); Stencil (Screenprinting, Pochoir); Additional Types (Collagraph Printing, Viscosity Printing, Foil Imaging); etc. Wall works measuring 5’ maximum in any direction, including framing.

  6. Pastels | Such as Soft Pastels, Oil Pastels or Semi-Hard. Wall works measuring 5’ maximum in any direction, including framing.

  7. Mixed Media or Collage | Wall works measuring 5’ maximum in any direction, including framing. Entries should not exceed 4” in depth.

  8. Giclée Prints | Generated from any original media (Oils, watercolors, etc.)

  9. Digital Art | Original work created with the use of a computer (No altered photos or giclee reproductions allowed in this class)

  10. Fair Theme Category – Make a Splash! | Celebrating the 2024 Marin County Fair theme “Make A Splash!”. Any two-dimensional work of art that includes your interpretation of the theme.

  11. Special Theme Category – Barnyard Buddies | Any artwork depicting one or more barnyard animals in any setting. (Cattle, Chickens, Pigs, Sheep, Horses, Ducks, Geese, etc.) You may use any medium. (painting, drawing, printmaking, etc.)

    THREE DIMENSIONAL (3D Specific Classes)

  12. Sculpture | Metal, Wood, Stonework, Clay, Fiber, Various and Mixed-Media. Free-standing or wall-hung (Walls are 8'). No ceiling-supported works will be accepted.

  13. Miniature Three Dimensional Works | Any Media. Three dimensional works – 5” maximum in any direction, including framing or stands.

  14. Furniture | Any Media. Low furniture risers are the responsibility of the artist.

  15. Carved & Turned Wood | All Media.

  16. Glass | Two or Three Dimensional such as Blown, Stained, Fused, Slumped, Cased, etc.

  17. Ceramics | All Media.

  18. Fiber & Textiles | All Media.

  19. Altered Books – Any Design Using One or More Books | An altered book is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form into a different form, altering its appearance and/or meaning. You may use one or multiple books in the creation of your finished work of art.

  20. Various Media | Such as Baskets, Vessels, Handmade Books, etc.

DIVISION 1 | FINE ART & FINE CRAFT

Entry Fee - $15.00 per entry


AWARDS | AMERICAN SYSTEM | FINE ART & FINE CRAFT

Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


FIRST PLACE

$200 & ROSETTE

SECOND PLACE

$100 & ROSETTE

THIRD PLACE

$50 & ROSETTE

HONORABLE MENTION

ROSETTE

SPECIAL AWARDS


BEST OF SHOW - 2D

$500 & ROSETTE



BEST OF SHOW - 3D

$500 & ROSETTE


BEST FAIR THEME

$100 & ROSETTE

FAIR ARTIST OF THE YEAR

$100 & ROSETTE

Fine Photography

COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS


 

FAIR CONTACT INFORMATION


MARIN COUNTY FAIR | FAIR OFFICE

10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903

WEBSITE

www.marinfair.org

EMAIL

fairexhibits@marincounty.org

REGULAR OFFICE HOURS

Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm

FAIR OFFICE HOURS

July 3 (Wednesday) to July 7 (Sunday): 8:00am to 8:00pm

MARIN COUNTY FAIR HOURS

July 3 (Wednesday) to July 7 (Sunday): 11:00am to 11:00pm


COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS STAFF


FINE PHOTOGRAPHY (ADULT)


COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS MANAGER

Drew Patterson

ONLINE SUBMISSIONS COORDINATOR

Carole Sanders

DEPARTMENT MANAGER

Libby Garrison


COMPETITION CALENDAR


Please refer to the Competitive Exhibits Calendar on www.marinfair.org for all dates and times.

DEPARTMENT RULES & REGULATIONS

Local and State Rules govern this competition.

  1. ELIGIBILITY - Open to all California residents ages 19 and older.

    1. Works of art previously shown at the Marin County Fair are not eligible.

    2. All entries must be the original design & current work of the artist, created within the last two years.

      ENTRY INFORMATION

  2. ENTRY FEES - $12.00 per Print

    1. Fees are NON-refundable.

    2. Admission ticket not included.

  3. ENTRY LIMIT - 3 Prints PER CLASS

    1. The same image may not be entered in more than one class or division.

  4. TITLE LIMIT - The title of the piece is limited to 40-characters (including spaces).

  5. IDENTIFICATION - Entries MUST BE CLEARLY MARKED with Title, Exhibitor Name, Division/Class# on the back of the entry.

  6. ENTRY REMOVAL - Accepted works (including sold works) shall not be removed from exhibition until the Fair closes.

  7. ENTRY RELEASE - Entries must be picked up on release day. Entries will only be released by presenting your claim check, personal identification, or a signed letter of authorization from the exhibitor.

    ENTRY SUBMISSION

    Entries should adhere to the following rules:

  8. Ready to hang works (or wall-hung) works only. Maximum size 48” (including frame) in both length & width. Please note: Entries in Class 3, 6, or 7 may be two or three-dimensional.

  9. Works must be framed with screw eyes or D-ring hangers with braided wire. NO clip frames or table frames. Canvas wraps and prints on metal or glass may be unframed, but the Fair is not liable for damages.

  10. You may include process-used in your image title/entry label. Example: “Sunset, silver gelatin print”.

    SALES

  11. Indicate sale price or not for sale (N.F.S.) during Registration. The Fair will retain a 25% commission. Sales will be handled through the Fair Office. Artists will be paid by check approximately six weeks following the Fair. Please note: Sales Price may not be changed after Registration is submitted. Under

    $600 you will receive a check (minus the 25% commission). Over $600 total (across all sold art) you must register as a vendor with the County.

    PUBLICITY

  12. The Marin County Fair reserves the right to photograph any work in the exhibition for educational, catalog, website, or publicity purposes.

    LIABILITY

  13. The County of Marin, Marin County Fair, and/or its contractors will not be responsible for loss or damage which may occur from any cause. Any entries received damaged will not be juried.

  14. Work held more than 5-days after Release Date is Fair property and may be sold/donated to offset storage costs.


SCORECARD


IMPACT

Effect on the viewer-storytelling quality. Catches the eye, holds the attention.

35%


COMPOSITION

Arrangement of elements – Contains all necessary elements. Contains few or no distracting or unnecessary elements. All elements are arranged to tell the story and lead the eye into the picture.


35%

TECHNICAL QUALITY

Photograph is clear & sharp & shows details in areas where appropriate.

20%

WORKMANSHIP

Picture is mounted neatly and securely, as required.

10%

TOTAL:

100%


CLASSES* (Submission Categories)

*Prints created from film, digitally, or any combination.

  1. Monochrome Print | Black & white, or any single tone. Portrait, Photojournalism, Landscape, Still Life, Fashion Photography, etc.

  2. Color Print | Color Portrait, Photojournalism, Landscape, Still Life, Fashion Photography, etc.

  3. Creative - Alternative Print | Any image created using imaginative skill or originality of thought, including but not limited to Computer Manipulation. Alternative: Hand-coloring, Holga, Photo Collage, Non-Silver Processes, Photo Transfers, Mixed Media, and other cross-over photographic processes not mentioned. Two or three- dimensional work accepted. Three- dimensional work need not be wall hung.

  4. Mobilography | Photo taken using devices with built in digital cameras (e.g. cell phones, tablets, field glasses, etc.). All manipulation of photos taken with your electronic device must be done through apps on the same mobile device (e.g. if you use your iPhone, all manipulation of your photo is to be done on your iPhone). Through manipulation, more than one image may be combined into one entry.

  5. Fair Theme Category – Make a Splash! | Celebrating the 2024 Marin County Fair theme, Make a Splash! Any photo that includes your interpretation of the theme. You may use any photo process (monochrome, color, infrared, etc.)

  6. Special Print Category – Barnyard Buddies | Any photo depicting one or more barnyard animals in any setting. (Cattle, Chickens, Pigs, Sheep, Horses, Ducks, Geese, etc.) You may use any photo process (monochrome, color, infrared, etc.)


AWARDS | AMERICAN SYSTEM | PHOTOGRAPHY

Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


FIRST PLACE

$150 & ROSETTE

SECOND PLACE

$100 & ROSETTE

THIRD PLACE

$50 & ROSETTE

HONORABLE MENTION

ROSETTE


SPECIAL AWARDS

BEST OF SHOW PHOTOGRAPHY

$200 & ROSETTE

LANDSCAPES

$50 & ROSETTE

JOURNALISM

$50 & ROSETTE

ANIMALS OR BIRDS

$50 & ROSETTE

PORTRAITS

$50 & ROSETTE



DIVISION 2 | PHOTOGRAPHY - PRINTS

Entry Fee - $12.00 per entry | Ready-to-Hang prints only (Rule 8 & 9)

Film Festival

COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS



MARIN COUNTY FAIR | FAIR OFFICE

10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903

WEBSITE

www.marinfair.org

EMAIL

fairexhibits@marincounty.org

REGULAR OFFICE HOURS

Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm

FAIR OFFICE HOURS

July 3 (Wednesday) to July 7 (Sunday): 8:00am to 8:00pm

MARIN COUNTY FAIR HOURS

July 3 (Wednesday) to July 7 (Sunday): 11:00am to 11:00pm


COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS STAFF


FILM (ADULT)


COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS MANAGER

Drew Patterson

ONLINE SUBMISSIONS COORDINATOR

Carole Sanders

DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR

Maureen Galliani & Courtney Buffington


COMPETITION CALENDAR


Please refer to the Competitive Exhibits Calendar on www.marinfair.org for all dates and times.

FAIR CONTACT INFORMATION


Local and State Rules govern this competition.

  1. ELIGIBILITY - Open to students and independent filmmakers 18 years of age and older. Films and videos commercially subsidized are eligible. Entries must have been completed after January 1, 2022. Films and videos entered in previous years may not be resubmitted. Complete info: FilmFreeway.com.

  2. HOW TO ENTER - Go to FilmFreeway.com/MarinCountyFairInternationalFilmFestival and follow the instructions on the website.

  3. FORMATTING - Entries selected to be screened at our Festival must be available when requested by the Coordinator in QuickTime MOV (ProResHQ or DNxHD codec), high-bitrate (25Mb/s or more) MP4 at 720p or better resolution, or a non-encrypted DCP or a DVD (NO HDCam or Beta). OR the full resolution files must be made available for download from FilmFreeway, Vimeo or other cloud-based platform. Permission to download film must be granted to digi@cafilm.org and made available by 11:59pm, Friday, May 31, 2024.

  4. DEADLINE - FilmFreeway entries must grant permission to download their film by Friday, April 12, 2024 at 5:00pm.

  5. COPYRIGHT LAWS - All music and other copyright material used in films and videos must be original or be used by permission of author or publisher.

  6. PROMOTION - Publicity materials & photos should be included with entries.

  7. PUBLIC SCREENING - The Film Festival will be screened at the Marin Center Showcase Theater over the five days of the Marin County Fair. With attendance of 120,000 people at the Marin County Fair, the all-ages audience is large and diverse – a great place to showcase your work. Screenings are offered free of charge to attendees of the Fair. Films considered offensive or unsuitable for children will not be screened at the Fair. Each screened entry will be provided with 1 (one) Fair Admission credential.

  8. INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES - All foreign language films must be submitted with English subtitles.


    ENTRY INFORMATION

  9. ENTRY FEES - Film submission to the Film Festival is Free

  10. ENTRY LIMIT - 2 Films PER CLASS

    1. The same film may not be entered in more than one class or division.

      PUBLICITY

  11. The Marin County Fair reserves the right to use any work in the exhibition for educational, catalog, website, or publicity purposes.

DEPARTMENT RULES & REGULATIONS


CLASSES (Submission Categories)

  1. Narrative

  2. Documentary

  3. Animation

  4. Environmental

  5. Experimental

  6. Children/Family



AWARDS | AMERICAN SYSTEM | SHORT FILM & VIDEO

Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


FIRST PLACE

ROSETTE

SECOND PLACE

RIBBON

THIRD PLACE

RIBBON

HONORABLE MENTION

RIBBON


SPECIAL AWARDS

BEST OF FILM FESTIVAL

ROSETTE

DIVISION 5 | Short Film & Video

Entry Fee - FREE

Plein Air (Adult)

COMPETITIVE EXHIBIT

SPECIAL ONE-DAY CONTEST | WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2024



MARIN COUNTY FAIR | FAIR OFFICE

10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903

WEBSITE

www.marinfair.org

EMAIL

fairexhibits@marincounty.org

REGULAR OFFICE HOURS

Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm

FAIR OFFICE HOURS

July 3 (Wednesday) to July 7 (Sunday): 8:00am to 8:00pm

MARIN COUNTY FAIR HOURS

July 3 (Wednesday) to July 7 (Sunday): 11:00am to 11:00pm


COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS STAFF


PLEIN AIR (ADULT)


COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS MANAGER

Drew Patterson

ONLINE SUBMISSIONS COORDINATOR

Carole Sanders

DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR

Libby Garrison


COMPETITION CALENDAR


Please refer to the Competitive Exhibits Calendar on www.marinfair.org for all dates and times.

FAIR CONTACT INFORMATION


Local and State Rules govern this competition.

  1. ELIGIBILITY - Open to all living USA artists age 12 years and over.

    ENTRY INFORMATION

  2. ENTRY FEES - $25.00 per Entry

    1. Fees are NON-refundable.

    2. Entry Fee includes ONE Admission/Parking Credential (Ticket). Artist’s name will be put on the gate list for entry at the Avenue of the Flags (only good for registered artist, all other guests must have a ticket).

  3. ENTRY LIMIT - 1 Work per Artist.

  4. IDENTIFICATION - Entries MUST BE CLEARLY MARKED with Title, Exhibitor Name, Division/Class# on the back of the entry.

  5. ENTRY REMOVAL - Accepted works (including sold works) shall not be removed from exhibition until the Fair closes.

  6. ENTRY RELEASE - Entries must be picked up on release day. Entries will only be released by presenting your claim check, personal identification, or a signed letter of authorization from the exhibitor.

    ENTRY SUBMISSION

  7. SUBJECT MATTER - Plein Air compositions should be Marin County Fair related, such as: Carnival, Barnyard, Exhibits, Gardens, Rabbits, Food Booths, etc.

  8. SUPPLIES - Bring your own supplies. Be ready to paint on location within the Fairgrounds, in public view. The artist’s canvas, paper, board, etc. must be stamped by the Fair coordinator prior to beginning work.

    SALES

  9. Indicate sale price or not for sale (N.F.S.) during Registration. The Fair will retain a 25% commission. Sales will be handled through the Fair Office. Artists will be paid by check approximately three weeks following the Fair. Please note: Sales Price may not be changed after submitted.

    PUBLICITY

  10. The Marin County Fair reserves the right to photograph any work in the exhibition for educational, catalog, website, or publicity purposes.

    LIABILITY

  11. The County of Marin, Marin County Fair, and/or its contractors will not be responsible for loss or damage which may occur from any cause. Any entries received damaged will not be juried.

  12. Work held more than 5-days after Release Date is Fair property and may be sold/donated to offset storage costs.

DEPARTMENT RULES & REGULATIONS


IMPACT

Effect on the viewer-storytelling quality. Catches the eye, holds the attention.

35%


COMPOSITION

Arrangement of elements – Contains all necessary elements. Contains few or no distracting or unnecessary elements. All elements are arranged to tell the story and lead the eye into the picture.


35%

TECHNICAL QUALITY

Painting is clear & sharp & shows details in areas where appropriate.

20%

WORKMANSHIP

Painting is mounted neatly and securely, as required.

10%

TOTAL:

100%


DIVISION 6 | PLEIN AIR

Entry Fee - $25.00

CLASSES (Submission Categories)

  1. Painting | Plein Air Painting. Any Marin County Fair Subject.



AWARDS | AMERICAN SYSTEM | PLEIN AIR

Offered at the Discretion of the Judges


FIRST PLACE

$200 & ROSETTE

SECOND PLACE

$100 & ROSETTE

THIRD PLACE

$50 & ROSETTE

HONORABLE MENTION

ROSETTE

SCORECARD

Special Fair Contests

COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS



MARIN COUNTY FAIR | FAIR OFFICE

10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903

WEBSITE

www.marinfair.org

EMAIL

fairexhibits@marincounty.org

REGULAR OFFICE HOURS

Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm

FAIR OFFICE HOURS

July 3 (Wednesday) to July 7 (Sunday): 8:00am to 8:00pm

MARIN COUNTY FAIR HOURS

July 3 (Wednesday) to July 7 (Sunday): 11:00am to 11:00pm


COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS STAFF


SPECIAL FAIR CONTESTS (ADULT & JUNIOR)


COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS MANAGER

Drew Patterson

ONLINE SUBMISSIONS COORDINATOR

Carole Sanders


COMPETITION CALENDAR


Please refer to the Competitive Exhibits Calendar on www.marinfair.org for all dates and times.

FAIR CONTACT INFORMATION

DEPARTMENT RULES & REGULATIONS

Local and State Rules govern this competition.

  1. ELIGIBILITY - Open to all California residents. Works of art previously shown at the Marin County Fair are not eligible. All Entries must be the original design & current work of the artist, created within the last two years.

    ENTRY INFORMATION

  2. ENTRY FEES - $5.00 PER Entry

  3. ENTRY LIMIT - 1 Entries PER Exhibitor PER Class

    1. The same entry may not be entered in more than one class or division.

  4. IDENTIFICATION - Entries MUST BE CLEARLY MARKED with Title, Exhibitor Name, Division/Class# on the back of the entry.

  5. ENTRY REMOVAL - Accepted works shall not be removed from exhibition until the Fair closes.

  6. ENTRY RELEASE - Entries must be picked up on release day. Entries will only be released by presenting your claim check, personal identification, or a signed letter of authorization from the exhibitor.

    ENTRY SUBMISSION

    Be sure to enter the appropriate division for your age. Specific rules can be found under the Division headings.

    SALES

  7. Indicate sale price or not for sale (N.F.S.) during Registration. The Fair will retain a 25% commission. Sales will be handled through the Fair Office. Artists will be paid by check approximately six weeks following the Fair. Please note: Sales Price may not be changed after Registration is submitted. Under

    $600 you will receive a check (minus the 25% commission). Over $600 total (across all sold art) you must register as a vendor with the County.

    PUBLICITY

  8. The Marin County Fair reserves the right to photograph any work in the exhibition for educational, catalog, website, or publicity purposes.

    LIABILITY

  9. The County of Marin, Marin County Fair, and/or its contractors will not be responsible for loss or damage which may occur from any cause. Any entries received damaged will not be juried.

  10. Work held more than 5-days after Release Date is Fair property and may be sold/donated to offset storage costs.


APPEARANCE

The total effect of the piece - The overall design and proportions.

30%

WORKMANSHIP

How it’s made.

35%

ORIGINALITY

Design and creativity of the piece.

35%

TOTAL:

100%


DIVISIONS 21 & 301 | DRIFTWOOD DESIGNS

Entry Fee - $5 per entry

Entries must follow these guidelines:

  • 1 Entry PER Exhibitor PER Class.

  • Entries may not exceed 48” in any direction.

  • Entry must include a piece of driftwood as the “canvas” for the piece.

    • Driftwood is defined as any piece of wood that has been washed ashore by a body of water.

    • Driftwood should be lightly cleaned and free of surface dirt, sand, or any other debris.

  • Any additional material may be used to decorate your entry such as paint, fabric, three-dimensional, embellishments, themed items, found objects, etc. There are no material restrictions so be creative!

    DIVISION 21 | DRIFTWOOD DESIGNS (ADULT)

    CLASSES (Submission Categories)

    1. AGES 19 & OLDER

    DIVISION 301 | DRIFTWOOD DESIGNS (JUNIOR)

    CLASSES (Submission Categories)

    1. AGES 5 - 8

    2. AGES 9 - 12

    3. AGES 13 - 15

    4. AGES 16 - 18



    AWARDS | AMERICAN SYSTEM | DRIFTWOOD DESIGNS

    Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


    FIRST PLACE

    $15 & RIBBON

    BEST OF DIVISION

    $20 & ROSETTE

    SECOND PLACE

    $10 & RIBBON

    SPECIAL AWARD

    ROSETTE

    THIRD PLACE

    $5 & RIBBON



    HONORABLE MENTION

    RIBBON



    SCORECARD

DIVISIONS 22 & 302 | SURFBOARDS

Entry Fee - $5 per entry

Entries must follow these guidelines:

  • Entries are limited to one per exhibitor, per class.

  • Small wood craft Surfboards (1’x2’) are available to pick up from the Fair Office after June 1st. (Limited

    quantity, first come first serve).

  • Entries must be decorated and/or created by the exhibitor.

    • Any additional material may be used to decorate your entry such as paint, fabric,

      three-dimensional, embellishments, themed items, found objects, etc. There are no material restrictions, so be creative!

  • Full size surfboards decorated and/or created by the Exhibitor may be entered as well.

  • All surfboards may be flown in the Exhibit Hall, suspended by cables.

    DIVISION 22 | SURFBOARDS (ADULT)

    CLASSES (Submission Categories)

    1. AGES 19 & OLDER

    DIVISION 302 | SURFBOARDS (JUNIOR)

    CLASSES (Submission Categories)

    1. AGES 5 - 8

    2. AGES 9 - 12

    3. AGES 13 - 15

    4. AGES 16 - 18



    AWARDS | AMERICAN SYSTEM | SURFBOARDS

    Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


    FIRST PLACE

    $15 & RIBBON

    BEST OF DIVISION

    $20 & ROSETTE

    SECOND PLACE

    $10 & RIBBON

    SPECIAL AWARD

    ROSETTE

    THIRD PLACE

    $5 & RIBBON



    HONORABLE MENTION

    RIBBON



    DIVISIONS 23 & 303 | MINIATURE SAILBOATS

    Entry Fee - $5 per entry

Entries must follow these guidelines:

  • Entries are limited to one per exhibitor, per class.

  • Entries must measure no more than 24 inches in any direction.

  • Sailboats may be made of any material, including, but not limited to wood, paper mache, cloth,

    cardboard, crafter’s foam, Legos, etc.

  • Entries must be handmade and decorated by the exhibitor.

    • Any additional material may be used to decorate your entry such as paint, fabric,

three-dimensional, embellishments, themed items, found objects, etc. There are no material restrictions, so be creative!

DIVISION 23 | MINIATURE SAILBOATS (ADULT)

CLASSES (Submission Categories)

  1. AGES 19 & OLDER

DIVISION 303 | MINIATURE SAILBOATS (JUNIOR)

CLASSES (Submission Categories)

  1. AGES 5 - 8

  2. AGES 9 - 12

  3. AGES 13 - 15

  4. AGES 16 - 18



AWARDS | AMERICAN SYSTEM | MINIATURE SAILBOATS

Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


FIRST PLACE

$15 & RIBBON

BEST OF DIVISION

$20 & ROSETTE

SECOND PLACE

$10 & RIBBON

SPECIAL AWARD

ROSETTE

THIRD PLACE

$5 & RIBBON



HONORABLE MENTION

RIBBON



Art Chairs

COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS



MARIN COUNTY FAIR | FAIR OFFICE

10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903

WEBSITE

www.marinfair.org

EMAIL

fairexhibits@marincounty.org

REGULAR OFFICE HOURS

Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm

FAIR OFFICE HOURS

July 3 (Wednesday) to July 7 (Sunday): 8:00am to 8:00pm

MARIN COUNTY FAIR HOURS

July 3 (Wednesday) to July 7 (Sunday): 11:00am to 11:00pm


COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS STAFF


ART CHAIRS


COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS MANAGER

Drew Patterson

ONLINE SUBMISSIONS COORDINATOR

Carole Sanders


COMPETITION CALENDAR


Please refer to the Competitive Exhibits Calendar on www.marinfair.org for all dates and times.


FAIR CONTACT INFORMATION


Local and State Rules govern this competition

  1. ELIGIBILITY - Open to ALL California residents including Junior Exhibitors ages 5-18.

    ENTRY INFORMATION

  2. ENTRY FEES - $6.00 PER Entry

    1. Fees are NON-refundable.

    2. Admission ticket not included.

  3. ENTRY LIMIT - 1 Entry PER Exhibitor PER Class

    1. The same entry may not be entered in more than one class or division.

  4. IDENTIFICATION - Entries MUST BE CLEARLY MARKED with Title, Exhibitor Name, Division/Class# on the back of the entry.

  5. ENTRY REMOVAL - Accepted works shall not be removed from exhibition until the Fair closes.

  6. ENTRY RELEASE - Entries must be picked up on release day. Entries will only be released by presenting your claim check, personal identification, or a signed letter of authorization from the exhibitor.

    ENTRY SUBMISSION

  7. Any type of chair may be used such as wooden, metal, plastic, upholstered, etc.

    1. Chairs may be entirely handmade by the Exhibitor or purchased - including purchasing from flea market specials.

  8. Any material may be used to decorate your entry such as paint, fabric, three-dimensional, embellishments, themed items, found objects, etc. There are no material restrictions so be creative!

    SALES

  9. Indicate sale price or not for sale (N.F.S.) during Registration. The Fair will retain a 25% commission. Sales will be handled through the Fair Office. Artists will be paid by check approximately six weeks following the Fair. Please note: Sales Price may not be changed after Registration is submitted. Under

    $600 you will receive a check (minus the 25% commission). Over $600 total (across all sold art) you must register as a vendor with the County.

    PUBLICITY

  10. The Marin County Fair reserves the right to photograph any entries for educational, catalog, website, or publicity purposes.

    LIABILITY

  11. The County of Marin, Marin County Fair, and/or its contractors will not be responsible for loss or damage which may occur from any cause.

DEPARTMENT RULES & REGULATIONS

SCORECARD


CREATIVITY

Creativity and originality of the design.

40%

WORKMANSHIP

Recognizable skill in workmanship.

30%

APPEARANCE

The overall appearance.

30%

TOTAL:

100%


DIVISION 30 | ART CHAIRS - ADULT, GROUPS, & FAMILIES

Entry Fee - $6.00 per entry

For Adult Exhibitors, ages 19 and over, groups of Adults, and Family units. Families may be mixed ages.

CLASSES (Submission Categories)

  1. Single Chair | Handmade by the Exhibitor

  2. Single Purchased Chair | Decorated by the Exhibitor

  3. Pair of Chairs | Handmade by the Exhibitor. Pair should have a related design/theme

  4. Pair of Purchased Chairs | Decorated by the Exhibitor. Pair should have a related design/theme

  5. Miniature Chairs - Single or Multiple | Up to 6” tall

  6. Miniature Chairs - Single or Multiple | 6” to 12” tall

  7. Single or Pair of Chairs | Handmade or decorated by a family or group

  8. Fair Theme: Make A Splash! - Single or Pair of Chairs | Handmade or decorated by the Exhibitor

  9. Fair Theme: Make A Splash! - Single or Pair of Chairs | Handmade or decorated by a family or group


AWARDS | AMERICAN SYSTEM | ART CHAIRS - ADULTS

Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


FIRST PLACE

$20 & RIBBON

BEST OF DIVISION

$30 & ROSETTE

SECOND PLACE

$15 & RIBBON



THIRD PLACE

$10 & RIBBON



HONORABLE MENTION

RIBBON



DIVISION 310 | ART CHAIRS - JUNIOR & JUNIOR GROUPS

Entry Fee - $6.00 per entry

For Junior Exhibitors, ages 5 - 18, and groups of Juniors.

CLASSES (Submission Categories)

AGES 5 - 8

  1. Single Chair | Entirely made by the Exhibitor

  2. Single Purchased Chair | Decorated by the Exhibitor


    AGES 9 - 12

  3. Single Chair | Entirely made by the Exhibitor

  4. Single Purchased Chair | Decorated by the Exhibitor


    AGES 13 - 15

  5. Single Chair | Entirely made by the Exhibitor

  6. Single Purchased Chair | Decorated by the Exhibitor


    AGES 16 - 18

  7. Single Chair | Entirely made by the Exhibitor

  8. Single Purchased Chair | Decorated by the Exhibitor

  9. Pair of Chairs | Handmade or decorated by the Exhibitor. Pair should have a related design/theme


AWARDS | AMERICAN SYSTEM | ART CHAIRS - JUNIOR

Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


FIRST PLACE

$15 & RIBBON

BEST OF DIVISION

$20 & ROSETTE

SECOND PLACE

$10 & RIBBON


THIRD PLACE

RIBBON

HONORABLE MENTION

RIBBON



Clothing & Textiles (Adult)

COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS



MARIN COUNTY FAIR | FAIR OFFICE

10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903

WEBSITE

www.marinfair.org

EMAIL

fairexhibits@marincounty.org

REGULAR OFFICE HOURS

Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm

FAIR OFFICE HOURS

July 3 (Wednesday) to July 7 (Sunday): 8:00am to 8:00pm

MARIN COUNTY FAIR HOURS

July 3 (Wednesday) to July 7 (Sunday): 11:00am to 11:00pm


COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS STAFF


CLOTHING & TEXTILES (ADULT)


COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS MANAGER

Drew Patterson

ONLINE SUBMISSIONS COORDINATOR

Carole Sanders

DEPARTMENT COORDINATORS

Laurel Knapp & Christine Day


COMPETITION CALENDAR


Please refer to the Competitive Exhibits Calendar on www.marinfair.org for all dates and times.


FAIR CONTACT INFORMATION


Local and State Rules govern this competition.

  1. ELIGIBILITY - Open to all California residents ages 19 and older.

    1. Works of art previously shown at the Marin County Fair are not eligible.

    2. All Entries must be the work of the Exhibitor and created within the last two (2) years.

      1. Exhibitors may have worked on their entry for any length of time as long as the entry was completed within the last two (2) years. Example - An Exhibitor may have worked on their quilt for four years but just completed it six months ago.

        ENTRY INFORMATION

  2. ENTRY FEES - $5.00 per Quilt Entry | $4.00 per Entry (All other non-Quilt Entries)

    1. Fees are NON-refundable.

    2. No same day entries.

    3. Admission ticket not included.

  3. ENTRY LIMIT - 2 Entries PER Class.

    1. The same entry may not be entered in more than one class or division.

  4. IDENTIFICATION - Fair Staff will attach an Exhibitor Tag for identification and display. NO personal labels may be displayed on any exhibit. Any Exhibitor information displayed on the back of a quilt should be covered prior to entry.

  5. ENTRY REMOVAL - Accepted works (including sold works) shall not be removed from exhibition until the Fair closes.

  6. ENTRY RELEASE - Entries must be picked up on release day. Entries will only be released by presenting your claim check, personal identification, or a signed letter of authorization from the exhibitor.

    COMPETITION RULES

  7. All entries must be clean and pressed or they will be disqualified.

  8. KNITTED ENTRIES - Knitted items should be de-pilled before delivery.

  9. QUILT ENTRIES - A 4” minimum wide sleeve must be attached to Quilt entries for hanging. This may be continuous or sectional.


    DEFINITIONS

    • KITS - A commercially designed or graphed entry, either from a magazine, book, or purchased kit.

    • ORIGINAL DESIGN - An entry designed and executed by the Exhibitor. An original entry should be new and not a copy or adaptation of any other form of needlework.

    • MULTIMEDIA - 2 or more techniques on the same article/entry. Please enter the Division and/or Class that is most appropriate for the entry.

    SALES

  10. Indicate sale price or not for sale (N.F.S.) during Registration. The Fair will retain a 25% commission. Sales will be handled through the Fair Office. Artists will be paid by check approximately six weeks following the Fair. Please note: Sales Price may not be changed after Registration is submitted. Under

    $600 you will receive a check (minus the 25% commission). Over $600 total (across all sold art) you must register as a vendor with the County.

    DEPARTMENT RULES & REGULATIONS

PUBLICITY

  1. The Marin County Fair reserves the right to photograph any work in the exhibition for educational, catalog, website, or publicity purposes.

    LIABILITY

  2. The County of Marin, Marin County Fair, and/or its contractors will not be responsible for loss or damage which may occur from any cause. Any entries received damaged will not be juried.

  3. Work held more than 5-days after Release Date may be sold/donated to offset storage costs.


SCORECARD - CLOTHING & TEXTILES


WORKMANSHIP

The overall craftsmanship of the article.

40%

SUITABILITY

The suitability of the article to its purpose.

20%

ORIGINALITY

The originality of the design.

20%

HARMONY

Color(s) and material(s) used blend nicely in harmony.

20%

TOTAL:

100%


SCORECARD - KNITTING


WORKMANSHIP

The overall craftsmanship of the article.

40%

SUITABILITY

The suitability of the material and techniques used for design.

30%

HARMONY

Color(s) and material(s) used blend nicely in harmony.

20%

FINISHING

Article finishing and/or blocking.

10%

TOTAL:

100%


SCORECARD - NEEDLEWORK


WORKMANSHIP

The overall craftsmanship of the article.

50%

HARMONY

Color(s) and material(s) used blend nicely in harmony.

20%

ORIGINALITY

The originality of the design.

20%

FINISHING

Article finishing and presentation.

10%

TOTAL:

100%



VISUAL STATEMENT

The individuality of the design and its visual impact. Judges will be looking for outstanding or special qualities in entries. All items should be clean and ready for presentation with no threads, knots, markings, or smudges.


50%


PATTERN USE & DESIGN

Designs may be traditional, contemporary, or original. Judges will be looking for unique uses of pattern(s) and/or design(s). Consider the following questions for entries:

  • Has an old pattern been varied or a new pattern created?

  • Are the design elements in good proportion?

  • Is there balance?

  • Is there a rhythm?

  • Does it have a design flow?

  • Is the use of the fabric distinctive or unusual?


10%

COLOR

The color harmony of the article with use of accent color(s) for interest and movement. Do colors enhance the design or pattern?

10%


CONSTRUCTION

The use of appropriate techniques for the design such as: Points and corners meeting precisely, smooth curves, invisible stitches, cross stitches in the same direction, backing free of tucks and puckers.


10%


QUILTING & TIES - TECHNIQUE & PATTERN

Evenly spaced stitches of uniform length that go front to back and are pleasing and symmetrical to look at. Straight lines should be straight and curved lines should be curved. Ties should go through the item and be even and secure. Knots should be creatively and evenly placed and work well with the surface design to fill spaces properly, enhance, or become the design.


10%


BINDING ON EDGE

Even length on both sides with neat corners, scallops, and/or prairie points. Binding should have hidden stitches and be evenly filled with filler. Does the binding enhance appearance?


10%

TOTAL:

100%

SCORECARD - QUILTS & QUILTED ENTRIES


Includes Canvas/Linen, Threads, and Stitch Guides


WORKMANSHIP

The overall craftsmanship of the article.

80%

FINISHING

Final presentation of the article and finishing.

20%

TOTAL:

100%


SCORECARD - RUGS & HOOKED ARTS


WORKMANSHIP

The overall craftsmanship of the article.

60%

DESIGN & PATTERN

The overall design and pattern of the article.

20%

FINISHING

Overall appearance and finishing of the article.

20%

TOTAL:

100%

AWARDS | AMERICAN SYSTEM | CLOTHING & TEXTILES

$50 & ROSETTE

BEST OF SHOW - QUILTS

$50 & ROSETTE

BEST OF SHOW - TEXTILES

$50 & ROSETTE

BEST OF SHOW - CLOTHING

Offered at the Discretion of the Judges




SCORECARD - KITS


NOT for Fine Art Jewelry Exhibitors. Visit the Fine Art & Fine Craft Guide pages to see entry information for Fine Art Jewelry classes.

CLASSES (Submission Categories)


  1. Bracelet

  2. Earrings

  3. Hair Accessory

  4. Jewelry Set

  5. Necklace

  6. Pin or Brooch

  7. Ring



AWARDS | AMERICAN SYSTEM | JEWELRY

Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


FIRST PLACE

$15 & RIBBON

BEST OF DIVISION

$10 & ROSETTE

SECOND PLACE

$5 & RIBBON



THIRD PLACE

RIBBON



HONORABLE MENTION

RIBBON




DIVISION 73 | CROCHETING

Entry Fee - $4.00 per entry

CLASSES (Submission Categories)


  1. Afghan - Granny Squares

  2. Afghan - Ripple

  3. Afghan - Shell Pattern

  4. Afghan - Strips & Mile a Minute

  5. Afghan - Any Other

  6. Baby Blanket

  7. Centerpiece - Over 14”

  8. Doll Clothes

  9. Doily - Under 7”

  10. Doily - 7” or over

  11. Fair Theme - Make A Splash! | Any Type

  12. Infant - Dress

  13. Infant - Set of Clothing

  14. Original Design | Any Type

  15. Ornament

  16. Scarf

  17. Shawl

  18. Slippers

  19. Sweater | Any Style

  20. Tablecloth

  21. Any Other | Specify

    DIVISION 39 | JEWELRY

    Entry Fee - $4.00 per entry

AWARDS | AMERICAN SYSTEM | CROCHETING

Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


FIRST PLACE

$15 & RIBBON

BEST OF DIVISION - NON WEARABLE CROCHETING


$20 & ROSETTE

SECOND PLACE

$10 & RIBBON

THIRD PLACE

RIBBON

BEST OF DIVISION - WEARABLE CROCHETING


$50 & ROSETTE

HONORABLE MENTION

RIBBON


DIVISION 74 | FIBERWORK - HAND SPINNING

Entry Fee - $4.00 per entry

Entries must follow the guidelines listed below:

    • Please specify the technique/style used in your registration (such as wool and/or alpaca blend).

    • Please note that for this Division, Hand Spinning Entries consist of a skein 2 yards in circumference and

at least 25 yards in length. Fiber content must be labeled.

CLASSES (Submission Categories)

  1. Camelid Yarn - Handspun Yarn | Llama, Alpaca, Camel, Vicuna, Guanaco, etc.

  2. Exotic Protein Fibers - Handspun Yarn | Dog, Bison, Mohair, Cashmere, Angora, Rabbit, etc.

  3. Exotic Blends - Handspun Yarn

  4. 100% Cotton - Handspun Yarn

  5. Bast Fibers - Handspun Yarn | Bamboo, Ramie, Rayon from Wood Pulp, Linen from Flax, etc.

  6. Silk - Handspun Yarn

  7. Single Wool - Handspun Yarn

  8. Plied Wool - Handspun Yarn

  9. Mixed Fibers & Blends - Handspun Yarn | Soy with Wool, etc.

  10. Any Other - Handspun Yarn | Acrylic, etc.

  11. Single Art Yarn | Racing Stripe, Corespinning, Thick & Thin, Beehives, Foreign Objects, etc.

  12. Art Yarn - Any other

  13. Hand Dyed & Handspun



    AWARDS | AMERICAN SYSTEM | FIBERWORK - HAND SPINNING

    Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


    FIRST PLACE

    $15 & RIBBON

    BEST OF DIVISION - SINGLE FIBER

    $20 & ROSETTE

    SECOND PLACE

    $10 & RIBBON

    BEST OF DIVISION - BLENDED FIBER

    $20 & ROSETTE

    THIRD PLACE

    $5 & RIBBON

    BEST OF DIVISION - HAND DYED SKEIN

    $20 & ROSETTE

    HONORABLE MENTION

    RIBBON




    Entries must follow the guidelines listed below:

    • Finished pieces must be hand-woven, hand-spun, or hand-felted.

CLASSES (Submission Categories)


  1. 2-4 Harness Weaving | Functional

  2. Multi-Harness Weaving | Functional

  3. Handwoven from Hand-Spun Yarn

  4. Handwoven from Commercial-Spun Yarn

  5. Handwoven from Combination Yarn | Combination of Hand-Spun and Commercially-Spun Yarn

  6. Two-Dimensional Art

  7. Wearable Clothing

  8. First Project | Any Item

  9. Knitted from Hand Spun Yarn

  10. Crocheted from Hand Spun Yarn

  11. Any Other | Specify



AWARDS | AMERICAN SYSTEM | CLOTHING & TEXTILES | DIVISION 75

Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


FIRST PLACE

$15 & RIBBON

BEST OF DIVISION

$20 & ROSETTE

SECOND PLACE

$10 & RIBBON



THIRD PLACE

RIBBON



HONORABLE MENTION

RIBBON



DIVISION 75 | FIBERWORK - FINISHED OBJECTS

Entry Fee - $4.00 per entry

DIVISION 76 | KNITTING

Entry Fee - $4.00 per entry

CLASSES (Submission Categories)


  1. Afghan

  2. Baby Blanket

  3. Cap or Hat

  4. Children’s Clothing

  5. Coats or Jacket

  6. First Project | Any item

  7. Infant’s Clothing

  8. Original Design | Any item

  9. Scarf

  10. Scarf & Hat Ensemble

  11. Shawl

  12. Socks

  13. Men’s Sweater

  14. Mr. Roger’s Sweater

  15. Women’s Pullover Sweater

  16. Women’s Cardigan Sweater

  17. Vest

  18. Lace Knitting

  19. Color Knitting | Intarsia or Fair Isle, any item

  20. Any Other - Hand Knitted | Specify

  21. Machine Knit Sweater

  22. Any Other - Machine Knitted | Specify

  23. Knitted from Locally Produced Materials | Any item



AWARDS | AMERICAN SYSTEM | KNITTING

Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


FIRST PLACE

$15 & RIBBON

BEST OF DIVISION - NON WEARABLE KNITTING


$20 & ROSETTE

SECOND PLACE

$10 & RIBBON

THIRD PLACE

RIBBON

BEST OF DIVISION - WEARABLE KNITTING


$50 & ROSETTE

HONORABLE MENTION

RIBBON

For Classes 5, 15, 16 Specifically (Coats, Jackets, Women’s Sweaters):


FIRST PLACE

$40 & RIBBON



SECOND PLACE

$30 & RIBBON



THIRD PLACE

$20 & RIBBON



HONORABLE MENTION

RIBBON



DIVISION 78 | NEEDLE ART - BEADWORK

Entry Fee - $4.00 per entry

Stitched Beads ONLY. Glued Beadwork should be entered in the Hobby Crafts Department.

CLASSES (Submission Categories)


  1. Amulet Bag

  2. Beaded Embroidery

  3. Bracelet

  4. Fair Theme | Any item

  5. Handbag

  6. Necklace

  7. Beaded Picture or Wall Hanging

  8. Wirework

  9. Any Other Beadwork | Specify


DIVISION 79 | NEEDLE ART - CROSS STITCH*

Entry Fee - $4.00 per entry

*Counted thread - Evenweave Fabric.

CLASSES (Submission Categories)

  1. Cross Stitch - Under 10” | Framed and under 10” x 10” (size does not include frame).

  2. Cross Stitch - Over 10” | Framed and over 10” x 10” (size does not include frame).

  3. Cross Stitch - Original Design

  4. Class Project

  5. Fair Theme | Any item

  6. First project

  7. Holiday Stocking

  8. Holiday - Any Other

  9. Pillow

  10. Any Other Cross Stitch | Specify


DIVISION 80 | NEEDLE ART - EMBROIDERY

Entry Fee - $4.00 per entry

CLASSES (Submission Categories)


  1. Blackwork

  2. Crewel

  3. Fair Theme | Any Item

  4. Holiday - Original Design or Kit

  5. Picture - Original Design or Kit

  6. Stumpwork

  7. Any Other Embroidery | Specify

DIVISIONS 81 - 83 | NEEDLE ART - FELTING

Entry Fee - $4.00 per entry

DIVISION 81 | NEEDLE AND/OR DRY FELTING DIVISION 82 | WET AND/OR TRADITIONAL FELTING DIVISION 83 | NUNO FELTING

CLASSES (Submission Categories)


  1. Artwork

  2. Bird House & Bird Nest

  3. Clothing | All or partially felted

  4. Hat

  5. Scarf

  6. Doll

  7. Fair Theme - Make A Splash!

  8. Felted from Handspun Yarn | Any item

  9. Flower

  10. Holiday Ornament

  11. Household Item | Oven Mitt, Tea Cozy, Vessel, Placemat, etc.

  12. Jewelry | Pin, Broach, etc.

  13. Purse

  14. Any Other Felted | Specify


DIVISION 84 | NEEDLEPOINT - CANVASWORK

Entry Fee - $4.00 per entry

CLASSES (Submission Categories)


  1. Bargello

  2. Class Project

  3. Counted Thread

  4. Fair Theme | Any item

  5. First Project

  6. Geometric Design

  7. Holiday - Under 10”

  8. Holiday - Over 10”

  9. Painted Canvas - Under 10”

  10. Painted Canvas - 10” to 20”

  11. Painted Canvas - Over 20”

  12. Petit Point

  13. Picture - Custom

  14. Picture - Original Design | Framed

  15. Picture - Kit | Framed

  16. Pillow - Custom Design | Original Design or Kit

  17. Stand-Up - Single

  18. Any Other Canvaswork | Specify


    AWARDS | AMERICAN SYSTEM | CLOTHING & TEXTILES | DIVISIONS 78 - 84

    Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


    FIRST PLACE

    $15 & RIBBON

    BEST OF DIVISION

    $20 & ROSETTE

    SECOND PLACE

    $10 & RIBBON



    THIRD PLACE

    RIBBON



    HONORABLE MENTION

    RIBBON




    *Entries must follow the guidelines listed below:

    • A 4” minimum wide sleeve must be attached to Quilt entries for hanging. This may be continuous or sectional. The top and bottom of the sleeve should be sewn down.

    • State the dimensions of the Quilt in Registration. Dimensions should be width x length.

    • For Modern Quilts (Classes 18 & 19) - Judges will be looking at incorporation of both improvisational

      and traditional piercing, high contrast and/or solid colors, alternate grid work, minimalism,

      asymmetry and/or expansive negative space.

    • Space is limited. We will attempt to exhibit all entries in their entirety, however if necessary we may only display a portion of your entry.

CLASSES (Submission Categories)

  1. Hand Pieced - Hand Quilted

  2. Hand Pieced - Machine Quilted

  3. Machine Pieced - Hand Quilted

  4. Machine Pieced - Machine Quilted

  5. Hand Appliquéd - Hand Quilted

  6. Machine Appliquéd - Hand Quilted

  7. Hand Appliquéd - Machine Quilted

  8. Machine Appliquéd - Machine Quilted

  9. Machine Embroidery

  10. Long Arm Quilts | Computerized

  11. Top by One - Quilting by Another | Pieced by Exhibitor and then commercially machine quilted

  12. Wall Hangings - Adapted or Original Design

  13. Group Quilt | 2 or more Quilt makers

  14. Fair Theme | Any item

  15. Redwork Quilt | Or any other single-color thread

  16. First Quilt | Any technique

  17. Small Quilted Items | Pillows, Tree Skirts, Placemats, etc.

  18. Modern Quilt - Small

  19. Modern Quilt - Large



    AWARDS | AMERICAN SYSTEM | QUILTS

    Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


    FIRST PLACE

    $25 & RIBBON

    FIFTH PLACE

    RIBBON

    SECOND PLACE

    $15 & RIBBON

    HONORABLE MENTION

    RIBBON

    THIRD PLACE

    $10 & RIBBON

    BEST OF DIVISION

    $100 & ROSETTE

    FOURTH PLACE

    $5 & RIBBON



    DIVISION 85 | QUILTS

    Entry Fee - $5.00 per entry


Entries must follow the guidelines listed below:

    • Quilts may be original or adapted design using any technique or combination of techniques.

    • Art Quilts - Should be an original exploration of a concept or idea that pushes the boundaries of

      traditional quilting. Experiment with textile manipulation, color, texture and/or mixed media.

    • Miniature Quilts - Should be a proportional reduction of a larger quilt style (Log Cabin, Irish Chain, Hawaiian, etc.) and not just a small quilt.

    • A 4” minimum wide sleeve must be attached to Quilt entries for hanging. This may be continuous or sectional. The top and bottom of the sleeve should be sewn down.

    • State the dimensions of the Quilt in Registration. Dimensions should be width x length.

CLASSES (Submission Categories)

  1. Art Quilts - Original Design, Small |Under 145” in total perimeter

  2. Art Quilts - Adapted Design, Small |Under 145” in total perimeter

  3. Art Quilts - Original Design, Medium | 146” - 286” in total perimeter

  4. Art Quilts - Adapted Design, Medium | 146” - 286” in total perimeter

  5. Art Quilts - Original Design, Large | 287” - 432” in total perimeter

  6. Art Quilts - Adapted Design, Large | 287” - 432” in total perimeter

  7. Miniature Quilts - Original Design | 18” maximum width

  8. Miniature Quilts - Adapted Design| 18” maximum width


AWARDS | AMERICAN SYSTEM | ART & MINIATURE QUILTS

Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


FIRST PLACE

$75 & RIBBON

BEST OF DIVISION - SMALL ART QUILT

$50 & ROSETTE

SECOND PLACE

$50 & RIBBON

BEST OF DIVISION - MED ART QUILT

$50 & ROSETTE

THIRD PLACE

$25 & RIBBON

BEST OF DIVISION - LARGE ART QUILT

$50 & ROSETTE

HONORABLE MENTION

RIBBON

BEST OF DIVISION - MINIATURE QUILT

$50 & ROSETTE

DIVISION 90 | QUILTS - ART & MINIATURE QUILTS

Entry Fee - $5.00 per entry

DIVISION 91 | RUGS & HOOKED ARTS

Entry Fee - $4.00 per entry

CLASSES (Submission Categories)

HOOKED RUGS


  1. Geometric

  2. Original

  3. Pictorial

  4. Primitive

  5. Traditional

  6. Any Other | Specify


    HOOKED WALL HANGINGS*

    *Entry should be ready to hang.


  7. Geometric

  8. Original

  9. Pictorial

    HOOKED ARTS

    *Notate if entry is Original Design or Kit.

  10. Primitive

  11. Traditional

  12. Any Other | Specify

  13. Pillow 14. Any Other | Specify

OTHER RUGS


  1. Braided | Under 4’ in diameter

  2. Braided | Over 4’ in diameter

  3. Any Other Rug


    AWARDS | AMERICAN SYSTEM | RUGS & HOOKED ART

    Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


    FIRST PLACE

    $15 & RIBBON

    HONORABLE MENTION

    RIBBON

    SECOND PLACE

    $10 & RIBBON

    BEST OF DIVISION

    $20 & ROSETTE

    THIRD PLACE

    RIBBON



    DIVISION 92 | SENIOR CITIZENS CLOTHING & TEXTILES

    Entry Fee - $4.00 per entry

    • If you are 65 years or older, you may enter this special division or you may enter the open divisions. You may not enter in both.

    • Please state your age on the entry form.

    • The Danish system of judging will be used in this Division. In this system each exhibit is judged

according to how well it meets the standard for each type of product rather than how it compares

with other exhibits. The following guidelines will be used by judges:


JUDGING SCALE - DANISH SYSTEM


QUALITY

SCORE

RIBBON

1st Place - Superior

92% - 100%

BLUE

2nd Place - Good

84% - 91%

RED

3rd Place - Average

70% - 83%

WHITE

CLASSES (Submission Categories)

  1. Crocheting, any article

  2. Embroidery, any article

  3. Group Entry, please specify name of group or organization on entry form

  4. Knitting, any article

  5. Needle Art, any article

  6. Quilt, any kind

  7. Redwork (or blue, or green, etc.), any color(s) floss/thread, any article

  8. Sewing, any article

  9. Weaving, any article

  10. Any other Clothing or Textile made by a Senior Citizen, please specify on entry form


AWARDS | DANISH SYSTEM | SENIOR CITIZENS

Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


FIRST PLACE

$15 & RIBBON

HONORABLE MENTION

RIBBON

SECOND PLACE

$10 & RIBBON

BEST OF DIVISION

$20 & ROSETTE

THIRD PLACE

RIBBON


FOURTH PLACE

RIBBON



FIFTH PLACE

RIBBON




CLASSES (Submission Categories)


  1. Blouse or Shirt | Men, Women, or Children

  2. Coat or Jacket

  3. Costume - Original Design

  4. Costume - Any Other

  5. Doll Clothes

  6. Dog Fashions & Costumes

  7. Dress - Adult’s

  8. Dress - Child’s

  9. Ensemble - Adult’s | 2 or 3 pieces

  10. Patchwork Clothing

  11. Pet Beds

  12. Pillow

  13. Place Mats | 4 - 6

  14. Skirts

  15. Smocking - Wearable

  16. Smocking - Non-wearable

  17. Any Other Sewing | Specify


AWARDS | AMERICAN SYSTEM | SEWING

Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


FIRST PLACE

$15 & RIBBON

BEST OF DIVISION - WEARABLE SEWING


$20 & ROSETTE

SECOND PLACE

$10 & RIBBON

THIRD PLACE

RIBBON

BEST OF DIVISION -

NON WEARABLE SEWING


$20 & ROSETTE

HONORABLE MENTION

RIBBON

DIVISION 93 | SEWING

Entry Fee - $4.00 per entry

Creative Writing (Adult)

COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS



MARIN COUNTY FAIR | FAIR OFFICE

10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903

WEBSITE

www.marinfair.org

EMAIL

fairexhibits@marincounty.org

REGULAR OFFICE HOURS

Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm

FAIR OFFICE HOURS

July 3 (Wednesday) to July 7 (Sunday): 8:00am to 8:00pm

MARIN COUNTY FAIR HOURS

July 3 (Wednesday) to July 7 (Sunday): 11:00am to 11:00pm


COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS STAFF


CREATIVE WRITING (ADULT)


COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS MANAGER

Drew Patterson

DEPARTMENT MANAGER

Francesca Ball & Gabriella Calicchio

ONLINE SUBMISSIONS COORDINATOR

Carole Sanders


COMPETITION CALENDAR


Please refer to the Competitive Exhibits Calendar on www.marinfair.org for all dates and times.

FAIR CONTACT INFORMATION


Local and State Rules govern this competition.

  1. ELIGIBILITY - Writings previously shown at the Marin County Fair are not eligible.

    1. All Entries must be the original content and current work of the writer and created within the last two years.

      ENTRY INFORMATION

  2. ENTRY FEES - $5.00 per Entry

    1. Fees are NON-refundable.

  3. ENTRY LIMIT - 2 Entries PER Exhibitor PER Class

    1. The same entry may not be entered in more than one class or division.

  4. IDENTIFICATION - Only the TITLE may appear on the front of the Entry. Exhibitor Name, Division/Class# should be listed on the back of the entry.

  5. ENTRY REMOVAL - Accepted works shall not be removed from exhibition until the Fair closes.

  6. ENTRY RELEASE - Entries must be picked up on release day. Entries will only be released by presenting your claim check, personal identification, or a signed letter of authorization from the exhibitor.

    COMPETITION RULES

  7. Entries must either be neatly mounted with a MAXIMUM SIZE of 9” x 11.5” or submitted in a folder.

    1. Folders may or may not be included in the displays.

      PUBLICITY

  8. The Marin County Fair reserves the right to photograph any work in the exhibition for educational, catalog, website, or publicity purposes.

    LIABILITY

  9. The County of Marin, Marin County Fair, and/or its contractors will not be responsible for loss or damage which may occur from any cause. Any entries received damaged will not be juried.

  10. Work held more than 5-days after Release Date is Fair property and may be sold/donated to offset storage costs.


SCORECARD


ORIGINALITY

25%

FORM

25%

STRUCTURE

25%

NEATNESS

25%

TOTAL:

100%

DEPARTMENT RULES & REGULATIONS


CLASSES (Submission Categories)

  1. Write a Poem, Essay, or Short Story about a time you made Splash! | Can be a literal or figurative splash.

  2. Write a Poem in the voice of someone you know | The Poem should reveal their character.

  3. Write a Haiku about Summer | Needs to refer to Summer in some way.

  4. Write a Poem, Essay, or Short Story centered on one of the water's Three Possible States | States include Ice, vapor, and/or liquid.

  5. Write an Ode to Water.

  6. Write a Poem, Essay, or Short Story about water’s extremes | Should be about drought or flooding.


AWARDS | DANISH SYSTEM | CREATIVE WRITING

Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


FIRST PLACE

RIBBON

HONORABLE MENTION

RIBBON

SECOND PLACE

RIBBON

BEST OF CLASS

$15 & ROSETTE

THIRD PLACE

RIBBON

BEST OF DIVISION

$50 & ROSETTE

DIVISION 62 | CREATIVE WRITING

Entry Fee - $5.00

Arts & Crafts (Junior)

COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS



MARIN COUNTY FAIR | FAIR OFFICE

10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903

WEBSITE

www.marinfair.org

EMAIL

fairexhibits@marincounty.org

REGULAR OFFICE HOURS

Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm

FAIR OFFICE HOURS

July 3 (Wednesday) to July 7 (Sunday): 8:00am to 8:00pm

MARIN COUNTY FAIR HOURS

July 3 (Wednesday) to July 7 (Sunday): 11:00am to 11:00pm


COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS STAFF


ARTS & CRAFTS (JUNIOR)


COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS MANAGER

Drew Patterson

ONLINE SUBMISSIONS COORDINATOR

Carole Sanders


COMPETITION CALENDAR


Please refer to the Competitive Exhibits Calendar on www.marinfair.org for all dates and times.


FAIR CONTACT INFORMATION


Local and State Rules govern this competition.

  1. ELIGIBILITY - Open to California competitors ages 5 - 18.

    1. Works of art previously shown at the Marin County Fair are not eligible.

    2. Entries must be the original design/current work of the artist, created within the last two years.

      ENTRY INFORMATION

  2. ENTRY FEES - $2.00 per Entry | $4.00 per Entry - For The Birds | Free for Coloring Contest

    1. Fees are NON-refundable.

    2. Admission ticket not included.

  3. ENTRY LIMIT - One Entry PER Exhibitor PER Class (Unless otherwise specified)

    1. The same entry may not be entered in more than one class or division.

  4. IDENTIFICATION - Entries MUST BE CLEARLY MARKED with Title, Exhibitor Name, Division/Class# on the back of the entry.

  5. ENTRY REMOVAL - Accepted works shall not be removed from exhibition until the Fair closes.

  6. ENTRY RELEASE - Entries must be picked up on release day. Entries will only be released by presenting your claim check, personal identification, or a signed letter of authorization from the exhibitor.

    ENTRY SUBMISSION

  7. Be sure to enter the appropriate division for your age. Specific rules can be found under the Division headings.

    SALES

  8. Indicate sale price or not for sale (N.F.S.) during Registration. The Fair will retain a 25% commission. Sales will be handled through the Fair Office. Artists will be paid by check approximately six weeks following the Fair. Please note: Sales Price may not be changed after Registration is submitted. Under

    $600 you will receive a check (minus the 25% commission). Over $600 total (across all sold art) you must register as a vendor with the County.

    PUBLICITY

  9. The Marin County Fair reserves the right to photograph any work in the exhibition for educational, catalog, website, or publicity purposes.

    LIABILITY

  10. The County of Marin, Marin County Fair, and/or its contractors will not be responsible for loss or damage which may occur from any cause. Any entries received damaged will not be juried.

  11. Work held more than 5-days after Release Date is Fair property and may be sold/donated to offset storage costs.

DEPARTMENT RULES & REGULATIONS


APPEARANCE

How does it look?

25%

WORKMANSHIP

The overall presentation and neatness of the piece.

25%

ORIGINALITY

Design and creativity of the piece.

25%

HARMONY

How color and materials were utilized.

25%

TOTAL:

100%


DIVISIONS 311 - 314 | JUNIOR ARTS & CRAFTS

Entry Fee - $2.00 per entry

Entries must follow these guidelines:

  • 1 Entry PER Exhibitor PER Class

  • Entries may not exceed 48” in any direction.

  • Entries may be matted or framed.

DIVISION 311 | AGES 5 - 8

DIVISION 312 | AGES 9 - 12

CLASSES (Submission Categories)

TWO DIMENSIONAL (2D Specific Classes)


DIVISION 313 | AGES 13 - 15

DIVISION 314 | AGES 16 - 18

  1. Collage

  2. Drawing | Felt pen, pencils, charcoal, chalk, crayon, scratch art, etc.

  3. Painting | Acrylic, oil, watercolor, tempera, finger painting, Asian brush, etc.

  4. Printmaking - Any Type | citrus, vegetable, stamp, woodcuts, linoleum, etc.

  5. Digital Art | Art created with a computer

  6. Self-Portrait - Painting, Drawing or Any Combination | You may include a snapshot of yourself with your original self-portrait.

  7. Tangle Art | Black & White or Color

    TWO OR THREE DIMENSIONAL

  8. Mixed Media - Any Combination

  9. Recycled Art | Art created from any recycled objects

  10. Special Category – Make a Splash!| Celebrating the 2024 Marin County Fair theme, Make a Splash!

    Any two-dimensional or three-dimensional work of art that includes your interpretation of the theme.

    THREE DIMENSIONAL (3D Specific Classes)

  11. Ceramics

  12. Sculpture | Wood, metal, paper maché, or any other medium

    SCORECARD

AWARDS | DANISH SYSTEM | JUNIOR ARTS & CRAFTS

Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


FIRST PLACE

RIBBON

BEST OF DIVISION (PER AGE GROUP)

$5 & ROSETTE

SECOND PLACE

RIBBON

BEST OF THEME (PER AGE GROUP)

$5 & ROSETTE

THIRD PLACE

RIBBON

BEST OF SHOW - MOST OUTSTANDING ENTRY IN JUNIOR CRAFTS

$50 & ROSETTE

HONORABLE MENTION

RIBBON


DIVISION 317 | COLORING CONTEST

Entry Fee - FREE

Entries must follow these guidelines:

    • Download a copy of the artwork at marinfair.org, or collect a themed Coloring Form from the Fair Office starting in April. Fair Theme – MAKE A SPLASH!

    • Pictures will be judged on originality, and appearance.

      • Entries may be mounted on stiff paper with a 2” border.

      • Any combination of paint, crayons, markers, and glued on or applied material (glitter, sequins, etc.) may be used.

CLASSES (Submission Categories)

  1. AGES 5 - 8

  2. AGES 9 - 12

  3. AGES 13 - 15



    AWARDS | DANISH SYSTEM | COLORING CONTEST

    Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


    FIRST PLACE

    RIBBON

    BEST OF CLASS (PER AGE GROUP)

    $10 & ROSETTE

    SECOND PLACE

    RIBBON



    THIRD PLACE

    RIBBON



    HONORABLE MENTION

    RIBBON




    Entries must follow these guidelines:

    • Decorate a clean gourd of any size or shape. Remove surface dirt and membrane from gourd.

    • Any combination of techniques may be used such as beading, weaving, mosaic, inlay, coloring (paint,

      stain, or dye), carving, woodburning, and decoupage.

    • Any combination of applied materials may be used such as beads, flowers, pebbles, pine needles, seeds, and grains.

    • You can pick up a Gourd at the Fair Office starting in April.

CLASSES (Submission Categories)

  1. AGES 5-18



AWARDS | DANISH SYSTEM | GOURD ART

Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


FIRST PLACE

RIBBON

SECOND PLACE

RIBBON

THIRD PLACE

RIBBON

HONORABLE MENTION

RIBBON

DIVISION 321 | GOURD ART

Entry Fee - $2.00 per entry

DIVISION 322 | FOR THE BIRDS - JUNIOR

Entry Fee - $4.00

CLASSES (Submission Categories)

AGES 5 - 8

  1. Birdhouse | Handmade and/or Decorated by Exhibitor

  2. Birdfeeder | Handmade by exhibitor

  3. Bird Cage | Handmade and/or Decorated by Exhibitor

  4. Fair Theme – Make a Splash! with a Birdbath | Handmade by Exhibitor

    AGES 9 - 12

  5. Birdhouse | Handmade and/or Decorated by Exhibitor

  6. Birdfeeder | Handmade by exhibitor

  7. Bird Cage | Handmade and/or Decorated by Exhibitor

  8. Fair Theme – Make a Splash! with a Birdbath | Handmade by Exhibitor

    AGES 13 - 15

  9. Birdhouse | Handmade and/or Decorated by Exhibitor

  10. Birdfeeder | Handmade by exhibitor

  11. Bird Cage | Handmade and/or Decorated by Exhibitor

  12. Fair Theme – Make a Splash! with a Birdbath | Handmade by Exhibitor

    AGES 16 - 18

  13. Birdhouse | Handmade and/or Decorated by Exhibitor

  14. Birdfeeder | Handmade by exhibitor

  15. Bird Cage | Handmade and/or Decorated Exhibitor

  16. Fair Theme – Make a Splash! with a Birdbath | Handmade by Exhibitor


    AWARDS | AMERICAN SYSTEM | FOR THE BIRDS

    Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


    FIRST PLACE

    $10 & RIBBON

    BEST IN DIVISION

    $10 & RIBBON

    SECOND PLACE

    $8 & RIBBON



    THIRD PLACE

    $5 & RIBBON



    HONORABLE MENTION

    RIBBON




    DIVISION 323 | INTERLOCKING BUILDING BLOCKS

    Entry Fee - $2.00 per entry

Entries must follow these guidelines:

    • Use interlocking building blocks to construct a model (Legos, K’NEX, Lincoln Logs, or Tinker Toys.)

    • Entries must be securely mounted on a cardboard or wood base not over 26 x 26 inches maximum.

      • A Plexiglas cover is recommended, but not required.

    • Fair will not be held responsible for missing parts or pieces.

CLASSES (Submission Categories)

  1. AGES 5 - 8

  2. AGES 9 - 12

  3. AGES 13 - 15

  4. AGES 16 - 18



    AWARDS | DANISH SYSTEM | INTERLOCKING BUILDING BLOCKS

    Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


    FIRST PLACE

    RIBBON

    BEST OF CLASS

    $10 & ROSETTE

    SECOND PLACE

    RIBBON

    BEST OF DIVISION

    $25 & ROSETTE

    THIRD PLACE

    RIBBON



    HONORABLE MENTION

    RIBBON



    DIVISION 324 | JEWELRY

    Entry Fee - $2.00 per entry

Entries must follow these guidelines:

    • Each exhibitor may enter 2 separate Entries such as a bracelet, anklet, ring, necklace, and ear cuff.

    • Entries with multiple pieces such as a Pair of Earrings or set of pieces meant to be worn together will

be judged as a single entry and must be labeled as such.

CLASSES (Submission Categories)

  1. AGES 5 - 8

  2. AGES 9 - 12

  3. AGES 13 - 15

  4. AGES 16 - 18



    AWARDS | DANISH SYSTEM | JEWELRY

    Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


    FIRST PLACE

    RIBBON

    BEST OF DIVISION

    $10 & ROSETTE

    SECOND PLACE

    RIBBON



    THIRD PLACE

    RIBBON



    HONORABLE MENTION

    RIBBON



    DIVISION 325 | MASKS

    Entry Fee - $2.00 per entry

Entries must follow these guidelines:

    • Masks to be made of materials of your choice such as paper maché, ceramic, and recycled objects.

CLASSES (Submission Categories)

  1. AGES 5 - 8

  2. AGES 9 - 12

  3. AGES 13 - 15

  4. AGES 16 - 18



AWARDS | DANISH SYSTEM | MASKS

Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


FIRST PLACE

RIBBON

BEST OF DIVISION

$20 & ROSETTE

SECOND PLACE

RIBBON



THIRD PLACE

RIBBON



HONORABLE MENTION

RIBBON



DIVISION 326 | MISCELLANEOUS CRAFTS

Entry Fee - $2.00 per entry

CLASSES (Submission Categories)


  1. Beadwork

  2. Bookmark Art

  3. Button Art

  4. Costumes | Original or inspired by other media

  5. Creatures | Original or inspired by other media

  6. Glass | Stained, Fused, Slumped, Lampworked, etc.

  7. Hand-Made Paper

  8. Leathercraft

  9. Metal Art

  10. Models | Original design or inspired by other media

  11. Models | Other

  12. Mosaics

  13. Paper Art | Handmade cards, papel picado, etc.

  14. Pipe Cleaner Art

  15. Scrapbooking | Family, Vacation, School, Special Occasion, etc.

  16. Sculpey/Fimo Art | Oven-Baked Clay

  17. Stenciling

  18. Toothpick Art

  19. Woodburning

  20. Any other Miscellaneous Craft | Specify



    AWARDS | DANISH SYSTEM | GENERAL CRAFTS

    Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


    FIRST PLACE

    RIBBON

    SECOND PLACE

    RIBBON

    THIRD PLACE

    RIBBON

    HONORABLE MENTION

    RIBBON

    SPECIAL AWARDS


    BEST OF DIVISION (UP TO 4 MAY BE AWARDED)

    $10 & ROSETTE


    Entries must follow these guidelines:

    • Recycle any material to make a new functional or decorative item such as recycled wood furniture, recycled plastic bottle bird feeder, recycled paper greeting cards, etc.

    • Any combination of material may be used, (fabric, styrofoam, plastic, wood, etc.) be creative!

CLASSES (Submission Categories)

  1. AGES 5 - 8

  2. AGES 9 - 12

  3. AGES 13 - 15

  4. AGES 16 - 18



    AWARDS | DANISH SYSTEM | FROM TRASH TO TREASURE

    Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


    FIRST PLACE

    RIBBON

    SECOND PLACE

    RIBBON

    THIRD PLACE

    RIBBON

    HONORABLE MENTION

    RIBBON

    SPECIAL AWARDS


    BEST OF DIVISION

    $15 & ROSETTE

    DIVISION 334 | FROM TRASH TO TREASURE

    Entry Fee - $2.00 per entry

DIVISION 336 | STUDENT ART & PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIOS

Entry Fee - $2.00 per entry

Entries must follow these guidelines:

    • Division open to all High School students who have recently completed their Junior or Senior year of High School.

    • Each Entry consists of 5 pieces of art, or 5 high-quality 8”x10” photos, that were completed during the student’s Junior or Senior school year.

    • Any combination of 5 pieces of artwork may be entered.

      • Example: 1 Sculpture & 4 Paintings

      • Example: 5 Photographs

      • Example: 2 Paintings, 1 Drawing, 1 Ceramic Piece, & 1 Sculpture

    • Please submit a brief typed description (printed on one 8” x 11” page) with your Entry about your artwork and your artistic aspirations.

      • Description will be displayed - must be matted or framed and ready to hang.

CLASSES (Submission Categories)

  1. Student Portfolio – 2D Art and/or Photography | Any combination of five (5) pieces.

  2. Student Portfolio – 3D Art | Any combination of five (5) pieces.


    AWARDS | AMERICAN SYSTEM | STUDENT ART & PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIOS

    Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


    FIRST PLACE

    $100 & ROSETTE

    SECOND PLACE

    $50 & ROSETTE

    THIRD PLACE

    RIBBON

    HONORABLE MENTION

    RIBBON


    SPECIAL AWARDS


    BEST OF DIVISION (UP TO 4 MAY BE AWARDED)

    $10 & ROSETTE

    DIVISION 340 | JUNIOR PHOTOGRAPHY

    Entry Fee - $2.00 per entry

Entries must follow these guidelines:

    • Be sure to enter the appropriate division for your age.

    • ENTRY LIMIT - 5 Prints per exhibitor

      • The same image may NOT be entered in more than one class or division.

    • Prints may be framed or unframed.

      • Framed prints must be framed with screw eyes or D-ring hangers with braided wire. NO clip

        frames or table frames.

      • Unframed Prints must be mounted on mount-board or foam core which cannot be larger than the Print or the board size of 16” x 20”.

      • Prints may be matted. Any color mat board is acceptable.

    • Film processing and printing may be done commercially.

    • Individual print only. No photo series.

    • Photos may be taken with any device (camera, mobile phone, field glasses, GoPro, drone camera, etc.)


DIVISION 340 | JUNIOR PHOTOGRAPHY | SCORECARD


IMPACT

Effect on the viewer-storytelling quality. Catches the eye, holds the attention.

35%


COMPOSITION

Arrangement of elements – Contains all necessary elements. Contains few or no distracting or unnecessary elements. All elements are arranged to tell the story and lead the eye into the picture.


35%

TECHNICAL QUALITY

Photograph is clear & sharp & shows details in areas where appropriate.

20%

WORKMANSHIP

Picture is mounted neatly and securely, as required.

10%

TOTAL:

100%

CLASSES (Submission Categories)

  1. AGES 5 - 8 | Black & White or Monochrome Print

  2. AGES 5 - 8 | Color Print

  3. AGES 9 - 12 | Black & White or Monochrome Print

  4. AGES 9 - 12 | Color Print

  5. AGES 13 - 15 | Black & White or Monochrome Print

  6. AGES 13 - 15 | Color Print

  7. AGES 16 - 18 | Black & White or Monochrome Print

  8. AGES 16 - 18 | Color Print

    SPECIAL CLASSES*

  9. AGES 13 - 18 | Self-Developed Print | Must be hand-developed from film by exhibitor

  10. AGES 13 - 18 | Creative/Manipulated Print | Polaroid transfer, hand colored, digitally altered, collage, series, etc. (Max. size 16” x 20”)

  11. AGES 5 - 18 | Special Category – Make a Splash! | Celebrating the 2024 Marin County Fair theme. Any photo that includes your interpretation of the theme.

*High school Juniors & Seniors may also enter Photography Portfolios in Division 336 in Junior Arts.



AWARDS | DANISH SYSTEM | PHOTOGRAPHY

Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


FIRST PLACE

ROSETTE

SECOND PLACE

RIBBON

THIRD PLACE

RIBBON

HONORABLE MENTION

RIBBON


$20 & ROSETTE

BEST OF CLASS (EACH AGE GROUP)

SPECIAL AWARDS


Creative Writing (Junior)

COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS


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MARIN COUNTY FAIR | FAIR OFFICE

10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903

WEBSITE

www.marinfair.org

EMAIL

fairexhibits@marincounty.org

REGULAR OFFICE HOURS

Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm

FAIR OFFICE HOURS

July 3 (Wednesday) to July 7 (Sunday): 8:00am to 8:00pm

MARIN COUNTY FAIR HOURS

July 3 (Wednesday) to July 7 (Sunday): 11:00am to 11:00pm


COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS STAFF


CREATIVE WRITING (JUNIOR)


COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS MANAGER

Drew Patterson

DEPARTMENT MANAGER

Francesca Ball & Gabriella Calicchio

ONLINE SUBMISSIONS COORDINATOR

Carole Sanders


COMPETITION CALENDAR


Please refer to the Competitive Exhibits Calendar on www.marinfair.org for all dates and times.

FAIR CONTACT INFORMATION


Local and State Rules govern this competition.

  1. ELIGIBILITY - California Exhibitors ages 5-18.

    1. Writings previously shown at the Marin County Fair are not eligible.

    2. All Entries must be the original content and current work of the writer and created within the last two years.

      ENTRY INFORMATION

  2. ENTRY FEES - Free

  3. ENTRY LIMIT - 2 Entries PER Exhibitor PER Class

    1. The same entry may not be entered in more than one class or division.

  4. IDENTIFICATION - Entries MUST BE CLEARLY MARKED with Title, Exhibitor Name, Division/Class# on the back of the entry.

  5. ENTRY REMOVAL - Accepted works shall not be removed from exhibition until the Fair closes.

  6. ENTRY RELEASE - Entries must be picked up on release day. Entries will only be released by presenting your claim check, personal identification, or a signed letter of authorization from the exhibitor.

    1. For teachers picking-up entries for a student(s) or class of students, please notify a member of Fair Staff during delivery.

      COMPETITION RULES

  7. Entries must either be neatly mounted with a MAXIMUM SIZE of 9” x 11.5” or submitted in a folder.

    1. Folders may or may not be included in the displays.

  8. Entries may NOT be marked with grades or comments by teachers.

  9. SUBMISSIONS BY TEACHERS: Entries submitted by teachers on behalf of their student(s) or class of students should also include the teacher’s name and the name of the school on the back of entries.

    1. A Group Entry Form is to be completed by the teacher (in place of individual Entry Forms per student). Please contact fairexhibits@marincounty.org for more information on Group Entry.

      PUBLICITY

  10. The Marin County Fair reserves the right to photograph any work in the exhibition for educational, catalog, website, or publicity purposes.

    LIABILITY

  11. The County of Marin, Marin County Fair, and/or its contractors will not be responsible for loss or damage which may occur from any cause. Any entries received damaged will not be juried.

  12. Work held more than 5-days after Release Date is Fair property and may be sold/donated to offset storage costs.

DEPARTMENT RULES & REGULATIONS


ORIGINALITY

25%

FORM

25%

STRUCTURE

25%

NEATNESS

25%

TOTAL:

100%


DIVISIONS 355 - 358 | CREATIVE WRITING

Entry Fee - FREE

DIVISION 355 | AGES 5 - 8

DIVISION 356 | AGES 9 - 12

DIVISION 357 | AGES 13 - 15

DIVISION 358 | AGES 16 - 18

CLASSES (Submission Categories)

  1. Write a Poem, Essay, or Short Story about a Body of Water | Body of water may be as tiny as a teardrop or as vast as an ocean.

  2. Write a Poem in the voice of an Inanimate Object | The Poem should reveal its function and place in the world.

  3. Write a Haiku about Summer | Needs to refer to Summer in some way.

  4. If your Pet were a Person | Describe who they'd be in a poem or a paragraph.

  5. Write a Poem, Essay, or Short Story centered on one of the water's Three Possible States | States include Ice, vapor, and/or liquid.



AWARDS | DANISH SYSTEM | CREATIVE WRITING

Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


FIRST PLACE

RIBBON

HONORABLE MENTION

RIBBON

SECOND PLACE

RIBBON

BEST OF CLASS

ROSETTE

THIRD PLACE

RIBBON



SCORECARD

Horse Show

COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS

SPECIAL ONE-DAY CONTEST | Saturday, July 6, 2024



MARIN COUNTY FAIR | FAIR OFFICE

10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903

WEBSITE

www.marinfair.org

EMAIL

fairexhibits@marincounty.org

REGULAR OFFICE HOURS

Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm

FAIR OFFICE HOURS

July 3 (Wednesday) to July 7 (Sunday): 8:00am to 8:00pm

MARIN COUNTY FAIR HOURS

July 3 (Wednesday) to July 7 (Sunday): 11:00am to 11:00pm


COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS STAFF


HORSE SHOW


COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS MANAGER

Drew Patterson

ONLINE SUBMISSIONS COORDINATOR

Carole Sanders

DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR

Peebee VandenToorn


COMPETITION CALENDAR


Please refer to the Competitive Exhibits Calendar on www.marinfair.org for all dates and times.


FAIR CONTACT INFORMATION


Local and State Rules govern this competition in addition to local 4-H rules and AHSA rules.

  1. ELIGIBILITY - Open to all California 4-H and FFA members (in good standing), and independent Junior and Adult Competitors from California.

    1. Competitors must be ages 9 & older by January 1, 2024.

      1. Exception: Junior Exhibitors participating in Open Lead Line may be as young as 5 years old by January 1, 2024.

        ENTRY INFORMATION

  2. ENTRY FEES - $5.00 per Exhibitor. $5 per Class.

    1. Fees are NON-refundable.

    2. One (1) Fair Admission ticket + Parking is included.

  3. REQUIRED FORMS & ADDITIONAL FEES - Due in order to participate. All forms can be emailed to fairexhibits@marincounty.org and check payment should be mailed to the Marin County Fair - Fair Office (Attn: Horse Show) at 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903.

    1. Insurance Fee - $15.00 per Exhibitor.

      1. Fees are NON-refundable.

      2. 4-H & Pony Club Members covered by their own insurance must complete a Horse Show Waiver of Liability Form.

      3. Independent Junior and Adult Exhibitors shall provide insurance coverage as required by the Fair.

    2. Code of Ethics - Required for all Exhibitors regardless of age or competition division/class.

    3. Medical Release - Required for all Exhibitors regardless of age or competition division/class.

      COMPETITION RULES

  4. Horse Show Management reserves the right to cancel or combine classes after the entry deadline.

  5. SECTIONS - NO cross-entering between sections:

    1. Ages 9-11

    2. Ages 12-13

    3. Ages 14-18

    4. Pony

  6. HORSE SHARING - Horses may be shared between Exhibitors.

    1. Walk/Trot (Jog)

    2. Riders with Special Needs

    3. Adult (19 & Older)

      1. A shared Horse may be ridden in more than one section.

      2. The Exhibitor/Rider may not enter more than one section.

      3. Riders may not cross-over lead line and off line.

  7. Stallions are NOT permitted to be shown.

  8. SPECIFIC CLASS RULES - For specific Division Rules, please refer to Division(s) in the following pages.

    1. Pony Classes are open to any Horse or Pony that is 14.2H or less (based on the height of the animal, not the age of the Exhibitor).

    2. Walk/Trot Classes are open to beginner riders.

    3. Walk/Trot Class Exhibitors/Riders may NOT cross-enter into NON-Walk/Trot Classes.

    4. “First-year Riders” is defined as Exhibitors who have NOT competed in the Horse Show previously.

  9. JUDGING - The American System of Judging applies.

    DEPARTMENT RULES & REGULATIONS

    1. The judge’s decision is final.

  1. HEALTH & SAFETY -

    1. When mounted, a properly fitted ASTM-SEI Equestrian Helmet must be worn at all times.

    2. All Junior Exhibitors must be supervised at all times by an adult.

    3. There will not be an on-site veterinarian present.

  2. APPAREL REGULATIONS -

    1. English - Apparel for English Riding Classes to include shirt, breeches, knee boots or jodhpurs with jodhpur boots, ASTM-SEI equestrian helmet, English type coat, tie, or choker suitable for English attire, belt (crop and unrowled spurs optional).

    2. Dressage - Apparel for Dressage Riding Classes should mirror that of English (see Rule 10a).


      PUBLICITY

  3. The Marin County Fair reserves the right to photograph any entries for educational, catalog, website, or publicity purposes.

    LIABILITY

  4. The County of Marin, Marin County Fair, and/or its contractors will not be responsible for loss or damage which may occur from any cause.






















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AWARDS | AMERICAN SYSTEM | OPEN ENGLISH SHOW

Offered at the Discretion of the Judges


FIRST PLACE

$20 & ROSETTE

SECOND PLACE

$10 & ROSETTE

THIRD PLACE

$5 & ROSETTE

FOURTH PLACE

ROSETTE

FIFTH PLACE

ROSETTE

SPECIAL AWARDS | OPEN ENGLISH SHOW

Offered at the discretion of the Judges


SHOWMANSHIP WINNER - PER CLASS (9-12)

SILVER BUCKLE

High Point Awards

HIGH POINT CHAMPION - EACH SECTION

$30 & ROSETTE

RESERVE HIGH POINT CHAMPION - EACH SECTION

$15 & ROSETTE

Sheep Dog Trials

COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS

SPECIAL ONE-DAY CONTEST | Sunday, July 7, 2024



MARIN COUNTY FAIR | FAIR OFFICE

10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903

WEBSITE

www.marinfair.org

EMAIL

fairexhibits@marincounty.org

REGULAR OFFICE HOURS

Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm

FAIR OFFICE HOURS

July 3 (Wednesday) to July 7 (Sunday): 8:00am to 8:00pm

MARIN COUNTY FAIR HOURS

July 3 (Wednesday) to July 7 (Sunday): 11:00am to 11:00pm


COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS STAFF


SHEEP DOG TRIALS


COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS MANAGER

Drew Patterson

ONLINE SUBMISSIONS COORDINATOR

Carole Sanders

DEPARTMENT MANAGER

Redwood Empire Sheep Dog Association


COMPETITION CALENDAR


Please refer to the Competitive Exhibits Calendar on www.marinfair.org for all dates and times.


FAIR CONTACT INFORMATION


Local, State, and Redwood Empire Sheep Dog Association Rules govern this competition

  1. ELIGIBILITY - Open to all California Residents.

    ENTRY INFORMATION

  2. ENTRY FEES - $25 per Dog

    1. Fees are NON-refundable.

    2. Entry Fee includes ONE Admission/Parking Credential (Ticket) which will be available for pick-up from the Fair Office or mailed by June 15, 2024.

  3. REGISTRATION - Include dog(s)’s name(s) on registration.

  4. ENTRY LIMIT - 2 dogs per owner.

  5. ENTRY CAPACITY - A maximum of 30 dogs may be entered.

    PUBLICITY

  6. The Marin County Fair reserves the right to photograph any entries and/or competitions for educational, catalog, website, or publicity purposes.

    LIABILITY

  7. The County of Marin, Marin County Fair, and/or its contractors will not be responsible for loss or damage which may occur from any cause.


DIVISION 550 | SHEEP DOG TRIALS

Entry Fee - $25.00 per Dog

CLASSES (Submission Categories)

  1. Sheep Dog Trials



AWARDS | AMERICAN SYSTEM | SHEEP DOG TRIALS

Offered at the Discretion of the Judges


FIRST PLACE

$200 & ROSETTE

BEST OF SHOW

ROSETTE & TROPHY

SECOND PLACE

$125 & ROSETTE



THIRD PLACE

$75 & ROSETTE



FOURTH PLACE

$50 & ROSETTE



FIFTH PLACE

$25 & ROSETTE



DEPARTMENT RULES & REGULATIONS

Poultry Education (Junior)

COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS | BARNYARD



MARIN COUNTY FAIR | FAIR OFFICE

10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903

WEBSITE

www.marinfair.org

EMAIL

fairexhibits@marincounty.org

REGULAR OFFICE HOURS

Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm

FAIR OFFICE HOURS

July 3 (Wednesday) to July 7 (Sunday): 8:00am to 8:00pm

MARIN COUNTY FAIR HOURS

July 3 (Wednesday) to July 7 (Sunday): 11:00am to 11:00pm


COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS | BARNYARD STAFF


POULTRY EDUCATION (JUNIOR)


COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS MANAGER

Drew Patterson

ONLINE SUBMISSIONS COORDINATOR

Carole Sanders

DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR

Caryl Hodges

FAIR CONTACT INFORMATION

COMPETITION CALENDAR

POULTRY EDUCATION (JUNIOR)


ENTRY FORM DUE

Competitors enter online at marinfair.org

SUNDAY, JUNE 30 BY 11:59PM

DROP OFF POULTRY EDUCATION SNAPSHOTS

The Fur & Feathers Tent in the Barnyard

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3 8:00AM-10:00AM

MANDATORY MEETING FOR EXHIBITORS & PARENTS/GUARDIANS

The Fur & Feathers Tent in the Barnyard

FRIDAY, JULY 5 10:00AM-10:30AM

SHOWMANSHIP

Showmanship in Novice, Primary, Junior, & Senior.

FRIDAY, JULY 5 AT 11:30AM

JUDGING POULTRY EDUCATION SNAPSHOTS

The Fur & Feathers Tent in the Barnyard, after Showmanship.

FRIDAY, JULY 5 AT 1:00PM

AWARDS CEREMONY

The Fur & Feathers Tent in the Barnyard

SUNDAY, JULY 7 AT 4:00PM

SNAPSHOTS PICK-UP

ALL artwork MUST BE OUT by 7:00pm.

THURSDAY, JULY 4 5:00PM-7:00PM


Local and State Rules govern this competition.

  1. ELIGIBILITY - Open to all California youth competitors (both 4-H and non-4-H) ages 5 - 18.

    ENTRY INFORMATION

  2. ENTRY FEES - $2.00 per Entry for Poultry Education Snapshots | Free per Entry for Showmanship

    1. Fees are NON-refundable.

  3. ENTRY REMOVAL - Entries shall not be removed from exhibition until the Fair closes.

  4. ENTRY RELEASE - Entries must be picked up on release day. Entries will only be released by presenting your claim check, personal identification, or a signed letter of authorization from the exhibitor.

    CREDENTIALING FEES & RULES

  5. CREDENTIALING FEES - Each Exhibitor will be issued one admission pass and one combined admission & parking credential for a parent and/or guardian.

  6. CREDENTIALING RULES - Exhibitors, Parents, Guardians, or Volunteers who have been found giving away their Credentials will be sanctioned with revoked privileges and cash prizes withheld.

    PUBLICITY

  7. The Marin County Fair reserves the right to photograph any exhibitor/animal/entry in the exhibition for educational, catalog, website, or publicity purposes.

    LIABILITY

  8. The County of Marin, Marin County Fair, and/or its contractors will not be responsible for loss or damage which may occur from any cause. Any entries received damaged will not be juried.

  9. Work held more than 5-days after Release Date is Fair property and may be sold/donated to offset storage costs.


POINTS

AWARDS

POINTS

FIRST PLACE

5

SECOND PLACE

4

THIRD PLACE

3

BEST OF CLASS

10

BEST OF SHOW

15

Points are based on Placings in Showmanship.

DEPARTMENT RULES & REGULATIONS


*Replica stuffed poultry toys will be provided for the poultry showmanship competition.

Entries must follow these guidelines:

  • Exhibitor age as of June 1, 2024.

CLASSES (Submission Categories)

  1. Novice* Showmanship | Any age

  2. Primary Showmanship | Ages 5 - 8

  3. Junior Showmanship | Ages 9 -12

  4. Senior Showmanship | Ages 13 - 18

    *A Novice is an Exhibitor who has never competed in a Poultry Showmanship contest (regardless of age).



    AWARDS | AMERICAN SYSTEM | POULTRY SHOWMANSHIP

    Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


    FIRST PLACE

    RIBBON

    FOURTH PLACE

    RIBBON

    SECOND PLACE

    RIBBON

    FIFTH PLACE

    RIBBON

    THIRD PLACE

    RIBBON



    Please Note - 1st and 2nd place winners from the Junior and Senior Showmanship Classes are invited to compete in the Round Robin Showmanship Contest on Saturday, July 6.

    DIVISION 631 | POULTRY SHOWMANSHIP*

    Entry Fee - FREE

DIVISION 640 | POULTRY EDUCATION SNAPSHOTS

Entry Fee - $2.00

Entries must follow these guidelines:

    • ENTRY LIMIT - 5 Prints per exhibitor

      • The same image may NOT be entered in more than one class or division.

    • Prints may be framed or unframed.

      • Unframed Prints must be mounted on mount-board or foam core which cannot be larger than

        the Print or the board size of 16” x 20”.

      • Prints may be matted. Any color mat board is acceptable.

    • Film processing and printing may be done commercially.

    • Individual print only. No photo series. (Exception: a series or collage may be entered in Class 9 if

      framed as one item, 16” x 20” maximum.).

    • Photos may be taken with any device (camera, mobile phone, field glasses, GoPro, drone camera, etc.)

CLASSES (Submission Categories)

  1. Single Portrait | Chicken, duck, goose, quail or other bird

  2. Portrait of 2 or more | Chickens, duck, geese, or other birds

  3. A day in the life of my… |Chicken, duck, goose, quail or other bird

  4. Selfie: Me and my… | Chicken, duck, goose, quail or other bird


AWARDS | AMERICAN SYSTEM | POULTRY EDUCATION

Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


FIRST PLACE

$10 & RIBBON

FOURTH PLACE

RIBBON

SECOND PLACE

$5 & RIBBON

FIFTH PLACE

RIBBON

THIRD PLACE

RIBBON



Rabbits (Junior)

COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS | BARNYARD



MARIN COUNTY FAIR | FAIR OFFICE

10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903

WEBSITE

www.marinfair.org

EMAIL

fairexhibits@marincounty.org

REGULAR OFFICE HOURS

Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm

FAIR OFFICE HOURS

July 3 (Wednesday) to July 7 (Sunday): 8:00am to 8:00pm

MARIN COUNTY FAIR HOURS

July 3 (Wednesday) to July 7 (Sunday): 11:00am to 11:00pm


COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS | BARNYARD STAFF


RABBITS (JUNIOR)


COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS MANAGER

Drew Patterson

ONLINE SUBMISSIONS COORDINATOR

Carole Sanders

DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR

Caryl Hodges

FAIR CONTACT INFORMATION

COMPETITION CALENDAR

RABBITS (JUNIOR)


ENTRY FORM DUE

Competitors enter online at marinfair.org

SUNDAY, JUNE 30 BY 11:59PM

COOP-IN (ARRIVAL & CHECK-IN)

The Fur & Feathers Tent in the Barnyard

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3 8:00AM-9:00AM

MANDATORY MEETING FOR EXHIBITORS & PARENTS/GUARDIANS

The Fur & Feathers Tent in the Barnyard

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3 10:00AM-10:30AM

SHOWMANSHIP

Showmanship in Novice, Primary, Junior, & Senior.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3 AT 11:30AM

BREED JUDGING

The Fur & Feathers Tent in the Barnyard, after Showmanship.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3 AT 1:00PM

AWARDS CEREMONY

The Fur & Feathers Tent in the Barnyard

SUNDAY, JULY 7 AT 4:00PM

CAGE CLEANING

Immediately following the Award Ceremony.

ANIMAL COOP-OUT

Coop-out begins at 5:00pm. ALL animals MUST BE OUT by 7:00pm.


SUNDAY, JULY 7 5:00PM-7:00PM


Local and State Rules govern this competition.

  1. ELIGIBILITY - Open to all California youth competitors (both 4-H and non-4-H) ages 5 - 18.

    ENTRY INFORMATION

  2. ENTRY FEES - $5.00 per Rabbit | $7.00 per Meat Pen | Free for Showmanship & Fur

    1. Fees are NON-refundable.

    2. Fees INCLUDE: Food, water, and care of animal(s).

  3. ENTRY LIMIT - 3 Rabbits PER class, PER division

    1. NOT to exceed 12 Animals per Exhibitor & 2 Meat Pen per Exhibitor

  4. ENTRY IDENTIFICATION - All animals must be identified by permanent tattoo number conforming with the number listed on entry form.

  5. COOP-IN - Please arrive between 8:00am and 9:00am on Wednesday, July 3.

  6. REQUIRED MEETING - Mandatory meeting for Exhibitors and their parents will be held on Wednesday, July 3 at 10:00am in the Fur & Feathers Tent. All purchased wristbands will be distributed at this meeting.

    CREDENTIALING FEES & RULES

  7. CREDENTIALING FEES - $15.00 per Exhibitor (Wristbands are for Exhibitors ONLY)

    1. $20.00 fee for Wristband replacement if lost.

    2. Wristband fees are NON-refundable.

    3. Each Exhibitor should purchase a Barnyard Wristband which covers admission for the 5 days of the Fair.

  8. CREDENTIALING RULES

    1. Failure to Coop-in an animal will result in a forfeit of wristband.

    2. All Parents, Guardians, and/or Volunteers will receive one fair admission credential and one combined fair admission/parking credential based on the number of days on-site. One for Coop-in and one for Coop-out.

    3. Exhibitors, Parents, Guardians, or Volunteers who have been found giving away their Wristbands or Credentials will be sanctioned with revoked privileges and cash prizes withheld.

      ANIMAL ROOM & BOARD

  9. Display Cages will be provided by the Fair.

    1. All Exhibitors are expected to clean their cages before Rabbits are released on Sunday, July 7, beginning at 5:00pm.

  10. Food AND Water dishes will be provided by the Fair.

  11. Rabbits will be fed by Fair Staff when needed.

  12. During Coop-out, animals must be claimed and picked-up by the Competitor. Any other individual must have a signed letter of authorization from the Competitor.

  13. The Rabbit area has fans and air coolers.

    DEPARTMENT RULES & REGULATIONS

COMPETITION RULES

  1. Definition and judging procedures as prescribed in the latest edition of the Standard of the American Rabbit Breeders Association, Inc. Procedures shall apply to all District and County Fair rabbit shows, provided that they do not conflict with any rules and regulations prescribed by the Department of Food & Agriculture’s Fairs & Expositions Division.

  2. Competitors must have owned their Rabbit at least 30-days PRIOR to the Competitive Exhibits Entry DEADLINE.

  3. A Judge or Fair Management may remove any Rabbit from competition if it appears to be fatigued or out of condition.

    PUBLICITY

  4. The Marin County Fair reserves the right to photograph any exhibitor/animal/entry in the exhibition for educational, catalog, website, or publicity purposes.

    LIABILITY

  5. The County of Marin, Marin County Fair, and/or its contractors will not be responsible for loss or damage OR illness or death of a pet which may occur from any cause.


POINTS

Points are based on Placings in Breed Classes, Rabbits Judging, and Showmanship.


AWARDS

POINTS

AWARDS

POINTS

FIRST PLACE

5

BEST OF BREED (DIVISION)

4

SECOND PLACE

4

BEST FUR

4

THIRD PLACE

3

BEST OF SHOW

10



RESERVE BEST OF SHOW

8

DIVISIONS 700 - 704 | HEAVYWEIGHT BREEDS

Entry Fee - $5.00


DIVISION 700 | AMERICAN

DIVISION 701 | CALIFORNIAN

DIVISION 702 | CHAMPAGNE D’ARGENT

CLASSES (Submission Categories)

DIVISION 703 | NEW ZEALAND DIVISION 704 | ALL OTHER HEAVYWEIGHT BREEDS

  1. Senior Buck | 8 months of age & over

  2. Senior Doe | 8 months of age & over

  3. Intermediate Buck | 6 months of age & under 8 months

  4. Intermediate Doe | 6 months of age & under 8 months

  5. Junior Buck | Under 6 months of age

  6. Junior Doe | Under 6 months of age


DIVISIONS 705 - 716 | LIGHTWEIGHT BREEDS

Entry Fee - $5.00


DIVISION 705 | DUTCH DIVISION 706 | FLORIDA WHITE DIVISION 707 | HIMALAYAN DIVISION 708 | HOLLAND LOP DIVISION 709 | JERSEY WOOLEY DIVISION 710 | LIONHEAD: RECOGNIZED VARIETIES DIVISION 711 | LIONHEAD:

UNRECOGNIZED VARIETIES (Not eligible for Best of Breed)

CLASSES (Submission Categories)

  1. Senior Buck | 6 months of age & over

  2. Senior Doe | 6 months of age & over

  3. Junior Buck | Under 6 months of age

  4. Junior Doe | Under 6 months of age

DIVISION 712 | MINI LOP

DIVISION 713 | MINI REX

DIVISION 714 | NETHERLAND DWARF

DIVISION 715 | POLISH DIVISION 716 | ALL OTHER LIGHTWEIGHT BREEDS


DIVISION 717 | MIXED BREEDS

Entry Fee - $5.00

Mixed breeds are not eligible for Best of Show or Best Reserve.

CLASSES (Submission Categories)

  1. Bucks

  2. Does


CLASSES (Submission Categories)

  1. Normal - White

  2. Normal - Colored

  3. Lionhead

  4. Rex

  5. Satin

  6. Wool



AWARDS | AMERICAN SYSTEM | RABBITS | DIVISIONS 700-719

Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


FIRST PLACE

$10 & RIBBON

FOURTH PLACE

RIBBON

SECOND PLACE

$5 & RIBBON

FIFTH PLACE

RIBBON

THIRD PLACE

RIBBON




SPECIAL AWARDS


BEST RABBIT OF SHOW

$50 & ROSETTE

RESERVE RABBIT OF SHOW

$25 & ROSETTE

OUTSTANDING RABBIT EXHIBITOR

$50 & TROPHY

DIVISION 719 | FUR ANIMALS

Entry Fee - FREE

DIVISION 720 | MEAT PENS

Entry Fee - $7.00

Entry Limit - 2 Meat Pens per Exhibitor

CLASSES (Submission Categories)

  1. Meat Pen | Trio of 3 Rabbits - Same Breed, 3.5 pounds (minimum) to 5.5 pounds (maximum) each, under 70 days of age.


    SCORECARD | MEAT PENS (SPECIFICALLY)


    MEAT TYPE

    Type of Meat.

    40%

    CONDITION

    Condition of the flesh.

    30%

    UNIFORMITY

    Uniformity in body and weight.

    20%

    FUR

    Fur condition and look.

    10%

    TOTAL:

    100%



    AWARDS | AMERICAN SYSTEM | MEAT PENS

    Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


    FIRST PLACE

    $35 & RIBBON

    FOURTH PLACE

    RIBBON

    SECOND PLACE

    $25 & RIBBON

    FIFTH PLACE

    RIBBON

    THIRD PLACE

    $15 & RIBBON



    ROSETTE

BEST MEAT PEN OF SHOW

SPECIAL AWARDS | MEAT PENS


DIVISION 721 | RABBIT SHOWMANSHIP

Entry Fee - FREE

Entries must follow these guidelines:

    • Please include Showmanship on your Entry form/registration.

    • Rabbits used for Showmanship must be exhibited June 30 through July 4.

    • Exhibitors must have their Showmanship Rabbit entered in a Breed Class or Fur Class in order to

      compete.

    • Exhibitor age as of June 1, 2023.

CLASSES (Submission Categories)

  1. Novice* Showmanship | Any age

  2. Primary Showmanship | Ages 5 - 8

  3. Junior Showmanship | Ages 9 -12

  4. Senior Showmanship | Ages 13 - 18

*A Novice is an Exhibitor who has never competed in a Rabbit Showmanship contest (regardless of age).



AWARDS | AMERICAN SYSTEM | RABBIT SHOWMANSHIP

Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


FIRST PLACE*

RIBBON & TROPHY

FOURTH PLACE

RIBBON

SECOND PLACE*

RIBBON

FIFTH PLACE

RIBBON

THIRD PLACE

RIBBON



Please Note - 1st and 2nd place winners from the Junior and Senior Showmanship Classes are invited to compete in the Round Robin Showmanship Contest on Saturday, July 6.

Guinea Pigs (Junior)

COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS | BARNYARD

SPECIAL ONE-DAY CONTEST | JULY 4th



MARIN COUNTY FAIR | FAIR OFFICE

10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903

WEBSITE

www.marinfair.org

EMAIL

fairexhibits@marincounty.org

REGULAR OFFICE HOURS

Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm

FAIR OFFICE HOURS

July 3 (Wednesday) to July 7 (Sunday): 8:00am to 8:00pm

MARIN COUNTY FAIR HOURS

July 3 (Wednesday) to July 7 (Sunday): 11:00am to 11:00pm


COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS | BARNYARD STAFF


GUINEA PIGS (JUNIOR)


COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS MANAGER

Drew Patterson

ONLINE SUBMISSIONS COORDINATOR

Carole Sanders

DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR

Caryl Hodges

FAIR CONTACT INFORMATION

COMPETITION CALENDAR

GUINEA PIGS (JUNIOR)


ENTRY FORM DUE

Competitors enter online at marinfair.org

SUNDAY, JUNE 30 BY 11:59PM

COOP-IN (ARRIVAL & CHECK-IN)

The Fur & Feathers Tent in the Barnyard

THURSDAY, JULY 4 8:00AM-9:00AM

MANDATORY MEETING FOR EXHIBITORS & PARENTS/GUARDIANS

The Fur & Feathers Tent in the Barnyard

THURSDAY, JULY 4 10:00AM-10:30AM

SHOWMANSHIP

Showmanship in Novice, Primary, Junior, & Senior.

THURSDAY, JULY 4 AT 11:30AM

BREED JUDGING

The Fur & Feathers Tent in the Barnyard, after Showmanship.

THURSDAY, JULY 4 AT 11:30AM

AWARDS CEREMONY

The Fur & Feathers Tent in the Barnyard

THURSDAY, JULY 4 AT 4:30PM

ANIMAL COOP-OUT

Coop-out begins at 5:00pm. ALL animals MUST BE OUT by 7:00pm.

THURSDAY, JULY 4 5:00PM-7:00PM


  1. ELIGIBILITY - Open to all California youth competitors (both 4-H and non-4-H) ages 5 - 18.

    ENTRY INFORMATION

  2. ENTRY FEES - $4.00 per Cavy (Guinea Pig) | Free for Showmanship

    1. Fees are NON-refundable.

  3. ENTRY LIMIT - NONE

  4. COOP-IN - Please arrive between 8:00am and 9:00am on Thursday, July 4.

  5. REQUIRED MEETING - Mandatory meeting for Exhibitors and their parents will be held on Thursday, July 4 at 10:00am in the Fur & Feathers Tent.

    CREDENTIALING FEES & RULES

  6. CREDENTIALING FEES - Each Exhibitor will be issued one admission pass and one combined admission & parking credential for a parent and/or guardian.

  7. CREDENTIALING RULES - Exhibitors, Parents, Guardians, or Volunteers who have been found giving away their Credentials will be sanctioned with revoked privileges and cash prizes withheld.

    ANIMAL ROOM & BOARD

  8. Animals must be brought in their own cages.

    1. CAGE MUST HAVE SOLID WATERPROOF BOTTOM.

  9. Food AND Water must be provided in the cage for the animal(s).

  10. During Coop-out, Animals must be claimed and picked-up by the Competitor. Any other individual must have a signed letter of authorization from the Competitor.

  11. The Cavies (Guinea Pigs) area has fans and air coolers.

    COMPETITION RULES

  12. Definition and judging procedures as prescribed in the latest edition of the Guide Book & the Standard of the American Rabbit Breeders Association, Inc. Procedures shall apply to all District and County Fair cavy (Guinea Pigs) shows, provided that they do not conflict with any rules and regulations prescribed by the Department of Food & Agriculture’s Fairs & Expositions Division.

  13. Competitors must have owned their Cavy (Guinea Pig) at least 30-days PRIOR to the Competitive Exhibits Entry DEADLINE.

  14. A Judge or Fair Management may remove a Cavy (Guinea Pig) from competition if it appears to be fatigued or out of condition.

    PUBLICITY

  15. The Marin County Fair reserves the right to photograph any exhibitor/animal/entry in the exhibition for educational, catalog, website, or publicity purposes.

    LIABILITY

  16. The County of Marin, Marin County Fair, and/or its contractors will not be responsible for loss or damage OR illness or death of a pet which may occur from any cause.

DEPARTMENT RULES & REGULATIONS

DIVISION 800 | GUINEA PIGS (CAVIES)

Entry Fee - $4.00

List Breed & Variety on Entry Registration: Abyssinian, American, Coronet, Peruvian, Silkie, Teddy, Teddy, Texels, White Crested, etc.

  • Division will be divided according to the number of entries.

CLASSES (Submission Categories)

  1. Senior Boar | Over 32 ounces

  2. Senior Sow | Over 32 ounces

  3. Intermediate Boar | 22 ounces & up to & including 32 ounces, up to six months of age.

  4. Intermediate Sow | 22 ounces & up to & including 32 ounces, up to six months of age.

  5. Junior Boar | Min weight of 12 ounces & max weight of 22 ounces, up to 4 months old.

  6. Junior Sow | Min weight of 12 ounces & max weight of 22 ounces, up to 4 months old.


    AWARDS | AMERICAN SYSTEM | CAVIES (GUINEA PIGS)

    Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


    FIRST PLACE

    $12 & RIBBON

    SECOND PLACE

    $8 & RIBBON

    THIRD PLACE

    $4 & RIBBON

    FOURTH PLACE

    RIBBON

    FIFTH PLACE

    RIBBON


    SPECIAL AWARDS


    BEST OVERALL GUINEA PIG (CAVY)

    $35 & TROPHY

    BEST RESERVE GUINEA PIG (CAVY)

    $25 & TROPHY

    DIVISION 801 | SHOWMANSHIP

    Entry Fee - FREE

Entries must follow these guidelines:

    • Guinea Pigs (Cavies) used for Showmanship must be entered in at least one other class (Classes 1 - 6).

    • Showmanship Entries will be accepted on July 4.

    • Competitor’s age as of July 1, 2024.

CLASSES (Submission Categories)

  1. Novice* Showmanship | Any age

  2. Primary Showmanship | Ages 5 - 8

  3. Junior Showmanship | Ages 9 -12

  4. Senior Showmanship | Ages 13 - 18

*A Novice is an Exhibitor who has never competed in a Guinea Pigs (Cavies) Showmanship contest (regardless of age).



AWARDS | DANISH SYSTEM | GUINEA PIGS (CAVIES) SHOWMANSHIP

Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


FIRST PLACE*

RIBBON & TROPHY

SECOND PLACE*

RIBBON

THIRD PLACE

RIBBON

FOURTH PLACE

RIBBON

FIFTH PLACE

RIBBON

Please Note - 1st and 2nd place winners from the Junior and Senior Showmanship Classes are invited to compete in the Round Robin Showmanship Contest on Saturday, July 6.

Pocket Pets (Junior)

COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS | BARNYARD

SPECIAL ONE-DAY CONTEST | JULY 4th



MARIN COUNTY FAIR | FAIR OFFICE

10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903

WEBSITE

www.marinfair.org

EMAIL

fairexhibits@marincounty.org

REGULAR OFFICE HOURS

Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm

FAIR OFFICE HOURS

July 3 (Wednesday) to July 7 (Sunday): 8:00am to 8:00pm

MARIN COUNTY FAIR HOURS

July 3 (Wednesday) to July 7 (Sunday): 11:00am to 11:00pm


COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS | BARNYARD STAFF


POCKET PETS (JUNIOR)


COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS MANAGER

Drew Patterson

ONLINE SUBMISSIONS COORDINATOR

Carole Sanders

DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR

Caryl Hodges

FAIR CONTACT INFORMATION

COMPETITION CALENDAR

POCKET PETS (JUNIOR)


ENTRY FORM DUE

Competitors enter online at marinfair.org

SUNDAY, JUNE 30 BY 11:59PM

COOP-IN (ARRIVAL & CHECK-IN)

The Fur & Feathers Tent in the Barnyard

THURSDAY, JULY 4 8:00AM-9:00AM

MANDATORY MEETING FOR EXHIBITORS & PARENTS/GUARDIANS

The Fur & Feathers Tent in the Barnyard

THURSDAY, JULY 4 10:00AM-10:30AM

POCKET PETS COMPETITION

Showmanship in Novice, Primary, Junior, & Senior.

THURSDAY, JULY 4 AT 12:30PM

AWARDS CEREMONY

The Fur & Feathers Tent in the Barnyard

THURSDAY, JULY 4 AT 4:00PM

CAGE CLEANING

Immediately following the Award Ceremony.

ANIMAL COOP-OUT

Coop-out begins at 5:00pm. ALL animals MUST BE OUT by 7:00pm.


THURSDAY, JULY 4 5:00PM-7:00PM

DEPARTMENT RULES & REGULATIONS

  1. ELIGIBILITY - Open to all California youth competitors (both 4-H and non-4-H) ages 5 - 18.

    ENTRY INFORMATION

  2. ENTRY FEES - $5.00 per Animal.

    1. Fees are NON-refundable.

  3. ENTRY LIMIT - 6 Animals per Exhibitor.

  4. COOP-IN - Please arrive between 8:00am and 9:00am on Thursday, July 4.

  5. REQUIRED MEETING - Mandatory meeting for Exhibitors and their parents will be held on Thursday, July 4 at 10:00am in the Fur & Feathers Tent.

    CREDENTIALING FEES & RULES

  6. CREDENTIALING FEES - Each Exhibitor will be issued one admission pass and one combined admission & parking credential for a parent and/or guardian.

  7. CREDENTIALING RULES - Exhibitors, Parents, Guardians, or Volunteers who have been found giving away their Credentials will be sanctioned with revoked privileges and cash prizes withheld.

    ANIMAL ROOM & BOARD

  8. 1 animal per cage preferred. Small animals may be housed in pairs depending on adequate space for the animal’s comfort.

  9. Animals must be brought in their own cages.

    1. CAGE MUST HAVE SOLID BOTTOM.

  10. Food AND Water must be provided in the cage for the animal(s).

  11. During coop-out, animals must be claimed and picked-up by the Competitor. Any other individual must have a signed letter of authorization from the Competitor.

  12. The Pocket Pets area has fans and air coolers.

    COMPETITION RULES

  13. Competitors must have owned their animal at least 30-days PRIOR to the Competitive Exhibits Entry DEADLINE.

  14. A Judge or Fair Management may remove a Pocket Pet from competition if it appears to be fatigued or out of condition.

    PUBLICITY

  15. The Marin County Fair reserves the right to photograph any exhibitor/animal/entry in the exhibition for educational, catalog, website, or publicity purposes.

    LIABILITY

  16. The County of Marin, Marin County Fair, and/or its contractors will not be responsible for loss or damage OR illness or death of a pet which may occur from any cause.

DIVISION 820 | POCKET PETS

Entry Fee - $5.00

Please note that Fish and other aquatic pets are NOT accepted.

CLASSES (Submission Categories)


  1. Mouse

  2. Hamster

  3. Reptile

  4. Amphibian

  5. Any Other Pocket Pet



AWARDS | DANISH SYSTEM | POCKET PETS

Offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges


FIRST PLACE

RIBBON

FOURTH PLACE

RIBBON

SECOND PLACE

RIBBON