Fall Fair 2023
The Georgetown Agricultural Society is committed to community involvement in education and raising awareness of our agricultural base. We believe that by staging an event that both educates and entertains, we can provide a venue that unites our community and exposes us to the rich rural and urban variety we have in our locale. Agricultural Societies have been an integral part of Ontario culture and a tradition since 1792. The Georgetown Agricultural Society is a nonprofit organization, operating under its own constitution and by-laws. The operation of the Society is carried on by a Board of Directors assisted by the work of many devoted volunteers. The Society has educated and entertained rural and urban members of this community and surround areas by presenting the Georgetown Fall Fair, (at the Georgetown Fairgrounds) the 1st weekend following Labour Day.
2023 Board of Directors
Society Officers – 2023
Any information collected by the Georgetown Agricultural Society regarding members, exhibitors, commercial exhibitors, sponsors, directors, and any other persons related directly to the business of the Georgetown Agricultural Society and the Georgetown Fall Fair, will be used solely for the purposes of promotion of the Georgetown Agricultural Society and the Georgetown Fall Fair, and for the maintenance of their files and data base. Any member, exhibitor, commercial exhibitor, sponsor, or director realizes that, when they agree to take part in the Georgetown Agricultural Society and the Georgetown Fall Fair, their names may be published for these reasons only. None of this information whatsoever will be sold or transferred to any outside party for any reason.
Georgetown Agricultural Society Rules
- Rules and information for Homecrafts
- a.) Exhibitors in Homecrafts may be individuals or organizations wishing to show as a group, with prize money going to the treasury of the organization.
- b.) Children and Juniors (12-17 years of age) do not pay a fee to exhibitors in their own prize lists, but if they wish to compete in any adult section, they must register as an adult exhibitor, pay a fee of $5, and submit a completed entry form.
- c.) Adults must pay an exhibitors registration fee of $5 to enter exhibits, and submit the official entry form listing their entry’s to the secretary or attending director, when exhibits are brought to the exhibit hall. Following the fair, 10% of prize money exceeding $10 will be retained by the society.
- d.) Children’s exhibits must be brought to the exhibit hall on Wednesday 4 pm to 7 pm. No further entries will be accepted after 7 pm as judging begins at 7 pm Wednesday evening.
- e.) Exhibits for the Home crafts section may be brought to the exhibit hall Wednesday evening 4 pm to 9 pm or Thursday morning at 9 am to 11:30 am.
- f.) All exhibits are to be removed from the exhibit hall on Sunday, between 5 pm to 6 pm ONLY.
- g.) The Homecraft exhibit hall opens at 4 pm on Friday and closes at 9 pm and opens on Saturday at 9 am and closes at 9 p.m. On Sunday it opens at 9 am and closes at 4 pm Entries may be picked up from 5 to 6 pm.
- h.) The silent auction is open until Sunday at 3 p.m.
- Annual membership fee is $5 payable on or before March 31st of the current year.
- The dates for the Georgetown Fall Fair will be the first Friday, Saturday and Sunday after the Labour day weekend.
- Gates are open Friday 4 pm to 11 pm, Saturday 9 am to 11 pm and Sunday 9 am to 5 pm.
- All persons entering the Fairgrounds must pay an admission fee. There will be no exceptions. This applies to officials of the Fair, employees, exhibitors, performers, concessionaires, and Fair visitors.
- In lieu of entry fees in certain Livestock classes, a 15% deduction will be made on prize money.
- All protests about awards must be made in writing within 10 days of the Fair, and be accompanied by a $10 fee. The $10 fee will be returned if an error is found to have been made. Onus of proof is with the exhibitor.
- The Board of Directors reserves the right if, for any cause, the receipts of the current year are not sufficient to pay the prize money in full, to pay such proportion as they have on hand after paying necessary expenses.
- Any name or mark on any article or animal identifying the exhibitor is illegal, and prize money will be forfeited.
- The judges have the right to rule out any article or animal that they deem wrongly classed, or which they consider unworthy of a prize.
- The Society takes precaution to ensure the safety of articles or exhibits but, should any article be damaged, lost or stolen, the Society will not be held responsible for the value thereof. Rules of the Georgetown Agricultural Society Page 2
- The Society takes precautions to prevent accidents on the grounds, but will not be held responsible for any accidents to persons or property.
- Exhibits or concessions are not to be removed before the close of the Fair on Sunday at 5 pm.
- No concessions will be allowed to be placed on the Fairgrounds until sanctioned by the Board of Directors (except the Midway, which is under contract). The Directors or the Police can rule out any concession of a dubious nature, including the Midway, if deemed necessary.
- All exhibitors and concessions must sign a “Hold Harmless Agreement” before setting up on the Fairgrounds.
- Except in livestock, only one entry will be allowed in each section. Only one prize will be awarded an exhibitor in any section unless there is competition.
- All stock, produce, and other articles must be the bona fide property of the exhibitor.