2020 Entry Information
General Rules and Regulations – 2020
For catalogs, look for online catalog by August for the 2020 Damascus Community Fair.
Entries are open to the general public of the Damascus area and surrounding communities.
Livestock Entries (Beef, dairy, sheep, swine, goats, fowl, rabbits, and small animals) are required to be mailed. Entries must be postmarked no later than by August 26, 2020. No hand-delivered or late entries will be accepted. Forms may be obtained at: Four County Animal Hospital (across from McDonalds in Damascus): or call Tom Smith 301-607-8280. Please mail entries to: Damascus Community Fair, P.O. Box 531, Damascus, MD 20872. No Pre-School age division entries. By authority of the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 15.11.14.06, Exhibitor Requirements), the Maryland Department of Agriculture, Animal Health Program now require that ALL cattle and swine exhibited during the 2018 Maryland Fairs and Shows Season must have Official United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Ear Tags. For Open Class questions contact Maryland Department of Agriculture at 410-841-5810. For questions with 4-H contact David Gordon at 301-590-2813 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All entries (Sections A-M, O-Q) will be accepted Thursday, September 10, 4:00 – 8:00 PM. Note: The entry process will be quicker if you list all entries and identify the Class by Section Letter and Number. Mailing address labels can be affixed to entry tags.
All persons making entries must keep the stub of the entry tag and return it to the persons in charge when picking up the entries.
Items entered incorrectly will be disqualified.
Each exhibitor will be limited to one entry per class, unless otherwise stated.
All entries must have been grown/created/owned by the exhibitor within the past twelve months, unless otherwise stated herein: no commercial products are to be judged in any class.
Entries previously exhibited at the Damascus Community Fair are not eligible, unless otherwise stated.
There will be separate age divisions for:
5 - 12
Teen: 13 through 18
19 and over
Ribbons will be given as warranted for first, second, third, Champion, and Grand Champion. Money premiums will be as follows providing the revenue is available
Champion…………. .…$2.25 +
First………………... ….$2.00 + Blue Ribbon
Second…………..... ….$1.75 + Red Ribbon
Third……………….. .…$1.50 + White Ribbon
Special Awards …...
Classes may be added or
altered as justified and approved by the appropriate Superintendent
If there are less than
three entries in a class, the cash prize and ribbons will be
determined by the
Ribbons will be placed on
the exhibits and they must remain
with the exhibits in the showroom until Sunday, September 13 at 4:00
NO ENTRIES WILL BE RELEASED BEFORE 4 PM.
NO ENTRIES WILL BE RELEASED BEFORE 4 PM.
The Fair will be open to
the public from 12 noon to 9 PM Friday, from 8 AM to 8 PM on
Saturday, and 9 AM to 4 PM on Sunday.
The Community Fair
sponsors will do all in their power to safeguard the products
exhibited, but in no case will they be responsible for any loss or
damage that may occur.
Exhibits must not be
handled in any way while on display.
Positively no smoking
after entering the building.
Premiums will be available from 4 - 6 PM on Sunday, the final day of the fair. All premiums not collected become donations to the fair. NO PREMIUMS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AFTER 6 PM.
All exhibits must be removed by 6:00 PM Sunday, the final day of the fair. All exhibits left on Sunday night will be donated to charity. NO EXCEPTIONS.
The Directors of the Damascus Community Fair reserve the right to pass on any decision not covered by these rules.
Section A. Fruits & Vegetables
Section B. Field Crops
Section C. Flowers & Plants
Section D. Fine Arts
Section E. Handcrafts
Section F. Educational Crafts & Booths
Section G. Electricity and Small Engines
Section H. Woodworking
Section I. Photography
K. Canned Products
L. Baked Goods and Candies
Section M. Home Sewing
O. Fowl Department
Section P. Rabbits & Guinea Pigs
ALWAYS FREE ADMISSIONS !