Exhibitors will adhere to all rules and requirements outlined under Exhibitor Requirements, Registration Instructions, and Catalog of Exhibits.
Descriptions of exhibit entries and presentation requirements may be found in the Catalog of Exhibits.
Exhibitors are divided into four classes: Cloverbud, Junior, Senior, and Open. Cloverbud, Junior, and Senior exhibitors are youth members of Loudoun 4-H or FFA clubs. Open exhibitors are all adults and youth that are not currently enrolled in Loudoun 4-H or FFA.
Open exhibitors who register and submit exhibits are considered amateurs who practice their craft for enjoyment and enthusiasm. Professional individuals are those who are paid and make their livelihood for their creations. Any entries submitted by professionals will be disqualified.
4-H and FFA Youth are enrolled as exhibitors based on their ages, as of September 30, 2022. Cloverbuds are 5 through 8 years of age. Juniors are 9 through 13 years of age. Seniors are 14 through 19 years of age.
All Cloverbuds are considered non-competitive and will receive participation ribbons for their exhibits. They are not eligible for premiums.
All adult exhibitors and non-4-H/FFA youth are considered Open category exhibitors. They are eligible for placement ribbons and premiums regardless of age.
Each exhibitor may only enter 1 entry per class.
Exhibitors may not enter an item that was exhibited in a prior year.
Entries may be disqualified without refund of fees if entered in the wrong Class or if they do not meet the requirements listed, such as size, proper container, amount, or display requirements.
All judging and placements are at the discretion of the judges and are considered final.
All entries must remain on display for the duration of the County Fair. Exhibits may be picked up beginning on Sunday, July 31. Exhibits not picked up by 5:00 on Tuesday, August 2 will be discarded.
Loudoun County Fair assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to exhibits from any cause; only upon this condition will entries be accepted.