GENERAL INFORMATION

Here you'll find contact information, a current listing of superintendents and committees, and the Official Fair Rules & Regulations.

CONTACT INFORMATION

SECRETARY'S OFFICE

Ph: (860) 749-6527
Fax: (860) 749-1009


CONCESSIONS OFFICE

Ph: (860) 749-5761


STAGE ENTERTAINMENT

Janice Steinmetz
Ph: (860) 749-3340

Claire Rich
Ph: (860) 875-1713
four.town.fair@snet.net


ANTIQUE MACHINERY

Joe Bosco
Ph: (860) 982-8827
joseph@boscosautomotive.com


MINI FARM

Stuart Grant
Ph: (860) 916-9494
stugrantsiding@cox.net


HORSE SHOW PROGRAM

Krystine O'Connor
Farm: (413) 245-3083
Cell: (781) 330-1232


ANTIQUE & CLASSIC CAR SHOW

Michelle & Bob Vargo
Ph: (860) 749-3318
rpvmrm@aol.com


CHILDREN'S CONTESTS

Helen Maciolek
Ph: (860) 684-3057

Marie Letellier
Ph: (860) 627-0216
four.town.fair@snet.net


ADULT CONTESTS

Kathy Lombard
Ph: (860) 749-0111


STATE CONTESTS

Karen Collins
Ph: (860) 749-2351


JUDGES

Kathy Lombard
Ph: (860) 749-0111
four.town.fair@snet.net


CONCESSIONS (OUTSIDE)

Jay & Tracey Rich
Ph: (860) 870-4667
jayrich43@sbcglobal.net
coachlucy@yahoo.com

OUTSIDE PRICING
Commercial: $30/ft. side, $35/ft. center
Food: $75 food assessment

Outside Concessions Application
Camping Application


CONCESSIONS / CRAFTS (INSIDE)

Claire Rich
Ph: (860) 875-1713
crich143@comcast.net
four.town.fair@snet.net

INSIDE PRICING
Retail: $15 per front foot
Crafts: $15 per front foot

Inside Concessions Application


OFF-SEASON RENTALS

Ann Logan
alogan1130@gmail.com

Angie Sandberg
Ph: (860) 926-4707
four.town.fair@snet.net

Richard Letellier
Ph: (860) 818-1312

Off-Seasons Rental Application


Concessions Office Phone: (860) 749-5761
Mail Forms To: Four Town Fair, P.O. Box 24, Somers, CT 06071-0024

Concessions must comply with the laws of the State of Connecticut regarding gambling and immoral shows, and must not change their lines of business or sublet any space without the consent of the Superintendent of Concessions. Concessionaires must pay the full amount of rental before doing business, and have an insurance ceritficate of liability. New vendors must send a photo with the application.

FAIR OFFICIALS

OFFICERS

 

Stuart Grant, East Windsor
President

Tom Kozikowski, Enfield
1st Vice President

Jay Rich, Ellington
2nd Vice President

George VanTasel, Somers
3rd Vice President

Janice Steinmetz, Somers
Secretary

Julie Haughn, Enfield
Assistant Secretary

Janice Schaeffer, Ellington
Treasurer

Laurie Walker, Ellington
Assistant Treasurer

 

DIRECTORS

SOMERS
Steven Barnes
George Kozikowski
Skip Thompson
George Parkhurst
Michelle Vargo
Robert Vargo
Ann Logan
Stacey Barnes-Ferro

EAST WINDSOR
Jeff Curtis
Chris LaFleur
Mary Lou Morell
Marie Letellier
Richard Letellier

ELLINGTON
Mike Discenza
Angie Sandberg
Bob Sandberg
Tracey Rich
Claire Rich
Kim Giambacorta
Terri Schnoor

ENFIELD
Gary Bartholomew
Joe Bosco
Donnie Slantz
Joseph Smith, Jr.
Joseph Smith III
Will Kozikowski
Alexis Leonard

DIRECTORS AT LARGE

Jeremy Dubiel
Leland Hawthorne
John Lipski
Erin Riddle


SUPERINTENDENTS & COMMITTEES

ENTRIES:  Janice Steinmetz, Julie Haughn
ELECTRICAL:  Gary Bartholomew
FAIR COUNTRY STORE:  Tom Kozikowski, Julie Haughn
GATES & ADMISSION:  Laurie Walker, Erin Riddle
SECURITY:  Skip Thompson
PUBLICITY:  Tracey Rich, Alexis Leonard

FAIR RULES


Print Fair Rules

OFFICIAL FAIR RULES:

1.  Exhibitors must forward a list of their exhibits to the Fair Secretary by September 1. The Secretary may refuse any entry that is not in the best interest of the Fair. All Pulling Contests, Open Horse Show and Open Oxen Show may be entered on the day of the show.
2.  All exhibitors may purchase an exhibitor's ticket ($10.00), which may be purchased from the Secretary at the time of entry, and entitles exhibitor to entry into the Fair all four days.
3.  An individual must list all entries on one (1) entry form, or notebook paper. Make sure DEPT., CLASS NUMBER, AND LOT NUMBER are listed with name of article. Livestock exhibitors see rules and times for entry under each class.
4.  Exhibitors in Classes 50 thru 66 and Boys & Girls Classes 1 thru 15 & 20 must be brought to the Exhibit Hall Wednesday between 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Any article entered any previous year may not be entered again. Judging in these classes will take place Thursday, and only judges & superintendents will be allowed in the building until judging is completed. Exhibit Hall will open Thursday after all judging is completed.
5.  There will be no entry fee in the following departments: Oxen, Pony & Horse Pulling, Doodlebug Pulling and Open Oxen Show. Those entering Horse & Pony Pullings will be allowed one (1) driver and two (2) helpers. Those entering the other Pulling Contests will be allowed one (1) driver and one (1) helper. All others will have to pay admission at the gate.
6.  The Fair Society shall have the right to refuse or reject any entry or concession which they believe will not be in the best interest of the Fair, or if it deems advisable for health standards.
7.  No applicant for any premium offered by the Society shall be entitled to such premium, unless said applicant is the owner of the property or article entered for premium, at the time of exhibiting same.
8.  All decisions of judges are final. No person will be allowed to interfere with judges while in discharge of their duties and should an exhibitor so interfere, his or her exhibit will be disqualified.
9.  No person shall be a judge in any class in which he may be an exhibitor.
10.  No exhibit will receive a premium unless it is considered worthy of same in the opinion of the judges.
11.  All premiums awarded may be liable to pro-rata reduction sufficient to meet any deficiency that may occur.
12.  In Fruit, Vegetables or Flower Classes, all exhibits shown in collections are not eligible for any other premium.
13.  Only people who are tending their animals will be allowed to remain on the Fairgrounds overnight. All others, except Security Police, must leave grounds at the conclusion of the day's activities.
14.  No exhibits, unless otherwise stated, can be removed from allotted space before 7:30 pm on SUNDAY. Exhibits may be picked up Monday from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm.
15.  No premiums will be paid on the dates of the Fair except where otherwise stated.
16.  All premiums awarded will be paid after October 31st, by the Treasurer, without solicitation, but if any exhibitor fails to receive his premium by November 30, he or she should notify the Treasurer, giving him his post office address, name (printed clearly) and zip code.
17.  All uniformed participants in the Parade will be admitted free Saturday after the parade only, and must have hand stamped.
18.  Any company or firm dealing in agricultural implements or other materials of interest will be allotted spaces for the display of their products upon application to the Secretary.
19.  No alcoholic beverages will be permitted on the Fairgrounds or Fair Parking Lots.
20.  Parking allowed in designated areas only. Violators will be towed at owner's expense and the Fair Association will not be liable for any damage incurred.
21.  Only vehicles pulling trailers with show animals will be allowed access to restricted parking areas.
22.  All motor homes, trailers, campers and supply trailers must be parked in designated areas.
23.  All Concessionaires must abide by contract Rules & Regulations of the Four Town Fair Association.
24.  The Union Agricultural Society, Inc. (Four Town Fair) will not be liable for any of the following: Loss or theft of any articles on exhibit; articles or materials left in automobiles, campers, trucks, etc.; damage to any exhibit; theft of, or damage to, automobiles, trucks, campers, etc.; or injuries sustained by any participants in competitive activities.
25.  No dogs allowed on Fairgrounds. Only exception - Seeing Eye Dog.
26.  All errors & omissions are subject to correction by the Secretary.


Connecticut Fair Livestock & Show Regulations -

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:
1.  Health certificates signed by an accredited veterinarian and other required testing will be valid for the entire show season.
2.  All animals and poultry entered at fairs and shows must be in good health and in proper physical condition and will be examined at the exhibition by the barn superintendent. Evidence of poor condition or infectious or contagious disease or failure to produce the necessary documents for health certificaion, vaccination or testing will result in ejection. The Connecticut Department of Agriculture Livestock Inspector's decision is final.
3.  Health charts and proof of vaccination where applicable are the responsibility of the exhibitor.
4.  Each barn superintendent will collect and hold the Health Certificates from each exhibitor. Animals not in compliance with the state regulations for shows and fairs will not be allowed. A complete list, containing the name of the exhibitor, address, animal ID (ear tag, tattoo, leg band), breed and age of each animal, and the total head count will be made available to the State Livestock Inspector and forwarded to the Connecticut Dept. of Agriculture, Bureau of Regulation & Inspection by the fair superintendent. All animals and poultry present on the grounds should be identified on this list. Any animal that is rejected should be noted as such with a brief statement of reason. Rejected animals or poultry should be removed from the grounds as soon as possible. Any concerns about the health of any animal or bird should be reported to the State Livestock Inspector or the Fair Veterinarian immediately.
5.  Isolate all exhibited animals and poultry upon their return to the farm from other animals and poultry for 3-4 weeks to reduce the risk of disease exposure and transmission. Call your local veterinarian if your animals or poultry become sick to help you with diagnosis and treatment.
6.  Contact the Bureau of Regulation and Inspection at (860) 713-2504 if you have any questions.


Connecticut Animals

*All cattle, horses and sheep should have a Rabies vaccination given by a veterinarian. The vaccination certificate must be signed by the veterinarian that gave the vaccination and include the animal's identification and description, the name of the vaccine's manufacturer, serial number and the date the vaccination was given and when it expires. If it is the animal's first Rabies vaccination, it must be given at least 30 DAYS prior to their first show date.*

1.  ALL SPECIES: Animals must originate from herds or flocks that meet the testing and health requirements of the state of Connecticut. State livestock inspectors may request proof of compliance with state requirements. No herd or flock under quarantine order shall move or be exhibited. All animals must have permanent identification (ear tag, tattoo, leg band or microchip plus a reader or EIA certificate).
2.  CATTLE: All cattle must have a health certificate issued within 60 days of their first show by an accredited veterinarian stating that the animal is in good health and not showing signs of infectious, contagious and/or communicable disease.
3.  HORSES: All horses must have a negative AGID (Coggins) or ELISA test for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) within 12 months of their show date and be accompanied by this certificate. It is highly recommended that horses be vaccinated against EEE & WNV within 6 months of their first show date.
4.  SHEEP: All sheep must have official USDA-approved identification and be accompanied by health certificates issued within 60 days of their first show by an accredited veterinarian stating that the sheep are in good health and not showing signs of infectious, contagious and/or communicable diseases and are not from scrapie-exposed flocks.
5.  GOATS: All goats must have official USDA-approved identification and a health certificate issued within 60 days of their first show by an accredited veterinarian stating that the animals are in good health and not showing signs of infectious, contagious and/or communicable diseases and are not from scrapie-exposed herds.
6.  SWINE: All swine must originate from Connecticut herds that are tested for Brucellosis and PseudoRabies on a yearly basis. All swine must have a health certificate issued within 60 days prior to the first show by an accredited veterinarian. If the swine are purchased from a tested herd, a bill of sale from the Connecticut producer must be presented to the State Veterinarian's office before a Connecticut Exhibition Test card will be issued to the new owner.
7.  POULTRY: Poultry originating within the state must come from healthy flocks with no evidence of infectious, contagious and/or communicable diseases. All birds must be inspected, identified and be accompanied by written proof (Connecticut Flock Test card or Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory Report) that verifies that the breeding flock or the individual birds listed on the report were blood-test negative for Salmonella pullorum within 365 days of the show date.
Concurrent Avian Influenza testing of the flock and/or individual birds is strongly recommended. Poultry vaccinated within 30 days with any live virus vaccine will be prohibited from showing. All cages, crates or vehicles used for housing or transporting poultry must be cleaned and disinfected before and after each show. Doves, pigeons and waterfowl are exempt from testing requirements, but must be identified by leg bands or wing tags.
8.  LLAMAS: Llamas that originate within the state must have a health certificate issued within 30 days of the first show by an accredited veterinarian listing the permanent identification (ear tag, tattoo, or microchip - a reader must be available for the microchips) and stating the animal is in good health and free of obvious signs of infectious disease.


Out of State Animals

*All cattle, horses and sheep should have a Rabies vaccination given by a veterinarian. The vaccination certificate must be signed by the veterinarian that gave the vaccination and include the animal's identification and description, the name of the vaccine's manufacturer, serial number and the date the vaccination was given and when it expires. If it is the animal's first Rabies vaccination, it must be given at least 30 DAYS prior to their first show date.*

1.  ALL SPECIES: Animals shall originate from herds or flocks that meet the testing and health requirements of the State of Connecticut and must be accompanied by health certificates and test charts as indicated below. No animals from a herd of flock under quarantine order shall enter into the State. All animals and poultry must have official permanent identification (ear tag, tattoo, leg band, wing band or microchip plus a reader, or EIA certificate). All animals and birds (except horses) must have an exhibition permit number on the health certificates. Call (860) 713-2504 or (860) 713-2505 for a permit number. All out of state animals and birds offered for sale must meet Connecticut Importation Regulations.
2.  CATTLE: All cattle must have health certificates issued within 30 days of the first show by an accredited veterinarian, test charts and vaccination certificates where applicable. All cattle over 3 months of age must have a negative TB test within 12 months of the show date. Cattle under 3 months of age may go on the dam's TB test chart if the dam was tested for TB within the past 12 months and a copy of the results is provided. All Brucellosis vaccinated female cattle over 18 months of age and all bulls and non-vaccinated female cattle 6 months of age and older must have a negative Brucellosis test within 12 months of the show date. Steers and spayed heifers are exempt from Brucellosis testing.
3.  HORSES: All horses must have a health certificate issued within 30 days of their first show date by an accredited veterinarian. All horses must have a negative AGID (Coggins) or ELISA test for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) within 12 months of the show date and be accompanied by this certificate. It is highly recommended that horses be vaccinated against EEE & WNV within 6 months of the first show date.
4.  SHEEP: All sheep must have official USDA-approved identification and be accompanied by health certificates issued within 30 days of their first show date by an accredited veterinarian stating that the sheep are in good health and not showing signs of infectious, contagious and/or communicable diseases and are not from scrapie-exposed flocks.
5.  GOATS: All goats must have official USDA-approved identification and be accompanied by a health certificate issued within 30 days of their first show date by an accredited veterinarian stating that the goats are in good health and not showing signs of infectious, contagious and/or communicable diseases and are not from scrapie-exposed flocks. All goats must originate from Brucellosis and TB free herds. Goats over 3 months old must test negative to TB and Brucellosis within 12 months of the show date. Kids under 3 months of age may go in the dam's test chart if the dam was tested within the past 12 months and a copy of the results is provided. Wethers are exempt from Brucellosis testing.
6.  SWINE: Swine that are 3 months of age and older must be negative to Brucellosis and PseudoRabies tests and have a health certificate stating such within 30 days of their first show date by an accredited veterinarian. Barrows are exempt from Brucellosis testing but must have a negative PseudoRabies test. Swine under 3 months of age must originate from a Brucellosis-free and PseudoRabies qualified herd and the herd test dates and qualified herd numbers must be on the health certificate.
7.  POULTRY: All poultry must be identified and test negative for Salmonella pullorum within 12 months of the show date and be accompanied by this certificate. All poultry must comply with the Department of Agriculture Avian Influenza requirements by originating from AI-Free flocks or be tested for AI within 30 days of entry and have a certificate. No poultry from any areas of any state having Avian Influenza may enter Connecticut. Poultry vaccinated within 30 days with any live virus vaccine will be prohibited from showing. All cages, crates and vehicles used for housing and transporting poultry must be cleaned and disinfected before and after each show. Doves, pigeons and waterfowl are exempt from testing requirements, but must be identified by leg bands or wing tags.
8.  LLAMA: All llama must have a negative Axillary TB test within 12 months and a negative Brucellosis test within 12 months of entry, and a health certificate issued within 30 days of the first show by an accredited veterinarian, listing the permanent identification (ear tag, tattoo, or microchip - a reader must be available for the microchips) and test results.


** IMPORTANT NOTICE ** All animals for which there is a licensed Rabies vaccine - cattle, horses, sheep, dogs, cats and ferrets - exposed to the public should be vaccinated against Rabies. Animals not having an approved Rabies vaccination should be displayed in a manner such that the public would not be in contact or exposed to saliva from those animals and have CONSPICUOUSLY POSTED SIGNS OR RIBBONS stating, "CT Rabies ADVISORY NOTICE—DO NOT FEED OR TOUCH ANIMALS".

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