Amusements And Family Fun
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The midway is provided by
Reed Exposition, offering the best in thrill rides and family oriented
games and attractions.
Children love the Petting
Barnyard at the Panhandle South Plains Fair.
From cotton candy to cheese
on a stick, from funnel cakes to turkey legs, from corn dogs to candied
apples, you can find something for every taste.
Sinbad Diving Group
Rock - T The Robot
Sea Lion Splash
Hypnotist Ron Diamond
Bruiser The Dog
Funnyman Mark Sparks
T. Texas Terry - Western
Jimmy The Spoonman
Reed Exposition Midway
Hundreds of Vendors
DIRECTIONS TO THE SOUTH PLAINS
From I-27 North or South, take Exit 4 East. The Fairgrounds are
located on the northeast corner of Broadway and US-87.
EMERGENCY FIRST AID
An emergency first aid station will be maintained on the Fair
Grounds throughout the fair.
NO PASS-OUT CHECKS
No pass-out return checks will
be issued to anyone.
Gate keepers will allow
no person to enter the gate without exhibiting a pass or ticket.
HOURS OF OPERATION
The carnival opens at 1 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. on Saturday and
Sunday, and operates until midnight Sunday through Thursday and 1 a.m.
Friday and Saturday night.
Cars to be parked in
designated lots and spaces. The Fair Association is not responsible in
case of loss by fire or theft.
Police and security guards will be on duty daily during the fair. The
Fair Association will not guarantee that loss of property will not
DAYS DURING FAIR WEEK
Monday (September 25), Tuesday
All children under 18 admitted free!
SENIOR CITIZEN DAY:
Tuesday (September 26)
All over 60 years of age admitted free.
GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
1. The Board of Directors reserves the right to postpone or extend the
date of this
Exposition; to make any changes in the premium list they may deem
necessary for the
best interest of the Exposition; to interpret all rules and regulations;
and to add to these
rules, and settle all questions and differences in regard thereto.
2. The Panhandle South Plains Fair Association reserves the right to
pay printed premiums in ratio to net earnings. The Association hopes to
premiums in full this year; however, as premiums and all other expenses
be paid from gate and other receipts made from the operation of the Fair
this condition is made to put exhibitors on due and legal notice.
3. Any person violating the general or special rules as published in
list will forfeit all privileges and premiums won.
4. The Panhandle South Plains Fair Association, its officers, and its
shall not in any way be held responsible for loss, damage or injury to
or person, while same is on the Fairgrounds. The Fair Association will
take all reasonable
precautions to protect the property and exhibits of the concessionaires
exhibitors – but will not be liable for, or make payment for any
article, animal or property
lost, damaged or injured while on the Fairgrounds.
5. No claim or suit for injury to any person or property shall be
the Panhandle South Plains Fair Association, its officers or agents, by
any person, firm
or corporation, or their agent, representatives, servants or employees
having permits to
exhibit or occupy space on the Fairgrounds.
6. Any exhibit, stand, show or concession falsely entered shall, at the
the Manager, be removed from the Fairgrounds without any reason being
and the refunding of any money paid for such space will be left to the
the Board of Directors.
7. All entries shall be subject to the special rules of the department
they are entered. In case of conflict between general and special rules,
the latter shall
8. All protests shall be passed on by the Board of Directors and must be
writing to the Manager, accompanied by an affidavit setting forth the
protesting, together with a deposit fee of fifty dollars which will be
forfeited if the protest
is not sustained. Parties interested will be notified of the time and
place for considering
the protest and will be given an opportunity to submit evidence.
9. No person will be permitted to distribute advertising matter on the
Fairgrounds, except from his or her place of business or exhibit space.
The tacking of any
advertisements, bills, or posters other than within the space occupied
by the exhibitor is
strictly forbidden. Civic, religious, and fraternal organizations are
invited to rent booth
space under the same rules that apply to all exhibitors. Begging,
soliciting, singing, or
public speaking is prohibited except from the exhibitors space rented
expressly for that
10. Dogs will not be permitted on fairgrounds during the fair, except
assistance to Americans with Disabilities.
and Regulations of the Texas Animal Health Commission will apply to
all animals and fowl entered for exhibition at the Fair.
12. All livestock trailers, trucks, and other vehicles are required to
park on the
outside parking lots. No parking will be allowed inside the Fairgrounds.
13. Exhibitors are asked to exercise extreme caution in the handling,
loading, and unloading of their exhibits while on the fairgrounds.
responsible for the actions of their animals and can be held liable for
the damages and
injuries caused by them.
14. Exhibitors must have owned all animals shown by them for at least 30
prior to the date of exhibition. Firms or partnerships who own animals
have been in existence at least 30 days prior to the Fair opening and
have written proof.
15. Exhibitors may bring their own feed, however, in order for the
exhibits to be
presented in a more attractive manner, only a limited amount should be
brought in at
any one time and this must be kept in the service alley. Grooming Chutes
allowed on the fairgrounds during the Junior Shows.
16. The Fair Association reserves the right to limit entries and no
entry will be
accepted for exhibition for which provision is not made in this premium
list. In the
Junior Shows, all pen and stall assignments will be made in the same
in which they were entered by CEA or AST, no county groups or club
17. All applications for entry of livestock must be made in writing on
forms, contained in their book or obtained from the Fair Office. Verbal
entry will not be accepted.
18. An animal not up to the requirements of the premium list, as to
registration, will be barred from competition.
19. Entry fees are non-returnable and refunds will not be made.
20. Judges will not award prizes to an unworthy exhibit. In cases where
only one exhibitor and no other competition, premium shall be awarded in
with the merits of the item exhibited, which may be first, second,
third, fourth, etc.
21. Where it is possible, awards will be made by the single judging
system and, as
far as practical, judges of livestock will be chosen from among those
recommended by the
various breeders’ associations.
22. The decision of the judges shall be final and no appeal will be
except in the case of a protest.
23. Premium ribbons will be awarded in accordance with the following —
first; red, second; white, third; pink, fourth; yellow, fifth; etc.
24. Only first prize winning animals are eligible to compete for
Only champion prize winning animals are eligible to compete for grand
(In Championship Classes, ‘‘Senior’’ designates cattle two years old and
‘‘Junior’’ under two years.)
25. Livestock may not be removed from the grounds early without a
release from the Superintendent of the Department in which entered.
26. Photographs of champion and reserve champion winners in all
are needed by the Fair Association. A Fair Photographer will be present.
27. HERDSMAN AWARD: $25.00 plus a banner will be awarded to the
who maintains the most attractive exhibit and reflects the best all
attitude in the Southwest Regional Open Southdown, Open Rambouillet
Sheep, and the
Open Boer Goat Shows. $25.00 plus a Director’s chair will be awarded in
28. JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP AWARD: $25.00 plus a plaque will be awarded to
a Junior Exhibitor in the Junior Dairy, Junior Steer, and Junior Beef
Heifer on the basis
of general appearance, skill, courtesy, and sportsmanship in the arena
and the ability to
Fair Park Coliseum
Buildings Buildings 1 & 2
Paved Carnival Midway
Pigeon, Poultry & Rabbit
Livestock Pavilion Horse
Swine Barn and Sales Arena
The Panhandle South Plains
Fair is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)5 organization which operates as
a regional fair for the same purpose that all fairs and stock shows
exist, which is, the promotion of Agriculture and Livestock Production,
the support of Youth and Education, and to provide an entertainment
medium for the people in our trade area. The Fair is a member of the
Texas Association of Fairs and Expositions, International Association of
Fairs and Expositions, and the Outdoor Amusement Business Association.