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Show Superintendent: Bill Gauvin

P.O. Box 65
Central Village, CT  06332


Rules and regulations set forth by the State of Connecticut Department of Agriculture will be observed. The final decision on the health of poultry will be determined by the show director.

  • SEC. 150-3-2 Only healthy adult birds may be shown.

  • SEC. 150-3-3 All entries to a show or exhibition shall be accompanied by a declaration or certification from the owner or exhibitor that, to the best of his or her knowledge the poultry entries are free from any evidence of and were not recently exposed to Newcastle Disease or any other infectious or transmissible disease.

  • SEC. 150-3-5 All crates, boxes, or containers, and vehicles used for transporting the poultry to a show, shall have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. All poultry must be Pullorum tested and found negative within the last twelve months, with a card of approval from Livestock Division for out of state exhibitors.

Rules and Regulations

  1. All entries must be made by June 24, 2024. No post entries.

  2. All entries competing must be property of the exhibitor.

  3. For entry blanks call: 860-230-8202.  Mail to:  Bill Gauvin - PO Box 65, Central Village, CT 06332

  4. Birds can be cooped Thursday only - between 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. NO walk in entries will be accepted.

  5. Be sure to state on the entry that the bird is either “cock”, “cockeral”, “pullet”, or “hen” and Bantam or standard.

  6. The Poultry Department will furnish feed and water and care for all birds. The Fair will not be responsible for injury, fire, theft, or sickness of any animal in the poultry department. The members of their departments are well trained in Animal Science and will try to control and care for your property in the best possible way.

  7. Any birds showing signs of sickness or disease will be removed.

  8. Judges decision is final.

  9. Birds may not be removed before 6:00 p.m. Sunday, and must be removed by 7:00 p.m.

  10. Entry fee $.75 per bird must accompany entry.

  11. Entries will be limited to 40 birds per family. Entries are also limited by our cage capacity and will be accepted on a first come basis.

  12. Exhibitors will receive a one day pass.

  13. All junior exhibitors must coop in their own birds.

  14. To ease procedures at the gate, all people over 12 entering the Fair Grounds will be charged admission. The Superintendent will reimburse exhibitors and issue appropriate passes at the time of registration.

Ribbons will be awarded to all exhibitors - 1st-2nd-3rd places.
CASH PREMIUMS as follows:

1st  $10.00

2nd  $8.00

3rd  $6.00

$25.00 will go to Champion Bird of Show.
Reserve Champion will receive $15.00

Junior Department

This is for exhibitors that have not reached their 16th birthday by July 1st.  Junior poultry will be judged separate from the regular open competition poultry. All rules and regulations of the open competition apply with this class. Fee: $.75 per bird. 4H Poultry Welcome.

All junior exhibitors must coop their own birds.

Champion Junior Bird of Show will receive $25.00.
Reserve Champion Junior Bird of Show will receive $15.00.
Ribbons will be awarded to all exhibitors for 1st-2nd-3rd places.
Cash premiums: Rules same as open competition

1st  $10.00

2nd  $8.00

3rd  $6.00


**NEW**  Animal Costume Class on Sunday!!

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