Perry County Agricultural Society
This society shall be known as the Perry County
The purpose of this Society shall be to promote and
encourage agricultural, horticulture, ad development of
livestock, and domestic industries, the encouragement and
promotion of junior fair and school exhibits, and the
encouragement of all educational activities with the aim of
building a better community.
Any person, who is a resident of Perry county, may
become a member of this Society by the payment of annual
dues, as set forth by the Board of Directors for which, as a
member, he/she will receive a membership certificate and
will be entitled to all the rights and privileges of membership,
except as here and after provided.
The Perry County Agricultural Society membership shall
be placed on sale at least two weeks before old
memberships expire on December 1 of each year and shall
remain on sale thirty hours at a place specified by the
Society. The first three days of the fair, membership shall be
on sale at the main gate from 8:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. After the
third day of the fair, membership shall be sold at the
secretary’s office only. Notice of the days and hours when
memberships can be purchased and the place where they
may be purchased shall be announced in the annual
premium list and in at least one newspaper of general
circulation in the county twice during the period of sale, once
they go on sale and again no less than seven days before
sale is terminated, but earlier than twenty-one days before
sale is ended.
Membership cer tificates shall bear day and year
membership begins, day and year membership terminates,
denoting period of membership in the Society, the name of
the Society, and a place for the signature of the person
holding said membership.
Section 2: The Board of Directors of this Society shall
consist of eighteen (18) members.
Section 2: The tenure of office shall be three (3) years and
will be arranged that, as near as possible, the term of onethird
of the members shall annually.
Section 3: A person to be eligible to the office of Director
must file with the secretary, not later than seven days before
the annual election of Directors is held, a petition signed by
at least ten (10) or more members of the Agricultural Society
who are residents of the county of Perry. Only regularly
nominated candidates who have met the filing requirements
will be eligible for elections as a Director.
The filing requirements for the office of Director and
information as to how these may be fulfilled shall be
announced in the annual premium list and twice in at least
one newspaper of general circulation in Perry county. Said
newspaper announcements shall be made no earlier than six
weeks and no later than two weeks before thee annual
election of directors.
Blank petitions shall be furnished by the Perry County
Agricultural Society and shall be obtained from the Secretary
of the Society the day after the fair.
It shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Society to post
a current list of membership, in the secretary’s office,
available for inspection upon request of any resident of the
Section 4: The County Agent, County Superintendent of
Schools, Vocational Agricultural Teacher, County Home
Demonstration Agent, County Soil Conservationist, County
Commissioners, County Sanitarian, County Engineer,
County Prosecutor, and Associate County Agent shall be
HONORARY MEMBERS of the Board of directors by virtue of
their office with NO VOTING POWER.
Section 5: Any vacancy caused by death, resignation,
refusal to qualify, removal form county, or other cause, may
be filled by the Board until the next annual election when a
Director shall be elected for the unexpired term.
If any member of the Board of Directors misses three
consecutive regular meetings, the Board may declare his
position vacant and name a successor to serve until the next
annual election, when a director shall shall be elected for the
Section 1: The Society shall meet once each year, said
meeting to be at the call of the Board of Directors. There
shall be an annual election of Directors by ballot at a time
and a place fixed by the Board, but this election shall not be
held later than the first Saturday in December. The secretary
of the Society, shall give notice of such election, for three
weeks prior to the holding thereof, in at least two
newspapers of opposite politics and of general circulation in
Section 2: The election must be by ballot and voting by
proxy will not be permissible.
Section 3: Only members of the Society eighteen years of
age and over, and a resident of Perry County shall be entitled
to vote at the annual election of Directors.
Section 4: The President shall appoint three judges and
two clerks who are members of the Society, but not
candidates for election to conduct the election of Directors
and declare the results thereof. Candidates may witness the
county either personally or by proxy. Pools must be open not
less than four hours between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. on the day of
the election and the time of opening and closing stated in the
notice of elections. election shall be conducted in
accordance with the regulations of the Ohio Department of
Agriculture and reports filed accordingly.
The Board of Directors shall meet within fifteen (15) days
after the Annual Meting of the Society, and elect a president,
vice-president, treasurer, and secretary, and such other
officers it may deem proper. All officers shall serve for one
year, except the secretary who may be elected for three
years as the Board may determine, or until their successors
are elected and qualified. The president and vice-president
shall qualify by taking the oath of office before a competent
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the
Constitution of the United States and the State of Ohio, the
rules and regulations of the Board of Agriculture of Ohio
pertaining to County Fairs, and to the best of my ability
perform the duties of the Director of the Perry county
Agriculture Society, so help me God.”
Quorum: For the transaction of business a majority of
members of the Board shall constitute a quorum.
It shall be the duty of the president to preside at all
meetings of the Society and all sessions of the Board of
Directors. He may cast a deciding vote in case of a tie, but
shall not veto the acts of the meetings of the Board. He shall
have power to call special meetings of the Board when
required in the interest of the Society. He shall see that all
by-laws and regulations of the Society are duly enforced, and
during Fair Week, shall be chief executive officer at the
It shall be the duty of the vice-president to perform all the
duties pertaining to the office of president during the
absence, or in the event of the resignation or disability of the
It shall be the duty of the treasurer to give bond
guaranteeing the faithful discharge of his duties, the same to
be approved by the Board; to collect and keep all funds and
revenues of this Society that may accrue during his term in
office and to report the same to the secretary from time to
time; to pay no moneys from the treasury of the Society
except upon the order drawn by the secretary and
countersigned by the president, or by the vice-president; or
to make a annual meeting; and to open an office at the
fairgrounds at the time of the annual exhibit. The treasurer
may receive such compensation as shall be determined by
the Board of Directors.
8 2010 Perry County Fair Book
It shall be the duties of the secretary to keep a record of the
proceedings of the Board and to keep a complete account of all
the receipts and revenue of the Society as reported to him or her
by the treasurer and a record of all payments of the same; to
make and keep a complete list and account of all annual
meetings of the Society; and to superintend any and all
publications relating to prize money, lists, and the like. The
secretary may receive such compensation as shall be
determined by the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors shall have power to make regulations
and do all things necessary, incident to the activities of the
Society, including internal management, as are not in conflict
with this Constitution.
Nothing in this Constitution shall in any way supersede the
laws of the State of Ohio or the rules of the Ohio State
Department of Agriculture pertaining to the operation of county
This constitution may not be amended except by the majority
vote of the membership of the Society voting at the annual
meeting of the membership of the Society. Proposals to be made
in accordance with the regulations of the Ohio Department of
The Annual Election of Directors for 3-year terms beginning
November 1st of this year will be held October 18th between the
hours of 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. at the Fair Board Office.
Any person wishing to be a candidate for election to the board
of directors shall be a member of the Perry County Agricultural
Society, shall be at least 18 years old, and shall file a nominating
petition signed by at least (10) other members of the Perry
County Agricultural Society. This petition must be in the fair board
office before October 12th, 2009. Petitions may be picked up
from the board secretary any time after the fair.
FAIR BOARD MEETINGS
ALL MEETINGS START AT 7:30 P.M. AT THE FAIR BOARD
October 18- Annual meeting
December – Date to be announced
SECRETARY’S OFFICE -
FAIRGROUND RENTALS -
QUEEN AND KING
Chairman: Ericka Ryan,
A Junior Fair Queen and King will be chosen from an active
member of a 4-H Club, FHA, FFA or any other youth
organizations in Perry County to reign over various activities at
the County Fair and to represent Perry County at the State Fair.
Queen and King will be announced and presented at the
opening night of the fair. Participants for the Queen and King
Contest must be 16 years of age or over by January 1 and active
in the organization.
The duties for the Fair Queen and King are as follows:
1. The Fair Queen will attend all special functions at the fair with
2. The Queen and King will present Grand and Reserve
Champion Livestock trophies to all winners.
3. The Queen and King will be present during the livestock sale
and be available for pictures.
4. The Queen and King will attend parades at surrounding
festivals and fairs whenever possible.
5. The Queen and King will assist with the contest and coronation
the following year.
6. The Queen and King are representing the Perry County Fair,
and should conduct themselves accordingly. Required dress is
minimum business casual, except when personally exhibiting
Applications will be avilable at the Extension Office after May 15.
AND CAR CONTEST
Chairmen: Barry Bowers, John Reichley, Tom Russell
Wednesday – 7:00 p.m.
7:45 Driver’s meeting
8:00 p.m. Start
Entry fee: $20.00
Open to the world
1. All participants shall sign a waiver of liability and hold harmless
agreement releasing an indemnifying the Fairboard and it’s
agents from any damages that may arise out of this event.
Furthermore, the participant should be award that the event is
dangerous and they enter at their own risk.
2. All participants shall be 18 years of age and possess a valid
3. No alcohol shall be detected on the participant or be present
in the tract area/pit area. If alcohol is detected, it shall result in
4. The participant shall provide their own vehicle and show proof
of ownership at the time of the race.
5. The participant shall possess a valid driver’s license.
6. The participant should also provide the mandatory safety
equipment including: Full-faced helmet, eye protection, shoes,
pants (no shorts) and a shirt.
7. Wear secured seat or safety belt and a Consumer Product
Safety Commission (CPSC) approved helmet.
Chins-strap MUST be secured while on track.
8. Attend driver’s meeting prior to event
9. No driver shall extend his or her arm outside of vehicle.
10. Driver shall not be pregnant.
1. Two wheel-drive and four-wheel drive trucks and cars are
2. Vehicles should meet all the requirements set forth by the
appropriate organizing group.
3. Vehicles should not have illegal modifications or modifications
that would make the vehicle non-street worthy.
(No Dune Buggies)
4. All vehicles MUST HAVE FUNCTIONAL BRAKES.
5. Only STREET LEGAL tires are allowed (NO TRACTOR
6. Fuel must be gasoline only. No nitrous oxide, and no additives
of any kind.
7. All vehicles are subject to inspection by the Rough Truck
Committee. The approval of the vehicles by the Rough Truck
committee shall mean that the vehicle is APPROVED FOR
PARTICIPATION IN THE ROUGH TRUCK EVENT and SHALL
NOT be construed in any way to mean the vehicle is
mechanically sound. Be it further declared that the rough Truck
committee or Agricultural Society shall not be liable or
responsible for any mechanical failure, losses, injury, or death
resulting from the same.
8. ABSOLUTELY NO REFUND OF ENTRY MONEY FOR
VIOLATION OF ANY RULE.