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entry drop-off day, as well as increased prize money for Special Contests
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August 25 through Labor Day, September 5
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Entries for Creative Activities will be accepted at the exhibit building (except Baked Products and Canned and Preserved Foods) Saturday, Aug. 13, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 14, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 15 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
No entries will be accepted after 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15 NOTE: Procedures for registration and delivery: see pages 8 and 9.
Delivery of Canned and Preserved Foods:
Saturday, Aug. 13, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 14, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Delivery of Baked Products: Saturday, Aug. 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., except for special contests. See individual contest rules for delivery date details.
TABLE OF CONTENTSGENERAL RULES OF THE MINNESOTA STATE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY
SPECIAL RULES FOR CREATIVE ACTIVITIES
Linens, Quilts, Rugs, Crocheted and Knitted Articles GARMENT MAKING
Wood, Models, Metal, Weaving, Free Hand Painting, Decorative Crafts, Dolls and Soft Toys COLLECTIONS
Stamp Collections, Postcard Frames, Creative Collections, and Scrapbooks WORK OF SENIOR CITIZENS
CANNED AND PRESERVED FOODS
MINNESOTA STATE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETYRules governing the management and control of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds and the Minnesota State Fair.
CHAPTER ONE – GENERAL
1.01 Authority: These rules are promulgated pursuant to authority granted the Minnesota State Agricultural Society by Minn. Stat.. § 37.16.
The Minnesota State Agricultural Society is not an agency of statewide jurisdiction, therefore, rules adopted by the Minnesota State Agricultural Society have not been promulgated pursuant to Minn. Stat. Ch. 14 and will not be found in the bound volume of Minnesota rules.
1.02 Definitions: For purposes of these rules, the following definitions shall apply:
A.Board of managers: The board of managers is responsible for management and control of the Minnesota State Agricultural Society including the annual election of its secretary.
B. Commercial space: Those areas and locations on the State Fairgrounds designated by the Society to be used for commercial exhibits and concessions.
C. Commercial space committee: The committee of three or more members of the board of managers, designated by the president of the Society, empowered to examine Society commercial space policies and the actions of the commercial space division and make recommendations thereon to the board of managers.
D. Competitive exhibitor: Any person or firm which enters animals or articles for competitive exhibition at the State Fair.
E. Delegate: That employee of the Society given authority by the secretary to act on the secretary’s behalf in the instance specified.
F. Department superintendent: That delegate of the secretary who is head of a specific Society department.
G. Director: That delegate of the secretary who is head of a specific Society division.
H. License: An agreement whereby the Society grants to an entity the privilege to exhibit, disseminate information, sell, make deliveries of or accept deposits for future deliveries of goods, services, or information on or from an assigned State Fairgrounds commercial space during the period of the State Fair. Licenses will be granted in accordance with the Society’s commercial space policy and rules, upon timely and proper application and showing of qualification, and if commercial space is available.
I. Minnesota State Agricultural Society (Society): The public corporation and department of state charged with the responsibility for management and control of the State Fairgrounds and conducting the State Fair and other exhibitions on the State Fairgrounds.
J. Personal property: All privately owned buildings, tents, booths, structures, improvements, business equipment, fixtures or other enclosures, whether portable or permanently affixed to State Fairgrounds property are personal property. A private party is precluded from holding any interest in real property on the State Fairgrounds.
K. Secretary: The secretary of the Minnesota State Agricultural Society is also the executive vice president.
L. State Fair: An annual exhibition conducted by the Society on the State Fairgrounds.
M. State Fairgrounds: That certain area of land in Ramsey County, Minnesota defined and described in Minn. Stat. 37.01 and other real estate parcels as recorded with Ramsey County Register of Deeds, including the area outside as well as inside the fenced portion thereof.
1.03 All pay gates: Entry into the State Fair shall be solely contingent upon the presentation and surrender of a valid ticket of admission in accordance with the most current schedule of gate prices as established by the board of managers. Only properly identified emergency personnel, such as police, fire and ambulance, as well as properly identified Society service personnel, shall be exempted from this rule when engaged in legitimate emergency or service duty which requires passage through State Fairgrounds admission gates.
1.04 Gate controls: Admission gates and exhibit buildings of the State Fair will be open to visitors on days and during operating hours as set by the board of managers. Persons not involved in the preparation or teardown of exhibits for the State Fair may be prohibited from entering the State Fairgrounds during the preparation and teardown period. Gate admission fees will be charged during nighttime (non-operating) hours with the same fee schedule in effect as during day time (operating) hours. Persons entering the State Fairgrounds during non-operating hours, in addition to paying established gate fees, will be required to provide proof of their having business on the State Fairgrounds during said nonoperating periods. License holders and their employees needing to enter or remain on the State Fairgrounds during the overnight period must first obtain an overnight badge from the appropriate Society department superintendent or division director. No badge will be issued without proper identification.
1.05 Pass-out gates: A pass-out system is operated during the State Fair at admission gates. Persons exiting through these gates may, upon request, obtain proper credentials for readmittance to the State Fairgrounds without additional charge. Readmittance will be honored the day of issuance only.
1.07 Vehicle restrictions: Maximum vehicle speed limits on the State Fairgrounds, as well as appropriate allowances and restrictions dealing with unnecessary acceleration, vehicle parking, delivery hours, restricted areas, tow-away zones and impound arrangements, shall be established by the secretary or delegate. The secretary or delegate shall provide for the placement of such traffic control signals, signs, and other traffic control devices on the State Fairgrounds as deemed necessary for the safety, protection and control of the State Fairgrounds and the people thereon. When any police officer or security person finds a vehicle illegally parked on the State Fairgrounds, they are authorized to issue a citation, or provide for the removal and impoundment of such vehicle, or both. Cost of removal and storage shall be borne by the vehicle’s owner.
1.08 Pedestrian right-of-way: When walking on or about any street, sidewalk or other area generally open to the public on the State Fairgrounds, pedestrians shall at all times have the right-of-way as against all vehicles, other than identified emergency vehicles. Drivers of all vehicles, other than identified emergency vehicles, shall yield the right-of-way to any and all pedestrians on the State Fairgrounds.
1.09 Two-wheeled and track-vehicles: Two-wheeled vehicles, such as bicycles, motorcycles and motor scooters, will not be allowed on the State Fairgrounds during the State Fair unless such two-wheeled vehicles are on display in a commercial space licensed by the Society and, in such case, said two-wheeled vehicles must be kept in the assigned commercial space and may not, under any circumstances, be operated on the streets of the State Fairgrounds. Electric personal assistive mobility devices may be used on the State Fairgrounds by person that are physically challenged. Track-type vehicles, including snowmobiles, may not be operated anywhere on the State Fairgrounds at any time of the year without the express authorization and approval of the secretary or delegate.
1.10 Bannering, picketing, interfering, protesting: No person or group of persons shall banner, picket, march, protest, demonstrate or caucus on the State Fairgrounds before or during the State Fair in any manner that interferes with the convenience and safety of any State Fair patron, exhibitor or employee.
No person or group of persons shall banner, picket, march, protest, demonstrate, or caucus on the State Fairgrounds during any event held on the State Fairgrounds while the annual State Fair is not in session (the off season) without first applying for and obtaining a permit from the Secretary of the Minnesota State Agricultural Society. Applications must be submitted to the Secretary no later than 30 days prior to the first day of the event. Application forms and the procedures and policies governing permitting decisions are available from the Secretary upon request. This Rule does not replace or modify any other rule.
1.11 Handing out materials: The sale, posting or distribution of any merchandise, products, promotional items and printed or written material except from a fixed location on the State Fairgrounds approved by the secretary or delegate shall be prohibited.
1.12 Advertising vehicles: The operation or parking of any sound truck or vehicle upon which advertising signs, political or otherwise, have been affixed in any manner shall be prohibited anywhere on the State Fairgrounds. This rule is not applicable to a lettered service vehicle advertising a firm or its products while making deliveries or to the normal advertising on bumpers and windows of motor vehicles.
1.13 Conflict of interest: No manager, officer or employee of the Society shall:
A. Enter into a contract with the Society.
B. Have or acquire any financial interest, whether direct or indirect, in any contract between the Society and any license holder, performer, vendor or contractor.
C. Engage or participate in personal business or financial transactions that conflict with the interest of the Society or their obligations and interests as a member of the board of managers, officer or employee of the Society.
D. Be entitled to any special consideration involving the storage of vehicles and materials on the State Fairgrounds or the use of Society buildings, machinery, or equipment, except as may be specifically approved by the board of managers.
E. Be allowed to purchase any material for their personal use through the name, credit or account of the Society.
1.14 Use of vehicles by Society employees: All vehicles used by managers, officers or employees of the Society in connection with Society
A. Be the property of the manager, officer or employee, with the Society to have no interest or obligation except as authorized by the board of managers and stated in the Society bulletin covering expense reimbursement; or B. Be used by the Society as part of a service contract, through rental or on a courtesy basis; or C. Be the sole property of the Society to be used only on Society business.
No vehicle shall be rented by the Society from any Society manager, officer or employee.
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1.15 Equal employment opportunities: The following policies concerning fair and equal employment shall be followed by the Society:
A. It shall be the policy of the Society to foster the employment of all individuals with the Society in accordance with their fullest capacity and ability, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital or veteran status or status with regard to public assistance or disability, and to safeguard their right to hold employment with the Society without discrimination; and B. Every contract for or on behalf of the Society for materials, supplies, construction or licenses may be cancelled or terminated by the Society when discrimination on account of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital or veteran status or status with regard to public assistance or disability, exists in the hiring or employment of common or skilled labor by the contractor pursuant to the contract for or on behalf of the Society.
1.16 Acceptance of gift: No manager, officer or employee of the Society shall accept from a person or company that does business with the Society, any gift, gratuity, cash, merchandise or thing of value. This prohibition shall extend to the acceptance of food or beverage or merchandise at less than full retail price from a license holder during the State Fair.
1.17 Hiring of relatives: No relative of a Society employee or a relative of a member of the board of managers shall be given preferential treatment in being hired or promoted. Relatives may be precluded from working in the same Society department.
1.18 Dogs: During the period of the annual State Fair, no dogs or other pets shall be allowed on the State Fairgrounds. Exception: Dogs or other pets may be allowed when part of an exhibition or demonstration authorized by the secretary or delegate. No other exceptions will be allowed during the period of the State Fair.