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September 8-10, 2017
Registration Opens
June 1, 2017

Rules & Regulations

By purchasing admission, registering for or participating in event activities/shows/competitions and/or entering the premises, attendees agree to regulations as set forth below by the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative, Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, LLC and/or regulations as set forth by the Jefferson County Fair Park and Jefferson County.

  • No soliciting.
  • No firearms allowed on the fairgrounds.
  • Controlled substances prohibited on the fairgrounds.
  • Smoking prohibited in all fairgrounds buildings.
  • Parents/Guardians are responsible for the supervision of all minors.
  • Minors may not register for Wonders of Wool fiber arts classes or Sheep 101 without the express consent of Festival management.
  • No distribution or posting of printed materials/flyers/advertisements except as specifically allowed by Festival management.
  • All persons enter at their own risk.
  • Pets are not allowed at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival and will be denied entry to the festival grounds. The only dogs that will be allowed are certified service dogs, service dogs in training and those dogs participating in the Crook & Whistle Stock Dog Trial. Please leave your pets at home. Thank you!
  • The Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, LLC is not responsible for lost articles or damage to property.
  • All vendor sales of merchandise and/or services are by express permission of Festival management only.
  • No unauthorized demonstrations.
  • No personal announcements can be made by volunteers at Registration.
  • The Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival and Jefferson County Fair Park reserve the right to exclude from Jefferson County Fair Park and Festival activities any person (exhibitor, spectator, vendor, participant, student) who is in any manner disruptive or who exhibits inappropriate behavior that, in the opinion of Festival or Fair Park management, would disturb the public or cause interruption of shows, events, transactions, classes or any activity associated with the Festival. The Festival may delegate such authority to impose any such sanction to its designated security officers. Said sanction shall also include the right to temporarily or permanently ban participation/attendance at future events.
  • No bikes, skateboards, roller blades, scooters, golf carts or motorized bikes are allowed on the Festival grounds during hours of operation for the event without express permission of Jefferson Fair Park or Festival management.
  • No persons allowed on Festival grounds overnight without a camping permit or express permission of Festival management or Jefferson Fair Park.
  • Sale or distribution of food or beverage items of any kind is strictly prohibited except by permit from Festival management and Jefferson County Fair Park.
  • No photos or video taping of vendor displays or products without permission.

ALL VIOLATORS WILL BE IMMEDIATELY ESCORTED FROM FESTIVAL GROUNDS

PLEASE – LEAVE YOUR PETS AT HOME!

Statement of Non-Discrimination

The Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, LLC and the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative do not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, creed, religious or sexual preference, or physical or other disabilities with regard to volunteers, participants or any person associated with or attending the Festival.

Statement of Liability

All activities of the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, LLC (Festival) taking place on the grounds of Jefferson County Fair Park shall be under the immediate control and direction of the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative (Cooperative) or representatives thereof, or chairperson(s) and/or superintendent(s) for that event or activity, but the Festival, Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative and Jefferson County Fair Park shall not be, in any case, held responsible for any type of loss, injury, actions or damage that may occur or be experienced by exhibitors, vendors, customers, volunteers, students, onlookers, participants or attendees. The Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative and/or the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, LLC take no responsibility for any activity assuming, claiming or advertising an affiliation with the Cooperative and/or Festival which does not take place within the limits of Jefferson County Fair Park and within the posted daily schedule of the Festival.

Each exhibitor, vendor or persons displaying for educational, exhibition or instructional reasons any animal, item or product will be solely responsible for any consequential or other loss, injury or damage to, or occasioned by, or arising from any animal or article exhibited by any said person, and shall indemnify the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, LLC, the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative and Jefferson County Fair Park against all legal or other proceedings in regard thereto, as well as damage or injury to any other person(s) or property caused by the exhibitor, vendor, or person(s) displaying items for educational, exhibition or instructional reasons, or any of the animals exhibited by persons or arising out of, or in any way connected with such exhibition of any of the animals, products or items exhibited, displayed or offered for sale.

The care, feeding, safe handling and safety of all animals brought to the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival shall be the sole responsibility of the person or persons exhibiting, displaying or managing such animals, including sheep for display, entered in competition, or for educational purposes; dogs entered in a stock dog trial or stock dog demonstration; or any animal as part of or incidental to a vendor display. Exhibitors and handlers must provide their own feed, bedding, and water for animals in their care. The Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, LLC shall provide exhibitors, handlers and vendors with assigned space for their displays and exhibits subject to such rules and regulations as may be prescribed. By providing such space, the Festival shall not insure, nor be responsible for, the safety of such animals, or the person or persons tending them.

Accepted Entries

In all cases, the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, LLC reserves the right to reject, accept, or conditionally accept any entry and does not guarantee space in any show, trial or display barns to any entry, as it is intended that only such animals shall be entered and shown as have merit, will be a credit to both the exhibitor and Festival, and are judged not to pose any health risk to other livestock, their handlers and other exhibitors. In all matters related to acceptance of entries, decisions shall be at the discretion of the superintendent in charge of the respective activity, show or exhibition. Any exhibitor who knowingly makes a material misrepresentation may be barred from all future competitions at this event.

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