Administration Rules & Regulations
ADMINISTRATION RULES and REGULATIONS OF
The festival reserves to its committees the final and absolute right to interpret the rules and regulations, to arbitrarily settle and determine all matters, questions and differences in regard thereto, or otherwise arising out of the Michigan Fiber Festival, Inc. They also hold the right to amend or add to these rules as its judgment may determine. An exhibitor who violates any of the published rules will forfeit all privileges and premiums and be subject to such penalty as the committee may order. Special rules or conditions are published for each event where necessary and are available by writing to:
Michigan Fiber Festival, Inc.
Hastings, MI 49058
If there is a conflict between the special rules of any event and the general rules and regulations, the special rules will apply.
PET POLICY (effective April 2018 updated February 2020)
Pets are allowed at Michigan Fiber Festival in the campground area only for those camping on site. Owners must register their pet(s) at the camping registration table and pay a fee of $15 per pet. Pets must be on a six (6) foot leash or shorter and under a handler’s direct control at all times. They are not allowed in any vendor areas, animal barns, or any other exhibitor animal areas for the safety of all the animals. Please clean up after your dog, bags are provided at camping check in for your convenience. The Festival reserves the right to request an owner to remove a pet(s) for noise or safety concerns.
SERVICE DOGS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AND AT NO CHARGE
STATEMENT OF LIABILITY
All events will be under the control and direction of the chairperson(s) for that event. The Festival will in no case be responsible for any loss or damage that may occur. Each exhibitor will be solely responsible for any consequential or other loss, injury or damage done to, or occasioned by, or arising from any animal or article exhibited by any person and shall indemnify the Michigan Fiber Festival, Inc., against all legal or other proceedings in regard thereto, as well as
damage or injury to any other person or property caused by the exhibitor, 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 so exhibited.
The care, feeding and safety of animals brought to the Festival shall be the sole responsibility of the person or persons exhibiting such animals. Exhibitors must provide their own feed, bedding and water buckets. The Festival shall provide exhibitors with assigned space for their animals 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 to them.
In all cases, the Festival reserves the right to reject, accept, or conditionally accept any entry and does not guarantee space in the show barns to any entry, as it is intended that only such animals shall be entered and shown as have merit and will be a credit to both the exhibitor and the Festival. An exhibitor who makes a material misrepresentation subjects himself/herself to be barred from all further competitions.
NON DISCRIMINATION POLICY
The Michigan Fiber Festival Inc. does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, gender, creed, religious preference or handicap as regard to volunteers, participants or anyone associated with the Festival.