Contact Info

Martinsville Agricultural Fair Assoc.
P.O. Box 515
Martinsville, IL 62442

Secretary's Office -

Horse Racing Office -
217-382-6611 or

Rules and Regulations


1. If you have entries to make, attend to it at once and when your stock or articles are entered see
that they are in readiness at the proper time and place for examination by the committee or by the
2. Accept no rumor in regard to the business of exhibition. If you do not know what to do, inquire of the officer whose duty it is to tell you. One-half the disappointment and trouble at the Fair is occasioned by relying on hearsay. Attend to your business. If it is wrong, you know where the blame is.
3. Read the rules and by example assist in enforcing them, but do not forget that mistakes will occur
where thousands are congregated. The Board endeavors to do justice to all.
4. The success of the coming fair depends largely upon the manner in which the public patronizes it.


The Clark County Sheriff and the Martinsville Police Department shall have general police supervision on the grounds. They shall have full charge of the police force in the employ of the Fair management, except as otherwise provided subject to order of the Board of Directors. All officers and policemen shall be sworn in as conservators of the peace and it shall be their duty to arrest any person creating a disturbance or violating any of the rules or regulations of the fair or the laws of the state.

Alcohol is not permitted on the grounds


The Board of Directors announces that the Martinsville Agricultural Fair Association will not be responsible to any person, individual, corporation or association for any loss by either fire, theft or by personal injury sustained by anyone through the negligence of any person or group of persons, exhibits or exhibitors. While the Martinsville Agricultural Fair Association will give adequate police protection and take such precautionary measures consistent in the operation of the Martinsville Agricultural Fair, the Fair Board positively will not be responsible for any of these occurrences under any circumstances. The Directors of the Martinsville Agricultural Fair Association reserve
the right to declare off the fair and withdraw all premiums offered should unforseen circumstances occur which in the judgement of the Directors would make it advisable to do so and all premiums offered and contracts made are made with that distinct understanding. The Martinsville Agricultural Fair Association reserves the final and absolute right to interpret these rules and regulations and arbitrarily settle and determine all matters, questions and differences in regard thereto and to add or amend these rules as they may deem advisable. Should any dispute as to meaning of any premium offered or as to any rule regarding the admission into or exclusion from the various classes. The meaning or construction of such a rule shall be left to the Board of Directors and their decision shall be final. By entering the exhibitor agrees to abide by each and every rule printed in this catalog. No one to sell feed on grounds except authorized feed dealers. The Fairgrounds will be open to the exhibitors on Friday, June 19, 2009 for the reception of animals for exhibition. Exhibits will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., CDT. Arts Hall will be open from 12 noon to 8 p.m. All exhibits in Arts Hall should be picked up between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday. All exhibits at the fair grounds will be under the control of the Superintendent of its department and no exhibit can be removed from the fairgrounds until close of the Fair without permission in writing from the President and Secretary. Care will be taken to prevent injury or loss to any animal or article exhibited, but the Fair Association will not be responsible for any damage or loss, should any occur. A sufficient police force will always be on hand to prevent disorderly conduct of any kind.
Persons making themselves offensive to the officers or visitors of the Association will be excluded from the grounds at the discretion of the President. Automobiles and other vehicles will be permitted on main thoroughfare only before 8:30 a.m. of each day. Illinois Statutes provide a penalty of Five(5) Dollars and costs for any person jumping the fence, and any one caught so doing will be duly arrested, taken to the city and fined for such offense. All animals must be under control at all times by owner, trainer, or person in charge.


Attention is called to the following section of laws passed by the legislature respecting Fairs. They will be strictly enforced.

Section 1. - Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois represented in the General Assembly: That no person shall keep any shop, booth, tent wagon or carriage or any article of traffic whatsoever, or sell or expose for sale, give, barter or otherwise dispose of or near such shop, booth, tent, wagon or carriage: vessel or boat in any other way or place, any spirits or other liquors or any provisions or any traffic whatsoever, at or within two miles from the place where any horticulture or mechanical fair or exhibition is held or shall any person within the distance aforesaid exhibit shows or plays unless the same shall be duly authorized by the proper authorities previous to the commencement of said exhibition; nor shall any person within the area aforesaid promote, aid or be engaged in the racing of animals or in gaming of any description; nor shall any person obstruct the passage of any highway or travelled road within the distance aforesaid: Provided that nothing in this act shall affect tavern keepers, distillers and others exercising their calling at their usual legitimate places of doing business, or any person who shall have a written permit from the president of such agricultural, mechanical or horticultural society or sell bread, or other provisions for the supply of persons at such fairs or exhibition, their horses or cattle, such persons attending, conforming to all of the regulations of said society and the laws of the state. Any person found guilty of a violation of the above section shall be fined not less than five dollars nor more than fifty.