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Fair Rules & Policies

Dogs, personal pets, and emotional support animals are PROHIBITED at the Fair! ONLY Authorized service animals with proof of rabies certificate shown at gates will be permitted into the Fair. For the safety and cleanliness of our Fairgrounds and show animals, you will not be let in if you cannot produce required documentation. Keep your pets safe and leave them at home, not in your vehicle.

No alcoholic beverages are allowed on the Fairgrounds.
No coolers may be brought onto the Fairgrounds.

Meals and refreshments will be on sale at the Fairgrounds. These concessions are reserved and will be handled by the Fair Committees representatives. All ice used on the fairgrounds must be purchased from the Pomona Kitchen. No coolers may be brought onto the grounds.

The Fair Committee will not be responsible for any accidents that may occur on the grounds or in the buildings.

The Fair Committee will exercise care to insure the safety of exhibits, but will not be responsible for losses or damage which may occur. In addition to the Richmond Police Department, there will be a private security force on duty.

All patrons walking through the gate will be subject to a bag search regardless of the size of the bag. Additionally, at the discretion of the security company individuals may be subject to wands.


Distribution of any type of “handbill” or “promotional material” is prohibited on the Fairgrounds or in the parking lot.


No weapons of any type are prohibited on the fairgrounds.


No cannabis smoking/vaping or illegal substances of any type are prohibited on the fairgrounds.

The Fair Committee shall reserve the right to refuse anyone admittance to the Fairgrounds. Any concessionaire, exhibitor or Fair patron that may become argumentative or disruptive with any Fair staff member or Fair committee member will be subject to:
1) sanction or short term expulsion (one day)
2) expulsion from the fair for the duration of the current fair
3) forfeiture of the right to attend the fair for life: This being the decision of the Fair Committee.

When you attend The Washington County Fair (WCF) grounds, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, or any other purpose by WCF and its affiliates and representatives. You release WCF, its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings. By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, web casting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such exhibiting, broadcasting, web casting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by WCF or the person or entity designated to do so by WCF. You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event.

Electrical Work
All electrical work performed on fair grounds must be completed by the appointed fair electrician.

Propane Work
All propane work performed on fair grounds must be completed by the appointed propane comapny.

COVID Policy
Please adhere to social distancing guidelines as indicated by the State of Rhode Island. For more information please go to

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