WAC 16-700-002

Definitions.

"Agricultural fair" means a fair or exhibition intended to promote agriculture by having a balanced variety of exhibits of livestock and agricultural products; agriculture related arts and manufactures; products of the farm home; and educational contests, displays, and demonstrations designed to train youth and to promote the importance of agriculture and support rural economic development. There are five categories of agricultural fairs: Area fairs, community fairs, county fairs, district fairs, and youth shows or fairs.
"Allocation" means amounts from the state fair fund, the account established in RCW 15.76.115, allocated to agricultural fair categories.
"Area fair" means an agricultural fair with both open and junior participation and an extensive diversification of classes, displays, and exhibits. Area fairs serve an area larger than one county; have organized governing boards of directors; are nonprofit; show evidence of community support; and are not under county commissioner jurisdiction.
"Community fair" means an agricultural fair with either or both open or junior classes, displays or exhibits. Community fairs do not have as extensive diversification of classes, displays, or exhibits as area, county, or district fairs. Community fairs serve an area smaller than areas served by area, county, and district fairs; have organized governing boards of directors; are nonprofit; and show evidence of community support. There may be more than one community fair in a county.
"County fair" means an agricultural fair with both open and junior participation but not as extensive diversification of classes, displays, and exhibits as an area fair. County fairs are authorized by RCW 36.37.050, serve a single county, and are under the jurisdiction of a board of county commissioners.
"Department" means the Washington state department of agriculture.
"Director" means the director of the Washington state department of agriculture.
"District fair" means an agricultural fair with both open and youth participation but not as extensive diversification of classes, displays, and exhibits as an area fair. District fairs are authorized by RCW 36.37.050, serve more than one county, and are under county commission jurisdiction.
"Operating expenses" means the amount awarded for premiums and awards; expenses for special agricultural education and demonstrations; judges' fees; staffing expenses; and other expenses used to operate an agricultural fair.
"Premiums and awards" means anything of value given as a reward or incentive for exhibits and educational contests, displays, and demonstrations of an educational nature. Premiums and awards do not include livestock sale revenues, nor anything of value given as a reward or incentive for promotional or entertainment activities, such as queen contests, parades, dances, rodeos, and races.
"Reimbursement" means a proportion of an allocation distributed to eligible applicants as reimbursement for operating costs incurred according to the requirements of chapter 15.76 RCW and this chapter.
"Youth fair or show" means a 4-H or FFA agricultural fair with the purpose of educating and training youth in agriculture and life skills. Youth fairs or shows serve three or more counties; must be approved by an approving agency; have organized governing boards of directors; are nonprofit; and show evidence of community support.
"Youth fair or show approving agency" means either the Washington State University, which approves 4-H fairs and shows, or the office of the superintendent of public instruction, which approves FFA fairs and shows.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.76.180 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 18-22-049, § 16-700-002, filed 10/31/18, effective 12/1/18. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.76 RCW. WSR 80-01-019 (Order 1662), § 16-700-002, filed 12/14/79, effective 1/1/81.]