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    STATE FAIR FOLK FESTIVAL The Folk Festival was established in 1948 to preserve and promote the

    music and dance of North Carolina’s early years and to provide wholesome entertainment for visitors to the Fair.

    • Superintendent - Sandra Dunbar • Submit questions to: ncsfCompetitions@ncagr.gov • Entry deadline Sunday, September 15, 2019 • Competition is open to residents of the United State of America. • General Rules and Regulations of the Fair will govern this department. • Entry forms must be received by Sunday, September 15, 2019 by 5:00 pm. • The right is reserved to reject entries. • All contestants can park in Lot C on Trinity Road and ride the free shuttle, otherwise, parking is on your own.

    • Contestants should enter the building at the north side entrance by the waterfall and check-in at the stage area on the main floor of the arena

    • The judges decision is final. • The Folk Festival is divided into two major divisions - Music (vocal and instrumental categories) and Dance (heritage and contemporary). The schedule is reduced from years past to only Saturdays and Sundays of the first weekend and Friday, Saturday, Sunday of the second weekend.

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  • DANCE CATEGORY PRIZES

    First Place, Second Place and Third Place ribbons will be awarded to each winning participant.

    One Best of Show Plaque will be awarded in Youth and one for Adult in both Contemporary and Heritage Dance Categories.

    CONTEMPORARY DANCE CATEGORIES

    CLASS 101 - COUNTRY LINE DANCE - No clogging. Must use country-western music. Maximum time 8 minutes. 1 – Ages 2-5 2 – Ages 6-8 3 – Ages 9-11 4 – Ages 12-18 5 – Ages 19-30 6 – Ages 31 & up

    CLASS 102 - NOVELTY DANCE - Any style except clogging. Performance and costumes must be appropriate for a state fair audience. Maximum time 8 minutes. 1 – Ages 2-5 2 – Ages 6-8 3 – Ages 9-11 4 – Ages 12-18 5 – Ages 19-30 6 – Ages 31 & up

    CLASS 103 - INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE - Maximum time 8 minutes. 1 – Ages 2-5 2 – Ages 6-8 3 – Ages 9-11 4 – Ages 12-18 5 – Ages 19-30 6 – Ages 31 & up

    Choose your first and second choice date to compete. Placement in schedule is first come, first served.

    Register early to secure your spot.

  • HERITAGE DANCE CATEGORIES

    CLASS 104 - TRADITIONAL FREE-STYLE CLOGGING - Four or more couples dancing as a team using traditional figures. Maximum time 8 minutes. Music provided by the Folk Festival Band. 1 – Ages 2-5 2 – Ages 6-8 3 – Ages 9-11 4 – Ages 12-18 5 – Ages 19-30 6 – Ages 31 & up

    CLASS 105 - PRECISION CLOGGING - Four or more couples performing traditional figures as a team. Maximum time 8 minutes. Music provided by the Folk Festival Band. 1 – Ages 2-5 2 – Ages 6-8 3 – Ages 9-11 4 – Ages 12-18 5 – Ages 19-30 6 – Ages 31 & up

    CLASS 106 - TRADITIONAL SMOOTH DANCE - Four or more couples dancing as a team performing traditional figures as a team. Maximum time 8 minutes. Music provided by the Folk Festival Band. 1 – Ages 2-5 2 – Ages 6-8 3 – Ages 9-11 4 – Ages 12-18 5 – Ages 19-30 6 – Ages 31 & up

    CLASS 107 - CLOGGING ROUTINES - No individuals, couple clogging or clogging line in this category. Maximum time 8 minutes 1 – Ages 2-5 2 – Ages 6-8 3 – Ages 9-11 4 – Ages 12-18 5 – Ages 19-30 6 – Ages 31 & up

    CLASS 108 - CLOGGING LINE - Four or more people standing line or formation line, no facing in same line, no personal contact. Maximum time 8 minutes 1 – Ages 2-5 2 – Ages 6-8 3 – Ages 9-11 4 – Ages 12-18 5 – Ages 19-30 6 – Ages 31 & up

    CLASS 109 - CLOGGING DUO/DUETS - Male/female couple, or 2 males, or 2 females dancing as partners – do not separate from partner. Join hands as much as possible. As a couple move into a 4-corner pattern. Bluegrass or country music is required. Maximum time 4 minutes 1 – Ages 2-5 2 – Ages 6-8 3 – Ages 9-11 4 – Ages 12-18 5 – Ages 19-30 6 – Ages 31 & up

    CLASS 110 - INDIVIDUAL CLOGGING - Free-style. 1 – Ages 2-5 2 – Ages 6-8 3 – Ages 9-11 4 – Ages 12-18 5 – Ages 19-30 6 – Ages 31 & up

    Choose your first and second choice date to compete. Placement in schedule is first come, first served.

    Register early to secure your spot.

  • 2019 ENTRY FORM FOLK FESTIVAL

    DANCE CATEGORIES ENTRY DEADLINE MONDAY, SEPT. 16, 2019

    Fill out a separate form for each event you wish to enter. List names of all your team or group who are participating.

    Please request performer passes for Folk Festival participants only.

    NAME OF INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP

    ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

    NAME OF DIRECTOR OR GROUP LEADER

    –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– First Name Middle Initial Last Name

    ADDRESS OF INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP

    –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Street Address

    –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– City State Zip+4

    ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Phone County

    –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Email Address

    –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Date of birth

    Manager, N.C. State Fair - Please accept the following entries, subject to the Rules and Regulations of the North Carolina State Fair, as listed in the online Premium Book, by which I agree to be governed in exhibiting. All statements made in connection with said entries are true.

    I agree to abide by published official release time for removal of exhibits.

    –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Signature

    Mail form to: N.C. State Fair Entry Office • 1010 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1010

    For Fair Use Only

    Exhibitor Number: ––––––––––––––––––––––

    Mark the day you wish to compete.

    The Daily Schedule can be from 9:00am through

    9:00pm. You will only perform once in each

    category. Placements will be awarded throughout

    the day.

    ❑ Saturday, Oct. 19 ❑ Sunday, Oct. 20 ❑ Friday, Oct. 25 ❑ Saturday, Oct. 26 ❑ Sunday, Oct. 27

    Performer Passes? ______________

    Performer passes for Folk Festival participants only.

    Ages 5 & under and 65 and over, do not require passes.

    Vehicles?_______ Parking spaces are limited. Parking available in Lot C.

  • 2019 FOLK FESTIVAL DANCE CATEGORIES ENTRY DEADLINE MONDAY, SEPT. 16, 2019

    For dance groups, include the names of each dance team member. If entering in different categories, fill out a different entry form for each category.

    Lot Number Item Description (use same wording as premium book)

    Class Number

  • MUSIC CATEGORY PRIZES

    First Place, Second Place and Third Place ribbons will be awarded to each winning participant.

    One Best of Show Plaque will be awarded in Youth and one for Adult in both Instrumental and Vocal Categories.

    MUSIC CATEGORIES

    CLASS 111 - INSTRUMENTAL SOLO - Traditional music only. Maximum time 8 minutes. 1st Place: $75, 2nd Place: $50, 3rd Place: $40 1 – Ages 2-5 2 – Ages 6-8 3 – Ages 9-11 4 – Ages 12-18 5 – Ages 19-30 6 – Ages 31 & up

    CLASS 112 - ADULT GROUP INSTRUMENTAL - Traditional music only. Maximum time 8 minutes. 1st Place: $100, 2nd Place: $75, 3rd Place: $50 4 – Ages 12-18 5 – Ages 19-30 6 – Ages 31 & up

    CLASS 113 - YOUTH GROUP INSTRUMENTAL - Traditional music. Maximum time 8 minutes. 1st Place: $100, 2nd Place: $75, 3rd Place: $50 1 – Ages 2-5 2 – Ages 6-8 3 – Ages 9-11

    CLASS 114 - VOCAL SOLO - Traditional music only. Maximum time 8 minutes. 1st Place: $75, 2nd Place: $50, 3rd Place: $40 1 – Ages 2-5 2 – Ages 6-8 3 – Ages 9-11 4 – Ages 12-18 5 – Ages 19-30 6 – Ages 31 & up

    CLASS 115 - GROUP VOCALS (NON SCHOOL) - Traditional music only. Maximum time 8 minutes. 1st Place: $100, 2nd Place: $75, 3rd Place: $50 4 –