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WILLIAMSON COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION ANIMAL POLICY

No animals are permitted on the premises of the Williamson County Fair except as follows:

1. Exhibitors, Et Al: An exhibitor, competitor, or participant is permitted to have an animal as part of an approved exhibit, competition, or entertainment program, provided that:

a. The animal shall meet all applicable health and legal requirements, including proper insurance if required by the Williamson County Fair Association, Inc.;
b. The animal shall remain under control at all times and restricted to designated, approved areas;
c. If the animal is a permanent participant in an exhibit or entertainment program, it should be returned to its secured area on the Fairgrounds at the conclusion of its portion of the exhibit or program; and
d. If the animal is a temporary participant or competitor in an exhibit, competition, or entertainment program, it should be removed from the Fairgrounds at the conclusion of its participation or competition.

2. Vendors: A vendor is discouraged but permitted to have an animal as part of a booth, provided that:

a. The animal shall be approved by the Williamson County Fair Association, Inc. as a necessary and vital part of the vendor's display;
b. The animal shall meet all applicable health and legal requirements, including proper insurance if required by the Williamson County Fair Association, Inc.;
c. The animal shall remain under control at all times and restricted to the vendor's booth area;
d. The animal should be transported using a crate or leash, during low-traffic times, and following the most direct route between the booth and exit; and
e. The animal shall never be left in a parked vehicle and should be provided a cool, shaded area and fresh water.

3. Service Animals or Service Animals in Training: Service animals are dogs individually trained to do work or perform tasks for individuals with disabilities. All other animals, including those which provide protection, emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship, are not service animals and will not be permitted under this section.

Individuals with disabilities are permitted to have service animals, provided that:

a. The service animal shall remain under control and by the individual at all times; and
b. The service animal shall have a harness, leash, or other tether, unless the individual is unable because of disability to use such a device or the use would interfere with the service animal's work. In those cases, the individual shall maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective methods.

4. Removal of Animals: The Williamson County Fair Association reserves the right to have an animal removed from the premises if:

a. any condition above is not met;
b. the animal is out of control and the animal's handler does not take effective action to control it;
c. the animal is not housebroken; or
d. the animal poses a threat to the health or safety of others.
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