Fair-Day Schedule for Students
Mall Entry: You can bring your exhibit into the mall through any public entrance. If your exhibit is heavy or hard to move, we suggest that you first come in, register, and find out where you will set it up; then you can bring your exhibit in through the closest entrance. We will post signs throughout the mall to direct you to registration.
Set-Up Time: Registration and set-up will start at 8:00 AM. All exhibits must be set up in the exhibit area by 8:55 AM. If you will need to arrive late, or need more time to set up your exhibit, you should contact the Fair Director or Safety & Standards (see the Contact Us page) before the Fair to make special arrangements.
Parking: You can park near the mall entrances for loading and unloading. By 10:00 AM you should move your vehicle at least 200 feet away. Mall businesses open at 10:00 AM and some stay open until 9:00 PM; please be considerate of the mall’s customers.
Student Meeting: A 15-minute meeting for students will be held at 9:00 AM to go over orientation and rules reminders. All students must attend. We will announce the meeting’s location on Fair day.
Judging Interviews: By 9:30 AM you should be at your exhibit for judging interviews. Judges for EISEF Awards will start coming to evaluate your exhibit at 9:30 AM and will continue until about 1:00 PM. You should plan to stay at your exhibit continuously between 9:30 AM and 1:00 PM. Judging for Sponsored Awards also starts at 9:30 AM and may continue until 2:00 PM.
Afternoon Viewing: After lunch you should be at your exhibit at least half of the time between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM, for Sponsored Awards judging and viewing by the public.
Finalist Interviews: At about 1:00 PM we will post the Class I Finalists in the Senior Divisions, along with their interview times. If you are one of these students, congratulations! Now our Finalist Judges will interview you, to see whether you will represent EISEF at the International Fair in Los Angeles, California. You need to be at your exhibit about 15 minutes before your interview; a Fair official will come escort you to the interview. The interviews will start at about 2:30 PM and run until almost 5:00 PM.
Early Departure: You must not dismantle your exhibit before 5:00 PM without special permission. You must dismantle it between between then and 6:00 PM. If you can’t remove the pieces of your exhibit from the mall until after the awards ceremony, we will provide a place where you can store them. The awards ceremony should end by 8:30 PM. After that, you will need to remove your exhibit from the mall before the mall closes at 9:00 PM.
Awards Ceremony: The awards ceremony will begin at about 7:00 PM and should end by 8:30 PM. The location will be posted on Fair Day. Decisions of the judges shall be final.
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