The 2019 Clermont County Fair is off to a great start! If you haven’t been yet, it’s not too late, the fun continues through Saturday! There’s still lots to see and do…
There are free meals available for children 18 years and younger throughout the summer months, CLICK HERE to find locations.
We invite all club members and their families to attend the 4-H Style Revue and Winners’ Circle!
The 4-H Style Revue will be held on Saturday, July 20, at 1:00 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Building. The Winners’ Circle ceremony will be held immediately following the 4-H Style Revue at approximately 2:00 p.m. Style Review and Winners’ Circle recognize members who completed a general project and participated in General Project Judging. We will announce placings, as well as, state fair delegates.
Delegates learn about their leadership style by studying the leadership styles of historical figures. Lacie and Luke will develop a better understanding of their own strengths and challenges as leaders, how to address their challenges and how to work effectively with others who have different styles.
Thank you Clermont County 4-H Committee for sponsoring these #TrueLeaders.
Dining with Diabetes is a four-part series that:
➢ Demonstrates “new cooking techniques”
➢ Provides taste testing of new recipes
➢ Presents healthy versions of familiar foods
➢ Includes grocery shopping tour
Series of four classes offered each Thursday from August 29-September 19, from 6:00pm-8:00pm.
Join the fun in the Rabbit Barn! Enter your rabbit(s) in our Rabbit Costume Contest sponsored by the Ruff N’ Stuff 4-Hers, Friday, July 26, at 5:00pm. Creative costumes and themed human/rabbit costumes are encouraged. Pizza and drinks will be available to all participants at 5:00pm, the contest will start promptly at 6:00pm.
- Registration will take place during rabbit check in – Saturday, July 20th, 9:00-11:00am and will continue till Friday, July 26th, 12:00pm.
- Only Clermont County barn registered rabbits are eligible for the costume contest.
- Registration fee is $1 per person, which includes entry to the contest and the pizza party.
- Costumes must be safe and comfortable for the rabbits.
- The first 50 entrants will receive a participation ribbon.
- First place winners will receive a trophy. One winner in each category. Categories based on owner’s age: Junior (11 and under), Intermediate (12-14), and Senior (15 -18). There is also an Adult Category!!
- Judges will be looking for 3 criteria: Originality, Creativity and Pizazz!
- Winners will be announced as soon as the contest is complete.
- Judge’s decisions will be final.
This year, Grant’s Farm will be donating any annual flowers you need to create your fair planters. Feel free to stop by the farm (5552 Bucktown Rd.) or our garden center (2115 S.R. 131) any time they’re are open and pick out any annuals you need! See the cashier for details.
Club Flower Display Container Contest:
Flower Container Drop-Off: Thursday, July 18, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Award Presentation: Thursday of fair week, during the Skill-a-thon awards ceremony.
1. Clubs are responsible for taking care of their flower displays throughout the week.
2. Plants must be planted inside the container. It is recommended that packing peanuts or an empty
milk jug be placed in the bottom of the container then filled with soil to reduce weight.
3. Containers must be easily moved. Containers will be displayed at the entryway of buildings and
barns around the fairgrounds.
4. Flower containers should be the work of club members.
5. The club name must be visibly displayed on the flower container.
6. The fair theme “Celebrating 170 Years…AND THE REST IS HISTORY“, should be incorporated into the overall design.
7. Flower containers must be turned in to the Extension Office between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday,
8. Flower displays will be judged on originality/creativity, overall design and incorporation of the fair
theme. Awards will be given for first through fifth place as well as individual honors for the Most
Creative, Most Colorful and Best 4-H Design. Designs turned in late will not be judged.
Sign up to work a shift in the 4-H Outpost during the Clermont County Fair! This is the only fundraiser sponsored by the Clermont County 4-H Committee, to support the 4-H program. It takes hundreds of youth, parents and volunteers to help make the Outpost run smoothly all week!
The funds raised from the Outpost are used to support state camp and trip scholarships, project awards and 4-H programming. Every 4-H club is asked to work one shift in the Outpost. Shifts will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Each club must have a minimum of 8 youth working per shift. Youth should be at least 12 years of age, no one under the age of 18 is permitted to work at the grill. A club volunteer or parent is required to be present throughout the shift. Only one club is able to work per shift. When signing up, please use the first and last name of the volunteer overseeing the shift and put the club name in the comments. As a reminder, working a shift in the 4-H Outpost is a requirement for any club striving to become an Honor Club.
Clermont County 4-H teens, Ethan Pfankuch and Luke Uhlenbrock are making a change in their communities through innovation and leadership. Thanks to a partnership between 4‑H and Microsoft, youth can lead positive change in a digital-driven world. Our 4-H Tech ChangeMakers enjoyed spending time at Bethel Woods and Miami Township Lifelong Learning Centers engaging with older adults and helping them navigate technology. During their visit the Tech Teens answered questions and guided discussion regarding cell phones. They are looking forward to follow-up visits later this summer and fall.