Way to Go!

Congratulations to all our 4-Hers that completed their general projects and attended judging!  Everyone did a FANTASTIC job!

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.

4-H Outpost Sign-Up

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.

4-H Outpost Sign-up

Don’t Miss the Barn Bonanza!

Join the Clermont County Agricultural Society for a Barn Bonanza this Saturday, March 23, from 8pm-1am.  The event is to raise money for the new poultry and rabbit barn.  Ron Fletcher and the Southern Edge Band will be playing at the event.  There will be a live and silent auction as well as split the pot and a gun raffle.  Tickets are $25 each or $40 per couple.

A limited number of tickets remain.  Contact (513)535-3966 or pkirk6423@gmail.com to get your tickets right away.

 

2019 Ohio Fairs Schedule Now Available

Ohioans can start planning visits to all of their favorite fairs across the state. The Ohio Department of Agriculture released the official dates for the 2019 fair season, which includes Ohio’s 94 county and independent fairs and the Ohio State Fair.

The Paulding County Fair will kick off the 2019 fair season on June 10, and the season will wrap up on Oct. 12 with the Fairfield County Fair. 

In addition to setting and approving the dates for the independent and county fairs, the department is responsible for helping to assure the safety of fair amusement rides, monitoring livestock shows to help assure honest competition and coordinating animal health efforts with local veterinarians.

Click here to view the 2019 Ohio Agricultural Fairs schedule.

4-H Photo Contest!

Share your 4-H photos in celebration of National 4-H Week October 7-13, 2018!  OSU Extension Clermont County is hosting a Facebook Photo Contest.  Share a different photo(s) each day of the week  with #Clermont4H for a chance to win fabulous prizes.

  • Monday – 4-H Families
  • Tuesday – Leadership
  • Wednesday – Projects
  • Thursday – 4-H Camp/Trips
  • Friday – Clermont County Fair

To qualify for prizes and to make it easier for our National 4-H Week Photo Contest judge, we will create a facebook thread for each theme/day. Post your pictures in the comments of the appropriate theme/day (posted daily) with #Clermont4H.

A winner will be chosen each day and winning photos will be on display at TSC Eastgate Saturday, October 13, for customers to vote on the grand prize winner! The grand prize winner will receive a prize package valued at more than $100!  Click Here to have a club presence at Tractor Supply on October 13!

 

 

 

Gather Your 4-H Photos

Share your 4-H photos in celebration of National 4-H Week October 7-13, 2018!  OSU Extension Clermont County is hosting a Facebook Photo Contest.  Share a different photo(s) each day of the week  with #Clermont4H for a chance to win fabulous prizes.  (More details to come)

  • Monday – 4-H Families
  • Tuesday – Leadership
  • Wednesday – Projects
  • Thursday – 4-H Camp/Trips
  • Friday – Clermont County Fair

Club Flower Pot Contest

Natorp’s is donating flowers for the Club Flower Pots again this year.  Flowers will be available for pick up during general project judging Tuesday, July 10, from 3-7pm and Thursday, July 12, from 3-7pm.  There is a limited supply, flowers will be distributed on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS.

Thank you Natorps!

CLUB FLOWER DISPLAY CONTEST
Flower Display Drop-Off:
Thursday, July 19, from 3:00-7:00pm

Award Presentation: Monday, July 23, at 4:30pm in the 4-H Hall

General Rules:

  1. Clubs are responsible for watering and taking care of their flower displays throughout the week.
  2. Containers may be made of any material.
  3. Live plants or flowers 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.
  4. Containers must be easily moved. Containers will be displayed at the entryway of buildings and barns around the fairgrounds.
  5. Flower containers should be the work of club members.
  6. The club name must be visibly displayed on the flower container.
  7. The fair theme “The Bounty of the County” should be incorporated into the overall design.
  8. Flower containers must be turned in to the Extension Office between 3-7 pm Thursday, July 19.
  9. Flower containers will be judged on originality/creativity, overall design and incorporation of the fair theme. Awards will be given for 1-5 place as well as individual honors for the Most Creative, Most Colorful and Best 4-H Design. Flower displays turned in late will not be judged.           

2018 Fair Schedule Clarification

  • Fairbooks are available: OSU Extension, Ag Society Office and area businesses
    • Please make sure each 4-H/FFA family has one
    • Read the schedule and rules
    • Ask questions now, don’t wait until last minute. OSU Extension, Senior/Junior Fair and 4-H Volunteers will gladly help answer your question. 

Clarifications & Corrections noted from June 20, 2018 Junior Fairboard Meeting

Date Time Event
Sunday, July 15   1:30pm – 4pm Skill-a-thon (Livestock – Multi-purpose and Blue Ribbon; Nutrition and Clothing – 4-H Hall)
Wednesday, July 18   4pm – until?? Junior Fairboard work event
Thursday, July 19   5pm – 9pm Jr. Fairboard Office open for DUNF forms; MUST be turned in before crossing scales
Friday, July 20   5pm – 10pm Jr. Fairboard Office open for DUNF forms; MUST be turned in before crossing scales
Friday, July 20   6pm – 8pm Non-market goats arrive (pygmy, dairy, meat breeding, pack/harness)
Friday, July 20   6pm – 11pm Beef cattle, non-milking dairy cattle, market goats and lambs arrive and weigh-in
Saturday, July 21   7am – 9am Market chickens and market turkeys arrive
Saturday, July 21   9am – 11am Exhibition (fancy) poultry arrive
Saturday, July 21   11am – 1pm Exhibition, breeding and meat pen rabbits arrive
Saturday, July 21   1pm – 2pm 4-H Style Review
Saturday, July 21   2pm – 4pm 4-H Winners Circle
Saturday, July 21   5pm – 10pm Jr. Fairboard Office open for DUNF forms; MUST be turned in before crossing scales
Saturday, July 21   6pm – 11pm Hogs arrive and weigh-in
Sunday, July 22   10am Horses begin arriving
Monday July, 23   7am Horses must be in place
Wednesday, July 25   9am Dairy Goat Show

 

Become Clermont County’s 2017 Top Baker

 

Calling all youth ages 8 through 18 to use your baking skills to enter the Clermont County Fair’s Junior Division Bake-It Contest.  There are 3 divisions and 24 classes to to choose from to showcase your preparation skills.  Enter and become Clermont County’s “Top Baker”  Click here for the rules.

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OSU Extension, Clermont County Master Gardener Volunteers presents “How to Win a Blue Ribbon at the County Fair”

What exactly are those judges looking for? What makes a tomato or flower win a blue ribbon? What makes a jar of pickles a blue ribbon jar of pickles, just ask Clara from the “Andy Griffith Show”? Who doesn’t like a little friendly competition?

Join Kim Chamberland and Susan Givler, OSU Extension, Clermont County Master Gardener Volunteers, participants and former judges with Clermont County resident and participant, Betsy Anderson as they present on displaying your prize winning floral arrangements, horticulture crops, canned goods, and more. They plan to give you the tips, tricks, and secrets to providing your best display.

All are welcome to join these past participants, judges and blue ribbon winners on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 7pm in the 4-H Hall of the Clermont County Fairgrounds (1000 Locust Street, Owensville OH), as they give some tips and share ideas on “How to Win a Blue Ribbon at the County Fair.”

There are more than just crops, flowers, and canned goods that can be shown during fair week, July 23-29, 2017, visit the Clermont County Fair website at clermontcountyfair.org  for additional information, schedules, registration and rules.

If you are not from Clermont County, you are welcome to attend but visit your local county Agricultural Society for more information about events being hosted during your county fair.

RSVP by clicking here or calling 513-732-7070.