Summerfest Awards Program

Our annual Summerfest Awards Program will be held Saturday August 25, 2018 at the Liberty Center, 951 Liberty Drive Lancaster OH.  Members who completed their summer projects and received a 1st-3rd place, Honorable Mention or Outstanding were mailed invitations to the event (with a mistake on the postcard) oops.  The event starts at 7 pm.  We look forward to seeing you help us celebrate the great work done with summer projects.  This event is open to the public.

Junior Fair Entries start August 20th

Don’t forget – Fairfield County Junior Fair Entries are due August 20th – 31st this year.

*****The NEW 2018 Junior Fair Entry Form can be found here.  Families will start by downloading and completing the form, turning the form into their advisor, and the advisor will turn in the club forms.  Complete one form per member per club/chapter they belong to.****** Advisors will need to compile all your member’s forms and turn them into the senior fair office as a single packet.


Members taking Dog projects – don’t forget the required Dog Check-In Day starting at 10 am on August 25th.  Members will need to complete the Junior Fair Dog Entry Show form and turn that into the Extension Office by 4 pm on the 24th, or at the dog check-in day.

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2018 Junior Fair Dog Show Entry Form– must be completed and turned in to OSU Extension by August 24th, or brought to dog check-in day August 25th.


Members taking Horse projects – There is a required horse clinic on August 26th at 1 pm at the fairgrounds that members need to attend unless they have turned in a waiver.  For those that attended the April clinic, don’t forget to turn in your waiver to the Extension Office by August 24th at 4 pm.

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2018 Junior Fair Horse Show Bill – must be completed and turned in with fair entries.

Canine Ambassador Applications: Due Friday, 8/17/2018

The 2018 Canine Ambassador Application is here.  The application is due to the Extension Office by August 17, 2018. Don’t forget to include a picture!  

Please note that all other specie applications as well as Junior Fair Queen applications are now posted online. Click here for more info.

Support the Jr. Leaders on 8/14/2018 by eating at Chipotle!

Support the Fairfield County 4-H Junior Leaders on Tuesday, August 14th by eating dinner at Chipotle on Memorial Drive in Lancaster! 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the Junior Leaders – who help fund a county 4-H scholarship and sponsor the 4-H Advisor’s Banquet each year held in November! Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier, and the 4-H Junior Leaders will benefit from your purchase! Thank you in advance!

Junior Leaders Picnic & Meeting – Monday 8/13/2018 at 6:00 p.m. Rising Park

Fairfield County youth ages 13-18 are welcome to join Junior Leaders! All are welcome!

Join them for their next meeting on Monday, August 13th at 6:00 p.m. at the  Rising Shelter House at Rising Park. Please bring a “sack” lunch and we will provide hotdogs as well.

Join Junior Leaders!

What is Junior Leadership Club?

A group of older 4-H youth who participates in community service projects in Fairfield County. Junior Leaders also are responsible for planning the 4-H theme for the year. Many Junior Leaders promote 4-H in the schools in Fairfield County by giving demonstrations and putting up posters in their school. They also help run the Fairfield County Fair in October. They also help out at the Summerfest, judging at the fair and in the summer, and the advisor’s banquet.

When do they meet?

The Junior Leaders typically meet monthly on Mondays at 6 PM and ending at 7:30 PM. (see below for exact dates)

  • August 13, 2018 @ 6 pm at the Ag Center
  • September 10, 2018 @ 6 pm at the Ag Center
  • October 7-13, 2018 FAIRFIELD COUNTY FAIR
  • October 29, 2018 @ 6 pm at the Ag Center
  • November 19, 2018 @ 6 pm at the Ag Center
  • November 27, 2018 – Host the 4-H Advisors Banquet at the Fairgrounds

Where are the meetings at?

The OSU Extension Office in Lancaster (831 College Ave.) also known as the Ag Center or where specified above.

Who can join?

Anyone who is 13-18 years old and a current 4-H member of Fairfield County.

When can you join?

Any time during the year. All you have to do is show up at the meetings.

What do we do at the meetings?

Jr. Leaders discuss and plan what is going to happen this year in Fairfield County 4-H. We also play really fun group games. We have four committees in the club, they are as follows: Community Service, Website/Newsletter, Advisor Banquet and Fundraising. The community service committee organizes the community service the club will do. The website/newsletter committee is responsible for writing articles and creating a newsletter informing the county of what the club is doing.  The advisory banquet committee plans the advisors end of the year banquet. The fundraising committee comes up with ideas to raise money to be able to put on a year-end banquet for the 4-H advisors of the county.

Who are the Officers?

The 2018 slate of officers are as follows: President is Alli Cramer, Vice President is Emily Woida, Secretary is Kaylee Sharp, Treasurer is Lexi Carruthers and the Social Media chair is MaLynn Kilbarger.

The 4-H Advisory Committee representatives are Mary Hurst, Zach Long, Hannah Henry, and Trevor Hartman.

Advisors are Leslie Cooksey, Nathan and Jennifer Crook.

Canter’s Cave Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp – September 14-16, 2018

Canter’s Cave is offering a fall Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp. The camp will be held September 14-16, 2018 and is open to any kids ages 12-18.  The cost is only $35.00 per camper, for the first 40 children, thanks to a grant from the 4-H Foundation! Once those spots have been filled the cost will go up to $77.00. A maximum of 90 camper spots are available. We are also looking for camp counselors for this camp. We need both male and female counselors, must be at least 14 years of age by January 1, 2018,  prefer previous camp counselor with experience and training.

Please share this with anyone that might be interested in being a camper or camp counselor.  Please contact Leslie Cooksey at for registration forms.

Attention Sheep Exhibitors/Members – Ohio Cheviot Breeders Start Flock Award Applications are AVAILABLE!

**Please share the following information with 4-H members that might be interested in this opportunity.


The Ohio Cheviot Breeders Association (OCBA) is seeking applicants for the Jim Cluff Memorial Starter Flock Award.

The OCBA started the contest in 1994 to award a Cheviot starter flock to an Ohio youth up to 17 years of age. The purpose of the award is to introduce the youth to the enjoyment of raising and owning a purebred Cheviot sheep, as well as encouraging the growth of new Cheviot breeders in Ohio.

The contest winner will receive the following: a one-year membership in the OCBA, one bred ewe the first year, one ram the second year and in the third year the youth will donate a lamb to continue the award.

The application deadline is September 30th, 2018. For an application and contest rules please contact Bob Hunter at (614) 483-3202 or at