FAIR SHOW TIMES FOR 2022:

Here are the correct show and crowning start times for Morgan County Fair 2022. (please disregard the last page of the schedule for shows on Tuesdays the fair book)

There has been some miscommunication so for clarification these are the CORRECT times.

Tuesday, September 6th

9:30am Junior Dairy Goat Show

9:30 am Junior Rabbit Show

4:30pm Royalty Crowning

6pm Junior Fair Sheep Show

Wednesday, September 7th

9 am Junior Fair Horse Show

10 am Junior Fair Meat Goat Show

7 pm Junior Fair Swine Show

Thursday, September 8th

9 am Junior Fair Beef Showmanship, followed by Junior Fair Beef Breeding Show

9:30 am Junior Fair Poultry Show

5 pm Junior Fair Market Beef Show (feeder calves, dairy beef feeders, market beef)

Friday, September 9th

10 am Junior Fair Dairy Show

6 pm All Around Showman Contest

Saturday, September 10th

9:30am Parade

11 am Sale

Do not forget to complete your DUNF Forms, due Tuesday the 6th! Another post talked more in depth about this.

We wish everyone luck at the Morgan County Fair!

 

DUNF Forms 2022

It is about that time!

At this point you should have received this in an email as well!

Drug Use Notification Forms (DUNF) Must be Completed Online, there will be no paper copies available this year per The Ohio Department of Agriculture request.

 

The Drug Use Notification Form must be completed by all market and lactating livestock that are exhibited at the Morgan County Fair. See list below.

  • Ohio Revised Code 901-19-06
    • DUNFs are required of the following species:
      • Market: Steer, Hog, Lamb, Dairy Steer, Goat, Poultry (by pen)
      • Lactating: Dairy Cattle, Dairy Goats
    • Form must be completed by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, September 6, 2022

 Here is the link to our DUNF forms:

https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2txt3PPVlsf2zLo

 

If you have any questions you can call the office at 740-962-4854

Sale Photos

Fair is just around the corner, time to get excited!

I want to let all market exhibitors know who will be participating in the sale this year that sale buyer photos are to be brought by the exhibitors similar to last year. You may turn them in at Skillathon this Saturday, August 20th or they can be turned in to the extension office. They are due Monday September 5th at the latest and can be turned into the barn meeting at that point. With that in mind, please note that the pictures given MUST be in the CORRECT Format. Pictures must be horizontal orientation as well as the child  MUST be dressed appropriately, keep in mind some buyers may hang their photos up in businesses or somewhere for all to see so dress your best! If they are not in correct format or not what has been specified below the pictures may be refused. Please see the photo attached below for what is expected for the photos.

This year kids will also be expected to pick up their photos during the sale to hand deliver to the buyers. This avoids the issues of buyers not checking out and not receiving their cards forcing them to be mailed and potentially still not being received.

If you have any questions please call the office! 740-962-4854

Livestock Skillathon 2022

The Morgan County Junior Fair Skillathons is approaching quickly! It will take place on Saturday, August 20th at the Morgan County Fairgrounds. All market livestock exhibitors will need to bring their completed project books and knowledge of their livestock project. Age divisions for skillathon are as follows (your age as of January 1): Junior 8-11, Intermediate 12-14, and Senior 15+

Study guides are available on our county website: https://morgan.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/morgan-county-fair

Study guides state what is expected at each of the three stations. Make sure to have a species resource handbook in order to study for the skillathon.

Another reminder we are on a tight schedule that day with another event happening at the fairgrounds. Everyone who is participating in Skillathon that day must be signed in by 3:30pm! We will not accept anyone later than that. If you cannot accomplish that please call the office.

The entry forms for fair are due that day, make sure to have those completed and with you to turn in that day.

If you or anyone you know would like to volunteer for skillathon please call the office or email whisman.30@osu.edu! Help is still needed!

If you have any questions, please call the office at 740-962-4854.

Skillathon

Skillathon day we have a tight turnaround with other events being hosted the same day at the fairgrounds on August 20th, there will be no accepting anyone later than 3:30pm! You must be signed in on August 20th by 3:30 pm no later! If you cannot meet that time frame call the office 740-962-4854.

LAST REMINDER: ROYALTY

LAST REMINDER: Anyone interested in royalty must have their applications in to the extension office this Friday, if not turned in already, with all required signatures! All participants should call and schedule an interview time slot for the 16th by Friday as well!

REMINDER: Junior Fair Royalty

Getting close to the deadline: It is time again for youth to be thinking about the Junior Fair Royalty Contest. Youth 15 to 18 are eligible to compete for King or Queen; youth 12 to 14 are eligible to compete for Prince or Princess; and youth 9 to 11 are eligible to compete for Junior Prince or Junior Princess. (Ages are as of January 1, 2022). Youth enrolled in the following organizations are eligible to participate in the Junior Fair Royalty contest: 4-H, FFA, Skills USA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts or Farm Bureau Youth.

Interested youth need to complete an application and be interviewed. An application may be requested from the OSU Extension Office, to be mailed or picked up or find it online at morgan.osu.edu. Completed applications, including all required signatures, are due on August 5, 2022 by dropping it off or mailing it to OSU Extension, P.O. Box 179, McConnelsville, OH 43756. Youth need to schedule their own interviews for Monday, August 16th by calling the Extension Office at 740-962-4854.

The Royalty crowning will be held at the Morgan County Fair on Tuesday September 6, beginning at 4:30pm at the small stage. The chosen Queen, King, Princess and Prince will be required to participate in various activities during the Morgan County Fair, with the Junior Princess and Junior Prince assisting. The Junior Fair Queen will be invited to participate in the 2023 Ohio Fair Manager’s Queen Contest.

Junior Fair Royalty

It is time again for youth to be thinking about the Junior Fair Royalty Contest. Youth 15 to 18 are eligible to compete for King or Queen; youth 12 to 14 are eligible to compete for Prince or Princess; and youth 9 to 11 are eligible to compete for Junior Prince or Junior Princess. (Ages are as of January 1, 2022). Youth enrolled in the following organizations are eligible to participate in the Junior Fair Royalty contest: 4-H, FFA, Skills USA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts or Farm Bureau Youth.

Interested youth need to complete an application and be interviewed. An application may be requested from the OSU Extension Office, to be mailed or picked up or find it online at morgan.osu.edu. Completed applications, including all required signatures, are due on August 5, 2022 by dropping it off or mailing it to OSU Extension, P.O. Box 179, McConnelsville, OH 43756. Youth need to schedule their own interviews for Monday, August 16th by calling the Extension Office at 740-962-4854.

The Royalty crowning will be held at the Morgan County Fair on Tuesday September 6, beginning at 4:30pm at the small stage. The chosen Queen, King, Princess and Prince will be required to participate in various activities during the Morgan County Fair, with the Junior Princess and Junior Prince assisting. The Junior Fair Queen will be invited to participate in the 2023 Ohio Fair Manager’s Queen Contest.

2022 Hog Updates from Senior Fair Board

Morgan County Agricultural Society realizes that the use of ractopamine, including brand names: Paylean Optaflex, Engain or any generic derivative of ractopamine is legal BUT our marketplace for hogs will not accept hogs that have ractopamine in their system. Exhibitors whose hogs have ractopamine in their system will be subject to penalties.

The Morgan County Swine show remains a terminal show in 2022.