Pre-Fair Judging Schedule and Requirements

Pre-Fair Judging will take place on Tuesday, June 25 at West Union Elementary School. The complete schedule and project requirements can be found at…/4-h…/non-livestock-projects
Please note:
  • Food & Nutrition skillathon is required for all food projects and will be completed between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Food project members do NOT need to bring a place setting but should know how to correctly set one up as part of the food & nutrition skillathon.


  • Style Review is required for all clothing projects and will take place at 3:30 p.m. Narrative cards will be available to clothing members at project check-in.


ALL non-livestock projects must be displayed in the 4-H Booth building at the fair. If your club does not complete a booth, you must drop projects off to be displayed in the county booth at the Booth building on Saturday, July 6 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. and must be picked up on Saturday, July 13 between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Small Animal Poster Contest

Submit at Fair check in on Sunday, July 7
Small Animal Buildings
Judging Monday, July 8 prior to Rabbit show
Entries are due by July 1


  1. To demonstrate Rabbit & Poultry project knowledge.
  2. To encourage interest in Rabbit and Poultry projects and their respective industries.


  1. Youth members must be registered in a Poultry or Rabbit project to participate
    1. Rabbits 4-H-228
    2. Poultry 4H-150 CE, CM, CEP, DE, DM, GE, GM, TE, TM & H
  2. Entries due July 1, 4:00 p.m. 
  3. Posters must be checked-in during the rabbit & poultry check-in on Sunday July 7
  4. Posters must be made using size 22”x 28” poster board.  No foam or science fair display boards.
  5. Posters must represent the topic assigned for the current year’s contest:
    1. 2024 – any topic from the Rabbit or Poultry project books listed above
  6. The poster must be clearly labeled in the lower right-hand corner, in a space no larger than 3”x 5” with the exhibitor’s name, club name and 4-H age as of Jan. 1, 2024.
  7. RABBIT ONLY:  If you plan to submit the poster to the Ohio State Fair, it is recommended you cover the poster in plastic or laminate.  Be sure to review the rules for the Ohio State Junior Fair Poster Exhibit.
  8. Posters will be judged on Monday, July 8 before the Rabbit show.  Scoring is based on the following:
    1. Educational Content:  50%
    2. Neatness/Appearance: 30%
    3. Originality: 20%
    4. Posters deemed inappropriate to display will be judged but held by the committee until dismissal.
  9. Poster score sheets will be used for judging only and not returned to the exhibitor
  10. Posters will be displayed in the Rabbit barn during the Adams County Junior Fair.
  11. Posters can be picked up Friday night after the Small Animal Sale.  Posters not picked up at that time will not be returned to the exhibitor.

Market Rabbit Tattooing June 13

Market rabbit tattooing will take place on Thursday, June 13, 7 – 9 p.m. in Shade Tree Park at the Adams County Fairgrounds. All market rabbits must be tattooed in order to show and sale at the fair.

Exhibitors may tattoo two to four rabbits and exhibit up to two pens of two. Please visit our website for more information about fair requirements and deadlines.