As we enter the week before fair, Belmont County 4-H is going to bringing you some IMPORTANT Reminders daily on our social media platforms and here on the blog. Be on the look out for these reminders, as they will help us all to navigate a smooth and safe fair.


IMPORTANT: Any exhibitors who are taking their animals home following their show, instead of going through the sale, MUST let Leroy Carpenter, Mark Stephens or Ed Campbell know they are taking them home! This must be done before removal of any animals going home before the designated times they are released as stated in the fair tab. Animals may leave the grounds following the end of their SPECIES show & showmanship and once one of the three Senior Fair Board Members mentioned above have been informed.
Reminder: ALL MARKET Exhibitors (with Exception of Hogs) must let the Jr Fair Board Office know which animals the exhibitor plans to sell by 5 p.m. Wednesday night! Any exhibitors taking hogs may wait till after the hog show to decide which animals you want to sell. YOUR ANIMALS WILL NOT BE LISTED IN THE SALE ORDER IF YOU DO NOT REPORT WHAT YOU WANT TO SELL! Even if you only have 1 market animal on the grounds, you must let the Jr Fair Office know you are selling that animal.

Livestock Weigh-In Tuesday at Fair

This year, market sheep and goats will be weighed in before market beef in the Open Class
Beef Barn. Weigh-in will start promptly at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8th.
Order of weigh-in will be as follows; sheep, goats, steers, feeder calves. Market Hogs will
weigh-in promptly at 8:00 a.m. in the Perkins Hog Show Arena.

Also, please be sure to remove all tags from your market animal’s ears with the exception
of FEDERAL EID TAGS, SCRAPIE TAGS, and the FAIR TAGS given to you by the Fair Board.




Wondering what to wear for your livestock show? Take a look at our suggested dress code for Junior Fair Shows below!
Please see the page from the newsletter posted below for a comprehensive schedule of the Belmont County Junior Fair. Make note of schedule changes for shows.


The 1st issue of the 2020 Clover Chronicle is posted to the belmont.osu.edu website. Please go to the following link to access this newsletter.


We will be mailing copies to those families who wished to receive it via mail, as elected on their 2019 4-H enrollment. Therefore, if you know someone who is new to 4-H, please pass this along to them. Thank you!


OHIO 4-H Week – March 8th – 14th

Please join us as we celebrate Ohio 4-H Week in Belmont County. During this week, our very own 4-H Teen Ambassadors will be visiting some of our county schools to talk about 4-H and how to get involved. They will also be presenting to the Belmont County Commissioners on Wednesday, March 11th to share what 4-H is all about!

Look for social media challenges during the week on our Facebook Page: Belmont County 4-H Program.

Help us celebrate Ohio 4-H Week in your community, school or at your business!   4-H Council will pay $25 to each 4-H club for completing at least one display that promotes 4-H during the week of March 8-14.  Send a photo of your display, include location of the display on the back of the photo or in the email, to the Extension office by March 14, 2020 to guarantee payment for your efforts.  4-H Week is the perfect time to recruit new members for 2020!  Invite your friends to a club meeting, send a photo and story to the newspapers about your club or create a 4-H display in your school, in a business window, on a business sign or in a community center.  Spread the word, “4-H makes the Best Better!”

4-H Shirt Day

4-H Shirt Day is Friday, March 13, 2020!  Wear your favorite  4-H apparel to school and/or work.  Let everyone know you are a proud supporter of 4-H and encourage them to become involved!


What can you do for 4-H Week?

  • Write 4-H messages on your car windows or friend’s car windows (With Permission) using window markers
  • Have people form a 4-H Clover and take an aerial photo
  • Ask local churches to acknowledge 4-H Sunday (October 1st) and 4-H members who are present
  • Use 4-H promotional/educational exhibits at businesses, fairs, schools, banks and supermarkets (i.e. Window Displays)
  • Ask local businesses to put 4-H is Great! Are You Into It! on their signs during the week
  • Provide refreshments in the faculty lounge and include a card or sign stating that it is Ohio 4-H Week
  • Put up a 4-H display in school foyer or library showing the various 4-H project books
  • Contact businesses that have a marquee, lighted sign, or computer programmed sign. Ask them to display a message about Ohio 4-H Week
  • Take a potted plant to key supporters. Stick a paper 4-H clover on a florist stem in the pot
  • Sing a 4-H Song