2023 Jr. Fair Show Bills

  • All show bills are subject to change after move-in date.

Saturday, August 19   
Rabbit Show @ 10:00 am
Dog Show @ 3:00 pm
Beef Show @ 5:00 pm

Sunday, August 20
Poultry Show @ 9:00 am
Swine Show @ 5:00 pm

Monday, August 21
Goat Show @ 8:00 am

Tuesday, August 22
Sheep Show @ 9:00 am
NW Show Down Pull In Beef Show @ 6:00 pm

Wednesday, August 23
Dairy Show @ 9:00 am
Horse Show @ 9:00 am
NW Ohio Premier Market Lamb/Goat Pull In Show @ 7:30 pm

Friday, August 25
Livestock Sale

Saturday, August 26
Best in NW ADGA Dairy Goat Show




Final Fair Notes – Manure Waste


We need your help:  NO TRASH in Manure Dumpsters

  • The Senior Fairboard contracts with a hauler to take the manure waste directly to a farm field.
  • When there is trash (feed bags, food trash, and whatever) the manure hauler has to stop and dig out the trash.  The manure hauler gets upset, the farmer gets really upset with non manure waste in his field and the Senior Fairboard gets really, really upset because they have to pay extra for non manure waste and the time it takes for the manure hauler to clean it up.
  • Non manure waste (broken lawn chairs, leftover food from camper, tent awnings, etc) DO NOT go in the manure dumpsters – especially the last day of fair


Werlor Waste roll-off containers will be placed at the following locations:

Cattle Barn – by livestock office, door is open, please take waste unto the dumpster and drop in the back.

Horse & Sheep Barns: Put waste outside of dumpster in marked spots.  Senior Fairboard will load and put into trailers.

Goat Barns: Please put waste in 1st cement bunker SW of Goat Barn

Rabbit/Poultry:  Please put waste in the marked Wherlor containers with lid.  Keep lid closed.



Final Fair Notes – Livestock Grooming

Livestock Grooming guidelines did not get updated in the recent Fair newsletter.  Please see below.

Defiance County Grooming & Livestock Livestock Grooming: Care Guidelines  (Effective 2023)

Responsibilities of and Assistance to Defiance County Junior Fair Exhibitors

  • The Defiance County Junior Fair Livestock Committee’s goal of opening up of the current grooming guidelines is to encourage others to work with and share knowledge of grooming practices and animal care with our Junior Fair exhibitors. These new guidelines apply to all livestock departments except Horses and Dogs.


  1. A junior fair livestock show exhibitor shall be responsible for the continuous care, grooming, and preparation of livestock entered the junior fair livestock shows. In the event an exhibitor is unable to care for/feed animal(s), he/she must notify the Jr. Fairboard Office of who will be responsible in his/her absence.
  2. An exhibitor may receive assistance (from anyone) in the care, grooming, and preparation of the livestock entered in the junior fair livestock show.
  3. Violations by the exhibitor, family members or any other parties involved in the unethical fitting and showing of an animal may result in any or all of the following.
  • Withholding of the exhibitor’s premium
  • Recall awards received by the exhibitor
  • Declare an exhibitor ineligible for awards
  • Revoke Ohio State Fair showing rights.
  • Revoke exhibitor’s right to participate in the livestock sale
  • Ban exhibitor from showing in future Defiance County Fairs