Warning! Information Overload – Junior Fair Update #1

Thank you for your patience as we have been working to develop a plan for your modified Junior Fair.  I want to reiterate that the Senior Fair Board voted for a modified Junior Fair for a reason, as you will experience the fair in a very different way this year.  For example, the arrival and dismissal times vary, show days and times may be different, the way you complete many of your required forms, such as the DUNF, will be electronic and while we view the fair as a time to gather with family and friends, that too, will look a little differently this year.  We are asking that all participants and spectators follow the CDC recommendations, particularly regarding 1) Social distancing 2) Hand hygiene and 3) Face coverings.  Please start talking with your child about these things now, so they know what to expect when they arrive at the fair. While things might look and feel a little different this year, we still want you to have a great fair and acquire those skills and experiences that only the county fair provides.

In an effort to be transparent and to help you plan your summer, we will provide you with the information that we have, when we have it.  That may also mean, we do not have all the details finalized at that given time.

In-person meetings, clinics, programs, etc. are not permitted until July 7.  Once in-person events resume, please follow the CDC guidelines which currently includes 1) Social distancing 2) Hand hygiene and 3) Face coverings.

Member in Good Standing
We understand that this 4-H project year is one like no other! We hope that you have been working hard on your 4-H project(s) and you are making progress on completing your 4-H project book(s). As a reminder, to be recognized as a 4-H member who has completed a year of 4-H work, you must be a 4-H member in good standing:

A 4-H member in good standing:

  • Completes enrollment by March 15th
  • Completes at least one project each year. Project completion may include:
    • County Fair Project Judging
    • Livestock Exhibition at the Fair
    • Interview and Project Review with Club Advisor
  • Attends 6 Club Meetings (including virtual meetings)

General Project Judging
Thank you to everyone who participated in our survey!  We had a lot of responses and your input was incredibly valuable!  Based on your feedback, General Project Judging will take place Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during fair week, July 28-30.  The times are TBD.  Members will have the option to participate in-person or virtually.  Regardless of the option that your choose, members will be eligible for county awards.  As in previous years, those planning to attend project judging will need to register for an interview time.  Registration will be available at the beginning of July.

Winners’ Circle & 4-H Style Revue
Winners’ Circle and the 4-H Style Revue will not be held in-person this year.  Daily project winners will be highlighted virtually.

4-H Project Booths
The 4-H Hall will not be set up with project displays this year.  However, there will be an opportunity to participate in a virtual project display.

Quality Assurance
Last Call!  Only two QA session remaining!

June 19 @ 11am
June 22 @ 9:30am
June 23 @ 10am
June 25 @ 9:30am
June 25 @ 2pm
June 26 @ 9:30am
June 26 @ 2pm

Join us on a date and time that best fits your schedule from the comfort of your couch, recliner, outside patio, camper or even if you are traveling. These sessions will be offered via Zoom. All you need is:

  • a device -phone, laptop, or tablet with internet capabilities
  • a way to hear -speaker or earbuds
  • a camera -we need to see your smiling face during the session

You must register at Clermont Virtual QA for which session you want to attend as each session has been limited to 25 participants.  Those that are in a household can register and participate as a unit. All participants will need to be seen in the camera and all participants will need to participate in the Question and Answer segments.

On the day of your event, you will receive an email with the connection information for the session. Many of you have been using Zoom for your teleschooling and are familiar but please make sure you connect a few minutes early as the Zoom door will be locked when we begin at the designated time. “Early is on time, on time is late, late is unacceptable”

All QA training must be completed by June 30 to be eligible to show at the 2020 Modified Clermont County Junior Fair. If you are not able to participate virtually, you can still take the online YQCA training which must be completed, and a copy of the certificate sent to neal.331@osu.edu with a completion date of June 30 or earlier.

QA Resources
Several individuals have asked for a couple of resources from the QA training.  Click the link below to download them.

4-H Animal CARES Pledge Scoresheet

Animal Facility Audit Form

Horse Safety & Ethics
Any member taking a horse project for the first time is required to complete the Horse Safety and Ethics training.  This training will be held on Sunday, July 12, at 12:00 p.m. at the fairgrounds, as part of the Clermont County Junior Fair Horse Clinic.

Dog Show
Out of safety concerns for dog project members, due to the lack of training, the dog show will be held virtually.  Members will receive an email with directions regarding how to upload their video for judging.

Clermont County Junior Fair Livestock Schedule
Below is the link to the Junior Fair Livestock schedule.  As you will notice there are staggard arrival times.  We are also asking that if you do not plan to sell your animal in the Junior Fair Livestock Sale, please remove your animals from the fairgrounds at the completion of your show.

Junior Fair Livestock Schedule. 

Livestock Project Registration
Online Registration for the 2020 Junior Fair is now available! ALL species must re-register their animals.  Please go to clermo.fairmanager.com and follow the instructions on the screen. Online registration must be completed by July 05, 2020, at 11:59pm.

Also please download the Showorks Passport App from the app store once you have completed your registration. The Junior Fair and Sales Committee will be using this app to send out notifications fair week, as well as using the Clermont County Junior Fair Board social media outlets, Clermont County Fair social media outlets, and OSU Extension- Clermont County social media outlets.


Any questions concerning online registration please contact Christine Fetters at christinemfetters@gmail.com or 513-543-4366.

Livestock Auction Update
Check out the FAQ for the livestock sale.

Livestock Sale FAQ

Junior Fair Royalty
The Junior Fair Royalty is still accepting applications.  If you are interested in applying, the application deadline is 11:59p.m. on Friday, June 26.

Junior Fair Royalty Application

A modified skillathon will be held on Sunday, July 19.  A sign-up will be sent out to register for a specific time.  Members can only register for the species that they are exhibiting.  Record books will not be scored this year.  Review your project and resource books as practice sessions will not be held.

Other Skillathon study resource:


As a cost savings measure this year, premiums will not be issued for any livestock or general projects.

Fair Work Days
The Clermont County Fair is a fair put on by the help of many!  We are going to need lots of help to prepare for our great fair!  If you are able to lend a helping hand please sign up!

Sign Up Here

Stay Connected!


OSU Extension – Clermont County

Clermont County Fair

Clermont County Junior Fair Board

Clermont County Jr. Fair Livestock Sale

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