It’s Back! Cloverbud Show and Tell

Clermont County 4-H Cloverbuds are invited to Cloverbud Show & Tell on Tuesday, July 26, at 10:00 a.m. in the 4-H Hall.  Cloverbuds are encouraged to bring an item to share with a small group of Cloverbuds and Jr. Fair Royalty.  The item should be something that the Cloverbud made or learned about at a club meeting or as part of their participation in the Cloverbud program.  Animals are not permitted as part of Cloverbud Show and Tell, regardless of size.

Following Show & Tell, we invite Cloverbuds to participate in various activities centered around the 4 H’s, Head, Heart, Hands, Health.

To help us have an accurate count of participants, please register your Cloverbud at the link below.

Cloverbud Show & Tell Registration

 

 

Junior Fair Premiums

Junior Fair exhibitors are eligible to earn premiums for completion of their 4-H projects.  Each project exhibited at the Clermont County Fair is worth $2, with each member earning a maximum of $6.  Head Advisors should complete and return the premium form to the Extension Office by Monday of fair week (July 25).

Junior Fair Premium Form

You’re Invited! 4-H Style Revue and Winners’ Circle

All members who participate in clothing and textiles project judging are invited to the 4-H Style Revue.  The 4-H Style Revue is a recognition ceremony where members model their constructed projects and project placings and state fair delegates are announced.  The 4-H Style Revue will be held on Saturday, July 23 at 1:00 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Building, located on the Clermont County Fairgrounds.  Participants should wear their constructed garment along with any other items to complete your total look.  Be sure to bring extra clothes, as garments will be collected immediately following the 4-H Style Revue to exhibit in the 4-H Hall during fair week.

Winners’ Circle is a recognition ceremony for members who participated in General Project Judging (except clothing and textiles projects, those awards are announced during the 4-H Style Revue).  Project placings and state fair delegates will be announced.  The Winners’ Circle ceremony will be held immediately following the 4-H Style Revue on Saturday, July 24 at 2:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Building.

We invite all club members and their families to attend the 4-H Style Revue and Winners’ Circle!

General Project and Club Flower Display Check-In/Check-Out

General project check-in will be held on Thursday, July 21 from 3:00 -7:00 p.m. in the 4-H Hall.  All members who participated in general project judging as well as any member who completed an advisor review for their general project, is invited to exhibit his/her project in the 4-H Hall during fair week.  As a reminder, members are required to have a project on display to be eligible for a fair pass and to receive fair premiums.

Clubs who created flower displays for the Club Flower Display Contest, must also check-in their flower displays from 3:00-7:00 p.m. in the 4-H Hall on Thursday, July 21.  Clubs will select the location for their display on a first-come, first-served basis.  Awards will be presented on Thursday, July 28, during the Skillathon and Outstanding Exhibitor Awards Ceremony.

All projects must be removed from the 4-H Hall on Saturday, July 30, 8:00-9:00 p.m. Flower displays must be removed from the grounds by 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 1.  There will not be a project pick-up on Sunday.

Club Flower Display Contest

Grant’s Farm & Greenhouses  is donating all of the annual flowers you need to create your fair planters for the Club Flower Display Contest. Feel free to stop by the farm (5552 Bucktown Rd.) or the garden center (2115 S.R. 131) any time during business hours to pick out any annuals you need (flats, 6-packs, 4″pots, or 11″ baskets)! Just tell the cashier at checkout that it’s for 4-H.

Club Flower Display Container Contest
Flower Container Drop-Off: Thursday, July 21, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., 4-H Hall
Award Presentation: Thursday, July 28, at 7:00 p.m. during the Skillathon Awards Ceremony

General Rules:

  1. Clubs are responsible for taking care of their flower displays throughout the week.
  2. Plants must be planted inside the container. It is recommended that packing peanuts or an empty milk jug be placed in the bottom of the container then filled with soil to reduce weight.
  3. Containers must be easily moved. Containers will be displayed at the entryway of buildings and barns around the fairgrounds.
  4. Flower containers should be the work of club members.
  5. The club name must be visibly displayed on the flower container.
  6. The fair theme should be incorporated into the overall design.
  7. Flower containers must be turned in to the Extension Office between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, before fair.
  8. Flower displays will be judged on originality/creativity, overall design and incorporation of the fair theme. Awards will be given for first to fifth place as well as individual honors for the Most Creative, Most Colorful and Best 4-H Design. Designs turned in late will not be judged.

Thank you to the Grant Family for their generosity and support of the Clermont County 4-H Program!

Dog Show Information: Helpers needed!

Help us set up for the 4-H Dog Show on Friday, July 15, at 10:00 a.m. in the 4-H Hall. Email mahon.70@osu.edu if you are available to help.

The 4-H Dog Show will be Saturday, July 16 in the 4-H Hall.  Exhibitors should arrive by 9:00 a.m. to register and prepare for the show which will start promptly at 9:30 a.m.  This show will include “You and Your Dog,” “All About Dogs”, Obedience, Performance, and Showmanship.

Does Your 4-H General Project Need to be Pre-Judged?

The only projects that will be pre-judged are all sewing projects, You Can Quilt!, and the Writer in You. These projects must be turned into the Extension Office by 11:00am. on Wednesday, July 6, for pre-judging. In order to keep track of entries, the member’s full name, club and class name should appear on the cover page. The member’s last name and page number should appear on the bottom right corner of each page.

Small Animal and Companion Animal Project Judging Registration

Small Animal and Companion Animal Judging registration is now available!

Small Animal and Companion Animal Project Judging consists of a one-on-one interview with a project judge.  Members will have 15 minutes to share their 4-H project with a judge, answer a few questions and receive feedback regarding his/her project.  Those who participate in Small Animal and Companion Animal Project judging have an opportunity to receive awards for placing 1st – 5th and be selected to represent Clermont County at the Ohio State Fair.

The registration link is for projects being judged on Tuesday, July 26th during the fair. You will need to fill out the survey separately for each project you are bringing to project judging.  Do not select the same time for more than one project and be sure to give yourself 15 minutes between interviews.

Please use the link below to register for Small Animal and Companion Animal Project Judging on Tuesday, July 26th, 9:00am – 12:00pm. Registration deadline: Monday, July 18th

Tuesday, July 26th  REGISTRATION

  • 215 4-H Cavy (Guinea Pig)
  • 216 Cat 1 – Purrr-fect Pals
  • 217 Cat 2 – Climbing Up
  • 218 Cat 3 – Leaping Forward
  • 220 Pocket Pets
  • 227 Pet Rabbits
  • 365.01 Reptiles and Amphibians Idea Starter
  • 365.01 Hedgehogs Idea Starter
  • 365.01 Ferrets Idea Starter
  • 365.01 Chinchillas Idea Starter
  • 365.01 Pigeon Idea Starter
  • 365.00 Self-Determined Companion Animal, for youth taking a companion animal not listed as a project above, such as caged birds, pot-bellied pigs, hermit crabs, pet chickens, etc.

Helpful tips and Project Completion Requirements

Members who want to receive credit for completing their project but do not want to participate in project judging, can review their project with their club advisor.  Projects must be reviewed by September 30, and will count for completion only.  Projects will not be eligible for county or state awards.  As as reminder, completing one project is a requirement for being a member in good standing.  Advisors can use the sheet below to assist with the project review.

Advisor Project Review Sheet

If you have any questions or problems registering please contact Mackenzie Mahon at mahon.70@osu.edu or 513-732-7070.