4-H Cloverbud Show and Tell

On Wednesday, July 28th Clermont County 4-H and Clermont County 4-H Educator, Kelly Royalty hosted a Cloverbud Show and Tell Day for all the Clermont County Cloverbuds to participate in. Cloverbuds picked a topic or an item to show and tell about in their groups. At the closing of the Cloverbud Show and Tell program, all Cloverbuds in attendance were announced and presented with a 4-H Cloverbuds bag for completion. Thank you to all the Clermont County Fair Royalty and 4-H Volunteers that helped with our 2021 Clermont County Fair Cloverbud Day!


4-H STEM Day

On Tuesday, July 27th Clermont County 4-H members participated in STEM Day, during the 2021 Clermont County Fair. Participants learned how to use a Sphero robot as an engine in a carriage of their own making. Participants had to ensure that their design for their carriage/chariot was: stable, swift, and capable of steering around or overcoming obstacles without losing their passengers (2 Ping Pong balls). Participants worked in teams and had a half hour to construct their carriage/chariot. Once participants completed their designs, the competition for 1st through 3rd place was on. The results and photos of the Sphero Races for STEM Day are as follows:

1st Place – Team Balloon Animals (Leo, Vivian, Amy, and Caleb)

2nd Place – Team Dorschug (Abigail Dorschug, Olivia Dorschug, and Grant Dorschug)

3rd Place – Team X Car (Lazaro Rios, Alfonso Rios, and Trey Weber)




4-H Communications Contest

The Clermont County 4-H Communications contest was held on Monday, July 26th; during the 2021 Clermont County Fair. Several individuals and teams competed in the competition. Demonstrations covered various different topics from pigeons to paper airplanes. The following projects are State Fair Delegates from Clermont County:

1st Place Intermediate Individual (11-13) – Zak Hinton from Empower Youth 4-H Club, Project: How to Stay Safe While Welding

2nd Place Intermediate Individual (11-13) – Ethan Roosa from Buzzing Enthusiasts 4-H Club, Project: Fishing


1st Place Intermediate Team (11-13) – Kaitlyn York and Abe Cowdrey from Buzzing Enthusiasts 4-H Club, Project: Flight

2nd Place Intermediate Team (11-13) – Lizzie Derflinger and Winnie Hums from Maple Rey Milk & More 4-H Club, Project Elephant Toothpaste


1st Place Senior Individual (14 & up) – Paisley Besanko Jensen from Equine Club 4-H Club, Project: Mental Health Matters


1st Place Senior Team (14 & up) – Holly and Ingrid Erickson from Heritage Builders 4-H Club, Project: Pigeons: A Buried History

Time is Marching On: DUNF, Ractopomine and Jr. Fair forms due by July 23rd at NOON

All forms are to be completed by NOON on Friday, July 23rd.

It is that time! The Clermont County Fair is almost here and preparations are in full swing at the fairgrounds, with the Ag Society (Senior and Junior) and at OSU Extension.


Drug Use Notification Forms (DUNF), Ractopamine Affidavit, and Junior Fair Standards of Behavior are available to be completed. All forms are to be completed by NOON on Friday, July 23rd.


Exhibitors in the following categories must complete one per animal except for pens of chickens, 1 form for the pen.

Market Beef (Steer or Heifer)
Feeder Heifer
Dairy Cow (not heifers)
Feeder Steer
Market Barrow
Market Gilt
Dairy Market Goat
Market Goat
Meat Pen Chickens (ID Number, A’s)
Market Turkey (use NA for your tag #)
Market Lamb
Broiler Chicken (ID Number, B’s)
Dairy Goat (all ages)


Ractopamine Affidavit and Sale Committee Statement for Hogs

Ractopamine is to be completed for all market hog exhibitors (barrow and gilt). One form per exhibitor. Included in this affidavit is a statement from the Sale Committee regarding hair length that also requires a signature.

1 form per exhibitor + 1 signature = 2 items completed in one

Ractopamine & Sale Committee Statement for hog projects link

Junior Fair Standards of Behavior

This form is to be completed by all Clermont County Junior Fair participants in 4-H & FFA, consultants, and volunteers.


***Please note that there are no feed verification forms that are to be completed this year for ruminant animals. 

All forms are to be completed by NOON on Friday, July 23rd.

The 4-H Outpost Needs You!

There are still several open shift in the 4-H Outpost.  If your club has already signed up for a shift – thank you, we couldn’t do it without you!  If your club has not signed up or if your club is able to take a second shift, please consider helping out.  As a reminder the 4-H Outpost is the only fundraiser for the 4-H Committee.  All of the funds are used to support the local 4-H program through state and national camp/trip scholarships, county camperships, the Jerry Krebs Honorary Scholarship, project awards, programming efforts, and more!

Also, if you are interested in being a grill master in the Outpost for a week, a day, or a shift, please contact Sharon Francis at 513-332-4897, to make arrangements.  Grill masters must be at least 18 years of age.

4-H Outpost Sign-Up

Livestock Arrival and Dismissal Instructions

Friday, July 23, 6pm to 11pm
All cattle, all sheep and market goats and meat breeding does arrive
Saturday, July 24, 7am to 10am
All Dairy goats and fiber animals arrive
Saturday,July 24, 7am to 9am
Market poultry arrive
Saturday, July 24, 9am to 11am
Exhibition poultry arrive
Saturday, July 24, 11am to 1pm
All rabbits arrive
Saturday, July 24, 6pm to 11pm
All hogs arrive
Sunday, July 25, before 11am or after 4pm
All Horses arrive
Clermont County Junior Fair Livestock exit options are as follows:
  • Hogs – due to the recommended 72 hours or less on the ground from the State Vet, hogs may leave one hour after Tuesday or Thursday’s show. You need to make arrangements with Kim or Jerry Hill.
  • All other livestock not selling in Saturday’s auction – may leave between 8-10:00am on Friday. These MUST be loaded out the back gates. NO ONE will be permitted to drive through the fairgrounds.
  • All other livestock selling in Saturday’s auction – may leave Sunday between 1:00am and 10:00am.

4-H Style Revue and Winners’ Circle Reminder

All members who participated 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 24 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 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!

TODAY: General Project & Club Flower Display Check-In

General project check-in is today, Thursday, July 22, 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.  Members participating in the Style Revue, on Saturday, will check in their project immediately following Style Revue.  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 today, Thursday, July 22.  Clubs will select the location for their display on a first-come, first-served basis.  Awards will be presented on Thursday, July 29, during the Skillathon and Outstanding Exhibitor Awards Ceremony.

All projects must be removed from the 4-H Hall on Saturday, July 29, 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.

NEW! Showmanship Registration

All Clermont County Livestock Exhibitors interested in showing in their species showmanship contest is required to complete a Google form registration. The deadline to register for all species showmanship is Sunday, 7/25 at 4:00pm. Pee Wee showmanship registration will be in the Junior Fairboard office. Please check the fair book for pee wee age requirements.