The Ohio Department of Agriculture today released the official dates for the 2021 fair season.
The Paulding County Fair will kick off the 2021 fair season on June 12, and the season will wrap up on October 16, with the Fairfield County Fair. Visit the Clermont County Fair July 25-31! For a complete schedule of Ohio fairs, click here.
In addition to setting and approving the dates for the independent and county fairs, the Ohio Department of Agriculture is responsible for helping to ensure the safety of fair amusement rides, monitoring livestock shows to ensure honest competition and coordinating animal health efforts with local veterinarians.
You are invited to join in a 2021 OFMA Junior Fair Conference “live discussion” on Saturday, January 9th at 10:00 a.m. It may not fully replace the excitement and interactions that you would have enjoyed if attending the OFMA Junior Fair Conference in person, but we certainly hope that it will provide an opportunity for your to share a few ideas from your fair – and pick up a few ideas from other fair from across the state. The live discussion will be held using a Zoom platform, with participants in breakout rooms to speak with fellow JFB members about a single topic. The topics, and a brief description, are listed below. We certainly encourage JFB members from a given fair to spread themselves out, if possible, in order to contribute on a number of topics.
Simply visit www.go.osu.edu/JFC2021Discussion and register for the topic of your choosing – it should only take a minute or two!… Selection of topics is listed below! We ask that you register by no later than noon on January 4th, so that we may prepare login and discussion materials for you. You’ll receive an email with details to login a few days in advance of the discussion. Session space is limited, so be sure to register early in order to get the topic of your choosing! =)
- CLOVERBUDS: They may be small, but they bring lots of excitement to the fair. Tell us how you include Cloverbud-aged youth in fair activities and fun. How do you keep them coming back until they are old enough to be an exhibitor?
- COMMUNITY SERVICE: Thinking about service activities that can be created during the week of fair, what are some creative community service activities that you performed, or that you think that Junior Fair Boards should consider offering?
- COVID CHANGES: How did you make social distance fun at your fair? Did you make some changes in 2020 by necessity, that you may keep moving forward? Share your ideas for what activities we can safely plan for 2021 or easy modifications you can make to keep everyone safe while still providing the fun that everyone expects at the county fair.
- DONOR RECOGNITION: Donors, sponsors and buyers play a very important role in the fair. How do you ensure that they know they are appreciated? What creative ways have you found to express appreciation?
- EXHIBITOR FUN: What activities or event do you offer during fair week just for exhibitors? How do you introduce some fun amongst the many competitions offered at the fair? Tell us how to focus on fun during the fair!
- FAIR AWARDS: What does your county do for awards, beyond rosettes and trophies? What have your exhibitors enjoyed most, and what new items have you introduced? Share ideas for creative award items that will get your junior fair exhibitors excited!
- WISH YOU HAD KNOWN: Now that you have experience as a Junior Fair Board member, what do you wish you had known sooner? What would you share with other members to make their experience better or more impactful?
- WHY DO YOU DO IT: Why do you love your role on the Junior Fair Board, and why do you love the work that comes along with being on the board? What makes the Junior Fair Board special?
Congratulations to all of our first place 4-H General Project winners!
If you are interested in participating in the Royalty Program for the 2020 Clermont County Fair, submit this interest form.
After submitting the Interest Form, you will receive a link via email for the online royalty application. Please make sure the email address you provide is current and spelled correctly.
INTEREST FORMS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 PM SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2020.
Individuals may only be nominated for one industry representative position.
King and Queen candidates may also be nominated for one industry representative position. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a printable copy of the form.
- King (age 16-18)
- Queen (age 16-18)
- Prince (age 11-13)
- Princess (age 11-13)
- Beef (age 16-18)
- Dairy Cattle (age 15-18)
- Goat Industry (age 15-18)
- General Projects (age 15-18)
- Equine (age 15-18)
- Pork Industry (age 16-18)
- Sheep (age 15-18)
- Small Animal (age 15-18)
Congratulations to all our 4-Hers that completed their general projects and attended judging! Everyone did a FANTASTIC job!
We invite all club members and their families to attend the 4-H Style Revue and Winners’ Circle!
The 4-H Style Revue will be held on Saturday, July 20, at 1:00 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Building. The Winners’ Circle ceremony will be held immediately following the 4-H Style Revue at approximately 2:00 p.m. Style Review and Winners’ Circle recognize members who completed a general project and participated in General Project Judging. We will announce placings, as well as, state fair delegates.
Sign up to work a shift in the 4-H Outpost during the Clermont County Fair! This is the only fundraiser sponsored by the Clermont County 4-H Committee, to support the 4-H program. It takes hundreds of youth, parents and volunteers to help make the Outpost run smoothly all week!
The funds raised from the Outpost are used to support state camp and trip scholarships, project awards and 4-H programming. Every 4-H club is asked to work one shift in the Outpost. Shifts will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Each club must have a minimum of 8 youth working per shift. Youth should be at least 12 years of age, no one under the age of 18 is permitted to work at the grill. A club volunteer or parent is required to be present throughout the shift. Only one club is able to work per shift. When signing up, please use the first and last name of the volunteer overseeing the shift and put the club name in the comments. As a reminder, working a shift in the 4-H Outpost is a requirement for any club striving to become an Honor Club.
4-H Outpost Sign-up
Join the Clermont County Agricultural Society for a Barn Bonanza this Saturday, March 23, from 8pm-1am. The event is to raise money for the new poultry and rabbit barn. Ron Fletcher and the Southern Edge Band will be playing at the event. There will be a live and silent auction as well as split the pot and a gun raffle. Tickets are $25 each or $40 per couple.
A limited number of tickets remain. Contact (513)535-3966 or email@example.com to get your tickets right away.
Ohioans can start planning visits to all of their favorite fairs across the state. The Ohio Department of Agriculture released the official dates for the 2019 fair season, which includes Ohio’s 94 county and independent fairs and the Ohio State Fair.
The Paulding County Fair will kick off the 2019 fair season on June 10, and the season will wrap up on Oct. 12 with the Fairfield County Fair.
In addition to setting and approving the dates for the independent and county fairs, the department is responsible for helping to assure the safety of fair amusement rides, monitoring livestock shows to help assure honest competition and coordinating animal health efforts with local veterinarians.
Click here to view the 2019 Ohio Agricultural Fairs schedule.