Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Students in grades 5-12 are eligible to apply for the 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Youth who have volunteered in the past year are eligible for honors at the local, state and national level. Top honorees earn monetary awards and all-expense-paid trips with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C. for special recognition events.

Companion Animal Show information

From the Companion Animal Superintendents:

The Companion Animal Show (cats, pet rabbits, cavy, rodents & ferrets, amphibians, birds and reptiles) will be held Sunday October 9th starting at 10:00 am in the #50 Show Arena (red barn next to the Display Barn).  Participants are reminded to bring their pet, a ½ size (14”x22”, NO Trifolds) educational poster, project book and any food/water your animal will need for the day.  Cats and ferrets MUST have the 2016 Certificate of Vaccination or an official ODA Health Certificate signed by a licensed, accredited veterinarian.  Please see pages 54-55 of the Jr Fair Rules book for additional information.

Registration for the Pet Rabbits will begin at 9:30 am with the judging starting at 10 am.

Registration for the Cavies and the Amphibians, Birds and Reptiles classes will start at 10:30 am with judging starting at 11 am.

Registration for the Cat projects will begin at 12:30 pm, with judging starting at 1 pm.

The Costume Class (fun show) will be at 12:30 pm.

Registration for the Rodents & Ferrets will start at 1 pm and judging start at 1:30 pm.

The Cloverbud Stuffed Animal Show will be at 1:30 pm.  Fairfield County Cloverbuds are encouraged to bring their favorite stuffed animal and talk about it to the audience during the older youth judging.   The Cloverbuds would then go to the Display Barn for their Show-N-Tell there at 2 pm.

Attorney General DeWine Announces 2016 Take Action Scholarship Contest

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced the start of the eighth annual Take Action Video Contest, which gives Ohio high school students a chance to win up to $2,500 in college scholarships. “This contest helps high school students learn about consumer protection while competing to earn money for college,” Attorney General DeWine said. “Students can work together in groups or enter as individuals. I encourage high school students throughout Ohio to participate.”

To enter the contest, Ohio high school students (grades 9 to 12) must produce and submit a 60-second video warning Ohioans about one of the following topics:

  • Imposter scams
  • Cybersecurity privacy and safety
  • Importance of checking your credit report

The deadline to submit a video is Dec. 9, 2016. Winners will be announced in March 2017 during National Consumer Protection Week. The top three winning individuals or teams will receive college scholarships of $2,500, $1,500, and $1,000, respectively, and their videos may be featured on the Attorney General’s website.Official guidelines and promotional materials are available at Teachers and administrators are encouraged to print out and display a copy of the 2016 Take Action Contest flier in their schools. Last year’s winning videos also are available on the Ohio Attorney General’s website.

The 4-H Legacy Breakfast; a Celebration of the Present and the Future!

Beginning at 8 AM on Sunday morning, October 9, in the AGmazing Agri-Center (also known as the Farm Bureau/Ed Sands Building) come enjoy pancakes and sausage with Chris Cakes (there will be gluten free options too!). With generous support from the South Central Power Foundation, breakfast is free but suggested donations of $5 are appreciated and go to the benefit of the Fairfield County 4-H Endowment fund. Breakfast will be served through 10 AM when at that time, the ribbon will be cut for the AGmazing Agri-Center.

ANYONE may attend, so please spread the word and invite your friends!!

Additional help needed in the Display Barn

We are still in need of additional adults and older youth members to guard the display barn during fair week.  Currently, we have lots of openings that need at least 2 additional people to help out. Shifts available are daily  Sunday October 9th – October 15th: 9am -noon, noon-3 pm, 3-6 pm and 6-9 pm (Monday through Friday only). With the addition of a new entry door, the large roll up garage door won’t be open all week, and the guards will be more visible to the people walking through the building.  Please help us keep all our exhibits safe this year by volunteering a few hours of your time!  Contact Missy at to volunteer.

Display Barn Set Up Help Needed!

We are in need of 10 adults and older youth members to assist in setting the Display Barn on Sunday, September 25th at 2 pm.  You would be moving the partitions into their proper place for the fair booths.  This shouldn’t take more than a couple of hours, and will be a big help to the Senior Fair Board.  Please let Sue (,  740-652-7271) know if you are available to help by Wednesday September 21st.