Attention Livestock Exhibitors: DUNF Forms now available!

The Drug Use Notification Forms (DUNF) are now available at the Senior Fair Office and the OSU Extension Office. Advisors should please send a representative from your club to pick-up the forms. Forms will be due at weigh-in for each species. As a reminder, our county code is 94. Continuing from 2017: Per page 7 of the Junior Fair Book, Rule 26 states: Market animals and any species that requires a DUNF must be free from any/all drugs in their system at fair weigh-in day.

All exhibitors at the Fairfield County Junior Fair must abide by the rules listed in the 2019 Junior Fair Book. Please note that animals must be drug free or within tolerance by weigh-in day of fair. Each member is to bring a completed Drug Use Notification Form (DUNF) to weigh-in at fair. Livestock exhibitors must have completed a Quality Assurance Training by June 30, 2019 and should indicated so on the DUNF in order to exhibit at the 2019 Fairfield County Junior Fair. If the forms are not correctly completed, exhibitors will not be permitted to show.

Ohio CattleWomen Scholarships – Deadline: December 15th, 2019

Up to five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded annually to outstanding students entering their college junior or senior year. Priority will be given to applicants attending a school in Ohio. Applicants’ majors may vary, however, preference will be given to a major in agriculture, specifically relating to beef. Applicants must be maintaining a 2.75 GPA or higher. Visit for more information.

Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation Scholarships – Deadline: October 31, 2019

Several college scholarships are available to beef industry youth through the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation. These scholarships are administered through the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation in conjunction with various organizations and individuals. Click here fore more information.

Food Items Needed for Livestock Sale Buyer’s Tent

Each year the Livestock Sale Committee has a refreshment table for livestock buyers at the livestock auctions on Thursday evening October 10th and Friday, October 11th during the fair. A 4-H Club organizes this table and other 4-H Clubs and FFA groups donate all the food. Contact Leslie at or 740-653-5419 if your club can help on either sale day in addition to donating various food items. Items needed: Pre-bagged cookies/brownies (3 per bag) and please note if there are nuts; bagged trail mix/nuts in snack size baggies.

Important Updates for 2019 Junior Fair Rabbit Exhibitors

Please be aware that there is some confusion about arrival times in the 2019 Junior Fair Book for rabbits and the market rabbit weigh-in time has CHANGED for 2019. Here is what you need to know!

  • Market Rabbits MUST start at the #50 Show Arena for check-in and weigh-in from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 5th. Please note, this is a NEW weigh-in time from last year! No market rabbits will be placed in their pens until AFTER they have checked-in and weighed-in in the #50 Show Arena. Once you have been checked in and your animals have been weigh-in, you will be released to pen your rabbits in the rabbit barn. One exhibitor can only bring a maximum of 4 rabbits to weigh-in. For more information about weight requirements, please review the 2019 Junior Fair Rabbit Rules.
  • Breeding Rabbits MUST be on the fairgrounds by 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 5th. Upon arrival, you can enter the Rabbit Barn with breeding rabbits to check-in and verify your fair entries. No breeding rabbits will be placed into pens until AFTER their rabbits have been checked in. Once your rabbits are placed in their pens, exhibitors and family members will need to leave the barn and will not be permitted to return to the barn until after the barn is re-opened and check-in is COMPLETE.
  • All Rabbit Exhibitors:
    • The Rabbit Exhibitor Meeting will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 5th in the #50 Show Arena. All market and breeding rabbit exhibitors are expected to attend.
    • Back tags can be picked up in the Junior Fair Office on Saturday, October 5th between 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. After this time, they can continue to be picked up in the Junior Fair Office on the north side of the fairgrounds during Junior Fair Office Hours.
    • Showmanship sign-ups will be in the Rabbit Barn (west side, closest to the show arena) until 12:00 p.m. NOON on Wednesday, October 9th.
    • Want TEXT ALERTS and UPDATES during the fair for the Rabbit Show? To join, text @bbeg46 to 81010 or to 270-908-4012. To stop alerts, text @LEAVE

Junior Fair Cakes, Pies and Candy Information

You made a Junior Fair cake, pie or candy entry.  You or your family should have received an email with this information.

Now what happens?  You keep working on perfecting your skills for the project and complete your project book.

Cakes, pies and candies will only be accepted in the 4-H Display Barn on Monday, October 7th from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. or may be brought with members to judging. NO ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED EARLIER THAN MONDAY MORNING!

Check-in for judging starts at 2:45 p.m. and judging begins at 3:00 p.m. This is a first come, first served judging.  Youth must bring their completed project book and their final cake, pie or candy entry to judging.

Results will be announced once all judging has been completed, approximately 7:00 p.m. Please check your 4-H Member Handbook (page 11), 4-H Project Guidelines (page 32),and the Junior Fair Rule Book (page 55) for additional information.

Please contact our office with questions.

4-H Display Barn Volunteers still needed for the 2019 Fair!

To help cut down on vandalism or theft in the 4-H Display (Booth) Barn, all clubs with booths in the 4-H Display Barn are REQUIRED to sign up for at least one – 2 hour period to guard and keep an eye on displays in the 4-H Display Barn. During your club shift(s), we ask that you have at least two people per club – one adult and one person age 16 or older. They can be parents, advisors, or older 4-H members. The guards watch the area and answer visitors’ questions. Please contact your club advisor or call the Extension Office to sign-up for a shift. If you know the names of those who will be representing your club during those days and times, please also include their names. Please share all the days and times you are able to help. (Note: You will not be placed in every time you list—that will just assist in the process of acquiring volunteers!)

Beef Barn Sponsor Provides Mulch Bedding!

Thanks to Aaron Bickle for sponsoring the mulch bedding for the beef barn!

When it was announced last spring that beef exhibitors at this year’s Fairfield County Fair would need to bring their own bedding, the Directors of Fairfield County Cattlemen’s Association went to work in an effort to secure a sponsor for the barn, including the mulch bedding. Today, the Cattlemen are pleased to announce that Aaron Bickle of Bickle Insurance Services has generously agreed to be the sponsor of the Beef Barn for the 2019 Fairfield County Fair, and provide free mulch bedding for each exhibitor!

The Cattlemen have made arrangements for the mulch to be delivered to the Fairgrounds and the Fair Board has agreed to have the mulch bedding placed into the beef barn by mid week, prior to the Fair. However, in order to provide the mulch, the Cattlemen and the Beef Show Superintendents need to know how many head each exhibitor or club plans to house at the Fair.

In order that stalling assignments can be made, and to receive the free mulch and it be placed in the barn prior to the fair, each exhibitor’s advisor was asked to respond by September 9th to the Sr. Fair Board office with how many beef animals they actually plan to house at the fair. Open class entries that might be housed with their club in addition to Jr. Fair entries should also be included.

The Beef Barn Sponsor, Mr. Aaron Bickle, maintains Bickle Insurance Services offices in Athens, Belpre, New Lexington, McConnelsville and St. Clairsville, offering commercial, personal and farm & crop insurance. If exhibitors would like to thank Mr. Bickle for his generous sponsorship of the Beef Barn and mulch bedding for the 2019 Fair, letters or cards may be addressed to:

Mr. Aaron Bickle, Bickle Insurance Services
167 S. Kennebec Ave.
McConnelsville, OH 43756

Volunteers needed with setup in the Art Hall on Sunday, October 6th!

Attention teens and adults – help is needed by the Senior Fair for hanging items in the arts and crafts area in the Art Hall. This would be a great opportunity to include this on your Ohio 4-H Achievement Forms or in your 4-H Project Books as community service for our fair! Help is needed on Sunday, October 6th from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Art Hall. Please contact Sean Malone at if you can help!