Teen Awards & Opportunity Workshop

Join Lisa McCutcheon, Licking County 4-H Educator, on Tuesday, September 14th from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. to learn more about the teen opportunities and awards that are available to 4-H members. 4-H members of all ages, their family members, and club advisors are encouraged to attend! See flyer below for details.

Junior Fair Shirt Fundraiser – Support the Junior Fair Board!

Support the Fairfield County Junior Fair Board by purchasing fair apparel featuring the Old Grandstand! Orders and payment are due to advisor, Leslie Cooksey, or a JFB member by September 17th, 2021. Orders can also be mailed/dropped off to the OSU Extension Office.

2021 JFB Shirt Fundraiser and Order Form

Summerfest Winners – Please send your THANK YOU NOTES! :o)

We need to make sure our sponsors receive thanks and appreciation for supporting Fairfield County’s youth! Summerfest award winners can write thank you notes to those donors who were included on their registration cards at check-in. We encourage youth to include information about their project, award received, etc. as the sponsors enjoy reading this information! Sponsors also love pictures if members have any of their project they would like to share!

Endowment Awareness & Donation Breakfast – Friday, October 14th, 2021

The 2021 Endowment Donation Breakfast will be held at the Ed Sands/Farm Bureau Building on FRIDAY, October 14th, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. (or until sold out). Come have some fun, enjoy breakfast and make a donation to the Fairfield County Endowment Fund. Money donated covers the cost of the breakfast and helps provide training and personal development opportunities for 4-H members today so they can be strong leaders tomorrow. Grab and go option will be available for those who will be on their way to the Livestock Sale which starts at 10:00 a.m. on Friday for market lambs, market rabbits, market poultry, and market goats.

Junior Fair Entries are due TODAY, August 27th by 4:00 p.m.

The NEW Junior Fair Entry Forms are now available. Please review the Junior Fair Book to be sure you are turning in the correct entry forms for each fair project you plan to exhibit. Advisors may turn club forms into the Senior Fair Office (SFO), Monday – Friday, August 23-27, between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. This is the second and final week to drop off Junior Fair Entries.

Youth and their parents must complete the their ENTRY FORMS using the  2021 Junior Fair Book for department, book, and class numbers, and turn their forms into their advisor.  The advisor is to check the form over, and then will submit all member forms for their club to the Junior Fair Office.  Don’t forget to sign your forms – Member, Parent and Advisor!

Please enter all animals (including backup animals) for each member, as we know many of you aren’t sure which market animal you will be bringing to the fair yet.

Youth entering dogs, companion animals, crops and gardening projects, or cakes, pies and candies will also need to complete an entry form.

Dogs and Horses will need to complete their separate show entry forms as well and submit with fair entries to the Senior Fair Office by Friday, August 27th at 4:00 p.m.

Mandatory Dog Check-In Day is TOMORROW, Saturday, August 28th!

Mandatory Dog Check-In Reminder: This is a reminder to those youth enrolled in 201D You and Your Dog for the upcoming Mandatory Dog Check-In Day. Please plan on joining us on Saturday, August 28th starting at 10 am in the Feeder Creek Veterinary Show Arena on the Fairfield County Fair Grounds.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring your completed (as complete as it can be on that date) project book, your dog, your 2021 Fairfield County Dog Project Identification form and Vaccination Certificate, a water bowl for your dog, a crate for your dog and a chair for you.

Mandatory Dog Check-In Day includes: (Saturday, August 28, 10:00 a.m.)

  • Health Check
  • You & Your Dog Interview Judging
  • PetPALS Interview Judging
  • Canine Ambassador Interview – Youth meeting the age requirements were sent information 8/17/21.
  • Skillathon – required for 2021!
  • Rally Show n’ Go – $5/run optional
  • AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing (optional)

We look forward to seeing you on the 28th!

The Fairfield County 4-H Team and Dog Superintendent

Sponsors Needed for Junior Fair Awards (as of 8/25/2021)

Award sponsors should have received their invoices to make payment toward sponsoring 2021 Junior Fair Awards. Please send payment in as soon as possible. If questions, contact Ashleigh Traster at 740-503-4980 or by email at ashleigh.trasterffw3@gmail.com. Please note, Ashleigh was the new Junior Fair Awards Coordinator starting in 2020!

The following awards are currently not sponsored for 2021 as of August 20, 2021. Additionally, an update will be shared soon with additional sponsorship opportunities for Premier Exhibitor Awards across all species.

Please contact Ashleigh (contact information listed above) to be sure the award is still available. Thank you in advance!


Award Rosette or Trophy Price
4-H Clothing 2nd- 3rd Place Accessories for Teens 2 Rosettes  $          9.00
4-H Health/FCS 1st- 2nd Place Tracking Your Health & Fitness 2 Rosettes  $          9.00
4-H Environmental Science 1st-3rd Place Canning and Freezing 3 Rosettes  $        13.50
4-H Environmental Science 1st-3rd Place Edible Landscapes 3 Rosettes  $        13.50
4-H Environmental Science 1st-2nd Place How Does Your Garden Grow (2) 3 Rosettes  $        13.50
4-H Environmental Science Honorable Mentions – Gardening (2) 2 Rosettes  $          9.00
4-H Health/FCS 1st-2nd Place Staying Healthy-Senior 2 Rosettes  $          9.00
4-H Health/FCS 1st-2nd Place the Truth About Tobacco-Junior 2 Rosettes  $          9.00
4-H Nutrition 1st Place Global Gourmet Rosette  $          4.50
Horses 2nd-6th Place Easy Gaited Pleasure (ages8-13) 5 Rosettes  $        22.50
Horses 2nd-6th Place Easy Gaited Pleasure (ages 14& over) 5 Rosettes  $        22.50