4-H Booths and 4-H Display Barn – Fair Information

The 4-H Display Barn will house ALL still projects. If your club has a booth, all still projects will go in the club’s booth.

Gardening/Crop Projects will be brought to the 4-H Display Barn during set-up times and will be displayed together in the 4-H Display Barn. Please check with the 4-H Display Barn staff present to check-in your gardening/crop exhibit.

There will be a special area in the 4-H Display Barn for all State Fair Clothing Participants – so these projects will not be displayed in the club’s booth.

If your club is not having a booth, there will be a special area in the 4-H Display Barn for your member’s projects to be displayed. A reminder that in order for a member to receive a premium for their project, it MUST BE DISPLAYED the entire week of the fair! 

Please note, no straw is permitted in the displays including bales! The use of feathers is also prohibited from 4-H Display Barn displays.

4-H Display Barn Setup will be Friday, October 8th from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 9th from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. 4-H Display Barn Tear Down is Sunday, October 17th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ONLY – no early removals!

Volunteers DESPERATELY needed to help in the 4-H Display Barn during fair week!

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!)

Thank you to Judy, Sheila, and Cindy for signing up to help so far…but we need many more volunteers to help! Please contact Missy Koenig (koenig.398@osu.edu) if you can help out!

2021 Junior Fair Display Barn Guards Needed!

Clubs and families with items to be displayed in the display barn fair week – we need your help!

The display barn is open 9 am to 6 pm on Sunday October 10th and Saturday October 16th and 9 am to 9 pm Monday – Friday.

Please consider volunteering for a two hour time slot at least once during the week.  Shifts available are 9am – 11 am, 11 am – 1 pm, 1 pm – 3 pm, 3 pm – 5 pm, 5 pm – 7 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm.

Contact Missy to volunteer – we accept youth ages 13 and up to help adults at the same time.

 

 

Lancaster Greenhouse Fundraiser – This Saturday & Sunday

Come support the Fairfield County 4-H Advisory Committee by shopping at the Lancaster Greenhouse and Nursery, September 18th & 19th!

Read on for More Details….

  • In-Store Sales
    • Distribute the coupon below to all family and friends. A whole page of coupons can be found here: Lancaster Greenhouse Fundraiser
    • Group supporters will shop as a “normal customer” on the above dates listed.  If we happen to have any current in-store sales and promotions taking place, they will be able to take advantage of those just like a typical customer.
    • At time of checkout, customers will give a copy of the attached coupon to our cashier so we know they are associated with your group and 15% of their transaction will be donated back to your group (not the customer).
    • Absolutely no coupons can be distributed at the store location

This is a fundraising event for the 4-H Advisory Committee. The 4-H Advisory Committee supports county 4-H programming for all youth members and adult volunteers including, but not limited to: Awards and banquets, trips and scholarships, printing costs, special programming costs, and more!

Please share this post with family members and friends!

Ohio 4-H Celebration of Youth: 4-H Leading the Way is October 2nd at Leed’s Farm in Ostrander, Ohio

October 2, 2021 4-H Celebration of Youth: 4-H Leading the Way (Ostrander)—6:30 p.m. This event is open to all friends of 4-H age 21 and older. The 24th annual Ohio 4-H fundraiser will be held at Leeds Farm in Ostrander, Ohio, on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 p.m. Please plan to join us for an evening of fall fun on the farm. This year’s event includes casual dress and farm activities. Individual tickets are $100. Tickets for young adults ages 21–30 are buy one, get one free. Tickets will include a meal and drink ticket as well as the opportunity to participate in activities available at Leeds Farm such as zip lining, jumping pillows, adult trikes, hayrides, and so much more! For ticket and sponsorship information, visit go.osu.edu/COY.

4-H Night at the Great American Ball Park (Cincinnati Reds)

August 30th, 2021, 4-H Night at the Reds (Cincinnati)—6:40 p.m. Come join us for 4-H Night at the Great American Ball Park as the Cincinnati Reds take on the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, August 30th, at 6:40 p.m.! A portion of each ticket sold will be donated back to 4-H. For questions, please reach out to Tiffany Huffman at thuffman@reds.com.

Bench Sponsors Needed

The Junior Leaders Club is finishing up their Bottle Cap Community Service Project for 2021, and is looking for sponsors to help cover the cost of the benches. With the help of the 4-H Clubs in Fairfield County, the Junior Leaders were able to collect enough plastic caps to make 10 benches.

Each bench costs $220 and will be placed around the Fairfield County Fairgrounds. Checks can be made out to: “Fairfield County Junior Leaders” and sent to: Fairfield County Junior Leaders, 831 College Ave. Suite D, Lancaster, OH 43130. All donations need to be received by Friday, July 23rd. If your club would like to purchase a plaque to go on their bench, we will coordinate that after the benches have been purchased and delivered.

Remember: The club who collects the most caps by weight will receive a bench sponsored by the Junior Leaders and a personalized plaque for their bench. 

If your club would like to donate funds to cover a bench, please let Aubry (Fowler.443@osu.edu) know so the Junior Leaders can plan accordingly. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Extension Office at 740-653-5419.

Final Bottle Cap Weigh In: Sat., July 10th

4-H Clubs do you have bottle caps to weigh in?

If you still have bottle caps to drop off, please join the Junior Leaders on Saturday, July 10th from 12-2pm in the #4 Beef Barn. This will be the LAST collection day for the 4-H Club Competition!

Please bring all clean plastic bottle caps in a trash bag and/or box to the FINAL Weigh-Ins at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds!

If you have questions, please contact Aubry (Fowler.443@osu.edu). If this date doesn’t work for you, a time can be arranged to drop them off at the Extension Office.

Health & Safety and Pledge/Creed Speaking Contest Event – Sign up by June 1st

Speak out and get involved! Improve your public speaking skills and raise awareness of health and safety topics. The Fairfield County Health & Safety Speaking Event will be Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 starting at 1:00 p.m. at the Ag Center. Any 4-H or Cloverbud member can participate. The following events will take place:

  • Junior and Senior Individual Health & Safety Speaking Events
  • Health & Safety Speaking Team Event
  • 4-H Creed Speaking Event
  • 4-H Pledge Speaking Event (Cloverbuds Only)

Earn a chance to also participate in the Ohio State Fair with the Health & Safety events!

Registration is due June 1st by calling the Extension Office at 740-653-5419. For questions, contact Leslie Cooksey at cooksey.25@osu.edu.

Next Bottle Cap Weigh In: May 18th

4-H Clubs do you have bottle caps to weigh in?

Thank you to those who dropped off bottle caps on May 8th! The countywide collection is currently 75% toward its goal of 1,000 lbs.

If you still have bottle caps to drop off, please join the Junior Leaders on Tuesday, May 18th from 5-7pm in the Beef Barn.

Please bring all clean plastic bottle caps in a trash bag and/or box to the May Weigh-Ins at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds!

If you have questions, please contact Aubry (Fowler.443@osu.edu). If this date doesn’t work for you, a time can be arranged to drop them off at the Extension Office. Collection will continue until 1,000 lbs are collected.