Save the Dates: 2022 Summer Judging will be July 12-14

New for 2022, we’ll be consolidating our judging days from 4 down to 3 days. The judging schedule will be as follows and project judging will take place at the Ed Sands Building at the Fairgrounds.

Tuesday, July, 12, 2022

  • Food and Nutrition Projects
  • Communications
  • Creative Arts Projects (including SD quilting, SD Creative Arts)
  • Family & Consumer Sciences Miscellaneous Projects

Wednesday, July, 13, 2022

  • Leadership
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Self Determined (General, Natural Resources, Workforce Prep)

Thursday, July 14, 2022

  • Clothing/Sewing Projects
  • Style Revue to take place that evening at 7:00 p.m. (location TBD)

OSU Extension Office Hours During the Fair

The Extension Office (831 College Ave, Suite D) will be closed Monday, October 11, 2021.  Our hours the remainder of fair week will be 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 12th through Friday, October 15th, 2021.  Please call first to make sure someone is in the office before stopping by – most of us will be at the fairgrounds all week.  Call 740-653-5419.

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.

Ohio Youth Skillathons (Virtual and In-Person Sessions)

Ohio Youth Skillathon information for VIRTUAL and IN-PERSON sessions is now online at:

VIRTUAL Skillathon Registration is due by JUNE 14th, 2021!

A few important notes:

  • Those exhibiting at OSF and want to be eligible for Outstanding Market Exhibitor (OME) awards MUST participate at the IN-PERSON skillathons at the state fair
  • Those exhibiting at OSF and want to be eligible for Outstanding Breeding Exhibitor (OBE) awards MUST participate in the VIRTUAL skillathons online

4-H Pledge and Creed Speaking Event: Registration deadline extended through June 7th

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 HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH June 7th at 4:00 p.m. by calling the Extension Office at 740-653-5419. For questions, contact Leslie Cooksey at

Summer Project Judging: Location Change and Style Revue Update

4-H Summer Project Judging is scheduled for July 12th through July 15th, 2021. Please note that we will be changing the location of judging this year and it will now take place in the Ed Sands Building at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds. This is different than what was printed in the 4-H Member Handbook and 4-H Project Guidelines. Please be sure that you review the 4-H Member Handbook and 4-H Project Guidelines as you complete your projects and prepare for judging. Scheduling of appointments for summer projects will be open soon.

Another change that we will be making this year is for the Style Revue. There will not be a formal style revue taking place during the evening of July 15th. In lieu of the in-person evening event, members will be modeling their projects to be recorded and narrated by Fashion and Nutrition Board Members and videos shared virtually at a later date. Details will be shared soon with clothing/sewing members.

If you cannot make it to your judging day, late judging is available by appointment for Tuesday, July 27th. Members participating in late judging will earn a grade and will not be eligible for awards. To schedule an appointment for late judging on July 27th, call 740-653-5419.