Summer Judging Project Interviews – Scheduling opens next week!

Summer project interviews will be coming soon! Dates for projects are correctly listed in the 4-H Member Handbook. Please note that there are errors on correct dates in the 4-H Project Guidelines for Self-Determined Projects. Again, pay attention to dates in the 4-H Member Handbook.

We will be scheduling interviews by appointment. The summer project judging sign up link will be sent to all youth enrolled in these respective projects via 4-HOnline next week.  The email will say from 4-HOnline, so please be on the lookout – some email systems don’t like 4-HOnline.

Please contact Stacy Hicks at 740-653-5419 if you have questions about summer judging sign ups!

Projects to be judged on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (see page 11 of the 4-H Member Handbook):

  • All Food and Nutrition Projects
  • Family Life (Babysitting)
  • Genealogy
  • Home Living
  • Scrapbooking
  • Photography
  • Cake Decorating (youth must complete summer judging option if they wish to qualify for Ohio State Fair)
  • Collectibles
  • Creative Arts/String Art/Graphic Design
  • Money Management
  • Quilting
  • Creative Writing
  • Healthy Living

Projects to be judged on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (see pages 11-12 of the 4-H Member Handbook):

  • Self Determined 365.00
  • Self Determined 365.04 Natural Resources
  • Self Determined 365.06 Workforce Prep
  • Communication/Leadership/Citizenship
  • Discovering 4-H/4-H Around the Globe
  • Horseless Horse/All About Dogs
  • Veterinary Science
  • Science Fun
  • Aerospace
  • Robotics
  • Bicycle
  • Electricity
  • Knots
  • Small Engines
  • Energy
  • ATV
  • Woodworking
  • Welding
  • Natural Resources
  • Gardening (youth must complete summer judging option if they wish to qualify for the Ohio State Fair)

Projects to be judged on Thursday, July 14, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (see page 12 of the 4-H Member Handbook):

  • All Clothing Projects

The Style Revue will be at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 14th for all clothing project members.

July Weigh-In/Tagging Date and Changes for Dairy Feeders, Lambs, Goats, AND Swine

The Fairfield County Junior Fair will be tagging in and weighing animals on the third Saturday of July in 2022. The specific date is July 16th at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds in Lancaster. The animals that will be tagged and/or weighed are as follows:

  • Dairy Feeders in the Beef Barn starting at 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
  • Market/MQP Lambs in the Swine Barn from 8:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
  • Market Goats will be tagged in the #50 barn from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
  • Market/MQP Swine will be tagged in the Hog Barn area from 7 a.m. until 12 noon.

Please be advised exhibitors can have others bring their animals that day if it conflicts with your schedule. Exhibitors will be responsible for completing all required paperwork prior to the tagging date. If you think you will have difficultly getting all your animals tag in this time frame, we will make sure you are tagged in that day. The week prior to the event you will have the opportunity to inform if you think you will have a conflict in getting everything weighed and/or tagged due to number of projects. Hogs will not leave your trailer they will be tagged in the trailer. Check with your 4-H and FFA advisors as we come closer to the date for more information.

2022 4-H Calendar NOW POSTED (January-June)

The 2022 4-H Calendar has been posted to our website. Click here to access and download a pdf version. You will need to scroll down below the interactive Google Calendar. Please note that anything scheduled at this time is subject to change.

We are still waiting to confirm a few things on locations and times as you will see. Additionally, we have not posted through July just yet as a few items still need to be confirmed on those particular days.

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.