2020 Junior Fair Updates (by specie) are posted!

2020 Junior Fair Updates by specie have been organized and posted by specie on the OSU Extension/4-H website. Please note that this information is current as of 10/8/2020 and is subject to change. Updated documents will be reposted to this site with the updated date noted next to the specie should that need to happen. http://go.osu.edu/2020fairinfo

Items that have been updated since they were originally posted on 9/23/2020:

  • Map of parking area
  • Modified Junior Fair Schedule (updated 10/6/2020)
  • Beef Cattle (updated 9/25/2020)
  • Rabbits (updated 10/7/2020)

Please take the time to read all updates as it pertains to your family and Junior Fair participation this year. Please review the 2020 General Rules and Modified Junior Fair Schedule listed at the top of this page. Additionally, since no updated rule book was printed for 2020, it is important to read the 2019 Junior Fair Book rules as well for your respective specie. All of this information is listed on this page of the website.

Please reach out if you have any questions at all!

Here is a screenshot of our OSU Extension/4-H website where the updates are posted. Below the 2020 updates, you will find links to the 2019 Junior Fair Rule Book.

Dairy Steer Project on hold for 2020 fair – PLEASE SHARE!

The Fairfield County Agricultural Society Board of Directors has decided to place a hold on the Dairy Steer project for the 2020 fair due to concerns by some of the exhibitors. This next year, we look to investigate and research further the Dairy Steer project for possible future implementation.

2019 Fair Photos by Blackberry Photography

Looking for those fair photos taken by Blackberry Photography? Here is the link to access: https://prints.blackberryphotography.co/fairfieldcountyfair2019/

You will be prompted to enter your email upon entering the website. Please let Leslie Cooksey know if you have further questions regarding photos taken for the 2019 Fairfield County Junior Fair Livestock Sale.

Corrections to Livestock Sale Times in the 2019 Junior Fair Book

There are some errors in the Junior Fair Book under swine (page 28), sheep (page 31), meat/market goats (page 38), and rabbits (page 47) on the start times for sales on Thursday and Friday of the fair.

Please note that the following sale days, times, and species are correct. Please share this information with those members and volunteers in your club/chapter!

Thursday, October 10th – Junior Fair Livestock Sale begins at 5:00 p.m. with market beef, dairy products, dairy feeders, and market hogs.

Friday, October 11th – Junior Fair Livestock Sale begins at 10:00 a.m. with market sheep, market rabbits, market poultry, dairy goat products, and market goats.

Livestock Sale – Buyer Refreshment Table – Items Needed!

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, 2019 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 cooksey.25@osu.edu or 740-653-5419 if your club can help on either sale day in addition to donating various food items (i.e. cookies, chips, lemonade, coffee, etc).

Livestock Buyer Thank-you Poster Contest

Show your appreciation for the livestock buyers by making a poster thanking them for their support by participating in the poster contest sponsored by the Fairfield County Junior Fair Board. You may enter a poster as an individual or as a club. Posters are due to Junior Fair Office in the Show Arena between 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 5th, 2019. Posters will also be accepted on Sunday, October 6th, 2019 during open office hours in the Junior Fair Office. Posters will be displayed during the week in the Feeder Creek Show Arena. Cash prizes will be awarded!

Buyers Club enjoys successful inaugural year!

Thanks to the generous donations of several, the 2017 Fairfield County Junior Fair Sale Buyers Club was able to benefit at least 130 local youth as they marketed their Junior Fair projects. The Buyers Club was made up of local donors who, prior to the sale, pooled their dollars that were in turn used to bid on and purchase market animals during the 2017 Junior Fair Livestock Sale.

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Sale Clerk Position Open for Fairfield County Junior Fair Livestock Sale

The Ohio Fair Services, Inc. has an opening for Sales Clerk. The Sales Clerk would be clerking the Fairfield County Junior Fair Livestock Sale. This person must have some accounting experience and computer skills (knowledge of Access databases is preferred). The Sales Clerk would commit time throughout the year for the livestock sale and significantly more time just prior, during, and following fair. Additionally, the Sales Clerk would be expected to attend Fairfield County Livestock Sale Committee meetings and provide reports as needed or requested.
 
If you’re interested in this position, please mail your resume by May 15, 2016 to:
 
Phil Miller
P.O. Box 945
Lancaster, OH 43130