Be a part of the Fairfield County Fair – Scarecrow Trail!

We are excited to announce a partnership between Visit Fairfield County, the Fairfield County Ag Society, and our Junior Fair Volunteers/Exhibitors – the inaugural Fairfield County Fair Scarecrow Trail!

Over 25 scarecrows will be on display for the Fairfield County Fair – fairgoers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite by scanning a QR code to vote. Which scarecrow will be the Grand Champion Scarecrow of the Fairfield County Fair!?

If you are interested as a 4-H Club/FFA Chapter in creating a scarecrow, please reach out to Leslie Cooksey at cooksey.25@osu.edu for locations available and additional details. Scarecrows will need to be registered by providing us with a contact name/phone/email AND scarecrow name. Scarecrows must be in place by Friday evening, October 7th.

Thanks!

OPEN CLASS Fair Entries: Due September 22nd

Fairfield County Fair Entries are Due September 22, 2022!The Fairfield County Fair is just around the corner, and it is time to start thinking about making those Open Class fair entries! Find out more about all the Open Class categories on the Fair website. https://bit.ly/FCFOpenClassFairBook
We are excited to announce there are three ways to register your Open Class Entries this year!
  1. Enter online! (Your new option) Go to Fair Entry. The first time you use this system, you will need to create an account. After you’ve created the account, you can access it any time before 4 pm on 9/22/22, to add or change your entries. Instructions on creating your account and adding entries is available at: Using FairEntry – 2022 Fairfield County Fair. Please note: This year as we transition to the Fair Entry program, participants will still need to come to the Administration Building to pay for their entry and pick up the exhibit tickets.
  2. Bring your entry form to the Administration Building at the Fairgrounds, 157 East Fair Avenue, Lancaster, OH. Our amazing staff is available from 8:30 am to 4 pm to answer your questions, take entries, payment, and give you your exhibit tickets/stickers.
  3. Mail your entry blank and payment to:
Fairfield County Fair
Open Class Entry
157 East Fair Avenue
Lancaster, OH 43130

FairEntry is OPEN – Fairfield Co. Fair Entries are due August 26th!

The Senior Fair Board has approved the use of a new fair entry program that will allow the integration of fair entry data with livestock sale efforts. Additionally, Junior Fair results will be posted from at our FairEntry page when they become available during fair week. FairEntry (https://fairfieldjrfairoh.fairentry.com) is now open to take entries for the 2022 Fairfield County Junior Fair. Entries will be open through 11:59 p.m. Central Time on Friday, August 26th.

4-H families will log in and make entries for their entire family using their 4-HOnline login information. If they also have a child in their family that participates in FFA only, they are able to make their entries using the same login. Please remember you will be using your 4-HOnline login information NOT creating a FairEntry login. Fair entries need to be made for all livestock, horse, dog, companion animal, cakes, pies, candies, alfalfa/hay, gardening projects that plan to be exhibited at the Fairfield County Junior Fair.

  • Exhibitors who participated in 4-H summer judging projects ONLY do not need to complete fair entries as your project is marked complete for this year.
  • 4-H Advisors who do not have their own children enrolled in 4-H will not be able to login in to FairEntry.

FFA families will need to create a FairEntry login to create entries for their entire family. FFA exhibitors will be responsible for making their own livestock/horse entries through the online FairEntry submission process. County Ag Teachers will submit all shop/crop projects on behalf of their chapter and these respective projects should not be made through the FairEntry process by an exhibitor.

Please review this entire packet prior to beginning your entry process: Fair Entry – 4-HOnline Family 2022 

Please view the following videos to assist you with the entry process:

If you have issues or questions regarding or during the process please contact Leslie Cooksey at cooksey.25@osu.edu.

  • Fairfield County Fair Entries may be entered from August 8 – 26, 2022. Be sure to complete your entries (including the final “Submit” step) prior to 11:59 p.m. Central Time on August 26, 2022.
  • Register all entries for each exhibitor in the family before proceeding to the Payment section. No fees are charged for entries, the Payment section is part of the submission process.
  • Be sure to click the “Submit” button when you have completed your entries. Entries are not final until they have been submitted.
  • Check your email inbox for a submission confirmation email with a list of your entries.
  • You will receive a second email when your entries have been approved by the Fairfield County Fair.

Download and Pre-Fill Saturday’s Tagging Form for Dairy Feeders, Market Goats, Market/MQP Hogs

Click here to download, print and complete your tagging form: FAIRFIELD COUNTY JUNIOR FAIR FAMILY TAGGING FORM 2022. Market/MQP Lambs do not need to complete this form as you already submitted this information when scheduling your tagging appointment. As a reminder, tagging procedures for Saturday are as follows:

Junior Fair Tag in Procedures for July 16th for Swine/ Sheep/ Goats/ Dairy Feeders-2022

The Fairfield County Agriculture Society will be conducting the Junior Fair Livestock Tagging for the 2022 Junior Fair on Saturday July 16th, 2022, on the Fairgrounds. Exhibitors must tag in (and in some species also weigh in) on that day to be eligible to show at the 2022 Junior Fair in October. Exhibitors can bring their own animals, or they can be transported by anyone to the Fairgrounds that day as long as you provide the required information to the person bringing your animals. You do not have to be present that day. The registration sheets will be available that day and online at the Senior Fair and 4-H Websites. Click here to download, print and complete your tagging form: FAIRFIELD COUNTY JUNIOR FAIR FAMILY TAGGING FORM 2022.

Tagging this year is by family tagging. All market animals will be group (family tagged) and any member of the family can show any animal tagged. “Family” means the immediate family of an exhibitor, including exhibitor’s parents, stepparent, foster parent, grandparent, step grandparent, foster grandparent, brother/sister, son daughter, stepson, stepdaughter, or guardian. As defined in Ohio Administrative Code 901-19-01.

TAG IN TIMES:

  • Swine 7 a.m. till 12 Noon
  • Market Lambs – 7:30 a.m. till 11
  • Dairy Feeders 7:30 a.m. till 10:30
  • Market Goats 7:30 a.m. till 11
  • **If you need to haul multiply loads please let us know  you might need a reasonable amount of extra time so we can make sure everything at weighed in that day.**

Procedure for arriving at the Fairgrounds: Please enter through the main gate off Fair Avenue. Once you are on the grounds you can have your animals tagged at the following locations:

SWINE: You need to travel through the main gate and drive up between the horse barn and Ed’s Sands/Farm Bureau Building pass the AAA and make a right on the top road. Tagging and picture Id will be completed in your trailer animals will not leave your trailer. We will be running several teams of taggers and ID pictures. You will pull off near the shed row barns be tagged and then we ask you to exit through the high street gate. If you have other animals to weigh, we suggest you start with your swine first. You may travel back through the grounds to the front gate by making a right just before the High Street gate and go down by art hall and the main Office. Remember it might be congested will all coming in the main gate and high street might be a better option.

DAIRY FEEDERS: You need to travel through the main gate and drive up and pass the Ed Sands/Farm Bureau Building on the right and pull in the West side of the Beef Barn. Once you are weighed and tagged, please exit to the east toward High Street. You may travel back through the grounds to the front gate by making a right just before the High Street gate and go down by art hall and the main Office. Remember it might be congested will all coming in the main gate and high street might be a better option.

SHEEP: You need to travel through the main gate and drive up pass the Ed Sands/Farm Bureau Building pass the beef barn and then head towards the swine barn. If you are just tagging your project, then you can drive between the horse and swine barn, and they will tag your animals. If you are in MQP and need weighed pull through the swine barn. Please exit east to high street. You may travel back through the grounds to the front gate by making a right just before the High Street gate and go down by art hall and the main Office. Remember it might be congested will all coming in the main gate and high street might be a better option.

Sheep Exhibitors: Please review this additional page for scheduling your appointment time(s) for tagging. Please note, sheep is the only species scheduling appointment times for tagging/weigh-in:

MARKET GOATS: You need to travel through the main gate and once you are in the grounds, please pull your trailer to the right along side of the 4-H and 50 Show Arena where your animals will be tagged. You may then move to another area if you have additional animals or exit to Columbus Street or through the High Street gate by traveling on through the fairgrounds and going south of the Show arena and out the high street gate.

Cooling Stations for Swine Tagging on Saturday, July 16th

Please share with exhibitors, parents and advisors there are three watering stations for swine if needed during the tagging session on Saturday, July 16th.

  • Station One is just after the draft horse barn
  • Station Two will be just after the AAA Building and the drive going to beef barn
  • Station Three will be from the east end of the horse barn (from the wash rack)

Hoses will be available to reach the roadway if your exhibits require a cooling session.

All water hydrants at fairgrounds are active if you need additional sites. There will be hoses only at these three areas mentioned above. The other areas will require a bucket and please be sure water is shut off after you use them.

2022 Junior Fair Book is Available!

The 2022 Fairfield County Junior Fair Book is now posted on the Senior Fair website. There are a few items that still need to be finalized, but will be posted on this site soon. To access the Junior Fair Book, visit: go.osu.edu/jrfairbook. To access information regarding the 2022 Junior Fair Livestock Sale, visit: u.osu.edu/livestocksale.

Tagging Day: July 16th for Market/MQP Hogs, Market/MQP Lambs, Market Goats, Dairy Feeders

Junior Fair Tag in Procedures for July 16th for Swine/ Sheep/ Goats/ Dairy Feeders-2022

The Fairfield County Agriculture Society will be conducting the Junior Fair Livestock Tagging for the 2022 Junior Fair on Saturday July 16th, 2022, on the Fairgrounds. Exhibitors must tag in (and in some species also weigh in) on that day to be eligible to show at the 2022 Junior Fair in October. Exhibitors can bring their own animals, or they can be transported by anyone to the Fairgrounds that day as long as you provide the required information to the person bringing your animals. You do not have to be present that day. The registration sheets will be available that day and online at the Senior Fair and 4-H Websites. Click here to download, print and complete your tagging form: FAIRFIELD COUNTY JUNIOR FAIR FAMILY TAGGING FORM 2022.

Tagging this year is by family tagging. All market animals will be group (family tagged) and any member of the family can show any animal tagged. “Family” means the immediate family of an exhibitor, including exhibitor’s parents, stepparent, foster parent, grandparent, step grandparent, foster grandparent, brother/sister, son daughter, stepson, stepdaughter, or guardian. As defined in Ohio Administrative Code 901-19-01.

TAG IN TIMES:

  • Swine 7 a.m. till 12 Noon
  • Market Lambs – 7:30 a.m. till 11
  • Dairy Feeders 7:30 a.m. till 10:30
  • Market Goats 7:30 a.m. till 11
  • **If you need to haul multiply loads please let us know  you might need a reasonable amount of extra time so we can make sure everything at weighed in that day.**

Procedure for arriving at the Fairgrounds: Please enter through the main gate off Fair Avenue. Once you are on the grounds you can have your animals tagged at the following locations:

SWINE: You need to travel through the main gate and drive up between the horse barn and Ed’s Sands/Farm Bureau Building pass the AAA and make a right on the top road. Tagging and picture Id will be completed in your trailer animals will not leave your trailer. We will be running several teams of taggers and ID pictures. You will pull off near the shed row barns be tagged and then we ask you to exit through the high street gate. If you have other animals to weigh, we suggest you start with your swine first. You may travel back through the grounds to the front gate by making a right just before the High Street gate and go down by art hall and the main Office. Remember it might be congested will all coming in the main gate and high street might be a better option.

DAIRY FEEDERS: You need to travel through the main gate and drive up and pass the Ed Sands/Farm Bureau Building on the right and pull in the West side of the Beef Barn. Once you are weighed and tagged, please exit to the east toward High Street. You may travel back through the grounds to the front gate by making a right just before the High Street gate and go down by art hall and the main Office. Remember it might be congested will all coming in the main gate and high street might be a better option.

SHEEP: You need to travel through the main gate and drive up pass the Ed Sands/Farm Bureau Building pass the beef barn and then head towards the swine barn. If you are just tagging your project, then you can drive between the horse and swine barn, and they will tag your animals. If you are in MQP and need weighed pull through the swine barn. Please exit east to high street. You may travel back through the grounds to the front gate by making a right just before the High Street gate and go down by art hall and the main Office. Remember it might be congested will all coming in the main gate and high street might be a better option.

Sheep Exhibitors: Please review this additional page for scheduling your appointment time(s) for tagging. Please note, sheep is the only species scheduling appointment times for tagging/weigh-in:

MARKET GOATS: You need to travel through the main gate and once you are in the grounds, please pull your trailer to the right along side of the 4-H and 50 Show Arena where your animals will be tagged. You may then move to another area if you have additional animals or exit to Columbus Street or through the High Street gate by traveling on through the fairgrounds and going south of the Show arena and out the high street gate.

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.