2021 Junior Fair Rule Book is now available!

Please find a link to the 2021 Junior Fair Rule Book below. Since there will not be a print version this year, the on-line version you see is what we will be working from this year, and likely into the future. As you review it, please note the following:

  • Near the top of the index page that will open from the link below, you’ll find links to the NEW Junior Fair Entry Forms. Links to these forms are also included within each Department link you find in the index. Carefully read and follow the protocol for completing and submitting entry forms that you find on the Entry Forms page.
  • In addition to each specie, in the index also find links to the General Rules, DUNF, Premier Exhibitor, Skillathon and Project Book Review, Showmanship, the Livestock Judging Contest and the Livestock Auction. Carefully review these pages for further instruction.
  • Rules for ‘take home’ animals and the livestock auction have changed. Carefully review these changes found under the Exhibitor Info ’21 link on the 78th Fairfield County Fair 4-H & FFA Livestock Auction page.
  • We know there may still be some mistakes in this new on-line version of the Junior Fair Rule Book. Newly adopted rules plus over 60 pages from the old rule book have been converted from PDFs and Publisher into a web format. We know some things didn’t convert perfectly . . . if you find them, please share with us and they can be quickly fixed.
  • IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS please email them to us. We will be hosting a live ZOOM August 11th at 6:00 pm and will address all your questions then, and share additional information about how best to utilize this new on-line Rule Book and Entry forms. Register here for the zoom meeting.
  • Entries will be accepted at the Sr. Fair Office on the Fairgrounds from Advisors on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. from August 16 thru August 27, 2021.

Use this link to access the 2021 Fairfield county Junior Fair Rule Book: https://go.osu.edu/jrfairbook

Please review the entire book before you start asking questions.  There are now pages with the Entry Forms, Showmanship Information in one place, DUNF information, Skillathon and Project Book Review, Livestock Judging Contest, and Super Showmanship.  We are still working with a committee to finalize Premier Exhibitor information and hope to have that posted by Sept. 1. Continue reading

You Gotta Believe Livestock Camp (Sheep & Goats)

We have an exciting SHOWMANSHIP opportunity for you in a location near you in Norwalk, OH. Chastin Leggett, from You Gotta Believe Livestock Camps, is holding a sheep and goat livestock camp on May 1st-2nd, 2021 at the Huron County Fairgrounds, Norwalk OH.

Your campers will receive hands on learning and 1 on 1 showmanship coaching with industry leading counselors while working and practicing with your OWN animal.

Things also covered in camp are:

  • Livestock selection and evaluation
  • Livestock basic nutrition
  • How to fit and prepare your animal for show
  • Character strengthening
  • ….and much more!

Camp spots to have a tendency to fill fast, but registration is as simple as going to http://www.ygblivestockcamps.com/campschedule.html and filling out your registration form.

Some FAQs can also be found at his website: http://www.ygblivestockcamps.com/faqs.html.

 

If you have any general questions about the camp, please reach out to Lauren Ott at ottlauren8@gmail.com.

Join the Family of Champions Today!

Facebook Lives for Junior Fair Updates: Recordings for the week of October 4th

Daily 4-H and Junior Fair updates from 4-H Educators, Leslie Cooksey and Aubry Fowler as we approach the fair for the week of October 4th. The videos from last week can be reviewed by clicking on this link.

October 4th update includes:

  • MQP Lambs
  • Poultry Barn Setup
  • Swine Showmanship Time Change

October 5th update includes:

  • Poultry and Other Livestock Sale Clarifications

October 6th (first video) update includes:

  • Hog Pet Setup in the L barn

October 6th (second video) update includes:

  • School Letters
  • Outstanding 4-Her Recognition

October 7th (first video) update includes:

  • Super Showmanship Contest
  • Livestock Judging Contest
  • No Premier Exhibitor for Meat/Market Goats

October 7th (second video) update includes:

  • Round Cattle Barn Setup for the Alpaca and Dairy Cattle Show Committees

October 8th (first video) update includes:

  • 4-H crops and gardening drop off on Saturday
  • FFA still project judging
  • Cakes/Pies/Candies Judging

October 8th (second video) update includes:

  • Health and Safety Guidelines

October 10th update includes:

  • Agenda for Sunday – note that the correct location for the dairy feeder weigh-in is the Round Cattle Barn (not the AAA Building as Leslie accidentally stated in the video)!

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.

Missing the Junior Fair Livestock Contests at the 2020 County Fair? Find all the details to watch the shows online here!

All of the details regarding the live streaming of the Fairfield County Junior Fair Livestock shows is here. There will be 2 live streams: One from the Ed Sands/Farm Bureau Show Arena and one from the Feeder Creek Show Arena. Please note: all shows in the Round Dairy Barn and the Horse arena will be recorded in their entirety and be ready for viewing following the completion of the live stream in the Feeder Creek Show Arena. Thumb drives will be available for purchase for each of the daily show activities. Contact the Senior Fair Board office to pre-order at 740-653-3041.

2020 Junior Fair Updates (by specie) as of 9/23/2020 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 9/23/2020 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

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.

Sponsors Needed: 2020 Junior Fair Awards as of 8/19/2020

Award sponsors should have received their invoices to make payment toward sponsoring 2020 Junior Fair Awards. Please send payment in as soon as possible. If questions, contact Ashleigh Traster at 740-503-4980 or by email at ashleigh.trasterffw3@gmail.com. Please note, Ashleigh is the new Junior Fair Awards Coordinator!

The following awards are currently not sponsored for 2020 as of August 19, 2020. Please contact Ashleigh (contact information listed above) to be sure the award is still available. Thank you in advance!

Book 1 – Dairy

  • Grand Champion Dairy Market Feeder – 1 Banner at $27.50
  • 1st Place Jr. Dairy Market Feeder Showman – 1 Trophy at $18.50
  • 2nd-6th Place Jr. Dairy Market Feeder Showman – 5 Rosettes at $4.50 each
  • 2nd-6th Place Beginner Dairy Feeder Showman – 5 Rosettes at $4.50 each
  • 4th-5th Place Dairy Showman of Showmen Contest – 2 Rosettes at $4.50 each
  • Junior Champion Guernsey Heifer – 1 Trophy at $18.50
  • Reserve Junior Champion Guernsey Heifer – 1 Rosette at $4.50
  • Dairy Breeding 1st Place, each class – 9 Rosettes at $4.50 each
  • 3rd-6th Place Senior Dairy Showman – 4 Rosettes at $4.50 each
  • 3rd-6th Place Junior Dairy Showman – 4 Rosettes at $4.50 each
  • 2nd-6th Place Beginner Dairy Showman – 5 Rosettes at $4.50 each

Book 2 – Beef

  • Reserve Champion Market Beef, Each Weight Class – 1 Trophy at $16.50
  • Champion Registered Female (Beef) – 1 Trophy at $18.50

Book 3 – Swine

  • 4th-10th Place MQP Swine – 7 Awards at $10.00 each
  • Champion Market Hog, Each Weight Class – 1 Trophy at $18.50

Book 4 – Sheep

  • 1st Place Sheep Premier Exhibitor – 1 Award at $100.00

Book 6 – Dairy Goats

  • 1st -5th Place Senior Yearling – 5 Rosettes at $4.50 each
  • Reserve Champion Milker – 1 Trophy at $17.50
  • Division II 2nd Place Dairy Goat Showman (ages 12-14) – 1 Trophy at $17.50
  • 1st-5th Place 5 Year Old and Over Dairy Goat – 3 Rosettes at $4.50 each

Book 7 – Meat/Market Goats

  • 1st Place Class Winner – Market Goat – 1 Rosette at $4.50
  • 1st-5th Place Junior Meat Doe Kid – 5 Rosettes at $4.50 each

Book 10 – Poultry

  • 2nd-10th Place Market Turkey – 1 Rosette at $4.50
  • 2nd-5th Place Beginner Poultry Showman (11 & under) – 4 Rosettes at $4.50 each

Book 11 – Rabbits

  • 1st-2nd Place Market Rabbit Heat Winners – 4 Rosettes at $4.50 each
  • 3rd-10th Place Pen of 2 Home Grown Fryers – 6 Rosettes at $4.50 each
  • 1st-3rd Place Each Breed Class, Does & Bucks – 14 Rosettes at $4.50 each
  • 2nd-5th Place Rabbit Showman (age 12) – 4 Rosettes at $4.50 each
  • 1st-5th Place Premier Rabbit Exhibitor – 1 ARBA Book at $22.00

Book 12 – 4-H/FFA Crops

  • 1st Place Vegetable or Fruit – 1 Rosette at $4.50

Book 13 – FFA Agriculture Engineering/Production

  • 1st Place Woodworking Small (FFA Engineering) – 1 Rosette at $4.50

Book 14 – Dogs

  • 2nd-5th Place Junior, You & Your Dog – 4 Rosettes at $4.50 each
  • 2nd-5th Place Intermediate, You & Your Dog – 4 Rosettes at $4.50 each
  • 2nd-5th Place Beginner Novice (B) – 4 Rosettes at $4.50 each
  • 2nd-5th Place Pre-Novice – 4 Rosettes at $4.50 each
  • 2nd-3rd Place Dog Obedience Graduate (Novice B) – 2 Rosettes at $4.50 each
  • 1st Place Dog Obedience (Open B) – 1 Trophy at $17.50
  • Junior Showmanship (A) (ages 8-11) – 1 Trophy at $17.50
  • 2nd-3rd Place Senior Showmanship (B) (ages 15-18) – 2 Rosettes at $4.50 each
  • Senior Showmanship (B) (ages 15-18) – 1 Trophy at $17.50

Book 15 – Companion Animals

  • 1st-2nd Place Cat 3 – 2 Rosettes at $4.50 each
  • 1st-2nd Place Cavy (ages 15-18) – 2 Rosettes at $4.50 each

Book 19 – Nutrition

  • 1st Place Everyday Food & Fitness – 1 Rosette at $4.50
  • 3rd Place Everyday Food & Fitness – 1 Rosette at $4.50
  • Overall Best Intermediate Cake – $15.00 Award

Book 20 – Clothing

  • 2nd Place Creative Costumes – 1 Rosette at $4.50
  • 1st Place Look Great for Less – 1 Rosette at $4.50

Super Showmanship

  • 1st Place Small Animal Contest – 1 Trophy at $18.50

Special 4-H Club Awards

  • 5 Year Member Pins – 10 pins at $2.00 each
  • 11 Year Member Pins – 5 pins at $2.00 each

Meat/Market Goat – Fair Reminders!

Attention Meat/Market Goat Junior Fair Exhibitors! The Meat/Market Goat Show Committee would like to share the following information and reminders with you as we approach fair!

  • Check-In for all meat/market goats will be Saturday, October 5th from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  No goats will be allowed in the barn until checked at the Goat Barn’s main entrance by a committee member.  Please have scrapie tags or registration paper work for all breeding stock.  Also if tattooed, it must be easy to read by a committee member.
  • A mandatory exhibitor meeting will take place at 2:00 prior to weigh-in in the Goat Barn.  Weigh-in will begin at 2:30 until 3:30 p.m.  Each exhibitor showing a market wether must legibly complete a Drug Use Notification Form (DUNF) for each animal. Fair Code is 94.
  • If showing in a breeding class, double check the class sheet. No changes will take place after Sunday afternoon.
  • Showmanship sign-up sheets will be posted in the Goat Barn on Sunday afternoon until Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.

2019 Ohio State Fair Livestock Results

For a complete list of 2019 Ohio State Fair Livestock results, visit: https://ohiostatefair.com/competition-results/

Junior Beef

  • All Other Breeds – Mason Love, 1st Place Heifer
  • Crossbred Heifer – Delaney Moore, 3rd Place Heifer
  • Hereford – Morgan Love, 1st Place Winter Heifer Calf
  • Hereford – Maddox Cupp, 2nd Place Early Summer Yearling
  • Hereford – Maddox Cupp, 1st Place Spring Yearling Heifer
  • Hereford – Mason Love, 3rd Place Jr. Yearling Heifer
  • Hereford – Maddox Cupp, YRP Hereford Champion
  • Hereford – Morgan Love, Bred & Owned, 1st Place
  • Market Beef, Hereford – Maddox Cupp, 2nd Place
  • Shorthorn – Ellanor Tarbert, Spring Heifer Calf, 2nd Place
  • Simmental – Mckenzie Powers, Jr. Yearling, 2nd Place
  • Simmental – Mckenzie Powers, Influence – Sr. Heifer, 1st Place
  • Showmanship, 1st Session Breeding (Senior 15+) – Mckenzie Powers, 2nd Place

Junior Goats

  • Wether – Julia Cowdrey, 3rd Place
  • Wether – Morgan Cowdrey, 3rd Place
  • Showmanship (Age 10) – Julia Cowdrey, 2nd Place
  • Showmanship (Age 18) – Jordan Ash, 2nd Place
  • Skillathon (Age 10) – Julia Cowdrey, 2nd Place

Dairy Cattle Judging

  • 3rd High Individual (Senior) – Derek Burns

Junior Dairy Cattle

  • Guernsey – Case Alt, Senior 2 yr. Old, 1st Place
  • Guernsey – Derek Burns, 3 yr. Old, 2nd Place
  • Guernsey – Silas Kohler, Aged cow, 5 yrs. & over, 2nd Place
  • Guernsey – Case Alt, YRP Reserve Senior Guernsey
  • Guernsey – Silas Kohler, Fall Heifer Calf, 3rd Place
  • Guernsey – Derek Burns, Fall Yearling Heifer, 3rd Place

Junior Horse

  • Class 10, Senior Pony Barrels – Gabby Gugliemotto, 6th Place
  • Class 13, Junior Pole Bending Pony – Justin Levin, 6th Place
  • Class 13, Junior Pole Bending Pony – Carlie Wear, 9th Place
  • Class 18, Training Level, Test 1 – Jocelyn Delaney, 1st Place
  • Class 18, Training Level, Test 1 – Anna Kuhn, 3rd Place
  • Class 25, Junior Keyhole Pony – Justin Levin, 8th Place
  • Class 26, Senior Keyhole Pony – Gabby Gugliemotto, 3rd Place
  • Class 29, Junior Stakes Race Pony – Carly Wears, 3rd Place
  • Class 38, Senior Easy Gaited Western Equitation – Jordan Kagey, 6th Place
  • Class 38, Senior Easy Gaited Western Equitation – Sydni Kagey, 7th Place
  •  Class 38, Senior Easy Gaited Western Equitation – Brittnee Streitenberger, 9th Place
  • Class 40, Senior Easy Gaited Western Pleasure – Brittnee Streitenberger, 6th Place
  • Class 40, Senior Easy Gaited Western Pleasure – Sydni Kagey, 7th Place
  • Class 40, Senior Easy Gaited Western Pleasure – Jordan Kagey, 10th Place
  • Class 43, Junior Hunter Hack – Anna Kuhn, 7th Place
  • Class 45, Intermediate Equitation Over Fences – Jocelyn Dulaney, 7th Place
  • Class 49, Hunter Showmanship, 9-11 yr – Ashlyn Carder, 1st Place
  • Class 74, Hunter Under Saddle 15-16 yr – Morgan Cutright, 9th Place
  • Class 74, Hunter Under Saddle 15-16 yr – Karli Cutright, 10th Place
  • Class 81, Hunt Seat Equitation, 13 yr – Anna Kuhn, 4th Place
  • Class 83, Hunt Seat Equitation 15 yr – Morgan Cutright, 1st Place
  • Class 88, Western Showmanship, 12 yr – Beau Cutright, 10th Place
  • Class 93, Western Showmanship, 17 yr – Kyle Keller, 8th Place
  • Class 99, Senior Trail – Karli Cutright, 2nd Place
  • Class 104, Western Riding – Ashlyn Carder, 8th Place
  • Class 107, Western Pleasure, 9-12 yr – Ashlyn Carder, 4th Place
  • Class 107, Western Pleasure, 9-12 yr – Luke Cutright, 7th Place
  • Class 109, Western Pleasure, 15-16 yr – Karli Cutright, 2nd Place
  • Class 110, Western Pelasure, 17-18 yr – Kyle Keller, 5th Place
  • Class 112, Western Pleasure Grand Championship – Karli Cutright, 2nd Place
  • Class 117, Western Pleasure, 15-16 yr – Ashley Love, 7th Place
  • Class 129, Western Horsemanship, 15 yr – Morgan Cutright, 6th Place
  • Class 130, Western Horsemanship, 16 yr – Karli Cutright, 3rd Place
  • Class 131, Western Horsemanship, 17 yr – Kyle Keller, 5th Place
  • Skillathon (age 11) – Peyton Sullivan, 2nd Place

Outstanding Market Exhibitors

  • Outstanding Market Poultry Exhibitor – Sophia Preston, 1st Place
  • Outstanding Market Goat Exhibitor – Julia Cowdrey, 1st Place

Junior Poultry

  • Class 067, AOV Standard Recognized Breed – Brooklyn Defazio, 1st Place
  • Market Chickens – Campbell Reese, 1st Place
  • Market Turkey – Campbell Reese, 2nd Place
  • Market Turkey – Parker Reese, 2nd Place
  • Showmanship (age 10) – Sophia Preston, 1st Place
  • Showmanship (age 17) – Emmalee Preston, 3rd Place
  • Skillathon (age 11) – Campbell Reese, 3rd Place

Junior Rabbit

  • Skillathon (age 9) – Rachel Sponseller, 1st Place
  • Skillathon (age 11) – Charlie Sponseller, 1st Place
  • Skillathon (age 13) – Logan Hampton, 3rd Place

Junior Sheep

  • Horned Dorset, Spring Ram Lamb – Parker Reese, 3rd Place
  • Horned Dorset, Fall Ewe Lamb – Campbell Reese, 2nd Place
  • Horned Dorset, Slick Sheared Fall Ewe Lamb – Parker Reese, 1st Place
  • Oxford, Early Ewe Lamb – Derek Burns, 2nd Place
  • Showmanship (Market, age 9) – Peyton Courtright, 2nd Place
  • Showmanship (Breeding, 1st Session, Age 17) – Derek Burns, 2nd Place

Junior Swine

  • Dark Crossbred Market Barrow – Jeff King, 1st Place
  • Spotted Gilt – Maci Barber, 3rd Place
  • Yorkshire Gilt – Tanner Rose, 1st Place
  • Supreme Champion Gilt (Second Session) – Tanner Rose
  • YRP Grand Champion Yorkshire Gilt – Tanner Rose
  • Skillathon (Age 10) – Caroline Endsley, 3rd Place