Missed Skillathon? LAST CHANCE: Makeup Test on Monday, Sept. 26

Skillathons are required to exhibit at the Fairfield County Fair for exhibitors showing dogs, horses, dairy cattle, beef cattle, swine, sheep, goats, poultry, rabbits (no Pet Rabbit), and llamas/alpacas.

If you did not complete an Ohio State Fair Skillathon (in-person or virtual) or County Fair Skillathon (September 10th or 25th), you MUST complete the makeup test in order to show at the 2022 Fairfield County Junior Fair.

Exhibitors can schedule to take a written test by calling the OSU Extension Office at 740-653-5419.

The makeup test will take place on Monday, September 26th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Rickett’s Hall/Ed Sands Building at the Fairgrounds.

IF you need to complete the makeup test option, you will need to have all 4-H/FFA record books turned into the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 23rd so that project book judges can review them on the second Skillathon day (September 25th). INCOMPLETE BOOKS WILL HAVE FAIR ENTRIES DENIED. We will not collect books or give more time for books to be finished between the last Skillathon date and fair like last year. No books will be reviewed after September 25th.

Did you complete an Ohio State Fair Virtual or In-Person Skillathon, be sure to turn in your 4-H/FFA Project Record Book by Sept. 23rd.

Skillathons are required to exhibit at the Fairfield County Fair for exhibitors showing dogs, horses, dairy cattle, beef cattle, swine, sheep, goats, poultry, rabbits (no Pet Rabbit), and llamas/alpacas.

  • All 4-H/FFA Record Books will be checked during Skillathon dates for ALL projects (even if you completed the Ohio State Fair Virtual or In-Person Skillathons to meet the county Skillathon requirement).
  • If a participated in OSF Skillathon – books still need to completed and turned into the Extension Office by Friday, September 23rd so that they can be reviewed by our Project Book judges on the second Skillathon date of Sunday, September 25th.

Project Books

  • 4-H and FFA Record Books are required to be COMPLETED for each project.
  • 4-H Members should have a NEW 4-H Record Book each year they take the project.
  • 4-H and FFA Records Books will be reviewed at Skillathon.
    • For those who forget or don’t bring book – will need be completed and turned into the Extension Office by Friday, September 23rd.
    • Exhibitors will who do not properly complete a record book for each of their fair projects WILL NOT be allowed to exhibit at the fair. NO EXCEPTIONS.
    • No books will be reviewed after September 25th.

Final County Skillathon Date: Sunday, September 25th

The Fairfield County Junior Fair will require the completion of at least one Skillathon per 4-H/FFA exhibitor in order to show at 2022 Fairfield County Junior Fair for all beef, dairy, goat, poultry, rabbit (except Pet Rabbits), sheep, swine, dog, horse, alpaca/llama projects. The final county Skillathon date will be Sunday, September 25th for dairy/pygmy goats, horses, alpacas/llamas, poultry, and rabbits.

  • Scheduling for Skillathon is now open – click here to schedule for each Skillathon you wish to participate in: http://go.osu.edu/22skillathon. Scheduling for the last Skillathon date will close at midnight on Wednesday, September 21st. Please contact Stacy Hicks if you need to reschedule.

For a complete list of 2022 Skillathon details, visit: Skillathon Requirement Info for 4-H/FFA Junior Fair Exhibitors (Alpacas/Llamas, Beef, Dairy Cattle, Dogs, Goats, Horses, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Swine)

2022 Fairfield County Skillathon Scheduling is Now OPEN!

The Fairfield County Junior Fair will require the completion of at least one Skillathon per 4-H/FFA exhibitor in order to show at 2022 Fairfield County Junior Fair for all beef, dairy, goat, poultry, rabbit (except Pet Rabbits), sheep, swine, dog, horse, alpaca/llama projects. Participate in the Fairfield County Skillathon event to be held September 10th and 25th at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds
  • Fairfield County youth interested in competing for any Fairfield County Premier Exhibitor Award must complete the COUNTY Skillathon in each respective specie they play to compete in.
    • Example: Exhibitor wishes to compete for Swine Premier Exhibitor Award and Poultry Premier Exhibitor Award must complete both the swine and poultry Fairfield County Skillathons on September 10th (swine) and 25th (poultry).
    • For more information about 2022 Premier Exhibitor Contests, click here.
  • Youth will be asked to complete a tiebreaker question at Skillathon – this will be used to break ties for Premier Exhibitor and/or Skillathon if needed.
  • Skillathon Species for Saturday, September 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. include: Beef, Dairy Beef, Swine, Sheep, Meat Goats, Dairy Cattle
  • Skillathon Species for Sunday, September 25th from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. include: Pygmy Goats, Dairy Goats, Horses, Alpacas/Llamas, Poultry Rabbits
  • Dog Exhibitors will complete the Skillathon at Dog Check-In Day on Saturday, August 27th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Fairfield County Skillathons will take place at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds.
  • Scheduling for Skillathon is now open – click here to schedule for each Skillathon you wish to participate in: http://go.osu.edu/22skillathon.
  • New for 2022: Top Junior and Top Senior Skillathon Awards will be awarded.

Volunteers needed to help with Skillathons!

We are excited to offer an in-person opportunity for our youth exhibitors to explore educational aspects of their 4-H/FFA projects through a hands-on Skillathon. We encourage you to considering taking some time to help us pull this together. You are also welcome to share the volunteer link with those who would be interested. It takes about 75-100 volunteers each day to provide this educational experience for our exhibitors. Click here to sign-up to volunteer and help with Skillathon: http://go.osu.edu/skillathonvolunteer.

2022 Ohio State Fair Virtual and In-Person Skillathon Results: Swine

Congrats to the following Fairfield County youth who placed in their respective species for the 2022 Ohio State Fair Virtual and In-Person Swine Skillathon!

OSF Virtual Swine Skillathon Results:

  • Age 10: Reagan Boucher, 6th Place; Karson Kistler, 7th Place
  • Age 11: Hudson Miller, 8th Place
  • Age 14: Brock Terry, 5th Place
  • Age 15: Morgan Love, 6th Place
  • Age 16: Grace Ahrens, 2nd Place
  • OSF Virtual Swine Skillathon Participants: Hayden Barber, Maci Barber, Emily Burke, Grady Filson, Christian Galloway, Kaeda Miller, Reid Strickler, Emilie Webb, Demi Lee, Alexis Morgan, Raegan Needs, Nicole Terry

OSF In-Person Swine Skillathon Results:

  • Age 11: Demi Lee, 10th Place
  • Age 12: Brin-Leigh Hoisington, 9th Place
  • Age 15: Henry Hoisington, 2nd Place

These Fairfield County 4-H Swine Exhibitors have met their Fairfield County Junior Fair Skillathon Requirement by participating in at least one Skillathon. For a full list of results from Ohio State Fair Skillathons and for upcoming Skillathon events, visit: https://ohio4h.org/animalsciences/ohio-4-h-skillathons

2022 Ohio State Fair Virtual and In-Person Skillathon Results: Sheep

Congrats to the following Fairfield County youth who placed in their respective species for the 2022 Ohio State Fair Virtual and In-Person Sheep Skillathon!

OSF Virtual Sheep Skillathon Results:

  • Age 10: Chase Myers, 3rd Place
  • Age 12: Parker Reese, 8th Place
  • Age 13: Connor Myers, 6th Place
  • Age 14: Campbell Reese, 2nd Place
  • Top 25 Overall Awards: Campbell Reese, 24th Place

OSF In-Person Sheep Skillathon Results:

  • Results not yet available.

These Fairfield County 4-H Sheep Exhibitors have met their Fairfield County Junior Fair Skillathon Requirement by participating in at least one Skillathon. For a full list of results from Ohio State Fair Skillathons and for upcoming Skillathon events, visit: https://ohio4h.org/animalsciences/ohio-4-h-skillathons

2022 Ohio State Fair Virtual and In-Person Skillathon Results: Rabbits

Congrats to the following Fairfield County youth who placed in their respective species for the 2022 Ohio State Fair Virtual and In-Person Rabbit Skillathon!

OSF Virtual Rabbit Skillathon Results:

  • Age 8/9: Kenley Wiseman, 1st Place; Julianne Phillips, 10th Place
  • Age 10: Eryn Raver, 1st Place; Evan Raver 4th Place; Gracie Weber, 9th Place
  • Age 12: Parker Reese, 6th Place
  • Age 14: Campbell Reese, 3rd Place; Elise Ryan, 6th Place; Emma Raver, 7th Place
  • Age 15: Alexandria Schmelzer, 4th Place
  • Age 17: Bailey Senften, 8th Place; Trinitiy Craiglow, 9th Place
  • Top 25 Overall Awards: Eryn Raver, 4th Place; Alexandria Schmelzer, 15th Place; Kenley Wiseman, 17th Place
  • OSF Virtual Rabbit Skillathon Participant: Liam Sebastian Coulter, Hannah Hurst, Hallie Nicodemus, Taylor Phillips, Mollie Smithberger, Kirra Wiseman

OSF In-Person Rabbit Skillathon Results:

  • Age 10: Gracie Weber, 1st Place; Sophia Schumm, 8th Place
  • Age 11: Scarlett Freeland, 2nd Place; Daisy D’Amico, 7th Place; Hunter Basnett, 8th Place
  • Age 12: Rachel Sponseller, 3rd Place
  • Age 13: Lauren Wilson, 7th Place; Troy Bullock, 9th Place
  • Age 14: Charlie Sponseller, 3rd Place; Nolan Shaffer, 9th Place
  • Age 16: Elise Bartholomew, 1st Place; Logan Hampton, 3rd Place; Katelynn Lykins 5th Place

These Fairfield County 4-H Rabbit Exhibitors have met their Fairfield County Junior Fair Skillathon Requirement by participating in at least one Skillathon. For a full list of results from Ohio State Fair Skillathons and for upcoming Skillathon events, visit: https://ohio4h.org/animalsciences/ohio-4-h-skillathons

2022 Ohio State Fair Virtual and In-Person Skillathon Results: Poultry

Congrats to the following Fairfield County youth who placed in their respective species for the 2022 Ohio State Fair Virtual and In-Person Poultry Skillathon!

OSF Virtual Poultry Skillathon Results:

  • Age 8/9: Connor Bergados, 10th Place
  • Age 10: Gracie Weber: 7th Place
  • Age 12: Parker Reese: 3rd Place
  • Age 13: Troy Bullock, 6th Place
  • Age 14: Campbell Reese, 2nd Place; Carter Bergados, 7th Place, Summer Barrett, 9th Place
  • Age 15: Alexandra Schmelzer, 7th Place
  • Age 16: Hannah Brown, 5th Place
  • Age 17: Trinitiy Craiglow, 6th Place
  • Age 18: Ashley Love, 5th Place
  • Top 25 Overall Awards: Parker Reese, 13th Place; Campbell Reese, 22nd Place
  • OSF Virtual Poultry Skillathon Participant: Nolan Shaffer, Cameron Brown

OSF In-Person Poultry Skillathon Results:

  • Age 8/9: Garrett Basnett, 4th Place
  • Age 11: Hunter Basnett, 5th Place
  • Age 12: Parker Reese, 9th Place
  • Age 13: Sophia Preston, 4th Place; Troy Bullock, 6th Place

These Fairfield County 4-H Poultry Exhibitors have met their Fairfield County Junior Fair Skillathon Requirement by participating in at least one Skillathon. For a full list of results from Ohio State Fair Skillathons and for upcoming Skillathon events, visit: https://ohio4h.org/animalsciences/ohio-4-h-skillathons

2022 Ohio State Fair Virtual and In-Person Skillathon Results: Goats

Congrats to the following Fairfield County youth who placed in their respective species for the 2022 Ohio State Fair Virtual and In-Person Goat Skillathon!

OSF Virtual Goat Skillathon Results:

  • Age 8/9: Drake Amick, 6th Place
  • Age 13: Hannah Hurst, 2nd Place; Delaney Amick, 7th Place
  • Age 16: Taylor Amick, 4th Place
  • Age 17: Coral Young, 6th Place

OSF In-Person Goat Skillathon Results:

  • Age 10: Evan Walters, 2nd Place
  • Age 12: Abigail Walters, 7th Place
  • Age 13: Julia Cowdrey, 3rd Place; Troy Bullock, 4th Place
  • Age 14: Logan Basnett, 8th Place; Nolan Shaffer, 9th Place

These Fairfield County 4-H Goat Exhibitors have met their Fairfield County Junior Fair Skillathon Requirement by participating in at least one Skillathon. For a full list of results from Ohio State Fair Skillathons and for upcoming Skillathon events, visit: https://ohio4h.org/animalsciences/ohio-4-h-skillathons