New Coloring Contest offered at County Fair Competitions

Do you love to color? Did you know the Fine Arts Department has added a new Coloring competition for both youth and adults for the 2021 Fairfield County Fair.

If you have never entered any of the Art Hall contests at the Fairfield County is easy.  Simply, click on Fair’s website at download and print your entry form, and then proceed to the Department link you’d like to make your entries in. The Coloring Contests are featured in Page 74-Fine Arts.  Once your entry form is completed, bring it to the Fair Office located at 157 East Fair Avenue in Lancaster along with your $25 Adult Exhibitor’s Ticket fee. Or, mail them to the Fairfield County Agricultural Society, Post Office Box 945, Lancaster, Ohio 43130.

COOKING CONTESTS Return to the County Fair Art Hall

Got a Favorite Beef Dish your family absolutely loves?  Or what about your favorite Pork Recipe? How about your most favorite recipe using Cinnamon?  The Fairfield County Fair Finest Foods Contest is featuring the special ingredient Cinnamon.  All recipes are to be delivered to the Grange Wing of the Art Hall.  The final evaluation will be held in quilt area with the contests confined to residents of Fairfield County only.   Participants are encouraged to watch the evaluation process, but tastings of the recipes will not occur.

The FAIRFIELD’S FINEST FOODS CONTEST is sponsored by the Friendly Bremen Banking Center.  Entries will be judged Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in Art Hall-Grange Wing.  Entries should be delivered between 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm on Tuesday. October 12.


Sponsors:  Ned Black & Son, Mike & Susan Heavner, Bay Food Market, Bernadette Gorby, HER Realtor.  To be judged Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in Art Hall-Grange Wing.  Deliver prepared entries between 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 14, 2021.


SPONSOR: Eversole Angus in memory of Denslow Eversole, Feeder Creek Veterinary Services, Sweet Jo’s Concessions, and Bay Food Market are sponsoring beef recipes that provide an enjoyable eating experience.  To be judged Wednesday, October 13 at 11:00 a.m. in Art Hall.  Deliver prepared entries between 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 13, 2021 to the Art Hall-Grange Wing.  To enter any of the above contests you will need to enter at the Fairfield County Fair Office by September 23 at 4:00 p.m. Please note Adult Exhibitor’s Ticket (Week Pass) – $25.00.  Youth Exhibitor’s Ticket (Under 18 on 1/1/2021)- $12.00

New Contests offered in the Farm Products Competition at the Fair

Heaviest Bird Egg Contest is New Open to all Fairfield County Residents!! If you have a collection of laying birds, and think you have the opportunity enter the heaviest bird egg in Fairfield County, now is your chance! Your heaviest egg can be entered Fair in the Farm Products Division. You could win a $25.00 gift certificate to Marshall Grain in Amanda.

Got a tall weed around your property?  Don’t cut that weed, enter it in the tallest weed contest at the Fairfield County Fair, Lancaster, Ohio. For a copy of this year’s Fairbook go to and look for Open Class Book tab, scroll down to the Page 41 – Farm Products.

Cheryl Ricketts adds new contests in the Fine Arts Division at the Fairfield County Fair

Do you want to know more about the new Coloring Contests added in the Fine Arts division at the Fairfield County Fair? Take a minute to listen in to the 88.9FM Saturday Morning Farm Page interview with Fine Arts Directors Cheryl Ricketts for all the details!!   We are back ..FULL Fair in 2021..Art Hall will be open and ready for business again!!


Skillathons are Mandatory for Livestock/Horses/Dogs for the 2021 Fairfield County Junior Fair

Continuing from what was begun in 2020, the Fairfield County Junior Fair will require the completion of at least one Skillathon per 4-H/FFA exhibitor in order to show at 2021 Fairfield County Junior Fair for all beef, dairy, goat, poultry, rabbit (except Pet Rabbits), sheep, swine, dog, horse, and alpaca/llama projects. Fairfield County Skillathons may include (but are not limited to) animal anatomy/body parts, breeding and reproduction, feeds and nutrition, current events, diseases and animal health, equipment ID, feed ID, Quality Assurance, breeds, marketing, meats, and record keeping including your project book.

Project Books should be complete and up to date for the current year. Continue reading

Fairfield County Junior Fair Book Available on-line!!

For the youth involved in the Fairfield County Fair the Junior Fair Book has been released for youth to being making entries to the for the 2021 Fairfield County Fair.  The Fairfield County Fair is scheduled to be an a full fair beginning  Sunday, October 10 thru October 16.  Over 900 youth will be working with their 4-H and FFA advisors to complete the entry process.  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 share access to the 2021 Fairfield County Junior Fair Rule Book:  For additional information or details contact Chuck Miller, Jr. Fair Director at or call OSU Extension in Fairfield County at 740-653-5419.

We’re back with a FULL Fair, have you entered the Open Class competitions!

Entry deadline is September 23

We’re back with a FULL Fair in 2021 and this 171st edition promises to be the best one ever!

The purpose of our Fair is and always has been to promote the improvement of agriculture and horticulture by providing competitions that rewarded the owners of the best livestock, grain, vegetables and other products of the home and farm. Knowing that, this year features the return of the entire list of Open Class competitions. Entries are now being accepted so get them in soon and don’t be left out.

The entry process is a little different this year. First, there are no printed Fair books. However, you can find the book on-line in this blog site and also on the Fair’s website at Continue reading

Fairfield County Commissioners looking to a full Fair in 2021!!

If you have not yet saved the date on your calendar the Fairfield County Fair is planning at FULL FAIR ..complete with rides, games, entertainment, livestock shows and so much more slated October 10-16 at the historic Fairfield County Fairgrounds!!  Be sure to plan to join us!!    Click the link below and listen in to Commissioner Jeff Fix’s Update..The Fairfield County Agriculture Society is very thankful for the support of the Fairfield County Commissioners as we plan for the 2021 FAIRFIELD COUNTY FAIR..the Last and the Best in the State!