Hartford Fair Pop Up Tent Guidelines

The Hartford Senior Fair Board Directors have put out these guidelines regarding personal canopies/pop-up tents being used during the fair.

Please note that these guidelines are put into place to ensure all exhibitors are given the opportunity to utilize the canopies/pop-up tents throughout the 2022 Hartford Fair.

IMPORTANT: Required Livestock Forms for Hartford Fair

Hartford Junior Fair Livestock and Equine exhibitors have online forms that will be due before they bring their animals to the fair. Please note below which forms are required for each species and the deadline for each form. Most species must have their forms completed by 11:59p.m. on Friday, August 5, 2022. The only exception to this is Market Hogs. Market Hogs will complete their forms after the Hartford Fair tag is placed in their hog’s ear on August 6th and before 10:00am on August 7th. Instructions will be displayed throughout the Swine Complex. All MARKET ANIMALS must have forms completed in order to be allowed to weigh-in on the fairgrounds – no exceptions.

DUNF: https://go.osu.edu/2022HartfordDUNF (all market animals)

UPI Form: https://go.osu.edu/ProducerForm2022  (market steer / heifer, market goat, market lamb, dairy feeders)

Stock the Trailer

Farm Credit Mid-America and Rural 1st have put out the challenge for local communities to help feed those in need while supporting junior fairs. The “Fight the Hunger, Stock the Trailer” campaign encourages community members to bring non-perishable food items to the fair where they will be collected and then donated to the Food Pantry Network of Licking County.

Bring your items to the Hartford Fair August 7th-13th and place them in the stock trailer located at the front of Grubb Arena or drop them off to the Junior Fair Board Office. All participating fairs will receive $500 to support their Junior Fair Board and Junior Fair Programming. The fairs that collect the most pounds of food will be awards $5,000 for 1st place, $3,500 for 2nd place and $1,500 for 3rd place.

We have our eyes set on 1st place and need your help to get there! We know the Hartford Fair community is strong, and this campaign is a winning situation for all involved!


Recipe Contests at the Hartford Fair

There are several recipe contests at the Hartford Fair that are open to all fair-goers. We encourage you to check them out below and participate!


Kids Only Candy Cupcakes Contest

Sunday, August 7th | 3:00pm | Hartford Fair Pavilion

Ages 6-12


Bundt Cake Contest

Sunday, August 7th | 2:00pm | Hartford Fair Pavilion

Open to all ages


Licking County Lamb Cook Off

Monday, August 8th | 6:00pm | B. Carr Pavilion

Junior Division: Ages 9-19

Senior Division: Ages 20+

Lamb Cook Off Entry Form


Roll Call for Breads Contest

Wednesday, August 10th | 10:00am | 4-H Center

Pee-Wee Division: Ages 5-10 years

Youth Division: Ages 11-18 years

Adult Division: Ages 19+


Sweet Treats to Eat Contest

Thursday, August 11th | 10:00am | 4-H Center

Pee-Wee Division: Ages 5-10 years

Youth Division: Ages 11-18 years

Adult Division: Ages 19+

Volunteers Needed for the 4-H Center at the Hartford Fair

Volunteers are needed in the 4-H Center during the Hartford Fair. The 4-H Center is open from 10:00am to 8:00pm each day of the fair. Volunteer shifts are one hour and volunteers just need to keep an eye on the building and answer general questions from fair visitors. This is a great opportunity relax for an hour or two in the air conditioning while helping promote 4-H and support those clubs and members who are displaying their projects in the 4-H Center. 4-H members are encouraged to participate, but we do ask that an adult be present with the members while they work their shift.

To sign up for a 4-H Center shift, please visit go.osu.edu/Hartford4HCenter. If you have questions, please reach out to Adrienne Anderson at anderson.1410@osu.edu.


Family Camp at 4-H Camp Ohio

Family Camp at 4-H Camp Ohio will be held September 3-5, 2022. Family camp provides a dynamic, economical end-of-summer family vacation with lots of opportunities for bonding, education, and adventure.

Cost: $90 for ages 13+, $55 for ages 4-12, ages 3 and under are free!

The prices includes two nights of lodging, programming, and all meals.

Visit www.4hcampohio.org/family-camp to register. The deadline to register is August 13th.



Golf Outing in Support of the Licking County 4-H Committee

The Licking County 4-H Committee will hold their annual golf outing on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at the Raccoon Valley Golf Club in Granville. Tee off will be at 11:30am and included 18 holes with cart, beverages, and a steak dinner. You can view more information as well as the form to register HERE.

If you or someone you know would be interested in being a corporate or hole sponsor, those opportunities are available. The committee is also in search of door prize donations.

There will also be a special raffle for a pair of OSU Football tickets and other items.

All proceeds benefit the Licking County 4-H Youth Development Program Awards and Scholarship Opportunities.

Livestock Project Skillathons at the Hartford Fair

All members are encouraged to participate in the Livestock Project Skillathons at the Hartford Fair. Members do NOT have to be entered in a species to participate in the skillathon for that species; all are welcome! Be sure to check the schedule HERE to ensure you know when and where each skillathon will take place as there have been some changes from previous years.


Ohio State Fair Non-Livestock Project Results

The Ohio State Fair starts on Wednesday, July 27th. Our members who were selected to represent Licking County with their Clothing, Foods, and Special Interest projects will be competing daily throughout. You can check for the results of each day’s judging HERE. Results are typically posted by 11:00a.m. the day after the judging has taken place.