Traffic Pattern for June 1st at the Hartford Fairgrounds

It’s going to be a busy weekend! Please take a look at the traffic patterns listed below!
  • Beef Feeder Calf Registration, enter Gate B. Red line and stop at Sheriffs Office follow Yellow to exit Gate C.
  • Dairy Feeder Calf Weigh-In, enter Gate D. Blue line and go through the beef barn and scales located in Grubb follow Yellow to exit Gate C. or park in marked out blue area if staying for clinic. If you have both Beef and Dairy feeders we ask you go through one line and then exit and enter the next line.
  • Rabbit & Poultry Clinic, enter Gate D. Purple line and park in the parking lot in Gate D marked out in purple. Welcome to walk through Gate by the beef barn or Gate D2.
  • Lamb & Goat Show, enter Gate D. Orange line and follow to Gate D2 and park in outlined area behind sheep and goat barn. Follow Yellow to exit Gate C.
  • Horse Show, enter Gate B. Brown line follow east side of race horse and hog barn. Follow Yellow to exit Gate C.


Skillathon Facilitators Needed for the Ohio State Fair

Might you be willing to help?
They are still in need of Ohio State Fair Skillathon Facilitators! This is a great role for 4-H and FFA Advisors, species association members, etc. A great learning experience – for both you and the members with whom you will work!
You will work with youth to facilitate a skillathon station. Entry passes, snacks and meal tickets will be provided for anyone who volunteers.
Please visit the link to register:

Early Project Judging

Licking County 4-H Project Judging will take place on Tuesday, July 9, 2024 (more details to come soon). If you will be unable to attend judging that day, please plan to attend Early Project Judging on Friday, June 28, 2024. Early Project Judging will take place by appointment at the Licking County Extension Office between the hours of 9:00am and 12:00pm. If you need to attend early judging, please call our office at 740-670-5315 to schedule your early judging appointment. We will need to know the name of the member being judged and what project(s) s/he will need judged.

Ohio 4-H Teen Summer Service and Social Day

The Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC) is hosting a day of service to our community followed by fellowship with other older 4-H members on Friday, June 28th.

Who: Any Ohio 4-H Teens (ages 13-28 as of 1/1/24)

Service: Ronald McDonald House of Charities

Social: Zoombezi Bay & Columbus Zoo

Cost: $10 (includes all activities and lunch)

RSVP at:

For questions, please contact Frances Foos at

REMINDER: Beeson Award Application Due June 21st

The Beeson Award for “Outstanding 4-H Horse Project Member” is due by Friday, June 21, 2024 to the Licking County Extension Office. A 4-H Horse Project member may nominate him/herself, be nominated by an Advisor, or by another 4-H member. Please consider who you might want to nominate for this honor. To view the full list of guidelines and the application, please click HERE.


LAST CHANCE: 2024 Livestock Quality Assurance Deadline – JUNE 1ST

Hartford Fair Junior Fair Livestock Exhibitors! This is your reminder that you must complete a Quality Assurance Training by June 1st. If you have not met this requirement, please make sure you have plans to complete this requirement before midnight on June 1st or you will no longer be eligible to show in any junior fair livestock classes at either the Hartford Fair or the Ohio State Fair. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE!

  • If the 4-H member has DROPPED THE PROJECT, please just let us know and we will remove it from their enrollment record – and that will take them off the list to attend a QA training.
  • If you ALREADY COMPLETED A TRAINING, and our records are incorrect, please reach out to Lisa so that we can make that correction. Simply provide details regarding the training date / location that you attended, and we will work to verify that attendance.
  • If you STILL NEED TO ATTEND a Livestock Quality Assurance training, you have TWO OPTIONS:
    • OPTION #1 – Attend Quality Assurance training being held in another county… Delaware County will offer trainings May 28th and May 30th. There are additional counties that will also be offering trainings in the upcoming days, but you will need to seek those out yourself. You are responsible for reaching out to their respective Extension Offices in order to verify time, location, etc.
    • Option #2 – YQCA National Training ($12 per person). You must follow the instructions posted online at, complete payment, and then they will grant you access to the training modules and exam. If you would appreciate step-by-step instructions, please know that you can find those on our website HERE. This training can be completed any time of day, until June 1st at 11:59 p.m.  Once complete, please forward a copy of your certificate to Please note that it is critical that you forward a copy of your certificate of completion, as we not be notified in any other way that you have completed the training.  A Piece of Advice: The training and exam must be completed prior to 11:59 p.m. on June 1st, not just be underway. When your training is complete, your certificate is date and time – stamped in the system… Please don’t wait until the last minute to attempt this training – it takes approximately an hour to complete the training, and the payment process takes time in advance of you being granted access to start the training (sometimes as much as 24 hours).

Please be sure that you have a plan in place for completing this requirement and that you communicate with us once it has been completed.

REMINDER: Rabbit and Poultry Fun Show and Clinic

The Licking County 4-H Rabbit and Poultry Clinic and Fun Show will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at the Hartford Fairgrounds. The clinic and show will take place in B. Carr Pavilion, with registration running from 8:30-9:30am, clinic starting at 9:00am and the show beginning at 10:30am. Cost is $1.00 for each animal. Find out all of the details HERE!

REMINDER: 2024 Hartford Fair Dairy Feeder Weigh-in and Tagging

All Dairy Feeders must be weighed, tagged, and vaccinated at the Dairy Feeder weigh-in at the Hartford Fairgrounds on the west end of Grubb Arena on Saturday, June 1, 2024 between 8:00-11:00am. The cost is $10 per animal. All dairy feeders must be dehorned / castrated prior to arrival on June 1st.

There will be a Dairy Feeder Clinic and Preview Show following this event.