MasterChef Junior is Seeking Youth to Apply to Compete

MasterChef Junior is excited to share with you that the casting team is currently in search of kids nationwide, ages 8 -13 years, who have a passion for cooking and would like to compete for the coveted title of  MasterChef Junior.

Casting is happening NOW, so anyone interested in applying should do so right away! All interested candidates must have their parents submit an Application through our website at 

General Tips about the online form:

-It is best to fill out the form on a laptop or desktop computer

-It is free to apply

-Auditions are online

-Be prepared to upload a photo of your child where we can clearly see their smiling face. 🙂

-Copy your application before hitting “submit” should there be any error in transmission.

Livestock Skillathon Contests at the Hartford Fair

Junior fair exhibitors! Please remember that there are livestock skillathon contests throughout the week at the fair. All junior fair exhibitors are encouraged to participate. You do not need to show a specific species to participate in that species skillathon; they are open to all! The skillathon competitions are a great way to show your knowledge! See the full schedule of skillathon competitions below or click HERE.

Farm Chore Olympics

Calling all 4-H Clubs and FFA Chapters! Our Annual Farm Chore Olympics will take place on Friday, August 11, 2023 in the Lower Horse Arena. Team registrations are due to the Junior Fair Board Office by Wednesday, August 9th. Registration form and team rules can be found in the Hartford Fair Premium Book HERE.

Commercial Cattle Show at the Ohio State Fair

Commercial Cattle Show

Saturday, July 29, 2023 Ohio State Fair

Deadline for entries is July 21



  • The Commercial Cattle Show is an exhibition in which cattle are shown in a pens of three.
  • Cattle will be evaluated on a live and carcass basis.
  • Cattle will be shown in three groups: Native Beef, Beef on Dairy, and Dairy.
  • They must also be penned by sex.



  • Any exhibitor who has involvement with cattle may participate.
  • There will be a junior and an open division.
  • Youth under the age of 21 and organized youth groups are invited to participate in the junior division.
  • All junior cattle will also be eligible to participate in the open division.




IMPORTANT CHANGES From prior years

  • Additional divisions
  • Beef x Dairy
  • Dairy
  • Shorter duration

– Cattle can arrive on Thursday, July 27.

– All cattle must be in place by Friday evening, July 28. Cattle will weigh Saturday morning and show Saturday afternoon.

  • Options for UPI collection points to transport cattle to the Ohio State Fair.

• Possible collection points include Eaton and Bucyrus. Additional sponsorships for 2023 and increased premiums.

4-H TLC Earth Day Challenge

Calling all 4-H Clubs! The Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council has a community service challenge for you in honor of Earth Day this month! We challenge you to complete one or more of these community service projects related to environmental stewardship listed on the attached flyer. If your club completes one of these activities, follow the link/ QR code listed to add your club’s name ( You might be featured on our social media, AND you are automatically entered into a drawing to win a prize from the 4-H mall for your club! Entries are due by June 1st, 2023. Happy Earth Day, from The Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council!