Stock the Trailer at the Hartford Fair

Don’t forget to bring your non-perishable foods to the Hartford Fair!!!

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!

 

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+

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.

 

2022 Hartford Fair Groom & Clean Contest

HARTFORD FAIR GROOM & CLEAN CONTEST

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Location: Main Arena

Entries: 2:00pm  / Contest: 3:00 pm

Sponsored and Facilitated: Licking County Horse and Pony Council.

All questions and entry information contact Licking County Horse and Pony Council.

GENERAL RULES

  • Each team will consist of 3 contestants and a holder and must provide a safe horse or pony for the contest.
  • Horse must be at least 13.2 hands or taller.
  • Horse must have a properly fitted flat nylon or leather halter (no show halters) and a tie rope.
  • Horses must meet a minimum Body Condition Score (BCS) of 4, in order to participate.
  • Show sheen or products that make it easier for dirt to be removed from the hair coat are strictly prohibited prior to being muddied.
  • Grooming of any horse participating in the contest after muddying and prior to the grooming portion of the contest by any person will result in the disqualification of the team associated with that horse.
  • Judges have the right to substitute any horse prior to the beginning of the contest. If the horse is not sufficiently muddy at the start of the competition, the team may be penalized. If the horse does not have sufficient length of mane at the start of the competition, the team may be penalized. If the horse has a roached mane, the team may be severely penalized.

EQUIPMENT:

  • Basic groom equipment necessary: Curry (rubber or plastic), Body Brush, Stiff Brush, Dandy Brush, Mane and tail comb or brush (not both), Hoof pick and grooming cloth. Only one ground cloth, quart of water, fly spray and chain lead are optional for showmanship.
  • Three complete sets of grooming equipment are best (one for each contestant on the team).
  • Equipment is to be placed on the ground behind the horse on a ground cloth with bristles facing up.

TEAMS:

  • Must be currently enrolled in or completed a 4-H/FFA-horse project.
  • 4-H, FFA, or OHC Organization may enter junior (9-13 years) and senior (14-18 years) teams of three (3) members. There will be an additional holder for each team.
  • Teams may use a member from another club if needed to fill a team. A junior can be used on a senior team, but you cannot use a senior on a junior team.
  • All team members MUST WEAR boots or heavy leather shoes and long pants.

COMPETITION PROCEDURE:

  • At least two hours before the scheduled start, team members will apply the mud uniformly over the horses/ponies under the supervision. Allow more drying time if the weather is damp.
  • The horses/ponies will be dirtied using mud (sandy mud does not work). Never put mud in body openings or in cracks or tight places (i.e., between the rear legs).
  • Once competition begins, total time for grooming is 30 minutes. Teams are told by the announcer when only 10, 5 and 2 minutes remain — then STOP. Equipment is replaced on the ground cloth. Teams return to their starting position away from the horse/pony
  • Handlers will have control of the horses/ponies at all times and line the teams up in numerical order. They will maintain a safe distance between horses/ponies and move horses/ponies (after telling team members) only as needed for safety.
  • Handlers will not coach the team members in any way. They will speak to team members only when necessary to maintain safety.
  • ANY COACHING from the handler or spectators will result in the disqualification of the team

SHOWMANSHIP:

  • Teams are given 10 minutes to work with their groomed horse/pony to prepare for showmanship.
  • No attire change will be allowed. You must start and finish the competition in the same outfit. 4-H rules will apply in showmanship.
  • The only equipment change allowed for the showing will be a chain lead strap to replace the tie rope used while grooming. NO halter change.
  • All three members will be judged on their ability to show the horse/pony. Each member will show the horse/pony as instructed by the judge. The team members will decide which one will do each part of the pattern.
  • The showmanship pattern will be determined by the judges and posted one hour prior to the contest.

4-H Photo Contest with Manna Pro

Manna Pro & 4-H are happy to present their 2022 photo contest!

Please enter your photo of you in your 4-H gear and one or more of your animals for a chance to win your local 4-H program a $1000 donation from Manna Pro and the chance to win $100 worth of Manna Pro Products for yourself!

Click here to learn more about how Manna Pro supports 4-H.

Manna Pro will also be donating $10 per photo submission to National 4-H Council with a guaranteed donation of $50,000, so be sure all your friends are aware of this fun and exciting contest where the winner will be selected from a random drawing, they won’t want to miss out! This contest is open to both current 4-H’ers and 4-H alumni!

Click here to enter!

Rabbit & Poultry Fun Show & Clinic

The Licking County 4-H Rabbit and Poultry Committee will host their annual Youth Rabbit and Poultry Clinic & Fun Show on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at the Hartford Fairgrounds in the Hondros Family Beef Barn. Registration will take place from 8:30-9:30a.m. with a Showmanship Clinic starting at 9:00a.m. The Show will begin at 10:30a.m. Entry fee is $1.00 per animal and there is no limit on the number of animals you can enter. Please review the flyer HERE for more details and rules. This is a great opportunity for youth to learn more about showing their animals and to practice their showmanship skills.

REMINDER: Hartford Fair Royalty Application Due Soon

The 2022 Hartford Fair King and Queen Application is due by 5:00pm on Saturday, June 18, 2022 to the Hartford Fairgrounds office. Applicants must be at least 16 as of August 1, 2022 and not older than 19 as of December 31, 2022 and must have a Junior Fair Exhibit at the 2022 Hartford Fair. Please review the full set of guidelines and complete the application HERE.