REMINDER: Hartford Fair FairEntry Information

Fair Entries

All Hartford Fair entries must be completed through the FairEntry portal again this year. Please follow the Hartford Fair Entry Instructions (https://www.hartfordfair.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/2024-Hartford-Fair-Entry-Instructions.pdf) when making your entries. Entry deadline is Friday, June 28, 2024.

SPECIAL NOTE: Lisa and Adrienne will be at 4-H Camp June 17-21 and will have limited access to email and voicemail. If you have questions or run into issues, please EMAIL them and they will do their best to get back to you. If you have general questions about departments, shows, tagging/banding/tattooing, etc., please email Lisa at mccutcheon.46@osu.edu. If you are having trouble making entries through FairEntry, please email Adrienne at anderson.1410@osu.edu. Before emailing them, please be sure that you have read through the entry instructions linked above AND the relevant departments in the premium book linked below as often your questions/issues may be solved by reviewing those materials. Another helpful document is the Junior Fair Livestock Requirement Summary: https://www.hartfordfair.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/2024-Livestock-Requirement-Summary.pdf.

Please note:

  • The Hartford Fair Entry Portal can be found by visiting: http://hartfordfair.fairentry.com
  • Please be sure to review the Hartford Fair Premium Book at: https://www.hartfordfair.com/premiumbook to ensure you know which Classes and Lots you will be making entries for before you start that process.
  • All 4-H families must use their 4-HOnline Credentials to log into FairEntry. If a member creates a new account in FairEntry, they will be unable to make entries in Junior Fair Departments as those departments require them to be enrolled in the appropriate 4-H project in order to make entries.
  • All FFA members making entries in livestock departments will submit their own entries this year. Those entering projects in the FFA Building will do so through their advisor.
    Please make sure that you add all entries to each exhibitor in your family before you submit the entries and continue to the payment portal.
  • NEW FOR 2024: All youth planning to participate in Showmanship MUST make an entry for their Showmanship class. Even if a member isn’t sure about whether they want to do Showmanship or not, they should go ahead and make an entry for it.

Photo IDs

Both Junior Fair Exhibitors and Advisors must submit a photo for their fair ID. Photos must be submitted by June 30, 2024. Please ensure that all Junior Fair Exhibitors submit their photo through the link for YOUTH ID while the advisors should submit their photo through the ADULT ID link. Please ensure your photo meets the requirements listed. The fair ID will be used for gate admission as well as collecting premiums from the Premium Bank. Submit your photos here: https://www.hartfordfair.com/exhibitor

REMINDER: Hartford Fair FairEntry Information

Fair Entries

All Hartford Fair entries must be completed through the FairEntry portal again this year. Please follow the Hartford Fair Entry Instructions (https://www.hartfordfair.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/2024-Hartford-Fair-Entry-Instructions.pdf) when making your entries. Entry deadline is Friday, June 28, 2024.

SPECIAL NOTE: Lisa and Adrienne will be at 4-H Camp June 17-21 and will have limited access to email and voicemail. If you have questions or run into issues, please EMAIL them and they will do their best to get back to you. If you have general questions about departments, shows, tagging/banding/tattooing, etc., please email Lisa at mccutcheon.46@osu.edu. If you are having trouble making entries through FairEntry, please email Adrienne at anderson.1410@osu.edu. Before emailing them, please be sure that you have read through the entry instructions linked above AND the relevant departments in the premium book linked below as often your questions/issues may be solved by reviewing those materials. Another helpful document is the Junior Fair Livestock Requirement Summary: https://www.hartfordfair.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/2024-Livestock-Requirement-Summary.pdf.

Please note:

  • The Hartford Fair Entry Portal can be found by visiting: http://hartfordfair.fairentry.com
  • Please be sure to review the Hartford Fair Premium Book at: https://www.hartfordfair.com/premiumbook to ensure you know which Classes and Lots you will be making entries for before you start that process.
  • All 4-H families must use their 4-HOnline Credentials to log into FairEntry. If a member creates a new account in FairEntry, they will be unable to make entries in Junior Fair Departments as those departments require them to be enrolled in the appropriate 4-H project in order to make entries.
  • All FFA members making entries in livestock departments will submit their own entries this year. Those entering projects in the FFA Building will do so through their advisor.
    Please make sure that you add all entries to each exhibitor in your family before you submit the entries and continue to the payment portal.
  • NEW FOR 2024: All youth planning to participate in Showmanship MUST make an entry for their Showmanship class. Even if a member isn’t sure about whether they want to do Showmanship or not, they should go ahead and make an entry for it.

Photo IDs

Both Junior Fair Exhibitors and Advisors must submit a photo for their fair ID. Photos must be submitted by June 30, 2024. Please ensure that all Junior Fair Exhibitors submit their photo through the link for YOUTH ID while the advisors should submit their photo through the ADULT ID link. Please ensure your photo meets the requirements listed. The fair ID will be used for gate admission as well as collecting premiums from the Premium Bank. Submit your photos here: https://www.hartfordfair.com/exhibitor

2024 Hartford Fair Entry Information

All Hartford Fair entries must be completed through the FairEntry portal again this year. The portal will open on Sunday, June 19, 2024. Please follow the Hartford Fair Entry Instructions when making your entries. Entry deadline is Friday, June 28, 2024.

Please note:

  • The Hartford Fair Entry Portal can be found by visiting: http://hartfordfair.fairentry.com
  • Please be sure to review the Hartford Fair Premium Book to ensure you know which Classes and Lots you will be making entries for before you start that process.
  • All 4-H families must use their 4-HOnline Credentials to log into FairEntry. If a member creates a new account in FairEntry, they will be unable to make entries in Junior Fair Departments as those departments require them to be enrolled in the appropriate 4-H project in order to make entries.
  • All FFA members making entries in livestock departments will submit their own entries this year. Those entering projects in the FFA Building will do so through their advisor.
  • Please make sure that you add all entries to each exhibitor in your family before you submit the entries and continue to the payment portal.
  • NEW FOR 2024: All youth planning to participate in Showmanship MUST make an entry for their Showmanship class. Even if a member isn’t sure about whether they want to do Showmanship or not, they should go ahead and make an entry for it.

Photo IDs

Both Junior Fair Exhibitors and Advisors must submit a photo for their fair ID. Photos must be submitted by June 30, 2024. Please ensure that all Junior Fair Exhibitors submit their photo through the link for YOUTH ID while the advisors should submit their photo through the ADULT ID link. Please ensure your photo meets the requirements listed. The fair ID will be used for gate admission as well as collecting premiums from the Premium Bank. Submit your photos here: https://www.hartfordfair.com/exhibitor

REMINDER: 2024 Livestock Requirements Summary

We’ve had lots of questions recently about possession dates, tagging/banding/tattooing dates, and requirements for livestock projects. Please be sure that you review the 2024 Hartford Junior Fair Livestock Requirements Summary. This document has all of the pertinent dates and information for all livestock projects. Please review it carefully to ensure you know all deadlines and requirements for your livestock project.

Ohio State Fair Dog Show Update

The Ohio State Fair Dog Show will take place JUNE 17-19, 2024 in the Voinovich Center. The deadline for DOG PROJECTS ONLY for the Ohio State Fair will be May 21, 2024 at 1:00pm and can be made through the Ohio State Fair entry at http://ohiostatefair.com/livestock.

The Ohio State Fair Agility Trial will take place on JULY 24, 2024 in Taft Coliseum. Entries for AGILITY TRIAL ONLY will be due on June 21, 2024 at 1:00pm and can be made by visiting: https://go.osu.edu/OSFAgilityEntries when available.

All information about the schedule of classes and entry information can be found at https://go.osu.edu/OSFDogs.

Ohio State Fair Updates

If you are planning to exhibit livestock or participate in the dog shows at the Ohio State Fair, please review the information below to ensure you are aware of changes and updates for the 2024 Ohio State Fair.

General:

  • Exhibitors MUST be enrolled in the project they want to exhibit at the state fair, even if the county doesn’t offer it at fair (i.e., swine breeding).
  • All Junior Exhibitors must enter their projects online, details available on the OSF website.
    • No late market or breeding (new 2024) entries

Ownership deadlines changed:

MARKET ANIMALS –

  • Market beef – January 1
  • Market swine – May 23
  • Market lambs – May 23
  • Market goats – May 1
  • Dairy feeders – June 1
  • Market rabbits – June 1
  • Market poultry – within 5 days of hatch

BREEDING ANIMALS –

  • Breeding Beef – May 22
  • Breeding Swine – May 22
  • Breeding Sheep – May 22
  • Breeding Goats – May 16
  • Breeding Poultry – May 31
  • Breeding rabbits – May 31
  • Dairy Cattle – May 22

BEEF Department

  • All cattle must arrive with 840 EID in place
    • 15-digit number starting with 840
    • Breeding can use tattoo as SECONDARY ID
  • BVD testing required for all cattle
    • exception of Commercial Cattle
    • One test good for lifetime
  • BEEF BREEDING
    • Crossbred breeding heifers will be required to submit a DNA packet with 840 EID tag information, reach out to Andi Hershey for packets (a.hershey@expo.ohio.gov )
    • Due Date: Postmarked by June 1st

DOG Department

  • Show starts, June 17th

SWINE Department:

  • The Jr Swine Show requires ALL hogs to have:
    • 840 tag
    • Premise ID
  • To exhibit breeding swine, must be enrolled in the project at the county level

2024 Livestock Requirements Summary

The 2024 Hartford Junior Fair Livestock Requirements Summary is now available. This document has all of the pertinent dates and information for all livestock projects. Please review it carefully to ensure you know all deadlines and requirements for your livestock project.

REMINDER: Hartford Fair Entry Information

All Hartford Fair entries must be completed through the FairEntry portal this year. Please follow the Hartford Fair Entry Instructions when making your entries. Entry deadline is Monday, June 26, 2023.

Please note:

  • The Hartford Fair Entry Portal can be found by visiting: http://hartfordfair.fairentry.com

  • Please be sure to review the Hartford Fair Premium Book to ensure you know which Classes and Lots you will be making entries for before you start that process.
  • All 4-H families must use their 4-HOnline Credentials to log into FairEntry. If a member creates a new account in FairEntry, they will be unable to make entries in Junior Fair Departments as those departments require them to be enrolled in the appropriate 4-H project in order to make entries.

  • All FFA members will make their entries through their FFA advisor.

  • Please make sure that you add all entries to each exhibitor in your family before you submit the entries and continue to the payment portal.

  • The process for submitting a photo for an exhibitor fair ID as well as exhibitor gate admission will be sent out once entries close. You will not submit an exhibitor photo when making entries, that will be a separate process.
  • This is a new process and we know that there will be errors or glitches that will need solved. Please reach out to us if you run into an issue, and please have patience as we work through any glitches.

STILL PROJECT MEMBERS:

  • When you make your entries, you will need to know whether your club has decided to do a club booth in the 4-H Center. If you are unsure, please ask your advisor before completing entries.
  • You will need to select JR CLUBS SCHOOLS. You will then select 118.JB: 4-H INDIVIDUAL. If your club is having a club booth, you will select 01: INDVIDUAL EXHIBITS (CLUB BOOTH). If your club is not having a club booth, you will need to display your project in the Miscellaneous Booth. If that is the case, you will need to select 02: INDVIDUAL EXHIBITS (MISC BOOTH). Repeat these steps to add additional entries for still projects until you have the number of still projects entries that matches the number of still projects you plan to display in the booth.
  • If your club is doing a group project, please be sure to include that project in your number of entries. For example, if you are doing 409 Sew Fun, 492 Cake Decorating, and 091G Discover 4-H Group Project, you would make three Individual Still Project entries. You will NOT list your specific project names anywhere.