Farm Chore Olympics Registration

Calling all 4-H Clubs and FFA Chapters! Our Annual Farm Chore Olympics will take place on Friday, August 9, 2024 in the Lower Horse Arena. Team registrations are due to the Junior Fair Board Office by Wednesday, August 7th. Registration form and team rules can be found in the Hartford Fair Premium Book HERE.

2024 Cloverbuds in the Kitchen

The Licking County 4-H Food and Fashion Board is happy to once again host their Cloverbuds in the Kitchen program. Cloverbuds in the Kitchen is designed for Cloverbud aged youth to learn some kitchen basics. Youth are not required to be enrolled as a Cloverbud to participate, but should meet Cloverbud age requirements (age 5 and in Kindergarten as of 1/1/24 up through project age). Cloverbuds in the Kitchen will take place on Tuesday, July 23, 2024 from 6:30-7:30pm at the Licking County Extension Office. Participants will learn about kitchen safety, how to appropriately measure ingredients, make a snack, and play games and complete a craft. We ask that an adult plan to remain with the youth for the entire program.

Complete the registration at http://go.osu.edu/CloverbudsInTheKitchen by Monday, July 22, 2024. Registration will be limited to the first 10 participants to register. If registration fills, please email Adrienne at anderson.1410@osu.edu to be put on a wait list.

REMINDER: Animal Adventures Registration

Animal Adventures is part of a statewide, 4-H initiative to connect young people with disabilities, who also have a love for animals, with opportunities to get involved with local 4-H programs.

Through Animal Adventures, participants with disabilities will be paired with 4 H and FFA mentors to learn about an animal of their choice. After a meet and greet, they will work together to exhibit or “show” the animal at the 2024 Hartford Independent Fair. The show will be held at 6:30 p m on Sunday, August 4th at the B Carr Pavillion on the Hartford Fairgrounds.

Animal Adventures welcomes youth between the ages of 8 and 19. Participants do not have to be supported by the Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities, but must reside within the Hartford Fair District: Licking County, Knox County (Hilliar, Milford, Miller Townships), or Delaware County (Berkshire, Harlem, Porter, Trenton Townships).

To register an EXHIBITOR (youth ages 8-19)
•Complete registration by June 23rd at https://go.osu.edu/AdventureExhibitor

To register a MENTOR (Junior Fair Exhibitor Dairy Feeder / Goat / Poultry / Rabbit / Sheep)
•Complete registration by June 23rd at https://go.osu.edu/AdventureMentor

Want to be an ADULT VOLUNTEER?
•Email Lisa McCutcheon (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) to be placed on a contact list!

REMINDER: Animal Adventures Registration

Animal Adventures is part of a statewide, 4-H initiative to connect young people with disabilities, who also have a love for animals, with opportunities to get involved with local 4-H programs.

Through Animal Adventures, participants with disabilities will be paired with 4 H and FFA mentors to learn about an animal of their choice. After a meet and greet, they will work together to exhibit or “show” the animal at the 2024 Hartford Independent Fair. The show will be held at 6:30 p m on Sunday, August 4th at the B Carr Pavillion on the Hartford Fairgrounds.

Animal Adventures welcomes youth between the ages of 8 and 19. Participants do not have to be supported by the Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities, but must reside within the Hartford Fair District: Licking County, Knox County (Hilliar, Milford, Miller Townships), or Delaware County (Berkshire, Harlem, Porter, Trenton Townships).

To register an EXHIBITOR (youth ages 8-19)
•Complete registration by June 23rd at https://go.osu.edu/AdventureExhibitor

To register a MENTOR (Junior Fair Exhibitor Dairy Feeder / Goat / Poultry / Rabbit / Sheep)
•Complete registration by June 23rd at https://go.osu.edu/AdventureMentor

Want to be an ADULT VOLUNTEER?
•Email Lisa McCutcheon (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) to be placed on a contact list!

REMINDER: 4-H Project Judging Workshop

The Licking County 4-H Food and Fashion Board will be hosting at 4-H Project Judging Workshop on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 6:30pm at the Licking County Extension Office. This workshop is designed to help members taking still projects (clothing, food, and/or special interest) know what they need to bring to project judging, what to expect when they arrive to judging, and give tips on making judging a positive experience. There will be sample projects available to view, and we will answer all of your questions. This workshop would be very beneficial to members who are new to taking still projects.

Please RSVP by Monday, June 24, 2024 at http://go.osu.edu/4HProjectWorkshop. This will allow us to know how many participants to expect for the program.

Ohio State Fair: The Fifty-Year Club Celebration

THE FIFTY-YEAR CLUB CELEBRATION

Rhodes Center at THE OHIO STATE FAIR

Monday, July 29, 2024

9:30 a.m. – Registration & Refreshments

10:00 a.m. – Program

  • “New Footprint of the Ohio State Fair” and it’s time frame for completion.
  • 2024 Giant Step Recipient: Governor Mike DeWine. . .and remarks from the Governor
  • Entertainment: All-Ohio State Fair Youth Band and All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir

 COME JOIN US!

The Fifty-Year Club of the Ohio State Fair is an organization that holds an annual celebration during the Ohio State Fair. The objective of the group is to support, improve, and promote the Ohio State Fair and develop fellowship among the members.

Attendance at the annual celebration is open to any person who has attended an Ohio State Fair 50 or more years ago. Family and friends are welcome.

Who is Eligible: If you have attended an Ohio State Fair 50 or more years ago (1974 or earlier) . . . plan to attend!

Membership is Free: There is no membership fee.

How: Contact Barb Prince, 614-644-4052, or e-mail B.Prince@expo.ohio.gov and request that you be added to the Fifty-Year Club mailing list. A notice of the annual celebration will be sent in June providing you the opportunity to order discounted entry tickets for the fair. Discounted Ohio State Fair entry ticket orders must be requested by Friday, July 12th to allow time for mailing. A parking permit (available for an optional $10 fee will be mailed with your tickets), OR park for FREE in general parking. If you miss the mailed information, you are still welcome to attend the Fifty-Year Club Celebration. Just show up!

When: The 83rd annual celebration will be held Monday, July 29, in the Rhodes Center Auditorium. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and program commences at 10:00 a.m.

Why: Come enjoy the social time to renew friendships, meet others who enjoy the fair, and view some of the historical displays of past fairs. Enjoy short concerts by the All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir and Band, an informative and brief business meeting, presentation of the Giant Step Award, refreshments, and door prizes.

Donations: The Fifty-Year Club of the Ohio State Fair does not have membership dues, but voluntary donations offered at the annual celebration helps the 50-Year Club provide monetary support to special fair projects, including the All-Ohio State Fair Band and Choir and other philanthropic efforts important to the membership.

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: https://go.osu.edu/facilitatorsignup