2019 Hartford Fair 4-H & FFA Project Skillathon & Interview Judging Schedule

The 2019 Hartford Fair 4-H and FFA project skillathon and interview judging schedule can be found here. Please check this schedule for correct dates, times and locations as not all of the information on skillathons in the Hartford Fair Premium book are correct. Please make sure that you know the correct skillathon schedule so that you don’t miss out on an opportunity to participate.

Hartford Fair Entries Due Soon

All 2019 Hartford Fair entries are due by 5:00pm on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Entry blanks can be found in the Official Hartford Fair Premium Book or on the Hartford Fair Website.

Please remember that all Junior Fair Entries must be signed by your club advisor. If the entry is for a livestock project, the advisor signing the entry form must have attended an approved Quality Assurance training by the June 1 deadline. Should you need information on the number of animals that you can exhibit for each species, please refer to the Livestock Requirements Summary. This document also has important dates such as taggings, weigh-ins, and possession dates.

Non-livestock projects that are to be displayed in the 4-H Center should be entered on the Junior Fair Still Project Entry Form. If your club will have a booth to display projects, your entry form should be given to your advisor so that your advisor can turn all of the club’s entries for the club booth in together. Advisors should fill out the club booth entry form and turn in the club’s entries in an alphabetized stack with the club booth entry form on top of the stack.

An example of a Junior Fair Still Project Entry Form for those displaying their project(s) in their club’s booth…

If your club will not have a booth and you would like to display your still project in the Miscellaneous Booth in the 4-H Center, please fill out and turn in the Junior Fair Still Project Entry Form.

An example of a Junior Fair Still Project Entry Form for those displaying their project(s) in the Miscellaneous Booth…

If you do not turn in your fair entries by the June 29, 2019 deadline, late entries can still be turned in up to July 13, 2019 with a $10 late fee per entry.


2019 Hartford Fair King and Queen Application

The 2019 Hartford Fair King and Queen Application is now available here. Applicants must be a 2019 Hartford Fair Junior Exhibitor between the age of 16 as of 1/1/19 and no older than 19 as of 1/1/20. Applications are due to the Hartford Fair Office by Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 5:00pm. Additional information can be found in the application.

Final Quality Assurance and Horse Safety & Ethics Training!

The final Licking County Quality Assurance Training and Horse Safety & Ethics Program will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Licking Valley High School. The program will begin at 6:30pm. If you have not completed your Quality Assurance Training Requirement, this will be your last option to do so in Licking County. There are additional options outside of Licking County that meet the June 1st deadline. If you are not able to come to the May 23rd Quality Assurance, please call our office at 740-670-5315 for out of county options.

Guidelines and a listing of the projects that require completion of a Quality Assurance Training can be found here.

Members taking a horse project for the first year must attend a Horse Safety & Ethics program to be eligible to show. The May 23rd Horse Safety & Ethics program listed above is the final option that meets those requirements for 2019.

If your child is no longer taking a livestock or horse project, please email Adrienne at anderson.1410@osu.edu to have the project(s) removed from the member’s enrollment.

If you need to have your picture taken for the Hartford Fair Photo IDs, representatives from the fair will be taking photos from 5:00-6:30pm. They will be starting earlier than normal in order to ensure they are able to get everyone’s picture taken before the program starts. Please come early enough to get your picture taken before the program starts.


Licking County 4-H Goat Workshops

The Goats-R-Us 4-H Club will be hosting two goat workshops. The first will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2019 and the second will be Thursday, June 27, 2019. Both will be held at the Hartford Fairgrounds in Baird Arena (Sheep Barn) starting at 6:00pm. Members are encouraged and welcome to bring their own goats (with collar and lead) to the workshop but are not required to do so in order to participate.

Topics of the workshop will include hands-on instruction in showmanship, grooming, shaving, hoof trimming and working with Pack Goats.

For more information, please contact Laney McLaughlin at (740)927-4790 or (740)739-0558.

Reminder: Photos Need to be Taken for Fair IDs

2019 Photo ID Badges – Who needs to have a picture taken this year?

  • All new exhibitors and advisors

  • All 2019 exhibitors and advisors with last names beginning with A thru M (odd years)

  • Who does not need a new picture taken this year?  If your last name begins with N thru Z (even years) and you had a 2018 ID Photo Badge.  A new badge will be issued with last year’s photo.

  • Everyone will receive a new ID Badge for 2019.

  • Advisor badges will be issued from the Senior Fair office and Exhibitor badges will be issued from either the Junior Fair Board Office or Ramsey 4-H Center. All badges issued in a prior year cannot be used for admission to the fair and will be confiscated if presented.

  • A full list of dates to have your photo take can be found here.