2023 Junior Fair Board Application

Come be a part of the team! The application for the 2023 Hartford Fair Junior Fair Board is now available HERE. Completed applications must be turned in by November 15, 2022. Applicants must be age 14 as of 01/01/2023 to apply for the junior fair board. Interviews will take place on Saturday, December 3rd at the Licking County Extension Office. Once you have submitted your application, please call our office at 740-670-5315 to schedule your interview.

 

Licking County 4-H Tractor Club

It’s time for 4-H TRACTOR CLUB! Licking County 4-H is proud to offer two 4-H Tractor Clubs, and both clubs are about to begin weekly meetings – which will run October through December. If you have an interest in tractors, lawn mowers, engines, and power equipment in general, check out what the 4-H Tractor Club in your area has to offer!

Bonus, beginning with the fall of 2022, our Licking County 4-H Tractor Clubs will begin utilizing new equipment for some of their club meetings and certification programs. A Kubota tractor, along with several attachments and two wagons were donated by a community business for 4-H Tractor Club use during skills training and testing. That equipment is housed at the Hartford Fair, and used for onsite work as needed throughout the year – with 4-H Tractor Clubs being able to schedule programming when needed, and also assisting with the maintenance of the equipment throughout the year. A partnership with the Hartford Fair that will greatly enhance our educational programming abilities!

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!

 

Volunteers Still Needed to Work the 4-H Center at the Hartford Fair

Volunteers are needed in the 4-H Center during the Hartford Fair. The 4-H Center is open from 10:00am to 8:00pm each day of the fair. Volunteer shifts are one hour and volunteers just need to keep an eye on the building and answer general questions from fair visitors. This is a great opportunity relax for an hour or two in the air conditioning while helping promote 4-H and support those clubs and members who are displaying their projects in the 4-H Center. 4-H members are encouraged to participate, but we do ask that an adult be present with the members while they work their shift.

To sign up for a 4-H Center shift, please visit go.osu.edu/Hartford4HCenter. If you have questions, please reach out to Adrienne Anderson at anderson.1410@osu.edu.

IMPORTANT: Required Livestock Forms for Hartford Fair

Hartford Junior Fair Livestock and Equine exhibitors have online forms that will be due before they bring their animals to the fair. Please note below which forms are required for each species and the deadline for each form. Most species must have their forms completed by 11:59p.m. on Friday, August 5, 2022. The only exception to this is Market Hogs. Market Hogs will complete their forms after the Hartford Fair tag is placed in their hog’s ear on August 6th and before 10:00am on August 7th. Instructions will be displayed throughout the Swine Complex. All MARKET ANIMALS must have forms completed in order to be allowed to weigh-in on the fairgrounds – no exceptions.

DUNF: https://go.osu.edu/2022HartfordDUNF (all market animals)

UPI Form: https://go.osu.edu/ProducerForm2022  (market steer / heifer, market goat, market lamb, dairy feeders)

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+