2023 Turkey Pool Order Form

The order form for the 2023 Hartford Fair Junior Market Turkey Pool is now available here. Forms with payment must be mailed or delivered to the Licking County Extension Office by 4:00pm on Friday, March 3, 2023. ALL meat turkey projects will come from the Hartford Fair meat turkey pool. If you intend to show meat turkeys at the fair in 2023, you must submit an order by the deadline to be eligible. Please read through all the details on the order form.

Stock The Trailer Contest Results

In case you’ve been wondering…

The Hartford Fair placed THIRD in their region of 14 counties, behind Guernsey and Muskingum Counties, in Farm Credit’s 2022 Stock the Trailer contest! Hartford Fair families and guests contributed 8,214 pounds of food for the Food Pantry Network of Licking County! Across Ohio, 70 counties participated, collecting more than 200,000 lbs of food for local food pantries! In recognition of their third place finish, the Hartford Fair received $1,500 from Farm Credit!

Be prepared to step up your game in 2023 – we’re shooting for FIRST place!

Junior Fair Board Members Present in Indianapolis

Representatives of the Hartford Fair’s Junior and Senior Fair Boards – along with Licking County Extension staff members, traveled to Indianapolis November 27-28 to present a program during the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE). They spoke about the importance of creating a strong partnership between teen and adult board members. Their presentation was on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. before an audience of approximately 135 adult fair managers and board members from throughout the world!

Following their presentation, they enjoyed dinner together and toured the drive-through lights display at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Along the way home, Junior Fair Board members enjoyed a tour of the OSU Adventure Central facility in Dayton and lunch at the infamous Young’s Dairy in Yellow Springs.

Junior Fair Board presenters included Travis Allen, Madison Hoover, Hannah Lucas, Cassie Orr, Abby Paxton and Autumn Wampler. Senior Fair Board presenters included Rod Arter and Roger Smith. OSU Extension staff included Adrienne Anderson and Lisa McCutcheon.

MANY THANKS to the Hartford Senior Fair Board who financially supported the trip to allow Junior Fair Board members to attend!

BONUS: The presentation crew has been invited to present at the Indiana Association of Fairs and Festivals Convention in January 2023!

Save the Dates in 2023!

We know families are starting to plan out their year for 2023. Knowing that the full calendar will be available soon, here are a few of the big dates that we want to make sure you’re aware of for 2023…

  • Advisor Updates: January 28, February 16, and February 21
  • Enrollment Deadline: April 1
  • Mini Camp: May 12-13
  • Cloverbud Day Camp: June 3
  • Summer Residential Camp: June 17-21
  • Project Judging: July 11
  • Style Revue and Achievement Night: July 20
  • Hartford Fair: August 6-12

 

REMINDER: Market Steer / Heifer Weigh-in

REMINDER: If you’ll be showing at BEST show during December 10 weigh-in, reach out to Ian and Kody ASAP for alternative date / time details!

2023 Market Steer / Heifer Exhibitors…
It’s time to get your steer / heifer registered for WEIGH-IN, which will be held Saturday, December 10 (8:00-11:00 a.m.) at the Fairgrounds. Details noted below… Register ONLINE by 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9: https://go.osu.edu/2023HartfordWeighIn

Additional information on showing Market Steer/Heifer at the Hartford Fair, as well as the Ohio State Fair (including information on DNA packets) can be found HERE.

Please be sure to review all information to insure you don’t miss any dates/requirements!

Market Steer and Heifers Weigh-In for 2023

Members who are planning to take a Market Steer or Heifer project to the Hartford Fair in 2023 must bring their animal(s) to the Tagging / Weigh-In on Saturday, December 10, 2022. Tagging / Weigh-in will take place from 8:00am to 11:00am that day in the west end of Grubb Arena at the Hartford Fairgrounds. Youth planning to bring steers or heifers to the weigh-in MUST pre-register their animals online by NO LATER THAN 1:00pm on Friday, December 9, 2022 at: go.osu.edu/2023HartfordWeighIn.

Additional information on showing Market Steer/Heifer at the Hartford Fair, as well as the Ohio State Fair (including information on DNA packets) can be found HERE.

Please be sure to review all information to insure you don’t miss any dates/requirements!

 

2023 Hartford Junior Fair Board Applications Due Soon!

Come be a part of the team! The application for the 2023 Hartford Fair Junior Fair Board is 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.

 

2023 Junior Fair Board Application Due Soon!

Come be a part of the team! The application for the 2023 Hartford Fair Junior Fair Board is 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.