Photos from the Fair

We were fortunate to have several photographers who worked throughout the fair to document the Junior Fair shows and events. Check out their links below to view and purchase pictures!


Kylee Williams was our photographer for equine events during the Hartford Fair. You can find all photos posted online HERE. Just choose the Hartford Fair link at the top of the page and then select the event in which you are interested! MANY THANKS to Don and Marcie Williams for sponsoring one digital image per equine exhibitor – exhibitors are reminded to reach out to Kylee directly to select your chosen image.


Halee Ann Photography was our photographers for livestock events during the Hartford Fair. You can find all of the photos she and her colleagues took posted online HERE. The galleries are organized by species and then by show/event.


Karen Keller Photography took photos during the King and Queen Contest, including the introduction of our Commodity Royalty and our Prince and Princess of the Day participants. You can find all of her photos posted online HERE.


Livestock Skillathon Contests at the Hartford Fair

Junior fair exhibitors! Please remember that there are livestock skillathon contests throughout the week at the fair. All junior fair exhibitors are encouraged to participate. You do not need to show a specific species to participate in that species skillathon; they are open to all! The skillathon competitions are a great way to show your knowledge! See the full schedule of skillathon competitions below or click HERE.

Cloverbud Graduation Ceremony

We are excited to hold our first Licking County 4-H Cloverbud Graduation Ceremony! We will celebrate our Cloverbud members who have completed their last year as a Cloverbud who will graduate into their new role as youth project member next year! Parents/guardians of these Cloverbuds had the opportunity to register their child for this event, and we are excited that we will get to celebrate 32 of our Licking County 4-H Cloverbud members. We encourage family, friends, advisors, and fellow 4-H members to join us for the Cloverbud Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at 2:30pm in the 4-H Center at the Hartford Fair!

REMINDER: Help Needed in the 4-H Center at the Hartford Fair

Thank you to everyone who as signed up to volunteer in the 4-H Center during the Hartford Fair. We could still use additional volunteers, especially later in the week.

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 If you have questions, please reach out to Adrienne Anderson at

Junior Fair Exhibitor and Advisor Fair Admission Passes

Week long admission passes have been emailed out to all Hartford Fair Junior Fair Exhibitors and Advisors. The tickets were emailed to the email address that your family uses in 4-HOnline. The email will be from the “Hartford Independent Agricultural Society Box Office” from the email address: The subject line of email should say “Your Receipt and Tickets for 2023 Hartford Fair – Passes and Permits”. If you do not see this email in your inbox, please first ensure that you are checking the correct email inbox. Please also check your spam/junk folder as your email server may have automatically directed the email there.

You can either save your admission pass to a mobile device, or you can print it off and carry a physical copy. The QR code on the admission pass is unique to you and is what will be scanned when you enter the gate.

If your family would like to purchase additional week passes, single day passes, or other permits (such as preferred parking), you can do so through the Hartford Fair website.

DUNF and United Producer’s Feeder Forms Due

2023 Hartford Fair exhibitors are asked to make note of the following REQUIRED forms and their deadline. Just like last year, all Drug Use Notification Forms (DUNF) and United Producer’s Feeding Forms must be completed online by the deadline. Please review which form(s) are due for your species and the deadline for those forms HERE or by viewing the list below. Once you have confirmed which form(s) are needed, please complete them through the following links:

DUNF Form:

United Producer’s Feeding Form: