Reminder: 2022 Junior Fair Board Applications Available

The 2022 Hartford Fair Junior Fair Board Application is now available. 4-H, FFA, and Scouts youth who are interested in applying should complete the application and return it to the Licking County Extension Office by Monday, November 15, 2021. Youth must be at least 15 years of age as of January 1, 2022 and be a junior fair exhibitor at the Hartford Fair in order to apply. Once you submit your application, please call our office at (740)670-5315 to schedule your interview time for Saturday, December 4, 2021. If you have questions, please reach out to Lisa McCutcheon at mccutcheon.46@osu.edu.

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2022 Hartford Fair Junior Fair Board Application Available

The 2022 Hartford Fair Junior Fair Board Application is now available. 4-H, FFA, and Scouts youth who are interested in applying should complete the application and return it to the Licking County Extension Office by Monday, November 15, 2021. Youth must be at least 15 years of age as of January 1, 2022 and be a junior fair exhibitor at the Hartford Fair in order to apply. Once you submit your application, please call our office at (740)670-5315 to schedule your interview time for Saturday, December 4, 2021. If you have questions, please reach out to Lisa McCutcheon at mccutcheon.46@osu.edu.

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REMINDER: Forms Due for Hartford Fair Livestock

Junior Fair Livestock and Equine exhibitors will 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 6, 2021. 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 7th and before 10:00am on August 8th. Instructions will be displayed throughout the Swine Complex.

DUNF Form: go.osu.edu/2021HartfordDUNF

United Producer’s Feeding Form: go.osu.edu/HartfordProducerForm

Ractopamine Affidavit: go.osu.edu/HartfordHogForm

REMINDER: Help Needed in the 4-H Center

The 4-H Center needs volunteers to sit in the gazebo during the building’s open hours the week of the Hartford Fair. Volunteers are needed to answer questions (usually fair-goers may ask where a specific building is located or when an event is happening) and keep an eye on things. Youth are welcome to help but must have an adult with them. Each shift is one hour and shifts run from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. each day of the fair. If each 4-H club would cover at least two shifts, we will have the full week covered. Volunteering in the 4-H Center is a very easy way to support our still project members and you can spend an hour or more cooling off in the air conditioning! If you are able to volunteer for a shift (or more), please sign up here.

Health Reminders for Fair

…it can happen to anyone!

Over the past few weeks, we have had multiple instances where the family member of a 4-Her has been diagnosed with COVID, resulting in the 4-H member missing participation in judging, meetings, or Ohio State Fair competition. As the Hartford Fair draws near, we want to encourage all families to do their very best to limit exposure in any way that they can. Our goal is always to have all members enjoy a successful experience at the Hartford Fair. However, if the member or a family member is diagnosed or experiencing symptoms, they will need to follow appropriate quarantine guidelines, and the member may very well miss out on their fair experience this year. It may seem as though everything is back to normal, but we are still seeing members of our community diagnosed with COVID. Please remember to protect yourself, wash hands regularly, get tested when you experience symptoms, and be mindful of the health of others around you. We are stronger when we look out for one another – and the fair is a perfect example of that! We look forward to seeing all of you at the 2021 Hartford Fair!

Individuals and/or family members are not permitted to attend if they or anyone living in their household is experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of sense of taste or smell, or has been directly exposed (confirmed or suspected) to COVID-19 if they are not fully vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccinations are our best current protection against infection and a fatal outcome. Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a face mask; however we strongly recommend eligible, but unvaccinated individuals to continue to properly wear a face mask when social distancing cannot be maintained.

Hartford Fair 2021 Traffic Pattern

If you are bringing livestock, horses, or dogs to the fairgrounds during livestock move-in on Saturday, August 7th, please review the traffic pattern to ensure that you know where to enter and exit to help keep things organized. You can find the traffic pattern on the last page of the general Hartford Fair information here or below.

Road Closures and Traffic Delays During the Hartford Fair

If you typically travel Lock Road to come to the fairgrounds, please be aware that Lock Road is closed for a bridge replacement through September. The closure runs from the Fairgrounds/Johnstown Road intersection to Dutch Cross Road. If you are coming from the west you can still get to Fairground Road. However, if you typically travel from the east you will need to find an alternate route to get to the fairgrounds.

Lock Road Closure Map

Lock Road Closure Map

Please also note that the annual Pelotonia Ride for the Cure will take place on Saturday, August 7th and Sunday, August 8th. Croton will be a water/restroom stop and they riders will be on several routes throughout Licking and Knox County. Please allow extra time to travel to the fair on those days. We want all livestock and exhibitors to make it on the grounds on time and we want all of those riding to raise awareness and funds to find the cure for cancer to have a safe and successful ride. If you would like to view the Pelotonia routes to help you better plan your route, you can check them out here.