REMINDER: Hartford Fair FairEntry Information

Fair Entries

All Hartford Fair entries must be completed through the FairEntry portal again this year. Please follow the Hartford Fair Entry Instructions (https://www.hartfordfair.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/2024-Hartford-Fair-Entry-Instructions.pdf) when making your entries. Entry deadline is Friday, June 28, 2024.

SPECIAL NOTE: Lisa and Adrienne will be at 4-H Camp June 17-21 and will have limited access to email and voicemail. If you have questions or run into issues, please EMAIL them and they will do their best to get back to you. If you have general questions about departments, shows, tagging/banding/tattooing, etc., please email Lisa at mccutcheon.46@osu.edu. If you are having trouble making entries through FairEntry, please email Adrienne at anderson.1410@osu.edu. Before emailing them, please be sure that you have read through the entry instructions linked above AND the relevant departments in the premium book linked below as often your questions/issues may be solved by reviewing those materials. Another helpful document is the Junior Fair Livestock Requirement Summary: https://www.hartfordfair.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/2024-Livestock-Requirement-Summary.pdf.

Please note:

  • The Hartford Fair Entry Portal can be found by visiting: http://hartfordfair.fairentry.com
  • Please be sure to review the Hartford Fair Premium Book at: https://www.hartfordfair.com/premiumbook to ensure you know which Classes and Lots you will be making entries for before you start that process.
  • All 4-H families must use their 4-HOnline Credentials to log into FairEntry. If a member creates a new account in FairEntry, they will be unable to make entries in Junior Fair Departments as those departments require them to be enrolled in the appropriate 4-H project in order to make entries.
  • All FFA members making entries in livestock departments will submit their own entries this year. Those entering projects in the FFA Building will do so through their advisor.
    Please make sure that you add all entries to each exhibitor in your family before you submit the entries and continue to the payment portal.
  • NEW FOR 2024: All youth planning to participate in Showmanship MUST make an entry for their Showmanship class. Even if a member isn’t sure about whether they want to do Showmanship or not, they should go ahead and make an entry for it.

Photo IDs

Both Junior Fair Exhibitors and Advisors must submit a photo for their fair ID. Photos must be submitted by June 30, 2024. Please ensure that all Junior Fair Exhibitors submit their photo through the link for YOUTH ID while the advisors should submit their photo through the ADULT ID link. Please ensure your photo meets the requirements listed. The fair ID will be used for gate admission as well as collecting premiums from the Premium Bank. Submit your photos here: https://www.hartfordfair.com/exhibitor

2024 Hartford Fair Entry Information

All Hartford Fair entries must be completed through the FairEntry portal again this year. The portal will open on Sunday, June 19, 2024. Please follow the Hartford Fair Entry Instructions when making your entries. Entry deadline is Friday, June 28, 2024.

Please note:

  • The Hartford Fair Entry Portal can be found by visiting: http://hartfordfair.fairentry.com
  • Please be sure to review the Hartford Fair Premium Book to ensure you know which Classes and Lots you will be making entries for before you start that process.
  • All 4-H families must use their 4-HOnline Credentials to log into FairEntry. If a member creates a new account in FairEntry, they will be unable to make entries in Junior Fair Departments as those departments require them to be enrolled in the appropriate 4-H project in order to make entries.
  • All FFA members making entries in livestock departments will submit their own entries this year. Those entering projects in the FFA Building will do so through their advisor.
  • Please make sure that you add all entries to each exhibitor in your family before you submit the entries and continue to the payment portal.
  • NEW FOR 2024: All youth planning to participate in Showmanship MUST make an entry for their Showmanship class. Even if a member isn’t sure about whether they want to do Showmanship or not, they should go ahead and make an entry for it.

Photo IDs

Both Junior Fair Exhibitors and Advisors must submit a photo for their fair ID. Photos must be submitted by June 30, 2024. Please ensure that all Junior Fair Exhibitors submit their photo through the link for YOUTH ID while the advisors should submit their photo through the ADULT ID link. Please ensure your photo meets the requirements listed. The fair ID will be used for gate admission as well as collecting premiums from the Premium Bank. Submit your photos here: https://www.hartfordfair.com/exhibitor

REMINDER: 2024 Livestock Requirements Summary

We’ve had lots of questions recently about possession dates, tagging/banding/tattooing dates, and requirements for livestock projects. Please be sure that you review the 2024 Hartford Junior Fair Livestock Requirements Summary. This document has all of the pertinent dates and information for all livestock projects. Please review it carefully to ensure you know all deadlines and requirements for your livestock project.

2024 Livestock Requirements Summary

The 2024 Hartford Junior Fair Livestock Requirements Summary is now available. This document has all of the pertinent dates and information for all livestock projects. Please review it carefully to ensure you know all deadlines and requirements for your livestock project.

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!

Equine:

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.

Livestock:

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.

Royalty:

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.

 

REMINDER: Hartford Fair Entry Information

All Hartford Fair entries must be completed through the FairEntry portal this year. Please follow the Hartford Fair Entry Instructions when making your entries. Entry deadline is Monday, June 26, 2023.

Please note:

  • The Hartford Fair Entry Portal can be found by visiting: http://hartfordfair.fairentry.com

  • Please be sure to review the Hartford Fair Premium Book to ensure you know which Classes and Lots you will be making entries for before you start that process.
  • All 4-H families must use their 4-HOnline Credentials to log into FairEntry. If a member creates a new account in FairEntry, they will be unable to make entries in Junior Fair Departments as those departments require them to be enrolled in the appropriate 4-H project in order to make entries.

  • All FFA members will make their entries through their FFA advisor.

  • Please make sure that you add all entries to each exhibitor in your family before you submit the entries and continue to the payment portal.

  • The process for submitting a photo for an exhibitor fair ID as well as exhibitor gate admission will be sent out once entries close. You will not submit an exhibitor photo when making entries, that will be a separate process.
  • This is a new process and we know that there will be errors or glitches that will need solved. Please reach out to us if you run into an issue, and please have patience as we work through any glitches.

STILL PROJECT MEMBERS:

  • When you make your entries, you will need to know whether your club has decided to do a club booth in the 4-H Center. If you are unsure, please ask your advisor before completing entries.
  • You will need to select JR CLUBS SCHOOLS. You will then select 118.JB: 4-H INDIVIDUAL. If your club is having a club booth, you will select 01: INDVIDUAL EXHIBITS (CLUB BOOTH). If your club is not having a club booth, you will need to display your project in the Miscellaneous Booth. If that is the case, you will need to select 02: INDVIDUAL EXHIBITS (MISC BOOTH). Repeat these steps to add additional entries for still projects until you have the number of still projects entries that matches the number of still projects you plan to display in the booth.
  • If your club is doing a group project, please be sure to include that project in your number of entries. For example, if you are doing 409 Sew Fun, 492 Cake Decorating, and 091G Discover 4-H Group Project, you would make three Individual Still Project entries. You will NOT list your specific project names anywhere.

2023 Ohio State Fair Virtual Skillathons

Virtual livestock skillathons will be available for youth to complete between May 30th and October 20th. These virtual skillathons will not be scored. They are intended as a way for youth to practice for the Ohio State Fair other skillathon contests. No pre-registration is required. Please visit https://ohio4h.org/animalsciences/ohio-4-h-skillathons for more information.

Hartford Fair Verification Letters

Verification Letters for Hartford Fair entries went in the mail on July 7, 2022. Please watch for your letter to arrive in the mail. Once you receive it, please open it immediately and check that all is correct. If you find a mistake or missing entry, reach out to the Hartford Fair Office IMMEDIATELY to have it corrected or to add missing/additional entries. There is a $10 late fee to add on entries at this point. All corrections/additional entries must be made before July 22, 2022. No changes will be made after this date.

If you do not receive your verification letter (within a reasonable time frame for it to be delivered), please check in with the Hartford Fair Office to ensure that they did receive your entries and that your mailing address is correct. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO REVIEW YOUR VERIFICATION LETTERS!

I’ve Submitted My Fair Entries… Now What?

Hopefully you were able to submit your fair entries by the June 18th deadline. The next step will be to check your verification letters when they arrive. All entries (open and junior classes) will be mailed verification letters. Those letters will be going out in the mail late next week so please be sure to watch for them. Once they arrive, please take the time to review them to ensure that they are correct. If you find an error, you must contact the Hartford Fair Office before Friday, July 22nd to have the correction made. NO CHANGES WILL BE MADE AFTER JULY 22, 2022.

A few thing to keep in mind…

  • For Junior Fair Entries (4-H specifically), the address listed in 4-HOnline is the address that will be used to mail your entries. If you have moved since you completed your 4-H enrollment, if you forgot to update your address when completing your enrollment, OR if your mailing address is a PO Box but you have your physical address listed in 4-HOnline, you will need to correct that immediately. Please reach out to Adrienne Anderson at anderson.1410@osu.edu to have your address updated. She will then reach out to the fair office with your corrected address.
  • If you do not receive your verification letter or you will be out of town or unable to check your mail, please know that you can reach out to Beth at the fair office. She would be happy to provide you with the information so that you are able to confirm that your entries are correct.
  • We encourage members to have their advisors look over their verification letters to help catch any mistakes or issues.
  • PLEASE take the time to check and confirm that your entries are correct. Checking for and correcting mistakes now will set members up to have a good experience come fair time.

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Ohio State Fair Virtual Skillathon Registration

Registration is now open for the Ohio State Fair Virtual Skillathon Contests. These contests are a great way to participate in the Ohio State Fair skillathon program without having to attend the fair in person. Registration to participate is due by June 21st and can be completed be visiting go.osu.edu/skillathonregistration. Members are NOT required to be enrolled in a species project to participate so all 4-H and FFA youth are encouraged to participate!

Please note: outstanding breeding exhibitors (goat, sheep, swine, and beef) must complete the virtual skillathon to be eligible for OBE.