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.
Parents, do you have egg-loving kids between the ages of 5-18? We’re excited to share an Egg Design Submission opportunity from Incredible Egg for kids across the U.S., with selected egg designs featured as part of a special Easter exhibit in 2023. The theme for 2023 Egg Design Submission Call is the “United States of Possibility” and we challenge your kids to show what makes their home state/territory special!
Visit https://www.incredibleegg.org/unitedstatesofpossibility to download the submission form and get started. Submissions are open from 10/28 to 12/31, with one winner selected from each U.S. state/territory. We can’t wait to see all the eggcellent designs from kids across the U.S.!
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends 12/31/22. Open to legal residents of US states/territories who submit for their child (age 5-18). Void where prohibited. For rules, visit www.incredibleegg.org/unitedstatesofpossibility/rules.
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)
Please review the traffic pattern for the Hartford Fair prior to moving in your animals on Saturday, August 6, 2022. The traffic pattern can be found in the Hartford Fair Premium Book in the general information or can be viewed below.
All members are encouraged to participate in the Livestock Project Skillathons at the Hartford Fair. Members do NOT have to be entered in a species to participate in the skillathon for that species; all are welcome! Be sure to check the schedule HERE to ensure you know when and where each skillathon will take place as there have been some changes from previous years.
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!
The Ohio Poultry Association has a tip sheet for caring for poultry. This helpful tip sheet can be found on their website HERE. Another great resource for backyard poultry flocks, is the recording of the Backyard Poultry Seminar led by Dr. Tim McDermott from Franklin County Extension that was held via Zoom in April. You can view it below:
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 email@example.com 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.
Market Rabbit Tattooing/Registration and Meat Poultry Banding will take place on Saturday, July 9, 2022 from 10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. at the Hondros Family Beef Barn at the Hartford Fairgrounds. ALL market rabbits and meat poultry (except turkeys which were banded on May 7) MUST attend in order to be eligible to show and sell at the 2022 Hartford Fair. The cost is $1.00 per animal/entry.
The Licking County 4-H Rabbit and Poultry Committee will host their annual Youth Rabbit and Poultry Clinic & Fun Show on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at the Hartford Fairgrounds in the Hondros Family Beef Barn. Registration will take place from 8:30-9:30a.m. with a Showmanship Clinic starting at 9:00a.m. The Show will begin at 10:30a.m. Entry fee is $1.00 per animal and there is no limit on the number of animals you can enter. Please review the flyer HERE for more details and rules. This is a great opportunity for youth to learn more about showing their animals and to practice their showmanship skills.