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!
Market Goat Tagging will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 10:00am to Noon in the Goat Barn on the Hartford Fairgrounds. The cost is $2 per animal and exhibitors may tag up to six animals. Scrapies tags are required for identification.
Market Lamb tagging will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 9:00am to Noon at the Hartford Fairgrounds at the Sheriff Office (east side of the track just south of the Swine Complex). The cost is $3 per head. Scrapies tags are required for identification.
Dairy Feeder weigh-in will take place on Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 9:00am to noon at the Hartford Fairgrounds at the west end of Grubb Arena. The cost is $10 per animal and includes tagging and vaccinations. Please enter through Gate D and then drive straight through the Hondros Family Beef Barn. You will then unload in front of Grubb arena to be weighed, tagged, and vaccinated. You will then reload your animal(s) and proceed out Gate C. Please note: all calves must be dehorned / castrated prior to June 5th in order to be tagged.
Hartford Fair Market Goat tagging will take place on Saturday, May 15th from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Goat Barn on the Hartford Fairgrounds. The fee is $2.00 per animal. Each exhibitor may tag up to 6 animals. Scrapies tags are required for identification.
Market Lamb Tagging will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Hartford Fairgrounds at the Sheriff’s Office which is south of the Swine Complex. Tagging will take place from 9:00am to Noon. Cost is $3 per lamb and a member may tag up to 6 lambs.
In an effort to reduce points of contact on Saturday, December 12th, during the Hartford Fair Market Steer / Heifer Weigh-in, all exhibitors are asked to complete a pre-registration form (in place of the traditional registration card) for each animal. Exhibitors are asked to complete this online registration by no later than 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 11th, so that the information can be printed and available to staff during weigh-in for record keeping purposes. The pre-registration form can be found online at www.go.osu.edu/HartfordMarketBeefRegistration. Please ensure that all information is accurate, and complete, prior to submission.
SPECIAL NOTE: When attending weigh-in, only one person may accompany animals through chute area (exhibitor attendance is not required), and masks must be worn at all times. Cost to purchase EID Tag is $5.00, with exact change expected. Please remain in your truck when not participating in weigh-in procedures. Persons who are ill, have someone ill within their household, or who are in quarantine / isolation are reminded to stay home.
All steers and heifers (including Delaware, Knox & Licking Counties) that may be exhibited during the 2020 Hartford Junior Fair Market Steer & Heifer show must be marked by ear tag and tattoo on SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2020, at the Hartford fairgrounds (Grubb Arena – West End) between 8 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. (NOTE: We are no longer there until noon). Up to four (4) steers or heifers can be tagged for the Hartford Fair per exhibitor.
Tagging fee is $1.00 per tagged animal. Exhibitors must complete a registration card for each animal, which requires the exhibitor’s signature. If the exhibitor will be unable to attend weigh-in procedures, please stop by the Licking County Extension Office and pick up the registration card(s) to be signed by exhibitor in advance.
OSF Junior Fair Market Steer / Heifer DNA samples will NOT be collected during Hartford Fair Steer / Heifer Weigh-In. OSF DNA samples must be submitted by the exhibitor directly to the OSF by no later than January 15th. For additional information, contact Lisa McCutcheon at firstname.lastname@example.org. DNA sample packets are available by contacting the Ohio State Fair directly, or your local Extension office may have some available. See attachment for additional details.
Questions? Give us a call at 740-670-5315. In case of inclement weather conditions, listen to WCLT-AM, WHTH-AM, or visit www.licking.osu.edu for an announcement. Announcement will also be made on the Hartford Fair and Licking County 4-H Facebook pages. Make-up date, if necessary, will be Saturday, January 25, 2020.
Are you exhibiting in the Junior Breeding Rabbit or Market Rabbit or Poultry at the 2019 Hartford Fair?
If your answer is yes, we can’t wait to see you July 13, 2019!
All junior breeding rabbit or market poultry and rabbit projects to be eligible for the 2019 Hartford must be brought to registration on July 13, 2019 in the rabbit and poultry barn 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
The rabbit or poultry project must be brought to the fairgrounds and checked in by an exhibitor or someone representing the exhibitor to be eligible. Rabbit exhibitors please fill out the registration form and bring with your rabbit to registration to help speed up the process.
All rabbits are required to be tattooed and poultry projects must be banded. There will be tattooing and banding offered by the Rabbit and Poultry Committee at registration, tattooing is $1.00 per rabbit or poultry entry. All rabbits to be exhibited
Junior breeding rabbits are those under 6 months of age at the 2019 fair.
If an exhibitor or a representative for them is UNABLE to bring their project to registration the fair board must be notified by end of day on July 12, 2019. If notice is not received, the project is not eligible to for the 2019 Hartford Fair.
Notice is to be sent to email@example.com. The email notice should include the following:
Exhibitors name, phone number, 4-H Club, and project information (ex breed of rabbit or market and tattoo).