This year’s 4-H calendar is now available. The calendar of events is subject to change. Please read your project information pages (provided with your project books), refer to Marion County 4-H social media accounts, the Marion County 4-H blog and OSU Extension website AND read the most recent electronic newsletters sent throughout the year.
Click here to view.
Have you ever wondered what projects are available through the Marion County 4-H program? Or, do you know a 4-H member looking to try something new? We’ve got something for everyone!
Each project book contains information and activities for members to explore as an organized group project or at home under the guidance of a parent or interested adult. When choosing a project, consider your interests, background, what is necessary to start the project, and the resources available to help you complete it.
To download your own copy, visit https://ohio4h.org/familyguide for more information. Paper copies will be available at request at the Marion County Extension Office beginning Oct. 30.
Fair is just around the corner! Make sure not to miss your designated judging time for clothing, food and miscellaneous judging. Click here to view the schedule.
Don’t forget to contact the Extension Office to reserve your judging time for July 1 if you plan to exhibit other projects.
Click here to view the 2017 Crop, Shop, Science & Engineering schedule for July 1.
If you do not see your name and would like to be judged, please contact the Extension Office at 740-223-4040 for availability. Please note the schedule was compiled based on the preferences given. Margo tried to ensure everyone got their first or second picks!
Aside from 4-H camp, the county fair was one of the annual highlights of the summer for me. It’s an exciting time of year, but also a little hectic, too. Below is a link of important information that you’ll need to know about the upcoming activities to help plan for the 2017 Marion County Fair. The PDF does allow you to click various hyperlinks to provide additional information.
It’s a great time to remember what 4-H is all about, along with the purpose of the county fair. The fair is full of ribbons, trophies, and winners, but most importantly it’s a place of learning.
The 4-H program isn’t about making the first place project, but it’s about creating a first place kid! Winners at the fair and project judging are those who make an effort to make new friends, those who help a younger or less-experienced exhibitor and work to “make the best better.”
If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of the upcoming activities, please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of your club advisors, adult volunteers, follow 4-H members or the Extension Office.
In hopes of improving the efficiency of show program preparation for various species and also to help the traffic flow in the afternoon during fair check-in, the following changes have been made:
Trailers must ONLY enter through the West Gate from N. State Street and exit from the south end of the fairgrounds. Traffic patterns for each species are available here: goat; sheep; and swine.
- The vet will look at every animal. Blankets must be removed from sheep and goats prior to vet inspection and scrapie papers must be completed. Scrapie forms are here.
- If your trailer will have multiple species (hogs, sheep and goats), hog projects must be unloaded first and sheep and/or goat projects may be haltered and walked to the designated barns.
- Each trailer will have no more than 10 minutes to unload animals.
- We strongly encourage that tack be brought in prior to check-ins on Saturday, July 1 or Sunday, July 2 after 8 p.m.
- Due to the traffic pattern for check-in, tack and tent areas will not be permitted to set-up until 8 p.m. Sunday, July 2.
Project Check-in Times:
- Sheep check-in will take place 8 – 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 2.
- Goat check-in will take place 8 – 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 2.
- Swine check-in will take place 7:30 a.m. – Noon on Sunday, July 2.
Project weigh-in and exhibitor meetings are the same as past years. Check your 2017 Marion County 4-H Master Calendar!
If you have any questions, please contact Mark McCabe 740-360-1103 or your project advisors.
The 2017 Marion County Jr. Fair Livestock Sale is scheduled for Saturday, July 8 at 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Evers Arena on the Marion County Fairgrounds. Click here for more information about the Jr. Livestock Sale and information to share with local businesses, family and friends!
Are you a 4-H member looking to get some help on your sewing project? The Women’s Club Quilters would be happy to help you. They can help you with clothing, quilting, and home decor projects.
4-H members are expected to bring their own materials and sewing supplies, pattern or project book, sewing machine, matching thread and scissors and any special sewing feet you may need for their machine.
The group meets at the Marion Women’s Club and will help you on Thursday May 11 and 25 from the time school is out until 5:00 and all day on Thursday June 8, 2017. Parents can drop the kids off or stay with them.
The Marion Women’s Club is at 1126 E. Center Street, Marion Ohio.
If you have any questions or if you plan to come, please call Karen at 740-386-2936 or 740-396-9340.