State Fair Skillathon Information

Below is information about the Ohio State Fair Animal Skillathons. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Share from the State 4-H Office, share.8@osu.edu

Information to share: 4-H and FFA youth can show what they know about 9 different animal species through 10 skillathon events during the Ohio State Fair (see the schedule below). Skillathons are free, registration is the day of the event (an adult must accompany the youth), youth can come anytime between the hours listed, and youth do not have to be a state fair exhibitor or be enrolled in an animal project in order to complete. Youth vying for the Outstanding Market Exhibitor (OME) award for goat, sheep, poultry, swine, and beef must participate in the Skillathon, showmanship, and live animal show in order to qualify. Rules, study resources (including the station topics for each species), and other information are available at: go.osu.edu/osfskillathons

Helpful background information for county professionals:

  • We implemented a new scoring process last year, which will require a youth or an adult representative to bubble in a youth’s name on a scantron sheet. Additionally, we will still collect information such as birthdate, address, and county of enrollment on a separate piece of paper.
  • A responsible adult MUST accompany the youth to registration and sign the youth’s registration form in person before the youth can participate. The signature is to verify the youth’s birthdate and age.
  • Please forward me “Winning 4-H Plan Request Forms” for youth who may need accommodations.

 

WE, 7/17 from 10am-3pm HORSE SKILLATHON Voinovich Livestock Center Mezzanine (2nd floor)
FR, 7/19 from 12-5pm GOAT SKILLATHON Voinovich Livestock Center Mezzanine (2nd floor)
TU, 7/23 from 9am-2pm SHEEP SKILLATHON Brown Arena Wool Room
TH, 7/25 from 3-6:30pm DAIRY SKILLATHON 1 Voinovich Livestock Center Mezzanine (2nd floor)
TU, 7/30 from 9am-3pm DOG SKILLATHON Buckeye Sports Center (north end)
WE, 7/31 from 1:30-5pm DAIRY SKILLATHON 2 Voinovich Livestock Center Mezzanine (2nd floor)
WE, 7/31 from 4-7:30pm POULTRY SKILLATHON Rabbit/Poultry Pavilion
TH, 8/1 from 8am-1pm SWINE SKILLATHON Voinovich Livestock Center Mezzanine (2nd floor)
TH, 8/2 from 4-7pm BEEF SKILLATHON Voinovich Livestock Center Mezzanine (2nd floor)
FR, 8/2 from 8am-12pm RABBIT SKILLATHON Rabbit/Poultry Pavilion