What Happens Next in 4-H? August Monthly Highlights

1 Deadline for Junior Fair Horses 5-way vaccination by a veterinarian (documentation must be submitted on Day 1 of fair)
1 Cloverbud Fair Activity Registration Due

Cloverbud Show & Tell Registration Now Available! Due August 1

1 Club Pre-Fair Packets Available
6 State Fair Ends
10 Junior Fair Building Set Up/Project Drop Off, 3-8 p.m.

Members in clubs without booths can display their still projects in the miscellaneous area.

12 Junior Fair Building Set Up/Project Drop Off,  9 a.m-12 noon

Members in clubs without booths can display their still projects in the miscellaneous area.

13-19 Muskingum County Fair

4-H Discount for Pea Ohana Watersports

Sharing on behalf of Pea Ohana Watersports:

We know it is a long hot season for 4-H and we would like to offer an opportunity for clubs to do something fun on the water to cool off.  We would like to offer a 15% discount code to all 4-H members.  We have created the code “4H” to share with all membership so they could take advantage of the opportunity.  If there is a group of 20 or more people we can work with them on the % discount.  They can find more information on our webpage:  https://www.peaohana.com/groups .


Bear Davis

Pea Ohana  www.peaohana.com

Owner / River Fun Engineer

740-297-8798 (Boathouse)

412-716-4317 (Cell)

Muskingum County Cattlemen’s Association – Help in the Fair Food Stand

Clubs and families are invited to help the Muskingum County Cattlemen’s Association in their food stand this year during the fair!

The shifts have available are:

Tuesday  8/15  10am – 4pm

Thursday  8/17  10am – 4pm

Saturday  8/19  4pm – 10pm


Contact Stacey Summerfield for more information or to schedule:614-593-2291.

Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Applications Now Available! Due August 11

Applications and more information about the group can be found online at: go.osu.edu/TLC. Please note: applications (and other materials, including letters of recommendation and program fees) are due by Friday, August 11, 2023. The term for selected individuals will be September 1, 2023-August 31, 2024.

If you have questions on this opportunity, please let Sarah (longo.79@osu.edu) or Frances (foos.61@osu.edu) know.

Friend of 4-H & Montgomery Leadership Award Nominations Due September 1

The 4-H Committee is now accepting nominations for the Muskingum County Friend of 4-H Award, which recognizes an individual, family, business or organization who has provided exceptional support to the county 4-H program.

It’s also time for outstanding 4-H volunteers to be nominated to receive the John & Dorothy Montgomery Leadership Award.

Nomination forms for both awards are available on our website. Completed nominations are due  by September 1

Both awards will be presented at the Adult & Teen Volunteer Celebration on September 20.

Junior Fair Movie Night – Tuesday, August 15

Sponsored by Muskingum County Library System

Junior Fair families are invited to join the Junior Fair Board for our first-ever Junior Fair Movie Night!

Tuesday, August 15, Hog Arena

  • Seating will begin at 8:30 p.m. – bring a chair, or sit in the bleachers!
  • Movie will start at 9 p.m.

2023 Skillathon Award Winners

Congratulations to all youth who achieved a Superior Rating (90+) at Livestock Skillathon! Youth will be recognized during their species Showmanship event. Horse members will be recognized  Tuesday or Wednesday at the show.

Age division winners will be recognized after Superior Ratings, followed by the announcement of the overall species winner.

One youth per species was chosen for an Outstanding Record Book Award.

Download the list of 2023 Skillathon Awards.

Cloverbud Show & Tell Registration Now Available! Due August 1

Cloverbuds are invited to participate in Cloverbud Show and Tell on Sunday, August 13 at 1 p.m. at the Entertainment Tent at the Muskingum County Fair. Register online by August 1.

Cloverbuds can present on any topic of interest and use posters, displays or other props. Individual or team presentations are welcome.

Last Year 4-H Member Recognition Opportunity – Complete Survey by August 4!

New this Year! 4-H Committee Member Samantha Mozena is planning to create a special recognition display in the Junior Fair Building for last year 4-H members (18 4-H Age).

Last year members are invited to complete a survey by August 4 at 11:59 p.m. to be included in the recognition! Survey link: go.osu.edu/4hlastyear

Youth can also submit their own poster for display if they like. Details below.

Optional Poster Submission

  • Create a poster to be displayed at the fair to show your time in the 4-H program. Ideas may include pictures, drawings, words, etc. Let your creative side shine!
  • Poster size: 22”x28”, preferably no tri-folds.
  • Submissions must be submitted to the Junior Fair Building during booth set up – Thursday, August 10, 3-8 p.m. or Saturday, August 12, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.