Royalty & Ambassador Applications Now Available! Due June 30

2024 Royalty and Ambassador applications are now available on our website on the Junior Fair Forms & Documents page: muskingum.osu.edu/juniorfairDeadline to apply is June 30, 11:59 p.m. 

Interviews will be held July 17 at the Veteran’s Building at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds (except Equine Ambassador, which will be held during Livestock Skillathon on July 10).

Note about Completing Applications

Members applying for teen opportunities should answer questions in their own words. Adult helpers can assist, but individuals who are selecting youth for these leadership roles prefer to hear directly from the youth. Points may be deducted during selection if those evaluating responses do not think they are the youth’s own work.

Royalty & Ambassador Applications

Beef Ambassador
Dairy Princess & Ambassador
Equine Ambassador
Goat Ambassador
Junior Fair King & Queen
Junior Fair Prince & Princess
Poultry Ambassador
Pork Ambassador
Rabbit Ambassador

Friend of 4-H & Montgomery Leadership Award Nominations Due June 30

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: muskingum.osu.edu/awards. Completed nominations are due June 30.

Both awards will be presented at 4-H Awards Ceremony on Sunday of the Muskingum County Fair.

Junior Fair Booth & Parade Entry Form Now Available! Due July 15

The Junior Fair Booth & Parade Entry Form is now available: go.osu.edu/boothparade

Note: Royalty & Ambassadors are automatically entered in the Junior Fair Parade and do not need to complete this entry form. Please contact your contest coordinator to find out if you need to arrange your own transportation.

Junior Fair Theme: Once Upon a Time with Junior Fair

Complete Junior Fair Rules are in the 2024 Fair Book, which can be downloaded from the Muskingum County Fair website when it is available.

Entries are due July 15 at 11:59 p.m.

Junior Fair Entries Open June 3! Due June 30

Review the 2024 Muskingum County Junior Fair Livestock Entry Instructions BEFORE starting your entries.

DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO COMPLETE ENTRIES.  IF YOU HAVE ISSUES OR YOUR ENTRIES ARE INCORRECT, YOU JEOPARDIZE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXHIBIT AT THE FAIR.

Overview

  • All 4-H and FFA youth must complete livestock entries in order to exhibit in the Muskingum County Junior Fair. THIS IS NOT FOR OPEN CLASS ENTRIES. This is a separate entry from the 4-H/FFA  project enrollment due April 1.
  • Livestock entries must be submitted online in Fair Entry (muskingum.fairentry.com) by established deadlines listed below, NO EXCEPTIONS. You can use a computer or mobile device, but a computer is recommended. If you use a mobile device, use in landscape mode.
  • Fair Entry will open June 3 for all entries except market rabbits. It will open for market rabbits on July 18.
  • Create ALL entries for ALL family members before submitting your invoice, or you will not be able to add additional classes/entries to your family until your entries are approved by the Fair Entry Manager. Double check that entries are correct, because you cannot edit entries once submitted.
  • If you have questions, ask! If you need assistance with the entry process, contact the Extension Office: 740-454-0144, Jamie McConnell (mcconnell.210@osu.edu). Extension staff are not available to help outside regular business hours (M-F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., closed for lunch 12:30-1:30 p.m.). You can also contact the Fair Entry Manager at 740-280-2877 or fairentrymanager.muskingum@gmail.com.
  • The Fair Entry Manager, NOT the Extension Office, reviews entries and approves/rejects them. Communication about your entries will come directly from Fair Entry or from the Fair Entry Manager (740-280-2877 or fairentrymanager.muskingum@gmail.com). If you have a question about a rejection you receive, contact the Fair Entry Manager directly
  • Entries will be reviewed and approved/rejected by the Fair Entry Manager as they are submitted. Families receive an email from Fair Entry when entries are submitted – this does not mean the entries are approved. Families should watch for a second e-mail, which will indicate if entries were approved/rejected. If entries are approved, forward this e-mail to your club/chapter leader. If entries are rejected, review the reason and resubmit entries before the deadline. If you do not receive e-mails from Fair Entry, be sure to check your junk folder. You can log back in at any time to review your submissions.

Notes about Animal Registration Events

There is no paperwork for exhibitors to bring with them to the following registration events. If the exhibitor is not available to attend, someone else can bring the animal(s).

  • Market Goat – ALL market goats must be weighed in and tagged at June 3 Market Goat Registration. After registration, exhibitors will be responsible for completing the online entry process using the Fair Ear Tag # by June 30.
  • Market Lamb – ALL market lambs must be weighed in and tagged at June 3 Market Lamb Registration. After registration, exhibitors will be responsible for completing the online entry process using the Fair Ear Tag # by June 30.
  • Breeding Rabbit – Rabbits should be tattooed at June 3 Breeding Rabbit Registration if they do not already have a tattoo. After registration, exhibitors will be responsible for completing the online entry    process using the appropriate tattoos by June 30.
  • Market Rabbit – ALL market rabbits must be tattooed at July 18 Market Rabbit Registration. After registration, exhibitors will be responsible for completing the online entry process using the appropriate tattoos by July 23.

Muskingum County Youth Swine Committee – Trade and College Scholarship Applications – Due July 15

2024 Collegiate Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:
1. The applicant must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a college or university majoring in any
field, preference will be given to those in an agricultural related field.
2. Any aged person may apply for this scholarship with preference given to graduating seniors.
3. The applicant must have successfully completed at least one year of a swine related project at
the Muskingum County Fair.

Download: MCYSC Collegiate Scholarship Application

2024 Levi Tysinger Trade School or Workforce Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:
1. The applicant must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a trade school or starting a career right out of high school.
2. Any aged person may apply for this scholarship with preference given to graduating seniors
3. The applicant must have successfully completed at least one year of a swine related project at the Muskingum County Fair.

Download: Trade School or Workforce Application

Applications can be submitted to PO Box 503 Zanesville, OH 43702 or emailed to MCYSC22@gmail.com

Market Lamb & Goat Registration – June 3, 4-7 p.m.

New this year! If you bring an animal that already has an 840 tag, please alert the committee  so they can record this tag number for the official fair records. The animal should NOT be tagged with another 840 tag and a different tag will be used.

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All Market Lambs & Goats must be tagged and weighed at Lamb & Goat Registration on June 3 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Hog Barn on the fairgrounds. All animals must go across the scales. If the exhibitor is unable to attend, someone else can bring their animal(s) for them. There is no paperwork for youth to complete and bring with them to weigh-in. After registration, exhibitors will be responsible for completing the online entry process using the Fair Ear Tag # by June 30. Back-up animals must be tagged and registered by the deadline. For entry help: go.osu.edu/entryhelp.

All lambs & goats exhibited at the Muskingum County Fair are required to have a scrapie ID prior to exhibiting at the fair. All market lambs & goats must have a scrapie tag in their ear prior to arriving at Lamb & Goat Registration. If a lamb or goat does not have a scrapie ID at weigh-in, the animal will be dismissed. Ear tag IDs must be in the animal’s ear.

Fair Entry Notes:

  • Carcass Lamb:  The Muskingum County Sheep Producers Improvement Association is sponsoring a carcass lamb activity for Junior Fair exhibitors this year.  To register, youth must check yes when completing their fair entries.
  • Carcass Goat:  The Junior Fair Goat Committee is sponsoring a carcass goat activity for Junior Fair exhibitors this year.  To register, youth must check yes when completing their fair entries.

Breeding Rabbit Registration & Rabbit Clinic – June 3, 6-8 p.m.

Breeding Rabbit Registration is scheduled for June 3 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Rabbit Barn on the fairgrounds. A rabbit clinic will take place at the same time. Clinic topics include showmanship and handling, general care and a Q&A opportunity. The topics will be repeated several times throughout the evening.

All rabbits must be tattooed at that time if they do not already have a tattoo. If the exhibitor is unable to attend, someone else can bring their animal(s) for them. If rabbits are already tattooed, they do not need to attend registration. There is no paperwork for youth to complete and bring with them to registration.

Exhibitors will be responsible for completing the online entry process using the appropriate tattoos by June 30. Back-up rabbits must be tattooed and registered by the deadline.

For entry help: go.osu.edu/entryhelp.