2018 Junior Fair Swine Schedule: Details

As previously announced, the Muskingum County Junior Fair swine schedule has changed for 2018.

The 2018 Muskingum County Junior Fair Swine schedule is:

Arrival Monday, August 13 9:00PM – Tuesday 8:00AM
Weigh-In Tuesday, August 14 8:00AM
Break Tuesday, August 14 Evening
Show Wednesday, August 15 8:00AM
Showmanship Thursday, August 16 8:00AM
Sale Friday, August 17 1:00PM
Dismissal Friday, August 17 Following Sale

Please pay close attention to the following details to make your arrival and participation in the swine activities during the Muskingum County Junior Fair a smooth and rewarding experience for your 4-H member.

  • All tack must be in place by Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 8:00AM
  • Swine Barn Meeting will be held on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 7:00PM (NOTE: new time)
  • Arrival time: Monday, August 13, 2018, 9:00PM through Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 8:00AM (NOTE: only 11 hours)
    • Enter Fairgrounds at Gate 4 – Pershing Road.
    • Exit Fairgrounds at Gate 5 – Eppley Ave.
    • Refer to map below for traffic flow directions.
  • Wash rack will be closed beginning at 8:00am on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 and will reopen after weigh-in.

Please refer to the map below for entrance and exit locations. As a reminder, there will be NO charge for parking when trucks with trailers bring in livestock, but trailers must LEAVE after livestock is unloaded.

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2018 Junior Fair Forms Available

The following Junior Fair forms are now available on our website:

2018 Junior Fair Booth Entry Form – due July 15
2018 Junior Fair Parade Entry Form – due August 1
2018 Barn to Barn with Cloverbuds Registration Form – due August 1
2018 Farm Chore Olympics – NEW THIS YEAR – due August 1

All forms can be turned in to the Muskingum County Extension Office.

Please note: Saddle Horse Committee will be hosting an opening ceremonies for Saddle Horse Clubs in the horse arena directly following the Horse Barn Meeting on Sunday, August 12, 2018. No horses will be ridden in the 2018 Junior Fair Parade

Organizational advisors should continue to fill out the Junior Fair Parade Entry Form as normal. There is no entry form for the Saddle Horse Opening Ceremonies. The Saddle Horse Committee will communicate directly with clubs who have members enrolled in horse projects with more information about horse opening ceremonies.


4-H’s Got Talent Show

Got talent? Check out this new event at the Ohio State Fair Youth Center. The event will be held Saturday, July 28 at 6:00 p.m. and is open to 4-H members only.  Members have a chance to win a clock trophy! Spots are limited and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, so register soon! Please go to ohio4h.org/ohiostatefair for the application to apply.

Congratulations to Speaking Contest State Qualifiers

On Tuesday, June 19th, 15 youth participated in our county Demonstration and Illustrated Talk competition and two youth competed in the Health and Safety speaking contest. During the evening, we learned about funeral procession laws and etiquette, human trafficking, hedgehogs, cupcakes and more! All participants received a certificate and $10.00 Wal-Mart gift for their hard work and and achievements. Gift cards were graciously provided by the Muskingum County 4-H Committee.

The following youth were selected to represent Muskingum County at the Ohio State Fair in Demonstration and Illustrated Talks:

Junior Division – Individual
Braylie Burkey Horse Training
Dalton Cooper Roadrunners
Addison Derry The Best Companion
Intermediate Division – Individual
Alyssa Derry The Fascinating World of Science
Senior Division – Individual
Rachel Hampp Hazel the Hedgehog
Senior Division – Team
Logan and Samantha Mozena The Flag

The following youth were selected to represent Muskingum County at the Area III Health and Safety Public Speaking Competition on July 6, 2018 at the Nationwide and Farm Bureau Ohio 4-H Center:

Junior Division – Individual
Spencer Shook Kayak Safety

Congratulations to all our contest participants and state representations! A special thank you goes out to our judges for taking time out of their evening to evaluate our speakers and help us make the best speeches, better! We look forward to another great competition next year!


2018 Speaking Contests and Public Speaking Workshop

The deadline for youth to register for the 2018 Speaking Contests is Friday, June 8! If your child is interested in this opportunity, please remember:

Participants will receive a certificate or participation and a $10 Walmart gift card. Top placing members/teams will also receive an award before the Junior Fair Parade during the 2018 Muskingum County Fair. Information and resources to help youth prepare are available online: http://go.osu.edu/speakingcontests.

New this year! Dr. Lisa Marshall, Professor of Communication at Muskingum University, will offer a workshop at the Extension Office to help youth prepare for speaking in public on Wednesday, June 13 from 1-2 p.m. All youth are welcome to attend this workshop – not just those participating in the speaking contest. Please call the Extension Office to register for the workshop.

Attention Lamb and Goat Exhibitors

Lamb and goat registration is three weeks away. Please make sure you are aware of these 2018 rule changes before hauling your animals to the fairgrounds on June 4, 2018:

  • If a lamb or goat does not have a scrapie tag in ear at weigh-in, the animal will be dismissed.
  • All market animals, except market rabbits and poultry, must be castrated prior to arrival for tag-in/weigh-in.

A complete listing of the 2018 Muskingum County Junior Fair rule changes can be found here.

Are You Competing in Public Speaking?

2018 Speaking Contests:
Information about the 2018 Demonstration and Illustrated Talks contest as well as the Health and Safety Public Speaking competition have now been posted to our website. Interested individuals must register for the contest by Friday, June 8, 2018. All youth choosing to speak in the competition will be given a $10.00 Wal-Mart gift card on the evening of the competition.

Date of competition:
Demonstration and Illustrated Talks: Tuesday, June 19, 2018: 5:00p.m.
Health and Safety: Tuesday, June 19, 2018: 7:00p.m.

Both competitions will take place in the large conference room at the Muskingum County Extension Office.

Public Speaking Workshop:
Dr. Lisa Marshall, Professor of Communication at Muskingum University, will offer a workshop at the Extension Office to help youth prepare on Wednesday, June 13 from 1-2 p.m. Please call the Extension Office to register for the workshop. This workshop is open to any youth who wish to learn more about public speaking, not just those who will be participating in the competitions. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mrs. Stefanie at the 4-H Office: 740-454-0144 or at prevatt.2@osu.edu


Are You Leasing a Horse?

Due to phone calls we have received about horse lease paperwork, we felt a reminder was appropriate and necessary:

Youth who lease horses are required to turn in a copy of the lease to the Extension Office by our May 15, 2018 deadline. This year’s horse lease information may look different. OSU Extension can only provide guidelines of what should be included in your horse lease and not provide a template for you to use. This means you will have to write or type your own lease based on the suggested guidelines. You can download the guidelines from our website under 4-H Youth Development>Junior Fair. Look under Stall Sheets and Registration Forms.

Again, Horse leases and registration paperwork for leased horses are due May 15, 4:30 p.m! If you have any questions, please contact the 4-H Office: 740-454-0144.

4-H Clover Dude Camp Registration Available

Registration packets are now available for 4-H Clover Dude Camp! We will begin taking completed packets on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Please remember, in order for your packet to be considered complete when you submit it to the Extension Office, you must submit the following:

  1. Completed registration form
  2. Completed health history form
  3. Photo of camper to accompany health history form
  4. $45.00 registration fee (cash or check payable to OSU Extension)

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Stefanie at the 4-H Office (740-454-0144).

Royalty and Ambassador Applications LIVE!

All Muskingum County Junior Fair Royalty and Ambassador applications are live and available! There are a few changes we wanted to bring to your attention:

  • The Pork Ambassador contest is open to boys and girls
  • Junior Fair Queen/King application requires a 1-2 page essay

All applications are available for download here. If you have questions about a contest, please contact the specie coordinator. Contact information is located on each application. For questions about the Muskingum County Junior Fair Queen/King Contest, please contact prevatt.2@osu.edu

Applications are due to OSU Extension Muskingum County by 4:30pm on June 1, 2018.