Baking Contest & Sewing Challenge Entries

Junior Fair Baking Contest Entry Form

Divisions include:

Junior [8 years old & in 3rd Grade or 9-10 years old]: Peanut Butter Cookies – September 5th, 9:00 AM

Intermediate [Ages 11-13]: Coffee Cake Muffins – September 5th, 9:00 AM

Senior [Ages 14-18]: Pie-Crust Single Crust – September 5th, 9:00 AM

ENTRY DEADLINE: The last Tuesday before fair for all Jr. Fair members.
Enter at or
Drop entry off at:
Highland County Fairgrounds Junior Fair Board Office
Basement Office-Use drop slot
604 John Street
Hillsboro, OH 45133

Junior Fair Sewing Challenge Entry Form


Junior (8 year of age and 3rd grade or 9 – 10 years of age): Elastic Waist Casing

Intermediate (11-13 years of age): Create and Apply Piping

Senior (14-18 years of age): French Seam

Enter at or
Drop entry off at:
Highland County Fairgrounds Junior Fair Board Office
Basement Office-Use drop slot
604 John Street
Hillsboro, OH 45133

Summer Judging, Make-up Judging, State Fair Qualifying Judging, Style Review

Just a reminder about Upcoming Judging’s:

IF you cannot make it to Summer Judging (July 9th), Make-up Judging will be held Tuesday, July 2nd. [ YOU MUST CALL THE OFFICE TO RESERVE YOUR TIME FOR MAKE-UP JUDGING. ]

Summer Judging will be held at 9:00 AM on July 9th – this day will also be State Fair Qualifying Show!!


Summer 4-H Awards & Style Review

Tuesday, July 16th 6:30 PM, followed by awards ceremony.


2024 Highland County Equine King & Queen Applications Now Available!!

Application Available here

Highland Co. 4-H Horse Queen/King rules:
1. The compe++on is open to any female or male 4-H members 14-18 years of age.
2. The contestant must be enrolled in a Horse Project(s) for the 2024 year and one-year prior
enrollment in Highland County 4-H.
All contestants must:
A. Dress appropriately; Business casual. (See below for business casual defini+on)
B. Appropriate language must be used at all +mes. No abusive language or behavior will be
C. Moral conduct will be scru+nized and evaluated at all +mes, including social media.
Outlets. Inappropriate behavior or conduct will result in disqualifica+on.
D. Not appear in pictures which include/depict nudity, underage alcohol consump+on, abuse of
a human or animal, or other illegal ac+vity.
E. Each contestant may not be married, not have been married, not have a child.
F. Must con+nue to uphold the Code of Conduct.
Scoring of the compe55on will be as follows:
July 26th 6:00 p.m.
Loca+on Alterna+ves to Violence Center 135 North High Street Suite #1. Hillsboro (Hillsboro
Orpheum Building)
General horse and 4-H knowledge test=30%
Personal interview 30%
Horse handling/riding video=40% Must be submi(ed by July 26th
A. Personal interview, all contestants will have a personal interview. July 26th 6:00 p.m.
Two judges will independently score each contestant, taking into considera+on poise,
personality, appearance, a\tude, par+cipa+on, and ci+zenship from the applica+on form.
Contestants should dress “business casual” as for a job interview (see below for business casual
defini+on) the interview will account for 30% of the final score.
B. Wri`en 4-H knowledge test, July 26th the contestants will take a wri`en test based on
Horse and 4-H knowledge. The test will account for 30% of the final score.
C. Contestants will be asked to Submit a video. Contestants will need to show proficiency in all
skills handling/riding their horse project. Must be submi:ed by July 26th. 40% of the scoring
will be based on horsemanship and general horse handling.
D. The Highland County 4-H Horse Queen/King will be the contestant with the highest total
percentage over all categories. If a +e remains, it will then be broken a bonus ques+on asked
acer the interview.
The new Highland County 4-H Queen/King will be announced on the 1st Saturday
of the fair August 31. +me and loca+on will be determined.
5. All contestants and phases of the compe++on will be governed by the 4-H rules.
6. All Par+cipants entering the compe++on must have the signatures of their parent or
7. As 4-H Horse Queen/King, you will be asked to be available to represent Highland County.
(Example: Annual Hillsboro Holiday parade, Fes+val of the Leaves parade Bainbridge, Ohio. And
Highland Co. Fair, Ohio State Fair, etc.) Must be dressed appropriately at any +me that you are
wearing your royalty sash.
If you have any quesKons, please contact Jeanine Mullenix (937) 205-2764 or
*Appropriate business casual dress slacks or khakis, dress shirt or blouse, opencollar or polo shirt, opKonal Ke or seasonal sport-coat, a dress or skirt at kneelength or below, a tailored blazer, knit shirt or sweater, and loafers or dress
shoes that cover all or most of the foot. Boots are fine if clean.

Navigating through Fair Entry

Entries for Jr Fair will be entered through Fair Entry again this year! They are due July 15th at midnight, late entries will be accepted from July 16th-July 31st with a $50 late fee. All animals, 4-H projects, FCCLA, and Scouts must enter through Fair Entry. Attached is a flowchart of how to enter projects.
A few reminders:
  • All poultry meat pens must be entered into fair entry by the deadline.
  • All rabbit (market and breeding) must be entered into fair entry by the deadline.
  • Swine- Market and Breeding must enter the 840/EID #’s. Purebred breeding gilts need to upload the registration papers or email them to
  • Beef- Feeders, dairy feeders and breeding must enter the 840/EID #’s. Purebred breeding animals need to upload their registration papers or email them to
  • Jr Fair Building entries are due by Saturday, August 24th at midnight. Enter for everything and deletions can be made. No entries will be taken on Saturday, August 31st when projects are brought in.
  • 4-H exhibitors only & exhibitors that show in both 4-H and FFA will use your 4-H Online login information on the Fair Entry website. You will just need to change your club depending on what the project is.
  • FFA, FCCLA, & Scouts- please make a Fair Entry login and that is what you will use for future sign ins.

Step-By-Step Instructions Click Here

Any questions, please get ahold of Kaley Fannin, Jr Fair Coordinator at 937-205-5034 (text/call) or email

Grazing over the Seasons Workshops

Grazing over the Seasons Workshop Series

All About Pasture & Haymaking

Wednesday, June 26th, 2024

5:30 – 8:00 PM

Morrison Farms

11540 Steinman Rd.,

Georgetown, Ohio

Cost $15.00


Future Series Dates

Winter Forage Preparation

Wednesday, October 9th, 2024

Soil Health & Fertility

February 2025

Livestock Fencing & Resources

Spring 2025

Registrations for Ohio 4-H Senior Shooting Sports Camps Due by June 13th!!

Registration for Ohio 4-H Senior Shooting Sports Camps is open now!
Youth in grades 7-12 are eligible to attend the Ohio 4-H Senior Shooting Sports Camp and must submit their completed applications by June 13. Senior Camp will take place at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp from July 14 to 19 and youth will have the opportunity to participate in workshops on basic and advanced shooting and archery disciplines.  

Additional information about Senior camp and links to complete the camper and scholarship applications can be found on the Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports website