Enrolling in 4-H Online
4-H Online opens for enrollment on November 1st to start the new 4-H year. Every youth participating in 4-H must be enrolled to exhibit at the Paulding County Fair. Enrollment deadline for 2023-2024 program year is January 5th, 2024.
4-H Calendar of Events
The 4-H calendar has all the important dates families need to be aware of for the year.
The livestock calendar has all the important dates families need to be aware of pertaining to livestock. This includes possession dates, and tagging/tattooing dates.
4-H Family Guide
The family guide is full of information, opportunities, and projects available to complete.
Paulding County 4-H Handbook
Similar to the family guide, but tailored for Paulding County 4-H, this handbook contains all the basic information about participating in the 4-H program. It was designed with new families in mind to answer any questions they may have about the 4-H program but it really is a great resource for any 4-H family!
Project Book Ordering
Project books are ordered directly from The Ohio State Extension Publications website. Free shipping is available when placing a book order of $40 or more and using the coupon code FREE2024 at checkout. For families that will not have $40 in book orders, consider ordering with another family in your club or contact our office at 419-399-8225.
Project Completion Guidelines and Fair Requirements
This document outlines what is needed for a project to be considered complete. These are the minimum requirements, but youth are encouraged to complete more than the minimum as it will increase their chances of winning awards and being selected for the Ohio State Fair. These requirements may also be found in the front of the project books.
Along with the standard project completion requirements, there are requirements for the Paulding County Fair and the Ohio State Fair which are not found in the project book. Below is a document containing all requirements for completing each 4-H project, as well as, the fair requirements for each project.
2024 Project Completion Guidelines and Fair Requirements
Registering for the Paulding County Fair
Fair Entry is an online database that the Junior Fairboard uses to manage the Paulding County Fair. ALL projects must be registered in Fair Entry in order to be exhibited at the Paulding County Fair.
Deadline for all projects (except Market Rabbits) → Friday, May 10, 2024
Deadline for Market Rabbits → Sunday, May 19, 2024