Iron Chef Competition Returns to County Fair!

  • Sunday, September 3 at 5:00
  • Jr Fair Building
  • Main Ingredient: Fruit
  • Categories: Sweet, Savory, Spicy
  • New For 2018—(bring your own ingredients and prepare onsite)

This Contest allows 4-H members (ages 8-19) to show off their culinary skills.  This contest is a spin off of the TV show.  4-H members will be given an ingredient (fruit for 2018) and they must make a food item with that ingredient.  All ingredients must be brought by the teams. Teams can bring serving dishes, tableware, etc for presentation. There will be 3 different categories:  Category one – Sweet, Category two – Savory, Category three – Spicy. Teams will make 12 servings of each recipe. Teams are limited to one entry per category, but may enter each category. Each team may consist of 2-3 junior fair members.  Teams must pre-register by Thursday, August 30.  The contest will be scored based on appearance, taste, creativity, and interview.

Washington County Jr. Fair Schedule


Wednesday, August 29

2:00-9:00 pm     Booth Set-up                                         Jr. Fair Bldg.Thursday, August 30

2:00-9:00 pm     Booth Set-up                                         Jr. Fair Bldg.

Friday, August 31
10:00 am          4-H Booth & Trash Can Judging             Jr. Fair Bldg.
12:00 pm          Jr. Fair board Meeting                            Jr. Fair Bldg.
3:00-7:30 pm     Horses Move in                                     Horse Barn

4:00–7:00 pm    Weigh-In, Rabbits & Poultry                   Rabbit/Poultry Bldg.

4:00–7:00 pm    Lamb, Goat, DFS Weigh-in                     Multi-purpose Bldg.

7:00–8:00 pm    Market Beef weigh-in                             Multi-purpose Bldg.

6:00-8:00 pm     Livestock Pictures                                 Multi-purpose Bldg.

Saturday, September 1
10:00 am          Jr. Fair DFS Showmanship                     Show Arena
Jr. Fair DFS Show (Market Classes)       Show Arena
(immediately following DFS Showmanship)
                          (Followed by pee wee dairy feeder showmanship)

11:00 am          Jr. Fair Poultry & Turkey Showmanship    Rabbit/Poultry
11:00 -1:00 pm  Livestock Pictures                                 Rabbit/Poultry
1:00 -4:00 pm    Livestock Pictures                                 Multi-purpose Bldg.
1:00 pm            Jr. Fair Horse Show                               Horse Arena
                            Check in at 12 pm – show begins at 1 pm

1:00 pm             Black & White Holstein Show
(immediately after DFS show but not before 1:00 pm)

1:00 pm            Jr. Fair Poultry/Turkey Judging (Market)  Rabbit/Poultry Bldg.
(Immediately following Poultry showmanship but not before 1 pm)

3:00 pm            Jr Fair Beef Showmanship                      Show Arena
(immediately following B&W Holstein Show but not before 3 pm)

                             Market Beef Show (Market Classes)       Show Arena
                             (Immediately following Beef Showmanship)
(Followed by pee wee beef showmanship)

3:00 pm            Junior Fair Poultry Show (Fancy)            Rabbit/Poultry Bldg.
(concurrently with open fancy show, immediately following market but not before 3 pm )

4:00- 5:00 pm    Horse Pictures                                      Horse Arena
4:00 pm            Jr. Fair Cake Decorating                         Jr. Fair Bldg.
6:00 pm                Jr. Fair Beef Breeding show
(concurrently w/Open Beef Immediately after Beef Breeding showmanship)
6:30 pm            Jr Fair Talent Show                                          Jr. Fair Bldg.
8:00 pm            Switzerland of Ohio Hereford Show
(immediately following Beef Breeding show but not before 8 pm)

Sunday, September 2

9:00 am            Jr. Fair Goat Showmanship                          Show Arena
9:00 am            Jr. Fair Rabbit Showmanship                     Rabbit/Poultry Bldg.
11:00 am          Jr. Fair Market Goat Show (MKT. Classes)                     Show Arena
(immediately after Goat Showmanship but not before 11 am)
ollowed by pee wee goat showmanship)

11:00 am          Jr. Fair Rabbit Show (Market)                    Rabbit/Poultry Bldg.
(Immediately following rabbit showmanship but not before 11 am)

1:00 pm            Rabbit Dress Up Contest                           Rabbit/Poultry Bldg.
1:00 pm            Jr. Fair Rabbit Breed Show                       Rabbit/Poultry Bldg.
(concurrently w/Open immediately following rabbit dress up but not before 1 pm))
(Followed by pee wee rabbit showmanship)

1:00 pm            Jr. Fair Horse Show                                           Horse Arena
                          Check in at 12 pm – show begins at 1 pm

2:00 pm            Jr. Fair Goat Breeding Show                              Show Arena
(concurrently with open goat show but not before 2 pm)

3:00 pm            Ladies Lead and Goat Dress Up                         Show Arena
(Goat Dress up immediately following ladies lead but not before 3:30 pm)

4:00 pm            Jr. Fair Style Show                                Jr. Fair Bldg.
4:00 pm            Jr. Fair Lamb Showmanship       Show Arena
(immediately following ladies lead/goat dress up but not before 4 pm)

5:00 pm            Iron Chef Competition                                        Jr. Fair Bldg.
6:00 pm            Jr. Fair Market Lamb Show (market)                         Show Arena
(immediately following Lamb showmanship but not before 6 pm)
(Followed by pee wee lamb showmanship)

8:30 pm            Jr. Fair Sheep Breeding Show                            Show Arena
(concurrently w/ open sheep show immediately following sheep breeding showmanship but not before 8:30 pm)

Monday, September 3

8:00-10:00 am   4-H Pancake Flippin’ Breakfast Show                 Jr. Fair Building
10:00 am          Jr. Fair Dairy Showmanship                                Show Arena
11:00 am          Jr. Fair Dairy Breeding Judging                           Show Arena
(concurrently with open Dairy show).
(Followed by pee wee dairy showmanship)

1:00-3:00 pm     Cloverbud Activities                                   Jr. Fair Bldg.
6:00 pm            Overall Showmanship Contest      Horse Arena & Show Arena

Tuesday, September 4
3:30 pm            Presentation of Skillathon & Poster Awards         Show Arena
4:00 pm          Jr. Fair Livestock Sale                                  Show Arena
(Sale Order: turkeys, rabbits, goats, chickens, dairy feeder steers, market beef, lambs)
Buyer appreciation reception with refreshments throughout beginning at 3:00 pm
8pm-10:00pm    Booth Tear-down                                               Jr. Fair Bldg.

Wednesday, September 5
9:00 am – Noon  Booth Tear-down                                               Jr. Fair Bldg.

Dismissal of Animals (open & junior fair): Market animals may be removed from the fairgrounds after 8pm  on Tuesday and Breeding or open projects may leave after 11pm Monday


Washington County Fair Livestock Change

The Washington County Fair is approaching quickly.  As the Senior Fair board prepares for fair next week they are reviewing current procedures.  The fair board is asking all livestock exhibitors who wish to walk their animals do so between the cattle/sheep/goat barn and the poultry and rabbit barn.  The fair has also built an extra arena outside of the barn for exhibitors to use.  Exhibitors may use the extra arena to exercise their animals or to practice for their upcoming shows.  Exhibitors will no longer be permitted to walk their animals down the midway or in the camping area next to the cattle/sheep/goat barn.  There will be signs posted in the barns and barn meetings held after each weigh in on Friday evening.  Questions may be clarified at that time.  Best of Luck to all exhibitors!!

Come Eat 4-H Pancakes on Labor Day at the Washington Co Fair

Come support Washington County 4-H on Labor Day during the Washington County Fair. Katie’s Flippin’ Pancakes will be serving up pancakes, “They flip’em and you catch’em”, in this new fundraiser. Stop by the Washington County Jr. Fair Building for breakfast on Monday, September 3, 8-10 a.m. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, fruit, and drinks. Cost is by donation. This fundraiser is organized by the Washington County 4-H Endowment Committee. Questions? Call the Washington County Extension Office at 740-376-7431.

Fruit donated by Huck’s Farm Market and Lane’s Farm Market.

What this video and learn more about Katie’s Pancakes:


Waterford Community Fair-Jr. Fair Results

2018 brought another successful Junior Fair at the Waterford Community Fair.  213 hogs were purchased by 128 buyers. The total Market Hog sale was $237,720. The average price per head was $1116.

Complete sale results are posted here: 2018 Sale report for Posting-2k5d9qd


Market Hog Champion, Reserve & Premier Exhibitor

Champion Market Hog: Jacob Huck, Churchtown Shining Stars 4-H Club ($2,600), purchased by Pine Ridge Meat Processing

Reserve Market Hog: Bailey Welch, Decatur Buckeyes 4-H Club ($3,100), purchased by Carr Auto Glass

Premier Exhibitor: Hunter Simers, Fort Frye FFA ($2,700), purchased by Vadakin Inc.

Thank you to Southside Walmart for sponsoring champion and reserve awards and Premier Exhibitor sponsor Jeremiah’s Memorial Fund. Show judge Ethan Williams from Coolville, OH

Market Hog Class Winners:

Hunter Simers, Fort Frye FFA

Dylan Hart, Churchtown Community Crew 4-H Club

Dylan Merrow, Waterford FFA

Grace Huck, Running Wild 4-H Club

Madison Starkey, Fur & Feather 4-H Club

Ryleigh Rutter, Running Wild 4-H Club

Easton Schaad, Churchtown Shining Stars 4-H Club

Lindsey Hartline, Lynch Combined 4-H Club

Jacob T Lang, Churchtown Shining Stars 4-H Club

Olivia McCutcheon, Waterford Warriors 4-H Club

Trenton McVey, Backyard Gang 4-H Club

Hayden Jones, Running Wild 4-H Club

Kailee Cline, Running Wild 4-H Club

Erin Hague, Churchtown Community Crew 4-H Club

Kelsey Lewis, Churchtown Shining Stars 4-H Club

Khloe Campbell, Churchtown Shining Stars 4-H Club

Walker Brice, Fur & Feather 4-H Club

Jacob Huck, Churchtown Shining Stars 4-H Club

Katelynn Valandingham, Churchtown Shining Stars 4-H Club

Bailey Welch, Decatur Buckeyes 4-H Club

Market Hog Skillathon Winners:

Junior- Jenna White, SL Homemakers LS Boys 4-H Club

Intermediate- Hunter Simers, Fort Frye FFA

Senior- Luke Huffman, SL Homemakers LS Boys 4-H Club

Thank you to Skillathon Medallion sponsor Farm Credit Mid-America.

Market Hog Showmanship Winners:

Junior- Gracie Hartline, Lynch Combined 4-H Club

Intermediate- Hunter Simers, Fort Frye FFA

Senior- Bailey Welch, Decatur Buckeyes 4-H Club

 Hog Poster Contest Winners:

1st Place: Olivia McCutcheon

2nd Place: Lauren Zwick

3rd Place: Leia Barnett

Poster Awards sponsored by Farm Credit Mid-America

 4-H Booth Winners:

1st Place: Churchtown Community Crew 4-H Club

2nd Place: Running Wild 4-H Club

3rd Place:  Waterford Warriors 4-H Club

Honorable Mentions:  Farmers & Homemakers 4-H Club and Churchtown Shining Stars 4-H Club


2018 Washington County Jr Fair Royalty Announced at Waterford

Queen Leeann Trippett, Trailblazers 4-H Club & Waterford FFA

King Tyler Hartline, Backyard Gang 4-H Club, CARTEENS, & Interstate Exchange 4-H Club

Princess Holly McCoy, Trail Blazers 4-H Club, Interstate Exchange 4-H Club & Warren FFA

Jr. Princess Josie Burke, Waterford Warriors 4-H Club & Bullseye Shooting Sports 4-H Club

Dairy Princess Madison Hiener, Oak Grove Explorers 4-H Club

Horse Princess Kenzie Smith, Oak Grove Explorers 4-H Club

Fair Pen Set Up/Tear Down at County Fair—Required Attendance!

All Livestock members showing animals at the Washington County Fair are required to attend Pen Set up or tear down at the Washington County Fairgrounds.

– Members whose last name falls between letters A to L will need to attend Pen set up on Aug. 12 at 3pm.

– Members whose last name falls between letters M to Z need to attend Pen tear down on Sept. 9 at 3pm.

Sign out sheets will be provided when set up or tear down is complete.  Any junior exhibitor not signing out will forfeit 20% of their total sales. See Rule number 31 in the Junior Fair Activities Guide for details. Due to the Broughton Ice Cream Social—Please park around the old lamb barn and the rabbit/poultry barn.


Waterford 4-H Club Booths

  • Judging – All 4-H Club Booths will be judged on Thursday before the fair.
  • Exhibit Areas – Booth exhibit area has center and wall booths. All booths are 8′ x 4′ and have a front closure, locked by the fair board. Wall booths have electrical outlets and center booths have electricity but only by using an extension cord.
  • Booth Set-up and Tear Down – Booth set-up will be the Wednesday before the Waterford Fair from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm All clubs must complete their decorating and have their displays in place by Wednesday at 8:00 pm Booth tear down will be Sunday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm. The Waterford Fair Board and/or the Extension Office are not responsible for exhibits left after 8:00 pm Sunday.


Ohio Cheviot Breeders Starter Flock Award

The Ohio Cheviot Breeders Association (OCBA) is seeking applicants for the Jim Cluff Memorial Starter Flock Award.

The OCBA started the contest in 1994 to award a Cheviot starter flock to an Ohio youth up to 17 years of age. The purpose of the award is to introduce the youth to the enjoyment of raising and owning a purebred Cheviot sheep, as well as encouraging the growth of new Cheviot breeders in Ohio.

The contest winner will receive the following: a one-year membership in the OCBA, one bred ewe the first year, one ram the second year and in the third year the youth will donate a lamb to continue the award.

The application deadline is September 30th. For an application and contest rules please contact Bob Hunter at (614)483-3202 or at