Royalty Applications Due June 1

Junior Fair Royalty Applications are Due June 1

Waterford Community, Washington County, and Barlow Independent Fairs are seeking youth to apply for: Jr Princess, Prince, Queen, King, Dairy Princess, Horse PrincessApplications must be MAILED to extension office by June 1, 2020Interviews: August 10, 2020 evening (Time TBA)Judging & Crowning: August 13, 2020 – 5:00 pm

Posted by Ohio State – Washington County 4-H on Thursday, May 28, 2020

Hervida Cabin Replacement Fundraiser – Update #1

The Cabin #8 replacement project is moving right along. So many donors have stepped up to provide funds for this project!! Our goal is $15,000 and we have reached 10%

Do you have a favorite camp song that you used to sing at Hervida? Check-out this song from our camp counselors Sierra and Tyler!

Interested in mailing a check rather than donating online?

  • Please make checks payable to “The Ohio State University”.  Include “Camp Hervida – 20977” in the memo line.
  • Mail checks to:
  • Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
  • Attn: Crystal
  • 2201 Fred Taylor Drive
  • Columbus, OH 43210

Ohio State Fair Cancelled for 2020

With today’s announcement to cancel the 2020 Ohio State Fair, please keep in mind that in the coming weeks we will be sharing more information about a virtual format for State Level 4-H Special Interest Project judging. Bruce Zimmer

May 21, 2020

Today, the Ohio Expositions Commission announced that it will cancel the 2020 Ohio State Fair, originally scheduled for July 29 – August 9 in Columbus. Members of the Commission expressed concern for public health, as well as the financial feasibility of hosting a socially distant fair that would adhere to social distancing protocols and its impact on the long-term viability of the Ohio State Fair.

“After careful thought and deliberation, we have decided to cancel the Ohio State Fair. Knowing how easily the virus spreads in large groups, we believe it is the safest path forward for the health and safety of all Ohioans.” said Andy Doehrel, chair of the Ohio Expositions Commission. “The financial ramifications of hosting a reduced-capacity Fair would be too great, and we need to protect the great Ohio State Fair for future generations.”

“Our first priority is the safety of the hundreds of thousands of people involved in the Ohio State Fair each year. While this is a difficult decision, we feel it is necessary to protect the fairgoers, exhibitors, volunteers, vendors, partners, performers, concessionaires, youth leaders, employees and sponsors,” said Virgil Strickler, general manager of the Ohio Expo Center & State Fair. “I look forward to seeing my fellow Ohioans at the 2021 Ohio State Fair, when it is safer for us to enjoy our favorite traditions together.”

Last year, 934,925 people attended the Ohio State Fair during its 12-day run. These attendees came from each of Ohio’s 88 counties, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, as well as Canada and Mexico.

The Ohio Expositions Commission is focused on developing a strategy to responsibly reopen its year-round facilities when appropriate, and to welcome guests back for the 2021 Ohio State Fair, scheduled for July 28 through August 8 of next year.

Jr Fair Royalty Applications Due – June 1

Waterford Community, Washington County, and Barlow Independent Fairs are seeking youth to apply for: Jr Princess, Prince, Queen, King, Dairy Princess, Horse Princess

 Applications must be MAILED to extension office by June 1, 2020

Interviews: August 10, 2020 evening (Time TBA)

 Judging & Crowning: August 13, 2020 – 5:00 pm


  1. A member of a Junior Fair youth organization in Washington County.
  2. Candidates must be a Junior Fair Exhibitor at a Washington County Fair.
  3. Queen 16  – 19 as of January 1, King candidates: 16-19 years of age as of January 1, 2020. Princess, Prince, Dairy Princess, and Horse Princess candidates: 12-15 years of age as of January 1, 2020.
  4. Contestants may not be married, nor have been married, nor borne or fathered a child, or be with child.
  5. Has not previously served as Junior Fair King or Junior Fair Queen of Washington County.
  6. Prince, Junior Princess and Dairy Princess, Horse Princess may not run consecutive years for the same title.

Entry fee is $30.00.   Make checks payable to Washington County 4-H Committee/Royalty.

All schools, youth organizations and civic organizations are invited to encourage candidates to enter the contest. Eligible Junior Fair organizations include 4-H, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, FCCLA, and FFA.

Application available at:

Horse Paperwork Due

ATTENTION HORSE MEMBERS.  All horse paperwork including horse permission to participate, animal declaration, immunizations are all due by June 1, 2020.  Please mail forms to the OSU Extension Office Washington County 202 Davis Ave. Marietta Ohio 45750.  These forms are required for participation in the county and state programs. 

Reminder to Volunteers – Child Abuse & Neglect Training

If you are a 4-H Volunteer and have not completed the Annual Child Abuse and Neglect training, there will be a virtual training offered on Wednesday, May 27 at 7:00 pm. No registration required.

Join Zoom Meeting

Password: 576817

State Horse Judging Announced

The Ohio 4-H Program has announced the virtual state horse judging and hippology contest.  The contest will be held virtually on June 15, 2020.  Registration is due by June 8th at midnight.  Online registration is required along with payment.  Please visit the state horse website at for registration and details.

4-H Camp Hervida Fundraiser to Replace Cabin #8

4-H Camp Hervida needs your help to fund a cabin replacement project. Cabin #8 was closed in 2019 due to an unstable foundation, sloping floor and mold caused by excessive moisture. The plan is to build a new 20′ X 24′ cabin on the same location. The new cabin will include a ramp for handicap accessibility.

Due to COVID-19 all 4-H Camps have been cancelled through August 31. Other spring and summer camps traditionally held at Hervida have also been cancelled. The income generated from these camps would have been used to begin the funding process to replace Cabin #8

The goal is $15,000

Link to the funder page:

Link to video featuring Camp Hervida counselors:

4-H Senior Recognition

4-H members that are graduating seniors should check their email for a request. 4-H Seniors are asked to email the following information to Bruce Zimmer by June 1

  • Name
  • Hometown
  • 4-H Club Name
  • 4-H Projects Taken
  • Your Most Memorable 4-H Moments
  • Your Plans for the Future