In case you missed it, here is a pdf version of the Jr Fair Schedule: 2020 county jr fair schedule – COVID
Please share this flier around on social media and print Sale Flyer copies to post at local businesses, etc.
MARKET ANIMAL ARRIVAL & WEIGH IN: Animals will be weighed at the Washington County Fairgrounds on Friday, September 4.
- The Rabbit & Poultry Barn gate will be open during weigh-in for rabbit and poultry.
- Trucks/trailers headed to the Livestock Barn will enter the gate on Fair Ave, drive past the Jr Fair Building, enter the gate and then head toward the Main Gate. Unload and then Exit the Main Gate to leave or go park your trailer at the Golf Range.
Please note the following schedule for social distancing:
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Market Lamb Weigh-in Multi-purpose Building
6:00 – 7:30 pm: Market Rabbit & Turkey Weigh-in Rabbit & Poultry Barn
(Note: Turkeys will be housed in the old Sheep Barn)
7:00–8:00 pm Market Goat, Weigh-in Multi-purpose Building
7:30–9:00 pm Market Chickens, Weigh-in Rabbit & Poultry Barn
8:00-8:30 pm Dairy Feeder, Weigh-in Multi-purpose Building
8:30-9:00 pm Market Steer, Weigh-in Multi-purpose Building
- Only one exhibitor and one parent will be permitted to help move the animals from the truck/trailer, through weigh-in and on to the stall/pen. Once the animals are in place, exhibitors are asked to leave the fairgrounds.
- Masks and social distancing are required.
BOOTHS: There will be 4-H & FFA booths exhibited in the Jr Fair Building. To help ensure social distancing, the times have been expanded and we ask that clubs limit the number of participants decorating a booth to no more than 10 members and advisors at one time. FFA fruits and vegetable will also be exhibited in the Jr Fair Building.
- Setup – Wednesday, Sept 2 from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
- Setup – Thursday, Sept 3 from 9:00 to 9:00 pm
- Tear Down – Tuesday, Sept 8 from Noon to 4:00 pm or Wed, Sept 9 from 9:00 am to Noon
MEMBERSHIP TICKETS & ADMISSION: $15 membership tickets will be sold at the Senior Fair Board Office and Junior Fair wristbands will be sold for $5 until Friday, September 4 at the Senior Fair Board Office. Those purchasing a membership ticket can vote in the annual fair election on Monday, September 7 from 1:00-7:00 pm. Daily gate admission will be $5 per person.
FAIRBOARD OFFICE HOURS:
- Week prior fair (August 24-29)
- Monday & Wednesday 12:30 to 5:00 pm
- Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
- Week leading up to fair (August 31 – Sept 4)
- Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
The Bull’s-Eye 4-H Club will NOT hold its 2020 Fall Session due to risks associated with COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic. We’re hopeful the 2021 Winter Session can be held to teach youngsters about the safe and responsible use of firearms/archery equipment and living history skills. Please continue to follow recommended best practices for healthy habits and comply with social distancing requirements to keep our communities healthy.
Thank you for being patient as the Washington County Fairboard has worked out a plan with the Marietta Health Department to conduct a Jr Fair. Excitement is beginning to swell as we get closer to the event. All Livestock Exhibitors will be receiving the following letter in the mail outlining a detailed plan, expectations and revised fair schedule. Read this information carefully as everyone will be effected by the changes as well as the mask and social distancing requirements.
2020 brought another successful Junior Fair at the Waterford Community Fair. 165 hogs were purchased by 108 buyers on Saturday, August 15. The total Market Hog sale was $205,000. The average price per head was $1242.
PDF of Sale Results: Market Hog Sale Report for Blog
Market Hog Champion, Reserve & Premier Exhibitor
Champion Market Hog: Katelynn Valandingham, Churchtown Shining Stars 4-H Club ($3,000), purchased by Hickory Hill Meats & Pine Ridge Meat Processing
Reserve Market Hog: Hunter Simers, Fur & Feather 4-H Club ($2,600), purchased by Vadakin Inc.
Premier Exhibitor: Emma Hartline ($1,125), purchased by Eramet Marietta Inc.
Thank you to Southside Walmart for sponsoring champion and reserve awards and Premier Exhibitor sponsor Jeremiah’s Coffee House and Jeremiah’s Memorial Fund. Show judge was Rich Starr from Frankfort, OH
Market Hog Class Winners:
Class 1: Courtney Miller, Waterford FFA
Class 2: Finn Lauchard, Churchtown Shining Stars 4-H Club
Class 3: Parker Burris, Fur & Feather 4-H Club
Class 4: Emma Cline, Final Drive 4-H Club
Class 5: Trenton McVey, Backyard Gang 4-H Club
Class 6: Olivia McCutcheon, Waterford FFA
Class 7: Tori Wittekind, Warren FFA
Class 8: Taylor Miller, Waterford FFA
Class 9: Mason Dildine, Running Wild 4-H Club
Class 10: Jassandra Lang, Churchtown Shining Stars 4-H Club
Class 11: Jacob Huck, Churchtown Shining Stars 4-H Club
Class 12: Laykyn Jones, Final Drive 4-H Club
Class 13: Katelynn Valandingham, Churchtown Shining Stars 4-H Club
Class 14: Kylie Campbell, Churchtown Shining Stars 4-H Club
Class 15: Jenna White, SL Homemakers & LS Boys 4-H Club
Class 16: Isabella Lang, Churchtown Shining Stars 4-H Club
Class 17: Kesselyn Bigley, SL Homemakers & LS Boys 4-H Club
Class 18: Hunter Simers, Fur & Feather 4-H Club
Market Hog Skillathon Winners:
Junior –McKenzie Mason, Running Wild 4-H Club
Intermediate- Mason Francis, Churchtown Shining Stars 4-H Club
Senior- Lucas Huffman, SL Homemakers & LS Boys 4-H Club
Skillathon Medallions sponsored Farm Credit Mid-America.
Market Hog Showmanship Winners:
Junior- Katelynn Valandingham, Churchtown Shining Stars 4-H Club
Intermediate – Jenna White, SL Homemakers & LS Boys 4-H Club
Senior- Hunter Simers, Fur & Feather 4-H Club
Hog Poster Contest Winners:
1st Place: Mason Francis, Churchtown Shining Stars 4-H Club
2nd Place: Courtney Miller, Waterford FFA
3rd Place: Mason Dildine, Running Wild 4-H Club
Poster Awards sponsored by Farm Credit Mid-America
2020 Washington County Jr. Fair Royalty:
Queen Lindsey Hartline, Lynch Combined 4-H Club, CARTEENS, & Girl Scouts Troop 155
King Caleb Smith, Woodsfield Roadsters & Marietta FFA
Princess Megan Becker, Salem Liberty Homemakers and Lower Salem Boys 4-H Club & Fort Frye FFA
Jr. Princess Gwendolyn Lang, Churchtown Shining Stars 4-H Club
Horse Princess Kenzie Smith, Oak Grove 4-H Club
Dairy Princess Julia Hartline, Backyard Gang 4-H Club, CARTEENS, & Marietta FFA
The 2020 Washington County Junior Fair royalty competition was held on Monday, August 10, 2020 at the Ohio State University Extension Office. Royalty candidates participated in an individual interview with two panel judges and a public speaking event. There were two candidates for 2020 Washington County Junior Fair Queen, one candidate for King, two candidates for Washington County Junior Princess, one Dairy Princess and one Horse Princess Candidate.
Due to the change of the Waterford Community Fair schedule the coronation ceremony was held immediately following the interview event. The 2019 reigning Queen, Sierra Sinclair and 2019 King, Collin Bauerbach served as emcees for the evening. The ceremony began with introduction of each of the candidates followed by the coronation.
Lindsey Hartline was crowned as the 2020 Washington County Junior Fair Queen. Lindsey is the daughter of Gale and Christina Hartline of Marietta and a 2020 graduate of Marietta High School. She is an 11 year member of the Lynch Combined 4-H group, CARTEENS 4-H group and the Washington County Junior Fairboard. Lindsey’s future plan is to attend Washington State Community College and study occupational therapy.
Megan Becker was crowned as the 2020 Washington County Junior Fair Princess. She is the daughter of Fred & Tricia Becker of Stanleyville is a senior at Fort Frye High School. Megan is a member of the Salem Liberty Homemakers and Lower Salem Boys 4-H Club. She is also a member of the Fort Frye FFA Chapter. Megan enjoys participating in the Washington County Fairs and has represented Washington County at the Ohio State Fair.
Caleb Smith was honored as the 2020 Washington County Junior Fair King. He is the son of Brain and Yolanda Smith of Marietta. He is a 2020 graduate from Marietta high School and the Washington County Career Center. He is a 13 year member of 4-H with the Woodsfield Roadsters. He is also a member of the Marietta FFA. His future plans include continuing his education and working in the carpentry field.
Gwendolyn Lang was crowned as the 2020 Washington County Junior Fair Junior Princess. Gwen is the daughter of Scott and Carrie Lang. She is a 5 year member of the Churchtown Shining Stars 4-H Club. Gwendolyn attends Waterford Elementary School and is in the 8th grade. Gwen loves all the opportunities that 4-H offers especially fairs and 4-H camps.
Isabella Lang was honored as the 2020 Washington County Junior Fair Princess-First Runner-up. She is the daughter of Keith and Megan Lang. She is an 8 year member of the Churchtown Shining Stars 4-h Club and attends St John Central Grade School. Isabella is in the 8th grade. Isabella loves working with animals and one day may pursue a career with animals.
Julia Hartline was crowned as the 2020 Washington County Junior Fair Dairy Princess and is the daughter of Jeff and Kathryn Hartline of Marietta. She is an 11 year member of the Backyard Gang 4-H Club, CARTEENS 4-H Club, Marietta FFA, and the Washington County Junior Fairboard. Julia is a junior at Marietta High School and plans to attend the Washington County Career Center and focus in Medical College Prep program. She would like to be a radiologist in the future.
Kenzie Smith was crowned as the 2020 Washington County Junior Fair Horse Princess and is the daughter of Bradford and Leeandra Smith. She is a 5 year member of the Oak Grove Explorers, trailblazers, and Bulls Eye Shooting Sports 4-H Club. Kenzie is a sophomore at Marietta High School. Kenzie loves spending time at the barn with her horse Tim Tom, and is looking forward to this year’s fair and all the activities.