Feeder Calf & Market Dairy Goat Exhibitor Letter

Dear Barlow Independent Jr Fair Feeder Calf Exhibitor:

Welcome to the 150th Barlow Independent Fair!  150th Opening Ceremonies will be on Thursday September 23 at 4pm at the Gazebo. Ribbon cutting ceremony, cake, speakers, Warren Band performance, queening of the 150th queen. All are invited to attend!

 BUYER INVITATIONS: Personally contact buyers and business people in your area. Last years buyers are listed in the Junior Fair Guide. For new buyers – call the Extension Office 740-376-7431 with name of business, name of contact person, and mailing address. We will send them a new buyer’s packet.

MARKET ANIMAL ARRIVAL & WEIGH IN: Animals will be weighed at the Barlow Independent Fairgrounds on Wednesday, September 22. Please note the following schedule:

  • 4:30 – 5:00 pm: Market Dairy Goat Weigh-in                       Cattle Barn
  • 5:00 – 8:00 pm  Feeder Calf Weigh-in                                    Cattle Barn
  • 4:00 – 6:00 pm: Market Duck Weigh-in (last name A – M)              Poultry Barn
  • 6:00 – 8:00 pm: Market Duck Weigh-in (last name N – Z)                Poultry Barn


Thursday night during Showmanship        Duck Pictures                                                  Poultry Barn

Friday, 3:30 pm                                              Dairy Goat Pictures                                        Show Barn

Saturday, 8:00 am                                         Feeder Calf Pictures                                      Show Barn

The pictures will be available on Saturday prior to the sale for you to pick-up. The feeder calf and goat pictures will be located in the show barn and the duck pictures will be in the poultry barn for you to pick-up. It is recommended that you purchase a frame for the 5 X 7 photo. However, if you want to put the picture on an 8 ½ X 11 picture card, these will be available for you to pick-up during the sale at the buyer’s check-in table in the show barn.

DRUG USE NOTIFICATION FORM (DUNF): This will be an online form for 2021. The link will go live on Friday, September 17 and must be completed before Weigh-in at the Barlow Fair. This is required for Market Dairy Goats and Market Ducks (not required for feeder calves). You will complete a DUNF for each animal/pen you are bringing to the fair! You will get an email confirmation after the DUNF is submitted. Remember, this link will go live on Friday, September 17 https://go.osu.edu/barlow-dunf

 EXHIBITOR NUMBERS: will be handed out along with safety pins when you check-in prior to weigh-in. These must be worn during showmanship and market classes.

MEMBERSHIP TICKETS & ADMISSION: $15 membership tickets will be sold at the Senior Fair Board Office and at other dates listed on our Facebook page. Those purchasing a membership ticket can vote in the annual fair election on Saturday, September 25th from 1:00-4:00 pm in the Senior Fair Board Office.

FAIRBOARD OFFICE HOURS: Office hours before the fair will be posted on our Facebook page. During the fair the office is open from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm.

GATE & PARKING: Parking will be in the same designated areas, outside of the gates; handicap parking will be available inside the gates.

CAMPING: There will be camping available, Contact the Paul Fleming if interested.

BUYERS GIFTS: Rather than providing gifts to buyers, we encourage you visit the buyer’s place of business or mail them a thank you card after the sale. Buyers appreciate your thoughtfulness, but they can be overwhelmed with gifts during the sale and trying to transport them home.

 SALE: The sale will be held on Saturday, September 25 at 5:00 pm in the Show Barn. Exhibitors will be taking their animals into the ring during the auction. Sale Order: Pies & Cakes, Market Dairy Goats, Feeder Calf Heifers, Feeder Calf Steers, Market Ducks.

SALE CHECKS: Checks will be mailed to you following the fair by November 1 or before.

THANK YOU POSTER CONTEST: Posters will be judged at the fair and must be in place by the evening of weigh in. Judging is based on originality, neatness & creativity on relaying a “Thank You” message to the buyers. Awards will be 1st $15; 2nd $10; & 3rd $5. Please list exhibitor’s name & age on front of poster. All market project exhibitors are required to display a poster.

BOOTHS: There will be 4-H & FFA booths exhibited in the Lad & Lassie Building. FFA fruits and vegetable will also be exhibited in the Lad & Lassie Building.

  • Setup – Wednesday, Sept 22 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Tear Down – Sunday, Sept 28 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Lad & Lassie Building: In addition to 4-H & FFA Booths there will be the following events.

  • Trash Can Painting Contest – Entries Wednesday, Sept 22 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Produce for Jr. Fair Wednesday, Sept 22 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Produce for Jr. Fair Thursday, Sept 23 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am
  • Fair Pie and Cake Entries – Saturday, Sept. 25 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am

HORSE SHOW: The Jr. Fair Horse Show will be on Sunday, September 26 at 10:00 am and Horse Youth Open Show on Saturday at 1:00 pm.

CURFEW: All barns will be closed by 10:00 pm each evening. The grounds will be closed at 10:00 pm.

It is your responsibility to read and practice the rules for the fair. The Junior Fair Activities Guide and the Barlow fair book have this information. Junior Fair Activity Guides are available at the Ohio State University Extension Office.


Joe Campbell                        Blake Campbell                               Bruce Zimmer

President                              Fair Director                                    Extension Educator

Barlow Independent Fair Board                                                 4-H Youth Development