Ohio State Fair Livestock Information

Ohio State Fair Livestock Schedule: July 15 – August 4, 2024

Market animals –

  • Market beef – January 1
  • Market swine – May 23
  • Market lambs – May 23
  • Market goats – May 1
  • Dairy feeders – June 1
  • Market rabbits – June 1
  • Market poultry – within 5 days of hatch

Breeding animals –

  • Breeding Beef – May 22
  • Breeding Swine – May 22
  • Breeding Sheep – May 22
  • Breeding Goats – May 16
  • Breeding Poultry – May 31
  • Breeding rabbits – May 31
  • Dairy Cattle – May 22


PAS Horse Show Cancelled

The Washington County PAS Horse show has been cancelled.  The PAS show was scheduled for June 1, 2024 at the Washington County Fair Grounds. The arena conditions are not adequate for show after spring flooding back in April and continued rain throughout the last few weeks.  We appreciate every ones understanding in this matter and look forward to our remaining equine sessions and County Fair.  Best of luck to the exhibitors qualifying across the state.

Noble County Woof Classic – June 8

J U N E 8 , 2 0 2 4
9 : 0 0 A M ( R E G I S T R A T I O N A T 8 : 0 0 A M )
N O B L E C O . F A I R G R O U N D S
P R E – R E G I S T R A T I O N D U E J U N E 6 T H

2024 Woof Classic


  • Showmanship A
  • Showmanship B
  • Pee-Wee Showmanship
  • Adult Showmanship
  • Beginner Novice A
  • Beginner Novice B
  • Novice A
  • Novice B
  • Grad Novice A
  • Grad Novice B
  • Preferred Novice
  • Pre Novice

Preregistration at https://go.osu.edu/2024woofclassic

4-H Cake Decorating Clinics

Monday, June 10

  • Beginners: 9:00 – 11:00 am
  • Intermediates: 11:00 – 1:00 pm

Location: OSU Extension Conference Room – 1115 Gilman Ave, Marietta (Second Floor)

Who: All members taking the 4-H Cake Decorating Project or interested in cake decorating are invited.

Registration Required!

Questions: Call the Extension Office at 740-376-7431 with questions

What to Bring: 4-H Cake Project Book, enough Icing to decorate a small cake, Cake Decorating Supplies, icing bags, all decorating tips for your level, couplers, spatulas. Also bring a small cake – one layer, either round or sheet cake.

Instructor: Sloane Matics

Real Money Program at WC Career Center

With the help of many community volunteers who staffed 14 business booths, juniors at the Washington County Career recently participated in a Real Money Real World simulation. Students chose a career for the simulation based upon their current area of study at the career center. They also spent their monthly salary visiting the various booths making spending choices based on their family situation hoping they would have enough money to make ends meet at the end of the month.

The program is a product of OSU Extension and was organized for the school by Bruce Zimmer, 4-H Extension Educator in collaboration with Washington County Career Center teacher Bobbi Webb. Here are some pictures of our volunteers that helped out!

1. Chance – Evan Schaad
2. Child Care – Amanda Bohlen
3. Clothing – Pat Ralston
4. Communications – Sharon Dye & Ron Leisure
5. Contributions – Cindy Brown
6. Credit – Danielle Allphin
7. Entertainment – Marcus McCartney & Rileigh Trembly
8. Financial Advice – Brenda Robinson
9. Finish Line – Bruce Zimmer
10. Food – Pam Montgomery
11. Housing – Amanda Harris Silvus
12. Insurance – Neil & Sheryl Westfall
13. Student Loans – Cody Pettit
14. Transportation – Marcia Holschuh
15. Health and Wellness – Kathryn Hartline

Breeding Animal Leases – Due June 1

If you are enrolled in a breeding animal or dairy project, you are being mailed a letter with the following information.  If you do not own the breeding animal you are planning to show, then a lease must be completed and returned the OSU Extension Office by June 1, 2024.

Read the rules here: Ohio Youth Livestock Exhibition Rules 4.17.23

If you need to complete a lease, all leases are due to OSU Extension by June 1:

Just to clarify, leases are not needed for market animals as ALL market animals must be fully owned by the exhibitor or household. This leasing information is only for members that do not own their breeding animals.

June 1 – Market Goat, Market Lamb, Dairy Feeder Steer Tag-in

Required Tag-in for Market Lambs, Market Goats, Dairy Feeder Steers will be Saturday, June 1 from 7—9:00 am at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Watch for road signs to indicate lineup locations.

Time: 7-9 am

All Market Goats & Market Lambs must have a Scrapie Tag in the ear by the June 1 tag-in. The Scrapie Tag should be put in by the breeder or where you purchased your animals.

Blue Breed Verification Cards Required for Dairy Feeder Steers – due June 1 – must be signed by dairy farmer where purchased in Ohio and include the ODA Producer number. Cards are available from the OSU Extension Office, your advisor or printed here: Dairy Feeder Breed Verification Blue Card 2024

Dehorning and castration must be done prior to tag-in. The Fair Vet – Dr Lowe will be checking animals during tag-in but WILL NOT be castrating or dehorning animals at tag-in. If this is not done to the Vet’s satisfaction, the animal will not be tagged.

4-H Gardening Basics Clinic

Date: Wednesday, June 12

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Clinic Topics: Explore the OSU Extension Teaching Garden, Explore Plants, Experience a Soil Activity, Roots with View Activity, 4-H Project Book Review, Question & Answer Time

Who: 4-H Members with Gardening Projects or youth interested in gardening

Location: OSU Extension Teaching Gardens, 342 Muskingum Drive, Marietta (behind County Health Department)

Registration: https://go.osu.edu/gardeningbasics

Questions: Call the Extension Office at 740-376-7431

What to Bring: Bring your project book, pencil, clipboard & plenty of water to drink

Taught by: Marcus McCartney, Extension Educator – AGNR & OSU Extension Master Gardeners


It’s Time for 4-H Camp!!!!!!!!

Washington County 4-H is excited to announce the summer camp lineup and host camps for youth Kindergarten thru ninth grade. OSU Extension will be offering four camps this year, including a day camp, one overnight day camp, and two multi-day overnight camps. The camps will all be held at Camp Hervida near Waterford. Here is the summer lineup for the dates and camp specific information.

  •  Junior Camp: grades 3-5, June 24-28 (Registration Due-May 31)
  • Cloverbud Camp: ages 5-8, July 1 (Registration Due-June 3)
  • Beginner Camp: 2nd grade- 10 years old, July 2-3 (Registration Due-June 3)
  • Senior Camp: Grades 6-9, July 22-26 (Registration Due-June 14)

Registration costs will cover lodging, meals, daily canteen, evening snack, class and program supplies for the campers. The camp staff and camp counselors are looking forward to a fun and exciting 4-H camping season! Camp t-shirts will be available at additional cost.

Here’s what Ohio 4-H Campers had to say after their camping experiences in 2023:

  • 95% indicated that they had someone to look up to at camp
  • 97% said they made a new friend at camp
  • 94% indicated that they learned something new
  • 94% said they will recommend camp to their friends
  • 98% want to return to camp next year

For more information about the 4-H camping program or enrollment, please contact the Washington County Ohio State University Extension office at (740) 376-7431, or download a registration form from https://go.osu.edu/hervida

Camp scholarship applications are available here: Camp Scholarship Application – 2024

Photographer Bids – County Fair Livestock Committee

The Washington County Livestock Committee is looking for photographers for the 2024 Washington County Fair Market Livestock Projects. List below is some information on what is expected of the photographer as well as a bid sheet.

Once you have had a chance to review the information please fill out the bid sheet; then mail it back as soon as possible but no later than July 1, 2024.   Mail to OSU Extension Office, c/o Washington County 4-H Livestock Committee, 1115 Gilman Ave. Marietta, OH 45750.

The committee will review the bid letters in July  with the Livestock committee meeting, and contact those that express an interest by July 31, 2024.

2024 Picture Contract Forms