Chicken and Duck Pick Up Dates

The Washington County bird pick up dates are quickly approaching, and we are reminding exhibitors to have their pens ready.  Please be sure to have a clean pen with your new bedding ready for when the chicks and ducks are delivered.  We also ask exhibitors to bring your own crate, box, tote, etc to take your birds home in and be sure these items are clean as well.  Our pick up dates are schedule for July 7th from 3 to 4:30pm at Heritage Country Store located at 219 S Third Street Marietta.  The ducks will be arriving on July 21st from 3 to 4:30pm.  Please contact Heritage Country Store before arriving if you need feed or supplies for your birds at 740-374-7741. Also watch for updates on our facebook page for when the birds arrive.  If you need information the day of pick up then please call our office at 740-376-7431.  We cannot hold birds, exhibitor does not have to be present at pick up.  Please arrive during the scheduled pick up time and be sure to give your birds fresh food and water when you get them home.


ATTENTION ALL HORSE MEMBERS!!  Our horse paperwork deadline is quickly approaching on June 1, 2022.  Members will need to turn in their horse declaration form, Immunization form, stall reservation for County Fair, Lease agreements, and PAS forms for those participating.  The Saddle Horse Committee and Athens County Horse Advisors have partnered together to offer a PAS show on Saturday June 4, 2022 and we will conclude with a Fun show following the PAS events/classes.  The PAS show is the state qualifying event for horse members to be eligible to compete at the Ohio State Fair.  This event will be held at the Washington County Fair located at 922 Front Street Marietta Ohio.  Horse members in Washington and Athens County will not be charged a fee for PAS classes, however all other out of county participants must pre-register with a $10 fee per class by May 27th.  The Fun show will immediately follow the PAS event and all participants must be 4-H / FFA members of 4-H project age and follow all 4-H Uniform Horse Rules.  Fun Show classes are $2 per class with a fee of $10 max for the day.  Participants will register at the event approximately 1 hour before the show.  PAS Fun Show  

The last Educational Equine Session is scheduled for June 25th from 9am to noon at the Washington County Fair, any horse member planning to exhibit at fair must attend one Equine Session to be eligible to show.  For questions please call OSU Extension 740-376-7431.

Washington County 4-H Endowment Dinner Planning in Full Swing

The Washington County Endowment Committee is counting the days until their annual fundraising event planned for April 2, 2022.  The Endowment dinner will include a choice of chicken or steak dinner and feature a silent and live auction.  The Endowment committee is excited to bring this event back to an in person event this year.  Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for youth and are available for purchase from the Extension office or any committee member.  4-H families and clubs may contact Sally at the extension office to sign out tickets to sell or stop in and purchase your tickets at 1115 Gilman Ave Marietta.  The committee is still accepting donations for the silent and live auctions and encourage clubs to donate a themed basket item.  The doors to the event will open at 5pm with dinner served at 6pm and the live auction beginning at 7.  For more information please call the Extension Office at 740-376-7431.

CARTEENS is Searching for Teen Members

The Washington County CARTEENS club is recruiting new members.  If you are a youth ages 14-18 years of age we would like to talk to you!  CARTEENS is a 4H club that uses teen presenters to teach their peers traffic safety.  The club meets once a month on the 2nd Wednesday.  Teen members earn community service hours, learn public speaking skills, and make new friendships.  Teens also gain traffic safety confidence while organizing fun, hands on activities during presentations.  CARTEENS members may belong to another 4H club or may be brand new to 4H!  Join us for our next CARTEENS meeting to observe and meet our current members.  Call 740-376-7431 to reserve your spot and talk with the advisor or current members for more details.

Holiday Make-it & Take-it Day

The Washington County 4H program will be hosting a holiday crafting day at their office located at 1115 Gilman Ave Marietta.  The event will take place on December 22 from 9:30am to 12 noon.  All youth K through 12 are invited to attend(this event is open to any youth, you do not need to be a 4H member to attend).  Our crafting day will consist of card making, ornament making, gift tag workshops, and  no sew fleece blankets.  A holiday snack and Christmas movies will be offered as well.  Our current 4H members are encouraged to bring a friend and wear their favorite holiday shirt.  We ask that you RSVP using the following link: . Attendees may stay for the entire time or just drop in for an hour or more until the conclusion of the event.  For more details please call our office at 740-376-7431.

Barlow Independent Fair Skillathon Winners Announced

The Barlow Independent Fair Skillathon and Poster winners will be recognized on Saturday September 25, 2021 at 4:45pm in the show barn.  Poster winners will be announced at this time and may receive their award during the awards ceremony.  Skillathon winners will also be recognized during this time.  All winners will be asked to have their picture taken after their award has been received.  We would like to congratulate the following skillathon winners exhibiting at Barlow Independent Fair.

Feeder Calf Junior winner- Jordan Seaman, Cutler Clovers

Feeder Calf Intermediate winner- Jaslynn Casto, Churchtown Community Crew

Feeder Calf Senior winner- Madison Hiener, Waterford FFA

Market Duck Junior winner- Devon Mason, Running Wild

Market Duck Intermediate winner- Kazden Valentine, Cutler Clovers

Market Duck Senior winner- Rebecca Williams, Warren FFA

Market Dairy Goat Junior winner- Hudson Lang, Churchtown Shining Stars

Market Dairy Goat Intermediate winner- Gwendolyn Lang, Churchtown Shining Stars

Market Dairy Goat Senior winner- Haley Bolden, Decatur Buckeyes

Congratulations to all the skillathon award winners!


Attention Horse Exhibitors

The Washington County Fair is announcing important updates for the horse exhibitors.  All horses will be asked to move out of the fairgrounds on Monday September 6, 2021 from 3pm to 6pm. Horse members who stall / rent at the fairgrounds will remain in place. Also there will be no parking or camping on the ball fields this year due to safety concerns.  A senior fair board member will be contacting you with updated procedures for camping, or a refund if you choose not to camp.  The fair is hosting a fireworks show on Monday evening and the new updates are for the safety of the horses and their owners.  For more info please contact Debbie Tornes, Washington County Senior Fairboard member.