Pen Tear Down at County Fair – M to Z

All 2022 Livestock members showing animals at the Washington County Fair are required to attend Pen Set up or tear down at the Washington County Fairgrounds.
– Members whose last name falls between letters A to L will need to attend Pen set up on Aug. 14 at 3pm.
– Members whose last name falls between letters M to Z need to attend Pen tear down on Sept. 11 at 3pm.
Sign out sheets will be provided when set up or tear down is complete. Any junior exhibitor not signing out will forfeit 20% of their total sales.

County Fair Livestock Sale Results

28 Market Steers – averaged $4217 per head – Market Steer Sale Report
63 Market Goats – averaged $982 per head – Market Goat Sale Report
17 Market Turkeys – averaged $716 per head – Market Turkey Sale Report
70 Market Lambs – averaged $1186 per head – Market Lamb Sale Report
45 pens Market Chickens – averaged $575 per pen – Market Chicken Report
38 Dairy Feeders – averaged $1235 per head – Dairy Feeder Sale Report
52 pens Market Rabbits – averaged $484 per pen – Market Rabbit Report

DUNF Reminder for Market Animal Exhibitors

DRUG USE NOTIFICATION FORM (DUNF): This will be an online form for 2022. The link is NOW LIVE and must be completed before Weigh-in at the County Fair. This is required for Market Steers, Dairy Feeder Steers, Market Goats, Market Lambs, Market Chickens, and Market Turkeys (not required for market rabbits). You will complete a DUNF for each animal/pen you are bringing to the fair. You will also need your animal’s ear tag or leg band numbers. Leg band numbers were emailed to market chicken and market turkey exhibitors. You will get an email confirmation after the DUNF is submitted. –


4-H Shooting Sports Fall Session

The fall session will be in October and November at Hervida 4-H Camp. Youth ages 9-19 are welcome to join in the fun while learning the basic skills of a shooting sports discipline.

Choose from archery or shotgun. All shooting equipment and supplies are provided.

Advance registration opens Friday, September 2 with the first meeting on October 9.

Registrations are limited. Youth will choose one discipline and participate in that discipline for the whole session. Please enter the child’s “name”. The guardian’s “email” and “phone” are preferred. More information will be emailed to you by October 1 in preparation for the first meeting.

Youth must be 9 years old as of January 1, 2022 and not older than 19 by December 31, 2022.

Shotguns have a recoil and weigh between 6-8 lbs. We use both low recoil shotguns and ammunition. But recoil is still present. Participants are expected to be able stand, hold and swing the shotgun by themselves. We will be using 20 gauge shotguns. Please contact Brian Baker for further details 740-350-8155

Signing up for October 9 session will automatically register the youth for all Sunday meetings of the fall session (1-3pm Kick-off/Mandatory Safety Meeting on Oct 9, classes on October 16 & 30, November 6 & 13.

If a discipline slot is full, email to be put on a waiting list for cancellations.

Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm EDT

Advance registration opens Friday, September 2 on Signup Genius with the first meeting on October 9.


Farm Bureau Serving Food for Exhibitors

The Washington County Farm Bureau will be set up in the multi-purpose livestock barn on Friday evening at the Washington County Fair during weigh-in serving all exhibitors hotdogs, chips, and water.

Thank You Farm Bureau members!!

Kids Events at County Fair

Make it and Take it—Sunday, 10:00am to 12noon, Junior Fair Building

Any youth attending the fair may complete a make it and take it item during this event.  Participants will be offered a craft option with all supplies provided.  Most supplies are donated by Joann Fabrics through the Kids in Need Program.  Items may vary and are available on a first come first serve basis.

4-H Cloverbud Activities—Monday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Jr. Fair Building

All 4-H Cloverbud members and any youth between the ages of five and seven are eligible to participate in the 4-H Cloverbud Activities. These activities are educational and exciting. 4-H Volunteers and Jr. Fair Board members will guide each activity station and encourage the youth to participate. Activities will be interactive, hands-on and free!

Face Painting – Sunday, 2:00 to 4:00 in the Jr Fair Building – Sponsored by Oak Grove Christian School


Corn Hole Tournament at County Fair

Corn Hole Tournament—Saturday, 7:00pm, Junior Fair Building (K – Adult)

The county fair Cornhole Tournament is open to all residents of Washington County ages 5yrs old and up.  Cornhole rules apply as follows:  Teams will consist of 2 players each. Play to score of 21, if a team goes over 21 then they drop back to a score of 11. 1 point for each bean bag on the board, 3 pts if the bean bag goes through the hole.  Boards are placed at official distance of 27ft between the front of the boards.  Players may not go over the foul line when tossing the bean bags.  A foul will be called and no points earned for that throw.  Tournament will follow a single elimination bracket play and scoring and board distance may be adjusted for younger players.  Awards will be given in to Participants.  Participants must register by  6:00pm  Saturday before the tournament.


Cake Decorating Contest at County Fair

Cake Decorating Contest—Saturday, September 3 at 5:00 pm, Jr. Fair Building

Cup Cakes (limit 2): 7 years and under

Traditional Cakes: Ages 8-12, Ages 13-15, Ages 16-18

Specialty Cakes: Ages 8-12, Ages 13-15, Ages 16-18

  1. Contestants may enter only one cake; except cupcake category (limit 2).
  2. Youth participating in the cupcake category (7 years and under) will receive participation ribbons (No premiums).
  3. Youth participating in Traditional and Specialty Cakes categories will receive premium awards as follows: 1st place $5.00; 2nd place $4.00; 3rd place $3.00; 4th place $2.00; 5th place $1.00.
  4. Contestants must be residents of Washington County or a member of a Washington County youth organization.
  5. Age division is determined by age as of the event.
  6. Entries are to be made one hour before the event at the 4-H Jr. Fair Board Office.
  7. Time limits: ½ hour for 2 cupcakes and 1 hour for traditional and specialty cakes.
  8. Tables and chairs will be provided for participants.
  9. Parents/adults may not help the child during the contest, however, they can help set-up and clean up.


  1. 1. Cupcakes
  2. Limit 2 per contestant c. Any size cupcake (regular or large size).
  3. Miniature cakes – one serving size mini-cakes – limit 2. d. Time limit – ½ hour.
  4. Traditional Cakes
  5. Sheet cakes, round cakes; can be one or two layers. d. Cakes in this category cannot be cut to
  6. Two layered cakes must be layered during the contest form new shapes.
  7. Time limit – 1 hour.
  8. Specialty Cakes
  9. Shaped cakes (ex: Christmas Tree shaped pan, etc.), or,

Cake that is cut to form a shape (ex: round cake cut to make a rabbit).

  1. All cutting must be done during the contest.

The cake cannot be cut prior to the contest or contestant will be disqualified.

  1. Time limit – 1 hour.


  1. Home-made icing, bag and tips or icing purchased in tubs, cans or tubes with tips may be used. (TIP: homemade icing is preferred for more successful results considering the hot, humid environment of the Jr. Fair Building. Contestants may place purchased icing in a bowl and add powdered sugar for a more firm and desirable consistency.)
  2. Icing may be colored prior to the contest.
  3. Cakes in all classes must be iced during the contest.



  1. The primary decorations should be made from icing.
  2. Additional edible items, such as candy, pretzels, cookies, etc. may be used along with icing decorations, but should not be the primary decoration. (Example: decorate long pretzel sticks with icing leaves to use as palm trees, etc.).
  3. All decorations must be edible with the exception of a doll pick. Non-edible decorations are not permitted.


Lemon Shake Schedule – Help Still Needed

Help for the Hervida Lemon Shake stand at the Sternwheel Festival is still needed:

  • Saturday, 5:00-7:00 pm
  • Setup on Thursday at 6:00 pm
  • Tear down on Sunday at 4:00 pm

Also need donations of sugar or money for lemons, ice, etc.

Contact Jane Lennox 740-568-8044 to volunteer

Jr Fair Royalty Announced at Waterford Fair

The royalty coronation ceremony was held on Thursday August 18, 2022 at the Waterford Community Fair.  There were 12 candidates for 2022 Washington County Junior Fair contest and the final six were announced at the fair kick-off.

2022 Washington County Jr. Fair Royalty:

Queen Kenzie Smith, Oak Grove Explorers and Bulls Eye 4-H Clubs. Daughter of Brad & LeeAndra Smith of Marietta and she attends Marietta High School and the Washington County Career Center.

Princess Josie Burke, Running Wild 4-H Club and Waterford FFA. Daughter of Donald & Shawna Burke and attends Waterford High School and Washington State Community College.

Jr. Princess Madison Biehl, Warren Wranglers 4-H Club & Warren FFA. Daughter of Dan & Erica Mason and Scott & Jennifer Biehl. She is a Sophomore at Warren Local.

King Travis Morris, Fur & Feather and Bulls Eye 4-H Clubs. Son of Thomas Morris and Colleen Michaels of New Matamoras and Travis is home schooled.

Prince Steven Anderson, Fur & Feather 4-H Club & Warren FFA. Son of Paul and Petina Anderson of Marietta.  Steven will be a junior at Warren High School and the Washington County Career Center.

Horse Princess Madison Starkey, Trail Blazers 4-H Club. She is the daughter of Matt & Kristi Starkey and attend Marietta High School.