County Fair Livestock Sale Results

Here are the results from each animal specie:

Market Steers – averaged $3200 per head Market Beef Sale Report
Market Goats – averaged $871 per head Market Goat Sale Report
Market Turkeys – averaged $780 per head Market Turkey Sale Report
Market Lambs – averaged $1188 per head Market Lamb Sale Report
Market Chickens – averaged $595 per pen Market Chicken Report
Dairy Feeders – averaged $1130 per head Dairy Feeder Sale Report
Market Rabbits – averaged $652 per pen Market Rabbit Report

Carving New Ideas Camp for Grades 8-12

Carving New Ideas is a camping opportunity for older youth, concentrating on the principles of critical thinking and program facilitation. It is hosted by Collegiate 4-H at The Ohio State University and the college students, who are also 4-H alumni, are preparing all of the fun activities for the weekend of October 29-31.

The registration website is https://go.osu.edu/CNI or share the attached poster. The online registration allows credit cards or checks.

Deadline to register is October 6 or until cabins are full.

 

Washington County Fair Covid Statement

Here is a statement released by the Washington County Senior Fair Show Committee:

There have been lots of questions from exhibitors that have been quarantined due to Covid exposure or could be quarantined before or during county fair. Here is the procedure if an exhibitor has been placed under quarantine:

  • The quarantined exhibitor will wear a mask the entire time while at the fair and be permitted to only show and sell their animal. All other daily animal care, feeding and show preparation must be taken care of by others. The exhibitor will only be allowed on the fairground for the duration of their show and must socially distance out of respect for other fairgoers and exhibitors.

If an exhibitor tests positive for Covid they will need to apply for a special exemption through the Washington County Senior Fairboard. This exemption will allow for another Jr Fair exhibitor to show their animal project. Documentation will be required indicating an exhibitor has tested positive for Covid. Any exhibitor that has tested positive for Covid should not be on the fairgrounds.

County Fair Exhibitor Letter

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 Washington County Fairgrounds on Friday, September 3. Please note the following schedule:

  • 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
  •  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

LIVESTOCK PICTURES WILL BE TAKEN AT THE FOLLOWING TIMES:

  • Friday, 6:00-7:30 pm                                                                                                 Rabbit & Poultry Barn
  • Friday, 7:30-8:00 pm                                                                                                 Multi-purpose Building
  • Saturday, 12:00 – 2:00 pm                                                                                      Rabbit & Poultry Barn
  • Saturday, 2:00 – 3:00 pm              Lambs – Livestock Pictures                          Multi-purpose Building
  • Saturday, 3:00 – 4:00 pm              Goats – Livestock Pictures                           Multi-purpose Building
  • Saturday, 4:00 – 5:00 pm              DFS/Steers – Livestock Pictures                  Multi-purpose Building

 DRUG USE NOTIFICATION FORM (DUNF): This will be an online form for 2021. The link will go live on Sunday, August 29 and must be completed before Weigh-in at the County Fair. 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 Sunday, August 29thhttps://go.osu.edu/washingtoncounty-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: $30 membership tickets or season passes will be sold at the Senior Fair Board Office and  Junior Fair wristbands (includes grandstand and rides) will be sold for $5 until Friday, September 3 at the Senior Fair Board Office. Those purchasing a membership ticket can vote in the annual fair election on Monday, September 6 from 1:00-7:00 pm. Daily gate admission will be $10 per person (4 year and under free).

FAIRBOARD OFFICE HOURS:

  • August 23-31
    • 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • September 1 – 7
    • 8:00 am to 10:00 pm

 WASH RACK: If it is not your day to show, please stay off the wash rack until the animal shows are over.

FEEDING TIMES: Get your feeding and pen cleaning done in a reasonable amount of time and keep the barns clean and your animals watered.

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 Tuesday, September 7 at 4:00 pm in the Multi-purpose Building. Exhibitors will be taking their animals into the ring during the auction. Sale Order: Market Steers, Goats, Turkeys, Lambs, Chickens, Dairy Feeder Steers, Rabbits.

SMALL ANIMAL SALE & CHECK-OUT:

  • The rabbit and poultry barn will be locked/closed during the sale. Please get all your personal items out of the barn prior to the barn being closed. Leave feed and water in your pens for your animals.
  • All kids must be in the barn to pick up their animals during the group prior to their turn to sell. For example, when goats are selling, turkey exhibitors should be at the rabbit/poultry barn picking up their animals and going to the livestock barn to be ready to sell. Once you have sold your animals, please take the animal back to the rabbit/poultry barn. Any animal being removed from the rabbit/poultry barn will be signed out and signed back in once the sale is complete.
  • Approximately 30 minutes after the sale of each small animal group, the animals will be released in this order – packers, buyers and then kids. No one will be in the barn unless it is their turn to pick up the animals.

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 Friday evening of the fair. 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:

  • Setup – Wednesday, Sept 1 from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Setup – Thursday, Sept 2 from 9:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Tear Down – Tuesday, Sept 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm or Wed, Sept 8 from 9:00 am to Noon

JR FAIR BUILDING: In addition to 4-H & FFA Booths there will be the following events.

  • Trash Can Painting Contest – Friday
  • 4-H Cake Decorating Contest – Saturday at 5:00 pm
  • Corn Hole Tournament – Saturday at 7:00 pm
  • 4-H Style Show – Monday at 4:00 pm
  • Pancake Flippin’ Breakfast Show – Monday 8 – 10 am
  • Make it Take it Craft Activities – Monday at 10 am
  • Cloverbud Activities – Monday 1 – 3 pm

HORSE SHOW: Move-In Friday 3:30 to 7:00 pm and Move-Out Monday 3:00 to 6:00 pm

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

Sincerely,

  • Kurt Bohlen                                                     Curt Welch                                                       Bruce Zimmer
  • President                                                          President                                                          Extension Educator
  • Washington County Fair board                   4-H Livestock Committee                             4-H Youth Development

County Fair Booth Setup & Tear-down

Set-up 4-H Booths, FFA Exhibits, School Art Displays in the Jr Fair Building will be Wednesday and Thursday from 2 – 9 PM Booth & Trash Can judging will be Friday at 10:00 AM

Tear-down will be Tuesday night 6-8 PM or Wednesday 9 – noon

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, air pistol, and rifle. All shooting equipment and supplies are provided. Advance registration opens September 9. Check out the details in the “Bull’s-Eye 4-H Club 2021 Fall Session Flyer.” For general shooting sports program information, go to: http://go.osu.edu/ssports

Bulls-Eye 4-H Club 2021 Fall Session Flyer