4-H members and volunteers being recognized for years of service and various other awards were recently mailed invitations for this year’s Wayne County 4-H Recognition Banquet. The banquet will be held on Tuesday November 9th at 6 pm at the Wayne County Fair Event Center.
All youth and adults that are being recognized will receive a complimentary meal. Parents / family members or other guests are asked to pay $15 to cover the cost of their meals. Reservations for award winners and payment for any guest meals can be made online at https://go.osu.edu/wc2021banquet. All reservations are due by November 1st. Award recipients must RSVP by November 1st in order to be recognized.
The Target Date for Mailing Market Livestock Checks is October 28th. We recently confirmed with the bank that we are still on track to meet this date. If for some reason the checks are not able to be mailed out on October 28th – we will send out an update!
Please note that tonight’s sheep show has been moved to the Event Center and will begin at 5:00 PM.
Individuals or teams can register now for our 2021 Wayne County Junior Fair General Livestock Judging Contest to be held at noon on Sunday September 12th in the Event Center. Click here for registration.
The Goat Committee will be holding a pre-fair meeting for goat exhibitors on Wednesday, September 8 at 6:30 PM at the Goat/Sheep Arena at the Fairgrounds.
Again this year, we will be using electronic ractopamine affidavits for all swine projects. Please fill out the electronic affidavit before Wednesday, September 8th at 5:00pm. You will receive a confirmation email after it is submitted. You will not be permitted to unload your swine project until the form is completed. Click here to access the online affidavit.
Again this year, all Drug Use Notification Forms (DUNF) will be completed electronically. Please fill out the electronic DUNF before Wednesday, September 8th at 5:00pm. You will receive a confirmation email with the details of your DUNF after it is submitted. If any information on the DUNF form changes between the time the form was submitted and fair check-in, the committee will ask you to complete a new DUNF at check-in. If nothing has changed you may proceed to the next step in the check-in line. Please use your entire animal ID/scrapie ID. DUNF forms are required by the Ohio Department of Agriculture for all market animals, lactating dairy cows, and lactating dairy goats. Click here to access the electronic DUNF.
If a Jr. Fair Exhibitor is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and/or under a quarantine order from their primary care physician or healthcare provider, they should stay home and find someone to care for their animal while it is at the fairgrounds to ensure the animal has feed, water, and clean bedding. The exhibitor should also arrange for another Jr. Fair exhibitor to show the animal and, if it is a market animal, stand in for the exhibitor during the livestock auction. Any questions or issues – please contact the Jr. Fair Office at 330-264-9895 or via email at email@example.com.
Show numbers, wristbands, and vehicle passes will be available for pickup on the following dates at the Junior Fair office:
Tuesday, August 31 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursday, Sept 2 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday, Sept. 10 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
An advisor or designated adult should pick up and sign for fair passes and show numbers for the entire club. NO TICKETS OR SHOW NUMBERS WILL BE MAILED OR HANDED OUT INDIVIDUALLY BY THE JUNIOR FAIR OFFICE!
Staying overnight in the barns during the Wayne County Fair is STRONGLY discouraged. However, if a member MUST stay, then complete the form and turn it in to the Junior Fair Office by September 1st. Click here to download the permission form.