2021 4-H Recognition Banquet Reservations Due November 1st

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/wc2021banquetAll reservations are due by November 1st.  Award recipients must RSVP by November 1st in order to be recognized.

Wayne County Junior Fair Statement about Quarantine and COVID Symptoms

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 wcjrfair@gmail.com.

Fair Pass/Show Number Pickup

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!

Excellence in 4-H Award Nominations

Do you have an outstanding youth in your club that you would like to recognize? We are asking 4-H advisors to nominate outstanding members who are 17 years and older last year 4-H members for the Excellence in 4-H Award. This is our most prestigious award given to a youth at the county level. A member should be active in local 4-H activities and demonstrated leadership abilities at the club and county levels. Please return the nomination form to the Extension Office no later than September 1, 2021. Nominees will be sent applications to fill out and those who return them will be interviewed by a selection committee. The winners will be announced at the 4-H Recognition Banquet in November. Click here to download a nomination form.

Livestream Camera Operators Needed

Interested in helping at this year’s fair?  Since we plan to live-stream all livestock shows, we will be needing volunteer camera operators for the live streams.  All equipment and training will be provided. We are currently offering mostly three-hour shifts, but you are free to sign up for multiple shifts if you wish. Once you sign up you will receive a confirmation email and more instructions closer to fair. Click here to sign up for a time slot!

2021 Junior Fair Royal Court

Congratulations go out to the following Junior Fair Board members who applied to serve on the 2021 Wayne County Junior Fair Royal Court.  We wish you well and look forward to seeing you out and about at the shows and events throughout this year’s fair!  Be sure to see the crowning of the new King, Queen, Prince, and Princess in the Event Center at 8 pm on Saturday, September 11th.

King Candidates:
Ethan Gasser
Gavin Maibach
Gavin Snyder
Ben Rhoads

Queen Candidates:
Christine Anfang
Caitlyn DeMassimo
Libby Grossniklaus
Morgan Johnson
Morgan Vodika
Kailynn Wickens

Junior Fair Baking Contest

Entries are now being accepted for the 2021 Wayne County Junior Fair Baking Contest! The contest is open to all Wayne County youth ages 8 – 18.  Prizes will be awarded!  Click here for  the rules and entry form. All entries are due at 4:30 PM on September 10th. All baked goods will be auctioned and proceeds will be used to help fund various 4-H activities throughout the year.