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2021 State Fair Awards and Style Revue

Congratulations to all those 4-H members that were selected to represent Wayne County at the 2021 Ohio State Fair!  Special thanks to all of the members who participated in this year's Style Revue and to the Building 10 Committee and Food & Fashion Board who made this event possible.  Best of luck to all!

Fair Entry is Now Open!

Entries for the 2021 Wayne County Junior Fair are currently being accepted! All entries are due by August 1.  Click the button below to access the FairEntry site and to make your entry for this year's fair.  There are also step by step instructions for those who need them - click the button below.
Market Animal Sale Photos
Please note that all market livestock exhibitors must submit a photo of themselves with their market animal to be displayed during the auction.  You must upload the photo when making your fair entries, so be sure to take your photo before starting your fair entries.  This is your opportunity to market your fair animal to the buyers, so please dress appropriately in show attire or nice jeans and a nice shirt.  Also, be sure that your photo is taken in horizontal or landscape orientation, and make sure you're in a well-lit area - outdoors is preferable.
2021 Wayne County Jr. Fair Entries
Jr. Fair Entries Help Sheet

Market Rabbit and Market Poultry Animal ID Due August 1

Attention all market poultry and market rabbit members: don't forget to enter your market poultry and market rabbit animal ID in 4-H Online before starting your fair entries.  You must have your animal ID entered in 4-H Online so that you can select those animals in the fair entry program.  Also, this year market poultry and market rabbit sale photos should be taken at home and uploaded with your fair entry.  The committee will not be taking the photos during the fair like as in previous years. Click the buttons below for animal ID help sheets.
Poultry Animal ID Help Sheet
Rabbit Animal ID Help Sheet

Last Chance Quality Assurance

If you have not yet completed your Quality Assurance requirement, a last chance Quality Assurance training will be held on Monday, July 26 at Fisher Auditorium on the OSU Wooster Campus.. A fee of $25.00 will be charged for this QA session. You may also participate in the YQCA online certification program - click the button below for YQCA details.  Quality Assurance must be completed by July 27 in order to participate in the Wayne County Fair. If you are unsure of your QA completion status, please contact our office.
Quality Assurance Information

Register Now for Project Judging

Reserve your appointment time now for late project judging, FCS project judging, and livestock interview project judging, which will be held on August 10 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM at the Fairgrounds Event Center. 

Click the buttons below to reserve a time slot for each project you want to have judged.  Remember Livestock Project Interview Judging is an alternative to virtual Skillathon. If you don't know your project number, click the button below to help you find the correct number.
August 10th Family & Consumer Science Project Judging
August 10th Still Project Judging
August 10th Livestock Project Interview Judging
2021 Project Names and Numbers

Outstanding Exhibitor Updates

Updated scoring criteria and other information about our Outstanding Exhibitor awards program is now available on our website. Click the button below for all of the up-to-date OE information.

Posters are required for all species except dairy and horses.  Completed livestock record books are also required for all species in the Outstanding Exhibitor Program.  Posters and record books are due August 10th.  Record books being graded for the Outstanding Exhibitor Program will be scored by a group of judges and can be turned in anytime on or before August 10th at the Extension Office, or turned in at the Late Project Judging event from 6-9 pm on August 10th in the Event Center at the fairgrounds.
Outstanding Exhibitor Information

Market Poultry Pickup Dates

If you ordered market poultry through the Extension office this spring, please remember the following pick-up dates:

Market Ducks - July 15 at Centerra Co-Op
Gerber Market Chickens - July 20 at the Jr Fair Office, 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Centerra Market Chickens - July 22 at Centerra Co-Op

If you purchased the Gerber Market Chickens, please remember to bring a thank-you note for Gerber Poultry.  

Livestock Project Record Books

Livestock project record books for anyone not competing in the Outstanding Exhibitor Program can be graded by club advisors or submitted for grading by volunteers from the respective livestock committees.  All livestock record books being submitted to the committees for grading are due on Tuesday, August 10 at the judging event held at the fairgrounds that evening from 6-9 pm.  Graded books will be returned to clubs/advisors when fair passes are picked up prior to the fair.  Buttons below link to the pages that should be completed for pre-fair judging and to the rubrics that club advisors will use to grade the books.
Record Book Pages That Should Be Completed For Pre-Fair Record Book Judging
Beef Record Book Rubric
Dairy Cow Record Book Rubric
Dairy Heifer Record Book Rubric
Dog Project Record Book Rubric
Goat Project Record Book Rubric
Horse Project Record Book Rubric
Poultry Project Record Book Rubric
Breeding Rabbit Project Record Book Rubric
Market Rabbit Project Record Book Rubric
Pet Rabbit Project Record Book Rubric
Breeding Sheep Project Record Book Rubric
Market Sheep Project Record Book Rubric
Market Swine Project Record Book Rubric

Skillathon Is Open!

The 2021 Virtual Skillathon is now open! This year's Skillathon will be available until July 23. Be sure to take the Skillathon for each species you plan to take to this year's fair. Please remember that you must complete either Skillathon or livestock project interview judging in order to complete your project. Click the button below to access the links to all of this year's Skillathons!
Skillathon Links

Dog Fun Show

There will be a Dog Fun Show at the Fairgrounds Goat/Sheep Arena on Thursday, July 22 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM.

Summer Horse Events

Tuesday Night Summer Fun Shows - All shows begin at 6:00 PM:
The final Contest Fun Show will be held on July 27
Entries will be made on the day of the show - no online entries
Click button below for show bill.
Show Bill for Summer Fun Shows

4-H Teen Leadership Council

Applications and more information to be an Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC) member for the 2021-22 program year are now available online at Please note: applications (and other materials, including letters of recommendation and program fees) are due (received, not postmarked!) by Friday, August 13, 2021. For more information about the TLC and to download application materials, click the button below.
TLC Application

Virtual Meat Judging Contest

For those 4-H members interested in meat judging, the American Meat Science Association is offering a virtual meat judging series this summer for youth in 3rd - 12th grade. Awards and scholarships will be given to winners in each division. Click the button below  for additional information.
Meat Judging Summer Series

4-H Calendar 

Can't remember the date of the goat clinic? Want to know when early judging takes place?  Check out the 4-H Calendar of Events to keep up with all things 4-H in Wayne County!
4-H Calendar of Events

The 4-H App.....It's Not Just for the Fair!

By now, most of you are (hopefully!) aware of how useful the Wayne County 4-H mobile app is during fair week, but remember that it provides useful information throughout the year! Up-to-date news, the 4-H calendar of events, and other features can all be found on the mobile app. Download today from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store!
Google Play
Apple App Store
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