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Market Poultry and Market Rabbit Sale Photos - Due Sept. 6th

Because many of our market poultry and rabbit animals were very young as of August 1st - the Sale Committee and Extension staff decided to have exhibitors submit photos separate from their fair entries.  So we are asking that all market poultry and market rabbit exhibitors submit a nice photo of themselves with their birds or rabbits that can be displayed on the screens during the auction.  The sale committee will also print the photos and stuff them in the placards given to the buyers to thank and recognize them.

Photos are due by 11:59 pm September 6th - sorry, late photos will not be accepted. Click the button below to upload your photos.
Upload Your Photos Now

Livestream Camera Operators Needed

We are excited to share that Elliott and Rosemarie Daley have stepped up to coordinate our livestreaming of the various livestock shows and auctions at this year's fair.  With that in mind we are in need of volunteers to assist as livestream camera operators.  All equipment is provided and set up at each show arena.  All you need to do is monitor the livestream and occasionally turn and zoom the camera in to follow the action of the judge and youth in the show ring.  The link to view the livestreams will soon be updated in the 4-H mobile app.

Please click the button below to sign up for one or more shifts to run a camera.
Sign Up to be a Livestream Camera Operator

Junior Fair Cornhole Tournament Sign Up

The Wayne County Junior Fair Board will once again host a Cornhole Tournament in the west-end of the track infield on Sunday September 11th starting at 5 pm.  Click the button or image below to sign up.
Jr. Fair Cornhole Tournament Sign Up

Electronic Drug Use Notification Forms (DUNF) Due Sept. 7th by 5 pm

Again this year, we will be utilizing electronic DUNF forms. Please fill out the electronic DUNF before Wednesday, Sept. 7th 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 on the computer provided. If nothing has changed you may proceed to the next step in the check-in line.

A few notes: please use your entire animal ID/scrapie ID. Market poultry and rabbit exhibitors will complete their DUNF forms at fair check-in.  DUNF forms are required by the Ohio Department of Agriculture for all market animals, lactating dairy cows, and lactating dairy goats.

Click the button below to complete your online DUNF.
Online DUNF - Due Sept. 7th

Swine Ractopamine Affidavit and Testing

Again this year, we will be using electronic Ractopamine affidavits for all swine projects. Please fill out the electronic affidavit by Wednesday, Sept. 7th 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 the button below to complete your Ractopamine Affidavit.

Additionally, Senior Fair Board voted to test the Grand and Reserve Champions and the Wayne County Bred and Born Champions as well as for possible additional random testing of hogs for Ractopamine. Results are expected to be known within a few weeks of the fair.
Swine Ractopamine Affidavit - Due Sept. 7th
Ractopamine Letter to Swine Exhibitors

The Link
Wayne County 4-H Newsletter Now Available

Throughout the year we have been sending these regular 4-H News and Notes E-Mail Updates electronically - however, in preparation for the Wayne County Fair we are in the process of mailing a hard copy Link Newsletter to all Jr. Fair families.  You can preview The Link online by clicking the button below and watch for it in your mailbox coming soon.
Read The Link - Wayne County 4-H Newsletter Now

Sheep Pee Wee Show Date and Time Correction

The correct date and time for the Sheep Pee Wee Show is Tuesday September 13th with sign up from 1-2 pm and the show will follow the pro showmanship class.

Livestock Auction and Buyer Letter Resources

The Junior Fair Sale Committee encourages all 4-H and FFA market livestock and dairy exhibitors to invite potential buyers to this year's Junior Fair auctions.  As such, the committee and Extension Staff have developed several helpful resources and documents.  Click the buttons below to view and download these tools. 
2022 Custom Processing Information Sheet
Sign Up for 2022 Custom Processing Slots
List of Last Year's Buyers (for looking up contact information)
The 1, 2, 3 of Inviting Buyers Help Sheet
Sample Buyer Letter
New Buyer Cover Letter
Junior Fair Livestock Auction Brochure
New Buyer Flyer
Buyer Group Registration Form
Buyer Add-On Form

Wholesale / Turn Buyer Bidding Process Established

Senior Fair Board has established a process for properly licensed and bonded individuals / businesses that are interested in bidding on one or more of the market livestock animal species to be the wholesale / turn buyer.  Click the button below to read about the process and share this Bid Package - letter and forms with anyone that might be interested in placing a wholesale / turn bid.
Wholesale / Floor / Turn Buyer Bid Letter and Forms

Setting Up and Decorating Club Booths

The 4-H Building (Building 10) will be open for clubs to set up and decorate their booths starting on the morning of Labor Day (Sept. 5th) from 9 am - 12 noon. The schedule for the rest of the week is Tuesday Sept. 6 through Thursday Sept. 8 the building is open from 9 am - 9 pm and then on Friday Sept. 9 the building will be open from 9 am - 3 pm.  All booths must be finished by 3 pm on Friday Sept. 9.

Wayne County Fair Food Drive

Junior Fair Animals / Livestock Release Times and Updated Consequences for Leaving Early

Senior Fair Board passed a series of new consequences at the beginning of this year for anyone that removes their livestock early without permission.  Please be sure to review the policy and consequences prior to fair-time.  Penalties will apply to the exhibitor and exhibitor's entire immediate family.
Wayne County Junior Fair Animals / Livestock Release Times and Updated Consequences for Leaving Early

Bikes for Kids Donations Being Accepted

Keeping with tradition, the Junior Leaders Club and Senior Fair Board are planning to assemble and donate Bikes to various local groups as we have done for more than 15 years now.  However, with rising costs - the cost to purchase a bike has gone up to $100.  Donations of any amount are welcome but we know many clubs have voted over the years to sponsor 1, 2, 3, or more bikes.  Please consider supporting this wonderful cause at whatever level you're able to.  Checks should be made payable to Wayne County 4-H Committee and are due to the Extension Office by October 5th.

Junior Fair Baked Goods Contest - Entries Due September 9th at 4:30 pm

Click the image below for the Baked Goods Contest Flyer and entries form.
Baked Goods Contest Flyer and Entries Form

Wayne County Rural Youth Dances

2022 Dates

September 11th: Coliseum - Wayne County Fairgrounds
Lessons beginning at 7 pm, Dancing starts at 7:30 pm
Admission: Free once you're on the fairgrounds

November 12th: Location TBD

Dance from 7pm-10pm
Lessons offered from 6:45pm-7:00pm
Admission: $5 and refreshments served

All dances feature a live band and caller

2022 Wayne County 4-H Calendar of Events

The 2022 Wayne County 4-H Calendar of Events is available on our website - just click the button below.  It is also available in our mobile app which you can download from the Apple or Google Play App Stores - simply search Wayne County 4-H.
2022 Wayne County 4-H Calendar of Events

Download the Wayne County 4-H Mobile App

Simply go to your device's App Store (Apple App Store or Google Play App Store) and search "Wayne County 4-H" to find and download our mobile app, which is updated regularly throughout the year.
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