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By Keith | August 30, 2016
By Keith | August 17, 2015

2015 Jr Fair Schedule – Updated 8/17

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8 AM – 11:00 AM Market Hog and Market Sheep Tag-In, Fairgrounds

9 AM – 11:00 AM Market Goat Tag-In, Fairgrounds

10:00 AM – Noon Dairy Beef Feeder Tag-In, Fairgrounds


10:00 AM Dairy/Market Goat Clinic


Ruthann Dickerhoof Memorial Contest Essay DEADLINE


9 AM – 11:00 AM Rabbit and Cavy Pre-Registration Clinic, Fairgrounds


4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Broiler Chick Pick up, Fairgrounds MUST HAVE RECEIPT


Junior Fair Entry DEADLINE


9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Swine Skillathon, Fairgrounds MANDATORY


9:00 AM Junior Fair Rabbit and Cavy Skillathon and Showmanship, New Arena

10:00 AM Dairy/Market Goat Skillathon MANDATORY


2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Beef Skillathon, Fairgrounds MANDATORY”

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Market Beef and Dairy Market Beef Carcass Weigh-In


5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Sheep and Swine Carcass Weigh-In, Don’s Custom Meats


2:00 PM Sheep & Swine Cooler Evaluation, Don’s Custom Meats

6:00 PM Market Beef & Dairy Market Beef Cooler Evaluation, Jim’s Custom Meats


9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 4-H/Jr. Fair Building Open for Decorating


9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 4-H/Jr. Fair Building Open for Decorating

3:00 PM – 8:00 PM Swine Load in, weigh in and pictures


8:00 AM – Noon Dairy/Market Goat Check-In

8:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sheep Check-In (Books, DUNF due at check in)

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Photography Contest Registration

10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Rabbit and Cavy Check-In

NOON 4-H/Jr Fair Building Displays in place

3:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dairy/Market Goat Check-In

4:30 PM – 7:30 PM Horticulture Projects in place (Grange Building)

5:30 PM Trash Can Contest Judging

6:00 PM Photo Contest Judging

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Poultry Meat Pen and Turkey Weigh-In & Photographs

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Non-market Poultry projects check in

8:00 PM Dairy/Market Goats in Place

9:00 PM Poultry and Pygmy Goats in Place

10:00 PM All Sheep,Cavy & Rabbit Projects in Place


8:00 AM Market Lamb Weigh-In and Photographs (Sheep Barn)

9:00 AM Poultry Skillathon/Showmanship

Market Goat Weigh-In & Photographs Immediately following lamb weigh-ins

10:00 AM Dairy Beef Feeder Showmanship

Dairy Market Steer Showmanship immediately following Dairy Feeders

10:00 AM All Beef and Dairy Projects in Place

10:30 AM Barn Stall Decoration Judging

3:00 PM Rabbit Meat Pen Show

6:00 PM Market Beef Weigh-In & Pictures

4:30 PM – 7:30 PM Horticulture Judging-Grange Bldg.

6:00 PM Pygmy Goat Showmanship/Show

6:00 PM Market Beef Weigh-In

Dairy Feeder Weigh-In & Photographs-immediately following Beef

weigh in

7:00 PM Jr. Fair Youth Awards Presentation (Pavilion)


8:30 AM Market Lamb & Sheep Breeding Show/Showmanship

9:00 AM – 10:00 PM All Buildings & Exhibits Open

9:00 AM Rabbit Show

9:00 AM Dairy Feeders Show

Dairy Market Steer Show immediately following Dairy Feeders

10:00 AM Beef Breeding & Feeder Calf Show & Showmanship

immediately following Open Class Beef Show

11:30 AM Market Goat Show/Showmanship

4:00 PM Rabbit Meat Pen Sale

4:30 PM Market Turkey Sale

5:00 PM Broiler Meat Pen Sale

6:00 PM Breeding & Market Hog Show

7:00 PM Dairy Market Steer Sale

Dairy Cheese Sale immediately following Steer Sale

7:30 PM Dairy Feeder Calf Sale


6:00 AM – 10:00 AM Jr. Fair Horse Load-In

8:00 AM Market Beef Showmanship

9:00 AM – 10:00 PM All Buildings & Exhibits Open

9:00 AM Cavy Show

1:00 PM Market Beef Judging

5:00 PM Swine Showmanship (Exhibitors must register by 5 P.M.)


8:00 AM – Noon “Fair Through My Eyes“ Photo Contest Registration

9:00 AM – 11:00 PM All Buildings & Exhibits Open

10:00 AM Market & Dairy Goat Showmanship followed by Dairy Goat Show

9:00 AM Jr. Fair Horse Show – Horse Arena (East side of Track)

8:00 PM Square Dance – Jr. Fair Food Stand (Open to the Public)


9:00 AM – 11:00 PM All Buildings & Exhibits Open

9:00 AM Dairy Cattle Showmanship – immediately followed by Dairy Show

9:00 AM Market Hog Sale

9:00 AM Jr. Fair Horse Show & Showmanship-Horse Arena (East side of Track)

11:00 AM Champion of Champion Rabbit and Cavy Showmanship

11:30 AM Pie Eating Contest (Jr. Fairboard Food Stand)

12:30 PM Market Lamb & Wool Fleece Sale

Market Goat Sale immediately following lamb & wool sale

6:00 PM Market Beef Sale


8:00 AM Roman Catholic Mass (Pavilion)

9:00 AM Protestant Worship Services (Pavilion)

9:00 AM Dairy Judging Contest (New Arena)

9:00 AM Jr. Fair Horse Show- Horse Arena (east side of track)

11:00 AM – 10:00 PM All Buildings & Exhibits Open

1:00 PM Barn Games – New Arena

1:00 PM Swine Fun Show,/PeeWee/Alumni Show

4:00 PM Goat Fun Show

8:00 PM Square Dance – Jr. Fair Food Stand (Open to Public)

8:30 PM Pie Eating Contest, Junior Fair Food Stand


9:00 AM All Buildings & Exhibits Open

9:00 AM 4H Dog Show Fun Match

10:00 AM Pedal Tractor Pull – Jr. Fair Food Stand

10:00 AM Jr. Fair Horse Show- Horse Arena

11:30 AM Pizza Eating Contest – Jr. Fair Food Stand

12:30 PM Showman of Showman Contest – All Species

4:00 PM Market Livestock Released – All Jr. Fair Livestock Barns Closed to Public

6:00 PM All Livestock Released

8:00 PM Jr. Fair Horses Released

All Livestock Buildings Closed to Public


9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Buildings Open for Exhibit Removal


5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Processed Birds pickup at fairgrounds – BRING COOLER AND ICE


3:00 PM Market Beef Annual Meeting and Check pick up Location TBD


1:00 PM Sheep and Swine Picnic, Fairgrounds – Bring a Covered Dish

By Keith | July 8, 2012

Ohio 4-H Teen Newsletter

Get the latest edition, Spring 2012, here.

Always keep up to date by checking out their website:

By Ann | August 10, 2011

WIN a FREE Milkshake at the Fair!

“Fair Through My Eyes” Photography Contest

NEW RULES FOR 2011!! (We finally made it digital!)

1. Open to any junior fair member (4-H, FFA, Grange and Scouts) ages 9 thru 19.

2. Using a digital device (digital camera, cell phone, etc.) take your pictures of the 2011 Stark County Fair from Monday, August 29 thru Friday, September 2, 2011. Have your pictures printed in standard 4”x6” prints.

3. You can submit up to five (5) 4”x6” prints. NO memory sticks, cell phones or CDs will be accepted. Only 1 envelope (up to five prints) per participant. Envelopes can be picked up inside the Stark County Jr. Fair Board Office. DEADLINE to enter your pictures will be Friday, September 2, 2011 at NOON in the Stark County Jr. Fair Board Office. No late entries will be accepted.

4. There will be a drop-off box in the Jr. Fair Board Office. You must use the designated envelope to enter up to five (5) 4”x6” prints. Complete the information on the front of the envelope and seal all 5 of your photos inside the envelope. Deposit your completed
envelope in the drop box. Please be sure to list a phone number that you can be easily reached at during the fair such as a cell phone number.

5. A Grand Prize of $25 cash will be given to the overall Champion Print. Ribbons will be awarded to the top three (3) places in each age division along with a coupon for on FREE milkshake from the Jr. Fair Milkshake Stand. The judge’s decision is final.

6. All winners will be called and will be able to pick-up their prizes at the Jr. Fair Board Concession Stand. All entries will be displayed during the fair in the 4-H Exhibit Hall.

7. Any photos that have been altered by any photo editing or enhancing program will not be accepted and the entry will be disqualified. Original, untouched photos only.

Age Divisions:
Junior Division: Ages 9-11
Intermediate Division: Ages 12-14
Senior Division: Ages 15-19

Overall Champion: $25 cash + Rosette
Per Division:
1st Place: Free milkshake + 1st Place Ribbon
2nd Place: Free milkshake + 2nd Place Ribbon
3rd Place: Free milkshake + 3rd Place Ribbon

By Ann | July 19, 2011

4-H/Jr. Fair Cake Challenge — Aug 28

Watch out Food Network! It’s Stark County 4-H/Jr. Fair Cake Decorating Challenge.

When: Sunday, August 28, 2011
Where: Stark County Fairgrounds Pavilion
Time: 10 a.m.

Open to ALL 4-H Members including Cloverbuds.
For more information, click Cake Challenge Details

By Keith | March 17, 2010

2010 Stark County Fair Traditional Photo Contest

The Traditional Photo Contest at the 2010 Stark County Fair is where the junior fair member takes a photo in Stark County that depicts agriculture or urban life in keeping with the theme.

Theme: “Country Life”

Photos must be taken between October 1, 2009 and the opening of the 2010 Stark County Fair.

Photos must be 5×7, 8×10, 11×14, or 16×20 in color or black and white.

Photos must be properly mounted and matted. Not framed.

Member’s name, address, age, date photo taken and location of the taken must be on the back of the matted board. A 3×5 card with the member’s name and club name must accompany the photo.

The member is limited to 5 entries.

Age divisions are as follows:

Junior  Ages 9-12
Intermediate Ages 13-16
Senior  Ages 17 and up

The pictures must be turned in on the Monday, August 30, 2010, by 5 p.m. to the Jr. Fair Office. They are judged that evening. All photos hang in the 4H building until fair is over.

Grand prize is a digital camera.

Any questions, please contact Pam Baad, Jr Fair Coordinator.



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