How to Become a Volunteer

Posted: Sep 14, 2023

How do I become a Junior Fair Volunteer?

Step One: Check it out...attend a meeting or function...ask around.

Step Two: Fill out the application. We just want to know a little more about you! What makes you tick? What interests you about this program? Where do you think that you could contribute within the program?

Step Three: Junior Fair Committee Review with Senior Fair Department Heads

Step Four: Approval from the Committee you are applying to...

Step Five: BCI Check

Step Six: Hit the ground running! Have fun and set the example for our youth!

download Created with Sketch. Download your application here and send to either or PO Box 80182, Canton, OH 44708

2023 Royalty Information

Posted: May 23, 2023

2023 Stark County Junior Fair Royalty Competition - New Rules, Guidelines and Application attached.

download Created with Sketch. New for 2023! Stark County Junior Fair Royalty Application



The information below is NEW for 2023 Stark County Junior Fair Royalty

Royalty Titles chosen in 2023:



    1st Runner-Up to Queen

    1st Runner-Up to King

    2nd Runner-Up to Queen

    2nd Runner-Up to King

    When the Queen and King complete the following, in conjunction with the Royalty Committee, they will earn a $500 Scholarship from the Stark County Junior Fair Advertising and Promotions Committee.
      • Visit at least 5 local county fairs representing Stark County Junior Fair (hand out county pins provided by the Royalty Committee).
      • Work with at least 2 Non-Profits throughout your time as 2023 Stark County Junior Fair Royalty and assist with 1 fundraiser for a non-profit (food drive, school supply drive, etc.)
      • Attend and participate in at least 5 community activities (parades, festivals, shows, homecomings, etc.)
      • Visit at least 2 schools to present 2023 Stark County Junior Fair Royalty.
      1. Parents are responsible for chaperoning and travel to and from events that Royalty is participating in.
      2. The Royalty Committee has the right to remove any Royalty that does not follow the written expectations at any time.
      3. Youth may participate in the royalty contest as may years as they would like unless they are chosen for Queen/King.

      download Created with Sketch. New for 2023! Rules and Regulations for Stark County Junior Fair Royalty

      SCJF Advertising Options

      Posted: Apr 14, 2023

      2023 Stark County Junior Fair Market Livestock Advertising Program

      If you've ever wondered how to get involved - here is a great opportunity to support these hard working kids!

      2023 Stark County Fair Theme

      Posted: Mar 8, 2023

      2023 Stark County Junior Fair Theme

      Horse Projects

      Posted: Mar 8, 2023


      2023 Ohio 4-H EQUISTEP Horse Safety & Ethics Program

      REQUIRED for Stark County 4-H Horse Members

      All Stark County 4-H Horse Members must complete the 2023 EquiStep Horse Program by April 30, 2023.

      Every Stark County 4-H Horse Member must enroll in AND complete the course at, no group completion accepted, individual only:

      David Crawford will get a list of Stark County 4-H Horse Members who complete the course and share with Stark County JF Fair Horse Committee. Members may complete course at your convenience, any time of day or week, unless site is down for periodic updates.

      Stark County 4-H Horse Youth MUST Complete by: April 30, 2023.

      This will be the Stark County 4-H Horse Safety & Ethics annual required program for completion by every 4-H Horse Project Member.

      #4HHorses #Horseprojects #QualityAssurance #Safety #Ethics

      2023 Project Rules

      Posted: Feb 28, 2023

      Access all your project rules here:

      download Created with Sketch. 2023 Beef Breeding Rules

      download Created with Sketch. 2023 Market Beef Rules

      download Created with Sketch. 2023 Dairy Beef Feeder Rules

      download Created with Sketch. 2023 Dairy Female Rules

      download Created with Sketch. 2023 Dairy Cheese Rules

      download Created with Sketch. 2023 Dairy Steer Rules

      download Created with Sketch. 2023 Dairy & Market Goat Rules

      download Created with Sketch. 2023 Pygmy Project Rules

      download Created with Sketch. 2023 Poultry Project Rules

      download Created with Sketch. 2023 Cavy Project Rules

      download Created with Sketch. 2023 Horse Project Rules

      download Created with Sketch. 2023 Sheep Project Rules

      download Created with Sketch. 2023 Swine Project Rules

      download Created with Sketch. 2023 Rabbit Project Rules

      Rules Announcement

      Posted: Nov 16, 2022

      Project Rules are being edited and will be posted soon.

      Beef and Dairy Steer rules will be posted first.

      Keep an eye on the project pages for those files.

      2023 Outstanding Youth/Royalty Application - Junior Fair

      Posted: Apr 12, 2022

      Don't miss the deadline for the 2023 Outstanding Youth/Royalty Contest!

      Open to all Stark County Youth, ages 15-20 as of January 1, 2023 who are current members of a youth organization represented at the Stark County Junior Fair. Interviews will be conducted in August.
      (You will be notified of the time and location)

      Deadline for application is July 1, 2023.

      download Created with Sketch. Stark County Outstanding Youth/Royalty Application

      4H Advisors

      Posted: Aug 7, 2019

      Your Play-by-Play Guide to 4-H Club Management and Positive Youth Development

      As a condition of being a part of 4-H, the Ohio State University Extension requires that all 4-H clubs, 4-H affiliates, federations, and councils maintain their own Tax Payer Identification Number (TIN, also known as EIN). Previous national 4-H group exemptions under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code will be extinguished. All 4-H clubs, 4-H affiliates, federations and councils that were part of a previous national 4-H group exemption must maintain their tax-exempt status through the University’s group exemption. Existing Stark County 4-H Clubs who have submitted their EIN number to the office have completed this requirement. New 4-H Clubs must secure their EIN number.

      Each 4-H Club MUST submit an annual e-postcard report online to the IRS by May 15, annually

      Organization 4H Advisor MUST print off a record that you completed the report or if fails, you attempted to complete report. Keep in your records in case needed.

      Please direct any questions to David Crawford, 330-830-7700 ext. 115 or

      This I Believe about 4-H Youth…

      It’s not only what we know, but what we believe, that determines what we do.

      1. The 4-H members are more important than the project.
      2. 4-H is not trying to replace the home, the church, or the school – only supplement them.
      3. 4-H’ers should be their own best exhibits.
      4. No 4-H award is worth sacrificing the reputation of the 4-H member or volunteer.
      5. Competition is a natural human trait and should be recognized as such in 4-H club work. It should be given no more emphasis than other fundamentals in 4-H.
      6. Learning how to do the project is more important than the project itself.
      7. Many things are caught rather than taught.
      8. A blue ribbon 4-H member with a red ribbon pig is more desirable than a red ribbon member with a blue ribbon pig.
      9. That “learning by doing” is fundamental in any sound educational program and characteristic of the 4-H program.
      10. Generally speaking, there is more than one good way of doing most things.
      11. Every 4-H member needs to be noticed, to be important, to achieve and to be praised.
      12. Our job is to teach 4-H members how to think, not what to think.

      Source: Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports Conference Brochure-2005

      Ohio State University Extension embraces human diversity and is committed to ensuring that all research and related educational programs are available to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status. This statement is in accordance with United States Civil Rights Laws and the USDA.

      Keith L. Smith, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Agricultural Administration and Director, Ohio State University Extension, TDD No. 800-589-8292 (Ohio only) or 614-292-1868

        4H Cloverbud Program

        Posted: Aug 7, 2019

        Cloverbuds are children who explore areas of healthy lifestyle, earth/environment, citizenship, plants and animals, consumerism and Family Science, science and technology, personal development, and community expressive arts.

        The primary goal of the Cloverbud progam is to promote children’s healthy development – mentally, physically, socially and emotionally.

        The Cloverbuds program provides an excellent opportunity for children to reach his or her highest potential because early life experiences, even subtle ones, affect future development.

        The Cloverbud program is developmentally-age appropriate, therefore it is:

        • fun
        • leader directed
        • activity based
        • non-competitive
        • success oriented
        • group-centered learning
        • many types of activities
        • positive

        The Cloverbud program allows for and encourages creativity and play.

        The Goals of Ohio’s Cloverbud program are for children to develop:

        • Self-understanding skills (self esteem)
        • Social interaction skills (getting along with others)
        • Decision making skills
        • Learning skills (learning how to learn)
        • Mastering physical skills

        Children possessing these life skills are less likely to have problems with drug use, school failure, delinquency, and depression later in life.

        Visit our Ohio 4-H Cloverbud Web Site.

        Check out the latest Ohio 4-H Cloverbud Connection Issue.