2024 Stark County Fair Royalty Application

Posted: May 17, 2024

2024 Stark County Fair Royalty Application

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Click the link above to access the 2024 Royalty Application.  

Please see below for competition updates for 2024.



2024 Changes to Stark County Junior Fair Royalty

  1. Royalty chosen in 2024
    1. Queen
      1. 1st Runner-Up to Queen
      2. 2nd Runner-Up to Queen
    2. King
      1. 1st Runner-Up to King
      2. 2nd Runner-Up to King
  2. 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.
    1. Visit at least 10 local county fairs representing Stark County Junior Fair (hand out county pins provided by the Royalty Committee).
    2. Attend and participate in at least 5 community activities (parades, festivals, shows, homecomings, etc.)
    3. Visit at least 2 schools to present 2024 Stark County Junior Fair Royalty.
  3. Each member of the court is responsible for securing at least 25 items from local businesses for Swag Bags given out to visiting royalty to be handed out at the FOLLOWING Stark County Fair.
  4. Parents are responsible for chaperoning and travel to and from events that Royalty is participating in.
  5. The Royalty Committee has the right to remove any Royalty that does not follow the written expectations at any time.
  6. Open to all Stark County Youth, ages 15-20 as of January 1, 2024, who are current members of a youth organization represented at Stark County Junior Fair (4-H, FFA, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, Grange and Junior Achievement), who HAVE NOT been Queen or King in a previous year.


2024 Dairy Princess and Sweetheart Applications

Posted: Apr 16, 2024

Dairy Princess and Dairy Sweetheart Applications for 2024

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2024 Stark County Dairy Princess Application - (Age 16-20 as of June 1, 2024)

2024 Stark County Dairy Sweetheart Application - (Age 6-11 as of JUNE 1, 2024)

(Same Application)

Application Deadline: JUNE 1, 2024 

Candidates must meet the following qualifications: 

1. Female, age 16-20 years of age by June 1, 2024 for Stark County Dairy Princess. 

2. Female, age 6-11 years of age by June 1, 2024 for Stark County Dairy Sweetheart. 

3. The Dairy Princess candidate must live and/or work on a dairy farm or have shown dairy cattle and/or dairy feeders or dairy steers at the Stark County Fair for 5 or more years. 

4. The Dairy Sweetheart candidate must be associated with the dairy industry. 

5. Single, never married or lived with a male in lieu of a marriage contract or has never entered into any marriage ceremony, even though it was later terminated by annulment, dissolution, or divorce. 

6. Not now nor have ever been pregnant. 

7. Never been convicted of a felony, or misdemeanor involving drugs or alcohol. 

8. Be able to represent the Stark County Dairy Industry in a positive manner including public appearances and educational programs. 

Any questions, please call Ashley Royer - 330-206-8129 

You will be contacted about an interview.  Interviews & Crowning: TBD 

Application Deadline: Must be received by JUNE 1, 2024 (postmarked). 

Please return applications to: 

Stark County Dairy Royalty 

c/o Ashley Royer 

7695 Parks Ave. Alliance, OH 44601

2024 Junior Fair Livestock Project Rules

Posted: Mar 13, 2024

2024 Junior Fair Livestock Project Rules

Access your 2024 Junior Fair Livestock Project Here:

Beef Project Rules:

     2024 Beef Breeding Rules

     2024 Market Beef Rules docx

Dairy Project Rules:

     2024 Dairy Cheese Rules

    2024 Dairy Female Rules

     2024 Dairy Steer Rules v 2

     Dairy Beef Feeder Rules 2024

Market & Dairy Goat Project Rules:

   2024 Goat Rules

Horse Project Rules:

     2024 Horse Rules

Poultry Project Rules:

     2024 Poultry Rules

Pygmy Goat Project Rules:

     2024 Pygmy Rules docx

Rabbit & Cavy Project Rules:

     2024 Rabbit Project Rules

     2024 Cavy Rules

Sheep Project Rules:

     2024 Sheep rules

Swine Project Rules:

     2024 Swine Rules docx


Goat Committee Essay

Posted: Feb 7, 2024

2024 Stark County Jr Jair- Dairy & Market Goat Committee Essay Contest


🐐🐐*****Goat Committee Essay Contest*****🐐🐐

Our committee is excited to announce we will be offering our essay contest again this year! We

are excited to offer this opportunity for our 4-h members to win a scholarship for up to $300

towards their 4-h project! The 4-h member is required to write an essay. Essay rules will be

listed below.


This year we will be awarding a scholarship up to $300 towards the purchase of a goat.

This goat must be entered in one of the following projects: dairy breeding, meat

breeding, dairy market wether, meat market, pack or harness goat. We would like to

encourage our essay winner to purchase from a Stark County Breeder! This opportunity

is available to 1st and 2nd year goat project members.


Essay Rules:

- Essay must contain why the exhibitor would like to take a goat project as well as what

housing and feeding arrangements they will have.

- Essay must also contain the child’s name, phone number, 4-H club, number of years in

4-H, previous projects taken, and any other information that is important/interesting. Be

creative! The essay may be hand-written or typed and feel free to include artwork or


- Parents/Guardians must sign the bottom of the essay confirming that they would be able

to receive the goat, take care of it properly as far as housing requirements, etc. and they

agree to oversee the project. The child is responsible to complete the project by

attending QA, skill-a-thon, and exhibiting the goat at the 2024 Stark County Fair.

- Our committee is looking for an individual who shows enthusiasm and interest in owning

and raising a new project and who is able to provide proper care and adequate housing

for a goat project.


Essays are due by March 1st, 2024. The committee will be meeting in early February and the

winner will be notified by phone. Essays can be submitted by email to: You may also mail your essay to: Katie Shaffer, Stark County

Goat Committee, 5067 Pigeon Run Rd SW, Navarre, OH 44662.

Questions? Call Katie Shaffer @ 330-204-2813

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2023 Buyers Check Pickup

Posted: Oct 8, 2023

Please mark your calendars and share with your club members!

Volunteers needed - many hands make light work! :)

See you all soon!

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

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!

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.