Betsey Rossman is the Hancock County Fair Jr Fair Coordinator.
Phone 419-423-1373, send email, or FAX 419-429-7346 to Betsey.
Jr Fair Board Application - due October __ to the Junior Fair Office
Beef Queen Application - due February 14 to Senior Fair Office or Hancock County Extension Office
Lamb & Wool Queen Application - due March 20 by 3pm to Senior Fair Office or Hancock County Extension Office
Junior Fair Royalty Application - due last Friday of July to the Junior or Senior Fair Office by 5pm
Duke and Duchess Application - due August __ to the Extension Office by 6pm at time of interview
Canine Royalty Application - due last Friday of July to the Junior or Senior Fair Office by 5pm
Dairy Feeder Royalty Application - due last Friday of July to the Junior or Senior Fair Office by 5pm
Draft Horse Royalty Application - due July __, see application for address
Goat Royalty Application - due last Friday of July to the Junior or Senior Fair Office by 5pm
Poultry Royalty Application - due last Friday of July to the Junior or Senior Fair Office by 5pm
Rabbit Royalty Application - due last Friday of July to the Junior or Senior Fair Office by 5pm
Swine Royalty Application - due last Friday of July to the Junior or Senior Fair Office by 5pm
2020 Hancock County Junior Fair Theme:
This year’s fair theme is: “Cheers to the Next 100 Years”
4-H members who have participated in 4-H project judging or livestock interviews are eligible to participate in Hancock County Jr Fair.
Participating in the Hancock County Fair is NOT a completion of the 4-H project. The fair is an opportunity to share the accomplishments of each member/exhibitor with fair visitors. The Hancock County Agricultural Society, the Jr Fair Premium Book, the Code of Ethics, and the Code of Practices, govern the Junior Fair. All Jr Fair rules are printed in the Hancock Co. Jr Fair Premium Book.
Online Entry Instructions
Click here for JR FAIR LIVESTOCK ENTRY instructions
Entries are due July 31, 2020 at midnight.
Drug Use Notification Forms
The Ohio Department of Agriculture has mandated that Drug Use Notification Forms be required for market steers (including dairy), hogs, lambs, goats, and poultry; also veal calves, and lactating goats and dairy cattle.
Jr Fair Premiums
All livestock premiums are paid out during the fair. (1-4 pm daily, next day after the completion of all shows for that department) Premiums not picked up by fair end are considered forfeited.
(updated 3/19/2020 to reflect changes as a result of COVID-19)
Quality Assurance Training (QA) is required by the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) for all livestock producers. This includes youth livestock exhibitors. Hancock County Ag Society requires all youth members exhibiting livestock at the 2020 Hancock County Fair to complete QA
Other online courses do not meet the Ohio Youth Food Animal QA certification requirements (ie. BQA, PQA, BEST, etc.)
All first year Jr livestock exhibitors AND a parent/guardian must attend a Good Sportsmanship Workshop provided by Hancock Co. Jr Fair.
All returning Jr livestock exhibitors AND a parent/guardian must indicate awareness of Jr Fair Sportsmanship as part of their online entry process.
Animal Date of Ownership Requirements (2020) - check Hancock County Junior Fairbook for updates
All 4-H livestock projects must be owned and cared for by the 4-H member with the exception of horses & llamas. (If the member prefers, horses and llamas may be leased.) All 4-H livestock projects (including horses & llamas) must be under the exclusive care of the member by June 1.
No substitution of livestock may be made after June 1, with the exception of all steers which must be selected & on feed by January 1 each year and no changes can be made after that time.
Livestock project entries are due lst Friday of July.
No entries are required for non-livestock projects (4-H staff will convey project grade information to Jr Fair staff). Projects are displayed in the Youth Building in the miscellaneous or the member's club booth. To receive a Jr Fair premium your project must be judged & grade submitted to 4-H office by August 1; and you must exhibit the project at the fair.
Youth who exhibit their projects will receive: