Delaware County Fair — Junior Fair preview


By Gary Budzak - gbudzak@civitasmedia.com



Horse riding skills are part of the Junior Fair.

Horse riding skills are part of the Junior Fair.


Gary Budzak | The Gazette

The biggest change at this year’s Delaware County Junior Fair is because of the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s ban on poultry shows to protect the state from avian flu.

“We are doing what most fairs are doing,” said 4-H administrator Laryssa Hook. “There’s still a show, but the kids will be exhibiting and talking about their bird through posters, so they’ll still get interviewed by the judge, and it will be more on knowledge than the actual bird. It’ll be a little different that way.”

There will be posters where the birds would normally be in the rabbit and poultry barn.

“Not having poultry makes it more complicated,” Hook said.

Despite the lack of the actual birds, there will be a chicken clucking contest on opening day and a chicken costume contest on Sunday.

“The poultry costume contest should be fun,” Hook said. “They are encouraged to be creative on their interpretation of the bird in the class. No live birds will be allowed, but they’re still going to do the costume contest just as we’ve done in the past. The costume contest for all the different projects are always more of a fun thing for exhibitors. It’s fun to see the creativeness of the kids.”

Delaware County’s Junior Fair has a mix of livestock projects and non-livestock projects, and some of the exhibitors have already won Skillathon contests at the Ohio State Fair.

“Our Delaware County 4-Hers are really pretty bright,” Hook said. “Kids like learning and staying active, and that’s what we offer. It’s a way for kids to stay active through the summer and learn.”

JUNIOR FAIR

Activities Schedule

Friday, Sept. 18

4-8 p.m. — Goat Check-In, Goat Barn

5-9 p.m. — Poultry Poster Exhibit Check-In, Rabbit & Poultry Barn

5-8 p.m. — Rabbit Check-In, Rabbit & Poultry Barn

7-8 p.m. — Horse Check-In & Measuring, Horse Pavilion

Saturday, Sept. 19

Opening Day

8-9 a.m. — Rabbit Check-In, Rabbit & Poultry Barn

7-8 a.m. — Poultry Poster Exhibit Check-In, Rabbit & Poultry Barn

7:30-8:30 a.m. — Meat Poultry Pictures, Rabbit & Poultry Barn

8-9 a.m. — Horse Check-In and Measuring, Horse Pavilion

Goat Check-In, Goat Barn

8:30 a.m. — Market Rabbit Pictures, Rabbit & Poultry Barn

Poultry Show & Showmanship, Rabbit & Poultry Barn

9 a.m. — All Junior Fair exhibits must be in place except those specified otherwise under department rules

9 a.m. — Goat Exhibitor Meeting, Pig & Lamb Barn

9 a.m.-noon — Project Interview Judging for Flowers, Vegetables, Crops Junior Fair Building

9 a.m.-9 p.m. Exhibits Buildings and Barns Open Grounds

10 a.m. — Market Lamb Exhibitors Meeting followed by Weigh-In & Pictures, Pig & Lamb Barn

10 a.m.-noon, Horse Skillathon, Horse Pavilion

Noon — Beef Exhibitors Meeting, Junior Fair Show Arena

2-4 p.m. — Horse Interview Grading, Horse Pavilion

2 p.m. — Dairy Costume Contest, Junior Fair Show Arena

3:30 p.m. — Table Setting Contest, Junior Fair Building

3 p.m. — Market Pig Exhibitors Meeting followed by Weigh-In & Pictures, Pig & Lamb Barn

5 p.m. — Junior Beef Fitting & Grooming & Showmanship, Junior Fair Show Arena

5:45 p.m. — Line Up For Horse Parade of Colors, Outside Arena

6 p.m. — 4-H & FFA Horse Parade of Colors, Outside Arena

9 p.m. — Junior Fair Building Closes

Sunday, Sept. 20

Family Fun Day

9 a.m.-9 p.m. — Exhibits Buildings and Barns Open Grounds

9-9:30 a.m. — Dog Show Registration, Junior Fair Show Arena

9:30 a.m. — Junior Fair Livestock Judging Contest Registration, Pig & Lamb Barn

10 a.m. — Junior Fair Livestock Judging Contest, Junior Fair Show Arena

10 a.m. — Dog Showmanship Show, Costume & Dog Obedience, Junior Fair Show Arena

11 a.m.-noon — Registration for Market Pig Showmanship, Pig & Lamb Barn

Noon — Market Pig Showmanship Pig & Lamb Barn

12:30 p.m. — 4-H & FFA Horse & Pony Show, Outside Arena

2 p.m. — Demonstrations or Illustrated Talks, Junior Fair Building Stage

5 p.m. — Junior Sheep Breeding Show & Market Lamb Show, Pig & Lamb Barn

5:30 p.m. — Poultry & Rabbit Costume Contest Rabbit & Poultry Barn

6 p.m. — 4-H Style Revue & 100 Years of Extension Celebration, Junior Fair Building

9 p.m. — Junior Fair Building Closes

Monday, Sept. 21

Kid’s Day

7:30 a.m. — Rabbit Exhibitors Meeting, Rabbit & Poultry Barn

8 a.m. — Showmanship & Rabbit Show, Rabbit & Poultry Barn

8:30 a.m. — Market Pig Show, Pig & Lamb Barn

9 a.m.-9 p.m. — Exhibits Buildings and Barns Open Grounds

9 a.m. — 4-H & FFA Horse & Pony Show, Outside Arena

9 a.m. — Dog Agility Registration, Fenced Area in West Field

9:30 a.m. — Dog Agility Show, Fenced Area in West Field

9:30 a.m. — Junior & Senior Dairy Shows Starting with Showmanship, Junior Fair Show Arena

4:30 p.m. — Meat Breeding and Market Goat Show, Pig & Lamb Barn

5:30 p.m. — Market Beef and Feeder Calf Show, Junior Fair Show Arena

9 p.m. — Junior Fair Building Closes

Tuesday, Sept. 22

Senior Day

8:30 a.m. — Dairy, Pygmy & Pack Goat Show, Pig & Lamb Barn

9 a.m. — 4-H & FFA Horse & Pony Show, Outside Arena

9 a.m.-9 p.m. — Exhibits Buildings and Barns, Open Grounds

Noon-3 p.m. — Baked Goods Auction Entries In Place, Junior Fair Building

4:30 p.m. – Baked Goods Auction Interviews, Junior Fair Building

5:30 p.m. — Baked Goods Auction Awards, Junior Fair Building

6:30 p.m. — Junior Fair Sale; Rabbits, Poultry, Beef, Baked Goods, Junior Fair Show Arena

Market Goats, and Dairy Product

9:00 p.m. — Junior Fair Building Closes

Wednesday, Sept. 23

Jugette Day

8 a.m. — Alpaca & Llama Exhibitor’s Meeting, Junior Fair Show Arena

8:30 a.m. — Alpaca & Llama Show & Interview Judging, Junior Fair Show Arena

9 a.m.-9 p.m. — Exhibits Buildings and Barns Open Grounds

3 p.m. — Showman of Showmen Contest, Junior Fair Show Arena

5:30 p.m. — Still Exhibit Awards Presented, Junior Fair Building

5:45 p.m. — 4-H & FFA Horse Versatility Show, Outside Arena

6:30 p.m. — Pig & Market Lamb Sale, Pig & Lamb Barn

9 p.m. — Junior Fair Building Closes

Thursday, Sept. 24

Little Brown Jug Day

9 a.m.-9 p.m. — Exhibits Buildings and Barns Open Grounds

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — 4-H & FFA Open Horse & Pony Show, Outside Arena

9 p.m. — Junior Fair Building Closes

Friday, Sept. 25

9 a.m.-9 p.m. — Exhibits Buildings and Barns Open Grounds

9 p.m. — Junior Fair Building Closes

Saturday, Sept. 26

8 a.m.-8:30 a.m. — Dog Rally Obedience and Fun Show Check-In, Junior Fair Show Arena

8:30 a.m.-9 a.m. — Small Animal Check-In, Junior Fair Building

9 a.m.-9 p.m. — Exhibits Buildings and Barns Open Grounds

9 a.m. — Small Animal Judging followed by Costume Contest & Public Exhibit, Junior Fair Building

9 a.m.-Noon — Dog Rally Obedience and Fun Show, Junior Fair Show Arena

9 p.m. — Junior Fair Building Closes

Sunday, Sept. 27

9 a.m.-2 p.m. — Junior Fair Building Exhibits & Booths Released

9-3 p.m. — Open Fair Exhibits Release

Horse riding skills are part of the Junior Fair.
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Gary Budzak | The Gazette

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Gary Budzak | The Gazette

By Gary Budzak

gbudzak@civitasmedia.com

Gary Budzak may be reached at 740-413-0904 or on Twitter @GaryBudzak.

Gary Budzak may be reached at 740-413-0904 or on Twitter @GaryBudzak.

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