July 25, 2018 - 11:06am -- green.84@osu.edu
  • Project Check In- Most projects should be turned into your club advisor for display in your club booth and will not need to be “checked in” on Sunday. Projects that still need to be judged during the fair such as: Hay, Corn, Soy Beans, Specialty Crops and FFA projects will need to be checked in on Sunday at 12:30 in the Activities Building.
  • All Market Animal Exhibitors: The Exhibitor or designated representative must be present at all weigh-ins. Please have your completed DUNF form and weigh-in fee of $5.00 cash, per animal on hand when crossing scales. There will be a short barn meeting for all market exhibitors at 4:15 PM in the show ring please be at this meeting for instructions on the weigh ins.
  • Show Boxes: Please bring your show boxes to the barns on Saturday, July 28th.  This will help relieve loading and unloading congestion on Sunday.  Show boxes must fit in your allowed stall space.  They may be stored on top of pins but not in alleyways, doorways or public walking areas! Please note with the increase in Goats this year, the space in the DAIRY barn will be limited! Plan to store supplies in or above your allotted stall space. If you have more than one goat, they will be penned together due to pen space needs.

  • Swine Exhibitors- Market Swine may check-in on Sunday from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The weigh-in will begin around 6:00 PM. 
  • Sheep Exhibitors –Sheep must check-in between 1:00 –4:00 PM on Sunday. The fair vet will be checking sheep in the trailers as they arrive at the fairgrounds. No sheep will be unloaded until cleared by the fair vet. Weigh-in for sheep will start around 4:30 PM. 
  • Beef Exhibitors – All Beef animals may check-in on Sunday from 8:00 -4:00 PM. Steer weigh-in will start around 5:00 PM. 
  • Dairy Exhibitors – All dairy animals may check-in on Sunday from 8:00 -4:00 PM. 
  • Goat Information - ONLY MARKET GOATS AND MINIATURE GOATS COME TO THE FAIR. BREEDING GOATS, PACK GOATS AND FIBER GOATS SHOULD BE SHOWN AT THE BREEDING SHOW July 21st. ALL Goats coming to the fair should unload and be checked in at the Dairy Barn between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. ALL GOATS MUST have a scrapie tag which will be recorded at check-in. Please do not put goats in stalls until checked in! Please see the fair book for show times.
  • Meat Goats will be weighed-in with other livestock please attend the barn meeting for time and location. All Meat Goats Sale this year- Only one goat per child may be sold. Holzer awards will be given for only breeding, pack, fiber and miniature goats only, on Friday, August 3rd at the Bill Gray Pavilion.
  • Rabbits– will be checked in at the dairy barn from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Sunday, July 29th. Rabbits will be checked for mites, lice, and other health concerns. For the safety of all the rabbits, any animal found to have these issues will not be permitted to exhibit and will be sent home. 
  • Pet Rabbits Do not check in on Sunday—Pet Rabbits do not stay at the fair. They only come the day of the judging then go home. Exhibitors can pick up their fair pass on Sunday in the Dairy barn see fair passes section of this newsletter. Pet Rabbits will be judged on Monday July 30th at the Fair at the end of the rabbit show in the dairy barn. 
  • Poultry - (Ducks, Geese, Chickens or Turkey) will check in at the dairy barn from 9:00 am to 11:00 AM. All chickens will need to have a blood test at check-in unless they were bought through the OSU Extension office, have a certificate of health from the hatcher and WERE NOT around any other birds. All Turkey’s will be required to show a certificate of Health from the hatchery and cannot be exposed to any other birds. 
  • Horse Exhibitors– All horses should be in place by 4:00 PM on Sunday, July 29th.
  • All Market Animals must have a Drug Use Notification Form (DUNF) turned in at the fair weigh in.

This mandatory form is a written statement that verifies that an animal is drug-free or identifies the level of drug residue at the time of show/sale. Both youth exhibitor and parent must sign the DUNF. These forms were reviewed during Quality Assurance. It is extremely important they be completed correctly, if you are not sure how to complete this form or have questions, PLEASE ASK FOR HELP. Invalid forms can lead to disqualifications, loss of awards, and suspension from showing at the county fair, as well as fines. DUNF forms will be available SUNDAY MORNING during check in at the fair; please take time to review your form and ensure it is filled out correctly. This form must be completed and submitted at the weigh-in by all exhibitors showing, market: hogs, sheep, goats and steer. MORE INFORATION REGARDING QA PRACTICES AND DUNF FORMS CAN BE FOUND IN YOUR MARKET ANIMAL RESOURCE AND RECORD BOOKS, IF YOU HAVE NOT GOTTEN YOUR BOOKS, PLEASE BE SURE TO GET THEM SOON. Books may be purchased at the Extension Office between 8:00AM and 4:30 PM Monday-Friday.