2024 Gallia County Junior Fair  

2024 DNA & Weigh-in Information 

At Home DNA Sample Instructions 

4-H Online Photo Upload Instructions 

Gallia Animal Timelines

2024 Livestock Update 

2024 Gallia County Jr Fair Update    2024 Gallia County Jr Fair Update DNA

Click HERE for more information and to view FAQ

Pig Waterer's for Fair 

All pigs MUST have their own pig waterer's this year! 


Click HERE for a DIY Pig Waterer


-Sign-up through Fair Entry 

Skill-a-thon Practice Dates at the Extension Office

July 16th, 17th, and 18th from 5:30-6:30pm

Click HERE for Skill-a-thon Study Resource Guide 


Gallia County Junior Fair Youth Board

The Gallia County Junior Fair Youth Board is organizing for the 2024 year.  

WANTED: YOUNG LEADERS that are interested in supporting the YOUTH of GALLIA COUNTY during a variety of events & activities in preparation for the 2024 Gallia County Fair.

All 2024 Youth Board Members should be prepared to volunteer during the 2024 Gallia County Jr. Fair Week!

2024 Gallia County Youth Board Requirements

  1. Youth Board Members must be a resident of Gallia County, Ohio.

  2. Each Youth Board Member must be a registered high school level student that is an active 2024 member of Gallia County 4-H, F.F.A., F.C.C.L.A., Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts.

Attendance Policy: Membership=Participation      Participation=Attendance

Cell Phone Policy: Be respectful & limit cell phone use during all meetings & special assignments!



Check with your High School Guideance Counselor Office to recieve your Miss Gallia County Contest Application. Applications are Due February 20, 2024

July  - August 3, 2024

Price for Admission (including rides & entertainment):  Only $10!

Permanent Seating Not Available for Stage Entertainment - Bring Your Lawn Chairs!

Location:  189 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631

In 2015, over 2,093 4-H projects were successfully completed; of these projects 385 were market projects which sold for a grand total of $506,413 ($374,566 above market value) and 1,708 were general projects. 4-H exhibitors also earned over $24,000 in fair premiums, and prize money from the Holzer Health Systems and other community sponsors. Monies from the sale of market projects, fair premiums and awards go directly to the 4-H and FFA families involved in the fair.  Over 400 Gallia County Youth were trained in Quality Assurance Best Practices for Food Production insuring high quality products being produced and sold in Gallia County. 

 Quality Assurance Guidelines

4-H Members and Advisors:

The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) Advisory Committee on Livestock Exhibitions has recommended and voted on the following rule change for 2018.  It will go into effect in late January 2018 after going through the proper procedures for changes to the Ohio Revised Code.
§   Junior fair exhibitors ages 8 to 11 shall annually participate in a face-to-face education session that is taught by an authorized instructor.
§   Junior fair exhibitors ages 12 to 19 shall either annually complete an educational session or successfully complete the test-out option.
Regardless of age, junior fair exhibitors shall successfully complete the educational program not less than 45 days prior to the opening date of the exhibition in which they will participate.
Thus, QA training and certification must be completed not less than 45 days prior to the opening day of your county fair. 

  • Also, they need to know that this includes the Ohio State Fair, so if they plan to show at OSF and they have a later fair they will need to complete QA 45 days before the opening day of the Ohio State Fair, regardless of what day they show.

Please share this information with your county Ag. Societies, Jr. Fair coordinators, FFA advisors, other fair officials and your Jr. Fair families.

  •  All Poultry, Miniature/Pet/Companion Goat and Rabbit exhibitors will need to attend or test out of QA.

  • Members, if you plan to exhibit any market animals or any of the ones mentioned above to the 2018 Gallia County Jr. fair you will need to attend or test out of QA:

 Quality Assurance – MARCH 25, 2023 at the Gallia County Fairgrounds. 

Please note: parents of first time exhibitors are encouraged to attend the training with the exhibitor. 

Test Out Option

Any exhibitor 12-14 years old (As of Jan. 1st) may take the optional one year QA test out. While any exhibitor 15-18 years old, may take the permanent test out option. Testing is offered MONDAY AND TUESDAY at the Gallia County Extension Office between 9:00 AM and 3:30 PM. All tests must be completed by June 1st! Failure to pass the test will result in attending QA training. So we encourage those who test to take it early before our QA training here in the county! Study packets are available and encouraged!

A New Option for Youth Livestock Education

Web Log In - https://yqcaprogram.org/


Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is a national multi-species quality assurance program for youth ages 8 to 21 with a focus on three core pillars: food safety, animal well-being, and character development.

YQCA certification is being accepted by many livestock shows and fairs that require youth quality assurance certification. View the list here, but always check the entry requirements of each show for complete details.

YQCA includes information for youth showing the following food animals:

  • Pigs

  • Beef Cattle

  • Dairy Cattle

  • Sheep

  • Goats

  • Market Rabbits

  • Poultry

YQCA is available as an online program for youth everywhere in the United States. YQCA is also offered as an instructor-led training and as a test out certification.  Contact the entity requiring your YQCA certification to see which is available in your state, or contact info@yqca.org. Learn more about each type of training here.

YQCA provides educational programs to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis.