The 2020 Tuscarawas County Fair will be held September 21-27.
For general fair or open class questions, please click here: Tuscarawas County Agricultural Society's web site.
All Junior Fair Horse and Livestock entries are due on or before 4:00 p.m. on August 7, 2020, to the OSU Extension - Tuscarawas County office. We collect these entries on behalf of the Senior Fair Board.
Late entries are not accepted by the Tuscarawas County Agricultural Society - no exceptions.
- 4-H/Jr. Fair Awards Sponsorship Request Form - Each year, the Tuscarawas County 4-H Program seeks sponsors for 4-H member fair trophies, awards, and plaques. These are awarded to 4-H'er's who earn first place in their respective classes. Your support of our youth would be greatly appreciated! Please return this form by June 30, 2020. After that date, trophy classes will be open on a first-come, first-sponsored basis. All trophies, awards, and plaques include the sponsor's name and are distributed and displayed at the county fair in September. Contact Chris Kendle with any questions.
- Potential New Buyers Pass Request Form - Due on or before 4:00 PM on August 7, 2020. Requests must be made using this form. NO CALL-INS! Requests will not be accepted after this date due to compiling time and mailing constraints prior to fair.
- Tuscarawas County Fair Royalty Contest - Contest information is available in the Tuscarawas County Fair book.
- Club Completion Sheets - Organizational Advisors are asked to verify members' project(s) and club completion. This is the form that specifies if members are exhibiting their project(s) and have completed everything necessary for the club in order to receive a fair wristband. These sheets determine wristband distribution and need to be completed on or before 4 PM, Monday, September 14 (as stated on the September 4-H Calendar). This allows us enough time to get these ready for wristband distribution so no members are left waiting for an advisor to verify their enrollment.
Don’t forget to stop at the Clover Café during the fair for a great meal! This is our only fund raiser and supports the county 4-H program in many ways. If you or someone you know have four hours to volunteer with the café during fair week, call Diane Glazer at 330-260-0760 for available shift times and to sign up. Members and parents can sign up without an entire club if wanted. High school students can use working in the café to fulfill their community service credit for graduation.
- Clover Café Beverage Schedule - The Clover Café income allows the county 4-H Committee to help fund enrollment materials, Interview Judging, 4-H Fun Day, camps, and other activities. Our beverage costs are reduced by asking each club to bring the assigned number of 12-packs. The amount assigned per club is based on the total number of members in your club. Your club can decide how to fulfill the request. Remember, the Café is counting on your donation. Beverages will be collected at the Clover Café during wristband distribution.
- Clover Café Menu
- MEMBERS/PARENTS: Want to raise some money for next year's (2021) camp fees? The Tuscarawas County 4-H Committee offer members the opportunity to receive a $20 voucher to be applied toward the camp fee. Members must work and complete a full 4-hour shift in the Clover Café during fair week in order to receive the voucher. Members need to sign-in at the Clover Café; the shift supervisor will verify their attendance by also signing. The sign-in notebook will be kept on file at the Extension office.
4-H Educational Fair Booth Exhibits
Booths are to be a cooperative effort of both advisors and members. The main purpose for 4-H booths is to display non-livestock educational exhibits and promote 4-H in a creative, educational way. Those not bringing an animal to the fair should also have an educational display. Members exhibiting a livestock project are also permitted to have an educational booth display. 4-H livestock projects can be acknowledged, but should not be the main emphasis of a booth.
The Tuscarawas County Agricultural Society (Senior Fair) will only award fair premiums to those members who have an educational exhibit OR animal on display.
- 4-H Fair Booth Request Form - due July 17, 2020, by 4 PM. Request Form can be returned by mail, in-person, drop box, or NEW: submit online (the form is in a fillable pdf format; complete and click the "submit" button at bottom of form). Booths are assigned on club size/project enrollment; space requested is not guaranteed. Priority is given to clubs returning Request Form by date due. Click here for the 2020 Fair Booth Information (general display information and booth building requirements), 4-H Booth Exhibit Tips, and Ohio Fire Code Information. A copy of the scoresheet can be found here. Please carefully review the decorating regulations while planning and setting up your club's booth. A timer switch must be used to turn lights and electronic items off at 10 p.m. and on at 9 a.m.
- Volunteers are needed for setting up the fair booth structures on September 9 at 6 p.m. We will meet and begin work in the Commercial Building. The more help we have, the quicker the job will go! Tear down is September 30 at 6 p.m. All help is appreciated!
- It is recommended that booths be set up September 19 and September 20 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Extension staff/committee members will be on the fairgrounds 1 - 6 p.m. both days. Booths must be in place by 6 p.m. on Sunday. Awards received during the recognition program may be added until 9:30 p.m. Sunday. All decorations must follow the guidelines that have been established. A couple tips from past booth judges: make the required elements of your booth easy to locate and be sure the educational exhibits are labeled with members’ names. Please note that pictures with names attached—or full names of members—are not required.
- 4-H Fair Booths Guarding Schedule - Every club must participate in guarding to fill all time slots. If you did not specify a time to participate as booth guards, a time will be assigned to you.
- Fine Arts Building Map
- Commercial Building Map
4-H Miscellaneous Booth
If a club has three or fewer educational exhibits and has made prior arrangements for those to be displayed, those exhibits must be brought to the Junior Fair Board office by 6 p.m.
As a reminder: An educational exhibit illustrates or describes some aspect of the project (see project guidelines). Observers should learn something about the members’ project work by viewing their exhibit.
The exhibit should be something more than just a simple representation of the type of project taken.
- Not acceptable: Measuring cups for a foods project.
- Acceptable: Measuring cups with a small sign listing types of ingredients that should be measured in dry vs. liquid measuring cups.
- Not acceptable: A gun cleaning kit for a shooting sports project.
- Acceptable: A gun cleaning kit with signs explaining what each piece of equipment is and how it is used.
Showcase Your Community Service!
We will have a fair booth with the sole purpose of showcasing our entire county's 4-H club's community service. Often times, clubs don't get to focus on the community service aspect in their booth either due to time or space constraints so we want to show the community all the hard work our
4-H’ers give back to them!
In order to make this a success, we have a few guidelines to ensure that this is a fun, easy, and attainable goal for any club wishing to participate.
- No club is required to participate. You can put your community service in your booth (if you have a booth) AND in this booth. If you DON'T have a booth, we hope you'll take this opportunity to show off what your club has done!
- In an effort to ensure that all clubs are equally represented, you will be allowed only ONE 12x12 card stock to showcase your club’s service. What you choose to do with that is completely up to you! One large picture, several small, it's the club's decision. Just make sure the photos, writing, etc. DO NOT extend past the edge of the paper.
- PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CLUB NAME IS ON THE BACK OF THE PAGE. Write what your community service(s) are and where they took place.
- Please understand whether you have one community service or 10, only ONE card stock PER CLUB will be accepted. We want to ensure enough room for all the clubs!
- Please turn in all contributions by 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 19 to the Junior Fair Board office.
One 12x12 card stock will be provided for each club. Pick up at the Extension office. Be creative! We can't wait to see you at the fair!
The Senior Fair Board installed a gate near the old Midway Lumber building on Tuscarawas Avenue. In an effort to ease traffic congestion, ALL LIVESTOCK EXHIBITORS are asked to enter this gate when checking in livestock. You will be directed around the track and then to the barns to unload your animals.
- Hog - Blue Barn
- Hog - Lower Barn
- Hog - Main Barn
- Hog - Underneath Barn
- Jr. Dairy Barn
- Poultry Barn
- Rabbit Barn
- Sheep Barn
Animal and Me Show
Special needs individuals get a chance to shine!
This show provides everyone the opportunity to experience a 4-H animal project, allows special needs individuals the opportunity to achieve success in the show ring, and 4-H members utilitze animal projects to mentor others with special needs. Participants receive a ribbon and recognition for something they did well.
Guys and Gals Lead Class
Entries can be made to the Extension office by 4:00 p.m.
September 13. Entries are available at the office or through the links, below. Classes by age will be determined based upon the number of youth entered.
Show is Tuesday,
September 17 at 5:00 p.m. in the Main Arena.
- Not to be decorated or wear costumes.
- Must be conditioned, fitted, and trained to show at halter.
- Should be shown on the contestant's right side and the sheep's left side.
- Entrant's outfit, pose, and appearance
- Control and presentation of animal
- Garment suitability and originality
Lead Class 1
Open to youth enrolled in the Tuscarawas County 4-H program who are eligible to exhibit at the Tuscarawas County Fair. The 4-H'er does not need to be taking a lamb project. Lambs shown must be already on the fairgrounds and permission to show them must be granted by an exhibitor (Junior or Open). Outfits worn must be predominately wool (greater than 60%). It can be either home sewn or purchased. Click here for the entry form for Lead Class 1 (fillable pdf document).
Lead Class 2
Open to youth not yet eligible to enroll in 4-H (including Cloverbuds). Entrants must be county residents. Lambs shown must be already on the fairgrounds and permission to show them must be granted by an exhibitor (Junior or Open). This class is non-competitive and all entrants will receive participation ribbons. Outfits worn must have at least one wool containing garment (i.e., pants, shorts, skirt, shirt, dress, coat, or cape made from wool or a wool blend). It can be either home sewn or purchased. Click here for the entry form for Lead Class 2 (fillable pdf document).