Pre-Fair Jr. Exhibitor Info

2024 Fair Book 

2024 Pre-Fair Junior Exhibitor Information

Quality Assurance Training is required annually for all junior fair exhibitors (4-H and FFA) with market or lactating animals. DUE MAY 2, 2024 

For the 2024 Pickaway County Fair youth livestock exhibitors (8-18) may choose to take the online YQCA certification program or attend in-person QA training on MARCH 20 or APRIL 10 (for 1st year exhibitors age 10 and under only). A reservation with the county extension office or FFA chapter (if offered) is required to attend in-person.

Online YQCA Training - (sign in as an independent). There is a cost of $12 per exhibitor. In order for the on-line training to count, each youth must complete the module and quiz that is the correct age as of January 1 for the youth.  Once YQCA training is complete, email your PDF or photo of certificate to  After May 1 the Extension Office will notify advisors of any members currently incomplete in their training. 

Project possession date for all species except chickens & rabbits is APRIL 15

Spring tagging for market hogs, lambs, goats and dairy beef feeders will take place APRIL 20

Jr. Fair registrations for dogs and horses (on paper) is due MAY 1

Project possession date for market chickens & rabbits is MAY 15

Click here for Crossbred Breeding Gilt Submission Form

Junior Fair Livestock Online Registration (market and breeding animals, excludes dogs and horses) is due MAY 15 (available starting APRIL 15)

Online registrations for the 2024 Pickaway County Fair are required for all livestock projects, as well as showmanship.  Entries must be completed on  The Livestock Sale Committee will email login information to advisors to check their club members' submissions.  

  • Review entries before completing registration. Updates cannot be made online once entries are submitted. 
  • Each exhibitor can bring no more than a total of 10 animals to the fair. No more than 5 market animals per exhibitor. No more than 2 market animals may be exhibited in each specie area except market poultry, which may exhibit one pen of market chicken, one pen of market ducks, or up to two individual turkeys.
  • Showmanship classes are by exhibitor's age as of January 1. NOT by years in project.
    •  Junior (age 8 AND 3rd grade - 10 years)
    • Intermediate (11-13 years)
    • Senior (14-18 years)
  • All county born and raised animals must be bred, born AND raised in Pickaway County. Check mark the box asking if it is Pickaway County Born and Raised.
  • One entry per rabbit. (i.e. if taking 2 market rabbits, submit 2 entries).
  • NO tag number is needed for Market Swine, Market Goats, Market Lambs, or Dairy Beef Feeders.  For sheep and goats, scrapie tags numbers are required to be entered. 

For 2024:

  • There is a $25 late fee per entry (excluding showmanship) for entries made between June 1st and the first Saturday of fair.  Absolutely no entries, breeding, market, or showmanship, will be permitted after the first Saturday of the fair.
  • ALL junior fair checks will be mailed for the 2024 fair. Enter the address for check to be mailed to when creating account. If address needs changed for check, email the Livestock Sale Committee by August 1 at

Questions, corrections or additions should be emailed to the Livestock & Sale Committee.  

CLICK HERE for instructions to register Junior Fair Livestock Online (opens APRIL 15)

Livestock Skillathon Judging is a junior fair rule that is required for all 4-H and FFA exhibitors to attend and participate for project completion and fair eligibility.  Skillathon Judging events will take place FRIDAY, JUNE 7 and TUESDAY, JUNE 11. Time slots will be assigned for each club/organization. Early judging will take place MAY 30.

Equine exhibitors must complete the online EquiSTEP program annually. DUE MAY 1, 2024

Fair Move-In SATURDAY, JUNE 15 See Fair Week Jr. Fair Exhibitor Info for more information 

Check the Pickaway County OSU Extension Youth Development website regularly for all of the most updated information 

2024 Jr. Fair Updates

2024 Livestock Requirements 

 Other resources:
Ohio Ag Net
Ohio Pork Council



Calendar of Events

JAN 27 Dueling Pianos
FEB 9-11 Cupid Classic Cattle Show
FEB 12 Monthly Board Meeting
FEB 17 Ducks Unlimited Banquet
FEB 29 Pickaway County Republican Dinner
MAR 7 Skilled Trades Fair
MAR 11 Monthly Board Meeting
APR 8 Monthly Board Meeting

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