Fair Week Jr. Exhibitor Info

2024 Fair Book 

2024 Livestock Move-In

BE FAMILIAR with all barn procedures, rules, and move-in/move-out procedures, route, flow and expectations! Refer to the email sent from the extension office for ALL details to assure a safe, efficient move-in.

MOVING TACK IN EARLY IS ENCOURAGED.  Bring tack, gates, wheelbarrows, etc. on Thursday, June 13 or Friday, June 14 from 8am-9pm. Do not park in the Midway gravel lot west of Heritage Hall or surrounding pavement. Keep vehicles near/around barns or in east parking lot. Move-in is ONLY for unloading animals and keeping the traffic moving.

Move-In Instructions

  • Be prepared to unload animals ONLY and keep moving as soon as they're placed in their pen(s). It is strongly encouraged to move tack boxes in on Thursday, June 13 or Friday, June 14 from 8am-9pm.   Any tack brought in after designated move-in day/time will need to be carried from the parking lot. To keep traffic flowing and to keep the move-in process streamlined, quick and efficient, tack may not be unloaded while unloading animals.
  • Drug Use Notification Forms (DUNF) must be completed online prior to weigh-in and will be checked at pens before being released. Exhibitors with incomplete forms may be delayed or sent to the end of the line for their species.
  •  Pullorum paperwork is required for poultry. Rabbit and poultry paperwork will be distributed and collected in small animal barn.
  • NO TRAILERS are permitted to be parked in the parking lot once move-in is complete. Violators will be towed.
  • Jr. Fair Exhibitors should go to Gate D (entrance by horse barn) on Saturday 6/15 1pm-4pm or Sunday 6/16 1pm-4pm to have a wristband put on. Wristbands are required to be worn all week for gate admittance. No paper Jr. Fair passes will be distributed.
  • Jr. Fair livestock exhibitor meetings will take place on Saturday, June 15 by species prior to most weigh-ins. Poultry 11am, Cattle 1:30pm, Sheep and Goats 2:30pm, Rabbits 3:00pm (in Heritage Hall), Horses 5:00pm, Market Hogs 11:30am (Sunday, in Heritage Hall), .
  • "Take-home" animal designations must be made with the livestock sale committee on Sunday, 6/16 between 4pm-5:30pm in Heritage Hall. $25 "take-home" fee.
  • Pens/stalls must be completely cleaned out by Sunday, 6/23
  • Sale intentions must be made online no later than 10pm Thursday, June 20 using THIS FORM NO EXCEPTIONS. Jr. fair exhibitors will be required to sign in with an email address. 
  • Showman of Showmen Contest - senior showmanship 1st place winners for each species compete in this all-species showmanship showcase at 9am FRIDAY JUNE 21
  • Exhibitors are expected to be present on sale day to walk through sale ring. Exceptions will only be honored if noted on Sale Intention Form (due by 10pm Thursday, June 20)
  • Market animals going to packers should be left in pens. Exhibitors will not load animals on packer trucks. Load-out will be conducted by authorized fair personnel. No parents are permitted in the barn during load out. All animal pens need to be cleaned out by exhibitors by Sunday 6/23 (by 12pm for poultry, rabbits, goats, sheep - by 5pm for market hogs - by 6pm for horses, llamas, alpacas - immediately after release time for cattle). Pens not cleaned out properly and/or timely will by fined $50 per pen to the club/chapter jr. fair exhibitor belongs to.
  • SALE CHECK DISTRIBUTION - livestock sale checks will be mailed in early August. Buyers must have paid in order for exhibitor check to be mailed.
 

Take pride in YOUR fairgrounds! Please keep our facilities clean, neat and in good condition. We are asking that exhibitors in each barn sweep their barns daily by 9:00am and throughout the day as needed. See garbage on the ground? Please pick it up and put it in the proper containers.

HOGS:

  • Tack move-in THURSDAY 6/13 & FRIDAY 6/14 8am-9pm
  • MARKET HOG move-in SUNDAY 6/16 8am-11am (drive in Gate C). Hogs are to stay in trailers until vet and livestock sale committee member have cleared them for entrance into barn.  
  • MARKET HOG species meeting SUNDAY 6/16 11:30am in Heritage Hall
  • MARKET HOG weigh-in SUNDAY 6/16 12pm.
  • MARKET HOG showmanship MONDAY 6/17 8:30am.
  • MARKET HOG show TUESDAY 06/18 4:00pm.
  • Designated "take-home" MARKET HOGS (paperwork required) ONLY released WEDNESDAY 6/19 6:30am-8am. $25 "take-home" fee.
  • BREEDING GILTS and PUREBRED BARROWS arrive Saturday 06/15 4pm-5pm. Can be shown off of trailers. 
  • BREEDING GILT & PUREBRED BARROW show will start at 6pm, followed by showmanship. 
  • MARKET HOG pen clean out SUNDAY 6/23 no later than 5pm. Clubs/chapters will be fined $50 per pen that is not cleaned timely or properly
  • There is a board across the back of the pen for all tack and feed. It is 18” deep. Everything must be in or over the pens. Nothing may be placed along the walls.
  • Pens are 5' wide x 6' deep with arch over front. "Thank you" posters (no bigger than 24" wide x 18" tall) may be hung on pen arch with zip ties. Zip ties must be cut off and properly disposed of at move-out.
  • Fans not permitted.
  • DUNF required for all hogs

SHEEP & GOATS:

  • Tack move-in THURSDAY 6/13 & FRIDAY 6/14 8am-9pm
  • SHEEP & GOAT move-in SATURDAY 6/15 8am-11am (drive in Gate C).  
  • SHEEP & GOAT species meeting SATURDAY 6/15 2:30pm
  • SHEEP & GOAT weigh-in SATURDAY 6/15 3pm in (scales in hog barn)
  • SHEEP show TUESDAY 6/18 8:30am (order: market, breeding, showmanship)
  • GOAT show MONDAY 6/17 2pm (order: market, breeding, showmanship)
  • Designated "take-home" market (paperwork required) and breeding animals released FRIDAY 6/21 6am-9am . $25 "take-home" fee.
  • SHEEP & GOAT pen clean out SUNDAY 6/23 no later than 12pm. Clubs/chapters will be fined $50 per pen that is not cleaned timely and/or properly
  • There is a board across the back of the pen for all tack and feed. It is 18” deep. Everything must be in or over the pens. Nothing may be placed along the walls.
  • Pens are 5' wide x 6' deep with arch over front. "Thank you" posters (no bigger than 24" wide x 18" tall) may be hung on pen arch with zip ties. Zip ties must be cut off and properly disposed of at move-out.
  • Show stands and pop-up canopies can be put up outside the north side of the barn starting on Sunday. Sandbags, blocks or other like weight must be used to secure canopies.
  • No outside electric for blowers. Run cords from barn to pop-up canopy or utilize extra room in barn for blowers.
  • Fans not permitted.
  • Scrapie ID tags required for all sheep and goats. 

CATTLE:

  • Tack move-in THURSDAY 6/13 & FRIDAY 6/14 8am-9pm
  • BEEF & DAIRY move-in SATURDAY 6/15 (use opening in fence from parking lot between cattle & horse barns to pull in).
  • BEEF & DAIRY species meeting SATURDAY 6/15 1:30pm
  • BEEF & DAIRY weigh-in  SATURDAY 6/15 2:00pm.
  • BEEF show WEDNESDAY 6/19 4pm (order:  dairy beef feeders, beef feeder, beef breeding, market steers (followed by showmanship)
  • DAIRY show THURSDAY 6/20 1pm. Lactating dairy arrive by 11am.
  • Designated "take-home" market (paperwork required) and breeding animals released FRIDAY 6/21 6am-9am. $25 "take-home" 
  • BEEF & DAIRY stall clean out immediately upon release. Clubs/chapters will be fined $50 per stall that is not cleaned timely and/or properly
  • DAIRY BEEF FEEDER vaccinations are required. Copy of vaccination information or proof of vaccination is required at tagging SATURDAY 4/20.
  • Inside the barn: if you are assigned a space along the wall, you will have a tie board. If you are down the center, you will have pipe-gates to tie to.
  • Groom shoots have a place outside the barn across from wash racks. All have electric outlets. Generators are not permitted. Pop-up canopies can be used for grooming. Sandbags, blocks or other like weight must be used to secure canopies.
  • Bring your own gates & posts if you want to separate your pen spaces. Posts must be removed at the end of fair.
  • Fans are permitted in the cattle barn.
  • No bulk deliveries of mulch or shavings.

RABBITS & POULTRY:

  • POULTRY move-in SATURDAY 6/15 8am-11am. All poultry (except turkeys - drive in through gate C) will be carried in from parking lot through Gate C. Weigh-in and required pullorum paperwork will take place upon arrival. 
  • RABBIT move-in SATURDAY 6/15 12pm-2:30pm (rabbits will be carried in from parking lot through Gate C). Weigh-in upon arrival.
  • POULTRY PRODUCTION show and all POULTRY SHOWMANSHIP TUESDAY 06/18 12pm
  • MARKET POULTRY show WEDNESDAY 6/19 8:30am 
  • BREEDING RABBIT show and all RABBIT SHOWMANSHIP MONDAY 06/17 10am.
  • MARKET RABBIT show THURSDAY 6/20 8:30am
  • POULTRY & RABBIT pen clean out SUNDAY 6/23 no later than 12pm. Clubs/chapters will be fined $50 per pen that is not cleaned timely and/or properly
  • Designated "take-home" market (paperwork required) and breeding animals released FRIDAY 6/21 6am-9am. $25 "take-home" fee
  • Breeding rabbits must be tattooed before fair. 
  • Market rabbits are marked during fair weigh-in with a permanent marker.
  • Have a carrier for rabbit(s) on show day and for weigh-in. A wire rabbit carrier is highly recommended to keep rabbits as clean and cool as possible. Do not use a bucket as a carrier.
  • Pens are 3-stack pens. Turkey larger duck/poultry pens will be on ground 
  • Only bring what supplies are needed (i.e. not entire bag of feed, not entire bag of bedding/shavings). Condense and minimize size of storage totes. Tack boxes may be no larger than 12x12x12 crate. 
  • Fans are not permitted. 

HORSES & LLAMAS/ALPACAS

  • Tack move-in THURSDAY 6/13 & FRIDAY 6/14 8am-9pm
  • HORSE, LLAMA & ALPACA move-in SATURDAY 6/15 12pm-4pm (use opening in fence from parking lot between cattle & horse barns to pull in).
  •  LLAMA & ALPACA show WEDNESDAY 6/19 8:30AM
  • HORSE shows MONDAY 6/17 9am, TUESDAY 6/18 9am & THURSDAY 6/20 9am
  • HORSES, LLAMAS & ALPACAS released SUNDAY 6/23
  • HORSES, LLAMAS & ALPACAS stall clean out SUNDAY 6/23 no later than 6pm. Clubs/chapters will be fined $50 per stall that is not cleaned timely and/or properly
  • 1 fan per stall permitted. Stall mats may be used but must be removed at the end of fair.
  • No boxes in the center barn aisle.
  • No staples or tape may be used for banners, signage, etc. Plan to have banners with grommets and use zip ties only. Depending on size, clubs will have 1 or 2 tack/feed stalls. Show boxes may go outside the pens, up against the pen wall.

2024 Sale Intentions

Sale intentions must be made online no later than 10pm THURSDAY 6/20 using THIS FORM NO EXCEPTIONS. Jr. fair exhibitors will be required to sign in with an email address. 

Buyer "Thank you" Posters

THANK YOU posters for buyers is always appreciated and strongly encouraged for all exhibitors! Posters should be not bigger than 24" wide x 18" tall (landscape format). They can be attached to pen/stall with PLASTIC ZIP TIES ONLY. In hog, and goat and sheep barns they must go on arch above pen. Rabbit, poultry, cattle exhibitors check with your barn superintendent once you're settled in on designated area for posters to be hung. USE OF STAPLES, DUCT TAPE, PUSH PINS, NAILS, GLUE, ETC. IS PROHIBITED.

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

2024 Livestock Requirement Summary 

 

 

 

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