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Animal Adventures!

Animal Adventures is part of a statewide, 4-H initiative to connect young people with disabilities, who also have a love for animals, with
opportunities to get involved with local 4-H programs. Through Animal Adventures, participants with disabilities will be paired with 4 H and FFA mentors to learn about an animal of their choice. After a meet and greet, they will work together to exhibit or “show" the animal at the 2024 Hartford Independent Fair. The show will be held at 6:30 p m on Sunday, August 4th at the B Carr Pavillion on the Hartford Fairgrounds. Animal Adventures welcomes youth between the ages of 8 and 19. Participants do not have to be supported by the Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities, but must reside within the Hartford Fair District: Licking County, Knox County (Hilliar, Milford, Miller Townships), or Delaware County (Berkshire, Harlem, Porter, Trenton Townships).

EXHIBITOR (youth ages 8-19)
•Complete registration by June 23rd at

MENTOR (Junior Fair Exhibitor Dairy Feeder / Goat / Poultry / Rabbit / Sheep)
•Complete registration by June 23rd at

•Email Lisa McCutcheon ( to be placed on a contact list!

2024 Animal Adventures Flyer

Jr. Fair Dress Code for Shows & Sale Ring

  • A button/snap and collared shirt closed within one button/snap from top. (ie: western or polo)
  • Shirts may be long or short sleeve. No sleeveless shirts.
  • Shirts must be tucked in all the way around waist.
  • No logo’s or advertisements on shirts other than 4-H Club,FFA chapter, or family farm name.
  • Long pants, no shorts. Must be neat and clean. No rips or tears.


Fair Entry Information:

All fair entries will be made through the FairEntry Portal. Please follow the Hartford Fair Entry Instructions (updated 6.13.23) when making your entries.

Please note:

  • The Hartford Fair Entry Portal can be found by visiting:
  • All 4-H families must use their 4-HOnline Credentials to log into FairEntry. If a member creates a new account in FairEntry, they will be unable to make entries in Junior Fair Departments.
  • All FFA members will make their entries through their FFA advisor.
  • Please make sure that you add all entries to each exhbitor in your family before you submit the entries and continue to the payment portal.
  • This is a new process and we know that there will be errors or glitches that will need solved. Please reach out to us if you run into an issue, and please have patience as we work through any issues.

Livestock Quality Assurance:

  • Any Hartford Fair youth exhibitor who has not attended one approved Junior Fair Livestock Quality Assurance training will be ineligible to exhibit livestock (in the areas requiring QA training) during the 2024 Hartford Independent Fair if they are unable to complete a Quality Assurance training by June 1, 2024. To view more information, please review the Hartford Fair Junior Fair Livestock Quality Assurance and Equine Guidelines .

  • YQCA Training Option: If you are not able to attend one of the county Quality Assurance trainings, you can complete your Quality Assurance requirement by completing the YQCA Training.

  • Equine Safety, Training and Education Program (EquiSTEP) is an annual statewide requirement for all youth participating in Ohio 4-H Horse Program activities. EquiSTEP replaces the statewide requirement of reading the Horses, Safety, and You (191R) resource and viewing the Every Time, Every Ride and Horses, Kids, and Ethics videos for youth and their families who are new to the 4-H horse program. Please review the 4-H EquiSTEP requirements and how to complete this requirement by clicking HERE. Deadline to complete this requirement is June 1st.

Hartford Fair Livestock Drug Use Notification Form (DUNF) and United Producer's Feeding Form Information:

Please review which species require each form and the deadlines HERE or in the image below:

2023 Hartford Fair Livestock DUNF Requirements

DUNF Form:

United Producer's Feeding Form:

Forms and Information: 

Neal & Mary Ann Ramsey Family

4-H Center/Booth Information:

2023 4-H Fair Booth Theme:

"Thrive Through 4-H"


2022 4-H Booth Judging Results:

BEST OF SHOW: Croton Critters & Creations

  • Large Club Booths: 1st: Croton Critters & Creations; 2nd: Helping Hands; 3rd: Modern 4-H; Honorable Mention: No Limits
  • Small Club Booths: 1st: Buttons & Bakers; 2nd: Purity Anti-Can't; 3rd: Horse & Hound; Honorable Mention: National Roaders


Junior Fair Board

Interested in joining the Hartford Fair Junior Fair Board? The application can be found on the Teen Opportunities page.

The 2023 Hartford Junior Fair Board Committee Members

Travis Allen Ashley Allerton Audrey Baisden Callie Baker
Camryn Baker Riley Baker Aubrey Barger Sophia BeVier
Audrey Boeshart Maren Boston Emmie Burgess Gracie Cyphers
Sierra Dolan Quin Dorsey Kinsey Duzan Alyssa Evans
Elena Evans Karson Ewing Holton Forman Ella Forni
Kyle Gilbert Joy Grimes Erika Grum Lauren Heimerl
Hunter Henry Carlie Hill Mackenzie HOlland Sadie Holman
Erin Hoover Madison Hoover Evan Jones Natalie Jungers
Addison Kerstetter Felicia Kidder Cassie Lahrmer Hannah Lucas
Cate McGowan Riley McInturff Angel Mumaw Mallory Myers
Cassie Orr Ryan Orr Abby Paxton Emily Paxton
Bridgette Posey Brianne Priest Peyton Robey Amelia Savage
Samuel Schlabach Mary Schwartz Michael Severns Jacey Snyder
Gracie Stoltz Lily Swearingen Chloe Sweet McKInley Tennant
Haydn Tinsley Jack Van Fossen Macey Van Fossen Autumn Wampler
Melinda Wesley Brodie Wheeler