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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.



2021 Photo ID Badges - Who needs to have a picture taken this year?

  • All exhibitors with a last name beginning with A thru M.

  • All new exhibitors and new advisors (Advisor photos will now be good for three (3) years. All advisors should have had their photo taken in 2020)

  • Any exhibitor who did NOT have a badge in 2020 (member was not enrolled for 2020 or forgot to have their picture taken in 2020).

  • Everyone will receive a new ID Badge for 2021.

  • Advisor badges will be issued from the Senior Fair office and Exhibitor badges will be issued from either the Junior Fair Board Office or Ramsey 4-H Center. All badges issued in a prior year cannot be used for admission to the fair and will be confiscated if presented.

  • Junior Fair Exhbitor and Advisor Photo ID Schedule

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 2021 Hartford Independent Fair if they are unable to complete a Quality Assurance training by June 1, 2022.

  • 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.

  • All youth enrolling in a horse project for the first time during 2022 will be required to complete the Horse Safety & Ethics Program.  This program is also required of all advisors who will be working with horse projects for the first time during the coming year.  Each member is required to have a parent / guardian attend with them.  both, the youth member and parent / guardian will be required to sign in upon attend.  Youth are not eligible to show in 4-H sponsored shows (youth 4-H shows / Hartford Fair / Ohio State Fair) until this training requirement has been met.  Horse Safety & Ethics programs are offered at the same time and location as livestock quality assurance programs.

Forms and Information: 

Neal & Mary Ann Ramsey Family

4-H Center/Booth Information:

2021 4-H Fair Booth Theme:

"Find Your Spark Through 4-H"


2021 4-H Booth Judging Results:

BEST OF SHOW: Purity Anti-Can't

  • Large Club Booths: 1st: Croton Critters & Creations; 2nd: Mystic Manes; 3rd: American Traditions; Honorable Mention: Helping Hands
  • Small Club Booths: 1st: Purity Anti-Can't; 2nd: Buttons & Bakers; 3rd: 4-Ever Friends


Junior Fair Board

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

The 2022 Hartford Junior Fair Board Committee Members

Travis Allen Ashley Allerton Eric Allerton Audrey Baisden
Riley Baker Ava Barrick Meg Barrick Sophia BeVier
Maren Boston Silas Buckenberger Emmie Burgess Kailee Clipner
Rylee Coyle Gracie Cyphers Zachery Cyphers Kenneth Davenport
Sierra Dolan Kinsey Duzan Holton Forman Kyle Gilbert
Layna Gordon Joy Grimes Erika Grum Hunter Henry
Mackenzie Holland Sadie Holman Madison Hoover Natalie Jungers
Ethen Kent Felicia Kidder Hannah Lucas Ashlyn Lust
Addy Mathis Nicholas McInturff Riley McInturff Miles McLaughlin
Cassie Orr Abby Paxton Emily Paxton Bridgette Posey
Brianne Priest Hadley Ramirez Faith Ricket Peyton Robey
Elizabeth Rose Emma Savage Jessica Savage Samuel Schlabach
Mary Schwartz Olivia Somers Gracie Stoltz Lily Swearingen
Autumn Wampler Melinda Wesley Alexa Wilson Isabella Wolford