Fair Week Jr. Exhibitor Info

FOR 2020...AFFIDAVIT BELOW IS REQUIRED TO ACCOMPANY EVERY PIG AT WEIGH-IN. PRINT OFF, FILL OUT COMPLETELY, HAVE REQUIRED PARTY(IES) SIGN. EACH PIG MUST HAVE FORM.

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2020 Livestock Move-In

There have been some moderate modifications to the livestock move-in schedule as printed in the 2020 fair book. Refer to the Modified Fair Schedule for updated move-in, weigh-in, take-home, move-out days/times.

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.

Part 1: Pickaway County 4-H Jr. Fair Exhibitor Newsletter (5/29/20)

Part 2: Pickaway County 4-H Jr. Fair Exhibitor Newsletter (6/11/20)

MOVING TACK IN EARLY IS ENCOURAGED.  Please bring tack, gates, wheelbarrows, etc. in Thursday, June 18 or Friday, June 19 from 8am-9pm. Please 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 about unloading animals and keeping the traffic moving.

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Move-in...

Please come prepared with patience,  understanding, an attitude of grace, constructive solutions, team work and a willingness to comply with all COVID-19 safety requirements!! Senior Fair Board and Livestock Sale Committee are planning the most efficient and smooth move-in procedure and set-up.  Familiarize yourself with the move-in expectations and plan accordingly now so that we can assure a safe, smooth, quick and efficient move-in experience for all!

Please note:

  • Be prepared to unload animals ONLY and keep moving as soon as they're placed in their pen(s)! It is encouraged to move tack boxes in before move-in Thursday, June 18 or Friday, June 19 from 8am-9pm.   Any tack brought in after designated move-in day/time will need to be carried from the parking lot! The streamlined process of unloading animals will not allow time for unloading tack while animals are moved in to keep things moving quickly and efficiently!
  • Completed Project Books/FFA Project Online Printout, Drug Use Notification Form (DUNF...distributed upon arrival) and weigh-in forms (distributed upon arrival) are required and will be collected upon arrival (or at scale) for every market animal. Additionally, ractopamine affidavits required for hogs (print off prior to arrival), and pullorum paperwork required for poultry. Rabbit and poultry paperwork will be distributed and collected in small animal barn.
  • Completed 4-H project books and/or FFA AET project printouts are required and will be collected upon arrival.
  • 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 6/20 noon-3pm or Sunday 6/21 1pm-4pm to get a wristband to put on their wrist. Wristbands are required to be worn all week for gate admittance. No paper Jr. Fair passes will be distributed for 2020.
  • All animals must be in place by 9pm Saturday, June 20
  • Instead of a the traditional required livestock jr. exhibitor meeting at 12:30pm on Sunday 6/21 all jr. fair exhibitors and family members are asked to pause briefly wherever they are on the grounds (near barns, show pavilion, heritage hall) and listen to important instructions and announcements that will broadcast over the speaker system.
  • "Take-home" animal designations must be made with the sale committee on Sunday, 6/21 between 4pm-5:30pm in Heritage Hall. $25 "take-home" fee waived for 2020.
  • Showmanship lists from online registration will be posted in barns for each species.
  • For 2020 fair - pens/stalls must be completely cleaned out by noon Sunday, 6/28
  • Sale intentions must be made online no later than 10pm Thursday, June 25 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 26
  • Jr. Fair Livestock Judging Contest 4pm FRIDAY JUNE 26
  • 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 25)
  • 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. All animal pens need to be cleaned out by exhibitors by Sunday 6/28 at noon.
  • SALE CHECK DISTRIBUTION - livestock sale checks will be mailed in early August. Buyers must have paid in order for exhibitor check to be mailed.
 

Note: animals will not be walking through sale ring with exhibitors for 2020 sale. Also, exhibitors cannot have any physical contact with anyone outside their immediate family, including judges and buyers (i.e. handshakes, high fives, buyers gifts, and sale placards, etc.)

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, June 18 & Friday, June 19 8am-9pm
  • HOG move-in will take place between 8am-1pm SATURDAY 6/20 (drive in Gate C). Hogs are to stay in trailers until vet and livestock sale committee member have cleared them for entrance into barn.  
  • HOG weigh-in will take place starting at 4pm on SATURDAY 6/20.
  • HOG show Monday, June 22 8:30am
  • HOG showmanship Monday, June 22 4pm
  • Designated "take-home"  market HOGS (paperwork required) ONLY released 6:30am-8am TUESDAY 6/23. $25 "take-home" fee waived for 2020.
  • There is a board across the back 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.
  • Ractopamine affidavit and DUNF required for all hogs

SHEEP & GOATS :

  • Tack move-in Thursday, June 18 & Friday, June 19 8am-9pm
  • SHEEP & GOAT move-in will take place between 2pm-9pm SATURDAY 6/20 (drive in Gate C).  
  • SHEEP & GOAT weigh-in will take place starting at 1pm on SUNDAY 6/21.
  • SHEEP show TUESDAY 6/23 23 8:30am (order: market, breeding, showmanship)
  • GOAT show TUESDAY 6/23 2pm (order: market, breeding, showmanship)
  • Designated "take-home" market (paperwork required) and breeding animals released 6am-9am FRIDAY 6/26. $25 "take-home" fee waived for 2020.
  • There is a board across the back 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. Sand bags, 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 that are sexually intact. Includes ewes & bucks for sheep, does and bucks for goats. 

CATTLE:

  • Tack move-in Thursday, June 18 & Friday, June 19 8am-9pm
  • BEEF & DAIRY move-in will take place between 2pm-9pm SATURDAY 6/20 (use opening in fence from parking lot between cattle & horse barns to pull in).
  • BEEF & DAIRY weigh-in will take place starting at 1pm SUNDAY 6/21.
  • BEEF & DAIRY show WEDNESDAY 6/24 8:30am (order: dairy cattle breeding & showmanship, dairy beef, dairy steer, beef breeding, beef feeders, beef steers (followed by showmanship)
  • Designated "take-home" market (paperwork required) and breeding animals released 6am-9am FRIDAY 6/26. $25 "take-home" fee waived for 2020.
  • Dairy Beef Feeder Vaccinations are required, as they were not verified at tagging for 2020. Copy of vaccination information or proof of vaccination is required.
  • 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. Sand bags, 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 will take place between 8am-11am SATURDAY 6/20. All poultry (except turkeys - drive in through gate C) will be carried in from parking lot through Gate C. Weigh-in and required pullorom paperwork will take place upon arrival. 
  • RABBIT move-in will take place between 2pm-9pm SATURDAY 6/20 (rabbits will be carried in from parking lot through Gate C).
  • RABBIT weigh-in will take place SUNDAY @ 1pm
  • POULTRY show will take place TUESDAY 6/23 @ 8:30am (order: market followed by breeding)
  • RABBIT show will take place THURSDAY 6/25 @ 8:30am (order: market followed by breeding)
  • Designated "take-home" market (paperwork required) and breeding animals released 6am-9am FRIDAY 6/26. $25 "take-home" fee waived for 2020.
  • 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.
  • To promote social distancing, for 2020, show boxes will be provided on tables in the show ring on show day for market rabbits.
  • Pens are 3-stack pens. Turkey pens will be on ground as will other larger duck/poultry pens.
  • 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.
  • Fans are not permitted. 

HORSES & LLAMAS/ALPACAS

  • Tack move-in Thursday, June 18 & Friday, June 19 8am-9pm
  • HORSE, LLAMA & ALPACA move-in will take place SATURDAY 6/20 2pm-9pm (use opening in fence from parking lot between cattle & horse barns to pull in).
  •  LLAMA & ALPACA show will take place MONDAY 6/22 @ 1pm
  • HORSE shows will take place Tuesday 6/23, Wednesday 6/24 & Thursday 6/25 @ 9am
  • HORSES, LLAMA & ALPACAs will be released 6am-9am SATURDAY 6/27
  • Horse patterns are posted on the Pickaway Extension website. Due to all the changes, if not yet confirmed, classes can be confirmed at fair on Monday 6/22  9am-noon.
  • 1 fan per stall is 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 for banners 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.

2020 Sale Intentions

Sale intentions must be made online no later than 10pm Thursday, June 25 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 by 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, 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 

2020 Fair Schedule 

2020 Livestock Requirement Summary 

 

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JUN 20-27 Pickaway County Fair
JUL13 Monthly Fair Board Meeting
AUG 10 Monthly Fair Board Meeting
AUG 22 Gun-A-Palooza
SEP 14 Monthly Fair Board Meeting
OCT 12 Monthly Fair Board Meeting
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