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Find information about the Ohio State Fair and Ohio State Fair project requirements.

State Fair General Project Requirements

(see State Fair Non-Livestock 4-H Guidebook)


State Fair Non-Livestock 4-H Guidebook

Non-Livestock Schedule

Part 1 - 2014 General Information

2014 Summary of Changes (updated 3/10/14)

Bicycle Day

Clothing Days

Creative Arts

Communication Days

Companion Animal Day

Dog Activities

Engineering - ATV Day

Engineering - Small Engines & Lawn Care Day (updated 5/15/14)

Engineering - Tractor Day

Engineering - Welding Day

Engineering Excitement Day (updated 5/15/14)

Family Life Day - Child Development

Family Life Day - Genealogy

Food & Nutrition Days

Health & Safety Skit Contest

Health & Safety Speaking Contest

 Area Contests - click here for listing of counties by area

  • 1 OSU-Lima-June 26
  • 2 OARDC-Wooster-July
  • 3 OSU-Newark-June 24
  • 4 Columbus-4-H Center-June 30

Health Day

Home Decorating and Design Day

International Day

Junior Fair Ag/Hort Show

Junior Fair Horse Show

Leadership Day

Money Maneuvers

Natural Resources Day I (Shooting Sports)

Natural Resources Day II

Ohio State Fair Scholarships

Photography Day

Quilt Day

Radio Controlled Vehicles

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Day

Self-Determined Project Day

Woodworking Day

IMPORTANT!! Woodworking Tool List

Workforce Preparation Day

Workforce Preparation Day Registration Form


Ohio State Fair Scholarship Information

The Ohio State Fair offers scholarships to high school students and recent graduates in an effort to recognize their accomplishments as junior fair exhibitors. Applications for the 2014 scholarships are currently available online now. Completed applications must be postmarked by June 15, 2014 High school juniors and seniors during the current (2013-2014) academic year, as well as recent high school graduates who are continuing their education at an accredited institution in an undergraduate course of study in any field, are eligible to apply. Applicants will be judged on scholastic standing, citizenship and leadership, Ohio State Fair participation, county fair participation and financial need. Scholarships will be presented during the Sale of Champions at the Ohio State Fair held on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. Established in 1995, the Youth Reserve Program’s was developed to reward junior exhibitors who participate in the Ohio State Fair. Funds for the program come from the dollars received over a cap that is placed on the amount an exhibitor can receive from the Sale of Champions. The funds from the program are distributed among carcass contests, scholarships, outstanding market exhibitor program, outstanding breeding exhibitor program, showmanship, skillathons, 4-H and FFA. The Youth Reserve Program has awarded $2,291,925 to approximately 31,500 youth exhibitors since its inception.

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