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Franklin County 4-H News - May 31, 2022


All 4-H projects must have a fair entry by June 4 in order to take the project to the fair.

  • A fair entry is different than the 4-H project enrollment that was made by April 1.

Fair entry instructions are available on the Franklin County Fair website.

  • There are two different sets of instructions on the website on the "forms" page. One set is for the members to follow and the other is for the club advisor.

  • When you log in, use the green button to enter the email address used when you enrolled as a 4-H member earlier this year. The password is the same that you used then too.

  • LIVESTOCK PROJECTS - Make sure to enter your show class. Another option that you may want to make an entry for is showmanship.

  • VERY IMPORTANT! DO NOT CHECK OUT UNTIL ALL MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY HAVE MADE THEIR FAIR ENTRIES. The system will not allow you to check out and then start another person's entries. Before you begin, make sure you have your whole family's entry information completed. If a change needs to be made, you must contact

  • If you are only registering your 4-H project evaluations, your balance will be $0. Please check that option on the payment screen. Entry fees are charged for Junior Fair Special Events (example: Arrangement Challenge, Veggie Car Derby) and animals brought to the fair, not 4-H Interview Evaluations. You only pay the $3 surcharge if you are paying with a credit card. Also, please note the difference between Open and Junior Fair Fair Special Events. You are welcome to participate in Open Class events, just know the difference, especially when signing up for Photo and Baking events.


4-H Member Fair Entry Video

Franklin County Fair Entry Video

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to do to complete my project?

When is my 4-H project going to be judged?

  • You can find the day and rough time of when judging for groups of projects begin in the Junior Fair Book.

  • Sign-ups for specific interview times will be available after the fair entry process is complete in June.
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Important Calendar Dates

Unless otherwise noted, all events are held at the

Kunz-Brundige Franklin County Extension Building

2548 Carmack Road, Columbus, OH 43210

Fair Entry Deadline - June 4

4-H Horse Advisory Committee - June 6, 7:00pm (fairgrounds)

4-H Camp - June 14-17 (4-H Camp Ohio)

Livestock Sale Committee Meeting - June 20, 7:00pm (fairgrounds)

4-H Council - June 22, 7:00pm

Livestock Evaluation Interviews - July 13 (fairgrounds)

Franklin County Fair - July 18 - 24 (fairgrounds)

County Pin Award Form Deadline - September 5

4-H Recognition Program - October 2 (fairgrounds)


Do you have an interest in presenting a health & safety speech or skit?

Health & Safety Speaking (2 Opportunities Available)

Health & Safety Speech

  • Individual presentation
  • Memorized speech on a health & safety topic relating to humans (topic ideas include: fire safety, tornado safety, farm safety, sun safety, asthma, allergies, etc.)
  • Junior category (9-13 years old) – speech is 2 ½ to 3 ½ minutes long
  • Senior category (14 years and up) – speech is 4 to 5 ½ minutes long

Health & Safety Skit

  • Team of 2-5 4-Hers (ages 8-18)
  • Each member must have at least 1 minute of total speaking time (does not mean 1 minute of continued speaking)
  • Time Requirement: 5-8 minutes
  • Choose a health or safety topic that affects family living (in the home, on the farm, on the highway, or in a public place).
  • Skit should be prepared by the 4-H members participating in the contest
  • Local example and supporting statistics (with sources cited) are required


If you are interested in participating in Health & Safety speaking, please contact Rachel at These opportunities are part of a multi-county contest - not part of the County Evaluation and take place at a different time. Please contact us no later than June 8, 2022, to obtain details and complete registration. To complete registration, please have the title of the talk/skit, names, age, address, and parent names and email addresses, so we can forward information and sample score sheets.

Ohio 4-H Shooting Education Camps

Junior Shooting Education Camp

  • Ages 9 - 12

  • Hosted by: Canter's Cave 4-H Camp Inc.
  • Camp dates are July 15-17, 2022
  • Cost: $250.00
  • Registration Deadline: June 15, 2022

Senior Shooting Education Camp

  • Ages 12 - 18

  • Hosted by: Canter's Cave 4-H Camp Inc.
  • Camp dates are: July 24-29, 2022
  • Cost: $375.00
  • Registration Deadline: June 15, 2022

For more information visit

There is a scholarship available for Franklin County 4-H Members through the Justin Marteney Memorial Shooting Education Camp Scholarship. The scholarship application can be found here:

Military Appreciation Day Poster Contest

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Franklin County Fair Family Fun Day

Franklin County Fair Family Fun Day will be held on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, from Noon-4:00 pm. The event is presented by the Franklin County Agricultural Society, and we would love to have you participate.

A little bit about us---Family Fun Day is sponsored by the Franklin County Agricultural Society’s Entertainment Committee. We are a 501© 3 non-profit organization, dedicated to preserving our region’s rich agricultural heritage and offering central Ohio Residents high-quality entertainment in a convenient, clean, and safe environment. In 2021, more than 52,00 people visited the fair. We are planning for an even bigger crowd this summer.

Our goal is to create a day of family fun events, ranging from demonstrations, literary events, hands on experiences, contests, scavenger hunts, make it and take it activities, and much more. We can’t have an amazing day without the support of our Ohio 4-H Clubs.

How can you help? There are four main ways you can support the Franklin County Fair Family Fun Day:

  • Set up a display table in the Entertainment Tent from Noon-4:00 pm.
  • Offer a Make it and Take it Craft, share some information about your organization and/or learning activity for youth fairgoers and their families. We estimate up to 500 Materials could be shared during this time.
  • Your organization/club members(s) could facilitate an educational demonstration, answer questions about your organization or share a hands-on activity with participants, during a scheduled time frame. This may include topics on agricultural awareness, nutrition, woodworking, rocketry, science/STEM, and much more! The sky is the limit.
  • Volunteer to help with setup/teardown of the event.
  • Volunteer to help during the day with activities to make sure participants are having a great time.

For your participation, your name/organization’s name will appear in signage for the Family Fun Day. This includes advertisements, social media outlets, and the FCAS website.

The participation form can be found below. Questions should be directed to Barb Mulford @


Show your knowledge by participating in this year's virtual livestock skillathons. All Skillathons are open to any Ohio 4-H member, age 8 and in the 3rd grade or age 9 and in any grade to age 18 as of January 1, 2022. Youth are not required to be exhibitors at the Ohio State Fair to participate.

Fair Swag Store Open

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