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Franklin County 4-H News - June 2019

Fair Entry Deadline Approaching




  • Every family must log in using the family email address that was used to enroll in 4-H this year and make their fair entries for the entire family. Club advisors are unable to make the entries for the members.

  • We understand that this is sometimes a confusing process. If at any point you don't understand what is expected, please feel free to contact someone for help.

  • LIVESTOCK PROJECTS - Other options that you may want to make an entry for include showmanship and Outstanding Market Exhibitor.

  • VERY IMPORTANT! DO NOT CHECK OUT UNTIL ALL MEMBERS IN 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. If a change needs to be made after submitting entries, you must contact


Horse Project Information

4-H Clubs with Horse Projects

  • At least one advisor should be representing your club at 4-H Horse Advisory Committee meetings held at the Franklin County Fairgrounds.
    - July 1, 7:00pm

Franklin County 4-H Horse Website -

NEW! 2019 Horse Vaccination Requirements

This year, the Franklin County Fair is requiring all horses exhibiting at the fair to have documentation that their horse has received the following core horse vaccines. All of the vaccinations must be done in 2019.

  • Eastern/Western Equine Encephalomyelitis
  • Rabies
  • Tetanus
  • West Nile Virus

All horses must also have documentation of a negative Coggins test within a year of the Franklin County Fair dates.

In light of having to cancel our vaccine clinic, the Franklin County Junior Fair Horse Committee changed some deadline requirements.

DUE JUNE 8: Stall request forms with payment, proof of all vaccinations given, and proof of Negative Coggins, OR that the Coggins has been PULLED (via itemized receipt or copy of Coggins paperwork) and the results are still pending. You do not have to have the result, but proof that a veterinarian has pulled blood for a Coggins test is REQUIRED. But if you do have the results, please submit them.

DUE JUNE 29: Proof of NEGATIVE Coggins result due by the end of Pre-Fair Grading if you were still waiting for results at the June 8 deadline.

  • No horse will be assigned a stall until a Negative Coggins has been provided, so the sooner you can provide your results, the better! Especially if you want a certain stall block.
  • Please submit print outs of digital Coggins, or COPIES of paper Coggins. Always keep the originals for your records.
  • Please don’t forget to get ITEMIZED receipts from your veterinarian that specifically show what vaccines your horse received, and if Coggins was drawn, and on what date.

Junior Fair Horse Volunteers Needed

It takes a lot of volunteers to make horse grading happen each year. There are several opportunities for advisors and parents to volunteer to help with fair grading.

If you'd be willing to help, all instructions will be provided. Just click the link to sign up:

Thank you for all your help!

Shop for Fair Gear

The Junior Fair Board is selling Franklin County Fair Apparel to raise funds on the fairgrounds. Orders can be placed until June 9. Items can be picked up at the Franklin County Fairgrounds on June 24, during Creative Baking or at any junior fair event. Check out the online store here.

2019 Jr. Fair Rabbit Fun Show

You are invited to participate in the 2019 Franklin County Junior Fair Rabbit Fun Show. Below are the general rules and classes offered.

Event Details

When: Wednesday, July 17

Where: Activities Tent

Time: 12:30pm (may run during companion animal show/evaluations)

General Rules:

1. Participation

  • Any junior fair participant who has completed a 4-H rabbit project (pet, market, or breeding) and has gone through rabbit project evaluations may enter classes 4,5, and 6.
  • Only pet rabbit project members who did not participate in any showmanship classes during the rabbit show on July 16, are eligible to participate in classes 1, 2, and 3.
  • Pet Rabbit Show What You Know (classes 1-3) is a showmanship style class but winners are not eligible to participate in Showman of Showman.

2. Entries - No entries required prior to fair. Enter day of show beginning at 10:30am.

3. Breaks between classes: Time will be given between classes for costume changes should the same rabbit(s) be used although exhibitors will be expected to make costume changes as quickly as possible.

4. Exhibitors with pet rabbits not staying on fairgrounds may bring animal day of show to participate in Fun Show classes. No cages will be provided for these animals. It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to have the animal in a well-ventilated carrier.

Class Options:

1. Pet Rabbit Show What You Know (showmanship) - 8-10 year old members

2. Pet Rabbit Show What You Know (showmanship) - 11-13 year old members

3. Pet Rabbit Show What You Know (showmanship) - 14-18 year old members

4. Celebrity Look Alike Contest (rabbit)

5. Super Hero and Villain Costume Class (owner & rabbit)

6. Rabbit Obstacle Course

Prizes for the fun show will be announced in the Junior Fair Packet later this month.

Computer Coding SPIN Club

Would you like to create imaginary worlds while learning valuable computer coding skills? In this 4-H Special Interest week-long activity, you will learn computer programming concepts using Scratch and apply them to create your own interactive story or game. Two great opportunities to learn valuable computer coding skills are available. Pick one of the weeks and register at one of the links below.

Location: 530 W Spring Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Cost: $50.00 (All materials and snack provided each day.)

Questions: Contact Sue Hogan at

Registration: Follow the link below.

July 22-26, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Register online at:

4-H Meets the Metro Parks

Franklin County 4-H is partnering with the Metro Parks! On Saturday, June 8, 4-H members and friends are invited to 4-H Meets the Metro Parks. This fun interactive two hour workshop will highlight several of the 4-H natural resources projects taught by Metro Park naturalists and 4-H professionals. If you are taking a natural resources project this year, this event would be an excellent opportunity for you to add some entries to your project book's learning experience log! Topics covered will include birds, trees, and creeking (bring some shoes that can get wet). This event is open to the public so bring your friends and the whole family.

When: Saturday, June 8, 2019, 10am-noon

Where: Blendon Woods Metro Park (Check in at the Natural Play Area Shelter)

4265 E Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus, OH 43081

Cost: FREE

Click Here to Register

4-H Woodworking Projects

Are you taking a 4-H woodworking project? Please pay close attention to the Ohio 4-H Woodworking Requirements. These requirements put limitations on the kinds of projects you can make and the tools that can be used. You don't want to invest a lot of time into your project only to have it disqualified! Please read the requirements before starting your project.

4-H Insect Projects

Are you taking a 4-H insect project? Follow the link to the Ohio 4-H Insect Guide for some great resources for you to use as you are completing your project.
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2019 Breakfast on the Farm

Come enjoy a made-to-order omelet and a chance to learn more about local agriculture.The event will offer educational displays, farm animals, and fun activities for the whole family

Kids will have the chance to:

  • See farm equipment up close

  • Field tours with hayrides

  • Interact with farm animals

  • Learn more about nature

  • Enjoy a great breakfast

When: Saturday, June 8

Where: Beck Hybrids, 720 US -40 NE, London, OH 43140

Time: 8-11am

Registration: Register by June 5

If you would like to volunteer to help with the Breakfast on the Farm event please contact the Franklin County Farm Bureau at 614-876-1274. They are looking for volunteers to help with things like making omelets, registration, guiding guests and parking. All volunteers get a free Breakfast on the Farm shirt.

Ohio State Fair 4-H Spelling Bee

This competition is an educational and fun event for all Ohio students in grades 3rd-6th. It is not a sanctioned Bee and winners do not advance to any other Bee or competition, but it is great practice and fun for the students!

Entry Deadline: June 1

  • Registration Date/Time: July 27 - 8:00a 3rd & 4th Graders – Janis Center Lobby
  • Event Date/Time: July 27 - 9:00a 3rd & 4th Graders
  • Registration Date/Time: July 27 - 12:00p 5th & 6th Graders – Janis Center Lobby
  • Event Date/Time: July 27 - 1:00p 5th & 6th Graders (following 3rd/4th grade bee)

For more information regarding eligibility and entering the competition, please follow this link.

Please contact Sally McClaskey, if you have any questions.

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Easy Ways to Show Support

Junior Fair Board Donatos Fundrasier

The Franklin County Junior Fair Board will be selling Donatos Pizza Coupon Books for $5 starting in June. The books have around $30 worth of coupons. If you are interested in purchasing a coupon book please contact a junior fair board member.

Bottle Lid Drive

The Franklin County 4-H Teen Leaders Council is partnering with Green Tree Plastics to collect bottle caps and lids. They are asking for your help in collecting these items, that will be used to make benches for use around the new Kunz-Brundige Franklin County Extension Office and the Franklin County Fairgrounds. It can take up to 250lbs of lids to construct a bench. Below is a list of accepted caps and lids for your reference. You can drop your caps and lids office at the Franklin County Extension Office at 530 W. Spring Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215 or give them to Beth or Rachel at the fair.
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Help Franklin County 4-H Council with Amazon

Did you know that Amazon will donate a portion of your purchases directly to Franklin County 4-H! All you have to do is select Franklin County 4-H Council as your charity of choice on your Amazon account. Then just shop by logging in at It's still your same Amazon account - just more charitable and doesn't cost you anything!
Select Franklin County 4-H Council as your charity now by clicking this link:

Shop at Kroger

Help support Junior Fair Activities by linking your Kroger Plus card to #84945 "Franklin County Junior Fair Board" You must re-enroll each year and then each time you shop at Kroger, 5% of your purchase amount will be donated to the Junior Fair! Junior Fair fundraising efforts support ribbons, awards, and activities that 4-H members take part in at the fair. You must re-enroll in the program every April!

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