The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 14, 2016 Defiance
AUGUST 20-27, 2016
DEFIANCE COUNTY HICKSVILLE, OHIO
ATV & TRUCK DRAGS SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 - 7 PM
PARADE OF BANDS
MONDAY, AUGUST 22 - 7:30 PM
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21 - 5:00 PM TUESDAY, AUGUST 23 - 6:30 PM FRIDAY, AUGUST 25 - 6:30 PM
WENDESDAY, AUGUST 24 - 7 PM
SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 - 6 PM
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Defiance County Fair
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Table of Contents SENIOR FAIR
Schedule of Events ....................... 3 Admission Prices ......................... 4 Fair Events and Attractions ......5-19 Senior Ag Exhibits .................22-28 Open Livestock Shows ..........28-31 Camping Rules ........................... 32 Entry Forms ............................... 47
JUNIOR FAIR (Starting on page 32)
Junior Fair Schedule .................. 33 General Rules ....................... 38-41 Livestock Shows .................. 41-45 4-H/FAA/FCCLA Projects ........ 46 Contests .................................45-46
On behalf of the Defiance County Agricultural Society, the Board of Directors and Junior Fair Board are pleased to welcome you to the Defiance County Fair. We are proud of our fair, and dedicate this year’s fair to all the people, past and present, that have helped to make the Defiance County Fair the success it is today. We would like to say “THANK YOU” to all the individuals, businesses, organizations and elected officials for your on-going support and cooperation. Sincerely, Board of Directors, Defiance County Agricultural Society and the Defiance County Junior Fair Board
Defiance County Agricultural Society
530 South Main St., PO Box 184 Hicksville, Ohio 43526 Phone: 419-542-7575, Fax: 419-542-7575 email: email@example.com http://www.defiancefair.com Fair Office Hours: (for entries) Tuesday, July 26 . . . . . . . . . . 11 am - 6 pm Tuesday, August 2. . . . . . . . . 11 am - 6 pm Saturday, August 6 . . . . . . . . 10 am - 1 pm Monday, August 8 . . . . . . . . . . 5 pm - 8 pm Tuesday, August 9. . . . . . . . . 11 am - 6 pm Monday, August 15 . . . . . . . . . 5 pm - 8 pm Tuesday, August 16. . . . . . . . 11 am - 6 pm Wednesday, August 17 . . . . . . 1 pm - 8 pm Thursday, August 18 . . . . . . . . 1 pm - 8 pm
Defiance Co. Extension Office 06879 Evansport Road, Defiance, Ohio 43512 419-782-4771 or 800-745-4771 email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://defiance.osu.edu/
AG Irrigation, LLC..................................26 Archbold Radiator. ................................22 Arps Dairy, Inc.......................................17 Batt & Stevens Body Shop ....................16 Biggby Coffee .......................................23 Brookview Farms ...................................35 Carpet Wholesalers ...............................28 Citizens National Bank ..........................32 Culligan Sales & Service of NW Ohio ....23 Custom Agri Systems ............................30 Dan Limber Auctions .............................35 Defiance Co. Area Horsemen Assoc. .....6 Defiance Co. Commissioners ..................9 Defiance Development and Visitors Bureau ..................................15 Dilly Door ...............................................31 Durant Enterprises.................................10 Estle Chevrolet Cadillac ........................48 Family Farm & Home ...............................8 Farm Credit Mid America ......................25 First Federal Bank .................................27 Four County Career Center. ..................12 Great Clips ............................................34 Hi Tech Foundation ...............................17 The Hicksville Bank ...............................25 Hicksville Pharmacy & Home Medical ..21 Homiers Monumental ..............................5 Innovative Ag Management ..................18 Integrity Defiance Auto Body ................37 Jacob’s Meats, Inc. ...............................20 Jewell Grain Co .....................................39 Kenn-Feld Group ...................................29 M.W. Concrete.......................................13 Machinery Service Co. ..........................14 Mark Moats Ford ...................................19 Maumee Trim & Upholstery ...................18 Morris Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing .........................................22 Ney Oil .....................................................4 Northwest Septic Service ......................25 Ohio Gas Co. .........................................25 OSU Extension Office ............................32 Postema Insurance & Investments ........11 Priority Plus Tax Service LLC ................39 Rath Builders .........................................15 Schaffer Funeral Home............................7 Scranton Insurance Agency ..................21 ServiceMaster by McCann ....................20 Sherwood State Bank ............................35 Sines Excavating .....................................9 Slattery Oil Company Inc.......................21 St. John Lutheran Church........................7 State Bank & Trust Co. ..........................20 Toledo Zoo ............................................36 Tressler Plumbing..................................24
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Defiance County Fair
COUNTY FAIR AUGUST 20-27, 2016 GATES OPEN DAILY AT 7:00 AM
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 9 - 11 AM Art Hall & Ag Bldg Exhibits Move in 12:00 PM Ag Hall Judging and Fine Arts Judging
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 7:00 AM 7:30 AM 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:30 AM
Gates Open Floral Entries Move-in (until 10:30 AM) "Run For The Barns" 5K & Health Walk Horseshoe Pitching Contest Crowning of 4-H Royalty & Youth Awards. . . . . . . . . . Show Arena 12:00 PM Rides Open 12:00 PM First Floral Judging 3:00 PM Baked Goods Auction . . . . . . . . . . . Ag Hall 5:00 PM Sheep Lead . . . . . . Livestock Show Arena 7:00 PM KOI ATV & Truck Drags . . . . . . .Grandstand ($15 Infield, $10 Grandstand)
8:00 PM Catholic Mass . . . . . . . . Midway Ent. Tent 11:00 PM Midway Closes
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21 7:00 AM 8:30 AM 9:00 AM 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 11:00 PM
Gates Open Devotional Service . . . . . . . . Show Arena Horseshoe Pitching Contest Rides Open Straw Loading Contest . . . . . . . . . . Infield Kid’s & Adult Pedal Pull . . . . . Show Arena Harness Racing ($3 Grandstand) . Grandstand Midway Closes
MONDAY, AUGUST 22 7:00 AM Gates Open 12:00 PM Rides Open 6:15 PM Presentation of Colors . . . . . . Grandstand Antique Tractor Parade 6:15 PM Parade of Junior Fair Youth Organizations 6:30 PM Youth Awards
See page 33 for Junior Fair Schedule
Parade of Bands ($3 Grandstand) Grandstand 4-H/Fairview Young Farmers Pig Catch 11:00 PM Midway Closes
TUESDAY, AUGUST 23 7:00 AM Gates Open 12:00 PM Rides Open 6:00 PM NW Show Down Pull-In Open Cattle Show . . . . . . . . Show Arena 6:30 PM Harness Racing ($3 Grandstand) . Grandstand 11:00 PM Midway Closes
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24 (VETERANS' DAY & SENIOR CITIZENS’ DAY) Sponsors: Mark Moats Ford, ProMedica, Postema Insurance, Mercy Defiance Clinic, Homier Monumental, Sines Excavating
7:00 AM 7:30 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 4:00 PM 4:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:45 PM 7:00 PM
Gates Open Floral Entries Move-in (until 10:30 AM) Sr. Citizens Registration . . Sr. Citizens’ Tent Glenn Parks Banjo . . . . . . Sr. Citizens’ Tent Hicksville Choir . . . . . . . . Sr. Citizens’ Tent Senior Citizens’ Lunch . . . Sr. Citizen’s Tent Second Floral Judging Rides Open Bingo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. Citizen’s Tent All-Night Posse Band . . . . Sr. Citizen’s Tent Veterans' Bean Soup Supper Sr. Citizens' Tent Open Class Sheep Show Strausbaugh Arena NW Ohio Premier Market Lamb Pull-in Show . . . Strausbaugh Arena Animal Calling Contest . . . . . . Show Arena Xtreme Cheer Challenge . . . . . .Grandstand ($3 Grandstand)
7:00 PM Mutton Bustin . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena 9:00 PM Youth Barn Dance . . . . . . Sr. Citizen’s Tent 11:00 PM Midway Closes
MIDWAY CLOSES DAILY AT 11 PM
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25 (KIDS' DAY)
7:00 AM Gates Open 9:00 AM Open Class Swine Show . . . . . Show Arena 10:00 AM Open Class Fun Goat Show . Strausbaugh Arena 10 AM-NOON Woodworking Project . . . under Grandstand 10 AM-NOON Science Activities . . . . . . . Multipurpose Bldg 12:00 PM Rides Open 1-2:15 PM Kid's Crafts . . . . . . . . . . Multipurpose Bldg 2:00 PM Junior Fair Decorated Animal Parade . . . . . Strausbaugh Arena 3-4:30 PM Sew Funtastic Activity . . Multipurpose Bldg 4:45 PM Kid's Rafﬂe Drawing . . . under Grandstand 6:00 PM JF Sweepstakes Contest . . . . . Show Arena 6:00 PM Scavenger Hunt & Prizes . . Sheriff’s Office Archery Tag . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Office 7:00 PM Free Snow Cones . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Office 7:00 PM Truck Pull ($15 Infield, $10 Grandstand) 11:00 PM Midway Closes
FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 7:00 AM 10:00 AM 12:00 PM 6:30 PM 9:00 PM
Gates Open Junior Fair Livestock Sale . . . Show Arena Rides Open Harness Racing ($3 Grandstand) . Grandstand Sr. Fair Entries, Merchants and Ag Hall Exhibits Released 11:00 PM Midway Closes
SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 7:00 AM Gates Open 6:00 AM Jr. Fair Project Release (still) 10:00 AM Garden Tractor Pull . . . . . . . . . . Grandstand (Weigh-in @ 9 AM)
10:00 AM 12:00 PM 6:00 PM 11:00 PM
BEST in NW 4-H Club ADGA Show Rides Open Demolition Derby ($15 Infield, $10 Grandstand) Midway Closes
Defiance County Fair (Gates open daily at 7:00 AM and close at 11:00 PM.)
2016 Ride Ticket Rates
The Defiance County Fairgrounds is located on Main Street, three blocks east of downtown Hicksville, Ohio. 17 miles to Auburn
(Purchase ride tickets at Durant Amusement Ticket Booth located on the Midway)
Single Ride Tickets (most rides take 2-4 tickets): $1.50 each (30 for $35) All-Day Wristbands: (unlimited rides) $16.00 each Kids' Day Wristbands (Thursday, August 25 - 12-5pm) $12.00 each (no age limit)
21 miles to Defiance
DEFIANCE CO. FAIRGROUNDS
OH SR 18
Limited trackside parking will be available for the AVT/Truck Drags on Saturday, August 20 and the Truck Pull on Thursday, August 25. Spots for each event are $25.00 each and may be purchased at the Fair Office during fair week. Spots will be sold on first come basis until gone. Actual locations will be determined by lottery at time of purchase. Jeremy Limber 419-439-1622.
Handicap Parking Expanded handicap parking is available on the fairgrounds in a designated area next to the fence in the main parking lot. Present your handicap parking permit at the admission gate.
Shuttle Rides As a service to fair patrons, a shuttle service will be provided inside the gates. There will be no shuttles in the parking lot - only inside the gates. Shuttles will operate during scheduled times only. Saturday, August 20: . . . . 9 am-10 pm Wednesday, August 24: 8:30 am-10 pm Sunday, August 21: . . . . . . 9 am-10 pm Thursday, August 25: . 8:30 am-10 pm Monday, August 22: . . 7:30 am-10 pm Friday, August 26: . . . . 8:30 am-3 pm Tuesday, August 23: . . 8:30 am-10 pm
Trackside Parking for Truck Drags & Truck Pull
Jericho Rd er
Saturday, August 20 Truck Drags - 7:00 PM . . . . . . . . Grandstand $10.00; Infield - $15.00 Sunday, August 21 Harness Racing - 5:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grandstand - $3.00 Monday, August 22 Parade of Bands - 7:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grandstand - $3.00 Tuesday, August 23 Harness Racing - 6:30 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grandstand - $3.00 Wednesday, August 24 Xtreme Cheer Contest - 7:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . Grandstand - $3.00 Thursday, August 25 Truck Pull - 7:00 PM . . . . . . . . Grandstand - $10.00; Infield - $15.00 Friday, August 26 Harness Racing - 6:30 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grandstand - $3.00 Saturday, August 27 Demolition Derby - 6:00 PM . . Infield - $15.00; Grandstand - $10.00
Extra admission may be charged for various grandstand events. Season tickets are good for gate admission only, grandstand admission is extra. For paid admission events, tickets for grandstand seating is required for anyone age 5 and older. Every person, regardless of age, must purchase a ticket for seating in the infield.
17 miles to US 469
2016 Grandstand Rates/Infield Rates
Rides provided by: Durant Amusements Hours of Operation: Noon until closing
15 miles to Bryan
OH SR 49
General Gate Admission: Adults - $5.00 Ages 9 to 18 - $3.00 Last Saturday of Fair: $2.00 per person Season Tickets (for the week): Adults - $15.00 Ages 9 to 18 - $8.00 Jr. Fair Advisors - $6.00 Jr. Fair Exhibitors - $2.00 Advance Purchase -- Season tickets will be available for purchase beginning August 1 at the following locations: OSU Extension Office, Evansport Carryout, Farmers & Merchants Bank (Hicksville), First Federal Bank (Hicksville), Hicksville Bank, Hicksville News Tribune, Jewell Grain (Jewell & Ney), Marathon (Sherwood), and Newmanâ€™s Carryout (Defiance).
OH SR 49
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Defiance County Fair KOI DRAG RACING Saturday, August 20, 2016 @ 7 PM Jeff Holtsberry 419-899-4463 Entry fee: $10.00 per class 100% payback in all classes Practice starts at 5:00 p.m. Elimination starts at 7:00 p.m.
Trucks get ready to drag race during the 2015 Defiance County Fair. This year’s event will be held on Aug. 20.
Truck, ATV drag racing ready to roar at fair The drag races are ready to hit high gear at the Defiance County Fair. The races are entering their third year at the fair and continue to grow. The event this year will once again contain both a truck/car class and ATV class. The drag races will be held Aug. 20 at the grandstands. Admission is $10 to the grandstand and $15 for the infield. Practice will start at 5 p.m. with eliminations beginning at 7 p.m. Entry fees are $10 for all quad and bike classes and $20 for all truck and car classes. There will be 100 percent payback in all classes. Safety is important at the races.
All ATV and bike riders must wear full-faced U.S. Department of Transportation approved helmets with chin straps strapped. No sandals or slippers will be allowed either. Every truck driver, except street truck drivers, must also wear U.S. Department of Transportation-approved helmets. Helmets for those drivers may be full or opened face. No studded tires are allowed in any class or division of the drag races. For more information, contact KOI drag racing at www.koidragracing.com or call 859-576-7380 or 859-351-9417.
ATV CLASSES: 1. 0-50 cc ATV (12 & under) 2 & 4 stroke 2. 51-125 cc ATV (12 & under) 2 & 4 stroke 3. 0-50 cc Bikes (12 & under) 2 & 4 stroke 4. 51-90 cc Bikes (12 & under) 2 & 4 stroke 5. 126-250 cc ATV (12 & under) 2 & 4 stroke (No 250R) 6. 400 and below trail (woods) ATV 4 stroke only 7. 450 and up trail (woods) ATV 4 stroke only 8. 2 stroke trail (woods) ATV 9. Open Outlaw (2 and 4 stoke) 10. 91-250 cc Dirt Bike (2 and 4 stroke) 11. 350 2 stroke modified (No NOS) 12. 400 and below modified AVT (No NOS) 4 stroke only 13. 350 2 stroke clutch 14. 450 and up modified ATV (No NOS) 4 stroke only 15. 450 Dirt Bike (2 and 4 stroke) 16. 4 stroke Open - ATV and dirt bike 17. 350 2 stroke Open 18. 250 Open 19. Powder Puff 20. 2 strokes Open 21. Utility/side by side 22. Automatic 23. "Senior" class (No Drag Quads) 40plus 24. Engine off (time permitting) 2 and 4 stroke 25. Panty Race (time permitting) 2 and 4 stroke TRUCK CLASSES: (go to www.koidragracing.com for class specifications) 1. 2WD trucks - 4 and 6 cylinder 2. 4x4 trucks - 4 and 6 cylinder 3. Buggies - OPEN 4. 2WD trucks 8 cylinder 5. Cars 4 and 6 cylinder 6. Unlimited 2WD open (superchargers,nitrous) 7. Cars 8 cylinder 8. Street Gas Trucks 9. Street Diesel (stock appearing turbo) 10. OPEN Diesel (can be trailered in) 11. Small Block Stock 12. Small Block Super Stock 13. Small Block Super Stock Outlaw 14. Small Block Modified 15. Big Block Stock 16. Big Block Super Stock 17. Big Block Super Stock - Outlaw 18. Big Block Modified 19. Open Class
GENERAL RULES 1. Any announcement made the day of the event supercedes any and all written material 2. Any rider or ATV/Truck that causes and damage to KOI Drag Racing Equipment will be held liable for damages. If you hit any equipment you are DQ for that round including center line/cones. 3. All riders/driver must sign a release form before participating in any event. 4. All racers participate at their own risk to themselves and their equipment. 5. Any rider under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian signature on release form 6. ATV & BIKES riders must wear a full faced DOT approved helmet with chin strap strapped. NO sandals or slippers. ALL TRUCK drivers (except street trucks) Must wear DOT approved helmet. Can be full faced or open faced. 7. No studded tires - no exceptions. 8. Nitrous, turbo charger, superchargers can be used in OPEN classes only. NOS main line must be disconnected in all other classes. 9. Double or single eliminations determined by number of entries, (single elimination if over 75 entries). 10. Track will have boundaries. Out of bounds will be a disqualification this includes cones on center line. 11. When you are called you have one minutes to stage. 12. Starting judge's decision is final. 13. For Truck classes- driver must have a valid driver's license to compete. 14. Trucks can be hauled or driven in unless specified. 15. KOI Officials reserve the right to make a SAFETY call at any. time. 16. No pit riding! If caught you will be disqualified without warning and asked to leave event without refund. We do this for safety. 17. Vehicles can be teched at anytime with pump or scope. Refusal of tech or caught cheating will result in being DQed from the current event and will not be allowed to participate in the next 3 events. Also $200 protest fee, if protested, driver of protested truck and tech person will check truck. If protest passes the protested driver keeps the money. 18. No alcohol allowed!! Zero tolerance. 19. All dirt bikes/ motorcycles should have card board or disk to catch start beam to prevent red lights. 20. No 2 stroke and 4 stroke run together unless specified. 21. If a participant knowingly enters a class they do NOT belong in they will be removed without refund. 22. Kids receive one trophy per night. 23. On the event of a double red light the worst red light looses. 24. Any quad or bike that runs a 4.0 or faster at 200' MUST have a kill switch 25. Only one rider per one bike/truck/quad per one class 26. Registration closes when eliminations start. 27. Truck Payouts are as follows: 1-2 entries - 100% to first place, 3-10 entries - 100% to first and second, 11 or more entries - 100% to first, second, and third. 28. ATV/Bikes Payouts are as follows: 1-3 entries - 100% to first, 4-9 entries - 100% to first and second, 11 or more entries - 100% to first, second, and third. 29. Only one person in staging lanes with rider
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419-784-3300 www.homiersmonumental.com Two Locations in Defiance - 7744 St Rt 66 N - 930 S Clinton St
Third night of harness racing added to fair Total purses may exceed $100,000 mark
August 21 @ 5:00 PM August 23 & 26 @ 6:30 PM TROPHY EACH RACE • PARI-MUTUELS CHARTED LINES • STARTING GATE
Sunday, August 21 - 5:00 PM
Entries close Thursday, August 18 at 11 AM 1. Pace: Jay & Helen Volkert Memorial - 2YO Open - Late Closer (Nominations close 8/1/16). . . Purse TBA 2. Trot: Chuck Peter Memorial -2YO- Open - Late Closer (Nominations close 8-1-16) . . Purse TBA 3. Pace: Jim Corkwell Memorial - 3 & 4YO Open Late Closer (Nominations close 8-1-16) . . . . . . . Purse TBA
4. Trot: Defiance County Area Horsemen's Association - 3 & 4YO Open - Late Closer
(Nominations close 8-1-16) . . . . . . . . Purse TBA 5. Trot: Free-For-All . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,200 6. Pace: Non-Winners of $6,000 Lifetime (AE: NW $2,000 in 2016; AE: $3,000 Claimers) . . . . $800 7. Trot: Non-Winners of $6,000 Lifetime (AE NW $2,000 in 2016; AE: $3,000 Claimers . . . . . $800 8. Pace: Gene L. Vance Memorial - 4YO & Up Open- Signature Series ($100 entry fee) . . . . . . . Est. $3,750 Claiming Authorization papers on file at time of entry fee payment.
Tuesday, August 23 - 6:30 PM
Entries close Saturday, August 20 at 11 AM 9. Trot: 3-yr. old Filly Stake OFRC . . . . . .Closed 10. Trot: 3-yr. old Colt Stake OFRC . . . . . . .Closed 11. Pace: 2-yr. old Filly Stake OFRC. . . . . . .Closed 12. Pace: 2-yr. old Colt Stake OFRC . . . . . . .Closed 13. Pace: Non-Winners of $2,500 Lifetime (AE: maidens) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $800 14. Trot: Non-Winners of $5,000 in 2016 (AE: NW $1,000 since 7-1-16; AE: $4,000 Claimers) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $800 15. Pace: Non-Winners of $5,000 in 2016 (AE: NW $1,000 since 7-1-16; AE: $4,000 Claimers) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $800 Claiming Authorization papers on file at time of entry fee payment.
Friday, August 26- 6:30 PM
Entries close Saturday, August 23 at 11 AM 16.Pace: 3-yr. old Filly Stake OFRC. . . . . .Closed 17. Pace: 3-yr. old Colt Stake OFRC . . . . . . .Closed 18. Trot: 2-yr. old Filly Stake OFRC . . . . . . .Closed 19. Trot: 2-yr. old Colt Stake OFRC . . . . . . .Closed 20. Trot: Non-Winners of $2,500 Lifetime (AE: maidens) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $800 21. Pace: Free-For-All . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,200 22. Trot: Kermit Peter Memorial - 4YO & up - Open Signature Series ($100 entry fee). . Est. $3,750 Claiming Authorization papers on file at time of entry fee payment.
CONDITIONS OSRC & USTA Rules with exceptions. Entry fee for all overnight events will be $30 for members of the DCAHA and $40 for non-members. Declarations to be made by 11:00 A.M. OHIO TIME, 3 DAYS before race. Five to enter in overnight races, or no race. Money divided; 50-25-12-8-5 percent in all two & three year old OFRC Stakes and all overnight races. Money divided 45-25-15-10-5 percent in Signature Series races. Track will score 6 wide. All overnight and the Signature Series will split on 10 entries. Two and three year old OFRC Stakes will split on 9 entries.
Right reserved to race two heats, elimination heats, change order of program, postpone or declare off races or to refuse to accept any entry for any reason. The Defiance County Fair and the Defiance County Horsemen's Association assume no liability for any accident, but will do everything possible to avoid them. Drivers are insured. MEMBER OF THE OHIO FAIR RACING CONFERENCE Phone entries to Bill Peters at (614) 984-9515 or USTA at (614) 984-9515, or enter online at Fair website: www.defiancefair.com MATINEE DATE- Saturday, May 28 - 12pm Entries taken Wednesday, May 25, from 5-9pm Rain date on Monday, May 30. Phone entries to (419) 298-7408 or (419) 630-5952
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tainment. Total purses for the three nights of racing could exceed $100,000 for the first time in the fair’s history. This year the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association is contributing $52,000 for the purses; $9,000 for other harness racing-related expenses; and $2,000 for general operating expenses of the fair. The Ohio Fairs Fund contribution for the purses in 2016 will be $8,400. The remainder of the purses will come from horsemen’s nomination fees and entry fees plus donations from the Defiance County Area Horsemen’s Association and other outside donors. Free giveaways, sponsored by the Defiance County Area Horsemen’s Association, will take place each evening. Pari-mutuel wagering with win, show, daily double, quinella, exacta, trifecta and superfecta wagers also will enrich each session. For more information about the harness racing program, contact Bill Peters at 419-298-7408.
LAVON WILES, DEFIANCE COUNTY FAIR SPEED CHAIRMAN DEFIANCE COUNTY AREA HORSEMAN'S ASSOCIATION RACE COMMITTEE: JEFF BATT, Defiance, Ohio • BILL WEBB, Defiance, Ohio • BILL PETERS, Edgerton, Ohio
The 2016 Defiance County Fair will have three nights of harness racing. A Sunday evening program with a 5 p.m. post time has been added to complement the traditional Tuesday and Friday 6:30 p.m. post times. The Sunday program will be highlighted by the Gene L. Vance Memorial Pace. Two late-closing races for two-year-olds, two late-closing races for three-yearolds and four-year-olds, and three overnight races will complete the program. Four two-year-old and threeyear-old colt and filly stakes will feature for the Tuesday race. There also will be three overnight races on a program where senior citizens will be admitted free to the grandstand, courtesy of the J. Earl Belch Charitable Trust. The Kermit Peter Memorial Trot will be contested on Friday’s program. Four more two-year-old and three-year-old colt and filly stakes along with two overnight races will complete the evening’s enter-
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Defiance County Fair
HARNESS RACING at the
2016 Defiance County Fair! SUNDAY, AUGUST 21 5:00 pm TUESDAY, AUGUST 23 6:30 pm & FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 6:30 pm TUESDAY, AUGUST 23
Rick Small will emcee at the grandstand
FREE GRANDSTAND ADMISSION FOR SENIOR CITIZENS compliments of the J. Earl Belch Charitable Trust
WIN a TV, Grill or Gas Card! 6 Given Away Each Night to those Purchasing Grandstand Admission
• Pari-mutuel wagering • Beer Tent • T-Shirt Toss
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Defiance County Fair
Parade of bands marching to different beat Things will be a little different on Monday night at the Defiance County Fair. The bands will have the spotlight for the evening as they bring in some big tunes to the fair. The parade will begin at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at the grandstand. Admission is $3 with half of the admission price going back to support the high school bands. While traditionally Monday night entertainment at the grandstands included both the parade of bands and coronation of the junior fair royalty, this year the bands will shine in the spotlight. The fair coronation, instead, will be held Saturday, Aug. 20, at 9:30 a.m. in the main show arena. Don’t worry though, the 2016 court also will be participating in the junior fair parade on Monday night prior to the Parade of Bands. Bands from all five Defiance County school districts as well as marching bands from a few high schools in neighboring counties are expected to participate in the Parade of Bands. Last year, there were several Paulding, Williams and Henry county bands that also took part. The high school bands will perform some of the many songs they will play at upcoming football games and other events throughout the season. Members of the Fairview High School Crowds should expect some old favorites as well as some new tunes and routines coming Marching Band perform during last year’s Parade of Bands at the Defiance County Fair from area bands. Immediately following the Parade of Bands in Hicksville. This year the show will be on will be the 4-H/Fairview Young Farmers’ pig fair next year as a 4-H project. catch. Participants in the pig catch must have Individuals who wish to participate in the pig completed the third grade, but cannot be older catch must submit an application by Aug. 19 to than 13. Winners will bring the animal to the the Defiance County OSU Extension Office or
Enjoy the 2016 Defiance County Fair!
Aug. 22 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $3 with half of the proceeds going to support the area high school bands performing.
return the application Aug. 19-21 to the junior fairboard office at the fairgrounds. Applications will not be accepted after 3 p.m. Aug. 21.
While you’re at the fair, be sure to stop by the
PIE PAN A little slice of Heaven!!! Menu items include: Sandwiches, Deep Fried Veggies, Ice Cream, Fried Oreos, Twinkies & of course Pie! Located at the Southwest corner of the race track
Thank You for supporting the youth of
St. John Lutheran Church
655 Wayne Ave., Defiance, OH 43512 419-782-5766
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016 @ 7:00 PM Grandstand Admission: $3.00 per person, 5 and under FREE SUPERINTENDENT Heaven Holtsberry 419-769-4023 Megan Cover 419-487-0765 All Star Cheer Teams - Stunting allowed. (Proof of insurance required.) School Teams - Divisions for tumble and nontumble. No stunting. All Star and Mini teams - exhibition only. PRIZES: Varsity Tumble1st place $325; 2nd place $175; 3rd place $75 Varsity Non-Tumble1st place $175; 2nd place $100; 3rd place $75 Jr. High Tumble1st place $85; 2nd place $60; 3rd place $35 Jr. High Non-Tumble1st place $40; 2nd place $35; 3rd place $30 Routines limited to five minutes maximum. Teams may not use the same routine when entering multiple divisions. Entry fee: $30.00 per team (includes admission for two coaches). Entry form available at www. defiancefair.com. Registration must be received by July 31, 2016 and include team roster, proof of liability coverage and full payment. Each participant must have a completed "Participant Release and Waiver Form" at time of check-in. Cheerleaders who do not have a completed waiver form will not be allowed to compete. General safety guidelines: 1. All teams must be supervised during all official functions by a qualified director/coach. 2. Soft-soled shoes must be worn while competing. No dance shoes/boots, and/or gymnastics slippers (or similar) allowed. 3. Jewelry of any kind is prohibited: including but not limited to ear, nose, tongue, belly button, and facial rings, clear plastic jewelry, bracelets, necklaces, and pins on uniforms. Jewelry must be removed and may not be taped over. (Exception: medical ID tags/bracelets, and uniform rhinestones.) 4. Cheerleaders must have at least one foot on the performing surface when the routine starts. 5. Any height increasing apparatus used to propel a competitor is prohibited. 6. Flags, banners, signs, pom poms and megaphones are the only props allowed. Props with poles or similar support apparatus may not be used in conjunction with any kind of stunt or tumbling. All props must be safely discarded out of harms way (e.g. throwing a hard sign across the mat from a stunt would be illegal). Any uniform piece purposefully removed from the body and used for visual effect will be considered a prop. 7. Casts that are hard and unyielding or have rough edges must be appropriately covered with a padded material. 8. Required spotters for all levels must be your own team members. 9. Drops including but not limited to knee, seat, thigh, front, back, and split drops from a jump, stunt, or inverted position are prohibited unless the majority of the weight is first borne on the hands/feet, which breaks the impact of the drop. 10. Vulgar/Suggestive/Offensive movements, works or music are not permitted. Routines should be appropriate for family viewing. 11. Performance must take place within the boundaries. Stepping out of bounds will not be penalized unless it is intentional use of out of bounds. The Defiance Co. Agricultural Society reserves the right to add, change, delete, or combine divisions for any reason. Rain date is Sunday, August 28, 2016, at 2 PM.
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Xtreme Cheer to energize grandstand The Xtreme Cheer competition is ready to flip and energize the crowd at the Defiance County Fair on Aug. 24. The competition will begin at 7 p.m. at the grandstands. In case of rain, the contest will be held Aug. 25 at 2 p.m. Grandstand admission is $3 per person. The competition is open to allstar cheer teams, school teams and exhibition all-star and mini teams. Registration for Xtreme Cheer is now open. Entry forms are available at www.defiancefair.com. Registrations must be received by July 31. The registration fee is $30 per team and includes admission for two coaches. Stunting is allowed on All Star Cheer teams only. All squads may only use the following props: flags, banners, signs, pom poms and megaphones.
The Hicksville High School cheer team participated in the Xtreme Cheer competition in 2015 and is expected to return this year. This year’s contest will once again junior high tumble ($85, $60, and feature cash prizes for the top three $35); and junior high non-tumble teams in the varsity tumble, varsi- ($40, $35 and $30). ty non-tumble, junior high tumble Routines are limited to five minand junior high non-tumble cate- utes and teams cannot use the gories. same routine when entering mulPrizes will be given to the top tiple divisions. three finishes in the varsity tumAll cheerleaders must have comble ($325, $175 and $75); varsity pleted a waiver to compete, no non-tumble ($175, $100 and $75); exceptions.
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Senior Day is now on Wednesday at the fair Senior Day at the Defiance County Fair has moved to Wednesday. Senior citizen’s receive free admission. The event begins at 9 a.m. with coffee, donuts and registration. The award-winning Glen Parks will play his banjo from 9-10
a.m., followed by music from the HIcksville Senior Choir from 10-11 a.m. Lunch will be served from noon1 p.m., followed by bingo. Closing Senior Day will be a performance from the All Night Posse Band from 2-4 p.m.
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A bean soup supper will be held at 4 p.m. Aug. 24.
Veterans Day to offer food, camaraderie Veterans Day will be Wednesday, Aug. 24 at the fair. Veterans and spouses receive free admission. A ham and bean soup supper will be served beginning at 4pm. and is free to all veterans and their families. Veterans are welcome to come out for a good meal and
some good conversations during the event. Senior citizens who would like to stay for the supper are welcome to do so as well. For more information, call Carol Sines at 419-6582030.
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Kids Day is packed with fun There are lots of activities planned for children during Kids Day on Aug. 25. Events begin at 10 a.m. both under the grandstand and at the muilti-purpose building. From 10 a.m.-noon, there will be cool science activities via 4-H STEM at the multi-purpose building. Lowe’s will have woodworking projects for children to do from 10 a.m.-noon under the grandstand. There will be crafts, sponsored by the 4-H Council, from 1-2:15 p.m. at the multi-purpose building. At 2 p.m., kids can enjoy the decorated animal parade at the Strausbaugh Show Arena. Those individuals who want to take part in the parade have to pre-register by 5 p.m. Aug. 24 at the junior fair office. The show is open to youths ages 4-18 years. Participants must provide a 200 word or less commentary to be read during the parade about their decorated animals. As far as
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showmanship contest at 6 p.m. in the Strausbaugh Show Arena. Also at 6 p.m. is the scavenger hunt and prizes at the sheriff’s office (located next to the multi-purpose building), followed by Archery Tag and prizesand then free snow cones at 7 p.m.
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Anthony Singer poses with his trophy and sheep, Jack, after the two of them won the decorated animal parade at the 2015 Defiance County Fair. They dressed as Kristoff and Sven from Disney’s “Frozen.” Junior fair exhibitors can have fun and entertain the crowd during this year’s decorated animal contest, which will be held at 2 p.m. on Kids’ Day, Aug. 25.
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Truck pull to feature new classes There’s a bit of a change up for the Defiance County Fair’s stock truck pull at 7 p.m. Aug. 25. There’s a new class list as well as bigger purses available. Audience members will enjoy eight classes this year. Grandstand admission to the event is $10. Infield admission is $15. Pullers will pay $25 per hook, which also admits one driver and one helper. Weigh-ins begin at 5 p.m. Classes this year include: 5,800 pounds 2WD one ton or less; 6,500 pounds pure street gas; 6,800 pounds hot street gas; 6,500 pounds alter 4WD gas; 7,800 pounds 2.5 diesel truck; 8,000 pounds work stock diesel truck; tractors hot farm; and 8,000 pound open diesel class. Payouts are 50 percent of entries for first place, 20 percent for second and 10 percent for third. There will be an additional $1,000 in prize money, thanks to Hicksville Auto Recyclers, for the 8,000 pound work stock diesel truck class. For more information, contact
DEFIANCE COUNTY FAIR STOCK TRUCK PULL Thursday, August 25, 2016 @ 7 PM Jeff Holtsberry 419-899-4463, Jeremy Limber 419-439-1622, Kate Chittenden 419-551-9402 Weigh-In begins at 5 PM. Pullers pay $25.00 per hook. Driver and one helper get in free with truck in pull. CLASSES 5800 lbs. 2WD 1-Ton or less 6500 lbs. Pure Street Gas 6800 lbs. Hot Street Gas 6500 lbs. Altar 4WD Gas 7800 lbs. 2.5 Diesel Truck 8000 lbs. Work Stock Diesel Truck Tractors Hot Farm 8000 lbs. Open Diesel Class PAYOUTS 1st place - 50% of entries, 2nd - 20%; 3rd - 10% There will be an additional $1,000 in prize money for the 8000 lb.Work Stock Diesel class paid out to the top eight finishers.
The stock truck pull at the Defiance County Fair will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 25. There will be new classes this year.
Jeff Holtsberry at 419-899-4463, Kate Chittenden at 419-551-9402 or Jeremy Limber at 419-439-1622. Individuals can check the fair website at www.defiancefair.com for
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Demo derby offering $15,300 total purse The 2016 Defiance County Fair will definitely end with a roar as the demolition derby will be held on the last day of the fair, Aug. 27. The derby will begin at 6 p.m., and the total purse this year has been raised to $15,300. Admission to the derby is $10 for grandstand seating. Pit passes are available for $15 each. Entry fees for participating vehicles are $40 and includes a pit pass. All drivers must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license. There are six divisions at this years fair — full sized, mini-vans, sub-compact, small pickups; The demolition derby will be held Aug. 27 full pickups/SUVs/vans, and one stock ‘86 or at the fair. This year’s total purse is $15,300. newer. Cash prizes will be awarded to first through 15th place in the full-size division and Cash prizes will be awarded to first through Auto Body. first through fifth in the other divisions. For more information, contact Lavon Wiles The event is sponsored by Integrity Defiance
Children ages 3-7 can participate in a “Power Wheels” derby on Aug. 27.
Mini-derby lets youth have ‘big kid’ fun A mini-demolition derby will be held along with the regular demolition derby at the Defiance County Fair on Aug. 27. Children ages 3-7 can participate in a “Power Wheels” derby, sponsored by the Jim Schmidt Family Dealerships. There is no entry fee to take par and every child will be a winner. Children must bring their own battery-powered vehicle (stock
only, no power modifications allowed). Children may paint or decorate their vehicles anyway they wish. Children must be able to sit in the vehicle. No tractors, motorcycles or ATV-style Power Wheels are allowed. Helmets are required for each participating child. Bicycle helmets are acceptable. Safety belts also are recommended.
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Saturday, August 27, 2016 @ 6:00 PM SUPERINTENDENT: Lavon Wiles 419-658-2520 Grandstand Admission: $10.00 Pit Pass: $15.00 $15,300 TOTAL PURSE! Prize money awarded in five categories: Full Mini Size Van 1st place $2,000 $800 2nd place $1,400 $400 3rd place $800 $250 4th place $600 $150 5th place $500 $50 6th place $400 7th place $300 8th place $200 9-15th place $100 ea.
Sub Compact $800 $400 $250 $150 $50
Small Pickups $800 $400 $250 $150 $50
Full Pickups SUVs & Vans $800 $400 $250 $150 $50
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GENERAL RULES: 1. $40 entry fee (no refunds) includes one pit pass (not good for grandstand). 2. Derby drivers and crew are independent contractors, not employees of the Society or the Promoter and must have the signed release sheet to be allowed in the pit area or on the track. Drivers and crews assume all risks and liabilities and are responsible for their own life and health insurance. 3. Unsportsmanlike conduct, rules violations, under the inﬂuence of alcohol or drugs, or the use of such, are prohibited prior to or during the event. Any of the above can cause disqualification, forfeiture of winnings, and banishment from grounds and future derbies. 4. Drivers must be 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license. Drivers must drive the car they sign in on. REGISTRATION: 1. Registration opens at 11:30 AM. No cars allowed on infield before 11:30 AM without permission. Pre-registered entries must be checked in by 4:00 PM. 2. All drivers must fill out an entry form. Derby officials may reject any entry. Heats and features determined by entries. Drivers must supply their own cars and may enter as many heats as they wish. Substitutions accepted in order of arrival after limit. INSPECTION: 1. Inspection is 12:00 noon to 5:25 PM. After entering pit, cars have 30 minutes to pass inspection. Each car allowed once time through inspection and once for recheck. No third time. No cars allowed to enter pit after 5:15 PM. After 5:15 PM, cars in pits must pass inspection without recheck. 2. Drivers will turn off ignition and exit cars during inspection. 3. Cars will be disqualified if any changes are made after passing inspection. COMPETITION: 1. Drivers' meeting at 5:30 PM. 2. Five classes of vehicles: full-size, sub-compact (under 103" wheel base), minivans, small pickups, and full size vans, pickups and SUVs. Sub-compact heats run first followed by mini-vans and full-size. All features will run after last heat of full-size. 3. No car will be allowed in the competition area prior to the heat in which it is to participate in. Heats will last twenty minutes. Draw if more than one vehicle running after twenty minutes. Winners advance to feature race. 4. During competition, drivers may maneuver cars forward or backwards. Drivers must hit another vehicle every thirty seconds. Hit time reduced to fifteen seconds if driver is warned for sandbagging. 5. Drivers will be disqualified for deliberately hitting the driver's door of another vehicle. Vehicles will be disqualified for any open door or unsafe vehicle. Officials reserve the right to inspect any car at any time. 6. If an emergency arises during any event, all cars will be stopped. If any car must be moved, the heat will restart from present position. 7. Once a heat begins, drivers must remain in their cars until the last car stops or until instructed by an official. 8. If a driver qualifies a car to be in a feature, the driver will withdraw all cars entered in other heats. Feature cars will be placed in a holding area. No work may be done until all vehicles from all heats are entered in the holding area. 9. All participating vehicles must be removed from the fair grounds within four hours after the show. Any cars or parts left thereafter will be removed by fair officials and driver will be responsible for removal fees. CAR REGULATIONS: 1. Full Size: sedans, hard top cars or station wagons are allowed. No small compact cars, trucks, Jeeps, convertibles, hearses or checker taxi, etc. Drive line need not be stock. No truck rear ends. Any factory bumper may be used as long as it is bolted, except full frame Imperials. Imperial bumpers must be stock. If questions on rules, call. 2. Sub-Compacts: 103” wheel base maximum & stock engines. No convertibles, 4-wheel drives, etc. No V8 engines. 3. Mini Vans: window vans only. Stock engines, no 4-wheel drives. No V8 engines. 4. Small Pickups: S10, Rangers, Blazers, etc. (No Dakotas or Durangos.) No truck must exceed 24” at top of bumper everything else must be stock. 5. Full Size Pickups, SUVs and Vans: All trucks (including small pickups)may have 4" washers on bed and 4 bolts through cab. Beds may also be welded to cab. 4-wheel drives must remove front drive shaft. Front and rear frame rails must be level. Gas tank protectors are permitted no higher than bed and no longer than 26". 6. Safety belts, approved safety helmets, eye protection, and long sleeved shirts and pants are required. Fire suits or coveralls, neck braces and fire extinguishers are encouraged. 7. Original gas tank must be removed. Recommended tanks include boat tank, motorcycle tank, homemade plastic tanks in steel. No tank to hold more than 5-6 gallons. To be placed in back seat area. Gas tank must be covered with non-ﬂammable material and must be securely fastened. Electric fuel pump must have wire braided fuel line or fuel line in hose, marked shut off switch. Note: spillage of gas is automatically disqualified. Batteries must be securely fastened to the car and must be covered with a rubber or canvas. Cars must have brakes before beginning of heat. 8. No roll bars, trailer hitches or reinforcements unless rules permit. Cutting fenders and bumpers for wheel clearance and/or restriction of steering is permissible. If quarter is cut, inner & outer must be bolted together with 4 bolts (3/8" max), or rolled, but not both. It is recommended the driver's door be reinforced with steel bar, angle iron or pipe. Length not to extend more than 8 inches on either end of driver door. We encourage cross bracing behind seat, on ﬂoor & door post using 6x6 angle iron plates on right and left
sides 19-24" off ﬂoor and cross pipe between 1 5/8" and 3" outer diameter.Bracing may form "x". No splicing of pipe. 9. No chaining up or down any suspension, welding to any spring or spring support, no shock springs, or air shocks or altered shackles. Seven leafs maximum on imperials. Nine leafs maximum on 71-76 GM Wagons. Car must be level (factory stock). No more than 4 leaf clamps per side and all leafs must be factory stock and 2" wide or less. Car must have 3” suspension travel. 10. Both front doors must be painted white and no advertising. Number will be painted when car passes inspection. All doors must be fastened shut by wire, straps, chain or welding. NO straps on top of door frames. Only wire or chain can be positioned in ﬂoor area with washers maximum 2” od welded to hood area and on trunk providing it is attached to adjacent sheet metal only. Wiring seats to door and roof is permitted. Wire through side door window opening is permitted. Straps, wire, chains or bars permitted through windshield opening on driver's side, but driver must be able to get out. No other wire accepted. Must have 12” hole in trunk and hood on each side of motor for fire protection. No hole in hood above fan. Fan must be one piece, no clutch fan. Trunk and hood must be opened for inspection and have stock hinges and no hood spring. Wagon tailgate must have 6” x 6” inspection hole. All glass including windshield, headlights, taillights, mirrors, door handles, chrome, ornaments, any protruding sharp parts, upholstery, except driver's seat, must be removed and is mandatory. Protruding fenders and tailight fins must be cut off or bent over. All must be done before arriving and must be swept clean of all dirt and loose pieces. 11. No body mount modification, car must remain original and have rubber bushing and stock bolt size. Cowl and firewall must be factory stock. Cowl may have 6x6 hole for distributor. All holes must be covered with tin or steel, including sun roofs. No undercoating or painting of frame or underbody. Must be clean. No tucking of cars – body must be stock. 12. Engine may be set back no more than 1.5" from stock. No distributor guards. Engine cradles fastened to cross member only. Radiator must remain in original position, electric fans & one piece fan only. Transmission cooler is permitted, but only if they are secured inside the engine compartment. May have positive traction and ﬂoor shifter, but no excess hole or rear end bracing. Air cleaner is mandatory. 13. Absolutely no dry ice or ﬂammable devices allowed in vehicle. 14. Entrants are encouraged to decorate their car. This is a family show and you will show good taste. 15. No antifreeze – water only – no draining on the ground, must be in container. Refrigerant coolant must be removed. 16. D.O.T. tires on drive wheels and stock rims must not be altered and no wheel weights. No grooving or tractor style recaps. No studs in the tires. 17. Any factory bumper may be used as long as one side of frame rail or bumper is bolted. Bolting allowed to one layer only. May use up to 4 bolts 1/2" in diameter. 18. All cars must be stock except where rules apply. Drivers must read all rules and regulations before making entry. For rules interpretation call Ric Hendricks at 419-636-1694. The decision of the judges and Derby ofﬁcials is ﬁnal. Entry form available on Page 47.
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STRAW-LOADING CONTEST Sunday, August 21, 2016 @ 1 PM Sponsored by Ayersville FFA Contestants must load 40 bales of straw on a conventional pickup truck, drive through a designated obstacle course, unload the straw and then stack it. RULES 1. This contest will be held in the grandstand infield. 2. A team will consist of the three (3) members from the same FFA Chapter, 4-H Club or Junior Fair Board. THE DRIVER MUST BE LICENSED DRIVER AND HAVE AN INSURED TRUCK. There will be four (4) classes: Female Youth Adult Male
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3. The entry fee will be $12.00 with proceeds going to Children’s Hospital. 4. The contest will be limited to the first 15 teams to enter the day of the contest. Questions can be sent to Don Hammersmith, Ayersville High School, 28046 Watson Rd., Defiance 43512, or call at 419-395-1112. 5. The trophies will be awarded to the top team in all divisions. 6. The pickup must be a standard ton and must be conventional. No sideboards, roll bars or other devices may be used. 7. The straw must be loaded on the truck and transported through a given obstacle course and unloaded to a stack in a designated place. 8. A 15 second penalty will be awarded for each broken bale. 9. All members must ride in the cab of the truck through the entire course with the doors closed. 10. Contest will be a timed event with a maximum of 10 minutes. 11. Missing or knocking over a traffic cone will result in a 15 second penalty. 12. All straw falling from the truck must be reloaded on the truck unless it is a broken bale. Broken bales will be left lay but must be picked up and removed from the contest area by the team after their time has stopped. 13. Time will start at the second judge’s whistle and will stop after the straw has been unloaded and stacked at a designated location and all team members are in the cab of the truck with both doors closed. Penalty can be assessed for improper stacking. 14. If under 18, parents must sign a “FAIR RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORM.” These forms are available in the Secretary’s office at the fairgrounds or from Hammersmith. SPECIFICS: 1. Truck is parked at the finish line, with engine off, doors closed, team members sitting on dropped tailgate. 2. Judges start contest with whistle. Load bales on truck. All team members must be in truck and all doors closed before truck moves. 3. Any broken bales while loading are replaced on pile by judges. 4. After obstacle course, straw is restacked in the same manner.
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How fast can you go? Straw-loading contest set It’s time to see how fast those teams can go as the Ayersville FFA’s straw-loading contest begins at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, in the infield. During the competition, a team of three contestants load 40 bales of straw into a truck, drive through an obstacle course and then jump out to unload the straw and stack it. Each team must consist of three individuals from the same FFA chapter, 4-H club or members of the junior fair board. The driver of the truck must also have a valid driver’s license and be insured. There are four divisions for the contest, which prizes awarded to the top teams in each. Divisions include: female youth, male youth, adult male and adult female. The contest is limited to the first 14 teams that register the day of the race. Entry fee for the contest is $12 with proceeds benefiting Children’s Hospital. The competition is a timed contest, with a maximum time limit of 10 minutes. Penalties will be
A team rushes to unload straw bales from their truck during the 2016 straw-loading contest at the Defiance County Fair. This year’s contest, hosted by the Ayersville FFA, will be on Aug. 21.
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Enjoy an up close and personal encounter in the wolf “Discovery Zone” where visitors can learn about the difference between the Wolf and Coyote with hands on experience. Also they will learn about wolf preservations, the importance of their existence and the alternative ways of safely monitoring wolves in the wild. This experince is one that the whole family will enjoy.
Run for the Barns 5K The “Run for the Barns” 5K road race or 2-mile health walk is returning to the Defiance County Fair on Saturday, August 20th. Last year was the inaugural event, which proved very successful with more than 40 participants. The approximately $800 raised during the event was used to help fund renovations as well as the building of new barns at the fairgrounds. Proceeds will be used for the same cause this year. The run is being organized by 4-Her Emily Woodbury and her family. Woodbury had envisioned her run as a way to benefit the fairgrounds as well as promote health and wellness. This year both the 5K road race and 2-mile health walk will begin at 8 a.m. The course will start at the grandstands and then go out onto the streets of Hicksville. The
5K will be timed. Entry fees are $25 for the run, $20 for the 2-mile health walk and $10 for extra T-shirts. Checks can be made payable to Beth Woodbury, 04103 Trinity Road, Defiance 43512. Age categories for both male and female runners include: ages 0-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and older. Last year the youngest runner was 8, while the oldest was 69. Awards will be given to the top males and females in each age category for the 5K. For a registration form, email Beth Woodbury at woodbury4@ live.com. Registration forms also will be available at several hospitals throughout the county closer to the sart of the fair. Individuals may register the day of the race, but will not be guaranteed a T-shirt.
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Garden tractor pull ready for fun The Fairview FFA will be hosting its garden tractor pull at 10 a.m. Aug. 27 at the fair. The pull will be held in the infield of the grandstands, with weighin at 9 a.m. Competitors will be divided into three weight classes: 800 pounds, 1,00 pounds and 2,500 pounds. Classes will be in two divisions â€” tractors with turf tires and tractors with bar tires. Drivers must wear long pants and shoes to take part in the competition. Helmets are also mandatory for all contestants. No sandals or open-toed shoes will be allowed as well. Cost per hook is $5. All drivers must also sign a liability waiver before he or she Photo courtesy of Fairview FFA may participate. If the driver is a minor, a parent must sign the The Fairview FFA will host its annual garden trac- in two different divisions. Individuals are welcome form. Individuals who do not have tor pull at 10 a.m. Aug. 27 at the Defiance County to come to the infield of the grandstand and cheer a signed waiver will not be allowed Fair. Competitors will be divided into weight classes on their favorite pullers during the event. to participate in the pull.
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Get ready to bid at junior fair livestock sale Come out and show your support during the Defiance County Junior Fair Livestock Show, starting at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26. The sale order this year is: poultry, sheep, lactating animals, swine, kiss the queen, beef steers, dairy steers, beef feeder calves, dairy feeder calves, goats and rabbits. Anyone wanting to place a bid needs to register and pick up a bid number the day of the sale. The winning bidders of the champion and reserve champion animals as well as the winner of kiss the queen will get their photograph taken for publication in The Crescent-News. The livestock sale is based on a “premium bid,” meaning the buyer will pay the actual amount that he or she bids. If the buyer wants to keep the animal, he or she will pay the premium bid and the support bid. In 2015 a total of 474 animals went through the sale ring. The total sale figure was $314,104.82, which included $82,326 in add-ons from buyers. Total from the sale ring alone was $234,078.61. Individuals, businesses and organizations are encouraged to come
out and bid on livestock to make this year’s sale even more successful than last year’s. When buyers purchase an animal at the auction, he or she is buying prize livestock raised by Defiance County 4-H and FFA members. The purchase as well as add-ons for projects help support the educational programs of these two youth groups. Expenses of the sale are covered with a fee paid by each participant on the difference between market price and sale price is charged to offset expenses. The junior fair livestock sale is guided by the Livestock Sale Committee. These volunteers spend hours planning and conducting the sale. This year’s committee includes chairmen Jerry Sanders and Yvonne Blosser and committeemen Mary Bishop, Brian Chittenden, Kate Chittenden, Jeff Holtsberry, Corey Maassel, Don Retcher, Jeff Rohlf, Mitch Troyer and Lavon Wile. A junior fair exhibitor shows off his lamb during the 2015 livestock For more information on the sale, visit http://defiance.osu.edu. Click sale at the Defiance County Fairgrounds. This year’s sale will begin at 4-H Youth Development and then 10 a.m. Aug. 26. The sale will start with poultry projects and continue though the other livestock species. Defiance County Fair.
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Fair features many open livestock shows This year’s Defiance County Fair will feature a new livestock show. The Northwest Ohio Premier Market Lamb Pull in Show will be Aug. 24. Weigh-in is from 4:30-6:30 p.m. with the show at 6:30 p.m. in the Strausbaugh Arena. Participants are to enter gate 1 by the grandstand. Show order includes showmanship (senior, junior, intermediate and beginner) and weight classes (lightest to heaviest). There will be no breed classes. Showmanship entries are $5 each. Class entries are $20 a head. Payouts are $250 for the grand champion lamb and $150 for the reserve champion lamb. Class payouts are $20, $15 and $10. Out-of-state lambs must follow health requirements. There is no barn stalling available for the animals. Individuals will show off trailers. Generators are encouraged as there is limited electrical access. The fair is not responsible for accidents or stolen property. For more information on the show, contact show chairman Brian Schroeder at 419-789-1287 or the Defiance County OSU Extension Office at 419-782-4771 or online at defiance.osu.edu. There are other open shows set throughout the fair as well. There will be a draft horse show at 9 a.m.
Aug. 20. Sponsored by Coors Light Beer / NWO Beverage, Defiance. Categories include: draft horse cart man, draft horse cart woman, draft pony card man, draft pony cart woman, mule cart, pleasure horse/ pony cart, youth driver cart, draft horse tandem, draft pony tandem, draft horse team hitch wagon man, draft pony team hitch wagon man, mule team hitch wagon man, draft horse team hitch wagon woman, draft pony team hitch wagon woman, mule team hitch wagon woman, youth team hitch wagon horse/pony, draft horse team farm wagon man, draft pony team farm wagon man, mule team farm wagon man, draft horse team farm wagon woman, draft pony team farm wagon woman, mule team farm wagon woman, youth team farm wagon horse/ pony, draft horse unicorn, draft pony unicorn, draft horse 4 up hitch, draft pony 4 up hitch, draft horse 6 up hitch and draft pony 6 up hitch. The show committee reserves the right to divide, combine, add or cancel classes as necessary. Entries are $5 per class. Exhibitors must buy a gate pass. If there is only one entry in a class, exhibitors will be paid a seocnd premium but will receive a first place ribbon. In the hitch class, the driver will be allowed one helper, but no other riders will be permitted.
There will be no scotch collars, scotch shoes of fifth wheel wagons permitted in the farm class. The Best in the Northwest 4-H Club will also have an ADGA Senior and Junior Does show at 10 a.m. Aug. 27. The show order is showmanship (divided by ages), ADGA senior doe, ADGA junior doe. The order of breeds include: Alpine, Lamancha, Nigerian Dwarf, Nubian, Oberhasli, Recorded Grade, Saanen, Sable and Togenburg. Entry fee is $5 per age class. The senior doe show includes: doe under two years in milk, doe two and under three years, doe three and under four years, doe four and under five years, doe five years and over and champion challenge. The junior doe show includes junior kid born on or after April 1, intermediate kid born March 1-31; senior kid born Jan. 1-Feb. 28; and yearling born Aug. 28, 2014-Dec. 31-2015 not in milk. Each show will have a grand champion, reserve champion and best doe in show. All animals must be herds that are registered in the National Scrapies Database. They must also be properly tattooed or tagged with the proper identification. The show chairman is Yvonne Blosser, 419542-6520; and the show secretary is Mary Bishop, 419-784-6244.
Fair quilts to be donated to Project Linus this year Once again the Defiance County Agricultural Society is looking for some good quilt makers. For several years the fair has asked area residents to make quilts that will be donated to a good cause.
This year the quilts will be donated to the Fort Wayne-Northeast Indiana Chapter and Toledo-Lucas County, Ohio Chapter of Project Linus. The goal of Project Linus is to
provide love, a sense of security, Project Linus is a 501(c)3 organiwarmth and comfort to children zation. who are seriously ill, traumatized Because the quilts will be for or otherwise in need through the children from infants through teengifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans. • QUILTS , Page 19
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agers, any size quilt will be accepted. Quilt guidelines include: • if using fleece, make them single layer with selvage edges removed. • fringe on no-sew fleece, knitted or crocheted blankets should be no more than three-inches long. • acceptable fabrics should be soft and cuddly materials such as 100 percent cotton or cotton/polyester blends. Please do not use wool, corduroy, vinyl, leather, silk, polyester double knit or canvas. • no embellishments such as buttons, tassels or sequins. • blankets with pet hair or odors of smoke or chemicals will not be accepted. • prints should be age-appropriate for the size of the blanket. Quilters are asked to make sure all straight pins are removed prior to donation. Quilts will be on display in the ag building at the Defiance County Fair from Aug. 20-27. Quilts need to be delivered prior to 4 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Fair Office in Hicksville. For more information, call: Laura Sanders at 419-551-3078, Kate Chittenden at 419-5519402 or Tracy Backhaus at 419438-1149. For several years, the fair has made quilts for a good cause. In 2015, that was the CHPDefiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center. In other years they have benefited Tiana’s Wish/Conquer Childhood Cancer Now, Quilts for Wounded Warriors, Purple Heart veterans and the Quilt of Tears (which raises awareness of those living with or who have died of Agent Orange). For more information about Project Linus, visit http://www. projectlinus.org. If individuals do not crochet or quilt, the organization does tax donations, which are tax-deductible. Information about making a donation is available at the Project Linus webpage. The organization uses donations for several things including fabric, batting, yarn, other blanket-making supplies, blanket labels, printing, office supplies, shipping, accounting and auditing.
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2016 Fair Committees
Advertising & Publicity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Deb Cocke©©, Jeremy Limber©©, Carol Sines, Jerry Sanders, Tracey Backhaus
Agriculture & Horticulture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kate Chittenden©©, Tracey Backhaus©©, Renae Cottrell, David Hartman
Alochol . . . . . . . Charlie Wann©, Jerry Sanders Antique Tractor Display . . . . Mitch Troyer©©
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Auxiliary . . . Mary Bishop©©, Carol Sines©© Bands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Renae Cottrell © Jeff Holtsberry, David Hartman
Budget/Finance & Fundraising . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brian Chittenden©, Dave Ferguson, Kate Chittenden, Don Retcher, Jeremy Limber
Campgrounds . . . . . . . . . . Larry Retcher©© Deb Cocke©©, Jerry Sanders, Jeremy Limber
Cheerleading Contest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heaven Holtsberry©, Scott Hicks, Tyler Reinhard, Mitch Troyer
Kids’ Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carol Sines©©
Renae Cottrell, Tyler Reinhart
Merchants. . Carol Sines©©, Lavon Wiles©© Scott Hicks, Gary Backhaus
Outside Ag Displays . . . . . . . Lavon Wiles© Mitch Troyer, Jeff Rohlf, Corey Maassel
Radios . . . . . Mary Bishop©, Brian Chittenden Rentals . . Lavon Wiles©, Alliance Tax Service Sanitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lavon Wiles© Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jerry Sanders©
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Senior Citizens’ & Veteran Day . . . . . . . .
Carol Sines©, David Hartman, Don Retcher, Renae Cottrell, Scott Hicks, Tyler Reinhart
Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . Lavon Wiles©©
Carol Sines©©, Jeff Holtsberry, Heaven Holtsberry, Kate Chittenden, Jeremy Limber
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Heaven Holtsberry©©, Dave Ferguson©© Lavon Wiles, Tracey Backhaus, Larry Retcher
Event Tickets . . . . . . . . . Kate Chittenden©©,
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Executive Committee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lavon Wiles©, Carol Sines, Gary Backhaus, Jeff Rohlf, Jeff Holtsberry, Dave Ferguson, Brian Chittenden, Jerry Sanders, Mary Bishop
Fair Tab. . . Deb Cocke©©, Larry Retcher©© Mary Bishop, Laura Sanders
Gate Tickets . . . . . . . . . . . Larry Retcher©© Deb Cocke, Gary Backhaus, Tracey Backhaus
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Annual dues for the Defiance County Agricultural Society are $8, payable in advance, on the 31st day of November of each year. All fractions of a year shall be counted as a full year. Must be 18 years of age to be a member and/or director. Defiance County Agriculture Society memberships are available for $8.00 for 2016. To purchase a membership contact the Defiance County OSU Extension Office, 06879 Evansport Road, Suite B, Defiance, OH, 43512 419-782-4771 or Alliance Tax Services, 112 East High St., Hicksville, OH, 43526; 419-542-9000.
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2016 DEPARTMENTS AND EXHIBITS
Entries for Departments 100-950 must be received by 9 PM on Friday, August 12, 2016. Entries can be mailed to Defiance County Fair, PO Box 184, Hicksville, OH 43526 or brought to the Fair Secretary’s Office at the fairgrounds. See Page 2 for the hours the office will be open. All adult entrants must purchase a season ticket for $15.00. An entry fee of 50¢ per item will be charge for Baked Goods-Senior Division; Agriculture exhibits: Class B-Crops, Class C-Vegetables, Class D-Fruit, Class E-Canned Foods, Class F-Dehydrated items, Class G-Eggs; Horticulture-Senior Division. For your convenience, entry fees can be paid by check and mailed with entry forms. Make checks payable to Agricultural Fair of Defiance County and include your address and phone number. Failure to purchase a season ticket will result in not being able to enter. An open-class entry blank is published on Page 47 of this publication and is also available at www.defiancefair.com. The form may be copied or duplicated as often as needed.
DEPARTMENT 100 BAKED GOODS SENIOR DIVISION (Over age of 16) SUPERINTENDENT Tracey Backhaus 419-438-1149
Registration can be completed at the Fair Office, or by mail, fax or email. Deadline for registration is Friday, August 12, 2016. READ THE FOLLOWING RULES AND MAKE CERTAIN THAT YOUR PLANNED ENTRIES ARE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CLASSES AND CATEGORIES OFFERED! DO NOT ASK THE CLERK TO MAKE ANY ENTRIES NOT LISTED. BRING OR SEND ONLY A LIST OF WHAT YOU WISH TO ENTER, NOT THE ACTUAL ENTRIES! MAKE SURE THAT YOUR ENTRY TAGS ARE FIRMLY ATTACHED WHEN ENTRIES ARE BROUGHT FOR JUDGING
NOTE: All Senior Division entries will be charged 50¢ per entry at registration. Senior exhibitor must also purchase a season ticket to enter items. Junior Division will not be charged an entry fee. Registration is required by Friday, August 12, 2016. Registration can be made through regular mail, in person when the office is open, faxed or email. The office will close at 9 PM on August 12, 2016 for entries. The last date to change entries is Wednesday, August 17, 2016. RECIPES ARE REQUIRED WHEN ITEMS ARE BROUGHT TO THE AG BUILDING FOR JUDGING. Your exhibits may be brought to the Agricultural Building form 6-8 PM on Thursday, August 18, 2016 OR 9-11 AM on Friday, August 19, 2016. Judging will start at 12 noon on Friday, August 19, 2016. Items not in the building by 11 AM on Friday will not be allowed to enter. Building will be CLOSED for judging. Judges decision will be final. If any item, in the opinion of the judge, is not entered in the correct class, true name or age, it will not be considered in the award of premiums. Exhibits will be released on Friday, August 24, 2016 from 9-10 PM. Premiums will be available for pick-up at that time. If items and premiums are not picked up at that time then food items will be thrown away and premiums will be taken to the Secretary office. If other items and premiums are not picked up within 30 days they will become property of the Defiance County Agricultural Society Fairboard to do with as they choose.
*** AUCTION ***
Pies, cakes, and cookies entered in the Junior & Senior Divisions will be sold at auction on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 3 p.m. in front of the Agricultural Hall. Proceeds will be used to support the program. The Fair Board will take every precaution to insure that your exhibits are secure, but will not be held responsible for missing stolen, lost, or broken items. General Rules: - RECIPES ARE REQUIRED. - All entries must be covered and tagged. Punch a hole and tie entry tag to cardboard, plate, or tin. - All cakes must be on cakeboard, or cardboard covered
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BEST OF CLASS AWARDS IN EACH CLASS. ENTRY FEE IS 50¢ PER ITEM PREMIUMS OFFERED: $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 CLASS A CUPCAKES - (6 on a plate) Recipes required for both cake and icing. 100 A-1 Decorated 100 A-2 Filled 100 A-3 Mini Cupcakes - decorated 100 A-4 Decorated Cupcake Cake 100 A-5 6 Cake Pops - decorated 100 A-6 Woopie Pies - 5 100 A-7 Any other cupcakes CLASS B CAKES Recipes required for both cake and icing. 100 B-1 Angel Food 100 B-2 Spice Cake 100 B-3 Carrot Cake 100 B-4 Light Layer Cake 100 B-5 Dark Layer Cake 100 B-6 Nut Cake 100 B-7 Fruit Cake 100 B-8 Red Velvet Cake 100 B-9 Any other Variety Cake CLASS C 100 C-1 100 C-2 100 C-3 100 C-4 100 C-5 100 C-6 100 C-7 100 C-8 100 C-9
PIES Pumpkin Peach Cherry Apple Blueberry Pecan Any Sugar-free Fruit Pie Any other Variety Two-Crust Pie Any other Variety One-Crust Pie
CLASS D COOKIES (4 on a plate) Nuts are optional; not a requirement. Please mark “Nuts” or “No Nuts” on covering. 100 D-1 Chocolate Chip 100 D-2 Snickerdoodles 100 D-3 Oatmeal 100 D-4 Drop Sugar 100 D-5 Cut-Out Sugar 100 D-6 Brownies 100 D-7 Peanut Butter
100 D-8 100 D-9 100 D-10 100 D-11 100 D-12 100 D-13 100 D-14
Molasses Monster Ice Box Decorated Pumpkin No Bake Any other Variety Cookie
CLASS E YEAST BREAD (Small loaf) or ROLLS (4) 100 E-1 White Bread 100 E-2 Wheat Bread 100 E-3 Any Variety Bread 100 E-4 Dinner Rolls 100 E-5 Sweet Rolls 100 E-6 Any other Variety Rolls CLASS F QUICK BREADS (Small Loaf) BISCUITS (4) or MUFFINS (4) 100 F-1 Banana Bread 100 F-2 Zucchini Bread 100 F-3 Corn Bread 100 F-4 Pumpkin Bread 100 F-5 Baking Powder Biscuits 100 F-6 Muffins 100 F-7 Coffee Cake 100 F-8 Any other Quick Bread Variety CLASS G CANDY (6 Pieces) 100 G-1 Buckeyes 100 G-2 Caramels 100 G-3 Chocolate Fudge 100 G-4 Peanut Butter Fudge 100 G-5 Peanut Brittle 100 G-6 Molded Candy 100 G-7 Mints 100 G-8 Toffee 100 G-9 Any other Variety Sugar Free Candy 100 G-10 Any other Variety Candy CLASS H NOODLES (1pound bag, must be dried) 100 H-1 Hand Cut 100 H-2 Machine Cut
DEPARTMENT 150 JUNIOR DIVISION 2-16 YEARS OF AGE
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CLASS C COOKIES (4 on a plate) Nuts are optional; not a requirement. Please mark “Nuts” or “No Nuts” on covering. 150 C-1 Chocolate Chip 150 C-2 Cut-Out Sugar 150 C-3 Drop Sugar 150 C-4 Oatmeal 150 C-5 Snickerdoodles 150 C-6 Peanut Butter 150 C-7 Monster 150 C-8 Decorated 150 C-9 No Bake 150 C-10 Any other Variety Cookie CLASS D QUICK BREADS (Small loaf), BISCUITS (4) or MUFFINS (4) 150 D-1 Banana Bread 150 D-2 Corn Bread 150 D-3 Zucchini Bread 150 D-4 Any other Variety Quick Bread 150 D-5 Baking Powder Biscuits (4) 150 D-6 Muffins (4) CLASS E CANDY (6 Pieces) 150 E-1 Buckeyes 150 E-2 Chocolate Fudge 150 E-3 Peanut Butter Fudge 150 E-4 Any other Variety Candy CLASS F YEAST BREAD 150 F-1 White Bread - (Small loaf) 150 F-2 Wheat Bread - (Small loaf) 150 F-3 Other Variety Bread - (Small loaf) 150 F-4 Dinner Rolls - 4 150 F-5 Sweet Rolls - 4 150 F-6 Other Variety Yeast Rolls - 4
DEPARTMENT 200 AGRICULTURE EXHIBITS SUPERINTENDENT Dave Hartman 419-438-2587 ENTRY FEE 50¢/ITEM ALL EXHIBITORS MUST PURCHASE A SEASON TICKET. Registration can be completed at the Fair Office, or by mail, fax or email. Deadline for registration is Friday, August 12, 2016. READ THE FOLLOWING RULES AND MAKE CERTAIN THAT YOUR PLANNED ENTRIES ARE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CLASSES AND CATEGORIES OFFERED! DO NOT ASK THE CLERK TO MAKE ANY ENTRIES NOT LISTED. BRING OR SEND ONLY A LIST OF WHAT YOU WISH TO ENTER, NOT THE ACTUAL ENTRIES! The last day to change entries is Wednesday, August 17, 2016. MAKE SURE THAT YOUR ENTRY TAGS ARE
FIRMLY ATTACHED WHEN ENTRIES ARE BROUGHT FOR JUDGING Your exhibits may be brought in to the Agriculture Building from 6-8 PM on Thursday, August 18, 2016; or 9-11 AM on Friday, August 19, 2016. Judging will begin on Friday, August 19, 2016 starting at Noon. Judges decisions will be final. Exhibits may NOT be removed before 9 PM on Friday, August 24, 2016. Premiums will be awarded as you pick up your exhibits. Please make sure that you, or someone whom you select, pick up your exhibits between 9-10 PM on Friday, August 24, 2016. All exhibits left in the building will be taken to the Secretary’s office and kept there for 30 days; after that time, they become the property of the board, to do with as they choose. The Fair Board will take every precaution to insure that your exhibits are secure, but will not be held responsible for missing stolen, lost, or broken items. PREMIUMS OFFERED: $25.00 $20.00 $15.00 CLASS A - CLUB BOOTHS (Must be pre-registered to receive premium) 200 A-1
Any Organizational Booth (must cover at least 6’x6’ space with background) ENTRY FEE 50¢/ITEM PREMIUMS OFFERED: $3.00 $2.00 $1.00
Class B - CROPS 200 B-1 Wheat (1QT jar) 200 B-2 Corn (6 ears) 200 B-3 Popcorn (6 ears) 200 B-4 Sweet Corn (6 ears) 200 B-5 Soybean (1 qt jar) 200 B-6 Oats (1 qt jar) 200 B-7 Clover Seed (1 qt jar) 200 B-8 Alfalfa (1 center slice) 200 B-9 Grass Hay (1 center slice) 200 B-10 Largest Sunflower Head, by diameter 200 B-11 Tallest Sunflowers (no roots) 200 B-12 3 Stalks of Soybeans (no roots) 200 B-13 3 Stalks of Corn (no roots) CLASS C - VEGETABLES Mark variety on entry card. Must have been home/ family grown. 200 C-1 Beets - 3 - any variety 200 C-2 Cabbage - 1 head - any variety 200 C-3 Carrots - 3 - any variety 200 C-4 Cucumbers - 3 - any variety 200 C-5 Horseradish - 3 roots - any variety 200 C-6 Kohlrabi - 3 - any variety 200 C-7 Onions - 3 - any variety 200 C-8 Peppers - Bell - 3 - any variety 200 C-9 Peppers - Sweet Banana - 3 - any variety 200 C-10 Peppers - Jalapeno - 3 - any variety 200 C-11 Peppers - any other vareity - 3 200 C-12 Potatoes - 3 - any variety 200 C-13 Sweet Potatoes - 3 - any variety 200 C-14 Pumpkin - any variety - 3 mini or 1 larger
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Defiance County Fair 200 C-15 Squash - any variety - 2 200 C-16 Squash - Zucchini - 2 Tomatoes - See Fruit Section 200 C-17 Any other Vegetable not listed 200 C-20 Largest Pepper 200 C-21 Largest Onion 200 C-22 Largest Cucumber 200 C-23 Freak of Nature or Odd shaped Vegetables 200 C-24 Display of Vegetables (Must contain at least 10-15 items, with at least 6 varieties of vegetables. Produce must have been family grown. A wooden crate will be provided for this display.) CLASS D - FRUITS Mark variety on entry card. Must have been home/ family grown. 200 D-1 Musk Melon/Cantaloupe - 1 - any variety 200 D-2 Watermelon - 1 - any variety 200 D-3 Any other melon - 1 - any variety 200 D-3 Pears - 3 - any variety 200 D-3 Peaches - 3 - any variety 200 D-4 Plums - 3 - any variety 200 D-5 Tomatoes - any larger variety - 3 200 D-6 Tomatoes - Cherry - 6 200 D-7 Tomatoes - Grape - 6 200 D-8 Any other Fruit 200 D-10 Largest Musk Melon/Cantaloupe 200 D-11 Largest Watermelon 200 D-12 Largest Tomato 200 D-13 Best Display of Fruit (Must contain 10-15 items, with at least 4 varieties of fruit. A wooden crate will be provided for this display. Fruit must have been family grown.) CLASS E - CANNED FOODS Mark variety on entry card. Must have been home/ family grown. 200 E-1 Fruit - Any canned fruit - 1 qt or 1 pt 200 E-2 Sauces - any fruit variety - 1 qt or 1 pt 200 E-3 Vegetable - any canned vegetable - 1 qt or 1 pt 200 E-4 Sauces - any vegetable variety - 1 qt or 1 pt 200 E-5 Juice - any canned fruit - 1 qt or 1 pt 200 E-6 Juice - any canned vegetable - 1 qt or 1 pt 200 E-7 Preserves - any variety - 1 Pt, 1/2 pt or jelly jar 200 E-8 Jellies - any variety - 1 pt, 1/2 pt or jelly jar 200 E-9 Jams - any variety - 1 pt, 1/2 pt or jelly jar 200 E-10 Fruit Butter - any variety - 1 pt, 1/2 pt or jelly jar 200 E-11 Pickles - any variety - 1 qt or 1 pt 200 E-12 Relishes - any variety - 1 qt or 1 pt 200 E-13 Salsa - any variety - 1 qt or 1 pt 200 E-14 Sauces - any other variety - 1 qt or 1 pt 200 Homemade Soup - any variety - 1 qt or 1 pt E-15 200 E-16 Canned Meat - any variety - 1 qt or 1 pt 200 E-17 Maple Syrup - any variety - 1 qt or 1 pt 200 E-18 Any other miscellaneous canned item CLASS F - DEHYDRATED ITEMS Place in zip lock sandwich bag and mark variety on entry card. 200 F-1 Meats 200 F-2 Vegetables 200 F-3 Fruits 200 F-4 Herbs
CLASS G - EGGS MUST have been home/family grown 200 G-1 Brown Eggs - 1 doz. 200 G-2 White Eggs - 1 doz. 200 G-3 Any other color Eggs - 1 doz. CLASS H - HONEY 200 H-1 Extracted Honey - white to light amber (3 lbs packed in standard glass queenline 1-lb. containers) 200 H-2 Extracted Honey - amber to dark (3 lbs packed in standard glass queenline 1-lb. containers) 200 H-3 Chunk or Cut Comb Honey in Frames 200 H-4 Honey in Extracting Frames (2 shallow frames wrapped in cellophane or other protection) 200 H-5 Chunk Honey - (3 lbs packed in standard 1-lb. containers) 200 H-6 Cut Comb Honey - (3 sections in plastic or foil boxes) 200 H-7 Beeswax - 1 piece (2 lbs minimum) 200 H-8 Creamy Honey
DEPARTMENT 250OTHER EXHIBITS SUPERINTENDENT Kate Chittenden 419-551-9402
ALL EXHIBITORS MUST PURCHASE A SEASON TICKET. 50¢ PER ITEM ENTRY FEE Registration is required by Friday, August 12, 2016. Registration can be made through regular mail, in person when the office is open, faxed, or e-mail. The office will close at 9 PM on August 12, 2016 for entires. READ THE FOLLOWING RULES AND MAKE CERTAIN THAT YOUR PLANNED ENTRIES ARE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CLASSES AND CATEGORIES OFFERED! DO NOT ASK THE CLERK TO MAKE ANY ENTRIES NOT LISTED. BRING OR SEND ONLY A LIST OF WHAT YOU WISH TO ENTER, NOT THE ACTUAL ENTRIES! MAKE SURE THAT ENTRY TAGS ARE FIRMLY ATTACHED BEFORE ENTRIES ARE ACCEPTED. Do not expect Fairboard to supply tape, string, etc. for attaching tags. Entries are to be delivered to the Agriculture Hall 6-8 pm Thursday, August 18, 2016 or 9 -11 am Friday, August 19, 2016. Entries must be in place by 11 am on Friday, August 19 and must remain on exhibit throughout the fair. Entries will be released 9 pm to 10 pm Friday, August 24, 2016. Premiums will be available for pick up at release time. PREMIUMS OFFERED: $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 CLASS A - HOMEMADE SOAPS Must list ingredients 250 A-1 Animal based (milk, etc.) 250 A-2 Vegetable/Fruit based
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DEPARTMENT 300HORTICULTURE (FLORAL) SUPERINTENDENT Tracey Backhaus 419-438-1149
ALL SENIOR DIVISION ENTRIES WILL BE CHARGED 50¢ PER ENTRY AT REGISTRATION. SENIOR EXHIBITOR MUST ALSO PURCHASE A SEASON TICKET TO ENTER ITEMS. JUNIOR DIVISION WILL NOT BE CHARGED AN ENTRY FEE. Deadline for registration is Friday, August 12, 2016. Registration can be made through regular mail, in person when the office is open, faxed, or e-mail. The office will close at 9 PM on August 12, 2016 for entires. READ THE FOLLOWING RULES AND MAKE CERTAIN THAT YOUR PLANNED ENTRIES ARE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CLASSES AND CATEGORIES OFFERED! DO NOT ASK THE CLERK TO MAKE ANY ENTRIES NOT LISTED. BRING OR SEND ONLY A LIST OF WHAT YOU WISH TO ENTER, NOT THE ACTUAL ENTRIES! Last chance to change entries is Wednesday, August 17, 2016. Make sure that your entry tags are firmly attached! THERE ARE TWO SHOWS: FIRST SHOW - Saturday, August 20, 2016 SECOND SHOW - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 All rules govern both shows; classes and specimen categories are the same except for Class A (House Plants). The numbers within the classes are different for each show.
2016 DEFIANCE COUNTY FAIR FLOWER SHOW RULES
1. The Senior Division is open to any person 17 years or over. Anyone 4 to 16 years old may enter the Junior Division. To compete for class premiums, exhibitor must purchase a season ticket to enter. Entry fee of 50¢ per item will be charged for the Senior Division. 2. All entries are to be pre-registered. Since there are two shows, exhibitors are encouraged to register for both shows, though exhibiting in only one show is an option. An exhibitor may enter the same classes for both shows or may choose to enter different classes. 3. All classes open to those who grow flowers and plants for pleasure only, not for the purpose of livelihood. 4. Entries are not limited to Defiance County. 5. Entries for the first show are to be brought to the Agriculture Hall between 7:30 AM and 10:30AM on August 20, 2016. Entries for the second show are to be brought to the Agriculture Hall between 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM on August 24, 2016. 6. All exhibitors are to use the Hicks Street entrance to the fairgrounds on Wednesday. 7. Judging for the first show will begin at 12:00 noon on August 20, 2016. Judging for the second show will begin at 12:00 noon on August 24, 2016. 8. Entries from the first show are to be removed after 9:00 PM on August 21, 2016 (this is to allow ample time for setup of the second show) Entries not removed by
7:30 AM will be disposed of and the containers stored. Exhibits will be released on Friday, August 24, 2016 from 9-10 PM. Premiums will be available for pick-up at that time. If items and premiums are not picked up at that time then items will be thrown away and premiums will be taken to the Secretary Office. If other items and premiums are not picked up within 30 days they will become property of the Defiance County Agricultural Society Senior Fairboard to do with as they choose. 9. The fair board will spare no effort to see that every precaution is taken for their safekeeping, but will not be responsible for missing, stolen, lost, or broken articles. 10. The exhibitor must grow all horticulture entries. Correct variety names should be on the entry tag of each exhibit. Horticulture entries must be exhibited in clear bud vases. Only foliage that is a part of the bloom is allowed in the horticulture categories – no foliage may be added. 11. Only the placement committee will stage horticulture exhibits. 12. When the schedule calls for a definite number, as in horticulture exhibits, a greater or lesser number disqualifies. 13. The plant must have been in the exhibitor’s possession at least three (3) months. 14. All floral designs must be the work of the exhibitor. 15. Any premium may be withheld at the discretion of the Judges. Inferior exhibits will receive no prizes. Judges’ decisions are final. 16. A person may enter two exhibit under each class, except in the horticulture section where one entry for each different named variety is permissible. Variety name must be included on the entry tag. 17. No scenes or landscapes will be accepted. 18. Entries must not be moved or position altered without assistance of the placement committee. 19. In order to secure an adequate number of entries in each class, the placement committee reserves the right to combine or subdivide classes as needed. 20. Classes having no entries will be withdrawn. 21. All containers, bases, and accessories must be labeled on the bottom, with exhibitor’s name and telephone number. 22. While the committee will afford the best possible care and protection to all exhibits, it distinctly disclaims any liability for losses or damage to exhibits or personal property of the exhibitors JUDGING STANDARDS JUDGING WILL BE BY THE OHIO ASSOCIATION OF GARDEN CLUB STANDARDS NOTE: Plants should be labeled as to variety. • A bloom – one flower disbudded with all foliage attached to its stem above the waterline. • A spray – one stem with all foliage, flowers, and buds down to the first true leaf on the main stem. The terminal bud blooms first. One stem terminates in a bud, but not in another stem. • A spike – one stem with all foliage, flowers, and buds attached and where the bottom florets bloom first. • Foliage on all exhibits should be clean with no evidence of spray residue, mildew, insect damage or infestation. • No artificial polishing or oiling is permitted.
The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 14, 2016 • All variety names must be listed on entry bags. • NO ARTIFICIAL POLISHING OR OILING IS PERMITTED.
THERE WILL BE TWO SHOWS: AUGUST 20 & AUGUST 24. The specimen
categories are the same for both shows, however the numbering will be different. To be judged for horticulture quality. Removal of side buds and branches from individual blooms is required. Foilage is not to be removed. Must be grown by the exhibitor and must be labeled as to the named variety. PREMIUMS: 1st $3.00
1st Show 2nd Show 8/20/16 8/24/16
300 A-1 300 A-2
300 A-3 300 A-4 375 A-4 300 A-5 375 A-5 300 A-6 300 A-7 300 A-8 300 A-9 300 A-10 300 A-11 300 A-12 375 A-12 300 A-13 300 A-14 300 A-15 375 A-15 300 A-16 300 A-17 375 A-17 300 A-18 375 A-18 300 A-19 375 A-19 300 A-20 375 A-20 300 A-21 375 A-21
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300 B-3 375 B-3 Floribunda Grandiflora sprays should be similar to floribunda sprays and glandiflora single bloom should be similar to hybrid teas. 1st Show 2nd Show 8/20/16 8/24/16
300 B-4 300 B-5 300 B-6 300 B-7
375 B-4 375 B-5 375 B-6 375 B-7
300 B-8 375 B-8 300 B-9 375 B-9 300 B-10 375 B-10
African Violet – single, single crown African Violet – double, single crown Begonia – any one variety Geranium – any one variety (16” pot limit for 2nd Show) Coleus – any one variety (16” pot limit for 2nd Show) Cactus Fern Fuchsia Hanging Basket – one variety Hanging Basket - mixed Jade Succulent (16” pot limit for 2nd Show) Orchids – any variety Philodendron, one pot (may have more than one plant) Sweet potato vine (may have more than one variety) (16” pot limit for 2nd Show) Any Ivy vine Flowering plant - any plant not listed (not a hanging basket) (16” pot limit for 2nd Show) Foliage plant - any plant not listed (not a hanging basket) (16” pot limit for 2nd Show) Patio container up to 16”, exhibitor’s choice Patio container, over 16” and up to 24”, exhibitor’s choice Fairy Garden
CLASS B – ROSES Hybrid tea roses should be at their most perfect state of beauty at time of judging, generally 1/2 to 3/4 open. A full blown rose is one in which the bloom is completely open with visible center. Foliage should be clean with no sign of disease, spray, or insect damage. Only natural cleaning of foliage is permitted. All foliage is to remain on the main shoot. Thorns are to remain, except for those below the water line of the vase. Hybrid tea roses are shown disbudded. Stem length should be in proportion to the size of the bloom. 1st Show 2nd Show 8/20/16 8/24/16
300 B-2 375 B-2 Hybrid Tea – All colors
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CLASS A – HOUSE PLANTS (10 inch container unless otherwise indicated)
Floribunda roses should be on one cane and have two sets of leaves below the lowest lateral. These roses should not be disbudded. Removal of dead central flower does not constitute disbudding.
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300 B-11 375 B-11 300 B-12 375 B-12
Grandiflora Shrub Rose – English Shrub Rose – single Shrub Rose - double (other than English Miniature rose – 1 bloom Miniature rose – full blown – 1 bloom Carpet or groundcover rose - any color - 1 spray Climber – any variety – 1 spray Any rose not falling in above classes – 1 bloom or 1 spray
CLASS C – ANNUALS 1st Show 2nd Show 8/20/16 8/24/16
300 C-1 300 C-2
375 C-1 Aster – all colors – 3 blooms 375 C-2 Celosia – crested – 1 bloom – disbudded 300 C-3 375 C-3 Celosia – plumed – all colors – 1 stem 300 C-4 375 C-4 Cleome – any color – 1 spike 300 C-5 375 C-5 Cosmos – large variety – 3 blooms (over 2 1/2 “) – one color 300 C-6 375 C-6 Cosmos – small variety – 5 blooms – any color combo 300 C-7 375 C-7 Gloriosa Daisy – 1 bloom 300 C-8 375 C-8 Marigold – single type with single row of petals – 1 spray 300 C-9 375 C-9 Marigold – dwarf – 1 spray (under 2”) 300 C-10 375 C-10 Marigold – large – 1 bloom (over 2”) 300 C-11 375 C-11 Nicotiana (flowering tobacco) – 1 spray 300 C-13 375 C-13 Ornamental grass – 1 variety – 3 stems – with/without seed head – up to 15” 300 C-14 375 C-14 Ornamental grass – 1 variety – 3 stems – with/without seed head – 15”-36” 300 C-15 375 C-15 Salvia – one color – 3 spike 300 C-16 375 C-16 Snapdragon – any color – 1 spike 300 C-17 375 C-17 Strawflower – any color 300 C-18 375 C-18 Sunflower – small variety – 1 bloom (under 6“) 300 C-19 375 C-19 Sunflower – any variety – 1 bloom (over 6” up to 10”) 300 C-20 375 C-20 Zinnia – bi color – 1 bloom 300 C-21 375 C-21 Zinnia – green – 1 bloom 300 C-22 375 C-22 Zinnia – one color pompom – 3 blooms 300 C-23 375 C-23 Zinnia Ddahlia type – any color – 1 bloom 300 C-24 375 C-24 Zinnia – cactus type – 1 bloom 300 C-25 375 C-25 Zinnia – any other – 1 bloom 300 C-26 375 C-26 Any Annual not listed – round disbudded – 1 bloom 300 C-27 375 C-27 Any Annual not listed– 24” up – 1 spike 300 C-28 375 C-28 Any annual not listed – 24” – spray form CLASS D – PERENNIALS 1st Show 2nd Show 8/20/16 8/24/16
300 D-1 375 D-1 BuddleIia (butterfly bush) – 1 spike 300 D-2 375 D-2 Chrysanthemum – pompom – 1 spray 300 D-3 375 D-3 Chrysanthemum – quilled – 1 bloom – disbudded 300 D-4 375 D-4 Chrysanthemum – spoon type – 1 spray 300 D-5 375 D-5 Chrysanthemum – any variety– 1 spray 300 D-6 375 D-6 Coreopsis – any variety – 3 blooms 300 D-7 375 D-7 Daisy – any variety – 1 bloom 300 D-8 375 D-8 Delphinium – 1 spike 300 D-9 375 D-9 Echinacea (cone flower) – 1 bloom
The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 14, 2016 300 D-10 375 D-10 Gaillardia – 3 blooms 300 D-11 375 D-11 Hemerocallis (day lily) – 1 scape 300 D-12 375 D-12 Hosta (miniature) – 3 leaves – 1 inch or less across 300 D-13 375 D-13 Hosta – 1 leaf – 1-3” across 300 D-14 375 D-14 Hosta – 1 leaf – 3-6” across 300 D-15 375 D-15 Hosta – 1 leaf – 6-9” across 300 D-16 375 D-16 Hosta – 1 leaf – 9-12” across 300 D-17 375 D-17 Rudbeckia (Black-eyed Susan) – 1 bloom 300 D-18 375 D-18 Salvia – 1 spike 300 D-19 375 D-19 Yarrow (achillea) – 3 blooms 300 D-20 375 D-20 Any perennial not listed – 1 bloom 300 D-21 375 D-21 Any perennial not listed – 1 spike 300 D-22 375 D-22 Any perennial not listed – 1 spray CLASS E – BULBS 300 E-1 375 E-1 Canna – 1 stem – may have leaf, but not necessary 300 E-2 375 E-2 Any other tender bulb or tuber not listed – 1 bloom or stem Each gladiolus must be cut to a length not to exceed 20” from bottom floret down. This is intended primarily to avoid accidents caused by top heavy entries falling over (ruling by National Gladiolus Society). Side shoots must be removed, although foliage should be left on. Markings permitted. No unattached foliage is permitted. 300 E-3 375 E-3 Gladiolus – all colors 300 E-4 375 E-4 Gladiolus - small/miniature – 1 spike 300 E-5 375 E-5 Lilium – 1 bloom 300 E-6 375 E-6 Lilium – 1 stem Disbud early, must include first set of 5 leaves attached to stem. Dahlias are classified by their size and measured by the diameter of the bloom. Exhibitors must measure the diameter of the dahlia to enter in the proper class. 1st Show 2nd Show 8/20/16 8/24/16
300 E-7 375 E-7 300 E-8 375 E-8 300 E-9 375 E-9 300 E-10 375 E-10
Dahlias – all colors over 6’ Dahlias – All colors 4-6” Dahlias – All colors 2-4” Dahlias – Pompom – 3 blooms – 2” or less in diameter
CLASS F – HERBS Leaves/Stems only, in water, not potted 300 F-1 375 F-1 Dill 300 F-2 375 F-2 Basil 300 F-3 375 F-3 Thyme 300 F-4 375 F-4 Oregano 300 F-5 375 F-5 Chives 300 F-6 375 F-6 Lavender 300 F-7 375 F-7 Sage 300 F-8 375 F-8 Mint 300 F-9 375 F-9 Rosemary 300 F-10 375 F-10 Parsley 300 F-11 375 F-11 Lemon Verbena 300 F-12 375 F-12 Lemon Balm 300 F-13 375 F-13 Any other Herb
DEPARTMENT 400HORTICULTURE (FLORAL) JUNIOR DIVISION SUPERINTENDENT Tracey Backhaus 419-438-1149 The Junior Division is open to any person 16 years or under. Anyone 17 years or older may enter the Senior Division. Entries must be grown and cared for by the exhibitor, ages sixteen (16) and under. To compete for class premiums, exhibitor must purchase a season ticket to enter. Junior Division entrants may enter under a parent’s ticket or purchase their own exhibitor’s ticket. ALL OTHER RULES ARE THE SAME AS DEPT 300 NO ENTRY FEE FOR JUNIOR DIVISION THERE ARE TWO SHOWS: FIRST SHOW - Saturday, August 20, 2016 SECOND SHOW - Wednesday, August 24, 2016
All rules govern both shows. Classes and specimen categories are the same but the numbers within the classes are be different for each show. MAKE SURE THAT YOUR ENTRY TAGS ARE FIRMLY ATTACHED. Premiums will be awarded as you pick up your exhibits. Exhibits are to be picked up on Friday, August 24, 2016 from 9-10 PM. CLASS A – HORTICULTURE EXHIBITS Premiums: 1st $3.00 2nd $2.00 3rd $1.00 1st Show 8/20/16
2nd Show 8/24/16
400 A-1 475 A-1 400 A-2 475 A-2 400 A-3 475 A-3 400 A-4 475 A-4 400 A-5 475 A-5 400 A-6 475 A-6 400 A-7 475 A-7 400 A-8 475 A-8 400 A-9 475 A-9 400 A-10 475 A-10 400 A-11 475 A-11 400 A-12 475 A-12 400 A-13 475 A-13 400 A-14 475 A-14 400 A-15 475 A-15
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Vegetable display – one (1) each of five (5) different vegetables Gladiolus – 1 spike Marigold – large, 1 bloom Marigold – small, 1 spray Rose – Hybrid tea, 1 bloom Rose – Any other, 1 bloom or spray Zinnia – cactus flowered, 1 bloom Zinnia – dahlia flowered, 1 bloom Zinnia largest, 1 bloom, size limit: over 5” in diameter Any other annual not listed, 1 bloom Any other annual not listed, 1 spray Any other annual not listed, 1 spike Any perennial, 1 bloom Patio container up to 16” limit, grower’s choice Fairy Garden
DEPARTMENT 500 – HOMEMADE WINES SUPERINTENDENT Kate Chittenden 419-551-9402 Homemade Wines are open to all adult competitors 21 years and over. Wines will be judged on merit only. No entry accepted unless it can be placed in the listed categories. All exhibits shall be identified with the entry tag only. Entries submitted into the wrong class will be disqualified.
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Open registration ends August 12, 2016. Exhibits will not be accepted until Saturday, August 20 between 7:30 and 9 AM. Judging to be held on Saturday, August 20 at 10 AM. All exhibitors must have or purchase a Defiance County season pass ticket at the time of registration. Entry fee will be $1.00 per entry. Exhibits will then remain in place until release day Friday, August 26, 2016 at 9 PM. WINE JUDGING STANDARDS: Clarity, Color, Aroma/Bouquet, Palate, Flavor, Balance & Finish. ENTRY RULES: 1. All exhibits entered must be made by the exhibitor. 2. Wines may be made from grapes, berries, other fruits, vegetables, or blends of these. 3. Ingredients may be made from fresh, canned, dried, concentrated, or otherwise preserved items. 4. Exhibitors may enter two entries per class. 5. ONLY ONE BOTTLE PER ENTRY NEEDS TO BE SUBMITTED. (Entry bottle will be used for display and may be picked up Friday, August 26 from 9-10 PM in the Ag Hall). 6. Agriculture Hall will be closed during judging. RULES FOR PRESENTATION: 1. Still wines MUST be submitted in smooth glass bottles of approximately 750-ml capacity. 2. Bottles of the general shape called “BORDEAUX” or “RHINE” is acceptable and may be closed with cork, screw top, or plastic stopper. 3. Bottles MUST be filled to within on inch of cork or other closure. 4. Each bottle must be labeled with the class of wine, the year it was made and the main ingredient used. DO NO PUT YOUR NAME ON THE BOTTLE - however you may put your exhibitor’s number on the label. PREMIUMS OFFERED: $3.00 $2.00 $1.00
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CLASS A - WINE MADE FROM KIT 500 A-1 Dry Red Grape 500 A-2 Dry Red Non-Grape 500 A-3 White Dry Grape 500 A-4 White Dry Non-Grape 500 A-5 Rose/Blush 500 A-6 Red Sweet Grape 500 A-7 Red Sweet Non-Grape 500 A-8 White Sweet Grape 500 A-9 White Sweet Non-Grape 500 A-10 Dessert - Grape 500 A-11 Dessert - Non-Grape 500 A-12 Sparkling Red 500 A-13 Sparkling White 500 A-14 Ice Wine 500 A-15 Novelty Wine Class B - Wine Made Without A Kit 500 B-1 Dry Red Grape 500 B-2 Dry Red Non-Grape 500 B-3 White Dry Grape 500 B-4 White Dry Non-Grape 500 B-5 Rose/Blush 500 B-6 Red Sweet Grape 500 B-7 Red Sweet Non-Grape 500 B-8 White Sweet Grape 500 B-9 White Sweet Non-Grape 500 B-10 Dessert - Grape 500 B-11 Dessert - Non-Grape 500 B-12 Sparkling Red 500 B-13 Sparkling White 500 B-14 Ice Wine 500 B-15 Novelty Wine
DEPARTMENT 600 HOME-BREWED BEERS & ALES SUPERINTENDENT Dave Hartman 419-438-2587 Entries will be accepted until August 12, 2016 at 9 PM. Entries can be completed at the fair office or by mail, fax or e-mail. DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS Friday, AUGUST 12, 2016. Please be sure entries are in the correct category. Do not ask the clerk to make any entry in a category not listed. Changes will not be made after August 17 at 6 PM. Entries will not be judged if in the wrong class. Each item to be exhibited must have an entry tag firmly attached. Tags will be available for pick up in the Agriculture Hall on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 6-8 PM; on Friday, August 19 from 9-11 AM.; or on Saturday, August 20 from 7:30-9 AM. Judging will be Saturday, August 20, 2016. 1. Competition is open to all amateur brewers 21 years of age and older. 2. All entries must be homemade and intended for private, non-commercial use. Blending or addition of any commercial beer/ale is strictly prohibited. 3. Entries will be judged according to Beer Judge Certification Program style standards (2008 revision). Complete style descriptions and information can be found at www.bjcp.org 4. All exhibitors must purchase a season ticket and pay a fee of $1.00 per entry. Exhibitors must comply with all Defiance County general rules. 5. Exhibitors may enter two entries per class. 6. Exhibitors must provide two bottles per entry. Bottles should be free of labels or raised lettering. Any type of standard closures are allowed including crown caps, flip-top (Grolsch) style stoppers, and cork & wire stoppers. Caps which have logos or lettering should be blacked out. Bottles must be standard 12 or 16 oz. sizes. EXCEPTION: Entries in Section G - Belgian and French Ales may be entered in bottles and seals appropriate to the style. If a 22 oz. (approx.) bottle is entered, only one bottle is needed per entry. 7. Places and premiums will be awarded at the discretion of the judge based on quality of entries.
Judges are not obligated to award placings or premiums. Judges’ decision is final. 8. One empty bottle from each entry will be retained for the fair display. In place of unmarked bottles, exhibitors are encouraged to display an empty bottle with a decorative label. CLASS A - PALE LAGERS 600 A-1 Light American Lager 600 A-2 Standard American Lager 600 A-3 Premium American Lager 600 A-4 Munich Helles 600 A-5 Dortmunder Export 600 A-6 German Pilsner 600 A-7 Bohemian Pilsner 600 A-8 Classic American Pilsner 600 A-9 Maibock/Helles Bock 600 A-10 Miniature Quilt CLASS B - AMBER & DARK LAGERS 600 B-1 Vienna Lager 600 B-2 Octoberfest/Marzen 600 B-3 Dark American Lager 600 B-4 Munich Dunkel 600 B-5 Schwarzbier 600 B-6 Traditional Bock 600 B-7 Doppelbock 600 B-8 Eisbock CLASS C - HYBRID BEERS 600 C-1 Cream Ale 600 C-2 Blonde Ale 600 C-3 Kolsch 600 C-4 American Wheat or Rye 600 C-5 North German Altbier 600 C-6 Dusseldorf Altbier 600 C-7 California Common CLASS D - AMERICAN ALES 600 D-1 American Pale Ale
The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 14, 2016 600 D-2 600 D-3 600 D-4
American Amber Ale American Brown Ale American IPA
CLASS E - ENGLISH ALES 600 E-1 Standard/Ordinary Bitter 600 E-2 Standard/Best/Premium Bitter 600 E-3 Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale) 600 E-4 English IPA 600 E-5 Southern English Brown Ale CLASS F- SCOTTISH AND IRISH ALES 600 F-1 Scottish Light 60/600 F-2 Scottish Heavy 70/600 F-3 Scottish Export 80/600 F-4 Scotch Ale 600 F-5 Irish Red Ale CLASS G- BELGIAN AND FRENCH ALES 600 G-1 Witbier Saison 600 G-2 Belgian Blonde 600 G-3 Dubbel 600 G-4 Tripel 600 G-5 Golden Strong 600 G-6 Dark Strong 600 G-7 Biere de Garde 600 G-8 Belgian Specialty 600 G-9 Flanders Red and Brown 600 G-10 All Lambies 600 G-11 Sour Ales CLASS H - GERMAN WHEAT AND RYE ALES 600 H-1 Weizen/Weissbier 600 H-2 Dunkelweizen 600 H-3 Weizenbock 600 H-4 Berliner Weisse 600 H-5 Roggenbier CLASS J - PORTERS AND STOUTS
600 J-1 600 J-2 600 J-3 600 J-4 600 J-5 600 J-6 600 J-7 600 J-8
Brown Porter Robust Porter Baltic Porter Dry Stout Sweet Stout Oatmeal Stout Foreign Extra Stout Imperial Stout
CLASS K - SPECIALTY/EXPERIMENTAL BEERS 600 K-1 Styles include but are not limited to Olde Ale, English Barleywine, American Barleywine, Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beers, Christmas/Spiced/Winter Specialty Beers, Smoke-flavored and Wood Aged Beers, and Fruit Beers.
DEPARTMENT 700 – PHOTOGRAPHY SUPERINTENDENT Renee Cottrell 419-542-7853 Photographs for all classes must be a print from a single or multiple exposures, digital or film. Pre-fair registration is required for all classes. All adult exhibitors showing in open competition will be required to purchase a season ticket and pay 50¢ fee per entry. Entries will be accepted until 9 PM Friday, August 12, 2016. Entries can be completed at the fair office or by mail, fax, or e-mail. Each item to be exhibited must have an entry tag which can be picked up in the Agriculture Hall on Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 6-8 PM or on Friday, August 19, 2016 from 9-11 AM when the photographs are dropped off. Exhibits will not be accepted after 11 AM on Friday, August 19, 2016. The entry tag will be attached to
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entered in the Adult Division. NO COMPUTER GENERATED ART WORK IS ALLOWED.
All photos must be a minimum of 5” x 7” and a maximum of 8” x 10” and firmly attached to a mat or mounting board not to exceed 12” x 14”. No frames of any kind are allowed. Please don’t put any kind of hanger on the photos. All photos must be printed on photo paper. Attach entry tag to back of photo in the lower right corner. The same photo cannot be entered in more than one class.
All adult exhibitors showing in open competition shall be required to purchase a season ticket and pay a fee of $.50 per entry. Entries accepted until August 12, 2016 at 9 PM. Entries can be completed at the Fair office or online, mail, fax or e-mail. DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2016 at 9 PM.
800 A-3 800 A-4 800 A-5
Each item to be exhibited must have an entry tag which will be available for pick up in the Agriculture Hall on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 6-8 PM or on Friday, August 19 from 9-11AM when you bring your exhibits. Exhibits will not be accepted after 11 AM on Friday, August 19.
All photographes must be the original work of the exhibitor. No photo will be exhibited with photographer’s signature or logo on the face of the photo. Any subject that is questionable or inappropriate will be accepted/rejected at the discretion of the Superintendent. PREMIUMS OFFERED: $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 CLASS A - SENIOR DIVISION Photos may be color or black & white 700 A-1 Animal (wildlife, pets, insects, birds) 700 A-2 People 700 A-3 Architecture / Buildings 700 A-4 City Life 700 A-5 Rural Life 700 A-6 Landscape, waterscape, skyscape 700 A-7 Seasonal 700 A-8 Flora (flowers, plants, trees, vegetation) 700 A-9 Sports 700 A-10 Action 700 A-11 Defiance County Scenes 700 A-12 Defiance County Fair Scenes (any year) 700 A-13 Close-up 700 A-14 Still Life 700 A-15 Different Point of View 700 A-16 Humor 700 A-17 Special Effect 700 A-18 Tell A Story (4 to 6 pictures; each photo minimum of 3”x5”, maximum 5”x7”) 700 A-19 Panoramic (any size) 700 A-20 Black & White (any subject) CLASS B - JUNIOR DIVISION (16 & Under) Photos may be color or black & white 700 B-1 Animal (wildlife, pets, insects, birds) 700 B-2 People 700 B-3 Architecture / Buildings 700 B-4 City Life 700 B-5 Rural Life 700 B-6 Landscape, waterscape, skyscape 700 B-7 Seasonal 700 B-8 Flora (flowers, plants, trees, vegetation) 700 B-9 Sports 700 B-10 Action 700 B-11 Defiance County Scenes 700 B-12 Defiance County Fair Scenes (any year) 700 B-13 Close-up 700 B-14 Still Life 700 B-15 Different Point of View 700 B-16 Humor 700 B-17 Special Effect 700 B-18 Tell A Story (4 to 6 pictures; each photo minimum of 3”x5”, maximum 5”x7”) 700 B-19 Panoramic (any size) 700 B-20 Black & White (any subject)
DEPARTMENT 800 – ART SUPERINTENDENT Renee Cottrell 419-542-7853 This Senior division is for anyone out of high school and older. Current high school artists will be part of the Youth Division. If you graduated in 2016, art work created prior to graduation must be entered in the Youth Division. Art work created after graduation must be
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Please be sure art work is entered in correct category. Do not ask the clerk to make entries in classes not listed. Changes cannot be made after Wednesday, August 17 at 6 PM. Entries will not be judged if entered in the wrong class. TWO ENTRIES PER EXHIBITOR WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR EACH CLASS. Entry tags must be securely fastened by string, etc. on the back of item. Names will be displayed AFTER JUDGING which will be completed Friday evening. All paper art work should be matted or mounted on mat board or poster board. Hangers will be provided. Framing is acceptable but not necessary. If framed, hangers or wires are required. Entries will be released on Friday, August 26, 2016 from 9-10 PM with receipt of claim slip. Art work is judged on creativity and presentation. Judge will not be required to award all premiums in a class if entries are limited and/or not worthy. CLASS A - ART CLASSES
Drawing - Black & White (graphite, charcoal, pen & ink, marker) Drawing - Color (oil, chalk pastel, color pencil) Painting - Oil or acrylic Painting - Watercolor Decorative or Tole Painting (including painting on any typ of object, furniture) Miscellaneous Art - Mixed media, airbrushing, print-making, graphic design Beans, Seeds and Legumes Art
CLASS B - CRAFT CLASSES 800 B-1 Scrapbooking - Page must be in a protective sleeve. One page per entry. a. Birthday Page b. Wedding Page c. Friend Page d. Christmas Page e. Sport Page f. Defiance County Fair Page 800 B-2 Miscellaneous Cafts - Weaving, stained glass, original pottery/ceramics (no molds), copper enameling, sculpture, batik, wood carving and wood burning (limit size to 10 sq. ft). Classes will be divided as necessary.
JUNIOR DIVISION Open to all youth from preschool thru high school. All ages are as of August 1 of the current year. Junior exhibitors are not required to purchase a season pass or pay an entry fee. CLASS A - PRESCHOOL - AGE 3 850 A-1 Drawing- Black & White (pencils, markers, ink, paint, crayon, etc.) 850 A-2 Drawing- Color (crayon, markers, paint, etc.) 850 A-3 Scrapbbook Page - must be in protective sleeve (Categories: Birthday, Wedding, Friend, Christmas, Sports, Defiance
County Fair) This group will all receive an award. Beans, Seeds and Legumes Art
CLASS B - AGES 4-18 (Class B will be divided into five age groups: Ages 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-15, and 16-18.) 850 B-1 Drawing - Black & White (pencils, markers, ink, paint, crayon, etc.) 850 B-2 Drawing - Color (crayon, colored pencils, markers, pastels, etc.) 850 B-3 Painting - (acrylic, watercolor, finger paint, etc.) 850 B-4 Misc. Art on paper - mixed media, collage, batik, etc.) 850 B-5 Misc. Craft _ (weaving, jewelry, sculpture, pottery, stained glass, wood carving and wood burning (limit size to 10 sq. ft.) etc.) 850 B-6 Scrapbook Page - must be in protective sleeve (Categories: Birthday, Wedding, Friend, Christmas, Sports, Defiance County Fair) This group will all receive an award.
DEPARTMENT 900 - QUILTS SUPERINTENDENT Kate Chittenden 419-551-9402 Quilts my be brought to the ag building on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 6-8 PM or on Friday, August 19 from 9-11 AM. Judging will be Friday, August 19 at Noon or after. Entry fee is $1.00 per quilt. Quilts will be displayed in the Fine Arts Building. Quilts may be picked up on Friday, August 26, 2016 from 9-10 PM in the Ag Building, except those going to Hospice. Hospice quilts will be displayed in the Ag Building and no entry fee is required.
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Defiance County Fair PREMIUMS OFFERED: $3.00 $2.00 $1.00
CLASSES 900 A-1 900 A-2 900 A-3 900 A-4 900 A-5 900 A-6 900 A-7 900 A-8 900 A-9 900 A-10 900 A-11 900 A-12
PREMIUMS OFFERED: $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 CLASS A - CROCHETED 950 A-1 Indivdual item - class will be divided as needed. Select one from the following: scarf, hat, mittens, socks, boot cuffs 950 A-2 Set of items - select two or more matching items from the list above 950 A-3 Sweater 950 A-4 Vest
Cross Stitch Embroidered Applique Pieced and machine quilted Pieced and hand quilted Pieced and tied Baby Quilt, hand quilted Baby Quilt, machine quilted Baby Quilt, knotted Miniature Quilt Lap Quilt Wall Hanging
CLASS B - KNITTED 950 B-1 Indivdual item - class will be divided as needed. Select one from the following: scarf, hat, mittens, socks, boot cuffs 950 A-2 Set of items - select otwo or more matching items from the list above 950 A-3 Sweater 950 A-4 Vest
DEPARTMENT 950 – HANDWORK
SUPERINTENDENT Kate Chittenden 419-551-9402 Entries will be accepted until 9 PM on Friday, August 12, 2016. Items are required to be on fairground Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 6-8 PM or Friday, August 19, 2016 from 9-11 AM. Premiums and entries will be released on Friday, August 26 from 9-10 PM Two entries per exhibitor will be accepted for each class. Entry tags must be securely attached to entries. Exhibitors over age 18 must purchase a season or exhibitor’s pass and pay entry fee of 50¢ per item per class at time of registration. All articles must have been made by the exhibitor within the past three years and not previously exhibited at the Defiance County Fair.
DRAFT HORSE SHOW Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 9:00 am (free grandstand) RULES: Exihibtor must buy a gate pass. If only one entry in a class Exhibitor will be paid 2nd premioum but will recieve 1st place ribbon. In Hitch class, the driver will be allowed one helper, no other riders will be permitted. No scotch collars, scotch shoes or 5th wheel wagons permitted in farm class. In hitch classes, horse or horses will be shown hitched to a suitable vehicle and the driver shall be clean and neatly dressed.
The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 14, 2016 Uncontrollable horses may be excused at any time by the discrection of the Judge. Youth drivers age will be determined as of January 1st in the year of the show. An adult capable of driving horses must accompany all youth drivers. The show committee reserves the right to divide, combine, add or cancel classes as necessary for the good of the show. CLASSES: 1. Draft Horse Cart Man 2. Draft Horse Cart Woman 3. Draft Pony Cart Man 4. Draft Pony Cart Woman 5. Mule Cart 6. Pleasure Horse/Pony Cart 7. Youth Driver Cart 8. Draft Horse Tandem 9. Draft Pony Tandem 10. Draft Horse Team Hitch Wagon Man 11. Draft Horse Team Hitch Wagon Woman 12. Mule Team Hitch Wagon Man 13. Draft Horse Team Hitch Wagon Woman 14. Draft Pony Team Hitch Wagon Woman 15. Mule Team Hitch Wagon Woman 16. Youth Team Hitch Wagon Horse/Pony 17. Draft Horse Team Farm Wagon Man 18. Draft Pony Team Farm Wagon Man 19. Mule Team Farm Wagon Man 20. Draft Horse Team Farm Wagon Woman 21. Draft Pony Team Farm Wagon Woman 22. Mule Team Farm Wagon Woman 23. Youth Team Farm Wagon Horse/Pony 24. Draft Horse Unicorn 25. Draft Pony Unicorn 26. Draft Horse 4 Up Hitch 27. Draft Pony 4 Up Hitch 28. Draft Horse 6 Up Hitch 29. Draft Pony 6 Up Hitch
ENTRY FEES & PAY OUT Defiance County Fair - $5 Entry per class 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Cart 30 25 23 22 20 Tandem 60 50 44 42 40 Wagon 60 50 44 42 40 Unicorn 90 80 70 65 60 4-Up 120 90 85 80 75 6-Up 150 110 100 95 90
NW OHIO PREMIER MARKET LAMB PULL-IN SHOW Wednesday, August 24, 2016 Weigh In: 4:30-6:15 pm Show: 6:30 pm at Strausbaugh Show Arena (by goat barn) SUPERINTENDENT Brian Schroeder 419-789-1287 Entry information: 1. Enter at Gate 1 by grandstand 2. Showmanship $5/entry (pay back half) 3. Classes: $20/head 4. Show Order - Showmanship (Senior, Junior, Intermediate, Beginner) - Weight Classes (lightest to heaviest) - No breed classes 5. Payouts - Grand Champion Lamb: $250 - Reserve Champion Lamb: $150 - Class Payouts: $20, $15, $10 6. Out of state lambs must follow health requirements 7. Show off trailers, NO barn stalling available 8. Generators are encouraged - limited electrical access 9. Not responsible for accidents or stolen property.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016 @ 4:30 PM in Strausbaugh Show Arena (time and location subject to change) SUPERINTENDENT Jerry Sanders 419-658-2839 Lavon Wiles 419-658-2520 NOTE: ALL EXHIBITORS MUST PURCHASE A SEASON TICKET. Entry fee is $1.00 per animal. All animals must be entered in the owner’s name. Pedigrees must be furnished upon request. A certificate singed by a regularly employed state or federal veterinarian shall accompany all entries from flocks known to have been infected with or exposed to any contagious or infectious disease within the past year. The management further reserves the right to take any additional measures to compete for more than one premium, except in classes of pairs, pen of four lambs and flock. Limit of two entries per exhibitor in the class. No unsound or unworthy animal or article may compete for a premium in any class. The department is limited to the capacity of the barn. CLASSES: Class 1 Suffolk Class 2 Polypay Class 3 Dorset Class 4 Shropshire Class 5 Hampshire
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ALL CLASSES TAKE THE SAME PREMIUM Ram, 1 Year, Under 2 $16.00 $14.00 $10.00 $6.00 Best Pair Yearling Lambs $16.00 $14.00 $10.00 $6.00 Fall Ram Lamb, Under 1 $16.00 $14.00 $10.00 $6.00 Spring Ram Lamb, Under 1 $16.00 $14.00 $10.00 $6.00
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The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 14, 2016 Best Pair Ram Lambs $16.00 $14.00 $10.00 Ewe, 1 Year, Under 2 $16.00 $14.00 $10.00 Best Pair Yearling Ewes $16.00 $14.00 $10.00 Fall Ewe Lamb, Under 1 $16.00 $14.00 $10.00 Spring Ewe Lamb, Under 1 $16.00 $14.00 $10.00 Best Pair Ewe Lambs $16.00 $14.00 $10.00 Pen of 4 Lambs, either sex $16.00 $14.00 $10.00 Best Flock $16.00 $14.00 $10.00 Champion Ram (each breed) Champion Ewe (each breed) Grand Champion Ram (all breeds) Grand Champion Ewe (all breeds) Showmanship Market Lamb $16.00 $14.00 $10.00
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DEPARTMENT D OPEN CLASS SWINE SHOW Thursday, August 25, 2016, 9:00 AM in Livestock Show Arena SUPERINTENDENTS Jeff Rohlf 419-782-7828; email@example.com Jeff Holtsberry 419-770-0520 NOTE: ALL EXHIBITORS MUST PURCHASE A SEASON TICKET. $5.00 entry fee per entry. Entries close at 12 noon Wednesday, August 24, 2016 (no exceptions). Entries must be checked in by 9 PM Friday, August 19, 2016. No pen charge. Showmanship will be a $3.00 entry fee due with show fee. No fee for pee wee showman under 9 yrs old as of January 1, 2015. Winner in each division will be awarded 1/2 of the division entry fees (with a minimum of $10.00). Showmanship begins at 9 AM. Age divisions: 9-12 yrs old, 13-15 yrs old, 16 yrs and older
RULES: All swine exhibited must be from herds free from communicable disease. This is a Terminal Show. CLASSES TO BE DETERMINED BASED ON ENTRIES. Subject to change based on entries and class sizes.
NORTHWEST SHOW DOWN OPEN CATTLE SHOW Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 6:00 pm in Livestock Show Arena SUPERINTENDENT Jerry Sanders 419-658-2839
NOTE: ALL EXHIBITORS MUST PURCHASE A SEASON TICKET. Check-In Time: 1-4 PM Entry fee is $20.00 per head Showmanship entry is $5.00 per person at the gate SHOW ORDER Showmanship Dairy Feeders and Steers
Prospect Heifers Prospect Steers Heifers Steers PRIZES Grand Champions - $250 Reserve Champions - $125 (Dairy feeders/steers - prorated to number of entries)
“BEST IN THE NORTHWEST” 4-H CLUB OPEN FUN GOAT SHOW HARNESS, COSTUME, PACK/OBSTACLE, etc. Thursday, August 25, 2016 @ 10:00 AM in Strausbaugh Arena Show Chairperson: Yvonne Blosser, 09263 Wonderly Rd., Mark Center, Ohio 43536 firstname.lastname@example.org • 419-542-6520 Show Secretary: Mary Bishop, 05920 Domersville Rd Defiance, Ohio 43512 email@example.com • 419-784-6244
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30 CLASSES: 1. Harness Class a. 1st year – lead only b. 2nd year – lead with cart or walk behind c. 3rd year – drive from cart d. Champion Harness (Winners from class a, b, and c above) 2. Harness your goat - timed event 3. You be The judge - adult and youth division 4. Costume Class (divided as needed) – must bring written story about your costume 5. Pack/Obstacle Class (divided as needed) – must carry pack 6. Egg & Spoon 7. Dress your Goat 8. Catalog Race 9. Simon Says 10. Trail class (extra classes may be added) RULES 1. Entry fee is $1.00 per entry and $15.00 for a Season Pass. Fees must accompany the entry form to the Show Secretary. Checks should be made payable to: Agricultural Fair of Defiance County, Inc. Entries will be accepted the day of the show. 2. The base date is August 25, 2016, the day of the show. 3. Starting time will be: 10 AM with Harness classes. Animals must be on the grounds by 8 AM Thursday, August 25, 2016. 4. Animals MUST be properly tattooed or tagged. Judge’s decision will be final. 5. Proper health papers ARE REQUIRED in the state of Ohio for all animals from other states, and must
Defiance County Fair comply with Ohio regulations. Michigan animals must be accompanied with an Ohio permit number. PAPERS AND ANIMALS WILL BE CHECKED BEFORE THE ANIMALS ARE PENNED. Animals presented for exhibition must show no symptoms or evidence of an infectious or contagious disease. Animals showing signs of infectious disease or ill health will be barred from the barns and the show rings. All animals will be visibly healthy, inspected and dismissed at our discretion. A Veterinarian will be on call to settle any dispute on barred animals. The exhibitor will pay the expense of the Veterinarian. The Veterinarian’s decision will be final. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection is valid if signed by Veterinarian and dated within 30 days of the show. The owner and the Veterinarian must attest to the following statement written on the certificate of veterinary inspection “the goats in this shipment are not known to be under any movement restrictions because of Scrapies. and originate from a tuberculosis free herd.” No telephone calls will be accepted in lieu of the correct Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. Any questions about the proper paperwork can be answered by calling the Ohio Department of Agriculture at 614-728-6220. 6. ALL ANIMALS MUST BE FROM HERDS THAT ARE REGISTERED IN THE NATIONAL SCRAPIES DATABASE. They MUST be properly tattooed or tagged with the proper identification. For more information about the National Scrapies Database call the U.S. Department of Agriculture at 614-856-4735. 7. No feed or bedding will be provided. 8. NO DOGS are allowed in the barns or show arena.
The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 14, 2016 NO EXCEPTIONS. 9. Exhibitors are responsible for the care of their animals. 10. Any person not acting in an honorable manner will be asked to leave the fairgrounds immediately and not to return for the remainder of the show. 11. The Defiance County Agricultural Society & Fairgrounds and members of the show committee will not be held responsible for loss, damage, theft, injury or illness to animal(s) or equipment, or person(s) attending the show. Entries will be judged on merit only. (See inside-back page for entry form.)
“BEST IN THE NORTHWEST” 4-H CLUB ADGA SENIOR AND JUNIOR DOES SHOW Saturday, August 27, 2016 @ 10:00 AM Defiance County Fairgrounds, Hicksville, OH Enter fairgrounds from Main Street gate #1 (south drive-in entrance) Judge: Cheryl Landeck, Rockford, IL Show Chairperson: Yvonne Blosser, 9263 Wonderly Rd., Mark Center, Ohio 43536 firstname.lastname@example.org • 419-542-6520 Show Secretary: Mary Bishop, 5920 Domersville Rd Defiance, Ohio 43512 email@example.com • 419-784-6244 ORDER OF SHOW Showmanship, ADGA SENIOR DOE, ADGA JUNIOR DOE ORDER OF BREEDS: Alpine, Lamancha, Nigerian
Dwarf, Nubian, Oberhasli, Recorded Grade, Saanen, Sable and Toggenburg SHOWMANSHIP - divided by ages SENIOR DOE SHOW 1. Doe under Two years (in milk) 2. Doe Two and under Three Years 3. Doe Three and under Four Years 4. Doe Four and under Five Years 5. Doe Five Years and over GRAND CHAMPION AND RESERVE CHAMPION 6. Champion Challenge BEST SENIOR DOE IN SHOW JUNIOR DOE SHOW 7. Junior Kid - born on or after April 1, 2016 8. Intermediate Kid - born March 1-March 31, 2016 9. Senior Kid - born January 1-February 28, 2016 10. Yearling - Born August 28, 2014-December 31, 2015 (not in milk) GRAND CHAMPION AND RESERVE CHAMPION BEST JUNIOR DOE IN SHOW RULES: 1. The Senior Doe and Junior Doe shows are separately sanctioned by ADGA for the following breeds: Alpine, Lamancha, Nigerian Dwarf, Nubian, Oberhasli, Recorded Grade, Saanen, Sable and Toggenburg. This is the order of the Senior Doe and Junior Doe Shows. The order is subject to change. 2. ADGA RULES SHALL GOVER THESE SHOWS! Entries will be judged on merit only.
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The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 14, 2016 3. Entry fee is $5.00 per age class. 4. The base date is Sunday, August 27, 2016, the day of the show. 5. Starting time will be 10 AM (Ohio time) with Showmanship followed by Senior Doe show then Junior Doe show. Animals must be on the grounds by 8:00 AM, Saturday, August 27, 2016. 6. Animals MUST be properly tattooed. 7. Champion Challenge class - The prefix CH, GCH, or SGCH must be affixed to the animal’s name or must have notification letter issued by ADGA. 8. Effective January 1, 2012, the owner has 60 days fromt he date of the show to provide the information to complete the registration certificate for an animal that has won a leg on the stamped duplicate. If the animall still has a pending registration at that time, the leg will be forfeited. 9. The original registration certificate is required for all animals six months of age and older. This must be shown to the show secretary before the start of the show. 10. The original registration certificate or stamped duplicate application from the ADGA office is required for all animals under six months of age and this must be shown to the secretary before the start of the show. 11. NO copies of registration certificate, telegram, or phone calls will be accepted in lieu of the original certificate. 12. Proper health papers ARE REQUIRED in the state of Ohio for all animals from other states, and must comply with Ohio regulations. Michigan
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animals must be accompanied with an Ohio permit number. PAPERS AND ANIMALS WILL BE CHECKED BEFORE THE ANIMALS ARE PENNED. Animals presented for exhibition must show no symptoms or evidence of an infectious or contagious disease or abscesses. Animals showing signs of infectious disease or ill health will be barred from the barns and show rings. All animals will be visibly healthy, inspected and dismissed at our discretion. A Veterinarian will be on call to settle any dispute or barred animals. The exhibitor will pay the expense of the Veterinarian. The Veterinarian’s decision will be final. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection is valid if signed by Veterinarian within 30 days of the show. No telephone calls will be accepted in lieu of the correct Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. Any questions about the proper paperwork can be answered by calling the Ohio Department of Agriculture at 614728-6220. 13. ALL ANIMALS MUST BE FROM HERDS THAT ARE REGISTERED IN THE NATIONAL SCRAPIES DATABASE. They MUST be properly tattooed or tagged with the proper identification. For more information about the National Scrapies Database call the U.S. Department of Agriculture at 614-856-4735 or 866-873-2824. 14. There will be no pre-show milk. 15. No feed, bedding or PENS will be provided. 16. Exhibitors are responsible for the care of their animals. 17. All male goats are barred. NO horned animals
will be allowed! 18. Any person not acitng in an honorable manner will be asked to leave the Fairgrounds immediately and not to return for the remainder of the show. 19. The Defiance County Agricultural Society & Fairgrounds and members of the 4-H club and members of the show committee will not be hld responsible for loss, damage, theft, injury, or illness to animal(s) or equipment, or person(s) attending the show. 20. NO DOGS are allowed in the barns or show arena. NO EXCEPTIONS. 21. A Veterinarian will be on call to settle any dispute on barred animals. The exhibitor will pay the expense of the Veterinarian. The Veterinarian’s decision will be final.
MERCHANTS DISPLAY SUPERINTENDENT: Carol Sines 419-658-2030 or 419-769-2558
There will be ample room for merchants to display their products at the Defiance County Fair. Space for display must be contracted with the Secretary/ Treasurer or Chairman of Concessions at least two weeks prior to fair date. Merchants will be displaying their products in two buildings. Set up is Friday, August 19, 2016 from 9 AM - 10 PM. Release time is after 6 PM on Saturday, August 27 2016.
MERCHANT BUILDING HOURS: Saturday, August 20 12 PM-9 PM Sunday August 21 12 PM-9 PM Monday August 22 10 AM-9 PM Tuesday August 23 10 AM-9 PM Wednesday August 24 10 AM-9 PM Thursday August 25 10 AM-9 PM Friday August 26 10 AM-9 PM Saturday August 27 10 AM-2 PM Come visit your local merchants. There is still space available for rent as a merchant in the building, please call Carol Sines 419-658-2030.
ANTIQUE TRACTOR AND MACHINERY DISPLAY August 17-27, 2016 SUPERINTENDENTS Mitch Troyer 419-766-1031 Brian Chittenden 419-212-3674 Charlie Wann 419-487-2800
Set-up Friday, August 19, 2016 from 12 noon until 12 noon on August 20, 2016. Must fill out entry form (see Page 47) and purchase one season fair pass. Entry form due August 15, 2016. Entries can be removed Saturday, August 27, 2016.
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HORSESHOE PITCHING TOURNAMENT Saturday, August 20, 2016 @ 9:00 AM Sunday, August 21, 2016 @ 9:00 AM Fee: $8.00 SUPERINTENDENT: Charles Wann 419-487-2800 Organizer: Gary Shull 419-487-3197
6 Divisions: Pitchers will be notified by postcard as to the time and date of pitching. Prizes: 1st Place: Trophy and $10.00 2nd Place: Trophy and $8.00 3rd Place: $5.00 Junior division: Trophies for 1st and 2nd place. No charge. Rules: 1. Entries, fees and ringer percentage must be sent to Gary Shull 02184 State Route 18W, Hicksville, Ohio 43526 at least seven days before the tournament date. Late entries will not be accepted. 2. Pay scorekeeper 50 cents per game.
CAMPING AT THE COUNTY FAIR Rules and Regulations 1. Campers will be allowed on fairgrounds begining Wednesday, August 17, 2016. 2. Ticket takers will be stationed at the campground entrance. No one will be admitted with out a vehicle campground pass and a season pass, starting Saturday. 3. Vehicle passes will be issued with each campsite. No more than (2) VEHICLES ALLOWED TO A SITE. This tag must be displayed at all times. Vehicles not displaying parking pass will be towed at owners’ expense. 4. The campground will be marked to show individual lots. Markers should not be tampered with for any reason. The Campground Director will remove them as soon as all campers are parked. If early parking privileges are in any way abused, we will restrict parking to Friday evening and Saturday only. 5. Your camp site number should be displayed so it can be easily viewed from the nearest driveway. 6. If you should have to mow the grass on your lot before the fair, please haul your grass clippings to a manure pit. 7. All pets will be required to be on a leash and remain in campsite area. 8. As for overnight guest(s), the responsible adult for that site must tell the camp office in advance. (An adult is a
person over 18 years of age, who accepts responsibility for the others on the same campsite and their actions in the campground area.) 9. CURFEW IS 12:30 AM. Everyone must be in his or her campers and loud noises are not permitted after curfew. 10. Members of the Defiance County Associate Deputies will patrol and police as they see fit. Anyone getting into trouble will be sent home. 11. No alcoholic beverages or profane language are allowed. 12. Any and all campfires must be in a heavy metal fire ring, furnished by camper, and must be attended at all times. 12. All debris must be removed from your campsite following the fair. This includes partially burned items in campfire rings. Campsite must be left in same condition as when you moved in to your lot. If site is not clean when you leave, the fair board has the right to refuse your campsite the following year. 13. Please put trash in garbage bags and place in dumpster. 14. Because of low voltage, the use of air conditioners is prohibited. 15. Your cooperation and courtesy to your neighbors will be greatly appreciated. 16. No direct water hookup. 17. On Wednesday, August 24, 2016 campsite reservations for the 2017 fair may be made for the same campsites held in 2016, at the camp office from Noon-3 PM. Any remaining sites may be reserved by anyone on Friday, August 26 from Noon-3 PM. 18. No subletting or transfer of camp site. 19. All campers to be removed from the fairgrounds by Monday at 2 PM following the fair. 20. No refund on campsites after July 15.
Only vehicles authorized by the fair board to carry out official fair business are permitted on the fair grounds during the Fair. All other vehicles, including golf carts, must be removed by noon on opening day and parked in the parking lot. Failure to comply will result in said vehicle being towed at the owner’s expense. Golf carts will be permitted for limited use by the handicapped, but must be registered at the secretary’s office. Must present state handicap placard, proof of insurance for golf cart, and pay $25 fee.
NO AIRBORNE DRONES Drones and other remote controlled airplanes, helicopters, etc. are prohibited from flying over the fairgrounds during the Fair withour fairboard authorization.
OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION OSU Extension, Defiance County 06879 Evansport Rd, Suite B, Defiance, OH 43512 Phone: 419-782-4771 or 800-745-4771 Website: http://defiance.osu.edu/ I got my start in 4-H.
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Defiance County 4-H Clubs Head
• The youth development branch of Ohio State University • Guides young people to grow to be responsible, skilled adults • A non-formal educational program for youth • A fun and educational club environment experienced with friends at meetings, social activities, tour, camps & fairs • 4-H projects include rockets, dogs, cats, shooting sports, exploring the outdoors, tree, ponds, birds, art, acting, puppetry, cake decorating and many more. It's not just cows, plows and cooking!
How to join 4-H
• Find a club to join. What 4-H Clubs are your friends in? • Contact the club advisor. If you need help choosing a 4-H club, contact the Extension Office. • Attend the 4-H Club's organizational meeting and complete the 4-H enrollment forms. Final deadline for new members is March 15. • Choose a project from the 4-H Family Guide. Family Guides are available from the 4-H Club advisor, OSU Extenstion Office or online at. http://www.ohio4th.org/ • Costs: Defiance county has a $5 4-H membership fee. 4-H Clubs may have additional dues. • Youth must be 8 years old (by January 1st of current year) AND in 3rd grade.
Clubs: Advisor Apache Spirits B-Square Best In Northwest Black Swamp Buckeye Producers The Crew Country Customs Country Pride Defiance Co. Clever Clovers Farmer Argiculturists Friendly Faces Green Acres Green Valley Hicksville Go-Getters Hicksville Herdsmen Little Buckeyes Maumee Explorers Mark Blue Ribbon Merry Workers Premium Production Trailblazers Whippoorwills Wild Bunch
Kathy Holtsberry Deanna Zimmerman Yvonne Blosser Tara Shininger Erin Jacob Nicki Frederick Beverly Singer Angie Caryer Lisa Friend Melinda Culler Holly Hire Brian Etchison Sharon Klima Bridget Ruppert Beth Stuckey Michelle Peter Becky Singer Jackie Zeedyk Gloria Shininger Danielle Limber or Amy Linebrink Louise Schreiber Jeff Rohlf Elyn Wirick
Contact the club advisor about joining his/her 4-H Club or call the OSU Extension Office at 419-782-4771. Enrollment forms are available through the advisor or at the OSU Extension Office. Must have completed enrollment information by March 15.
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DEFIANCE COUNTY JUNIOR FAIR CALENDAR FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 12:00 Noon 4-H Club Booths must be in place 4 - 9 PM Junior Fair Livestock Move-In
NW Show Down Pull-In Beef Show (weigh-in at 2:00 pm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena 4-H STEM Marshmellow Fun . . . . . . . . . . . . Multi-Purpose Building
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 9:30 AM 11:00 AM 11:00 AM 11:30 AM Noon 1:00 PM 5:00 PM 6-8:00 PM 8:00 PM
Swine Weigh-In - Swine Barn Run for the Barns 5K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grandstand Crowning of 4-H Royalty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena Jr. Fair Dog Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena Sheep Weigh-In - Sheep Barn Goat Weigh-In - Goat Barn Jr. Fair Poultry Judging . . . . . . . . . . . . Strausbaugh Show Arena Jr. Fair Booths must be in place FFA & FCCLA Still Project Judging . . . . . . . . Multi-Purpose Building Cattle Weigh-In Sheep Lead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena Stock Show U Cattle Fitting Demonstration. . . . . . . . . . Show Arena Catholic Mass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Citizen’s Tent
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21 8:30 AM 9:00 AM 1:00 PM 1 - 3 PM 1 - 4 PM 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 5:00 PM
Devotional Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena Jr. Fair Rabbit Judging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Strausbaugh Show Arena Straw Loading Contest (Sponsored by Ayersville FFA) . . . . . . . . . Infield Cloverbud Show-n-Tell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jr. Fairboard Office Jr. Fair Horse Fun Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Horse Arena Kids' Pedal Pull . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena Jr. Fair Goat Showmanship & Market Classes . . . . . .Strausbaugh Arena Jr. Fair Swine Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena
MONDAY, AUGUST 22 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 6:15 PM 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
8:30 AM 11:00 AM 1:30 PM
Jr. Fair Goat Judging (ADGA sanctioned) & Fun Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Strausbaugh Show Arena Jr. Fair Beef Cattle Judging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena Presentation of Colors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grandstand Antique Tractor Parade Parade of Junior Fair Youth Organizations Youth Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grandstand Parade of Bands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grandstand 4-H/Fairview Young Farmers Pig Catch . . . . . . . . . . . . Grandstand
(Senior Citizen & Veteran's Day) 9:00 AM 5:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:30 PM 4:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:45 PM 7:00 PM 8 - 9 PM 9:00 PM
Jr. Fair Dairy Cattle Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena Jr. Fair Horse Show (Driving,Contesting & Versatility). .Horse Arena Cloverbud Stick Horse Races . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena Cloverbud Scavernger Hunt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena Open Sheep Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Strausbaugh Arena NW Ohio Premier Market Lamb Pull-In Show . . .Strausbaugh Arena Animal Calling Contest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena Mutton Bustin' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena Decorated Hog & Pen Contest Judging (Member must be present) Youth Barn Dance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Citizen's Tent
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25 (Kid's Day)
9:00 AM 10:00 AM 10 AM - Noon 10 AM - Noon 1 - 2:15 PM 2:00 PM 3-4:30 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM
10:00 AM 4 - 7 PM 5:30 PM 9 PM - 12 AM
6:00 AM-9 AM 6:00 AM-Noon 10:00 AM TUESDAY, AUGUST 23 Jr. Fair Horse Show (Showmanship, Pleasure, Performance) Horse Arena Noon Jr. Fair Sheep Judging. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena Cloverbud 4-H Pledge Demonstration . . . . . . . .Strausbaugh Arena
Open Class Swine Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena Open Class Fun Goat Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Strausbaugh Arena Lowes Woodworking Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Under Grandstand 4-H STEM Cool Science Activities . . . . . . . . . Mulit-Purpose Building Kid's Crafts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Multi Purpose Building Decorated Animal Parade (Registration required) . .Strausbaugh Arena Sew Funtastic Activity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Multi Purpose Building Feeder Calf Auction for Support Price. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena Junior Fair Sweepstakes Showmanship Contest. . Horse Show Arena Scavenger Hunt & Prizes / Archery Tag . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Office Free Snow Cones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Office
FRIDAY, AUGUST 26
Junior Fair Livestock Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena Animal Release for Goats, Rabbits, Poultry Jr. Fair Horse Mini Show ($5 entry) Animal Release for Beef, Dairy, Sheep
SATURDAY, AUGUST 27
Horses released Jr. Fair still projects released Garden Tractor Pull (weigh in at 9 am) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grandstand All animals must be removed and all pens cleaned or premiums will be forfeited.
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Clevenger, Retcher named king and queen Coronation ceremony moved to Saturday morning of the fair 4-H as part of the Farmer Agriculturalists 4-H Club. Retcher is serving as president of the Defiance County Junior Fairboard, vice president of the Teen Leaders 4-H Club, secretary of her 4-H club and also serves as a 4-H Camp counselor. She has taken a variety of 4-H still projects and shows livestock at the county fair. She was a participant at the HOBY Leadership Conference where she heard a quote from John Quincy Adams – “If your actions as a person inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” This quote pushes her to be the best person she can be. When asked why she wanted to be the 2016 queen, she wrote in her essay… “Being the 2016 Defiance County Junior Fair queen will give me many more opportunities to reach out to more and more people each day and not just in
Jacob Clevenger my school district or county, but all over the state. 4-H has always been a part of my life and I love that every individual has the opportunity to break out of their shells and not only change their life but change other people’s lives. It would be an honor to have the opportunity to touch not only our current 4-H members, but also our future.” King Clevenger, 17, is the son of Bruce and Leah Clevenger. The Tinora senior has spent nine years in 4-H as part of Green Acres 4-H Club and the Tinora FFA. Clevenger serves as presi-
Chyanne Retcher dent of his 4-H Club and the Tinora FFA Chapter. He is also a 4-H camp counselor. In 2016, he received his State FFA Degree. Clevenger stated that he has been blessed for many years to be able to benefit from both 4-H and FFA, and has appreciated the opportunity for the development of his public speaking and oratory skills. He has taken a variety of still 4-H projects and shows livestock at the Defiance County Fair. Other activities Clevenger participates in include his church youth group, cheerleading and the German Club. When asked why he want-
The Defiance County Fair Junior King and Queen have been announced. Chyanne Retcher has been named queen and Jacob Clevenger as king. They will be crowned at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 20 in the show arena. Organizers decided to have the crowning on Saturday instead of Monday night to allow the junior fair court to better serve the fair. Junior Fair royalty lead by example and assist organizers at several events during the fair including the livestock sale, Sunday morning worship service, youth recognition night, kids day and the showman sweepstakes. Here is a look at the king and queen and the rest of the court. Queen Retcher, 17, is the daughter of Mathew and Candi Retcher. The Fairview senior from Ney spent nine years in
ed to be the 2016 Junior Fair King, Clevenger wrote, “I see the position as another great opportunity provided by 4-H and FFA. This is an opportunity to be an example and lead in promoting a positive image.” Other members of the 2016 junior fair court include Morgan Barnett, 17; Marissa Rohlf, 15; Ashley Peter, 17; and Angela Betz, 15. Barnett is the daughter of Sara Ream and Tony Barnett and Jessica Krutsch. She is a 2016 graduate of Tinora High school and has spend 12 years in 4-H. She is a member of the Wild Bunch 4-H Club. Barnett has been involved in 4-H since she was a Cloverbud. She has taken a variety of 4-H still projects and livestock projects. She serves as a 4-H camp counselor and is a member of the Defiance County Junior Fairboard Auxiliary. She states that the one thing that has kept her involved in 4-H all of these years is the friendships she makes and the new people she meets. These new friendships have led her to • COURT ON PAGE A35
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trying many new things. She values the skills she has learned through 4-H such as leadership, responsibility, communication, friendship, loyalty, and organizational skills. Outside of 4-H, Barnett has participated in FFA state and national conventions, a Tinora Westlerette, Spanish club, student council and FCA. Rohlf, the daughter of Jeff and Tami Rohlf, is a junior at Tinora/ Four County Career Center. She is a 10-year member of the Whippoorwills 4-H Club. Rohlf began in 4-H as a Cloverbud and has taken a variety of projects that include woodworking, scrapbooking, and dairy goats. She has held several officer positions in her 4-H club and believes this has helped her learn responsibility and leadership. Rohlf believes these two skills are very important to whatever she is involved in and credits 4-H Teen Leaders for giving her opportunities for service to the community and also taking responsibility in the Shake Shack at the Defiance County Fair. Other activities include: 4-H Teen Leader, Tinora FFA, gymnastics team, cheerleading and a member of the St. John youth group. Peter, the daughter of Chad and Michele Peter, is a senior at Hicksville. She is a nine-year member of Little Buckeyes 4-H Club. Peter currently serves as the president of her 4-H club has devoted her nine years in 4-H to livestock projects. She is also a seven
year member of the Ohio Best Program, a youth program of the Ohio Cattlemenâ€™s Association. 4-H, showing at the Ohio State Fair and the BEST program has given her the opportunity to meet a number of new people. She believes these organizations have helped prepare her for life, given her self-confidence and also taught her responsibility. Other activities include Defiance County Junior Fairboard, National Honor Society, science club, foreign language club and basketball. Ashley wants to encourage more kids to become involved in 4-H and touch as many families as it has touched hers. Betz, the daughter of David and Mary Betz, is a sophomore at Hicksville High School. She is a six-year member of Defiance Clever Clovers 4-H Club. Betz is currently the vice president of her 4-H club, the Fashion and Nutrition Board, and secretary for both 4-H Teen Leaders Club and Defiance County Junior Fairboard. She also serves as a 4-H camp counselor and an Ohio
4-H ambassador. She believes that her hands-on experience has taught her the elements of not only being a leader, but a person worth following. Her other activities include: Fort Defiance Humane Society volunteer, science fair, archery club, student council, cross country, track and band.
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Creativity wanted for scarecrow contest The Defiance County Junior Fairboard is once again sponsoring a scarecrow contest. The contest is open to any club or organization in the county for
youth. Scarecrows must be both wind- and waterproof. Scarecrows can be made out of any material, but cannot be taller than 6 feet. Registration fee is $5 and due
by Aug. 17 to the OSU Extension Office, 06879 Evansport Road, Defiance. Scarecrows must be delivered to the Defiance County Fairground’s
multi-purpose building between 4-9 p.m. Aug. 17. Judging will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 20. Awards will be given to the top three scarecrows. First place earns $20; second place, $15; and third place, $10. Groups or individuals that would like to keep their scarecrows must pick them up between 6 a.m.-noon Aug. 27. Scarecrows that are not picked up will be donated to a worthy cause. Some examples of scarecrows at past fairs include a dinosaur, minion, firefighter and Ducky Dynasty figure. For more information on the scarecrow contest, contact the OSU Extension Office during normal business hours at 419-782-4771.
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While the older junior fair kids have plenty to do each year at the fair, this year there are multiple activities scheduled for Cloverbud members. Members can take part in various other events at the fair including the Run for the Barns 5K, pedal pull, animal calling contest and mutton bustin’ but this year there are several events just for Cloverbuds. From 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, there will be a Cloverbud Shown-Tell at the Junior Fairboard office. Cloverbud members also are encouraged to take part in the parade of junior fair youth organizations, which will be held that night at 6:15 p.m. at the grandstand. On Tuesday, Aug. 23, the Cloverbud 4-H pledge demonstration will once again be held in the Strausbaugh Show Arena. The event kicks off at 1:30 p.m. • CLOVERBUDS, Page 37
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Stand baa-ck: Time for mutton bustin’ One of the most exciting events for area youth is ready to go at the Defiance County Fair. The Fairview Young Farmer’s mutton bustin’ will be held at 7 p.m .Aug. 24 in the show arena. The contest is open to boys and girls who are at least 5 years old and do not weigh more than 60 pounds. Registration and weigh-in time for the event is from 6-6:45 p.m. in the show arena. Members of the Fairview Young Farmers will oversee the contest. Contestants will not get to keep the sheep. Prizes will be given to
winning boys and girls, and all participants will be given T-shirts. Those who participate in mutton bustin’ cannot wear sandals. If an individual is wearing sandals he or she will not be allowed to participate. Closed-toe shoes and boots are advised as are long-sleeved shirts and long pants. Helmets will be made available to riders. Prior to the mutton bustin’ will be the animal calling contest at 6:45 p.m. There will be three divisions: pee wee (up to age 10); Junior 91116 years old) and senior (17 years and older). No props are allowed.
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There are several events going on Aug. 24 including the stick horse races at noon in the main show arena. Following the races will be a Cloverbud scavenger hunt. Cloverbuds are encouraged to bring an older 4-Her or an adult to the scavenger hunt. For more information about these events or the Cloverbud program, contact the Defiance County OSU Extension Office at 419-782-4771 or during the fair stop in at the Junior Fairboard office. Ohio’s 4-H Cloverbud Program is for children who are at least 5 years old and in kindergarten. Children may be Cloverbuds until they reach age 8 and in the third grade.
The Tinora Young Farmers will have its kids pedal pull at 2 p.m. Aug. 21 in the show arena. Contestants must be able to pedal the tractor without assistance with both hands on the steering wheel and both feet on the pedals (Standing is not allowed). The pedal tractor must stay between the lines on the pulling lane at all tines. Contestants will be given three chances to get the sled moving from the starting line. All participants must wear shoes and the judges’ decision will be final. Registration for the pull will be from 1-2 p.m. at the multi-purpose
A child takes part in mutton bustin’ at the Defiance County Fair in 2015. This year’s event will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 24.
building. There is a $1 entry fee. Participants must have a signed permission slip from a parent or guardian filled out prior to the pull. Both the child and parent/ guardian must be at the registration. Only the first 30 children in each class will be qualified. There are four classes for the pull: 25-43 pounds, 44-59 pounds, 60-74 pounds and 75-100 pounds. Prizes will be given out to the winners. For more information on the contest, contact the Tinora Agriculture Department at 419-497-2621.
Above, a young boy tries to get his sled down the track during the pedal pull in 2015.
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Junior Fairboard & Advisors Officers
Chyanne Retcher President Kaylee Clemens Vice President Ethan Friend Secretary Angela Betz Treasurer
Zachary Betz Deacon Caryer Rayann Clevenger Jacob Clevenger Eric Culler Katie Davis Allison Flory Madison Flory Samantha Klima Joshua Mansel-Pleydell Dylan Miller Ashley Peters
Maggie Pollard Zach Retcher Madison Siebenaler Luke Skinner Mallory Timbrook Emily Wentland Tanner Wentland Sarah Woenker Max Woenker Emily Woodbury
Morgan Barnett Caia Bevins Allie Bevins PJ Conlon Cole Crites Mariah Dunlap Lizzy Engel Gabrielle Friend Abigail Friend Alena Galindo Sara Hall Kaleb Holtsberry Kelsey Hudnall Destiney Kittle Chasity Kittle
Kelly Limbaugh Brock Retcher Colton Saylor Evan Saylor Layne Sheets Mathias Shepler Caleb Skinner Blake Smith Logan Smith Robert Wachtman Andrea Wachtman James Zimerman Kayleigh Zolman
Jr. Fairboard Advisors
Lisa Friend Jeff Friend Teresa Johnson
Kaitlyn Rethmel Jill Speiser
Senior Fairboard Advisors to Junior Fairboard
Mary Bishop Yvonne Blosser Brian Chittenden Kate Chittenden Angie Etchen Corey Maassel
Don Retcher Jeff Rohlf Jerry Sanders Mitch Troyer Lavon Wiles
Don Hammersmith, Ayersville FFA Jessica Nagel, Fairview FFA Jill Speiser, Fairview FCCLA Eric Hite, Four County FFA Bryan Etzler, Tinora FFA
OSU Extension Staff
Bruce Clevenger, Ag & Natural Resources Teresa Johnson, 4-H Youth Development Chris Comden, Extension Associate Deb Walters, Extension Associate Vickie Griffith, Program Assistant Kaitlyn Rethmel, Program Assistant
GENERAL GUIDELINES Exhibitors are responsible for reviewing BOTH the general guidelines and individual departments guidelines.
Defiance County Junior Fair Departments: Dept. 100 Horses Dept. 600 Dept. 200 Poultry Dept. 700 Dept. 300 Rabbits Dept. 800 Dept. 400 Dairy Dept. 900 Dept. 500 Beef
Sheep Goats Swine Dogs
Animal Possession Dates: Steers (Market Beef/Dairy) January 1 Swine June 1 Poultry (Pullets, Fancy Chickens) April 1 Horse/Pony June 1 Turkeys (Market) April 21 Sheep June 1 Game Birds – Pheasants April 28 Game Birds – Quail June 25 Ducks, Geese (Market) May 1 Chickens (Market) July 6 Feeders (not born before 3/1) June 1 Rabbit Meat Pens July 15 Goats (all goats) June 1 Rabbits (Breeding, Roaster, Doe/Litter) June 1 4-H and FFA Dual Membership Policy: Ohio 4-H members are often also FFA members, sometimes within the same county and sometimes in an adjacent county. These members especially need to keep in mind the 4-H policy about 4-H projects being separate from school projects. To keep work in both organizations clearly separate, 4-H members are advised to take different species in the two organizations or, at the very least, to take market animals in one and breeding animals in the other. See allowable and not allowable examples. Allowable Allowable Not Allowable
4-H Member Market Steer Market Steer Market Sheep
FFA Member Market Hog Beef Breeding Market Sheep
Market Animal Tagging: 1. Cattle must have halters and be secured in trailer at Central Tagging. 2. Market animals must be castrated and healed by check in date at County Fair. May not have any testicular tissue at check in. 3. Each Junior Fair market exhibit must be identified at the appropriate tagging time. Any changes must be approved by the Senior Fairboard Livestock Committee. Market Steers: January Tagging & Weigh-In at the Fairgrounds. Goats, Swine, Sheep, Feeder Calves: June Tagging Rabbits: All rabbits except meat pen of three are required to come to June tagging. Meat pen rabbits are required to bring their animals to the July date. 4. Exhibitors may tag one extra animal for each market entry made. No family tag. 5. Junior Fair members must show market animals as they were tagged. Members may not switch animals with a family member. 6. Sheep Pen of Two do not have to be determined until final weigh-in at the fair. 7. Should something prevent the exhibitor from showing the original market animal that was entered, the exhibitor may show the extra animal that was tagged in his/her name. (Ex: The exhibitor may not show an animal tagged in a sibling’s name.) 8. All non Defiance County tags will be removed/cut from the animal’s ear at weigh in at the fair. Exception to this would be scrapie tags and TB tags. Ohio Best tags will remain. Animal Check-In at Fair: 1. Livestock Check-in is Friday before the start of the Fair
The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 4:00pm – 9:00pm. Jr Fairboard members may move animals in from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Please enter at the main gate by the Grandstand. 2. Pen assignments for all Junior Fair exhibits will be made by Barn Superintendent. Any changes in these pen assignments without prior approval of the Barn Superintendent will result in forfeiture of premium and the exhibitor not being permitted to show in the current year with that project. 3. Weighing of livestock will be conducted by the following schedule. Hogs - 7:00 a.m. Saturday Sheep - 11:00 a.m. Saturday Goats - 11:30 a.m. Saturday Cattle - 1:00 p.m. Saturday Animal and Still Project Release Time: Livestock Release Times for animals going home Beef- Between 9pm - Midnight on Friday Dairy - Between 9pm - Midnight on Friday Sheep - Between 9pm - Midnight on Friday Goats - Between 4pm - 7pm on Friday Rabbits - Between 4pm - 7pm on Friday Poultry - Between 4pm - 7pm on Friday Horses - Between 6am - 9am on Saturday Still Projects - Between 6am - 12noon on Saturday • Each exhibitor must clean his or her stall/pen prior to leaving the fairgrounds. Exhibitor must check out with a Barn representative. Pens must be cleaned by 12 noon on Saturday. Failure to do so will result in forfeiting current year premiums and eligibility for exhibition with that species for the following year. Evaluation of the stalls/pens will be done by the Barn Supervisor. • Cattle Exhibitor Last Day Clean-up Responsibilities: All Cattle Exhibitors must remove bedding back two feet from the rail and side of barn. Must remove all gates, post, wire and gates and put in proper places. This must be completed by 9:00 am on Saturday morning. Premiums will be forfeited for those not complying with this rule. • Animals going through the livestock sale, direct or custom will be released Friday night. • Exhibitors (except cattle) will have between 6:00 am and Noon to clean pens and take animals home. • The Swine barn will be closed Friday evening when the truck arrives to allow the sale committee to load out animals. No one is allowed in the swine barn during this time on Friday. The swine barn will re-open after all animals are loaded out. Code of Conduct At Junior Fair events, shows and activities, members are representing their youth organization. The 4-H membership agreement extends to all organized Junior Fair activities. The Livestock Committee, in communication with the Extension Educator, will handle behavior and disciplinary action at the Fair as necessitated by a member’s inappropriate and/or unlawful behavior. Defiance County Junior Fair Organizations: The Defiance County Agricultural Society recognizes the following youth organizations as participants in its Junior Fair Program: 4-H, FFA, FCCLA, and SCOUTS (Boy or Girl Scouts). The Junior Fair program shall provide support of and a positive attitude towards the objectives of the different Junior Fair youth programs. 1. Participation in the Defiance County Fair is not required for project completion, although it is strongly encourages. 2. Rules and regulations for the Junior Fair Program are designed to promote maximum educational experiences. 3. Exhibits/Entries should reflect the overall youth organization’s program and ideals. Junior Fair Eligibility Guidelines 1. All Defiance County Junior Fair exhibitors must successfully meet all requirements of their youth organization before being eligible to exhibit for competition. Specific guidelines are as follows: 2. Defiance County 4-H – Exhibitors must be between the ages of eight and nineteen years. An exhibitor is eligible when he/she reaches the age of at least eight years and enrolled in the third grade as of January 1st of the same year.
Eligibility ends when an exhibitor reaches the age of nineteen years as of December 31st of the same year in which an entry is made. 3. FFA/FCCLA members shall participate in the County of their School Chapter. 4. Defiance County FFA – Entries are open to regularly enrolled high school agricultural students and enrolled in their school FFA chapter of the same year in which an entry is made. 5. Defiance County FCCLA – Entries are open to regularly enrolled high school family consumer science students and enrolled in their school FCCLA chapter of the same year in which an entry is made. 6. Scouts: • Registered members of Boy Scout, Cub Scout, Venture Scout and Explorer Scout (first grade through 12th grade) are eligible to enter exhibits. • Registered members of Girl Scouts and Brownies (first grade through 12th grade) are eligible to enter exhibits. 4-H and FFA Dual Membership Policy: Ohio 4-H members are often also FFA members, sometimes within the same county and sometimes in an adjacent county. These members especially need to keep in mind the 4-H policy about 4-H projects being separate from school projects. To keep work in both organizations clearly separate, 4-H members are advised to take different species in the two organizations or, at the very least, to take market animals in one and breeding animals in the other. FFA members must exhibit FFA projects in the county of their school chapter. See chart for allowable and not allowable examples.4- FFA Defiance County 4-H 1. 4-H Clubs in good standing may exhibit non livestock projects in the Multi-Purpose Building. Booth space must be requested by August 1. Size of space may vary according to the number of projects to be exhibited. There is no charge for booth space. 2. Each 4-H Club will receive a $5 Club premium for a booth display. 3. Exhibits are open to regularly enrolled 4-H members who have complete a pre-fair evaluation of projects. 4. Members will provide an educational exhibit illustrating project activity and skills learned as outlined in the Defiance County 4-H Family Handbook. 5. Members who have completed a livestock skillathon and have chosen NOT to exhibit an animal at the Defiance County Fair, may exhibit an animal poster/display for a participation premium. The Club Advisor must notify the Extension Office of the exhibitor’s plans to exhibit a livestock poster. 6. A complete listing of Ohio 4-H Projects can be found at ohio4h.org/families/family-guide 7. 4-H Members are eligible to purchase a fair pass at the current Junior Fair Exhibitor price. The cost of the pass is currently covered through the 4-H member $5.00 enrollment fee. Passes are distributed to the Key Club Advisors one week prior to the County Fair. It is the advisor/member responsibility to obtain their fair pass prior to the start of the fair. 8. Premiums are based on results of 4-H Still Project judging prior to the County Fair. County Winner: $3.50 C Grade: $1.00 A Grade: $2.50 Participation: $1.75 B Grade: $1.50 Advisor Completion: $ .50 Defiance County FFA & FCCLA FFA: Future Farmers of America FCCLA: Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America 1.Chapters in good standing may exhibit non livestock projects in the Multi-Purpose Building. Booth space must be requested by August 1. Size of space may vary according to the number of projects to be exhibited. There is no charge for booth space. 2. FFA/FCCLA are eligible to purchase a fair pass at the current Junior Fair Exhibitor price. Chapters will be in-
The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 14, 2016 voiced for the total amount of passes issued. Passes are distributed to the Chapter Advisors one week prior to the County Fair. It is the advisor/member responsibility to obtain their fair pass prior to the start of the fair. 3. Chapter Advisors are responsible for set up of the County FFA Booth and County FCCLA Booth. Advisors are responsible for documenting entries in each of the classes and recording grades. 4. Premiums are based on results of judging on the first Saturday of the Fair. A Grade: $4.00 B Grade: $3.00 C Grade: $2.00 5. FFA Classes: Crops, Welding, Woodworking, Gardening, Masonry, Plumbing, Independent Project FCCLA Classes: Clothing, Family Living, Money Management, Health & Safety, Home Furnishings/Equipment, Independent Project
Defiance County Fair
2. Poultry Pullorum Testing - must be performed on yearly basis for any returning poultry. All turkeys, chickens and gamebirds must: (1) Originate directly from a flock or hatchery which is a participant in the National Poultry Improvement Plan for the eradication of disease and be accompanied by documentary evidence that they meet the requirement of this paragraph; or (2) Originate directly from a flock which has had a negative test for Pullorum/Foul Typhoid disease within 90 days preceding the opening date of exhibition and be accompanied by documentary evidence that they meet the requirement of this paragraph; or (3) Have had a negative test for Pullorum/Foul Typhoid disease within ninety days preceding the opening date of the exhibition and be accompanied by documentary evidence that they meet the requirement of this paragraph. * NOTE: If chickens and turkeys are from a pullorum free hatchery and are mixed with non-pullorum free flock they must have a pullorum test before fair. Defiance County Scouts 3. Feeder Calf Vaccinations Feeder calves will be vaccinat1. Members of Scout Troops/Packs/Units in good standing ed at Central Tagging. with their respective organization may exhibit non livestock projects in the Agricultural Building. Minimum Weights 2. There will be one space each for Boy Scouts and Girl 1. Feeder Calves Min/Max Weight: The minimum weight Scouts. The space will be approximately 10 x 10. Space for beef and dairy feeders is 280 pounds. The maximum may vary according to the number of projects to be exhib- weight is 650 pounds. Feeders must fall in this weight range ited. There is no charge for booth space. Units are asked to be eligible to show at the Defiance County Junior Fair and to select a theme consistent with objectives, activities and participate in the Livestock Sale. Feeders not in the required accomplishments of Scouting. weight range will be sent home. 3. A designated contact for Boy Scouts and a designated 2. Animals not meeting the minimum weight guidelines may contact for Girl Scouts shall be named by June 1st of each NOT be shown in any junior fair class. year. Please notify the Defiance County Extension Office Underweight animals will be sent home. of this contact person for all communications regarding the 3. Swine not meeting the minimum wight are required to go Defiance County Fair. home on weigh-in between the hours of 6-9 p.m. 4. The contact person shall communicate with their Scouting 4. Exhibitor may request one “re-weigh” – which must be County units regarding exhibit opportunities, booth set up, done immediately. The animal will exit the scale and re-enexhibit drop off/pick up and fair passes. ter. 5. All exhibits must be made/completed by the exhibitor in Minimum and Maximum Weights: the current year. Food products are not permitted. Beef/Dairy Steers Min: 1000 lbs - Max: (none) 6. Exhibitors are allowed ONE entry. Swine Min: 180 lbs - Max: 310 lbs 7. All exhibits must have a 3 x 5 index card attached with the Market Goats Min: 50 lbs - Max: 110 lbs following information: Age, Program Level, Troop Number, Feeder Calves Min: 280 lbs - Max: 650 lbs City. Sheep Min: 90 lbs - Max: (none) 8. Scout Members with a current exhibit at the Fair and who Chickens (meat pens) are not receiving a fair pass from any other Junior Fair orga- Fryers total pen not to exceed 12 lbs. nization are eligible to purchase a fair pass at the current Ju- Boilers total pen 12-16 lbs. nior Fair Exhibitor price. Passes are distributed to the desig- Rabbits (roasters) Min: 5 1/2 lbs - Max: 9 lbs nated contact person one week prior to the County Fair. The Rabbits (meat pens) Each rabbit 3 1/2 - 5 1/2 lbs contact person shall notify the Defiance County Extension Office with a list of exhibitors requesting passes by August 1. General Guidelines: 9. Ribbons will be awarded for all exhibits. No premiums Entries: are given. 1. Class Time Limit: There is a two-minute time limit for all exhibitors to be in the show arena. Time begins when the Health Papers and Requirements: announcer first calls for the class to begin entering the arena. 1. Health papers are no longer required for the Defiance After two minutes or if all exhibitors are in the arena before County Fair. Animals from out of state must follow all ODA the two minutes, the gate is closed and the class is started. health guidelines. 2. Unable to Show Animal: If an exhibitor is unable to show
his/her animal due to health concern, another current Jr. Fair exhibitor may be permitted to show the animal based upon PRIOR approval with the Barn Supervisor. In cases where an exhibitor has more than one animal in the same class, another current Jr. Fair exhibitor may be permitted to show the animal. In either case - the exhibitor must have PRIOR approval from the Barn supervisor and notify the announcer stand who is showing that animal. Note: Member must show his/her own animal in a livestock class in order to be eligible to participate in the livestock sale. 3. Jr. Fair exhibitors must show classes as entered on pen card. May not switch classes at Fair. The Barn Superintendent may switch an exhibitor’s class if not entered in appropriate class. 4. All Jr. Fair exhibits must be wholly the work of the club member & shall have been prepared during the project year. 5. No Livestock entries can be shown at the Defiance County Junior Fair that have been shown in another county Junior Fair Show. 6. No animal may be shown in more than one class in the Junior Fair. Exceptions: Showmanship, horse classes, goat mother/daughter classes, and born/raised classes. Number of Entries: Horses: Exhibitors are allowed two horses at the County Fair. Exception: Production classes. Class limits: Exhibitors must register a minimum of one class per horse. Exhibitors may register a maximum of eight (8) riding classes plus one showmanship and or one grooming class for a total of ten (10) classes regardless of the number of horses entered. Classes many be any combination of riding and performance classes. Poultry: Exhibitors are limited to eight entries total (no more than two entries per class). Rabbits: Exhibitors are allowed eight rabbits with a max of two entries/class. Exhibitors can enter up to two rabbits per class (a maximum of 2 bucks and 2 does per breed, as single breeding rabbits). Exhibitors may tag one alternate rabbit per breed, one buck and one doe, as single breeding rabbits. Exhibitors may tag one alternate meat class rabbit per exhibitor (ex; one roaster total, one meat pen total-3). Alternate must be of same breed as rabbit tagged. Dairy: Maximum of two entries per class. Beef: Maximum of two entries per class. Sheep: Exhibitors are allowed to show up to four single market lambs and two pen of two for a total not to exceed 8 market sheep. Goat: Each 4-H member may exhibit up to two goats in any of the breeding classes, and a maximum of 2 wether goats may be exhibited. Limit seven goats per member. Swine: Exhibitors are allowed to show up to four market swine - any combination of barrows or gilts. Barn: 1. Clean Pen: Each exhibitor must clean his/her stall/pen prior to leaving the fairgrounds. Exhibitor must check out
with a Barn representative. Pens must be cleaned by 12 noon on Saturday. Failure to do so will result in forfeiting current year premiums and eligibility for exhibition with that species for the following year. Evaluation of the stalls/pens will be done by the Barn Supervisor. 2. Pens, aisles and animals must be kept clean during fair week. Failure to do so will result in forfeiting current year premiums and elgibility for exhibition with that species for the following year. Evaluation of the stalls/pens will be done by the Barn Supervisor. 3. Couches/Furniture are NOT permitted in any barn. (Picnic tables are allowed.) 4. All livestock barns will be closed to the public at 11:00 pm. 5. Clean Pen: A trophy will be awarded to an exhibitor in each of the beef, sheep, swine, goats, horse, rabbits, poultry and dairy departments doing the best job keeping their animal, pen and aisle clean. Award is determined by the Barn Supervisor. 6. Please review the clean pen guidelines. 7. All animal washing and grooming must be done in designated areas. (wash rack and grooming area) 8. Junior Fair members and or family members are not to feed other member’s animals without permission. 9. All stall decorations, stall cards, signs, etc are to be removed by noon on Saturday in addition to stalls/pens being cleaned or forfeit all premiums. 10. Jr. Fair livestock barns will close on Friday evening when the livestock truck is there for loading of market animals. Jr. Fair members and the general public are not to enter the barns at this time to allow the Barn Supervisors to load animals. Project Requirements: 1. All Defiance County 4-H and FFA members with an animal project exhibiting at the Defiance County Fair are required to attend a quality assurance session. Members with a horse project must attend a separate session specific to those projects. 2. All Junior Fair exhibitors (4-H and FFA) must complete a livestock skillathon prior to the county fair. Showmanship: 1. Show attire may not include a farm name and or advertisement for a farm, breeder, etc. It is at the discretion of the Barn Supervisor to ask an exhibitor to change clothing for a class. 2. Any exhibitor showing misconduct or poor showmanship in the show ring, the show area, or barns will have full forfeiture of premiums by decision of the Junior Fairboard and the Junior Fair Supervisors. 3. Exhibitor must show their own animal (except for poultry) for showmanship according to Jr. Fair records 4. The following Showmanship Classes apply to all Departments. Senior Showmanship - 16 - 19 years old as of January 1 of current year
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40 Intermediate Showmanship - 13 - 15 years old as of January 1 of current year Junior Showmanship - 12 years old and younger as of January 1 of current year Beginner Showmanship - Any age but limited to those exhibitors who are taking that species as a junior fair project for the first time General: 1. Goat/Rabbit/Poultry Shows: Spectators will no longer be allowed to bring chairs to sit on the sidewalk around the Strausbaugh Show Arena (per request of show judges). The Fairboard will provide additional bleachers. 2. CURFEW: The Defiance County Fair Board passed a 12:30 AM curfew every night of the fair 3. PASSES: All exhibitors receiving a premium for a Junior Fair Project and all volunteer advisors must purchase a pass which is good at the entrance gate to the fairgrounds for the week. 4. Any medications that need to be administered to animals during the fair must be coordinated with the county fair vet prior to administering the medication. A DUNF form must be completed. Medication may not be performance enhancing. 5. Livestock show arenas may be closed at the discretion of the Barn Supervisor in order to properly prepare arena for a livestock show. Times will be posted in the barns and at the show arena. Jr. Fair members are asked to respect these times and not exercise their animals in the show arenas. 6. All Junior Fair exhibitors participating in the feeder calf support price sale and or the junior fair livestock sale are to present a clean animal and be dressed in proper show attire. The Barn Supervisor reserves the right to move an exhibitor to the bottom of the sale order and ask the exhibitor to wear appropriate attire. Absent from Livestock Show or Sale: All members are expected to be in attendance at their species show and sale. If you are planning on being absent from the show or sale during the Defiance County Fair for your particular species, you must submit a written letter to the Extension office before August 15th to be reviewed by the Livestock and Sale Committee. This letter must state your species, the date of the absence, and your reason in detail. We realize that there are things which cannot be avoided, and that is why this policy has been established. School, College, Work, Sports Practice, and the like are unacceptable excuses, and you will not be permitted to have your project shown or sold at the fair. We have far too many members abusing the Jr. Fair Sale, using it as an opportunity to make “Easy Money”. The end result is that both the parents and members completely miss the point of the educational project which was the original intent of the projects, county fair, and sale. To sell at the Defiance County Fair is strictly a privilege and not an inherent right of Jr. Fair Members. Before submitting a written letter, please take a good look at what your priorities are. NOTE: For completion of 4-H Livestock projects, members are not required to show or sell at the fair, however their Fair participation is highly encouraged as an important part of the educational process. Grooming Practices: 1. Slick Shaving Rule: Livestock Committee will check the hair on the top five hogs out of each class when they are penned. If hog is found to have less than ½ inch hair on any part of the main body (from the front of the shoulders to the tail) the hog will immediately be disqualified and marked. Any hog disqualified in the ring will not be allowed to sell in the livestock sale and must go direct. May not replace with another animal in the livestock sale. 2. Unethical fitting shall include any cutting or tearing of the hide, cutting or tearing underneath the hide or removal of tissue in any attempt to alter the shape or appearance. It shall also include attempts to disrupt or change normal dental development, dyeing or coloring hair, adding artificial tailheads, switches, polls, hair and heels, as well as any attempt to change the conformation and degree of firmness, by administration of fluids or air internally or externally in a liquid, solid or gaseous state. Transparent grooming materials only may be used. Hoof and hock coloring will be not be allowed. No artificial coloration of any body part
Defiance County Fair will be permitted. 3. All exhibitors, their immediate family and any other parties involved in the unethical fitting and showing of an animal will be barred from exhibiting or showing at this fair and will forfeit all premiums, prize money and awards won in any junior fair and/or open class division. 4. During the fair, exhibit will be cared for, groomed, washed and clipped by the exhibitor. An exhibitor may receive assistance in the care, grooming, and preparation of the livestock entered in the junior livestock show, provided that the assistance shall be limited to explanation or demonstration provided by the following: (1) Family members; (2) Household members; (3) Advisors or adult volunteers of 4-H or FFA in the exhibitor’s club or county; (4) Vocational agriculture instructors; (5) County extension agents; (6) Department representatives; (7) Veterinarians; (8) Members of the exhibitor’s 4-H club, FFA chapter, or other youth organizations; (9) Guest speakers of the 4-H, FFA, or other youth organizations. 5. For any violation of this rule, the exhibit may be barred from the show, sent home, premium forfeited, and will not be allowed to exhibit in the livestock department the following year. The junior fair supervisor of the department will consult with the participant and his advisor before taking the appropriate actions. 6. Tampering and/or misrepresentation as to breeding, age, ownership, custody and any other irregularity in showing will be considered fraud and deception. 7. To maintain a high degree of confidence and integrity in the livestock shows, the agricultural society reserves the right to disqualify any animal fitted in an unethical manner and disqualify the exhibitor and the exhibitor’s assistants who fitted the animal involved. Clean Pen Practices: All livestock pens must be kept clean and presentable at all times to make a favorable impression for visitors and potential Livestock Sale buyers. Therefore the following guidelines will be implemented at the Defiance County Junior Fair. 1. Livestock pens must be cleaned at a minimum of once daily and may be cleaned by the exhibitor or family member. 2. Pens will be inspected on a daily basis. 3. Pens determined not to be presentable will receive a verbal warning from a member of the Clean Pen Committee. 4. The Clean Pen Committee shall consist of: Barn Supervisor, Chair of the Senior Fair Livestock Committee and the Extension 4-H Educator. 5. The pen will be expected to clean within two hours of receiving the verbal warning. Clean Pen Penalty for Non-Compliance: If the pen is not cleaned to the satisfaction of the Committee within the two hour period, the Clean Pen Committee may consider any or all of the following items for non-compliance. • Withhold the exhibitor’s premiums for that species • Revoke exhibitor’s right to participate in the livestock sale • Declare an exhibitor ineligible for awards • Recall awards received by the exhibitor Grievance Policy 1. In the question of any Junior Fair rule violation, the following due process will be used: parties will be expected to abide by the decision(s) made by the Grievance Committee. Once a situation is acted upon by the Grievance Committee, the decision(s) made by the committee will be final. Any decision will be delivered in writing within 48 hours of making the decision to all parties involved. 2. All The Grievance Committee meetings shall be taped. The Grievance Committee shall consist of: Three members of the Senior Fair Livestock Committee (Chair , Barn Superintendent & one other member) One Junior Fair Board Advisor One Extension Educator Two Junior Fairboard Officers 3. A written grievance (use form provided at Junior Fair Board Office) must be submitted to the Barn Superintendent and/or the Senior Fair Board Office (on the fairgrounds) within 24 hours of the occurrence in a sealed envelope, la-
The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 14, 2016 beled to the attention grievance committee. The grievance must be accompanied by a protest fee of $100, which is retained by the Senior Fair Board if the protest is not sustained. Retained money will be donated to the Junior Fair Board at the conclusion of the Fair. 4. The Grievance Committee will notify the party(ies) grieved against. The party(ies) will have an opportunity to reply in writing within 24 hours of notification. Written correspondence shall be turned in to the Barn Supervisor or the Senior Fair Board office (on the fairgrounds). 5. The grievance will be taken under advisement by the Grievance Committee within 48 hours after notification. Advisement: A spokesperson from each side of the grievance will have the opportunity to present their statement to the Grievance Committee. The exhibitor and/or party(ies) involved may be questioned by the Grievance Committee. Unless a specific penalty is stated in a rule/regulation, the Grievance Committee can consider any or all of the following: --Lower the exhibitor’s letter grade one letter --Withhold the exhibitor’s premium --Declare an exhibitor ineligible for awards --Revoke exhibitor’s right to participate in the livestock sale --Recall awards received by the exhibitor --Revoke State Fair showing rights. --Ban exhibitor from showing in future Defiance Co Fairs
OHIO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LIVESTOCK TAMPERING GUIDELINES See full rules at http://go.osu.edu/defiancefair
HUMANE TREATMENT OF LIVESTOCK The Defiance County Agricultural Society believes participation in the junior fair program with an animal project should demonstrate the exhibitors’ ability, knowledge, and skill of that animal project. Livestock exhibitors should take pride in their responsibility to provide proper care for their animals by following the Ohio Farm Animal Care Commission’s (OFACC) Code of Practices as adopted by the Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC) not because the Code serves as mandatory rules for all junior fair livestock exhibitors at all county, independent and state fairs in Ohio, but because ethically it’s the right thing to do. Therefore, it is expected that .... 1. A person shall treat livestock in a humane manner and in accordance with acceptable commercial practices so as to protect the health, safety and welfare of the livestock. (Ohio Revised Code 901-19-11 Humane treatment of livestock) 2. All exhibitors shall comply with and abide by the policy statement and “code of practices” of the Ohio livestock coalition. (Ohio Revised Code 901-19-11 and stated below) 3. Junior Fair exhibitor will do his/her own work and only accept advice and support from others. 4. Junior Fair exhibitors will not use abusive or questionable techniques in the training, feeding, fitting and showing of my animals. 5. Junior fair exhibitors will not resort to fraudulent, illegal, or deceptive practices when fitting animals for show nor will exhibitors to allow parents, supervisors, or any other adult to employ such practices to exhibitor’s animal. 6. Junior Fair exhibitors will read and understand the rules of all animal shows they participate in.
1. To provide food, water and care necessary to protect the health and welfare of my animals. 2. To provide a safe and healthy environment for my animals that is clean, well ventilated and provides ample space. 3. To provide a well planned disease prevention program to protect the health of my herd or flock. This includes a strong veterinarian-client relationship. 4. To use humane and sanitary methods when it becomes necessary to dispose of my animals. 5. To make timely inspections of all animals to evaluate the health and ensure that all basic requirements are being met. 6. To ensure proper handling techniques are used to eliminate any undue stress or injury when manual manipulation is necessary. 7. To provide transportation for my animals that avoids undue stress or injury caused by overcrowding, excessive time in transit or improper handling when loading or unloading. 8. The willful mistreatment of my animals or the mistreatment of any animal will not be tolerated. In cases of mistreatment, I will notify the proper authorities. 9. To make management decisions based on scientific fact and to consider the welfare of my animals. 10. We encourage livestock producers to complete species-specific quality assurance programs.
DEFIANCE COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY LIVESTOCK COMMITTEE STRUCTURE (Revised January 2011)
Purpose: The Livestock Committee shall be responsible for the operations related to the various livestock events held during the Defiance County Fair (both junior and open class events). The activities of the Livestock Committee are the responsibility of the Senior Fairboard of Directors and therefore the Committee shall report to the Defiance County Senior Fairboard. Written minutes of committee meetings shall be kept on file with the Senior Fairboard. Membership of the Committee 1. The Senior Fairboard Executive Committee shall appoint the following: • Chair of the Livestock Committee - must be a Fairboard member. • Chair of the Sale Committee - must be a Fairboard member. • Barn Superintendents to each barn - must be a Fairboard member. 2. The Senior Fairboard will contract with a professional to handle all financial aspects of the Junior Fair Livestock Sale and Sale Committee. 3. The Livestock & Sale Committee will make recommendations to Senior Fairboard for barn assistants. All barn assistants must be approved bt the Senior Fairboard. No more than two community members per barn will be appointed as barn superintendents. 4. Junior Fairboard will assign members as appropriate to each barn. A listing of assignments shall be shared with Senior Fairboard. 5. The Fair Veterinarian and the Defiance County Extension staff are considered ex-officio members of this committee. They are expected to correspond with the Co-Chairmen of the committee related to mandated and recommended rule changes coming from the Ohio Department of Agriculture. They will also provide educational programming as requested.
Inhumane treatment of livestock/animals at the Defiance County Fair will not be tolerated and violations should immediately be brought to the Barn Superintendent, Senior Fair Livestock Committee Chair or 4-H Youth Development Educator. See item #5 under Grievance Policy in the Junior Fair General Rules for penalties the Grievance Committee may consider for any violations.
Assistant Barn Supervisor Qualifications: 1. Must submit a written application. 2. Must be 21 years of age. 3. Strongly encouraged to become a member of the Defiance Co. Agricultural Society. 4. Must complete the Ohio 4-H volunteer process through the OSU Extension Office. This includes a background check that must be paid by the volunteer. 5. Term is one year with no limit on the number of consecutive terms allowed.
OFACC Code of Practices
The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 14, 2016 1. The Livestock & Sale Committee may secure additional volunteers to provide support to the Junior Fair Livestock Sale. Specific Responsibilities: 1. Recommend rule changes related to specific department to the Board of Directors. Rule changes for both open class and junior fair livestock shows must be adopted by the Board of Directors prior to being implemented. 2. Cleaning and setting up of respective barn(s) and show areas prior to the fair. This includes both the inside and outside of the building(s). 3. Assist with the disinfecting of the barn and reporting any maintenance or improvement requests to the department Superintendent. 4. Assisting the Sale Committee with tagging and weigh-in of market animals. 5. Provide assistance with collection of urine samples from Jr. Fair champion animals. 6. Run both the open class and junior fair livestock shows. This includes the determination of the number of classes as well as the assignment of animals to classes. 7. In conjunction with the Sale Committee, loading out of market animals after the livestock sale. 8. Cleaning up and closing the buildings and show areas after the fair. Training: 1. Attend Quality Assurance training (annually) as required for all junior fair livestock participants. 2. The Co-Chairmen shall attend a training session on the safe handling of livestock, including those issues related to the transportation of market animals. All other committee members are encouraged to attend this training. Judges: 1. The Barn Superintendent shall be responsible for verbally securing a livestock judge for both junior fair and senior fair shows. 2. Contact information shall be given to the Extension Office to mail contract and show information. These operating guidelines may be amended at any time by official action of the Defiance County Agricultural Society Board of Directors.
JUNIOR FAIR HORSE SHOW
DEPARTMENT 100 Tuesday, August 23, 2016 @ 8:30 am (Showmanship, Pleasure, Performance classes) Wednesday, August 24, 2016 @ 5:00 pm (Driving, Versatility and gymkhana classes) ALL OTHER DEFIANCE COUNTY HORSE PROGRAM RULES PRIOR TO THIS PRINTING ARE NULL AND VOID. Violation of rules as printed will result in any or all of the following. - Member project may be sent home immediately - Withhold the exhibitor’s premium - Recall awards received by the exhibitor - Declare an exhibitor ineligible for awards - Revoke State Fair showing rights - Ban exhibitor from showing in future Defiance County Fairs The Ownership and General Rules section from the Uniform Rules for 4-H Horse Shows (4-H 179), Copyright 2012 have been reprinted for this packet. All Defiance County junior fair horse exhibitors are required to review the Uniform Horse Rules (4-H 179) in its entirety along with any general guidelines set forth by the Defiance County Agricultural Society. PURPOSE OF THE UNIFORM RULES The Uniform Rules are required for 4-H horse shows throughout the state of Ohio. In a horse program as large as Ohio, consistency of rules is very important for smooth operation of the program. However, we also realize that due to the variations in size and organization of the horse clubs, counties need the right to add to these rules to meet local needs. Therefore, the Defiance County Senior Fair Livestock Committee and/or
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the local 4-H extension educator have the final say in adding to these rules for local shows. However, when the 4-H member comes to the state horse show, these rules will be strictly followed, or if changes are made to these rules, they will be written out and given to all exhibitors. All Junior Fair horse exhibitors and a parent/guardian must attend a Defiance County Horse rules session conducted by the Horse Barn Superintendent(s). See 4-H Calendar for dates. Clean Pen Guidelines: All livestock pens must be kept clean and presentable at all times to make a favorable impression for visitors and potential Livestock Sale buyers. Therefore the following guidelines will be implemented at the Defiance County Junior Fair. 1. Clean Pen: Each exhibitor must clean his or her stall/pen prior to leaving the fairgrounds. Exhibitor must check out with a Barn representative. Pens must be cleaned by 12:00 noon on Saturday. Failure to do so will result in forfeiting current year premiums and eligibility for exhibition with that species for the following year. Evaluation of the stalls/pens will be done by the Barn Supervisor. 2. Pens, aisles and animals must be kept clean during fair week. Failure to do so will result in forfeiting current year premiums and eligibility for exhibition with that species for the following year. Evaluation of the stalls/ pens will be done by the Barn Supervisor. 3. Livestock pens must be cleaned at a minimum of once daily and may be cleaned by the exhibitor or family member. 4. Pens will be inspected on a daily basis. Pens determined not to be presentable will receive a verbal warning from a member of the Clean Pen Committee. 5. The Clean Pen Committee shall consist of: Barn Supervisor, Chair of the Senior Fair Livestock Committee and the Extension 4-H Educator. 6. The pen will be expected to clean within two hours of receiving the verbal warning. Possession Dates: 1. June 1st is the deadline for all required horse paperwork to be eligible to show a horse at the State and/or County level. This date is strictly enforced. If June 1st falls on a weekend – deadline will be the following Monday. If deadline is missed – member may complete project by completing a skillathon and will not show at the County Fair or State Fair. 2. Horse Identification forms are due on a yearly basis with a new form and new photo due June 1st to the Extension Office. It is the responsibility of the member to have correct horse information on file. 3. Exhibitors are allowed two horses at the County Fair. Exception: Production classes. Exhibitor Paperwork: • Horse ID Form (photo) & Lease Forms June 1 (every year) • PAS Classes and Shows June 1 • Release of Liability Waver June 1 • Documentation 1st year member/parent June 1 have viewed safety videos/booklet Junior Fair Livestock Check-In & Release: 1. Livestock Check-in is Friday from 4:00 pm – 9:00pm. Jr. Fairboard members may move animals in from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. 2. Exhibitor must present a completed DUNF form on all animals at the gate. DUNF must indicate member has attended a Quality Assurance Training and the form must be signed by member and parent. 3. Animals must be free of all drug residues on move-in date. 4. Health papers are not required for animals purchased and residing in Ohio. Horses imported/brought into Ohio for exhibition must be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection issued within thirty days preceding the exhibition opening date. See Ohio’s Livestock Health Exhibition Rules for further clarification and a complete listing of health requirements. 5. Exhibitors must check in with the Barn Superintendent before placing animal in stall. Pen assignments for all
Junior Fair exhibits will be made by Barn Superintendent. Any changes in these pen assignments without prior approval of the Barn Superintendent will result in forfeiture of premium and the exhibitor not being permitted to show in the current year with that project. Animal will be sent home. 6. The release time for Horses is between 6:00 am – 9:00 am on Saturday 7. The Livestock Committee will designate one area for stall manure on last day of Fair. Failure to dump horse manure in the designated area will result in loss of premiums. Stall Assignments: 1. It is the 4-H Horse Committee’s goal to be able to provide one stall for each horse exhibitor. In years where there are not enough stalls for a member’s second horse, the Fairboard will provide a tent and additional stalls. 2. Members must make a final determination by August 11th as to whether they are bringing a second horse. Members must notify the Extension Office by the August 11th deadline if NOT bringing two horses. A $50 fine may be charged to members who have reserved two stalls and do not bring two horses. 3. Any changes in stall assignments without prior approval of the Barn Superintendent will result in forfeiture of premium and the exhibitor not being permitted to show in the current year with that project. Horse Barn & Grounds Information: 1. All animals must be housed at the fair for the entire week in order to show and receive premiums. Horses must show in a Jr. Fair horse show to be permitted to stall horses at the fair. 2. Fairgrounds – Exercising of horses: Horse members are asked to be courteous to other Fairgoers and only exercise horses in the designated areas. Please remove all horse manure from public areas (grassy areas, parking areas, etc.) 3. Animals will be exercised in the arena and designated make up area only. Please refer to the schedule posted in the barn for appropriate times. 4. No horses are to be ridden inside the barn or outside the 4-H arena at any time, except in designated exercise or make up areas. Exhibitors needing special accommodations should see the Barn Supervisor. 5. Horses must be in a stall or haltered/bridled with lead or longe line at all times.
Entrants for this class will be the first place individual in all Showmanship classes, excluding production class, first year member class, second chance and grooming. Judge will place five entries in this class. Gymkhana Showmanship: Entrants for this class must use the same horse as entered in the Gymkhana (Contesting) classes. Champion Contester: The Grand and Reserve Champion Contester will be determined by a point system. If a youth has two horses – they must choose which horse will accumlate points. If there is a tie – the exhibitor with the most first places will be the winner. Champion of Champion Horsemanship Class: Entrants for this class will be the first place individual in all performance/riding classes, with the exception of first year member class and second chance class. Versatility Class: (UPDATED) To qualify for the Versatility Class (Tuesday) exhibitor must have placed in 1st – 5th in a showmanship, horsemanship or equitation classes. Exhibitor must have two years of horse showing experience. The class will be limited to 10 entries.
Exhibiting Information: 1. Class limits: Exhibitors must register a minimum of one class per horse. Exhibitors may register a maximum of eight (8) riding classes plus one showmanship and or one grooming class for a total of ten (10) classes regardless of the number of horses entered. Classes many be any combination of riding and performance classes. Exhibitors are not required to show in a showmanship class. It is recommended but not required. 2. Showmanship is mandatory for all junior fair horse exhibitors. Must use a horse already entered in other classes. May not have a separate horse for showmanship. 3. All 4-H horse projects are considered complete at skillathon. A 4-H member is not required to show in the Junior Fair Horse Show. 4. The Barn Superintendent may switch an exhibitor’s class if not entered in appropriate class. The exhibitor may scratch classes the day of show, but may not add a class. 5. If a member scratches all classes and does not show in a Jr. Fair Show – the horse will be sent home. 6. Horses may be measured at the discretion of the Barn Supervisor or show committee chair. 7. It is up to the discretion of the Barn Supervisor tocancel any class based on arena conditions and safety factors. Questions regarding arena conditions should be directed to the Barn Supervisor. First Year Classes: Exhibitors showing in the first year showmanship class may not show in any other showmanship classes. Exhibitors showing in the first year performance or riding classes may not show in any other performance or riding classes. Champion Showmanship Class:
Spectator Seating: Goat/Rabbit/Poultry Shows: Spectators are not permitted to bring chairs to sit on the sidewalk around the Strausbaugh show arena (per request of show judges).
JUNIOR FAIR PREMIUM AND AWARDS 1. Refer to the available premium list in the general guidelines for the horse department. 2. Ribbons: 1st – 5th place ribbons will be awarded for each Junior Fair class. Also three grand and three reserve champion rosettes will be awarded for Championship classes. (Champion Showmanship Class, Champion of Champion Horsemanship Class and Champion of Champion Contesting Class.) 3. Must have a minimum of three entries for a trophy/ plaque to be awarded. A horse neck ribbon will be awarded to classes without trophies. 4. Thank you cards will be required by the end of the week to the Jr. Fair office in order to receive premiums. It is up to the Barn Superintendent as to how to distribute the trophies/thank you cards.
JUNIOR FAIR POULTRY SHOW DEPARTMENT 200 Saturday, August 20, 2016 @ 12 Noon in Strausbaugh Arena
Poultry Possession Dates Pullets & Fancy Chickens April 1 Market Turkeys April 21 All Ducks & Geese May 1 Market Chickens July 1 *Game Birds Pheasants April 28 * Game Birds Quail June 25 • GAME BIRDS: The intent of the game bird classes are to raise the birds and release after Fair. Pheasants should be 16-18 weeks at Fair. Shown as a pair (1 male & 1 female). Quail should be 8 weeks at fair and shown as a pair (1 male & 1 female). Members are to take the game birds home on the same day of the show to release the project. Do NOT release game bird projects at the county fair. • Turkeys exhibited at the Defiance County Fair MUST be ordered through the Extension Office bulk order. (4-H & FFA) Exhibitor may only show the birds from the bulk order. Turkeys not from the bulk order will be disqualified. Age of turkeys for the fair will be 17 weeks. • Meat Chickens recommended age is 6-8 weeks. Must attach proof of purchase showing age of bird to livestock pen card entry form which is due at skill-a-thon. • All exhibitors with poultry must attach proof of purchase showing the age of the bird to the pen card entry form which is due at skill-a-thon. Pullorum Testing/Paperwork • Pullorum free paperwork must be attached to the exhibitor’s livestock pen card entry form and presented to the Barn Supervisor for review at the appropriate Skillathon
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station. • Pullorum testing will be July 30, 2015 at the Extension Office from 6:00-8:00 pm • Pullorum Tests: Pullorum tests must be performed on a yearly basis for returning poultry.
ed possession date may complete the project with a poster exhibit.
Junior Fair Livestock Check-In: 1. Livestock arrival time is Friday from 4:00 pm – 9:00pm. Jr Fairboard members may move animals in from 1:00pm3:00pm. 2. Exhibitor must present a completed Drug Use Notification Form (DUNF) on all animals at the gate. DUNF must indicate member has attended a Quality Assurance Training and the form must be signed by member and parent if the exhibitor is under 18 years old when the DUNF is due. 3. Animals must be free of all drug residues upon arrival to the fairgrounds for exhibition. 4. Health papers are not required for animals residing in Ohio. 5. Exhibitors must check in with the Barn Superintendent before placing animal in stall. Pen assignments for all Junior Fair exhibits will be made by Barn Superintendent. Any changes in these pen assignments without prior approval of the Barn Superintendent will result in forfeiture of premium and the exhibitor not being permitted to show in the current year with that project and animal will be sent home. 6. Must present documentation birds have had a negative test for pullorum/fowl typhoid disease. 7. Poultry will be inspected for lice before being put into cages. If lice are present animals will automatically be sent home.
Possession Dates Single Roaster Rabbits, Breeding, and Doe from Doe/Litter June 1 Meat Pen Rabbits July 15 Junior Fair Livestock Check-In: 1. Livestock Check-In is Friday from 4:00pm–9:00pm. Jr Fairboard members may move animals in from 1:00pm-3:00pm. 2. Exhibitor must present a completed Drug Use Notification Form (DUNF) on all animals at the gate. DUNF must indicate member has attended a Quality Assurance Training and the form must be signed by member Premiums and Awards and parent. 1. Refer to the available premium list in the general guide3. Animals must be free of all drug residues on move-in lines. date. 2. Must have a minimum of three entries to have a trophy 4. Health papers are not required for animals purchased in or plaque. 3. Thank you cards will be required by the end of the week Ohio. to the Jr. Fair office in order to receive premiums. 5. Exhibitors must check in with the Barn Superintendent before placing animal in stall. Pen assignments for all Section A: Game Birds Junior Fair exhibits will be made by Barn Superinten200 A 1 Release Ringneck Pheasants (1 pair, 1 male, 1 dent. Any changes in these pen assignments without female) prior approval of the Barn Superintendent will result 200 A 2 Fancy Pheasants ( 1 pair - 1 male, 1 female) in forfeiture of premium and the exhibitor not being 200 A 3 Game Birds permitted to show in the current year with that project. 200 A 4 Quail (Pen of 2) Animal will be sent home. 200 A 5 Fancy Birds (Quail, Pheasants, Peacocks) Junior Fair Livestock Release: Section B: Showmanship (Ages are as of Jan. 1st of The release time for Rabbits between 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm current 4-H year) on Friday night. 200 B 1 Senior Showmanship (ages 16-19) 200 B 2 Intermediate Showmanship (ages 13-15) General Information: 200 B 3 Junior Showmanship (ages 12 and under) 1. Market rabbits will be weighed-in at check-in. Rabbits 200 B 4 Beginner Showmanship (any age but limited to not meeting required weight may be re-weighed prior to those exhibitors who are taking that species. As a junior fair show. Rabbits not making weight (including alternates) project for the first time, members are allowed to have show must go home the same day. in Open Class, State Fair, and or Junior National shows. 2. If there is a question as to whether a rabbit meat pen 200 B 5 Pee Wee Showmanhsip or any other market rabbit should be tattooed on the assigned date, the Rabbit Barn Supervisor and/or AssisSection C: Market Classes tant Barn Supervisor will have final say. 200 C 1 Market Chickens (pen of 2 – either sex, birds 3. The Pet Rabbit Project is judged as a small animal projshould be uniform in size, 6-8 weeks) ect at still project judging and not at the county fair. See * Fryers (total pen weight not to exceed 12 lbs) 4-H Family Handbook for more details. * Broilers (total pen weight exceeds 12 lbs and no larger 4. Doe Litter Class: The possession date for Doe Litter than 16 lbs) class is June 1st. The doe must come to central tagging 200 C 2 Market Ducks (pen of 2, either sex) for check-in. Litter should be 4-6 weeks at Fair. 15-20 weeks 5. # of Entries: Exhibitors are allowed eight rabbits with a 200 C 3 Market Goose (1 either sex) 15–20 weeks max of two entries/class. Exhibitors can enter up to two 200 C 4 Market Turkey (1 either sex) 17 weeks rabbits per class ( a maximum of 2 bucks and 2 does per breed, as single breeding rabbits). Exhibitors may Section D: Pullets tag one alternate rabbit per breed, one buck and one 200 D 1 Pullets (pen of 2) up to 1 year of age doe, as single breeding rabbits. Exhibitors may tag one alternate meat class rabbit per exhibitor (ex; one roaster Section E Laying Hens total, one meat pen total-3). Alternate must be of same 200 E 1 Laying Hens (pen of 2) over 1 year of age breed as rabbit tagged. Example: This means that a exhibitor can take a total of 2 roasters but they can only Section F Fancy Chickens tag one alternate. Also means that a exhibitor can take 200 F 1 Large Fancy Under 1 year (1 male, 1 female) a total of 2 meat pens but can only tag 1 pen 200 F 2 Large Fancy over 1 year (1 male, 1 female) of alternates, which is a total of 3 bunnies. Alternates 200 F 3 Bantam Fancy under 1 year (1 male, 1 female must be of the same breed as pen entered. – limit of 2 breeds) 6. Market Rabbit Tattoos: Tattoo numbers for all meat 200 F 4 Bantam Fancy over 1 year (1 male, 1 female – pens/roasters will be pre-assigned. limit of 2 breeds) 7. Rabbits entered in the single breeding and doe & litter classes must be purebred of a recognized ARBA breed. Section G: Ducks & Geese Rabbits entered in market (meat pen & roaster) classes 200 G 1 Fancy Ducks (1 male, 1 female) are not required to be purebred or a recognized ARBA 200 G 2 Fancy Goose (1 – either sex) breed. 8. All exhibitors with a rabbit project showing at the Fair Section H: Pigeons & Doves must have attended Quality Assurance training 200 H 1 Utility Pigeons ( 1 pair – 1 male, 1 female) 9. Market rabbits will be weighed-in at check-in. Rabbits 200 H 2 Fancy Pigeons ( 1 pair – 1 male, 1 female) not meeting required weight may be re-weighed prior to 200 H 3 Doves show. 10. All rabbits must be permanently ear marked. The rabbit Section K: Miscellaneous must be tattooed prior to or at the PRE-FAIR check-in. 200 K 1 Misc. Poultry - Pen of 2 (This does not apply to litters for the doe & litter class.) 9. All single breeding and roaster rabbits MUST be checked-in and tattooed if necessary at the June Central
Junior Fair Livestock Release: The release time for Poultry between 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Friday night. Clean Pen: Each exhibitor must clean his or her stall/pen prior to leaving the fairgrounds. Exhibitor must wait until animal has been loaded from pen to start cleaning pens. This do Exhibitor must check out with a Barn representative. Pens must be cleaned by 12:00 noon on Saturday. Failure to do so will result in forfeiting current year premiums and eligibility for exhibition with that species for the following year. Evaluation of the stalls/pens will be done by the Barn Supervisor. Poultry Pullorum Testing All turkeys, chickens and gamebirds must:(1) Originate directly from a flock or hatchery which is a participant in the National Poultry Improvement Plan for the eradication of disease and be accompanied by documentary evidence that they meet the requirement of this paragraph; or (2) Originate directly from a flock which has had a negative test for Pullorum/Foul Typhoid disease within 90 days preceding the opening date of exhibition and be accompanied by documentary evidence that they meet the requirement of this paragraph; or (3) Have had a negative test for Pullorum/Foul Typhoid disease within ninety days preceding the opening date of the exhibition and be accompanied by documentary evidence that they meet the requirement of this paragraph. NOTE: If chickens and turkeys are from a pullorum free hatchery and are mixed with non-pullorum free flock they must have a pullorum test before fair. If your animal needs a test, please the Extension Office. Junior Fair Class Entries: 1. Exhibitors are limited to eight entries total (no more than two entries per class) in the poultry dept. 2. All entries requiring pens of 2 must be of same breed and variety. 3. Miscellaneous Poultry Exhibits will be evaluated on overall animal health and condition. Different species may be evaluated against each other within the same class. 4. All pheasant projects must be removed from the fairgrounds by 9:00 PM on show day. 5. Age identification will be used for Market Ducks, Market Geese, and Market Turkeys. Age identification will include sales receipts for purchased market ducks, geese and turkeys. Exhibitors with home hatched market ducks, geese and turkeys must notify the poultry barn supervisor or 4-H or FFA advisor directly following the birth of the market duck(s), goose(geese) and/or turkey(s). 6. An exhibitor whose poultry exhibit dies after its designat-
Recommended Show Attire 1. Dark pants or jeans and a dress shirt. 2. Hard soled shoes (ex: work boots or cowboy boots) no tennis shoes or sandals. 3. No hats or caps. No clothing items with logos visible. No Shorts. 4. Show attire may not include a farm name and or advertisement for a farm, breeder, etc. 5. No identifying tags or marks on animals or exhibitors will be permitted. This means no farm tags, special show harnesses or marked show shirts are allowed. 6. It is at the discretion of the Barn Supervisor to ask an exhibitor to change clothing for a class.
Sunday, August 21, 2016 @ 9:00 AM in Strausbaugh Arena
Tagging. Meat pen of three rabbits must be checked-in and tattooed. Does for the doe & litter class must be checked-in and tattooed at the June Central Tagging. (litters do not need to be checked prior to the fair). 10. Sick rabbits will not be permitted in the rabbit barn. 11. A rabbit may not be entered in more than one class (excluding showmanship). 12. Exhibitors must show their own rabbit in showmanship. Recommended Show Attire: 1. Dark pants or jeans and a dress shirt. 2. White coats are recommended (especially for showmanship) but not required. No logos visible. ARBA patches permitted. 3. Hard soled shoes (ex: work boots or cowboy boots) no tennis shoes or sandals. 4. No hats or caps. No clothing items with logos visible. No Shorts 5. Exhibitors wearing inappropriate clothing will be asked to change their clothing. Premiums and Awards 1. Refer to the available premium list in the general guidelines for the poultry department. 2. Must have a minimum of three entries to have a trophy or plaque. 3. Thank you cards will be required by the end of the week to the Jr. Fair office in order to receive premiums. It is up to the Barn Superintendent as to how to distribute the trophies/thank you cards. 4. The 1st place winner of the Showmanship classes will receive a chair as the award.
JUNIOR FAIR DAIRY SHOW DEPARTMENT 400 Wednesday, August 24, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
Possession Dates: The Livestock Committee requests members with Dairy projects to identify by June 1st the animals they will be bringing to the County Fair. Information will be sent to members regarding the posession date. Final class entry is due at skill-a-thon. Junior Fair Livestock Check-In: 1. Livestock Check-in is Friday from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Jr Fairboard members may move animals in from 1:00pm-3:00pm. 2. Exhibitor must present a completed Drug Use Notification Form (DUNF) on all animals at the gate. DUNF must indicate member has attended a Quality Assurance Training and the form must be signed by member and parent. 3. Animals must be free of all drug residues on move-in date. 4. Health papers are not required for animals purchased in Ohio. 5. Exhibitors must check in with the Barn Superintendent before placing animal in stall. Pen assignments for all Junior Fair exhibits will be made by Barn Superintendent. Any changes in these pen assignments without prior approval of the Barn Superintendent will result in forfeiture of premium and the exhibitor not being permitted to show in the current year with that project. Animal will be sent home. Junior Fair Livestock Release: 1. The release time for Dairy Cattle is between 9:00 pm Midnight on Friday night. 2. Cattle Exhibitor Last Day Clean-up Responsibilities: All Cattle Exhibitors must remove bedding back two feet from the rail and side of barn. Must remove all gates, post, wire and gates and put in proper places. This must be completed by 9:00 am on Saturday morning. Premiums will be forfeited for those not complying with this rule. Lactating Animals/Market Animals in the Livestock Sale: The Ohio Department of Agriculture defines lactating dairy cattle and lactating goats as market animals. Exhibitors with a lactating dairy animal or lactating dairy goat and not
The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 14, 2016 selling another market project will be able to go through the Livestock sale with their animal individually. This will be for a premium bid only. The Livestock Committee will allow young dairy goat doe kids/yearlings and young dairy heifers to participate in the livestock sale. General Information: 1. All animals must have BOTH a halter and neck tie for stalling and security purposes. 2. The winner of the Champion of all Breeds is responsible for providing one cow and a gallon of milk for the livestock sale. 3. Early dismissal of milking dairy cows will be at the discretion of the Livestock Committee. Recommended Show Attire: 1. Exhibitor must wear white pants and shirt. 2. Hard soled shoes (ex: work boots or cowboy boots) no tennis shoes or sandals. 3. No hats or caps. No clothing items with logos visible. No Shorts 4. Exhibitors wearing inappropriate clothing will be asked to change their clothing. Premiums and Awards 1. Refer to the available premium list in the general guidelines. 2. The 1st place winner of the Showmanship classes will receive a chair as the award. 3. Thank you cards will be required by the end of the week to the Jr. Fair office in order to receive premiums. It is up to the Barn Superintendent as to how to distribute the trophies/thank you cards. 4. Must have a minimum of three entries to have a trophy or plaque. THE FOLLOWING CLASSES WILL BE OFFERED BY INDIVIDUAL BREEDS. Section B: Holstein Section C: Brown Swiss Section D: Guernsey Section E: Ayrshire Section F: Brown Swiss Class 1 Spring Heifer Calf born on/after 3/1/16 Class 2 Winter Heifer Calf born 12/1/15-2/28/16 Class 3 Fall Heifer Calf born 9/1/15-11/30/15 Class 4 Summer Yearling Heifer born 6/1/15-8/31/15 Classs 5 Spring Yearling Heifer born 3/1/15-5/31/15 Class 6 Winter Yearling Heifer born 12/1/14-2/28/15 Class 7 Fall Yearling Heifer born 9/1/14-11/30/14 Class 8 Junior Two Year Old Cow born 3/1/14-8/31/14 Class 9 Senior Two Year Old Cow born 9/1/13-2/28/14 Class 10 Junior Three Year Old Cow born 3/1/13-8/31/13 Class 11 Senior Three Year Old Cow born 9/1/12-2/28/13 Class 12 Four Year Old Cow born 9/1/11-8/31/12 Class 13 Five Year Old Cow born 9/1/10-8/31/11 Class 14 Aged Cow born 9/10 Class 15 Dry Cow 3 years old/over born before 9/1/13
JUNIOR FAIR FEEDER CALF AUCTION Thursday, August 25th @ 5:00 PM Defiance County Fair Livestock Show Arena
JUNIOR FAIR BEEF SHOW DEPARTMENT 500 Monday, August 22, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
Junior Fair Livestock Check-In:
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1. Livestock Check-in is Friday from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Jr Fairboard members may move animals in from 1:00 pm -3:00 pm. 2. Exhibitor must present a comple ted Drug Use Notification Form (DUNF) on all animals at the gate. DUNF must indicate member has attended a Quality Assurance Training and the form must be signed by member and parent. 3. Animals must be free of all drug residues on move-in date. 4. Health papers are not required for animals purchased in Ohio. 5. Exhibitors must check in with the Barn Superintendent before placing animal in stall. Pen assignments for all Junior Fair exhibits will be made by Barn Superintendent. Any changes in these pen assignments without prior approval of the Barn Superintendent will result in forfeiture of premium and the exhibitor not being permitted to show in the current year with that project. Animal will be sent home. 6. Feeder Calf Vaccinations: Feeder calves will continue to be vaccinated at Central Tagging. Junior Fair Livestock Release: 1. The release time for Beef Cattle between 9:00 pm Midnight on Friday night. 2. Cattle Exhibitor Last Day Clean-up Responsibilities: All Cattle Exhibitors must remove bedding back two feet from the rail and side of barn. Must remove all gates, post, wire and gates and put in proper places. This must be completed by 9:00 am on Saturday morning. Premiums will be forfeited for those not complying with this rule. - SHOWMANSHIP - There will be separate beef and dairy/beef showmanship classes. Exhibitors may enter only one showmanship class. The winners of the beef showmanship classes will compete against the winners of the dairy/ beef showmanship classes for the title of Overall Beef Showmanship Winner. The senior winner of the Overall Beef Showmanship will participate in the Sweepstakes Showmanship Contest. - Breeding Proof of Registration is required at skill-a-thon with Pen Card. Junior Fair Class Entries: 1. Market animals must be castrated by Central tagging and healed by County Fair check in date. Market steers and feeder calves must be free testicular tissue. No stags will be allowed to remain at the Fair and will be sent home. The Fair veterinarian will determine eligibility. 2. All cattle must have BOTH a halter and neck tie for stalling and security purposes. No exhibit will be stalled that is not halter broke to lead and tied in stall 3. Registration papers will be verified with the corresponding tattoo on the registration prior to showing to determine age and breed of animal for class breaking. Tattoos will be checked one time. Any animal that does not have the correct tattoo will be shown in the Crossbred division by weight. 4. All steers must be in possession by Jan 1st of the current year and tagged by Jan. 15th. See 4H calendar for tagging date 5. All Steers will be weighed at the fair and the weight recorded by the Junior Fair Supervisor. After all steers, crossbred heifers and feeder calves are weighed, they will be divided by weight into classes. 6. All steers must be dehorned and healed, halter broken and able to be led by exhibitor prior to arriving at the fair. Visible warts are not permitted. 7. Feeders must be owned and cared for by the exhibitor by June 1st of the current year. 8. Definition of Born and Raised Classes: Purchased from a Defiance County breeder and raised by a Defiance County 4-H/FFA exhibitor or animal was born and raised on a Defiance County 4-H/FFA exhibitor’s farm. 9. Beef and Dairy heifers will need to have an ID tag or legible tattoo for DUNF form identification. This tag can be put on at Fair for animals that do not already have a tag. 10. Open Class Animal Exhibits: It will be at the discretion of the barn supervisor to allow open class animals to
exhibit all week long. Unruly Animals: It is up to the Barn Supervisor’s discretion to... 1. Not allow any unruly animal to be unloaded from a livestock trailer. 2. Not allow any unruly animial to enter a show arena. 3. Not allow any unruly animal to remain in a show arena. Prior to Show: The Barn Supervisor may not allow an unruly animal to enter the show arena at which point the animal has not been exhibited and therefore is no eligible to participate in the livestock sale. During a Show: The Barn Supervisor may dismiss an unruly animal already in the show arena. The limit on the number of times an exhibitor’s animal can get loose in the show arena is two. If it gets loose a third time, the exhibitor will be excused from competition. In this case, the animal was exhibited and will be permitted to participate in the livestock sale. Minimum Weights 1. Feeder Calves Min/Max Weight: The minimum weight for beef and dairy feeders is 280 pounds. The maximum weight is 650 pounds. Feeders must fall in this weight range to be eligible to show at the Defiance County Junior Fair and participate in the Livestock Sale. Feeders not in the required weight range will be sent home. 2. Animals not meeting the minimum weight guidelines may NOT be shown in any junior fair class. Underweight animals will be sent home. 3. Underweight animals will NOT be permitted to go through the Junior Fair Livestock Sale. Underweight animals may sell “direct” for the support price only. 4. Exhibitor may request one “re-weigh” – which must be done immediately. The animal will exit the scale and re-enter. Minimum and Maximum Weights: Beef/Dairy Steers Min: 1000 lbs - Max: (none) Feeder Calves Min: 280 lbs - Max: 650 lbs Recommended Show Attire: 1. Dark pants or jeans and a dress shirt. 2. Hard soled shoes (ex: work boots or cowboy boots) no tennis shoes or sandals. 3. No hats or caps. No clothing items with logos visible. No shorts 4. Exhibitors wearing inappropriate clothing will be asked to change their clothing. Feeder Calf Auction: All feeder calves being sold either direct or through the sale ring must have their animal at the Thursday support price auction. The bidding will be open to all interested parties. The auction will be Thursday, August 25th in the afternoon. Specific time of Auction TBA. Exhibitors selling feeder calves either direct or through the sale ring must have their animal at the Thursday auction. If you are taking this animal through the livestock sale ring on Friday, you will bring your animal back for the premium bid. All Junior Fair exhibitors participating in the feeder calf support price sale and or the junior fair livestock sale are to present a clean animal and be dressed in proper show attire. The Barn Supervisor reserves the right to move an exhibitor to the bottom of the sale order and ask the exhibitor to wear appropriate attire. Premiums and Awards 1. Refer to the available premium list in the general guidelines for the poultry department. 2. The 1st place winner of the Showmanship classes will receive a chair as the award. 3. Must have a minimum of three entries to have a trophy or plaque. 4. Thank you cards will be required by the end of the week to the Jr. Fair office in order to receive premiums. It is up to the Barn Superintendent as to how to distribute the trophies/thank you cards. Breed Class Qualifications:
43 1. Breeding Female classes will be established upon arrival to the fairground. 2. Exhibitors must have original registration papers at time of check in. No copies will be accepted. Original registration certificates must be in the name of the junior exhibitor who is exhibiting the animal. No family farm names permitted. The show committee reserves the right to evaluate all breed heifers for breed standards. 3. Cattle without registration papers and legible tattoos that correspond to registration papers will be considered crossbred and will be shown as AOB. 4. Dual registered cattle may show only in one breed. The following breed class outline will be the basis for establishing breeding female classes. Breed Heifer Angus Purebred Chianina ACA Minimum (6.25%) sire or dam of animal is registered with the American Chianina Assoc.
Hereford Purebred High% Maine Heifer 3/4 (Brown Papers MaineTainer Heifer 1/4 (Green Papers) Shorthorn Purebred 15/16 ShorthornPlus 1/2 Purebred Simmental Heifers 7/8 and up % Simmental Heifers 1/2 to 3/4
All Other Breeds (Any animal with papers, but not listed above- i.e. Charolais, Red Angus, Branvieh, Simmentals less than 3/4). Animals with registration papers, regardless of the percentage, that do not have a breed division listed above may show as AOB. If the animal qualifies for a breed division, it must show in that division.
JUNIOR FAIR SHEEP SHOW DEPARTMENT 600 Tuesday, August 23, 2016 @ 11:00 AM Junior Fair Livestock Check-In: 1. Livestock Check-in is Friday, August 19th from 4:00 pm – 9:00pm. Jr Fairboard members may move animals in from 1:00pm-3:00pm. 2. Exhibitor must present a completed Drug Use Notification Form (DUNF) on all animals at the gate. DUNF must indicate member has attended a Quality Assur-
Junior Fair Livestock Sale Friday, August 26 @ 10 AM Livestock Show Arena
2016 SALE ORDER Poultry Sheep Lactating Animals Swine Kiss the Queen Beef Steers Dairy Steers Beef Feeder Calves Dairy Feeder Calves Goats Rabbits Credit Cards Accepted
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ance Training and the form must be signed by member and parent. Animals must be free of all drug residues on move-in date. Health papers are not required for animals purchased in Ohio. Exhibitors must check in with the Barn Superintendent before placing animal in stall. Pen assignments for all Junior Fair exhibits will be made by Barn Superintendent. Any changes in these pen assignments without prior approval of the Barn Superintendent will result in forfeiture of premium and the exhibitor not being permitted to show in the current year with that project. Animal will be sent home. May not enter Fairgrounds without official USDA sheep identification in the form of an approved tag or tattoo. Animals will be tagged on the second Saturday in June. See 4-H Calendar and Newsletter.
Junior Fair Livestock Release: The release time for Sheep is between 9:00 pm - Midnight on Friday night. Junior Fair Class Entries: 1. Market Lamb classes will have a minimum of five and a maximum of ten animals, to be determined by the junior fair supervisor on the basis of weight, (An exhibitor may have 2 lambs in the same class if weights are similar.) 2. Essay Lambs: Members will enter the Lamb Essay class at the Defiance County Junior Fair and are eligible for all premiums. Must meet the minimum weight 90 pounds to be eligible to show at the Fair. 3. Market Lambs will be judged on the basis of Market Value at Fair time. 4. Market Lambs will be slick-shorn within 14 days of the show. Tail docking is permitted. 5. Ewe classes will be shown by breed if 5 Ewes of same breed are entered. 6. Exhibitors are allowed to show up to four single market lambs and two pen of two for a total not to exceed 8 market sheep. 7. Market lambs cannot be born before January 1st of current year. 8. Drenching of lambs at an exhibition is prohibited except as permitted under paragraph (Q) of rule 901-1912 of the Administrative Code. Rule 901-19-12 (Q) The following practice is deemed acceptable to protect and promote health, safety, and welfare of livestock: (Q) Drenching of lambs for a medical condition at an exhibition when diagnosed by a licensed veterinarian. 9.The minimum weight requirement for sheep is 90 pounds. Animals not meeting the weight guideline will be sent home. Recommended Show Attire: 1. Dark pants or jeans and a dress shirt. 2. Hard soled shoes (ex: work boots or cowboy boots) no tennis shoes or sandals. 3. No hats or caps. No clothing items with logos visible. No Shorts 4. Show attire may not include a farm name and or advertisement for a farm, breeder, etc. 5. It is at the discretion of the Barn Supervisor to ask an exhibitor to change clothing for a class. Premiums and Awards 1. Refer to the available premium list in the general guidelines. 2. Must have a minimum of three entries to have a trophy or plaque. 3. Thank you cards will be required by the end of the week to the Jr. Fair office in order to receive premiums. It is up to the Barn Superintendent as to how to distribute the trophies/thank you cards. 4. The 1st place winner of the Showmanship classes will receive a chair as the award.
JUNIOR FAIR GOAT SHOW DEPARTMENT 700 in Strausbaugh Arena
Sunday, August 21, 2016 @ 3:00 PM (Goat Showmanship & Market Classes) Monday, August 22, 2016 @ 8:00 AM (Dairy ADGA show, Boer/Kiko Does and Miniatures and Fun Classes) Junior Fair Livestock Check-In: 1. Livestock Check-in is Friday, August 19th from 4:00 pm – 9:00pm. Jr Fairboard members may move animals in from 1:00pm-3:00pm. 2. Exhibitor must present a completed Drug Use Notification Form (DUNF) on all animals at the gate. DUNF must indicate member has attended a Quality Assurance Training and the form must be signed by member and parent. 3. Animals must be free of all drug residues on move-in date. 4. Health papers are not required for animals purchased in Ohio. 5. Exhibitors must check in with the Barn Superintendent before placing animal in stall. Pen assignments for all Junior Fair exhibits will be made by Barn Superintendent. Any changes in these pen assignments without prior approval of the Barn Superintendent will result in forfeiture of premium and the exhibitor not being permitted to show in the current year with that project. Animal will be sent home. 6. May not enter Fairgrounds without official USDA goat identification in the form of an approved tag or tattoo. Goat wethers less than 18 months of age must still have proper scrapie identification since they are co-mingled with other animals on the Fairgrounds. Animals will be tagged on the first Saturday in June. See 4-H Calendar and Newsletter for details. Junior Fair Livestock Release: The release time for Goats is between 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm on Friday night. Lactating Animals/Market Animals in the Livestock Sale: The Ohio Department of Agriculture defines lactating dairy cattle and lactating goats as market animals. Exhibitors with a lactating dairy animal or lactating dairy goat and not selling another market project will be able to go through the Livestock sale with their animal individually. This will be for a premium bid only. The Livestock Committee will allow young dairy goat doe kids/yearlings and young dairy heifers to participate in the livestock sale. Junior Fair Class Entries: 1. All goats including pack and harness goats must be disbudded, dehorned, or hornless - horns to be one inch or less. Exception: Angora goats, Boer Does, All male goats are barred, except wethers in wether class or cart class and must be surgically castrated All wethers must be dehorned.. 2. Exhibitors are responsible for the care of their animals. 3. Any doe 24 months of age or over that has never freshened shall not be shown. 4. Each 4-H member may exhibit up to two goats in any of the breeding classes, and a maximum of 2 wether goats may be exhibited. Limit seven goats per member. 5. Exhibitors may enter only one showmanship class. 6. Does must be milked out by 8:00 PM, evening before show. 7. All market animals must be males. 8. All Market goats will be tagged/tattooed at central tagging in June. See 4H Calendar for date and location. 9. Minimum weight for goats will be 50 pounds. Maximum weight for market goats is 110 pounds. Animals not meeting weight guidelines will be sent home; unless also showing in an open class show. 10. The Champion Boer Wether and Dairy Wether will not compete against each other for Grand Champion market Goat. The grand and reserve champions of both the Dairy and Boer Classes will sell as champions in the livestock sale. 11. Born and Raised Market Wether: The wether must have been born and raised in Defiance County. These goats
The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 14, 2016 will show in the regular market weight classes also. In this class there is no weight breakdown. All Born and Raised shall show in one class. 12. Born and Raised Boer Wether : The wether must have been born and raised in Defiance County. These goats will show in the regular market weight classes also. In this class there is no weigh breakdown. All Born and Raised shall show in one class. 13. Goat Fun Classes – Costume Class: Both the child and the animal are dressed in costume. You will need to turn in a paragraph describing what you are representing. The class is based on the child’s imagination and how well they portray what they are dressed as. This is a fun class and anything fun goes. 14. Goat Fun Classes – Pack Class: Children will need a halter or collar, a lead rope and a pack (pack can be made of any material but needs to fit over the goat’s back and have a way to secure it to the animal so it won’t slip.) The animal/handler will be judged on how well the animal cooperates going through the obstacle course witch will consist of a wading pool, a small raised bridge, a small raised jump and weaving in and out of cones. Each animal/handler will be given 3 attempts at each obstacle. A score card will be used for this class. 15. The pet goat class is a part of the Goat Fun Classes. The goat shown in the pet goat class must be dehorned and may not show in a breed or market class, but may show in a showmanship class. Recommended Show Attire: 1. Dairy: White shirt, white pants All Others: western wear or collared shirt, nice jeans or slacks. 2. Hard soled shoes (ex: work boots or cowboy boots) no tennis shoes or sandals. 3. No hats or caps. No clothing items with logos visible. No shorts. 4. Show attire may not include a farm name and or advertisement for a farm, breeder, etc. 5. It is at the discretion of the Barn Supervisor to ask an exhibitor to change clothing for a class. Premiums and Awards: 1. Refer to the available premium list in the general guidelines for the goat department. 2. Must have a minimum of three entries to have a trophy or plaque. 3. Thank you cards will be required by the end of the week to the Jr. Fair office in order to receive premiums. It is up to the Barn Superintendent as to how to distribute the trophies/thank you cards. 4. The 1st place winner of the Overall Showmanship classes will receive a chair as the award.
JUNIOR FAIR SWINE SHOW DEPARTMENT 800 Sunday, August 21, 2016 @ 5:00PM Junior Fair Livestock Check-In: 1. Livestock Check-in is Friday, August 16th from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Jr Fairboard members may move animals in from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm. 2. Exhibitor must present a completed Drug Use Notification Form (DUNF) on all animals at the gate. DUNF must indicate member has attended a Quality Assurance Training and the form must be signed by member and parent. 3. Animals must be free of all drug residues on move-in date. 4. Health papers are not required for animals purchased in Ohio. 5. Exhibitors must check in with the Barn Superintendent before placing animal in stall. Pen assignments for all Junior Fair exhibits will be made by Barn Superintendent. Any changes in these pen assignments without prior approval of the Barn Superintendent will result in forfeiture of premium and the exhibitor not being permitted to show in the current year with that project. Animal will be sent home.
Slick Shaving Rule: Livestock Committee will check the hair on the top five hogs out of each class when they are penned. If hog is found to have less than ½ inch hair on any part of the main body (from the front of the shoulders to the tail) the hog will immediately be disqualified and marked. Any hog disqualified in the ring will not be allowed to sell in the livestock sale and must go direct. May not replace with another animal in the livestock sale. Recommended Show Attire: 1. Dark pants or jeans and a dress shirt. 2. Hard soled shoes (ex: work boots or cowboy boots) no tennis shoes or sandals. 3. No hats or caps. No clothing items with logos visible. No Shorts 4. Show attire may not include a farm name and or advertisement for a farm, breeder, etc. 5. It is at the discretion of the Barn Supervisor to ask an exhibitor to change clothing for a class. Junior Fair Class Entries: 1. Minimum weight for Swine is 180 lbs. Maximum weight is 310 lbs. Swine not meeting the minimum weight are required to go home on weigh-in day between the hours of 6 – 9pm. 2. Market swine must be farrowed after Feb 1 of the current year. Market classes are for barrows and gilts. 3. Market class size will be approximately twenty, to be determined by the junior fair supervisors on the basis of weights. Showmanship class will be based on pre-registration - with approximately 20 per class. 4. Exhibitors are allowed to show up to four market swine - any combination of barrows or gilts. 5. The junior fair supervisor has the privilege to combine classes in case of lack of entries. 6. Animals will be graded A, B or C based on cleanliness and showmanship. Animals will be placed on the basis of conformation and market value. 7. Showmanship classes will precede the market classes. The exhibitor must show his or her own animal in the showmanship contest. 8. Psuedo Rabies testing is NOT required for the Defiance County Junior Fair. 9. All barrows and gilts will be tagged on the second Saturday in June. See 4-H Calendar and Newsletter for details. 10. Slick clipping or body shaving of market hogs except on the ears and tails. “Slick clipping” or “body shaving” means having hair that is less than one half inch in length on the body of market hogs. 11. All Pig Catch Pigs MUST show in the Pig Catch class. Premiums and Award 1. Refer to the available premium list in the general guidelines. 2. Must have a minimum of three entries to have a trophy or plaque. 3. Thank you cards will be required by the end of the week to the Jr. Fair office in order to receive premiums. It is up to the Barn Superintendent as to how to distribute the trophies/thank you cards. 4. The 1st place winner of the Showmanship classes will receive a chair as the award.
JUNIOR FAIR DOG PROGRAM DEPARTMENT 900 Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 11:00 APM Specific Dog Show Discipline Rules Defiance County will follow the rules and regulations described in each of the rulebooks that can be found on the Resources tab at www.4hansci.osu.edu/companion Defiance County dog exhibitors may obtain a copy of the rules from the Defiance County Extension Office. • The Junior Fair Dog Show at the Fair will begin at 10:00 am • All participants in the Junior Fair Dog show must be dressed in proper attire, have necessary health papers
The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 14, 2016 and checked in at registration no later then 9:45 am. Participants arriving/checking in after 9:45 am will not be eligible for awards. • Leashes must be 6 feet in length for sub novice classes. • Advancement Rule: All shows will follow the class advancement rules as listed in the Ohio State Fair Dog Show Guidelines. Members who win at the County Level must advance to the next class. All “A”class participants must advance the following year and all “B” class partic pants must advance after two years in the same class. 4-H Dog Project Eligibility & Completion: 1. Members must have a current health form on file with the Extension Office byJune 15th. 2. Youth must own or co-own dog or be owned by immediate family. Youth may not lease a dog project. Dogs cannot be shared by siblings or other individuals. 3. Only domestic dogs can be shown; no wolves or wolf hybrids. 4. Dogs must be six months old by show date. 5. Female dogs cannot be in heat. 6. Members must sign the Permission to Participate/Project Registration Form (yellow). 7. If a dog has been or becomes aggressive toward people and/or other dogs, that dog CANNOT be take or continue as a 4-H dog project. 8. Dogs must be in youth’s continual care by April 1st. 9. No one other than the 4-H member is permitted to show or handle the project dog at any type of dog show on or after April 1st. 10. On or after April 1, only the youth can train the dog at any kind of training class. 11. All members exhibiting an animal project at the Defiance County Fair must complete a dog skillathon. 12. All members taking a dog project must complete a minimum of one leadership experience in order to complete the project. A list of leadership opportunities will be made available. Junior Fair Entry: 1. The Permission to Participate/Project Registration Form (yellow) will serve as the member’s Junior Fair Entry. Members not participating in the Junior Fair show must notify the Extension Office by July 31st. Recommend Show Attire: Handler’s appearance: Exhibitors should be neat, clean, and well-groomed in appearance. They should wear clothing that is comfortable to handle in and appropriate for dog shows. Clothing should not distract, limit or hinder the judge’s view of the dog. Inappropriate clothing includes T-shirts, jackets or other apparel with slogans, 4-H club, FFA Chapter, or dog club names, etc., halter tops, tank tops, blue jeans and shorts, sandals, clogs, high-heeled shoes, and other similar footwear. For Grooming and Handling classes it is recommended that girls wear skirts, dresses, skorts, dress shorts or similar attire, and boys wear dress shirts, ties, and dress slacks. For Obedience, Dog Care, Brace and Team classes colored dress jeans and dress shorts are appropriate. Club shirts, jeans and shorts are acceptable for Agility. Jeans and shorts are acceptable for Rally. Safety & Sportsmanship 1. Any dog exhibiting unsafe or threatening behavior at any time before, during, or after exhibition must be removed from the Fairgrounds 2. Judges must excuse any dog that appears dangerous to other dogs or exhibitors, that snaps, attempts to attack, or attacks any person or dog while in the show ring. They have the right and responsibility to do so 3. Dogs cannot wear muzzles, prong collars, electronic collars, etc. on while on the Fairgrounds 4. Youth exhibiting poor sportsmanship will have points taken off in the appropriate section on their score sheet, and may be excused from the show ring and asked to leave the Fairgrounds. Disciplines: 1. Showmanship (used to be called Grooming & Handling) 2. Obedience (beginning and advanced) 3. Rally (a form of obedience)
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4. Agility 5. Other Assistance Dogs 4-H PetPALS Drill Team Canine Freestyle Difference Between “A” and “B” Classes 1. “A” classes are for FIRST year youth and FIRST year dogs with NO prior show experience at that level 2.“A” classes can NEVER be repeated by the youth OR the dog under any circumstances 3. “B” classes can be repeated by youth and dog - Until winning first place (at State Fair) - County rules may be more strict - Youth cannot just stay in same level “B” class because they do not want to train at a higher level Once a youth and/or dog has shown in an “A” class, neither can ever go back to that same “A” class. This is true with a different dog also. Once a youth and/or dog has shown in a “B” class and has moved to a higher Level, they can never go back to the lower Level “B” class with the same dog. Youth can go back to lower Level “B” class with a different dog 4. If a 9-year-old, inexperienced youth joins 4-H with a dog that has shown at the Graduate Novice Level, then they have to show at the Graduate Novice B level, regardless of the youth’s experience
DEFIANCE CO. JUNIOR FAIR SHOWMANSHIP SWEEPSTAKES CONTEST Thursday, August 25, 2016 @ 6:00 PM Start at the Show Arena Coordinated by Defiance County FFA Chapters
Participants: 1. Winners of the Senior Showmanship classes in horse, poultry, rabbit, dairy, beef, sheep, goat and swine. 2. Winners of the Senior Showmanship Sweepstakes are not eligible to participate again. 3. Participants will show in the class they won. 4. All participants are asked to register at the Junior Fair Office by Thursday at noon. All participants will take a quiz at registration. The quiz score will be used in the overall scoring. 5. Showmanship Attire: Upon completion of the quiz – participant will receive a Showmanship Shirt to wear at the event. 6. Participants are to report to the Horse Arena by 5:45 pm on Thursday. 7. Animals: The Sweepstakes Committee will be in charge of securing all animals. Contest Guidelines: 1. The contest will be divided into eight parts: horse, swine, goats, sheep, goat, dairy, beef, poultry and rabbits. 2. Participants will show the species they won with. 3. The Sweepstakes Committee will work with the Barn Supervisors in selecting the animals for each species. 4. The order of show will be horses, swine, goats, sheep, dairy, beef, rabbits, poultry. The horses will be shown in the outdoor horse arena. 5. The Sweepstakes Committee will determine the judges for each species. 6. Each judge will rate the participants on a scale. Classes will not be placed in the ring. The judge will record the placing for each participant on appropriate score card and submit to the Sweepstakes Committee. 7. The participant with the fewest total points from the showmanship combined with quiz score will be the winner. Judging Scale: 1st Place = 1 point 4th Place = 7 points 2nd Place = 3 points 5th Place = 9 points 3rd Place = 5 points 6th Place = 11 point 8. Participants may request a copy of his/her individual
scores only, at the conclusion of the contest.
SHEEP LEAD CONTEST Saturday, August 20, 2016 @ 5:00 PM Livestock Show Arena
The objectives of the lead contest are to present a class of sheep in the most attractive manner, to give spectators an opportunity to view a wool style show and to promote lamb and wool. This contest is open to all guys and gals who have an interest in sheep or wool fashion. Contestants will model a wool outfit on a stage and while leading a sheep at halter. The entrant does not have to own the sheep that is being shown. 1.Entry Fee: $5 with a registration form. Entry forms are available through the Extension Office and at the Junior Fair Office during the fair. Must submit a written description of the garment the entrant will wear with the registration form. 2.The sheep should be presented as a show animal. It may be any breed ewe lamb or yearling ewe, and it must be halter broken. 3.No ram lambs will be allowed. 4.Ownership of animal is not required. 5.The entrant’s entire outfit or any major part of their outfit, such as a jumper, dress, coat, jacket, vest, or slacks, must include at least 70% wool. 6. The outfit may be either handmade or purchased. 7. No outfits worn more than one year at Defiance County Fair. 8. Entrants must also use different outfits for the sheep costume class. 9. Class ages are determined by the age of the entrant as of the contest date for all classes. 10. Check-in is 15 minutes prior to show. 11. Awards will be presented to the first place in each class. 12. All participants will be asked to lead a sheep once around the show arena prior to walking on the runwalk. Classes: Vintage Clothing Adult (ages 19+) Teen (ages 13-18) Intermediate (ages 9-12) Junior (ages 5-8) Pee Wee (ages 3-4) Vintage Clothing Class: A class for any age entrant, to showcase the longevity and durability of wool and wool garments. Garments entered must be at least 5 years or older. Check your closet, attic, and thrift stores for entries. Judging Standards: Entrant’s poise and appearance * Garment appearance and originality * Control and presentation of animal
ANIMAL CALLING CONTEST Wednesday, August 24, 2016 @ 6:45 pm (prior to the Mutton Bustin Contest) Divisions: Pee Wee (up to age 10) Junior (11 -16 years and under) Senior (17 years and up) No props allowed
FAIRVIEW FFA GARDEN TRACTOR PULLS Saturday, August 27, 2016 Defiance County Fair – Grandstand Weigh-In at 9 am, Pulls @ 10:00 am
Section 1 – Eligibility 1. All Drivers must be able to control their tractor from the driver’s seat.
45 2. All drivers must sign a liability waiver, if a driver is under 18 a parent or guardian must sign for them 3. Drivers must wear long pants, shoes, no sandals or open toe shoes. 4. Number one tractor will be test puller and may take pull if sled is OK or he/she may come back and pull in third position. If sled needs further adjustment, first puller after each adjustment will be treated as first puller. All tractors must be running when they enter the track. 5. All drivers must be familiar with the rules of operation and the classes, and abide by them. 6. All vehicles are subject to safety and class eligibility checks by officials for compliance with rules. Passing of safety and eligibility inspection shall be required at each sanctioned event prior to allowing the tractor to compete. Any competitor refusing to have his/her tractor inspected for safety and eligibility shall not be allowed to enter and/or pull in the class or classes in question until legality is established. 7. Scratching from class before it starts shall constitute a refund of the entry fee. Scratching from a class after it has started shall not constitute a refund. 8. Weigh-in will occur before the pull is attempted. Tractor must have all safety equipment in place; have sufficient fuel, oil and water if applicable and driver in the seat. No adding of fuel, oil or weights after crossing the scales and entering the staging area unless re-weighing. If this happens, the driver and tractor must cross the scales again and re-weigh. Existing weights may, however, be relocated without repercussion. No tractor exceeding class weight will be allowed past scales and into the staging area. Weight includes driver and tractor and a 1% tolerance that will be allowed for all classes. This allowance will be given due to possible scale fluctuations; however, there will be no leniency on the accepted weight. 9. It is mandatory that all drivers attend any driver meetings that may be held by the promoter and/or officials. At the discretion of the official, a driver who does not attend a driver meeting may be disallowed to compete during the accompanying session of pulling. Section 2 – Divisions 1. Stock, Twin Stock, Modified Section 3 – Stock Tractors, Twin Stock 1. Stock Contest open to single cylinder tractors with rubber tires of turf type tread. No duals, chains, or studs. No major change in the tractor. 2. Twin Stock Contest open to twin cylinder tractors with rubber tires of turf type tread. No duals, chains, or studs. No major change in the tractor. 3. Stock tractors are defined as having original size bore and stroke for the motor used, .030 oversize on the bore diameter is allowed on the cylinder. The frame is unchanged, the only changes allowed, are for engine mounting. Weight and wheelie bars are allowed to be installed as long as they are not changing the frame of the tractor in a way that makes the tractor take on a different form. Seat changes are allowed in the instance that the seat was lower and you want a higher back, or the seat was needing replacing. 4. Each tractor may be entered in more than one class, but only once in each class, except another driver may pull the same tractor. 5. No alcohol fuel, propane, or nitrous. 6. All moving parts must be covered. 7. Up to 13” drawbar from ground to point of hook. 8. No pressurized fuel tanks. 9. Nothing shall interfere with pulling sled at any time
46 during the pull. 10. All weights must be secure, Any falling off will lead to disqualification. 11. No part of the tractor shall exceed 8ft from the center of rear axle to the furthest most forward point, or 6ft wide. 12. Roll over devices are optional. Section 4 – Modified Tractors 1. All above rules apply 2. All tractors must have brakes 3. All tractors must have roll over devices. Wheel or skid plate must be no more than 5” behind rear wheel and no more than 6” off the ground. 4. No blowers or turbos. 5. Tires to be no bigger than 16.9 or 18.4 tire size. Section 5 – General operating rules for all Divisions and classes 1. Shifting on the go will be permitted, as long as forward motion of the sled does not stop. 2. Operators must be able to stop tractor when advised or there may be grounds for disqualification 3. All pullers must be seated and have control of tractor at all times. A securely fastened normal sized seat must be used. 4. All power must be transmitted through rear wheels (no 4-wheel drive) 5. Any unsafe operation will be grounds for disqualification. 6. Loss of liquid in any excess of 8 inch circle by a tractor while on the track will be grounds for disqualification, with the exemption of water. 7. Tractor must remain within boundaries of contest course during the pull or will be disqualified. If tractor goes out of bounds past the finish line marker it will not be disqualified. 8. Only one pull allowed for each contestant for each class, unless a tie is declared. 9. The pull be considered over when forward motion of the load stops. The judge shall hold hole digging to a minimum 10. Going out of bounds will be grounds for disqualification 11. All tractors will undergo inspection by group members to be sure the tractor abides by the rules set forth by the group 12. Transmission gear ratio changes are allowed 13. Fuel lines on tractors must not come in contact with hot engine components 14. No alcohol will be allowed at the event 15. Air filters and elements are optional 16. No sitting on weights. All weights must be securely hung or fastened on some way. 17. Any parts falling off on the track will be grounds for disqualification 18. All drivers must stay safety conscious at all times 19. All drivers MUST obey the flagman while on the track during the pull 20. Drivers will receive start and stop signals from the flagman only 21. All drivers must be sure their tractor is in neutral, and signal the track persons that it is safe to hook the sled to the tractor 22. All drivers must, at the end of their pull, when the flagman signals them to stop, ensure the tractor is in Neutral, and the throttle returned to idle, and signal to the track personnel that it is safe to unhook the tractor from the sled. 23. All drivers should be careful to ensure that they do not consciously, deliberately or excessively jerk the sled when starting the pull. This could cause damage to the sled. 24. The chain must be tight before starting sled. No jerking, or bouncing, when you receive the red flag,
Defiance County Fair your pull is over. 25. Driver only – No riders while tractor is being driven or towed. 26. Each driver will be allowed to take a second pull if not satisfied with first pull in the class 27. All riders must wear a helmet. 28. All tractors must have a hood over engine.
FAIRVIEW YOUNG FARMER’S MUTTON BUSTIN’
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
Show Arena General Rules and Regulations: The Mutton Bustin’ contest will be open to boys and girls meeting the following requirements: 1. Must be five years of age or older and not weighing over 60 lbs. 2. Weigh in time: 6:00–6:45 pm. 3. Contestant will not keep sheep. 4. Members of the Fairview Young Farmers will oversee the contest. 5. The decision of the referees is final 6. NO SANDALS. If sandals are worn, the child will not be allowed to ride. We suggest that the child wear long sleeve shirt and long pants. 7. Prizes will be given for the winning boy and girl. 8. T-Shirts will be given to all participants.
FAIRVIEW YOUNG FARMERS/4-H PIG CATCH Monday, August 22, 2016 (Following Parade of Bands in the Grandstand) 1. Open to 4-H members age 9 and in the 3rd grade – age 13 as of January 1 of current fair year. 2. Entry forms due August 19, 2015. 3. Entry forms must be signed by the entrant and parent/ guardian. 4. Pig Catch entrants must be able to provide facilities to house and feed a pig should they win. 5. Must pick up animal in Spring of following year and enroll as a 4-H Swine project. 6. Must show at the County Fair next year in the Pig Catch Class. 7. Winners of the pigs from previous years are ineligible. Sponsored by the Fairview Young Farmers. For more information, contact OSU Extension Office at 419-7824771.
TINORA YOUNG FARMERS KIDS’ & ADULT PEDAL TRACTOR PULL Sunday, August 21, 2016 2:00 P.M. Livestock Show Arena Rules and Regulations: 1. The contestants must be able to pedal the tractor without assistance. 2. Pedal tractors will be furnished for all participants. 3. All contestants must wear shoes. 4. All contestants will be given three (3) chances to get the sled moving from the starting line. 5. Both hands must be on the steering wheel and both feet must be on the pedals. Standing is not allowed. The pulling tractor must stay between the lines on the pulling lane at all times. 6. There will be four classes of contestants, as follows: Class 1, 25 - 43 lbs.; Class 2, 44 - 59 lbs; Class 3, 60 - 74 lbs, Class 4, 75 - 100 lbs. 7. Prizes will be given to each winner. 8. The judge’s decision will be final for all pulls.
The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 14, 2016 9. All contestants must be present by the time of pedal pull with a signed permission slip in hand. The required signature of parent or guardian releases Tinora Young Farmers from any financial responsibility due to accident. 10. Registration for the pedal pull will be 1:00 PM 2:00 PM at the Multipurpose Building. A $1 entry fee will be charged. 11. Only the first 30 children in each class will be qualified to participate. The child must be accompanied by an adult or guardian at time of registration. 12. For more information, contact the Tinora Agricultural Department at (419) 497-2621. ADULT DIVISION (NEW) Rules and Regulations: 1. Rules will be the same as the kids pulls, with the following exceptions: 2. There will be two classes of contestants, as follows: Class #1 - Women Class #2 - Men 3. Registration for the pedal pull will be 1:00-2:00 pm at the Multipurpose Building. A $2 entry fee will be charged. Registration will also be held during kid’s pulls in the show arena. 4. Prizes will be given to the winner of each class. 5. The Tinora Young Farmers reserves the right to turn away any participant for any reason. 6. For more information, contact the Tinora Agricultural Department at 419-497-2621.
DEFIANCE COUNTY JUNIOR FAIR BOOTH DISPLAY Booth Rating: 90–100 Excellent, 80-90 Good, 70-80 Satisfactory 1. Points are based on neatness, arrangement, originality, and signs 2. Each club will receive $5 for booth display. 3. There is no central theme for 4-H booths this year.
DEFIANCE COUNTY 4-H PROJECTS Junior Fair Supervisor: Teresa Johnson, 4-H Extension Educator Open to all regularly enrolled 4-H members. Members are required to participate in pre-fair evaluation for projects. 1. Members will provide an educational exhibit, illustrating project activity and skills learned. Each member must exhibit the required number of articles for the class as provided by the rules of Defiance County in the 4-H Handbook. 2. Awards. • County Winner: Award 1 CW for the first 5 entries and 1 additional CW for each additional 5 entries. • Ribbons are awarded on each project according to grades A, B and C. • Premiums: C ounty Winner: $3.50 A Grade $2.50 - C Grade $1.00 B Grade $1.50 - Advisor Completion $ .50 3. 4-H Exhibits will contain projects in the following Departments and Sections. See the Ohio 4-H Family Guide for a complete listing of individual projects. The Guide is available at the OSU Defiance County Extension Office or on line at http://www.ohio4h.org/familyguide/ Department 901 - Food and Nutrition Deptartment 905 - Home Economics 905 A Family Life
905 B Citizenship and Leadership 905 C Leadership Activities 905 D Creative Arts 905 E Health 905 F Home Decorating and Design 905 H Money Management 905 I Photography 905 J Writing Deptartment 910 - Clothing Projects Deptartment 925 - Miscellaneous 925A Science & Technology 925 B Small Animals 925 C Bicycles 925 D Archery/Gun Safety 925 F Electricity 925 G Gardening 925 H Natural Resources 925 I Small Engines/Lawn Care 925 J Woodworking 925 K Welding 925 L Vet Science/Horseless Horse 925 M Self Determined 925 N Tractors
DEFIANCE COUNTY FFA & FCCLA PROJECTS DEPARTMENT 950 - (FFA) Future Farmers of America DEPARTMENT 975 - (FCCLA) Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America Judging: - Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 12:00 noon at the Multi Purpose Building Junior Fair Supervisors: Don Hammersmith (Ayersville FFA) Jill Speiser (Fairview FCCLA) PREMIUMS
A= $4.00 B=$3.00 C=$2.00
CLASSES: 1. All entries must be in place by 11:30 am on Saturday, August 22, 2015. 2. All entries are to be removed by 10:00 am on Saturday, August 29, 2015. 3. Members of the FFA and FCCLA with an exhibit (still and livestock) are eligible to purchase a fair pass at the current Junior Fair Exhibitor price. Department 950 – FFA Field Crops 950 A 1 Soybean 950 A 2 Hay 950 A 3 Wheat 950 A 4 Corn Department 950 - FFA Projects 950 B 1 Electricity 950 B 2 Wire Welding 950 B 3 Stick Welding 950 B 4 Woodworking (large projects) 950 B 5 Woodworking (small projects) 950 B 6 Gardening 950 B 7 Masonry 950 B 8 Plumbing 950 B 9 Independent project Welding projects must consist of three welds of the same type. Department 975 – FCCLA Projects 975 A 1 Clothing 975 A 2 Foods 975 A 3 Family Living 975 A 4 Money Management 975 A 5 Health & Safety 975 A 6 Home Furnishings 975 A 7 Home Equipment 975 A 8 Independent Project
The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 14, 2016
Defiance County Fair
ANTIQUE TRACTOR & MACHINERY SHOW August 20-27, 2016 Superintendents: Brian Chittenden 419-212-3674, Charlie Wann 419-487-2800
Date: ____/_____/________ Email: ___________________________________________ Entry Name: ________________________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________________________ City: ____________________________________ State: ___ Zip Code: _______________ Phone: ________________________________________ Year: __________ Make or Model: _____________________________________________ Year: __________ Make or Model: _____________________________________________
DEFIANCE COUNTY FAIR OPEN CLASS ENTRY FORM Deadline for entries: Friday, August 12, 2016 First: ______________________ Middle: ________ Last Name: ______________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________________________________ City __________________________________________State ______ Zip Code _________________ Home Phone________________________________ Age _______ Birthday (mm/dd/yy) __________________________
Entry Fee: $40.00
EXHIBITOR MUST BUY ONE SEASON TICKET
DEMOLITION DERBY ENTRY FORM
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Mail entry to: Defiance County Fair, PO Box 184, Hicksville Ohio 43526 NON-REFUNDABLE CHECK PAYABLE TO "Defiance County Fair" $30.00 CHARGE ON RETURNED CHECKS
Entrant's Name: _____________________________________________ Age_______________ Address: _____________________________________________________________________ City: _____________________________________ State: ______ Zip Code: _______________ Social Security# _______________________ Drivers License #__________________ State___ I, THE DRIVER ACCEPT ALL RISK.
__________________________________________________ ( SIGNATURE )
CHECK BOX (and enter quantity) FOR CLASS YOU ARE ENTERING: Full Size ____ Vans ____ Sub Compact ____ Full Pickup / SUV / Van____
Bone Stock '86 & newer____
Small Pickup____ Power Wheels____ (no entry fee)
MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD TO DRIVE
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Thursday, August 25, 2016 @ 10 AM
Mail Entries to: Mary Bishop, 05920 Domersville Rd., Defiance OH 43512-9121 Entry Fee: $1.00 per goat per class Make Checks Payable to: Agricultural Fair of Defiance County, Inc.
Name: ______________________________________ Birth Date: __________________ Address: _________________________________________________________________ City: _______________________________ State ____ Zip Code: ___________________ Phone #: (____) ______________________ E-mail: ______________________________ Amount Enclosed: $ ___________ CLASS #
NAME OF ANIMAL
REGISTRY # or TATOO
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Please return to: Defiance County Fair, PO Box 184, Hicksville, OH 43526
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2016 Defiance County Fair - Schedule, Rules and Entry Forms