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HELICOPTER RIDES! AVAILABLE ALL WEEK LONG!

PONY PULLS

KOI ATV & TRUCK DRAGS

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19 - 10 AM

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19 - 7 PM

TWO CONCERTS SUNDAY, AUGUST 20 SOUTHERN ROCK SUPERSTARS - 4 PM

NIGHT PROWLER - 7 PM

PARADE OF BANDS HARNESS RACING

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22 - 6:30 PM FRIDAY, AUGUST 25 - 6:30 PM

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 26 - 6 PM

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MONDAY, AUGUST 21 7:30 PM

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WENDESDAY, AUGUST 23 - 7 PM

TRUCK PULLS

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24 - 7 PM

Thursday, July 13, 2017


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Defiance County Fair

The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 13, 2017

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Admission Prices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Schedule of Fair Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Junior Fair Schedule of Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Kids’ Day Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Events / Guidelines Antique Tractor And Machinery Display . . . . . . . . . . 29 Baked Goods Auction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Camping At The County Fair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Demolition Derby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13 DPT Xtreme Cheer Competition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Feeder Calf Auction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 General Guidelines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Harness Racing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Humane Treatment Of Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 KOI Drag Racing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Junior Fair Livestock Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Livestock Tampering Guidelines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Merchants Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 No Airborne Drones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Parade of Bands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Straw-Loading Contest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Truck Pull (Stock). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Unauthorized Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Veterans’ Day Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Entry Forms Antique Tractor Machinery Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Best in Northwest 4-H Club Fun Show. . . . . . . . . . . Demolition Derby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Defiance Co. Fair Open Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Run for the Barns 5k . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Open Livestock Shows “Best In The Northwest” 4-H Club Adga Senior And Junior Does Show. . . . “Best In The Northwest” 4-H Club Open Fun Goat Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Department D - Open Class Swine Show. . . . . . . . . Northwest Showdown Open Cattle Show. . . . . . . . . NW Ohio Premier Lamb Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Senior Fair Ag Exhibits

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

FAIR OFFICES Defiance County Agricultural Society 530 South Main St., PO Box 184 Hicksville, Ohio 43526 Phone: 419-542-7575, Fax: 419-542-7575 email: info@defiancefair.com http://www.defiancefair.com

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Jr. Fair Livestock Shows

Fair Office Hours: (for entries) Tuesday, July 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday, July 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuesday, August 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday, August 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, August 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday, August 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, August 11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, August 12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuesday, August 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wednesday, August 16. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Department 100 - Baked Goods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Department 150 - Junior Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Department 200 - Agriculture Exhibits . . . . . . . . . . . Department 250 - Other Exhibits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Department 300 - Horticulture (Floral) . . . . . . . . . . . Department 400 - Horticulture (Floral) Jr. Division . . Department 500 - Homemade Wines. . . . . . . . . . . . Department 600 - Home-Brewed Beers & Ales . . . . Department 700 - Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Department 800 - Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Department 900 - Quilts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Department 950 - Handwork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5 pm - 7 pm 5 pm - 7 pm 5 pm - 7 pm 5 pm - 7 pm 8 am - 2 pm 5 pm - 7 pm 5 pm - 9 pm 8 am - 2 pm 5 pm - 7 pm 5 pm - 7 pm

Defiance Co. Extension Office 06879 Evansport Road, Defiance, Ohio 43512 419-782-4771 or 800-745-4771 email: defi@osu.edu http://defiance.osu.edu/

Beef Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dairy Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Goat Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Horse Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Poultry Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rabbit Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheep Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Swine Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Junior Fair Contests Animal Calling Contest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Showmanship Sweepstakes Contest . . . . . . . . . . . . Defiance Co. 4-H Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Defiance Co. FFA & FCCLA Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . Defiance Co. Junior Fair Booth Display . . . . . . . . . . Dog Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fairview FFA Garden Tractor Pulls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fairview Young Farmers / 4-H Pig Catch . . . . . . . . . Fairview Young Farmer’s Mutton Bustin’ . . . . . . . . . Sheep Lead Contest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tinora Young Farmers Kids’ Pedal Tractor Pull . . . . .

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The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 13, 2017

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS GATES OPEN DAILY AT 7:00 AM

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18

9 - 11 AM ��������� Art Hall & Ag Bldg Exhibits Move in 12:00 PM ��������� Ag Hall Judging and Fine Arts Judging

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19

7:00 AM ����������� Gates Open 7:30 AM ����������� Floral Entries Move-in (until 10:30 AM) 8:00 AM ����������� “Run For The Barns” 5K & Health Walk 9:00 AM ����������� Horseshoe Pitching Contest 9:30 AM ����������� Crowning of Junior Fair Royalty . . . . . . . . . Livestock Show Arena 10:00 AM ��������� Pony Pulls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FREE Grandstand 12:00 PM ��������� First Floral Judging 2:00 PM ����������� Cincinnati Circus / Magician - 3 shows daily 2:00 PM ����������� Marc Dobson / 1 Man Band - 3 shows daily 3:00 PM ����������� Baked Goods Auction, Wine Tasting following auction . . . . Ag Hall 5:00 PM ����������� Sheep Lead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Livestock Show Arena 6:00 PM ����������� Rides Open 7:00 PM ����������� KOI ATV & Truck Drags . . . . . . . . . . . FREE Grandstand, $10 Infield Sponsored by Operation KAVIC 8:00 PM ����������� Catholic Mass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Midway Ent. Tent 11:00 PM ��������� Midway Closes

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20

7:00 AM ����������� Gates Open 8:30 AM ����������� Devotional Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena 9:00 AM ����������� Horseshoe Pitching Contest 1:00 PM ����������� Rides Open 1:00 PM ����������� Straw Loading Contest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Infield 2:00 PM ����������� Cincinnati Circus / Magician - 3 shows daily 2:00 PM ����������� Marc Dobson / 1 Man Band - 3 shows daily 2:00 PM ����������� Kid’s Pedal Pull . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena 4:00 PM ����������� Southern Rock Superstars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FREE Grandstand 7:00 PM ����������� Night Prowler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FREE Grandstand 11:00 PM ��������� Midway Closes

MONDAY, AUGUST 21

7:00 AM ����������� Gates Open 2:00 PM ����������� Cincinnati Circus / Juggling - 3 shows daily 2:00 PM ����������� Marc Dobson / 1 Man Band - 3 shows daily 3:00 PM ����������� Rides Open 6:15 PM ����������� Presentation of Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FREE Grandstand Antique Tractor Parade 6:15 PM ����������� Parade of Junior Fair Youth Organizations 6:30 PM ����������� Youth Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FREE Grandstand 7:30 PM Parade of Bands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FREE Grandstand 4-H/Fairview Young Farmers Pig Catch 11:00 PM ��������� Midway Closes

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22

7:00 AM ����������� Gates Open 2:00 PM ����������� Cincinnati Circus / Juggling - 3 shows daily 2:00 PM ����������� Marc Dobson / 1 Man Band - 3 shows daily 3:00 PM ����������� Rides Open 6:00 PM ����������� NW Show Down Pull-In Open Cattle Show . . . . . . . . . Show Arena 6:30 PM ����������� Harness Racing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FREE Grandstand 11:00 PM ��������� Midway Closes

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23

(VETERANS’ DAY & SENIOR CITIZENS’ DAY)

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Sponsors: Mark Moats Ford, ProMedica, Postema Insurance, Mercy Defiance Clinic, Homier Monumental, Sines Excavating 7:00 AM ����������� Gates Open 7:30 AM ����������� Floral Entries Move-in (until 10:30 AM) 9:00 AM ����������� Sr. Citizens Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. Citizens’ Tent

See page 31 for Junior Fair Schedule

AUGUST 19-26, 2017 MIDWAY CLOSES DAILY AT 11 PM WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23

10:00 AM ��������� Hicksville Choir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. Citizens’ Tent 12:00 PM ��������� Senior Citizens’ Lunch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. Citizen’s Tent 12:00 PM ��������� NW Show Down Pull-In Open Cattle Show . . . . . . . . . Show Arrena 12:00 PM ��������� Second Floral Judging 2:00 PM ����������� Cincinnati Circus / Juggling - 3 shows daily 2:00 PM ����������� Marc Dobson / 1 Man Band - 3 shows daily 3:00 PM ����������� Rides Open 1:00 PM ����������� Bingo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. Citizen’s Tent 2:00 PM ����������� Cincinnati Circus / Juggling - 3 shows daily 2:00 PM ����������� Marc Dobson / 1 Man Band - 3 shows daily 2:00 PM ����������� All-Night Posse Band . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. Citizen’s Tent 4:00 PM ����������� Veterans’ Bean Soup Supper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. Citizens’ Tent 6:30 PM ����������� NW Ohio Premier Market Lamb Pull-in Show . Strausbaugh Arena 6:45 PM ����������� Animal Calling Contest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena 7:00 PM ����������� DPT Xtreme Cheer Challenge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FREE.Grandstand Sponsored by DPT Defiance Physical Therapy 7:00 PM ����������� Mutton Bustin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena 9:00 PM ����������� Youth Barn Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Strausbaugh Arena 11:00 PM ��������� Midway Closes

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24 (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 �����Science Activities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Multipurpose Bldg 10-2 PM ������������� Clowns, Balloons, Face Painting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grandstand 12:00 PM ��������� Rides Open 1-4:00 PM �������� COSI Kiosk experiements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sr. Citizen’s Tent 1-2:15 PM ������� Kid’s Crafts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Multipurpose Bldg 2:00 PM ����������� Cincinnati Circus / Juggling - 3 shows daily 2:00 PM ����������� Marc Dobson / 1 Man Band - 3 shows daily 2:00 PM ����������� Junior Fair Decorated Animal Parade . . . . . . . Strausbaugh Arena Noon-5 PM ������� Defiance Soil and Water Demo . . . . . . . . Next to Multi Purp. Bldg. 3-4:30 PM ������� Sew Funtastic Activity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Multipurpose Bldg 4:45 PM ����������� Kid’s Raffle Drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . under Grandstand 5:00 PM ����������� Feeder Calf Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena 6:00 PM ����������� Junior Fair Sweepstakes Contest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena 6:00 PM ����������� Scavenger Hunt & Prizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Office 6:00 PM ����������� Archery Tag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Office 7:00 PM ����������� FREE Snow Cones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Office 7:00 PM ����������� Truck Pull . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10 Infield, FREE Grandstand 11:00 PM ��������� Midway Closes

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25

7:00 AM ����������� Gates Open 9:00 AM ����������� Junior Fair Livestock Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Show Arena 3:00 PM ����������� Rides Open 6:30 PM ����������� Harness Racing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FREE Grandstand 7-10 PM ����������� Sr. Fair Entries, Merchants and Ag Hall Exhibits Released 11:00 PM ��������� Midway Closes

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26

7:00 AM ����������� Gates Open 6:00 AM ����������� Jr. Fair Project Release (still) 10:00 AM ��������� Garden Tractor Pull (Weigh-in @ 9 AM) . . . . . . . . . . . . Grandstand 10:00 AM ��������� BEST in NW 4-H Club ADGA Show 1:00 PM ����������� Rides Open 6:00 PM ����������� Demolition Derby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15 Infield, $10 Grandstand 11:00 PM ��������� Midway Closes


Defiance County Fair

NEW THIS YEAR! ALL GRANDSTAND EVENTS held August 19 - August 25 will be FREE with paid gate admission. Additional fees may be charged for infield tickets varying upon event. Every person regardless of age must purcase a ticket for seating in the infield. The Demolition Derby is not included in Free Grandstand.

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*** ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE PROHIBITED UNLESS PURCHASED ON SITE *** (No Carry-in Allowed)

2017 Grandstand Rates/Infield Rates All grandstand events held August 19 - August 25 will be FREE with paid gate admission. Additional fees may be charged for infield tickets varying upon event. Every person regardless of age must purcase a ticket for seating in the infield. Pony Pulls . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, August 19 10:00 AM . . . . . . . . . . . Grandstand FREE Truck Drags . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, August 19 7:00 PM . . Infield - $10; Grandstand FREE Southern Rock Superstars . Sunday, August 20 4:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . Grandstand FREE Night Prowler . . . . . . . . . Sunday, August 20 7:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . Grandstand FREE Parade of Bands . . . . . . . Monday, August 21 7:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . Grandstand FREE Harness Racing . . . . . . . . Tuesday, August 22 6:30 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . Grandstand FREE DPT Xtreme Cheer Contest Wednesday, Aug. 23 7:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . Grandstand FREE Truck Pull . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday, August 24 7:00 PM . . Infield - $10; Grandstand FREE Harness Racing . . . . . . . Friday, August 25

6:30 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . Grandstand FREE

Demolition Derby . . . . . . Saturday, August 26 6:00 PM . . Infield - $15; Grandstand - $10

Trackside Parking for Truck Drags & Truck Pull Limited trackside parking will be available for the AVT/Truck Drags on Sunday, August 20 and the Truck Pull on Thursday, August 24. Spots for each event are $25.00 each and may be purchased at the Fair Office during fair week or may be purchased at the infield gate before the event. 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 19: . . . . . . . . 9 am - 10 pm Sunday, August 20: . . . . . . . . . 9 am - 10 pm Monday, August 21: . . . . . 7:30 am - 10 pm Tuesday, August 22: . . . . . 8:30 am - 10 pm Wednesday, August 23: . . . 8:30 am - 10 pm Thursday, August 24: . . . . 8:30 am - 10 pm Friday, August 25: . . . . . . . 8:00 am - 3 pm

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Saturday, August 19, 2017 @ 7 PM Jeremy Limber 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. 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 modi ed (No NOS) 12. 400 and below modi ed 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 Modi ed 15. Big Block Stock 16. Big Block Super Stock 17. Big Block Super Stock - Outlaw 18. Big Block Modi ed 19. Open Class GENERAL RULES 1. Any announcement made the day of the event supersedes 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 disquali ed 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

Drag races will be held at the Defiance County Fair on Aug. 19. there will be modified, open, ATV, dirt bike and kids’ classes.

Drag racing to kick up some dirt

KOI Drag Racing is returning to the Defiance County Fair and ready to kick up the dirt. The drag races, sponsored by Operation KAVIC, will be Aug. 19. Eliminations will be at 7 p.m. with practice starting at 5 p.m., weather and track permitting. While admission to the grandstand area is free, infield seating is $10. As a thank you for sponsoring the race, the fairboard will be making a donation to Keller’s operation KAVIC (Keller Assisting Veterans in Crisis) following the event. The drag racing will have kids’ classes, ATV/dirt bike classes, 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

modified classes and open classes. Entry fee is $10 with 100 percent payback in all classes. The entry fees for the the pure stock turbo and modified diesel classes will be $20 with $200 added prize money. Entry fee for the street diesel is $20 with $300 added prize money. Organizers said there is a class for everything. Two-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive, diesel, gas, modified trucks, semis and buggies are all allowed. The racing at the fair will be part of the diesel point series. While the truck and ATV drag races are for fun, safety is important as ATV and

bike riders must wear full-faced U.S. Department of Transportation-approved helmets with chin straps. All truck drivers, except street truck drivers, must also wear USDOT-approved helmets. Both full and open-faced helmets are fine. For more information on the KOI drag races, visit www.koidragracing.com or call 859-576-7380 or 859-351-9417. Sponsored by Operation KAVIC.

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Harness racing returns to two nights of fun After conducting three nights of racing at the 2016 Defiance County Fair, the 2017 fair will return to the Tuesday and Friday format which was used for the preceding six years. Post time on both Tuesday and Friday will be 6:30 p.m. The Tuesday program will be highlighted by the Gene L. Vance Memorial Pace for four-year-olds and up. Four two-year-old and threeyear-old colt and filly stakes along with the two overnight races will complete the evening’s card. Friday’s program will feature the Kermit Peter Memorial Trot for four-year-olds and up. For more two-year-old and three-year-old colt and filly stakes and two more overnight races will fill out the

Friday session. Both of the Gene L. Vance Memorial Pace and the Kermit Peter Memorial Trot are part of the Signature Series where the participating horses will be competing for points leading up to the Signature Series finals at the Delaware County Fair in late September. The Harness racing will be back to two days at the Defiance County Defiance County Fair Signature Fair in Hicksville. Races will be held on Tuesday and Friday of the fair. Series races will carry purses of $2,250 plus the $75 entry fees for each horse. With three nights of racing at the 2016 fair, the total purses for the week exceeded $100,000. By returning to two nights of racing, the purses will be approximately $90,000.

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August 22 @ 6:30 PM • August 25 @ 6:30 PM TROPHY EACH RACE • PARI-MUTUELS • CHARTED LINES • STARTING GATE Speed Program Tuesday, August 22 - 6:30 PM Entries close Saturday, August 19 at 10 AM 1. Trot: 3-yr. old Filly Stake - OFRC - Chuck Peter Memorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed 2. Trot: 3-yr. old Colt Stake - OFRC - Earl Belch Memorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed 3. Pace: 2-yr. old Filly Stake - OFRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed 4. Pace: 2-yr. old Colt Stake OFRC - Jim Corkwell Memorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed 5. Pace: Non-Winners of $5,000 in 2017 (AE: NW $1,000 since 7-1-17; AE: $4,000 Claimers; AE 3 YOs)) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,000 6. Trot: Non-Winners of $5,000 in 2017 (AE: NW $1,000 since 7-1-17; AE: $4,000 Claimers; AE; 3 YOs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,000 7. Pace: Gene L. Vance Memorial - 4YO & up - Open Signature Series ($75 entry fee) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,250 Claiming Authorization papers on file at time of entry fee payment. Friday, August 25- 6:30 PM Entries close Saturday, August 22 at 10:00 AM 8.Pace: 3-yr. old Filly Stake - OFRC - Jay & Helen Volkert Memorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed 9. Pace: 3-yr. old Colt Stake - OFRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed 10. Trot: 2-yr. old Filly Stake - OFRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed 11. Trot: 2-yr. old Colt Stake - OFRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed 12. Trot: Non-Winners of $2,500 Lifetime (AE: Maidens; AE: 2YOs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,000 13. Pace: Non-Winners of $2,500 Lifetime (AE: Maidens; AE: 2YOs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,000 14. Trot: Kermit Peter Memorial - 4YO & up - Open Signature Series ($75 entry fee) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Added $2,250 RAIN DATE: SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2017 - 12:00 PM Speed Committee LAVON WILES, SPEED CHAIRMAN GARY BACKHAUS • DAVID FERGUSON • DON RETCHER CONDITIONS OSRC & UST A Rules with exceptions Entry Fees for overnights will be $35 and for stake races will be $75. Declarations to be made by 10:00 AM. OHIO TIME. 3 DAYS before race. Five to enter in overnight races. or no race. Money divided: 50% - 25% - 12% - 8% - 5% in all two and three year old OFRC Stakes and all overnight races. Money divided 45% - 25% - 15% - 10% - 5% in Signature Series races. Track will score 6 wide. All overnight races and the Signature Series will split on 10 entries. Two & 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 assumes 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 enter online through USTA Race day phone number: (614) 984-9515

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DPT XTREME CHEER COMPETITION

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 @ 7:00 PM Grandstand Admission: FREE SUPERINTENDENT Tracey Backhaus 419-438-1149; Megan Cover 419-487-0765 All Star Cheer Teams - Stunting allowed. (Proof of insurance required.) School Teams - Divisions for tumble and non- tumble. No stunting. All Star and Mini teams - exhibition only. PRIZES: Varsity Tumble- 1st place $325; 2nd place $175; 3rd place $75 Varsity Non-Tumble- 1st place $175; 2nd place $100; 3rd place $75 Jr. High Tumble- 1st place $85; 2nd place $60; 3rd place $35 Jr. High Non-Tumble- 1st 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, 2017 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 of final 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 27, 2017, at 7 PM.

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DPT Xtreme Cheer to show off team spirit The Defiance Physical Therapy (DPT) Xtreme Cheer competition is ready to flip and energize the crowd at the Defiance County Fair on Aug. 23. Sponsoring the DPT Xtreme Cheer this year is Defiance Physical Therapy. The competition will begin at 7 p.m. at the grandstands. In case of rain, the contest will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27. Grandstand admission will be free. The competition is open to allstar cheer teams, school teams and exhibition all-star and mini teams. Registration for DPT Xtreme Cheer is now open. Entry forms are available at www.defiancefair.com. Registrations must be received by July 31. The $30 registration fee per team includes admission for two coaches. All cheerleaders must have completed a waiver to compete. Stunting is allowed on All Star Cheer teams only. All squads may only use the following props: flags, banners, signs, pom poms and megaphones. This year’s competition features cash prizes for the top three teams in the varsity tumble, varsity non-tumble, junior high tumble and junior high non-tumble categories.

Cheer teams from across the region are expected to come out for the DPT Extreme Cheer competition at the Defiance County Fair on Aug. 23. Prizes are as follows: varsity tumble and teams cannot use the same routine — $335, first; $175, second; and $75, when entering multiple divisions. third; varsity non-tumble — $175, first; $100, second; and $75, third; junior Sponsored by: high tumble — $85, first; $60, sec- Defiance Physical ond; and $35, third; and junior high Therapy non-tumble — $40, first; $35, second; and $30, third. Routines are limited to five minutes

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Trot and Pace Café to open A new food stand will be present at the 2017 Defiance County Fair. Its name is the Trot and Pace Café, and it will only be open on the days of harness racing (Tuesday and Friday). The stand is operated by Teresa Maddox and her family of Baltic, Ohio. The Maddox family also will videotape the races and send the signal to the food stand where people will be able to watch the races while they eat. The Trot and Pace Café features four specialty-sealed sandwiches and three regular sandwiches along with sides of fresh-cut fries and popcorn. Their specialty-sealed sandwiches are the

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The Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association is contributing $60,600 to this year’s fair, while the Ohio Fairs Fund is chipping in with $10,002.24.

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The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Trot and Pace Café will open at this year’s ty-sealed sandwiches and three regular sandwichfair. The Trot and Pace Café features four special- es along with sides of fresh-cut fries and popcorn.

Neat Joe (a sweet sloppy joe), the Italian Jumble (Italian sausage), the Hawaiian BLT and the Layered Taco. Their regular sandwiches are the loaded breakfast croissant,

hamburgers and the angus beef hot dog. Drinks of pop, water, coffee, hot chocolate, orange juice and their specialty of Trot and Pace Punch round out the menu.

Be sure to look for the Trot and Pace Café at the Defiance County Fair on Tuesday and Friday. It will be located between the two race horse barns.

The remainder of the purses will come from horsemen’s nomination fees and entry fees plus donations from generous sponsors. Free giveaways, sponsored by the Defiance County Fair and the Defiance County Area Horsemen’s Association, will take place each

evening. The Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association’s “Racing With the Stars” exhibit will be present on one evening to educate the public on harness racing. Stickhorse races for kids also will be held. Pari-mutuel wagering with win,

place, show, daily double, quinella, exacta, trifecta and superfecta wagers also will highlight each racing session. For more information about the harness racing program at the Defiance County Fair, contact Bill Peters at 419-298-7408.

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Parade of bands ready to march to Hicksville Marching bands from throughout the land will be coming to the Defiance County Fair this year. The bands will have the spotlight for the evening as they play some big tunes at the grandstand with the Parade of Bands on Aug. 21. The parade will begin at 7:30 p.m. New this year, there will be free admission to the grandstand during the event. The fairboard also will be giving a donation to the participating school. In the past, schools received a portion of the grandstand ticket sales. Bands from all five Defiance County school districts, as well as marching bands from a few neighboring counties are expected to participate in the Parade of Bands. Last year, there were several bands from Paulding and Williams counties that took part. The high school bands will perform some of the many songs they will showcase at upcoming football games and other events throughout the season. Crowds should expect some old favorites as well as new tunes. Many area bands have been working hard on new routines to delight the crowds. Immediately following the Parade of Bands will be the 4-H/ Fairview Young Farmers’ pig

The Fairview High School Marching Band per- Defiance County Fair in Hicksville. This year’s event formed during last year’s Parade of Bands at the will be Aug. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

catch. Participants in the pig catch must have completed the third grade, but cannot be older than 13. Winners will bring the animal to next year’s fair as a 4-H project. Individuals who want to participate in the pig catch must submit an application by Aug. 18 to the

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Defiance County OSU Extension Office or return the application Aug. 18-20 to the junior fairboard office at the fairgrounds. Applications will not be accepted after 3 p.m. Aug. 20. The fairboard also wishes to remind visitors that the junior fair

coronation is not being held prior to the Parade of Bands. Instead, the coronation of junior fair royalty will be held Saturday, Aug. 19, at 9:30 a.m. in the main show arena. The court will be participating in the junior fair parade on Monday night prior to the Parade of Bands.

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The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 13, 2017

KIDS’ DAY SCHEDULE RIDES OPEN AT NOON - Discounted wristbands - Ride all day - $14 FREE CLOWNS, BALLOONS, FACE PAINTING . . . . . . . . . . 10:00-2:00 pm 4-H STEM: COOL SCIENCE ACTIVITIES . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00 am - Noon Multipurpose Bldg. Sponsored by Hicksville Community Memorial Hospital

PETTING ZOO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All day DEFIANCE SOIL & WATER DEMO next to Multipurpose Bldg. . Noon -5pm CRAFTS Multipurpose Bldg Sponsored by 4H Advisory Council . . 1:00 - 2:15 pm COSI KIOSK FOR EXPERIMENTS Senior Tent . . . . . . . . . 1:00 - 4:00 pm SEW FUNTASTIC ACTIVITY Multipurpose Bldg. . . . . . . . . . 3:00 - 4:30 p.m A child tries out archery during last year’s kids’ day at the Defiance County Fair. Kids’ day this year will be Aug. 24

Kids day at the Defiance County Fair is once again packed with activities. There will be a petting zoo and laser tag available all day on kids’ day, Aug. 24. There also will be demonstrations by the Defiance County Soil and Water Conservation District from noon-5 p.m in the Multipurpose Building. At 10 a.m.-noon there will be cool science activities in the multipurpose building. Under the grandstand, children can register for bike and prize giveaways from 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m. The drawing will be held at 5 p.m. at the grandstand. Individuals must be present to win. From 10 a.m.2 p.m. under the grandstand, there will be face painting as well. There will be ride specials all day from noon until closing on kids’ day as well. In the senior tent from 1-4 p.m.,

Kids’ pedal tractor pull to be Aug. 20 The Tinora Young Farmers will once again be hosting a kids’ pedal tractor pull at the Defiance County Fair. The pull will be at 2 p.m. Aug. 20 in the livestock show arena. Registration will be from 1-2 p.m at the multipurpose building with a $1 entry fee. Children must be accompanied by an adult or • PULL, Page 11

COSI (Center of Science and Industry) will have a kiosk with experiments. There also will be kids’ crafts from 1-2:15 p.m. in the Multipurpose building, followed by a sew funtastic activity from 3-4:30 p.m. Defiance County DARE will have a scavenger hunt starting at 6 p.m. at the sheriff’s office. Archery tag will immediately follow the hunt at the office. In the evening, children can cool down with free sno cones at the sheriff’s office at 7 p.m.

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Truck pull to feature a new class The Defiance County Fair’s stock truck pull at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 will feature a new class and some big purses. Audience members will enjoy nine classes this year. Admission to the grandstand is free for the event. Infield admission is $10. Individuals will have to prepay for infield parking. Pullers will pay $25 per hook or $50 for open class hook fee, which also admits one driver. Weigh-ins begin at 5 p.m. Classes will include: 5,500 pounds 2WD one ton or less; 6,500 pounds pure street gas; 6,800 pounds hot street gas; 6,500 pounds altered 4WD gas; 7,800 pounds 2.5 diesel truck; tractors hot farm, 8,000 pounds work stock diesel truck; 6,000 pound state line 4x4; and 8,500 pound open class trucks and tractors. There will be an additional This year’s stock truck pull at the fair will feature nine classes. The $1,000 in prize money, thanks to pull will start at 7 p.m. Aug. 24. Hicksville Auto Recyclers, for the 8,000 work stock diesel. For additional rules on pulling and information on purse money visit the fair’s webpage. Those interested in participating in the Defiance County Fair truck pull also may contact: Jeff Holtsberry at 419899-4463, Kate Chittenden at 419-551-9402 or Jeremy Limber at 419-439-1622.

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DEFIANCE COUNTY FAIR STOCK TRUCK PULL

Thursday, August 24, 2017 @ 7 PM Jeff Holtsberry 419-899-4463, Jeremy Limber 419-4391622, Kate Chittenden 419-551-9402 Weigh-In begins at 5 PM. Pullers pay $25.00 per hook. Pullers pay $25 per hook except open class $50. Drivers get in free with truck in pull. CLASSES 5500 lbs. 2WD 1-Ton or less 6000 lbs. State line 4x4 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 8500 lbs. Open Class Truck and Tractors TRUCK PULL PAYOUTS Paying a minimum of 4 places per class. 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. RULES 1. One hook per driver per truck per class (unless exhibition). First puller of the class must hook before the second driver of the same truck. 2. Any truck not in stock class must have kill switch or air shut off. 3. Must be licensed driver. No exceptions. 4. The Senior Fair Board reserves the right not to hook any puller or vehicle they deem unsafe. 5. All classes following Maumee Valey Pullers except 6000# State Line which will follow Michindoh Pullers. For information on purse money and complete set of rules go to: www.defancefair.com

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guardian when registering for the pull. There will be no adult pull during this year’s fair. There will be four classes for the pull: 25-43 pounds; 44-59 pounds; 60-74 pounds; and 75-100 pounds. Prizes will be given to each winner, and the judge’s decision will be final for all pulls. All contestants must wear shoes to participate. Both hands must be on the steering wheel and both feet on the pedals. Standing is not allowed. All contestants will be given three chances to get their sled moving from the starting line. For more information on the pedal tractor pull, contact the Tinora agricultural department at 419-497-2621.

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Demo derby to roar Aug. 26 at grandstands The 2017 Defiance County Fair will be ready to rock with the demolition derby featuring a $15,300 total purse. The demolition derby will be held on the last day of the fair, Aug. 26. 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 and $15 for pit passes. Entry fees for participating vehicles are $40, which includes a pit pass. All drivers must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license. There are six divisions for the derby at this year’s fair. Divisions include: full size, mini-vans, sub-compact, small pickups, full pickups/SUVs/ vans and one stock ‘86 or newer. Cash prizes will be awarded to first through 15th place in the full-size division and first through fifth in the other divisions. The event is sponsored in part by Integrity Defiance Auto Body. For more information, contact Lavon Wiles at 419658-2520 or 419-487-0213. Individuals also may visit www.defiancefair.com. Sponsored in part by Integrity Defiance Auto Body.

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DEMOLITION DERBY

Saturday, August 26, 2017 @ 6:00 PM SUPERINTENDENT: Lavon Wiles 419-658-2520 Grandstand Admission: $10.00 Pit Pass: $15 $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 pl. $100 ea.

Sub Compact $800 $400 $250 $150 $50

$40 entry fee (no refunds) includes one pit pass (not good for grandstand). GENERAL RULES: For rules interpretation call Ric Henricks @ 419-636-1694- The decision of the judges and Derby officials will be final. Compliance with these Rules and Regulations are intended as a guide for the Derby and are in NO WAY A GUARANTEE AGAINST INJURY OR DEATH before, during and after the event. Drivers and crews are responsible for their own life and health insurance. 1. Derby drivers and crew are independent contractors, not employees of the Association or promoter and must have signed the release sheet to be allowed in the pit area or on the track. 2. 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 will not be tolerated and can cause forfeiture of winnings or grounds for disqualification or barring from future derbies. 3. Drivers must be 18 years of age and have a valid drivers license. Drivers must drive the car they sign in on. 4. No car will be allowed in the competition area prior to the heat in which it is to participate in. When heat starts you must stay in your car. Do not leave your car unless you are told to do so by an official or the last car has stopped. 5. Registration opens at 11:30 a.m. No car in infield before 11:30 a.m. without permission. Pre-entries must be checked in by 4:00 p.m. Inspection is 12:00 Noon to 5:25 p.m. Drivers meeting 5:30 p.m. You will shut car off and get out when being inspected. Each car allowed one time through inspection and once for recheck. No third time. Any changes made after passing inspection car will be disqualified. You have 30 minutes to get through inspection after enter pit, unless exceed 5:15 p.m. Then you must pass at that time and there will be no recheck. Cars will be cut off at 5:15 p.m. to enter pit. Drivers maneuver forward or backward. Twenty minute time limit on heats. If exceeds will draw. Thirty second time limitation on hit. If stopped for sandbagging and driver waved, hit time is reduced to 15 seconds. Deliberate hitting of drivers door or any door open or unsafe, car will be disqualified. Officials reserve the right to inspect any and all cars entered at any time. 6. If an emergency arises during any event, all cars will be stopped. If any car or cars must be moved, the heat will “restart “ from present position. 7. All drivers are required to fill out an entry blank. Derby officials may accept or reject any and all entries. Substitutions will be taken in order of arrival after limit. Entries not accepted will be notified. Heats and features will be determined by entries. All drivers must supply their own cars and may enter as many heats as they wish. However, if driver makes feature, that car will run feature and any other cars will be withdrawn from any further heats. Feature cars will be in holding area, no work to be done until last heat cars enter holding area.

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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 facto 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-Compact : 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. My have 4 in washers on bed and 4 bolt threw cab. 4 wheel drives must remove front drive shafts. No truck must exceed 24” at top of bumper eve thing else must be stock. 5. Full size pickups, SUV, Vans - May have 4 in washers on bed and 4 bolt through cab. 4 wheel drives must remove front drive shafts. 6. Safety belts and approved safety helmets and, eye protection, long sleeved shirt and pants are required and are mandatory. Fire suit or coveralls, neck brace and fire extinguishers encouraged. 7. Original gas tank is to be removed - mandatory . Recommended type of tank to be used - boat tank, motorcycle tank, homemade tank, plastic tanks in steel. No tank to hold more than 5-6 gallons. To be placed in back seat area. Mandatory to 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 moved to any reasonable position in the car; limited 2. But they 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 qua er is cut, enter & outer may be bolted together 4 bolts 3/8 max, or rolled, but not both. It is recommended the drivers 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 with 6x6 angle iron plate on right and 1924 inch off floor on left side and 6x6 plate steel cross pipe no less than 1 5/8 inches od. No bigger than 3 inches od. and no splicing - may x. 9. No chaining up or down any suspension, welding to any spring or

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REMOVAL OF CARS All cars participating in the Derby must be removed from the fairgrounds within 4 hours after the show is over. Car owner or driver that can’t supply proof of removal will be required a deposit and title that will be returned after car is removed. Any cars left, or any other parts Fairboard or official will have them removed, and driver will be responsible for removal fees.

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Defiance County Fair spring support, no shock springs, or air shocks or altered shackles. Seven leafs maximum on imperials. Nine leafs maximum on 7176 GM Wagons. Car must be level (facto stock). No more than 4 leaf clamps per side and all 2” wide leafs must be facto stock. 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 window door frames. Only wire or chain can be positioned in four area with washers maximum 2” od welded to hood area and on trunk providing it is a ached to adjacent sheet metal only. Wiring seats to door and roof is permitted. Wire through side door window opening is permitted, and straps or wire through windshield opening, chains or bars on drivers sided, but 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 drivers seat. must be removed and is mandatory. Protruding fenders and taillight 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. Nobody mount modification, car must remain original and have rubber busing and stock bolt size. Cowl and Firewall must be facto stock may have 6x6 hole in cowl for distributor and 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 maybe set back 1 1/2 inches from stock, no more. No distributor guards. 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. 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 may have welded center support and no wheel weights. No grooving or tractor style recaps. No studs in the tires. 17. Any factory bumper maybe used as long as it is bolted. 18. All cars must be stock except where rules apply. 1986 Cars and Newer FWD Bone Stock Rules: NEW CLASS 1. Only welding Allowed is on drivers door, spider gears, differential gear. Absolutely No welding permitted anywhere else. 2. Stock motor, transmission, bumper, ignition and gearshift required. 3. No cross bars allowed. Wire or straps only. 4. Windows must be removed. A bar or wire is mandatory in the windshield opening. Minimum of one in front of driver is required. Max is 5 5. Stock gas tank must be removed. Boat gas tank and battery must be inside of car and fully secured. Fuel hose must be approved for fuel injection. 6. Hole must be cut in hood. Nothing may protrude from the hood. 7. Hood and trunk must be wired. (after inspection) 8. All interior must be removed EXCEPT driver seat and dashboard. 9. Antifreeze and Freon must be removed before arrival. 10. All glass including windshield, headlights, taillights, mirrors, door handles, chrome ornaments, any protruding sharp parts, upholstery, except drivers seat must be removed and is mandatory. Dash board must remain. Entry form available on Page 47.

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Sunday, August 20, 2017 @ 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, Male Youth, Adult Female, Adult Male 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 re-stacked in the same manner.

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Get ready to fling some bales It’s time to see how fast teams can go as the Ayersville FFA’s straw-loading contest will take off at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, in the infield. During the competition, a team of three contestants load 40 bales of straw into a truck before driving through an obstacle course. At the end of the course, teams then have to jump out of the truck to unload the bales and stack them. Each team must consist of three individuals from the same FFA chapter, 4-H club or members of the junior fairboard. The driver of the truck also must 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 15 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 con-

A team loads straw bales into the bed of their truck during the 2016 straw-loading contest at the Defiance County Fair. This year’s contest will be held at 1 p.m. Aug. 20.

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Fair week kicks off with the Run for the Barns 5K The third annual Run for the Barns 5K Run and 2-Mile Health Walk will help kick off the Defiance County Fair this year. The 5K run and walk will be held at 8 a.m. Aug. 19 at the fairgrounds. The course will start at the grandstand and then go out onto the streets of Hicksville. This will be a timed 5K race. Entry fees, which include a T-shirt are: $25 for the 5K, $20 for the health walk and $10 for extra T-shirts. Proceeds from the race/ run will go toward general barn upkeep and renovations at the fairgrounds. Racers take part in the Run Awards will be given to the top for the Barns 5K during in 2016. This year’s run will be Aug. 19 at • RACE, Page 17 8 a.m.

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Get ready for a Party on the Track Get ready for the Party at the Track. There will be a night of rock on Aug. 20 at the Defiance County Fair’s grandstand. Tribute bands Southern Rock Superstars and Night Prowler will The AC/DC tribute band Night Prowler will perform during the Party at the Track at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at rock the fairgrounds during the show. the Defiance County Fair. Admission is free. NWO Beverage is sponoring these concerts. Southern Rock Superstars performs most of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s greatest hits, as well as southern rock favorites from other groups such as the Allman Brothers, ZZ Top and 38 special. The band will take the stage at 4 p.m. “Our goal at every performance is to not just perform our music, but provide an amazing entertaining show that audiences will remember and love,” the band said in a statement. Band members include Dennis Davis and Bob Buchan, both on lead guitar, Steve Kovacs on bass guitar, lead singSouthern Rock Superstars will rock the Party at the Track on Aug. 20 at the Defiance County Fair. The er Vic Harris and drummer Church Schilling. group will take the stage at 4 p.m. Night Prowler is the Midwest’s premier tribute band to AC/DC. It will rock the grandstand at 7 p.m. The band delivers “a high voltage, high energy show featuring four decades of hits and fan favorite tracks. Complete with cannons, a bell and Angus and his schoolboy suit, Night Prowler is the most authentic tribute band for your venue or event in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia or anywhere.” According to the band’s website, “Night Prowler’s lead singer, Ryan Cornell, is a dead ringer for Bon Scott’s With hundreds of years of experience in agricultural lending and many lenders with razor-tinged vocals and has been known extensive backgrounds in farming themselves, we understand the unique needs of farmers to don Bon’s signature clothing and tatand their families. toos for the band’s shows. Night Prowler also covers Brian Johnson-era AC/DC Contact Klint for: Ag Lines of Credit | Equipment Loans | hits such as ‘Back in Black,’ ‘You Shook Farm Real Estate Loans Me All Night Long’ and ‘Thunderstruck’ with style and enthusiasm.” Klint Manz Besides Cornell, other members of the Ag/Commercial Lending band include: Jay Albert on lead guitar, Mike Lemke on rhythm guitar, Randy 419-782-5085 Stillman on bass guitar and drummer kmanz@first-fed.com Steven Whitmer. So come out to the Defiance County Fair on Aug. 20 and rock out to these great bands. First-Fed.com Sponsored by NWO Beverage

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Midway to feature juggler, one man band Besides the various livestock shows, grandstand entertainment and special events, there will be live entertainment throughout the week on the midway. Among the midway entertainment will be Brian Koenig. Koenig is an award-winning performer who can do basketball spinning, knife juggling, stiltwalking, torch tossing and juggling. Koenig is from Cincinnati and works with the Cincinnati Circus. He has performed on stages across North America and has been featured on major television networks including the CW, TLC, as well as Netflix. He has been honored with a gold medal from the International Juggler’s Association for his work. Also performing on the midway will be Marc Dobson’s One Man Band (and son). Dobson performs on instruments he created using “a motorized and self-powered wagon loaded with 3,000 watts of modern sound equipment.” The One Man Band aims to play songs from the 60s through today with a mix of rock, country and pop. Dobson also adds some improv comedic antics to his show so no two shows are alike.

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male and female participants in each age category in the 5K race. Age categories include: 0-18; 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and age 60 and older. For more information about the Run for the Barns, contact Beth Woodbury at 419-576-2598. Individuals may register by sending in the form below to Woodbury at 04103 Trinity Road, Defiance 43512. Payments must be received with the completed registration.

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Veterans, senior day to be held Wednesday Senior and veterans day at the Defiance County Fair will be held Aug. 23. All senior day activities will be free to seniors age 60 and older. Events begin at 9 a.m. with registration and coffee and donuts. There will be several performances throughout the day including the Hicksville Seniors with Ray Stevens from 10-11 a.m., Marc Dobson’s One Man Band from 11 a.m.-noon and the All Night Posse Band from 2-3:30 p.m. Lunch, which is free to seniors, will be served starting at noon. Bingo will be held at noon. At 4 p.m. veterans and their families, as well as seniors are invited to the bean soup supper. In addition, there will be an informational trailer from the Veterans Center of Toledo to answer mental health questions. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio also will have a tent set up to answer questions and will have public utilities advocate present. Throughout the day there will be coupons and giveaways so individuals are encouraged to come out and enjoy the fair. Sponsors for senior and veterans day events at the Defiance County Fair include: Sines Excavating, Postema Insurance & Investments, Mercy Defiance Clinic, Homier Monumental, ProMedica Defiance Regional Marc Dobson’s One Man Band will perform as part of senior and Hospital and Mark Moats Ford. veterans day at the Defiance County Fair. Seniors and veterans also are encouraged stay at the fair to check out other events and maybe cheer on family members Wednesday. Other activities Wednesday include the Xtreme Cheer Competition, the animal calling contest and Mutton Bustin’ at the livestock show arena and various shows.

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Handmade quilts, hats and scarves, oh my Individuals have a chance to show off their handiwork to the county while helping out great organizations. The Defiance County Agricultural Society has selected two different organizations to send handmade items to after this year’s fair. Quilts are being sought for the House of Ruth, a domestic violence shelter that provides safe housing for women and children who are the victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; and Operation Gratitude, which sends care packages to veterans, first responders, new recruits, wounded heroes and their caregivers, as well as deployed service members and their families at home. Handmade items for donation will be displayed in the ag building during the fair on Aug. 19-26. Items need to be delivered to the fair office in Hicksville or participants must make arrangements to have items picked up prior to 4 p.m. Aug. 17. For more information about the quilts, hats or scarves, contact Laura Sanders at 419-551-3078, Kate Chittenden at 419-551-9402 or Tracey Backhaus at 419-438-1149. Quilts sizes being sought are queen, full, single twin and bunk beds for the House of Ruth. For Operation Gratitute, hats and scarves should be a maximum of four inches across and 36 inches long to fit in care packages. Organizers ask for no fringe on items. The organization asks for scarves and hats to be made from wool, acrylics or non-flammable fleece. Individuals are asked to list the fiber content on the item. Colors for the hats and scarves should be subtle such as blues, browns, olive, grays, maroon and black. Avoid pastels and neons. For several years, members of the public have made quilts to be displayed at the fair and then donated to various organizations. In 2016, quilts were sent to the Fort Wayne-Northwest Indiana Chapter of Project Linus. The organization benefits children who are seriously ill, traumatized or in otherwise in need. Other organizations that have benefited from homemade items include Tiana’s Wish/Conquer Childhood Cancer Now, Quilts for

Various handmade quilts are seen displayed in the ag hall during the 2017 Defiance County Fair. This year, handmade hats and scarves as well as quilts are being sought to benefit various organizations in the region. All items will be displayed at the rair prior to the donations.

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Defiance County Agriculture Society Fair Board Members PRESIDENT

VICE PRESIDENT

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Jerry Sanders 419-576-2556

Lavon Wiles 419-658-2520

Brian Chittenden 419-212-3674

Kate Chittenden 419-551-9402

Gary Backhaus 419-438-2589

Tracey Backhaus 419-438-1149

Yvonne Blosser 419-542-6520

Mary Bishop 419-784-6244

Debra Cocke 419-789-1063

Renae Cottrell 419-542-7853

David Ferguson 419-658-5010

David Hartman 419-438-2587

Jeff Holtsberry 419-770-0520

Jeremy Limber 419-439-1622

Don Retcher 419-782-9220

Larry Retcher 419-395-1592

Jeff Rohlf 419-782-7828

Carol Sines 419-658-2030

Mitch Troyer 419-766-1031

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2017 Fair Board Committees Advertising & Publicity ����©© Jeremy Limber, ©© Deb Cocke, Kate Chittenden, Carol Sines Ag & Horticulture & Arts ��© Tracey Backhaus, Kate Chittenden, David Hartman, Desirae Mack, Mitch Troyer Alcohol ������������������������������© Brian Chittenden Antique Tractor Display ����©© Brian Chittenden, ©© Mitch Troyer Bands ��������������������������������© Renae Cottrell, Jeff Holtsberry, David Hartman Budget &Finance ��������������©Brian Chittenden, Dave Ferguson. Kate Chittenden, Renae Cottrell, Gary Backhaus Campgrounds ������������������©© Larry Retcher, ©© Deb Cocke, Gary Backhaus, Jerry Sanders, Jeremy Limber Cheerleading ��������������������© Tracey Backhaus, Mitch Troyer Concessions & Rides ��������©© Carol Sines, ©© Lavon Wiles, Renae Cottrell, Jerry Sanders Demo Derby ����������������������© Lavon Wiles, & EVERYONE Entertainment-Grandstand & Midway ©© Deb Cocke, ©© Jeremy Limber, Tracey Backhaus, David Hartman, Jerry Sanders, Carol Sines, Lavon Wiles Event Tickets ��������������������© Gary Backhaus, Renae Cottrell, Kate Chittenden Executive Committee ��������©Lavon Wiles, Mary Bishop, Yvonne Blosser, Renae Cottrell, Desirae Mack, Mitch Troyer. Jerry Sanders, Brian Chittenden, Kate Chittenden Fair Tab ����������������������������©© Larry Retcher, ©© Deb Cocke, Laura Sanders Gate Tickets ����������������������©© Larry Retcher, ©© Deb Cocke, Gary Backhaus, Tracey Backhaus Grandstand ����������������������©© David Hartman,Dave Ferguson Grounds, Bldgs. & Equipment © Lavon Wiles, & EVERYONE Horseshoe Pitching ����������©© Brian Chittenden, ©© Jerry Sanders Junior Fair ������������������������©© Yvonne Blosser, ©© Jerry Sanders, Kate Chittenden, Desirae Mack, Mitch Troyer Kids Day ����������������������������©© Carol Sines,©© Renae Cottrell Merchants ������������������������©© Carol Sines, ©© Mitch Troyer, Renae Cottrell, Desirae Mack Outside Ag Display ������������© Lavon Wiles, Desirae Mack, Mitch Troyer Radios ������������������������������© Brian Chittenden, Mitch Troyer Rentals ������������������������������© Lavon Wiles, Gary Backhaus, Kate Chittenden Sanitation ������������������������© Lavon Wiles, Jerry Sanders Security ����������������������������© Jerry Sanders, Desirae Mack Sr Citizen & Vet Day ����������© Carol Sines, Renae Cottrell Shuttles & Golf Carts ��������© Mary Bishop, Gary Backhaus Special Events ������������������© Lavon Wiles, Kate Chittenden, Carol Sines Speed ��������������������������������© Lavon Wiles, Gary Backhaus, Don Retcher, Dave Ferguson Truck Drags, Pulls & Garden Tractor Pulls ©© Kate Chittenden,©© Jeff Holtsberry, Deb Cocke, David Hartman, Jeremy Limber Winter Storage ������������������© Lavon Wiles, Planning Committee ��������Jerry Sanders, Lavon Wiles, Kate Chittenden, Brian Chittenden Photos ������������������������������Tracey Backhaus, Kate Chittenden, Don Retcher Livestock/ Sale ����������������©© Jerry Sanders,©© Yvonne Blosser,©© Brian Chittenden, Mary Bishop, Kate Chittenden, Jeff Holtsberry, Desirae Mack, Don Retcher, Jeff Rohlf, Mitch Troyer, Lavon Wiles Barn Superintendents 1 Beef ������������������������������© Jerry Sanders, Mitch Troyer 2 Dairy ������������������������������© Jerry Sanders, Mitch Troyer 3 Goat ������������������������������©Yvonne Blosser, Mary Bishop 4 Horse ����������������������������© Brian Chittenden, Desirae Mack, Mitch Troyer 5 Poultry ��������������������������©Don Retcher, Desirae Mack 6 Rabbit ����������������������������© Mitch Troyer, Desirae Mack 7 Sheep ����������������������������© Lavon Wiles, Jerry Sanders 8 Swine ����������������������������©© Jeff Rohlf,©© Jeff Holtsberry, Mitch Troyer

MEMBERSHIP DUES

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 2017. To purchase a membership contact the Defiance County OSU Extension Office, 06879 Evansport Road, Suite B, Defiance, OH, 43512 419-782-4771

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2017 DEPARTMENTS AND EXHIBITS All rules and regulations that apply to the Senior Division also apply to the Junior Division unless noted differently. Entries for Departments 100-950 must be received by 9 PM on Friday, August 11, 2017. Entries can be mailed to Defiance County Fair, PO Box 184, Hicksville, OH 43526, fax: 419-542-7575, email: info@defiancefair.com or brought to the Fair Secretary’s Office at the fairgrounds. See Page 2 for the hours the Office will be open. The last day to change entries is Wednesday, August 16, 2017. All adult entrants must purchase a season ticket. Failure to purchase a season ticket will result in not being able to enter. An entry fee of 50¢ per item will be charge for Senior Division Baked Goods and Agriculture Exhibits. 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. Junior Division (2-16 years of age) will not be charged an entry fee. 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. Your exhibits may be brought to the Agricultural Building form 6-8 PM on Thursday, August 17, 2017 OR 9-11 AM on Friday, August 18, 2017.. Judging will start at 12 noon on Friday, August 18, 2017. 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 25, 2017 from 7-10 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. The Agricultural Society will take every precaution to insure that your exhibits are secure, but will not be held responsible for missing stolen, lost, or broken items. 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.

*** AUCTION ***

Pies, cakes, and cookies entered in the Junior & Senior Divisions will be sold at auction on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 3 p.m. in front of the Agricultural Hall. Proceeds will be used to support the program.

Wine tasting will follow the Baked Goods Auction. RECIPES ARE REQUIRED (including frosting) WHEN ITEMS ARE BROUGHT TO THE AG BUILDING FOR JUDGING. - MAKE SURE THAT YOUR ENTRY TAGS ARE FIRMLY ATTACHED WHEN ENTRIES ARE BROUGHT FOR JUDGING - Punch a hole and tie entry tag to cardboard, plate, or tin. - All cakes must be on cake board, or cardboard covered with foil, which should not exceed more than 1” beyond the size of the cake. - Cookies must be on a firm, small paper plate in plastic bag. - Cookies please place 4 on a plate. - Cookies: Nuts are optional. Please mark “Nuts” or “No Nuts” on covering. - Pies should be in 9” foil pans. - The baked good auction is voluntary. A sign-up sheet will be available as entries are brought in for judging. 1st and 2nd place winners will be strongly encouraged to enter as names will be announced during the auction. Those entering cookies are asked to bring extra dozen packaged to be auctioned. The pies and cakes will be auctioned, with one piece removed for judging and display. Agriculture exhibits. - Mark variety on entry card. - Must have been home / family grown. - Dehydrated items place in zip lock sandwich bag and mark variety on entry card. Best of Class Awards in each class for Senior and Junior Division. Premiums offered for Agriculture Hall Exhibits; 1st $3.00, 2nd $2.00, 3rd $1.00. Premiums offered for club booths in Agriculture Hall; 1st $25.00, 2nd $20.00, 3rd $15.00.

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DEPARTMENT 100 BAKED GOODS

SENIOR DIVISION (Over age of 16) SUPERINTENDENT Tracey Backhaus 419-438-1149 Refer to General Rules for class specific instructions 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 Whoopee 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 PIES 100 C-1 Pumpkin 100 C-2 Peach 100 C-3 Cherry 100 C-4 Apple 100 C-5 Blueberry 100 C-6 Pecan 100 C-7 Any Sugar-free Fruit Pie 100 C-8 Any other Variety Two-Crust Pie 100 C-9 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 Molasses 100 D-9 Monster 100 D-10 Ice Box 100 D-11 Decorated 100 D-12 Pumpkin 100 D-13 No Bake 100 D-14 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 Muffi ns 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. ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS THAT APPLY TO THE SENIOR DIVISION ALSO APPLY TO THE JUNIOR DIVISION. NO ENTRY FEE CHARGED FOR JUNIOR DIVISION. Refer to General Rules for class specific instructions CLASS A DECORATED CAKE 150 A-1 Any Variety Decorated Cake CLASS B DECORATED CUPCAKES 150 B-1 Any Variety Decorated Cupcakes 150 B-2 Decorated Cupcake Cake 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

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The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 13, 2017 150 E-3 150 E-4

Peanut Butter Fudge 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 Refer to 2017 Departments and Exhibits General Rules 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) 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 Sunfl ower Head, by diameter 200 B-11 Tallest Sunfl owers (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 variety - 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 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.)

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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 E-15 Homemade Soup - any variety - 1 qt or 1 pt 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 200 F-5 Miscellaneous 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 250 OTHER EXHIBITS

SUPERINTENDENT Kate Chittenden 419-551-9402 Refer to 2017 Departments and Exhibits General Rules CLASS A - HOMEMADE SOAPS Must list ingredients 250 A-1 Animal based (milk, etc.) 250 A-2 Vegetable/Fruit based

DEPARTMENT 300 HORTICULTURE (FLORAL)

SUPERINTENDENT Tracey Backhaus 419-438-1149 Refer to 2017 Departments and Exhibits General Rules THERE ARE TWO SHOWS: FIRST SHOW - Saturday, August 19, 2017 SECOND SHOW - Wednesday, August 23, 2017 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. 2017 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 10:30 AM on August 19, 2017. Entries for the second show are to be brought to the Agriculture Hall between 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM on August 23, 2017. 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 19, 2017. Judging for the second show will begin at 12:00 noon on August 23, 2017. 8. Entries from the first show are to be removed after 9:00 PM on August 22, 2017 (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 25, 2017 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

Defiance County Elected Officials encourage you to attend the

2017 defiance county fair Jill Little

John T. Rohrs III

County Auditor

Judge, Municipal Court

Amy M. Galbraith

Jeffrey A. Strausbaugh

County Clerk of Courts

Ryan Mack County Commissioner

Mick Pocratsky County Commissioner

Gary L. Plotts County Commissioner

William Reeves, MD County Coroner

Warren J. Schlatter County Engineer

Joseph N. Schmenk Judge, Common Pleas Court

Judge, Probate & Juvenile Courts

Morris J. Murray

County Prosecuting Attorney

Cecilia A. Parsons County Recorder

Douglas Engel County Sheriff

Vickie S. Myers County Treasurer

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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. • All variety names must be listed on entry tags. THERE WILL BE TWO SHOWS: AUGUST 19 & AUGUST 23. 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. CLASS A – HOUSE PLANTS 1st $3.00 2nd $2.00 3rd $1.00 (10 inch container unless otherwise indicated) 1st Show 2nd Show 8/19/17 8/23/17 300 A-1 African Violet - single, single crown 300 A-2 African Violet - double, single crown 300 A-3 Begonia - any one variety 300 A-4 375 A-4 Geranium - any one variety (16” pot limit for 2nd Show) 300 A-5 375 A-5 Coleus - any one variety (16” pot limit for 2nd Show) 300 A-6 Cactus 300 A-7 Fern 300 A-8 Fuchsia 300 A-9 Hanging Basket - one variety 300 A-10 Hanging Basket - mixed 300 A-11 Jade 300 A-12 375 A-12 Succulent (16” pot limit for 2nd Show) 300 A-13 Orchids - any variety 300 A-14 Philodendron, one pot (may have more than one plant) 300 A-15 375 A-15 Sweet potato vine (may have more than one variety) (16” pot limit for 2nd Show) 300 A-16 Any Ivy vine 300 A-17 375 A-17 Flowering plant - any plant not listed (not a hanging basket) (16” pot limit for 2nd Show) 300 A-18 375 A-18 Foliage plant - any plant not listed (not a hanging basket) (16” pot limit for 2nd Show) 300 A-19 375 A-19 Patio container up to 16”, exhibitor’s choice 300 A-20 375 A-20 Patio container, over 16” and up to 24”, exhibitor’s choice 300 A-21 375 A-21 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 8/19/17 8/23/17 300 B-2 375 B-2 Hybrid Tea - All colors 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. 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.

The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 13, 2017 1st Show 8/19/17 300 B-4 300 B-5 300 B-6 300 B-7 300 B-8 300 B-9 300 B-10 300 B-11 300 B-12

2nd Show 8/23/17 375 B-4 375 B-5 375 B-6 375 B-7 375 B-8 375 B-9 375 B-10 375 B-11 375 B-12

CLASS C – ANNUALS 1st Show 2nd Show 8/19/17 8/23/17 300 C-1 375 C-1 300 C-2 375 C-2 300 C-3 375 C-3 300 C-4 375 C-4 300 C-5 375 C-5 300 C-6 375 C-6 300 C-7 375 C-7 300 C-8 375 C-8 300 C-9 375 C-9 300 C-10 375 C-10 300 C-11 375 C-11 300 C-13 375 C-13 300 C-14 375 C-14 300 C-15 375 C-15 300 C-16 375 C-16 300 C-17 375 C-17 300 C-18 375 C-18 300 C-19 375 C-19 300 C-20 375 C-20 300 C-21 375 C-21 300 C-22 375 C-22 300 C-23 375 C-23 300 C-24 375 C-24 300 C-25 375 C-25 300 C-26 375 C-26 300 C-27 375 C-27 300 C-28 375 C-28

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 ground cover rose - any color - 1 spray Climber - any variety - 1 spray Any rose not falling in above classes - 1 bloom or 1 spray

Aster - all colors - 3 blooms Celosia - crested - 1 bloom - disbudded Celosia - plumed - all colors - 1 stem Cleome - any color - 1 spike Cosmos - large variety - 3 blooms (over 2 1/2 “) - one color Cosmos - small variety - 5 blooms - any color combo Gloriosa Daisy - 1 bloom Marigold - single type with single row of petals - 1 spray Marigold - dwarf - 1 spray (under 2”) Marigold - large - 1 bloom (over 2”) Nicotiana (flowering tobacco) - 1 spray Ornamental grass - 1 variety - 3 stems - with/without seed head - up to 15” Ornamental grass - 1 variety - 3 stems - with/without seed head - 15”-36” Salvia - one color - 3 spike Snapdragon - any color - 1 spike Strawflower - any color Sunflower - small variety - 1 bloom (under 6”) Sunflower - any variety - 1 bloom (over 6” up to 10”) Zinnia - bi color - 1 bloom Zinnia - green - 1 bloom Zinnia - one color pompom - 3 blooms Zinnia Dahlia type - any color - 1 bloom Zinnia - cactus type - 1 bloom Zinnia - any other - 1 bloom Any Annual not listed - round - disbudded - 1 bloom Any Annual not listed- 24” up - 1 spike Any annual not listed - 24” - spray form

CLASS D – PERENNIALS 1st Show 2nd Show 8/19/17 8/23/17 300 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 300 D-10 375 D-10 Gaillardia - 3 blooms

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The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 13, 2017 300 D-11 300 D-12 300 D-13 300 D-14 300 D-15 300 D-16 300 D-17 300 D-18 300 D-19 300 D-20 300 D-21 300 D-22

375 D-11 375 D-12 375 D-13 375 D-14 375 D-15 375 D-16 375 D-17 375 D-18 375 D-19 375 D-20 375 D-21 375 D-22

Hemerocallis (day lily) - 1 scape Hosta (miniature) - 3 leaves - 1 inch or less across Hosta - 1 leaf - 1-3” across Hosta - 1 leaf - 3-6” across Hosta - 1 leaf - 6-9” across Hosta - 1 leaf - 9-12” across Rudbeckia (Black-eyed Susan) - 1 bloom Salvia - 1 spike Yarrow (achillea) - 3 blooms Any perennial not listed - 1 bloom Any perennial not listed - 1 spike 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 8/19/17 8/23/17 300 E-7 375 E-7 Dahlias - all colors over 6’ 300 E-8 375 E-8 Dahlias - All colors 4-6” 300 E-9 375 E-9 Dahlias - All colors 2-4” 300 E-10 375 E-10 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 400 - HORTICULTURE (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. Refer to 2017 Departments and Exhibits General Rules THERE ARE TWO SHOWS: FIRST SHOW - Saturday, August 19, 2017 SECOND SHOW - Wednesday, August 23, 2017 CLASS A – HORTICULTURE EXHIBITS Premiums: 1st $3.00 2nd $2.00 3rd $1.00 1st Show 2nd Show 8/19/17 8/23/17 400 A-1 475 A-1 Vegetable display - one (1) each of five (5) different vegetables 400 A-2 475 A-2 Gladiolus - 1 spike 400 A-3 475 A-3 Marigold - large, 1 bloom 400 A-4 475 A-4 Marigold - small, 1 spray 400 A-5 475 A-5 Rose - Hybrid tea, 1 bloom 400 A-6 475 A-6 Rose - Any other, 1 bloom or spray 400 A-7 475 A-7 Zinnia - cactus flowered, 1 bloom 400 A-8 475 A-8 Zinnia - dahlia flowered, 1 bloom 400 A-9 475 A-9 Zinnia largest, 1 bloom, size limit: over 5” in diameter 400 A-10 475 A-10 Any other annual not listed, 1 bloom 400 A-11 475 A-11 Any other annual not listed, 1 spray 400 A-12 475 A-12 Any other annual not listed, 1 spike 400 A-13 475 A-13 Any perennial, 1 bloom 400 A-14 475 A-14 Patio container up to 16” limit, grower’s choice 400 A-15 475 A-15 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. Open registration ends August 11, 2017. Exhibits accepted Saturday, August 19 between 7:30 am and 11:00 am. Judging to be held on Saturday, August 19 at 1:00 PM. All exhibitors must have or purchase a Defiance County season pass at the time of registration. Entry fee will be 1.00 per entry. Exhibits will then remain in place until release day Friday, August 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm.

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Wine tasting open to public after completion of the Bake Sale, approximately 4 pm. - $0.25 / taste, 5 tastes for $1.00 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 25 from 7-10 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 BORDEAU 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 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


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White Sweet Grape White Sweet Non-Grape Dessert - Grape Dessert - Non-Grape Sparkling Red Sparkling White Ice Wine Novelty Wine

DEPARTMENT 600 HOME-BREWED BEERS & ALES

SUPERINTENDENT Dave Hartman 419-438-2587 Refer to 2017 Departments and Exhibits General Rules 1. Competition is open to all amateur brewers 21 years of age and older. 2. All entries must be homemade and intended for private, noncommercial 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

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The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 13, 2017 600 C-5 600 C-6 600 C-7

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 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 J - PORTERS AND STOUTS 600 J-1 Brown Porter 600 J-2 Robust Porter 600 J-3 Baltic Porter 600 J-4 Dry Stout 600 J-5 Sweet Stout 600 J-6 Oatmeal Stout 600 J-7 Foreign Extra Stout 600 J-8 Imperial Stout

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 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-fl avored and Wood Aged Beers, and Fruit Beers.

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

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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

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 placing 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 D - AMERICAN ALES 600 D-1 American Pale Ale 600 D-2 American Amber Ale 600 D-3 American Brown Ale 600 D-4 American IPA

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

DEPARTMENT 700 – PHOTOGRAPHY

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The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 13, 2017 August 17, 2017 from 6-8 PM or on Friday, August 18, 2017. from 9-11 AM when the photographs are dropped off. Exhibits will not be accepted after 11 AM on Friday, August 18, 2017.. The entry tag will be attached to the back of the photo in the lower right hand corner. Entries will be released on Friday, August 23, 2017 from 9-10 PM with receipt of the claim slip. 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 photographs 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 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 (fl owers, 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 (fl owers, 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-14 700 B-15 700 B-16 700 B-17 700 B-18 700 B-19 700 B-20

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Defiance County Fair 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.

Still Life Different Point of View Humor Special Effect Tell A Story (4 to 6 pictures - each photo minimum of 3”x5”, maximum 5”x7”) Panoramic (any size) Black & White (any subject)

DEPARTMENT 800 – ART

SUPERINTENDENT Tracey Backhaus 419-438-1149 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 2017,artwork created prior to graduation must be entered in the Youth Division. Art work created after graduation must be entered in the Adult Division. NO COMPUTER GENERATED ART WORK IS ALLOWED. 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 11, 2017 at 9 PM. Entries can be completed at the Fair Office or online, mail, fax or e-mail. DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS FRIDAY, August 11, 2017 at 9 PM. Each item to be exhibited must have an entry tag which will be available for pick up in the Agriculture Hall on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 6-8 PM or on Friday, August 18 from 9-11AM when you bring your exhibits. Exhibits will not be accepted after 11 AM on Friday, August 19. 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 16 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 25, 2017 from 7-10 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 800 A-1 Drawing - Black & White (graphite, charcoal, pen & ink, marker) 800 A-2 Drawing - Color (oil, chalk pastel, color pencil) 800 A-3 Painting - Oil or acrylic 800 A-4 Painting - Watercolor 800 A-5 Decorative or Tole Painting (including painting on any type of object, furniture) 800 A-6 Miscellaneous Art - Mixed media, airbrushing, printmaking, graphic design 800 A-7 Beans, Seeds and Legumes Art

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. 850 A-4 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 17, 2017 at 6-8 PM or on Friday, August 18 from 9-11 AM. Judging will be Friday, August 18 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 25, 2017 from 7-10 PM in the Ag Building

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

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

DEPARTMENT 950 – HANDWORK

SUPERINTENDENT Kate Chittenden 419-551-9402 Entries will be accepted until 9 PM on Friday, August 11, 2017. Items are required to be on fairground Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 6-8 PM or Friday, August 18, 2017. from 9-11 AM. Premiums and entries will be released on Friday, August 25 from 7-10 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. PREMIUMS OFFERED: $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 CLASS A - CROCHETED 950 A-1 Individual 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 950 A-5 Afghan 950 A-6 Novelty Item - purse, wallet, head band, ear muffs CLASS B - KNITTED 950 B-1 Individual item - class will be divided as needed. Select one from the following: scarf, hat, mittens, socks, boot cuffs 950 B-2 Set of items - select two or more matching items from the list above 950 B-3 Sweater 950 B-4 Vest 950 B-5 Afghan 950 B-6 Novelty Item - purse, wallet, head band, ear muffs

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LIVESTOCK SHOWS NW OHIO PREMIER LAMB SHOW

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Weigh In: 5:00 - 7:00 pm Show: 7:30 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 Show Order - Showmanship (Senior, Junior, Intermediate, Beginner) - Weight Classes (lightest to heaviest) - No breed classes Payouts - Grand Champion Lamb: 250 - Reserve Champion Lamb: 150 - Class Payouts: 1st $20, 2nd $15, 3rd $10 RULES - Out of state lambs must follow health requirements - Show off trailers, NO barn stalling available - Generators are encouraged - limited electrical access - Not responsible for accidents or stolen property.

DEPARTMENT D OPEN CLASS SWINE SHOW

Thursday, August 24, 2017, 9:00 AM in Livestock Show Arena SUPERINTENDENTS: Jeff Rohlf 419-782-7828; jlrohlf@ defnet.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 23, 2017 (no exceptions). Entries must be checked in by 9 PM Friday, August 18, 2017.. 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.

NO AIRBORNE DRONES

Drones and other remote controlled airplanes, helicopters, etc. are prohibited from flying over the fairgrounds during the Fair without fairboard authorization.

NORTHWEST SHOWDOWN OPEN CATTLE SHOW August 22, 2017 Check In - 2-5pm (stalling after 10:00am) Show Starts - 6:00pm $20.00 per head Any questions call: Brian Schroeder 419-789-1287 Chad Peter 419-487-0483

Weight limit: 650# Prospect Steers/Market Heifers Breed Classes for all steers and heifers Breed Heifers shown by Age (Prospect Jan 1, 2017 - Breeding Jan 1, 2016) All others shown by weight Minimum of 5 to form a breed class Registration papers required to show as a breed. Out of state cattle must have health papers and All Michigan cattle need to provide appropriate TB paperwork Not responsible for injuries or accidents Show Order: Showmanship Dairy feeders & steers Prospect heifers

Prospect steers Breeding heifers Market steers

Judge: TBD Prospect Steers & Heifers Grand Champion- $500 Reserve Champion- $250 *Market Heifers show with Prospect Steers

Showmanship $5 At sign-up Sign-Up Closes at 5:30pm Age Group Winners: Cash & Prizes

Breeding Heifers & Market Steers Grand Champion- $150 Reserve Champion- $75

Dairy Feeders Grand Champion- $350 Reserve Champion- $175 *Dairy Steers and All Classes Prorated

The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 13, 2017 2. The base date is August 24, 2017, 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 24, 2017. 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 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. 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 OPEN FUN GOAT SHOW HARNESS, COSTUME, PACK/OBSTACLE, etc. Thursday, August 24, 2017 @ 10:00 AM in Strausbaugh Arena

Show Chairperson: Yvonne Blosser, 09263 Wonderly Rd., Mark Center, Ohio 43536 fawn@bright.net • 419-542-6520 Show Secretary: Mary Bishop, 05920 Domersville Rd Defiance, Ohio 43512 mb43512@yahoo.com • 419-784-6244 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.

“BEST IN THE NORTHWEST” 4-H CLUB ADGA SENIOR AND JUNIOR DOES SHOW Saturday, August 26, 2017 @ 10:00 AM Defiance County Fairgrounds, Hicksville, OH Enter fairgrounds from Main Street gate #1 (south drive-in entrance)

Judge: Jake Bradford, IL Show Chairperson: Yvonne Blosser, 9263 Wonderly Rd., Mark Center, Ohio 43536 fawn@bright.net • 419-785-5157 Show Secretary: Mary Bishop, 5920 Domersville Rd Defiance, Ohio 43512 mb43512@yahoo.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, 2017 8. Intermediate Kid - born March 1-March 31, 2017 9. Senior Kid - born January 1-February 28, 2017 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. 3. Entry fee is 5.00 per age class. 4. The base date is Sunday, August 26, 2017, 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 26, 2017. 6. Animals MUST be properly tattooed. 7. Champion Challenge class - The prefi CH, GCH, or SGCH must be afixed to the animal’s name or must have noti cation 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 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 614- 728-6220. 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 614-8564735 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.


The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 13, 2017

Defiance County Fair

CAMPING AT THE COUNTY FAIR

MERCHANTS DISPLAY Display your products

ATTENTION CAMPERS READ CAREFULLY THERE ARE CHANGES

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 18, 2017. from 7 AM - 10 PM. Release time is after 6 PM on Saturday, August 26, 2017.

- Lot #1 is no longer the campground office this year, you will be required to pay for your lot at the ticket booth under the grandstand. This booth will be open on: Sunday August 20, 2017 Hours 10 AM-12 Noon Tuesday August 22, 2017 Hours 3PM-6PM Wednesday August 23, 2017 Hours 9AM-3PM - There will also be a drop box in the secretary’s office. No checks will be accepted without registration paper completely filled out by the person staying on that lot. Only one check per lot coming from the person staying on that lot. NO CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 3 PM, WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23, 2017. - Any remaining lots will be open for trade on Thursday 11AM to 12 Noon August 24, 2017 - Camping for 2018 $175 includes 1 season pass. BEGINNING IN THE YEAR 2018, ALL CAMPING LOTS MUST BE OCCUPIED BY A CAMPER WITH A CURRENT LIST OF ALL OCCUPANTS ON FILE. LOTS WILL NO LONGER BE ALLOWED TO BE USED FOR CAR PARKING ONLY.

Camping Rules and Regulations 1. Campers will be allowed on fairgrounds beginning Wednesday, August 16, 2017. 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 t. Anyone getting into trouble will be sent home. 11. No alcoholic beverages or profane language are allowed. 12. Any and all camp fires must be in a heavy metal fire ring, furnished by camper, and must be attended at all times. 13. All debris must be removed from your campsite following the fair. This includes partially burned items in camp fire rings. Campsites 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. 14. Please put trash in garbage bags and place in dumpster. 15. Because of low voltage, the use of air conditioners is prohibited. 16. Your cooperation and courtesy to your neighbors will be greatly appreciated. 17. No direct water hookup. 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.

UNAUTHORIZED VEHICLES

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.

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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 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 19-26, 2017 Co/ SUPERINTENDENTS Mitch Troyer 419-766-1031 Brian Chittenden 419-212-3674

Set-up Friday, August 18, 2017 from 12 noon until 12 noon on August 19, 2017. Must fill out entry form (see Page 47) and purchase one season fair pass. Entry form due August 14, 2017. Entries can be removed Saturday, August 26, 2017. (Recommended)

This year’s junior fair livestock sale will have a new start time of 9 a.m. Pictured here is last year’s grand champion roaster rabbit raised by Rylee Wonderly with buyers.

GOOD LUCK!

TO ALL FAIR PARTICIPANTS & THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS

- THE FAIRVIEW YOUNG FARMERS


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The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 13, 2017

Defiance County 4-H Clubs Head

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4-H is: • 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:

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Apache Spirits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathy Holtsberry B-Square . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deanna Zimmerman Best In Northwest . . . . . . . . . . . Yvonne Blosser Black Swamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tara Shininger / Karah Shininger Buckeye Producers . . . . . . . . . . Erin Jacob The Crew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beth Woodbury Country Customs . . . . . . . . . . . . Beverly Singer Country Pride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Angie Caryer Defiance Co Clever Clovers . . . Lisa Friend Farmer Argiculturists . . . . . . . . Melinda Culler Friendly Faces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Holly Hire Green Acres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Etchison Green Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sharon Klima Hicksville Go-Getters . . . . . . . . Bridget Ruppert Hicksville Herdsmen . . . . . . . . . Beth Stuckey Little Buckeyes . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michelle Peter Maumee Explorers . . . . . . . . . . Becky Singer Mark Blue Ribbon . . . . . . . . . . . Jackie Zeedyk Merry Workers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gloria Shininger Premium Production . . . . . . . . . Danielle Limber or Amy Linebrink Trailblazers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louise Schreiber Whippoorwills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeff Rohlf Wild Bunch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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.


The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 13, 2017

Defiance County Fair

DEFIANCE COUNTY JUNIOR FAIR SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 8:30 AM

12:00 Noon 1 - 3 PM 4 - 9 PM

4-H Club Booths must be in place Jr. Fairboard Animal Move-In Junior Fair Livestock Move-In

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19 7:30 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 9:30 AM 10:00 AM 10:30 AM 11:00 AM Noon 5:00 PM 8:00 PM

Swine Meeting / Weigh-In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Swine Barn Cattle Meeting / Weigh-In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cattle Barn Run for the Barns 5K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grandstand Crowning of Jr. Fair Royalty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena Sheep Meeting / Weigh-In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheep Barn Goat Meeting / Weigh-In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Goat Barn Jr. Fair Dog Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena Jr. Fair Poultry Judging . . . . . . . . . . . . Strausbaugh Show Arena Jr. Fair Booths must be in place FFA & FCCLA Still Project Judging . . . . . . Multi-Purpose Building Sheep Lead (no costume class) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena Catholic Mass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Citizen’s Tent

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20 8:00 PM 8:30 AM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 1 - 4 PM 1 - 5 PM 2 - 4 PM 2:00 PM 5:00 PM

Jr. Fair Goat Showmanship & Market Show . . . Strausbaugh Arena Devotional Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena Jr. Fair Rabbit Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Strausbaugh Show Arena Straw Loading Contest (Sponsored by Ayersville FFA) . . . . . Infield Cloverbud Stick Horse Race . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Horse Arena Jr. Fair Horse Fun Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Horse Arena COSI Science Spot - Hands on . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Citizen’s Tent Cloverbud Show-n-Tell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jr. Fairboard Office Kids’ Pedal Pull . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena Jr. Fair Swine Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena

MONDAY, AUGUST 21 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 6:15 PM 6:30 PM 7:30 PM

Jr. Fair Goat Judging (ADGA sanctioned) & Fun Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Strausbaugh Arena Jr. Fair Beef Cattle Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena Presentation of Colors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grandstand Antique Tractor Parade Parade of Junior Fair Youth Organizations Youth Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grandstand Show of Bands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grandstand 4-H/Fairview Young Farmers Pig Catch . . . . . . . . . . . Grandstand

AUGUST 18-26, 2017 TUESDAY, AUGUST 22

Jr. Fair Horse Show (Showmanship, Pleasure, Performance) . . . . . . . . . . Horse Arena Jr. Fair Sheep Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena Cloverbud 4-H Pledge Demonstration . . . . . . . Strausbaugh Arena Decorated Animal Contest Pre Registration required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Strausbaugh Arena NW Show Down Pull-In Beef Show (weigh-in at 1 - 4:00 pm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena 4-H STEM Cool Science Activites . . . . . . . Multi-Purpose Building

11:00 AM 5:30 PM 6:00 PM

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18

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6:00 PM 8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23 (Senior Citizen & Veteran’s Day) Jr. Fair Dairy Cattle Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena Jr. Fair Horse Show (Driving,Contesting & Versatility). .Horse Arena NW Ohio Premier Market Lamb Pull-In Show Weigh in 4:30 - 6:15 pm at Goat barn . . . . . . .Strausbaugh Arena Animal Calling Contest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena Mutton Bustin’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena Xteme Cheer Contest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free Grandstand Youth Barn Dance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Citizen’s Tent

9:00 AM 5:00 PM 6:30 PM 6:45 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24 (KID’S DAY) 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 10 AM-2 pm 10 AM - Noon Noon - 5 pm 1 -4 PM 1 - 2:15 PM 3-4:30 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM

Open Class Swine Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena Open Class Fun Goat Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Strausbaugh Arena Clowns and Face Painting . . . . . . . . . . See Kids Day Flyer for Details 4-H STEM Cool Science Activities . . . . . . . Mulit-Purpose Building Virtual Water Shed: Defiance Co. SWCD . . . Next to Multi Purp. Building COSI Science Spot - Hands on . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Citizen’s Tent Kid’s Crafts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Multi Purpose Building Sew Funtastic Activity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Multi Purpose Building Feeder Calf Auction for Support Price. . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena Junior Fair Sweepstakes Showmanship Contest. . . . Show Arena Scavenger Hunt & Prizes / Archery Tag . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Office Free Snow Cones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff’s Office

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25 9 AM new time Junior Fair Livestock Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show Arena 4 PM - 7 PM Animal Release for Goats, Rabbits, Poultry 5:30 PM Jr. Fair Horse Mini Show ($5 entry) 9 PM-Midnight Animal Release for Beef, Dairy, Sheep

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26 6:00 AM 6:00 AM-9 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 am Noon

Jr. Fair still projects released Animal Release for Horses Garden Tractor Pull (weigh in at 9 am). . . . . . . . . . . . Grandstand Best in Northwest ADGA Dairy Goat Show . . . . Strausbaugh Arena All animals must be removed and all pens cleaned or premiums will be forfeited.


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The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 13, 2017

Flory, Culler named queen and king Coronation to take place at 9:30 a.m. on August 19 The Defiance County Fair’s junior fair royalty has been named. This year’s queen is Allison Flory, and king is Eric Culler. Rounding out the court is Trisha Baldwin, Angela Betz, Elizabeth Gillespie and Katelyn Smith. Make plans to see the court crowned at the Defiance County Fair on Saturday, Aug. 19, at 9:30 a.m. in the main show arena. The 2017 court will also be participating in the parade on Monday night. Junior fair royalty lead by example and assist fair and event organizers at several different events and shows during the fair. These include the junior fair livestock show, youth recognition night, kids’ day and the showman sweepstakes. Members of the court are expected to attend the fair each day. To be a member of the court, participants must fill out an application, which is available at the Defiance County OSU Extension website. Individuals must also must have an advisor’s recommendation as well. Contestants then must go through an interview process before being selected to serve as a member of the junior fair

ERIC CULLER ALLISON FLORY adversity, Flory stated, “Work court. Here is a look at the 2017 junior harder, dig deep, keep pushing.” This she shares with all the youngfair court. er 4-Hers that look up to her. When Flory was asked why she Allison Flory Flory, 17, is the daughter of Mark wanted to be the 2017 queen, she and Laurie Flory of Defiance. She is wrote in her essay, “4-H has taught a senior at Tinora and is an 11-year me how to work hard, develop member of the Green Acres 4-H communication skills, pull me out of my shell, and to work effectively Club. Flory has served as the presi- as a member of a team. I want to dent, secretary, and communica- inspire younger 4-Hers to do the tion officer of the Green Acres 4-H same, and to always make the Best, Club. She also serves on Defiance Better.” County Junior Fairboard, and is a Eric Culler 4-H camp counselor. Culler, the son of Leslie and Flory is active in band, cheerleading and Tinora’s FFA chapter, Melinda Culler of Edgerton, is a where she has served many leader- junior at Fairview. The 16-yearold has been a member of the ship roles as well. When asked how she dealt with Farmer Agriculturists 4-H Club for 10 years.

Culler has had many leadership roles in his 4-H club including treasurer, safety officer and health officer. He also has been a part of junior fairboard, and has attended State Leadership Camp. Culler is also an active member of his FFA chapter where he serves in many leadership roles, and has won many awards through his FFA career. He said that he has learned so much about leadership, communication, and responsibility through 4-H and FFA. He stated, “I believe I can encourage others to participate in the opportunities that 4-H and FFA have to offer.” When asked why he wanted to be the 2017 junior fair king, Culler stated that “I believe 4-H has given me many opportunities to gain responsibilities and learn leadership skills. Now it is my turn to share these experiences with others in the county and state as my way of giving back to 4-H.”

Trisha Baldwin

Baldwin, 16, is the daughter of Jeff and Denise Baldwin of Defiance. The Ayersville junior has been a member of the Whippoorwills 4-H Club for four years. Baldwin has been a part of a variety of youth organizations and has served in many leadership roles. She has been in Girl Scouts, FFA, 4-H, and is a member of A New Dimension Baton Team. • COURT, Page 33

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Baldwin said that her involvement in 4-H and FFA has taken her from a shy child and transformed her into a mature, confident leader with many goals and social skills. She also stated, “I try to demonstrate leadership and encourage members of all ages to get out of their comfort zone, try new things, have a great time. I hope to inspire younger members just like a former member inspired me once.”

Angela Betz

Defiance County Fair

ANGELA BETZ

Betz has been in many leadership roles in 4-H. She has been involved in 4-H with both livestock and non-livestock projects. Her participation at the Ohio State Fair with her non-livestock projects has earned her six clock trophies (first place overall). She stated that her role on the Defiance County Junior Fair court will allow her to give back to the program that has helped her grow so much. Other activities include: 4-H Camp counselor, Teen Leaders, junior fairboard, fashion and nutrition board, academic team, cross country, band, school musicals, archery and track.

Betz, 16, is the daughter of Mary and David Betz of Hicksville. The Hicksville junior is a seven-year member of the Defiance County Katelyn Smith Smith, 17, is the daughter of Jeff Clever Clovers 4-H Club. and Janet Smith of Ederton. The

KATELYN SMITH

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ELIZABETH GILLESPIE

Michelle Gillespie and Jeff Hurni of Hicksville. The Hicksville senior is a six-year member of the Defiance County Clever Clovers 4-H Club. Gillespie has taken on many leadership roles in her home 4-H club, and is a member of the Defiance County 4-H Teen Leaders. She states that 4-H has taught her leadership, responsibility, organization, loyalty, communication, and teaching skills. She hopes to use these skills to inspire the younger generation of 4-Hers. Some of the other activities that Gillespie is involved in incldue: National Honor Society and volunteer at the Fort Defiance Defiance Humane Society and Brookview Elizabeth Gillespie Gillespie, 17, is the daughter of Health Care Center. Fairview senior has been a member of the Farmer Agriculturists 4-H Club for nine years. Smith has had many leadership roles in her 4-H club. She states that as a member of the Defiance County Junior Fair court she can be a role model for others to look up to just as she looked up to past court members. She also believes 4-H has taught her organization, communication, and leadership skills. Other activities Smith is involved in include: 4-H Camp counselor, National Honor Society, cross country, track, basketball, band, student council and choir.

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Livestock sale to start at an earlier time The annual Defiance County Junior Fair Livestock Show will kick off an hour earlier than the past with a 9 a.m. start on Friday, Aug. 25. The public is encouraged to come out and show their support by bidding on animals from these hard-working junior fair youth. The sale order will be: rabbits, poultry, sheep, lactating animals, swine, kiss the queen, beef steers, dairy steers, beef feeder calves, dairy feeder calves and goats. Anyone wanting to place a bid needs to register and pick up a bid number the day of the sale at the livestock show arena. According to the OSU Extension

Office, “when you purchase an animal at the Junior Fair Livestock Auction, you are buying prize livestock raised by Defiance County 4-H and FFA members. Your purchase helps support the important educational programs of these two youth groups. “The sale is guided by the Livestock Sale Committee. These volunteers spend hours planning and conducting the sale. 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.” Organizers encourage several buyers to pool resources to pur-

chase animals. Individuals also can do add-ons to bids. Add-on money is money added to the premium price and is a good way to support area youth for those who are unable to attend the livestock sale auction. The 2016 livestock sale saw 567 animals go through the sale ring, raising $312,111.13. There were $87,323 in add-ons. With premiums, market and add-ons, the gross sale amount was $390,959.13. Members of the Junior Fair Livestock and Sale Committee include: Jerry Sanders, Yvonne Blosser, Brian Chittenden, Mary Bishop, Kate Chittenden, Jeff Holtsberry, Desirae Mack, Don

Retcher, Jeff Rohlf, Mitch Troyer and Lavon Wiles. For more information on the sale, visit defiance.osu.edu and click on the 4-H Youth Development tab then Defiance County Fair. The winning bidders of the champion and the reserve champion animals as well as the winner of the 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.

Imaginations, ingenuity sought for scarecrows Who can build the best scarecrow? That’s what the Defiance County Junior Fair Scarecrow Contest wants to decide. The annual contest lets youth organizations build a wind and waterproof scarecrow for the competition. Any materials may be used, but scarecrows can be no taller than 6 feet. In the past some of the scarecrows have been firefighters, Spongebob Squarepants, Chewbacca, Duck Here are some examples of the scarecrows submitted for the 2016 Dynasty members and more. Participants are encouraged to use Defiance Junior Fair Scarecrow Contest.

their imaginations for the design. Entry fee is $5. Participants need to bring the scarecrow to the multipurpose building by noon Aug. 18 to pick up a tag. Scarecrows must then be secured to the fencing outside of the show arena. Scarecrows will be judged. The first-place winner will receive $20. Second place will receive $15, and third place will get $10. Scarecrows can be removed either after 5 p.m. Aug. 25 or before noon Aug. 26.

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Junior fair board

Junior Fairboard and Advisors Officers Angela Betz - President Luke Skinner - Vice President Mallory Timbrook - Secretary Dylan Miller - Treasurer

Advisors Abigail Friend Jeff Friend Lisa Friend

Heaven Holtsberry Teresa Johnson Jill Speiser

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Members of the Defiance County Junior Fair with junior fair activities during the fair including Board will be working hard to ensure everything assisting at shows and events. goes smoothly at this year’s fair. The board helps

Two new junior fair contests at fair There are two new junior fair contests at the Defiance County Fair this year. A recycled tire and decorated pallet contest will both be held this year. For the tire contest, contestants are asked to create a piece of artwork or usable item using up to four scrap tires. The creations

will be on display near the horse barns or arena. Contestants need to check in at the multipurpose building during booth set up for the assigned area. There is a $5 entry fee for the contest. Entries will be judged on overall design and execution such as how creative is the overall design; and tire usage.

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Prizes will be awarded for first place, $20; second, $15; and third, $10. The decorated pallet contest is to have an Ohio theme. The pallet must have the word Ohio on it. Participants must provide their own pallet and only one pallet can be used as part of the entry. Pallets may not be cut down to a different size. The entry fee is $5. Pallets will be displayed in the “pallet garden” by the Junior Fair Flag Pole. Completed decorated pallets need to be brought to the multipurpose building by noon Aug. 18. Pallets must be placed outside of the multipurpose building against the wall. There will be a table inside the building for participants to pick up a tag for their pallet. There will be cash prizes for the top three decorated pallets. Prizes are $20 for first, $15 for second and $10 for third. Tire creations and decorated pallets must be removed from the fairgrounds after 5 p.m. Aug. 25 or before noon Aug. 26.

Jenna Baldwin Trisha Baldwin Allie Bevins Caia Bevins Alyssa Bok Hailey Bok Desirae Carroll Cole Crites Lizzy Engel Gabrielle Friend Alena Galindo Quintin Graves Sara Hall Kaleb Holtsberry

Kelsey Hudnall Brock Retcher Kaitlyn Rethmel Evan Saylor Braeden Scheirer Layne Sheets Caleb Skinner Blake Smith Logan Smith Andrea Wachtman Rose Wanjema Sesily Wanjema James Zimmerman Kayleigh Zolman

Jr. Fairboard Members Deacon Caryer Jacob Clevenger Rayann Clevenger PJ Conlon Eric Culler Katie Davis Allison Flory Ethan Friend Samantha Klima Kelly Limbaugh Blake Miller

Maggie Pollard Chyanne Retcher Zach Retcher Colton Saylor Mathias Shepler Madison Siebenaler Asher Viers Emily Wentland Tanner Wentland Sarah Woenker Emily Woodbury

Senior Fairboard Mary Bishop Yvonne Blosser Brian Chittenden Kate Chittenden Desirae Mack Don Retcher

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GENERAL GUIDELINES Exhibitors are responsible for reviewing BOTH the general guidelines and individual departments guidelines. Defiance County Junior Fair Departments: Dept. 600 Dept. 100 . . . . Horses Dept. 700 Dept. 200 . . . . Poultry Dept. 800 Dept. 300 . . . . Rabbits Dept. 900 Dept. 400 . . . . Dairy 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 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 from 4:00 pm 9:00 pm. Jr Fairboard members may move animals in from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. 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

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will result in forfeiture of premium and the exhibitor not being permitted to show in the current year with that project. 3. Effective 2017 the exhibitors or representatives of animals listed below will be required to attend a ten minute barn meeting prior to the beginning of weigh-in. The exhibitor or representative must check in at the barn meeting to receive weigh-in paperwork in order to be eligible to participate in the Junior Fair show and livestock sale. Weigh in will begin immediately following the meeting. 4. Barn meetings and Weigh In of livestock will be conducted by the following schedule. All animal must remain in assigned pens. Exhibitors may not relocate animal or change the design of the pen in any manner without PRIOR approval from the Barn Supervisor. Hogs - 7:30 a.m. Saturday Cattle - 8:00 a.m. Saturday Sheep - 10:00 a.m. Saturday Goats - 10:30 a.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 junior high and 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 ( rst grade through 12th grade) are eligible to enter exhibits. • Registered members of Girl Scouts and Brownies ( rst 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 skill-a-thon 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: A Grade: Participation: B Grade: B Grade: C Grade: Advisor Completion:

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Entries: 1. Class Time Limit: There is a two-minute time limit for all exhibitors to be in the show arena. Time begins when the announcer first calls for the class to begin entering the arena. After two minutes or if all exhibitors are in the arena before the two minutes, the gate is closed and the class is started. 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.

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 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 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 Scouts 1. Members of Scout Troops/Packs/Units in good standing with their respective organization may exhibit non livestock projects in the Agricultural Building. 2. There will be one space each for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. The space will be approximately 10 x 10. Space may vary according to the number of projects to be exhibited. There is no charge for booth space. Units are asked to select a theme consistent with objectives, activities and accomplishments of Scouting. 3. A designated contact for Boy Scouts and a designated contact for Girl Scouts shall be named by June 1st of each year. Please notify the Defiance County Extension Office of this contact person for all communications regarding the Defiance County Fair. 4. The contact person shall communicate with their Scouting County units regarding exhibit opportunities, booth set up, exhibit drop off/pick up and fair passes. 5. All exhibits must be made/completed by the exhibitor in the current year. Food products are not permitted. 6. Exhibitors are allowed ONE entry. 7. All exhibits must have a 3 x 5 index card attached with the following information: Age, Program Level, Troop Number, City. 8. Scout Members with a current exhibit at the Fair and who are not receiving a fair pass from any other Junior Fair organization are eligible to purchase a fair pass at the current Junior Fair Exhibitor price. Passes are distributed to the designated contact person one week prior to the County Fair. The contact person shall notify the Defiance County Extension Office with a list of exhibitors requesting passes by August 1. 9. Ribbons will be awarded for all exhibits. No premiums are given. Health Papers and Requirements: 1. Health papers are no longer required for the Defiance County Fair. Animals from out of state must follow all ODA health guidelines. Minimum and Maximum Weights: Beef/Dairy Steers Min: 1000 lbs : Max - (none) Swine Min: 180 lbs - Max - 310 lbs Market Goats Min: 50 lbs - Max: 110 lbs Feeder Calves Min: 280 lbs - Max: 650 lbs Sheep Min: 90 lbs - Max: (none) Chickens (meat pens) Fryers total pen not to exceed 12 lbs. Boilers total pen 12-16 lbs. Rabbits (roasters) Min: 5 1/2 lbs - Max: 9 lbs Rabbits (meat pens) Each rabbit 3 1/2 - 5 1/2 lbs

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

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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 skill-a-thon 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 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

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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 ve hogs out of each class when they are penned. If hog is found to have less than 1⁄2 inch hair on any part of the main body (from the front of the shoulders to the tail) the hog will immediately be disquali ed and marked. Any hog disquali ed 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 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

The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 13, 2017

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, labeled 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 noti cation. 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 noti cation. 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 tting

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 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. OFACC Code of Practices 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 le 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 nancial 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-of cio 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. Assistant Barn Supervisor Quali cations: 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.

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The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 13, 2017 Additional Volunteers: 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 Ofce 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 22, 2017 @ 8:30 am (Showmanship, Pleasure, Performance classes) Wednesday, August 23, 2017 @ 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 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.

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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 skill-a-thon 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. 4. Horses are required to have a 5-way vaccination by June 1st. 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 9:00 pm. 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 ne 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. 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 skill-a-thon. 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: 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: Champion of Champion Contest Award: Do a run off class of all 1st place classes. The run off class will be rotated each year. (Barrels, Pole Bending, Keyhole Race, Stakes Race.

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 40 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 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. 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 19, 2017 @ 12 Noon in Strausbaugh Arena

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). 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). uail 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 disqualied. 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 Skill-a-thon station. Pullorum testing will be (see 4-H calendar) at the Extension Office from 6:00-8:00 pm. Pullorum Tests: Pullorum tests must be performed on a yearly basis for returning poultry.

Defiance County Fair Junior Fair Livestock Check-In: 1. Livestock arrival time 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 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. 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

The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 13, 2017 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 designated possession date may complete the project with a poster exhibit. 7. The Overall Champion Poultry Exhibit will consist of first place winners from the non-market classes. 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. 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.

JUNIOR FAIR RABBIT SHOW

DEPARTMENT 300 Sunday, August 20, 2017 @ 1:00 PM in Strausbaugh Arena 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 4:00 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. Junior Fair Livestock Release: The release time for Rabbits between 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm on Friday night. General Information: 1. Market rabbits will be weighed-in at check-in. Rabbits not meeting required weight may be re-weighed prior to show. Rabbits not making weight (including alternates) must go home the same day.

2. If there is a question as to whether a rabbit meat pen or any other market rabbit should be tattooed on the assigned date, the Rabbit Barn Supervisor and/or Assistant Barn Supervisor will have final say. 3. The Pet Rabbit Project is judged as a small animal project at still project judging and not at the county fair. See 4-H Family Handbook for more details. 4. Doe Litter Class: The possession date for Doe Litter class is June 1st. The doe must come to central tagging for check-in. Litter should be 4-6 weeks at Fair. 5. Number of Entries: 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. Example: This means that a exhibitor can take a total of 2 roasters but they can only tag one alternate. Also means that a exhibitor can take a total of 2 meat pens but can only tag 1 pen of alternates, which is a total of 3 bunnies. Alternates must be of the same breed as pen entered. 6. Market Rabbit Tattoos: Tattoo numbers for all meat pens/ roasters will be pre-assigned. 7. Rabbits entered in the single breeding and doe & litter classes must be purebred of a recognized ARBA breed. Rabbits entered in market (meat pen & roaster) classes are not required to be purebred or a recognized ARBA breed. 8. All exhibitors with a rabbit project showing at the Fair must have attended Quality Assurance training 9. Market rabbits will be weighed-in at check-in. Rabbits not meeting required weight may be re-weighed prior to show. 10. All rabbits must be permanently ear marked. The rabbit must be tattooed prior to or at the PRE-FAIR check-in. (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 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 rabbit 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.

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JUNIOR FAIR FEEDER CALF AUCTION Thursday, August 24th at 5:00 PM Livestock Show Arena

JUNIOR FAIR DAIRY SHOW

DEPARTMENT 400 Wednesday, August 23, 2017 @ 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 possession 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 1:00 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. 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 de nes 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. 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.

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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. 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. 3. Must have a minimum of three entries to have a trophy or plaque.

JUNIOR FAIR BEEF SHOW

DEPARTMENT 500 Monday, August 21, 2017 @ 9:00 AM 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 1:00 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 veri ed 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. 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. 9. 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 animal 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 24th in the afternoon. Specific time of Auction at 5:00 pm 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 beef 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. Breed Class Qualifications: 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 Maine Tainer Heifer 1/4 (Green Papers) Shorthorn Purebred 15/16 Shorthorn Plus 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 abovei.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.

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JUNIOR FAIR SHEEP SHOW DEPARTMENT 600 Tuesday, August 22, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

Junior Fair Livestock Check-In: 1. Livestock Check-in is Friday, August 18th 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. 6. May not enter Fairgrounds without of cial 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 ve 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 ( ) of rule 901-19- 12 of the Administrative Code. Rule 901-19-12 ( ) - The following practice is deemed acceptable to protect and promote health, safety, and welfare of livestock: ( ) 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.

JUNIOR FAIR GOAT SHOW DEPARTMENT 700 in Strausbaugh Arena Sunday, August 20, 2017 @ 8:00 AM (Goat Showmanship & Market Classes) Monday, August 21, 2017 @ 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 18th 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. Scapie Number is required on DUNF Form. 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 of 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 market goats (doe or wether) may be exhibited. Market does must be de horned. 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. Market classes may consist of a doe or wether. Market does must be de-horned. 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

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The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 13, 2017 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 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 t 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. 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 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.

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DEPARTMENT 800 Sunday, August 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm 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. Recommended Show Attire: Dairy: White shirt, white pants All Others: western wear or collared shirt, nice jeans or slacks. Slick Shaving Rule: Livestock Committee will check the hair on the top ve hogs out of each class when they are penned. If hog is found to have less than 1⁄2 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 - 9 pm. 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. Showmanship classes will precede the market classes. The exhibitor must show his or her own animal in the showmanship contest. 7. Psuedo Rabies testing is NOT required for the Defiance County Junior Fair. 8. All barrows and gilts will be tagged on the second Saturday in June. See 4-H Calendar and Newsletter for details. 9. 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. 10. 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.


The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 13, 2017

JUNIOR FAIR DOG PROGRAM DEPARTMENT 900 Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Specific Dog Show Discipline Rules Defiance County will follow the rules and regulations described in each of the rule books 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. 1. The Junior Fair Dog Show at the Fair will begin at 10:00 am 2. All participants in the Junior Fair Dog show must be dressed in proper attire, have necessary health papers 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. 3. 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 participants 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 by June 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. HArdship cases / replacement dogs will not be considered. 4. Only domestic dogs can be shown no wolves or wolf hybrids. 5. Dogs must be six months old by show date. 6. Female dogs cannot be in heat. 7. Members must sign the Permission to Participate/Project Registration Form (yellow). 8. 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. 9. Dogs must be in youth’s continual care by April 1st. 10. 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. 11. On or after April 1, only the youth can train the dog at any kind of training class. 12. All members exhibiting an animal project at the Defiance County Fair must complete a dog skill-a-thon. 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 wellgroomed 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) 4. Agility 5. Other Assistance Dogs 4-H PetPALS Drill Team Canine Freestyle

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NEW Requirements: 1. Before showing at the Defiance County Fair, Dog Matches or State Fair Competition, the dog and handler must attend a MINIMUM OF FIVE (5) Dog Committee training sessions or be observed and approved by a Dog Committee Member. Lessons, instruction and advice for the exhibitor are encouraged. As long as the exhibitor is present in the learning situation, and handles or trains the dog the majority of the time present, such assistance can include occasional handling or training by another person 2. Entry is limited to two dogs. 4-H members may exhibit more than one dog as long as they only exhibit one dog in each level (Example Pre Novice A & B are one level). They are permitted to exhibit the same dog in an obedience class, a rally class, agility, and a showmanship class. Exception to this is brace class (see Brace Rule) and agility and Rally. They may show more than one dog in the same agility class and Rally Class. 3. Livestock Quality Assurance Requirement: In place of Livestock Quality Assurance, Dog exhibitors are required to participate in one outside educational/awareness event. Examples include but are not limited to: - Dog Demonstration at the annual 4-H Mall Show (March) - Dog Demonstration at the Summer Ball Fest (July) - Dog Demonstration at the Defiance College Autism Community Outreach Event (April) - Dog Demonstration/Fundraiser at TSC Clover Day Fundraiser (May/ October) - * Other events as approved by the Dog Committee 4. First Year/Beginner Class In this class, there will be no numerical scores. Exhibitors will receive a grade of A, B, or C. There will be no placements in this class. The judge’s comments are very important in this class, as the following year the 4-H’er will hopefully be moving up to a regular obedience or grooming and handling class. This class is designed for the 4-H’er who has never taken a dog project. This is meant to be an introduction to the dog project that the 4-H’er can build on the following year. They are to display basic dog care knowledge and basic control needed for the family pet. They are not required to perform the exercises with the perfection needed in the Obedience classes. All exercises will be performed on an individual basis. If the exhibitor chooses to take the First Year Beginners Class, they are not eligible to participate in any other competitive classes such as obedience, showmanship or rally. 5. Premier Exhibitor Award (Replaces High Score Obedience/ Showmanship Award) This award will be tabulated by the following formula. Highest total point earned by an exhibitor showing the same dog in the following classes. Obedience 230 points Showmanship 230 points Rally 130 points Skill-a-thon 100 points Total Possible Points available 690 points

DEFIANCE CO. JUNIOR FAIR SHOWMANSHIP SWEEPSTAKES CONTEST Thursday, August 24, 2017 @ 6:00 PM Start at the Stausbaugh 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

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 out t 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 out ts worn more than one year at Defiance County Fair. 8. Class ages are determined by the age of the entrant as of the contest date for all classes. 9. Check-in is 15 minutes prior to show. 10. Awards will be presented to the first place in each class. 11. All participants will be asked to lead a sheep once around the show arena prior to walking on the runwalk. Classes: Adult (ages 19 +) Teen (ages 13-18) Intermediate (ages 9-12) Junior (ages 5-8) Pee Wee (ages 3-4)

Saturday, August 19, 2017 @ 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 out t on a stage and while leading a sheep at halter. The entrant does not have to own the sheep that is being shown.

Judging Standards: Entrant’s poise and appearance * Garment appearance and originality * Control and presentation of animal

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

Divisions: Pee Wee (up to age 10) Junior (11 -16 years and under) Senior (17 years and up) No props allowed

ANIMAL CALLING CONTEST Wednesday, August 23, 2017 @ 6:45 pm (prior to the Mutton Bustin Contest)

ENJOY THE 2017 DEFIANCE COUNTY FAIR Mark Your Calendar

Defiance Rib Fest Saturday SEPTEMBER 30th For additional information on the area visit: www.visitdefianceohio.com

Improving lives by strengthening the heart of Defiance.


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Section 1 – Eligibility 1. All Drivers must be able to control their tractor from the driver’s seat. 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 – 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. Air filters and elements are optional 15. No sitting on weights. All weights must be securely hung or fastened on some way. 16. Any parts falling off on the track will be grounds for disqualification

Defiance County Fair 17. All drivers must stay safety conscious at all times 18. All drivers MUST obey the flagman while on the track during the pull 19. Drivers will receive start and stop signals from the flagman only 20. 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 21. 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. 22. 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. 23. The chain must be tight before starting sled. No jerking, or bouncing, when you receive the red flag, your pull is over. 24. Driver only - No riders while tractor is being driven or towed. 25. All tractors must have a hood over engine. Section 3 – Stock Tractors, Twin Stock, Modified Tractors 1. All tractors will run in the same class regardless of number of engine cylinders or modifications. 2. No duals, chains or studs on tires. 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 draw bar from ground to point of hook. 8. No pressurized fuel tanks. 9. Nothing shall interfere with pulling sled at any time during the pull. 10. All weights must be secure, Any falling off will lead to disqualification. 11. No part of the tractor shall exceed 8 ft from the center of rear axle to the furthest most forward point, or 6 ft wide. 12. Roll over devices are optional. 13. All tractors must have brakes 14. 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. 15. No blowers or turbos. Section 4 – Divisions 1. Turf Tires (Stock) and Modified Tires (bar tires or other non turf tires)

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: County Winner: 3.50; A Grade 2.50; B Grade 1.50 ; C Grade 1.00; 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/

The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Thursday, July 13, 2017 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 925 A 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 19, 2017 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 19, 2017. 2. All entries are to be removed by 10:00 am on Saturday, August 26, 2017. 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

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.

FAIRVIEW YOUNG FARMER’S MUTTON BUSTIN’

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 @ 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 21, 2017 (Following Parade of Bands in the Grandstand) 1. Participants must have completed the third grade and cannot be older than 13 years. 2. Entry forms due by August 20 by 3 pm. 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 419-782-4771.

TINORA YOUNG FARMERS KIDS’ PEDAL TRACTOR PULL Sunday, August 20, 2017 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 lb.; Class 2, 44 - 59 lb; Class 3, 60 - 74 lb: Class 4, 75 - 100 lb. 7. Prizes will be given to each winner. 8. The judge’s decision will be final for all pulls. 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. For more information, contact the Tinora Agricultural Department at 419-497-2621.-


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Mutton bustin’ ready to rocket out of the gate One of the most exciting events for area youth is ready to take off at the Defiance County Fair. The Fairview Young Farmer’s mutton bustin’ will start at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 in the show arena. The contest is open to youth who are at least five 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. The winners of the contest will not get to keep their sheep, but will be awarded another prize. All participants will be given T-shirts. For safety reasons, participants must wear closed-toe shoes and boots. Helmets will be made available to all riders. Organizers also suggest participants wear longsleeved shirts and long pants. For additional rules, see page 44.

A child holds on tight during mutton bustin’ at the Defiance County fair last year. This year’s contest will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 23.

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Brian Koenig, an award-winning juggler, will entertain midway guests at the Defiance County Fair in Hicksville this year.

WEEK OF JUNE 11 Paulding County Fair (Paulding)* . . . . . Jun 12-17 Pickaway County Fair (Circleville)* . . . . Jun 17-24

THE WEEK OF JUNE 18

Putnam County Fair (Ottawa)* . . . . . . . Jun 19-24

THE WEEK OF JULY 2

Marion County Fair (Marion)* . . . . . . . . . . Jul 3-8 Harrison County Fair (Cadiz) . . . . . . . . . . . Jul 3-8 Madison County Fair (London)*. . . . . . . . Jul 8-15 Clinton County Fair (Wilmington)* . . . . . . Jul 8-15

THE WEEK OF JULY 9

Adams County Fair (West Union) . . . . . . . Jul 9-15 Lawrence County Fair (Proctorville) . . . . . Jul 9-15 Trumbull County Fair (Cortland)* . . . . . . . Jul 9-16 Logan County Fair (Bellefontaine)*. . . . . Jul 10-16 Montgomery County Fair (Dayton)* . . . . Jul 10-15 Lucas County Fair (Maumee) . . . . . . . . Jul 11-16 Jackson County Fair (Wellston)* . . . . . . Jul 14-22 Franklin County Fair (Hilliard)* . . . . . . . . Jul 15-22

THE WEEK OF JULY 16

Crawford County Fair (Bucyrus)* . . . . . . Jul 16-22 Fayette County Fair (Washington C.H.)* . Jul 17-22 Perry County Fair (New Lexington). . . . . Jul 17-22 Warren County Fair (Lebanon)* . . . . . . . Jul 17-22 Ottawa County Fair (Oak Harbor)* . . . . . Jul 17-23 Carroll County Fair (Carrollton)* . . . . . . . Jul 18-23 Clark County Fair (Springfield). . . . . . . . Jul 21-28 Knox County Fair (Mt. Vernon)* . . . . . . . Jul 22-29

2017 OHIO FAIR SCHEDULE THE WEEK OF JULY 23

Butler County Fair (Hamilton) . . . . . . . . Jul 23-29 Clermont County Fair (Owensville) . . . . . Jul 23-29 Shelby County Fair (Sidney)*. . . . . . . . . Jul 23-29 Union County Fair (Marysville)* . . . . . . . Jul 23-29 Seneca County Fair (Tiffin)* . . . . . . . . . Jul 24-30 Vinton County Fair (McArthur) . . . . . . . . Jul 24-29 Lake County Fair (Painesville)* . . . . . . . Jul 25-30 Summit County Fair (Tallmadge)*. . . . . . Jul 25-30 Ohio State Fair (Columbus). . . . . . . .Jul 26-Aug 6 Pike County Fair (Piketon)* . . . . . . . .Jul 28-Aug 5 Preble County Fair (Eaton)*. . . . . . . .Jul 29-Aug 5

THE WEEK OF JULY 30

Auglaize County Fair (Wapakoneta)*. .Jul 30-Aug 5 Greene County Fair (Xenia)* . . . . . . .Jul 30-Aug 5 Gallia County Fair (Gallipolis) . . . . . . .Jul 31-Aug 5 Columbiana County Fair (Lisbon)* . . .Jul 31-Aug 6 Medina County Fair (Medina) . . . . . .Jul 31-Aug 6 Wood County Fair (Bowling Green)*. . . Jul 31 - Aug 7 Champaign County Fair (Urbana)* . . . . . Aug 4-11 Athens County Fair (Athens)* . . . . . . . .Aug 4- 12 Ross County Fair (Chillicothe)* . . . . . . . Aug 5-12 Hartford Independent Fair (Licking Co.)* . . . Aug 5-12

THE WEEK OF AUGUST 6

Richland County Fair (Mansfield)* . . . . . Holmes County Fair (Millersburg). . . . . . Scioto County Fair ( Lucasville) . . . . . . . Cuyahoga County Fair (Berea) * . . . . . . Attica Independent Fair (Seneca Co.)* . . Ashtabula County Fair (Jefferson)*. . . . . Erie County Fair (Sandusky) . . . . . . . . .

Aug 6-12 Aug 7-13 Aug 7-12 Aug 7-13 Aug 8-12 Aug 8-13 Aug 8-13

THE WEEK OF AUGUST 6

Hamilton County Fair (Carthage) . . . . . . Aug 9-13 Henry County Fair (Napoleon)* . . . . . . Aug 10-17 Mercer County Fair (Celina)*. . . . . . . . Aug 11-17 Miami County Fair (Troy)* . . . . . . . . . . Aug 11-17

THE WEEK OF AUGUST 13

Muskingum County Fair (Zanesville)* . . Huron County Fair (Norwalk). . . . . . . . Meigs County Fair (Pomeroy)*. . . . . . . Jefferson County Fair (Smithfield) . . . . Allen County Fair (Lima)* . . . . . . . . . . Darke County Fair (Greenville)* . . . . . . Defiance County Fair (Hicksville)*. . . . .

Aug 13-19 Aug 14-19 Aug 14-19 Aug 15-20 Aug 18-26 Aug 18-26 Aug 19-26

Monroe County Fair (Woodsfield)* . . . . Lorain County Fair (Wellington)* . . . . . Portage County Fair (Randolph). . . . . . Sandusky County Fair (Fremont) . . . . .

Aug 21-26 Aug 21-27 Aug 22-27 Aug 22-27

THE WEEK OF AUGUST 20

THE WEEK OF AUGUST 27

Noble County Fair (Caldwell)* . . . . . Aug 28-Sep 2 Morrow County Fair (Mt. Gilead)*. . . Aug 28-Sep 4 Stark County Fair (Canton)* . . . . . . Aug 29-Sep 4 Hancock County Fair (Findlay)* . . . . Aug 30-Sep 4 Mahoning County Fair (Canfield)* . . Aug 30-Sep 4 Richwood Independent Fair (Union Co.)* Aug 30-Sep 4 Van Wert County Fair (Van Wert)*. . . Aug 30-Sep 4 Geauga County Fair (Burton)* . . . . . Aug 31-Sep 4 Fulton County Fair (Wauseon)* . . . . . . . . Sep 1-7 Washington County Fair (Marietta)* . . . . . Sep 2-5 Highland County Fair (Hillsboro). . . . . . . . Sep 2-9

THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3 Morgan County Fair (McConnelsville)* . . . Sep 5-9 Belmont County Fair (St. Clairsville) . . . . Sep 5-10 Hardin County Fair (Kenton)*. . . . . . . . . Sep 5-10 Albany Independent Fair (Athens Co.). . . Sep 6-10 Wayne County Fair (Wooster)* . . . . . . . Sep 9-14 Williams County Fair (Montpelier)* . . . . . Sep 9-16

THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 10

Guernsey County Fair (Old Washington)* Sep 11-17 Hocking County Fair (Logan) . . . . . . . Sep 11-16 Wyandot County Fair (Upper Sandusky)*Sep 12-17 Bellville Independent Fair (Richland Co.) Sep 13-16 Delaware County Fair (Delaware)* . . . . Sep 16-23

THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17

Ashland County Fair (Ashland)* . . . . . . Sep 17-23 Tuscarawas County Fair (Dover)* . . . . . Sep 18-24

THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24

Brown County Fair (Georgetown). . . . . Sep 25-30 Barlow Independent Fair (Washington Co.) Sep 28-Oct 1 Coshocton County Fair (Coshocton)* Sep 29-Oct 5

THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 1

Loudonville Independent Fair (Ashland Co.) Oct 3-7

THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 8

Fairfield County Fair (Lancaster)* Oct 8-14 *Harness Racing


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ANTIQUE TRACTOR & MACHINERY SHOW August 19-26, 2017 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 11, 2017 First: ______________________ Middle: ________ Last Name: ______________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________________________________ City __________________________________________State ______ Zip Code _________________ Home Phone________________________________ Age _______ Birthday (mm/dd/yy) __________________________

Example:

Entry Fee: $40.00

Fairbook Description

Class

EXHIBITOR MUST BUY ONE SEASON TICKET

DEMOLITION DERBY ENTRY FORM

100

B

4

Light Layer Cake

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

(PLEASE PRINT)

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

“BEST IN THE NORTHWEST 4-H CLUB”

FUN SHOW

Thursday, August 24, 2017 @ 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

BIRTHDATE

________ __________________________ _____________________ ____________ ___ ________ __________________________ _____________________ ____________ ___ ________ __________________________ _____________________ ____________ ___ ________ __________________________ _____________________ ____________ ___ ________ __________________________ _____________________ ____________ ___ ________ __________________________ _____________________ ____________ ___ ________ __________________________ _____________________ ____________ ___

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Please return to: Defiance County Fair, PO Box 184, Hicksville, OH 43526


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