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Join us at the Delaware County Fair September 15-22, 2018!

Exhibiting your 4-H projects at the County Fair?  Click on the following links to access the information you'll need.

Market Beef/ Feeder Calf Dairy Cattle Horses Dogs
Poultry Goats Market hogs Market Lambs
Rabbits Alpacas and Llamas Clothing and Textiles Foods and Nutrition


Delaware County Fair Information

The Delaware County Fair's website is http://delawarecountyfair.com. The Exhibitor's Handbook is at http://www.delawarecountyfair.com/fair/exhibitors-guide.cfm. The entire handbook (Open and Junior) is in one pdf under the Open Class.

2018 entries will be done online and the link and an instruction sheet is below. Entries will open August 1st and close August 24th.

Junior Fair Calendar

2017 Junior Fair Calendar (it is also in the Exhibitors Handbook on pages 58 and 59)

Royalty Application

2017 Royalty letter and application

Delaware County 4-H Livestock Calendar

2018 Livestock Calendar- Important date for Beef, Dairy Cattle, Goats, Lambs, Pigs, Poultry, Rabbits, and Horses

Animal Requirement Summary

This pdf is a summary chart of the various livestock and animal requirements for exhibiting at the Delaware County Fair.

2018 Livestock and Animal Requirements Summary

Livestock and Animal Interview Judging

This judging takes place from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM on Saturday, September 8th at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.  Project interviews are required for showing beef, sheep, swine, goats, dairy, rabbits, poultry, alpacas, llamas and dogs at the Delaware County Fair.  For details, see the links below. 

Schedule and Frequently Asked Questions

Interview Tip Sheet with Sample Questions

Junior Fair Sale Promotional Materials

We have several items available to help you promote our Junior Fair Sales.  Stop by our office to pick up full-color promotional brochures for distribution to potential buyers.  Other items developed to help you promote the fair sales include:

Tips For Promoting Our Junior Fair Sales - a list of tips helpful for youth exhibitors trying to recruit bidders and buyers for the sales

Junior Fair Sale Fact Sheet - a fact sheet helpful for potential buyers which lists sale dates and times as well as what a buyer might expect to pay for the different projects selling

Buyer Recognition - a list of ways that Delaware County Junior Fair Sale buyers are recognized following the sale

Buyers Club Brochure

Market Beef / Feeder Calves 

Beef Resources: Market Beef, Dairy Steers, Beef Feeders, Dairy Feeders

2018 Market Beef Info

2017 Feeder Calf Exhibitor Packet

Dairy Cattle

        2017 Dairy Cattle Letter


Horse Exhibitors Letter - Click here for the information on showing your horse at the Ohio State Fair and the Delaware County Fair.

PAS Registration Form and Show Schedule

Horse ID Card - Click here for the form that must accompany your picture to ID your Horse.  The ID Card is due to the Extension office by 4:30 PM, June 7th or postmarked by June 7th for exhibiting at the Ohio State Fair, and by July 7th for exhibiting at the Delaware County Fair.

Horse Safety

Parade of Color Form

Grading Line Score Card

What to Pack for Fair - First time exhibiting a horse at the fair? The Horse Committee has a packing list to help you!

2017 Horse Stall Assignments


Dog Exhibitors Letter

Dog ID and Vaccination Form (for Delaware County Fair, vaccinations must be current through September 24, 2016)

Dog Calendar

Dog Agility Form


Market Poultry Resources: Market Chickens, Market Turkeys 

2017 Turkey Poult Order Form - This form is due Monday, April 30, 2018. Payment is due with the order form. Pick update isWednesday, May 31st.

2017 Market Turkey Exhibitor Packet

Broiler (Market) Chick Order Form - This form is due Monday, June 25, 2018. Payment is due with the order form. Pick update is Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

2017 Market Chicken Exhibitor Packet

2017 Non-Market Poultry information 

2017 Poultry Exhibitor Letter


Market Goat Resources: Market Meat goats, Market Dairy Wethers

2017 Market Goat Exhibitor Packet

2018 Dairy Wether Certificate

2017 Non-Market Goat information 

Market Hogs

Market Hog Resource: Market Hog

2017 Market Hog Exhibitor Packet

Market Lambs

Market Lamb Resource: Market Lamb

2017 Market Lamb Exhibitor Packet 

Scrapie Guidelines - Click here for information about the USDA mandatory Scrapies Identification program.


Information from Rabbit Committee

          Market Rabbit Resource: Market Fryers, Market Roasters

          Delaware County OH 4-H Rabbits - Facebook page

        2017 spring Rabbit Exhibitor Newsletter

          2017 Fair Rabbit Newsletter


May Letter from Extension office

2017 Delaware County Fair Rabbit Rules- (Coming soon)

2017 Market Rabbit Exhibitor Packet

2017 Non-Market Rabbit information 

Alpacas and Llamas

Alpaca and Llama Letter and ID Card

Clothing and Textiles

         Clothing and Textile Summer Judging

Foods and Nutrition          

         Mystery Recipe for Jr. Baked Goods 

Summer Judging Suggestions