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April 2014

April 21 End Date
County Cloverbud Meeting
OSU Extension Office
April 22 End Date
MANDATORY Dog Meeting
OSU Extension Office
The 4-H Dog Committee has scheduled a MANDATORY orientation meeting for all members taking dog projects. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Extension office.
April 26 End Date
April 26 End Date
Market Goat Bred, Born and Raised Application
Marion County Fairgrounds
Turn in at Goat Weigh-In/Tag Day
April 26 End Date
Dairy, Market, Boer, Angora and Pygmy Goats Possession Date
Marion County Fairgrounds
Turn in at Goat Weigh-In Day for Market Goats. ---- See "2014 Marion County Junior Fair Entry Deadlines" for Market, Dairy, Specialty and Boer Goat fair entry deadlines and late entry options and fees, if available.
April 26 End Date
Goat Weigh-In/Tag Day for Market Goats
Marion County Fairgrounds
May weigh up to 5 goats. May only show 2 of those 5. Do not have to declare which 2 until brought to the fair. Exhibitors must pay for tags at weigh-in, $1 per tag.
April 26 End Date
Market Goat Fair Entry Deadline
Marion County Fairgrounds
April 29 End Date
Camp Counselor Training
OSU Extension Office

May 2014

May 1 End Date
May 1 End Date
2014 Dairy Breeding Animals Possession Date
See "2014 Marion Country Junior Fair Entry Deadlines" dairy feeders and breeding dairy fair entry deadlines and late entry options and fees, if available.
May 1 End Date
Dog Possession Date
Dogs must be at least 6 months old by possession date.
May 1 End Date
Breeding Bantam Poultry Possession Date
Bird must be one month old by May 1.
May 1 End Date
Breeding Turkeys Possession Date
Bird must be one month old by May 1.
May 1 End Date
Market Hogs Possession Date
See "2014 Marion County Junior Fair Entry Deadlines" for market and breeding swine fair entry deadlines and late entry options and fees, if available.
May 1 End Date
Waterfowl Possession Date
Bird must be one month old by May 1.
May 1 End Date
Breeding Standard Poultry Possession Date
Bird must be one month old on May 1.
May 1 End Date
Breeding Ducks Possession Date
Duck must be one month old by May 1.
May 1 End Date
Dairy Lease Agreement
OSU Extension Office
Complete a separate form for each animal leased. -- A color photo of animal must be attached.
May 1 End Date
May 1 End Date
May 3 End Date
MANDATORY Equine Exhibitor Clinic/Check-In
Marion County Fairgrounds
Description Papers and Jr. Fair Entry Forms will also be turned in on this day!
May 3 End Date
Equine Possession Date
Marion County Fairgrounds
MANDATORY Equine Exhibitor Clinic/Check-In: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon, Saturday May 3 - Marion County Fairgrounds - Description Papers, Horse Lease Agreements and Jr. Fair Entry Forms will also be turned in on this day!!!
May 6 End Date
Dog Obedience Classes
Marion County Faigrounds
Tuesday Nights -- One time fee of $20 -- 6:00-7:00 p.m.
May 6 End Date
Jr. Fair Board Meeting
OSU Extension Office
Officers meet at 6:30 p.m.
May 8 End Date
County Cloverbud Meeting
OSU Extension Office
May 12 End Date
4-H Advisory Council
OSU Extension Office
May 13 End Date
Camp Counselor Training
OSU Extension Office
May 14 End Date
Market Chickens Possession Date
Hatched on or After this date and physical possession within 48 hours of hatch.
May 15 End Date
Breeding Sheep Possession Date
OSU Extension Office
See attached page "2014 Marion County Junior Fair Entry Deadlines" for breeding sheep fair entry deadlines and late entry options and fees, if available.
May 16 End Date
Beef Breeding & Beef Feeder Fair Entry Deadline
*Beef feeder exhibitors must also submit a color broadside picture of exhibit animal. -- See "2014 Marion County Junior Fair Entry Deadlines" for market beef, breeding beef and beef feeder fair entry deadlines and late entry options and fees if applicable.
May 16 End Date
May 16 End Date
May 18 End Date
Quality Assurance
Evers Arena
2:00 p.m.
May 19 End Date
Market Rabbit Fair Entry Deadline
OSU Extension Office
4:30 p.m., OSU Extension Office OR between 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Tattoo Clinic at the Marion County Fairgrounds
May 19 End Date
Breeding Rabbit Fair Entry Deadline
OSU Extension Office
4:30 p.m. to the Extension Office or turn in between 5:30-7:30 at the Rabbit Tattoo Clinic at the Fairgrounds
May 19 End Date
Rabbit Tattoo Clinic
Marion County Fairgrounds
NOT MANDATORY -- You will be required to get your entry form in the Extension office by May 19, 4:30 p.m. OR bring to the clinic between 5:30-7:30 p.m. -- IF you need a rabbit tattooed you MUST bring it to the clinic as we will not tattoo any rabbits after the tattoo clinic/entry deadline. -- THERE WILL BE NO LATE ENTRIES -- NO LATE TATTOOS -- You will also be responsible for placing your rabbits in the proper class. failure to do so may result in your animal being taken off the show table first, or not being shown.
May 23 End Date
May 28 End Date
Camp Counselor Training
OSU Extension Office

June 2014

June 2 End Date
Breeding Dairy Fair Entry Deadline
See attached page "2014 Marion County Junior Fair Entry Deadlines" for dairy feeder and breeding dairy fair entry deadlines and late entry options and fees if available.
June 2 End Date
June 2 End Date
Booth Entry Form Due
OSU Extension Office
June 2 End Date
Swine Family Entry Form
OSU Extension Office
Each exhibitor must also submit an individual entry form.
June 2 End Date
Dog Fair Entries Due
Marion County Extension Office
June 2 End Date
Swine Fair Entry Deadlines
OSU Extension Office
See "2014 Marion County Junior Fair Entry Deadlines" for market and breeding swine fair entry deadlines and late entry options and fees, if available.
June 2 End Date
Poultry Fair Entry Deadline
OSU Extension Office
See "2014 Marion County Junior Fair Entry Deadlines" for poultry fair deadlines and late entry options and fees, if available.
June 2 End Date
June 5 End Date
Camp Counselor Training
OSU Extension Office
June 6 End Date
June 6 End Date
June 9 End Date
4-H Advisory Council
OSU Extension Office
June 10 End Date
Jr. Fair Board Meeting
OSU Extension Office
Officers meet at 6:30 p.m.
June 12 End Date
Cloverbud Day Camp
Day Camp is from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. each day.
June 13 End Date
2014 State Fair Qualifying Show Entry Deadline
There is a Show Fee of $20 per person per show due with Entry -- Turn in to: OSU Extension Marion County Office, 222 W. Center Street, Marion, Ohio 43302
June 16 End Date
Camp Counselor Training
OSU Extension Office
June 17 End Date
June 18 End Date
2014 Marion County Equine Royalty Application Deadline
Extension Office
Application Due to Extension Office on Wednesday, June 18, 4:30 p.m. -- All interviews will be held on Saturday, June 21 (After Class #5), Marion County Fairgrounds
June 18 End Date
Pre-Judging
OSU Extension Office
Call for appointment!
June 18 End Date
Health and Safety Speaking Contest
OSU Extension Office
June 19 End Date
Jr./Sr. Dairy Goat Husbandry Applicatilon Due
OSU Extension Office
Interviews to be held: Sunday, June 22, 2:00 p.m., Tri-Rivers Career Center (during skillathon).
June 19 End Date
Jr./Sr. Meat Goat Husbandry Applications Due
OSU Extension Office
Interview to be held: Sunday, June 22, 2:00 p.m., Tri-Rivers Career Center (during skillathon)
June 19 End Date
June 19 End Date
Goat Royalty Applications Due
OSU Extension Office
Interviews to be held: Sunday, June 22, 2:00 p.m., Tri-Rivers Career Center (during skillathon)
June 19 End Date
June 20 End Date
June 20 End Date
4-H Camp Final Registration Deadline
OSU Extension Office
Unless Camp is Already Full
June 21 End Date
Marion County Horse Show
Marion County Fairgrounds
Production, Qualifying and Royalty Interviews
June 21 End Date
4-H PAS State Qualifying Horse Show
Marion County Fairgrounds
$20 per show entry fee - All money due by June 13 for both shows.
June 21 End Date
Equine Qualifying Show and Royalty Interviews
Marion County Fairgrounds
Royalty Interviews will begin after Class #5 --- Depending on number in a class, 9-13 and 14-18 classes may be run together --- Please be prepared to show (some classes may not have entries) -- Entry Deadline: Friday, June 13, 4:30 p.m., OSU Extension Office
June 22 End Date
Sheep Husbandry Selection Day
Applications Due: Thursday, June 19, 4:30 p.m., OSU Extension Office -- Interviews Held: Sunday, June 22, 2:00 p.m., Tri-Rivers Career Center
June 22 End Date
Goat Royalty and Husbandry Interviews
Tri-Rivers Career Center
June 22 End Date
Poultry Skillathon
Tri Rivers Career Center
Registration Begins: 2:15 p.m.; Contest: 2:30-4:00 p.m.
June 22 End Date
Sheep Skillathon
Tri Rivers Career Center
Registration Begins: 2:15 p.m. and Ends: 3:45 p.m. -- Contest: 2:30-4:00 p.m.
June 22 End Date
Beef Skillathon
Tri-Rivers Career Center
Registration Begins: 2:15 p.m. -- Contest: 2:30-4:00 p.m.
June 22 End Date
Dairy Skillathon
Tri-Rivers Career Center
Registration Begins: 2:15 p.m. -- Contest: 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
June 22 End Date
Goat Skillathon
Registration Begins: 2:15 p.m. -- Contest: 2:30-4:00 p.m.
June 23 End Date
Nurtition Project Judging
Tri Rivers Career Center
June 23 End Date
Miscellaneous FCS Judging
Tri-Rivers Career Center
June 24 End Date
Clothing Judging
Tri-Rivers Career Center
June 24 End Date
Rabbit Skillathon
Marion County Fairgrounds
Registration Begins: 5:45 p.m., Contest: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
June 24 End Date
Swine Skillathon
Marion County Fairgrounds
Registration Begins: Tuesday, June 24, 5:45 p.m. ---- Contest: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
June 25 End Date
MANDATORY Veterinarian Health Check
Fairgrounds Horse Barn
Horse Arena 5:30-6:30 p.m. -- All horses must be checked -- Exhibitor or parent/guardian attendance is required.
June 25 End Date
Equine Skillathon
Fairgrounds Horse Barn
June 26 End Date
Sheep Pen Set Up Night
Lamb Barn, Marion County Fairgrounds
June 27 End Date
Basic Booth Construction
Booth Building
BOOTH THEME: "4-H: KEEP CALM AND...."
June 27 End Date
Jr. Fair Board Meeting
OSU Extension Office
Officers meet at 6:30 p.m.
June 28 End Date
June 28 End Date
June 28 End Date
Booth Construction
Booth Building
BOOTH THEME: "4-H: KEEP CALM AND ....."
June 29 End Date
June 29 End Date
June 29 End Date
June 29 End Date
Poultry Fair Check-In Through West Gate Only
Marion County Fairgrounds
Weigh-in, band numbers and pen placement will be done.
June 29 End Date
Rabbit Check-In At Marion County Fair
Marion County Fairgrounds
June 29 End Date
Mandatory Poultry Exhibitor/Barn Meeting
Marion County Fairgrounds
June 29 End Date
June 29 End Date
Beef Check-In
Marion County Fairgrounds
Marion County Fair - West Gate Only -- 4:00-8:00 p.m.
June 29 End Date
June 29 End Date
Goat Check-In at Marion County Fair
Marion County Fairgrounds
WEST GATE ONLY
June 29 End Date
MANDATORY Swine Exhibitor/Barn Meeting - WMRN TENT
Marion County Fairgrounds
Weigh-Ins and Pictures will following meeting.
June 29 End Date
MANDATORY Goat Exhibitor/Barn Meeting
Marion County Fairgrounds
Weigh-Ins will follow meeting.
June 29 End Date
Mandatory Dairy Exhibtor/Barn Meeting
Marion County Fairgrounds
Weigh-In will follow meeting.
June 29 End Date
Mandatory Sheep Exhibitor Meeting
Marion County Fairgrounds
June 30 End Date
Marion County Equine Fair Check In
Marion County Horse Barn
GATE 1 ONLY - Horses must be in place by 8:00 a.m.
June 30 End Date
MANDATORY Sheep Weigh-In
Marion County Fairgrounds
June 30 End Date
Poultry Market Classes
Marion County Fairgrounds
Followed by Pee Wee and and Parent/Advisor Showmansip
June 30 End Date
June 30 End Date
MANDATORY Beef Exhibitor/Barn Meeting
Marion County Fairgrounds
9:00 a.m. - Weigh-In will follow meeting.
June 30 End Date
Marion County Horse Show
Marion County Fairgrounds
Showmanship and Horsemanship, Working Classes
June 30 End Date
MANDATORY Rabbit Exhibitor Barn Meeting
Rabbit Bard
Barn meeting followed by Market Rabbit Weigh-In
June 30 End Date
Dairy Feeder Obstacle Course
Marion County Fairgrounds
June 30 End Date
June 30 End Date
Marion County Fair Swine Show
Marion County Fairgrounds
Marion County Jr. Swine Showmanship followed by Swine Jackpot Show

July 2014

July 1 End Date
Open Class Breeding Sheep Show
Marion County Fairgrounds
July 1 End Date
July 1 End Date
Marion County Fair Horse Show
Marion County Fairgrounds
Speed Classes
July 1 End Date
Sheep Showmanship
Marion County Fairgrounds
July 1 End Date
Sheep Bred, Born and Raised Show
Marion County Fairgrounds
July 1 End Date
July 1 End Date
Rabbit Pee Wee Shomanship
Evers Arena North
July 1 End Date
Market Swine Show
Marion County Fairgrounds
July 2 End Date
Rabbit Breeding Show
Evers Arena North
July 2 End Date
Marion County Fair Horse Show
Marion County Fairgrounds
Fun Classes
July 2 End Date
Equine Fun Classes
Marion County Fairgrounds
July 2 End Date
Sheep Lead Class
Marion County Fairgrounds
July 2 End Date
Breeding Sheep Show
Marion County Fairgrounds
July 2 End Date
Market Sheep Show
Marion County Fairgrounds
July 3 End Date
Small Animal Show Judging
Marion County Fairgrounds
Check-In Registration: 8:30-9:00 a.m.; Interview Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon; 12:15 p.m. Awards Program; 12:30 p.m.: Small Animals Exhibits Released.
July 3 End Date
July 3 End Date
Equine Association Show
Marion County Fairgrounds
July 3 End Date
Marion County Fair Horse Show
Marion County Fair
Associate Show (2nd grade and younger)
July 3 End Date
Sheep Challenge
Marion County Fairgrounds
July 3 End Date
Marion County Fair Beef Show - July 4 Events Are Listed Under July 3
Thursday, July 3, 3:00 p.m.: Beef Showmanship Including Beef Feeders ---- Thursday, July 3, 5:30 p.m.: Beef Breeding Show ---- Thursday, July 3, 7:00 p.m.: Market Beef Show ---- Friday, July 4, 1:00 p.m.: Beef Feeder Show ---- Friday, July 4, 1:30 p.m.: Bred, Born and Raised Market Beef Show
July 4 End Date
Dog Check In For Marion County Fair
Marion County Fairgrounds
No dogs are permitted to be in the Coliseum until after 12:00 noon.
July 4 End Date
Dog Care and Poster Judging
Marion County Fairgrounds
July 4 End Date
Beef Feeder Show
Marion County Fairgrounds
July 4 End Date
Dog Obedience, Grooming and Handling
Marion County Fairgrounds
July 4 End Date
Market Beef Bred, Born and Raised Show
Marion County Fairgrounds
July 5 End Date
Jr. Fair Board Meeting
Marion County Fairgrounds
July 5 End Date
Livestock Sale
Marion County Fairgrounds
July 6 End Date
Swine Release From Marion County Fair
Marion County Fairgrounds
All exhibitors must have their pens cleaned by 12:00 noon on Sunday, July 6.
July 6 End Date
Dairy Fair Release Date/Time
Marion County Fairgrounds
All exhibitors must have their pens cleaned by 12:00 noon on Sunday, July 6.
July 6 End Date
Rabbit Fair Release Date/Time
Marion County Fairgrounds
All exhibitors must have their pens cleaned by 11:00 a.m. on this day.
July 6 End Date
Sheep Release Date/Time From Marion County Fair
All exhibitors must have their pens cleaned by 12:00 noon
July 6 End Date
Equine Release Date/Time From the Marion County Fair
Horse Barn
Stalls must be cleaned when the animal is removed.
July 6 End Date
Goat Fair Release Time
Marion County Fairgrounds
All exhibitors must have their pens cleaned by 12:00 noon this day.
July 6 End Date
Beef Release Date/Time
Marion County Fairfgrounds
Release Time: 9:00 a.m. ---- All exhibitors must have their pens cleaned by 12:00 Noon
July 6 End Date
Poultry Fair Release Date/Time
Marion County Fairgrounds
All exhibitors must have their pens cleaned by 11:00 a.m.
July 6 End Date
Booth and Exhibits(s) Released
Booth Building
Exhibits must be picked up by Noon.
July 6 End Date
4-H PAS State Qualifying Horse Show
Marion County Fairgrounds
All money due by June 13 for both shows.
July 6 End Date
Equine Qualifying Show
Marion County Fairgrounds
Depending on number in a class, 9-13 and 14-18 classes may be run together --- Please be prepared to show (some classes may not have entries) -- Entry Deadline: Friday, June 13, 4:30 p.m., OSU Extension Office
July 7 End Date
Sheep Barn Tear Down
Marion County Fairgrounds
July 8 End Date
Camp Counselor Training
OSU Extension Office
July 9 End Date
Carcass Show
Link's
7:00 p.m.
July 10 End Date
July 13 End Date
July 23 End Date
Ohio State Fair
Columbus

August 2014

August 11 End Date
4-H Advisory Council
OSU Extension Office
August 29 End Date

September 2014

September 15 End Date
4-H Advisory Council
OSU Extension Office

October 2014

October 5 End Date
October 14 End Date
4-H Advisory Council
OSU Extension Office

November 2014

November 10 End Date
4-H Advisory Council
OSU Extension Office

December 2014

December 8 End Date
4-H Advisory Council
OSU Extension Office
 

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