Miami County Fair

The Miami County Fair will be held August 9-15, 2019.  The fair is an exciting way for you to exhibit and show your 4-H project work! 4-H’ers typically express how much fun they have at this yearly event, so mark your calendars to participate! However, please note that it is NOT mandatory to participate to complete your 4-H project work and year.

4-H’ers wishing to exhibit their knowledge and activities as part of the Miami County Fair must follow all rules and regulations associated with their 4-H club as well as those established by the Miami County Agricultural Society and the Miami County Junior Fair Board.

Project Pride Day

4-H’ers who are involved in Foods, Nutrition, Family & Consumer, Miscellaneous, Horseless Horse, Pet Rabbit, and You & Your Dog who would like to exhibit their project learn do so by attending Project Pride Day. During the course of this day 4-H’ers are expected to be present during their projects’ judging time.  4-H’ers from each of the state 4-H qualifying categories will be selected to represent Miami County at the Ohio State Fair.  These winners will be announced during morning and afternoon clothing revues. All participants will be recognized at an awards ceremony held at the Miami County Fair, including those receiving outstanding and honorable mention. The 2019 Project Pride Day will be on Wednesday, July 10, in the Duke Lundgard Building at the Miami County Fairgrounds.

NOTE: State Fair Trophies and the announcement of Outstanding and Honorable Mention projects will be given at the Project Pride Day Awards Ceremony during the Miami County Fair.

Ohio State Fair

The fun of visiting or participating in an Ohio State Fair is another highlight of the season and another way for you to show what you have learned in your 4-H project area! The Ohio State Fair will be held July 24 – August 4, 2019 and will feature many exciting attractions, a fantastic Midway, educational exhibits, food, animals and more!

4-H and the Junior Fair

Young people want to be engaged in positive activity that helps them develop a sense of responsibility and build self-esteem. The Junior Fair is a successful learning laboratory that enhances youth development using a hands-on approach.

Ohio State University Extension is committed to continued 4-H member participation in Junior Fairs. Ohio 4-H Youth Development values involvement in Junior Fairs because of the opportunities to:

  • Extend the 4-H member’s (and volunteer’s) learning opportunities related to the specific project and development/enhancement of life skills;
  • Evaluate level of 4-H member’s accomplishments in both competitive and noncompetitive events;
  • Recognize 4-H members
  • Showcase Ohio State University Extension and Ohio 4-H Youth Development.

Junior Fair is one of the major components of most county and independent fairs.

4-H Youth Development is one of several youth organizations involved or potentially involved in Junior Fairs. Furthermore, we all recognize the Agricultural Society does not manage or conduct the Ohio State University Extension 4-H program nor does Ohio State University Extension 4-H manage the Agricultural Society or conduct Junior Fairs. Ohio State University Extension personnel serve as a resource for the total fair as well as leadership for 4-H’s involvement in fairs.