September 6th – 11th, 2016


1st, $15.00; 2nd, $12.00; 3rd, $10.00; 4th, $8.00; others $5.00


1st, $2.50; 2nd, $2.00; 3rd and others, $1.50

Colors — Green and White
Emblem — Four Leaf Clover
Motto — To Make the Best Better
Pledge — I Pledge
My HEAD to clearer thinking
My HEART to greater loyalty
My HANDS to larger service and
My HEALTH to better living
For my club, my community, my
Country and my world.

OSU Extension:

Jane E. Keyser, County Director & 4-H

Youth Development Extension Educator

Dan Lima, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Extension Educator

Polly Loy, Family and Consumer Sciences, Extension Educator

Crystal Secrest, 4-H Program Assistant

Carol Kovachic, Family Nutrition Program Assistant

Jennie Ellis, Office Associate

All educational programs and activities conducted by the Ohio State University Extension are available to all potential clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sexual orientation, sex, age, handicap or Vietnam-era veteran status.

4-H Club work is a voluntary educational program available to all boys and girls between the ages of 5 and in kindergarten and 19. The program is supervised by the Ohio State University Extension, The Ohio State University, the United States Department of Agriculture and Belmont County Board of Commissioners cooperating. 4-H members 8-19 years of age “learn by doing” by enrolling in and completing a project in animal science, clothing, communications, computers, conservation, consumer education, engineering, entomology, field and garden crops, lower gardening, personal development and leadership, photography, collecting, family life, health, nutrition, earth sciences, wood sciences, and plant sciences, etc. Kindergarten – second grade youth participate in Cloverbud clubs which does not encourage competition and fosters learning through group activities.

4-H member participation in the Belmont County Fair is a privilege and opportunity to share accomplishments, interests and ideals. Projects must be made during the current registration year and must have been completed solely to meet requirements of a 4-H project. Armbands to cover the cost of daily admission to the fair are available to youth who exhibit a project or display an animal at the fair. The cost is $4.00 per registered 4-H member and $8.00 per approved adult volunteer provided all registration information and armband requests and fees are received by the Senior Fair Board Secretary by August 1, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS. Armbands are to be requested for exhibitors and approved volunteers through only one Junior Fair organization.

Exhibits show results of complete projects. Most 4-H projects are evaluated at county 4-H Project Judging prior to the county fair. County fair exhibits are on a voluntary basis for member’s completed projects.

There are more than 500 boys and girls enrolled in the Belmont County Community 4-H clubs. Local volunteers are credited for the leadership development among these young people.

Each club is under the direction of one or more local 4-H approved volunteers.


  1. Each 4-H club will exhibit their projects in individual club booths. Club booths will be provided in the Jr Fair Building.
  2. All entries are free. Booth Size Criteria – points are assigned to projects, not members. 1 point for each livestock project and 3 points for each still project. Booth Committee members will assign booth sizes according to the point system. Advisors do not need to make booth requests.
  3. Each club will select a theme consistent with the objectives, activities and accomplishments of 4-H. Decorations, project displays and educational messages should all incorporate or complement the overall theme.
  4. Club exhibits must be completed and in place by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. The Jr Fair building will be open 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 4, 2016; Monday September 5, 2016 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. and Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until noon for clubs to work on their exhibits. Exhibits must remain complete until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 11, 2016. No project may be removed before release times listed. Violation will result in forfeit of club booth premium and the individual forfeits his/her project premium and exclusion from exhibiting in the Junior Fair for the following year. All booths must be removed by 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
  5. Booths are supplied by the Belmont County 4-H Council. White paper will be available for club use, however, any color or type of material may be used. All other supplies and equipment needed for completing the displays must be furnished by the individual clubs. Exhibits should not extend above the structure of the booth.
  6. No paint is to be used on any part of the booth structure.
  7. The use of electricity is strictly forbidden.
  8. Do not hang paper or backdrops from the building ceiling.
  9. No perishable foods can be used in display. Use models or pictures. Models may not have real icing.
  10. DO NOT USE NAILS OR SCREWS IN BOOTHS. Use tape, thumb tacks or staples. These must be removed when the exhibits are taken down at the end of the fair. Clean up and remove all materials. Clubs must remove all paper, take out staples, thumb tacks, etc. All paper and trash should be deposited in cans outside doors and areas in front of booth swept. Junior Fair Department Advisors MUST CHECK YOUR BOOTH BEFORE YOU LEAVE. Booth premiums will be forfeited if clean-up is not done correctly. All booths must be checked and approved for premiums to be awarded.
  11. Space will be provided for oversized projects that do not it into individual club booth exhibits.
  12. For the convenience of advisors who act as organization advisor to more than one club, the clubs may combine their displays in one booth.
  13. Each club member’s name must be attractively displayed within the exhibit other than on the Junior Fair cards. Advisors names may also be displayed.
  14. Club name must be prominently displayed within the booth.
  15. Any club that uses a copyrighted ideas, i.e. Garfield, Pepsi, etc. must have written permission from the company.
  16. Score Sheet is based on the following criteria:
    1. Appearance 10 points
    2. Theme 30 points
    3. Workmanship 10 points
    4. Display of Member’s Work 30 points
    5. Ideas & Purpose of 4-H 20 points


Project Awards are given to 4-H members or groups for still projects.

4-H Project Incentive Awards

  • Forty cases of Pepsi Cola, donated by Pepsi Cola Moundsville, WV, awarded to exhibitors of selected 4-H projects not otherwise receiving awards.
  • Trophies for 4-H project awards are selected at the discretion of the judges, provided the winners exhibit at the fair.
  • Trophy categories may represent more than one project or may be divided into age categories within a single project.

2015 Still Project Trophy Sponsors

  • Barnesville Progressive Home Helpers 4-H Club
  • Belmont County 4-H Shooting Sports
  • Belmont County Chapter Ohio Genealogical Society
  • Belmont-Jefferson Beagle club Inc.
  • Big 10 High Achievers 4-H Club
  • Bonnie Beefers 4-H Club
  • Christin Ashley
  • Dale and Lynn Betts
  • D & S Concessions
  • Ed Mowrer Family
  • From the Heart Photography
  • Homan Knob Farm
  • “In Memory of Paul Collins”
  • John, Pat & Alicia Estadt
  • Judy Puskarich
  • Kathy Miller
  • Maple Spring Farms – Stephens Family
  • Mark & Polly Loy
  • Melissa & Cale Norris
  • Peggy Stephens
  • Phillips & Son Carpet
  • Rick & Brenda Bailey
  • Roger Ogilbee Family
  • Saginaw Valley Beagles
  • Smith’s Sawdust Studio
  • St. Clair Animal Hospital – Dr. Marvin D. Steed
  • St. Clair Ruritan Club
  • Stottler Tree Service
  • The Udder Kids 4-H Club
  • Union Local FFA Alumni
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