1. 4-H Pledge Contest Winners Announced

    Jul. 22, 2016

    The annual 4-H Pledge Contest was held on Thursday, July 14, at the Adams County Fair. Participants must be 8 or 9 as of January 1 and in their first or second year of membership. They recite the pledge, using the appropriate motions, and are judged on their poise, accuracy, and diction. Molly Bauman, Queen’s Court, is pictured with third place winner Kylie Schumacher, Buckeye Barn Busters 4-H Club, and contest winner Makinlee Stevenson, Climbing Clever Cloverbuds 4-H Club.

  2. Junior Fair Board Erects Flagpole at Fairgrounds

    Jul. 22, 2016

    Using funds contributed by Representative Brad Wenstrup, members of the Adams County Junior Fair Board recently purchased a flagpole and erected it in the Martha Rhonemus Memorial Garden adjacent to the Junior Fair Activity Building at the Adams County Fairgrounds. A subcommittee composed of Jordan Crum, Peebles; Morgan Grooms, West Union; and Josie McDowell, Seaman, provided leadership to the effort. Tim Davis, former principal at Peebles High School, donated Sakrete to the project, and DK Auto Sales & Farm Supply, Manchester, donated mulch.

  3. Chad Downing Memorial 4-H Scholarship Winners Announced

    Jul. 22, 2016

    Five Adams County 4-H teens were awarded Chad Downing Memorial 4-H Scholarships just prior to the start of the Junior Fair Livestock Sale on Saturday, July 16.

    Winners of the 2016 scholarships include:

  4. Eleven Local Youth Qualify for Ohio State Fair Junior Horse Show

    Jul. 22, 2016

    Eleven local 4-H members have qualified to represent Adams County in two or more classes at the annual Ohio State Fair Junior Horse Show. The show takes place on the State Fairgrounds in Columbus from Tuesday, July 26 through Friday, July 29.

    Adams County qualifiers and their classes include:

    Baylie Clough, Peebles, daughter of Alan and Mindy Clough and member of the Lawshe Shadow Riders 4-H Club – Easy Gaited Showmanship, Easy Gaited Equitation, English, and Easy Gaited Pleasure, English.

  5. 2016 Adams County Junior Fair Results

    Jul. 20, 2016

    The following are results from all Junior Fair events and shows held in conjunction with the 2016 Adams County Fair. They are listed by day/date.


    1st PLACE 4-H FLOAT

    The Liberty Classy Clovers 4-H Club had the first place 4-H float again this year in the annual Adams County Fair Parade.


  6. Five Youth Awarded 4-H Scholarships

    Jul. 20, 2016

    Five Adams County 4-H teens were awarded scholarships during ceremonies at the recent Adams County Fair. Scholarship recipients were selected based on an application, their academic record, and an interview by members of the Adams County 4-H Advisory Committee and its designees. Scholarship winners include:

  7. Applicants Needed to Vie for 50th Fair Queen

    Apr. 27, 2016

    The annual Adams County Junior Fair Queen Contest is a highlight of the Adams County Fair each July. And, this year’s queen will have the honor of being the 50th Fair queen! She will be crowned on Sunday during the Fair’s opening ceremonies under the watchful eyes of the past Fair queens. All former queens have been invited to participate in this year’s parade and will be on stage for the coronation of the 50th Adams County Fair Queen.

  8. Market Goat, Lamb and Feeder Calf Tag-In for Fair

    Mar. 24, 2016

    4-H and FFA exhibitors who want to exhibit market goats, market lambs, and feeder calves at the 2016 Adams County Fair will need to bring their livestock to the Adams County fairgrounds on Saturday, April 30, for the annual tag-in. Market goats will be weighed and tagged as on feed for the fair from 8:00-11:00 a.m., and market lambs will be weighed and tagged from 11:00 a.m.-Noon.

  9. Bazinga! Exploring STEM at Camp

    Feb. 01, 2016

    What do your children or grandchildren want to be when they grow up? Do they want to be scientists, doctors, or engineers? What about farmers or video game designers? Maybe they want to work with animals? Or would they rather play with computers? A few days at STEM Camp might help them decide. And, they’ll have fun along the way!

  10. Why Talk About 4-H in December?

    Dec. 16, 2015

    “Why are we talking about 4-H in December?” you ask. Because the Adams County 4-H enrollment deadline has been moved up to February 15th, and many of the area’s 4-H clubs will be organizing for 2016 in the next several weeks.

    Youth interested in joining Adams County 4-H and exhibiting their 4-H project work or animals at the 2016 Adams County or Ohio State Fairs must enroll as a 4-H member on or before the February 15th deadline. Enrollment forms, additional information on joining 4-H, and Ohio 4-H Family Guides are available from local 4-H club advisors.