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Project Completion Guidelines        Pre-Fair Judging        Kids College


April 18 Kid's College CANCELLED
June 16               Early Pre-Fair Judging (prior approval required) CANCELLED
June 23 Pre-Fair Judging


See links below for schedule, information letter, and project completion guidelines

June 29  Pre-Fair Judging Make-Up Day (Food, Clothing & General Projects)


Note: Participants in Make-Up judging will be elgibible to receive their fair pass and receive credit for project completion. However, they will not be eligible for awards or for participation in the Ohio State Fair

July 15 Woodworking, Welding & Crop Project Judging Projects must be entered on Sunday, July 12, from 5-7:30 pm in the Junior Fair Exhibit Building at the fairgrounds; Interview-style judging begins at 8 am on Wednesday, July 15, with awards presented at 2 pm in the Youth Show Arena

project completion guidelines

Click here to see a pdf document listing ALL foods, clothing, and general project completion requirements and pre-fair judging guidelines. This is a large file. Contact the Extension Office if you are not able to download it or have questions about a specific project.

Foods and Nutrition Project Portfolios - A DescriptionClick here for a listing of project specific pages to include.


- Click here for schedule
- Click here for letter to members


Results will be announced on Wednesday, July 15, at the Non-Livestock Project Awards Ceremony at the Fair. The ceremony will begin at 2 pm in the Youth Show Arena. All non-livestock first and second place project rosette winners and State Fair qualifiers, including food and nutrition, clothing, Style Revue, and crops and shop winners will be recognized at this time. Scoresheets will be returned to members via their club advisors; grade ribbons will be available for display in club and county booths and on crop and shop projects during Fair. Note: Fair premiums, ribbons, awards, and State Fair participation are contingent upon the project being displayed at the Fair.


Ohio 4-H Engineering Website 
Self-Determined Projects & Idea Starters

Kids college

4-H members can and do want to complete their non-livestock projects. But, the project books and completion requirements can certainly intimidate members and their parents who don’t have strong leader support. To address the concern of low non-livestock project completion rates, the county’s first Kids College was held in spring 2011. From meal plans to electives and general education courses, the one-day event has proved to be an effective stimulus for non-livestock project completion as well as an introduction to college life. The program, now in its tenth year, continues to serve more than 40 youth annually.

Participants in Kids College come away with new project-related skills and knowledge; with increased understanding of the project completion requirements and pre-fair judging expectations; with increased understanding of the 4-H project interview process and increased communication skills; with new 4-H friends; and having had a positive, fun experience.

2020 Kids College is cancelled due to COVID-19.

2020 Kids College Flyer
2020 Registration Form
2020 Course Descriptions