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GENERAL JUNIOR FAIR INFORMATION

Admission Passes/Wristbands:

will be distributed to JUNIOR FAIR MEMBERS who are 9 years and over, and to Adult Advisors (proper identification will be required).

Wristbands will be distributed at fairgrounds on Friday, July 20, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 21, 8 A.M. to 8 P.M.

Youth 8 and under are admitted free.

Entries:

4-H and FFA members with livestock projects must go to the Knox County Senior Fair Board office on one of the following dates to fill out fair entries:  June 8, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.   June 13, from 4 to 8 p.m. June 17 from 9 a.m. to 12 (Noon).

Junior Exhibitors May Show in the Senior Fair By:

1. Purchasing an exhibitor’s ticket and paying the entry fee if showing under their parent’s, family or farm name.

2. Paying the entry fee only if showing one or two entries.

3. Purchasing an exhibitor’s ticket and paying the entry fee if three or more animals are entered.

4. See the Knox County Senior Fair Board section of this book for entry dates and forms.

 

In Place Times:

All Beef and Dairy, Dairy Market Feeders, All Goats, Horse, Rabbits, Poultry and Swine Saturday, 3:00 p.m.

Booths & Still Exhibits: Saturday, 5:00 p.m.

 

Release Times:

  • Beef:

    • Market Beef & Market Dairy Steers not going through the sale – Wednesday at 7 a.m. if going to United Producers, Inc. (exhibitor must be at their pen)

    • Market Beef & Market Dairy Steers not going through the sale – Thursday at 7:30 p.m. if going to a processing facility (exhibitor must fill out a form at weigh-in and give to the Junior Fair Coordinator/Senior Fair Board livestock chairperson)

    • Beef Breeding, Beef Feeders, Market Beef or Market Dairy Steers going home - Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

  •  Dairy:

    • Cows in milk (except Supreme Champion) – Monday at 2 p.m.

    • Dry Cows, Dairy Calves and Heifers (including Supreme Champion) – Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

  • ​​Dairy Market Feeders:

    • Dairy Market Feeders that are not going through the sale – Wednesday at 7 a.m. if going to United Producers, Inc. (exhibitor must be at their pen)

    • Dairy Market Feeders going home - Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

  • Goats:

    • Market Goats not going through the sale – Wednesday at 7 a.m. if going to United Producers, Inc. (exhibitor must be at their pen)

    • Market Goats not going through the sale – Thursday at 7:30 p.m. if going to a processing facility (exhibitor must fill out a form at weigh-in and give to the Junior Fair Coordinator/Senior Fair Board livestock chairperson)

    • Market Goats going home – Thursday at 7:30 p.m. 

    • Breeding Goats – Friday at 10 p.m. 

  • Horses:

    • Friday at 8:30 p.m. 

  • Poultry:

    • Friday at 10 p.m.

  • Rabbits:

    • Friday at 10 p.m.

  • Sheep:

    • Market Lambs not going through the sale – Wednesday at 7 a.m. if going to United Producers, Inc. (exhibitor must be at their pen)

    • Market Lambs not going through the sale – Thursday at 7:30 p.m. if going to a processing facility (exhibitor must fill out a form at weigh-in and give to the Junior Fair Coordinator/Senior Fair Board livestock chairperson)

    • Market Lambs going home – Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

    • Breeding Sheep – Friday at 10 p.m.

  • Swine:

    • Market Hogs (including overweight/underweight) not going through the sale - Wednesday at 7 a.m. if going to United Producers, Inc. (exhibitor must be at their pen)

    • Market Hogs not going through the sale – Friday at 6:30 a.m. if going to a processing facility (exhibitor must be at their pen and must fill out a form at weigh-in and give to the Junior Fair Coordinator/Senior Fair Board livestock chairperson) (confirmation must be given by the processor)

    • Exhibitors wishing to show their Market Hog in the Open Show shall be by their pen on Wednesday at 7 a.m. and/or Friday at 6:30 a.m.

  • Non-Animal Exhibits:

    • Must all be removed from the buildings by Saturday 1:00 p.m.

 

Judging:

  •  Exhibits will be graded “A, B or C” and ribbons awarded on that basis.  In livestock exhibits, the contribution of the showman is considered and included in the final grade.

  • Premiums will be paid based upon the exhibits grade and the grade received from the livestock interview and/or book judging.

Awards:

  • Award needs and class make-up are determined by the entry forms filled out during the three posted entry days.

  • Awards will be given to exhibits with an “A” grade only.

  • Special awards may be given if approved by Junior Fair Coordinator.

  • Breed classes with less than three entries at fair will be combined into the “other breed” class.

  • Anyone interested in sponsoring a trophy should contact Yvonne Clutter at 740-427-3380.

 

 Staying Overnight Note:

  • Parents will be responsible for Junior Fair exhibitors staying overnight on the grounds.

  • Exhibitors may stay if all of the following conditions are met:

    • Only exhibitors of livestock may stay overnight.

    • There must be adult supervision in the barn.

    • Exhibitors may stay only if their livestock is on the grounds.

    • Exhibitors must stay in the same barn their animal is housed in only if there is adult supervision that is approved by Senior Fair Board.

    • The exhibitor must display a qualifying Overnight Pass. 

    • Permission forms to receive the overnight pass must be turned in to the Knox County OSU Extension office. 

    • For security reasons, no late permission forms will be accepted.

 

Showmanship Contest:

  • Age in these departments is the member’s age as of January 1, of the current year.

  • Showmanship classes will be determined by the number of entries; however, the following guidelines will apply:  

    • First Year Showmanship - Exhibitors 11 years old or younger and showing specie for the first time. 

    • Junior Showmanship – Exhibitors 11 years old and younger but if no Intermediate Showmanship class is offered based on numbers this class will include youth through age 14

    • Intermediate Showmanship – Exhibitors 12 to 14 years old

    • Senior Showmanship – Exhibitors 15 years old and older

    • Master Showmanship – Overall winner of each species showmanship competition 

  • Showmanship entries must be made by June 20.

  • An exhibitor may win showmanship in more than one specie a year.

  • An exhibitor must show his/her own project.

  • Show order will be posted prior to the show.

  • Species not having a separate showmanship show will start with showmanship.

 

Showman of Showmen Competition:

  • Current winners of the Master Showmanship classes may participate in the Showman of Showmen contest.

  • If a participant has won Master Showmanship in more than one species in the current year, he/she will choose which specie to represent in the contest.  

  • Each participant must show all species offered.

  • Late arrivals will not participate.

  • In the event a first-place master showman declines participation, the second-place master showman in that specie is eligible to participate in the competition.

  • Copies of rules and regulations will be presented to each winner at each specie show when they receive their specie showmanship trophy.

  • The winner must indicate on the official form if he/she is going to participate in the Showman of Showmen competition by 10:00 a.m. the following day.  Forms are to be turned into the Junior Fair Board Office.

  • In event of unavailability of specie of animal, the Showman of Showmen Committee will, at their discretion, provide an alternative means of judging that specie or omit that species.

  • Awards will be determined by the committee.

 

Grievances:

  • All complaints or grievances must be signed and presented to the Junior Fair Coordinator. Equine complaints or grievances must be signed and presented to the Junior Fair and Equine Coordinator. Complaint forms can be obtained at the Junior Fair Board Office.

  • See Rule Violations section of the Knox County Fair Book.

  • Damage to the fairgrounds property committed by a Junior Fair exhibitor my also result in premium removal and payment for damages.  Serious violations may cause the exhibitor and/or the exhibitor’s family to be barred from showing in future Knox County Fairs.  Unless fraud and/or deceptions are involved, all championship placings will stand.

  • Repeat violators will be barred from future Junior Fair participation.

  • Grievances must be accompanied by a $100 non-refundable fee.