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Junior Fair Update

The Fairfield County Agricultural Society on May 18th, 2020 passes the following motions regarding the 2020 Fairfield County Fair:

  1. The Junior Fair Rules Book will not be printed in 2020, but will be available online electronically. The Board will publish the books on their website and request that the Ohio State University Extension publish it on their site as well. The 2019 rules will be followed in 2020 with adjustments being made as we progress towards the fair and through the current pandemic. 
  2. The weigh-in and tagging  scheduled for July for the following animals has changed as follows: 
    1. Sheep - MQP will be scheduled for a weigh-in and that information will be sent to exhibitors who have signed-up. 
    2. All Sheep and goats that normally weigh-in in July or check-in will need to submit the animals scrapies number along with a picture of the animal head on, side and from the rear. The process for submitting these pictures will be announced in June. 
    3. Dairy Feeders will not be weighed-in for 2020, but will require a picture of the animal from the front, side and rear. The exhibitor must secure a tag from the Fair office to be put in the animal's ear. Specific dates and how you can obtain the tags will be released in June. 
  3. Hog tag-in details will be announced after the June Board Meeting. 
The Fairfield County Agricultural Society is working with the Fairfield County Health Department and the Ohio Health Department to provide you all with the safest and best experience we can in 2020. We appreciate your cooperation and assistance so we can guarantee these experiences for our youth. 


Questions can be directed to Chuck Miller, the Junior Fair Director, at keywest100@att.net. 


At the January meeting, the Fairfield County Senior Fairboard passed a motion making the swine show for the 2020 Fair ractopamine-free. The following rules were passed for 2020:

  • All market hogs sold and exhibited at the Fairfield County Fair in both Junior Fair must be Ractopamine Hydrochloride (Paylene) free from birth.
  • The OPEN class swine show is NO LONGER a ractopamine-free show, but NO Open Class hogs will sell in 2020. 
  • For the JUNIOR show, the BREEDER is NO LONGER required to sign an affidavit indicating the pig was ractopamine-free at the time the Junior exhibitor acquired it.
  • Exhibitors will be required to complete an affidavit and file the form at weigh in that their swine project is Ractopamine Hydrochloride free. Click to find the Parent / Legal Guardian Affidavit
  • The form can be found online at OSU Extension and Senior Fair Board website. 
Market hogs will be subject to random testing by both the Fairfield County Agricultural Society and the buy/ packer for Ractopamine. If a Hog is determine or tested as positive for Ractopamine feed additive the Fairfield County Agricultural Society and the buyer/ packer reserves the right to determine disciplinary and financial penalties against exhibitor and or buyer. 

Sanitation and an enhanced  biosecurity protocol will be followed by the Fairfield Agricultural Society to reduce and limit contamination or situations that could be encountered. We will sanitize the buildings and show areas prior to the fair and during the fair. Animals trailered in should not be mixed with other farms and exhibitors should clean trailers prior to transport of their project. 

These decisions are based upon the industries current market needs. Packers are turning away swine that have been fed Ractopamine. The Fairfield County Agricultural Society does not want to be limited by the number of packers who might want to bid for your hogs. This action will insure we are meeting current market trends and offer the product consumers are asking for now and in the future.

For more information, please visit https://u.osu.edu/nopaylean/

The first Fairfield County Fair was held in Lancaster,
Ohio, the second week of October, 1851.
The Fairfield County Fair is known as The Last and Best of the Season.
The goal of our fair is to provide a family oriented
event with fun for all ages. So come check out why so
many consider the Fairfield County Fair a great county fair and continue to come back year after year.











The Fairfield County Fair is one of the last county fairs of the year.

Dates for the Fairfield County Fair :
 October 11-17, 2020.

It offers a variety of attractions including bull riding,  truck, tractor and horse pulls, demolition derbies, concerts, bands, and horse races.There is also a large assortment of exhibits and rides for all ages.

Rules and regulations for all events may be picked up at the administration building on the fair grounds or just click on the Forms Tab.  

 Office Hours

January - August 14
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

August 17 - October 9
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

October 10
Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Fair Week - October 11-17
Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

October 19 - November 6
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

November 9 - December 
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Contact Information

P.O Box 945
157 E. Fair Ave.
Lancaster, OH 43130
Phone: (740) 653-3041
Fax: (740) 653-6204

Email: fcfair@greenapple.com
Website: fairfieldcountyfair.org

    Fairfield County Ag. Society 
Board of Directors
2020 Meeting Schedule

January 21 ..... 7:30 p.m.
February 18 ..... 7:30 p.m.
March 17 ..... 7:30 p.m. - CANCELLED
April 21 ..... 7:30 p.m.
May 19 ..... 7:30 p.m.
June 16 ..... 7:30 p.m.
July 21 (Picnic) ..... 6:30 p.m.
August 18 ..... 7:30 p.m.
September 15 ..... 7:30 p.m.
November 7 (Election) ..... 10:00 am
December 15 (Christmas Party) ..... 6:30 p.m.