2021 Williams County Fair, September 11-18

Learn more about the Williams County Fair at www.wcofair.com

2021 Jr. Fair Schedule (updated 8/25/21)


Jr. Fair Livestock Sale: Saturday, September 18, 9:30am. 

  • The Jr. Fair Sale happens at the Livestock Pavilion, located at the North end of the fairgrounds.
  • New buyers can register that morning.
  • All buyers will need to check-in at the Livestock Pavilion prior to the Sale starting to receive their Bidder Number.
  • Physical copies of the Sale Day Catalog will be available Thursday afternoon, September 16 at the Announcer's Stand in the Livestock Pavilion.
  • The link to the Sale Day Catalog is below in the red box.

2021 Sale Day Catalog

Not sure how the sale works? Check out this one page summary below!

How the Jr. Fair Sale Works

If you're not wanting to purchase an entire animal at the sale, but still want to make a donation to one of our Jr. Fair Exhibitors going through the sale ring, click on the "Add-On Form" below. Many of our youth appreciate when local businesses, family members and community supporters are able to "add-on" some money to the final sale of their animal. Add-On Forms along with payment is due by Friday, October 1. 

Add-On Form

2021 Sale Brochure 

Sale Order 2021

  • Rabbits
  • Feeders
  • Goats
  • Swine
  • Dairy
  • Steers
  • Sheep
  • Poultry

Saturday Jr. Fair Show Bills

Horse Showmanship & Pleasure--8:30am

Goats-9:30am

Poultry-1:00pm

Sunday Jr. Fair Show Bills

Swine Show--9am

Horse Show, Gymkhana--10:30am

Monday Jr. Fair Show Bills

Sheep Show--8:30am

Beef Show--3:00pm

Tuesday Jr. Fair Show Bills

Dairy Show--9am

Rabbit Show--12pm


4th Annual Animal & Me Event: Happening 2021!

The 2021 Animal & Me event is scheduled for Tuesday, September 14 at 6:30pm at the Livestock Arena located on the Williams County Fairgrounds. We are currently accepting Mentor Applications from Jr. Fair Livestock Exhibitors (both FFA & 4-H). Mentor applications are due to the Extension Office by June 15, 2021. The types of animals that participate in this program are outlined in the application along with pertinent dates for Mentors to be available.

This heart-warming event provides an opportunity for individuals with special needs to experience what it's like to exhibit an animal at the fair. Participants work with Jr. Fair Exhibitors (4-H/FFA members) and their animals to participate in a special livestock show. This allows participants to demonstrate what they have learned about showing an animal. Currently, the OSU Extension is looking for 4-H members who are willing to serve as mentors for this program. Mentors will need to attend a meeting prior to the practice date to learn more about the participant that they will be working with. There will then be a practice at the fairgrounds on Saturday, August 21, 2021 where the mentors will need to bring their animal and teach how the animal is safely shown and cared for. The deadline to complete a Mentor Form is June 15. Thank you for your interest in this worthwhile program! 

2021 Animal & Me Mentor Form


Williams County Jr. Fair King & Queen

2021 Fair Court Royalty Application - Email this PDF editable application to Danyel.Wortkoetter@wcofair.com. Deadline to submit is 5pm on May 1, 2021 (as noted on the final page of the application). Please do not mail or email to the Extension Office.

Williams County Fair Royalty Interviews will be announced after applications are received. 


Williams County Poultry Royalty Application

2021 Williams County Poultry Royalty Application  - Candidates must be 15 to 18 years of age as of January 1st to be elegible for King or Queen and 11 to 14 years of age by January 1st to be eligible for Prince or Princess.  Include photograph with application.
Email this PDF editable application to ford.806@osu.edu or print and drop off at the OSU Extension Office Drop Off Mail Box outside the office if office is closed. Deadline to submit the application is May 15, 2021.  

Weigh-In Day: Friday, September 10, 8am-7pm

Feeder calves, hogs, and poultry require additional paperwork that needs to be submitted upon animals arriving on Friday.

  • Feeder Calves Vaccination Forms: Need to be submitted. All feeder calves should have been vaccinated by August 15.
  • Poultry: NPIP paperwork to verify your poultry was obtained from an NPIP certified hatchery. This paperwork should be requested from your producer.
  • Swine: Ractopamine Affidavits: Parent/Legal Guardian & Producer Affidavit. See below for links to print off the affidavits.

Drug Use Notification Form Link

Drug Use Notification Form must be completed prior to animals being unloaded on Sept. 10. For any animals needing tagged at the scales on Weigh-In Day, simply put "NA" in the Animal ID field since you won't yet know what that tag # is until you arrive.

Which MARKET animals need a Drug Use Notification Form completed?

A separate DUNF is required for each market lamb, goat, hog, feeder calf, steer, turkey, duck, goose, and rabbit, as well as lactating dairy goat, lactating dairy cow, pen of broilers, and pen of rabbits, per the Ohio Department of Agriculture.


Swine Projects--Ractopamine-Free 2021

For 2021, all swine projects are required to be ractopamine-free, meaning the hog has never been fed or exposed to ractopamine sources from birth through harvest. Each Williams County Jr. Fair Swine Exhibitor will need to download two affidavits. One to be completed by the producer and the other one to be completed and signed by both the parent and Jr. Fair Exhibitor.

Ractopamine Free Swine Exhibition Letter

Parent or Legal Guardian Affidavit for Never Fed Ractopamine Hydrochloride (Beta Agonist) to Swine

Producer Affidavit for Never Fed Ractopamine Hydrochloride (Beta Agonist) to Swine

Here are additional resources for guidelines that you'll want to follow to ensure there is no cross-contimaniation with your swine projects. 

A Ractopamine-Free Swine Project: Primer (1 page)

Exhibiting A Ractopamine-Free Swine Project Infographic