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Calendar of Events

July 30, Christmas in July – Fairfield County 4-H Craft & Vendor Sale (Lancaster) – 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Fairfield County 4-H Advisory Committee will host a Craft & Vendor Show to raise money for the county 4-H program. More than 25 vendors and crafters will be present, and activities will include photo opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Toys for Tots donations, and a wreath silent auction. Admission and parking are free, and concessions will be available. The show will be held at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds in the Ed Sands Building, 157 E Fair Ave, Lancaster, Ohio. For more information, contact the Fairfield County office of Ohio State University Extension at 740-653-5419.

August 1, Backyard Wildlife 2022 Gardening Series (Hamilton) – 7-9 p.m.
This month’s edition of the Butler County Gardening Series will address landscape light pollution and how it affects wildlife. Attendees will also be introduced to bats, moths, and other nocturnal wildlife they may encounter in their own backyards. Register for the event at and contact JT Benitez at or 513-714-3891 for more information.

August 4, Making Pickles (Coshocton) – 6-7 p.m.
Join Emily Marrison for a hands-on class where attendees will learn how to safely preserve pickles. Participants will walk away with valuable information, as well as jars of pickles to enjoy. Registration is $5 and can be completed at For more information, please contact Emily Marrison at or 740-622-2265.

August 12-14, Alumni Camp at 4-H Camp Ohio (St. Louisville) – Friends of 4-H Camp Ohio is a new alumni organization formed to support the camp and help supporters stay connected. Alumni Camp will include a variety of camp activities, including swimming, zip-lining, hiking, and the Friends of 4-H Camp Ohio Auction. Registration opened July 1. Visit the Camp Ohio 4-H Facebook page or contact Amanda Raines in Harding County with questions at

August 13, Friends of 4-H Camp Ohio Auction (St. Louisville) – Friends of 4-H Camp Ohio will host a silent and a live auction of items to benefit 4-H Camp Ohio during 4-H Camp Ohio Alumni Camp starting at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from the auction will go toward 4-H Camp Ohio improvement projects. Alumni campers are welcome to bring an item to donate. Contact Ken Lafontaine at

August 13, Union County Master Gardener Plant Sale – 8 a.m.-noon
Union County master gardeners will have their 18th-annual Plant Sale at the Union County Fairgrounds. There will be a selection of sun and shade perennials, native plants, shrubs and trees, grasses, bulbs, and day lilies. Plants are grown by master gardeners who will be on hand to answer garden questions. For more information call the Union County office of OSU Extension, at 937-644-8117.

August 16, Auglaize County Ag Brunch (Wapakoneta) – 11 a.m.-noon
Held at RJ’s Coffey Cup, the Ag Brunch will bring in speakers from across agriculture management perspectives to discuss current issues and trends in agriculture. For more information call the Auglaize County office of OSU Extension, at 419-910-6050.

August 27, On-Farm Research Tour & Dinner (Georgetown & Sardinia) – 4-7 p.m.
Join Brown County Farm Bureau for a tour of Fussnecker Farms and Dailey Farms and obtain continuing education credits at the same time. Participants will also learn about OSU Extension’s on-farm research plots at both farms. Non-Brown County producers will be charged $10 an hour for pesticide credits. Registration must be completed by Aug. 19 at To learn more, call the Brown County office of OSU Extension at 937-378-6716 or email Amanda Perkins at

August 28, Clover Classic Golf Scramble to benefit 4-H Camp Graham (Wilmington) 1 p.m.
You’re invited to join the fun of the 9th-annual Clover Classic Golf Scramble at Majestic Springs Golf Course. Proceeds raised will benefit 4-H Camp Graham. Players, sponsors, and raffle items are all needed to make this outing a success.

September 7, Crop & Conservation Field Day (Defiance) – 2-8 p.m.
The event will be held at the new ACRE (Ag Conservation, Research, and Education Farm) and will address various developments in soybean research, conservation practices, and cover crops. Participants will need to register by Aug. 31 at For more information, call Bruce Clevenger at 419-782-4771.

October 6, 4-H Celebration of Youth (Ostrander) – Join us for the 4-H Celebration of Youth on at Leeds Farm, 8738 Marysville Road, Ostrander. This is an adult-only event that includes opportunities to play on the farm! Whether you want to mingle and visit with 4-H friends or ride the zip line, there is something for everyone! For more details, visit our Celebration of Youth website.