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Ohio State University Extension


State Fair 4-H Project Guidebook

Look below for links to 4-H project judging at the Ohio State Fair.

Project Judging Schedule

Part 1 -- 2023 General Information

2023 Summary of Changes (updated 2/2/23)

General Livestock Information



Clothing Days

Clothing Score Sheet

Narration Card

Tuesday, August 1-Wednesday, Aug. 2

Additional information: 

State Fair Clothing Award Application        

State 4-H Fashion Board Application 

Creative Arts Day I

Thursday, July 27

Creative Arts Day II  Cake Decorating Tuesday, August 1  
Communications Day (updated 2/10/23)

Thursday, Aug 3

Held in Rhodes Center Auditorium
Companion Animal Day Friday, July 28  
Dog Activities    

Welding Day

Friday, July 28

Held in the Ag Engineering Building at  OSU Columbus
Family Life Day     Child Development Thursday, July 27 Held in Rhodes Center East Auditorium
Family Life Day Genealogy

Thursday, July 27

Held in Rhodes Center East Auditorium
Food & Nutrition Days Tuesday, August 1 -Thursday, August 3 Food & Nutrition Portfolio Interest Areas
Health Day Wednesday, July 26  

Home Decorating & Design Day

Thursday, July 27

Junior Fair Ag/Hort Show    
Junior Fair Horse Show    
Leadership Day

Sunday, July 30

Natural Resources Shooting Sports Day (updated 1/25/23)

Friday, August 4


Natural Resources Day (updated 1/25/23) Saturday, August 5  
Photography Day

Saturday, July 29

Held in Rhodes Center East Auditorium
Quilt Day

Wednesday, July 26

STEM Day Saturday, July 29  
Self-Determined Project Day Sunday, August 6  
Veterinary Science Day Friday, July 28  
Woodworking Day

Monday, July 31

Woodworking Guidelines

Workforce Preparation Day Wednesday, Aug. 2