1. Allen Co Master Gardeners Art of Gardening Seminar

    Jan. 24, 2023

    Please join the Allen Co Master Gardeners on Saturday, March 18th for their annual Art of Gardening Seminar and learn more about gardening. Click HERE for more information on speakers, registration, and the cost of the seminar. 

  2. 2023 Fertilizer and Pesticide Recertification

    Dec. 15, 2022

    We will be offering pesticide and fertilizer recertification class on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at the Allen County Fairgrounds. This class is for only license renewal. We will only be covering categories 1, 2, 3, and 6. Please call our office to reserve your spot or if you have any questions. 

    The Cost:

    Fertilizer Certification from 8:30 am to 9:30 am is $10.00

    Pesticide Certification from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm is $35.00

    Total for both classes is $45.00

    Please RSVP at 419-879-9108 to reserve your spot.

  3. Livestock Checks

    Sep. 08, 2022

    Carcass Show Awards

    Carcass Show Awards along with checks are available in the Allen Co Extension Office from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm M-F.

    Carcass Checks for Livestock

    Carcass or packer checks will be available for pick up starting Monday, September 12th at the Allen Co Fair Administration Office. You must have the Exhibitor's Fair ID to pick up the check. Office hours are M-F 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

  4. Thank You List from the Jr. Fair Livestock Auction

    Aug. 30, 2022

    The buyers list is available from the Jr. Fair Livestock Auction. The list is alphabetical by club. Please make sure that you thank ALL of your buyers. To recieve your premium auction check you must provide proof that you have sent a thank you to all the buyers. You may take pictures of your cards and submit them to or drop them off at the Jr. Fair office. They must be stamped and addressed! Premium checks from the auction will be available when all of your buyers have paid in full.

  5. Drug Use Notification Forms

    Aug. 08, 2022

    Click HERE to access the DUNF.

    All market animals must complete an online DUNF prior to weigh in or at weigh in. DUNF are a requirement of the ODA to exhibit a market animal. 

    Market Poultry Exhibitors click HERE first. This is the list of leg band numbers that are assigned to each exhibitor. You will need the leg band numbers in order to complete the DUNF.

  6. Make Up Special Interest Judging and Welding, Woodworking, and Gardening Judging

    Jul. 18, 2022

    Make Up Special Interest Judging and regular Welding, Woodworking, and Gardening judging will be held on August 18th from 1pm to 5 pm.

    Sign Up times have been posted for Make Up Special Interest Judging. Click HERE to schedule a time.

  7. Livestock, Special Interest, and Cloverbud Judging Sign Ups Added

    May. 27, 2022

    Sign up times for Special Interest Judging on July 18th, Livestock Interterviews on August 13th, and Cloverbud Show and Tell on August 17th have been added. Click HERE for more information and the sign up links. 

  8. Summer 4-H Newsletter

    May. 23, 2022

    Click HERE for the 2022 4-H Summer Newsletter. This contains information on 4-H Camp, Quality Assurance, Special Interest Judging, Livestock Interviews, Cloverbud Day Camp, Pullorum testing for Turkeys, and much more. Be sure you check it out!

  9. Royalty Applications Due June 15th

    May. 05, 2022

    Jr. Fair and Department Royalty applications are due by June 15th. Please turn your applications into the Allen Co Extension Office. If you have questions please call 419-879-9108.

    Click HERE for Jr. Fair Royalty and click HERE for Department Royalty applications.

  10. Avian Influenza Update

    Apr. 07, 2022

    We have been receiving many questions about poultry projects for the fair. At this time, we are operating as normal, and no changes have been made. It is hoped that enhanced biosecurity practices will help prevent the spread. However, if Avian Influenza (HPAI) should spread, decisions could be made by the Ohio Department of Agriculture to safeguard Ohio's sizable poultry industry. Our advice to 4-H families is to be sure they follow biosecurity best practices, and consider enrolling in additional projects if they are only enrolled in poultry projects.