Special Interest Judging

Special Interest Judging is a pre-fair judging for all non-livestock projects. Every project needs to complete judging to finish the 4-H project and to display at the fair. This year everyone will need to schedule a time for your judging. Please click on the links below to schedule your time.

Special Interest and Shooting Sports 

Special Interest and Shooting Sports judging will be held on Monday, July 18th from 1 pm to 7pm. Also State Fair Qualifying for Gardening, Woodworking, and Welding will be held at this time.Everyone must schdule a time for their interviews. Click the link below to see the list of projects and select the correct link for your project(s). 

2022 Sign-Up Links for Special Interest Juding - Click Here

Make Up Special Interest Judging

If you are unable to attend the July 18th Special Interest Juding you will need to attend make up judging to complete your project and display your project at the fair. Make-Up judging is Thursday, August 18th from 1 pm to 5 pm. Please schedule a time for your interview.

2022 Make-Up Special Interest Judging - Click Here  We will add this link closer to time. Please try to attend the regular judging time on July 18th.

Woodworking, Gardening, and Welding

Regular judging for Woodworking, Gardening, and Welding is Thursday, August 18th from 1 pm to 5 pm. Even if you came to State Fair Qualifying, you will still need to attend the county fair judging on August 18th. Please schedule a time for your interview.

2022- Woodworking, Gardening, and Welding Judging - Click Here.  We will add this link closer to time.

Livestock Interview Judging

Livestock Interview Judging is Saturday, August 13th. Judging will take place on the Fairgrounds and will being promptly at 9am and will end at 12:00 noon. Everyone must schedule a time for their interviews. If you have multiple departments that you will be judged in, please allow at least 30 minutes between each department when scheduling your times. ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE TIME SLOT PER DEPARTMENT. If you have multiple market or breeding projects/animals for the same department, you will only be interviewed one time. You do not need multiple time slots for each animals within the same department. There will be no make up interviews. Every exhibitor will need to bring their completed project book and their completed current year insert, if applicable. Please check in at least 5 minutes early for your scheduled time.

CLICK HERE to sign up for Livestock Interviews. 

Cloverbud Show and Tell

All Cloverbuds will need to attend Cloverbud Show and Tell on Wednesday, August 17th from 2 pm to 6 pm to complete their project and display their project at the fair. Please schduel a time for your interview. 

2022 Cloverbud Show and Tell - Click Here



Click here for the list of Ohio State Fair Special Interest Delegates and Alternates. If you name is listed, please reply no later than Friday, July 22nd by noon if you are willing to go to the Ohio State Fair. Remember the Ohio State Fair delegates do not actually reflect Allen County Fair placings or winners. The State Fair often accepts multiple exhibitors for some projects. You will need to pick up your Ohio State Fair packet with information on your judging time and requirements along with passes (if available) at the Extension Office before you attend.