See you at the 2020 Fair
July 25 - August 1
8am to 11pm
  • P.O. Box 707, 601 Fairgrounds Road
  • Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050
  • 740-397-0484

Dogs (4-H ONLY)

Last Update: 12 June 2017

Superintendent: Bernie Douglas

Senior Fair Board: Scott Moody

Junior Fair Board: Shelby Erlandson, Emma Lucas, Rebecca McCarty, and Clayton Noggle

Arrival Time

Saturday, July 22 from 6:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Vet will be on gate duty from 6:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. All animals are to be in their pen by 3:00 p.m.


Barn Meeting

Saturday, July 22, 3:30 p.m., Swine Arena

Weigh-In – Broiler & Tom Turkey

Saturday, July 22, following Market Fryer Weigh-In, Multi-Purpose Building

Check-In – Breeding & Production Poultry

Saturday, July 22, Small Animal Barn

Show – Market Poultry

Monday, July 24, 9:30 a.m., Small Animal Barn

Showmanship – Chickens, Turkeys, Waterfowl  

Tuesday, July 25, 9:30 a.m., Small Animal Barn

Show – Production Poultry

Tuesday, July 25, immediately following the Poultry Showmanship Show, Small Animal Barn

Showman of Showmen Competition

Wednesday, July 26, 5:00 p.m., Multi-Purpose Building

Sale – Tom Turkeys & Broilers

See 2017 Junior Fair Sales

Release Time for Animals Not Going Through the Sale

Friday, July 28, 10:00 p.m.

Rules and Regulations

Go to General Junior Fair Information for:

  1. Quality Assurance Rules.
  2. Drug Use Notification Form Guidelines.
  3. Check-In and Release Times of animals and projects.
  4. Showman of Showmen Competition Rules.
  5. Premiums to be paid and paying schedule.

Fitting and Grooming

  1. See 2017 Season/Ohio Livestock Tampering Rules
  2. See Knox County Fitting and Grooming Regulations.
  3. Show trunks are limited to the size of 32x20x16 inches. This is approximately the size of a 28 gallon plastic container.
  4. Sawdust and wood shavings are the recommended bedding choices for poultry.  

Barn Meeting – Saturday, July 22 at 3:30 p.m. in the Swine Arena

Breeding & Production Poultry Check-In – Saturday, July 22

  1. Exhibitors need to be responsible for making sure their projects are checked in with the poultry barn supervisor.

Broiler & Tom Turkey Weigh-In –

Saturday, July 22, following Market Fryer Weigh-In

  1. Broilers – weight limit for a pen is 12.0 to 24.0 pounds. Birds will be weighed as a pen.  
  2. Turkeys – weight limit is 25.0 to 45.0 pounds.
  3. All weights are final at time of weigh-in. No re-weigh of animals will be permitted.

Market Poultry Show – Monday, July 24, 9:30 a.m.

  1. The market poultry show will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m.
  2. Broilers – only birds purchased through one of the “Knox County Broiler Pools” will be permitted to show and sell. Can show one pen of three birds.
  3. Turkeys – only birds purchased through the “Knox County Turkey Pool” will be permitted to show and sell. Can show one tom turkey.
  4. All poultry should be disposed of at the close of the fair and not returned to the flock.   Disease possibilities are many.

Chicken, Turkey & Waterfowl Showmanship – Tuesday, July 25, 9:30 a.m., followed by Poultry Master Showmanship Competition

  1. Exhibitors may use broilers, fancies, pullers, hens, turkey or waterfowl in showmanship. You can only exhibit in one poultry showmanship class.
  2. See General Junior Fair Information.

Production Poultry Show – Tuesday, July 25, immediately Following Showmanship

  1. Can show in up to 4 classes. Only one entry per class. Must be in possession of the exhibitor by May 1 and cared for until release time at the fair.
  2. All poultry should be disposed of at the close of the fair and not returned to the flock.   Disease possibilities are many.

Junior Fair Sale – Thursday, July 27

  1. Sale of Champions – 9:30 a.m.
  2. Order of Sale – 12:00 Noon (Approx.) – Market Lambs, Dairy Market Feeders, Broilers, Fryers, Turkeys, Market Beef, Beef Feeders, Market Dairy Steers in Multi-Purpose Building
  3. Coordination of broilers and turkeys for processing will be handled by the Junior Fair Sales Committee.
  4. See Junior Fair Sales Information.


See General Junior Fair Livestock Information.

Production Poultry

Class Name Description

Pullets All layer breeds under 1 year of age. Must show 3 pullets.

Chicken Hens All layer breeds over 1 year of age. Must show 3 hens.

Pair of Ducks Must show a hen and a drake.

Goose Must show 1 goose or gander.

Fancy Breeds Must show 2 hens and one rooster.