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Junior Fair Special Events


Registration for the special programs and contests listed below will be accepted only on the day of the scheduled event at the Office in the Junior Fair Building, next to Gate #5. Unless otherwise noted all contests will be held in or around the Junior Fair Building, and are open to all youth, with age divisions noted under each section. Registration will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. There is a minimum of three participants in each division or contest. Junior Fair officials have the right to alter, add or cancel any event in the interest of the Junior Fair Department and Cuyahoga County Agricultural Society. If you have questions, contact Holly Everhart at ccfjrfair [at]

Do you “Dare to Complete our 4-H Chalk Walk”? Test your physical fitness and have some fun! Located in the Jr. Fair building.


Cuyahoga County Jr. Fair would like to put together a cookbook of all your Favorites, with a special section dedicated to Winning Recipes throughout the years! Books will be avilabale during the 2022 Cuyahoga County Fair! We don't have a cost for the books yet, but we will keep it affordable for all. This a is a great way to collect memories of Fair recipes.

Click here to download the recipe template and submit via email to ccfjrfair [at] or mail to: Cuyahoga County Fair Recipe Contest, PO Box 132, Berea, OH 44017.


2021 Daily Highlights


Come join 4-H at the Cuyahoga County Fair on Tuesday, August 10th – Sunday, August 15th. We have family friendly events and activities planned for all. This year the Jr. Fair theme is “Dare to Explore”. Each day 4-H will offer free hands-on activities in both the Jr. Fair building and the Cow Palace. These activities will run between 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Also in the Jr. Fair building, stop by our garden display. This year Cuyahoga County 4-H and Master Gardeners have partnered to begin work on their “Everyone’s Garden” project, this multi-year project begins with small space and container gardening demonstrations. Each year another section will be added. The garden will be accessible to all and feature an outdoor learning lab. Come check out our display and learn how you can be involved.

Tuesday – Opening day parade steps off at noon with the Lorain County 4-H band providing entertainment and the Singing Angels contributing their beautiful voices. Stop by the Jr. Fair building today to learn how to fly drones and take part in other hands-on activities. In the Cow Palace you can learn about animals and agriculture careers. At 6:00 p.m. in the Jr. Fair building, Project Runway will be taking place, stop by to watch teams compete for 1st place.

Wednesday – Stop by the Jr. Fair building today if you “Dare” and explore space. Make and launch a rocket and see if you have “the right stuff” to become an astronaut. At 8:00 p.m. join us for a 4-H fashion show. Participants are 4-H members who have constructed each of their garments. Families can also join us in the Cow Palace and view poultry judging at 10:00 a.m.

Thursday – Today, join us to “Explore” food. Find out why pop rocks “pop”, why you get “brain freeze” if you eat ice cream to fast, and why turkey makes you sleepy. We will also have microscopes set up to get up close and personal with the food you eat. At 7:00 p.m. you can watch the 4-H Rabbit Costume contest. Throughout the day on Thursday, stop by the cow palace and learn about the 4-H animals housed in the barn. 4-H rabbit judging will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the cow palace

Friday – At noon, members of 4-H will have their large animal evaluation and showmanship. Join us to watch these members who have worked so hard with their animal during this past year. Today in the Jr. Fair building we will “Dare to Explore” the great outdoors. Stop by to discover activities you can do with your family and the benefits of being outside. We will also learn how to card wool. At 6:00 p.m. join for our Jr. Fair Bake-Off. See what yummy cakes and deserts received the blue ribbon. Following judging all deserts will be auctioned off.

Saturday - In the Jr. Fair building we will “Dare to Explore Service to Others”. Stop by to make a flowerpot to give to someone to brighten their day. Throughout fair week, 4-H members perform various service projects. This year one of the projects is to collect books and provide them to the public. Stop by the Jr. Fair building to donate a new or gently used book or take one from the table to share. Meanwhile in the Cow Palace at 12:30 you can watch the 4-H Showmanship Sweepstakes, where the best of the best compete for top honors. At 7:00 p.m. join us for our 4-H Market Auction in the Cow Palace.

Sunday – The fourth “H” in 4-H is health. Today we will “Dare to Explore” your health. Stop by the Jr. Fair building and learn ways to improve your health and wellness. We will also be learning about composting and about worms. Find out why worms are so beneficial to our soil.

All week
Come check out our 4-H “Free Little Library” in the Jr. Fair Building and the Cow Palace. Feel free to take a book or leave a gently used book. We are accepting donations of books throughout the fair.

Do you “Dare to Complete our 4-H Chalk Walk”? Test your physical fitness and have some fun! Located in the Jr. Fair building.


2021 Junior Fair Contests & Highlighted Events


Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 4:00pm-6;30pm
Open to all youth 8-19 years of age as of Jan. 1 of this year
See details in Premium Book (section 600)


Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 6:00pm-8:00pm
See details in Premium Book Section 610 (page 40)


Pre-Registration Required - See details in Premium Book. (section 600)

Use the Junior Fair Creative Writing and/or Drawing Entry Form for these contests.

See entry deadlines under General Rules.

Wednesday, August 12, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. (2 hour maximum time level)
Age 8 to 13 years – First Place Trophy
Second & Third Place Ribbons
Age 14 to 19 years – Suitable prizes will be awarded
Topic will be announced at contest time.
Materials will be provided.
All writing will be done in the Junior Fair Bldg.


Junior Fair Ambassador
Sunday, August 1, 2021 - 1:00 p.m. (Junior Fair Building)

Little Miss & Mister
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 1:00 p.m.


Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 7:00 p.m.
Entry forms must be received by July 31, 2021.
Actual entries to be brought in Wednesday, August 12 by 6 p.m.


Friday, August 13, 2021
9:00 p.m. to 11:00pm


Friday, August 13, 2021 - 7:00pm
Bake-Off & Auction - pre registration required for participants - see details in Premium Book, ANYONE can bid on the items!


All Week
Bids end at 6:00pm on Saturday