The following information can be found on the Junior Fair Forms & Documents page:

  • Junior Fair Rules
  • Market Steer Weigh-In Information
  • Livestock Entry Forms
  • Livestock Sale Information

Livestock Quality Assurance

Livestock Quality Assurance (QA) Certification is required for all youth exhibiting a market animal, dairy cow or dairy goat project at the Muskingum County Fair.

Certification can be obtained in one of three ways:

All Muskingum County Youth must have QA Certification by June 1.

Please pay close attention to the dates and plan accordingly.

1) QA program provided by OSU Extension.

NEW THIS YEAR! Youth will participate in a hands-on simulation with activity stations. Each youth will select an animal situation card to determine what animal they will be caring for as they progress through the simulation. Stations will be facilitated by QA volunteers.

Program Dates

Veteran’s Building, Fairgrounds

April 3, 6-8 p.m.

April 15, 6-8 p.m.

April 30, 6-8 p.m.

The simulation takes approximately 1 hour to complete. Youth who wish to complete the simulation can arrive anytime between 6-6:45 p.m. Youth arriving after 7 p.m. will not be allowed to complete the simulation that evening.

Parent/guardian attendance is not required, but is encouraged-especially for younger members and members on Winning 4-H Plans.

2) YQCA Online Course

The online module completed must be for the correct 4-H age. Only the YQCA courses currently meet ODA standards. BQA, PQA, BEST and other online programs do not meet this requirement. Families use their 4HOnline log in to complete the course. The cost is $12 per youth.

Program details:

If youth complete YQCA, they need to forward the completion certificate to

3) Test-Out

All youth 12-14 years of age (4-H age) may take a QA test designed for their age group. If they pass the test with a score of 70% or greater, the youth will be certified in QA until they turn 15 years old.

All youth 15-18 years of age (4-H age) may take a QA test designed for their age group. If they pass the test with a score of 70% or greater, the youth will be certified in QA for the remainder of their Junior Fair years.

Youth will either take the Large Animal (Beef, Dairy, Goat, Sheep, Swine) test or Small Animal (Poultry, Rabbit) test. QA certification is good for all animal projects taken no matter which test is passed.

Youth are only permitted to take one test per calendar year. If a youth does not pass the QA test, they will be required to attend a QA program to gain certification.

A study guide is available online at:

QA Test-Out Dates

Participants MUST pre-register no later than the day before the test-out:

April 3, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Veteran’s Building

April 15, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Veteran’s Building

  • Youth may arrive to take the test anytime in the testing window, but must submit the test by the end time.
  • Youth complete the test at their own pace. It is 50 questions multiple choice.

Horse Education Programs

All youth enrolled in a horse project (except Project #173 Horseless Horse) must complete a Horse Education Program, even if they do not plan to exhibit at the fair.

Youth must complete Ohio 4-H’s EquiSTEP program.

The online course is housed on ScarletCanvas and is run by the State 4-H Office. Access the course: BE SURE YOU ARE COMPLETING THE 2024 COURSE.

  • Each member must sign up for the course with a unique e-mail address. 
  • Select ‘Modules’ to see the 5 steps.
  • Watch the video(s) that correspond with each step.
  • Complete the quiz associated with the training. You need to score at least a 7 out of 10 to pass the training.
  • After scoring at least a 7 out of 10 on the quiz, complete the Certificate of Completion/Course Evaluation Survey. Both you and your county 4-H professional will be emailed a certificate that notes you have completed the EquiSTEP training.

All Muskingum County Youth must have EquiSTEP Certification by June 1.

Please pay close attention to the dates and plan accordingly.

Livestock Skillathon

For information on Skillathon requirements, check in the Muskingum County 4-H Owner's Manual.

Skillathon Score Sheet Sample

FFA Record Book Download Instructions & Sample

Downloadable Study Kits

The downloadable study kits are available to 4-H/FFA members in Muskingum County. The link is on page 15 of the Muskingum County 4-H Owner's Manual.

Goat Resources

Harness Goat Project Supplement
Pack Goat Project Supplement

Horse Resources

2024 Horse Project Information

174 Beginning Horse Management Record Pages - Can be used if member is taking project multiple years and has filled out pages in the book. Current year records are required for Skillathon. 

PAS Show Information

There will NOT be a pre-registration, youth will register for classes at the show.

Friday, June 7, 5 p.m.
Muskingum County Fairgrounds

PAS Show Bill

Out of County Participants - Bring the following the day of the show:

  • Out of County PAS Form (signed by your county 4-H Educator)
  • Horse ID Form (with photo of horse attached)
  • $10 entry fee per class. Checks can be made payable to: Muskingum County Junior Fair Horse Committee.

Poultry Resources

Ohio 4-H Poultry Printable Resource
Deciding What 4-H Poultry Project to Take
Junior Fair Poultry Committee Page

Sheep Resources

Sheep Breeds - Identifying Meat/Wool Type