• Our Greatest Showmen is a new Muskingum County Junior Fair program where individuals with developmental disabilities (ages 8-21) can show a livestock animal at the Muskingum County Fair.
  • Participants will be mentored by current Junior Fair exhibitors from 4-H and FFA who are willing to share their knowledge and experience. Animals will be provided to Our Greatest Showmen exhibitors. 2024 species participating are: beef, dairy, goat, rabbit, poultry, sheep. Horses and swine are not part of the show this year, but may be in the future.


Registration Deadline

May 15

  • Complete the Showmen Registration Form (non 4-H members or 4-H members on a Winning 4-H Plan who are not enrolled in the livestock project area they select): go.osu.edu/muskogs
  • Complete the Mentor Registration Form (current Junior Fair Exhibitors): go.osu.edu/ogsmentor


Open House

Monday, June 24, 6 p.m.

Muskingum County Fairgrounds Veteran’s Building, 1300 Pershing Road, Zanesville

Pizza party, meet with mentors and participate in hands-on activities.


Mentors and Showmen are encouraged to connect with each other leading up to the fair for a visit to the location where the Mentor’s animal is housed.


Our Greatest Showmen Livestock Show

August 16, 9 a.m.

Muskingum County Fairgrounds Coliseum, 1300 Pershing Road, Zanesville

  • 4-H volunteers who are a part of the Our Greatest Showmen Committee will hold an orientation for Showmen.
  • The show will take place during the intermission of the Junior Fair Showman of Showmen contest. Animals used for this show will be the same animals shown during the Showman of Showmen contest - they will NOT be the Mentor's animals. 
  • An admission ticket will be provided to each Showman and family members are encouraged to take advantage of the Pepsi free day gate admission.
  • Other awards will be presented the day of the contest.


2024 Blue Ribbon Presenting Sponsor

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Questions?  Call the Extension Office at 740-454-0144 or e-mail Jamie McConnell, 4-H Educator at mcconnell.210@osu.edu.