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Why should you be a Buyer at the Delaware County Junior Fair Sales?

By bidding and buying at the sales, you are helping to support the positive activities of the youth of the Delaware County community. By having projects that are sold at the sales, youth learn time management, responsibility, and how to provide a quality food product for consumers. Participation in the sales also supports Delaware County's agricultural economy, both present and future.

As a buyer, you are generating exposure for your business or organization through the display of your logo during the sale, signage in the barns during the fair, and in the thank you ads.

Do I need to take an animal or project home?

No, the Delaware County Junior Fair Sales are premium bid sales. Your bid/purchase is the premium the exhibitor receives over the stated market price. However, if you want the meat from the animal you can purchase it by paying market price and processing.

What will it cost me to have the winning bid?

Of course, the grand champion and reserve champions animals usually sell for more but the typical animals ranged from $350 to $850 for goats, $300 to $500 for rabbits, $300 to $800 for poultry, $1,500 to $3,800 for steers, $600 to $1500 for pigs, and $500 to $1,100 for lambs in 2016. But it is hoped that prices increase each year.

What about the baked goods?

They are also premium bids. However, you do receive the item at no additional charge. Baked Goods ranged between $200 and $475 in 2016. They, like the grand champion and reserve champion animals, include a picture of the buyer and exhibitor that will be used for publicity purposes.

How do I become a buyer?

Send your name, address, email address, and phone number to or call 740-833- 2034. In early September, you will receive a Bidders' packet. It will include passes for the fair along with other sale information. It will also include information about the complimentary Bidders' Dinner held prior to the sales starting at 5:00 pm. These dinners include samples of the products that will be auctioned off that evening.

What are the dates for 2017 Sales?

The sales are on Tuesday, September 19 and Wednesday, September 20 starting at 6:30 pm. The order of the sale on Tuesday will be Goats, Dairy, Rabbits, Poultry, Beef and Baked Goods. The order on Wednesday will be Pigs and then Lambs.

What if I want to support the sales but I can't attend or I don't have financial resources to purchase an animal?

Consider joining the Delaware County Junior Fair Buyers Club. It is a pool of dollars from individuals, organizations, and businesses that believe in the importance of the sales. An application is available on this website.

Delaware County Fair
236 Pennsylvania Avenue
P.O. Box 1278
Delaware, OH 43015
Phone: 740 362-3851
Phone: 800 335-3247
Fax: 740 363-4132