Junior Fair Sale Information
Frequenty Asked Questions
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.
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.
Of course, the grand champion and reserve champions animals usually sell for more but the typical animals ranged from $400 to $1,100 for goats, $350 to $2,000 for rabbits, $300 to $1,500 for poultry, $1,500 to $5,325 for steers, $400 to $2,300 for Feeders, $550 to $2,200 for pigs, and $500 to $2,300 for lambs in 2017. But it is hoped that prices increase each year.
They are also premium bids. However, you do receive the item at no additional charge. Baked Goods ranged between $450 and $1,000 in 2017. They, like the grand champion and reserve champion animals, include a picture of the buyer and exhibitor that will be used for publicity purposes.
Send your name, address, email address, and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The 2021 sales are on Tuesday, September 21 and Wednesday, September 22 starting at 6:00 pm. The order of the sale on Tuesday will be Poultry, Beef, Baked Goods, Dairy and Rabbits. Wednesday is Goats, Lambs, and Pigs.
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 Junior Fair Sale Hall of Fame
Having reached the landmark of 60 years of Junior Fair sales, it is appropriate to recognize those outstanding individuals, businesses, and organizations that have made these sales so successful. These supporters have inspired hundreds of 4-H and FFA members. These individuals, businesses, and organizations have donated their energy, time and financial resources through the decades. This award is given in recognition of their dedication to the Junior Fair Sales, commitment to youth, and community leadership.
The Junior Fair Sale Committee will recognize up to two individuals, businesses, or organizations each year with a recognition item to be presented to each awardee. Winners’ names’ will also be added to the Sale Hall of Fame plaque. The committee allows for one of the selections each year to be for recognition of the past and may be awarded posthumously. Anyone who is a resident of Delaware County may submit a recommendation for inclusion in the Junior Fair Sale Hall of Fame. Nominations will be kept on file for up to three years.
Nominations will be reviewed and selection made by the Junior Fair Sale Committee. The inductee(s) will be honored during the Delaware County Fair.
Nominations must be received by the Junior Fair Coordinator, 149 North Sandusky Street, Delaware, OH 43015 by June 30. Nomination packets should include the completed nomination form and at least one additional letter of support.
For additional information, contact Bev Tidd, Junior Fair Coordinator at 740-833-2034.
Junior Fair Hall of Fame Nomination Form
A printable version of the Junior Fair Hall of Fame Nomination Form can be downloaded here.