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Ripley County 4-H

Welcome to the Ripley County 4-H Program!  We're excited for the adventure that awaits you. 4-H provides youth with community, mentors, and learning opportunities to develop the skills they need to create positive change in their lives and communities. We want 4-H to be a safe place for all youth. Our 4-H mission is to give all youth equal access to opportunity. We have youth participate in 4-H from every school in Ripley County.

With more than 60 project areas, 4-H truly has something for everyone!

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Purdue Extension Ripley County
525 W Beech Street
Osgood, IN 47037

Phone: (812) 689-6511

Email: ripleyces@purdue.edu

Hours: Monday-Friday 
8:00am-4:00pm
Closed on Holidays

Ripley County Staff

Quick Links

       Newsletters       

2024 Ripley County 4-H Handbook 

Indiana State 4-H Website

Indiana State Fair Website

ENROLL NOW IN 4-H!

The 4-H Program Year runs from October through July . Enrollment begins October 1st! Traditional 4-H Members, Mini 4-H Members, and Adult Volunteers must enroll each year to participate in the program. Scroll down to get access to our step by step enrollment help guides.

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Ripley County 4-H Information

THE MISSION OF 4-H:

The mission of today’s 4-H is to help youth and volunteers develop through experiential educational programs, using the knowledge and academic base of Purdue University and the United States Department of Agriculture. It is accomplished through the direct involvement of youth, adults, and the community. 4-H educational programs are designed to empower young people to become independent and participating members of their family and community by creating experiences to build self-confidence, developing inquiring minds, encouraging interpersonal cooperation, developing concern for the community, and teaching decision-making through real-life participation.

THE 4-H PLEDGE:

I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health to better living for my club, my community, my country, and my world.

4-H MOTTO: 

To make the best better. 

4-H CLOVER:

The 4-H colors are green and white. Green symbolizes nature’s most common color. Green represents life, springtime, and youth, while white denotes purity. The H's on each clover represent the four h's of 4-H: Head, Heart, Hands, Health.

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 MEMBERSHIP:

More than 6 million young people are 4-H members throughout the United States. In Indiana, there are over 300,000 4-H members. In 2023 Ripley County 4-H enrollment was over 500 youth with 70 of them being mini 4-H members. 

AGE FOR MEMBERSHIP:

4-H membership is open to all youth in Ripley County who will be in grades K through 12. All youth in grades K-2 may participate in the Mini 4-H program. This program allows younger children to participate in non-competitive activities until they reach the traditional 4-H age. The age for traditional 4-H is grades 3 through 12. Youth may participate for a maximum of ten years in conventional 4-H.

 

Indiana State 4-H Website

Online Enrollment opens annually on October 1st. Youth in Kindergarten - 2nd grade should enroll as a Mini 4-H member. Youth in 3rd - 12th grade should enroll as a 4-H member. Adult Volunteers and adults who would like the opportunity to judge 4-H projects must also enroll through 4-H online. 

Enroll Here: 4-H OnlinE

 
Youth Enrollment: 

Need help with enrolling a youth member, use our step by step help guide: 

NEW 4-H MEMBER OR MINI 4-H MEMBER Help Guide

RETURNING 4-H MEMBER OR MINI 4-H MEMBER Help Guide

 Adult Volunteer Enrollment:

If you're new to Ripley County 4-H and would like to be a volunteer, please submit a volunteer application to the Extension Office. Once your application has been submitted and your references have been returned, the Extension Office staff will give you further instructions.

Volunteer Application

 

Returning volunteers can re-enroll via 4-H Online. Remember to complete the four training videos, you cannot be approved with out these being completed. Use this step by step guide or stop by the office if you need assistance. 

Returning Volunteer Help Guide

 

4-H Judge Enrollment:

If you're interested in being a Judge for any 4-H Project (Livestock or Exhibit Hall Projects). You must Enroll through 4-H Online as a Judge. Please see the instructions on here on how to do so: 

Judge Registration Help Guide

 

4-Hers have the opportunity to learn more about a subject matter that they choose to study through completing hands-on activities, called projects. The Ripley County 4-H Program offers more than 60 projects for area youth. In order to enroll in a project, members must sign up for them at the time of enrolling in 4-H. Each project has a manual that guides the youth through the learning process as well as a set of guidelines that helps them meet the project requirements. We provide adult volunteers and staff who are knowledgeable on that particular subject who will often times provide workshops to allow the youth to learn about that topic in a social environment. Each project has a beginner, intermediate, and advanced level-this allows youth to build on their knowledge each year and continue to challenge their skills. Projects are meant to be worked on over time, providing an educational opportunity for youth outside of the classroom setting. Oftentimes, youth will exhibit and display their project at a local county​ fair in order to show the community what they have learned.  There is no limit to the number of projects youth can sign up for. 

Many projects are considered to be State Projects. These are projects that are offered in most counties across the state and likely are eligible to be entered at the Indiana State Fair. While most projects are considered State Projects we have several projects which are considered County Only Projects. These are projects that we have added at a local level because youth have been interested in the topic. Below you will find a full list of the State and County Only Projects offered here in Ripley County: 

Animal Projects

2023 Ripley County General Livestock Rules

County Only Projects: 

State Projects:

What is a 4-H Club? 

4-H Clubs are an important part of the 4-H member experience. 4-H Clubs typically meet once a month. At meetings, club members learn parliamentary procedure, network with other youth, receive information about the 4-H program/fair, and have the opportunity to ask questions. 

The names of the Ripley County 4-H Clubs and the leaders are listed below. If contacting a club leader, please contact those with the * first as they are the primary contact in that club.

BUSY BEES

Meeting Date & Time: 1st Monday of the month at 6:45PM

Meeting Location: St. Paul’s Crossroads Lutheran Church

Leaders: Rose Nuhring,* 812-934-6124, ranuhring@gmail.com

Tammy Sidell, 812-934-4086

COUNTRY CRITTERS

Meeting Date & Time: 1st Monday of the month at 7:00PM

Meeting Location: Monica Hansen Home

Leaders: Monica Hansen,* 812-756-0200, monicalynnhansen@gmail.com

COUNTRY KIDS

Meeting Date & Time: 1st Monday of the month at 7:00PM

Meeting Location: Coonhunters

Leaders: Clay Nuhring, 812-212-1462, ranuhring@gmail.com

Chad Grote, 812-621-3631, chadgrote@yahoo.com

Josh Nuhring, 812-363-4788

Dream Seekers

Meeting Date & Time: 3rd Sunday of the month at 1:00PM

Meeting Location: Wagner Family Home 

Leaders: Lauren Wagner,* 812-756-2062, lwagner1250@gmail.com

Janine Gesell, 812-756-1645, janine.gesell@gmail.com

Amanda Hoff, 317-666-2120

FAITHFUL WORKERS

Meeting Date & Time: 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00PM

Meeting Location: Sunman Community Building

Leaders: Kevin & Wanda Luers,* 812-363-6384, luers370@msn.com

Marcy Moster, 812-212-4843, vmmoster@etczone.com

Derek & Bethany Luers, 812-212-5948

4-H PIONEERS

Meeting Date & Time: 1st Sunday of the month at 5:00PM

Meeting Location: Batesville area

Leaders: Brenna Sarringhaus,* 812-212-2331, bsarring@purdue.edu

Brooke Stafford,* 812-363-5608, bmsiefert@gmail.com

HOPEWELL CLOVERBEES

Meeting Date & Time: 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00PM

Meeting Location: Hopewell Baptist Church

Leaders: Darren & Sheena Speer,* 812-756-1862, speer811@gmail.com

Gloria Comer, gcomer6934@gmail.com

Karen Osborne, 812-689-5406

MORRIS SHAMROCKS

Meeting Date & Time: 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00PM

Meeting Location: St. Anthony Catholic Church

Leaders: Michelle Hoff,* 812-933-1526, dmhoff@etczone.com

Pat Moster, 812-934-3791

Liz Stenger, 812-934-5313

Rick Bauman, 812-623-3075

NAPOLEON 4-H COUNTRY CLUB

Meeting Date & Time: 2nd Sunday of the month at 2:00PM

Meeting Location: Napoleon Community Building

Leaders: Brandy Meyer,* 812-852-4303, brandywine4303@yahoo.com

Ralph Meyer, 812- 871-2154

Rebecca Brandt, 812-621-0863

PIERCEVILLE HAYPALS

Meeting Date & Time: 1st Sunday of the month at 4:00PM

Meeting Location: Delaware Fire Department 

Leaders: Marlene Riehle,* 812-212-4325, riehlemarlene@yahoo.com

Kris Bushhorn, 812-621-8601

Chelsa Dwenger, 812-621-7734

RIPLEY COUNTY 4-H LONE WOLVES

The Ripley County 4-H Lone Wolves Club is for 4-H members who chose to not participate in the 4-H club experience. Materials and information that would typically be given to members at club meetings like manuals or projects tags, must pick these items up from the extension office. 

Leaders: Please call the Extension Office @ 812-689-6511

RIPLEY COUNTY JUNIOR LEADERS

Date & Time: 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:00PM

Location: Ripley County Extention Office

Leaders: Monica Hansen, 812-756-0200, monicalynnhansen@gmail.com

Baylee Dwenger, bdwenger@purdue.edu

RIPLEY WRANGLERS

Meeting Date & Time: 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30PM

Meeting Location: Ripley County Fairgrounds

Leaders: Monica Hansen, 812-756-0200, monicalynnhansen@gmail.com

Greg Bonfer, 812-621-1015, gbonfer@frontier.com

 

ADDITIONAL 4-H CLUBS

These clubs do not hold traditional club meetings and typically only meet for practices.

 RIPLEY COUNTY SHOOTING SPORTS

Meeting Date & Time: 2nd Sunday of the month at 2:00PM

Meeting Location: Sunman Fish & Game

Leaders: Daren Sarringhaus, 812-212-1060

Jim Luers, 812-852-2178

Michael Luers, 812-756-2999

Mike Weiler, 812-569-0533

Bill Jordan, 317-525-1102

4-H BOW WOWS DOG CLUB

Meeting Date & Time: Please check 4-H newsletter for meeting schedule updates

Meeting Location: Ripley County Fairgrounds

Leaders: Sherry Garner, 513-616-5257

Amber Hickey, 812-621-2472

4-H TRACTOR CLUB

Meeting Date & Time: Please check 4-H newsletter for meeting schedule updates

Meeting Leaders: Harry Weber, 812-623-3983

Steve Meyer, 812-662-4303

Josh Weber, 812-525-0676

Infomation on how to apply to the Indiana state 4-H Scholarships cans be foun here:

Indiana 4-H Scholarship Information

Ripley County 4-H Members in grades 10-12 who apply for a Indiana State 4-H Scholarship are automatically eligable for one of the 6 county 4-H Scholarships: Brian Evans Memorial Scholarship, Osgood Lions 4-H Scholarship, Versailles Lions 4-H Scholarship, and 3 Ripley County 4-H Coroporation Board Scholarships. County Scholarship winners are announced annualy in the Spring. 

Congratulations to these 2023 Scholarship Winners

Brian Evans Memorial Scholarship: Onika Struewing

Osgood Lions 4-H Scholarship: Clark Dwenger 

Versailles Lions 4-H Scholarship: Lily Welch

Ripley County 4-H Coroporation Baord Scholarships: Jacob Hoff

Ripley County 4-H Coroporation Board Scholarships: Kaitlyn Sarringhaus

Ripley County 4-H Coroporation Board Scholarships: Eva Struewing

Laurenz Greene Memorial Excellence in 4-H Scholarship (State Scholarship): Blake Belter

More information to come...

Club Kit Resources
Tab 1: Getting Started

About Ripley County 4-H Brochure

Club List Handout

4-H Office Contact List Handout

Tab 2: Increasing Community Awareness

Calendar of Events 2023-2024 Handout

Checklist for Operation of a Successful 4-H Club

Checklist for a Successful Club Meeting

Guide for Beginner Ripley County 4-H Members

Guide to Help Support New Indiana 4-H Families

4-H PIE Toolkit: Annual Club Plan | End of Year Parent Survey | End of Year Youth Survey

Tab 3: Establishing a base of Support

Volunteer Role Descriptions

Enrollment help guides can be found in the drop down tab titled "4-H Enrollment"

Tab 4: Laying the Suscessful Foundation 

A Collection of 4-H Installation Ceremonies from K-State Research & Extension

Agenda Planner

Club Policy and Procedures

Health and Safety Officer Guide | Health and Safety Report Suggestions

Mentor Manual 

Presidents Guide 1 | Presidents Suggestions | Presidents Agenda Template

Recreation Guide | Recreation Suggestions

Roll Call Ideas: Creative Roll Call Ideas from K-State Research and Extension | Roll Call Ideas for 4-H Club Meetings from University of Nebraska Extension  | 4-H Roll Call Ideas Based on Life Skills from Montana State University Extension

Secretary Guide | Secretary Suggestions | Secretary Report Template 1 | Secretary Report Template 2 

Song Resources: Song Guide | 4-H Camp Song Booklet from University of California  | The Kansas 4-H Songbook: A Century in the Making from K-State Research and Extension | Delaware State 4-H Camp Song Book from Delaware Extension 

Treasurer's GuideTreasurer's SuggestionsTreasurer's Report Template | Treasurer's Dues Report Template

Vice-President Guide | Vice-President Suggestions

Tab 5: Maintaing the Club

Games & Activities from North Dakota State University Extension 

Group Building Ideas for 4-H Club & Group Meetings from Michigan State University Extension 

Icebreakers, Team Challenges, and Other Group Games from University of Minnesota Extension

It's in the Bag Team Builders for Any Group from University of Wisconsin Extension 

Annual Club Financial Audit/Reports: Each year clubs are required to submit an Annual Audit or Financial Report. The Extension Office will send information out each year with what you need to submit. Club Financial Report documents can be obtained from the extension office. Note: Clubs complete a full audit approximately every 3 years. However, if there are discrepancies in the annual financial reports or other reasons for concern a full audit may be asked for at any time.
Tab 6: Additional Resources

Adult Behavioral Expectations 

Youth Behavioral Expectations 

Tab 7: 4-H Framework Philosophies and Theory 

Four Essential Elements of Positive Youth Development from University of Wisconsin Extension 

Targeting Like Skills in 4-H from University of Florida Extension 

Using an Experiential Model in 4-H from University of Florida Extension 

 

Ripley County 4-H Fair

2024 Fair Dates are July 20-27 

A full 2024 fair schedule will be updated in the spring.

All Dates are subject to change.

 

2023 Fair Schedule: 

Saturday June 17, 2023
Dog Show

12:00PM (noon) | Show Arena (Building #5)

Saturday June 24,2023
Lawn and Garden Tractor Contest

Registration Begins at 7:30AM | Contest Starts at 8:00AM | Ripley County Fairgrounds

Saturday  July 15, 2023
Pocket Pet Show

12:00PM (noon) | Check-in as Pet Arrives | Show Arena (Building #5)

 Saturday July 22, 2023
Project Check-in
9:00AM-12:00PM (noon) | Enter All 4-H Exhibits, Mini 4-H Exhibits, 4-H Club Banners and 4-H Club Scrapbooks | 4-H Exhibit Hall (Buildings #14 & 15), Farm Bureau (Building #12) 
Farm Bureau Kids Corner

10:00AM-12:00PM (noon) | Enter Kids Corner: posters, collections, construction or zinnias | Farm Bureau (Building #12)

4-H Horse and Pony - English & Trail Show

1:00PM | Ripley County Equine Center (Building #7)

Open Class Exhibit Entry

9:00AM- 12:00PM (noon) | Extension Homemaker's (Building #10)

Poultry Check-in

1:00PM-6:00PM | Poultry Barn (Building #5A)

Sunday July 23, 2023       
Livestock Check-in

6:00AM- 2:00PM | Beef, Sheep, Rabbits, Dairy, Swine, Llama/ Alpaca and Goats Check-in during this time | Animal Barns (Buildings #3-6)

4-H Horse and Pony - Western Pleasure Show

10:00AM | Ripley County Equine Center (Building #7)

4-H Poultry Show

3:00PM | Poultry Barn (Building #5A)

4-H Summer Judging 

4:00PM | Show Arena (Building #5) | Juniors (grades 3-7) | Seniors (grades 8-12) | Prizes for the top 5 in each division | All participants will receive a free Junior Leader Ice Cream 

Ripley County Vesper Service

4:00PM- 5:00PM | Free Stage

4-H EXhibit Hall Open to Public

5:00PM- 9:00PM | 4-H Exhibit Halls (Buildings #14 & 15) & Farm Bureau (Building #12)

Opening Ceremony

6:00PM | Free Stage / Shelter #2 | Cutting of Ribbon | Official Grand Opening | Presentation of Corporation Members | Crowning of 4-H Junior Leader Royalty | Presentation of Miss Ripley County Queen & Court | 4-H Club Banner Parade

4-H Fashion Revue and Style Show

Following Opening Ceremony - 4-H Banner Parade | Free Stage 

4-H Awards Program 

7:30PM | Free Stage | Exhibit Hall, Shooting Sports, Tractor Contests Awards will be given out

Grandstand Event:  ATV, Motorcycle, UTV Dirt Drags and Truck Drags

2:00PM | Sponsored By KOI Drag Racing | Adult $7.00  Children $3.00 | Contact: Lewis Clever (859)-576-7380

Monday July 24,2023
4-H Dairy Show

9:00AM | Show Arena (Building #5) 

4-H Dairy Feeder Steer Show

Immediately Following Dairy Show | Show Arena (Building #5) 

4-H Cat Show

1:00PM | Farm Bureau (Building #12) 

4-H Sheep Show

5:00PM | Sheep/Goat Barn & Show Arena (Buildings #5 & #6)

4-H Horse and Pony - Driving, Mini 4-H, & Versatility

6:00PM | Ripley County Equine Center (Building #7)

National Pedal Pullers & Racers

5:00PM - Registration | Pedal pull for all age groups: Co-ed Ages 3-Teens | Men's & Women's Classes | Free Stage / Shelter #2 

4-H Exhibit Hall & Open Class Exhibits Open to Public

5:00PM-9:00PM | 4-H Exhibit Halls (Buildings #14 & 15) | Extension Homemaker's (Building #10) | Farm Bureau (Building #12)

Midway

6:00PM-10:00PM | $25.00 Wristbands

Grandstand Event: Quad & Cycle Flat Drags

7:00PM | Sponsored By Osgood Lions Club | Adult $7.00  Children $3.00 Contact: (859)-640-1587 or www.wolfebros.com

Tuesday July 25, 2023
4-H Llama & Alpaca Show

9:00AM | Show Arena (Building #5)

4-H Swine Show

1:00PM Gilt Show | 5:00PM Barrow Show | Swine Barn & Show Arena (Buildings #3 & #5)

4-H Exhibit Hall & Open Class Exhibits Open to Public

5:00PM-9:00PM | 4-H Exhibit Halls (Buildings #14 & 15) | Extension Homemaker's (Building #10) | Farm Bureau (Building #12)

4-H Horse & Pony - Contesting

6:00PM | Ripley County Equine Center (Building #7)

Ripley County Baby Show

5:00PM | Sponsored by Ripley Publishing | Registration at the show | Parent w/ child in contest $5.00 entry fee | Must be county resident and bring parent photo ID | Free Stage / Shelter #2

Midway 

6:00PM-10:00PM 

Grandstand Event: Barnyard Olympics

6:30PM Entrance | 7:30PM Showtime | Sponsored by Ripley County Jr. Leaders | Adult $7.00   Children $3.00 

Wednesday July 26, 2023
4-H Beef Show

10:00AM Breeding Classes | Steer Classes after lunch | Cattle Barn & Show Arena (Building #5)

 4-H Exhibit Hall & Open Class Exhibits Open to Public

5:00PM-9:00PM | 4-H Exhibit Halls (Buildings #14 & 15) | Extension Homemaker's (Building #10) | Farm Bureau (Building #12)

4-H Rabbit Showmanship Contest & Rabbit Show

Meat Pen Weight-In 2:00PM

Showmanship 4:00PM | (Free Stage / Shelter #2 if beef show is not finished)

Rabbit Show 5:00PM | Rabbit Barn & Show Arena (Building #4 & 5)

4-H Horse & Pony - Free Style Show

6:00PM | Ripley County Equine Center (Building #7)

Lil' Miss & Mister Contest

6:00PM | Free Stage / Shelter #2 | Contact: Sara Comer 812-498-3905

Midway

6:00PM-10:00PM | $25.00 Wristbands

Grandstand Event: Mud Run

7:30pm | Sponsored By KOI Drag Racing | Adults: $7.00 Children: $3.00

Thursday July 27, 2023
4-H Dairy Goat Show

9:00AM | Show Arena (Building #5)

Free Lunch
Donated by Farm Bureau Inc. for 4-Hers and their Families | Outside the Show Arena (Building #5)
Meat Goat Show

1:00PM | Goat Barn & Show Arena (Building #6 & #5)

Pygmy Goat Show

Following Meat Goat Show | Goat Barn & Show Arena (Building #6 & #5)

4-H Exhibit Hall & Open Class Exhibits Open to Public

5:00PM-9:00PM | 4-H Exhibit Halls (Buildings #14 & 15) | Extension Homemaker's (Building #10) | Farm Bureau (Building #12)

4-H Horse and Pony - Fun Show

6:00PM | Ripley County Equine Center (Building #7)

Midway

6:00pm-10:00PM

Grandstand Event: All Star Racing

7:00 PM | Adults $10.00  Children $5.00  Pit Pass $20.00 | Contact (812)-871-7728

Friday July 28, 2023
4-H Animal Release

7:00am-10:00am | NON-AUCTION animals are released from fair | Animal Barns (Buildings #3-6)

4-H Supreme Showmanship Contest

10:00AM | The Expert Showmanship Winner from each of the following livestock shows Beef, Dairy, Dairy Feeder Steer, Dairy Goat, Meat Goat, Pygmy Goat, Sheep, & Swine will compete for Supreme Showman | Show Arena (Building #5) 

4-H Livestock Auction

3:00PM | Show Arena (Building #5)

4-H Horse and Pony - Awards Banquet & Pitch In Dinner

6:30PM | Ripley County Equine Center (Building #7)

4-H Exhibit Hall & Open Class Exhibits Open to Public

5:00PM-9:00PM | 4-H Exhibit Halls (Buildings #14 & 15) | Extension Homemaker's (Building #10) | Farm Bureau (Building #12)

Homemaker's Open Classes Exhibits Released

7:00PM-9:00PM | Homemaker's Building (Building #10) 

Animals Released

8:00PM | Animal Barns (Buildings # 3-7) 

Midway

6:00PM-10:00PM

Free Stage: Taylor's Karate- Tae Kwon Do-Hapkido

7:00pm | Free Stage / Shelter #2

Grandstand Event: Truck Drags

7:00PM | Sponsored by: Osgood Fire Department | Adult $7:00 Children $3.00 | Contact: David Fox 812-614-7609, Fire House Recorder at 812-689-4142 | Information on cancellation call Fire House Recorder

Saturday July 29, 2023
Fairground Cleanup & Animal Barn Takedown

8:00AM (or earlier if you have energy to spare) | Animal Barns (Building #3-7) 

4-H & Mini 4-H Exhibits Released

10:00AM-12:00PM | 4-H Exhibit Halls & Farm Bureau (Building #14-15 & 12) 

10 Year Member Dinner

5:00PM | Location: Hopewell Baptist Church | RSVP Preferred

Midway

6:00PM-10:00PM | $25.00 Wristbands

Grandstand Event: Truck and Tractor Pull

7:30PM | Sponsored By: Osgood Fire Department | Adults $7.00 Children $3.00 | Contact: David Fox 812-614-7609, Fire House Recorder at 812-689-4142 | Information on cancellation call Fire House Recorder

 

2024 Events will be updated in the spring.

Saturday June 17, 2023
Dog Show

12:00PM (noon) | Show Arena (Building #5)

Saturday June 24,2023
Lawn and Garden Tractor Contest

Registration Begins at 7:30AM | Contest Starts at 8:00AM | Ripley County Fairgrounds

Saturday  July 15, 2023
Pocket Pet Show

12:00PM (noon) | Check-in as Pet Arrives | Show Arena (Building #5)

 Saturday July 22, 2023
Project Check-in
9:00AM-12:00PM (noon) | Enter All 4-H Exhibits, Mini 4-H Exhibits, 4-H Club Banners and 4-H Club Scrapbooks | 4-H Exhibit Hall (Buildings #14 & 15), Farm Bureau (Building #12) 

 

4-H Horse and Pony - English & Trail Show

1:00PM | Ripley County Equine Center (Building #7)

 

Poultry Check-in

1:00PM-6:00PM | Poultry Barn (Building #5A)

Sunday July 23, 2023       
Livestock Check-in

6:00AM- 2:00PM | Beef, Sheep, Rabbits, Dairy, Swine, Llama/ Alpaca and Goats Check-in during this time | Animal Barns (Buildings #3-6)

4-H Horse and Pony - Western Pleasure Show

10:00AM | Ripley County Equine Center (Building #7)

4-H Poultry Show

3:00PM | Poultry Barn (Building #5A)

4-H Summer Judging 

4:00PM | Show Arena (Building #5) | Juniors (grades 3-7) | Seniors (grades 8-12) | Prizes for the top 5 in each division | All participants will receive a free Junior Leader Ice Cream 

 

4-H EXhibit Hall Open to Public

5:00PM- 9:00PM | 4-H Exhibit Halls (Buildings #14 & 15) & Farm Bureau (Building #12)

Opening Ceremony

6:00PM | Free Stage / Shelter #2 | Cutting of Ribbon | Official Grand Opening | Presentation of Corporation Members | Crowning of 4-H Junior Leader Royalty | Presentation of Miss Ripley County Queen & Court | 4-H Club Banner Parade

4-H Fashion Revue and Style Show

Following Opening Ceremony - 4-H Banner Parade | Free Stage 

4-H Awards Program 

7:30PM | Free Stage | Exhibit Hall, Shooting Sports, Tractor Contests Awards will be given out

 

Monday July 24,2023
4-H Dairy Show

9:00AM | Show Arena (Building #5) 

4-H Dairy Feeder Steer Show

Immediately Following Dairy Show | Show Arena (Building #5) 

4-H Cat Show

1:00PM | Farm Bureau (Building #12) 

4-H Sheep Show

5:00PM | Sheep/Goat Barn & Show Arena (Buildings #5 & #6)

4-H Horse and Pony - Driving, Mini 4-H, & Versatility

6:00PM | Ripley County Equine Center (Building #7)

4-H Exhibit Hall & Open Class Exhibits Open to Public

5:00PM-9:00PM | 4-H Exhibit Halls (Buildings #14 & 15) | Extension Homemaker's (Building #10) | Farm Bureau (Building #12)

Tuesday July 25, 2023
4-H Llama & Alpaca Show

9:00AM | Show Arena (Building #5)

4-H Swine Show

1:00PM Gilt Show | 5:00PM Barrow Show | Swine Barn & Show Arena (Buildings #3 & #5)

4-H Exhibit Hall & Open Class Exhibits Open to Public

5:00PM-9:00PM | 4-H Exhibit Halls (Buildings #14 & 15) | Extension Homemaker's (Building #10) | Farm Bureau (Building #12)

4-H Horse & Pony - Contesting

6:00PM | Ripley County Equine Center (Building #7)

 

Wednesday July 26, 2023
4-H Beef Show

10:00AM Breeding Classes | Steer Classes after lunch | Cattle Barn & Show Arena (Building #5)

 4-H Exhibit Hall & Open Class Exhibits Open to Public

5:00PM-9:00PM | 4-H Exhibit Halls (Buildings #14 & 15) | Extension Homemaker's (Building #10) | Farm Bureau (Building #12)

4-H Rabbit Showmanship Contest & Rabbit Show

Meat Pen Weight-In 2:00PM

Showmanship 4:00PM | (Free Stage / Shelter #2 if beef show is not finished)

Rabbit Show 5:00PM | Rabbit Barn & Show Arena (Building #4 & 5)

4-H Horse & Pony - Free Style Show

6:00PM | Ripley County Equine Center (Building #7)

 

Thursday July 27, 2023
4-H Dairy Goat Show

9:00AM | Show Arena (Building #5)

Free Lunch

Donated by Farm Bureau Inc. for 4-Hers and their Families | Outside the Show Arena (Building #5)

Meat Goat Show

1:00PM | Goat Barn & Show Arena (Building #6 & #5)

Pygmy Goat Show

Following Meat Goat Show | Goat Barn & Show Arena (Building #6 & #5)

4-H Exhibit Hall & Open Class Exhibits Open to Public

5:00PM-9:00PM | 4-H Exhibit Halls (Buildings #14 & 15) | Extension Homemaker's (Building #10) | Farm Bureau (Building #12)

4-H Horse and Pony - Fun Show

6:00PM | Ripley County Equine Center (Building #7)

 

Friday July 28, 2023
4-H Animal Release

7:00am-10:00am | NON-AUCTION animals are released from fair | Animal Barns (Buildings #3-6)

4-H Supreme Showmanship Contest

10:00AM | The Expert Showmanship Winner from each of the following livestock shows Beef, Dairy, Dairy Feeder Steer, Dairy Goat, Meat Goat, Pygmy Goat, Sheep, & Swine will compete for Supreme Showman | Show Arena (Building #5) 

4-H Livestock Auction

3:00PM | Show Arena (Building #5)

4-H Horse and Pony - Awards Banquet & Pitch In Dinner

6:30PM | Ripley County Equine Center (Building #7)

4-H Exhibit Hall & Open Class Exhibits Open to Public

5:00PM-9:00PM | 4-H Exhibit Halls (Buildings #14 & 15) | Extension Homemaker's (Building #10) | Farm Bureau (Building #12)

 

Animals Released

8:00PM | Animal Barns (Buildings # 3-7) 

 

Saturday July 29, 2023
Fairground Cleanup & Animal Barn Takedown

8:00AM (or earlier if you have energy to spare) | Animal Barns (Building #3-7) 

4-H & Mini 4-H Exhibits Released

10:00AM-12:00PM | 4-H Exhibit Halls & Farm Bureau (Building #14-15 & 12) 

10 Year Member Dinner

5:00PM | Location: Hopewell Baptist Church | RSVP Preferred

 

2023 Ripley County 4-H Fair results are no longer available through this link. 2024 results will be updated throughout fair week. 

Visit the Fairentry results webpage to view exhibit hall and livestock class results: 

RIPLEY COUNTY FAIR RESULTS

2024 10 year members will be updated in the spring.

Thank you to our 2023 Auction Buyers! See a full list of the 2023 buyers here: 2023 Buyers

 

2024 Auction Sale Order 

Rabbit - Swine - Poultry - Sheep - Dairy Goat - Meat Goat - Horse & Pony - Dairy - Beef

The Ripley County 4-H Livestock Members, 4-H Corporation, and Extension Office

 Wish to thank you for your past support of the 4-H program and invite you to participate in the Ripley County 4-H Livestock Auction on Friday, July 26, 2024, 3:00pm @ The Ripley County Fairgrounds, 525 W Beech St, Osgood, IN 47037.

 

 3 Ways to Participate!

1.) In Person at the Ripley County Fairgrounds

2.) Can't make it? Call the Extension Office before the sale. Let us know who you would like to bid on and how much you would like to spend. 

3.) Add-ons: Add-ons can be submitted by stopping in, emailing, or calling the Ripley County Extension Office.

2024 events will be updated in the spring.

 
Sunday, July 16, 2023
Miss Ripley County Queen Contest 

6:00PM | Damn Theater, Osgood, IN

 

Saturday July 22, 2023
Farm Bureau Kids Corner

10:00AM-12:00PM (noon) | Enter Kids Corner: posters, collections, construction or zinnias | Farm Bureau (Building #12)

 Open Class Exhibit Entry

9:00AM- 12:00PM (noon) | Extension Homemaker's (Building #10)

 

Sunday July 23, 2023
Ripley County Vesper Service

4:00PM- 5:00PM | Free Stage

Opening Ceremony

6:00PM | Free Stage / Shelter #2 | Cutting of Ribbon | Official Grand Opening | Presentation of Corporation Members | Crowning of 4-H Junior Leader Royalty | Presentation of Miss Ripley County Queen & Court | 4-H Club Banner Parade

 

Monday July 24,2023
National Pedal Pullers & Racers

5:00PM - Registration | Pedal pull for all age groups: Co-ed Ages 3-Teens | Men's & Women's Classes | Free Stage / Shelter #2 

Midway

6:00PM-10:00PM | $25.00 Wristbands

 

Tuesday July 25, 2023
Ripley County Baby Show

5:00PM | Sponsored by Ripley Publishing | Registration at the show | Parent w/ child in contest $5.00 entry fee | Must be county resident and bring parent photo ID | Free Stage / Shelter #2

Midway 

6:00PM-10:00PM 

 

Wednesday July 26, 2023
Lil' Miss & Mister Contest

6:00PM | Free Stage / Shelter #2 | Contact: Sara Comer 812-498-3905

Midway

6:00PM-10:00PM | $25.00 Wristbands

 

Thursday July 27, 2023
Midway

6:00pm-10:00PM

 

Friday July 28, 2023
Midway

6:00PM-10:00PM

Free Stage: Taylor's Karate- Tae Kwon Do-Hapkido

7:00pm | Free Stage / Shelter #2

 

Saturday July 29, 2023
Midway

6:00PM-10:00PM | $25.00 Wristbands

WHAT IS A HOMEMAKER?                     

A Homemaker is a young person who is learning new techniques in homemaking skills by socializing with others the same age. They are a retired person who is rediscovering new skills feeling useful again by volunteering. They are a middle-aged person receiving education comparable to college. They are an elderly individual keeping in touch with the times through the association with the younger people in their Homemakers Club.

EXTENSION HOMEMAKERS CLUB CREED

We believe in the present and its opportunities, in the future and its promises, in everything that makes life large and lovely, in the divine joy of living and helping others; and so we endeavor to pass on to others that which has benefited us, striving to go onward and upward, reaching the pinnacle of economic perfection, in improving, enlarging and endearing the greatest institution in the world –“THE HOME”.


1.  EXHIBITS OPEN TO ALL RESIDENTS OF RIPLEY COUNTY OR ANY MEMBER OF RIPLEY COUNTY EXTENSION HOMEMAKERS CLUB.

2.  The Fair Committee will be very careful in handling exhibits but assumes no responsibility for loss or damage.

3.  Each exhibitor may make more than one entry in a class, or subclass, but can only win on one entry per class.

4.  All entries must be made by the exhibitor within the last year and not shown at a previous Ripley County Fair.

5.  Each exhibitor will receive and retain an entry stub to show when claiming exhibits, at 7:00-9:00pm on Friday, July 28, 2023 in the Homemaker Building. All exhibits will remain in the extension office for 2 weeks following the fair if not picked up Friday, and the homemakers are not responsible for items left.

6.  All exhibits must be entered between 9:00 am and 12:00 noon, PROMPTLY, IF THEY ARE TO BE JUDGED on Saturday, July 22, 2023.

7.  Baked items may be picked up after judging.  A portion of each food item will be left for judge’s final decision.

8.  A 1st and 2nd place ribbon will be awarded in each project by the judge. A monetary prize given to each Section champion and reserve champion will be awarded in classes with at least 3 entries.

9. Entries will bear no labels or name tag. If someone other than the exhibitor has contributed to the exhibit, their name should also be included. Names will be shown after judging.

10.  Judges decisions will be final. Additional ribbons may be awarded at the judge’s discretion.

Section 1.  Prepared Foods, Classes are:

Class 1 – Cookies

a.    Drop Cookies

b.    Bar Cookies

c.    Cut out Cookies

d.    Decorated Cookies

e.    Miscellaneous

Class 2 – Yeast Breads

a.    Loaf – White/grain/sweet

b.    Dinner Rolls

c.    Braid Stolen

d.    Donuts

e.    Fancy Rolls (i.e. cinnamon)

Class 3 – Quick Breads

a.    Baking Powder Biscuits

b.    Fruit or nut bread (including Pumpkin or Zucchini)

c.    Muffins

d.    Cake made from a mix with at least 3 other ingredients other than the package required

e.    Miscellaneous

Class 4 – Cakes

a.    Cake made from scratch, Angel Food, or Sponge

b.    Layer Cake

Class 5 – Fancy Cake

a.    Multi-layer (more than 2 layers)

b.    Decorated Cake

c.    Decorated Cupcakes (6 decorated)

Class 6 – Pies

a.    One Crust Pie

b.    2 Crust Pie

Class 7 – Homemade Candy

a.    Divinity

b.    Fondant

c.    Fudge

d.    Candy formed in molds

e.    Carmel Candy

 

Section 2.  Food Preservation (canning only) must be in standard jars with rings & dated.  Classes are:

a. Fruits – one pint or quart

b. Vegetables – one pint or quart

c. Jams and Jellies – one jar

d. Pickles and Relishes – one jar

e. Miscellaneous

 

Section 3. Fresh Produce, Classes are:

a. Vegetables –Must be 3 items on plate (one for larger items)

b. Fruits– half pint

 

Section 4.  Crafts, Classes are:

a.    Wooden Article

1.) Small              2.) Large

b. Baskets

c. Wreaths

d. Handmade Hats

e. Miscellaneous

 

Section 5. Floral, Classes are:

a. Dried or fresh flowers,

b. Foliage arrangements,

c. Potted plants

d. Miscellaneous

 

Section 6.  Quilts

*If binding or quilting is completed by someone other than the exhibitor, a 3” x 5” card identifying that person should be attached to the exhibit.

Class 1—Hand Stitched, Hand Quilted (No machine)

Class 2—Machine Stitched, Hand Quilted

Class 3—Machine Stitched, Machine Quilted Freehand

Class 4—Machine Stitched, Machine Quilted Computerized

Class 5—Miscellaneous

a.    Whole Cloth

b.    Tied Comforter

c.    Rag Quilt

d.    Yo-Yo

Class 6—Quilted Articles

a.    Pillow

b.    Wall hanging

c.     Item of clothing

d.    Table runner

e.    Miscellaneous          

 

Section 7.  Fine Arts, Classes are:

Entries must be ready for hanging.

a.    Oil Painting

b.    Water Color

c.    Charcoals

d.    Acrylic

e.    Miscellaneous

 

Section 8.  Photography, Classes are:

Entries must not be larger than 22”x28”

and must be ready for hanging

a.    Portrait

b.    Landscape

c.    Still Life

d.    Kids

e.    Animals

f.     Creative

g.    Collage

 

Section 9.  Crocheting, Classes are:

a.    Doilies

b.    Garments

c.    Afghan

d.    Accessories

e.    Miscellaneous

 

Section 10. Knitting, Classes are:

a.    Garments

b.    Afghan

c.    Accessories

d.    Miscellaneous

 

Section 11.  Miscellaneous Hand Needlework, Classes are:

a.    Needlepoint

b.    Hand Embroidery

c.    Crewel

d.    Counted Cross Stitch

e.    Professional Entry

 

Section 12.  Sewing:

a.    Apparel

b.    Accessories (scarves, hats, mittens, etc.)

c.    Home Décor

d.    Machine Embroidery

 

Section 13.  Hand Made Purses, Classes are:

a.    Purses

b.    Totes

c.    Travel Bags

 

Section 14. Wearable Arts, Classes are:

a.    Jewelry

b.    Beading

c.    Clothing with embellishments

d.    Handmade Hats

e.    Miscellaneous

 

Section 15.  Go Green- Recycling (Something made by recycling)

 

Section 16. Holiday, Classes are:

a.    Decorations

b.    Clothing

c.    Accessories

d.    Miscellaneous

 

Section 17.  Paper Craft

a.       Homemade Cards and Stationary (non-computer generated)

b.       Original Cards (computer Enhanced (with envelope)

c.        Origami (Judged on complication of design)

d.       Gift wrap and gift tag

e.       Paper picture pieced or colored ready for display

f.         Quilting

g.       Paper flowers  - Bouquets

h.       Calligraphy

i.         Scrapbooking

 

Section 18. Genealogy

a.    Project to be any shape but overall no larger than 22’ x 18’

b.    Project can be made of any medium (i.e. wood, sewed, painted on poster board, copy of pictures)

 

Section 19. Legos

a.       Project to be any shape but overall, no larger than 28” x 22”

b.       Can be Lego or K-Nex building blocks, but NOT mixed.

c.        No cutting, painting, filing, or using crayons or markers on blocks.

d.       Base must be heavy cardboard or plywood. Lego base may be used by decorating by adding trees, pond, train tracks, etc.

e.       Exhibit may have movable parts/motorized (no electric will be available for exhibit)

f.         Projects will be judged by overall creative depiction and construction.

 

Section 20. Fairy Gardens

a.       Project to be any shape but overall, no larger than 18” x 18”

b.       Any theme and any height within reason.

c.        Must be on a sturdy, moveable base

d.       Project will be judged on overall creative depiction and construction.

 

Section 21. Nursing Home, Assisted Living

Exhibitor must reside in a Ripley County Nursing Home/Assisted Living Facility. Entry can be any project to show the handiwork of the exhibitor made while living in a facility within the year.

 

2024 events will be updated in the spring.

Sunday July 23, 2023 | 7:00PM
ATV, Motorcycle, and UTV Dirt Drags

Sponsored By KOI Drag Racing

Adult $7.00  Children $3.00

Contact: (859)-640-1587 www.wolfebros.com

Monday July 24, 2023 | 7:00PM
Quad & Cycle Flat Drags

Sponsored By Osgood Lions Club

Adult $7.00  Children $3.00

Contact: (859)-640-1587

Tuesday July 25, 2023 | 6:30PM
Barnyard Olympics

Sponsored By Ripley County Jr. Leaders

6:30PM Registration, 7:30PM Showtime

Adult $7.00  Children $3.00

Wednesday July 26, 2023 | 7:30PM
Mud Run

Sponsored By KOI Drag Racing

Adults: $7.00 Children $3.00

Thursday July 27, 2023

TBA

Friday July 28, 2023 | 7:00PM
Truck Drags

Sponsored by: Osgood Fire Department

Adults $7.00 Children $3.00

David Fox 812-614-7609

Fire House Recorder at 812-689-4142

Information on cancellation call Fire House Recorder

Saturday July 29, 2023 | 7:30PM
Truck and Tractor Pull 

Sponsored by: Osgood Fire Department

Adults $7.00 Children $3.00

David Fox 812-614-7609

Fire House Recorder at 812-689-7609

Information on cancellation call Fire House Recorder

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