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What is Junior Fair Board?

The Belmont County Junior Fair Board was established and a constitution adopted by action of the Belmont County Agricultural Society at their meeting on March 11, 1948.  Being a vital part of the Belmont County Fair, it is an organized group of youth representatives from different youth organizations.  It was formed to coordinate all aspects of the Junior Fair such as livestock shows and sales, educational exhibits and still project displays.

Who can be members of Junior Fair Board?

Membership of the board is open to youth between 14 and 19 years of age (as of January 1st of the year to serve) who are members of 4-H, FFA, FCCLA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, DECA, VICA, or Big Brothers and Big Sisters.  Each director (youth member) shall serve a one year term beginning in October.  Each director is required to sign a Contract for Membership at the beginning of their term.

How can I become a member of Junior Fair Board?

There is an enormous amout of responsibilty and hard work given to and expected of those individuals who are selected to serve as Directors of the Junior Fair Board.  In order to have a successful Junior Fair Program, full participation is required of all Junior Fair Board Directors.  Please take a look at the Belmont County Junior Fair Board Handbook to learn about what the Board does each year.  If you are interested in becoming a Junior Fair Board Director, please complete the Junior Fair Board Application and return it to the Extension office by the posted deadline.