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Wayne County 4-H Rabbit Department

Things To Consider Before Taking A RAbbit Project

Think about how much space is required to house the rabbit projects you're considering.  Do you have enough physical space and the proper shelter?  Are you aware of feed costs and and have you budgeted for them?  Are you prepared to invest the money and time involved in caring for, grooming, learning abbout, and working with your rabbits to be ready for project judging and the fair? Are the youth and parent(s), guardian(s), or other adult helper(s) prepared to make the time and financial commitment?  Rabbit projects can be very rewarding for those who are prepared to house and work with their rabbits.

2022 Rabbit Calendar of Events

  • Enroll in 4-H through 4-H Online by April 1st (note: clubs may set an earlier deadline)
  • QA - will be offered May 2, 10, 18, and 26 @ 6pm virtually in 2022. Watch for your News & Notes for more information.
  • June 1st - Obtain and care for your project animal(s) on or before June 1st (except market rabbits)
  • June 1st - Complete Animal ID for all possible animals (including family back-ups) that you could possibly enter in the fair through 4-HOnline on or before June 1st.  Help sheets are available at
  • June 7th - Rabbit Clinic  7:00 PM, Goat/Sheep Arena
  • Complete Quality Assurance Training by July 27th.  
  • July 7th - Rabbit Project Interviews - 5-9 pm Fairgrounds Event Center
  • July 7th - Oustanding Market Exhibitor (OME) Exam - 5-9pm Event Center.
  • July 11th & 12th - Skillathon Interview Judging - Skillathon Interviews will be held on July 11 & 12 @ 6:30 - 9:00pm, Event Center, Wayne County Fairgrounds
  • August 1st - Fair Entries - Make all Junior Fair Class Entries at
  • August 27th - Possession date for market rabbits
  • August 27th - Market rabbit tattooing - 9:00 am - 12 noon, Event Center
  • August 27th - Rabbit Barn Set Up Day - 9:00 am, Event Center
  • September 1st - Market Rabbit Photos Due, watch News & Notes for more information.
  • September 8th - Wayne County Fair Rabbit Check-In Only- 3:00 - 9:00 pm, Event Center
  • September 10th - Wayne County Fair Rabbit Show - 8:00 am, Event Center
  • September 14th - Market Rabbit Auction - Event Center

Rabbit Project Books

Rabbit Project Guidelines and Forms

Rabbit Animal ID Requirements

2022 Rabbit Animal ID Help Sheet - overview of how to enter Rabbit Animal ID in 4-HOnline and lists which fields and forms are required and which are optional.

Rabbit Clinic / Educational Resources

The Poultry / Rabbit Committee will be holding a Rabbit Clinic on June 7th at 7:00 PM in the Goat/Sheep Arena at the fairgrounds.

Rabbit Outstanding Exhibitor Awards Program

Rabbit Outstanding REcord Books

Rabbit Junior Fair Information

Poultry / Rabbit Committee

  • The Wayne County 4-H / FFA / Jr. Fair Poultry/Rabbit Action committee is responsible for planning, organizing, and carrying out the poultry/rabbit program in consultation with and under the authority of OSU Extension and the Wayne County Agricultural SoJamie Bickett (Vice Chair), Lily Bickett (JFB Advisor), Hannah Becker (Chair), Michele Baker, Daniel Linden, Briar Lehman, Sarah Zimmerly, Missy Rossiter, Tanner Herbert, Michael Springer, Stephanie Roberts, Caite Noyes (FFA), Diane Johnson (OSU Extension), Mike Gerhart and Russ Johnson (Senior Fair Liaison) and Junior Fair Board members Grady Bickett, Braydan Springer, Edward Bohner, Karissa Clark, Asa Troutman, Kayleigh Molnar, Lilee Mullen and Garrett Troyer.

State 4-H Rabbit Webpage

Wayne County 4-H Rabbit Facebook Group

Be sure to join our Wayne County 4-H Rabbit Facebook Group where we share reminders, announcements, and other educational content related to the 4-H Rabbit program.  Check us out on Facebook at: