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Frontier District

Ottawa Office
County Annex Building
1418 S. Main, Suite 2
Ottawa, KS 66067
785-229-3527 fax

Lyndon Office
128 W. 15th
PO Box 400
Lyndon, KS 66451
785-828-3427 fax

Garnett Office
411 S. Oak
PO Box 423
Garnett, KS 66032
785-448-6153 fax

Franklin County Events & Information


Franklin Co 2021 Fairs

Franklin County Fairs


Franklin County Fair - July 13-18, 2021

Richmond Fair - July 8-10, 2021

Lane Fair - August 5-7, 2021


Fair Resources 


2021 Franklin County Fair Results 

2021 Franklin County Fair Book 

2021 Fair Schedule

2021 Franklin County Fair Livestock Sale Buyer's Preview Guide 

Kansas 4-H Bucket Calf Project Record Sheet 

Fair Photo Mounting Instructions

4-H Clothing Planning Packet (Buymanship and Construction) 

  • 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. 4-H Clothing Judging, First Baptist Church
  • 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. 4-H Fiber Arts Judging, First Baptist Church
  • Judging times will not be assigned. It will be “come and go” within the scheduled judging timeframe.

NEW: Geology Box and Exhibit Scoresheets

STEM Exhibitor Forms

Foods Designated Club Judging Schedule 

Photography and Visual Arts Club Juding Schedule 


Cloverbuds: In order to exhibit, please call the Extension Office to schedule a time. See the entry date, etc. on the above schedule. Our number is 785-229-3520. Judging begins at Noon. Youth may enter up to 2 items.


The following forms are due Monday, June 28th: 

Mr. and Miss 4-H Application 

Franklin County Fashion Revue Form (Reminder that the 4-H Clothing Planning Packet must be completed and brought to judging - See Above) 

Dog Entry Form

Cat/Hand Pet Entry Form

Poultry Entry Form

Rabbit Entry Form

Fair Animal Count (Stall Reservation)

Fair Project Pre-Registration (Conference Judging)

  • Energy Management, Entomology, Forestry, Geology, Home Environment, Self-Determined, Shooting Sports, STEM (SpaceTech), Wildlife, and Woodworking

Franklin County Born and Bred Forms (All Species Market & Breeding)

Livestock Sale Information Sheet

Horse Entry Form 

2021 Franklin County Fair Concession Stand Schedule (Club leaders need to turn in work schedule to Extension Office by June 28th)


4-H Council Meeting


The Franklin County 4-H Council meetings are held the last Monday of each odd-numbered month (not July). The next meeting will be on September 27th at 7:00 p.m. at the Commissioner's Chambers, 1418 S. Main, in Ottawa (down the hall from the Extension Office).

New Council Members should plan to attend as there must be a representative from each club at every meeting in order for the club to be on track to receive a purple seal at year's end. While only club elected Council members are allowed to vote, all 4-H members, parents, or volunteers are welcomed to attend the meetings. 




Financial Review Due Banner

The end of the year financial report for all clubs and groups must be filled out and turned into the Extension Office by November 1.  The report is for the October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020. 



COVID-19 4-H Meeting Guidelines


The health and safety of all 4-H members, volunteers, parents, guests, and staff is the top priority of Kansas 4-H. To help reduce the risks associated with the spread of COVID-19, please read the following guidelines from the Kansas Department of Health & Environment and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  These guidelines should be followed to protect yourself and others during 4-H Club meetings and other 4-H programs.

COVID-19 4-H Meeting Guidelines


Franklin County Scholarships


Ask your high school counselor about Franklin County Friends of K-State and Franklin County Farm Bureau about available scholarships.  

Franklin County students interested in applying for scholarships can find relevant scholarship opportunities at growyourgiving.org.  Questions? Contact scholarships@growyourgiving.org or 816-627-3436

Eric Piotrowsky "Spirit of a Leader" Award & Scholarship - Nominees need not be a senior to receive this honor and nominations must come from someone other than the 4-H member or a family member.  Nominations are due by September 25 to the Extension office.


Franklin County Horse Club

4-H Horse

The Franklin County Horse Club meetings are open to any Frontier District 4-H members.  Ride nights are Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Franklin County Fairgrounds, 220 W. 17th in Ottawa. Direct all questions to Kathy at kathy.hinderliter@gmail.com.  Information can be found on the Franklin County 4-H Horse Club Facebook page.

The next Franklin County Horse Club meeting is Tuesday, December 15th at 6:00 pm. The meeting will be at Celebration Hall where they will be having the club Christmas dinner and an ornament exchange ($5-10). Bring a side dish. The meat will be provided. 


Franklin County Shooting Sports


The Franklin County Shooting Sports program offers the following disciplines during the designated months:

Shotgun, Small Bore Rifle*, Archery Schedule

Shotgun: Open to members ages 12-18.  Practice will be at 10:00 a.m. at Cedar Hill Gun Club, 918 E 1650 Rd, Baldwin City or Hillsdale Range, 26719 Toe Rd, Paola. 

Small Bore Rifle: Open to members ages 10-18 AND one-year prior participation in the 4-H Shooting Sports Program. Practice will be at 12:30 p.m. at the Franklin County Sheriff's Range, 3323 Osborne Terr., Ottawa (next driveway east of the FR Co Transfer Station).

Archery: Open to members ages 8-18 and can start competing at age 9. Practice will be at the south end of the Franklin County Fairgrounds at 3:00 p.m.

Franklin County 4-H Shooting Sports will provide safety glasses, ammo, targets, stands, arrows, finger tabs, arm protection and bows.  You must provide your own shotgun and small-bore rifle with a scope.

Safety instruction must be completed before participation.  Meeting reminders, announcements and other information is posted on the Facebook Group page "Franklin County 4-H Shooting Sports".

All Franklin County Shooting Sports members are required to pay a one-time annual fee of $25 per member/$75 per family when the member's season begins. The fees are used to help purchase needed supplies and equipment.  This minimizes the need for fundraising activities.  Direct all questions to Amy at livingstonamyr@gmail.com.

The age requirements for BB Gun/Air Rifle/Air Pistol are as follows:  BB Gun: Open to members age 8-18, compete starting at age 9. Air Rifle: Open to members age 11-18.  Air Pistol: Open to members age 10-18 AND have had one year of prior participation in the 4-H Shooting Sports program. 

Contact Information

Amy Livingston, Coordinator - 913-915-8157

Tom Craft, Archery Leader - 913-515-7161

Jacob Fultz, Rifle Leader - 785-893-4308

Jim Kice, Shotgun Leader - 785-835-6380

Tim Kunard, Shotgun & Archery Leader - 816-564-3282

Shooting Sports Dates for 2020-21
BB/AR/AP practices at 1:00 Celebration Hall, 200 W. 17th, Ottawa
Dec. 6, 20
Jan 17, 31
Feb 14, 28
Mar 14, 28
Archery-fairgrounds; Rifle-Fr. Co. Sheriff's Range; Shotgun-Hillsdale & Cedar Hill
Apr 10, 24
May 8,22
June 5, 19
July 10, 24 (Fair is the 12-17)
Aug 7, 21, 28
Sept. 4, 11, 18

* Muzzleloading and Hunting Skills are not offered.  Youth may still enroll in the projects; however, with no certified leader, there will be no meetings/practices held nor will youth be eligible to participate in competitions.