How To Become a Buyer at the Tuscarawas County Fair

How To Become a Buyer at the Tuscarawas County Fair – Thinking of becoming a buyer at the Tuscarawas County Fair? The kids have worked long hours everyday to raise some of the best animals you’ll see in Tuscarawas County. Learn about how to become a buyer and how the sale works right here on Newsymom!

If you’ve ever been to the fair, you’ll quickly see how much work kids put into raising their animals for their 4-H projects. Did you know you could become a buyer for those animals?

Lots of businesses in the area scoop up Champion and Reserve Champion Market animals for quality meat; however, you could do it, too! An animal could feed your family through the winter, stock up your freezer, or be a great gift to give to organizations such as the local food pantry!

Learn more about how to become a buyer and how the sale works below:

How to Become a Buyer

There are two ways to register as a buyer at the Tuscarawas County Fair:

  1. Contact the Extension Office at (330) 339-2337 for a Buyer Packet. (If you’ve already previously been a buyer, they’ll send you a packet!) Depending on when you inquire about the packet, you may have enough time to mail it in! If not, pick it up, fill it out, and drop it off.
  2. Come to the fair during fair week and register! Expect to commit a little time getting set up in their system.
Come visit the Tuscarawas County Fair for a variety of animal shows taking place throughout the week! Check the Schedule of Events in the 2022 Tuscarawas County Fair Book.

How the Sale Works

Once fair week is a go, it’s preferred to have you there in person so you can meet the kids, see the animals, and enjoy all the fun! However, if you can’t be there for the festivities, there will be an online auction provided by Kaufman’s website, sponsored by Beck’s Seeds!

Some more key sale info:
  • The sale will open two hours before start time. (The first will start 10am on Thursday, September 22nd for the Swine Livestock Sale. See the Tuscarawas County Fair Book for more info on sale dates/times.)
  • You may find the online auction link here:
  • You can pay via cash, check, or credit card*!
  • There will be 3 auctions to choose from:
    • Thursday – Large Animal Auction starts at 12pm with hogs & 4pm for dairy steers, market lambs, and market steers
    • Friday – Dairy Product Sale at 3pm
    • Saturday – Small Animal Auction at 3pm: Turkey, ducks, rabbits, broilers, and goats

*Credit card payment is a new feature! There will be a 4% fee added for the credit card usage fee.

Grow your freezer at home by taking home some animals raised with love and tenderness by the kids from the Tuscarawas County Fair! With any purchase, hauling is included when you choose the processor you’d like to use for an additional charge.

If you have additional questions about becoming a buyer, how the sale works, or the live auction, contact Tina Armstrong at (330) 204-7255 or shoot her an email at

We look forward to seeing you at the fair!

Melissa Klatt


1 thought on “How To Become a Buyer at the Tuscarawas County Fair”

  1. For the first time in my life, I will NOT attend the Tuscarawas County Fair this year. When they decided to have a beer garden at the fair is enough for me. A beer garden is neither the time or place to have at a county fair where it is supposed to be for family. Not the local drunks.

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