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There's lots of 4-H to see at the Illinois State Fair. Award-winning 4-H members display their general project work during three amazing days of the Illinois State Fair. Check out the 4-H members exhibiting in the state fair junior livestock show as they compete for grand champion honors in sheep, goats, swine, dairy, and beef. The Illinois State Fair Junior show welcomes people to the fair early to watch a full week of horse shows. There's never a dull moment during the Illinois State Fair

2021 Illinois State Fair

The best of the best is on display at the 4-H General Project Show of the Illinois State Fair. Find us in the Orr Building Aug. 13-15.  Link to the 2021 State Fair COVID guidelines.

Daily Schedule

  • 8:00 AM Project Drop Off at the Orr Building until 9:00 AM
  • 9:00 AM Project Interviews until 4 PM
  • 4:00 PM Projects Released
  • 4:30 PM All Projects Must Be Picked Up

County Exhibit Days

  • Friday, August 13: Bureau, Carroll, Champaign, Coles, Cumberland, DeWitt, Ford, Fulton, Henry, Iroquois, Jo Daviess, LaSalle, Lee, Macon, Marshall-Putnam, Mason, Mercer, Moultrie-Douglas, Peoria, Piatt, Rock Island, Shelby, Stark, Stephenson, Tazewell, Vermilion, Whiteside, Winnebago.
  • Saturday, August 14: Christian, Clark, Clay, Cook, Crawford, DeKalb, DuPage, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Franklin, Jackson, Jasper, Jersey, Johnson,  Kane, Kendall, Livingston, Logan, Macoupin, Massac,  McLean, Menard, Montgomery, Ogle, Perry, Pulaski-Alexander, Randolph, Sangamon, Union, Williamson, Woodford
  • Sunday, August 15: Adams, Bond, Boone, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Clinton, Edwards, Gallatin, Greene, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Henderson, Jefferson, Kankakee, Knox, Lake, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, McDonough, McHenry, Monroe, Morgan, Pike, Pope-Hardin, Richland, Saline, Schuyler, Scott, St. Clair, Wabash, Warren, Washington, Wayne, White, Will

Map of the Fairgrounds

Need directions? DOWNLOAD A MAP of the fairgrounds. 

For Project Score Sheets and Exhibit Rule look in the section below.

Required Document

Contact for More Information:

Carissa Nelson
Event Coordinator
Carla Blue
Photo of youth with crops

Event Information

Aug 13, 2021 to Aug 15, 2021
Orr Building
State Fairgrounds