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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 four 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

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. 9-12.

Are you exhibiting? DOWNLOAD THE EXHIBITOR GUIDE. It has all the information you need! Check out the new AWARDS at the Illinois State Fair. Do you have an unload pass to drop off a large exhibit. Be sure to read THESE INSTRUCTIONS. You MAY NOT park with the unload pass. It only allows you in the gate to drop off. Then you MUST leave the fairgrounds to park. Get your hand stamped on the way out the gate.

Daily Schedule

  • 8:00 AM Project Drop Off at the Orr Building until 9:30 AM
  • 9:30 AM Project Interviews until 3:30 PM
  • 3:30 PM Projects Released
  • 4:30 PM All Projects Must Be Picked Up

County Exhibit Days

FRIDAY, August 9:  Clark, Clay, Crawford, DeKalb, DuPage, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Johnson,  Kane, Kendall, Livingston, Logan, Massac,  McLean, Menard, Ogle, Pulaski-Alexander, Sangamon, Union, and Woodford counties.

SATURDAY, August 10: Bond, Clinton, Edwards, Gallatin, Grundy, Hamilton, Henderson, Jefferson, Kankakee, Knox, Lake, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, McDonough, McHenry, Monroe, Pope-Hardin, Richland, Saline, St. Clair, Wabash, Warren, Washington, Wayne, White, Winnebago, Will, and Winnebago counties

SUNDAY, August 11: Bureau, Coles, Cumberland, DeWitt, Fulton, Henry, Jo Daviess, LaSalle, Macon, Marshall-Putnam, Mason, Mercer, Moultrie-Douglas, Peoria, Piatt, Rock Island, Shelby, Stark, Stephenson, Tazewell, and counties

MONDAY, August 12: Adams, Boone, Brown-Schuyler, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Cook, Ford, Franklin, Greene, Hancock, Iroquois, Jackson, Jersey, Lee, Macoupin, Montgomery, Morgan, Perry, Pike, Randolph, Scott, Vermilion, Whiteside, Williamson counties.

Map of the Fairgrounds

Need directions? DOWNLOAD A MAP of the fairgrounds. 

Required Document

Contact for More Information:

Judy Mae Bingman
Event Coordinator
Carla Blue
Photo of youth with crops

Event Information

Aug 09, 2019 to Aug 12, 2019
Orr Building
State Fairgrounds