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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. 10-13. 

Are you exhibiting? DOWNLOAD THE EXHIBITOR GUIDE. It has all the information you need!

Daily Schedule

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

County Exhibit Days

FRIDAY, 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, and Will counties

SATURDAY, 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 Winnebago countie

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

MONDAY, August 13: Boone, Clark, Clay, Crawford, DeKalb, DuPage, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Kane, Kendall, Livingston, Logan, McLean, Menard, Ogle, Sangamon, and Woodford counties.

Map of the Fairgrounds

Need directions? DOWNLOAD A MAP of the fairgrounds. 

Required Document

Contact for More Information:

Judy Mae Bingman
Photo of youth with crops

Event Information

Aug 10, 2018 to Aug 13, 2018
Orr Building
State Fairgrounds