4-H Shows

Show Dates by County

Details of show schedules, dates, length of time project must remain on site, and times are published in the Show Guide.

Monday, June 26-Saturday, July 1
Ford County Fairgrounds

Monday, July 8-Friday, July 14
Georgetown Fairgrounds

Monday, July 17-Sunday, July 23
Iroquois County Fairgrounds

General Projects: Tuesday, July 18 & Wednesday, July 19
Horse Show: Friday, July 21 at 9 a.m.
Livestock: Thursday, July 27
Champaign County Fairgrounds

Combined County Shows
Dog Show (Champaign, Piatt and Dewitt County): Saturday, July 17 at 10:30 a.m., Dog Training Club of Champaign-Urbana
Clothing and Textile Show (Champaign and Ford County): Wednesday, June 21 at 9 a.m., Champaign County Extension Office
Public Presentation (Unitwide): Saturday, March 25 at 10 a.m., Macon County Extension Office

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2023 – Livestock Birth, Ownership and Tattoo Dates for Illinois State Fair Junior Show

For complete Rules, Regulations, and nomination forms for Premiere Shows, please refer to the information from Dan Jennings.



  • Calved on or after January 1, 2022
  • Owned & personally cared for by exhibitor since – February 1, 2023
  • Weighed, Tattooed & Tagged –
    • On or between the last Saturday in January (January 28, 2023) and February 28, 2023.
    • In addition to tattooing, steers that will be going to state fair are to be tagged with the electronic ID tags. Information forthcoming from Dan Jennings regarding obtaining the tags. Each tag should be recorded to the nomination sheet. All paperwork should be sent to Dan Jennings.

BARROWS: Regular Barrows

  • Farrowed on or after January 1, 2023 and must be the property of the exhibitor by June 1, 2022.
  • No weighing and tattooing required but must submit ear notches when making entry for ISF

BARROWS: Premiere Barrows (carcass class)

  • Farrowed on or after February 10, 2023 and must have been the property of the exhibitor by June 1, 2023
  • Weighed and Tattooed with Box A tattoo from February 10 to April 15, 2022
  • Tattooed within 35 days of birth and not weigh more than 1.0 lbs/day of age
  • Junior exhibitors can purchase pre-nominated barrows