4-H in Mercer County

What's it like in 4-H?

4-H helps youth find their spark!  Join Illinois’ largest out-of-school youth organization, where kids and teens learn by doing with fun, hands-on activities that teach skills for successful living. We can’t wait for you to join and become part of our 4-H family!

You can join one of our many community clubs and be part of our 4-H family! 

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Just fill out this online 4-H interest form and we'll get back to you to help you find the club that works for you!

Check out the Mercer County 4-H Clubs flyer to see the dates and times our community clubs meet.

Mercer County 4-H Shows and Fair Book 2022

Download a copy of the 2022 Mercer County 4-H Fair Book 

4-H Show Schedule at the Mercer County Fair, Aledo, IL

Monday, July 11
Conference Judging, (8:30 - 11 a.m.)

Tuesday, July 12
8:00 a.m. Poultry Show, Swine Barn
10:00 a.m. Rabbit Show, Show Ring
4 p.m. Sheep Show, Sheep Barn

Wednesday, July 13
8 a.m. Dog Obedience & Showmanship, Pavilion east of Secretary’s office
9 a.m. Beef Show, Show Ring

4-H boy showing his woodworking project to a judge


Thursday, July 14
9 a.m. Goat Show, Goat Barn
9 a.m. Swine Show, Swine Barn
4 p.m. Jr. and Sr. Master Showmanship Contest

Friday, July 15
9 a.m. Dairy Show
6 p.m. Mercer County Youth Livestock Auction

Get details on the Mercer County 4-H Horse Show set for Sun, July 17, 9 a.m. at the 4K Arena, Viola IL

Mercer County 4-H newsletters

Below are links to the 4-H Insight monthly newsletter - keeping our members, leaders and families up to date on the news, events, activities, deadlines and opportunities happening each month!

2022 Newsletters

June 2022 Newsletter

May 2022 Newsletter

April 2022 Newsletter

March 2022 Newsletter

February 2022 Newsletter

January 2022 Newsletter