Clark County 4-H'ers prepping for the summer show

Members of the many Clark County 4-H clubs are putting the final touches on projects they plan to show at the 2022 Clark County 4-H Show held July 22-28 at the Martinsville Fairgrounds. The 4-H show is the culmination of a year's worth of learning and working for the nearly 350 4-H'ers in the county who have been attending club meetings and working independently on their projects.  

The 4-H show allows youth to exhibit their skills and share their knowledge with the public, furthering the Illinois 4-H vision of empowering and preparing youth for success. By visiting the 4-H show, you help foster a supportive environment where youth can grow into successful and contributing members of society.

Events kick off on Friday with clothing and general projects judging. Highlights on Saturday, July 23, include the rocket launch, dog show, and horse and pony show; rabbit, sheep, and foods shows on Monday; swine and goat shows on Tuesday, along with Family Fun Night and a movie; and the dairy and beef shows on Wednesday. The 4-H Marketplace, dress revue, general project awards, and foods auction will be held Monday at 6:30 p.m. The livestock auction will be Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. following the ceremony recognizing 4-H completion members and the 2022 4-H Hall of Fame inductee.

Local 4-H'ers appreciate the support of the public when they purchase their hand-made or home-grown items at the 4-H Marketplace, baked goods at the foods auction, or animals at the livestock auction.

Due to avian influenza, there will be no live poultry at this year's show. 4-H'ers enrolled in poultry will display educational posters for their project.

The general projects will be on display Saturday, July 23, from noon to 5 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. The full schedule is available online at