Local 4-H youth ready to exhibit their knowledge, skills at McDonough County Fair

Local 4-H participants “learn by doing,” and the fair is their opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge and skills they have gained throughout their time in 4-H as they display their projects.

4-H youth who raise beef, swine, sheep, goats, dairy, and poultry for their annual projects can showcase them at the livestock show.

Events will occur at the McDonough County Fairgrounds, located at 3022 West Jackson Street in Macomb.

Below is the schedule of events:
July 5              8 a.m.             4-H Rabbit Show
July 5              9 a.m.             4-H Poultry Show *Moved to virtual due to Avian Influenza guidelines.
July 5              3 p.m.             4-H General Show Projects are on display
July 6              8 a.m.              4-H Swine Show
July 6              10 a.m.            4-H Sheep Show
July 6              Noon               4-H Goat Show
July 6              5:30 p.m.         MCLA Auction, Bucket Calf and Evening Program
July 7              8 a.m.              4-H Cattle Show
July 7              2 p.m.              4-H Awards Program
July 9              10 a.m.            4-H Horse Show

4-H members who have their general show projects selected, will have the opportunity to display their projects at the Illinois State Fair on August 12 in Springfield. All 4-H shows are open to the public and free to attend, so the community is encouraged to come out and support our local youth!


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