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CANCELLED 2020: The Illinois State Fair Junior Show is administered by the Illinois State Fair. 4-H members should follow the Illinois State Fair website for the official and most up-to-date information about the show. The following information is provided as a courtesy to assist with getting the word to our 4-H families.

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Important Dates for 2020 Illinois State Fair Junior Show

Active 4-H members who are 8 to 18 years of age (9/1/19) are eligible to exhibit in the Illinois State Fair Junior Show. Youth older than 18 may exhibit if active FFA alumni. Below is the tentative schedule for the junior livestock show. Check the Illinois State Fair website for any updates.

ARRIVAL TIMES

  • BEEF: Performance Cow/Calf must be in place by noon on 8/11
  • BEEF: Heifers must be in place by noon on 8/11
  • BEEF: Steers must be in place by 8 PM on 8/11
  • DAIRY: must be in place by 5 PM on 8/18
  • GOATS: Meat Goats must be in place by noon on 8/12
  • GOATS: Dairy Goats must be in place by 8 AM on 8/16
  • GOATS: Pygmy Goats must be in place by 11 AM on 8/21
  • SHEEP: Market Lambs must be in place by 8 PM on 8/13
  • SHEEP: Breeding Sheep must be in place by 9 PM on 8/15
  • SWINE: Gilts must be in place by 8 AM on 8/12
  • SWINE: Barrows must be in place by 8 AM on 8/13
  • POULTRY: must be in place by 9 AM on 8/17
  • RABBITS: Meat pens must be in place by 9 AM on 8/17
  • RABBITS: All others must be in place by 3 PM on 8/21

SHOW TIMES

  • SUPERIOR YOUNG PRODUCER CONTEST BEEF/SHEEP/SWINE: 7 PM on 8/12
  • SUPERIOR YOUNG PRODUCER CONTEST DAIRY: 8:30 AM on 8/22
  • Master Showmanship: 7:30 PM on 8/14
  • BEEF: Showmanship: 1 PM on 8/12
  • BEEF: Performance Cow/Calf: 8:30 AM on 8/13
  • BEEF: Heifers: AOB, Charolais, Chianina, Hereford, Polled Hereford, Maine Anjou, Maintainer: Time TBA on 8/13
  • BEEF: Heifers: Angus (at 8:30 AM), Limousin, Shorthorn, Shorthorn Plus, Simmental, %Simmental: on 8/14 (other breed times TBA)
  • BEEF: Steers: 8:30 AM on 8/15
  • DAIRY: Brown Swiss: 9 AM on 8/19
  • DAIRY: Holstein: 1 PM on 8/19
  • DAIRY: Guernsey: 9 AM on 8/20
  • DAIRY: Ayrshire: 1 PM on 8/20
  • DAIRY: Milking Shorthorns: 9 AM on 8/21
  • DAIRY: Jersey: 1 PM on 8/21
  • GOATS: Breeding Meat Goats: 8 AM on 8/14
  • GOATS: Wether Meat Goats: after breeding show on 8/14
  • GOATS: Market Meat Does: after wether show on 8/14
  • GOATS: Dairy Goats: 9 AM on 8/16
  • GOATS: Pygmy Goats: 8:30 AM on 8/22
  • SHEEP: Market Lambs: 8 AM on 8/15
  • SHEEP: Breeding Sheep: 8 AM on 8/17
  • SWINE: Showmanship: 5 PM on 8/13
  • SWINE: Gilts: 7:30 AM on 8/14
  • SWINE: Barrows: 7:30 AM on 8/15
  • POULTRY: 10 AM on 8/17
  • RABBITS: Meat Pens 10 AM on 8/17
  • RABBITS: All Others 9 AM on 8/22

RELEASE TIMES

  • Beef Cattle: released after 5 PM (or after all steer classes have shown) on 8/15
  • Dairy Cattle: released after 4 PM on 8/22
  • Meat Goats: released after the meat goat show on 8/14
  • Dairy Goats: released after the dairy goat show on 8/16
  • Pygmy Goats: released after the pygmy goat show on 8/22
  • Market Sheep: released after the market show on 8/15
  • Breeding Sheep: released after the breeding show on 8/17
  • Swine: released after the barrow show on 8/15
  • Poultry: released after the poultry show on 8/17
  • MEAT PEN RABBITS: release after the show on 8/17
  • ALL OTHER RABBITS: release 8/23

All times are subject to change. See the Illinois State Fair Website for up-to-date information. 

Eligibility

Participants must be active 4-H members (age 8 to 18) or FFA members or alum.

Required Document

Contact for More Information:

Animal Science Educator
Dan Jennings
photo of swine

Event Information

Aug 11, 2020 to Aug 22, 2020
Illinois State Fairgrounds
Springfield
Illinois

Registration Deadline:

July 01, 2020