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If you want to see what 4-H is all about, make sure to visit the Illinois State Fair. Award-winning 4-H members display their general project work during three amazing days of the Illinois State Fair at the Orr Building. Check out the 4-H members exhibiting in the state fair junior livestock show as they compete for grand champion honors in sheep, goats, swine, dairy, and beef. The Illinois State Fair Junior show welcomes people to the fair early to watch a full week of horse shows. There's never a dull moment during the Illinois State Fair. Make plans to join us this year!

Aug. 12-14, 2022 Illinois State Fair
The best of the best is on display at the 4-H General Project Show at the Illinois State Fair. Find us in the Orr Building Aug. 12-14.  

Daily Schedule at the Orr Building

  • 8:00 – 9:00 AM     Project Drop off at the Orr Building
  • 9:00 – 3:30 PM     Project Judging Interviews until 3:30 PM
  • 3:30 PM                Projects Released
  • 4:30 PM                All Projects Must Be Picked Up

County Exhibit Days

Friday, August 12: Adams, Bond, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Clinton, Edwards, Gallatin, Greene, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Henderson, Jefferson, Kankakee, Knox, Lake, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, McDonough, McHenry, Monroe, Morgan, Pike, Pope-Hardin, Richland, Saline, Schuyler, Scott, St. Clair, Wabash, Warren, Washington, Wayne, White, Will

Saturday, August 13: Bureau, Carroll, Champaign, Coles, Cumberland, DeWitt, Ford, Fulton, Henry, Iroquois, Jo Daviess, LaSalle, Lee, Macon, Marshall-Putnam, Mason, Mercer, Moultrie-Douglas, Peoria, Piatt, Rock Island, Shelby, Stark, Stephenson, Tazewell, Vermilion, Whiteside, Winnebago

Sunday, August 14:  Boone, Christian, Clark, Clay, Cook, Crawford, DeKalb, DuPage, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Franklin, Jackson, Jasper, Jersey, Johnson,  Kane, Kendall, Livingston, Logan, Macoupin, Massac,  McLean, Menard, Montgomery, Ogle, Perry, Pulaski-Alexander, Randolph, Sangamon, Union, Williamson, Woodford

Download the Illinois 4-H State Fair App!

Download the app from the website, through iOS iTunes Download or through Google Play for Android.

Parking at the Fair
Families may buy parking passes at the fairgrounds or park at private lots around the fairgrounds.

Map of the Illinois State Fairgrounds
Need directions? DOWNLOAD A MAP of the fairgrounds. 

2022 Exhibitor Guidelines


All Scoresheets Combined

Aerospace Display

Aerospace Model Rocketry

Animal Science 1

Animal Science 2

Beekeeping Chunk Honey

Beekeeping Cut or Section Honey

Beekeeping Display

Beekeeping Extracted Honey

Child Development

Civic Engagement

Clothing 1 Sewn Clothing

Clothing 1 Sewn Non-Clothing

Clothing 2 and 3 Sewn Non-Clothing

Clothing 2 Sewn Clothing

Clothing 3 Sewn Clothing

Clothing Non-Sewn Exhibits

Clothing Shopping in Style

College and Career Readiness - Build Your Future

Communications Creative Writing

Communications Journalism

Communications 1-3

Computer Science Text-Based Programming

Computer Science Visual-Based Programming

Computer Science Website

Consumer Education - Financial Futures


Crops - Cover Crop Science

Crops Innovation

Drones - UAV 1 Display

Drones UAV 2 UAS

Electricity 1, 2, 3


Exploring Your Environment


Family Heritage

Fish and Wildlife

Foods - Cooking 101 Cereal Bars

Foods - Cooking 101 Coffeecake

Foods - Cooking 101 Cookies

Foods - Cooking 201 Muffins

Foods - Cooking 201 Quick Nut Bread

Foods - Cooking 201 Scones

Foods - Cooking 301 Cake

Foods - Cooking 301 Yeast Bread, Rolls, Tea Rings

Foods - Cooking 401 Focaccia Bread

Foods - Cooking 401 French Bread

Foods - Cooking 401 Pastry Pie Shell

Foods - Cooking 401 Sponge Cake

Foods - Preservation Canned Fruits and Vegetables

Foods - Preservation Combination

Foods - Preservation Dehydrated Foods

Foods - Preservation Freezing Display

Foods - Preservation Jams, Jellies, and Preserves

Foods - Preservation Pickles and Relishes

Food Science

Foods - Sports Nutrition

Forestry 1, 2, 3



Horticulture - Floriculture



Intercultural - Diversity & Cultural Awareness Individual

Intercultural - Diversity & Cultural Awareness Club

Intercultural - Passport to the World Club

Intercultural - Passport to the World Individual

Interior Design

Leadership Group

Leadership Individual


Natural Resources 1, 2, 3, Innovation

Outdoor Adventures 1, 2, 3



Robotics 1, 2

Robotics 3 Innovation

Robotics - Junk Drawer

Shooting Sports - Archery

Shooting Sports - Hunting & Outdoor Skills

Shooting Sports - Pistol

Shooting Sports - Rifle

Shooting Sports - Shotgun

Small Engines

Sportsfishing 1

Sportsfishing 2

Sportsfishing 3

Theatre Arts


Veterinary Science

Video - Filmmaking

Visual Arts - Fiber Non-Original for 8-9 Year Olds

Visual Arts - Food Decorating

Visual Arts - Quilting

Visual Arts

Weather and Climate 1

Weather and Climate 2

Weather and Climate 3


Wildlife 1, 2, 3