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Illinois State Fair 4-H General Project Show

For a year, 4-H members have learned as much as possible about the 4-H projects they love.

Illinois 4-H has more than 100 projects members can study in 4-H… from computers and robotics to nutrition and child care and everything in between! For a year, 4-H members study and learn as much as possible about their 4-H projects. Each summer, 4-H members exhibit a specific example of their 4-H project work at a local county exhibition. Some members are then selected at the county exhibition to participate on the state level at the Illinois State Fair 4-H General Project Show.

For four glorious exhibit days, more than 2,500 4-H members will showcase the results of all that work, while they exhibit their project mastery, make new friends and have fun! If you are representing your county at the state fair, be sure to check out the exhibit requirements below.

The public is invited to this FREE display of quality work by Illinois’ 4-H members

General Guidelines for all Projects

Project Areas

Click to read the exhibit requirement for each Project Area: