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Doris Braddock
Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
535 South Randall Road
St. Charles, IL 60174-1591
Phone: 630-584-6166
FAX: 630-584-4610
dbraddoc@illinois.edu

Deanna Roby
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
535 South Randall Road
St. Charles, IL 60174-1591
Phone: 630-584-6166
FAX: 630-584-4610
roby@illinois.edu

Kane County 4-H Fairbook

Kane County 4-H Fairbook

Dear 4-H Families and Volunteers:

Welcome to the 2017 Kane County 4-H Fairbook! We hope that you like this format and find it easy to navigate.  Please be patient as we continue to work on this site and make it user friendly.

The fairbook is designed for you to learn about the exhibit opportunities related to your 4-H project work.  Completing activities in your project book may help you prepare or build needed skills for your 4-H fair exhibit; they may not actually prepare a 4-H fair exhibit. Enrolling in a 4‑H project does not mean that you are signed up to participate in the fair. You must complete the 4-H Fair Registration Form to sign up to participate in the fair.

A couple of things for you to consider with this new version of the 4-H Fairbook ….

  •  Projects are listed alphabetically rather than by curriculum area under Animal and Livestock  and General Projects.
  •  Where changes were made from the 2016 version, you will find the wording in red. Please read these sections carefully.
  •  You will need to read the section related to General Rules and Information, as well as the Tentative Schedule of Events. If you have livestock and/or animals, be sure to read the additional rules for those exhibits and the health requirements for those exhibits from the Illinois Department of Agriculture. Additionally, you will need to read the sections that pertain to the exhibits you are bringing to the 4-H Shows at the Kane County Fair.
  •  For the 2017 Kane County 4-H Fair, all registrations will be completed at fairentry.com 
  • In some exhibit areas, there are additional forms needed to complete your registration for the fair. Those forms should be available on the website after April 1. They will be in the Program Forms & Download section.
  • There will be no Open Shows at the 2017 Kane County Fair, please refer to the Kane County Fair Association website. It is http://www.kanecountyfair.com/

 The 4-H Shows at the Kane County Fair offer wonderful opportunities for our 4-H members to grow and learn not only within their project areas, but also as a person. Judging opportunities such as this allow 4-H members to receive positive feedback, enhance and develop their communication skills, learn how to work with others, as well as increase their self-esteem.

 We hope that you have a wonderful experience at the 2017 4-H Shows! If you have questions or need further information, please don't hesitate to contact your 4-H club leader, other 4-H families, or the 4-H staff at the Kane County Extension Office (630-584-6166).

Sincerely,

Doris Braddock                                                                       Deanna K. Roby                       

4-H Program Coordinator                                                         Extension Educator,

                                                                                             4-H Youth Development

dbraddoc@illinois.edu                                                               roby@illinois.edu           

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