CLINTON – From robotics to livestock, support the talents of area youth by joining in on the fun of the 2019 DeWitt County 4-H Fair. Watch more than 190 4-H youth ages 8 to 18 show projects from July 12 to 15 at the 4-H fairgrounds located on business Rt. 51 North in Clinton, IL. Judges evaluate every project and award ribbons. Top projects receive trophies, plaques and awards donated by local community sponsors. Horse and shotgun shows take place before the fair and dates can be found in the 2019 Event Schedule.
General projects will be on display July 13 and 14. The animal and livestock shows are open to the public and are very fun to watch. The horse show will start 9 a.m. Saturday, July 6 and 1 p.m. Sunday, July 7. Make a day of watching livestock shows on Saturday, July 13 starting with poultry at 9 a.m., goats at noon and Master Showmanship at 6 p.m. On Sunday, July 14, the beef show will begin at 8 a.m., the rabbit show at 9 a.m. and sheep at 2:30 p.m. The swine show will round out the fair by showing at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 15.
After seeing all these great 4-H projects, try your hand at the Pie Baking Contest noon on Sunday, July 14. The contest is open to the public and contestants will be divided by age groups. All pies must be fruit, using one or two crusts, require no refrigeration and be made in a disposable pie pan. Or, if you’re not sweet on making pies, join us from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for the Pork Chop Supper. Tickets are $8 and all proceeds help support upkeep of the DeWitt County 4-H Fairgrounds. Carryout dinners are available.
2019 DeWitt County Schedule
Judging times are approximate as project areas have multiple projects and participants to be judged. The Home Ec. building will remain open during judging. Please be respectful of areas being judged.
Friday, July 12
5:30 p.m. – Tractor driving, Archery Contest
7:15 p.m. – Ag Olympics
Saturday, July 13
9 a.m. – Poultry Show
9:30 a.m. – Crops, Electricity, Food & Nutrition, Vegetable/Floriculture, Visual Arts, Food Decorating Exhibits Only
10:30 a.m. – Small Engines, Technologies (Drones & 3D), Maker Class
11 a.m. – Health, Plants & Soils, Welding
11:30 a.m. – Computer, Bicycle, Geospatial
Noon – Goat Show (South Barn)
1 p.m. – Photography, Visual Arts, Robotics, Robotics
Demonstration for the Public (Sumo Bots)-Stage
2 p.m. – Aerospace; Poultry Demonstration for the Public-Poultry Area
3 p.m. – Video/Filmmaking
6 p.m. – Master Showmanship Contest
Sunday, July 14
8 a.m. – Beef Show
9 a.m. – Rabbit Show
Noon – Animal/Vet Science (includes all animals), Entomology, Exploratory, Do Your Own Thing, General, Forestry, Intercultural, Weather, Interior Design, Leadership, Outdoor Adventures, Woodworking, Pie Baking Contest
1 p.m. – College & Career Readiness, Clothing & Textiles, Shopping with Style, Collectibles, Civic Engagement, Theatre Arts, Wildlife, Tractor Display, Service Learning, Public Speaking Demonstration for the Public-Stage
1:30 p.m. – Beekeeping, Communications, Creative Writing, Exploring Your Environment, Geology, Natural Resources, Robotics Demonstration for the Public (FLL)-Stage
2 p.m. – Journalism, Sportfishing
2:30 p.m. – Consumer Education, Fashion Revue, Shooting Sports displays, Sheep Show (South Barn)
5:30 p.m. – 4-H Fair Association Pork Dinner
6:30 p.m. – Awards program for all areas
Monday, July 15
8 a.m. – Swine Show
7 p.m. – DeWitt County 4-H Foundation Auction
The DeWitt County 4-H program is provided through University of Illinois Extension and is open to youth ages 8 to 18. Youth learn skills for living by participating in individual or group learning experiences related to more than 200 project areas. More information about Extension and 4-H is available at go.illinois.edu/dmp or find DeWitt County 4-H on Facebook.
University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please call 217.935.5764. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting access needs.