Welcome to the 2021 Kane County 4-H Fair!

The 2021 fair will run July 15-18 this summer. The judging schedule will look different this year and will be subject to change at any time. Watch for it in future 4-H Updates.

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 they increase their self-esteem.

We are counting on you, our 4-H members and families, as well as our staff and volunteers to help make this fair season a safe and successful one!

The following COVID-19 social distancing and safety practices reflect requirements of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and University of Illinois event guidelines and will be in place for all indoor and outdoor 4-H events, including fairs and exhibitions:

1. Face coverings are required for all youth, spectators, volunteers, and staff. Face shields and goggles are not currently IDPH approved. If you are not able to wear a mask for medical reasons, we ask that you seek an accommodation for the event by contacting 4-H Doris Braddock, Program Coordinator, by June 30, 2021.

2. Everyone in attendance will practice social distancing during the event, including maintaining six feet of separation those who are not in their households. To allow for social distancing, building and spectator capacity may be limited based on current public health department guidelines.

3. Handwashing and sanitizing stations will be provided throughout the venue.

4. Anyone who has experienced COVID-19 symptoms within the previous seven days is asked to stay home. COVID-19 symptoms include fever, cough, loss of taste or smell, or shortness of breath.

If any of these guidelines presents a challenge for you, please contact us directly at 630-584-6166. We are happy to discuss what accommodations are possible so that we can look for ways that all youth and families can safely participate in this event.

The fairbook is designed for you to learn about the exhibit opportunities related to your 4-H project work. Enrolling in a 4-H project does not mean that you are registered to participate in the fair. You must complete the 4-H Fair Registration Form to sign up to participate in the fair.

For exhibit requirements, please refer to the Kane County 4-H Fairbook at:


We hope you enjoy the 2021 Fair. If you have questions regarding exhibit guidelines or fair registration, please call us at 630-584-6166, or stop in the Kane County Extension Office Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm for guidance.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the 4-H portion of the Kane County Fair, please contact 4-H Project Coordinator Doris Braddock, at 630/584-6166, extension 13, or dbraddoc@illinois.edu, at least two weeks prior to the event.

Exhibitor and Staff sign-in