The 2022 Lee County 4-H Fair & Jr. Show is July 28th-31st at the Lee County 4-H Center & Fairgrounds, 1196 Franklin Rd., Amboy. The four-day event is a throwback to the old-time county fair with petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, midway of games, bounce houses, a barrel train, axe throwing and the County Fair Speedway.
The Lee County Fair Association is also accepting entries for the 2022 Jr. Show. The jr. show is open to youth ages 8 to 20, as of September 1, 2021. Project departments include all livestock and small animals, as well as visual arts, mechanical sciences and crops. Visual arts projects can be any art project created using paper, fiber, metal, mixed media, cake decorating, natural materials, etc.
Mechanical sciences projects include model rocketry, electricity projects, woodworking and computer work. Youth need not be 4-H members to participate. Visit www.leecounty4hcenter.com to find the online entry form and department and class descriptions. Entries are due July 1st.
Grandstand events include tractor, garden tractor and truck pulls and a rodeo. New this year are Donkey Races, Sunday, July 31st. Only 50 riders can participate, so pre-registration is encouraged. A form can be found on the website.
Returning to the fair schedule on Sunday, July 31st is the Marketplace featuring local crafters, artisans, farmer’s market vendors, and home-based business products. The Marketplace is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spaces are available. Contact the fair office via facebook or at (815) 857-2603.
A full fair schedule and more information about other great fair activities and events is posted at www.leecounty4hcenter.com or like “Lee Co. 4-H Fair & Jr. Show” on facebook or Instagram for the latest information.