For 4-H members, the Rock Island County Fair is a special time as they get to showcase their talents by exhibiting their many projects they’ve worked hard on all year. The beginning of 4-H conference judging starts on Saturday June 14 at 9 a.m. when 4-H members from across the county share General Projects in over 200 different areas inside the Dave Copeland Center at the Rock Island County Fairgrounds, 4200 Archer Dr. East Moline, IL. From woodworking and electricity to visuals arts, robotics and new this year – cake decorating, 4-H members have the opportunity to showcase their work to a judge for review and are awarded ribbons for their work. The Best of Show advance to the State Fair. One of the great ben­efits of being in 4-H is to “learn by doing” as they plan, practice and present a finished product to a judge. Working on their 4-H fair projects give members a unique opportunity to discover their interests and talents.

For 4-H members, the Rock Island County Fair is a special time as they get to showcase their talents by exhibiting their many projects they’ve worked hard on all year. The beginning of 4-H conference judging starts on Saturday June 14 at 9 a.m. when 4-H members from across the county share General Projects in over 200 different areas inside the Dave Copeland Center at the Rock Island County Fairgrounds, 4200 Archer Dr. East Moline, IL.  From woodworking and electricity to visuals arts, robotics and new this year – cake decorating, 4-H members have the opportunity to showcase their work to a judge for review and are awarded ribbons for their work.  The Best of Show advance to the State Fair. One of the great ben­efits of being in 4-H is to “learn by doing” as they plan, practice and present a finished product to a judge.  Working on their 4-H fair projects give members a unique opportunity to discover their interests and talents.  

Through 4-H meetings, community service and project work, 4-H members are given the chance to develop their lead­ership, citizenship and life skills. See 4-H in action as you visit their General Projects displayed under the Grandstand from 11 am – 9 pm Tues – Friday, June 27 – 20 and Saturday, 11 am – 3 pm June 21.  You can also see the 4-H shows listed below.  For more information on how you can volunteer, support of join 4-H, contact University of Illinois Extension – Rock Island County 4-H at (309) 756-9978 or online at web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs  You can also find 4-H members and staff at the Rock Island County Fair throughout the week. 

Saturday, June 14

9 a.m. General projects judged

4 p.m. Dog obedience and showmanship

Tuesday, June 17

10 a.m. Dairy show

10 a.m. Horse fun show

5 p.m. Celebrity showmanship contest

Wednesday, June 18

9 a.m. Horse and pony show, day 1

12:30 p.m. Master showmanship contest

3 p.m. Sheep show

Thursday, June 19

9 a.m. Horse and pony show, day 2

10 a.m. Breeding beef show

10 a.m. Poultry show

1 p.m. Rabbit show

1 p.m. Bucket calf show and steer show

3:30 p.m. Ag Olympics

6 p.m. Swine show

Friday, June 20

9 a.m. Goat show

6 p.m. Youth livestock auction