If you are interested in exhibiting, you may download the 2016 Fair Book. It is attached below.
Open and Junior Open Show
Anyone has the ability to compete in Open and/or Junior Open Show at the McHenry County Fair. These shows are in addition to the county 4-H show that takes place during the Fair. In most cases you are not able to enter the same item in multiple shows. By entering in Open and/or Junior Open you become an exhibitor and get to purchase a Season Pass at a discounted price (listed as an Exhibitor Pass).
Open Show is open to any community member wanting to exhibit livestock or non-livestock items that coordinate with the Fair Book. It is open to all ages from any locale. It is a perfect way to show your skills, talents, and collections.
Junior Open is open to anyone who is 8 years old to 18 years old. You would be competing against other youth within the same age in the same departments. You can participate in both Junior and Open as long as you meet the age criteria. In non-livestock departments you are not able to enter the same item in multiple departments.
Entries can be made by mail (PO Box 375, Woodstock, IL 60098) or in the office. The office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Entries are due by Saturday, July 16th, 2016. The office will be open on that Saturday (July 16th) from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Items for exhibit are not due until fair week. Check out the Fair Book for dates and times for drop off and judging.
Good Luck at the Fair!
There are two different categories that the departments fall in:
There are many different departments that you can compete in from large animals from farms to smaller backyard pets. Some of the departments are: Beef, Dairy, Sheep, Goats, Swine, Poultry (chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, pigeons), Rabbits, and Horses. Download the fair book for all department information.
What is Your Hobby? Don’t be afraid to show it off! Did you know that almost everyone can have an entry in the McHenry County Fair? There is an opportunity to enter your favorite hobby in either Open (for all ages) or Junior Open (for anyone from the ages of 8 years old to 18 years old) or both! Between Open and Junior Open there are over 1,000 different Non-Livestock Classes that you can enter in. These Classes fall under the following Departments: Grains and Veggies, Flowers, Sewing, Crafts & Needlework, Art, Photography, Foods, Antiques, and Writing. For all department information click on the 2016 Fair Book.