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Livestock Schedule

This is your chance to show off your best agricultural, floricultural, textile, and dairy products, as well as, displaying your culinary skills and artistic talents. Hobbies, bee culture and philatelic areas are also competing for first prize. 

The Junior Livestock and Open Livestock Shows are combined together in one premium book. The Illinois State Fair will still be showcasing some of the best livestock in the country. Livestock competition for both open and junior events include; beef cattle, dairy cattle, draft horses, goats, sheep, swine, poultry and rabbits. There is also the junior horse show, 4-H Exhibits and the Land of Lincoln Breeders award. And the crowd favorite husband and hog calling. 

Don't miss your chance to compete in this years Western, Junior, Draft or Miniature Horse Shows. 


Different classes compete in the Society Horse Shows.


Are you talented? Have an award winning smile? Or a quick or cute child? Here is your chance to shine. The special events office is looking for individuals and groups to show case their talents.

Marching bands, floats, baton twirlers, runners, weightlif​ters, fiddle & banjo players as well as diaper decorations and derbies will be featured.