About Us

What We’re All About

The Lee County 4-H Center & Fairgrounds is managed by a volunteer board of directors. The Lee County Fair Association takes great pride in providing the community with a safe, quality environment in which to host special events like company picnics, receptions, fundraisers, youth events and more.

The Lee County Fair and 4-H Show is made possible through the efforts of many volunteers and generous businesses, organizations and individuals.  The Lee County Fair Association is appreciative to all those who feel the fair is a worthy cause in which to invest.

Please contact a member of the board of directors with any suggestions or questions.

Board of Directors

Thank you to our Board of Directors who go above and beyond to present a great experience each year!

What is the difference between
4-H Show, JR Show & Open Show

What is the Difference between 4-H Shows, Jr. Shows, Open Shows and Other Burning Questions

The Lee County Fair and 4-H Show is a joint effort by the University of Illinois Extension-Lee County and the Lee County Fair Association. The event is designed first to give Lee County 4-H members an opportunity to showcase their talents in a county fair environment, and second to give Lee County residents and visitors a positive family fair experience.

Because the two groups share so many resources and rely on each other to coordinate the fair, confusion as to who handles what is inevitable.

The Lee County Fair & 4-H Show is not classified as a true county fair because members of the Lee County Fair Association are not appointed by the county board and the group does not receive any funds from the county. The decision to organize in this manner was made years ago, when fair volunteers decided to make a go of it without involvement from a government entity. The fair is funded by generous donations from businesses and individuals and the families who attend each year. To learn more about sponsoring a portion of this annual event, please call (815) 857-2603 or see leecountyfairgrounds.com

4-H Show

Jr. Show

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