The DeWitt, Macon, and Piatt Counties 4-H Fair will be held in person this year, July 9-12.
Lindsey Burden, DeWitt County U of I Extension Program Coordinator, indicates in addition to this year's 4-H being in person, it will also be the first fair with full participation from all three counties.
Burden notes the logistics are being worked out as the University's current guidelines limit the number of people on the fairgrounds to 50 at a time. She says to accommodate, they are extending the fair by a day and extended judging times.
Burden adds since this year is the first year for a tri-county fair, they need more judges than previous years. She notes they are reaching out to 4-H alumni to bring new judges.
Social distancing will be implemented as much as possible. Project judging will be outside as much as possible, and livestock will show at different times and leave after showing.
Livestock shows will be streamed online to limit spectators. The DeWitt, Piatt, and Macon Counties 4-H Fair will be held July 9-12 at the DeWitt County Fairgrounds.