The DeWitt, Macon, and Piatt counties 4-H Fair will also be a Junior County Fair for the first time this year.
DeWitt County 4-H Fair Board President Dan Enos indicates they received money from the State of Illinois Department of Agriculture to give back to exhibitors who participate. Unlike other junior shows, this is exclusively for residents of the three counties.
Enos notes this was a three-year process in the making due to the legislative process which requires a bill to be signed by the governor. He says also any project is potentially eligible only livestock this year will participate.
Enos says at this past weekend's 4-H Horse Show entries were up from previous years with exhibitors enrolling in more classes due to the monetary incentive.
The deadline to enlist for the livestock Junior Show is Friday, July 8, from 5:30 pm-630pm and Saturday, July 9 from 8 am to 12 noon.