WHEATON, Ill. – For scores of DuPage County youth, 4-H project displays and animal shows are an important and fun part of the annual DuPage County Fair, which will be July 26 to 30.

“We hope you will join us Fair Week to celebrate the hard work and achievements of these local youth,” said Christine Birns, 4-H Youth Development Program Coordinator. “Throughout the year, our 4-H members learn new things and develop skills, which they then demonstrate through the annual 4-H exhibits and shows at the DuPage County Fair.”

Projects on display include: visual arts, woodworking, aerospace, clothing, food and nutrition, natural resources, robotics, horticulture, photography, and more. These project areas are judged before the fair, but open for viewing throughout the week, and during the fair, 4-H will host animal shows Wednesday through Friday, including rabbits and poultry.

“Throughout the week, you can make 4-H fans and a butterfly craft in the 4-H building,” added Birns. “Also look for the DuPage County 4-H Foundation, which will be handing out 4-H stuffed animals.”

The DuPage County Fairgrounds is located at 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton. For more information on location, tickets or other event schedules, visit www.dupagecountyfair.org

If you are interested in learning more about 4-H in DuPage County, visit go.illinois.edu/extensiondkk or email uie-dkk@illinois.edu. 4-H positive youth development programs provide the opportunity for youth to feel a sense of belonging, develop independence, practice generosity, and experience mastery.