4-H Fair staying strong in Woodford

Adam Larck

While Tazewell County may be cutting a day off its annual 4-H Fair, the fair is going strong in Woodford.

Even with overall Extension service funding being down this year from Woodford County, Extension director Bobbie Lewis-Sibley said there looks to be no changes in the amount of days for the fair.

“We have no plans as of today on shortening the Woodford County 4-H fair,” Lewis-Sibley said.

The fair, which takes place July 23-26 in Eureka, will still be in Farm Bureau Park even though the Extension Service moved its office from the building to a new building in Eureka.

To use the park, the Extension is paying $8,500 annually for fair use and for other events.

The four-day event kicks off on July 23 with a horse show along with check-in for many other exhibits.

The next three days are then spent judging the exhibits and having various livestock shows.

“We are planning on the same events more or less at the fair this year as last year,” Lewis-Sibley said.

Overall, the Woodford County 4-H is ranked fifth in the state with 404 members. At the top is McLean County 4-H with 1,052 members, which Lewis-Sibley is also the director for.