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IL State Fair expands registration age for junior livestock show participants

ILLINOIS (KFVS) -

Illinois State Fair officials announced Tuesday that junior livestock shows will be expanded to include individuals age 8-21.

Previously, junior livestock shows were limited to individuals age 10-18.

“The Illinois State Fair is a nationally recognized location to show animals. Therefore, we feel that our participation age should mirror junior show rules,” said State Fair Manager Patrick Buchen.

“If a young adult is able to show at a national show in Texas, Iowa or Kentucky, they should also be able to show at the Illinois State Fair.”

The new guidelines for participants is as follows:

  • Participation age for junior livestock shows will be from 8 years old to 21 years old.
  • Individuals must turn 8 before January 1.
  • Individuals can not turn 21 prior to January 1.

This measure was approved unanimously by the Illinois State Fair Advisory Board.

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