Junior Fair

The Junior Fair Gives Young People the Opportunity to Showcase Their Talents

Download the 2018 Junior Fair Premium Sheet.

The Junior Fair offers young people ages 3 to 14 the opportunity to showcase their creativity in several categories (typically grouped by age) including baking, drawing, handicrafts, and photography. Additionally, each year there are three special premium classes for art, a craft and baking. Prize money is won for placing entries in regular classes, special premium classes, and special awards thanks to the ongoing support of our sponsors.

An entry does not need to be made specifically for the Junior Fair  – it just needs to fit the requirements of the class it is entered in. Whatever a young person chooses to make please remember, you do not have to live in Big Rock to participate in the Junior Fair.  We are grateful for all who support this wonderful event for our young people.

Special Premiums for 2018

• Art–create a sports team logo
• Craft– create a pennant
• Baking–pound cake

Special Awards

• Big Rock Park District
$10 to the person 12 to 14 years winning the most blue ribbons in all classes

• The LaKone Co.
$10 to the person 9 to 11 years winning the most blue ribbons in all classes

• Niles Excavating
$10 to the person 6 to 8 years winning the most blue ribbons in all classes

• Tres Chic–Helen LeBeau, Hinckley
$10 to the person 3 to 5 years winning the most blue ribbons in all classes

• Sign FX–Sugar Grove
$20 (first) and $10 (second) to the persons 14 and under with the most entries in the Junior Fair

• Devin, Brooke and Jeffrey Probst – Shabbona
$20 to the person 14 years and under winning the most points in all classes


The Bandstand is the place to be on Saturday afternoon. A large variety of prize-winning baked goods will be auctioned to the highest bidder starting at 1 pm with Junior Fair items followed by the Ladies Fair items at 1:30 pm. These Blue & Red ribbon winners are the best of the best! Come support your Junior Fair baker!

All you need is a bidder’s number available that day or you can reserve one by contacting A. Denise Farrugia at (630) 556-4771. All proceeds benefit the Big Rock Plowing Match Association.

Premium List

Premium lists are available here or at the libraries and the post offices in Big Rock and Hinckley or by contacting a Junior Fair Committee member. Entries are accepted from 2 pm until 6:45 pm on Friday at the Junior Fair Building.

Questions? Contact any Committee member:
Donita Bartoszek at 630-556-9000
Sarah Magro at 630-335-6205
Mary Rogerson at 630-330-0114

We look forward to seeing you at the Junior Fair!