Junior Fair

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

Junior Fair Premium Sheet can be found here.

Every year we hear comments from adults like: “I never would of thought of that”, “what talent”, “amazing”, “what a great photo”, “look at this, how pretty”, “how creative”, “wish I could taste those”, “I couldn’t do that”. These statements barely begin to describe the scope of talent and imagination that is exhibited in the Junior Fair Building. Make sure you stop by and take a look at what our area children have shaped, painted, drawn, built, baked, decorated, created or colored. You will be glad you took the time for a visit.

Whatever a young person chooses to make PLEASE REMEMBER: you do not have to live in Big Rock to participate in the Junior Fair. Each year we have entries from 15 different communities plus other states.

We are grateful for all who support this wonderful event for our young people.

Once again the Junior Fair has three Special Entries to showcase:

  • This year’s Special Craft Entry is Make a Fairy Garden – Grab a container and add plants, houses or whatever you choose to create a magical fairy garden. (Max size 18”x 18”).
  • This year’s Special Baking Entry calls for a 8×8 pan of “One Bowl Chewy Oreo Brownies”. They are yummy!
  • This year’s Special Art Entry is “Design Your Community” Take a picture somewhere in your community. It could be a public building or form of transportation, a park, a forest preserve or your own house! Now re-imagine it! Paint or draw a rainbow over the park, cut out fabric and ribbon to transform your family home into a tree house, make over your bedroom in a Star Wars theme or change a school bus into a monster truck. Use your imagination! Maximum size of 8”x12. Unmounted, no frame.



Whatever a young person chooses to make PLEASE REMEMBER: you do not have to live in Big Rock to participate in the Junior Fair. Last year we had entries from 18 different communities plus other states. And…we set a record with 580 entries!!!

Entries are accepted from 2pm until 6:45pm on Friday September 15th at the Junior Fair Building.



The auction of the 1st and 2nd place-winning baked goods will take place at 1:00 PM on Saturday, September 16th. Our auctioneer will be offering 1st and 2nd place Junior Fair baking winners only so that you, grandparents or other supporters can have a chance to bid on their favorite baker’s entry.

2017 JUNIOR FAIR PREMIUM SHEETS are available on our here, at the Big Rock Post Office, at Dairy Joy in Hinckley or by calling Donita at 630-556-9000.

If you have ANY QUESTIONS please call Donita at 630-556-9000, Sara Magro at 630-335-6205 or Mary Rogerson at 630-330-0114.  We look forward to seeing you at the Junior Fair!