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FORMER OLYMPIAN TO SERVE AS GRAND MARSHAL FOR STATE FAIR PARADEhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20505FORMER OLYMPIAN TO SERVE AS GRAND MARSHAL FOR STATE FAIR PARADE8/20/2019 10:01:13 PMDU QUOIN, IL – The Du Quoin State Fair along with Governor JB Pritzker, announced Olympic Gold Medal winner and East St. Louis native Jackie Joyner-Kersee will serve as the Grand Marshal for the Du Quoin State Fair Parade.
ILLINOIS STATE FAIR WRAPS UP AFTER SETTING RECORDS AT THE GRANDSTANDhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20499ILLINOIS STATE FAIR WRAPS UP AFTER SETTING RECORDS AT THE GRANDSTAND8/19/2019 2:29:27 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Records are made to be broken and they were this year at the Illinois State Fair. The Grandstand set records in tickets sold and ticket revenue with acts like Dan + Shay, Snoop Dogg, Shinedown and Reba drawing the largest crowds.
BETTENHAUSEN 100 POSTPONED AT ILLINOIS STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20497BETTENHAUSEN 100 POSTPONED AT ILLINOIS STATE FAIR8/17/2019 4:45:15 PMSpringfield, IL-Steady morning rainfall has forced the postponement of Saturday afternoon’s racing program at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, IL.
-MEDIA ADVISORY- PRIZES AND FAME TO BE HAD AT THE 2019 ILLINOIS STATE FAIR CHILI COOKOFFhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20495-MEDIA ADVISORY- PRIZES AND FAME TO BE HAD AT THE 2019 ILLINOIS STATE FAIR CHILI COOKOFF8/16/2019 10:21:56 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL –Stop by The Shed Barn and Grill at the Illinois State Fair Sunday, August 18th to celebrate the much-anticipated Chili Cook-Off as contenders compete in categories featuring Red Chili, Chili Verde, Veggie Chili and HomeStyle Chili.
SUNDAY IS FAMILY DAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20494SUNDAY IS FAMILY DAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR8/16/2019 10:18:38 PMSpringfield, IL – Sunday, August 18th is Family Day at the Illinois State Fair. With $5 adult admission prices and free entry for children 12 and under, everyone can enjoy the last day of the fair this year!
THINGS TO SEE ON THE FINAL WEEKENDhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20490THINGS TO SEE ON THE FINAL WEEKEND8/16/2019 8:03:43 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The 2019 Illinois State Fair ends Sunday, but don’t worry there’s still plenty of time to take in attractions that have been drawing in huge crowds. If this weekend will be your first trip out to the state fair this year don’t forget to stop by the Dairy Building and see this year’s butter cow. Equipped with tools and her very own hardhat, she’s ready to get to work on the theme of this year’s fair: Building Our Future.
SATURDAY IS PARK DISTRICT DAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20491SATURDAY IS PARK DISTRICT DAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR8/16/2019 7:53:16 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois State Fair officials honor our parks as more than 45 Park Districts from throughout Illinois entertain fairgoers across the grounds and host activities in Conservation World.
STATE FAIR GRANDSTAND TICKET RECORD BROKENhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20484STATE FAIR GRANDSTAND TICKET RECORD BROKEN8/15/2019 6:46:06 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL - The 2019 Illinois State Fair has broken another grandstand record, surging past the record for ticket sales. As of Thursday, August 15, 59,023 grandstand tickets have been sold, breaking the all-time ticket sales record set in 2017 by 661 tickets and counting.
FRIDAY IS FIRST RESPONDER DAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20486FRIDAY IS FIRST RESPONDER DAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR8/15/2019 8:23:08 PMSpringfield, IL – Illinois State Fair officials honor first responders Friday, August 16th by offering free admission to all police officers, firefighters, and EMTs who present their badge at the gate on First Responders Day.
ILLINOIS STATE FAIR PLANS WEEKEND OF DESTRUCTION https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20480ILLINOIS STATE FAIR PLANS WEEKEND OF DESTRUCTION 8/15/2019 3:07:08 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Get ready for a smashing good time! Illinois State Fair officials have once again teamed up with Shaner Promotions for the ever popular demolition derby where powerful machines lock horns for prizes during a weekend of destruction.
STATE FAIR GRANDSTAND SETS RECORDhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20474STATE FAIR GRANDSTAND SETS RECORD8/14/2019 2:09:21 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL- Just five days into festivities, the Illinois State Fair has set a record for grandstand revenue. As of close of business Tuesday, grandstand ticket revenue stands at $2,099,435, breaking the all-time record of $2,082,078 set in 2016.
IDOA SHOWCASES HEMP AT ILLINOIS STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20476IDOA SHOWCASES HEMP AT ILLINOIS STATE FAIR8/14/2019 4:58:21 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – In June the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) set aside a plot on the Illinois State Fairgrounds to educate fairgoers on hemp. Eight CBD plants and 100 Industrial Hemp plants were planted next to the U of I Master Gardner’s located on 8th Street, behind the Swine Barn.
THURSDAY IS REPUBLICAN DAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20477THURSDAY IS REPUBLICAN DAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR8/14/2019 5:03:32 PMSpringfield, IL – Thursday, August 15th is Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair. You can learn more about party candidates and meet legislative officials by visiting various tents on the grounds.
BARN 25Q RENNOVATIONS COMPLETEDhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20468BARN 25Q RENNOVATIONS COMPLETED8/13/2019 2:39:47 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) celebrated Ag Day at the Illinois State Fair with a ribbon cutting celebrating the completion of the Barn 25Q renovation.
WEDNESDAY IS GOVERNOR'S DAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20470WEDNESDAY IS GOVERNOR'S DAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR8/13/2019 6:52:06 PMSpringfield, IL – Wednesday, August 14th is Governor’s Day at the Illinois State Fair. While Governor Pritzker attends much of the fair, this is his day to host special guests.
SALE OF CHAMPIONS INVESTS IN TOMORROW'S AGRICULTURAL LEADERShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20473SALE OF CHAMPIONS INVESTS IN TOMORROW'S AGRICULTURAL LEADERS8/14/2019 1:20:11 AMSPRINGFIELD, IL. – Being in the Governor’s Sale of Champions is something all livestock exhibitors dream about, but few are able to accomplish. Each year, this marquee event of the Illinois State Fair Ag Day festivities showcases the hard work and dedication of the youth in the agriculture industry.
GRAND CHAMPIONS CROWNED AT PARADE OF CHAMPIONShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20461GRAND CHAMPIONS CROWNED AT PARADE OF CHAMPIONS8/12/2019 5:45:55 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – It was a packed house Saturday night inside of the newly remodeled Coliseum for the Parade of Champions. The field is set for tomorrow night’s Sale of Champions. Here is the list of champions.
TUESDAY IS AGRICULTURE DAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20458TUESDAY IS AGRICULTURE DAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR8/11/2019 10:38:42 PMSpringfield, IL – Tuesday, August 13th is the day dedicated to celebrating the overriding purpose of the fair - Agriculture Day.
Suey Suey...Here Piggy Piggy!https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20453Suey Suey...Here Piggy Piggy!8/11/2019 10:05:56 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – It was a hoot of an afternoon on Sunday, August 11th at the Illinois State Fair, as fairgoers gathered to watch the annual Husband and Hog Calling contests at the Lincoln Stage.
KARAOKE WINNER TO PERFORM IN FRONT OF SOLD OUT CROWDhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20454KARAOKE WINNER TO PERFORM IN FRONT OF SOLD OUT CROWD8/11/2019 10:13:38 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL- When 18 Illinois State Fair Karaoke Finalists took Grand Central Stage at the Illinois State Fair, not only were they be competing for first place but also the chance to sing in front of 14,000 people.