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PLAN AHEAD! SAVE TIME AND MONEY AT DU QUOIN STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=18049PLAN AHEAD! SAVE TIME AND MONEY AT DU QUOIN STATE FAIR8/20/2018 5:05:39 PMDU QUOIN, IL – Don’t miss your chance to take advantage of select deals and discounts offered ahead of this year’s Du Quoin State Fair! And new at the fair this year – ride a rare double Ferris wheel.
CALLING ALL KARAOKE SINGERS!https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=18050CALLING ALL KARAOKE SINGERS!8/20/2018 5:24:11 PMDU QUOIN, IL – Can you carry a tune? Do your friends know you for your karaoke skills? You could be the star of the new 2018 Du Quoin State Fair Karaoke Contest and open for a Grandstand act!
IDOA, Illinois Bicentennial to Host Inaugural Prairie Heritage Ridehttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=18016IDOA, Illinois Bicentennial to Host Inaugural Prairie Heritage Ride8/13/2018 2:51:16 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture has teamed up with Bicycle Illinois and the Springfield Bicycle Club to host a unique bicycle ride that will make nearly a dozen stops on a “spoke-to-farm” tour that highlights central Illinois agritourism. The inaugural Prairie Heritage Ride will take place September 10 – 14, making stops in Springfield, Lincoln, Bloomington, Champaign, and Decatur.
AGRICULTURAL FUN FOR ALL DURING AG DAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=18025AGRICULTURAL FUN FOR ALL DURING AG DAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR8/14/2018 2:13:41 PMSPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois State Fair has always been first and foremost an agricultural fair. We’re celebrating all aspects of Illinois ag during Agriculture Day on Tuesday, August 14, at the Illinois State Fair.
2018 ILLINOIS STATE FAIR TWILIGHT PARADE RESULTShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=180112018 ILLINOIS STATE FAIR TWILIGHT PARADE RESULTS8/10/2018 4:07:56 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois State Fair kicked off Thursday evening with the Twilight Parade. An array of floats, marching bands, and specialty units were featured encompassing this year’s theme, Celebrate Illinois: 200 Years of Amazing!
Illinois State Fair to Honor Bicentennial Farm Family as Twilight Parade Grand Marshalshttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=18007Illinois State Fair to Honor Bicentennial Farm Family as Twilight Parade Grand Marshals8/9/2018 1:48:33 PMSPRINGFIELD, Ill – The Illinois Department of Agriculture is proud to announce that the Wiseman Family, which owns the Wiseman Farm in Wabash County, will be the Grand Marshals for the 2018 Illinois State Fair Twilight Parade on Thursday, August 9th.
THOMAS RHETT TO DELIVER ‘UNFORGETTABLE' PERFORMANCE AT 2018 ILLINOIS STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=17952THOMAS RHETT TO DELIVER ‘UNFORGETTABLE' PERFORMANCE AT 2018 ILLINOIS STATE FAIR7/20/2018 8:15:11 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Hot off his blockbuster performance with Kenney Chesney at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, the Illinois State Fair is proud to announce two-time Academy of Country Music award winner Thomas Rhett will perform at the 2018 Illinois State Fair on Thursday, August 16th. The long-awaited addition of this Grammy nominated county superstar completes the Illinois State Fair Grandstand concert series for 2018.
STATE FAIR ENTRY DEADLINES APPROACHINGhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=16895STATE FAIR ENTRY DEADLINES APPROACHING6/25/2018 5:50:23 PMSPRINGFIELD, Ill – – State Fair Manager Luke Sailer wants to remind fairgoers of several upcoming competition deadlines for the 2018 Illinois State Fair.
PHIL VASSAR AND LOVE AND THEFT ROUND OUT THE DU QUOIN STATE FAIR GRANDSTANDhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=16848PHIL VASSAR AND LOVE AND THEFT ROUND OUT THE DU QUOIN STATE FAIR GRANDSTAND6/15/2018 3:28:33 PMDu Quoin, IL – Phil Vassar with Love and Theft will be rounding out the Du Quoin State Fair grandstand by playing on Saturday, September 1.
It's a Double Play! Half Price Admission for Two Great Springfield Tourist Destinationshttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=16843It's a Double Play! Half Price Admission for Two Great Springfield Tourist Destinations6/13/2018 3:25:33 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – As families begin searching for affordable family friendly activities to enjoy this summer, the Illinois State Fair is announcing its continued partnership with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum to offer special discount admission tickets. This “Double Play” ticket promotion offers visitors half-price adult admission at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and a half price adult admission at the Illinois State Fair.
RISING STAR STAGE RETURNS TO THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=16838RISING STAR STAGE RETURNS TO THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR6/11/2018 8:16:32 PMSPRINGFIELD, Ill – After the successful first year of the Rising Star Stage in 2017, it is returning to the Illinois State Fair. This FREE stage features a different up and coming music act each night of the fair from 7-8 pm. The Rising Star Stage is located on Central Avenue, just east of the Shed.
IDOA SCHEDULES CLEAN SWEEP COLLECTION FOR WEST-CENTRAL ILLINOIShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=16819IDOA SCHEDULES CLEAN SWEEP COLLECTION FOR WEST-CENTRAL ILLINOIS6/5/2018 9:33:41 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL. – Residents of ten Illinois counties can dispose of unwanted agrichemicals for free this year through the Illinois Department of Agriculture’s (IDOA) agricultural pesticide “Clean Sweep” program.
ILLINOIS PORK TOUR BEGINS TODAYhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=16804ILLINOIS PORK TOUR BEGINS TODAY5/31/2018 10:08:57 PMSpringfield, IL--The Illinois Department of Agriculture is hosting 43 international buyers from June 3-6, in an effort to increase export sales for the Illinois pork industry. Industry tours, such as the Illinois Pork Tour, teach potential trade partners about the benefits of Illinois agriculture and reinforces the advantages of buying high-quality Illinois products. Since its inception, the tour has generated over $13 million in sales for participating Illinois agribusinesses.
GOVERNOR RAUNER PROCLAIMS TODAY DU QUOIN STATE FAIR DAY IN ILLINOIShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=16789GOVERNOR RAUNER PROCLAIMS TODAY DU QUOIN STATE FAIR DAY IN ILLINOIS5/25/2018 3:33:32 PMDU QUOIN IL – The Illinois Council of The American Institute of Architects (AIA Illinois) has named the Du Quoin State Fair as one of Illinois’ 200 Great Places, in honor of the state’s Bicentennial in 2018. With this significant designation, Governor Bruce Rauner has proudly proclaimed May 25, 2018 as Du Quoin State Fair Day in the State of Illinois.
GET DISCOVERED! ILLINOIS STATE FAIR KARAOKE CONTEST TO MAKE STOP AT 9 ILLINOIS COUNTY FAIRS https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=16741GET DISCOVERED! ILLINOIS STATE FAIR KARAOKE CONTEST TO MAKE STOP AT 9 ILLINOIS COUNTY FAIRS 5/17/2018 2:49:47 PMSPRINGFIELD -- Can you carry a tune? Are you known within your circle of friends for your karaoke skills? This year local talent will be showcased on the biggest stage at the Illinois State Fair. The State Fair Karaoke Contest will give one lucky fairgoer the opportunity to be an opening act for Brett Eldredge on the Grandstand stage at the 2018 Illinois State Fair.
LET THE COUNTDOWN BEGIN! 100 DAYS UNTIL THE DU QUOIN STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=16733LET THE COUNTDOWN BEGIN! 100 DAYS UNTIL THE DU QUOIN STATE FAIR5/16/2018 3:21:12 PMDU QUOIN – With the start of the Du Quoin State Fair just 100 days away, Ag Director Raymond Poe and State Fair Manager Luke Sailer are unveiling some exciting changes for the annual end-of-summer extravaganza.
ILLINOIS STATE FAIR TO HOST INAUGURAL "CORN DOG KICKOFF"https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=16724ILLINOIS STATE FAIR TO HOST INAUGURAL "CORN DOG KICKOFF"5/15/2018 2:42:51 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Live music, free giveaways, and much more can be found at the inaugural Corn Dog Kickoff, hosted by the Illinois State Fair. The June 9th event is being hailed as a kickoff to summer party with a focus on the upcoming Illinois State Fair. The Corn Dog Kickoff will be staged at The Shed and Lincoln Stage, located on the east side of the Illinois State Fairgrounds along Central Avenue.
THIS ONE'S FOR YOU TOO! LUKE COMBS TO PERFORM AT THE 2018 ILLINOIS STATE FAIR https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=16717THIS ONE'S FOR YOU TOO! LUKE COMBS TO PERFORM AT THE 2018 ILLINOIS STATE FAIR 5/14/2018 2:49:13 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Up and coming country superstar Luke Combs is headed to the Illinois State Fair where he will be the featured concert in the Grandstand on Tuesday, August 14. The authentic and fiery, Ashley McBryde, will be the opening act on what is Agriculture Day at the fair. This singer/songwriting pair is sure to provide country fans with a jam-packed, electrifying show.
GYPSY MOTH TREATMENT TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK, WEATHER PERMITTINGhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=16705GYPSY MOTH TREATMENT TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK, WEATHER PERMITTING5/10/2018 8:54:06 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture will begin treating parts of northern Illinois for the destructive Gypsy Moth on Monday, May 14th, weather permitting. The treatments will take two days, and will likely resume on Wednesday, May 16th, weather permitting. Each year, the Department works with the United States Forest Service on a two-pronged approach to treating this destructive pest.
Blackberry Smoke Brings Southern Country Rock To The Du Quoin State Fairhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=16676Blackberry Smoke Brings Southern Country Rock To The Du Quoin State Fair5/4/2018 9:38:55 PMDu Quoin, IL – The opening weekend of the Du Quoin State Fair promises to offer something for everybody. The Du Quoin State Fair is proud to announce the addition of Blackberry Smoke to its summer grandstand concert series. The southern country-rock band will perform on Saturday, August 25th.