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Blockbuster Country Music Concert Headed To 2018 Du Quoin State Fairhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=16621Blockbuster Country Music Concert Headed To 2018 Du Quoin State Fair4/20/2018 8:49:28 PMDu Quoin, IL – The most anticipated concert series of the summer is taking shape with the addition of one of the biggest names in country music. The DuQuoin State Fair is proud to announce the reigning Academy of Country Music ‘Vocal Duo of the Year,’ The Brothers Osborne, will headline at the 2018 Du Quoin State Fair on Tuesday, August 28th.
GEN-X SUMMER TOUR ADDS STOP AT DU QUOIN STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=15598GEN-X SUMMER TOUR ADDS STOP AT DU QUOIN STATE FAIR4/13/2018 9:19:31 PMDu Quoin, IL – Four great bands with an arsenal of chart topping hits makes for one awesome night of rock at the DuQuoin State Fair. The Gen-X Summer Tour featuring Buckcherry, P.O.D., Lit and Alien Ant Farm will roll into town on Friday, August 31st for the 2018 Du Quoin State Fair.
Tickets For Grandstand Summer Concert Series To Go On Sale Saturday Via Ticketmasterhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=15592Tickets For Grandstand Summer Concert Series To Go On Sale Saturday Via Ticketmaster4/13/2018 8:30:29 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – This weekend marks your first chance to purchase tickets to central Illinois’ most anticipated summer concert series. Tickets to all of the announced Illinois State Fair Grandstand concerts will go on sale Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. via Ticketmaster.com. For those who prefer to purchase their tickets in person, the Emmerson Building will begin selling tickets on Monday, April 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
IDOA Honors First Bicentennial Farm Family https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=15578IDOA Honors First Bicentennial Farm Family 4/12/2018 5:00:05 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL. – Governor Bruce Rauner joined Ag Director Raymond Poe and members of the Illinois Bicentennial Commission to honor Gerald and Betty Brown of Jonesboro, the first family to be bestowed with the Illinois Department of Agriculture Bicentennial Farm designation. The family was presented with this honor at the annual Agricultural Legislative Day at the Capitol on Tuesday.
Hall Of Fame Band To Perform As DuQuoin State Fair Celebrates Illinois' Bicentennial https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=15551Hall Of Fame Band To Perform As DuQuoin State Fair Celebrates Illinois' Bicentennial 4/6/2018 10:08:43 PMDu Quoin, IL – On a day when the entire state of Illinois comes together to celebrate all that is Born, Built and Grown in our great state, the DuQuoin State Fair is proud to welcome the Hall of Fame rock ‘n’ roll band, Cheap Trick, to the Grandstand stage on Sunday, August 26.
Alternative Rock Returns To Illinois State Fair Grandstand In 2018https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=15552Alternative Rock Returns To Illinois State Fair Grandstand In 20184/9/2018 2:32:25 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Two of rock’s most notable live bands, 311 and The Offspring, announced they are teaming up for the Never-Ending Summer Tour, a fun-filled summer tour with special guests Gym Class Heroes. This feel good tour will make a stop at the 2018 Illinois State Fair on Wednesday, August 15. Fans can expect an amazing night of music with countless hits from all three bands making for a can’t miss event this summer.
Iconic Pop Groups To Kick Off 2018 Illinois State Fair Concert Serieshttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=15544Iconic Pop Groups To Kick Off 2018 Illinois State Fair Concert Series4/6/2018 2:40:23 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The ultimate party band is headed to the 2018 Illinois State Fair! After nearly 40-years of hits and millions of albums sold, Boy George and Culture Club with Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey will perform on the grandstand stage on Friday, August 10th.
Rock Legends To Perform At The 2018 Illinois State Fairhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=15482Rock Legends To Perform At The 2018 Illinois State Fair3/19/2018 2:37:48 PMSpringfield, IL – This August, Ag Director Raymond Poe and State Fair Manager Luke Sailer are proud to welcome rock legends Foreigner and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts to the Illinois Lottery Grandstand stage on Sunday, August 12 at 2018 Illinois State Fair.
IDOA Now Accepting Specialty Crop Grant Proposalshttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=15474IDOA Now Accepting Specialty Crop Grant Proposals3/15/2018 9:41:10 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL. – In an effort to expand the availability of fresh, locally-grown produce and strengthen the competitiveness of the state’s specialty crop industry, the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) plans to distribute more than $690,000 over a three-year period thanks to funding allocated in the Specialty Crop Block Grant program in the federal Farm Bill.
Get Ready To Rock! Illinois State Fair Continues The Grandstand Line-Uphttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=15450Get Ready To Rock! Illinois State Fair Continues The Grandstand Line-Up3/12/2018 9:39:11 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Fairgoers should get ready to rock on Saturday, August 11 at the Illinois State Fair. Halestorm and Mastodon will be co-headlining on the Grandstand stage.
IDOA Announces New State Fair Managerhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=15420IDOA Announces New State Fair Manager3/2/2018 10:23:29 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois Department of Agriculture Director Raymond Poe has appointed Luke Sailer the new Division Manager of Fair and Promotional Services. The Division of Fairs & Promotional Services oversees the bureaus of Illinois State Fair, Du Quoin State Fair, Business Services and County Fairs & Horse Racing.
Community Garden Seeks Gardeners For 2018 Seasonhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=15402Community Garden Seeks Gardeners For 2018 Season2/28/2018 9:03:14 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture is actively seeking individuals or families who are interested in starting their own gardens and learning more about the local foods movement.
Illinois Products Expo To Celebrate 20 Delicious Yearshttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=15398Illinois Products Expo To Celebrate 20 Delicious Years2/27/2018 7:34:11 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – This year, the annual Illinois Products Expo celebrates 20 delicious years of introducing Illinois products to the public. Dozens of Illinois food companies, wineries and agricultural associations will take part in this agricultural showcase on the Illinois State Fairgrounds, March 3-4, 2018.
Illinois Proud: Brett Eldredge To Headline 2018 Illinois State Fairhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=15390Illinois Proud: Brett Eldredge To Headline 2018 Illinois State Fair2/26/2018 3:50:34 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL –A native of Paris, Illinois, Brett Eldredge, will headline the Illinois State Fair Grandstand on Friday, August 17. His Illinois roots run deep as his second album is titled Illinois and he has videos set in his hometown and Wrigley Field. This powerhouse country star is sure to entertain concertgoers with his fun-loving, hilarious, yet sensitive personality.
Open Houses Scheduled To Explain 2018 Gypsy Moth Treatment Programhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=15372Open Houses Scheduled To Explain 2018 Gypsy Moth Treatment Program2/16/2018 7:19:25 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture will hold seven open houses to explain its most recent plan to treat parts of northern Illinois for the destructive gypsy moth.
Illinois State Fair Unveils First Grandstand Act For 2018 Fairhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=15304Illinois State Fair Unveils First Grandstand Act For 2018 Fair1/29/2018 3:36:33 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The 2018 concert season is heating up as the Illinois State Fair Grandstand lineup begins to take shape. The Illinois State Fair is pleased to announce country-rocker Brantley Gilbert will close out the 2018 Illinois State Fair on Sunday, August 19.
DuQuoin State Fair "Magic Mile" Set For Labor Day Weekend Showdownhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=14772DuQuoin State Fair "Magic Mile" Set For Labor Day Weekend Showdown9/1/2017 8:30:43 PMDuQuoin, IL - The staff of Track Enterprises is rolling into town for a huge Labor Day weekend of auto racing at the DuQuoin State Fair, in DuQuoin, IL.
FINAL WEEKEND FOR THE 2017 DU QUOIN STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=14757FINAL WEEKEND FOR THE 2017 DU QUOIN STATE FAIR8/31/2017 5:52:48 PMDu Quoin, IL. – The holiday weekend is finally here! Friday is Sponsor Appreciation Day presented by Pepsi-Mid America. It is a day set aside to thank our generous sponsors for all they do to help put on this 11-day showcase. The fair gates open on Friday at 2:00pm, and the Carnival will be churning out thrills and shrills starting at 4pm.
THURSDAY AT THE 2017 DU QUOIN STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=14750THURSDAY AT THE 2017 DU QUOIN STATE FAIR8/30/2017 5:12:52 PMDu Quoin, IL. – Thursday is Illinois Tourism Day at the Du Quoin State Fair. Beat the weekend crowds and come out to the fair and support the tourism industry in Illinois.
Illinois Strategy Showcases Collaborative Efforts to Reduce Nutrient Loads to Illinois Rivers and Streamshttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=14731Illinois Strategy Showcases Collaborative Efforts to Reduce Nutrient Loads to Illinois Rivers and Streams8/28/2017 8:38:44 PMDECATUR, IL -- As part of the state’s on-going commitment to reduce nutrient losses, the directors of the Illinois Department of Agriculture and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency announced today the release of the state’s Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy Biennial Report.