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Big Cars Return to Illinois State Fair for 89th Timehttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25303Big Cars Return to Illinois State Fair for 89th Time8/12/2022 2:29:32 PMAugust 13, 2022 (Springfield, IL)-Auto Racing is the traditional day time entertainment of the last weekend of the Illinois State Fair, starting with the 89th scheduled appearance of the open wheel championship machines now known as the Silver Crown Cars of the United States Auto Club.
County Fairs and Horse Racing Day Highlights Illinois Horses and Giveaways at State Fair Harness Raceshttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25291County Fairs and Horse Racing Day Highlights Illinois Horses and Giveaways at State Fair Harness Races8/10/2022 9:21:39 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois State Fair Grandstand hosted harness racing to kick off the 2022 grandstand calendar on Thursday, August 11. Whether you’re a horse racing enthusiast or you’ve never seen a race, this is the year to check out Harness Racing at the Illinois State Fair, where there’s something for everyone!
2022 BUTTER COW UNVEILEDhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=252812022 BUTTER COW UNVEILED8/8/2022 8:45:23 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL –Illinois State Fair officials unveiled the treasured Butter Cow today in the Dairy Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
ILLINOIS STATE FAIR TO OFFER ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25271ILLINOIS STATE FAIR TO OFFER ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION8/5/2022 6:10:59 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois State Fair along with Governor JB Pritzker, announced that an electric vehicle (EV) charging station will be provided for fairgoers courtesy of a sponsorship with Sunrun. The sponsorship allows for two EVs to charge simultaneously and will be located near the Gate 7 entrance in Lot 21 along 8th Street near Conservation World.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL KICK STARTS HARNESS RACING ON OPENING DAYhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25285ICE CREAM SOCIAL KICK STARTS HARNESS RACING ON OPENING DAY8/9/2022 5:52:26 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois State Fair Grandstand will host harness racing to kick off the 2022 grandstand calendar on Thursday, August 11. The first post time is set for 12 p.m. noon with an ice cream social being held during the races from 12-1 p.m. Volunteers from 4-H groups around Illinois will dish out the free treat during the races thanks to a donation from Prairie Farms.
TREAT YOUR TASTE BUDS TO FOOD FROM AROUND THE WORLD WITH SMALL PLATES, BIG TASTEShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25270TREAT YOUR TASTE BUDS TO FOOD FROM AROUND THE WORLD WITH SMALL PLATES, BIG TASTES8/5/2022 6:00:48 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Village of Cultures has become a staple at the Illinois State Fair. It’s a location on the fairgrounds where you can travel the world through your taste buds, but often the room you have in your stomach doesn’t allow for you to sample all the world has to offer.
$2 Tuesday at the Illinois State Fairhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25260$2 Tuesday at the Illinois State Fair8/3/2022 7:12:45 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL- The Illinois State Fair is excited to announce $2 Tuesday for the 2022 Illinois State Fair. On Tuesday, August 16 all carnival rides will be just $2 each, making it more affordable to take spins on your favorites as many times as you like.
JESSE WHITE TO SERVE AS GRAND MARSHAL FOR STATE FAIR TWILIGHT PARADEhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25268JESSE WHITE TO SERVE AS GRAND MARSHAL FOR STATE FAIR TWILIGHT PARADE8/5/2022 4:50:48 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois State Fair along with Governor JB Pritzker, announced Illinois’ longest serving Secretary of State Jesse White will serve as the Grand Marshall for the Illinois State Fair Twilight Parade, Thursday, August 11 at 5:30 p.m.
IDOA SENDS NOTICES OF REVOCATION TO DOG DEALERS OPERATING IN VIOLATION OF THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACThttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25261IDOA SENDS NOTICES OF REVOCATION TO DOG DEALERS OPERATING IN VIOLATION OF THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT8/4/2022 2:18:42 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) has provided petitions of license revocation to three businesses alleging that they were operating as pet shops in Illinois without pet shop operators licenses as required by the Animal Welfare Act (225 ILCS 605/3).
LAINEY WILSON ROUNDS OUT THE PEPSI MID AMERICA RIVER RADIO GRANDSTAND https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25220LAINEY WILSON ROUNDS OUT THE PEPSI MID AMERICA RIVER RADIO GRANDSTAND 7/26/2022 9:22:16 PMDu Quoin, IL – The Du Quoin State Fair is excited to announce the final act for the Pepsi Mid America River Radio Grandstand. ACM New Female Artist of the Year, Lainey Wilson will headline the grandstand Thursday, September 1.
COMMODITY ELECTION RESULTS ANNOUNCEDhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25214COMMODITY ELECTION RESULTS ANNOUNCED7/25/2022 8:33:33 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL— The Illinois Department of Agriculture announced winners of the July 7, 2022 state agricultural commodity board elections today.
.38 Special to Headline the Roll-n-Up Beer Tent Stage to Kick Off the 100th Du Quoin State Fairhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25200.38 Special to Headline the Roll-n-Up Beer Tent Stage to Kick Off the 100th Du Quoin State Fair7/20/2022 4:54:24 PMDu Quoin, IL – The Du Quoin State Fair announced .38 Special will give the 100th anniversary of the fair a rocking start when they headline the Roll-n-Up Beer Tent Stage on Friday, August 26. The Southern rock band will perform hits like Hold on Loosely, Back Where You Belong, Second Chance and more, free of charge for fairgoers.
NOW HIRING SEASONAL EMPLOYEES FOR DU QUOIN STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25167NOW HIRING SEASONAL EMPLOYEES FOR DU QUOIN STATE FAIR7/7/2022 9:39:45 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture is seeking individuals for seasonal employment at the Du Quoin State Fair. Temporary employees are needed for the following areas: maintenance, customer service, cashier, ticket sales, grandstand ticket takers, and security. Temporary employee pay is $14/hour.
NOW HIRING SEASONAL EMPLOYEES FOR ILLINOIS STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25168NOW HIRING SEASONAL EMPLOYEES FOR ILLINOIS STATE FAIR7/7/2022 9:51:46 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture is seeking individuals for seasonal employment at the Illinois State Fair. Temporary employees are needed for the following areas: maintenance, customer service, cashier, ticket sales, grandstand ticket takers, and security. Temporary employee pay is $14/hour.
Now Accepting Press Parking and Grandstand Coverage Requests for 2022 Du Quoin State Fairhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25153Now Accepting Press Parking and Grandstand Coverage Requests for 2022 Du Quoin State Fair7/6/2022 3:54:59 PMNow Accepting Press Parking and Grandstand Coverage Requests for 2022 Du Quoin State Fair
Pritzker Administration Announces $58.1 Million Planned Investment in Construction Projects at the Historic Illinois State Fairgroundshttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25122Pritzker Administration Announces $58.1 Million Planned Investment in Construction Projects at the Historic Illinois State Fairgrounds6/29/2022 1:34:57 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Excavators, bulldozers, and graters have converged on the Illinois State Fairgrounds as the Illinois Department of Agriculture kicks off a $58.1 million capital investment addressing years of deferred maintenance on the historic state fairgrounds.
SPONGY MOTH NON-TOXIC AERIAL APPLICATION SCHEDULED TO BEGIN JUNE 27THhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25098SPONGY MOTH NON-TOXIC AERIAL APPLICATION SCHEDULED TO BEGIN JUNE 27TH6/23/2022 9:00:38 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – In April, the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) held six public meetings to allow residents to learn and ask questions about the upcoming Spongy Moth Mating Disruption treatments. The treatment process is weather-dependent, but IDOA staff are planning to complete them throughout Illinois on Monday, June 27th & Tuesday, June 28th.
MARKET NEWS AUDIO REPORTS RETURNhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25093MARKET NEWS AUDIO REPORTS RETURN6/23/2022 6:19:52 PMSPRINGFIELD, Il – The Illinois Department of Agriculture has resumed its grain and livestock market news audio reports. These reports offer third-party analysis and reporting of grain and livestock markets from across Illinois in an audio version available for download.
$550,000 Appropriation Provides FFA Dues for Ag Education Students https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25085$550,000 Appropriation Provides FFA Dues for Ag Education Students 6/21/2022 5:23:41 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) announced today that Future Farmers of America (FFA) dues for every student taking agriculture education classes across the state will be covered starting this fall. The $550,000 appropriation is spearheaded by State Senator Doris Turner.
ILLINOIS STATE FAIR CANCELS LIVE POULTRY SHOWS TO PROTECT FROM HIGHLY PATHOGENIC AVIAN INFLUENZAhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25087ILLINOIS STATE FAIR CANCELS LIVE POULTRY SHOWS TO PROTECT FROM HIGHLY PATHOGENIC AVIAN INFLUENZA6/21/2022 6:15:51 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL - The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) announced today both junior and open live shows at the Illinois State Fair will be cancelled for 2022 to protect from highly pathogenic avian influenza.