Breadcrumb

News

 

 

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.
11th Annual Illinois Products Farmers' Market To Begin On Thursdayhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=1668511th Annual Illinois Products Farmers' Market To Begin On Thursday5/7/2018 8:05:19 PMSpringfield, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture will once again host its weekly Illinois Products Farmers’ Market. The first market of the season will be held on Thursday, May 10th from 4 – 7 pm at The Shed on the Illinois State Fairgrounds. It will then be held each Thursday through October 11th (excluding the Illinois State Fair).
IDOA Announces 2018 State Fair Themehttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=16658IDOA Announces 2018 State Fair Theme5/1/2018 5:27:03 PMSpringfield, IL – With the start of the Illinois State Fair just 100 days away and the start of the Du Quoin State Fair not far behind, Agriculture Director Raymond Poe is unveiling the theme of the 2018 Illinois and Du Quoin State Fairs: Celebrate Illinois: 200 Years of Amazing! As in years past, the two fairs will share the same theme in an effort to create synergies from fair to fair and unite the state behind our number one industry.
Boy Bands To Invade DuQuoin State Fairhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=16655Boy Bands To Invade DuQuoin State Fair4/30/2018 5:40:03 PMDu Quoin, IL – The 2000’s were an iconic time for many, it was the dawn of reality tv, flip phones, myspace, and frosted tips/chunky highlights. Music was also a defining aspect of that decade. Some of the hitmakers of that era will be performing on the Du Quoin State Fair grandstand stage on Thursday, August 30 as part of the Pop2K tour.
Illinois State Fair Adds Rappers Ludacris, Flo Rida To 2018 Grandstand Concert Serieshttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=16656Illinois State Fair Adds Rappers Ludacris, Flo Rida To 2018 Grandstand Concert Series4/30/2018 5:55:59 PMSpringfield, IL – One of the music industry’s premier entertainers is headed to the Illinois State Fair this summer. Grammy award winning recording artist, songwriter, actor, and philanthropist Ludacris will perform on the Grandstand stage on Saturday, August 18.
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.