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MEGADETH ROUNDS OUT THE 2019 ILLINOIS LOTTERY GRANDSTAND STAGE LINEUPhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19890MEGADETH ROUNDS OUT THE 2019 ILLINOIS LOTTERY GRANDSTAND STAGE LINEUP4/4/2019 6:00:28 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Megadeth will open the Illinois State Fair by playing on Friday, August 9 on the Illinois Lottery Grandstand Stage. They have long been one of the most influential and respected acts of heavy metal music with 38 million albums sold (6 consecutive platinum) and 12 GRAMMY nominations.
NEW MANAGERS NAMED FOR THE ILLINOIS AND DU QUOIN STATE FAIRShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19886NEW MANAGERS NAMED FOR THE ILLINOIS AND DU QUOIN STATE FAIRS4/3/2019 9:12:32 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Acting Director of Agriculture John Sullivan has announced today the hiring of Kevin Gordon and Josh Gross to lead the Illinois State Fair and Du Quoin State Fair, respectively.
BAD COMPANY TO HEADLINE THE ILLINOIS LOTTERY GRANDSTANDhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19843BAD COMPANY TO HEADLINE THE ILLINOIS LOTTERY GRANDSTAND3/28/2019 3:57:47 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – On Saturday, August 10, Bad Company will take the Illinois State Fair Illinois Lottery grandstand stage. Opening for them will be Foghat.
IDOA NOW ACCEPTING SPECIALTY CROP GRANT PROPOSALShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19838IDOA NOW ACCEPTING SPECIALTY CROP GRANT PROPOSALS3/27/2019 7:25:24 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 $711,000 over a three-year period thanks to funding allocated in the Specialty Crop Block Grant program in the federal Farm Bill.
NOMINATING PETITIONS AVAILABLE FOR ILLINOIS COMMODITY BOARD SEATShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19839NOMINATING PETITIONS AVAILABLE FOR ILLINOIS COMMODITY BOARD SEATS3/27/2019 7:35:29 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Farmers who would like to run for a three-year-term on the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB), the Illinois Soybean Program Operating Board (ISPOB), or the Illinois Sheep and Wool Marketing Board (ISWMB) can now start circulating nomination petitions.
OPEN HOUSES SCHEDULED FOR GYPSY MOTH TREATMENTShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19834OPEN HOUSES SCHEDULED FOR GYPSY MOTH TREATMENTS3/27/2019 3:02:29 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture will hold three open houses to explain its most recent plan to treat parts of northern Illinois for the destructive gypsy moth.
COMMUNITY GARDEN SEEKS GARDENERS FOR 2019 SEASONhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19835COMMUNITY GARDEN SEEKS GARDENERS FOR 2019 SEASON3/26/2019 7:31:20 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.
ATTENTION ATTENTION SHINEDOWN TO PERFORM AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19819ATTENTION ATTENTION SHINEDOWN TO PERFORM AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR3/21/2019 3:26:27 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Multi-platinum, record-breaking band, Shinedown, will headline the Illinois Lottery Grandstand on Saturday, August 17 at the Illinois State Fair.
COUNTRY LEGEND REBA MCENTIRE TO PLAY AT 2019 ILLINOIS STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19802COUNTRY LEGEND REBA MCENTIRE TO PLAY AT 2019 ILLINOIS STATE FAIR3/14/2019 6:32:18 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Entertainment legend Reba McEntire will perform at the 2019 Illinois State Fair! Reba will close out the 2019 Illinois State Fair with the final Illinois Lottery Grandstand Stage concert on Sunday, August 18.
SALES DATE ANNOUNCED FOR TICKETS TO 2019 ILLINOIS STATE FAIR GRANDSTAND CONCERTShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19773SALES DATE ANNOUNCED FOR TICKETS TO 2019 ILLINOIS STATE FAIR GRANDSTAND CONCERTS3/7/2019 10:59:52 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The countdown is on! Tickets go on sale April 20 to this summer’s highly anticipated concert series at the 2019 Illinois State Fair Grandstand.
"MAKE IT SWEET" THIS SUMMER BY SEEING OLD DOMINION AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19764"MAKE IT SWEET" THIS SUMMER BY SEEING OLD DOMINION AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR3/4/2019 8:10:35 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Recent winners of both ACM and CMA Vocal Group of the Year, Old Dominion will play the Illinois State Fair Grandstand on Thursday, August 15.
IDOA ANNOUNCES STATE-SPECIFIC RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF HERBICIDE DICAMBA ON SOYBEANS FOR 2019https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19757IDOA ANNOUNCES STATE-SPECIFIC RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF HERBICIDE DICAMBA ON SOYBEANS FOR 20193/1/2019 4:43:53 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) announced today it will require Special Local Needs labels, including new restrictions, for the use of the herbicide dicamba on soybeans in Illinois for the 2019 growing season. Dicamba is primarily used on soybeans to control post-emergence broadleaf weeds.
New Edition of Common Ground Newsletter Out Today, Including New State-Specific Dicamba Restrictionshttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19758New Edition of Common Ground Newsletter Out Today, Including New State-Specific Dicamba Restrictions3/1/2019 5:35:25 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture released another edition of Common Ground, a monthly e-newsletter from IDOA. Open the attachment to view the February 2019 edition of Common Ground, which includes information just released today about new state-specific restrictions on use of the herbicide dicamba on soybeans for 2019.
NEIL DIAMOND TRIBUTE BAND TO PLAY FREE CONCERT ON GRANDSTAND STAGEhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19750NEIL DIAMOND TRIBUTE BAND TO PLAY FREE CONCERT ON GRANDSTAND STAGE2/28/2019 4:59:28 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Pack up the babies and grab the old ladies, The Traveling Salvation Show – A Tribute to Neil Diamond will play a FREE concert on the Grandstand stage at the 2019 Illinois State Fair on Monday, August 12.
ANNUAL EXPO SHOWCASES PRODUCTS GROWN AND MADE IN ILLINOIShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19736ANNUAL EXPO SHOWCASES PRODUCTS GROWN AND MADE IN ILLINOIS2/26/2019 3:51:46 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – From pizza and hot sauce to skin care and bird seed, several new exhibitors will be among the more than 50 Illinois food companies, wineries, and agricultural associations taking part in the 21st annual Illinois Products Expo this weekend, March 2 and 3, at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
ENTERTAINMENT LEGEND SNOOP DOGG TO HEADLINE ILLINOIS STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19725ENTERTAINMENT LEGEND SNOOP DOGG TO HEADLINE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR2/21/2019 6:00:03 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Rap icon Snoop Dogg is coming to the 2019 Illinois State Fair! Snoop Dogg and Friends will perform Friday, August 16 on the Grandstand stage.
RISING POP BAND WHY DON'T WE TO HEADLINE GRANDSTAND STAGEhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19726RISING POP BAND WHY DON'T WE TO HEADLINE GRANDSTAND STAGE2/21/2019 7:18:50 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Up and coming pop band Why Don’t We will headline the Grandstand stage at the 2019 Illinois State Fair! Why Don’t We will perform Tuesday, August 13, becoming the fourth artist announced for this year’s Illinois State Fair.
GRAMMY-WINNING BEST COUNTRY DUO DAN + SHAY TO HEADLINE GRANDSTAND STAGEhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19709GRAMMY-WINNING BEST COUNTRY DUO DAN + SHAY TO HEADLINE GRANDSTAND STAGE2/14/2019 5:13:53 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – They just won their first Grammy, now country duo Dan + Shay are coming to play at the 2019 Illinois State Fair! Dan + Shay will perform Sunday, August 11 on the Grandstand stage.
FIRST PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD NOW CLOSED ON PROPOSED INDUSTRIAL HEMP REGULATIONShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19705FIRST PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD NOW CLOSED ON PROPOSED INDUSTRIAL HEMP REGULATIONS2/11/2019 9:42:58 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The 45-day First Notice public comment period on proposed industrial hemp regulations is now closed. That public comment period ended at close of business yesterday, February 11, 2019.
PENTATONIX RETURNS TO ILLINOIS STATE FAIR WITH SPECIAL GUEST RACHEL PLATTENhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19689PENTATONIX RETURNS TO ILLINOIS STATE FAIR WITH SPECIAL GUEST RACHEL PLATTEN2/7/2019 7:00:47 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Three-time Grammy® Award-winning and multi-Platinum-selling a capella group Pentatonix returns to the Illinois State Fair Grandstand stage! Pentatonix, with special guest Rachel Platten, will perform Wednesday, August 14 at the 2019 Illinois State Fair.