Outdoor Uncovered

  • Bandstand/Ethnic Village
    square footage icon  8,000 Square Feet
    Bandstand/Ethnic Village

    $250 Per Day - Outdoor Uncovered

    This gazebo stage is located in the heart of the ethnic village. It is an octagonal shaped bandstand with a raised concrete base. Metal poles support its wooden peaked roof. This area is used as the Ethnic Village during the fair, which serves a variety of ethnic food. It is fabulous place for entertaining or holding fundraisers. Picnic areas surround the bandstand and provide a great place to relax.

  • Gate 2 Area
    square footage icon  175,000 Square Feet
    Gate 2 Area

    $250 Per Day - Outdoor Uncovered

    This is an area that is excellent for driver training and parking. It consists of a combination of paved cement and gravel. Almost any outside event is achievable in this spacious area.

  • Happy Hollow Area
    square footage icon  275,000 Square Feet
    Happy Hollow Area

    $385 Per Day - Outdoor Uncovered

    The Happy Hollow Area is asphalt paved and is ideal for driver training, parking, and auctions. It can also be converted into a camping site for your event. A new comfort station was constructed in 2001, which contains restrooms that are ADA accessible.

  • Infield, One Mile Track
    square footage icon  250,000 Square Feet
    Infield, One Mile Track

    $600 Per Day - Outdoor Uncovered

    The infield of the mile track is a large grassy area that can hold parking for approximately 3,000 people. It has historical significance for being Springfield’s first golf course. When it was introduced in 1895, it consisted of only four holes.

  • Infield, One-Half Mile Track
    square footage icon  125,000 Square Feet
    Infield, One-Half Mile Track

    $300 Per Day - Outdoor Uncovered

    The Infield of the half-mile track consists mainly of grass, and offers parking for up to 400 people. It also serves as a racehorse training facility.

  • Midway Area
    square footage icon  145, 800 Square Feet
    Midway Area

    $165 Per Day - Outdoor Uncovered

    This large, open area consists of a combination of pavement and gravel. It is a flexible space for parking or temporary camping. Traditionally, the Midway Area houses the carnival rides, games, and side shows during the Illinois State Fair.

  • Parking Lot #1
    square footage icon  328,116 Square Feet
    Parking Lot #1

    $330 Per Day - Outdoor Uncovered

    This lot consists of gravel and various buckeye and acorn trees. It is an open area that is capable of holding up to 770 automobiles. The large vicinity is ideal for driver training.