The Multi-Purpose Arena (MPA) is home to rodeos, motocross and motor cycle races, truck and tractor pulls, demotion derbies and much more.
A wide variety of shows, contests and talents are in store for you at our free entertainment stages.
The Grandstand was rebuilt in 1927, and is known for holding an assortment of concerts, horse and automobile races. The north and south interiors accommodates vendors, displays and organizations.
The Illinois racetrack, known as one of the fastest dirt tracks in the world, hosts a large venue of great horse racing at this year's fair.
Watch the best of USAC Silver Crown Series as well as the best ARCA Sportsman Nationals series
Sponsored by The Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association (IGGVA). The IGGVA, established in 1992, is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing the viticulture and enology interests of Illinois through information exchange and cooperation among Illinois grape producers and vintners.
Each year, the Illinois State Fair Twilight Parade marches proudly announcing the ten day annual showcase of Illinois Agriculture and unique entertainment. This year's parade begins on August 8th at 5:30 p.m.
Find the time and location of the various grounds entertainment around the fairgounds.
Experience up-close encounters with life-size, animatronic dinosaurs like velociraptors, triceratops, tyrannosaurus rex, and more. Open from 10am - 8pm in Happy Hollow, only $7