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.

 Thank you for visiting the Illinois State Fair.  Please check back at a later date as the Grandstand Line-up gets updated.

​​*VIPit Tickets

  • VIPit Tickets are in a Standing Room Only area (no chairs permitted).   Information printed within the Row/Seat area of the ticket is for Accounting Purposes Only.
  • ​VIPit Ticket holders are guaranteed a prime viewing location in a sectioned off area close to the stage on the Grandstand Track
  • VIPit ticket holders are allowed entry to the Pit area prior to the opening of all other general admission gates. VIPit ticket holders attending Stage Side Party will be allowed entry to the Pit area from the Stage Side Party at the same time as the other VIPit Ticket Holders at Gate 1.
  • VIP​it ticket holders MUST enter through Gate 1 to receive their VIPit bracelet. Bracelet is required for entry into the VIPit area. Bracelets will be issued prior to entering venue at Gate 1. Once inside the venue – no bracelets will be issued. (VIPit ticket holders attending Stage Side Party will receive their bracelet upon entering the party – must receive it when entering the party; bracelets will not be issued once entered)
  • A Guaranteed prime viewing location means that VIPit ticket holders are not required to show up early and stand in long lines all day; therefore, they can enjoy all the attractions that the Illinois State Fair has to offer!
Only 1,100 VIPit tickets will be available for purchase, per concert, so make sure to get yours early.


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