What's New and Happening

The Illinois State Fair is constantly improving and making additions to our fair to make it more enjoyable for everyone that comes to visit and this year is no different!  Some big events that are new or changing this year include the Parade of Champions and Sale of Champions.  To find out more about these great events click on the Competitions tab and select Governor’s Sale of Champions.


 New items this year

American Sleep TherapyExposition BuildingMattresses & adjustable beds.Merchandise
American Welding SocietySouth of the AFL-CIO PavilionPractice welding techniques in a virtual reality setting. 4 booths available. The best welder of each day will receive a $1,000 scholarship towards welding school. August 8th - August 11th.Other
Annie's Pooch PopsExposition BuildingDog treats, cat treats, Annie's Pooch Pops, Great American Dog products.Merchandise
Benning Distributing IncColiseum LaneGrasshopper lawn equipment.Merchandise
Big Dog ConstructionExposition BuildingThermal windows.Merchandise
Dennis BrownColiseum LaneMomentos: key chains, money clips, rings, bracelets, lighters, pet tags. Necklaces with: unicorns, teddy bears, dolphins, turtles, crosses, horses, alligators, cats, hearts and split hearts. Marriage license tags and military type dog taks. All items machine or hand engraved for free.Merchandise
Duchess Rose Royal TreatsIllinois Avenue - North side of the Dairy Building, across from the CarnivalBBQ or Hot-N-Spicy pulled jackfruit slicer or taco w/ rainbow coleslaw (VEGAN/VEG OPTIONS), hot wing or BBQ cauliflower bits w/ french fryer, pineapple rice bowls (chicken/shrimp), Veg/Regular philly steak nacho, VEGAN/VEG Dinner, bake bean mac-n-cheese, corn on the cob (different flavorings), deep fried sundaes, drinks.Food
Florida's BestExposition BuildingDiabetic foot rub, migraine headache buster, dandruff shampoo, peppermint foot balm, APR pain reliever, acne scrub, hand & body moisturizer, tip-tex, Puppy Soft Coat shampoo. Merchandise
Gators and TatersMain Street - North of Central AvenueAlligator bites, frog legs, lobster roll, crawfish egg roll, catfish fillet, calamari, crab cakes, jumbo fried oysters, clam strips, butterflied fried shrimp, lobster mac-n-cheese, ribbon fries, handcut fries, lemonade, sweet/regular tea, soda, bottled water.Food
Gelato BravoGrandstand Avenue - Across from the Apex StageGelato - multiple flavors, deep fried campfire smores, deep fried ice cream, deep fried candy bars, deep fried cheesecake on a stick, cookie dough parfait. Drinks: frozen lemonade, green apple slush, gelato latte. Drinks offered with gelato: salted caramel apple gelato slush, lemonade frosty, gelato latte.Food
Get It While It's HotGrandstand AveChicken Wings: Lemon Pepper (wet), BBQ, Spicy Caribbean BBQ, Garlic Parmesan, Buffalo Parmesan, Buffalo, Spicy Honey Garlic, Original. Ribs: BBQ, Spicy Caribbean BBQ. French Fries: Garlic Parm, Cajun, Lemon Pepper, Salt and Vinegar, Ranch, Salt and Pepper.Food
Ghana Association of Central IllinoisEthnic VillageJollof rice, peanut butter soup, grilled chidken and tilapia, fried fish, fried turkey, airy rice, Kelewele, salad, cabbage stew, boiled eggs and peppers, tomato stew, puff puff, roasted corn, beef and chicken kebab. Malta and other drinks.Food
Gifts Made By HandExposition BuildingWall hangings, jackets, purses and sand creatures.Merchandise
GotzeExposition BuildingGotze vegetable peelers & Gotze kitchen scissors.Merchandise
Gracie Mae's Trading Co.Exposition BuildingClothing botique: dresses, tunics, pants, jeans, leggings, t-shirts, kimonos, jackets, vests, cardigans, bags, purses, caps, hats, jewelry and accessories. Sizes S - 3XL.Merchandise
Great American ConcessionsGrandstand Avenue - across from the GrandstandFried fish, hot dog taco, home made potato chips, fries. Fresh squeezed lemonade, tea, water.Food
Healthy Home StoreSenior Center / Illinois BuildingRexair Rainbow vacuum and air purifier. Parts & accessories.Merchandise
Heat and RunExposition BuildingDIY accupunctrue device and massaging insoles for your shoes.Merchandise
ICARE Senior Center / Illinois BuildingInformational brochures for seniors living in Long Term Care facilities.Other
Innovation X Exposition BuildingWashable sticky roller for pet hair - three sizes included in the set. Pet glove used to brush pets.Merchandise
Island NoodlesIllinois Avenue - East of the Sky RideIsland noodles - vegan or with teriyaki chicken. Island Slaw. Beverages.Food
Jack's ConcessionsGrandstand AvenueCozy dogs, burgers, ribeyes, chicken sandwiches, fries, cheese fries, jalapeno poppers, hot wings, funnel cake fries, gizzards/livers, anchor mac-n-cheese bites, fried veggies, port tenderloin sandwich, chicken strips, little smokies, bratwurst. Lemon & raspberry shake-ups, tea, water.Food
Johnny SauceExposition Building Johnny Sauce: gourmet BBQ sauce, marinade, dry rub. Gift baskets.Food
KG WholesaleExposition Building (2 booths)Nature's Lounger - inflatable air filled couch. Heaton Therapy Packs.Merchandise
Kona Ice of Springfield-TaylorvilleGate 2 / Heartland areaHawaiian shaved ice - 20+ flavors. Bottled water.Food
L & G ConcessionsGrandstand - North of the Coors tentInflateables, plush animals, umbrellas, parasols, rain ponchos, sun hats, umbrella hats, baseball hats, tye-dye tees & dresses, trumpets, light-up toys, swords, wants, batons, novelty gag gifts, 3" x 5" flags, fans, spray fans, military caps & flags, Cub/Cards hats & flags.Merchandise
L & G ConcessionsGate 2 / Heartland areaInflateables, plush animals, umbrellas, parasols, rain ponchos, sun hats, umbrella hats, baseball hats, tye-dye tees & dresses, trumpets, light-up toys, swords, wants, batons, novelty gag gifts, 3" x 5" flags, fans, spray fans, military caps & flags, Cub/Cards hats & flags.Merchandise
Lanai CoffeeCentral Avenue - across from the ColiseumGourmet Lanai iced teas w/ flavors. Fresh squeezed lemonades with flavors.Food
My PillowExposition BuildingBed pillows, travel pillows, neck pillows, bolster pillows, pillow cases, mattress toppers, pet beds, Giza Dream Sheets.Merchandise
NDM Properties, LLCCentral Avenue - across from the ColiseumMechanical bull riding.Other
Perfect Choice ExteriorsExposition BuildingSiding, roofing, windows and bath.Merchandise
Premium CashmereExposition BuildingHandmade, pure cashmere scarves, wraps and ponchos. Hand knotted silk and wool rugs. Embroidered bags, wall hangings and pillows. Merchandise
QC MFG, IncExposition BuildingDucted Wholehouse fans and attic fans.Merchandise
Senior Services of Central IllinoisSenior Center / Illinois BuildingPremium quality snacks. Almonds, almond cranberry granola, dark chocolate almonds, black walnuts, cashews, dark chocolate cranberries, delux mixed nuts, English walnuts, fruit & nut, harvest medley, heart healthy nuts, malted milk balls. Pecan halves, pecan pieces, pistachios, pralines, trail mix, yogurt raisins. Milk chocolate: almonds, mixes, cashews, peanuts, pecans and raisins.Food
Skippers Island OasisCentral Avenue - East of Main StreetFlipper lobster tail, Bombay Burboan shrimp, Boca Chica BBQ burger, JunJun's phillipino pork skewer, Jamaican jerk chicken, Thai Fries, Thai mushrooms. Key lime pie. Sweet tea.Food
SoftubExposition BuildingSoftub brand hot tubs. Spa accessories, spa umbrellas, spa surrounds.Merchandise
Southern Illinois University CarbondaleCentral Avenue - across from the Dairy BuildingSouthern Illinois University Carbondale 150th anniversary promotional items: coloring books, crayons, pinwheels, stickers, pencils and fans.Merchandise
Splish SplashColiseum LaneWalking waterball activity.Other
Sponsor SourceExposition BuildingStream steam irons.Merchandise
Stream Smart NowColiseum LaneStream Station TV streaming box. Misting, LED fans with programmable words. Inside-out folding umbrellas.Merchandise
Sunspot Solar, LLCExposition BuildingSola power, Trina solar, Solaredge, EnphaseMerchandise
TaTa's Pierogi, CoMain StreetPierogis, Polish sausage on the bun, Polish bite (3 pierogis & 1 sausage)Food
The Butterfly ExperienceMain Street - Across from the entrance to Ethnic VillageFeed live butterflies in the Butterfly Tent. Butterfly kits, hairclips, masks, LED lights, wands, necklaces, earrings.Merchandise
The Link GroupExposition Building"Honey Bee" skin cream, "Royal Bee" soap,balm, serum, muscled joint rub and cosmetics. "Super Honey" packaged gourmet items.Merchandise
TS99, LLCExposition BuildingFoot massager and shoulder massager.Merchandise
Turtle Creek Gear, LLCExposition BuildingLoggerhead tactical flashlight, Diamondback tactical flashlight, Hawksbill tactical headlamp, 50L tactical backpack, rain fly tarps, 9-in-1 water test strips, T-shirts, beanies.Merchandise
Twisted Stitch Inc4H LaneCustom embroidery on caps, jackets, windpants, hoodies. Graphic T-shirts. Sanmar, Landway, Columbia Port.Merchandise
Wok-N-RollMain Street - South of Central AvenueEgg rolls, crab rangoon, pot stickers, veggie fried rice, shrimp fried rice, Lo Mein. Sweet and sour chicken, orange chicken, chicken oriental, sesame chicken, General Tso's chicken, sweet and our shrimp. Chicken drummies, chicken tenders, hot wings, french fries, shish kabob, chocolate covered cheesecake-on-a-stick. Fortune cookies. Frozen strawberry and blue raspberry Hawaiian Juleps. Freshly made strawberry, pink and old-fashioned lemonade. Iced tea, soda, water.Food
World of WonderIllinois Avenue - East of Main street, across from the carnivalSound activated light-up masks. Light-up glasses.Merchandise
Yummy Hibachi & SushiCentral Avenue - across from the ColiseumHibachi and noodle dishes: vegetable, chicken, shrimp, steak. Various sushi rolls. Vegetable spring roll. Drinks.Food