Daily Happenings

carnival
CARNIVAL

Carnival Midway Hours
Preview Night, Aug. 9……..………….5pm-11pm
All rides $2 (Prices subject to change)
Friday, Aug. 10………….………12noon-11:30pm
Saturday, Aug. 11…………..……11am-11:45pm
Sun, Aug. 12-Thursday, Aug. 16 noon-11pm
Friday, Aug. 17…………….……12noon-11:30pm
Saturday, Aug. 18……………….11am-11:45pm
Sunday, Aug. 19…………..……….12noon-10pm


Bargain Bracelet $30.00

Friday, Aug. 10 & 17…………12noon-11:30pm
Saturday, Aug. 11 & 18……..…..12noon-6pm
Sunday, Aug. 12...................12noon-11pm
(Only available to Veterans and their families – limit 6)
Monday, Aug. 13……….………….12noon-11pm
Wednesday, Aug. 15……..……….12Noon-11pm

Includes Carnival Midway and Adventure Village Rides. Wristbands may be purchases at Carnival Midway.
• DOES NOT include gate admission to the fair.
• DOES NOT include Sky Glide, Giant Slide, or Tram.
• NO refunds, rainchecks, or time extensions due to inclement weather.

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IDOA Tent
DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE TENT

Located East of Main St & Central Ave.8a-8p
         Closing 6pm Sunday, August 20

artisans building
ARTISANS BUILDING

Open Daily…………………………………….10am-7pm
Professional and Amateur Art Exhibits

attorney general's tent
ATTORNEY GENERAL’S TENT

Located on Grandstand Ave…………10am-7pm

budweiser tent
BUDWEISER TENT

Aug. 9, 6pm-midnight
Aug. 10-19, 12noon-12midnight

comptroller's tent
COMPTROLLER’S TENT

Located on Brian Raney Ave……9:30am-8pm

 

conservation world

CONSERVATION WORLD

Located on 8th Street……..……..….10am-7pm
Conservation World is a 30-acre tract of rolling hills and woodlands that brings the northwest corner of the fairgrounds to life.  Shaded areas, food vendors, interactive educational displays and free activities for the kids help families learn about our State’s diverse natural resources and experience some of the outdoor recreational opportunities available in Illinois.
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum; Blacksmith John Massey; Dogs That Help; Education, Fisheries, Forestry, Law Enforcement, Mines & Minerals/Oil & Gas, Private Land Programs and Wildlife Tents; Illinois Green Industry Association Outdoor Amphitheatre; Illinois EPA; Illinois Sportsmen Against Hunger; Live Reptile Show; Springfield Park District; The Baby Cabin; Outdoor News Magazine; Voyageur Canoe rides (Aug. 10-12 & 18-19); and Youth Activities including Fishing Clinics, Fly Casting Clinics, Smokey Bear, youth 3D Archery, BB Gun Range, Voyageur Canoe rides, etc.

coors light tent
COORS LIGHT TENT

Aug. 9 …………………..…...…… 6pm-12midnight
Aug. 10-19 ………………….. 12noon-12midnight

Dairy buildig buttercow
DAIRY BUILDING

Open Daily …………………..……………… 9am-9pm
Sponsored by the Midwest Dairy Association
Butter Cow, Dairy Products, Dairy Exhibits and Games

daily parade
DAILY PARADE

Aug. 10-19 ……………………………..…...……… 4pm
Will be staged in Gate 2 area; travels North on Main, West on Illinois, North of Sheep Barn, South on 8th Street


Emmerson BuildingEMMERSON BUILDING

First Aid Station/East Annex……….8am-10pm
Kids Korner/South Wing……………. 10am-7pm
State Fair Offices..………………………..8am-6pm


enclosed arenaENCLOSED ARENA

Aug. 6-10 Society Horse Show
 Saddlebred, Roadster & Hackney, Welsh & Shetland Pony
Aug. 16-18 Society Horse Show
 Morgan, Arabian, Walking Horse, Fox Trotter & Paso Fino
Aug. 12-14, Draft Horse Show
Aug. 19, Draft Horse Pull


Ethnic VillageETHNIC VILLAGE

Ethnic Food Concession……..10:30am-10pm
(Brazilian, Cajun, English, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Indian, Italian, Lithuanian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Romanian, and International Beer Booths)
Free Entertainment………………..12noon-10pm


Exposition BuildingEXPOSITION BUILDING

Commercial Exhibits………..…………….9am-9pm
U.S. Post Office………………………………9am-5pm


Goveernor's/first lady's tentGOVERNOR’S TENT/FIRST LADY’S TENT

Located on Main St & Brian Rainey Ave……….10am-6pm
Visit the Governor’s tent to celebrate the Illinois Bicentennial. As we recognize our 200th birthday this year, we pay tribute to all the people, places and things that are born, built, and grown in Illinois every single day. Together, we can inspire pride and show the world what makes us all Illinois Proud – and that includes you!

grandstand
GRANDSTAND

Grandstand Ticket Office……………...8am-9pm
North end of Grandstand……………….9am-9pm
 State Fair Historical Museum
 (Pari-mutuel wagering 2nd floor)
South end of Grandstand………………9am-9pm
 Antique Farm Equipment
 Historical displays

 

heartland

THE HEARTLAND

Illinois’ Salute to Agriculture………10am-7pm
Farmer’s Little Helpers – Hands on Exhibit

 

hobby arts and crafts

HOBBIES, ARTS & CRAFTS BUILDING

Friday-Saturday, Aug. 10-18….…8:30am-8:30pm
Sunday, Aug. 20……………………….9:30am-12noon

Illinois Building
ILLINOIS BUILDING SENIOR CENTER

Open every day………………………………….9am-7pm
Valuable information & screenings for all ages
 Bingo……………………………………………….11am-5pm
 Exhibits………………………………..……………9am-7pm
 Illinois Theater (Free Entertainment)…9am-9pm
 Illinois State Beekeepers Association…9am-5pm

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ILLINOIS FIRE MUSEUM & SERVICES TENT

Located on Main St & Central Ave.
Open Daily ……..………….……..………….……. 9am-5pm

 

illinois is wine

ILLINOIS WINE EXPERIENCE

Open Daily ………………….……..………… 12noon-9pm
NEW LOCATION - Located in the Exposition Building – North Gallery
Come taste wines from many of Illinois wineries in the North Gallery of the Exposition Building. Sponsored by the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Alliance (IGGVA).

KIDS KORNER
KIDS KORNER

Located on Brian Raney, East of Main St…10a-7p
Baby Photo Contest Display
FREE Indoor Activities inside Emmerson Bldg. South Wing
 Entertainment-Sponsored by Meijer
 Tiny Tots Play Area -Sponsored by Meijer
 Diaper Changing/Nursing Area
 Color Mural
 Face Painting
 Kids Safe-CCRRN (Childcare Resource Referral network) Child Safety Passenger Seat Information & Proper Fit and Installation

Lieutenant Governor's tent
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR’S TENT

Located on Brian Raney Ave………………10am-6pm

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LIVESTOCK CENTER

 Beef Cattle Shows
 Aug. 8-13…………………….……….……………8am-4pm
 Parade of Champions
 Aug. 11……………………………………………………..5pm
 Commodities/Sale of Champions
 Aug. 14………………………………………………………5pm
 Dairy Cattle Shows
 Aug. 15-18…………………………….…………10am-7pm 

milk a cow
MILK A COW/ 25Q CATTLE BARNS

Milking daily……………………………………….10am-7pm

pigglet on parade
PIGLETS ON PARADE

Open Daily……………….………………………..10am-7pm
Birthing Center located in The Heartland/Gate 2 Area

the shedTHE SHED

Aug. 9 …………………..…...…………… 6pm-12midnight
Aug. 10-19 …………………..…... 12noon-12midnight


Secretary of StateSECRETARY OF STATE’S TENT

Located on Brian Raney Ave………………10am-7pm


state fair historical museulSTATE FAIR HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Open Daily…………….…………….…………….10am-8pm
Located in the South End of the Grandstand
Historical Exhibits and Memorabilia
Highlighting the 160+ years of Fair History


treasurer's office tentTREASURER’S OFFICE TENT

Located on Brian Raney Ave………………10am-6pm


Twilight BallroomTWILIGHT BALLROOM

Located in the Illinois Building……………6pm-10pm
Friday-Sunday, Aug. 10-12
Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 18-19

Illinois Wine Experience
WINE EXPERIENCE

Open Daily…………….…………………….….12noon-9pm
NEW LOCATION - Located in the Exposition Building – North Gallery
Come taste wines from many of Illinois wineries in the North Gallery of the Exposition Building.  The Illinois Wine Experience is sponsored by the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Alliance (IGGVA).