Sunday, August 12 - Veterans & Gold Star Families Day

Sunday, August 12

Veterans and their immediate families are admitted to the grounds for free. A veterans parade and activities are some of the highlights for the day. Discounted ride passes for families of military veterans.

Highlights

  • Veterans Day Activities at Lincoln Stage
  • Draft Horse Show
  • Husband & Hog Calling Contest​
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 Grandstand Events for Sunday, August 12th, 2018

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 Daily Events

TimeEventLocation
8:00 AMDraft Horse HalterEnclosed Arena
8:00 AMSimmental ShowLivestock Center
8:00 AMOpen Show BarrowsOpen Swine Barn Show Ring
8:00 AMOpen Show WethersNorth Show Ring
8:00 AMOpen Wether ShowNorth Show Ring
8:00 AMOpen Wether Carcass ShowSwine Barn
8:00 AMOpen Barrow Carcass ShowSwine Barn
8:30 AMSteer ShowSouth Show Ring of the Junior Livestock Barn
8:30 AMOpen Steer Carcass ShowSwine Barn
9:00 AMHodgson Mill Cookie ContestHobbies, Arts and Crafts Building
9:00 AMLutheran Church ServicesIllinois Building Auditorium
9:30 AMCelebration of LifeLincoln Stage
9:30 AMArt ExhibitLincoln Stage
9:30 AMVeterans' Day Activity: Celebration of LifeLincoln Stage
9:30 AMVeteran's Day Activity: Art ExhibitLincoln Stage
10:00 AMDairy GoatJunior Livestock Building
10:00 AMSheep Shearing ContestSouth Sheep Show Ring
10:00 AMIllinois Green Industry Association Information CenterConservation World
10:00 AMAmerican Chemical Society/ Illinois ChapterConservation World
10:00 AMCooling TentConservation World
10:00 AMDogs That HelpConservation World
10:00 AMGrandpa Littrell's Rustic Furniture, Painted Floor ClothesConservation World
10:00 AMEducation TentConservation World
10:00 AMFisheries TentConservation World
10:00 AMForestry TentConservation World
10:00 AMIllinois EPAConservation World
10:00 AMInformation Tent / National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP)Conservation World
10:00 AMLaw Enforcement TentConservation World
10:00 AMMines & Minerals / Oil & Gas TentConservation World
10:00 AMPrivate Land Programs TentConservation World
10:00 AMRock Climbing WallConservation World
10:00 AMRustic Toys & TreasuresConservation World
10:00 AMSpringfield Park DistrictConservation World
10:00 AMSportsmen TentConservation World
10:00 AMThe Baby CabinConservation World
10:00 AMThe Wood ShedConservation World
10:00 AMOutdoor News MagazineConservation World
10:00 AMWildlife TentConservation World
10:00 AMYouth 3D ArcheryConservation World
10:00 AMBB Gun RangeConservation World
10:00 AMDo It Yourself Tie DyeConservation World
10:00 AMAg ToursDept. of Ag Tent
10:00 AMBenefits ExpoThe Shed
10:00 AM4-H CompetitionsOrr Building
10:30 AMFishing ClinicConservation World
10:30 AMAmerican Chemical Society/ Illinois Chapter Live DemonstrationConservation World
10:30 AMChurches of ChristIllinois Building Auditorium
10:30 AMVeteran's Day Activity: AmVets Kid's CornerLincoln Stage
10:30 AMVeteran's Day Activity: JROTC Drill TeamLincoln Stage
11:00 AMFly Fishing DemonstrationConservation World
11:00 AMBlacksmith John MasseyConservation World
11:00 AMVoyageur CanoeConservation World
11:00 AMBingo- Oasis Senior CenterIllinois Building Mezzanine
11:00 AMElsenpeter MarionettesKids Korner
11:30 AMKim Sheahan StorytellerKids Korner
11:30 AMCrop of the Day Cooking Demo/SamplesAg Tent
12:00 PMCactus RanchApex Stage
12:00 PMSpringfield Municipal BandEthnic Village
12:00 PMFishing ClinicConservation World
12:00 PMPaul Bunyan Lumberjack ShowConservation World
12:00 PMTwo Blondes and a Redhead HypnotistsThrillville
12:00 PMMarshall-Putnam-Stark Show ChoirIllinois Building Auditorium
12:00 PMSunshyne the Clown & Tim the TwisterKids Korner
12:00 PMElvis HimselvisMiller Lite Tent
12:00 PMMike BurnettCoors Light Tent
12:00 PMVeteran's Day Activity: Main ProgramLincoln Stage
12:00 PMFarm Family VideosAg Tent
12:15 PMNick Sharpe MagicAg Tent
12:30 PMAmerican Chemical Society/ Illinois Chapter Live DemonstrationConservation World
12:30 PMKim Sheahan StorytellerKids Korner
1:00 PMStyle ShowHobbies, Arts and Crafts Building Stage
1:00 PMVeterans' LunchRising Star Tent
1:00 PMBMX ProsThrillville
1:00 PMElsenpeter MarionettesKids Korner
1:00 PMNCRBudweiser Tent
1:00 PMVeterans' Lunch (Free to Veterans and Immediate Family)Rising Star Stage
1:30 PMFishing ClinicConservation World
1:30 PMFly Fishing DemonstrationConservation World
1:30 PMSunshyne the Clown & Tim the TwisterKids Korner
1:30 PMVeterans' Day Activity: JROTC Drill Team Competition
1:30 PMFarm Family VideosAg Tent
1:45 PMPirates of the SkyThrillville
2:00 PMThe Baked PotatoesApex Stage
2:00 PMPrairieland Dance ClubEthnic Village
2:00 PMLimousin ShowLivestock Center
2:00 PMThe Anton and Helen Holas Meat Loaf ContestHobbies, Arts and Crafts Building
2:00 PMPaul Bunyan Lumberjack ShowConservation World
2:00 PMBlacksmith John MasseyConservation World
2:00 PMDebbie Eddy Flute ChoirIllinois Building Auditorium
2:00 PMAllan Adcock Ventriloquist/MagicKids Korner
2:00 PMSJ-R Bicentennial Speaker SeriesAg Tent
2:30 PMAg ToursDept. of Ag Tent
2:30 PMNick Sharpe MagicThrillville
2:30 PMSunshyne the Clown & Tim the TwisterKids Korner
3:00 PMDennis Stroughmatt et L' Espirit CreoleEthnic Village
3:00 PMFishing ClinicConservation World
3:00 PMAmerican Chemical Society/ Illinois Chapter Live DemonstrationConservation World
3:00 PMTwo Blondes and a Redhead HypnotistsThrillville
3:00 PMSpringfield Dance TheatreIllinois Building Auditorium
3:00 PMElsenpeter MarionettesKids Korner
3:00 PMVeterans' Day Activity: JROTC Drill Team Competition Awards CeremonyLincoln Stage
3:00 PMHusband & Hog Calling ContestAg Tent
3:30 PMAllan Adcock Ventriloquist/MagicKids Korner
4:00 PMJunior Show Grand Champion Barrow SelectionJunior Livestock Building
4:00 PMPaul Bunyan Lumberjack ShowConservation World
4:00 PMVeterans' Day ParadeGrandstand Avenue
4:00 PMBMX ProsThrillville
4:00 PMGymnastics & Cheer ZoneIllinois Building Auditorium
4:00 PMSunshyne the Clown & Tim the TwisterKids Korner
4:00 PMKapitol SoundMiller Lite Tent
4:00 PMDeja VoodooCoors Light Tent
4:00 PMVeterans' Day ParadeGrandstand Avenue
4:15 PMNick Sharpe MagicAg Tent
4:30 PMFishing ClinicConservation World
4:30 PMFly Fishing DemonstrationConservation World
4:30 PMAllan Adcock Ventriloquist/MagicKids Korner
4:45 PMPirates of the SkyThrillville
5:00 PMLive WireApex Stage
5:00 PMQueevaRising Star Stage
5:00 PMAmerican Chemical Society/ Illinois Chapter Live DemonstrationConservation World
5:00 PMBlacksmith John MasseyConservation World
5:00 PMElsenpeter MarionettesKids Korner
5:00 PMLady LuckBudweiser Tent
5:00 PMFree Sample GiveawayAg Tent
5:30 PMSpringfield International Folk DancersEthnic Village
5:30 PMAmanda TorpLincoln Stage
5:30 PMFishing ClinicConservation World
5:30 PMTwo Blondes and a Redhead HypnotistsThrillville
5:30 PMAllan Adcock Ventriloquist/MagicKids Korner
6:00 PMBobby Remack BandTwilight Ballroom
6:00 PMPaul Bunyan Lumberjack ShowConservation World
6:00 PMDance Solo & Dance Group Talent ContestsIllinois Building Auditorium
6:00 PMBallroom DancingIllinois Building Auditorium
6:00 PMDance ContestIllinois Building Auditorium
6:00 PMPeaches & BaconAg Tent
6:00 PMTextile 101: Knitting, TattingHobbies, Arts, and Crafts
6:30 PMNick SharpeThrillville
7:00 PMIllinois Owned Draft TeamEnclosed Arena
7:00 PMHaflinger TeamEnclosed Arena
7:00 PMMare UnicornEnclosed Arena
7:00 PMDraft Horse Six - GeldingsEnclosed Arena
7:00 PMHaflinger FourEnclosed Arena
7:00 PMDraft UnicornEnclosed Arena
7:00 PMDraft Mare FourEnclosed Arena
7:00 PMSamba LlamasEthnic Village
7:00 PMLeadline ShowNorth Open Sheep Show Ring
7:00 PMIvory LayneRising Star Stage
7:00 PMBMX ProsThrillville
7:15 PMTwo Blondes and a Redhead HypnotistsAg Tent
7:30 PMCostume ShowNorth Open Sheep Show Ring
7:45 PMPirates of the SkyThrillville
8:00 PMForeigner with Joan Jett and the BlackheartsGrandstand
8:00 PMFun DMCMiller Lite Tent
8:00 PMPhat KittyCoors Light Tent
9:00 PMSeven SoulRising Star Stage
9:00 PMExit 52Budweiser Tent