Illinois Dept. of Agriculture Tent

Corner of Main Street and Central Ave.

10 a.m. - 8 p.m.  Daily * (Closes at 6 p.m. the last Sunday)

Connect with Illinois Agriculture

Learn how Illinois' economy is impacted by agriculture, the crops and products that build the foundation of the Illinois Agriculture eco-system and support Illinois food and agribusinesses during and after the fair.

  • Meet a Farmer and learn more about the families fueling Illinois Agriculture
  • Check out this year's Illinois Association of Meat Processors Award Winners and be on-the-look-out for them at your local grocery store
  • Find your local CSA, Farmers Market, Winery, and Garden Center and support them all year!

Celebrate Illinois Agriculture through your taste buds!


Artisan Market

August 12th-14th | 11a-6p

SAMPLE ILLINOIS PRODUCTS! Featuring Beef, Pork, Baked Goods, BBQ Sauce, Dairy, Seasonings

Illinois Specialty Growers Farm Stand

Daily | 10a-8p

Serving Apple Cider Slushies, Watermelon, Soft-Serve Ice Cream, Sweet Corn, Peaches

Illinois Product Store

August 15th – 21st | 10a-8p

Featuring your favorite local products

AgVenture Kids Area

AgVenture.pngTake your children on an AgVenture and learn the importance of Illinois Agriculture through play.

Featuring: Pedal Tractors, Crafts, Piglets, Celebrity Storytime and opportunities for FREE Face Painting and Caricatures. (Check the daily schedule for Storytime, Face Painting and Caricatures.)

While you're at the Illinois Department of Agriculture tent, don't forget to enter to win $10 Ag Tent Cash! A winner every day!


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