The Tech Prairie STEAM Expo at the Illinois State Fair is an opportunity to showcase Illinois as a leader in STEAM. The STEAM Expo will run during the second half of the Fair, August 17-21, 2022 at the Orr Building in Springfield. This Expo will provide a forum to highlight K-12 and postsecondary education, business, industry, research, and development related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics in Illinois with a goal of allowing the community space to engage, interact, and explore with exhibitors from across the state.  The Expo will highlight the incredible innovation and emerging career and educational opportunities in STEAM fields throughout the state during the great celebration that is the Illinois State Fair.   

Special events planned at the Expo include a drone racing competition and  eSports competitions.  


  • The Drone Racing Competition will be held on Friday, August 19th at the Multi-Purpose Arena at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
    • Check back for more information on the Drone Racing Competition to learn more and register.


  • The eSports Competition will be held at the Orr Building on Saturday, August 20th.
    • Check back for more information on the eSports Competition to learn more and register.