State Fair returns to Springfield

In just a matter of weeks, Springfield will welcome tens of thousands of fairgoers, as the fairgrounds open for the annual Illinois State Fair. Scheduled to run from Aug. 13 to Aug. 23, the fair promises something for everyone to enjoy.

Started originally as a showcase of Illinois’ agricultural industry, the Fair has evolved throughout the years to include a variety of exhibits and activities. From the iconic butter cow to the fair favorites like the high-dive show and the agriculture tent, the State Fair has attractions for every taste and interest. For a full list of available attractions, click here.

The Fair is also host to a number of entertainment options such as tractor pulls, horse racing, the Twilight Parade and well-known performers on the Grandstand, including Rascal Flatts, The Fray and Austin Mahone. From 7 a.m. to midnight, visitors are welcome to come out and enjoy some good food, fun rides and great entertainment.

To read more about the daily schedule and pricing discounts for groups such as veterans, senior citizens and family day click here.

Chapin Rose

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