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Illinois State Fair Adds To Its Diverse, Dynamic Grandstand Line-Up - New This Year: Fair to offer free admission with purchase of Ticket Package; Tickets go on sale via Ticketmaster April 29th

April 17, 2017 - 12:00am
SPRINGFIELD, IL – The hottest concert line-up of the summer is nearly complete as State Fair Manager Kevin Gordon announces four more nights of entertainment at Grandstand for the 2017 Illinois State Fair. One final concert announcement is still pending at this time. Meanwhile, tickets for this blockbuster lineup will go on-sale Saturday, April 29th via Ticketmaster, and at the Emmerson Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds on Monday, May 1st.

New Look Unveiled For Illinois State Fair - 2017 Theme Revealed: Generations of Fun!

April 3, 2017 - 12:00am
SPRINGFIELD, IL. - Director Raymond Poe and State Fair Manager Kevin Gordon today unveiled a sleek new look for the future of the Illinois State Fair. With the unveiling of this new logo, also comes the 2017 fair theme: Generations of Fun!

IDOA Reminds Livestock Producers To Protect Their Investments - High Pathogenic Avian Influenza Detected in Tennessee, Illinois Remains Free of Virus

March 10, 2017 - 12:00am
SPRINGFIELD, IL -- Recently the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza in a commercial chicken breeder flock in Tennessee. This is the first confirmed case of high path avian influenza (HPAI) this year in the United States. This is a new strain of the virus, identified as North American wild bird lineage H7N9. This is a different virus than what affected the United States in 2014-2015.

Returning Illinois Products Expo Offers 'Taste of Illinois Agriculture' - Supporting Illinois agri-businesses creates boost to Illinois economy

February 27, 2017 - 12:00am
SPRINGFIELD, IL – This year, the 19th annual Illinois Products Expo will offer a ‘Taste of Illinois agriculture’ as visitors will be able to taste, sample and purchase all of what Illinois has to offer. Dozens of Illinois food companies, wineries and agricultural associations will take part in the upcoming agricultural showcase on the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

Stars and Legends to Perform at 2017 Illinois State Fair - First Round of Grandstand Headliners Announced for Springfield Fair

February 21, 2017 - 12:00am
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Hot off its 2016 record breaking Grandstand lineup, the Illinois State Fair is excited to announce five of the eleven headlining acts for the 2017 fair.
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