Gov. JB Pritzker Cancels Illinois And Du Quoin State FairsPritzker's office said he is issuing executive orders canceling both fairs this year, based on advice from public health experts to protect people from further spread of COVID-19.
Gov. Pritzker Honors Veterans At Illinois State FairIt was a special day at the Illinois State Fair, as men and women who served our country were honored.
Udder-ly Unique: Illinois State Fair Officials Unveil Popular Butter CowLast year, hundreds of pounds of butter was sculpted into a cow by the same Iowa artist, Sarah Pratt. The base had "Land of Lincoln" written on it and included a stovepipe hat, as a nod to Abraham Lincoln.
Illinois State Fair Officials To Unveil Popular Butter CowLast year, 600 pounds of butter was sculpted by an Iowa artist.
'Feeding Frenzy' Makes Illinois Fair Favorites AffordableDozens of food vendors will participate by dropping prices on vinegar fries, cheese curds, lemon shake-up drinks and more from 2 to 5 p.m. each day of the fair.
Illinois State Fair Lowers Admission Sunday To ThursdayThe lower prices are part of an effort to make the fair a more affordable, family-friendly experience. He says the fair will continue to be the most affordable state fair in the Midwest.
Karaoke Contest Returning To Illinois State FairThe Illinois State Fair karaoke contest is returning this summer, and the winner will get to perform on the fair's biggest stage.
Heavy Metal Band Megadeth To Open Illinois State FairHeavy metal band Megadeth will be the opening act at this year's Illinois State Fair.
Snoop Dogg Raps His Way To The Illinois State Fair This SummerSnoop Dogg has been performing for two decades. He's got award-winning albums and songs, hit television shows, films, product lines and a record of philanthropy.
Illinois State Fair Vendors See Drop In Attendance, SalesIllinois State Fair vendors say attendance and sales declined from last year. Vendors say the mostly favorable weather didn't help boost sales for the fair that's seen a downward trend over the past decade.
County Fairs Get Financial Boost From StateGovernor Rauner's office Friday announced $16 million in grants for agriculture programs and the nearly 100 county fairs across the state.
Illinois State Fair Announces 2018 ThemeThe Agriculture Director, Raymond Poe, says the 2018 Illinois and Du Quoin State Fairs will be themed "Celebrate Illinois: 200 Years of Amazing!"
Treasurer Gives Sneak Peek Of Items To Be Auctioned At Illinois State FairThe Illinois State Treasurer’s office will auction off thousands of unclaimed property items worth over $100,000 next month at the Illinois State Fair.
Arrest Made In Illinois State Fair StabbingIllinois State Police say a 17-year-old girl has been arrested in the weekend stabbing of a 16-year-old girl at the Illinois State Fair.
At 94, She's Still Winning Ribbons At Illinois State FairThe Illinois State Fair has a loyal participant and a reigning champion in 94-year-old Marian Brockschmidt. The Springfield resident has exhibited at the fair 67 years and often goes home a winner.