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Illinois State Fair

Thu, Aug 08 – Sun, Aug 18, 2024

801 E. Sangamon Ave, Springfield, IL 62794

Enjoy days of thrills and excitement at this family-friendly fair featuring world renowned concert artists, food, carnival rides, livestock shows, agricultural exhibits, contests, educational displays, free entertainment, harness racing, auto racing and much more.

Headliners at the Grandstand include Brad Paisley, Sublime with Rome, Jason Derulo, and John Mellencamp. See the full schedule here.

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