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Event Overview:

Currently, the fairgrounds cover 366 acres. The Illinois State Fair is legendary to Springfield and the State of Illinois. It has provided many memories to the hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Roaming through the beauty of the fairgrounds and experiencing the historic essence, visitors will make their own history at the Illinois State Fair.

Daily Events

Each day of the fair has it's own unique theme. Come and enjoy each days activities as they revolve around that days theme. Or, search through the database to find when your favorite act or event is scheduled.


From country to classical the Illinois State Fair offers nightly concerts for everyone to enjoy. During the day, watch tractor pulls, horse races, and automotive races. Click the link to see who will be performing this year.

The Arena

Come see some great entertainment under the tents of the new multi-purpose Arena. This area offers a unique venue from concerts to cow pokes. Don't miss a minute of the excitement.

There may be many networking opportunities at the Illinois State Fair 2017. Find out more in the event details below.

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Conference/Event Dates: 08/10/2017 - 08/20/2017
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 08/10/2017 - 08/20/2017
Classification: Consumer
Primary Industry: State & County Fairs
Other Industries: Local Shows & Fairs, State & County Fairs
Estimated Attendance: 960,000
Audience: Open to the Public
Venue: Illinois State Fairgrounds
Venue Phone: (217) 782-6661
Venue Type: Indoor - Other
Event Square Footage:366 acres
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: The Illinois State Fair (ISF) offers sponsors a wealth of media exposure, whether print, broadcast or web-based. In fact, this past year the ISF issued media credentials to more than 100 media groups. During previous fairs, local, national and international media outlets covered a variety of events on the fairgrounds. Media outlets based on the fairgrounds
actively seek stories that help promote ISF sponsors, their products and exhibits.

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
Minimum Size 10' front footage $90 per front foot Expo Bldg; $85 per front foot Southern Grandstand   Electricity: Yes Inside $75-$150; Outside $150-$450
Outside (Minimum size 10' front footage) $85 per front foot   Water: n/a
Prices subject to change   Generator: n/a
  Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes

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