The Illinois State Fairs in Springfield and DuQuoin typically bring hundreds of thousands of people through their gates in celebration of agriculture, the state’s number one employer and driver of the state’s economy. The Fairs feature livestock shows, harness racing, carnival rides, a wide variety of live music and entertainers, and dozens of food and product vendors from across the state.
In Springfield, this year’s Fair is set to run Aug. 12-22. Check out the Fair website at https://www2.illinois.gov/statefair/Pages/default.aspx for daily schedules, parking information, vendors, competitions, attractions, and Grandstand shows.
In DuQuoin, this year’s State Fair is scheduled from Aug. 27 through Sept. 6. Check out the Fair website at https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/dsf/Pages/default.aspx for daily schedules, parking information, vendors, competitions, attractions, and Grandstand shows.
Senate Republican lawmakers and staffers will be talking with people from all over the state who are attending the Fairs to show their livestock or other farm products, or are participating in any of the many different activities and competitions during the 11-day events. Some of those interviews, pictures and updates will be posted on the Caucus website at https://www.ilsenategop.org/ and on the Caucus Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ILSenateGOP/ .