Illinois State Fair
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American Idol AuditionAUDITIONS FOR AMERICAN IDOL COMING TO THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR
This summer, in addition to their traditional auditions, for the very first time in Idol history, they are conducting auditions in a new setting, state and county fairs! The Illinois State Fair will host auditions from 10am - 5pm on Friday, August 8 and 10am - 5pm on Saturday, August 9.. All eligible fairgoers between the ages of 15 - 28 (See Official Rules) will have a chance to audition during these two days. There will be no prior registration. You are welcome to bring an instrument to audition with, but please be prepared to sing acapella as well.

daily schedule of events

Daily Schedule

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

concerts

Grandstand Concerts

Check out this years Grandstand Line Up including: Florida Georgia Line, Pitbull, American Idol Live, Boston, Robin Thicke, Steely Dan, Jake Owen, Hunter Hayes, and Emblem 3

Competition Results Search

Competition Results Search

Find out who the winners are in any one of hundreds of competitons going on during the fair. From grand champion livestock to husband caller, winners are posted almost immediately after the judging

megapass

Carnival Midway & Adventure Village

Find carnival hours or purchase a mega pass. The mega pass lets you ride ALL the rides on the Midway and in Adventure Village ALL 11 days of the fair for one LOW price.

food and Merchandise vendors

Food & Merchandise Listing

Find food, drink and merchandise. Look through a listing of the vendors to find your favorite fair food.

Web cameras

View the Web Cameras

There are 26 cameras on the fairgrounds during the fair. Come see what is happening at the fair. And if you see a camera while at the fair, wave to the people watching.

photo gallery

Photo Gallery

Visit our gallery to see what is happening at the Illinois State Fair or post your own pictures so others can see.

Harness Racing

Harness Racing

The Illinois racetrack, known as one of the fastest dirt tracks in the world, hosts a large venue of great horse racing at this years fair. Free admission and Pari-Mutuel Wagering. August 8, 9, 11, 12 & 14 -Post Time Noon each day

employment / volunteerism

Employment Volunteerism

Find information on applying for a summer job with the fair or becoming a volunteer.

 

 

 

News
ADDITIONAL TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE CONCERT
Illinois State Fair opens more seating for popular show

  SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Additional tickets are available for the Florida Georgia Line concert at the Illinois State Fair.  Fair management today announced it has released for sale seats wi[...]

 

SUMMER ROBBINS CROWNED 2014 MISS ILLINOIS COUNTY FAIR QUEEN
  SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Summer Robbins, Miss Montgomery County Fair, was crowned the 2014 Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Sunday night.  Illinois Agriculture Director Bob Flider and[...]

 

DEADLINES APPROACHING FOR 2014 ILLINOIS STATE FAIR COMPETITIONS
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Entry deadlines for the many competitions to be held by the 2014 Illinois State Fair are quickly approaching. Every year the fair hosts more than 8,700 contests, ranging f[...]

 

MULTI-PLATINUM R&B ARTIST ROBIN THICKE TO PERFORM AT 2014 ILLINOIS STATE FAIR
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Award-winning singer and songwriter Robin Thicke is coming to the 2014 Illinois State Fair. The R&B superstar, best known for his songs "Love After War" and "Blurred Lines," [...]

 

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