Illinois State Fair | Agriculture Day
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Agriculture Day

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Tuesday, August 18

Illinois agriculture, which is featured throughout the fair, is highlighted on this day. Grand champion junior livestock including the barrow, steer, wether, poultry trio and rabbit trio are auctioned at the Governor’s Sale of Champions, and the best of Illinois processed foods are auctioned at the Commodity Auction.


  • Open Beef, Goat, Swine, Sheep Shows
  • Draft Horse Show
  • Auctioneer Bid Calling Contest
  • Commodity Auction
  • Governors Sale of Champions
  • Draft Horse Hitches
  • Cutest Little Farmer
  • Harness Racing – Review Stakes Grand Circuit Racing, Illinois Topline, ISF Colt Stakes Aged Divisions, Amateur Driving Race


Agriculture Tent
9 amCutest Little Farmer Contest
Apex Stage
1:30 pmLiz Bentley Live
5 pmScott Laytham/ Karl Holmes Duo
Artisans Building
10 am-10 pmIllinois Wine Experience
8 amMule Halter
11 amMen Cart Classes, Jr Carts
6 pmDraft Horse 4 & 6 Teams, Mule & Mare Teams, Haflinger 6
Ethnic Village Stage
12 pmThe Flying Dutchmen
2:30 pmJimmys Bavarians
5:30 pmDennis Stroughmatt and Esprit Creole
8 pmThe Emerald Underground
Goat Barn
8:30 amDairy Goat Show
7:30 pmRascal Flatts w/ Scotty McCreery & RaeLynn
Grandstand Stage Side Party
5 pmTaylor June
Happy Hollow
1 pmHypnotist Catherine Hickland
2:20 pmScotts Crazy Comedy Magic Show
3:10 pmHypnotist Catherine Hickland
4:30 pmScotts Crazy Comedy Magic Show
5:20 pmHypnotist Catherine Hickland
6:50 pmScotts Crazy Comedy Magic Show
Illinois Building Auditorium
8 amIllinois Farm Bureau Young Leader Agri - Quiz Bowl State Competition
Illinois Building Lawn
11 amLooking for Lincoln: History Comes Alive
11:45 amLooking for Lincoln: Ask Abe Anything
1 pmLooking for Lincoln: History Comes Alive
1:30 pmLooking for Lincoln: Civil War Toy Making
2 pmLooking for Lincoln: Meet a Civil War Soldier
3 pmLooking for Lincoln: Music Lincoln Loved
Kids Korner
11 amElsenpeter Marionettes
11:30 amHenson Robinson Zoo
12 pmKim Petzing - Storyteller
12:30 pmHenson Robinson Zoo
1 pmElsenpeter Marionettes
1:30 pmKim Petzing - Storyteller
2 pmElsenpeter Marionettes
2:30 pmDePriest Puppets
3 pmElsenpeter Marionettes
3:30 pmKim Petzing - Storyteller
4 pmDePriest Puppets
4:30 pmKim Petzing - Storyteller
5 pmElsenpeter Marionettes
5:30 pmDePriest Puppets
Lincoln Stage
10 amSE - Auctoneer Bid Calling
5 pmBobby Remack Band
Livestock Center
8 amAngus Show
Roving Entertainment
4 pmLand of Lincoln Chorus
Sheep Barn
9 amHampshire Sheep Show
1 pmOxford Sheep Show
Swine Barn
7:30 amCrossbreds Swine Show
7:30 amDuroc Show
7:30 amHampshire Swine Show
7:30 amYorkshire Swine Show
The Shed
1:30 pmPedal Tractor Pull
2 pmCarrie Lyn Infusion Band
8 pmThe Neverly Brothers