Concert and Entertainment

Concerts & Entertainment

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.

crowd 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.

Free Stages
Fairgoers will be hard pressed not to find free entertainment and music when roaming the fairgrounds. The fair will host 12 free entertainment stages throughout the fairgrounds, with many offering performances from open to close for the entire duration of the fair.

The Apex Stage
The Apex Stage offers you a chance to see some talented and hopeful youths and maybe tomorrows next big stars. Come visit us on the corner of Grandstand and Illinois Avenue.

Budweiser True Music Tent
Budweiser True Music Tent is on the Avenue of Flags behind the Commodity PavilioN and provides live music and good times.

Commodities Pavilion Stage
Located across from the Grandstand, the commodities pavillion has shows and awards.

Coors Light Tent
Take a trip in the Coors Light Tent located across from the Grandstand and providing live music daily.

The Shed
Continuous first class entertainment is in store this year with acts playing from 12:00 P.M.- 11:00 P.M. daily. You will experience just a little bit of everything. Stop by, grab a bench and enjoy life in THE SHED!

Ethnic Village
Visit Ethnic Village during your trip to the Illinois State Fair. Located at Main Street, you'll find foods with an international flair and entertainment to match! Located on Main Street just north of Adventure Village.

Hillside Stage
The Hillside Stage offers you a chance to see some talented and hopeful youths and maybe tomorrows next big stars. Come visit us in Happy Hollow.

Hobbies, Arts & Crafts Stage
Locates just east of Lincoln Stage on Central Avenue, the Hobbies, Arts & Crafts Stage features live demonstration and contests.

Illinois Building Auditorium
A wide variety of shows, contests and talents are in store for you at the Illinois Building Auditorium.

Kids Korner
Located on Main St. South end of the Emmerson Building, Kids Korner offers a variety of family entertainment, safety programs, face painting, activities, diaper changing/nursing area and a tiny tots play area.

Lincoln Stage
Located next to The Shed, the Lincoln Stage is the background for performers of all types. Different shows and artist perform throughtout the run of the fair. Stop by and see what's new.

Twilight Ballroom
Nightly performances at the twilight ballrom have been a hit with fairgoers. Swing, Jazz, and Big Band sounds will keep your toes a tapping from 7pm to 10pm.

Miller Lite Tent
Located on Illinois Avenue just West of Food-A-Rama the Miller Lite Tent features Live music and good times.


Link to the State of IllinoisLink to the Illinois Department of AgricultureLink to the DuQuoin State FairLink to the Illinois County FairsLink to the Internation Association of Fairs and Expositions

Emmerson Building, 801 E. Sangamon Ave, State Fairgrounds, P.O. Box 19427, Springfield, Illinois 62794-9427
217/782-6661 (Voice), 217/524-6858 (TDD), 217/782-9115 (Fax),