Pat Quinn, Governor
Robert F. Flider, Director
Amy Bliefnick, Manager
|August 9-19, 2012 - Springfield|
Concerts & EntertainmentDaily Events
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.
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.
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.
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.
Continuous first class entertainment is in store this year with acts playing from 12:00 P.M.- 11:00 P.M. daily.
Fun....food.....entertainment....contests....beverages. You will experience just a little bit of everything. Stop by, grab a bench and enjoy life in THE SHED!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Northwest Stage
The Northwest Stage is located south of the Grandstand. It features a variety of bands & entertainment. Seating and dance areas provided. Hours: noon - 7pm daily.
Located around the fairgrounds this collection of performers offer a unique exprerience that you cannot get from other venues or TV. Take this opportunity get to visit with the artists, experience their acts up close and many of the performances are VERY interactive.
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.