Pat Quinn, Governor
Robert F. Flider, Director
Amy Bliefnick, Manager
|August 9-19, 2012 - Springfield|
Schedule of Events
August 10 -- City of Springfield/Local Officials Day
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Development hosts a luncheon for local officials from across the state as they are honored on this special day.
August 11 -- Veterans Day
Veterans and their families are admitted to the grounds for free. A veterans parade and activities are some of the highlights for the day.
August 12 -- Senior Citizens Day/Scout Day
Fair visitors 60 and older are admitted to the fairgrounds for free. Special events in the Senior Citizens Center, including inductions into the Illinois Senior Hall of Fame, take place throughout the day. The Scout Day Tent will be located directly outside the entrance to the Carnival Midway.
August 13 -- Agriculture Day
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.
August 14 -- Governor's Day
While the Governor attends much of the Illinois State Fair, this is his day to host special guests, including former Illinois Governors.
August 15 -- Republican Day
Illinois Republicans host special guests on this day. Past activities have included rallies and parades.
August 16 -- Futures for Kids Day
Many of the activities on this day are centered around our younger visitors. Several competitions are held including decorated diaper, diaper derby, ponytail contest and smile contest.
August 17 -- Park District Conservation Day
Members of more than 45 Park Districts from throughout Illinois entertain fairgoers across the grounds and host activities in Conservation World.
August 18 -- Family Day
The general admission price is lowered to $3 per person to encourage more families to enjoy the last day of the fair.