Main Gate panorama view

General Information

Admission Information
Find out more about gate charges, special discount days, midway carnival rides and discount passes as well as getting directions to the Illinois State Fairgrounds which is open from 7 a.m. to Midnight for the duration of the Fair. Buildings are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m..

Fairgoer Services
The Illinois State Fair provides a variety of services to help you enjoy your visit. Find information and maps regarding;
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  • the administration offices
  • baby care facilities
  • stroller/wheelchair services
  • buses and taxis
  • first aid
  • accessibility
  • information booths
  • lost and found children
  • police
  • post office
  • trams
  • and the sky ride.
  • Maps
    Designed to help you find your way to the Illinois State Fair as well as around the fairgrounds once you get here this site provides printable maps, driving direction to the Illinois State Fair, bus routes and arial photos.

    Competition Results
    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.

    Days of the Fair
            Preview NightThur., Aug 7
    County Fair & Horse Racing DayFri., Aug 8
    City of Springfield/Local Officials DaySat., Aug 9
    Veterans DaySun., Aug 10
    Senior Citizens Day/Scout DayMon., Aug 11
    Agriculture DayTue., Aug 12
    Governor's DayWed., Aug 13
    Republican DayThur., Aug 14
    Futures for Kids DayFri., Aug 15
    Park District Conservation DaySat., Aug 16
    Family DaySun., Aug 17

    Future Fair Dates
    Do you want to know when the fair will be next year? Or the year after that? Check out the schedule and start making your plans todays.

    Information Request
    More information is just a click away. To request further information from the Illinois State Fair, please complete the form. Make sure to include your name and mailing address.

    Press Releases
    Check out the press releases to find out the latest information regarding the Illinois State Fair.

    Photos and Videos
    Audio, video and photographic highlights of the fair.

    Web Cameras
    Check out what's happening all around the fairgrounds by visiting our live web cameras.

    Virtual Tour
    New to our website, 360o panorama photos around the fairgrounds gives the viewers a unique perspective of a day at the fair.

    Pets are not allowed in public areas of the fairgrounds during the State Fair. Animals used for assistance to disabled persons, authorized competitive exhibits, shows or demonstrations at the State Fair or other approved purposes will be allowed.


    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),