Check out the press releases to find out the latest information regarding the Illinois State Fair.
I.I.S. Multimedia Center
Visit the IIS Illinois State Fair site where reporters can go for press releases, audio, video and photos of the fair.
2013 Illinois State Fair Uplink Releases
Get the latest scoop about what’s happening at the Illinois State Fair. Our daily feeds provide stories, b-roll and great overall video. The fair runs August 8 through August 18 with a Twilight Parade on August 8 to kickoff the fair. IOCI Media Services will offer, AT NO CHARGE, coverage of this year’s state fair from Springfield. This year’s theme is “Where Illinois Comes Together.” All feeds will run fifteen minutes in length, except where noted. Detailed emails and faxes will be sent daily.
Press Credential Information
Credentials are available beginning July 16 from 8 am - 4:30 pm in the Illinois State Fair Press Office, located in the Emmerson Building on Main Street. It is open weekdays, except holidays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. During the fair, hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Press Preview Day, July 31, 2014
Members of the media are invited to press preview day on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Reporters can pick up State Fair press and parking passes beginning at 10 a.m. The program will start at 11 a.m. and includes lunch. Media credentials also can be obtained after the program.
Copies of logos form the State Fair and Department of Agriculture
Find out who the winners are in any one of hundreds of competitions going on during the fair. From grand champion livestock to husband caller, winners are posted almost immediately after the judging.