Press Release - IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 21, 2018
ILLINOIS STATE FAIR TO HOST INAUGURAL "CORN DOG KICKOFF"
June 9th event to serve as summer preview party for Illinois State Fair; Register today to take part in Illinois Fairgrounds Foundation 5K run / 3K walk
SPRINGFIELD, IL - Live music, free giveaways, and much
more can be found at the inaugural Corn Dog Kickoff, hosted by the Illinois
State Fair. The June 9th event is being hailed as a kickoff to summer
party with a focus on the upcoming Illinois State Fair. The Corn Dog Kickoff will be staged at The
Shed and Lincoln Stage, located on the east side of the Illinois State
Fairgrounds along Central Avenue.
This free community event will be held from 9 am - 3
pm. In addition to live music, your
first taste of fair food, free giveaways, and fun activities, the Illinois
State Fair Box Office will also be open that day from 9 am - 1 pm. Attendees can purchase tickets to the fair's
Grandstand Summer Concert Series or our exclusive Stage Side pre-concert parties.
The Midwest's most powerful up-and-coming band, Broseph, will be performing at the Corn
Dog Kickoff from 12:00-2:30 p.m. on the Lincoln Stage. Broseph hails from central Illinois, but made
the move to Nashville where they frequently play at the Wildhorse Saloon and
have had the opportunity to write with the some of the best in the industry.
They recently opened for Steven Tyler, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, Old
Dominion, and more! Their newest EP,
"Let's Do This" is sure to have something for everyone as Broseph's influences
range from Def Leppard to Shania Twain and Fall Out Boy to Nelly!
"With school out for the summer, many families will be
looking for family friendly summer vacation ideas, and that's what we offer
here at the Illinois State Fair," said Illinois State Fair Manager Luke
"The purpose of the Corn Dog Kickoff is to introduce
the community to the fun that can be had at our state and county fairs. We have a great fair planned for our state's
bicentennial year. With just 60-days
until the start of the fair, now is the perfect time to give the community its
first taste of this annual summer tradition."
Also new this year, the Illinois Fairgrounds
Foundation will be hosting a 5K run and 3K walk in conjunction with the
Illinois State Fair Corn Dog Kickoff.
The races will begin at 10:00 a.m. from the Shed. The route, which is contained on the state
fairgrounds, will take participants on the world's fastest dirt track, through
Conservation World, across Happy Hollow, and more before ending back at The
Shed. Registration is currently underway
and costs $25 per race with a free t-shirt for those who sign up before May 23rd. 100% of the proceeds from the race will
benefit the Illinois Fairgrounds Foundation.
Registration can be done online: https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=129995
Mark your calendars for the 2018 Illinois State Fair,
August 9th - 19th, in Springfield, IL.
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