Each year, the Illinois State Fair Twilight Parade marches proudly through Springfield, announcing the ten day annual showcase of Illinois Agriculture and unique entertainment. This year’s parade begins on August 7th at 6:00 p.m. The parade will step-off at Ninth Street and North Grand Avenue, it will travel down Ninth to Peoria Road and then north on Peoria Road to Eleventh Street, which will take the parade through the Main Gate. The parade then will follow Main Street through the fairgrounds to Grandstand Avenue before concluding at the north end of the Grandstand. Awards will be presented after the parade to the best entries at the Pork Pavilion.
Entry deadline for parade participants was July 12, 2014