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Here are some of the show dates for the 2014 Illinois State Fair. Show dates not listed will be added as they are confirmed.
Society Horse Show – 1st session August 5-9 and 2nd session August 13-16
Junior Horse Show – July 22nd – July 27th
Western Horse Show – July 9 – 19th
Miniature Horse Show – August 17th
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General (0.8 M)
This is your chance to show off your best agricultural, floricultural, textile, and dairy products, as well as, displaying your culinary skills and artistic talents. Hobbies, bee culture and philatelic areas are also competing for first prize. Don’t forget to sign up for the boccie ball and horse shoe pitching under the special contest department. NEW this year, an Appetizer contest.
Livestock (1.13 M)
For years, the Illinois State Fair has had the opportunity to showcase some of the best livestock in the country. This year is no exception. Livestock competition includes; beef cattle, dairy cattle, draft horses, llamas, goats, sheep, swine, poultry and rabbits as well as husband and hog calling.
Junior Livestock (1.4 M)
Juniors compete for cash, prizes and bragging rights. This is an opportunity for juniors to show off their beef and dair cattle, goats, sheep, swine, poultry, and rabbits. There is also the junior horse show, the dog show, 4-H Exhibits and the Land of Lincoln Breeders award.
Society Horse Show
Horses, handlers, owners and breeds work together to showcase some of the finest example of skill, dedication and hard work. Competition starts August 5 – 9 and continues August 13 – 16, 2014. Don’t miss this opportunity to compete.
Special Events (0.68 M)
Are you talented? Have and award winning smile? Or a quick or cute child? Here is your chance to shine. The special events office is looking for individuals and groups to show case their talents.
Marching bands, floats, baton twirlers, runners, weightlighters, fiddle & banjo players as well as diaper decorations and derbies will be featured.