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2014 Premium Books:

  • General Premium Book
  • Livestock Premium Book
  • Junior Livestock Premium Book
  • Society Horse Show Premium Book
  • Western Horse Show Premium Book
  • Special Events

    Premises Identification  A Livestock Premises Identification number will be VOLUNTARY for livestock exhibition at all 2013 county, state, 4-H and FFA fairs in Illinois.    Register a Premise

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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) Download document
    pic of clipboad and ribbons 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.

  • General Premium Book
  • General Entry Form

    Livestock (1.13 M) Download document
    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.

  • Livestock Premium Book
  • Open and Land of Lincoln Beef Entry Form
  • Open and Land of Lincoln Dairy Cattle Entry Form
  • Open and Land of Lincoln Goat Entry Form
  • Open and Land of Lincoln Sheep Entry Form
  • Open and Land of Lincoln Swine Entry Form
  • Open and Land of Lincoln Heavy Horse, Mules & Llamas
  • Land of Lincoln Certification of Eligibility
  • Miniature Horse Show Entry Form
  • Poultry/Rabbit Entry Form
  • Camping Reservations Form

    Junior Livestock (1.4 M) Download document
    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.

  • Junior Livestock Premium Book
  • Junior Beef Entry Form
  • Junior Dairy Cattle Entry Form
  • Junior Dog Entry Form
  • Junior Goat Entry Form
  • Junior Horse Entry Form
  • Junior Poultry Entry Form
  • Junior Rabbit Entry Form
  • Junior Sheep Entry Form
  • Junior Swine Entry Form
  • Land of Lincoln Certification of Eligibility
  • Camping Reservations Form

    Society Horse Show (0.9 M) Download document
    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.

  • Society Horse Show Premium Book
  • Society Horse Show Entry Form barrel race
  • Camping Reservations Form

    Western Horse Show (0.48 M) Download document
    Don't miss your chance to compete in this years Western Horse Show, July 9 - 19, 2014.

  • Western Horse Show Premium Book
  • Western Horse Show Entry Form

    Special Events (0.68 M) Download document
    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.

  • Special Events Premium Book
  • Twilight Parade/Marching Band Entry Form
  • Special Events Entry Form
  • On-Line Registration

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  • 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),