Illinois State Fair | Preview Night - Illinois State Fair
This is the unofficial start of the Illinois State Fair with the twilight parade and discounted carnival rides. The Twilight Parade starts at 6:00 pm from 9th Street and North Grand Avenue to the Grandstand. You won’t want to miss the spectacle and pageantry of the Twilight Parade.
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Preview Night

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Thursday, August 13

This is the unofficial start of the fair with the twilight parade and discounted carnival rides. The Twilight Parade starts at 6:00 pm from 9th Street and North Grand Avenue to the Grandstand. You won't want to miss the spectacle and pageantry of the Twilight Parade.

Highlights

Twilight parade starts at 6pm from the corner of 9th and North Grand Ave and continues to Grandstand Ave

  • Junior Beef and Heifer Showmanship
  • Superior Young Producers Contest
  • Society Horse Show
  • Twilight Parade
  • Discount Carnival Rides


Junior Livestock Building
8 amJr Heifers- AOB, %Simmental, Charolais, Maine Anjou, Chianina & Limousin
3 pmJunior Swine Showmanship
Poultry and Rabbit Exhibit
11 amJunior Poultry Show
Sheep Barn
5 pmPee Wee Lamb Show