Illinois State Fair | Republican Day
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Republican Day

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Thursday, August 20

Illinois Republicans host special guests on this day. Past activities have included rallies and parades.


  • Open Goat, Swine, Sheep, Dairy Shows
  • Society Horse Show
  • Harness Racing - Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes -2 & 3 year old Championships; Illinois State Fair Colt Consolations; ISOBA State Fair Races


Apex Stage
12 pmAli Nicole Browning
Artisans Building
10 am-10 pmIllinois Wine Experience
Ethnic Village Stage
2:30 pmWaterloo German Band
5 pmSt. Andrews Celtic Dancers and Pipes and Drummers
6:30 pmCentral IL Irish Dancers
8 pmThe Dont Be Brothers
Goat Barn
8:30 amDairy Goat Show
7:30 pmThe Fray w. Andy Grammer
Grandstand Stage Side Party
5 pmTaylor June
Happy Hollow
1 pmHypnotist Catherine Hickland
2:20 pmScotts Crazy Comedy Magic Show
3:10 pmHypnotist Catherine Hickland
4:30 pmScotts Crazy Comedy Magic Show
5:20 pmHypnotist Catherine Hickland
6:50 pmScotts Crazy Comedy Magic Show
Illinois Building Auditorium
11 amID Theft Protect Yourself
12 pmSams Choir Senior Adult Ministry
1:15 pmSilver Steppers
2 pmGrandparent/Grandchild Contest
Illinois Building Lawn
10 amLooking for Lincoln: History Comes Alive
11 amLooking for Lincoln: Music Lincoln Loved
11:45 amLooking for Lincoln: Ask Abe Anything
12 pmLooking for Lincoln: History Comes Alive
1 pmLooking for Lincoln: Music Lincoln Loved
1:30 pmLooking for Lincoln: Civil War Toy Making
2 pmLooking for Lincoln: Meet a Civil War Soldier
3 pmLooking for Lincoln: Music Lincoln Loved
Lincoln Stage
4:30 pmAli Nicole Browning
Livestock Center
8 amJersey Show
2 pmBrown Swiss
Roving Entertainment
4 pmLand of Lincoln Chorus
Sheep Barn
9 amSouthdown Sheep Show
4 pmColumbia Sheep Show
The Shed
3 pmLoose Gravel