Illinois State Fair | Senior Citizen Day/Scout Day
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Senior Citizen Day/Scout Day

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Monday, August 17

Fair visitors 60 and older are admitted to the fairgrounds for free. Special events in the Senior Citizens Center take place throughout the day. The Scout Day Tent will be located directly outside the entrance to the Carnival Midway


  • Open Beef, Swine, Sheep Shows
  • Mule Show
  • Harness Racing – Review Stakes Grand Circuit Racing, Illinois Topline, ISF Colt Stakes – Aged Divisions


Artisans Building
10 am-10 pmIllinois Wine Experience
8 amHaflinger Halter, Showmanship Finals
1 pmWestern/English Riding, Cart Classes, Jr Team Driver
6 pmLady Cart Classes, Draft Mares/6 & 4, Open Draft Team
Ethnic Village Stage
12 pmSalt and Pepper Band
2:30 pmJimmys Bavarians
5:30 pmDennis Stroughmatt and Esprit Creole
Goat Barn
8:30 amJunior Dairy Goat Show
7 pmMillion Dollar Quartet
7:30 pmScott Laytham/ Karl Holmes Duo
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 amThe NOT SO Newlywed Game
12:15 pmTeachers Ring
1 pmSenior Spelling Bee
3 pmUnderstanding Medicare
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
Kids Korner
11 amElsenpeter Marionettes
11:30 amHenson Robinson Zoo
12 pmAllan Adcock - Ventriloquist
12:30 pmHenson Robinson Zoo
1 pmElsenpeter Marionettes
1:30 pmKim Petzing - Storyteller
2 pmElsenpeter Marionettes
2:30 pmAllan Adcock - Ventriloquist
3 pmElsenpeter Marionettes
3:30 pmKim Petzing - Storyteller
4 pmAllan Adcock - Ventriloquist
4:30 pmKim Petzing - Storyteller
5 pmElsenpeter Marionettes
5:30 pmAllan Adcock - Ventriloquist
Lincoln Stage
12 pmIsaiah Christian Littig
1:30 pmNew Jerusalem Singers
3:30 pmLand of Lincoln Chorus
6 pmSalt and Pepper Band
Livestock Center
8 amPolled Shorthorn Show
1 pmShorthorn Show
Roving Entertainment
4 pmLand of Lincoln Chorus
Sheep Barn
9 amSuffolk Sheep Show
1 pmDorset Sheep Show
The Shed
7 pmKevin Lucas Orchestra