Illinois State Fair | The Heartland
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The Heartland

Illinois' Salute to Agriculture open from 10 am - 8 pm daily featuring family entertainment and education programs on agriculture.

View of the Heartland cam

Illinois Department of Agriculture Tent (10 am-6 pm)
Have FUN and Experience Illinois Agriculture like never before in the Heartland Gate 2 Area


Farmers Market Tent (10 am – 6 pm)
presented by The Illinois Specialty Growers Associations Located at the corner of Brian Raney and Farm O’ Rama Avenues, the Illinois Specialty Growers will be selling sweet corn, apple cider slush, peaches, cantaloupe, watermelon, popcorn, fresh garden salads and the popular egg – on – a stick.


Ag Tent Child playing with TractorKids Ag-tivity Tent
Ag Tent Baby ChickensFamily friendly place where Mom and Dad can rest while the young ones PLAY: gathering groceries, riding toy tractors, making shadow puppets on stage, watching baby chicks, coloring, playing games, story time, hand washing with Henry the Hand and a variety of other activities!


Farmer’s Little Helpers …… 10 am – 7 pm
Farmer’s Little Helpers is the newest addition to the Heartland/Gate 2! Little Helpers learn by taking part in hands-on activities. Learn about Illinois agriculture by raising farm animals, tending to crops, and taking the harvest to market. When the work is done, Farmer’s Little Helpers sell their bounty for a “Market Dollar” and then spend it at the Grocery Store for a tasty treat!


Farm Equipment Static Display
See over $5 million of some of the latest equipment that farmers use.


Antique Tractors
Enjoy the display of various antique tractors from years past.