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ILLINOIS STATE FAIR
NON-FAIR EVENTS SCHEDULE 2014


April

Date

Event

Place

Information

17-19International Quarter Horse Show
c/o Mark Harrell
(618)407-3221
Coliseum Barn 13 With Coliseum Coliseum Covered Arena W/ Coliseum Time: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Daily
Admission: Free
19Purple Ribbon Showcase - Boer Goat Sale
c/o Kerianne Short
Livestock Center - Exhibit/tie Out Livestock Center - Dnstairs Ring Admission: Free
Time: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
19Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
22LLCC Livestock Judging Contest
Barn - 14 - Arena Only Barn 13 Arena Only Building 30 - South Show Arena NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
25-26Boy Scouts Lincoln Pilgrimage
Infield-mile Track NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
26Ani-Mall Pet Expo
c/o Dave Carter
(217)467-2831
Exposition Building Admission: Donation to Animal Shelters
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
26Annual Native Plant Sale
c/o Mary Ring
Commodity Pavilion Admission: Free
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
26March for Babies
c/o Shannon Mathis
Orr Building Admission: TBD
Time: 9:00am - Noon
26-27Country Treasure Craft Show
c/o Cara Severit
Illinois Building Main Floor Admission: Adults $2.00
Children under 12: Free
Time: Sat.: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sun.: 10:00am - 4:00pm
May

Date

Event

Place

Information

02-04Spa & Swim Spa Show
c/o Matthew Eger
Illinois Building Main Floor Admission: Free
Friday: Noon - 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-6:00pm
03Electronics Recycling
c/o Gail O'Neil
(217)535-3100
Parking Lot #21 Time: 8:00am - 1:00pm
03Pleasant Plains H.S. After Prom
Orr Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
03Springfield Civic Garden Club Plant Sale
c/o Carol Green
Tech Town Admission: Free
Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm
03-04Carousel Connection Dressage Show
c/o Lorna Donahue
Coliseum Coliseum Covered Arena W/ Coliseum Admission: Free
8:00am - 4:00pm Daily
07IDOA Earth Stewardship Day
c/o Mike Rahe
Exposition Building Illinois Building Main Floor Labor Pavilion - East Lincoln Stage Foodarama Tech Town Bandstand Happy Hollow
08Illinois Products Farmers' Market
c/o Kendra Schilling
(217)524-3297
Commodity Pavilion Admission: Free
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
09-11NIAHAC Arabian Horse Show
c/o Stacey Dunn
Coliseum Admission - Free
Time: Friday & Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00 - 5:00pm
10Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
10Wedding Reception
Orr Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
10Williamsville H.S. Prom
Illinois Building Main Floor NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
15Illinois Products Farmers' Market
c/o Kendra Schilling
(217)527-3297
Commodity Pavilion Admission: Free
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
16-18AADA Antique Show
c/o J.R. Angevine
(217)899-4437
Orr Building Admission TBD
Time May 16 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
May 17 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
May 18 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
17Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
17WIU Hoof and Horn Swine Show
c/o Mark Hoge
Swine Barn Admission: Free
Time: TBD
18Illini Bird Fanciers Bird Fair
c/o Karen Williams
(217)801-5191
Illinois Building Main Floor Admission: Adults - $3.00
Children under 12 free
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
18IPSC Jackpot Swine Show
c/o Jack Wall
Swine Barn Admission: Free
Time: 6:00am - 4:00pm
21Senior Celebration
c/o Debbie Deopere
Orr Building Admission: Free
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
22Illinois Products Farmers' Market
c/o Kendra Schilling
(217)524-3297
Commodity Pavilion Admission: Free
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
24Lutheran HS Graduation Party
Illinois Building Main Floor NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
24Short Track TT Races
c/o Steve Nace
Multi-purpose Arena
25Springfield Mile
c/o Tommra Kiesow
Grandstand One Mile Track
28-06/01Illinois Arabian Horse Show
c/o Russ Derango
(309)365-8695
Coliseum Coliseum Covered Arena W/ Coliseum Barn 13 With Coliseum Admission: Free
Time: 7:00am - 11:00pm Daily
29Illinois Products Farmers' Market
c/o Kendra Schilling
(217)524-3297
Commodity Pavilion Admission: Free
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
31Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
June

Date

Event

Place

Information

05Illinois Products Farmers Market
c/o Kendra Schilling
(217)524-3297
Commodity Pavilion Admission: Free
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
06Wedding Reception
Orr Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
07-08Cat Show
c/o Cathy Dunham
(217)370-7871
Illinois Building Main Floor Admission:Adults $5.00 Seniors $4.00
Children (ages 4-14) $4.00
10Illinois State FFA Convention Dance
Illinois Building Main Floor NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
10Summit of Hope
c/o Michael Gaines
Orr Building Time: 8:00am - 3:00pm
10-14Midwest Charity Horse Show
c/o Judy Kjellander
(217)553-1202
Coliseum Covered Arena W/ Coliseum Artisans Building Coliseum Time: Performances: 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Amission: Free
12DCFS Ward Graduation
Illinois Building Main Floor NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
12Illinois Products Farmers' Market
c/o Kendra Schilling
(217)524-3297
Commodity Pavilion Admission: Free
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
14Wedding Reception
Illinois Building Main Floor NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
14Wedding Reception
Exposition Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
16-17Capstone 2014
Exposition Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
16-19Cushman Club
c/o Joe O'Brien
Orr Building Barn 110 Joe or Joan O'Brien
815.472.3193
ccoaspringfield2014@gmail.com
19Illinois Products Farmers' Market
c/o Kendra Schilling
(217)524-3297
Commodity Pavilion Admission: Free
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
20Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
20-21American Oxford Sheep Show & Sale
c/o David Trotter
Sheep Barn - North
23-26AMA Grand National Motorcycle Races
c/o Steve Nace
(270)442-7532
One Mile & 1/2 Mile Tracks, Mpa Admission: Pit Pass - $15/day
or $50 /week. Children Unde 5 - Free
Mon. 6/23 - One Mile Track
Tues. 6/24 - TT Race
Weds.6/25 - Short Track Race
Thurs. 6/26 - 1/2 Mile Track
25-28CPS National Swine Show
c/o Jack Wall
(309)945-3312
Sheep Barn - South Commodity Pavilion Swine Barn Admission: Free
Time: 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
26Illinois Products Farmers' Market
c/o Kendra Schilling
(217)524-3297
Commodity Pavilion Admission: Free
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
28Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
28Wedding Reception
Orr Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
July

Date

Event

Place

Information

02-06Region XI Arabian Horse Show
c/o Dave Waggoner
(309)245-2264
Coliseum Coliseum Covered Arena W/ Coliseum Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Free Admission
03Illinois Products Farmers' Market
c/o Kendra Schilling
(217)524-3297
Commodity Pavilion Admission: Free
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
04-06CPE Dog Agility Trial
c/o Chari Hopper
Livestock Center - Upstairs Ring Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adminission: Free
No un-entered dogs allowed
10Illinois Products Farmers' Market
c/o Kendra Schilling
(217)524-3297
Commodity Pavilion Admission: Free
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
12Corndog Kickoff
c/o Pam Gray
(217)415-4408
Orr Building
14-18Correctional Applicant Testing
Orr Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
17Illinois Products Farmers' Market
c/o Kendra Schilling
(217)524-3297
Commodity Pavilion Admission: Free
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
24Illinois Products Farmers' Market
c/o Kendra Schilling
(217)524-3297
Commodity Pavilion Admission: Free
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
31Illinois Products Farmers' Market
c/o Kendra Schilling
(217)524-3297
Commodity Pavilion Admission: Free
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
August

Date

Event

Place

Information

21Illinois Products Farmers' Market
c/o Kendra Schilling
(217)524-3297
Commodity Pavilion Admission: Free
TIme: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
23-24Centerline Dressage Classic Horse Show
c/o John Simpson
Coliseum Admission: Free
TIme: 8:00am - 5:00pm Daily
26-29Correctional Applicant Testing
Orr Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
27-30Morgan Jubilee Horse Show
c/o Betsy Bishop
(217)836-5055
Coliseum Time : 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Admission: Free
28Illinois Products Farmers' Market
c/o Kendra Schilling
(217)524-3297
Commodity Pavilion Admission: Free
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
30-31Sangamon Valley Woodcarvers
c/o Dave Rohe
Illinois Building Main Floor Time: 8:00 am - 6:00 am
contact: Karl Weidhuner 217-445-2505
31Labor Day race
c/o Tommra Kiesow
Grandstand One Mile Track
September

Date

Event

Place

Information

04Illinois Products Farmers' Market
c/o Kendra Schilling
(217)524-3297
Commodity Pavilion Admission: Free
TIme; 4:00pm - 7:00pm
05-07Abu Arabian Horse Show
Coliseum Livestock Center For Warm-up Barn 13 With Coliseum Coliseum Covered Arena W/ Coliseum NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
06Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
11Illinois Products Farmers' Market
c/o Kendra Schilling
(217)524-3297
Commodity Pavilion Admission: Free
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
11-13Airstream Rally
Illinois Building Main Floor NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
11-13National Show Horse Registry
c/o Cindy Clinton
Coliseum Artisans Building Admission: Free
Time: 9:00 am - 10.00 pm
13Alpha Kappa Alpha 5K Run/Walk
c/o Michelle Pulce
Commodity Pavilion Admission: Adults - $20.00
Children (under 18) - $10.00
Time: 7:45 am - Noon
13Whitetails Unlimited
Orr Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
18Illinois Products Farmers' Market
c/o Kendra Schilling
(217)524-3297
Commodity Pavilion Admission: Free
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
18-19Cash n Carry Sale
c/o Keith Blakely
Exposition Building Time: 11/18 - 12:00 pm. - 5:00 pm
11/19 - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Admission - Free
20Wedding Reception
Orr Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
20Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
25Illinois Product Farmers' Market
c/o Kendra Schilling
(217)524-3297
Commodity Pavilion Admission: Free
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
25-27Trading Hands Kids Sale
c/o Julie Rhoads
Orr Building Admission: Free
Thursday & Friday: 9:00am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 - Noon
27Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
27Wedding Reception
Exposition Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
28Illini Bird Fanciers Bird Fair
c/o Karen Williams
Illinois Building Main Floor Admission: Adults: $3.00
Time: 9:00 am. - 4:00 pm
October

Date

Event

Place

Information

02Illinois Products Farmers' Market
c/o Kendra Schilling
(217)524-3297
Commodity Pavilion Admission: Free
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
04Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
04-05LOESS Rock, Gem and Fossil Show
c/o Steve Morse
(217)622-3484
Illinois Building Main Floor
08Capital Area Education Fair
Orr Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
08Tool & Equipment Dealer Show
Illinois Building Main Floor NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
09Illinois Products Farmers' Market
c/o Kendra Schilling
(217)524-3297
Commodity Pavilion Admission: Free
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
10-12Youth Charity Horse Show
c/o Pat Harms
(217)496-3282
Coliseum Time:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Admission: Free
11Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
11Wedding Reception
Exposition Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
11-12Hunting & Trade Show
c/o Bob Leckrone
Orr Building Time: Sat. - 9:00 am. - 5:00 pm.
Sun. - 9:00 am. 4:00 pm.
Admission: Adults: $5.00
Children: Free
12Giant Flea Market
c/o John Crouch
Illinois Building Main Floor Admission: Adults - $1.25
Children: (12 & Under) - Free
16Illinois Products Farmers' Market
c/o Kendra Schilling
(217)524-3297
Commodity Pavilion Admission: Free
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
17-19CCTC - Agility Trial
c/o Marilyn Steward
Coliseum Admission: Free
Time: Oct. 17,18,19 - 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
17-20Prairieland Classic Dog Show
c/o Pat Howard
Exposition Building Tech Town Admission: $3:00 - Adults
$1:00 - Children & Seniors
Time: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
18Memorial's Be Aware Women's Fair
c/o Tiffany Lowers
(217)788-3233
Orr Building Admission: $4.00
Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
18Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
18-19IL Feline Fanciers Cat Show
c/o Norma Jean Bromwell
(217)546-8370
Illinois Building Main Floor
23-26Mid-America Mane Event Horse Show
c/o Joy Meierhans
(630)557-2575
Coliseum Livestock Center - Upstairs Ring Coliseum Covered Arena W/ Coliseum Barn 13 With Coliseum Artisans Building
25Wedding Reception
Illinois Building Main Floor Illinois Building Roof Top NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
25Wedding Reception
Orr Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
November

Date

Event

Place

Information

01Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
01-02CPE Dog Trial
c/o Laurie Glencross
(217)423-3438
Livestock Center - Upstairs Ring Admission: Free
Time: Sat. and Sun. 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Contact: Laurie Glencross
04General Election
c/o Stacey Kern
(217)753-6740
Illinois Building Main Floor Polls Open: 6:00am - 7:00pm
08Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
08-09Quarter Midget Races
c/o Virginia Barnard
Coliseum Time: Sat. & Sun. 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Admission: Free
15Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
16Giant Flea Market
c/o John Crouch
Illinois Building Main Floor Admission: Adults - $1.25
Children (12 & under) - Free
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
22Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
22-30Festival of Trees
c/o Amanda Johnson
Orr Building Time: Thanksgiving - 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
M,T,W,F, Sat. - 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Admission: Adults: $5.00;
Children: 3 - 12: $3.00
Seniors: over 65 +
( Senior Day Nov 25th
28-30CPE Dog Agility Trial
c/o Chari Hopper
(217)585-0937
Livestock Center - Upstairs Ring Time: 8:00 - 5:00 am
Admission: Free
No un-entered dogs allowed
29Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
December

Date

Event

Place

Information

06Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
12Customer Appreciation Luncheon
Orr Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
13Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
14Giant Flea Market
c/o John Crouch
Illinois Building Main Floor Admission: Adults - $1.25
Children (12& under) - Free
16-19Correctional Applicant Testing
Orr Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
20Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
27Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
31Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

ILLINOIS STATE FAIRGROUNDS
NON-FAIR EVENTS SCHEDULE 2015


January

Date

Event

Place

Information

03Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
10Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
17Horsemen's Recognition Banquet
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
17-18Hunting & Trade Show
c/o Bob Leckrone
Orr Building Time - Sat. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun. 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Admission: Adults and Seniors $5.00
Children under 12 - Free
18Giant Flea Market
c/o John Crouch
Illinois Building Main Floor Admission: - Adults $1.25
Children 12 and under - Free
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
24Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
February

Date

Event

Place

Information

15Giant Flea Market
c/o John Crouch
Illinois Building Main Floor Admission: Adults $1.25
Children 12 & under - Free
27-03/01Boat Show in Springfield
c/o Jeff Smith
Orr Building Admission - Adults - $5
Seniors - $5
Children under 12 Free
Time: Feb 27 - 2 pm - 9 pm
Feb 28 - 10 am - 7 pm
March 1 - 10 am - 5 pm
March

Date

Event

Place

Information

07-08Illinois Products Expo
c/o Jennifer Tirey
Orr Building Admission: $5.00 Adults
Children 10 & under: Free
TIme: Sat. 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sun. 10:00am - 3:00pm
15Giant Flea Market
c/o John Crouch
Illinois Building Main Floor Admission: Adults $1.25
Children 12 & under - Free
April

Date

Event

Place

Information

04Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
19Giant Flea Market
c/o John Crouch
Illinois Building Main Floor Admission: Adults $1.25
Children 12 & under - Free
25Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
May

Date

Event

Place

Information

16Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
30Wedding Reception
Orr Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
30Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
30Wedding Reception
Illinois Building Main Floor NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
June

Date

Event

Place

Information

06Wedding Reception
Orr Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
06Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
13Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
July

Date

Event

Place

Information

11Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
August

Date

Event

Place

Information

29Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
September

Date

Event

Place

Information

12Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
26Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
October

Date

Event

Place

Information

03Memorial Be Aware Womens Fair
c/o Reagan Hennemann
Orr Building
10Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
17Wedding Reception
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
17Wedding Reception
Orr Building

 

 

Non-Fair Events Office
P.O. Box 19281, State Fairgrounds,
Springfield, IL 62794-9281
   217-782-1698, TDD 217-524-6858,
FAX 217-557-5729. TOLL FREE 866-807-7918
Email Pamela.Harmon@illinois.gov

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