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ILLINOIS STATE FAIR
NON-FAIR EVENTS SCHEDULE 2024


March

Date

Event

Place

Information

02IL STANDARDBRED AWARDS BANQUET
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
02-03ILLINOIS PRODUCTS FOOD EXPO
c/o IL Dept of Ag
Orr Building
09-10ALPACA SHOW
c/o Rhonda Leinberger
Expo Building
10SPRINGFIELD TRAIN FAIR
c/o Raymond Moser
Orr Building 9 am to 4 pm
www.springfieldtrainfair.com
Ray Moser 217/544-4295
Mike West 217/899-3100
Rich Jackson 217/529-0840
15-16QUILT SHOW
c/o Burma Jones
Orr Building March 15: 10 am to 6 pm
March 16: 10 am to 4 pm
www.springfieldquilts.com
16BABY SHOWER
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
16-17ALL AMERICAN CIRCUS
c/o Oscar Garcia
Livestock Center - Upstairs Ring Show time 4 pm
allamericancircus.com
Adults $15 / Children 12 & under FREE
17SPRINGFIELD FLEA MARKET
c/o Roy Powell
Illinois Building Main Floor
19PRIMARY ELECTION
c/o Stacey Kern
Illinois Building Main Floor 6 am to 7 pm
23ARAB MICROCHIP & SADDLE FITTING
c/o John Simpson
Livestock Center - Upstairs Ring
23WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
23-24HUNTING TRADE SHOW
c/o Jeff Edwards
Illinois Building Main Floor
29-31IN THE ZONE DOG AGILITY TRIALS
Barn 13 Arena NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
April

Date

Event

Place

Information

06WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
06-07CAPITOL CANINE DOG SPORTS
c/o Chari Hopper
Livestock Center - Upstairs Ring
06-07SPRING LAWN & GARDEN EXPO
c/o Diane Williams
Orr Building
06-07SPRINGFIELD AREA HOME BUILDERS ASSN
c/o Kathy Ridley
Expo Building Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm
Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
Lee-Ann Burgener 217-698-4941
leeann@springfieldareahba.com
10-13TRADING HANDS KIDS SALE
c/o Julie Rhoads
Orr Building Orr - Extra Day julie@tradinghands.net
April 11: 9 am to 7 pm
April 12: 9 am to 7 pm
April 13: 9 am to 12 pm
11FUNDRAISER BANQUET
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
13WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
13-14CCQMA
Coliseum Covered Arena NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
17SPRINGFIELD VALOR AWARDS
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
18-20NATIONAL CLYDESDALE SALE
c/o Jeff Goodell
Coliseum Orr Building Livestock Center - Upstairs Ring
20SACRED HEART-GRIFFIN PROM
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
20-21ARABIAN AVS
c/o John Simpson
Covered Arena W/ Coliseum Coliseum
21SPRINGFIELD FLEA MARKET
c/o Roy Powell
Illinois Building Main Floor 8 am to 3 pm
Roy Powell 217/622-8381
25CAREER SPARK STEAM EXPO
c/o Mary Reynolds
Orr Building
26-28CENTRAL ILLINOIS CLUSTER DOG SHOWS
c/o Merle Taylor
Expo Building 8 am to end of Best in Show
taylormc50@comcast.net
26-29AMERICAN SUPERCAMP
Coliseum Covered Arena NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
27WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
27-28CAT SHOW
c/o Cathy Dunham
Illinois Building Main Floor 10 am to 5 pm
brtzohny@gmail.com
28ABATE SWAP MEET
Orr Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
May

Date

Event

Place

Information

04ROCHESTER PROM
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
04WEDDING RECEPTION
Expo Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
04WILLIAMSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL PROM
Illinois Building Main Floor NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
05FSMB SPRING BAZAAR
c/o Heather Piepenburg
Orr Building Orr - Extra Day firstsundaymidwestbazaar@gmail.com
8 am to 4 pm
10WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
10-12NIAHAC ARABIAN HORSE SHOW
c/o Charlotte Kletecka
Coliseum Covered Arena W/ Coliseum
11IL NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY
c/o Mary Ring
Reisch Pavilion (food A Rama)
15SENIOR CELEBRATION
c/o Justin Yuroff
Orr Building Orr - Extra Day
15WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
15-19CANINE PERFORMANCE EVENTS
Coliseum Covered Arena W/ Coliseum Livestock Center - Upstairs Ring Expo Building Infield-mile Track Illinois Building Main Floor Illinois Building Theater Village Of Cultures Area NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
16ILLINOIS PRODUCTS FARMERS MARKET
c/o IL Dept of Ag
The Shed 3;30 - 7;00
18JIU JITSU TOURNAMENT
c/o Clinton Grider
Orr Building 8 am to 7 pm
Clinton Grider
clinton@fujibjj.com
18SPRINGFIELD HIGH SCHOOL PROM
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
23ILLINOIS PRODUCTS FARMERS MARKET
c/o IL Dept of Ag
The Shed 3:30 - 7;00
23-26ARABIAN SPORTHORSE SHOW
c/o John Simpson
Coliseum Covered Arena W/ Coliseum
25WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
29-06/02REGION XI HORSE SHOW
c/o Ryan Chambers
Coliseum Covered Arena W/ Coliseum
30ILLINOIS PRODUCTS FARMERS MARKET
c/o IL Dept of Ag
The Shed 3:30 - 7:00
31-06/02ANTIQUES SHOW & SALE
c/o JR Angevine
Orr Building
June

Date

Event

Place

Information

01WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
04ANNUAL MEETING & AWARDS CEREMONY
Expo Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
06ILLINOIS PRODUCTS FARMERS MARKET
c/o IL Dept of Ag
The Shed 3:30 - 7:00
07-08NATIONAL OXFORD SHEEP SHOW & SALE
c/o David Trotter
Sale Barn 26 Sheep Barn North oxfordsecretary7@gmail.com
07-15MIDWEST CHARITY HORSE SHOW
c/o Carole Kennedy
Artisans Building Coliseum Livestock Center - Upstairs Ring Covered Arena W/ Coliseum Sale Barn 26
08WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
13ILLINOIS PRODUCTS FARMERS MARKET
c/o IL Dept of Ag
The Shed 3:30 - 7:00
14-19HOT TUB AND SWIN SPA BLOWOUT
c/o Angi Hess
Orr Building
20ILLINOIS PRODUCTS FARMERS MARKET
c/o IL Dept of Ag
The Shed 3:30 - 7:00
22SIU REUNION
Orr Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
22WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
22WEDDING RECEPTION
Expo Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
22-23CENTERLINE DRESSAGE
c/o Paula Briney
Coliseum Covered Arena W/ Coliseum Paula Briney 217/652-1635
24-29CPS SUMMER TYPE CONFERENCE
c/o Roy Flach
Infield-mile Track Livestock Center - Upstairs Ring Sheep Barn South Swine Barn
26-29ISF WESTERN HORSE SHOW - REINING
c/o
(217)782-0786
Coliseum
27ILLINOIS PRODUCTS FARMERS MARKET
c/o IL Dept of Ag
The Shed 3:30 - 7;00
29WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
July

Date

Event

Place

Information

01ISF WESTERN HORSE SHOW - AQHA
c/o
(217)782-0786
Coliseum
03ISF WESTERN HORSE SHOW - APPALOOSA
c/o
(217)782-0786
Coliseum
04-05ISF WESTERN HORSE SHOW - PAINT
c/o
(217)782-0786
Coliseum
05-07DOG AGILITY SHOW
c/o Chari Hopper
Livestock Center - Upstairs Ring
06WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
06-07ISF BARREL RACING
c/o
(217)782-0786
Multi-purpose Arena
09-20PHBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
c/o Terri Green
Coliseum, C. Arena And Barns
11ILLINOIS PRODUCTS FARMERS MARKET
c/o IL Dept of Ag
The Shed 3:30 - 7:00
13WEDDING RECEPTION
Orr Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
13WRESTLING FOR A CURE
c/o Jason Willhite
Illinois Building Main Floor
18ILLINOIS PRODUCTS FARMERS MARKET
c/o IL Dept of Ag
The Shed 3:30 - 7;00
25ILLINOIS PRODUCTS FARMERS MARKET
c/o IL Dept of Ag
The Shed 3:30 - 7;00
August

Date

Event

Place

Information

01ILLINOIS PRODUCTS FARMERS MARKET
c/o IL Dept of Ag
The Shed 3:30 - 7:00
08-18ILLINOIS STATE FAIR
c/o State Fair Manager
Entire Fairgrounds
22ILLINOIS PRODUCTS FARMERS MARKET
c/o IL Dept of Ag
The Shed 3:30 - 7:00
28-31JUBILEE MORGAN HORSE SHOW
c/o Sandy Sessink
Coliseum Covered Arena W/ Coliseum
29ILLINOIS PRODUCTS FARMERS MARKET
c/o IL Dept of Ag
The Shed 3:30 - 7:00
September

Date

Event

Place

Information

01FSMB AUTUMN BAZAAR
c/o Heather Piepenburg
Expo Building Expo Building - Extra Set Up Day firstsundaymidwestbazaar@gmail.com
8 am to 4 pm
04-08MONARCH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS HORSE SHOW
c/o Donna Smith
Coliseum, Arena And Barns
05ILLINOIS PRODUCTS FARMERS MARKET
c/o IL Dept of Ag
The Shed 3:30 - 7:00
07JIU JITSU TOURNAMENT
c/o Clinton Grider
Orr Building 8 am to 7 pm
Clinton Grider
clinton@fujibjj.com
07WEDDING RECEPTION
Expo Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
07WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
12ILLINOIS PRODUCTS FARMERS MARKET
c/o IL Dept of Ag
The Shed 3:30 - 7;00
12-14NATIONAL SHOW HORSE FINALS
c/o Cindy Clinton
Coliseum Covered Arena W/ Coliseum
14WEDDING RECEPTION
Expo Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
14WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
14WEDDING RECEPTION
Orr Building Orr - Extra Day NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
15ILLINI BIRD FANCIERS
c/o Robert Hofstetter, Jr.
Illinois Building Main Floor
19ILLINOIS PRODUCTS FARMERS MARKET
c/o IL Dept of Ag
The Shed 3:30 - 7:00
21WEDDING RECEPTION
Expo Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
21WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
21WEDDING RECEPTION
Illinois Building Main Floor NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
23-29North American Belgian Championships X
c/o Justin Berry
Multiple Locations
26ILLINOIS PRODUCTS FARMERS MARKET
c/o IL Dept of Ag
The Shed 3:30 - 7;00
28WEDDING RECEPTION
Orr Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
October

Date

Event

Place

Information

02CAPITAL AREA EDUCATION FAIR
Orr Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
05WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
05WEDDING RECEPTION
Expo Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
05-06LOESS MINERAL, FOSSIL & GEM SHOW
c/o Carole Harp
Orr Building
11-13AKC ALL BREED DOG SHOW
c/o Steve Hayden
Expo Building
11-13YOUTH CHARITY HORSE SHOW
c/o Pat Harms
Coliseum Covered Arena W/ Coliseum 8 am to 10 pm daily
Pat Harms 217/836-9587
12ILLINOIS PRODUCTS FARMERS MARKET
c/o IL Dept of Ag
The Shed 9:00 - 2:00
12WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
12-13MODEL TRAIN SHOW
c/o William Grove
Orr Building 10 am to 4 pm, both days
13SPRINGFIELD FLEA MARKET
c/o Roy Powell
Illinois Building Main Floor
16-19MID AMERICA MANE EVENT HORSE SHOW
c/o Dan Shirley
Artisans Building Coliseum Covered Arena W/ Coliseum
17-20ALL BREED DOG SHOW
c/o Steve Hayden
Expo Building
18-20CCTC DOG AGILITY TRIAL
c/o Marilyn Steward
(9 ) -
Livestock Center - Upstairs Ring
18-20MID AMERICA PALEONTOLOGY SOCIETY
c/o Marv Houg
Orr Building
19-20CAT SHOW
c/o Cathy Dunham
Illinois Building Main Floor
26WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
26WEDDING RECEPTION
Expo Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
November

Date

Event

Place

Information

02WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
05GENERAL ELECTION
c/o Stacey Kern
Illinois Building Main Floor 6 am to 7 pm
08-09HOB NOB MARKET
c/o Scott Snelling
Expo Building - Extra Set Up Day Expo Building
09WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
16WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
17SPRINGFIELD FLEA MARKET
c/o Roy Powell
Illinois Building Main Floor
23WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
23WEDDING RECEPTION
Expo Building Expo Building - Extra Set Up Day NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
24HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA CRAFT FAIR
c/o Lori Theilen
Orr Building 9 am to 4 pm
ladylaw972010@gmail.com
29-12/01DOG AGILITY SHOW
c/o Chari Hopper
Livestock Center - Upstairs Ring
30ILLINOIS LOCAL HOLIDAY MARKET
c/o Chris Long
Expo Building 9 am to 4 pm
Admission fee
30WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
December

Date

Event

Place

Information

01FSMB HOLIDAY BAZAAR
c/o Heather Piepenburg
Orr Building Orr - Extra Day firstsundaymidwestbazaar@gmail.com
8 am to 4 pm
07WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
08SPRINGFIELD FLEA MARKET
c/o Roy Powell
Illinois Building Main Floor
13UCM APPRECIATION LUNCHEON
Orr Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
14WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
21WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
28WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

ILLINOIS STATE FAIRGROUNDS
NON-FAIR EVENTS SCHEDULE 2025


February

Date

Event

Place

Information

01WEDDING RECEPTION
Illinois Building Main Floor NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
March

Date

Event

Place

Information

01-02ILLINOIS PRODUCTS FOOD EXPO
c/o IL Dept of Ag
Orr Building
April

Date

Event

Place

Information

05WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
12WEDDING RECEPTION
Expo Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
May

Date

Event

Place

Information

10WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
17WEDDING RECEPTION
Expo Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
17WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
24WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
31WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
31WEDDING RECEPTION
Expo Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
June

Date

Event

Place

Information

21WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
August

Date

Event

Place

Information

07-17ILLINOIS STATE FAIR
c/o State Fair Manager
Entire Fairgrounds
September

Date

Event

Place

Information

20WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
October

Date

Event

Place

Information

01-05CLYDESDALE BREEDERS OF THE USA
c/o Keith Mann
Coliseum, C Arena, Reisch, Il
11WEDDING RECEPTION
Illinois Building Main Floor NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
11WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
18-25GSDCA NATIONAL SPECIALTY
Coliseum Tie Out Barn 110 Expo Building Swine Barn Bldg 30 - Upstairs Barn 13 Arena Barn 14 - 122 Stalls NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

ILLINOIS STATE FAIRGROUNDS
NON-FAIR EVENTS SCHEDULE 2026


September

Date

Event

Place

Information

26-10/03GSDCA NATIONAL SPECIALTY
Bldg 30 - Upstairs Tie Out Barn 110 Coliseum Barn 13 Arena Expo Building Multi-purpose Arena Swine Barn Barn 14 - 122 Stalls