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ILLINOIS STATE FAIR
NON-FAIR EVENTS SCHEDULE 2024


June

Date

Event

Place

Information

14-19HOT TUB AND SWIM SPA BLOWOUT
c/o Angi Hess
Orr Building Orr Building - Extra Day
20ILLINOIS PRODUCTS FARMERS MARKET
c/o IL Dept of Ag
The Shed 3:30 - 7:00
21SOUTHEASTERN RODEO PRODUCTIONS
c/o Walter Hull
Multi Purpose Arena Southeastern Rodeo Productions
serodeo.com
334/538-7855 for tickets
$22 in advance / $27 at the door
21-22HAWTHORNE RACECOURSE HARNESS RACING
c/o Tina Schrock
Grandstand
22GIANT SLIDE - OPEN2 PM TO 8 PM
c/o Doug Knight
Giant Slide Doug Knight 217/546-8881
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 Sheep Barn North
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
29GIANT SLIDE - OPEN 2 PM TO 8 PM
c/o Doug Knight
Giant Slide Doug Knight 217/546-8881
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
05-06HAWTHORNE RACECOURSE HARNESS RACING
c/o Tina Schrock
Grandstand
05-07DOG AGILITY SHOW
c/o Chari Hopper
Livestock Center - Upstairs Ring
06GIANT SLIDE - OPEN 2 PM TO 8 PM
c/o Doug Knight
Giant Slide Doug Knight 217/546-8881
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
13GIANT SLIDE - OPEN 2 PM TO 8 PM
c/o Doug Knight
Giant Slide Doug Knight 217/546-8881
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
20GIANT SLIDE - OPEN 2 PM TO 8 PM
c/o Doug Knight
Giant Slide Doug Knight 217/546-8881
25ILLINOIS PRODUCTS FARMERS MARKET w/ISF
c/o IL Dept of Ag
The Shed 3:30 - 7;00
27GIANT SLIDE - OPEN 2 PM TO 8 PM
c/o Doug Knight
Giant Slide Doug Knight 217/546-8881
29-08/04NATIONAL BIKERS ROUNDUP
Multiple Locations Multiple Locations NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
August

Date

Event

Place

Information

03GIANT SLIDE - OPEN 2 PM TO 8 PM
c/o Doug Knight
Giant Slide Doug Knight 217/546-8881
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
31-09/01SPRINGFIELD MILE MOTORCYCLE RACES
c/o Jared Mees
Grandstand - Mile Track
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
02ILLINI CLASSIC YEARLING SALE
c/o Ed Teefey
Livestock Center - Upstairs Ring
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
18-20HAWTHORNE RACECOURSE HARNESS RACING
c/o Tina Schrock
Grandstand
18-21TRADING HANDS KIDS SALE
c/o Julie Rhoads
Orr - Extra Day Orr Building****
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 Michelle Keaffaber
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
02-04HAWTHORNE RACECOURSE HARNESS RACING
c/o Tina Schrock
Grandstand
0514TH ANNUAL 5k
Commodity Pavilion 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
09-11HAWTHORNE RACECOURSE HARNESS RACING
c/o Tina Schrock
Grandstand
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 Janice Pitelka
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
09WEDDING RECEPTION
Illinois Building Main Floor 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


January

Date

Event

Place

Information

11ABC 100 GALA
Expo Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
11WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
19SPRINGFIELD FLEA MARKET
c/o Roy Powell
Illinois Building Main Floor****
February

Date

Event

Place

Information

01WEDDING RECEPTION
Illinois Building Main Floor NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
16SPRINGFIELD FLEA MARKET
c/o Roy Powell
Illinois Building Main Floor****
March

Date

Event

Place

Information

01-02ILLINOIS PRODUCTS FOOD EXPO
c/o IL Dept of Ag
Orr Building
16SPRINGFIELD FLEA MARKET
c/o Roy Powell
Illinois Building Main Floor****
22MIDWEST TOY AND COMIC FEST
c/o Mickey Tate
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
13SPRINGFIELD FLEA MARKET
c/o Roy Powell
Illinois Building Main Floor****
19WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building**** NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
19WEDDING RECEPTION
Expo Building**** NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
26SPRINGFIELD HIGH SCHOOL PROM
Artisans 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

13WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building**** NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
20WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
27WEDDING 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
November

Date

Event

Place

Information

01WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building**** NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
December

Date

Event

Place

Information

31WEDDING RECEPTION
Artisans Building**** 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