county fair

5 Reasons to Visit the Fair

From carnival rides to prize-winning animals, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy at the fair! The Illinois State Fair is August 9-19 in Springfield, or you can find the details for your county fair here. You won’t want to miss it!


Let’s be honest, there’s nothing quite like the corn dogs and fresh lemon shake-ups you can get at the fair. Plus, where else can you find apple pie fries and BBQ parfaits? Yum!


Don’t be shy. Strike up a conversation with the local farmers who grow and raise your food! This is the perfect opportunity for you to get your questions answered and see their hard work and dedication firsthand.


Country music is great, but it’s not the only genre you’ll hear at the fair. Check out the fair website or Facebook page for this year’s lineup.


Washed, fluffed and ready for their chance to shine in the show ring! Showing animals is an opportunity for local farm kids to show off their hard work and dedication to animal care once every year. You can find their families on the sidelines cheering them on!

Fresh Air

There’s nothing like fresh, country air. But take it from us – be wary of any manure piles!