25 Ways to Have Fun at the Illinois State Fair

25 Ways to Have Fun at the Illinois State Fair

I went to my first state fair in 2015. I had been to county fairs many times but had never gotten around to going to the larger Illinois State Fair—or for that matter, any other state fair. I knew the gist of what to expect—farm animals, carnival rides, entertainment and such. What surprised me was the size of the fair. There was so much to see and do. We spent two days at the fair and didn’t get a chance to see everything. Here is a list of 25 things to do at the Illinois State Fair, and it is not all-encompassing. Read more

New at Illinois State Fair: Ag Tour

New at Illinois State Fair: Ag Tour

Top pop and country entertainers, carnival rides and games, and deep-fried Oreos or Snickers are some of the mainstays of the Illinois State Fair. The main purpose of the fair, however, is to celebrate the agricultural community. Farmers and 4-H members enter animals and foods raised on the farm in competition, while home cooks compete with jellies, cakes and pickles. In 2015 the Illinois State Fair has introduced an Ag Tour to the fair agenda, which gives non-farm visitors an inside view of Illinois’ agriculture industry. Read more