The Illinois State Fair is Around the Corner

The 2023 Illinois State Fair begins Aug. 10th and continues through Aug. 20th. Families across Illinois travel to Springfield to enjoy 10 days of fun! The entertainment offers families excellent activities to enjoy while visiting Springfield: carnival rides, livestock shows, auto racing, concerts, and much more. Families should also expect to enjoy local vendors that offer the irresistible fair food everyone craves. To secure your tickets early for a concert, in-person box office sales start June 1st.

While the fair draws in thousands of visitors for entertainment, it’s also a great source of revenue for the state. In 2022, over 600,000 people attended the fair and an estimated $6 million dollars was generated from grandstand sales, attendance, and vendor sales. Not to mention, an additional $86 million dollars in business volume was added to the local economy. Additionally, jobs are created, hotels are filled, and restaurants are packed. This tax revenue is a huge boost to the surrounding communities throughout Illinois.

Attending the Illinois State Fair is a great way to experience entertainment, great food, and events. Furthermore, it allows visitors to explore the Land of Lincoln and everything Springfield has to offer. Whether you’re local or traveling from out of town, there is a great deal to experience in Springfield. We welcome you to attend the 2023 Illinois State Fair!  

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Event Tickets: Illinois State Fairgrounds Il State Fair – Springfield, IL | Tickets, 2023 Event Schedule, Seating Chart (

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