The Illinois State Fair is underway in Springfield. The deep fryers are sizzling, the lemons have been juiced, livestock are settling in and the carnival rides are ready to go. At the official ribbon cutting Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton reminded that the fair is most importantly about agriculture and family.
“Right here on these fairgrounds we have the opportunity to once a year feel the energy and passion that is alive all across our state, to connect around Illinois’ largest industry, agriculture.”
Tickets are still on sale for grandstand concerts like Demi Lovato, Willie Nelson and Shaggy and TLC. The Illinois State Fair runs through Sunday August 21st. You can find all the details online at: Illinois state fair dot info.
***Courtesy of the Illinois Department of Central Management Services***