August 8 - 18, 2024

Springfield, Illinois

Fair Schedule


The Multi-Purpose Arena (MPA) is home to rodeos, motocross and motor cycle races, truck and tractor pulls, demotion derbies and much more.
Free Entertainment Stages

A wide variety of shows, contests and talents are in store for you at our free entertainment stages.

The Grandstand was rebuilt in 1927, and is known for holding an assortment of concerts, horse and automobile races. The north and south interiors accommodates vendors, displays and organizations.
Harness Racing

The Illinois racetrack, known as one of the fastest dirt tracks in the world, hosts a large venue of great horse racing at this year’s fair.
Automobile Races

Watch the best of USAC Silver Crown Series as well as the best ARCA Sportsman Nationals series
The Twilight Parade

Each year, the Illinois State Fair Twilight Parade marches proudly announcing the ten day annual showcase of Illinois Agriculture and unique entertainment. This year’s parade begins on August 8th at 5:30 p.m.
Grounds Entertainment

Find the time and location of the various grounds entertainment around the fairgrounds.