The Tourism/Recreation News section provides access to all State of Illinois press releases that have been published about state tourism and issues relating to vacation and recreation opportunities within the state.
- 08/18/2015 - Volunteers Honored by Illinois DNR at Illinois State Fair Ceremony
SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) will host the annual IDNR Outstanding Volunteers of the Year ceremony at Conservation World at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield on Saturday, Aug. 22.
- 08/18/2015 - Illinois Department of Labor Honors Agriculture Day at Illinois State Fair with Grain Bin Rescue Tube Demonstration
SPRINGFIELD — In honor of Agriculture Day at the Illinois State Fair, the Illinois Department of Labor invites the public to watch an interactive, live grain bin rescue tube demonstration.
- 08/13/2015 - Veterans’ Day at the 2015 Illinois State Fair Sunday, Aug. 16
The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Agriculture and the Illinois State Fair invite veterans and their family members to enjoy a day at the Illinois State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015. In addition to all the great activities, events, entertainment and food the Illinois State Fair has to offer, the following programs and events are planned for veterans at the Abraham Lincoln Stage and adjacent area on the fairgrounds.
- 08/11/2015 - Illinois Department of Labor to Conduct Amusement Ride Safety Inspections at Illinois State Fair
- 06/10/2015 - Classic Rock Returns To The Grandstand
- 05/20/2015 - The American Red Cross, Illinois DCFS, Illinois DNR and Illinois Association of Park Districts Team Up to Promote Water Safety, Prevent Drowning
- 05/06/2015 - Growing Illinois Announced As The Theme For The 2015 Illinois State Fair
- 03/20/2015 - Brantley Gilbert, Rascal Flatts, Sammy Hagar Among Top Performers At 2015 Illinois State Fair