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.
- 04/15/2016 - Illinois State Fair Adds To 2016 Grandstand Lineup
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois State Fair Manager Kevin Gordon is adding two accomplished rockers to the Grandstand line-up at this year’s Illinois State Fair. This co-headlining act combines two artists who have six Grammy awards to their credit, in addition to countless other awards and accomplishments. This year, fairgoers will be treated to the best of 80’s and 90’s rock when Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Melissa Etheridge take the stage in Springfield.
- 04/08/2016 - Legendary Rock Group To Perform At 2016 Illinois State Fair
SPRINGFIELD, IL – They are known as one of the most influential rock and roll bands of all time, and this summer you can see them perform LIVE at the Illinois State Fair. State Fair Manager Kevin Gordon is pleased to announce KISS is bringing its fire breathing, pyrotechnic show to the Illinois State Fair Grandstand stage on Wednesday, August 17th.
- 04/04/2016 - ZZ Top, Dierks Bentley Among Top Performers At 2016 Illinois State Fair
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Planning is well underway for the 2016 Illinois State Fair, and each year the most anticipated annoucement is the unveiling of the Grandstand lineup. At this time, the Illinois State Fair management team is pleased to announce five nights of high-calibur entertainment, with at least three more grandstand announcements pending.
- 03/10/2016 - 2016 Fishing Tournament Information Available Online for Illinois Anglers
- 02/26/2016 - IDOA Announces New Division, Leadership For Illinois, DuQuoin State Fairs
- 02/08/2016 - Illinois State Museum to Reopen to the Public
- 08/18/2015 - Volunteers Honored by Illinois DNR at Illinois State Fair Ceremony
- 08/18/2015 - Illinois Department of Labor Honors Agriculture Day at Illinois State Fair with Grain Bin Rescue Tube Demonstration