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Premiums and Competitions

2017 Premium Books & Entry Forms

Premium books are now available on line in pdf format. To view these books you will need acrobat reader installed on your machine. To save these books on your computer, right click on the appropriate link and choose the save option. 


Livestock Exhibition Drug FAQs​

For specific information, refer to the 2017 Livestock Premium Book, which can be found here.  Review Section 3 (page 19) of the Premium Book for information on violations for drug use.​

Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act (AMDUCA) Disclosure Form

This form is only for disclosure of extralabel (not in accordance with the approved labeling) drug use in a market animal by or on the lawful order of a licensed veterinarian with a valid veterinarian-client-patient relationship, as defined by 21 C.F.R. § 530​. This form is not to be used to disclose drug use that was in accordance with the approved labeling. It is a violation of the Premium Book to falsify entries, records, or registration of animals. A separate form is required for each extralabel drug.​

Competition Results Search

Find out who the winners are in any one of hundreds of competitions going on during the fair. From grand champion livestock to husband caller, winners are posted almost immediately after the judging.

Twilight Parade

Have you ever watched a parade and thought it would be fun to be in the parade? This is your chance to participate in the Illinois State Fair Twilight Parade. We are looking for both commercial and non-commercial groups to enter their floats or specialty units as well as high school bands.

Newlywed Game

The Illinois State Fair is putting married couples to the test for a chance to win two tickets to that evening’s Grandstand concert! Sign up now to be a contestant 

Beat The DJ

The Illinois State Fair is testing your musical IQ for a chance to win two tickets to that evening’s Grandstand concert!

Competitive Eating Contests

The Illinois State Fair and State Journal-Register seeks “amateur” competitive eaters for a fun calorie consuming contest featuring your favorite fair foods!

Illinois Bicentennial Beer Contest

Craft brewery showing off their skills  

Livestock Health Requirements

To ensure the safety and proper treatment of all participating livestock. The Illinois State Fair requires veterinary inspection and certification with specific guidelines.

Lamb and Goat Tattooing and Weighing Locations

These are the ONLY locations that 4-H and FFA members can weigh sheep and goats that will possibly be shown at this year’s state fair.

Western Horse Show Schedule

Western riders show the skills of horse and rider as they compete.

Junior Horse Show Schedule

Judging Schedule