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​Aug 9-19


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Premises IdentificationA Livestock Premises Identification number will be VOLUNTARY for livestock exhibition at all 2017 county, state, 4-H and FFA fairs in Illinois. Register a Premise​​


​The 2018 Illinois State Fair Premium Books are not available at this time.  Please check back at a later date.

​Premium books are 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.

Forms are also in pdf format and can be filled out on-line, saved then printed and mailed.

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.


This is your chance to show off your best agricultural, floricultural, textile, and dairy products, as well as, displaying your culinary skills and artistic talents. Hobbies, bee culture and philatelic areas are also competing for first prize.


This year, the Junior Livestock and Open Livestock premium books habve been combined.  The Illinois State Fair will still be showcasing some of the best livestock in the country. Livestock competition for both open and junior events include; beef cattle, dairy cattle, draft horses, llamas, goats, sheep, swine, poultry and rabbits.  There is also the junior horse show, the dog show, 4-H Exhibits and the Land of Lincoln Breeders award. And the crowd favorite husband and hog calling.

Society Horse Show

Horses, handlers, owners and breeds work together to showcase some of the finest example of skill, dedication and hard work. Don't miss this opportunity to compete.

Western Horse Show

Don't miss your chance to compete in this years Western Horse Shows..

Special Events​

Are you talented? Have and award winning smile? Or a quick or cute child? Here is your chance to shine. The special events office is looking for individuals and groups to show case their talents.

Marching bands, floats, baton twirlers, runners, weightlighters, fiddle & banjo players as well as diaper decorations and derbies will be featured.