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​Aug 10-20


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Premium Books

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

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.


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.


For years, the Illinois State Fair has had the opportunity to showcase some of the best livestock in the country. This year is no exception. Livestock competition includes; beef cattle, dairy cattle, draft horses, goats, sheep, swine, poultry and rabbits as well as husband and hog calling.

Junior Livestock

Juniors compete for cash, prizes and bragging rights. This is an opportunity for juniors to show off their beef and dairy cattle, 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.

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.