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Grandstand

The Grandstand was rebuilt in 1927, and is known for holding an assortment of concerts, horse and automobile races.  The north and south interiors accommodates vendors, displays and organizations.
Thank you for visiting the Illinois State Fair grandstand page. Information regarding the 2017 fair is not available at this time.

Rain Cancellation Information for Pat Benetar/Melissa Etheridge,  New Odyssey and Gregg Allman

  • Customers who purchased tickets from TicketMaster by phone and internet will be automatically credited for their purchase.
     
  • If the tickets were bought at a TicketMaster outlet, they can be brought back to the purchase location and be immediately refunded.

  • Tickets purchased at the Grandstand box office cannot be refunded at the Grandstand. This refunds form must be sent into the Grandstand box office with the tickets attached to the form
Gregg Allman, who was slated to perform on Sunday, August 21, as a co-headlining act with ZZ Top, has cancelled his upcoming appearance at the Illinois State Fair citing serious health issues that require doctor’s care. Three Doors Down will now be performing with ZZ Top. All current tickets are still valid. Refunds are available due to the Gregg Allman's cancellation.​

Rain Cancellation Information for USAC Silver Crown Races

  • Customers who purchased tickets from TicketMaster by phone and internet will be automatically credited for their purchase.
     
  • If the tickets were bought at a TicketMaster outlet, they can be brought back to the purchase location and be immediately refunded.

  • Tickets purchased at the Grandstand box office or Track Enterprises directly cannot be refunded at the Grandstand. This refunds form must be sent to Track Enterprises with the tickets attached to the form.  For any questions, you may also call Track Enterprises at 217-764-3200.​

​​*VIPit Tickets

  • VIPit Tickets are in a Standing Room Only area (no chairs permitted)
  • ​VIPit Ticket holders are guaranteed a prime viewing location in a sectioned off area close to the stage on the Grandstand Track
  • VIPit ticket holders are allowed entry to the Pit area prior to the opening of all other general admission gates. VIPit ticket holders attending Stage Side Party will be allowed entry to the Pit area from the Stage Side Party at the same time as the other VIPit Ticket Holders at Gate 1.
  • VIP​it ticket holders MUST enter through Gate 1 to receive their VIPit bracelet. Bracelet is required for entry into the VIPit area. Bracelets will be issued prior to entering venue at Gate 1. Once inside the venue – no bracelets will be issued. (VIPit ticket holders attending Stage Side Party will receive their bracelet upon entering the party – must receive it when entering the party; bracelets will not be issued once entered)
  • A Guaranteed prime viewing location means that VIPit ticket holders are not required to show up early and stand in long lines all day; therefore, they can enjoy all the attractions that the Illinois State Fair has to offer!
Only 1,100 VIPit tickets will be available for purchase, per concert, so make sure to get yours early.

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