Illinois State Fair 2015


Illinois State Fair 2015

August 13 – 23 in Springfield, Illinois

The Illinois State Fair was started by a group of farmers in 1853 who formed the Illinois State Agricultural Society and offered Springfield the opportunity to host the first state event. 162 years later the Indiana State Fair is still located in Springfield, Illinois with a yearly attendance of almost 900,000 visitors.

The 2015 Illinois State Fair will be host to both classic state fair attractions including arena events, grandstand shows, midway rides, agriculture competitions and various family friendly activities.

Illinois State Fair Concerts 2015

The Illinois State Fair 2015 grandstand concert lineup features a number of talented country, pop and rock musicians. Notable performers this year include Sammy Hagar, Fall Out Boy, Justin Moore, Rascal Flatts, The Styx and Austin Mahone. Click Here To View The 2015 Concert Schedule

2015 Illinois State Fair Attractions

  • Agriculture Tent
  • 500 Pound Cow Made of Butter
  • Conservation World
  • Ethnic Village
  • Farmers Little Helpers Activities
  • Happy Hollow
  • High Dive Show
  • Kids Korner
  • Grandstand Shows
  • Midway Rides and Games

Illinois State Fair Tickets

Tickets to the 2015 Illinois State Fair can be purchased online or at the gate. The grandstand concert series shows are not included with general admission and can be purchased online. Click Here to Purchase Tickets

Illinois State Fair Discounts:

There are a number of discounts offered every year at the Illinois State Fair. Noted discounts include:

  • Mega Pass: $90 for unlimited rides during the fair (10 days). Does not include fair admission.
  • Bargain Bracelet: $30 for unlimited rides (1 day). Does not include fair admission.

Illinois State Fair Food

The Illinois State Fairs offers a wide variety of both classic and unique fare to enjoy. The 2015 state fair will feature over 50 food vendors with notable offerings such as Po-Boy Sandwiches, Deep Fried Sweetcorn Nuggets, Krispy Kreme Doughnut Burger, a Snickers Wrapped in Bacon and Jalapeno Lemonade.

Illinois State Fair Hours

August 13 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
August 14 Noon – 11:30 pm
August 15​ 11:00 am – 11:45 pm
August 16 -August 20​ Noon – 11:00 pm
August 21 Noon – 11:30 pm
​August 22 ​11:00 am – 11:45 pm
​August 23 Noon – 10:00 pm

Illinois State Fair Parking / Transit

There are multiple parking / transit options available. Parking is available on site as well as in private lots surrounding the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Taxi Service is also available outside of the main gate.

Illinois State Fair Location

Illinois State Fairgrounds – View Map
801 Sangamon Avenue
Springfield, IL 62706

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