The 2023 Illinois State Fair kicks off on August 10th in Springfield with the annual Twilight parade. The 10-day event features livestock shows, concerts, harness racing, lots of fair food options, and more.

This year the grandstand will host musical acts such as Tim McGraw, REO Speedwagon, Alanis Morissette, Nelly, along with several others. Besides the headline shows, numerous stages throughout the grounds will host live music and other entertainment.

Besides the livestock shows, competitions will also include a cornhole tournament, a Lego building competition, as well as a mullet competition.

The 2023 Illinois State Fair wraps up on Sunday, August 20th. For more information, visit

Additionally, the Du Quoin State Fair runs in Southern Illinois from August 25th to September 4th.

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