According to the Illinois Department of Agriculture, the 2023 Illinois State Fair in Springfield saw more than 700,000 attendees during the 11-day event, which the Department says sets the new record.

The Department also announced the Fair had the second highest number of Grandstand tickets sold in the last five years, and record-breaking carnival revenue ($1.58 million).

Planning is now under way for the 2024 Illinois State Fair, which is scheduled to run August 8-18.

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