WHAT: Governor JB Pritzker, Illinois Department of Agriculture Director Jerry Costello II and other state and local dignitaries, come together to celebrate the opening of the 2022 Illinois State Fair on Thursday, August 11 at 3:00pm. Following the ribbon cutting at the Main Gate, the Governor, First Lady, Lt. Governor, and IDOA Director will move on to cut the ribbons at their own tents.
WHEN: Thursday, August 11 at 3:00pm.
WHERE: Illinois State Fair Main Gate, Sangamon Avenue
INVITED: JB Pritzker, Governor of Illinois
MK Pritzker, First Lady
Juliana Stratton, Lt. Governor of Illinois
Jerry Costello II, IDOA Director
Colleen Callahan, IDNR Director
Addisyn Calloni Miss Illinois County Fair Queen
ISF Twilight Parade Grand Marshals
Other state and local dignitaries
After all the ceremonial ribbon cuttings, many of the dignitaries will make their way to Lincoln Park on Springfield’s north end for the start of the annual Twilight Parade. The parade will begin at the southeast corner of the Nelson Park loop and travel north to Sangamon Avenue. From there, it will travel east down Sangamon Avenue into the Main Gate of the fairgrounds and proceed on to the Grandstand.
The Illinois State Fair is planned for August 11 – August 21
in Springfield, Illinois. Plan your visit today at www.IllinoisStateFair.info
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