Ferris Wheel on the Arcade at the Fair

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Illinois State Fair Opens in Springfield

August 10, 2018 - 7:47 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The 2018 Illinois State Fair is underway in Springfield.

Governor Bruce Rauner says this year's event coincides with the state's 200th birthday.

“We have the thrills, we’ve got the BMX motorcycles, and we’ve got some of the best bands in America coming here, great concerts, delicious food, great rides. Come on out and enjoy, bring your family, bring your friends,” he says.

It runs through August 19th. Event schedules posted at Illinois state fair.info