Today Is First Responders Day At The Illinois State Fair – #ILStateFairExposed


SPRINGFIELD, IL – Welcome to the weekend!  Friday, August 18th is First Responders Day at the Illinois State Fair. All police officers, firefighters and EMTs who show their badge at the gate will be admitted to the Illinois State Fair for FREE.  Here are just a few highlights of the events for Friday:


•      Sheep Barn: Rambouillets, Corriedales, Lincolns and Natural Colored Clubs breeds start at 8am


•      Swine Barn: Shows featuring Tamworths and Hereford breeds start at 8am


•      Hobbies, Arts & Crafts Building: Cupcake Contest at 9am


•      Orr Building: Game Zone starting at 12pm


•      Rising Star Stage: Newlywed Game Show at 1pm


•      Rising Star Stage: Competitive Eating Contest at 3pm


•      Rising Star Stage: Beat the DJ Game Show 3:30pm


•      Lincoln Stage: Those Funny Little People at 5pm


•      Rising Star Stage:  Troy Cartwright performs at 5pm


•      Grandstand: Southern Uprising Tour featuring Montgomery Gentry, The Charlie Daniels Band, The Marshall Tucker Band & The Outlaws start at 6pm (Fireworks following show!)


For more information, check out the Illinois State Fair website at, or download our mobile app in the iTunes App Store, or Google Play Store.


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