Defined as a competitive exposition featuring agricultural products and animals, typically with related entertainment and amusements, the local or state fair has inhabited cities and counties around the world for more than 200 years, and the International Association of Fairs & Expos (IAFE) strives to keep the tradition strong.
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The Illinois State Fair
A Nod to the Past and a Focus on the Future
The Illinois State Fair is an annual event that showcases the best Illinois has to offer. Every August, hundreds of thousands of people flock to the fair to get a corndog, ride the Giant Slide, and see the iconic butter cow, but this 366-acre campus has so much more to offer than the standard fair fare.
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