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Solid Midwest State Fair

Everyone enjoys a good State Fair and I've been to this one a half dozen times. It has all you'd... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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The Fair of course and then the other shows!

During the ten day run of course is the place to eat, see the entertainment, wander, people watch... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Springfield, Illinois
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21 Aug 2018
“Solid Midwest State Fair”
20 Aug 2018
“The Fair of course and then the other shows!”
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801 E Sangamon Ave, Springfield, IL 62702-1813
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

We stayed at Illinois State Fair Campgrounds for four nights in early March. Almost the whole park was empty except for a dozen long term tenets. If you plan to visit Springfield during this time of year there is no other place open. The older...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Everyone enjoys a good State Fair and I've been to this one a half dozen times. It has all you'd expect - animals, fair food, amusement rides, shows. This time I went to the demolition derby, which was a five hour experience. Unfortunately, I have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

What a disappointment. On the second weekend of the fair, nearly all the animals have left. There's little promotion of Illinois activities. There's limited information about what is where, the entire event is needlessly political (why is there a Democrat Day and Republican Day? Other...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BornReisende
Reviewed 20 August 2018

During the ten day run of course is the place to eat, see the entertainment, wander, people watch, ride, see the judging etc. But during the year there are lots of other shows going on out there. Some horse shows and a lot more next...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Birthday-Gal
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

The fair is getting more and more run down. There was nothing new to see this year. The Culler’s fries weren’t even as good as usual. The fair needs some new attractions

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Megan5880
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Growing up going to the fair every year, this year's Illinois State Fair was a bust. So many vendors gone, even some that had been there for many years. Lots of unused spots. Happy Hollow which used to be the happening place we all grew...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

First thing I noticed....the grounds are very well kept. This is a plus to the start of any state fair. If you have the chance to go to any state fair, I would check out the Illinois state fair. On the preview day, they have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dr388
Reviewed 4 April 2018

It seems like they close the fair earlier and earlier each year, and the amount of exhibits and kiosks has dwindled significantly. If you don't come for the carnival, then it almost is not worth going to anymore. The concerts are usually good though. Overall...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank nkraft93
Reviewed 15 January 2018

We were vendors for the Illinois State Fair. We travel throughout the US and hit up a lot of fairs and festivals. I have to say this fair had some AMAZING music!! Best we have heard around! The food was great. So many choices other...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank SprinkleTheCity
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for a few nights while in town. Silent nights rest in our camper, clean area and helpful staff. Very reasonable price when fair isnt going on, 20 a night for veteran's. All hook ups was nice for the price also.

Date of experience: October 2017
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