State Fair Manager Kevin Gordon wants to remind fairgoers of several upcoming competition deadlines for the 2017 Illinois State Fair.
Entry deadlines for various competitions are listed below. Please note that some deadlines fall on a Saturday. If an entry deadline falls on a weekend, entries must be postmarked by the following Monday to be accepted. More information about the 2017 Illinois State Fair competitions can be found online at www.illinoisstatefair.info or by calling the Competitive Events office at (217) 782-0786.
|Open Show: Beef, Dairy, Sheep, Goats||July 1|
|Junior Show: Beef, Dairy, Sheep, Swine, Goats, Poultry, Rabbits||July 1|
|Society Horse Show||July 7 (Late Entry due 7/21; fees doubled)|
|Open Show: Poultry & Rabbits||July 10|
|Twilight Parade||July 11|
|General Entries||July 15|
|Open Show: Late Entry ($50/head)||July 25|
|Dairy Products||August 9|
|Bee Culture-Professional||August 9|
|Bee Culture-Open||August 10|
The 2017 Illinois State Fair will be held Aug. 10 – 20.