2019 Illinois State Fair

How could a Summer in the Midwest end without a trip to the State Fair? The 2019 Illinois State Fair is back for its 166th year and this classic Summer event will be providing all of the fun of the year’s prior with additional activities as well! A lineup of live music, aerobatic stunt performers, statewide competitions, and exhilarating rides and attractions will all be featured at this year’s state fair for attendants to enjoy. Let’s also not forget about the quintessential mountain of fair food that awaits any fair attendant with corndogs, funnel cake, and fresh squeezed lemonade all being available with tons of other foodie picks as well. Perfect as a date, a family outing, or a fun way to spend the day with friends, the 2019 Illinois State Fair leaves very little room for disappointment.



The 2019 Illinois State Fair will be open from August 8th through August 18th.

The fairgrounds will remain open from 7 am to midnight for the entirety of the fair, giving travelers and any Illinois residents plenty of time to enjoy everything that the fair has to offer.

This is a ticketed event with varied ticket prices depending on age. Tickets to the fair can be purchased in person and prices can be viewed online at:




The Illinois State fairgrounds are located 2 miles from I-55, at:

801 Sangamon Avenue

Springfield, IL 62706


Where to Stay?

The Ivy Hotel

Located in the Magnificent Mile area of downtown Chicago

The Willows Hotel

Located at the edge of Lakeview and Lincoln Park, accessible via Brown Line train

The City Suites Hotel

In the heart of Boystown, accessible by the Red Line.

The Majestic Hotel

Located in the heart of Wrigleyville, accessible via Red Line train