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Deadlines approaching for Illinois State Fair competitions

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[June 30, 2012]  SPRINGFIELD -- The time has come to submit entries for the many competitions at the Illinois State Fair Aug. 9-19.

The fair offers more than 8,700 competitive events to choose from, ranging from livestock and culinary contests to amateur art and talent competitions.

Information about these events can be found in the premium books that are available online and in print. They can be found online at under the "Competitions" tab. Print copies can be obtained by calling 217-782-0786.

The deadlines for various competitions are listed at right. If the deadline falls on a weekend, all entries that are postmarked by the following Monday will be accepted.

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Entry deadline

Livestock, Junior Livestock

July 1

Western Horse Show,
Society Horse Show

July 1

Open Poultry & Rabbits

July 10

General entries

July 15


Aug. 1

Dairy Products

Aug. 8,
by noon

Bee Culture, Professional

Aug. 9

Hosta & Rose Shows

Aug. 15

Open Bee Culture

Aug. 11,
at 8 a.m.

[Text from Illinois State Fair file received from the Illinois Office of Communication and Information]

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