Deadlines approaching for 2014 Illinois State Fair competitions

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[July 11, 2014] SPRINGFIELD - Entry deadlines for the many competitions to be held by the 2014 Illinois State Fair are quickly approaching.

Every year the fair hosts more than 8,700 contests, ranging from livestock and horticulture competitions to judged art shows and culinary showdowns.   

New competitive events are added annually.  Information about all the offerings for the 2014 Illinois State Fair can be found in its premium books, which are available online as well as in print. These books contain not only descriptions of each event, but also specify their rules and regulations.  They can be found online at under the “Competitions” tab. Print copies are available by calling the Competitive Events office at (217) 782-0786.  

Entry deadlines for various competitions are listed in the table below. If the deadline falls on a weekend, all entries postmarked by the following Monday will be accepted.

See Chart below




Entry Deadline

Livestock (except Poultry and Rabbits)

July 1

Rabbits and Poultry

July 10

General Entries (except Floriculture, Blue Ribbon, Dairy Products, Bee Culture)

July 15

Floriculture (except Horticulture-Roses)

Aug. 1

Horticulture (Roses)

Aug. 9, 9 a.m.

Blue Ribbon Culinary

Recipes due by June 15

Dairy Products

Aug. 7, 12 p.m.

Bee Culture-Professional

Aug. 8

Bee Culture-Open

Until judging begins

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