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 www.illinoisstatefair.info 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
[Text received; JEFF SQUIBB, ILLINOIS