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Grandstand ticket sales for 166th Illinois State Fair breaking records

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) -- In the first opening weekend of ticket sales, previous sale records were shattered for the entertainment slate on the Illinois Lottery grandstand during the 166th running of the Illinois State Fair. It was reported that $1.1 million in ticket sales were made over Easter weekend. The 28,000-plus tickets sold over the weekend surpasses a previous sales high of 17,390 and overall grandstand ticket sales of 59,023 set in 2017. “Our state fair brings people together from […]

todayApril 24, 2019 2

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Hundreds of donated trees taking root at Illinois State Fairgrounds

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) -- When the Illinois Department of Agriculture announced in 2015 it would lose more than 200 trees at the State Fairgrounds, primarily due to the emerald ash borer, one of the oldest agricultural organizations in the state decided to step in and replace them. Joe Khayyat, executive director of the Illinois Green Industry Association, said his organization agreed to donate 200 trees to the Department of Agriculture over a four-year period. The association has over-delivered on […]

todayDecember 11, 2017



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