State Fair Theme Unveiling: "Making Memories" in 2014
Springfield - From agriculture, to racing, the Illinois State Fair offers a little bit of everything each year.
One thing that hasn't changed in recent years, packing the grandstand with a solid concert line-up.
For the people that come to this year's state fair, they'll be excited about such things as the grandstand acts, including Florida Georgia Line and Pitbull. For others, they'll be excited about traditions including the Vose corndog, but for state fair manager Amy Bliefnick, and the head of the Department of Agriculture Bob Flider, the most important part about this year's fair is the economic impact it will have locally and statewide.
Manager Bliefnick said,"it's not just a 10 day event. There's a great financial impact to the city and the state from the Illinois State Fair. We keep that in mind every year as we plan."
"The $87M dollars represents the wages, it represents hotel revenue, it represents gasoline, and really, a huge economic generator, and economic engine for Illinois," Flider told WAND News.