Illinois State Fair Competition Deadlines Approaching

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SPRINGFIELD – Entry deadlines are approaching for the competitions to be held at the 2015 Illinois State Fair (ISF).

The 2015 Illinois State Fair will be held August 13 – 23. The fair hosts more than 8,700 contests each year. Contest categories range from livestock and horticulture to art shows and culinary showdowns.

Entry deadlines for the various competitions are listed below. Deadlines that fall on a weekend should have their entries postmarked by the following Monday to be accepted.

·         Livestock (except Poultry and Rabbits): Enter by July 1

·         Rabbits and Poultry: Enter by July 10

·         General Entries (except Floriculture, Blue Ribbon, Dairy Products, Bee Culture): Enter by July 15

·         Floriculture (except Horticulture-Roses): Enter by August 1

·         Horticulture (Roses): Enter by August 12 at 9 AM

·         Dairy Products: Enter by August 12 at 12 PM

·         Bee Culture – Professional: Enter by August 13

·         Bee Culture – Open: Entry available until judging begins

Information about all 2015 offerings can be found in the Illinois State Fair premium books in online or print forms. The books contain rules and regulations in addition to event descriptions. These books can be found online at under the “Competitions” tab. Print copies are available by calling the Competitive Events office at 217-782-0786.

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