Free admission Sunday for Veterans at the Illinois State Fair

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Sunday the 12 Veterans and immediate family members will receive free admission to the Illinois State Fair and bargain price carnival ride bracelets.

The Illinois State Fair is offering this as a thank you to those who serve and protect our country and strive to make the fair an enjoyable time for all.

The discounted wristbands to ride carnival rides will cost $30. 

Sunday's events include:

Swine Barn: Barrow Swine Show begins at 8:00 A.M.

Enclosed Arena: Draft Horse Show at 8:00 A.M.

Lincoln State: Veterans Day activities begin at 9:30 A.M.

Ag Tent: Husband & Hog Calling Contest, registration at 3:00pm, contests at 4:30pm

Veterans' Day Parade on Grandstand Avenue at 4:00pm

Twilight Ballroom in the Illinois Building: Swing music at 6:00pm

Free Concerts on the Rising Star Stage: Ivory Layne at 7:00pm, Seven Soul at 9:00pm

Grandstand: Foreigner with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - 8:00pm (tickets still available at Grandstand Box Office,


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