2022 Illinois State Fair
August 11 @ 7:00 am - August 21 @ 5:00 pm
The Illinois State Fair returns for 2022, August 11 -21, with an all star concert lineup and a the return of a new Route 66 presence. Gate 2 of the Illinois State Fair is home to the Illinois State Fairgrounds Route 66 Experience – a multiyear project focusing on our nation’s most iconic road. The experience will offer visitors a chance to walk Illinois Route 66 from Chicago to the Chain of Rocks Bridge and learn about communities and attractions along the Route in microform. The project is headed by the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway, with the goal of sparking interest in those who have not yet experienced everything Illinois Route 66 has to offer.
Some of the grandstand concerts this year include Willie Nelson, Sammy Hagar, Brooks & Dunn, Demi Lovato, Disturbed, and a free show by Illinois Band, Ides of March (featuring Jim Peterik).