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Route 66 Experience Ribbon Cutting

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Illinois State Fair Gate 2 Experience

The official Route 66 Experience Ribbon Cutting will be held Friday, August 13th at 10am at Gate 2 of the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

Invited guests include:
JB Pritzker, Governor of Illinois
Juliana Stratton, Lt. Governor of Illinois
Jerry Costello II, IDOA Director
Kevin Gordon, State Fair Manager
Casey Wichmann, Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway Executive Director
Kelsi Kessler, Miss Illinois County Fair Queen
Local and State Dignitaries

The Illinois State Fairgrounds Route 66 Experience is 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.

The Illinois State Fair is August 12 – August 22 in Springfield, Illinois. Start planning today by visiting the official website (www.IllinoisStateFair.info) and download the free mobile app. Click here for more information on the Route 66 Experience.


August 13
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Illinois State Fairgrounds
801 E. Sangamon Ave.
Springfield, IL 62794-9427 United States
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