Illinois State Fair

See You at the Illinois State Fair

Don’t miss the lively carnival rides, exciting music and performances, horse races, agriculture competitions and more at this year’s Illinois State Fair in Springfield.

Woodcarvers

Sangamon Valley Woodcarvers Show in Springfield

Woodcarvers from across the Prairie State can experience the work of talented artisans at the 23rd Sangamon Valley Woodcarvers Show.

Looking for Lincoln

Looking For Lincoln Off the Beaten Path

Dig deep into presidential history at attractions throughout the state that highlight the life of Abraham Lincoln.

Route 66 Car Show

Get Your Kicks in Springfield

Rev your engines for the Route 66 Mother Road Festival & Car Show in Springfield.

Holidays With Abe in Springfield

Discover where President Lincoln’s sons hung their stockings for Santa and how the family celebrated the holidays by taking a Christmas tour through the Lincoln Home in Springfield.

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Grab a Pint at D’Arcy’s in Springfield

This eatery thrives on serving up Springfield, Illinois’ culinary claim to fame – the horseshoe.

Illinois State Fair in Springfield

Illinois State Fair: Food, Fun and a Cow Made of Butter

More than 600,000 visitors from all over the state find themselves in Springfield in late August each year for games and rides, arts and crafts, agriculture competitions, and live entertainment at the Illinois State Fair.

Springfield Farmers Market

Farmers’ Market Finds: Shopping Tips and Recipes

Discover recipes that use those farmers’ market finds, including squash, cucumbers and other summer produce.

Cozy Dog Drive-In in Springfield on Route 66

Cozy Dog Drive-In in Springfield Invented Corn Dogs on a Stick

The origin of corn dogs on a stick has an Illinois connection, tracing its roots to the Cozy Dog Drive-in on Route 66 in Springfield.

With more than 100 years of candy-making experience, the folks at Pease’s Fine Candies & Salted Nuts in Springfield know how to satisfy even the most refined sweet tooth.

Springfield’s Sweet Pease

Taste delicious candies at Pease’s in Springfield.

If Springfield isn’t already on your list of American cities to visit in your lifetime, it should be. Not only does the city play a significant role in U.S. history as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln, it’s also jam-packed with attractions that run the gamut from fairs and theater productions to historic sites, world-class museums and family entertainment.

Travel Illinois: Springfield

If Springfield isn’t already on your list of American cities to visit in your lifetime, it should be.