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County Fairs and Horse Racing at State Fair Today
Illinois Ag Connection - 08/10/2018

Aug. 10 is County Fairs and Horse Racing Day at the Illinois State Fair. This is a day to celebrate more than 70 county fair queens, and 105 fairs and expositions from across the state are represented. It is also the first day of harness racing at the world's fastest one-mile dirt track.

Note that the post time for harness racing is one hour earlier than in years past, starting at 11 a.m. There are many exciting things to see and do at the Illinois State Fair. Here are just a few highlights:

- Captain Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters, 6 p.m. in the Miller Lite Tent

- Ballroom Dancing, 6 p.m. in the Illinois Building

- BMX Pros, 1, 4 and 7 p.m. in Thrillville

- Walker County, 7 p.m. on the Rising Star Stage

- Boy George and Culture Club with Tom Bailey, 8 p.m. in the Grandstand

For more information check out the Illinois State Fair website at, or download our mobile app in the iTunes App Store, or Google Play Store.

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