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Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 01:26 pm

Massive amusements

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PHOTO BY ERICKA HINE

The fair of all fairs in Illinois, the Illinois State Fair gears up for its 160th run under this year’s theme, “Where Illinois Comes Together.” Featuring a wide array of Illinois products and talents, music, competitions, food, carnival, parade and that famous butter cow display, the 2013 fair starts Thurs., Aug. 8, and runs through Sun., Aug. 18. Shows at the Grandstand include music in a variety of genres from greats Toby Keith, Ke$ha, Journey, John Mayer and a slew of others. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com or by phoning 1-800-745-3000. Details on Grandstand acts, and all the rest the fair has to offer, can be found at the fair’s website at agr.state.il.us/isf.

Illinois State Fair
Thursday, Aug. 8-Sunday, Aug. 18
Illinois State Fairgrounds
801 E. Sangamon Ave.
217-782-6661
$7-$3 gate admission
$65 Carnival Mega Pass

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