Agriculture is a major theme in Illinois during the month of August as some of the largest agricultural showcases are taking place. With the 10-day Illinois State Fair in Springfield wrapping up over the weekend, Illinoisans have two more opportunities to get their agriculture fill.
The DuQuoin State Fair in Southern Illinois kicked off on Friday and runs through Sept. 4. The Fair includes livestock shows, harness races, truck and tractor pulls, and a variety of other entertainment. View a full schedule of events here.
Also, the Farm Progress Show returns to Decatur, Illinois, this year. From August 20 to August 31, nearly 550 exhibitors will be showcasing the newest advancements in ag technology. The event will also feature a variety of demonstrations and other hands-on opportunities. The show typically sees thousands of visitors from all over the world. To learn more, click here.