With the Illinois State Fair less than a week away, the final touches are being put on the fair that starts August 10th. The fair runs until August 20th and will have many new features this year.
Illinois State Fair Manager Kevin Gordon joked that his favorite new feature involves the all-you-can-eat food contests.
With the tragedy at the Ohio State Fair recently, Gordon understands the concerns of many parents with the safety of the rides at the fair.
Gordon says there will be about 65 rides at this year’s state fair, along with all of the other festivities planned.