The Illinois State Fair is finally here as today is opening day up in Springfield and residents are looking forward to over a week of fun activities.
Ed Cross with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources says Conservation World is always popular especially the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack show, which is back this year by popular demand.
If coming out with your kids Cross recommends stopping by the Kids Fishing Hands-On Clinic one of the 6 times it is open throughout the day.
Cross also advises stopping by the education tent to learn about some things going on around Illinois and how you can help nature at home.
The Illinois State Fair is at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield August 10th through the 19th.
Cross appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.